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Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)


By MrSanRamon

10 months ago



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“Monster Bash Remake (MBr) Owners Club (with Poll & Pics)”

  • I'm in on a CE 32 votes
    6%
  • I'm in on a SE 91 votes
    16%
  • I'm in on a LE 282 votes
    50%
  • I'm out for now 154 votes
    28%

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#1 10 months ago

Just to get the ball rolling!

I'm ready and I have my order in for an MBr LE...just don't know what it's going to cost.

The only thing I have to show is my Key Ring...

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Robert

#2 10 months ago

My plan is to get an 13000-LE...what are others thinking?

13000-CE ("Monster Bash")
13000-LE ("Monster Bash")
13000-SE ("Monster Bash")

Robert

#8 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

I'll be ready. LTG : )

OK, but where are my car keys then...

Robert

#11 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

In your pocket.

Damn...you are good!

Robert

#14 10 months ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Easier games means you can set them up even steeper, harder, and more brutal and not be in for a marathon game and still have fun trying to complete it.

Yes for me (who is just an average player) increasing the opening on the outlanes and changing the game rules to extra hard usually adds enough challenge for me.

Robert

#16 10 months ago

These 2 posts were made nearly 2 weeks ago and there was no reveal at California Extreme 2018, I'm hoping we don't have to wait until the show in Dixon in October!

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Still hoping Larry at FLIP N OUT PINBALL...gives me a call soon with a demand for payment and a ship date.

Robert

#18 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

You won't. LTG : )

Alright, I believe the man who found my keys!

Robert

1 week later
#31 10 months ago

There's always a waiting list to get on the pass the time...

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/67077

Robert

#33 10 months ago

Too bad that there isn't going to be two different rule sets.

Should be a great game anyway!

Robert

#41 10 months ago
Quoted from andrewket:

This may be worse than waiting for TNA.

Or watching paint dry...

Robert

#46 9 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Read Ashley's recent post. :

The post pasted here...looks like it's getting closer:

Pinsiders, we need your help! We need to get some fresh eyes on Monster Bash.

We are located in Cicero, IL. There are a limited number of spots available. If you're interested in helping us out, PM me directly with the dates and times you're available Thursday, August 23 through Wednesday, August 29th (including Saturday, 8/25). Help us make this game great(er)!

Just a few requirements:
1) We ask for an hour commitment (Roughly 45 minutes of play and 15 minutes to discuss);
2) A non-disclosure agreement must be signed;
3) No unscheduled drop-ins!

Schedule:
Thursday, August 23: 12pm-4pm
Friday, August 24: 12pm-4pm
Saturday, August 25: 11am-5pm
Monday, August 27: 12pm-4pm
Tuesday, August 28: 10am-4pm
Wednesday, August 29: 10am-4pm

#50 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Syd:

If you had a choice between and original for the sake of having an original which cost a bit less or spending the amount same coin or a bit more for an NIB standard, what would you go for?

There is a lot less risk when you purchase an MBr instead of an MB, simply due to it being new vs. what someone's description of their "almost new" game is.

If someone has a restored MB, it must have had some play on it, or they wouldn't have restored it or had it restored, so it would play like new. So there is that issue of differed maintenance...maintenance that will need to be done (eventually).

With a used machine (unless you know the machine or can go thoroughly inspect it) you really don't have much of an idea of how much "differed time" there has been.

Also, even if the machine looks great, what was the condition before it was rebuilt or restored and to what level was the restoration.

For me, I have no desire to have an original, just because it's original. I would rather have a game that is in great shape and will be for the foreseeable future.

Robert

1 week later
#55 9 months ago

I bought MMr & AFMr...so now it will be 3 for me.

Good thing I have a coupon.

Robert

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#58 9 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Good thing you have an official coupon.

Just waiting for a chance to use it...

#62 9 months ago

Well, the next pinball gathering is going to be...

Just to keep people up to date, this was Doug's post Just before Christmas last year:
We will unveil Pin #3 at the Texas Pinball Festival in March. From your friends at CGC, we wish you all a great holiday season with your families.
Regards, Doug Skor

So I will guess that since the unveiling didn't happen at TPF, it will happen here...in still in Texas:

2018 HOUSTON ARCADE & PINBALL EXPO, 10/19 & 20

Robert

1 week later
#85 9 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

My guess is the LE will be $8500 US

$10,000 by Christmas...

OK, bad joke but these games however fun to play or nice are really becoming expensive.

Robert

2 weeks later
#92 8 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Does this thread get the TWIPY for “Most Premature Owners Thread Of 2018”?

YES!

#95 8 months ago
Quoted from cpr9999:

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Ha, ha...

#101 8 months ago

Post 101!

I got my key chain...so I'm ready and doing other stuff until I get a call.

Robert

I took my address off the pic, 'cause I don't want any of you showing up at me door. Of course anyone with some search skills can find me anyway.

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#103 8 months ago

Well, they are all original to me...

#112 8 months ago
Quoted from Kiwipinhead:

Does anyone else think the topper speakers look like Lego blocks?

yea, but awesome lego blocks...

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#113 8 months ago

This game availability delay is getting to be pretty strange...seems like something got forgotten and now CGC is scrambling to recover.

It’s essentially the same game, with a topper & color display.

It has to be some issue with the topper.

I can't see CGC buying parts for a 1000 games without getting some kind of approval from the rights holders. Can't see them stupid enough to go ahead without knowing that the game is approved.

The time delay, being this long, is odd.

Robert

#117 8 months ago

I read in a thread that someone thinks the holdup might be due to George Gomez's mechs...and Stern is making them redesign them.

I find that interesting, but doubt it:

1. The mech's probably were patented, and

2. Any patents would have run out long ago.

Robert

#119 8 months ago

Pic from the CGC site, that has since been removed.

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#146 8 months ago

My dealer (pinball) said he’s getting lots of emails & texts, from people wanting to buy.

Robert

#148 8 months ago

Time to use my coupon...

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#179 8 months ago

I’m in for LE # 34.

Robert

#180 8 months ago

If anyone gets a ship/delivery date, post it here.

Robert

#181 7 months ago

After looking at the options, I'm still leaning for an LE...though for the money, the SE looks great.

$7999 LE, $7299 SE, and $5999 CE...plus about $300 shipping.

Robert

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#182 7 months ago
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#184 7 months ago

I have sent a deposit for LE #34, but yes the SE has all the playing things that the LE does and is almost 10% cheaper.

Robert

#193 7 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

For me, shaker would be the only thing I would add to a SE . Does anyone know the cost and if it is an easy install ?

It's very easy, everything needed should be there for the hookup...inserts, wiring harness. You may have to supply the attaching hardware (bolts) though...but it will be nothing special.

Robert

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#194 7 months ago
Quoted from zpinman370:

yea and after tax dollars and we pay a lot of tax lol -and then add 13% sales tax - good grief Charlie Brown!!

But you have universal health care...

#195 7 months ago

The game looks great, the topper looks sort of hokey in the photos that CGC has supplied.

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#196 7 months ago

The LE lockdown bar looks pretty cool...

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#197 7 months ago

The SE/LE Display graphics look amazing in the photos.

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#202 7 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Classic is tempting me. Topper and lock down bar look awfull but that;'s not my bag and I guess the more easy monies they get form that crowd the better.

What about the graphics on the SE?

Robert

#207 7 months ago
Quoted from indybru:

If I buy I'm leaning towards the classic.

Saving 2k over a LE is a lot of cash!

#215 7 months ago

I just love the display graphics...even though I almost never watch them while playing...

Robert

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#216 7 months ago

More pics (SE)...still in on an LE myself, though a SE would be a good choice too.

Robert

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#217 7 months ago

I know that MB is not the most difficult game to get to the wizard mode. But you can't get there every time you play, at least I can't, so I find it a fun game to play.

I'm looking forward to getting it set up and then having the grand-kids over to play it. Hopefully they will find it fun enough to get them playing a game or two for more than 5 minutes which is their usual MO.

I've had a lot of games that I thought that they would like and play...so far NBA Fastbreak, Slugfest and NGG hold the record for the number of plays before they get bored...with Hook and Revenge From Mars coming up next.

So for me, fun is a more important attribute than depth/difficulty. I'm hoping that MBr is that for the grand-kids too.

Robert

#222 7 months ago
Quoted from SkaterVet:

Looks like they forgot the shaker motor in that SE

Other than the bling items, the only difference between the LE & the SE is the shaker.

Robert

#223 7 months ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

We’re in. Just ordered an SE!

That's a great choice...you can add a shaker later if you want.

(http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPS-SHAKER-REMAKE)

Robert

#225 7 months ago
Quoted from Rock914:

And warranty...

Yes, but i was referring to game play. I wasn't very clear with that.

Robert

#226 7 months ago

As of 10/23 @ noon PST:

I'm in on a CE: 1 vote 2%

I'm in on a SE: 6 votes 11%

I'm in on a LE: 41 votes 73%

I'm out for now: 8 votes 14%

(56 votes total)

#232 7 months ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

Serious question, is there any reason to believe I can't get an LE say by Feb or March of next year? And if the LE's actually do sell out that fast, wouldn't there be plenty of SE versions at that time?

Only the LE's are limited in manufacturing quantity at 1250, which is a lot. But there is no reason to believe that they will actually make all 1250 (now), if demand doesn't warrant it.

The 1250 LE number is also a lot, due to the CE's & SE's versions being made with no limit to their production noted at present.

CGC currently has a number of parts that will take them thru their current production plan, and I have no idea what that number is. It maybe something like 2000 (a guess) units, in a combination of LE, SE & CE machines. They will have a sales projection based on MMr & AFMr sales history and pre-orders from their dealers and that first batch of parts number will be based on that.

As sales start to reach that XXXX number, then they will order another batch of parts. I would surmise that production batches would be on the order of 250 units combined, with the breakout of each based on the first batch mix.

I'm sure that there is a practical limit to SE & CE production, as in they won't run out and then make 25 more, then 15 more, etc. When orders start to diminish, whatever block they are currently making will probably be the end of production.

Anyway, I believe that there will be MBr's available for quite awhile, in every configuration.

Robert

#234 7 months ago
Quoted from arcadem:

No reason to wait and risk not getting my serial number and a NIB game.

According to my dealer, the owner serial number thing is still in effect.

Not sure how long one has to order and still get their number, but the lower numbers would be most vulnerable.

Robert

#237 7 months ago

As of 10/23 @ 2:30 pm PST:

I'm in on a CE: 1 vote 1%

I'm in on a SE: 6 votes 9%

I'm in on a LE: 50 votes 75%

I'm out for now: 10 votes 15%

(67 votes total)

#238 7 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Just voted for a CE, a nib mbR at $6k is hard to pass up.

I agree, and saving $2 grand (over the LE) is nothing to sneeze at.

Robert

#239 7 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

By the time I’m done with the game, it will look like an LE and we will have mods available to improve aesthetics

Looking forward to what you come up with.

Robert

#240 7 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

st voted for a CE, a nib mbR at $6k is hard to pass up

Also, I remember when rebuilt MB's were as high as $15k...now a new equivalent MBr (CE) is $9k less.

Robert

#248 7 months ago
Quoted from Gunske:

Just curious, where did you guys read it costs 6.000USD delivered? Can't find anything on the net, so Google is wrong, or there are some peeps talking ****

Prices are supposed to be fixed:

$7999 LE, $7299 SE, and $5999 CE...plus about $300 shipping...in the states.

Robert

#249 7 months ago

Upgraded toys on the SE & LE's.

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#250 7 months ago

My dealer says that it will be a little while before the LE's are shipped.

Apparently the plan is for CGC to make 150 SE's, then make some LE's, then the CE's & more SE's.

He said that they can make 15 units a day...and he's not sure when the first will start rolling off the line. Someone from Chicago should go see what's up, if possible.

The first LE's made will be the number matching LE's, thankfully I have #34 so mine should be in the first batch made.

He thinks that they may make all the number matching units first, so they don't give out a number to someone else first. Maybe the first run of LE's will just be number matching units, then on to CE's and SE's...then back to LE's.

A lot of speculation at this point. If anyone has any other or better info, please post it.

Thanks.

Robert

#254 7 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

I was also told that "legacy" buyers jump to the front of the line ....

That's me...#34!

Robert

#260 7 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

“That’s not what the going price says, it’s still commanding $10k for a mint machine.”

Yes, but would that mean there are another bunch of people that they think will buy a TAF.

With that BOM, it would either be an expensive machine or they would have to sell a lot of them to get benefits of scale.

I guess anything can happen, but they made 20K of them already...must be a lot still in existence.

Anyway, back to MBr...

Robert

#261 7 months ago

#34<<<#593

#267 7 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

It's all about supply and demand. 20K means nothing if you have 25K people that want one.

Yea, I got that.

It just seems that it would be expensive to make, so the price would approach maybe $9k...but I see guys spending that on JJP games so maybe $9k is the new $6k.

I'm paying around $8.3k for a MBrLE...so maybe $9 or 9.5k is still viable.

Robert

#268 7 months ago

As of 10/24 @ 2:45 pm PST:

I'm in on a CE: 7 vote 7%

I'm in on a SE: 10 votes 10%

I'm in on a LE: 71 votes 68%

I'm out for now: 16 votes 15%

(104 votes total)

#272 7 months ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

Out of the gate MBr LE is selling strong.

Craig,

Would it be appropriate for you give me an approximate number of each configuration you have sold so far?

Thanks.

Robert

#283 7 months ago

As of 10/25 @ 3:45 pm PST:

I'm in on a CE: 8 vote 7%

I'm in on a SE: 11 votes 9%

I'm in on a LE: 80 votes 68%

I'm out for now: 18 votes 15%

(117 votes total)

#287 7 months ago

I heard that my dealer is out of LE's too.

I had a verbal order in to him 4 months ago though, so I had no issues.

I think that the first allocation of LE's may be close to selling out, but not the entire 1250#.

My guess is that the dealers are calling CGC and asking for another allocation. That allocation is probably after the SE run, then the first LE run, the next SE and CE run...then the LE run #2.

So if you don't get in on the first LE run, you probably won't get an LE until January.

I just checked in Pinside Market, and there are 2 vendors that say they have LE's to sell.

Robert

1 week later
#324 7 months ago

As of 11/1@ 9 am PDT:
I'm in on a CE: 9 vote 6%
I'm in on a SE: 16 votes 10%
I'm in on a LE: 101 votes 64%
I'm out for now: 31 votes 20%
(157 votes total)

#334 7 months ago

So far it’s about 4 to 1 LE’s to CE’s & SE’s.

Robert

#361 7 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

whats the latest shipping estimate for LEs?

The LE's come after the 150 SE's are made. Production rate is up to 15 per day, so 10 - 15 days to get the SE's done, then the LE's start.

I have number 34, so ~3 weeks after LE's start I should get mine shipped.

So probably a mid-December delivery for me.

But that's an estimate, no word from my distributor yet...and only $1000 down paid so far.

Robert

#362 7 months ago

As of 11/5@ 3:45 Pm PST:
I'm in on a CE: 9 vote 5%
I'm in on a SE: 22 votes 12%
I'm in on a LE: 120 votes 65%
I'm out for now: 34 votes 18%

(185 votes total with 151 buying a game)

Robert

1 week later
#500 7 months ago

My dealer texted me asking me to confirm my matching LE number last week. Haven’t been asked for the remainders of my money yet.

Robert

#502 7 months ago

As of 11/18@ 8:25PM PST:
I'm in on a CE: 14 vote 6%
I'm in on a SE: 27 votes 11%
I'm in on a LE: 153 votes 62%
I'm out for now: 51 votes 21%
(245 votes total with 194 buying a game)

Robert

#507 7 months ago

https://www.chicago-gaming.com

Quoted from DJNOEL30:

How did CGC come to be

Did video games before pinball.

Robert

#524 6 months ago

Looks like LE's are selling at a ratio of almost 4 to 1 over the CE & SE combined.

Still waiting to hear about LE #34.

Robert

#565 6 months ago

Got my notice to pay in full for LE #34.

Robert

#572 6 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

That is sensational! Did your distro let you know when your game will ship?

"Its time for the balance. CGC says LE's will be shipping in December so balance is..."

#575 6 months ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

Can someone please explain this matching number desire?

The best reason to get a matching number is that those are built first.

Other reason...bragging rights.

Robert

#576 6 months ago
Quoted from FightNightFZ:

Trying this again. My Backbox speakers are really scratchy (almost like a blown cone but not). Any ideas on how to fix this?

You could try a factory reset. and see if that changes anything.

Robert

#578 6 months ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

Not sure I understand this part.

Should have said "shipped first".

Robert

#579 6 months ago
Quoted from FightNightFZ:

My Backbox speakers are really scratchy (almost like a blown cone but not)

You might try re-seating sound connectors. On the MMr it is the speaker connector on the lower right of the controller board in the backbox.

Not sure where it is on the Mbr.

Also, 1 speaker could be defective. Does the sound seem worse from 1 side or the other? Moving the speaker around see, if the distortion follows.

Robert

1 week later
#787 6 months ago

I’ve sent in my LE balance about a week ago and am waiting to hear about it being shipped.

Robert

#793 6 months ago
Quoted from marspinball:

I have game matching #11 and have not been requested to pay yet. My distributor is GEX. Also no updates on when it ships.
Also concerned I will have no room for it if is arrives early so I put my Addams Family for sale. Check out the market place if interested.

Interesting, I have #34 and have been asked for payment, no ship info yet.

Robert

#795 6 months ago
Quoted from Doug_Duba:

We are scheduled to start building LEs for customers participating in the serial number matching program December 3rd. We are trying to ship all games in the serial number matching program before Christmas.

They should start building my #34 in 2 weeks!

Yea!

Robert

#921 6 months ago
Quoted from Blacksun:

I was told first batch of # matching LE's start shipping the 13th...

Yea!...1 week and counting!

Robert

#926 6 months ago

So looking forward to getting my LE "soon".

Robert

#1003 6 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

Is this a title I sell my AFMrLE to acquire?

That's what I did...couldn't see keeping it when I liked MMr better and have limited room and funds.

Couldn't see keeping $8000 of jewelry sitting in a corner that is not being played much.

We'll see if MBr is going to be a long term keeper, but currently I suspect it is.

Robert

#1046 6 months ago

I got news!

"Robert,

Looks like your game will ship this week. I'll be in touch.

Larry"

#1051 6 months ago
Quoted from PicklePerfect:

Are there different versions of the manual out there?

I only have the Original Manual and it says it's in Feature Adjustments: A.2.16.

Are you looking in "Feature Adjustments"?

Robert

#1156 6 months ago
Quoted from flipnout1:

Shipping my first MBR LE today. So they will be rolling out to more customers this week

That's my game!

Robert

#1236 6 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

But I only have a Chevy Equinox SUV to pick it up. Not sure NIB LE will fit in an Equinox, and I am guessing not

Go here and search for "Equinox": https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vehicles-that-a-pinball-machine-fits-in

I don't think any SUV will take a machine in the box, except maybe a Hummer.

Robert

#1266 6 months ago

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#1396 6 months ago

My LE is stuck in the Oakland depot, so I won't get delivery until tomorrow sometime.

Robert

#1414 5 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Don't the LE's have mirror blades?

Yes, you can see them in the pics.

Robert

#1439 5 months ago

Mine made it this morning...just need a bit of help moving it into the house. Made separate post to ask for help.

Robert

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#1466 5 months ago

Finally got the game into the house and set up, it's really a beautiful machine and plays fantastic!

Robert

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#1467 5 months ago

Anyone know what this black bumper is for? It was in the package with the rest of the stuff.

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#1478 5 months ago

The only issue I have found so far with my game is that the LHS side art graphic overlaps the front graphic a bit.

So when I put my hand on the LHS flipper button, I can feel the seam (the edge of the side art) which is starting to lift a bit.

Not sure what to do right now, I only have a couple of games on it, but in the longer run (100 games or so) the side graphic will start to peel and be an actual issue for me.

Robert

#1479 5 months ago
Quoted from CFoote:

How do you like the Classic? I am a old school hobbyist who wants to play the game like I played it in the arcade back in the day. Chris

The Classic is as close to the to game like you played in the arcade back in the (your) day as is possible.

Robert

#1520 5 months ago

Does anyone else have an issue with the side art where it interfaces with the coin door art work?

Mine has a overlap that is coming loose (at the LHS flipper button) and will probably start to peel soon.

Robert

#1521 5 months ago
Quoted from fattdirk:

Here's what keeps happening to mine. Do you guys have it set to higher than 6.5 degrees?

Mine is set up at about 6.7 degrees, got tired of crawling under the game to get it at exactly 6.5 degrees.

Game plays well with no issues, maybe 1 out of probably 20 scoop shots are ejected between the flippers. I haven't investigated any further, since it isn't chronic.

The LE is beautiful. My wife's granddaughter came over for 10 minutes yesterday and was mesmerized by the game. She was able to play 1 ball and wanted to stay and play it...which is amazing in itself. The only other game she talks about (out of all I have owned) is Slugfest.

Robert

#1553 5 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

The protector in the ball drain is different. It has a piece cut out to prevent the ball from getting stuck.

My LE #34 is like this.

Robert

#1649 5 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

Maybe somebody can compare them to their LE versions?

That's what they look like on my LE.

Robert

#1650 5 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Seems like that would wreck the moon and mummy GI effects

Since the poppers change color and intensity during game play...not at all.

Robert

#1654 5 months ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

but they don't look like the promo pics.

Yes, those were proto designs.

Like a lot of Williams games, the proto games had features or items that were removed due to cost in the production games.

The detail in the figures is probably similar.

Robert

#1658 5 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

Considering the added detail is a big feature they advertise between the CE and SE/LE, are there any comparison photos between the two versions?

The pictures I've seen posted here, seem to show all of the figures being identical..on all versions...see posts 703 & 722.

If you want to see pictures in this thread, go to the TOPIC GALLERY (near the top LHS of this web page) and click on "View topic image gallery".

Robert

#1751 5 months ago
Quoted from splitskull:

If no, what shaker goes in it? Who sells them?

PPS, cointaker, several places.

Robert

#1752 5 months ago

As of 12/29 @ 2 pm PST:

I'm in on a CE: 23 vote 8%

I'm in on a SE: 49 votes 18%

I'm in on a LE: 204 votes 74%

(276 votes total)

#1878 5 months ago
Quoted from GreenMarine:

Hmmm, I got extra flipper rubbers but no key fob. Would rather have the fob.

I got a Fob with my game...but no game instruction card...the one that goes on the LHS of the apron. That spot was empty on my game.

Not complaining, but this is what happen when your game is one of the first out of the factory.

As of today...89 plays total; its a fun game!

Robert

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#1895 5 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

Only a short drive from @MrSanRamon too!

Was at the Flipper Room about 3 weeks ago...a nice collection of games to play, from early SS to the latest remakes. If you haven't been, you should try to make the trip.

Robert

#1903 5 months ago
Quoted from WizWiggy:

I'm assuming 4 keys total, 2 coin door and 2 backbox like a new Stern

3

Robert

#1906 5 months ago
Quoted from bigdaddy07:

Yes. I like my games cranked up. It's probably why I was one of only a couple of guys to complain about the sound.

After the update, I have my MBr set at 1...and I'm mostly deaf.

Robert

#1916 5 months ago
Quoted from tomtest:

You said it didn't lose your settings but did it lose all your scores?

I believe that my scores remained.

Robert

#1923 5 months ago

Could someone post a picture or scan of the stock MBr instruction card...mine came with out one?

Robert

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#2007 5 months ago

I know that this probably doesn't affect too many people, but the my game was drop shipped from the manufacturer direct to me. My dealer is in Kentucky.

To those people getting machines from their dealers locally (picking them up), the dealer may be waiting to get 2, 3, 4 or more games shipped together from the manufacturer to save shipping costs.

That could be the reason some people aren't getting their games as fast as others.

The only other reason I can think of is that some dealers may have more pull, or signed up for X number of games first, or maybe paid something/more upfront.

Robert

#2014 5 months ago

The yellow "start" button flashes for awhile, then goes out.

This is happening after I updated the software. Before, I think, it flashed continually, as long as the game was turned on.

How does others operate?

Robert

#2049 5 months ago
Quoted from BrewskisBar:

Well today was a bummer....Guess it really is a good idea to always open the box!

My AFMr was damaged during shipment, I refused to accept it and CGC & my dealer made good without any hassles.

When the next AFMr was sent to me the topper was damaged. I kept that game and refused to accept the topper. Again, CGC & my dealer made good without any hassles.

While this is a bummer, I have no doubt that CGC will make good for you.

Robert

#2052 5 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

So if theres no visual damage to the box (or boxes if u include the topper) do you open the box and inspect before accepting?

That's always the safest route.

I look at the box and pallet and then make a judgement call. If the box is damaged then I open the box where the damage is and inspect further.

I have accepted games where the box and pallet look good without opening the box though.

Robert

#2053 5 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

So if theres no visual damage to the box (or boxes if u include the topper) do you open the box and inspect before accepting?

Pat,

If you look at the picture of the damaged game, you can see that the box was damaged, and I would have inspected that area (at least) before accepting.

Robert

#2054 5 months ago
Quoted from flipnout1:

I don’t ask for full payment until I think the game will be ready using info I’ve been given.

Larry,

I hope that you don't think I was implying that you have been anything but an excellent dealer for me.

All of your payment requirements and game shipments were very close.

Thanks again for the fabulous service for getting my MMr, AFMr & MBr games.

Robert

#2056 5 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

I was just wondering if you open the box if theres no visual damage.

Generally, no.

#2075 5 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

I think you hit the nail on the head - if someone wants their money back, they can get it back no questions.

That's how I got my MMr...Larry (FLip N Out) gave someone their money back and then sold the position to me. I think I got the game about 1 month later.

Robert

#2095 5 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

Next batch? Does this mean they're stopping LE production for a while?

I have no info as to what is happening at the CGC plant, but it may be as simple as a parts supply issue. A part could be late or a batch of parts were made incorrectly.

The games are very similar, so moving from 1 version to another would be easy and would keep the production line moving.

It looks to me that the cabinets of the SE & CE are identical, the backboxes of the CE & LE are identical and the playfields of the CE & LE are identical (except for plasma disk).

So, if they are short some LE specific part, like a topper, lockdown bar, plasma disk, mirror blades, etc...they could switch to CE's. Or if LE playfields were short, they could switch to SE's.

Not saying that is what is happening, it could be just their plan to switch up to meet purchase order demands.

Robert

#2257 5 months ago
Quoted from LP30:

MBrLE heading back to Chicago. Refused delivery. Fork lift to the cabinet. So close, then ripped away.

The same thing happened to my AFMr.

Robert

#2258 5 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

What happens when CGC gets a game back like this? Do they just repackage it and send it to someone else?

This happened to my AFMr...CGC took it back no problem and replaced the cabinet and sent it back to me.

Didn't take too much time, maybe 2 weeks total from sending it back to receiving it back.

Robert

#2515 4 months ago
Quoted from Mogg:

Many distributors lay out "30-90 days for delivery, deposits are non refundable".

Why don't you call your distributor and find out?

Not sure why you would ask here, when each instance is probably different...distributor stock level, type of game (LE, CE, SE), game demand, etc.

But to try to shed some light on what you ask, it's PROBABLY refundable at any time IF the distributor can sell it to someone else.

Robert

#2531 4 months ago

I have read these posts about CGC's lack of communication on why the LE's are not shipping or that they are shipping in low quantities.

I have refrained from posting as I have my LE and have had it since December 20th.

While they (CGC) actually don't sell to us, the fact that the games are drop shipped from the factory makes the association easier.

The only info I have is from my distributor is that it's probably a playfield issue (unconfirmed by CGC) for the LE's that's causing the delay. And CGC is trying to make the best games possible, so they are holding up LE shipments.

If the playfields are really the issue, and if I didn't have my game, I'd be really glad that they aren't shipping some substandard part just to make some LE sales goal.

It would be great if CGC posted here, but in reality it should be a distributor that would give us the info, since we are their customer(s). And the distributor should be calling CGC to get the scoop for us. My distributor told me that he has only gotten 6 of his allotment to date...mine was the first the next 5 came last week. He's also had a few people cancel.

If I find out anything more about this, I'll post here.

Robert

#2536 4 months ago
Quoted from pintechev:

They are the same.

It looks to me that the cabinets of the SE & CE are identical, the backboxes of the CE & LE are identical and the playfield assemblies of the CE & LE are identical (except for plasma disk).

Robert

#2552 4 months ago
Quoted from CGC-Ryan:

I want to thank everyone for their support and allowing us to do work that we love.

Thanks Ryan for the update.

Robert

#2570 4 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

I knew you guys would chime in eventually.

I reached out to CGC yesterday and asked them to give an update, and only a few hours after that the update came.

Robert

#2609 4 months ago
Quoted from ASOA:

Different levels of acceptance terminology should not be blown out of proportion. It's the backlash from pinside that makes some manufactures reluctant on making public announcements here in this forum.

I couldn't agree more.

While I asked CGC to comment here, it wasn't with trepidation, so I waited as long as I thought I could.

It is no wonder that manufacturers don't post here, and probably don't spend much time reading what is written on Pinside either.

I thank CGC for posting their explanation for the slower shipments of LE's than originally anticipated...which is what some were grumbling about.

Now that you know that reason, you have something else to agonize about, playfield grading and selective usage.

I realize that some LE people got caught in the unfortunate area between Playfields are good, games will ship soon, send in your money & woops...Playfields aren't always perfect, so we have to hold up LE shipments.

I don't know how much info CGC gave to their distributors, and that's maybe where this could have been handled better by CGC. With a bit more info, the distributors could have contacted the few people that paid in full and their LE game was delayed.

Robert

#2767 4 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

My number matching 593 LE shipped today....

I heard that there was a big rig crash on I-80...just playing with you!

Robert

#2768 4 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

It involved a famous pinball personality and a Shetland pony.

Where can I get tickets?

Robert

#2769 4 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I just played this at Tilt last night... It isn't dark at all

I feel the same way.

Robert

#2973 4 months ago
Quoted from Mdanielb:

Have any of you guys that have split decals submitted a ticket to CGC regarding that issue?

While not like some of you are experiencing, I did have an issue with my decal. I never did submit a ticket at CGC.

The left edge of my side art was peeling back, about 1-inch below the lock down bar.

I posted here (post #1520) to see if anyone else had an issue.

I was contacted via PM by Doug Duba to which I PM'd him back.

A few hours later (on a Saturday late afternoon California time) Doug called me at home to discuss the issue. I explained and told him I had pushed the side art back down with the blunt edge of a razor blade and would let him know how that worked out. I also put on flipper button "half-moon" shaped plastic protectors. The protectors kept any hands from rubbing that area directly when playing a game.

Had several people play the game over Christmas and the decal stayed stuck. So I emailed Doug that I considered the issue solved and that I required no further assistance. He thanked me in an email reply.

So I can say that in my experience, CGC's customer service is great!

Robert

#2974 4 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Sounds like those spots need extra mylar put over them to prevent it from spreading? Or would that even help?

I considered that when I had my decal issue, but to date haven't done so.

I think that much of the damage "SIRLONZELOT" is seeing could have been mediated by installing mylar in that area.

That area of the cabinet, if the decal becomes separated and somewhat lifted, gets a lot of hands rubbing so any defect gets worse fast.

I put on flipper button "half-moon" shaped plastic protectors and that helped keep my hands away from the edge of the cabinet. I do wish that they extended back a bit more, all the way to the back edge of the cabinet. I may make a bigger set myself, to better protect that edge/interface.

If it's cabinet joint shifting that is causing the crack in the decal, then mylar won't stop the cracking, but I think will better keep the decal split from becoming lifted and then damaged further by hand movement.

If it happens to you new machine, I understand one's frustration.

Robert

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