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Homepin OFFICIAL Thread - Pinball Parts & Machine Progress

By Homepin

3 years ago

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Post #29 Images of flipper coils being assembled in the Homepin factory. Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #31 Images of prototype Thunderbirds mechs. Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #46 MPU Testing: Image and Video Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #47 Pinball Cab CNC Tests: Images and Video Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #61 Fliipper Coil pictorial Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #122 Delivery trucks being loaded in China Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #130 Factory tour video Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #131 Flipper links & other assembly parts Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #142 The plastic used for flipper links Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

Post #153 Flipper buttons Posted by Homepin (3 years ago)

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#1288 2 years ago

Sounds like the code will be finished,thanks to a genius who had the misfortune of being unemployable elsewhere. I like the non USB updating/ repair, simple and old school. The features and toys sound ample and fun. I promised myself a NIB one day, this is at the top of the list unless Bruce Lee is indeed built. Hope these become available in the US. The price seems good too.
I worked at a multi-national Company, all cultures have nuance of speech that can get colorful, no worries there.

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#4135 4 months ago

HomePin is in a good place to really blow the lid off sales for Pinball machines, parts, Factory space, he knows how to do Business in the Region with an obviously capable labor pool. What he lacks is the ability to put it all together into a popular, commercially viable product that is Global in nature. I understand he has angered many with his caustic comments and his first endeavor was received poorly (See Thunderbirds, the pin).
If he gets it together we could see astronomical success from the Far Eastern Markets, all China Zombies has to do is catch on.

Quoted from pipes:

Curious how that gets a downvote from you phil-lee? You don't agree that it's what I expected? You must have some divine powers to know my thoughts.

I took your comment to be negative to this guys efforts, if I was wrong I apologize. I would like to see what he comes up with even though I don't understand it. Affordable machines from China are a given eventually, someone will do it.

Quoted from JodyG:

He's downvoting us due to the other thread...not at all surprised. Sad!

Please keep your assumptions private, they are not worthwhile to the thread and could be perceived as negative. Thanks!

#4144 4 months ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Im sure this game will be trash just like TBAG.

Maybe like 5+ years ago when he started it, this could have been true.
Don't forget that mister "I know more about pinball control systems than anyone" had to steal his main board design and firmware to get off the ground.
Also in all this time, how many games has he sold?
That doesn't sound like a company that's going to blow the lid off anything.

You may be correct, but consider that anyone with "The Chinese Connection" (sorry Bruce) has an advantage in a huge Market with virtually no competitors if he can just get it together. All of the great Industrialist/Manufacturers had severe bumps in the road before becoming successful.
Two problems, first big one is the Chinese do not really play pinball, so the Market must be created.
The other is Homepins Owners unwillingness to form a partnership with players in the Trade that know Pinball. Lone Wolves survive but rarely thrive.

#4159 4 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

Thunderbirds was a couple hundred dollars less than a Stern Pro, it came with a crappy layout, a crappy code, crappy buttons and a plastic lock bar, I don't call that affordable, I call it crappy.
But if you a referring to the resell value of a Thunderbirds, then yes that can be called affordable for sure (at the expense of the poor seller !)

I was referring to the China Zombies game/ prototype pictured.

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#4187 4 months ago

China Zombies. Interesting...

#4192 4 months ago
Quoted from wiredoug:

the game was around well before the virus was so its out there now.

You mention "The Game". So is there a finished example? I would love to see it, I actually like the Theme.
You have pictures of it, give!. All we have is a cabinet with graphics.

#4198 4 months ago

If there were anyone here that could give a no bulls%t review of what is going on in China right now with the virus and Manufacturing it would be the Owner of Homepin. Shame really, difficult to insiders / locals honest opinion.
Sorry to hijack the thread, carry on.

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#4242 3 months ago

I just hope that Mike, his Employees and all Family can settle into a decent life despite the History and hardship current events proscribe.

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