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Oktoberfest's Otto Reimagined

By rosh

4 months ago


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#1 4 months ago

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.

Questions?

#2 4 months ago

Excellent Otto Josh !

Makes me wish I had the game to stick him in.

LTG : )

#3 4 months ago

Wow, that turned out fantastic. Great job! How about a double stein option? I have heard that Otto can really slam it down! haha.

#4 4 months ago
Quoted from RobF:

Wow, that turned out fantastic. Great job! How about a double stein option? I have heard that Otto can really slam it down! haha.

Tried that originally, but the space is just too tight.

#5 4 months ago

Awesome!

#6 4 months ago

That's amazing Excellent work and idea.

#7 4 months ago

Holy cow! That looks great!

#8 4 months ago

Ich Liebe Otto!
Pm sent for the list.
Thanks for doing these and excellent job!

#9 4 months ago

That looks incredible! Resin or FDM print?

#10 4 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

That looks incredible! Resin or FDM print?

FDM, pla+ and petg for the stein

#11 4 months ago

Great job, rosh!

#12 4 months ago

That looks amazing! We received our Oktoberfest last week, it's such a great game. A very nice addition!

#13 4 months ago

Wunderbar Rosh!

PM sent

#14 4 months ago

Wow, that's great Josh! Tempted to get on the list even though I don't have an Oktoberfest yet.

#15 4 months ago

Honestly this looks like a labor of love you took in your hands, and it's very beautiful, you're making my favorite game even better.

#16 4 months ago

I need a lefty Otto.

#17 4 months ago

Wow! You made the ultimate feel-good pin feel even better.

#18 4 months ago

You hit the bullseye with this one!
Great mod!

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#19 4 months ago

I want to thank everyone for the positive feedback, it is nice to see how the hard work to bring my vision to fruition is appreciated.

I have now replied to anyone who has sent a PM, if you did not get a reply, please message me.

BTW, on those on the list, it is an even split between left and right handed. One person wanted left, as they are a lefty. Another wanted right since Otto is holding it in his right hand on the backglass. I will point out that when playing one handed, you are holding your stein in the left. As I mentioned there is a little bit of a difference as to how he looks based on left and right handed, depending on where he is looking during game play. I could not decide which I liked better, those the reason I went with the choice. To be honest, took a bit of work to get him to work both ways, as the clearance on side is a bit tighter than the other.

#20 4 months ago

I do enjoy the left handed one, I feel like he's got a good eye on the ball and drinks to celebrate better as a lefty, as the ball hits the ramp and loads the keg.

#21 4 months ago

The arm movement being done by the simple rail is pure genius. I don't know how you thought of that and worked it in a limited space.

#22 4 months ago

That's awesome

#23 4 months ago

PM sent. What a great upgrade for a great game!

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#24 4 months ago

Josh - Any possibility of turning this project into a mechanical topper build for OKT? I’d love to see Otto on top of the head tapping a keg or chugging a frosty brew. Something Bavarian or cuckoo-clock style.

#25 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballderdash:

Josh - Any possibility of turning this project into a mechanical topper build for OKT? I’d love to see Otto on top of the head tapping a keg or chugging a frosty brew. Something Bavarian or cuckoo-clock style.

I have not really thought about doing that and I have some different thoughts on a topper, if I ever did one.

#26 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

I have some different thoughts on a topper,

Dancing beer maidens with big mugs. Like the figures that come out of a cuckoo clock and go in a circle and dance.

LTG : )

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#27 4 months ago

First batch of Ottos have gone out.

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a QR code to get to the Installation video is in the box, but here it is as well . . .

#28 4 months ago

Oktoberfest Masskrugstemmen Pinball style
Prost!
Love it Rosh, outstanding job!

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#29 4 months ago

Wow, looks so great
Still no shipping to Germany ?
Would be great, if you can do it

Prost and many thanks anyway

#30 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

First batch of Ottos have gone out.
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a QR code to get to the Installation video is in the box, but here it is as well . . .

Looking great and a lot of lefties!

#31 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

First batch of Ottos have gone out.

An amazing job Josh. A great addition to Oktoberfest !

Quoted from jellikit:

a lot of lefties!

Sounds good to me.

LTG : )

#32 4 months ago
Quoted from wizard1:

Wow, looks so great
Still no shipping to Germany ?
Would be great, if you can do it
Prost and many thanks anyway

I will add you to the list, be at least a month before I get to you, so gives me time to see what the options are. Please PM me your address so I can look into it.

Quoted from jellikit:

Looking great and a lot of lefties!

In this batch, I believe, there were 3 right handed, 1 left handed and 4 both sets of hands. I tested all of them, as I don't like to glue the stein or pretzel in until I do. I test both sets of arms, so they will then ship with whichever I test last. Of course not every machine is going to be exactly the same, so variations in the 'height/placement' of the metal disc Otto sticks to could create some issues, requiring some adjustments on the machine or a different 'ring'. Hopefully, we won't see that often.

#33 4 months ago

Those look fantastic Josh! Can’t wait to get mine!

#34 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

In this batch, I believe, there were 3 right handed, 1 left handed and 4 both sets of hands. I tested all of them, as I don't like to glue the stein or pretzel in until I do. I test both sets of arms, so they will then ship with whichever I test last. Of course not every machine is going to be exactly the same, so variations in the 'height/placement' of the metal disc Otto sticks to could create some issues, requiring some adjustments on the machine or a different 'ring'. Hopefully, we won't see that often.

I was also counting lefties, ha! These look great!

After watching the install video, very clever design as well!

#35 4 months ago

"Don't spin otto" .... Last step of instructions "spin otto"

#36 4 months ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

"Don't spin otto" .... Last step of instructions "spin otto"

LOL, I thought I said don't spin Otto fast, maybe I forgot the fast part, but doing it slowly is okay. Not sure at what RPM you would create enough power to damage the boards, but probably not a lot, and last thing I want is someone toasting a driver board while installing Otto.

#37 4 months ago
Quoted from domvertorix:

very clever design as well!

Thanks, I know a few folks thought I had some kind of gearing inside, but sometimes the simple solutions work best. When I went to do the first print, I thought I should do the arms separate to make it easier. And from there it was a very short trip to the idea of making them move and within a few minutes the idea of the ring with the humps was formed. I probably went through more than a dozen rings and quite a few versions of the arms, to get it to work as desired. Originally I had him holding two steins, but once I went to the movement, that just was not feasible with the limited space.

#38 4 months ago

I think I see a resemblance between the new Otto and Josh, (or maybe I just had one Weihenstephaner too many for breakfast this morning). Nice work!

#39 4 months ago
Quoted from Billy16:

I think I see a resemblance between the new Otto and Josh, (or maybe I just had one Weihenstephaner too many for breakfast this morning). Nice work!

I see the self-portrait as well. A true master of his craft!

#40 4 months ago

I love mine and he is very happy on my game,I was an early adopter with one of the first Octoberfest and have always wanted some mods other than the flags,the way you made it so very simple is the best part

Thanks so much.

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#41 4 months ago

I had no idea how the arms moved before it was pointed out,very creative.

#42 4 months ago
Quoted from Billy16:

I think I see a resemblance between the new Otto and Josh, (or maybe I just had one Weihenstephaner too many for breakfast this morning). Nice work!

LOL, while someone else said that, I think you have had one too many Weihenstephaners I based it on the images of Otto used on the backglass and in the game. So any deviation from Otto's look, is purely due to my limited skills in creating sculptures in Blender. Not saying there is no resemblance, we are both very good looking, and we both have close set eyes and a grey beard, but the rest of my hair is not grey and my big nose is long with a bump vs being bulbous, I also have a narrow face vs his is wide.

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#43 4 months ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I love mine and he is very happy on my game,I was an early adopter with one of the first Octoberfest and have always wanted some mods other than the flags,the way you made it so very simple is the best part
Thanks so much.
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That got to you fast, I just shipped them yesterday. I assume that ramp cover is not interfering with his arm movements. I did do a test with one of those, but it was a different design then the one you are using.

#44 4 months ago
Quoted from rosh:

LOL, while someone else said that, I think you have had one too many Weihenstephaners I based it on the images of Otto used on the backglass and in the game. So any deviation from Otto's look, is purely due to my limited skills in creating sculptures in Blender. Not saying there is no resemblance, we are both very good looking, and we both have close set eyes and a grey beard, but the rest of my hair is not grey and my big nose is long with a bump vs being bulbous, I also have a narrow face vs his is wide.
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Ok, now I have to ask, you ever curl that stache?

#45 4 months ago
Quoted from Pyromedic:

Ok, now I have to ask, you ever curl that stache?

Nope, never

#46 4 months ago

The first time may be Expo...

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#47 4 months ago

Otto has already found a drinking partner.

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#48 4 months ago
Quoted from domvertorix:

Otto has already found a drinking partner.
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Is that a tap handle topper project?

#49 4 months ago

Wünderbar!
Look what was waiting for me when I got home tonight! Thanks Rosh! The Lagniappe was a nice surprise and the perfect touch!
Won’t ruin that part for the others by posting a pic.
Prost!

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#50 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballderdash:

Is that a tap handle topper project?

That thought crossed my mind, but only after I started collecting. Board is 3' and will eventually hold 10 handles. I suppose it could be shrunk to 6 spots for the official Oktoberfest/Munich breweries. That would make for a sweet topper.

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