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Hobbit Update


By B9

6 years ago



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#2347 5 years ago

From Facebook feed

Updated Hobbit Playfield Artwork!
Updates Revealed at IAAPA:
In games at the show
+ Book LCD
+ Replaced VUK exit chutes with wireforms
+ Bumper enter/exit through Bag End (removed "Switch Mode" targets)
+ Laser etched Ramp lettering / RGB LEDs underneath
+ Smaug™ sculpt redesign
+ Gold pile in front of Smaug™
+ Columns, gold pile & lighting in upper left
+ Flasher lighting/domes (3 on left side, 3 on right side, 1 gold pile, 1 pop bumper)
+ New art on playfield plastics
+ Action button and RGB LED
+ New decals - arch, shooter, drops, ramps, spinners
+ 2 RGB LED Smaug™ lighting
+ Redesigned bumper barrels to accommodate book LCD
+ New backglass art
+ New drop target colors
- Closed entrance to shooter lane from outlane
Yet to come for production:
+ New playfield art
+ Bumper 10pt switch between top and right (through-the-bumper shot)
+ New Playfield art
+ Beast GI lighting
+ Smaug™ eyes lighting (single color)
+ Laser-cut ramp gate with added GI lighting
+ Smaller axes on slings
Updated Hobbit Playfield Artwork!

Updates Revealed at IAAPA:

In games at the show
+ Book LCD
+ Replaced VUK exit chutes with wireforms
+ Bumper enter/exit through Bag End (removed "Switch Mode" targets)
+ Laser etched Ramp lettering / RGB LEDs underneath
+ Smaug™ sculpt redesign
+ Gold pile in front of Smaug™
+ Columns, gold pile & lighting in upper left
+ Flasher lighting/domes (3 on left side, 3 on right side, 1 gold pile, 1 pop bumper)
+ New art on playfield plastics
+ Action button and RGB LED
+ New decals - arch, shooter, drops, ramps, spinners
+ 2 RGB LED Smaug™ lighting
+ Redesigned bumper barrels to accommodate book LCD
+ New backglass art
+ New drop target colors
- Closed entrance to shooter lane from outlane

Yet to come for production:

+ New playfield art
+ Bumper 10pt switch between top and right (through-the-bumper shot)
+ New Playfield art
+ Beast GI lighting
+ Smaug™ eyes lighting (single color)
+ Laser-cut ramp gate with added GI lighting
+ Smaller axes on slings

3 weeks later
#3363 5 years ago

isn't that every JJP/Stern/FS/any thread gets turned into anyways?

1 week later
#3521 5 years ago
Quoted from Kingoftron:

So jealous of you guys getting this game. Looks freakin' raaaaaaad.

i have one Limited Edition spot left from my original orders. pm me and we can discuss the terms.

for what its worth, i am sticking with the Limited Edition. I like the characters on the side. The movie/book is about Bilbo and the Dwarfs adventure, not about the dragon. Don't get me wrong, the dragon looks great, but i like the characters better.

3 weeks later
#3924 5 years ago
Quoted from DarkWizard:

Jack, if your listening. Can we please get an option in the code to add a zero or 2 to the tail end of the points scoring. No one should be bothered by this, if you don't care about what the scores look like relating to your other games, just leave it default.
If it does, you can add a zero or 2, should be simple to code and not piss anyone off. Since code is pretty much the only thing that will be changing at this point, I'll settle for the option in an update later, that's fine.

Why? i guess i don't understand what the difference is? the score is subjective to the other scores on the game, not the scores on the games next to it. I think having a 1,000,000,000 score on AFM looks crazy on its own, but in the sense of the game itself (and the other scores relative to it), it fits fine.

3 weeks later
#4197 5 years ago
Quoted from perryd:

I think we have a choice of red or gold regardless of model that your ordered, correct??

if you ordered a Limited Edition it will come with the Red Smaug

if you ordered a Smaug Gold Edition then it will come with the Gold Smaug

you can order a replacement/additional Smaug in either color

Christopher
King Pin Games
Authorized Jersey Jack Distributor

1 month later
#4661 5 years ago

I will have an machine to play at Midwest Gaming classic. anyone who wants to come out and put a game on just needs to show up.

Christopher
KingPin Games

2 months later
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#6294 4 years ago

First "real" update in .... how many pages ago was the last one?

posted on the Pinball Sales Facebook page about 20 minutes ago

"Some 500+ Hobbit glass arriving for inspection."

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1 month later
#6698 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinchroma:

I literally took a video of the 5th or 6th grand Cherokee bbq this year on my way in to work. They are just firepits on wheels.

Alex, while i appreciate you input on most things, i have been buying dodge products for 18 years now and have yet to have one catch on fire. i have owned

1 Dakota
1 Durango
6 Ram 1500
3 Ram 2500

all of these were purchased new and besides the normal wear and tear i have not had any major issues, but i digress.

Thanks for the hobbit pictures Joe. Hope to hear something big from Jack soon. Back on topic please.

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#6712 4 years ago

start a new thread guys. this is supposed to be for Hobbit updates.

#6721 4 years ago
Quoted from dgarrett:

I met you at MGC Kingpin, what can you tell me about TH delivery?

soon is what i was told. if anyone has newer information than that i would love to hear it myself.

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#6919 4 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

For the record Im not in anymore personally, I was nearly all paid up on Hobbit about a year ago, I set a deadline that if JJP wasn't showing any progress on producing Hobbit by end of June 2015 I would be out. After a few weeks of that thought process, I asked for a refund in ~mid-september~ 2014.
Glad I didn't go with my first instinct.

good thing you were/are dealing with a distributor that understands peoples concerns and took care of you then.

4 weeks later
1 month later
#8379 4 years ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Wow...i really HATE HATE HATE the new armor. I thought the old colors looked really cool, and Alex certainly pumped them up enough. Various applications have had this kind of crinkle finish on them for forever and I've always thought it looked tacky.

Way to downgrade at the last minute!

great thing is that you can order a standard edition with stainless trim and not lose any of the toys/layout features.

4 months later
#9127 4 years ago
Quoted from dannunz:

Look at the hinge that is an LE

and the axe on the slings

1 week later
#9216 4 years ago
Quoted from Jcamm:

Looks like one of those Hobbits are heading down to APE next month.
https://www.facebook.com/floridaape/?fref=nf

congratulations! can't wait to get mine.

1 month later
#9399 4 years ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Jack mentions a tunnel in the ign unboxing video. I did not notice this when I played hobbit. Whenever the ball went in a hole, it came back out the same hole. Anyone know more about this?

there is a subway under the playfield. the hole by smaug and the hole by the pop bumbers lead to the vuk by the right flipper.

1 month later
#9727 3 years ago

don't forget to cut the zip ties on the beast mechs (i may have forgotten in my excitement). they will not work if they are still tied down.

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