The Otto on the playfield is not what I envisioned when Joe Balcer first described him. I don't think it lived up to his vision either. To me he looks more like an evil dwarf in a barrel than Otto the Oktoberfest bartender. I got a 3d printer for my birthday, and since I had some time on my hands, I decided it was time to see if I could bring my vision for Otto to life. I've always felt we should see more of his body and arms, but I knew from the start it would be a challenge given the limited space to work with (a big reason why Otto is like he is). It has taken a lot of trial and error, but I am very pleased with how he came out . . .
I think, he looks a lot more like Otto with the arm movement adding a whole new dimension. The effect is a bit different whether Otto is left or right handed. While I am not a professional modder, I would like to see this version of Otto in more machines, so I will make these available to those who are interested.
Each Otto will be painted by hand, and it takes about a week to go through the process of printing, sanding, priming, painting (10 colors), second coats, touch ups and finally a satin finish. I expect there will be some variation between Ottos. I can only make a few at a time, and there are already names on the list, so I want to set expectations that these won’t be shipping tomorrow. In addition, I may find I need to make some tweaks after the first few get installed, given potential differences in how things are mounted in the machines.
The cost will be $200 + shipping ($15 for US48). You can choose if you want him left or right handed, but I will also offer the option of a second set of arms (with pretzel and beer stein), so you can switch Otto to be the other way. Cost for the second set of arms will be $30.
If you want to get on the list, please send a PM and I will add you. As I said, I am not a professional modder, so I have no clue on shipping things outside the US, so for now it will be US only.