Little bird told me they are shipping 50 pins a day give or take.
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I have just purchased an invoice dated 7/5/11. Spoke to Jen and she "told" me I will get my game in May and to call the first week for an update if she doesnt call me first. I also asked about the redesigned boards. They are in. All games moving foward will have them.
Feels like another hault in the LE build's. Invoice 2491 delivered 4/30. I would guess it hit final testing 4/17ish. Invoice 2494 did not even get a call about final testing?
Havent been on for a few weeks and then come back to see nothing but junk in this thread. Ugh not a single game report in what feels like 4 everrrrr grrrrr.
I called Jack yesterday (6/4/14) and he told me my pin would ship by the end of the month. Just to make sure he wants me to call him in another 2 weeks for an update. My invoice date is 7/5/11. I hope my wait will be over.
UPDATE: I spoke to Jack about my invoice 2527 on 6/18. I will be on the line July 5th with a finish date of July 13th. He sounded very positive about giving me this time frame. He also told me that things are moving along nicely.
If you missed my other posts: When i purchased my invoice back in April, I was on the fence with a dealer that had one in stock at a very good price, or buy an invoice that a pinsider was selling (much lower price). I called Jen to ask her when the invoice would be shipped and she told me Mid May (bc of the board issue). I opted to purchase the invoice off a pinside member that was looking to sell. It seemed no one wanted anyone’s invoice bc of the issues and I figured I would also be helping out a member but going this route. I did not mind waiting 1 month (i knew it would be longer). After speaking with JJP and the board issues being worked out (not sure if they are or not I have been away for a while) seemed like a good choice for me. Needless to say as my time is coming to an end with a light at the end of the tunnel ( a short tunnel for me compared to most) Im very happy with this decision. So hold on guys they are shipping pins again!! I have been in contact with jack over the past 3 weeks. He said he would look into my ship date and to call him back in 2 weeks Hence this update.
So I received my email this morning that my pin was ready. Did not want to wait for shipping so me and my girl took a road trip today. Ken gave me a tour of the factory and gave me much info! Steve provided much info on the game. 2 great guys! A big thank you for staying late tonight for me. Great guys and it was my pleasure to have met you. Game 217 has made it home and playing great!
Ok so you guys want more info on my visit. I arrived at 6pm (they close at 5). Ken waited for me and my GF and when I walked in he offered me a tour even though it was after hours. So after a good 30 min tour of the floor I noticed about 20+ boxes of WOZLE and Standards ready to ship! They had many playfields on the line getting completed and another 5 or 6 still waiting for testing and fine tuning. I was told they have about 21 employees that work the line. I did not ask how many at one time but the line that the playfields are assembled on looks real legit. They have all playfields in front of each station as a guide to follow as they are assembled. I even seen a playfield with Jacks face on it as the mayor of munchkin land, Very funny! They have Huge boxes of playfields with more than I could count in just one box. They had cabs, mini playfields, they had everything they need to pump these things out and by the look of it, they are. It’s easy to sit back and make assumptions on a company. It’s also easy to make assumptions (and I did) when you visit a company. The guys I met are very passionate about what they do and are very excited about the Hobbit. And yes I tried to talk my GF into getting that with me next. She said we will see which is a yes in disguise. The construction of JJP’s pins is unlike anything I have seen and seeing it through all stages of the build really puts it in perspective. NOTHING is built like a WOZ and that is a fact. I have no loyalty to Stern, Williams or anyone. The only loyalty I have it to pinball itself. JJP is good for pinball and that’s good for me! After getting home and unboxing the pin and played my first game in a home environment….UNREAL! That is the only work that comes close to describing this. So after a few games im thinking to myself, how can anyone say anything bad about this game? Why would they want to bring this down? I just don’t understand and won’t waste my time to try and find out. Im just going to enjoy my pin because people are going to hate for one reason or another and I feel bad for them if they miss out on this great pinball machine. On a side note we talked about some Hobbit stuff and It all sounded really cool. Targets behind drops and all good stuff.
PS WOZ is getting a full update sometime next week. Also the manual will be in the game. You will be able to pull it up onscreen and zoom in and out, cool stuff.
I don't understand why people are saying there are vendor issues. Is this what Jack is saying? Over the past 5 or 6 weeks, maybe longer than that Jack told me the vendor issues were all fixed. It was a big problem. My advice would be to call Jack like I did if you want to know. I never had a problem getting in touch with him and he will even txt!
Quoted from ek77:
If all the fanboys paid there money kept there mouths shut and did not act like Jack was the second coming of christ opinions would not be as strong as they are
Kept their mouths shut? Sounds like you’re a very jealous person. I bet your the same guy that key's your friends new sports car because he is very excited about it and your sick of hearing the story of his fancy new car, that you dont have.
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