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New Product: Lollypop Popbumper Skirts (with & wo Points) & Bases


By Zitt

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of a set of products that has been in the works for the last several months.

Namely; Translucent Skirts and Bases intended to match the PopBumper bodies we've been importing from Pinball.Center for years. These color matched skirts are now available in Pinball-Mods.com exclusive colors:

  • Orange Translucent
  • Yellow Translucent
  • Blue Translucent
  • Green Translucent
  • Purple Translucent
  • in addition to the existing colors of:

  • Clear Transparent
  • Red Translucent

These should fit most 6-hole Pop Bumper assemblies and are 100% compatible with each other, the popbumper bodies, and most solid-state Bally, Gottlieb, Stern games as well as all modern games being produced today.
Lolly Pop Bumper Skirts

Additionally; we have made Bases available in all the above colors.
Lolly Pop Bumper Bases

The bulk of our shipment is still on route to keep costs low; but I do have limited availability of all colors for immediate shipment.

That said; these are current on "introductory" special at 10% off - no discount code needed until 8/9/2020.

While checking these out; be sure to try our Pop Bumper Configurator - which should make ordering assemblies of these parts easy and quick.

#2 3 months ago

Amazing, Wonderful, and A Great Price for the Community!

I hope everyone would click your link to see a killer website!

Just look at this page and click a color!

http://pinball-mods.com/oscom/PopBumper.php?utm_source=pinside&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=betaTest
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#3 3 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I hope everyone would click your link to see a killer website!

Just look at this page and click a color!

Thanks Art. Spent about 7-8 days on that Configurator webpage to get it to that state.

I'll be ordering Popcaps during my next "group buy" from Pinball.Center... at that point; everything will be in stock. Except maybe Purple Mylar. Not sure if there is a lot of interest there.

#5 3 months ago

Yes I have to say that is a nice page that makes buying an assembly easy with pictures!

#6 3 months ago

Just want to say... thank you zitt for your continued efforts to bring parts to market!

#7 3 months ago

A couple visual aids bump.

I plan on using these in my Earthshaker project (yes, I know blue and red need swapped positions).

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I also installed them in my Fathom. These skirts were made for this game.

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Thanks John. . . I'll be using these on nearly all my games!

#8 3 months ago

Looking good so far. Now get to work on that PF repop. so we can see them all lit up!
What's up with the white pop bumpers on Fathom? Are those a different design than modern pop bumpers?
Are they Bally Early solid state?
Ah; maybe they are something even weirder/more rare given the odd cap arrangement. Just not familiar with that game. May have played it; but never owned one.

#9 3 months ago

Early Ballys like Fathom, Medusa, Eight Ball Deluxe, etc. used a bumper body with clips to hang those larger pop caps on.

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I did not see those available in your store. . . yet.

You would be targeting a very small market to reproduce these though so I will be happy with the white bodies on those games.

Still working on fitting the skirts into another game or two -- will be sure to post more pictures when accomplished. Between John's translucent pop bumper parts, standup targets, and drop targets a lot more light is available to the playfield on my games. . . and they look great too. Thanks again Zitt !

#10 3 months ago

Just got 3 sets of blue (minus the caps) to rebuild my Scared Stiff pops. I hope the SS caps will fit on these...

Thanks for making these!

#11 3 months ago
Quoted from Zitt:

Thanks Art. Spent about 7-8 days on that Configurator webpage to get it to that state...

Another thumbs up for that Configurator! Way off topic, but I’m curious if that’s a SolidWorks Composer rendering? I used it at my last job and loved the hand-drawn look. If not, can you let me know what you used?

Back on topic: very cool products, I’ll definitely be picking some up!

#12 3 months ago

John, since you are able to bring all these cool alternate colors to market, I wonder if you could offer an off white/cream/ivory version of them. Pop bodies, skirts, flipper bats and button housings, etc. I know I'm not the only person that prefers the aged patina look. When I'm shopping a game and have to replace the flipper bats on an old Bally, the new white bats stick out from the aged pops or vice versa. Same with old white posts if any are broken, the replacements stand out. Figured I'd ask. These translucent ones look great, btw.

#13 3 months ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

You would be targeting a very small market to reproduce these though so I will be happy with the white bodies on those games.

Yeah; unfortunately, the life time supply of those is probably 500 - in total - and I mean lifetime. No real way to offset the cost of the mold.

Quoted from classicgamefan:

but I’m curious if that’s a SolidWorks Composer rendering? I used it at my last job and loved the hand-drawn look

Nope. I "borrowed" it from the patent linked in the figure caption.

Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

I wonder if you could offer an off white/cream/ivory version of them. Pop bodies, skirts, flipper bats and button housings, etc

Sadly; I do not own the mold for the WMS/Modern Pop bodies... so I couldn't do that. Skirts and bases; would be possible. But I'm concerned there really isn't a market for those. Base costs to run a color requires a minimum order of 1000 (once you have the mold built). I doubt there is a market for 1000 of these in off white. I'd be happy to be wrong tho. If others feel differently; scream loudly.

I do own the mold for the Early solid state buttons and housings; but, again - 1000 minimum order and there has be nearly zero interest in colors not in these translucent varieties.

I'm not saying no; just "not right now".

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Early Ballys like Fathom, Medusa, Eight Ball Deluxe, etc. used a bumper body with clips to hang those larger pop caps on.

If you have a trashed one you can send me... please contact me via PM.
I'm thinking those look close enough that maybe a clip/spacer could be designed to "refit" a modern body into one of the clip varieties. Something that could be 3D printed at shapeways; but not too expensive and enough to fulfill the mechanical needs of bridging the gap.

Quoted from Calfdemon:

Thanks for making these!

Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

These translucent ones look great, btw.

Quoted from classicgamefan:

Back on topic: very cool products, I’ll definitely be picking some up!

Tell your friends! Seriously.
I'm hoping these sell better than the modern pop bodies... I have my eyes on doing a mold for some other parts; but I'm not willing to spend the cash on the hypothetical of a product which isn't selling. I can't say publicly what I was thinking because I don't want to give competition any ideas.

1 month later
#15 76 days ago

Today; I received the final batch of parts to complete stock.
Available for immediate shipment:

Translucent colors with Points
I know these points were used in early Gottlieb EMs... but may have use in some game where the ball hangs on the lower pop bumper... Like Stern Star Trek (Pro) . Point are only available on the translucent / clear products.

Gold & Chrome
Opaque Chrome and Gold are also available; but do not have the Point option. I think most people have been using Chrome on games like Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines while Gold is being used on games like The Addams Family .

Finally; I have secured stock of Modern PopCaps in all colors:
Red, Orange, Amber, Yellow, Clear, Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Teal, Green along with a small number of Gold and Chrome Metallic options.
Modern Pop Caps
All of these are imports from Germany (Pinball.Center); so volume discounts are not available. The main intent of the stock of these is the enable wide spread availability of all colors and enable complete stock of our Pop Bumper configurator. Most vendors here in North America only cover a small subset of these colors.

Finally; I did the full Treatment for my original Monster Bash:
Monster_Bash - Orange
I used the our Pop Bumper configurator to select all Orange; which means:
Orange Pop Caps
Orange translucent Pop Bodies
Orange Skirt
Orange Bases
Configured with Gold Glitter Thingy in each pop.

The LED rings from Comet Pinball in WarmWhite #555. Truth be told; these rings are overwhelming bright... I'm working on a dimmer solution so that I can dim all the pops to the same brightness.

1 month later
#16 44 days ago

I love these beautiful skirts. Once I found out these were available I ordered them for my DE Laser War. DE used a black plastic mounting cup for their pop bumpers and I felt that the skirts lost some of their sparkle sitting on top of that black plastic. But there is plenty of room to add some LEDs under the skirt in that DE base. That done… not only do the skirts sparkle but so do the bodies. Thank you, John for getting these and the transparent targets too. Love how they look on my game!!!!

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