I'm in on an LE as of yesterday. Really excited for this one.
You should use Novus 2 to remove small scratches, not as a cleaner. It will slowly remove your clear coat every use. Novus 1 is a cleaner and is safe for repeated use.
I have two games currently on order with Joe/PinballSTAR, and one in my house from a previous order. He has been responsive by email anytime I have contacted him, including when I had an issue on delivery. When I placed my order for a MBle, he told me upfront he didn't know when it would ship, as they were at least 6 weeks behind then. Happy to wait for a quality remake like Monster Bash, the LE is even nicer than the original in my opinion. I don't know if I'll keep it forever, but it is going to make my family pretty happy when it arrives.
It costs a lot of money to delay games, so I'm sure CGC are working their hardest to get games out. Hopefully they get through this and continue putting out excellent quality pins.
Quoted from Jarson:
Thanks everyone for the kind words and support about the smashed MBRLE. After not hearing from the distributor for a couple days after reporting the damage, I decided to check what day the 180 day clock ends for Paypal Buyer protection, and that day is April 18th (I ordered October 20th). I wrote to my distributor and stated my intention to ask Paypal to step in on the issue before that date, and immediately got a call. On the call the distributor said he would have to wait for the item to return and then begin a claim process. He stated he had no more allotment of the game, so couldn't give me any assurance that a game would be shipped any time in the near future. He offered to refund me completely because he says the Paypal process is not good for him. I asked him if he had contacted CGC about the issue and he said he had not. He then said he might be getting some games next week, and would see what he could do about shipping one of those. So at this point, if I don't hear that a game is on its way by next week, I think i'm getting off this crazy train.
It's just not worth the time, aggravation, headache, etc over the missed ship dates, broken promises, taking time off work for 2 delivery attempts, to offset the fun that the game might bring me. I think I'm sticking to only buying things in-stock and ready to ship from here on out.
Yikes, who is your distributor?!
Quoted from TheBeardoWeirdo:
Still have to get over there and finish unboxing to get better pics. My cousin just snapped those while unloading it at the MFP office. They should send a new decal, though we might just let them know and leave it, it's kind of a cool 'we got lucky' story.
I found a scratch on the decal with my TNA after unboxing, and Spooky sent me a new decal. I've still got it wrapped up in the tube for the future. If I ever go to sell it (no plans currently), having replacement decal will make future buyers happier. Whether or not you plan to fix the issue yourself, having a replacement on-hand is probably a good idea for the future.
Quoted from DJNOEL30:
Is there a way to tone down the sensitivity of the slings, they go off at the slightest graze by the ball. I checked the menus and couldn't find anything, was wondering if anyone has a solution or is this just part of the game play to figure out.
There is a way, but you need to physically adjust the switch. If you've never done that, I recommend you buy the Leaf Switch adjuster tool from your favourite pinball parts website/supplier, and watch a few video/text guides on "adjusting leaf switches" either on these forums or on youtube. There's a bunch of varying quality. The only advice I have is to try to adjust as close to the base as possible, and always the short side.
Quoted from CUJO:
Just got MBLe #566! Very happy with it. Noticed the code version on DMD Dec 2018 1.0.2. Is this the latest?
Is it the same as the one on CG website? 102.7z?
The ".7z" part means it's a 7-zip file, it's not part of the version number. It should be the same as 1.0.2, so you're up to date.
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