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


By MrSanRamon

1 year ago



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

  • I'm in on a CE 40 votes
    7%
  • I'm in on a SE 102 votes
    17%
  • I'm in on a LE 304 votes
    50%
  • I'm out for now 161 votes
    27%

(607 votes)

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#167 11 months ago

Deposit just paid for a LE..
Looking forward to adding it to our collection

#168 11 months ago
Quoted from Chicoman:

No way do they blow through 1250 LE's. Here we are a year and half later and there is still NIB Attack From Mars LE's and they only made $1000 of them.
I'll wait for the fire sale and get a NIB MBr LE for sub $7500.

That is the idea, enough LEs to go around for everyone that wants one now.

There were 1000 TAF gold editions made in 1993 and there were plenty of them to go around at that time too!

#173 11 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Did Wayne give you an idea of when we'll get them?

No mate, he will let us know when he knows himself. If CGC have not started making them yet, could be a while (plenty of months). Aust is nearly last to get the games. US first, then Europe and then Aust.

I honestly thought CGC would have been cranking out the games over the last six months and storing them, looks like maybe not.

#262 11 months ago
Quoted from OnTheSnap:

I find it interesting that most of the Pinsider's posting in this thread have many years already in the hobby.
So maybe the primary market for this, is the nostalgic seasoned hobbyist. And maybe it has less appeal to the newer players that lack the soft nostalgia for the pin? I'm still in <1 yr. But own 4 pins now.
I've been in on the LE. Just having second thoughts, comparing it to other pins. And rumors of pins/companies coming next year. Is this the one_ I want. Or maybe a jjPOTC. Or a magic girl.
Kinda grinding over this for 2 days now.

Play them all and see which one you like best before making your decision. Pinball is meant to be fun and picking any machine is part of that fun. MB is an all time classic 90s BW game that still is highly desirable. I think most of the 1250 LEs will go into peoples houses and their private collections. The reason seasoned pinheads are buying the remake is the game and game play is still good compared to all the newer titles.

Remember that there are no wrong decisions in pinball. Rumours are just that, rumours.

#263 11 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

so they can build 75 games a week?

15 machines per day is CGC s target production. That doers not mean that they can make that many. I would think they can make 10 - 12 per day = 50 or 60 machines per week. Hopefully CGC have been manufacturing while waiting for the final approvals and they can make 15 machines per day or more. We will find out in the next few weeks.

#288 11 months ago
Quoted from doughslingers:

I am sold out of LEs thanks for all the calls and messages.
Buddy
Mountain Entertainment Inc.
Plesse see Joe at Pinballstar

Already.. Congratulations!

2 weeks later
#408 11 months ago
Quoted from Only_Pinball:

CGC built MM's have coin mechs. They also have the melamine cabs.

We got a MMr a few months back and the bottom of the cabinet is plywood, with nice black melamine plywood everywhere else, same as our AFMRLE. I must admit, very nice touch, game looks awesome. I went to put glue in all the corners of the cabinet and it was already done. Looks like MBr will be the same.

#445 11 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

I totally understand that all distributors/manufacturers want your money ASAP (of course they do). I just can't get my head around paying for a game months, or multiple weeks before its actually being shipped. In the case of CGC they are clearly legit so you'll eventually get your product so theres very little risk. Out of curiosity when are distributors required to pay for games?

Our form in Australia states full payment due 2 weeks before shipping. Then we wait 2 or more months. This is what you have to do if you want one. First lot are built to order.

#452 11 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

two weeks isn't entirely unreasonable....waiting an additional 2 months is painful....In the states I suspect many ship directly from the factory to customers? my real question is when do the distributors have to pay the manufacturers?

Forking out our hard earned dollars and then waiting for 2 months is frustrating. Our distro has always been entirely honest with us. I feel payment is due (to CGC) in full for all machines before they ship. Plenty of people do not want to pay for their machines until they absolutely have to, leaving the financial burden on the distro.

#461 11 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

I totally get that full payment should be due prior to shipment. We have it pretty easy in the states as shipping typically doesn't take longer than a week. I just don't understand why in the USA full payment is due several weeks prior to shipment? especially if your paying with a CC or wiring the $. They just need to get paid before the game actually ships.

I am not sure for you guys in the USA. Probably your distros asking for the money early.

#522 10 months ago
Quoted from Ed209:

Just got delivered!
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Congratulations!

Please post plenty of unboxing Pics.

#533 10 months ago
Quoted from Ed209:

Setup and playing perfect with no big surprises. Few random thoughts...
Trim has screws now to make it easy to swap out.
No keyfob in goody bag but they did include an extra set of flipper rubbers and lots of fuses.
Foam on underside made it a bit of a wobbly mess if you take it off the pallet before putting the legs on.
Dots are amazing.
Nice to see a factory installed protector on the center drain.
Mechs!
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Thank you so much for taking some time to post your pics. Game looks amazing. Congratulations.

#571 10 months ago
Quoted from MrSanRamon:

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

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

#590 10 months ago
Quoted from gripwhip:

Not sure I understand this part. I get them coming off the line quicker. They are really not the (e.g. 235) one built if they are just putting that tag on it no matter when it is made. It would be better/more serendipitous it would seem if you got one as a coincidence not just for matching purposes.

The machine LE numbers do not match when the machine was built. EG you may have LE No1 out of 1000. This machine was actually manufactured 900/1000 and received the No1 LE tag. The LEs are not built in the LE tag order.

If you purchased a MMrLE and got number 53/1000. Every time you order the next model eg AFMrLE you are entitled to ask for the same LE number and your machine will be manufactured first and you get it first, before a person that has not bought a LE machine before.

Some collectors want matching LE numbers on all their machines. WTF for I have no idea.

#650 10 months ago
Quoted from MEuRaH:

Isn't that an SE?

Apologies. You are correct. That machine is a SE.

#717 10 months ago
Quoted from Plunger069:

I just put on a coat of wax and am ready to play. Powered up and it is absolutely a home run. Lighting is unbelievable. I will post pictures, but video and pics do not even come close to what you see in person. I purchased MMR and AFMRse and this machine blows them away on fit and finish. I will report back on playability soon. Enjoy the pics for now. Oh yeah it is an SE.
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Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

#749 10 months ago
Quoted from BOBCADE:

This will be my first remake and my only concern is the boardset, especially having that one mounted under the playfield. Have there been any issues on MMr or AFMr with these? I hope they will have the longevity and repair-ability a typical old boardset has.

Bit too much concern over something that may never happen. When you buy a car or any house appliance do you say "I hope they will have the longevity and repair-ability a typical old boardset has" about the electronics? The tec and manufacturing of the PCBs is similar. I do not think there is anything to worry about here. We will have a definite answer in the next 20 years!

1 month later
#2021 9 months ago
Quoted from Coz:

With the black and white Munsters being such a polarizing topic, would any Monster Bash owners or potential owners want an option to buy a Black and White version? Personally I like the full color and updated dots and lighting.
-Obviously pic is not real, just a hypothetical idea of a b&w playfield
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Definitely a no from us! I remember being a kid waiting for us to buy a colour TV. I do not want to go backwards.

2 weeks later
#2896 8 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Aren't the decals tearing though because the wood is seperating/splitting?

I agree with who-dey . If you remove the lock bars from your machine and look down from the top, you will see either the cabinet coming apart or the ply s separating. Easy fix. Use some wood glue and glue it back together now.

2 months later
#5368 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

Straight Down The Middle ( ball shooting between the flippers )
LTG : )

Thank you for taking the time to explain that for us. Very much appreciated.

1 month later
#5680 4 months ago
Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

I'm considering purchasing the MB (limited) but maybe I can save a few bucks and just get the SE? It's odd that they would price them so close, the main aspects that I like more in the LIMITED is obviously the Topper (can be purchased on its own?) and the plasma disk. The rest of the differences aren't important to me.
I also quite like the MUNSTERS (B&W) but most everyone seems to think that game sucks at this point, so I assume MB would also have longer shelf life and resell value.
All opinions welcome!

Please find link to different versions of MBr. The topper only comes with the LE. For us, we love the large color display.

https://www.chicago-gaming.com/coinop/monster-bash

Munsters is an awesome game. I find most people love it. Block a few of the Stern haters and you will pretty quickly realise there are only a few people complaining about Munsters. I understand why people that drop coins in to game are not that keen for Munsters. Game is hard, quite brutal and has short ball times. We love ours, game rocks.

Buy whatever you like best, or both, only you can make that choice.

2 months later
#5946 60 days ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Bonus feature in the update: If you plug in a real knocker it works.
"Increased volume of knocker sound through speakers."
Much louder if you rig up a real knocker!

So we can fit a knocker like in AFMRLE and it will work?

#5948 60 days ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

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Awesome! Can I ask where you got it from? Thanks

#5977 54 days ago
Quoted from marspinball:

Does this update wipe the scores?

Not for us. All our high scores stayed in our machine.

1 week later
#6042 47 days ago
Quoted from LukyDuck:

New MBr owner here and new to pinside.
I have had such a great experience with my first Pin and it was NIB!
My experience with my CGC NIB MBr SE was so good I was looking at purchasing another NIB. But after all the PF issues on both the JP and WW, I am holding off on buying another one NIB. I want to see if either manufacturer corrects the issues.
I did buy a second NIB, a Luci, but it got damaged during shipping and had to go back to the distributor. Now I am just waiting for it to be repaired and sent back to me. Hopefully, in one piece this time.
But I am so happy to have my MBr. Haven’t had this much fun on a pin in something like 30 years. Reliable, no issues out of the box. PF looks stunning and it has been fun trying to get better at it. After having it a month, now I can’t get my GF to stop playing it.
I am looking forward to what CGC may be coming out with in the future. They hit a home run, in my opinion, on remaking this pin.

Welcome to Pinside and welcome to the club! MBr is a beautiful game. We love ours.

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