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Pulled the trigger on MMR LE


By Kkuoppamaki

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    I've been planning on buying another pin next year, and have had hard time in figuring out what to get. In the end I wanted to at least once experience receiving a NIB, so it became a choice between MMR LE and the Hobbit

    After much thinking, I decided to pull the trigger on MMR LE. Mainly because MM is a great pin, and the big uncertainty around Hobbit and its delivery timeframe (combined with impatience on my part).

    Anyone else decided to get an MMR lately, would love to hear why others chose to order it

    #2 7 years ago

    I didn't know le's where still out there for grabs. For me it was no brainer great game. And 8k for new or 10k for used.

    #3 7 years ago

    Thought they had been sold out weeks ago?

    #4 7 years ago

    Maybe he got mine. I just cancelled mine to pre-order a Hobbit LE. Sadly, I can only afford one, and even that is a stretch. If I had the funds it would be both. In the end I decided that I've played the crap out of MM on Pinball Arcade and have one within 30 minutes to play at the Pinball Parlour in PA here if I need to play a real one.

    For The Hobbit, who knows if I will be able to play one, and my experience at the Allentown show with WOZ, left much to be desired (not due to the game, just the number of people wanting to play it), had to be rushed out due to the huge line.

    Getting a bunch of new toys and technology in play as well as known good quality that I have experienced recently being able to play a WOZ with more time to relax and get a little more into it, finally made me switch over.

    I am one of those guys that has to like the theme as well as the play. I don't care at all for the theme of WOZ yet even still thought it was really cool (I know some of you it doesn't matter for, but for me that's saying alot). The Hobbit is right up my alley so I can only imagine I will love The Hobbit. Also, the payment plan for The Hobbit will be easier to swallow in smaller chunks instead of $1000 followed by a huge $7000 in one go.

    A bunch of reasons really for me personally, but I am sure they will both be great. And I am sure you will love your MMRLE!

    What I am secretly hoping is that the MMRLE release will bring a routed beater MM down out of the stratosphere into maybe the 4k-5k range and I can fix it up.

    #5 7 years ago
    Quoted from Kiwipinhead:

    Thought they had been sold out weeks ago?

    Cancellations is why there are LEs still up for grabs and there will be plenty more as we close in on the last chance to back out date.

    That's why it’s going to be a stretch to run any real quantity of standards at 8k. 1k LEs should fill most of that demand for a while and then they would be tooling up for the next title. I still am not seeing standards getting run without a significant price drop.

    #6 7 years ago

    I was torn between MMR and Hobbit, but two things while I like the Peter Jackson movies, better than no movie. But I think he is making the material into another POTC type franchise where there is too much fluff or BS just to make the material longer.

    JJP could give us more info, but in reality we won't know how it plays until its made, but I don't what to pay fully in advance on a maybe pin.

    But MMR is not pay in full and is more of a sure thing if it plays similar to the real MM(real).

    Hard call, but I went with MMR myself.

    #7 7 years ago

    I have LOTR, and have high hopes the Hobbit will be as great or even greater than LOTR. The 3rd movie coming out end of 2014, realistically I was expecting to receive the pin around in mid-2015 which is ways out.

    If all goes well I might get the MMR as early as mid-2014, opening the door to get the hobbit once it's available.
    Both great options, but timing caused the swing to MMR in my case

    #8 7 years ago
    Quoted from rai:

    IBut I think he is making the material into another POTC type franchise where there is too much fluff or BS just to make the material longer.

    This is kind of true, but at the same time whenever you translate a book into a movie, you loose a lot of details. The Lord of the Rings trilogy could have probably been 6-9 feature films that was crammed into 3 just to match 1 movie per book.

    The Hobbit is basically getting a chance to "stretch out" and could just include more stuff that's in the book instead of it having to be cut out. I don't think he has to artificially fluff too much.

    #9 7 years ago

    I am planning on purchasing both. I have been really looking at my collection and have decided to sell 1 or 2 games.

    #10 7 years ago

    Canceled mine on Friday since I picked up a regular. Twisted pins may have one for grabs now

    #11 7 years ago

    They did. There was a guy on here claiming he just e-mailed Rick and got one. But after he PM'd me to ask me to remove his quote from my post I asked him. Turns out he didn't get one and he was just on the list. I'm 100% sure it's sold out and there is a list, I know a couple people that would love to have one.

    Quoted from Kiwipinhead:

    Thought they had been sold out weeks ago?

    #12 7 years ago

    Great choice and should be a fun ride. Do not let people come out of the woodwork and call this a "refake" it should end up being pretty damn close to the original. People who use that term are just a bit butthurt about then loss of easy money or paid too much for original MM.

    I was a bit wishy washy and then I saw some photos of a restored machine and I think the game is a keeper. Have only played a horribly beat down routed one with the volume turned too low to hear. After a lot of plays on the ipad pinball arcade the game has grown on me, shots are fun and sound is fantastic. Hoping this is one that will stay in my collection.

    Had a Hobbit preorder very early but got out because to many question marks and things I hated about it of what was shone. Have not looked back one bit and despite a being a huge hobbit fan I have zero confidence in JJP on promises made. If you want one I am sure you can acquire one and who knows if the original LE will be the last LE JJP makes for the hobit, writing is on the wall.

    Really like my dealings with Rick and PPS and has been professional so far and saved me after my dealer could confirm my order. Doubt I will buy any other pins before this one arrives.

    #13 7 years ago

    I am thinking Transformers LE will be sold to pay for 1 of the titles.

    #14 7 years ago

    I pulled the trigger on The Hobbit & MMr LE... Now my trigger finger has to figure out how I'm going to pay for them

    #15 7 years ago

    Not personally ordering, but several have cancelled . It's rumor that many have reconsidered . Early excitement, then changed their minds. ???

    #16 7 years ago

    I would love to do both. I'm in for MMLE. I'm garage selling to save up for the whopper due at the end. I can't put down on The Hobbit financially right now, but if it lives up to the potential I'm sure I'll be able to find one in 2015. Finding the money for it may be the harder part.

    #17 7 years ago
    Quoted from jalpert:

    They did. There was a guy on here claiming he just e-mailed Rick and got one. But after he PM'd me to ask me to remove his quote from my post I asked him. Turns out he didn't get one and he was just on the list. I'm 100% sure it's sold out and there is a list, I know a couple people that would love to have one.

    Contact Pinball sales. I know of 6 locals here who have canceled over the past couples weeks, but of course a wait list may have gobbled them up

    #18 7 years ago

    A lot of people have ordered the hobbit, MMR, zombie land, predator, etc and realize they are almost $30k in the hole and have nothing to show for it. I heard if you ordered hobbit from anyone else other than jjp, you can not back out of the hobbit and get a refund. Probably why you see hobbits already for sale here. People will drop out of any type of preorders for all reasons. Means nothing.

    #19 7 years ago

    not surprising that there were people who jumped in on MMRLE so as not to be shutout, and then after the initial excitement, determined that it was just too much money. I doubt few, if any, who are changing their mind, are doing so for concerns about the quality of the machine itself.

    Beyond the excitement of the machine being re-released, the 'debate' and the 'watch' on the prices of what old and new will sell for, is one of the more entertaining things to happen in a while, and will continue to be so for the next year or two.

    #20 7 years ago

    I will go with MMLE,I know the game and I'm sure it will be same as MM and better.Hobbit is not theme that I like and I have no idea of the final result of the game other than speculation,I'm owner of the WOZLE and I like the game at all and I'm suspicious that JJP can make a second game like WOZ if so I think it will be more easy to find one of the 1500 unit than one of the 1000 unit of MMLE
    My comment

    #21 7 years ago

    If I was him, I'd touch base with everyone, Rick, Twisted, Automated, JJack...

    Quoted from jrivelli:

    Contact Pinball sales. I know of 6 locals here who have canceled over the past couples weeks, but of course a wait list may have gobbled them up

    If you have only played a beat MM and the iPad, I can tell you first hand you are in for a phenomenal experience assuming PPS does it right. I've got some time on a HEP MM that obviously plays better than new, and if the PPS version feels 1/2 as tight as the HEP we are all in for a treat.

    Quoted from starbase:

    Have only played a horribly beat down routed one with the volume turned too low to hear. After a lot of plays on the ipad pinball arcade the game has grown on me, shots are fun and sound is fantastic. Hoping this is one that will stay in my collection.

    Yah, who knows. There is so much "rumor" going around, it's all BS. Anything is possible. Lots canceled but even more ordered. People can still cancel, it's so hard to say.

    Quoted from Banker:

    Not personally ordering, but several have cancelled . It's rumor that many have reconsidered . Early excitement, then changed their minds. ???

    #22 7 years ago

    I ended up cancelling my MMRLE and getting in on a $7500 preorder Hobbit. In the end, I just figured that the market was about to get super flooded with MMR's and there is no way they will hold their value. Where as, I firmly believe JJP will have the Hobbit priced at $9000 when the game is released in 2020...........After the Bilbo Baggins edition is released..........relax just joking

    #23 7 years ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    I ended up cancelling my MMRLE and getting in on a $7500 preorder Hobbit. In the end, I just figured that the market was about to get super flooded with MMR's and there is no way they will hold their value. Where as, I firmly believe JJP will have the Hobbit priced at $9000 when the game is released in 2020...........After the Bilbo Baggins edition is released..........relax just joking

    Too bad the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit was last year... Would have been nice to see dragon-red armor, a lighted Smaug topper and a hobbit-in-a-basket toy.

    j/k

    #24 7 years ago
    Quoted from Baiter:

    Too bad the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit was last year... Would have been nice to see dragon-red armor, a lighted Smaug topper and a hobbit-in-a-basket toy.

    No stopping a 78th anniversary edition and 3 years added to an anniversary easily equals $1K plus in price.

    Its "the market price" that's what dictates it.

    #25 7 years ago

    I was in the same boat deciding on whether to get a MMR or Hobbit. I decided on Hobbit as I have been impressed with the quality of the WOZ and have heard some great things about what the Hobbit will have to offer. While I love MM, I chose to get the "brand new" game instead of the remake of a late 90's machine. I still plan to one day get an original MM.

    -3
    #26 7 years ago

    I would choose hobbit over mm refake, betting on JJP getting better, and a NEW game! However, I would not pre order either, would wait until I can play it before getting one.

    #27 7 years ago

    I went MMRLE. No matter how many different machines I play, every time I play MM I just really enjoy the crap out of it. So I didn't really debate on it too long. I'm sure we will all love which ever one we go with.

    #28 7 years ago

    MM is my all time fave game! I have owned 4 of them over the last 13 years and there is no way in hell I'm missing the chance to unbox a brand new one... It's on my pinball bucket list! "Refake" all you want but I really don't give a rip if it doesn't have the Williams logo on it (upgraded sound, shaker, double clear coat ect makes up for it IMHO)

    #29 7 years ago

    LOL, haters call it what you want fact is it is one of the most loved pins out there and PPS has to get it right or they won't get the license. I'll pull the trigger on the NIB MMRLE till it goes click.

    #30 7 years ago

    I was going to get my first NIB I thought it was going to be Star Trek but then MMR happened. I chose MMR I have played it but the other family members have not. After showing a video to the wife and kid they were all in on MMR I was fortunate enough to still be able to get in on MMRLE.

    Quoted from The_Dude_Abides:

    I'll pull the trigger on the NIB MMRLE till it goes click.

    #31 7 years ago

    I believe some of the cancels were due to early orders that though there would only be the LE to choose from.
    Then the "regular" versions were announced - so some would rather hold the money and wait and see.
    From what I see nothing on the LE will be truly unique that could not be replicated after purchase.
    So hold money now wait it out purchase later at or near same cost and mod as you like.

    If MM was not on my want list for 9 years I might have done the same. But I would rather just plug in and play this one so LE it is for me.

    #32 7 years ago
    Quoted from DarkWizard:

    The Hobbit is basically getting a chance to "stretch out" and could just include more stuff that's in the book instead of it having to be cut out. I don't think he has to artificially fluff too much.

    When the LOTR trilogy came out I couldn't get enough of the films. I loved that they released extended director's cut versions of the films. But with the Hobbit I'm finding the exact opposite - he has stretched too far. I recently tried to watch the Hobbit for the first time and shut it off out of extreme boredom before they left Bilbo's house. It feels like there was no restraint or discipline in making this film/telling the story. Its beautifully well done, but its just overflowing with too many ideas and minor details from the creative people.

    Funny thing is that I've read the Hobbit multiple times and really enjoy the book, but I've never been able to make it past the first book in the LOTR trilogy.

    #33 7 years ago

    Last I heard Williams wanted pinball nothing short of dead. And here they go approving licenses for remakes? Funny thing is people talk about Williams like they died in '99, they're still around but are making slots now.

    #34 7 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Funny thing is people talk about Williams like they died in '99, they're still around but are making slots now.

    Has anybody played the monster slot machine from Williams? My wife and I were at Mohegan Sun casino and she hit for around $600.00 on that machine and it was a blast. The videos on it are awesome. And its a penny game so its fun to play. But be careful those penny games are designed to take you for more than you think. If you play max bet I think you play for like $15.00 a shot.

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