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Jurassic Park (Stern 2019) Owners Club. Welcome! To Jurassic park.....

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Post #72 Custom Jurassic Park apron cards Posted by Coindropper (2 years ago)

Post #230 Custom Apron Cards for Stern JP Posted by Coindropper (2 years ago)

Post #326 Rules tips and info on some wizard modes Posted by sk8ball (2 years ago)

Post #365 Printable Instruction cards for the pin Posted by PinballZach (2 years ago)

Post #366 The first Full Unboxing Video Posted by ZMeny (2 years ago)

Post #425 Feature Matrix of Pro vs Premium vs LE Posted by Scribbles (2 years ago)

Post #468 How to qualify control room modes Posted by jonesjb (2 years ago)

Post #2298 Keith Elwin explains JP rules Posted by MRG (2 years ago)

Post #3040 Raptor target not registering or "ghost" registering, possible fix Posted by Jesder (2 years ago)

Post #5270 make the jeep work well Posted by Scribbles (1 year ago)

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#6891 1 year ago

Well I have a Avengers IQ Prem on order....and am now considering swapping to JP....reading a ton on this thread.....

#6893 1 year ago
Quoted from dimthedaylights:

Interesting as that’s exactly what I did

Did you order a Prem? Whats lead time...?

#6897 1 year ago
Quoted from dimthedaylights:

Premium got it in a week. For me the premium was the way to go. I’m usually a pro guy but the art and extra features to me were worth it in this case. The t rex while a gimmick and not really a gameplay add, is so freaking cool and gets me and people who play it so excited

I am waiting to hear back from my dist,.....

#7005 1 year ago

I just swapped my order for a Avengers IQ Prem to JP Prem. The theme is more my style......

#7143 1 year ago

So I have a Prem on order...deposit paid...

What the "THE" mods to have.....and is there a rule/gameplay sheet? Munsters has a good one....

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#7478 1 year ago

Is there a"cheat sheet" etc with the rules and game modes etc..? Have one for Munsters and Batman....waiting on my Prem...

#7493 1 year ago

While I wait for my Prem.... side blades? Sterns....or one of the other options?

#7497 1 year ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

I am currently struggling with this same conundrum as well. I really think the best choice for me is to stick with the cartoony look of the PF and rear panel artwork and pay to ship the ones from RR over here. I don't think the photo real ones really jive with the art theme and for me blades should compliment the art if at all possible.

Which ones are you looking at? I have a set of the Stern ones on order with my game....but can cancel....

#7498 1 year ago
Quoted from GeekedOnPinball:

Anyone on the west side of the United States looking to part with a Jurassic Park Premium or LE?



#7507 1 year ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

For my premium, I'm looking at these that match the blue theme of the lower PF and back panel:

Nice...the "sunset" ones are cool too... I didn't look....how much is shipping?

#7510 1 year ago
Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

I went with the Sterns, and like the way they look in the machine.

Do you have a pic? please....

#7553 1 year ago
Quoted from seenev:

You can still buy them nib.

I have one on order...deposit paid.... February....

#7564 1 year ago
Quoted from seenev:

I started that thread...

Where is this thread?

#7589 1 year ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I just spent entirely too much time looking at the topic gallery and google for photos of the Stern art blades installed in a game. I came up dry- does anyone have a photo of the Stern art blades installed in their game? (not the LE, obviously)

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#7600 1 year ago
Quoted from gordonshumway:

Can anyone list the difference between the Pro and Premium. Excuse me if there is a simple place to look, but the Stern site really doesn't show a bullet list.


#7620 1 year ago
Quoted from Ponzie:

Hey all!
I ordered a NIB JP Premium at the start of September and was told machines would be on the line the 3rd week of October.
My distributor seems to be getting zero dates on shipping.
(Typical "supply chain and COVID delays" reasoning given...just not sure if that is legit or just a "line" being sent out)
Anyone here have an idea on when Stern may get some fresh premiums off the line and in the hands of customers?
I'd love to get it in and setup before the snow flies!

I have a deposit on one since Sept. Told February......so closer to when snow begins to melt. Game Ex in Colo is also showing Q1 2021

#7624 1 year ago
Quoted from wcbrandes:

can any one point me in the direction of the alternative code or enhancement code that was done by a pinsider? I checked the key posts nothing cheers!



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#7824 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Yes, pteradon flying over the loop is also how I have mine. It looks way better than having him stand vertically. The vertical way of mounting always makes me think "pop up pteradon"

I wont get my Prem until Feb....but buying mods now. Where to get the pteradon? Raptors?

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#7922 1 year ago

I only know of this thread...???

#7942 1 year ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

I guess COVID lockdown gives us all kinds of time to be creative.... Heres what some bamboo sticks, an old corn whisk hand broom and a sheet of hobby basswood turns into in 3 hours.
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Very Nice!!

#8118 1 year ago

Now to locate a chopper

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#8337 1 year ago
Quoted from 2manyhobbies:

Brontosaurus just added today let me know what you you all think.
Next is the Pterodactyl and I have to plant some trees[quoted image][quoted image]

Nice what Brontosaurus is that and how did you mount it?

#8410 1 year ago
Quoted from 2manyhobbies:

Operation pinball has new Pros in stock, I highly recommend them! free fast shipping and of course no tax, that is who I got my premium from last month. They sent it with in 3 business days. But the premium right now is a tough to find used or NIB. Good luck!

Have a deposit on next run of Prems.....early Feb....

#8426 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

This is what I was looking for, and works as you describe (I had to hold start in for a couple of seconds) - thanks!

I need to quit using that function......I tend to use when I have 2 crap 1st balls......lol

#8429 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Sometimes I'm working on the pin, so I start a game to see my changes, go and make another change, etc. When done I didn't actually want to play a game and I don't want to start a new one right then, but I want to leave the pin on. Was just looking for a quicker way to get the pin back into attract mode instead of cycling power.

The start button trick does notput it back in attract mode....restarts the game....

#8431 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

While holding in left flipper then holding in start button cancels game and puts pin back into attract mode.

Thanks... Did not know that

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#8583 11 months ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Bubble should be between the lines, but it's not always accurate.
Buy a digital level on Amazon. It's a must have if you're in this hobby


#8585 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just use PinGuy (free app) on your mobile phone.
It's great because you can be under the pin leveling and setting slope while a voice calls out what adjustments need to be made and when you are all set.

Looks like its a Apple app..... Android here...??

#8637 11 months ago
Quoted from StoneyFL:

Happy to finally join the club! I ordered my Premium this morning, and it will be delivered sometime next week. Deadpool will enjoy the company.
I also ordered the Tilt art blades, a shaker motor and Pin Stadiums. Any other "must-have" mods I should pick up?

Where did you order with that quick of delivery...?? told sold until next run in Feb...

#8639 11 months ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

Ditto! Who has them in stock?

my Prem has been on order since late Sept.....with a reputable dealer hmmm,,,,

#8642 11 months ago
Quoted from Jecco74:

I ordered one in September and got in in October from Hemisphere amusements... They took a premium and installed a shaker motor, invisi glass and art blades. Great guys. I’ve bought 3 machines from them.

And they are showing February for production.... none in stock...which fits....

#8654 11 months ago
Quoted from StoneyFL:

I found out a little more about how I lucked into a JP Premium yesterday. Apparently someone had ordered a JP Premium for Christmas, and then he changed his mind at the last minute and went with TMNT. My phone call yesterday morning to ask about lead time was just really lucky.
Then Mancave Warehouse surprised me again today, and just delivered it. Holy shit, that was unexpected. [quoted image]

Nice!! Lucky phone call!!!

#8698 11 months ago
Quoted from bent98:

Actually you want to use an orange or one with heavy tension, blue has less tension
Spring tension from lowest to highest:
Blue (266-5001-05)
Green (266-5001-04)
Standard (10-148-1)
Orange (266-5001-07)
Purple (266-5001)
Gray/Silver (266-5001-14)
Red (10-148-2)

I have orange on both my Munsters LE and Batman 66.....and will put on my JP......when get it.....

#8737 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Something has been bothering me about the backboard, and I finally had some time to do something about it. This pin, like all my games, just seems dark in the back. It has the greenery hanging down, so I thought it would be nice to throw some light behind those plastics. I engineered a 3D printed solution, but then thought I'd first try something a little simpler. Well, I love the results, so I'm sharing with everyone.
Before doing my DIY I searched around to see what others had done. I noticed there is a Mezel mod that comes in around $45 with shipping. I didn't bother to look to see exactly how they did theirs, but by seeing the lone photo for the item I figured I could achieve comparable results for significantly less . . . which I did. I used stock Comet Matrix lighting parts and did the job for just over $20 shipped. The LED strip I used is the perfect length to cover the full width of the area available without any modifications to the strip.
Parts Needed:
1 x Comet Matrix 50 SMD (20 inches) Cool White Clear Lens 6.3v Lighting Strip (comes with long connecting cable and alligator clips) | https://www.cometpinball.com/products/lighting-strips?variant=32219276410982
1 x Comet Matrix Brightness Adjuster | https://www.cometpinball.com/products/brightness-adjusters?variant=12493660618796
Installation is very simple with just a few steps.
1 - Turn off pin, slide out playfield, rest the playfield on the lockbar rail, and remove all 6 balls.
2 - Adhere the 50 SMD LED strip just behind the upper cabinet rail where the backboard typically sits: peel the backing off, start on the left side of the pin as far as you can, then use your fingers to make sure the strip is stuck well with the wiring to the right. Be sure to run the cable back behind the metal stopper so that it remains invisible and doesn't hang with pulling the playfield in and out. FYI, you will need to do this blind by feel, but it is easily accessed with the playfield slid out.
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3 - Connect the brightness adjuster to the end of the cable then the alligator clips to the end of the brightness adjuster, and drop the wiring down into the cabinet.
4 - Fully lift the playfield to expose the underside, find the GI light socket under the center back plastic, slide the heatshrink off the leads, then connect the alligator clips (I don't think polarity matters as I tried it both ways). FYI, there is plenty of slack in the wiring to allow for full motion of the playfield from gameplay position to the playfield being fully slid out and lifted.
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5 - Turn the pin on (with coin door closed) and check your lighting. You can try to adjust your brightness now by turning the screw with a small Philips head, but you may have to tweak it some with playfield in place (I settled at about 75% brightness).
6 - When you are happy with your install, turn off pin, lower the playfield and slide back in place, and replace all 6 balls. Turn pin on and check your lighting. When happy with everything, put glass back on and enjoy your new illuminated backboard.
Here are before and after pics, with and without PinStadium lighting (all photos below were taken at night in a dark room).
Backboard without PinStadium lighting before backboard light mod
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Backboard with PinStadium lighting before backboard light mod
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Backboard without PinStadium lighting after backboard light mod
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Backboard with PinStadium lighting after backboard light mod
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Add to cart!! Thanks

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#8916 11 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

How does that one go catching the ball??
Have you seen the one Lior is doing https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stern-jurassic-park-sculpted-mods-by-the-art-of-pinball

That one i am in line for...

#8931 11 months ago

how do I test them with the coin door open....?

Do you not have the pull button to allow adjustments with door open...??? I do on my Batman 66... and Munsters does does not shut down with door open....

#8933 11 months ago
Quoted from holminone:

What is the pull button? Is that the coin door switch

yes...pull out and will allow full function....

#9075 10 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Some of the tricks/terms are similar in the two sports (especially the grabs), but skateboarding has far more that wakeboarding (there are just so many different things you can do on a skateboard). I do watch skateboarding on TV when I come across it. I prefer the freestyle type events just to see the creativity. Most people don't appreciate what these athletes are capable of since they make things look so easy, but there is probably only a a fraction of a percent of the population that is capable of pulling off even the most basic tricks.

Bought my son a One Wheel for Xmas.... looks a broken neck to me.... he loves it

#9082 10 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just make him wear a helmet. If I hadn't been wearing a helmet during my bike wrecks, I'd probably be a vegetable (or worse) right now. It doesn't sound like much, but slamming your head against pavement at 25mph is extremely jolting.

Oh yea! He is a ex motocross racer.... always a helmet...

#9155 10 months ago
Quoted from KC_Green:

I'm sure this issue has been brought up before, but could someone please direct me to the best post regarding troubleshooting the launcher? Ugh.
Only 2/5 balls are making up the chopper. I maxed out the strength for the auto-launch with little impact. When I pull the plunge all the way back I get 3/5 making it up the half-loop. It is very annoying to lose out on the standard skill-shots, right flipper feed, etc.
Thank you!

You need to change the spring.... common....they come with the weak one....guessing yours is green.,... orange one is about right...

#9195 10 months ago
Quoted from Soulstoner:

March/April I believe.

Prems in Feb....I was told by distributor

#9298 10 months ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Isnt there different versions of the pinstadiums? What version do you have? If you get a chance could you post a pic of your game.

I got the Neos for JP...but dont have game yet.....

#9348 10 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

bent98 and I have been working on our latest idea (his idea, my execution) - illuminating the eyes of the dino sling plastics, and I thought I would show the preliminary results.
First, I tried a variety of different OEM lighting options, but I just couldn't make anything look good. I then came up with a hybrid solution where I 3D print a specially designed casing, use the SMD from a non-ghosted yellow LED, and solder on a Matrix connector resulting in a "plug and play" solution. Also, the lights may be installed with or without disassembly of the sling plastics, and will work with or without plastic protectors (notice I have plastic protectors installed).
The bulbs are connected via alligator clips (i.e. non-destructive and easily removable) under the playfield to the lower sling LED socket. This way the eyes will flash when the sling flashes and be solid when the sling is solid.
Since I need to place a component order and I don't normally keep these supplies on hand, I wanted to see who might be interested in purchasing a set before I put my order in tomorrow. Cost will be $30 (includes US shipping) for the set of 2 and will include everything you need to install the mod (two custom lighting assemblies but with a 12" extension instead of 6" as shown and two sets of alligator clips). If you are interested in purchasing, please let me know before noon central tomorrow (1/27), and I will require advance payment via PP F&F.
Here is an example of my custom made bulb assembly.
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Here is what it looks like on the right sling. Note that I'm working on an alternate design for this side that will narrow the light pattern, but I broke my last yellow LED so I can't show what it will look like until I order more.
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Here is what it looks like on the left sling under the T-rex.
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Here it is with the lights flashing.
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Sign me up!!!

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#9454 10 months ago
Quoted from Phbooms:

Grab a TMNT pro for cheap off market, i see its on your wishlist. Its a better game in my opinion then both DP pro and AIQ premium in the fun department and compliments JP2 nicely with a totally different code and design. Plus you have Iron Man so your use to fast games. Then grab a JP2 premium when there available is what id recommend.

If your wanting NIB Premiums should drop this month.... I hope......

#9470 10 months ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

New Premium run pushed back to Mid to late March now...

Where you see that..?

#9481 10 months ago
Quoted from woody76:

looks like it helps some. I am not a big fan of pinstadiums. They are just too expensive for what you get. My new game room has great lighting so no need for those things anymore.

I love them...room lighting does nothing for my game lighting...but they are pricey

#9485 10 months ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

I got an email too. 3rd week in March.

Got the call as well... high on the list though... 1st week in March... will see....

#9491 10 months ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Why the down vote on JMCFAN?

Just noticed that.... hmmm no idea....just relaying what my distributor told me on a voicemail.....

#9495 10 months ago
Quoted from Soulstoner:

No. Clean(wipe with dry cloth or whatever) the playfield of any dust/debris from factory, clean the balls before putting them in, then play.

How do all clean the "PINBALL" balls....?

#9543 9 months ago
Quoted from Averhoeven:

Really? I got an email from Erik at Stern who, after confirming my dealer and order for a premium, told me last week of Feb on Feb 1. That would be very disappointing if true. I feel like I've been excitedly waiting forever for this, my first machine.

I got a call from Game Room Guys.., mid March.. Deposit paid in Oct....

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#9595 9 months ago
Quoted from LordHumungus:

No, No I meant what were u smoking when u put those giant dino statues on the slings.
As long as u like it.

To each their own..... no for me...

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#9644 9 months ago
Quoted from Jediturtle:

Installed the Stern art blades the other day and thought I would share since I could only find a few pics of them installed. I had the Tilt Graphics blades in my old machine and liked them quite a bit, but I really love how these look. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Thank you! I have a set on order with my Prem but had not seen them installed. I like!!

#9747 9 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Traded for it and it had the card included. I was going to try it out myself anyway, just saved me the time. Enjoy what you want, but this does not improve the game at all and in fact makes it non-sensical.

Well enjoy...you are in a SMALL minority...

#9809 9 months ago
Quoted from Deyanks98:

Do you have Pinstadium lights as your pin looks nice and bright? I need to order something and I’m leaning that way.

I bought them before my game is here... have them on Munsters and Batman...

#9875 8 months ago
Quoted from mlenow:

I should be joining the club in a few weeks. This premium would be my first NIB purchase. I’m kinda surprised I’d have to ask this for such an expensive item, but what are the odds everything works fine out of the box? Maybe I’m just reading too many complaints on here and FB but I’m curious to know what people’s NIB experience has been like

I will also be joining this club soon....my 3rd NIB Stern... Munsters LE and Batman Catwoman edition also. Both worked fine out of the box. Only issue I have found is the crane light on Batman did not work. Looked like the 2 wires were never really soldered on... quick easy fix

#9878 8 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

You have just enough time to email Cliffy and get a set of protectors on order, ready to install when the machine arrives in a few weeks. Drop him a note with what you need. http://www.passionforpinball.com/wip.htm has the protectors, then email him with your order: [email protected]

Absolutely. I have a box of mods already waiting.... lol

#9885 8 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Requoting my previous:
"That third flipper post is crazy hard to work on, but I found a mechanics open ended standard ignition set of mini wrenches works great. Mine was a Craftsman set (part number 9-44778), but with Sears gone, you will have to find a similar set on Amazon. Those wrenches are thin enough to just slide under the flipper assembly to hold the locknut while you tighten from above (playfield raised). In addition, I added a hard nylon washer (about 14mm diam, .8mm thick) to that post, between the playfield surface and the flat steel washer Stern supplied. I then tightened it up while centering it in the playfield graphic circle.. Took some patience but you really WANT to spend this time as you will damage your playfield if you let that post spin and wiggle and do any movement at all."

FYI Craftsman line now at Lowes

#9904 8 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Exactly. The game is fantastic and to bastardize it is a complete waste of time.

In the very small minority.....

#9928 8 months ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

I pull Stern coil stops and replace day one.

Where do you order?

#9940 8 months ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Yep those are the ones I bought

ordered 6

#9955 8 months ago
Quoted from mlenow:

Anyone here waiting on a NIB Premium? Curious if anyone heard a specific timeline on delivery from their distributor. Last i heard was first week in April hopefully

My dist says 1st week of April....which is what Stern sent out a while ago...

#9966 8 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Gotcha. I was thinking you just also installed the movie code too.

This guy wont let go of his dis on the "Movie Code".... let it go man.... u you dont like... we get it... move on

#9978 8 months ago
Quoted from PoMC:With all due respect, you should create a new rule for your fan boys to follow.
Rule #96 - Don't have a seizure if someone says they don't like the project. Enjoy, play it, lay low and don't cause public drama.
I didn't sign some bullshit NDA. I bought a pinball machine and had an opinion about a mod that was included.
Big. Fucking. Deal.

What a toad.....and F bombs get you reported...

#10000 8 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

If I ignored everyone who drove me crazy on Pinside, all I would ever see are my own posts.

LOL but this nob is worthy....

#10024 8 months ago
Quoted from Rabender:

Is this true? My distributor told me I was in on a premium from March production. Haven’t heard anything yet. This would be exciting!

I ordered in Oct... was told 1st week of April for shipping!!

#10025 8 months ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

I'd love to grab a Premium, but can't justify it after my distributor and Stern basically telling me to pound sand after my BM66 Catmoman play field started falling apart within 2 weeks of getting it.
I wish you all the best of luck getting your new games! JP is one of my absolute favorites.

Wow...my Catwoman has been fine.... it if gets a LOT of play

#10027 8 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Give this a try. I did this about 2 months ago and its been fantastic! World of difference. Remember, it needs to be a dead set accurate shot into the mouth, but this certainly has helped mine for sure:

Dang foam sold out....

#10038 8 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

That may be TOO big!!! I think he wants the 1:43 scale jeep.

Yup...too big.... wrong jeep

#10047 8 months ago
Quoted from twarr:

Got an email today that premiums are delayed with one month (I live in Norway).
"The reason for this is that they are missing a stepper motor built in Asia. And due to heavy congestion in Chinese ports and a huge lack of containers, this product has been delayed. Stern has been hoping that they would be able to get the part before the deadline on Jurassic Park, but reported yesterday that this stepper motor is on a ship waiting to unload in Los Angeles. This means that the production of this game is moved to April. We asked Stern if there was any type of priority, but were told that no one is getting any JP premium's on their March shipments."

Will see.... that sounds really odd...

#10086 8 months ago
Quoted from Green-Machine:

Here’s your chance boys and girls!

Not worth it.....

#10160 8 months ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

IMDN prem and EHOH are delayed. I heard JP and GOTG were on the line last month.

I ordered my Prem in Oct... now told due to parts delay...end of April....

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#10249 7 months ago
Quoted from nitrojcrawf:

Almost not worth the money, you can hardly see them. To bad there’s not a way to back light them.

Yea looks great....but when you slide the game back in...?? How much...????

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#10383 7 months ago
Quoted from Goyomex:

About to join the JP club. Got a Premium due any day. What do you do while waiting for delivery? Buy mods, of course. Contemplating upgrading the JP sound system with Pinwoofer kit.
Would welcome any feedback on Pinwoofer and the JP - is it a must have/worth the price tag?
Thanks in advance.

I have been buying mods etc since Oct..... any day now....Pin Stadiums ( sale)... Trex ( shipping soon) signs...amber shooter... etc...etc...

#10400 7 months ago
Quoted from hoby1:

Still waiting for my premium....

Same here...emailed distributor today..... told me there were picking them up last Friday....

#10404 7 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

My distributor sent my machine on April 27th from Georgia. Due to a litany of problems with UPS Freight being sold to TForceFreight this year, the machine sat in Atlanta for a few days, then got put onto the wrong truck back up to Illinois ("JP Phone Home") instead of Dallas, and once it got to Illinois it sat there for a few days since it wasn't supposed to be in that warehouse. It travelled for 10 days and 1500 miles just to be sitting down the street from Stern's factory again!!!!
Today I see it seems to have been loaded correctly into a truck going "west"... I can only image where it will land next! LOL

Mine just emailed me....will ship no later then the 18th......

#10450 7 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

I was told this month.

Mine said getting Friday....ship by the 18th... can only hope

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#10497 6 months ago
Quoted from hoby1:

Still waiting.....

Was just told shipping by Wed!!

#10505 6 months ago
Quoted from hoby1:

What month ? I really hope so.

Me too....

"Yes, the plan is still to have all the shakers installed and ready to ship by Wednesday. You will receive an email with tracking when it leaves the building.

Thank you. "

#10515 6 months ago
Quoted from Stormfront:

So I just placed a preorder for my JP premium pinball and I was curious as to what mods folks used on their own machines?

audio video upgrade... Jeep...helicopter... Cliffys #1.... Amber shooter....

All mine are waiting on my Prem... was supposed to get a tracking # today....

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#10629 6 months ago

Does anyone want some palm trees and mounting discs? Bought way too many of both... PM me ... jus pay the shipping...

#10668 5 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Just ordered a set that contains a potential good figure I can paint into a yellow raincoat wearing Nedry.
If it comes out well, I think there will be 2 or 3 additional "Nedry" figures included that I would be willing to paint and sell to others for a nominal fee.

I am in!

#10685 5 months ago
Quoted from timlah79:

So I have managed to get the new capacitors soldered on as well as the connector. I had to slightly sand away the protective coating on the housing to get solder to stick, using flux paste and the 60/40 rosin solder recommended. It's super ghetto looking but I don't think it's going anywhere and I'm done putting heat on this thing. Thanks everyone for the help!
I've just remounted everything and it's working again. However, a new concern. Is this bracket supposed to be bent in like in this photo? Also, should I be able to easily rotate the Crank with my hand? I cannot, it is very firm and I'm not trying to break the new motor by forcing it. The Crank itself does not appear to be getting stuck per se. I'm simply worried that given the bracket being bent that there is an overall alignment issue and the motor is going to blow out again. If someone could compare their bracket to mine as well as let me know if they can freely move the Crank I would really appreciate it.
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Nice job...!! I have seen much worse solder jobs at Intel.... where I used to work...some of which failed...and cost millions of dollars... I kid you not..!!

#10686 5 months ago
Quoted from JMCFAN:

Nice job...!! I have much worse solder jobs at Intel.... where I used to work...!!Some of which failed...and cost millions of dollars... I kid you not..

#10689 5 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Funny Intel comment. Years ago I was in the PC building business and when working on a client's Pentium 90 rig I accidently broke off two of the CPU leads. Back then they were large enough and far enough apart that I was able to manually solder them in place, reset the CPU in the socket, and it fired up and performed like a charm. The PC lasted him another couple of years until he came back for an upgrade.[quoted image]

Wow... that old... about when I started... 91... just retired... great company to work for... but they get their moneys worth... still have nightmares... LOL

#10707 5 months ago
Quoted from rai:

I'm about to order a JP (premium).
Just curious if these newer builds are the T-Rex working any better than early runs?
If money is no object would you say the premium over the pro?
I have not played a lot, but reading a lot of reviews the only concern for me was someone said the paddock missions are kind of repetitive. I understand the main body of the game is the map-paddock missions so is there enough filler/side missions to make up for anything that might make this game feel like wash rinse repeat?

Had my Prem 2 weeks... maybe 50 or so games..been ading Cliffys and mods.. No issues. T Rex is insane...

#10732 5 months ago

Same on mine...

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#10745 5 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

The concensus by many owners is the flipper plate can be easily loosened, and moved out of the way so the nut can be tightened. However, the last time I did it, I used a mechanic's ignition wrench to slide under the plate and tighten it without moving the plate at all.
YOUR choice. Either way will result in the post being tightened.

I removed he screws on the plate...slide out of the way... easy....

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#10848 5 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I don't know, but the simplest solution is to just turn up the volume on the pin.

I had never heard it until I installed the new TRex....wow... but works fine...

#10868 5 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

The link is for gorilla tape not trees. Am i missing something?

tape is to hold the trees with discs to playfield....

#10870 5 months ago
Quoted from dgposter:

Here ya go...lots of trees to choose from.
amazon.com link »

Good selection here...

amazon.com link »

#10940 5 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

If this game came out in 2019 why is it just now getting so popular. I never heard much about it till a few months ago.

Its also #2 in the Top 100 list.... and getting closer....

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#10970 4 months ago
Quoted from Selig:

I know this is an old post, but this helped me tremendously. Just put my Cliffy carbon fiber on and first game noticed a huge difference. The helipad and tower shots are like butter now. I always just figured I wasn’t hitting them square on.

Yup easy upgrade!!!

#10990 4 months ago
Quoted from chickenscratch:

Does anyone have the link to Sterns instructions on adjusting t-rex, or anything in this thread? I did a search but not finding much, but I know it’s here.
Pin is 30 days old and trex worked flawlessly oob and for weeks, then over the past week I’ve had the trex sometimes not take the ball but still register, but over the last day, now the trex is often not taking ball or registering. I played a quick game early am and hit the trex 7 times before it finally took the ball, and it would only take via backhand from left flipper. It’s almost as of trex is slightly looking to left when mouth down on ramp, which makes sense why left backhand took.

I saw them posted in the Prem/LE thread...


#11009 4 months ago
Quoted from Stormfront:

So I have a preorder on a JP Premium and I've been told that Stern is going to be starting their run on JP machines starting on 7/26. So that means I will be getting my machine in soon!
Do you guys have any suggestions for 'necessary' mods? Or suggestions for tuning new JP machines out of the box?

The plastic palm trees really add to the playfield...

I just got my prem from the last run....thought that was it...that was May....

#11011 4 months ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

The SHAKER, some type of SHOOTER LANE PROTECTOR and TIMLAH's A/V code update are the closest to "necessary" you'll find. The rest is a matter of taste. I consider the Mezel Raptor Pit to be well worth it, along with the WizBlade 'blue' side art. I would also consider the PBL fluorescent plastic protector set to add colorful pop to the lower part of the playfield. And if money is no object, add Stern's Amber shooter.
Obviously there are a ton of other mods (trees, goats, signs, etc) to choose from. Be careful not to go overboard!

Lior's Trex.....if you have DEEP pockets. Its awesome! and yes Shaker for sure....this game requires it!

#11020 4 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

I'll offer a dissenting opinion on the movie assets code. I don't know what it's like now, whether it's been further revised, but I uninstalled it pretty quick. I found that the clips didn't match what was going on in the game, and it made the game more confusing for people trying to learn the game. The stock code can be cheesy, but at least the assets were designed for the game and make sense, instead of trying to make movie quotes fit where they don't really make sense.
I'm a minority opinion on this issue, but I think stock code is better.

Now that I have played with the movie code for a while I need to switch back and try original....I never played much it...

#11050 4 months ago
Quoted from Drussksu:

Anybody have a picture of what this is supposed to look like?
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What? What are you looking for..???

#11089 4 months ago

The animated Trex was worth the extra $$ to me...

#11105 4 months ago
Quoted from Stormfront:

From what I have seen? A fair price for a NIB premium is about $7600 or so. That's how much I paid for my JP premium and it included free shipping.

Same here

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#11230 3 months ago
Quoted from Stormfront:

From what I have seen? A fair price for a NIB premium is about $7600 or so. That's how much I paid for my JP premium and it included free shipping.

Same here

Quoted from ChipScott:

Went home and did that ramp fix as mentioned above (removed all the spacers bringing the roof down) and played three games in a row and the ball registered with every single pass of the left ramp, fast or slow.
Good to go!!!

What roof are we talking about.... ?? Can't visualize...?

#11265 3 months ago
Quoted from Scandell:

You do realize that an LE is a premium with a $3000 powdercoat job and a mirrored backglass? Haha. I’ll happily upgrade to some sweet $250 armor protectors and a $250 powdercoat!

$3000?? Diff in LE and Prem is usually about $1200.....

#11266 3 months ago
Quoted from chickenscratch:

Got the amber shooter rod in today. Doesn’t come with any new screws and the og screws that came with the pin very much do not align on threads, or they didn’t thread all the way down, or both.
Chewed right through the threads on one hole and here’s a side by side of how far they naturally screw down till:
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They don’t come close to getting tight, another 1/8+ to go.

Mine installed in 5 minutes.... hmm

#11269 3 months ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

You do realize that you’re full of it??
If you’re not into LE’s that’s fine but no need to bullshit.
The difference in price is about 1200$
With the LE you get:
Stern shaker
HD glass
Side armor
Mirrored backglass
Upgraded speakers
Getting those extras for a premium will cost you about 1200$ or even more.

Full ot it...?? wow... Not sure we are talking the same thing... Look at a Mando Prem vs a LE... price difference is $1200... I am sure trying to upgrade a Prem to a LE would be substantially more...

I bought a Munsters LE...

#11270 3 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

Usually includes HD Glass, shaker and other items beside the powdercoat and backglass. Not to mention LE usually includes a resale value greater than Premium + $1200, so the value argument can be looked at in a number of ways.

Exactly... all I was saying was the purchase price between the 2.......

#11273 3 months ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

Aren't we at $7600/prem and $9500/LE averages these days? The last LE I bought was an SWLE at $8500 but I had heard it went up from there when I almost bought an AIQLE.
Stern/PBL Shaker - $100
HD glass - I put PDI in at $300
Exterior Side armor - $60 - $75 for extended rails
Interior Side Art - $75 - $100
Powder coat $250 - $300 for a nice 2 stage "illusion" color (sometimes better than stock LE color)
Mirrored backglass, plaque, autograph - LE feature only
Most of my games are premiums so I know the math well as I do these upgrades with all my premiums and it usually runs about $800. Although I have had LE's (and currently have a SWLE). The main reason I mostly go the premium route is that I hate all the drama upon the initial release with trying to secure an LE as well as making me commit before I ever see it play. If it also saves me a little money and gives me some choice in how I customize it then so be it.

Mando Prem $7800 LE $9200

#11280 3 months ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

Wasn't talking to you (look at who I quoted)! The person I was replying too stated the diff in price was 3000$ and it was only for a powdercoat and backglass. You and I were both saying the same thing but I covered the things you get with the LE into more detail, not just the price difference.

My bad!

#11284 3 months ago
Quoted from JSBebop2071:

This is mine, shifted to the left compared to yours.
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Here is mine... left side all the way to the left....right side to the right.... odd so many different....

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#11522 3 months ago
Quoted from baxelrod:

What is the best way to level the machine laterally? Especially the back of the play field.
It is pretty easy to use a torpedo level between the slingshots to level the front of the machine. e.g.
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But what about the back of the machine? I have a tiny level that I managed to fit here:
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Is it reasonable to assume this location is square to the playing field?
Another option is to level the cabinet / backbox like this:
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But that doesn't seem like a good idea because the play field could be way off from this.

Definitely not on the glass.... I use this...a bubble level is not going to get you exact as recommended. There is apps for your phone as well

amazon.com link »

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#11687 76 days ago

Did you get your raptor out?

#11693 76 days ago

How hard was it? Mine will not straighten up at all... need to get with Stern for a replacement...

#11695 76 days ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

Mine's got the gangsta lean as well but I think I'm just going to leave it until I replace it with the Niro raptor mod instead of messing with it now.

I am guessing you mean Lior... is this really happening..?? I hope so.... have signs and Trex....

#11704 76 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

Original code is better, this game is very intentional and cohesive…

A small minority..

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#11748 68 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

Has anyone put a premium T-Rex in a pro ?
I have an assembly, wondering if it’s possible ?

Based on the assembly I would say no... but...anything is possible...

#11767 66 days ago
Quoted from Rat:

Fair enough that's your opinion. But I still see it as being a good selling point, any buyer who doesn't like the protector can cut it out in 2mins and the playfield underneath will be like brand new. I can't imagine why any buyer of a secondhand pinball would not be happy about that.

I had one installed on my Batman 66 right after purchase... thinking about removing it... how would you cut it out..???

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#11820 54 days ago
Quoted from LeMansFan:

Joined the club yesterday with a pro from my local distributor. So stoked on my first Elwin pin. The layout is so much different than the other games in my collection, and I’m guessing it will be a hit with guests who come over.
Sorry to be one of those people. But… there are a lot of pages in this thread and it would be impossible to read them all. Would someone be so kind as to fill me in on any pro owner issues I should address, or is this game pretty bulletproof? Any must have mods??? It does seem like a darker game than my others (not in theme, literally, it’s dark). Just embrace that, or are there any lights that are recommended to add?
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I added Pinstadiums to my Prem.... I really like them


Here is the rule sheet


#11823 54 days ago
Quoted from LeMansFan:

Thank you for the rule sheet, very helpful.
Am I the only one who reads one of those and is completely overwhelmed? For me when I get a new game I like to play it for a while and see if I can get a feel for what it’s trying to tell me to do. Then I will read the rules and try to get a better understanding. It really does seem to require a few months of playing before really getting a grasp on a new game. This one does seem to be pretty deep though!
So far my games have been kinda pathetic, I’m lucky to break 100 million. I imagine it will be like Led Zeppelin though, at first I rarely broke 100 million and now a decent game is at least 400 million.

Same here! I sit down and start trying to digest it all....and give up......lol

#11829 54 days ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

Thats too bad. AIQ probably has the best ruleset of any machine I've ever played. not to mention its the best shooting pin I've ever played. Everyone who comes over to play it has a blast (even with minimal knowledge of the rules/code)

Has not cracked the top 10 yet.... I had one on order and swapped for Jurrasic P...

#11832 54 days ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

Honestly all of Elwin's games are masterpieces IMO, you can't go wrong with any of them.
I could care less what the Pinside top games are. I go out and play games to choose which ones I buy. I find this is the best way to choose my next purchase.

I sure wished I could play before I buy.... we have next to no pinballs here...

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#11911 47 days ago
Quoted from attyrhodes:

...that rattle at the middle of the trex ramp is fucking aggravating.


#11914 47 days ago

Have not noticed.... will check....

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#11974 37 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

So after I sold my JP, I ended up with a few extra mod bits that I never got around to installing. I've got the proper 1:43 Jada Jeep and also the blue Matchbox helicopter. I'll sell them both for my cost plus shipping to you.
Jeep is $35+Shipping and the Helicopter is $50+shipping. These were VERY hard to come by this late in the JP Mod game!

ebay.com link: itm

#11988 36 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

You realize you linked a "sold" posting right? Someone got a good deal. And like I said, I had to pay $30 for mine, and I felt lucky at that price!

It was not sold when I linked it....

#12039 31 days ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

Yup, its been confirmed by ZMeny on his podcast that all JP's (pro+premium) will be pushed out to 2022 and will take a +$700 price increase (pro) and a + $1200 increase (premium)

Glad I bought when I did....thats BS

#12056 28 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Did you go with the thin bands or regular on flippers? I highly recommend Titan thin bands only which give more control and are significantly less bouncy.

Can you share which ones you ordered?

Flipper Ring-Low Bounce Standard?

#12059 28 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Yes, the low bounce standards are their thinner bands - all I use on my pins and the difference is very noticeable.
FYI, I have a prebuilt kit for JP on Pinside for those interested.

How do I find that kit?

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#12178 20 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

The reason the amber shooter rod with LEDs from Stern is so amazing, is it is integrated into the software. The LEDs do different things depending on the mode and situation. They blink, pulse, dim, all by themselves.
Get the Stern original with the lighted plate and never look back!

Is this one the same as the Stern one..?

#12182 20 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

The MODfather shooter rod is JUST the shooter rod. It's great, but the lighted plate is not included. The STERN original shooter rod 'kit' comes with the lighted LEDs mounted in the plate and the cables to connect to the cabinet node board. The LEDs are interactive to the software. A year ago, I bought the MODfather rod, and then modified a stock plate to add the LEDs. I posted details on how to do that if you wish. It's alot of work but if you are handy, and can't buy a STERN original due to availability, it yields the same results.

Thanks! I bought the Stern and love it. I was wondering because of the price difference....

Because its so beefy I wonder if a stronger spring would be in order.....

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#12252 12 days ago
Quoted from tilt-master:

Stern released updated code today!!

Am guessing this will brick the movie code..??

#12256 12 days ago
Quoted from Only_Pinball:

You have to have the IC system installed

You cant even buy it can you?

#12262 12 days ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

Operators are getting their kits next month I believe. Home users will start receiving their kits in Q1 2022.
You can preorder the IC kits right now.

Where can you preorder....not seeing it on the Stern site..?

#12283 11 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

On a sep note, anyone have a good tutorial video for this game? I still feel like after all this time, I still don’t understand everything.

Same here....I have tried to go through the "rules sheet" but get lost......

#12287 11 days ago
Quoted from CashMoney:

If you think this ruleset is complex, you should check out the AIQ ruleset LOL

I just scanned it......HOLY CRAP

#12302 9 days ago
Quoted from StoneyCreek:

Also reduce the sling power can help with the frenetic back and forth that is so dangerous.

This is great idea....will try

#12313 8 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

Anyone replace the stock raptor on the premium LE? Looking for a better version

I think Lior was thinking of doing one.....not sure how that is panning out...

#12327 8 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

Thx! I read through those and worked with the 3 adjustments, But no matter what i do he slams his face into the fence and the motor goes click click click. I should probably call Stern

Original Trex or upgrade? Have you removed him for any reason??

#12341 7 days ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I removed it today to install the Lior T-Rex I removed again to inspect when I started having issues but it all seems to be assembled correctly. What am I missing?

I had almost the exact same issue... I removed my Lior one to install a couple of screws that fell out of the lower jaw...when I reinstalled it did just what yours is doing...and any adjustment I made would not stay...

I reinstalled the original and set all settings to default and its perfect. I think what I had going on is the wiring bundle was not routed correctly and was binding on my reinstall of the Lior head...

I plan to go back and install the Lior one being careful but not right now..... I want to paly some first.... LOL

#12342 7 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I wanted it to still articulate, so after looking at several other models I decided I wasn't going to be able to make them work and went the painting route.

Lior is planning a raptor....just not for a while....

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