Quoted from docquest:
Hot Wheels sized 1/64 Munster Koach does exist.
So does Grandpa Munster's Drag-U-La, which was also very cool. Rob Zombie would probably agree.
I'm late to the party as always, lol. Could someone please PM me the pics? Thank you in advance!
I suspect these pics are early mock-ups possibly used internally at Stern to discuss preliminary design direction. I do like the cab art with the Munster's Koach. I loved that crazy Barris car design and even had a 1/24 model kit of it when I was a kid. The only thing I'd ask Stern is to put it on both sides of the cab! I want to see it from either side.
There's a good Munsters TV show/history documentary that's pretty entertaining on YouTube:
My apologies if anyone has already posted that link, but I didn't remember seeing it in this thread. I wasn't yet born when the Munsters originally aired, but I did watch it and become a fan when I was a kid a decade later. I loved the whole premise, and I still do. I suspect there are lots of old dudes like me out there who dig the Munsters, and some younger people too. The spooky house, the cool Barris custom cars, and the humor all would go towards making a good pin if Stern can pull it off successfully, which I think they can.
Quoted from Honch:
The artwork on the premium model is outstanding. I really dont see any way to improve on it and it fits the theme perfectly.
I agree. I like the different art on both sides, but man... the Munster's Koach car is iconic and I'm going to have to rearrange my gameroom so I can stick that side facing outward into the room (assuming that the production cab follows these designs of course). I even had a 1/24 scale plastic model of the Munster's Koach when I was a kid.
I'm interested in a premium, but I'm not a fan of black and white. I grew up with a black and white television, and I got news for you... it f*cking sucked. LOL, I'm never going back.
Quoted from Marcdaddy:
I'm usually a Premium buyer and the B&W may force me to a LE. Hopefully it looks great, maybe I'll get rid of my color tvs!
Think of the money Stern will save on colored inks. That's one cost cutting measure that I never even thought of. Kudos to Stern, B&W for every pin from here on out.
Alright.. alright... I prefer the full color as I thought I would, but the B&W is growing on me. I wouldn't kick it out of bed, LOL. Whichever way you go, it's a super fun looking play field. I'm loving what I'm seeing.
Quoted from Durzel:
If it's just people wanting any new theme in a shiny cabinet then that's one thing, but where has this previously non-existant Munsters fan club come from?
I always loved The Munsters since I was a kid. I even have a Munster's Koach model. But I never go out of my way to talk about them.
Quoted from frankmac:
I really like the pros cabinet artwork the best.
I really do love that big graphic of the Munster Koach on the Pro's right side. I would rearrange my game room to have that graphic on the end of a row facing outwards so I could enjoy it everytime I was in the game room. I was disappointed the Premium didn't have this same graphic.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
A third flipper would have been great on this game. It would have been much better than the lower playfield i think.
I dunno. I really love the look of the lower playfield, and with the show having Grandpa's Laboratory in the cellar/basement of their house, it fits perfectly with the theme. However, I'm a lover of mini-playfields, and I understand that's not something every other pinhead digs, so different strokes for different folks. The pro does look like a killer option for those who don't dig the lower playfield. Unfortunately, if you have your heart set on the black and white art, that's a toughy.
I haven't listened to K's podcast yet, but is this increase in quantity because of a demand of would be Munsters purchasers who want a full color upper and lower playfield who wouldn't be satisfied with a black and white premium?
Personally, I'm eating my words on the black and white. I was very negative on it before I saw it, and after seeing it, I could see myself owning it. It looks great. Every version of this game looks good to me though. I think Franchi knocked it outta the park on all 3.
AC/DC LE and Premium models have the TNT drops with the single detonator target behind them, so Stern has done this recently. I don't think it would have been too hard to to 4 drops with 3 targets behind them. The Dragula lettering and art on the long monotarget does look cool to me, but man... it's gonna be super easy to hit. I actually don't even think you'd have to try to hit it much at all. It seems like ricocheting balls would simply take care of it for you by chance in most cases.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
Now lets talk about the bad. The bad is going to be bad for some people and not so bad for others. The bad is the code, its very shallow and old school.
I love my Scared Stiff and people say the same about the code on it, but it's going nowhere. I look forward to playing The Munsters. Thanks for the review and enjoy.
Quoted from westofrome:
If it was $2900 that's about $5200 in today's dollars. So it's equivalent to a Pro price-wise. Correct me if I'm off on the price, though.
Quoted from vireland:
Has anyone else noticed the weird arc shading 2/3 of the screen in a lot of the clips? It's mostly visible in the end of game clips (but not on all of them), but it's in some of the clips in the game, too. I thought maybe it was supposed to be simulated TV glare, but given that it's on clips without the TV in the gameplay part, I don't think that's it. It's pretty obvious and once you see it, you can't unsee it. The area to the left of it is lighter with less contrast in both pictures (and everywhere it appears on clips). Here's two examples...
Very odd, but yeah.. very visible too.
I've never seen this pic of Eddie Munster (Butch) sitting inside the Dragula before. Cool!
Quoted from GGBGROUP:
Did anyone notice that the Munsters has a series of B&W animations and instructions on the LED screen that shows how to start a game, launch the ball and use the flippers? Did any prior game have this 'intro-to-pinball' sequence?
Iron Maiden has something similar.
This might not be the place to discuss it, but what's up with IPDB.org's rankings? They never seem to change. It's always the classic Williams/Bally's at the top of their rankings. Sterns are way down the list. LOTR is 14, SM is 27, AC/DC Prem is 31 (LE's are way down the list), Tron is 60, ST Pro is 64, MET LE is 79 (Met Prem Monsters is 219!!!). Man, their rating system seems way borked, to the point it's entertaining to look at.
Maybe I should start a separate post, but the ratings of Munsters got me thinking.
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