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News: JJP to re-release hobbit?!?


By Pinball-Pat

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    Have a look at this pic from JJP.
    “New pinball machines as far as the eye can see”, says JJP on Facebook. I guess it depends on how you define new? New old stock or new fresh off the line?

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    #2 5 months ago

    What does this have to do with The Hobbit? I don't see any Hobbits; am I missing something?

    #3 5 months ago

    Very possible that's just a straggler sitting around for whatever reason, and whoever took the pic didn't mean to include it. Would be pretty surprising if they rerelease Hobbit and not Pirates

    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    What does this have to do with The Hobbit? I don't see any Hobbits; am I missing something?

    Far left, back box art of Gandalf is visible.

    #4 5 months ago

    Agreed - would be surprising, but at the same time..... I wouldn't mind a minty fresh Hobbit built in the new cabinet. For that matter - bring on some more POTC machines and WOZ machines (with the monkey of course)!

    #5 5 months ago

    Nah, just alot of Wonkas before they shift over to their next game.

    #6 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-Pat:

    Have a look at this pic from JJP.
    “New pinball machines as far as the eye can see”, says JJP on Facebook. I guess it depends on how you define new? New old stock or new fresh off the line?[quoted image]

    Right???Hobbit Vault?And then they took out all the Wonka’s they had ready to ship and put them on the new production line to fool Pinside.Damn Pinside is hard work!

    #7 5 months ago

    Man how did you see that Gandolf all the way back there! Thats some good carrots you been eating. Good peepers, keep up the good work.

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from Oneangrymo:

    Man how did you see that Gandolf all the way back there! Thats some good carrots you been eating. Good peepers, keep up the good work.

    I feel like this was bait from JJP to get us talking... lol
    I can’t see any other reason to have that game on the floor...

    #9 5 months ago

    I would be a POTC buyer if they re-release.

    #10 5 months ago

    Can’t decide if “News” followed by two question marks and an exclamation point is more Pinball, or more 2020.

    #11 5 months ago

    Or just a test cab like stern does.

    #12 5 months ago

    surely the bigger question is why are they making more Wonka's?!

    #13 5 months ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    surely the bigger question is why are they making more Wonka's?!

    Its an awesome game....u should play it sometime

    #14 5 months ago

    Would be an odd move. I love mine but they don't command that high of a price.

    #15 5 months ago
    Quoted from NeilMcRae:

    surely the bigger question is why are they making more Wonka's?!

    My guess and this is just a guess is they’re filling orders for games people want.Wonka is a top 10 pin!

    #16 5 months ago

    I’d be in for a hobbit retheme to NGG2

    Delete smaug and that target bank for the slam ramp/hole in one off the 3rd flipper

    #17 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-Pat:

    I can’t see any other reason to have that game on the floor...

    Take into consideration that they just moved to a new location. For all we know that Hobbit machine is one they plan to use in a showroom to show off with other JJP games. There's only one in the picture and maybe there's a WoZ, DI and Pirates out of camera view.

    The title of this thread is very misleading as there's NO "news" .... just specualtion.

    #18 5 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Take into consideration that they just moved to a new location. For all we know that Hobbit machine is one they plan to use in a showroom to show off with other JJP games. There's only one in the picture and maybe there's a WoZ, DI and Pirates out of camera view.

    That is what I thought. Game in the JJP show room in NJ. Crated up. Shipped to Chicago. Uncrate and set it up for JJP showroom in Chicago.

    LTG : )

    #19 5 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    That is what I thought. Game in the JJP show room in NJ. Crated up. Shipped to Chicago. Uncrate and set it up for JJP showroom in Chicago.
    LTG : )

    Yes but I posted it first Lloyd so don't try to steal my thunder!

    (did I type that slow enough)

    #20 5 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Yes but I posted it first Lloyd so don't try to steal my thunder!

    (did I type that slow enough)

    W----h----a----t----?

    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : All thunder belongs to meSz

    #21 5 months ago
    Quoted from DakotaMike:

    What does this have to do with The Hobbit? I don't see any Hobbits; am I missing something?

    On the upper far left the head to a Hobbit can be seen it means little as in the Stern factory there are old heads they use for testing

    #22 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-Pat:

    Have a look at this pic from JJP.
    “New pinball machines as far as the eye can see”, says JJP on Facebook. I guess it depends on how you define new? New old stock or new fresh off the line?[quoted image]

    Crazy idea that a pinball company might have one of their own games around for testing....play....etc.?

    Doubt they could stir up the comparative interest that rerunning POTC would capture.

    #23 5 months ago

    You guys could certainly be right, I just remembered hearing jack talk about re-running games on a podcast, and thought they might have been making a hint on Facebook. I may have taken them too literally with the “New games as far as the eye can see.” When I read that, I immediately thought they might be giving a clue with the hobbit at the back. All in fun.

    #24 5 months ago
    Quoted from Pinball-Pat:

    You guys could certainly be right, I just remembered hearing jack talk about re-running games on a podcast, and thought they might have been making a hint on Facebook. I may have taken them too literally with the “New games as far as the eye can see.” When I read that, I immediately thought they might be giving a clue with the hobbit at the back. All in fun.

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    #25 5 months ago

    Hobbit needs a complete redo not a re release imo

    #26 5 months ago

    I have worked for a number of tech hardware companies over the years, and in the manufacturing line areas there was always a test-jig or other 'custom made testing tool' which was based on a gutted model of our earlier products. It was always easier to grab an old hardware unit and Frankenstein whatever we needed to have access to for new models testing. (power supplies, I/O components, displays and processors, etc). They may in fact be using the entire backbox with a completely different playfield, since they are basically the same across the titles. It is quite possible that if they zoomed in on the Hobbit machine, you might be horrified at what they have done to it! 8-)

    But then again, it may just be an old machine where the assembly line folks can simply take a break and unwind for 15 minutes...

    #27 5 months ago
    Quoted from Markharris2000:

    I have worked for a number of tech hardware companies over the years, and in the manufacturing line areas there was always a test-jig or other 'custom made testing tool' which was based on a gutted model of our earlier products. It was always easier to grab an old hardware unit and Frankenstein whatever we needed to have access to for new models testing. (power supplies, I/O components, displays and processors, etc). They may in fact be using the entire backbox with a completely different playfield, since they are basically the same across the titles. It is quite possible that if they zoomed in on the Hobbit machine, you might be horrified at what they have done to it! 8-)
    But then again, it may just be an old machine where the assembly line folks can simply take a break and unwind for 15 minutes...

    Might doubt that theory if the rumored (Pinside) no future wide bodies was correct. Doubt a wide body game would be the test bed for future games.

    #28 5 months ago

    prob fresh out of the employees lunch room.

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    prob fresh out of the employees lunch room.

    Cabinet’s full of microwaves.

    #30 5 months ago
    Quoted from extraballingtmc:

    Hobbit needs a complete redo not a re release imo

    Guess you haven't heard, you aren't allowed to criticize that pin around here.

    #31 5 months ago
    Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

    I would be a POTC buyer if they re-release.

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