Quoted from CUJO:
I don't see any teaser of the Thunderbirds pin in any of those links other than those that are supposedly some of the mechs for it.
Thanks for your interest in Homepin's project.
Forget "Thunderbirds Pinball" for a moment.
Homepin has started a factory in China from an empty shell, no staff, no equipment - nothing! All this in a country where I don't speak the language.
This factory has been built up to a working facility and next Tuesday we will ship another container of licenced Hankin arcade tables and that will make serial number 650. Not bad from zero to shipping 20 high quality, licenced arcade machines per month average since opening day!
Back to pinball. Small businesses in China cannot import parts. Everything has to be built and made in China. Alongside designing and building the Hankin tables, employing suitable staff, complying with ever increasing Government regulations, we have spent the past years designing and making EVERY SINGLE PART to build pinball machines.
When I say EVERY part I mean it. literally. Just this week I ordered 100K of special screws for under playfield use as these just aren't available. Each and every part has to be designed, drawn up, prototypes made, adjustments and tweaks made before final production.
All of this takes a LOT of time, money and an extraordinary amount of effort - more than I ever imagined.
To answer your query, yes, Homepin IS building Thunderbirds Pinball and yes, we are a couple of years late for many reasons (some include my wife of 40 years passing away two years ago, our pinball programmer dying in one of our dormitories and the subsequent fall out and costs from that debacle and many other hurdles).
So, keeping things positive and avoiding the usual "Pinside slide" please follow the Thunderbirds progress either in the thread referenced above or much more on our Facebook page facebook.com/HomepinPinball
I am not and WILL NOT release images or game play EVER so don't bother looking at the threads if that's what you want. Just wait for the game to ship (later this year) and play it then.
I am not playing the game like several other notable players. Homepin is a serious manufacturing facility building and shipping finished, quality machines monthly - right now - and intends to become a serious contender in the amusement industry.