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***New Mod*** - Twilight Zone Interactive Backboard Display - NOW SHIPPING


By Compy

4 months ago



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#351 77 days ago
Quoted from frogger:

I have a TZ that needs this could you add me to the list.

Yessir! I added you right after our discussion yesterday

#352 77 days ago

Hi compy

This TZ backboard display is very cool. With your talent and technical skill, I do suggest to transform Funhouse from Alpha Numeric to DMD. In fact the pin is WPC based, except the display. Based on theme, and popularity, a lot of potential here. What do you think?

#353 77 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Hi compy
This TZ backboard display is very cool. With your talent and technical skill, I do suggest to transform Funhouse from Alpha Numeric to DMD. In fact the pin is WPC based, except the display. Based on theme, and popularity, a lot of potential here. What do you think?

I'm in!

#354 77 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Hi compy
This TZ backboard display is very cool. With your talent and technical skill, I do suggest to transform Funhouse from Alpha Numeric to DMD. In fact the pin is WPC based, except the display. Based on theme, and popularity, a lot of potential here. What do you think?

No damnit, not after I traded my FH for GNR with the playturd PF.

#355 77 days ago

Installed mine today finally... The hype is real! Make sure to let the game go to attract mode. Very impressive.

I do recommend waiting for the new brackets; while there's really nothing wrong with the current ones (I just insulated mine against the GI lamp with elec tape, NBD), it will make the install 'feel' more substantial and stronger.

#356 77 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Hi compy
This TZ backboard display is very cool. With your talent and technical skill, I do suggest to transform Funhouse from Alpha Numeric to DMD. In fact the pin is WPC based, except the display. Based on theme, and popularity, a lot of potential here. What do you think?

Now THAT could be really fun. Please take my money for a FH pre-order DMD conversion too!

#357 77 days ago

Yup 100% in on this as well

Quoted from MLmotorsport:

Now THAT could be really fun. Please take my money for a FH pre-order DMD conversion too!

#358 77 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Yup 100% in on this as well

Ditto.

#359 77 days ago

Put me on the list plz!!

#360 76 days ago

Add me to the list, please.

#361 75 days ago
Quoted from misfitdart:

Put me on the list plz!!

Quoted from chillme:

Add me to the list, please.

Both of you are in! I'll send a PM with details.

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An engineering/shipping update from my end:

I've held the current batch through the end of the week because we found a gracious shop that is semi-local that will stamp and bend our brackets starting this week and hopefully ship by Friday (and we usually get stuff next day or even Monday at the latest). This means that all outgoing and future orders will have the new bracket design.

Whats the difference in the two bracket designs?
Quite simply, the currently supplied bracket is just a tad too long on the playfield side, and unless you either slide the bracket rearward or move it over and attach to fresh wood, you're too close to a lamp socket. People have made it work and there's no structural risks, it's just less than ideal.

We stand by our products, and we feel that this is the best way to roll the product out.

We appreciate the patience and excitement that has been shown!

-- Jimmy

#362 75 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Both of you are in! I'll send a PM with details.
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An engineering/shipping update from my end:
I've held the current batch through the end of the week because we found a gracious shop that is semi-local that will stamp and bend our brackets starting this week and hopefully ship by Friday (and we usually get stuff next day or even Monday at the latest). This means that all outgoing and future orders will have the new bracket design.
Whats the difference in the two bracket designs?
Quite simply, the currently supplied bracket is just a tad too long on the playfield side, and unless you either slide the bracket rearward or move it over and attach to fresh wood, you're too close to a lamp socket. People have made it work and there's no structural risks, it's just less than ideal.
We stand by our products, and we feel that this is the best way to roll the product out.
We appreciate the patience and excitement that has been shown!
-- Jimmy

Glad the new bracket will be included in my package. I have no problem waiting a bit more for that. Thanks, Jimmy!!

Rob

#363 75 days ago

Good Morning Compy,
Just wondering where i’m sitting on my order, we’ve emailed a few times over the past month.
Ps, i agree with a prior post a selfy camera mod would be amazing for the backboard mod.
Thank you in advance
Patrick from Calgary, AB

#364 75 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Both of you are in! I'll send a PM with details.
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An engineering/shipping update from my end:
I've held the current batch through the end of the week because we found a gracious shop that is semi-local that will stamp and bend our brackets starting this week and hopefully ship by Friday (and we usually get stuff next day or even Monday at the latest). This means that all outgoing and future orders will have the new bracket design.
Whats the difference in the two bracket designs?
Quite simply, the currently supplied bracket is just a tad too long on the playfield side, and unless you either slide the bracket rearward or move it over and attach to fresh wood, you're too close to a lamp socket. People have made it work and there's no structural risks, it's just less than ideal.
We stand by our products, and we feel that this is the best way to roll the product out.
We appreciate the patience and excitement that has been shown!
-- Jimmy

VERY good news for buyers. The "old" bracket is not terrible, but it could be better. So glad to hear it will be! I ended up reinforcing mine with the original screws from the old backboard on the left (not near the display!) which made it more substantial. My game has mirror blades and the fit is very tight, so the new backboard was rubbing if I didn't pull out the playfield super straight.

Will post photos and video later. This thing is amazing!

#365 75 days ago

I assume I am included in the batch on hold and agree with the below. Thanks for turning this around so quickly!

Quoted from rrosenhouse:

Glad the new bracket will be included in my package. I have no problem waiting a bit more for that. Thanks, Jimmy!!
Rob

#366 75 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

I assume I am included in the batch on hold and agree with the below. Thanks for turning this around so quickly!

Yessir you are!

Thank our friends at titan_pinball for pulling the rabbit out of the hat here.

#367 75 days ago

Brackets are stamped and are headed to be flattened, finished and bent.

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In the meantime, Eric and my wife also whipped up some swag for everyone. We'll toss some of these in orders going out as well as use them to seal our anti-static bags. Thanks to the both of you! Everything looks great.

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#368 75 days ago

Based on how Awesome this mod is I Think your going to need More brackets!!

#369 75 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Based on how Awesome this mod is I Think your going to need More brackets!!

It's all Rob's fault. He told everyone to wait for the new brackets

Well, I guess Eric's retirement plan is secured... one bracket at a time.

#370 75 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

It's all Rob's fault. He told everyone to wait for the new brackets
Well, I guess Eric's retirement plan is secured... one bracket at a time.

LOL It’s better for everyone if we just Wait For It... haha

#371 75 days ago

Hey Compy...I'm new to Pinside and late to this TZ backboard mod party. On the other hand, as someone who loves mods, i find giving machines a little uniqueness and character is a blast. This is truly one of the COOLEST mods for any machine I've seen. Kudos for a very creative job, well done and obviously well received. Really respect your drive for perfection and top notch design, rather than rushing to market! PLEASE put me on the list for one from the next available batch! Can't wait to add this to my favorite all time machine. Here's hoping Theatre of Magic gets the nod for one in the future as well (noticed your TM beside the TZ in demo). Great game, but top of play field and backboard is a little dark and boring, this would be the perfect cure!!! Thanks again!!!

#372 73 days ago

Engineering Update:

Production resumes as the new brackets have arrived and have been tested. We've got plenty of clearance between the lamp socket even with a flush mount against the angle. We'll still include optional #10 screws in case your previous mounting holes are stripped out. No washers are required with the new bracket design.

We're also going to ship all impact shields with the film still on the outside so you can peel it off and have completely fresh plastic.

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Quoted from DrPins:

Hey Compy...I'm new to Pinside and late to this TZ backboard mod party. On the other hand, as someone who loves mods, i find giving machines a little uniqueness and character is a blast. This is truly one of the COOLEST mods for any machine I've seen. Kudos for a very creative job, well done and obviously well received. Really respect your drive for perfection and top notch design, rather than rushing to market! PLEASE put me on the list for one from the next available batch! Can't wait to add this to my favorite all time machine. Here's hoping Theatre of Magic gets the nod for one in the future as well (noticed your TM beside the TZ in demo). Great game, but top of play field and backboard is a little dark and boring, this would be the perfect cure!!! Thanks again!!!

You're too kind! I know we emailed, but just for posterity, you're on the list! Thanks Doc!

-- Jimmy

#373 73 days ago

Also, a huge HUGE thanks to Eric at Alumagraphics for the fantastic turnaround on these brackets. He was helpful at every single step of the way and even contributed his own ideas on how to make things a bit easier for all of you.

(He also owns Titan Pinball, so if you ever need anything, hit them up! Exceptional parts and service!)

#374 73 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Also, a huge HUGE thanks to Eric at Alumagraphics for the fantastic turnaround on these brackets. He was helpful at every single step of the way and even contributed his own ideas on how to make things a bit easier for all of you.
(He also owns Titan Pinball, so if you ever need anything, hit them up! Exceptional parts and service!)

Been meaning to order some Titan stuff.. here I go!

#375 73 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Also, a huge HUGE thanks to Eric at Alumagraphics for the fantastic turnaround on these brackets. He was helpful at every single step of the way and even contributed his own ideas on how to make things a bit easier for all of you.
(He also owns Titan Pinball, so if you ever need anything, hit them up! Exceptional parts and service!)

Awesome continued improvement, always a Great sign of a great developer! And Titan Pinball is AWESOME always and my Only go to for the best in rubber!

#376 73 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

a huge HUGE thanks to Eric at Alumagraphics

Make sure you keep that bag closed. So they stay fresh.

#377 73 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

I plan to announce the next game on Black Friday, after everyone wakes up from their food coma and ventures back online

Fingers crossed for T2 next

#378 73 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

I plan to announce the next game on Black Friday, after everyone wakes up from their food coma and ventures back online

Fingers AND toes crossed for FH DMD

#379 72 days ago

When ?

And more seriously the Tales of the Arabian Nights seems the perfect candidate for this mod. ( I dont have it, I am not biaised ) but it has a clear unblocked backboard that could be greatly enhanced.

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#380 72 days ago
Quoted from MLmotorsport:

Fingers AND toes crossed for FH DMD

Barking up the wrong tree. Go over to applejuice's Whirlwind thread. He is doing some cool stuff with that game.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-software-rewrite-the-journey

#381 71 days ago

Love this mod!
Question? For future games, would this mod also work on the CGC remakes?

#382 70 days ago

Great mod for my TZ Compy! Can you please list me as well?
Many thx in advance.

#383 70 days ago

If you are still adding to the list of buyers, please put me on the list.

#384 70 days ago

Cool read - I’d rather Compy head it up (if even possible) he has connections and great customer service. The other guy while looks great sounds like a personal project. Seen way to many folks like that not have time or take many years

Quoted from freeplay3:

Barking up the wrong tree. Go over to applejuice's Whirlwind thread. He is doing some cool stuff with that game.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/whirlwind-software-rewrite-the-journey

#385 70 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Cool read - I’d rather Compy head it up (if even possible) he has connections and great customer service. The other guy while looks great sounds like a personal project. Seen way to many folks like that not have time or take many years

I am humbled by the kind words. I (86Pixels) stand by each one of our products and will continue to do my best to make each customer feel like a rock star.

Regarding Jim (AppleJuice), he is actually our UK distributor for the TZ mod as well as upcoming ones most likely. We are very proud to be working with him. He does the pinball thing (myPinballs) full time. He's done software rewrites as personal projects for Indiana Jones as well as replacement electronic components. If he declares that he's going to make a product and if he's negotiated any relevant licensing terms, then I'd put my bets on him making it happen.

Now, of course we'll always be around to lend a hand if needed

Play some pinball, back to packing orders!
-- Jimmy

#386 70 days ago

I stand corrected GREAT NEWS

#387 69 days ago
Quoted from MikeHogue:

Love this mod!
Question? For future games, would this mod also work on the CGC remakes?

Not this particular setup, but we're working on something that would work with CGC's system.

Quoted from Quiznix:

Great mod for my TZ Compy! Can you please list me as well?
Many thx in advance.

You're in!

Quoted from rviguet:

If you are still adding to the list of buyers, please put me on the list.

Gotcha! You're on the list!

#388 69 days ago

This looks to be a great addition to a great game
PM sent

#389 69 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Not this particular setup, but we're working on something that would work with CGC's system.

Awesome, I'd love to have something like this for my Monster Bash.

#390 69 days ago

Hi Compy!

I'm late to the party but would like to be added to your list too!

Thanks!

Karl
texasbulldog

#391 69 days ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

Awesome, I'd love to have something like this for my Monster Bash.

Stop! I've already been looking for a reason to get a Monster Bash.

Quoted from texasbulldog:

Hi Compy!
I'm late to the party but would like to be added to your list too!
Thanks!
Karl
texasbulldog

Welcome to the party, you're in!

Quoted from Fatscorky:

This looks to be a great addition to a great game
PM sent

Will shoot you a message back!

#392 68 days ago

Trucks rolling out and rolling in today!

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Proceeding with the ramp up so we can ship out more mods! Lots of sanding and painting today, then tomorrow is bundling more cables, brackets and other "accoutrements" needed to set the interactive displays up in your game. Doing this without a checklist is actually pretty difficult, so me and the wife are simplifying the whole process and doing things in stages. Should make for a nice error reduction!

-- Jimmy

#393 68 days ago

compy could I check please that I’m on the list - PM’d you but didn’t hear back. Cheers

#394 68 days ago
Quoted from dluth:

compy could I check please that I’m on the list - PM’d you but didn’t hear back. Cheers

So sorry about that! It's been hectic lately. I've sent you a PM just now. You're most definitely on the list based on when you first expressed interest, so your spot was safe

#395 68 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Stop! I've already been looking for a reason to get a Monster Bash.

Welcome to the party, you're in!

Will shoot you a message back!

Way ahead of you. The problem with MB is that the back panel already has some pretty great art on it.

When my band and I were designing and programming our LED panels for our live show (hey, we small, but we got the know-how!), we programmed in a “default” video which would play whenever we didn’t have a specific crazy LED panel light show programmed (which, at the beginning, was a lot). Not terribly different from the TZ star field video.

Might get up the PPS squad the artwork was pinched, but that would be 1 idea: show a static graphic until a video is needed.

Option 2: slightly smaller screen which might play videos in a less obstructive area (e.g. behind the bride or middle back)

Option3: transparent LCD. Yes I said it!

#396 67 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

So sorry about that! It's been hectic lately. I've sent you a PM just now. You're most definitely on the list based on when you first expressed interest, so your spot was safe

Do we need to pm you? Or do you contact when ready to ship? Sorry, not sure what to do.

#397 67 days ago

Hi Compy - I finally got the time to get the panel installed and all I can say is WOW! Installation was a snap and I am really impressed at your innovation. I think you are really onto something, thank you again for that! Oh yeah, my Monster Bash is bolted to the floor, just sayin'..

#398 67 days ago
Quoted from underlord:

Do we need to pm you? Or do you contact when ready to ship? Sorry, not sure what to do.

Hey there,

I generally reach out and invoice when your unit is on the line and ready for assembly. I don't take a dime beforehand. Based on your initial response/interest, you're at spot #87. You're looking at about 5 weeks before your unit is up for assembly.

Ping me with any questions!
-- Jimmy

#399 67 days ago
Quoted from Fn4me:

Hi Compy - I finally got the time to get the panel installed and all I can say is WOW! Installation was a snap and I am really impressed at your innovation. I think you are really onto something, thank you again for that! Oh yeah, my Monster Bash is bolted to the floor, just sayin'..

Heya,

I am humbled by this. Thank you so much for the nice feedback. I'm always striving to make great mods, and I appreciate your patience as an early adopter. Definitely working out some kinks in the installation/shipping process, but each batch just gets better and better.

I can't wait for you guys to see the next game!

-- Jimmy

#400 66 days ago
Quoted from Compy:

Hey there,
I generally reach out and invoice when your unit is on the line and ready for assembly. I don't take a dime beforehand. Based on your initial response/interest, you're at spot #87. You're looking at about 5 weeks before your unit is up for assembly.
Ping me with any questions!
-- Jimmy

Perfect Jimmy, thank you. Enjoy the ride man, great product and great idea.

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