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LOTR Projected Eye Palantir Mod


By jrobinso99

7 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Ericpinballfan
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#551 3 years ago
Quoted from Micky:

Damn! That's what i get for not checking my messages.
Thanks Ericpinballfan for sending a message man. Very much appreciated! I must remember to check my messages more.

Your welcome mikey!
With the time difference it was a long shot.
Even longer if you dont check your mail.

#552 3 years ago

In all honesty a waiting list would be a good idea but not perfect because someone could put name on list and re-sell as a profit motive?

Best would be if supply could get ahead of demand and have 20-30 units so if it does go on sale you could have a chance even if you missed the post by an hour.

#553 3 years ago

yeah, don't understand why they cant just put you on a list, pay and wait.

#554 3 years ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

yeah, don't understand why they cant just put you on a list, pay and wait.

I think a lot of the cottage industry mod makers do it as a hobby and not a profession. Keeping track of waiting lists, communicating with dozens of people, having expectations from your customers... All those things suck when you are just trying to make some art and share it.

I think he makes like 10-20 tops of these a year. It's already been stated but if you're desperate for one you need to setup a bot to watch the website and get a text or email when the next 5 are ready to order.

#555 3 years ago

Darn it missed it again! ARGH!

#556 3 years ago

Gah! Its DAMN frustrating to keep missing this. My palantir is broken in half and I desperately need a new one. A waiting list would be REALLY nice. Any chance someone has one of these they desired not to use and willing to part with it?

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#557 2 years ago

Me too. My Eye Palantir mod broke in half. I'm trying to 2 part epoxy back together. Anyone have any luck putting one of these back together? Or does anyone have one of these for sale?

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#558 2 years ago

Any chance of making an all seeing eye for The Hobbit ??

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#559 2 years ago

Officially following now

#560 2 years ago

jrobinso99 offered to repair it for free or upgrade it for $105. I went with the upgrade to make it brighter. I appreciate jrobinso99 doing this. Great way to stand behind his product.
He did have to as I bought the LOTR with the mod in it. The ball looked like it took a few too many hits.

#561 2 years ago
Quoted from T2F14:

jrobinso99 offered to repair it for free or upgrade it for $105. I went with the upgrade to make it brighter. I appreciate jrobinso99 doing this. Great way to stand behind his product.
He did have to as I bought the LOTR with the mod in it. The ball looked like it took a few too many hits.

Jay is a true rockstar!

#562 2 years ago

Following for the next batch

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#563 2 years ago

I m following as well

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#564 2 years ago

Me too!

#566 2 years ago

Just picked up a gorgeous HUO LOTR that hasn't seen the light of day in years and needs some updates (not to mention code and LEDs). A bunch of people recommended this mod and after seeing one in person, WHOA!
Anyways, I went to http://www.jayspinball.com/ to bookmark it for a future release of mods, and the website is dead. Tried it from a couple devices. Anyone else seeing this?

#567 2 years ago

Looks like the domain still registered to him, but expires this Wednesday (1/24/18). Maybe he doesn't plan on continuing?

#568 2 years ago

In the past, the website has been inactive at times and then pops back up. Doesn't seem to have any relation to when the mod is available though. In any case, if more are made, it's typically been posted on here by Jay and then first come first serve.

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#569 2 years ago

Definitely interested in buying one when they become available - following!

#570 2 years ago

Maybe Jay got rich on bitcoin and doesn’t need to make The World Famous Palantir Mod anymore?

Hopefully a few more get made. This is easily 100x better than the factory palantir.

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#571 2 years ago

I messaged Jay looking for one as well still hoping for a response. I am trying to restore my machine right now and this would make the biggest difference and am willing to spend whatever it costs to get one.

#572 2 years ago
Quoted from ruzeo:

I messaged Jay looking for one as well still hoping for a response. I am trying to restore my machine right now and this would make the biggest difference and am willing to spend whatever it costs to get one.

aren't we all.... been waiting over a year to get one

#573 2 years ago

I feel like I can build one I just dont understand what is projecting the eye. Making the crystal ball with an led on a mount is easy enough, Id be willing to try to repair somebodies just to get ahold of one to see if I can start making them to fill the gap left by Jay

#574 2 years ago

Msg me , I will send pics of how I made mine.

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#575 2 years ago
Quoted from FlippyD:

Maybe Jay got rich on bitcoin

I wish!

Actually, I've spent the last 6 months since the summer batch focused on hosting pinball events for the local community here, operating our 16 machine pinball arcade, and preparing for the PinFest IFPA tournament. With PinFest now being a 2018 Pro Circuit event it really needs to remain my top priority until its complete.

That said, over the last several months I've been building back up some of the required components used to make the Palantir and I'm going to try to knock out a small batch for the show. If I am able to do that I will post a status here and make them available to PinFest attendees on a first come, first served, basis. Once PinFest is done I hope to be able to carve out some time to complete another full batch which I'll make available via the normal means.

-Jay

#576 2 years ago

Thanks for the update Jay! Good luck with the tourney prep!

#577 2 years ago

I have my old one with the bullet holes if anyone wants to buy that. When I sold the game, my friends didn't want it, and bought a new one.

EDIT wow from the instsnt pms, Jay, people are clearly hungry for these, make more! Still one of the best mods out there. If you want pictures of mine please search my posts in this thread.

#578 2 years ago
Quoted from jrobinso99:

I wish!
Actually, I've spent the last 6 months since the summer batch focused on hosting pinball events for the local community here, operating our 16 machine pinball arcade, and preparing for the PinFest IFPA tournament. With PinFest now being a 2018 Pro Circuit event it really needs to remain my top priority until its complete.
That said, over the last several months I've been building back up some of the required components used to make the Palantir and I'm going to try to knock out a small batch for the show. If I am able to do that I will post a status here and make them available to PinFest attendees on a first come, first served, basis. Once PinFest is done I hope to be able to carve out some time to complete another full batch which I'll make available via the normal means.
-Jay

So where and when is the line starting? Should we camp out Thursday?

#579 2 years ago

Ill be at pinfest waiting wherever it does start!

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#580 2 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I have my old one with the bullet holes if anyone wants to buy that. When I sold the game, my friends didn't want it, and bought a new one.
EDIT wow from the instsnt pms, Jay, people are clearly hungry for these, make more! Still one of the best mods out there. If you want pictures of mine please search my posts in this thread.

I bought a bunch of stuff from Atomic Boy (we are in the same city). Cleaned out his stock when he got out of pinball. I now have the palantir mod he was mentioning. No idea what to ask for it. If interested pm me and let me know what a fair price is. Thanks!

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#581 2 years ago

pm'd you, ill take it

#582 2 years ago

I will bid one dollar higher!

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#583 2 years ago

Trip to Allentown complete. I can finish the weekend without getting anything else and be perfectly happy.

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#584 2 years ago

Nice, glad to see one less person searching for it, take some pics of your machine when you get it installed.

#585 2 years ago

What is the price if I want to sell mine which is like 9 months old?

#586 2 years ago
Quoted from rai:

What is the price if I want to sell mine which is like 9 months old?

If you want to be a little greedy you can probably make a profit off it. There are so many people who want it and so few of them to go around. Or you can just sell it for the same price you got it. I guarantee by the end of today you'll have multiple messages in your box from people wanting to but it.

#587 2 years ago

I have completely given up on trying to buy this mod.

#588 2 years ago

Pm sent!

#589 2 years ago

Hi

I've got one where the eye ball broke off the base, don't need it anymore. This is fixable and I've even heard Jay possibly fixing it for free.

I'm willing to send it to the first lucky pinsider who wants it for free (if you want, you can always send me beer money or shipping but I'm not asking for a dime), just pm me

Ps. Not sending it abroad, sorry international pinheads

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#591 2 years ago
Quoted from Kkuoppamaki:

Hi
I've got one where the eye ball broke off the base, don't need it anymore. This is fixable and I've even heard Jay possibly fixing it for free.
I'm willing to send it to the first lucky pinsider who wants it for free (if you want, you can always send me beer money or shipping but I'm not asking for a dime), just pm me
Ps. Not sending it abroad, sorry international pinheads

And it's been spoken for by hd60609, please don't pm me regarding this anymore

#592 2 years ago

When’s gonna be my time?????

Soon it feels

#593 2 years ago

Easiest mod install I've ever done. As it's been said before, in person doesn't even compare to the pictures.
Thank you Jay

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#594 2 years ago

I've been very close to buying a second LOTR pinball machine with this mod just to remove this mod for my machine...

#595 2 years ago
Quoted from Pball:

I've been very close to buying a second LOTR pinball machine with this mod just to remove this mod for my machine...

LOL, You can always try to make your own and fail like me! I just couldn't get an led to be bright and still look good but the materials were cheap enough.

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#596 2 years ago

I still want one too!

#597 2 years ago
Quoted from ryandimx:

Easiest mod install I've ever done. As it's been said before, in person doesn't even compare to the pictures.
Thank you Jay

Cool, I added a palantir decal to cover the white target. I have two different decals that I have used. Currently liking this one better.
The eye decal I see as redundant and the palantir did have a dormant state.

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#598 2 years ago

IDK, It started strong but I dont think Ill ever be happy with it I officially give up. SAVE ME JAY!!!! I need a real Palantir Mod.

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#599 2 years ago

All pm's replied to. Thanks for the interest.

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#600 2 years ago

150-200 since Jay doesn't make them anymore

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