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Pinball Magazine No. 4 is here! + feedback


By unigroove

3 years ago



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#101 2 years ago

Got my copy 2 days ago here in Canada.

My Diner pictures made it in the magazine and I'm very impressed by the quality of this publication. Wow! Congrats John and the team!

#102 2 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

Thanks Bryan The answer to your question is very simple: Adding a hardcover will cost more, so make the magazine more expensive, and it will also be heavier, which results in higher postal costs. When I did Santiago Ciuffo's PINBALL book it became clear that the more expensive the publication, the less copies will be sold. Maybe it would make more sense to produce special hardcovers where the magazine can be placed in and make these available for those interested.

I have another idea. For premium magazines, there are often publishers that will make a nice decorative box to put them in so they look extra nice on the shelf. The box has the magazine's logo and will hold multiple copies. If you run out of room, buy another box. I wish I could find an example to show you what I mean but I'm running around today.

Speaking of which...got my magazine today, but too busy to open it yet! I'm sure it's awesome and I'm a huge fan!

#103 2 years ago

Shoot. I'm still waiting..

#104 2 years ago

The wait is absolutely killing me! Glad to hear that everyone is enjoying their copies, now I just need to get mine!

#105 2 years ago

I like the size of the magazine & the print frequency. I was happy to sponsor 2 tribute pages to Python, & his contribution to pinball.

#106 2 years ago

Another terrific issue...this magazine just gets better and better. Thanks, Jonathan, for all your hard work - you're truly a credit to the hobby and we're lucky to have you doing what you're doing.

And...uh...am I the only one that thinks the magazine smells as good as it looks?

#107 2 years ago

Thanks for all the kind feedback

#108 2 years ago

As a heads up: Pinball Magazine is planning to ship one more batch in 2016 (with the current postal rates). After that the new (higher) postal rates will be applied. So get your order in and save a few bucks (yes, the increase is that ridiculously high). www/pinball-magazine.com/shop/

#109 2 years ago

Awesome job on the magazine!

#110 2 years ago

Mine arrived Saturday, great packaging as always, not a dent or scratch. Looking forward to reading it this coming week, thanks again for all the hard work!

#111 2 years ago

I'm beginning to think the packaging is too good as most feedback is about that instead of the content of the magazine

#112 2 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

I'm beginning to think the packaging is too good as most feedback is about that instead of the content of the magazine

Your magazine is like Playboy. Nobody actually reads the thing. It's all about the pictures....pure pinball porn.

#113 2 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Your magazine is like Playboy. Nobody actually reads the thing. It's all about the pictures....pure pinball porn.

I published a photobook for that. The articles are supposed to be read

#114 2 years ago

More feedback:
"I received my copy of issue #4 yesterday and I just wanted to say thanks for putting together such a wonderful and high-quality publication. I’ve enjoyed playing all of Mark Ritchie’s games and have an Indiana Jones as one of the foundations of my one collection, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading all that Mr. Ritchie had to say. The article about The Big Lebowski is also a very nice touch – I’m glad this game is finally shipping and the story behind it is a fascinating read. As always, I enjoy the magazine and look forward to your future publications!

You asked for a review of the shipping, so as requested I will say that the packaging was excellent for the trip to Raleigh, NC. The outside showed a few minor artifacts of being processed through the postal system, but the magazine was completely protected and in mint condition when I opened the package. I would not suggest any changes. I believe the inner bag and bubble wrap are highly protective while the external cardboard provides a nice stiff and slick surface for machine handling.

Best wishes during the holiday season.

Cheers,
-Brian"

#115 2 years ago

Ohhh the waiting game sucks!

#116 2 years ago
Quoted from Kneissl:

Ohhh the waiting game sucks!

Everyday when I walk into the house after work the first thing my wife says to me is "No it hasn't" because she knows I will ask if the issue has arrived yet, lol.

#117 2 years ago

I finally got my order in. Looking forward to receiving the magazines.

#118 2 years ago

Apparently the postal companies are very busy this time of year. Even European deliveries have been delayed. There's not much I can do at the moment, but hope the orders shipped in the first batch will arrive this week. Fingers crossed

Pinball Life is now also offering Pinball Magazine No. 4: http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=4435

#120 2 years ago

I just got my copy, and what a treat it is! Great articles and great pictures! The quality of the magazine is top notch. Loved the interviews, especially the ones walking through the process that Dutch Pinball went through for TBL. Unfortunately, it's a fast read...can't wait for #5!! Keep up the great work...spot on!

#121 2 years ago
Quoted from wyopin:

I just got my copy, and what a treat it is! Great articles and great pictures! The quality of the magazine is top notch. Loved the interviews, especially the ones walking through the process that Dutch Pinball went through for TBL. Unfortunately, it's a fast read...can't wait for #5!! Keep up the great work...spot on!

244 pages is a fast read?

Issue 5 will take a while, but there is something in the works, stay tuned...

#122 2 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

244 pages is a fast read?
Issue 5 will take a while, but there is something in the works, stay tuned...

It was only a fast read because I couldn't put it down! Totally worth every penny!

#123 2 years ago

Soooo...my friend comes over and says he'd like to look at the latest Pinball Magazine. I say I haven't received it yet. THEN, the light bulb went off! Ok....I just ordered a copy! sheesh!!

#124 2 years ago

Anybody else not receive their magazine from the first batch? Ordered on Nov 25....

#125 2 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Anybody else not receive their magazine from the first batch? Ordered on Nov 25....

Yes, plenty. The first batch shipped out November 29th to Frankfurt and from there Deutsche Post picked up the global distribution. I already called them earlier this week to ask why there appear to be delays. Aside from "December is the busiest month for the post" and "some cargo planes carrying post for North America were held up due to bad whether" I got nothing. The good news: just got a few emails from people who's order just came in So fingers crossed more deliveries will be made today.

#126 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure I'm in the first batch and I'm still waiting.

#127 2 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

Yes, plenty. The first batch shipped out November 29th to Frankfurt and from there Deutsche Post picked up the global distribution. I already called them earlier this week to ask why there appear to be delays. Aside from "December is the busiest month for the post" and "some cargo planes carrying post for North America were held up due to bad whether" I got nothing. The good news: just got a few emails from people who's order just came in So fingers crossed more deliveries will be made today.

Thank you J. I guess as long as many people haven't received, can rule out my post office for now, losing or misplacing it.

#128 2 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Thank you J. I guess as long as many people haven't received, can rule out my post office for now, losing or misplacing it.

I'm expecting all orders to arrive eventually, but some probably not before Christmas... It's definitely not a local delay. Even in Europe some first batch orders have yet to be delivered...

#129 2 years ago

Just got mine today, was from the second batch I believe. Looks really nice & will keep me busy for quite some time reading it. Even the ads are interesting. Great packing!

#130 2 years ago

I'll make a separate topic for this, but for those who are still waiting for their order to come in, and those who didn't order yet, or already got it: hope you'll enjoy Pinball Magazine's Christmas special for 2016. It includes:
- Preview of Pinball Magazine No. 4
- Interview with George Gomez (pinball designer and Stern's VP of game design) on Batman, Spiderman, pricing, ghosting and more
- Custom cover by Christopher Franchi, the same artist that did most of the art for Batman 66
- Pinball Magazine's Pinball Flyer Archive 2016

The best part: this is another downloadable publication (22Mb) and it's completely FREE. You don't even need to leave your email behind.

Merry Christmas!
www.pinball-magazine.com

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#131 2 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Anybody else not receive their magazine from the first batch? Ordered on Nov 25....

Nothing yet.

#132 2 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Anybody else not receive their magazine from the first batch? Ordered on Nov 25....

Placed my order on November 15th. Nothing yet.

#133 2 years ago

Maybe I should start a club here, or two. One for those who haven't received their order yet and one for those who have. Once you received it you join the second club, but you can't go back

#134 2 years ago

Anxiously waiting!!

#135 2 years ago

Glad to hear some orders still came in today

#136 2 years ago
Quoted from nvu4prod:

Anxiously waiting!!

Same here. My first order. I ordered three magazines so I have a big packet coming eventually.

#137 2 years ago

Just a few more hours to order Pinball Magazine No. 4 (and other issues) at the 2016 postal rates. Postal rates are going up drastically January 1st, so order prior to midnight of December 27th to ship the 28th and save a few bucks: www.pinball-magazine.com/shop/

#138 2 years ago

Mine is on the way from Pinball Life! I was ordering parts and since they had #4 in stock I went ahead and added it to my cart

#139 2 years ago

Just got confirmation that some orders from the first batch were (finally delivered), so for those still waiting for theirs to arrive: any day now

#140 2 years ago
Quoted from unigroove:

Just got confirmation that some orders from the first batch were (finally delivered), so for those still waiting for theirs to arrive: any day now

Can't wait...When it comes, I'm going down to the beach and poring over every page. (Like I did 1-3!)

#141 2 years ago

I was in the first batch and haven't gotten it yet. Ordered November 16th. I can't wait!

Brian

#142 2 years ago
Quoted from pinghetto:

I was in the first batch and haven't gotten it yet. Ordered November 16th. I can't wait!
Brian

I got mine a couple weeks ago. I would have let you touch it when you were over yesterday.

#143 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I got mine a couple weeks ago. I would have let you touch it when you were over yesterday.

You told me you took your copy out of his mailbox.

#144 2 years ago

Mine arrived today!! Perfect condition and I am going to take my time reading cover to cover. Thanks!!

#145 2 years ago

Arrived today, digging in tomorrow...

#146 2 years ago

Anyone in California getting theirs?

#147 2 years ago
Quoted from PismoArcade:

Anyone in California getting theirs?

Still waiting... hopefully any day now ...
Ordered 11-17

#148 2 years ago

Arrived today. Looks awesome.

#149 2 years ago

Mine arrived today! I had some back issues ordered. PavBall and the baby are both happy too!
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#150 2 years ago

My copy arrived today as well. Thanks Jonathan!

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