Quoted from 27dnast:
If memory serves correctly... JackBot was only made because of an issue with another game (a license was lost?). And they quickly "re-themed" Pinbot and got it on the line. So that 2,500 probably was driven by what Williams felt they needed to cover.
Pretty sure that's how the story goes.
Interesting. I'm glad they ran it, love the theme, art and the dmd,
Quoted from Frax:
Is it me or do those look insanely thick to anyone else?
Isn't a "true color" plastic protector simply just transparent? I get what's trying to be done here, but most people just clown-puke Pinbot and Jackbot anyways. I was definitely guilty of the 'matched sides' GI on Pinbot. By the time I got Jackbot I realized that it looked terrible. These are visual mods first and most, and the protection is an auxilliary benefit unless you're going to offer them in places that actually need protection. It's a pretty far stretch to claim that slings and inlane guides are the only ones that need it on this game.
There's like four or five other vulnerable plastics on JB that actually need to be protected not just from breakage, but from ball wear from ejects, particularly on the sample games where it's NOT a scoop and the ball can rub against the top of the plastic when it gets kicked out of the saucers. It sucks, because at one point I had outlines on grid paper that I'd traced of the plastic, along with suggested extended edges for ball protection at points of breakage....but everyone I talked to wanted me to provide vector files, and I had no clue at the time how to go about doing that. I'm pretty sure I tossed the papers after giving up on trying to get people to make a full set of protectors, not just some half-assed thing.
This game, more than most, really does *need* a FULL set of protectors.
They look way to thick to me too.
That's why I want just the clear protectors also, I don't want to take away from the great art. Hopefully they will make a complete set of clear ones.
Quoted from Outsidedge:
ohh sure! Just like these 2 originals I received today for an upcoming backglass run. I will make sure it matches the original colors exactly.
Just making a point... However, I have not yet seen variations of the Jack Bot plastics... so I just "may" have a chance at success without claims of pinball sacrilege. Jack Bot was likely produced with only one print order... so we are probably ok unless there were hole drilling adventures (variations at the factory) to solve issues while on the assembly line that have gone unknown... until we find it.
I like the top one best.