and this is not a joke meme.. I'm seriously 100% in
Quoted from usandthem:
I’ve heard plenty of people rave about the show. Checked out some clips after this announcement. Tries too hard to be quick and clever. Seems fine for the ADD generation. Not for me, unfortunately.
Even TV sins was somewhat kind to the show, and they hate nearly everything
Quoted from mskoenen:
Definitely in. How much extra do I have to pay for a Mr. Meeseeks to teach me how to play?
I really hope there's a meeseeks in the game, and if you hit a button he pops up "I'm mr meeseeks look at me! You should shoot the ramp Jerrrry!"
Quoted from benheck:
Mulan (more popular than you'd think)
Speaking of which, are we going to have szechuan sauce outlane spinners?
facebook postings are saying nothing else can be revealed until adult swim officially signs off on everything, which is pretty normal for pinball. a date is set, im guessing full photos and video of gameplay will be shown all at once.
Quoted from razorsedge:
If loyalty program members were automatically rolled over to Fang Club, there might already be >750 in the club.... ?
I don't think so, pretty sure he said on the podcast that was the point of the fang club.. he can't possibly fullfill all previous customers (even though some are repeat).
Quoted from razorsedge:
noticing after the umpteenth time checking out the website, the Fang Club Memberships have "in stock" along side. Of course meaning this could well eventually (perhaps soon) read "Sold Out".
why would the fang club ever sell out? If they sell 751 of them great... if they sell 2,000 of them, great. People might actually want the schwag. When you buy a Stern fan club, that's not guaranteeing you anything either, maybe you like the shirt?
i am member 1101, ordered dec4th around 6pm.. is that good? is that bad? i still dont know the value of a schmeckle but i sure hope i can get down these giant stairs.
i started the wiki page a while back. i also put a placeholder for scotts haunted house party to be revealed at tpf. glad someone updated the title (didnt think to do that)
i want the reveal to be like the dan harmon tweet. someone posts "can we see the top playfield please?" what do you think i can just go against adult swim's permission? fine! here just for you heres what the playfield looks like. i mean i was already planning on doing that anyway
my hope is between the higher production number and the deposit money going along with that (and perhaps a sliver of fang club funds), and knowing this is a solid title that WILL sell out at some point.. that spooky can confidently buy higher volumes of parts perhaps upfront for better pricing.. at least parts they KNOW they can use on future titles
wire (lots and lots of wire)
I know charlie does everything he can to keep prices down.
Quoted from floyd1977:
I'm not targeting anyone here with this comment, but I find the people who complain the most about taxes pay relatively little
Both of us being from the chicago area, I think Illinois pays some of the highest anywhere (except maybe new york city and california). Next year we get to pay tax on auto trade-ins higher than $10k (double taxed). Thank god I'm the type of person that drives vehicles into the ground.
The left plastic looks like prime real estate for mods. I'm thinking I need to make an inter-dimensional cablebox
so since spooky site was basically getting DDOS'd, I freaked out and placed a standard edition through pinballstar so I at least made sure I got one. I was able to upgrade to a BSE edition by paying the difference but won't know my number for a week. Just happy I'm getting one, this thing is selling out quick!
Quoted from DanQverymuch:
Flyer says "songs" which there haven't been a lot of. Get Schwifty, Terry Flaps, the Bowie-esque song by Fart, what else could there be?
The theme song.. guessing it's probably mostly space techno created by danesi. But other songs that have been on the show:
When rick breaks up with unity:
This song was used when they bury themselves:
this song was used on season 3 preview:
Quoted from garretswinning:
And he wonders why people hate him. And no, the excuse of "hey I'm just being funny", or "I just put this out there to see if anyone would make an offer" does not cover it either. Kudos to him for supposedly donating money to charity of whatever over the buy price of lebowski was, but he's well known for putting down deposits on games with distributors, not even having it shipped to him, and somehow shipping direct to the new buyer and pocketing the difference.
Quoted from spfxted:
..and you care why?
for using distributors as profit centers? Because Stern REALLY frowns on this, and I'm surprised they don't start going after distributors that allow this to happen over and over. Distributors have lost their ability to be one for raising prices, this isn't a far stretch. It's the same reason why ticketmaster started going after scalpers, they want all their cut.
Quoted from spfxted:
Yeah, but what he wants to buy, sell, flip, set on fire, give away, piss on is nobody's business but his own.....
so let's say there are 375 pinball scalpers that all bought 2 rick and mortys, and they decided to all resell them for $1k over the original price you'd be ok with that?
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:
The comments about lack of toys on the top of the playfield is not a concern for me as the modding community is so strong, they will come up with some awesome stuff for it
"You want me to get intel out of the smartest mammal in the galaxy you better give me a decent brainalyzer"
Quoted from seenev:
with these prices I think the price warrants original parts unique to the game, not an amalgamation of existing parts
I really hate this argument. So you'd rather they spend $150 per toy (because it's original) and take out a major mech (like the 2nd ball trough)? Every engineer's goal is to make the best product for the least amount of money. If that means using something pre-existing off the shelf you better believe a designer is going to do so. You speak as if their BOM cost + labor is only like $3k and they are stuffing their pockets with cash everytime a pin goes out the door. Knowing the kind of guy Chuck is, his profit margins are probably not anywhere you think they are.
Quoted from lapean111:
Does Stern have deadflip locked up exclusively, or can he do an R&M stream? I understand the game is sold out, and the advertising isn't needed, but would be cool....
he said on his stream tonight he's going to do a stream from spooky in the next 1-2 months
Quoted from Zablon:
You all are crazy if you think this is just going to magically go off without a hitch. There will be part problems, line problems, quality problems that slow production down. Just plan on waiting an indefinite amount of time if you aren't numbers 1-50. A quality product with a fleshed out code is way more important than getting immediate satisfaction of a rushed product.
this isnt the deeproot thread
Quoted from Zablon:
Isn't that basically how they do the quantum theater in Dialed In? and basically the basis for old arcade games and Pin2k?
Yes, and the hologram on Stern ghostbusters.. One of the first to use this technique was the haunted mansion ride at disney
Spooky website froze like everyone else, ordered from pinballstar at 9:07 and 42 seconds. Kinda sucks knowing I won't see it for a whole year, but still getting a game.
Quoted from goingincirclez:
It's such a shame too because I honestly find the content of The EM Dungeon interesting and informative. But the presenter drives me insane. I don't know if he's trying to be a "character" or was trained in an older style, but his. Fo r c i b l y. S l o w. S y l l a b I c. S p e a k i n g. W i t h. A. P e r i o d. A f t e r. E v e r y. W o r d. Not only gives him a monotone, it becomes downright insulting after a while. I almost feel bad criticizing because he genuinely seems like a nice guy... but every now and then you hear him speak normally and it's like *arrrrrgh you're not getting paid by the second and I'm not stupid so why the hell can't you talk normal through your whole segment?! **
I don't mind the content. A transcript would be informative. But yeesh, I can't stand the narration anymore. It makes the segment incredibly painful to listen to especially driving down the road.
Thank you, thought I was the only one. My wife thinks his speaking is very fake and can't stand it, so i just fast forward.
Quoted from PoMC:
If you’re buying this pin, you’re not concerned that ACNC has so many serious problems that have yet to be resolved by Spooky?
Sure, this is your dream theme, but so was Alice Cooper for those buyers. Now they’re stuck with a game that constantly resets due to memory leaks and many issues with the mechs. I have two friends with ACNC and no way I was going to even think about buying Rick and Morty until I saw Spooky could finish their prior game.
OH SHIT, I'm cancelling my order immediately!
Quoted from hawkmoon:
Spooky said they make 2 pins a day!! That also said that Wed.was a holiday,and production started Thursday!!That was 750 pins to be made!! 2 on Thursday,2 on Friday746 pins to be made,746 pins,now keep up!!!
early production doesnt work that way. early games are more about optimizing assembly than just getting games out.
I still need to finalize some hardware, make a bracket, but the neutrino bomb cup holder turned out fairly well
not to whine and beat a horse.. But how is it I'm number 530 placing my order 9 minutes after this game goes on sale, and someone like Ken Cromwell from special when lit talks to a distributor weeks later and gets a spot in the mid 300's? I guess I should have just waited and called a distributor after the fact.
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:
I’m not complaining!
I'm not either, it is what it is.. but I just don't get this numbering.
Quoted from northerndude:
Or have got really “with it” and called a distro before the fact not after it.
I didn't contact a distributor beforehand because I assumed I could login into spooky's website and checkout within a reasonable amount of time. When I picked up my NIB AMH in person I walked in and handed Charlie cash.
Quoted from SpookyCharlie:
Chris called his game purchase in to Spooky RIGHT AS SALES LAUNCHED
I don't know if it was clear that was even an option. If it was I would have probably done both in case I didn't get through (which I didn't by the 4 minute mark after the website didn't load). Again I'm not mad, just seems like I'm not the only one that was unclear of all the options to buy.
"Hey Gary, spooky pinball is GIVING free interactive toppers with their game"
Seriously awesome of Charlie to do this
I don't want to see video until the playfield is 100% final, and the code is at a decent spot. I want the first impression to be good.
jack just said on deadflip that a spooky rick & morty stream is coming REALLLLL SOON. take that for what it's worth.
check your local walmart. rick and Morty figures are all half off ($5 each). grabbed space Morty and space rick. they also had purge morty, summer, and mr poopy butthole.
Jack Danger's monthly twitch newsletter says "Expect a VERY special stream on the 7th... :O".
Mayyybe it's rick & morty?
it is so painful to see these updates and not be able to play yet. this might be the best implimentation of a theme ever.
that adult swim show was definitely... something. I love the odd and weird, I watch robot chicken religiously, Loved Tim and Eric. I can't tell if stupid morning bullshit is trying to look amateur to be cool, or if it's just really low budget with barely educated hosts running an online show. I mean clearly there are very polished youtube channels that far exceed this quality (sidenote: it really sucks that they use green screen so much, the cabinet and playfield looked like crap until they finally turned it off). I also hate when people say "pinball is back!".. Umm, it never went away, and it's been booming up in popularity for 8 years or more.
With that said, hopefully they have a decent audience and some non-pinball people watched and were intrigued.
Quoted from yancy:
I enjoy Wonder Showzen, the Eric Andre show
Dam, totally forgot about Wonder Showzen and eric andre. They tried to reinvent eric andre with "mostly 4 millenials" but failed badly
If anyone hasn't watched eric andre, go search on youtube. That guy has brass balls
So just played Scott's prototype.. And even for a prototype it played phenomenal! Slightly tough, but not frustrating, and shots are NOT tight (but very satisfying). The pop bumper is not a drain monster like you might think, in fact a couple times the ball bounced off the apron and right back into play. The lighting is crazy good (especially that spotlight). I got to multiball and a few other modes. You guys are NOT going to be disappointed. Maybe I have rose colored lenses because I love this theme so much, but man it plays so great.
Quoted from nogoodnames222:
Beth is voiced by Sarah Chalke who is an actress that was on scrubs and roseanne
Jerry is voiced by Chris Parnell who was on SNL for 8 years
Mayyyybe we'll get clips from the show, but doubtful we'll get custom speech. Justin Roiland doesn't seem to care to lend his voice out for many projects (including VR games), and that's plenty for me. Also the whole theme of the game seems to be about Rick telling morty what adventures to go on (until he fills his adventure card anyway). Not sure how Summer/Beth/Jerry would even fit in?
Quoted from Pinball-Obsessed:
It will be interesting to see how much people are willing to pay for this pin.
For the people that didn’t get in on the presale it might not be bad for them to pay more now than later… Look what happened with JJ POTC. Prices on those are pretty high aren’t they?
Me... I can’t wait to get mine and I don’t see myself selling it with as good as it looks like it’s going to be.
and still nobody has recieved their game besides adult swim.. crazy
Quoted from SpookyLuke:
30 games sitting in the warehouse ready to ship. 10 more the guys are finishing up to be boxed next week also and i do not anticipate that slowing down anytime soon. Waiting on approvals to ship the stock has nothing to do with physical build here. We have a pretty good handle on the build already. Sounds like everything needed to ship everything here will be in place before next week.
you're gonna run out of room pretty soon
Is it also possible that the bidders didn't read, and were assuming they were buying a pinball machine and not a pre-order spot? I'd be curious if we see non-payment and the same auction thrown up by the same user a week from now.
Quoted from thedarkknight77:
How many weeks until Kaneda sells his game and I can buy a $1500 preorder for $500? I am going to say 12 weeks from now.
President of the I Missed out on Rick and Morty Pinball Club.
2 weeks, and it's not going to be $500, it's going to be $3k
Quoted from SpookyLuke:
Just a random note. There has been a seriously significant improvement in the RM playfields. When these get out start checking for dimples its unbelievable how well these are holding up. The ones we have been beating up here are holding up unlike anything we have ever done before. You guys are going to be pleasantly surprised, i know we were.
and for the record i wasnt implying spooky playfields werent good.. just find it interesting that theres a premium option. so cool of you to offer all these customizations.
Quoted from jonesjb:
whysnow Thanks again for sharing this stream, and bringing the world along on a Day-1 celebration of this incredible looking pin.
Yea really, Hilton made it possible to see a good stream of it, plus open up the owners club. Only thing annoying about the stream was K-man making comments about the number of shirts you had on.
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:
If the theme had been announced as Oktoberfest or hot wheels, there is no way Spooky would have sold out in 4 hours
probably not 4 hours. If it was truly haunted house party with EDM music, I could easily see a couple hundred selling in the first 4 hours (EDM fans / halloween fans).
Quoted from Alwaysbrokenpins:
I’m happy to wait for stern or JPP to build a me a machine around Rick and Morty season 9.
I can see it now.. empty playfield, ramp on each side, ship on a spring with no mech to move it, balls getting stuck on gates, 0.01 beta code at release.. $500 topper. It sounds fantastic!
Quoted from flecom:
but nobody has had to wait years for a stern, just saying
You don't have to wait because Stern has a lot of overhead, and if they don't manufacture at least 50 games a day, they lose money.
If you owned a pinball company what would you rather have?
Not enough staff to build pinballs quicker (but know that you don't have to hurry up and crank the next game)
So much staff that you can crank games out, but the next title HAS to hit the line after 3 months, and if your current game isn't selling well (stranger things) you're forced to vault a game (iron man) or take on a contract game (star wars home edition reskinned as heavy metal)
Quoted from Whysnow:
Bible Adventures was the legit theme that Ben had made.
He and spooky are hanging out again... so it could finally happen! I hope!
bible adventures doesn't require a license (which is what I heard killed it)... I'm sure whatever it is we don't want to acknowledge it.
Quoted from JustEverett:
Kaneda posted his review of R&M after playing at Jackbar for those interested. Pretty brutal take on the shots from the upper right flipper (to the point he says he's rather play stranger things in terms of shots). I have multiple people I know personally who have flipped the game and said it's tough, but they didn't bag on the shots nearly as much. whysnow even got called out for hyping the game too much lol. Always have to take Chris with a grain of salt.
He should just sell his game now
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