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Monster Bash LE - Still Waiting


By RavenFan1

39 days ago



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#101 12 days ago

This machine uses a far more complicated silkscreen than other games. Also silkscreen is more art than engineering.

I kinda feel like this playfield is their "hold my beer" moment.

#102 11 days ago

I am an October deposit thru Cointaker and am still waiting too.

#103 11 days ago

Monster Bash LE: October deposit day that Chicago Gaming announced next Remake will be MB. Paid in Full February 8 and waiting................
The Munsters LE: January Deposit paid on Munsters LE. Paid in Full for Munsters on February 21. Munster LE delivered on March 10.

I finally had my MBrLE delivered yesterday, Sunday. May 13, by OC Pinballs in SoCal. Shout out to Evan and Michael for a Five Star job delivering and setting it up and hanging out to make sure everything was working properly. It was so nice to not have to deal with unreliable and careless shippers or to miss a day(s) of work. Been there, done that on my first pin, never again. After playing a dozen games on it, I can confidently say it was well worth the wait. Just too bad the people at Chicago Gaming do not see the importance of communication with their customers/distributors when they encounter problems that contribute to 1 to 6 month delays. It's not like we are going to storm their plant with torches, rakes and lawn aerators in hand, if they post that they're waiting for components from their suppliers of only the highest quality for a Limited Edition. I think British historian, Northcote Parkinson, summed it up best when he wrote; "The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation."

I only hope that my fellow pinsiders still waiting for their MBrLE's; receive them very soon and are as happy with their games as I am with mine.

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#104 10 days ago
Quoted from Hillel:

Monster Bash LE: October deposit day that Chicago Gaming announced next Remake will be MB. Paid in Full February 8 and waiting................
The Munsters LE: January Deposit paid on Munsters LE. Paid in Full for Munsters on February 21. Munster LE delivered on March 10.
I finally had my MBrLE delivered yesterday, Sunday. May 13, by OC Pinballs in SoCal. Shout out to Evan and Michael for a Five Star job delivering and setting it up and hanging out to make sure everything was working properly. It was so nice to not have to deal with unreliable and careless shippers or to miss a day(s) of work. Been there, done that on my first pin, never again. After playing a dozen games on it, I can confidently say it was well worth the wait. Just too bad the people at Chicago Gaming do not see the importance of communication with their customers/distributors when they encounter problems that contribute to 1 to 6 month delays. It's not like we are going to storm their plant with torches, rakes and lawn aerators in hand, if they post that they're waiting for components from their suppliers of only the highest quality for a Limited Edition. I think British historian, Northcote Parkinson, summed it up best when he wrote; "The void created by the failure to communicate is soon filled with poison, drivel and misrepresentation."
I only hope that my fellow pinsiders still waiting for their MBrLE's; receive them very soon and are as happy with their games as I am with mine.
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My distributor pinged me this weekend. Mine is shipping today. Hope to have it up and running by next week. Looking forward to posting pictures. It continues to sound as if it will be worth the wait.

#105 10 days ago

I think I’ll be joining the wait list soon. I’m torn between MMr and MBrLE. Think I’ll go with the LE and get a MMr later.

#106 10 days ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

I’m torn between MMr and MBrLE.

I have both great remakes. I'd go with the MBrLE.

#107 10 days ago
Quoted from seenev:

Hasn't CGC previously touted their decades of experience making playfields as a selling point for their remakes? It's crazy that playfield issues are the big holdup when that's supposed to be their strongest asset.

I know it’s been mentioned before on Pinside, but I believe the MB playfield is the most technically challenging of all pinball 10+ individual screens amongst other challenges.

#108 10 days ago

Does anyone know if the next batch of MMr come with the larger screen and improved graphics?

#110 10 days ago
Quoted from Oaken:

This machine uses a far more complicated silkscreen than other games. Also silkscreen is more art than engineering.
I kinda feel like this playfield is their "hold my beer" moment.

I dont think they silkscreen anything anymore. It's all digital print as far as I know.

#111 10 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

I dont think they silkscreen anything anymore. It's all digital print as far as I know.

I think a pinsider asked CGC about the delays in production and the silkscreening was one of the reasons given. I believe it was bubblehead that asked.

#112 10 days ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

I think a pinsider asked CGC about the delays in production and the silkscreening was one of the reasons given. I believe it was bubblehead that asked.

That would be great if I'm wrong.
Silkscreen looks so much better.
I know stern, jjp, and spooky all use digital print playfields.

#113 9 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Silkscreen looks so much better.
I know stern, jjp, and spooky all use digital print playfields

All of the remakes have silkscreened playfields just like the originals.

#114 9 days ago

I was contacted last week saying that my MBremakeLE, is being shipped one day this week. Still have not been contacted by the shipping company on an arrival date. Still waiting, but hopefully real soon.....

#115 9 days ago

Mine was received yesterday. No longer in the wait club! Beautiful game!

#116 9 days ago

I know it’s easy for me to say as I,m not waiting on a machine but a long wait is OK with me as long as the build quality is top notch. Build quality will always be top priority for me. That being said I hope everyone gets their machines soon.

#117 9 days ago

Your not going to believe it, as I can't believe it myself, but it finally arrived yesterday! Number is under 400, so they are all over the place. Built like a tank, much better than the original. Easy set up, no problems found. So much faster, hard to get a high score, but after playing it all day, I killed the other games in the row when I let others play it. Everyone hang in there, it's well worth the wait! :0)

#118 9 days ago

I am happy for those getting their games now but who had to wait even longer than me, because at this point, as a day 1 ordered, non # matched LE waitee and it is half way through May would put it at over half a year wait. After getting it, and playing it, I think I could have waited till Christmas 2019, having enjoyed it now for over 500 plays... between 2 people. I think all of 5 games have NOT been played by the wife and I, but thinking about it just now, its only had 2 other people play it for all of 3 games total. Knock the new off? Hells to the yeah, but just me and the wife for now

#119 9 days ago

Ordered one thru PPS yesterday. Shouldn’t take to long to get once I send in payment.

#120 8 days ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Ordered one thru PPS yesterday. Shouldn’t take to long to get once I send in payment.

Good luck with that. I ordered one back in March (paid in full), dealer was told I would have it in a couple of weeks, havn't got it yet.

#121 8 days ago
Quoted from planters49:

Good luck with that. I ordered one back in March (paid in full), dealer was told I would have it in a couple of weeks, havn't got it yet.

I hear you. Dealer had one in stock ready to go.

#122 8 days ago
Quoted from Oaken:

Dear god. That is one massive stream of consciousness going on there.

Ever get a really long spam email and wonder what python script assembled that all together?

#123 8 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I am happy for those getting their games now but who had to wait even longer than me,

I may have you beat. I ordered mine and provided down payment on 10/23 and paid in full on 12/28. Still waiting...

#124 8 days ago
Quoted from darquayle:

I may have you beat. I ordered mine and provided down payment on 10/23 and paid in full on 12/28. Still waiting...

Ordered 10/21 still waiting almost 7 months, waited 18 months for MMRLE that over 2 years waiting on GCG.

#125 8 days ago

just got a bill for remaining funds owed. I assume game is in. will call him tomorrow to find out

#126 4 days ago

OK everyone, mine is due for delivery this Friday. I will keep you posted after it is up and running to share whether or not it was worth the wait - I'm still betting it was...

Thanks for everyone who posted. I started this forum as this is my first NIB purchase. My day job is as a CIO and I'm used to things being a bit more organized with my vendors. Now that I know the process, I will be better prepared when purchasing a new announced product. I still think they could do more in regards to communication but again, now I know what can happen. I appreciate all of the input and comments.

Will share pictures and thoughts soon. Monster Bash (Limited Edition) !!!

#127 4 days ago

Woot woot! I just heard that mine will ship tomorrow!!!!!!!!!! I hope to be exiting this club soon (before the holiday weekend would be swell!)!

#128 4 days ago

Dear god, I hope mine is close to being made.

#129 4 days ago

Mine is sitting at the local terminal. Need to call and schedule delivery.

#130 3 days ago

My MBrSE in a container on a boat somewhere between the US and Rotterdam since about 3 weeks !! Then it will be shipped by road to Switzerland... that’s a hell of a journey for the monsters! I hope I will receive it in a few days! And CGC even sent some pictures of the container before they shipped it

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#131 3 days ago
Quoted from mjannusch:

Dear god, I hope mine is close to being made.

Beginning to wonder who will get 1,250 of 1,250...

#132 3 days ago

I guess I wouldn't mind if mine ended up being the last one - but the wait is getting agonizing. Pinball is awesome over the winter, but once we get to summer I'm going to want to be outside! The cold season is way too long in the Great White North up here!

#133 2 days ago

Mine is scheduled to come today. Hopefully no issues.

#134 1 day ago
Quoted from YZRider926:

Mine is scheduled to come today. Hopefully no issues.

Excellent. I get mine tomorrow.

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#135 1 day ago

Great news guys. You do know that CGC sends parts, etc. to Stern, and Stern builds them, and ships them. I saw this on a video tour of plant. MB's on Stern assembly line. Who knew.

#136 1 day ago
Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

Great news guys. You do know that CGC sends parts, etc. to Stern, and Stern builds them, and ships them. I saw this on a video tour of plant. MB's on Stern assembly line. Who knew.

Really? You have actually seen video of MBr on Stern’s factory line? That would be truly amazing if it was true (at all?) Stern built the first MMr for CGC, but now CGC builds their own machines. Stern used to buy their cabinets from Churchill Cabinet which is what CGC is a subsidy of, but they had a falling out over MM production troubles, and so Stern told them suck wind, and started building their own cabinets. Last I heard, CGC MBr’s rolled off CGC’s line, not Stern’s, unless CGC paid Stern recently to help them out of their production delay.

#137 1 day ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Really? You have actually seen video of MBr on Stern’s factory line? That would be truly amazing if it was true (at all?) Stern built the first MMr for CGC, but now CGC builds their own machines. Stern used to buy their cabinets from Churchill Cabinet which is what CGC is a subsidy of, but they had a falling out over MM production troubles, and so Stern told them suck wind, and started building their own cabinets. Last I heard, CGC MBr’s rolled off CGC’s line, not Stern’s, unless CGC paid Stern recently to help them out of their production delay.

Seems like a lot of LEs shipped suddenly. I would guess either Stern started helping them or cgc dropped their LE quality standards to finish the run.

#138 1 day ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

Really? You have actually seen video of MBr on Stern’s factory line? That would be truly amazing if it was true (at all?) Stern built the first MMr for CGC, but now CGC builds their own machines. Stern used to buy their cabinets from Churchill Cabinet which is what CGC is a subsidy of, but they had a falling out over MM production troubles, and so Stern told them suck wind, and started building their own cabinets. Last I heard, CGC MBr’s rolled off CGC’s line, not Stern’s, unless CGC paid Stern recently to help them out of their production delay.

We are manufacturing our games 100% in house now. We have been doing that since Medieval Madness Standard Edition. All Attack from Mars Remakes and Monster Bash Remakes are built inside of CGC. We are not compromising quality at all, but have worked diligently to solve some of the playfield screening issues that plagued the run.

Since the playfield is the backbone of the game, we wanted to make sure that they came out as good or better than the original games. We still manufacture the playfields in house and screen each one individually creating a unique piece of art in each and every game that we ship. If a playfield does not meet our standards, it is simply rejected and never built.

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