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Homepin OFFICIAL Thread - Pinball Parts & Machine Progress

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#4451 74 days ago

I love the movie, but most people have not seen it.
The funny thing (to me) would be that several of the geezer band pinball machines are very close to self parody already. It would not take much to move over the line to deliberate parody in true Spinal Tap fashion.

#4452 68 days ago

Anyone heard more on the Topper,.. I've seen Mikes posts on FB that its being prepared,..but no further info to date

#4453 68 days ago
Quoted from mrWol64:

Anyone heard more on the Topper,.. I've seen Mikes posts on FB that its being prepared,..but no further info to date

as far as i know they're ready in Taiwan but most people have elected to wait for an eventual container they can hitchhike in rather than pay the airfreight on whats effectively a 10-20kg box due to cubic weight. If you're an owner send an email to [email protected] about it or reply to the post you saw. asking here where he wont see it doesnt help.

#4454 68 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

asking here where he wont see it doesnt help

He asked "anyone" not just the homepin dude, and he got direction and assistance from you; looks like asking here did help...

#4455 68 days ago

All good,.. ,.. I’ve been away in NZ for 5 months,.. so I wasn’t sure if they were ready for shipping or not,.. haven’t thought Pinball all that time,.. I’ll pop them an email ,… see what they say,.. seems there’s a lot of chat on FB about the new pin,.. and “features you’d like to see”,…

#4456 68 days ago
Quoted from mrWol64:

All good,.. ,.. I’ve been away in NZ for 5 months,.. so I wasn’t sure if they were ready for shipping or not,.. haven’t thought Pinball all that time,.. I’ll pop them an email ,… see what they say,.. seems there’s a lot of chat on FB about the new pin,.. and “features you’d like to see”,…

yep thats the story i last heard. basically they're too expensive to airfreight.

the new pin posts ( mike) and the feature posts ( mine) are unrelated but both a good bit of fun. glad you liked them.. post a reply why not?

#4457 68 days ago
Quoted from metallik:

looks like asking here did help...

"looks like asking here just make extraneous extra work for you to do for free chasing around multiple sites to help everyone" is more accurate but potato potatoe.. thanks for the 2c

#4458 67 days ago

Well the freight on the toppers shouldn't matter .
I pre-ordered my machine and even the original receipt states "includes topper ".
The fact that it didn't ship/ wasn't ready in time to ship with the machine should be on Homepin .
I already paid freight to get my order here which should've included the topper .
Now that they're finally done , Mike should be covering the freight .

#4459 67 days ago
Quoted from MIL:

Well the freight on the toppers shouldn't matter .
I pre-ordered my machine and even the original receipt states "includes topper ".
The fact that it didn't ship/ wasn't ready in time to ship with the machine should be on Homepin .
I already paid freight to get my order here which should've included the topper .
Now that they're finally done , Mike should be covering the freight .

Probably a fair point as it was the thing that ALMOST had me order. But with everything that went on free freight on these is probably a pipe dream. Hope you get them soon and it’s worth the wait.

#4460 67 days ago
Quoted from MIL:

Mike should be covering the freight .

Mike is covering the freight. (in the next container). People have been offered the chance to expedite it themselves if they wish. Most have declined.

#4461 67 days ago

Hey Mike,
Could you elaborate on the next title?
What are we going to see and September still on the radar?

Regards,
Cliff

#4462 67 days ago
Quoted from pintuck:

Hey Mike,
Could you elaborate on the next title?
What are we going to see and September still on the radar?
Regards,
Cliff

mike was chased away from here years ago cliff. the posts you have seen on fb are all thats released to show for the moment.

#4463 67 days ago

Its a music theme pin from a band .and the price will be much higher then the Thunderbirds pin he released

Another month or so till the release

#4464 67 days ago

While music themed pins aren’t my thing,.. will be interesting to see how Homepin price this next machine, landed in Australia. Might be their chance to have the only affordable NIB pin available for the average punter.

#4465 67 days ago
Quoted from pintuck:

Hey Mike,
Could you elaborate on the next title?
What are we going to see and September still on the radar?
Regards,
Cliff

Turn the volume up to 11.

#4466 67 days ago

I wanted him to remake Heavy Metal Meltdown - one of the few games i *really* like ...but it wasnt to be sadly.

#4467 66 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

Mike is covering the freight. (in the next container). People have been offered the chance to expedite it themselves if they wish. Most have declined.

Unfortunately we've heard this before Doug . Sounds like the same deal for the shipping of the machines and that went south . Will believe it when I see it . Be nice to be kept in the loop by Homepin rather than having to chase him up repeatedly for any info .

#4468 66 days ago

The new game has to be Spinal Tap, right?

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#4469 66 days ago
Quoted from MIL:

Unfortunately we've heard this before Doug . Sounds like the same deal for the shipping of the machines and that went south . Will believe it when I see it . Be nice to be kept in the loop by Homepin rather than having to chase him up repeatedly for any info .

i have no idea who you are so i cant make that happen .. if you pm me your email and game number ill be happy to make sure he emails you.

you say "having to chase him up repeatly. have you sent a single email about toppers that has gone unanswered? forward it if you have.

#4470 66 days ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

The new game has to be Spinal Tap, right?
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#4471 64 days ago

Man, I love Spinal Tap. Super funny movie, and the in-character DVD commentary is even funnier than the movie.

Is Joe Balcer doing the layout of the next game, or would it be Mike again? Cuz a Joe Balcer Spinal Tap game sounds intriguing.

#4472 64 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Man, I love Spinal Tap. Super funny movie, and the in-character DVD commentary is even funnier than the movie.
Is Joe Balcer doing the layout of the next game, or would it be Mike again? Cuz a Joe Balcer Spinal Tap game sounds intriguing.

Joe is out and wont be doing the next layout. That broke down long ago!

#4473 64 days ago

EDIT: Wrong thread

#4474 63 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Man, I love Spinal Tap. Super funny movie, and the in-character DVD commentary is even funnier than the movie.
Is Joe Balcer doing the layout of the next game, or would it be Mike again? Cuz a Joe Balcer Spinal Tap game sounds intriguing.

Lyman on code though?

#4475 63 days ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

Joe is out and wont be doing the next layout. That broke down long ago!

Oh, I had no idea. Feels like it was just reported that he'd be helping out. Guess time flies. Any word on who will be doing the designing going forward?

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#4476 47 days ago

official poster

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AGENTS - nitro, highway, pinballstar and others

#4477 47 days ago

It’s an ok license. Dad rock plus humor. Curious how the code turns out.

#4478 47 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

It’s an ok license. Dad rock plus humor. Curious how the code turns out.

yep lets see. Personally I cant judge it because i cant play well enough for it to matter but im certain there will be endless people who can.

#4479 47 days ago

Renowned Homepin build quality.

Are they taking the piss?

#4480 47 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Renowned Homepin build quality.
Are they taking the piss?

do you own a homepin machine? what issue have you personally had with the build quality ?

#4481 47 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

do you own a homepin machine? what issue have you personally had with the build quality ?

Is ownership necessary to having a view?

I have played one and formed opinions, and i have read all the comments about peoples perceptions of the flipper buttons, lockdown bars, lack of code etc.

#4482 47 days ago

pity there is not pictures or video available of the Chinese Zombie game that was being made
or the Porsche game

Quoted from punkin:

Is ownership necessary to having a view?
I have played one and formed opinions, and i have read all the comments about peoples perceptions of the flipper buttons, lockdown bars, lack of code etc.

Dont you know, negative opinions are only allowed if you have started your own pinball manufacturing company!!!!

#4483 47 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Is ownership necessary to having a view?
I have played one and formed opinions, and i have read all the comments about peoples perceptions of the flipper buttons, lockdown bars, lack of code etc.

yes it is. Otherwise you're a bandwagon jumper repeating "what you read online" (from unreliable sources) not someone with actual problems that can be solved.

the lockdown bar story for example isnt reliable. it for sure wasnt fitted properly. To move it had to be just sitting on the top of the mech - no one has ever yet posted a video of fitting one properly and having it still move around.

#4484 47 days ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

pity there is not pictures or video available of the Chinese Zombie game that was being made
or the Porsche game

oh there surely is .. .but it seems like you want them for less than constructive reasons...

#4485 47 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Is ownership necessary to having a view?
I have played one and formed opinions, and i have read all the comments about peoples perceptions of the flipper buttons, lockdown bars, lack of code etc.

You'll get to know Doug...he's Homepin's official bum sniffer....enjoy's telling everyone who has an opinion on the fool that they are wrong no matter what.

You're better to stop replying to him....either that or just go bang you're head against a wall....easier.

#4487 47 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

I have played one and formed opinions

Seems like a sound basis for having one's own opinion to me.

#4488 47 days ago

Homepin’s next game revealed : SPINAL TAP !
PinballSTAR is the USA distributor for Homepin.

Are you ready to take your pinball experience to 11 ? If so and you want to know the details when revealed - pictures, features, video, pricing, ordering info - then you have to be on our email blast list !

Email Joe at [email protected] to get added to our interested / email blast list.

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#4489 47 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Is ownership necessary to having a view?

Yes! If not how can you know... You're only bashing!

#4490 47 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

do you own a homepin machine? what issue have you personally had with the build quality ?

Got a thunderbird.
Got a trouble with the right flipper. I have to explore the lattest service bulletin changing transistors on flipper driving cards to be sure (Right flipper stay on until you push the left one). Got an exchange with the Homepin support who is not giving the right solution, but I will give them a return when my problem will be solved.

Anyway, when you lift the playfield you immediatly see the difference with stern (who in comparison is a mess). The only con is some wire gauge (EOS) and coils are undersized.

Nevertheless, securizing the flippers with common Bally/willams and DataEast parts can be done by most of us...

#4491 47 days ago

I don't get everyone's obsession with the flipper buttons, I've played heaps of games on Airplane and never had an issue with them

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#4492 47 days ago

I played TAG at pinfest

#4493 47 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:oh there surely is .. .but it seems like you want them for less than constructive reasons...

even Highway showed off their Bacardi (?) table

#4494 46 days ago
Quoted from Leveeger:

Got a trouble with the right flipper. ... common Bally/willams and DataEast parts can be done by most of us...

sounds like you had the original blue bushings? throw them in the river and put WPC ones in. The original ones can have a sleeve that fixes them sort of but its all together better to just put the good ones in.

#4495 46 days ago

Legendary. Build. Quality.

WMS fit's the bill.

#4496 46 days ago

Another potentially awesome theme.

Hopefully a better execution this time. Chunderturd was an awful first attempt, and ruined a theme I thought was one that was going to lend itself to pinball better than many. I do not own one, but have played one. I feel qualified to have an opinion. Especially as I am not biased - I just love good pinball! This was just not one of those.

#4497 46 days ago
Quoted from vegemite_nick:

Another potentially awesome theme.
Hopefully a better execution this time. Chunderturd was an awful first attempt, and ruined a theme I thought was one that was going to lend itself to pinball better than many. I do not own one, but have played one. I feel qualified to have an opinion. Especially as I am not biased - I just love good pinball! This was just not one of those.

After following Homepin progress from the beginning I feel like he makes good components and assemblies.
Love to know who is making the play fields and if they have problems.

#4498 46 days ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

do you own a homepin machine? what issue have you personally had with the build quality ?

Fair point, now I'll asked the same, do you own one doug? An advocate for a company or product would surely support the said company or product by actually owning the said products? Endorsement or defending something is the same as someone slagging something they don't own. Now if you base your opinions on playing the game and all the touchie feely stuff, then those that also have played and touched the game deserve an opinion and should not be classed as trolls etc. Just my thoughts.

#4499 46 days ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

Love to know who is making the play fields and if they have problems.

From memory Thunderbirds had a PETG hardtop-style playfield.

#4500 46 days ago
Quoted from solarvalue:

From memory Thunderbirds had a PETG hardtop-style playfield.

Correct or a hard top of some sorts

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