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#7 7 years ago

#11 7 years ago

I can't wait to check this out at Expo!!

#4

#60 7 years ago
Quoted from Drano:

I second the motion!
I may have my Predator before anyone gets their WOZ

I am thinking the same thing! Woz#812 here but I am ok with the wait.....

#201 7 years ago

Their T Shirts should be available soon according to something I read last week.

#203 7 years ago

They did say they will add the programming for a shaker motor..........

#245 7 years ago
Quoted from SkitBPinball:

I haven't talked about it here yet, but it is one of a few Easter Eggs we put in there, so it only happens under a certain drain circumstance. If you do happen to get the call-out, remember to hit both flipper buttons right away to hear the second part, "It's cuzza the echo..." Another one you can spot in the video is while Tracking mode is starting up, Billy says, "The only way outta here is that valley that leads to the east..." Hitting both flippers immediately after that will add the second part of it, "...and I wouldn't wish that on a broke-d*ck-dog." There are a few more, but they are too offensive to post up here, and I want to leave a few for others to find on their own.

I sure do love me some Easter Eggs!! I cannot wait to check this out at Expo, your booth is going to be insane! Somebody save me a spot in line please!

#4
Chris

1 week later
#368 7 years ago

Met Kevin, Aaron and Steve for the first time yesterday. Great down to earth dudes. The game is coming together very nicely and the artist looks very talented. I am hoping I get one of the early machines in December.

I will be headed back to the expo after awhile.

Chris #4

#373 7 years ago

Looking good!

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#377 7 years ago

Ok, more like.......that art work is bad azz!

#390 7 years ago

Woohoo

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#392 7 years ago

Woohoo

#393 7 years ago

Pics disappeared from my woohoo.

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#394 7 years ago

Smart phones? More like dumb phones.....sorry.

#421 7 years ago

Prototype has a button. Not sure what the plan is for production models.

#441 7 years ago

I think Jonnyo was just messing around. The big update this weekend was a glimpse at their preliminary playfield art, the UV layer is going to be off the hook. They also talked in passing of some of their toy ideas..... should be some really neat stuff for sure. I don't see them going to Toys R Us for them.... .... especially with Matt working on this project! Mike from Flipper Fidelity was over at the SkitB booth talking about the speakers.

The topper idea has not been tossed out yet, so there is still hope that they can make something work.

Here is a thought Kevin or Aaron........just provide all the wiring, programming and hardware less the actual laser. Then just tell us the model number and a link to where we can purchase the laser ourselves.

They are hoping to get a couple machines out to people that ordered right away either late December 2012 or sometime in January. If everything goes as planned, all 250 machines delivered in 2013.

Chris #4

#525 7 years ago

Kevin / Aaron,

I love the game and your black ramps too!

and man the life................waking up at 1:00PM!

Chris

#544 7 years ago

Kevin...... I hope you didn't miss place Matt's balls again. Lol

#549 7 years ago

Hanging dead bodies!

#590 7 years ago

WOZ#812 for me (6/2011) and Predator#4 (responded within about an hour of his announcement on taking emails).

Thinking about Captain Nemo but I think the 18% tax and then freight will kill it for me.

Chris

1 week later
#753 7 years ago

I'm cool with it. When you finalize it, just make sure you not only inform us here but email as well.

Chris #4

#937 7 years ago
Quoted from sammiesguys:

I love the part where they are all in the helicopter on their way to the jungle with "Long Tall Sally" blasting. It would be great if that song was somehow incorporated, although that's doubtful.

Kevin got to a mode at expo that had the song in it. It sounded pretty good.

#943 7 years ago
Quoted from The_Dude_Abides:

Early word was Michael Pupo from Flipper Fidelity was going to work on the sound system for the pin and there would be no need to upgrade. Not sure if that is still the plan though.

Michael was at the booth a few times at Expo, so I am sure it is still game on.

#950 7 years ago
Quoted from Kcpinballfan:

Well I got my email. Got a question Kevin, do you have any idea on the amount of characters we can add to the name plate?

I was wondering the same thing.

#967 7 years ago
Quoted from underlord:

Got my email. Details of individual pins in a few days, so sounds good.
Rick.
"I'm gonna have me some fun" #190

I put the movie in last night and considered that to be the best quote to put on my name plate.

I might change it but I might now lol.

Chris

#968 7 years ago
Quoted from Kcpinballfan:

Well if I can add it my inscription is gonna be "Long tall Sally, she's built sweet, she's got everything that Uncle Jon needs"
Hands off peeps

That was my second choice, at least the Long tall Sally part. It is gonna be hard to come up with something unique to the movie...... That's for sure.

Chris

#1074 7 years ago

I am still trying to find that one unique thing about Predator that nobody knows about for my nameplate...... Good luck I know!

#1115 7 years ago

Sh*t just got real today and I am loving it!

#4. Chris

#1203 7 years ago
Quoted from Hoss-Woods:

ERMAGERD
VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Go Steve!

#1204 7 years ago
Quoted from Hoss-Woods:

ERMAGERD
VIDEO SNEAK PEEK

Go Steve!

#1213 7 years ago
Quoted from SkitBPinball:

Should be worked out Monday or shortly after that. We'll definitely send out another email when we get all this sorted out.
On another note, has anyone checked the website lately?

Nice job Steve!

Chris

#1214 7 years ago

Steve had me laughing.........Kevin, you should make some type of easter egg with your new puppy showing up on the DMD!

Chris

#1239 7 years ago

Ramps will be clear per Aaron at expo.

2 weeks later
#1496 7 years ago
Quoted from pmWolf:

Trust me, I firmly believe you guys will do the right thing.
I'm just saying that there are some folks out there that have NO IDEA that December 14th is even being talked about. They have NO IDEA that they should be contacting you to say if they can't make a deposit, or whatever.
If you guys are kicking around the deadline of Dec 14th, a mass email would be best...just to get the folks who don't check Pinside.
Pete

I received my email back in November, I was going to edit it (home address etc) and post it here but figured since it was sent to me privately via email, I would not.

Chris

#1509 7 years ago
Quoted from Hoss-Woods:

Is everyone really sure they can't make it to The Shark Club in Howell, MI for the Snowball Open? It seems the Predator is going to be there and it looks like Santa visited the guys at SKIT - B a little early...

Oh Damn, here I was starting to dig the black ramps

#1521 6 years ago

Picture posted by Kevin of the line up at The Shark Club.

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#1522 6 years ago

Bringing back some of the good ole days of a non black speaker panel!

#1530 6 years ago

Anybody make it out to the Shark Club yet? I was hoping to hear or see some updates from the field by now.

#1582 6 years ago

Skit B, keep up the good work! I can't wait to receive my Predator. I hope to see these little pink ponies in the goodie bags upon delivery of our machines.

I hope you guys enjoyed your time away from the shop. I can't imagine the mad work you will be pouring into this project again this week.

As someone else would say..................Don't F*** this up!

Chris #4

#1585 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

I demand to be teased, and choked.

Jay, you are a slacker!

That's it............I will not be coming over anymore since you are down to a measly 84 games.

Damn it!!!!!

#1594 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Come on Chris, how can I win you back?

Hopefully by not ever posting the picture of that Borat Mankini ever again!

#1612 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

you mean this bad boy.

I am scarred again!

#1712 6 years ago

Hey Kevin..........since nobody has asked today..... Can we get a Christmas eve eve update? I won't expect anything from Matt since he has been pretty busy this past week or so.

If it happens today I know it will only be because I asked nicely LOL!

Merry Christmas and thanks for your reply earlier today,

Chris

#1723 6 years ago

Thanks Steve!

#1743 6 years ago

Thanks for the update Kevin.....JamesĀ“s work is coming together nicely.

Merry Christmas,

Chris

#1757 6 years ago

which one?

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#1830 6 years ago

updated sketches?

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#1892 6 years ago

I received my deposit confirmation.........sh*t got real again and I LOVE IT!

Chris #4

#1906 6 years ago

SkitB's original MI pinball thread had 1524 comments. This new thread is now sitting at 1901 comments in record time!

How awesome is that,

Chris

#1913 6 years ago

I saw the post below this morning and thought I would share!

"Arnold has hair, but more importantly, Poncho's showed up for the fight! I wonder who else is out wandering in the jungle that may show up next?"

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#2138 6 years ago

cool stuff

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#2148 6 years ago

DMD animations look much crisper than before.

#2183 6 years ago

Nice hoodie Kevin, when can I order one or two? And I can't wait for that T shirt to arrive.

Chris #4

#2198 6 years ago

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#2252 6 years ago

As excited as people are for this project and as much detail the Skit B guys are giving. I don't think the first couple machines will ship out in batches. I plan on picking mine up the minute it is finished and playing a game with Kevin and Aaron. So my guess for the first game going to a customer is April 19th 2013.

No pressure guys,

Chris #4

#2282 6 years ago
Quoted from SkitBPinball:

Not very likely I know it's right in our backyard (front yard?), but the prototype isn't even in playable condition right now as it is going through a pretty big overhaul for the next few weeks.
On another note, I just had one of those "holy sh*t, you guys have got to see this" moments.

James is the freaking man!

2 weeks later
#2355 6 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

WHERE is MGC in THAT list ?!?!?! ;( ;(
Best pinball party in 2013.... SkitB needs to be there!

I was hoping to see them at MGC as well!

Chris #4

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#2470 6 years ago

A little birdie says SkitB will have their biggest update yet the first week of April if all goes as planned!

I can't freaking wait,

Chris #4

#2474 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Just don't have it be on April 1 or we will all call BS. LOL. I'm hoping they make it out to the TPF!!!!

I was hoping to see them at MGC but I don't think that's gonna happen.

#2511 6 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Rai,Yes, even the early proto I played at expo was a real deal pinball. It is not just some halfazzed attempt with a feel good story.Similar to WOZ and the P3 games at Expo, they were protos and felt that way. However, I have no reason to think all of these protos will not be well polished when complete. Actually of the 3 protos at Expo, Predator was by far the most complete code at that time.

I agree, the code was by far more complete then the other two. I am looking forward to the April update!

Chris

#2515 6 years ago
Quoted from navajas:

This is not yet official, though every time they mention price they've said they're still at the under $5k target.
I expect we'll know more in a day or three.

what is going on in a day or three? did I miss something?

#2520 6 years ago
Quoted from navajas:

Yes. You missed me not knowing what month it is. :-/

Ahhh Ok!

#2599 6 years ago
Quoted from shootar:

Scrolling down on my phone makes me give random posts the thumbs up so dont get too excited :p

That happens to me all the time on my tablet.

Robin needs to change the location so I stop giving people the thumbs down

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#2699 6 years ago
Quoted from ChadNC:

Any updates from Texas. Isn't the newest version suppose to be there?

No, I believe the next update and show apperance will be MiPinball expo.

#2705 6 years ago
Quoted from crlush:

Will they be at the Michigan pinball expo?

Yes, that is where they will be.

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#2752 6 years ago

Predator just started on AMC.

#2771 6 years ago

This project sounds way cool! Is it too late for me to get in?

Chris

#2774 6 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Send in your info...and wait...

I was just messing around!

#4 anxiously waiting here!

Chris

#2782 6 years ago

I cannot wait for the new thread to start in about a week and four days............

Predator pinball at Michigan Pinball Expo part II!

#2795 6 years ago
Quoted from DrStarkweather:

Im half entertaining the thought of going to MPE. Depends on how work works out next week. My Mom lives about a half hour away.

I am thinking about going as well, still kicking that idea around. We will see.

#2815 6 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Hi Kevin. To keep costs down I don't think it would be a bad idea to have us buy our own Toppers. Just like the Shaker Motor set up. I'm not a fan of Shaker Motors and I know some are not fans of Toppers.

I would love having a topper shooting a laser into my eye(s), I am all for it!

Chris

#2849 6 years ago

T minus three days until the big update?

Chris #4. Can't freaking wait!

#2887 6 years ago

I will be a happy guinea as well! I think I am 5th in queue.

Chris #4

#2913 6 years ago

I was hoping to see the artwork on the playfield. Oh well we all know how these things go and yes I am ok with waiting.

#2922 6 years ago
Quoted from mipinballexpo:

They said the artwork will be here tomorrow.

Awesome, now somebody needs to bring their rotisserie and help them do a playfield swap pronto!

Chris

#2923 6 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

man, I hate to be "that guy" but I almost wish they held back on the toy until the playfield art and everything was ready to show with it.

He probably didn't think he would have the prototype playfield with artwork back from the mfg and figured I would like to show something related to the artwork this weekend..................Matt's skinned body is looking bad azz!

Kevin, are Matt's balls in the machine again too?

#2932 6 years ago
Quoted from SPeD66:

Blatant speculation but... perhaps a hint at their next title? Let the rumors begin.

It is the Michigan Pinbrawl Tournament logo which yes is very similar to the Punisher one.

#2950 6 years ago

The MPE did open at 8AM today but SkitB speaks on Saturday @ 5PM, I hope we don't have do wait that long!

#2979 6 years ago

Damn it.........20 new threads and no update! oh wait I am one of them contributing to the new threads.

Did somebody say cleavage?

#3042 6 years ago

James Dubay is the man!......very nicely done for your first Pinball machine.

I love your old school style James.

I was away for thirty minutes picking up some steaks at the store and the playfield picture gets posted on facebook.

Nice job Kevin, Aaron and Steve.........

How many new posts by 8AM tomorrow?

Chris #4

#3051 6 years ago

I really dont think any changes will be made to the playfield art this late in the game. I myself dont see a need for it either though.

#3063 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I won't make it to 5pm. Will stroke out with excitement before then . . .

Where the hell is TigerLaw? I hope he didnt stroke out!

#3067 6 years ago
Quoted from Buschjs:

Whoever was doing their magic with photoshop to place the released graphics onto the whitewood for WOZ needs to jump in here and do the same for Predator.

That was Peter in the Netherlands and yes he did some real nice mock ups.

#3169 6 years ago

Hey look at that! That there is some bad azz sh*t!

You should change your company name to Bad Azz Back Alley Creation!

Chris

#3179 6 years ago
Quoted from BackAlleyMatt:

As to slimming down the bodies, there was a reason why I did not do that. I wanted to body to be that of one of Arnolds team. Not the skinny villagers that where picked off. Seeing as Arnolds team where well built guys they would have more muscle.
As for the arms being closer I actually hung from some monkey bars and let my arms hang there while the wife took pics every time I hung upside down my arms went more straight, that of an I surrender upside down pose. For my hands to be closer I actually had to make my arms move if. This was not a natural pose. There by the arms where posed that way.
Also the fingers are all touching do to molding purposes. When u hang upside down your fingers are never touching like in the sculpt especially your thumb. But if I was to cast it with all open fingers it would be extremely pron to air bubbles when casting it.
Hope this clears some things up

Hey Matt,

From the looks of it, I am going to be one happy Predator customer.......that's for sure!

Chris

#3227 6 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I agree, corrected and added that awesome hanging body and a few more lamps...

much better!

#3228 6 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I agree, corrected and added that awesome hanging body and a few more lamps...

Any way to add the MI Pinball plastic above the targets in the center just for giggles?

#3258 6 years ago

<img src="http://gifs.gifbin.com/1232550737_predator duck hunt1.gif" alt="funny gifs" />

My first attempt at a Gif and I am sure this was has been posted before

#3259 6 years ago

oh a big time failure I am

#3260 6 years ago

ok lets try this again...

nevermind..............I suck

#3281 6 years ago

Wow no talk updates, it's been two and a half hours now.....

#3302 6 years ago
Quoted from Tweedlefuzz:

Fine, I will share the art updates I heard then:
Skull going back to "white with blood n' stuff"... that's a a quote
Arnold is getting lowered
The blue is getting changed

That is cool to hear, shouldnt be too much work for James. I figured for sure they were not going to change much of anything.

Quoted from Tweedlefuzz:

Enough of your petty bickering! Moar pics!
Look what came for its test fit while I was playing.....

Matt`s work never ceases to amaze me!

#3329 6 years ago
Quoted from molspin:

Not to derail, but a super lame question for those of you active at this hour: do you claim to already "own" Predator as part of your lineup...assuming you've put your deposit down. I know it's a dumb question, I was just curious.

Nope I do not claim to own until the pin is in my possession, I dont add it to my wish list or own list here either.

#3412 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Agreed about not falling into the trap, but it is good to have some general idea of when we may be seeing this machine. A lot of us have space issues and may pass on a machine if we think Predator will be done this year but we may go ahead and pick up that machine if we think we are more than a year away on Predator.
I fall into the group above. I'd like to buy the RFM in Lafayette that is up for sale right now but have space issues so I am not picking it up. If Predator was more than a year away though I would go ahead and buy the RFM and then sell it 9 months from now to free up the space.
So knowing this game may go into production in June has helped me make the decision to pass on the RFM, because it isn't worth the hassle for two or three months of play time, but if it was a year away I would buy and play the RFM in the interim.

I know that feeling............I sold my TOM about a year and a half too soon while I was waiting for my WOZ (I needed room). And I did not benefit from the leap in price that I could have, had I hung on to it longer.

#3475 6 years ago

Kevin,

You need to add a picture of your new puppy somewhere in the playfield or at least in the DMD somewhere obscured of course.

Chris

#3530 6 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Yeah, I think they already said, Shaker Motors, Toppers and the frills are our responsibility.

I remember asking them about a shaker motor last year and they said it will not come with one. They were never a big fan of shakers but since I asked, they would add the code and a harness so that we could put an aftermarket one in if we wanted.

Chris

#3534 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I hereby revoke your ban about talking about boobs. You may now discuss them freely. (Not sure if I have the power to do that or not, but it is worth a try).

I want shaker's in all my games. Glad they are coding for it. Next to invisiglass I think shakers are the best upgrade for any machine. Anything that gives the player greater feedback is desirable. I hope the games come pre-drilled like the ones for Stern for the shaker install.

I have only installed one shaker motor and that was in my IronMan. I had to drill my own holes for mine though, the Pinball Life shaker came with a template for the holes.

I don't know if there is only one brand of shaker motors but if so pre drilled holes would be cool!

#3595 6 years ago

Yes I received a spring newsletter from SkitB.

#3643 6 years ago

Pics Pics Pics!

#3704 6 years ago
Quoted from blondetall:

Is there going to be any kind of an update on the production order now that we've bumped down and moved around a little? I know it's still likely to change some, but just wondering how much closer I've gotten to the half-way point.

Yes, how am I looking? Did I move up any yet?

Chris #4

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#3842 6 years ago

If you are going to post the above, can you at least remove the link so that people don't actually start clicking on it? If they stumble across it on the website is one thing but seeing it right there is another.

#3845 6 years ago

Thanks Dude Abides for removing the link.

#3857 6 years ago
Quoted from sammiesguys:

I wouldn't mind doing option 4, but I wonder if we will be able to buy an additional translite. I wouldn't mind putting that one on the wall or something.

Considering that I would be paying for the machine up front all at once and I don't think that many will do it for what ever reason. I would like to see a separate signed translite thrown into the equation as an added bonus instead (for free of course).

Because I don't want my game signed either........sorry kids.

Chris

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#4019 6 years ago
Quoted from Tweedlefuzz:

Ill be trying to get Matt to do something fun with the speaker panel most likely.

If it is wood, Matt will take care of business right away I'm sure but I think it is plastic so that might take him awhile. I am sure 250 people could persuade him to push it along quicker though!

#4022 6 years ago

The more I look at it the more I like the speaker panel, the artwork is a missing touch from games lately. But yes remove PREDATOR from it and it could be great!

#4023 6 years ago

The machine just begs for some black nickel powder coat rails and lockdown bar etc or maybe something to match the color of the Predators face on the backglass?

#4046 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Has anyone coined the phrase " Get to the toppa"
If not I claim it

Gay!

Sorry Mr manhole Jay, I forgot my smiley face!

#4050 6 years ago

I was going to send you a picture Chris, to prove I was indeed shitting in a manhole, but thought it might be in poor taste. Trying to class it up.

You feeling ok Jay? This talk of being classy has me concerned!

#4058 6 years ago

It looks like it has come a long way but it looks like it still has a ways to go.

#4059 6 years ago

Thanks for the pics.

#4062 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

The toys haven't been added to it yet. It will look more complete then. I agree; the boys still have some work to do. It is awesome they are this far along though!!!

I`m sure they will be going full bore again after this weekends show. I wasn't expecting to see a populated playfield with artwork, that's for sure.

#4066 6 years ago

Drano..........how are we going to do the mirror blades on this with that light strip going along the sides? Any ideas? Or do we have to go mirrorless on this one?

#4200 6 years ago

I never realized the work you did Ted........ a little snipit from Wikipedia

Ted is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in low-budget independent films, most often in the horror genre.

His first film work was with the 1980s horror title Fiend where he acted as producer. He then produced two more horror movies, Nightbeast and Return of the Aliens:The Deadly Spawn, before he made his directorial debut with Regenerated Man in 1994. Ted also either produced, directed or wrote, Vampire Vixens From Venus, Fantastic Filmshow I & II, Generation X, This Thing of Ours and Destination Fame.

#4203 6 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Shhhhhh! (now everyone will know)

Cool stuff man! Now I will have to watch some of those movies.

#4283 6 years ago

I ran across this picture the other night and posted it in blondetalls moderator party thread.

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#4438 6 years ago

Hey did anyone ahead of me bail yet so that I can move up a spot?

Chris #4

#4502 6 years ago
Quoted from Nilroc:

Just finished reading this thread from beginning to end!
Still Predator is not shipping!

How long did that take to read? Did you enjoy Blondetall's ponies?

#4517 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I am ready for an update. Can't help myself; I'm greedy.

You and I both!

#4526 6 years ago

Cameron`s house in the movie made news in our area about 2 years ago when it went up for sale.

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#4553 6 years ago

Here you go!

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#4556 6 years ago

No worries Kevin, looking good man!

#4594 6 years ago

Just keep playing your Hardbody and Hollywood Heat games there buddy!

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#4614 6 years ago

All I need is a WOZ to complete my collection

Here ya go buddy!!!

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#4633 6 years ago

So I hear Duck hunt is currently down, damn freight carriers!

3 weeks later
#4824 6 years ago
Quoted from BackAlleyMatt:

Forgot to resize it, let's try that again

Matt,

The one on the bottom right doesn't look symmetrical, can you check with your quality department on that and maybe see if it can be fixed!

#4841 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing Matt!

#4842 6 years ago

Can't wait to see them painted bloody red!

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#4947 6 years ago

I wish I could move up some spots

Damn # 4

#4980 6 years ago
Quoted from hollywood:

I tried reading everything...I was getting a headache! Lol! I too was hoping for a Skit-B update!!!
I met Kevin at MPE (though he really never gave me time), he (and his mom) seemed really cool!
If build order is an issue....I will voluntarily take last! I am in no hurry and I trust in what these guys are doing. I'm sure they are experiencing major headaches right now trying to coordinate everything for the grand finale!!
Kevin, if you are still alive , you are still more than welcome to use my restaurant as a launching pad for your Canadian games!!!! I'm only 45min away!!
Kyle

Kevin is alive, I can tell you that much.

#4984 6 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

This thread just hit 100 pages and no one noticed!!!! That amazes me.

oh I noticed it, I was just being quiet.

#5021 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Maybe some cake would make everything better.

No thanks I don't like chocolate or dudes!

#5030 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

Relax Chris, it's banana flavored. Boom

I walked right into that one.....didn't I?

#5051 6 years ago
Quoted from SkitBPinball:

I'm here, I'm alive, and things are still on schedule. I wish I could get more into it right now. For those of you hoping for an updated build number, the emails are coming together currently so expect those soon. For those of you who are still waiting on tshirts, the very last of them will be in this week and will be going out as soon as they show up. For build timing, I can only assume here, but we expect initial units to be completed and shipping out BEFORE the Chicago expo this year. Based on projections of ~10 per week, minus the 15-20 drop outs we've had since the last time build orders were stated, figuring a ballpark for your game should be fairly accurate. Thanks for everything, guys. Back to work.

Super excited and can't wait to make the trip to pick up my machine.

Now back to work Kevin!

Chris

#5064 6 years ago

Machine# 4 production# getting very very excited!

#5102 6 years ago
Quoted from SkitBPinball:

I'm pretty sure that's where Mr.T came from, too.

So any hints on some easter eggs Kevin?

Please no ponies!

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#5158 6 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

I could see those back boobs being useful

That rocks your boat eh?

#5164 6 years ago
Quoted from blondetall:

1. You people scare me.
2. Congrats to all the guys moving onto the owner list.
3. Does this mean tons of people are dropping out right now, or just that Kevin is finally getting caught up on emails?
4. I guess this means I'm moving up the production order #, and probably need to start saving up $ faster.

Kevin is just getting caught up is all.

#5183 6 years ago

I think Kevin also said that the next update (video) should be the final one before the game goes into production. So hang in there as I am sure they are putting the final touches on this awesome game and they will be showing it to us as soon as possible.

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#5215 6 years ago

Hoping someone ahead of me dropped out!

Still waiting for my email........Slow servers!

Kevin! send it again!

Chris #4

#5218 6 years ago
Quoted from Jetzxi:

Hoping someone ahead of me dropped out!
Still waiting for my email........Slow servers!
Kevin! send it again!
Chris #4

Email has been received and nothing has changed.........I still suck!

CW

#5273 6 years ago
Quoted from Drano:

Still #3 and #3... yeah baby!
However, I want to pick mine up on my trip to EXPO so... depending when they get built, I most certainly won't be the first owner to unbox mine :sniff:

Ahhh, so I still have a chance! and you know I was messing around when I said I hope someone ahead of me drops out, I know you are in for the long haul.

You here that Kevin?

#5290 6 years ago

Freaking sweet Matt!

#5291 6 years ago

Looks like that was / is a fun project.

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#5360 6 years ago

Oh yeah!

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#5361 6 years ago

sorry all my pictures end up posting sideways for some reason.

#5375 6 years ago

it totally already did...............

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#5384 6 years ago

very soon

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#5464 6 years ago

Kevin........come out n play!

#5506 6 years ago
Quoted from BackAlleyMatt:

Fresh ribs who's hungry?!?!?!
Working on something cool to go with the game......see you at expo

Matt, it's more like bad ass not just cool. Can't wait to see it in person.

#5507 6 years ago

oh and sign me up, I will take your first set when you are ready to sell.

#5530 6 years ago

That is definitely an awesome looking mod for the game. I love your props and such Matt.

#5553 6 years ago
Quoted from PinFever:

This is going to be one hot game in 2015 , can't wait to play it

Not sure where you are going with this but 2014 is probably more like it. I am confident they can get up to speed after the first of the year.

#5559 6 years ago

Been awhile since I have watched this.

#5565 6 years ago
Quoted from BackAlleyMatt:

All will be revealed in just about 48 hours But here's something to look at......

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And I think you are correct Matt, no leds.

#5582 6 years ago
Quoted from BackAlleyMatt:

All will be revealed in just about 48 hours But here's something to look at......

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I hear Kevin is bringing a DDR and Matt plans on tearing it up all weekend right Matt?

#5592 6 years ago

A few more hours

#5598 6 years ago

Nice little custom game from the Skit B and Skill Shot guys!

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#5610 6 years ago

Some close up of Matt's work......... stuff that is inside the game and one or maybe a pair that would go on the outside of the game.

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#5638 6 years ago

Tomorrow, we will see Predator.

#5642 6 years ago

The guys from SkillShot are nice people, they have a really need fold up pinball machine that fits in a carrying case. StarFox just like Duckhunt was just filler work, they can't work on Predator 24 hours a day. I can't wait to see what other surprises Kevin and crew have in store for us tomorrow. See you guys after the PBL open house.

#5786 6 years ago
Quoted from blondetall:

Sigh. Really? Still? People... the art is exactly what they wanted and envisioned. See here: http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/expo2013/index.html
"The game they were showing in the hall is, as Kevin described it, their release candidate, built the way they always envisioned it."
Of course they didn't poll everyone and ask them what kind of art they preferred. I have the original owner's list... want to guess how many people have come and gone since we put it together last year? They haven't asked for a full payment, so there's no telling who the actual owners are going to be. Why should they make it for anyone other than themselves? They showed us the art, and we all nit-picked it like crazy. They fixed a few things, even something that Kevin himself loved got changed, and we still whined. So they went silent and did it the way they wanted. I don't recall Stern or JJP ever taking a poll to ask people exactly what they liked. They present a product, and you either buy it or you don't. Heck, Star Trek's sales would look a lot different right now if they'd made the slick white/chrome LE version everyone was begging for.
As evidenced in just the last 2 pages of posts above, they are not going to please everyone. There is no way to poll 250 people (who can all still easily jump ship at any time, by the way) and get a consensus. It is what it is. There have been no major changes, and there will be no big huge major changes. We've seen it being played with actual gameplay and modes, the latest pictures are posted with most of the plastics and toys shown, and only tweaks here and there will be done before being finished. Yes, the UV has to be fixed and seen, but if you don't like the toys, artwork, layout, target count, trim color, etc... a UV coating probably isn't going to completely change your mind one way or the other. Yes, it was very disappointing that it didn't work properly and correctly as a near-finished product at Expo. But Predator is what it is: love it or hate it, but don't expect it to change just because you want it to. There are plenty of other choices out there, and as evidenced by the P-ROC line-up, you can always make your own machine from scratch exactly how you like it.
Me? I'm still in as long as my pony is in the goody bag.

Well played......

#5817 6 years ago

I spoke to Kevin today. They haven't given up, far from it. Some shit happened the past few days that was un expected and they are moving forward. The team is working their ass off on this project. StarFox and Sonic was filler work to keep them occupied while waiting for vendors etc. Everyone knows what Jack went / is going through, this shit takes time. Am happy that I wasn't able to play Predator this weekend? No of course not I was really looking forward to it. Could they have communicated a bit better sure......but they are working on like 3 hours of sleep this week and I personally decided to cut them some slack. Their enthusiasm for pinball speaks for itself and they are fully committed.

On a side note, they are working on fixing the vertebrae so that it is lined up with the skull.

One unrelated side not Centerflunk loves beer!

Edit: the visorboy pictured is Centerflank.

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#5874 6 years ago
Quoted from navajas:

Hey know what I was thinking? Put a little neodymium magnet in the head of that hanging body and it would wobble everytime the ball got near it.

That sounds pretty cool to me.

#5985 6 years ago

I was hoping I'd see some pictures on Facebook but nothing yet

#5986 6 years ago

Correct that, I did see some indirect pictures. It is sitting next to WOZ and somebody is playing it in one of the pictures. You really can't see anything though so it's not worth posting.

#6099 6 years ago

Kevin, sounds like you are re charged and ready to take on the world! I love what I am hearing / seeing and that you are still taking suggestions this late in the game. I am sure some just want the game to ship but you have to get this right the first time and thanks to JJP most people are use to delays.

On a side note: finish eating your tacos next time ok?

Chris

#6120 6 years ago

I like the clear inserts allowing us to do different colored LED`s etc but I think I would like the colored insert look better then the clears while sitting static.

Maybe colored inserts for the lanes near the ramps (top left & right portion of playfield) and clear for Predators arm controller area.

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#6250 6 years ago
Quoted from rai:

Kevin,
I feel like I'm reading an eye chart, what is the 4th insert?
Do you feel like the type is clear enough? I know it's a crappy picture but in a darkened room will it be more clear?
The second insert says RUNAWAY or RUN AWAY??

Remember Kevin uses one of those dumb phones to take his pictures and videos with and so do I, I am sure that is why it's difficult to read. You can't blame him though, it is a lot faster to upload.

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#6477 5 years ago

Somebody please correct me if I am wrong but I thought the pony wasn't visible until the UV lighting comes on?

#6487 5 years ago

Pony Pony Pony!!!

#6489 5 years ago

Fun times that's for sure.

#6499 5 years ago
Quoted from Aladdin:

Aaaaannnndd, I missed out on yet another great pinball opportunity! Big Bang Bar and now Predator! This looks great!!!!! Way to go! My wife loves this movie so I could have gotten away with this one! Darn!

Email Kevin and get put on the wait list. It doesn't hurt to try. Email him though don't PM him here.

#6504 5 years ago

I have a feeling we will be seeing something real soon. And I have an even better feeling that it's going to be kick ass!

My fingers are crossed........

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#6537 5 years ago

I sure am glad I didn't sell my Glo Balls, I think they will look pretty good in this game.

#6540 5 years ago
Quoted from Jetzxi:

I sure am glad I didn't sell my Glo Balls, I think they will look pretty good in this game.

Although the feedback doesn't look good in regards to them lasting long.

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#6570 5 years ago

We definitely need a pony!

#6572 5 years ago