(Topic ID: 229922)

Standard pinball shortage ahead


By LOTR_breath

5 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by rs812
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    #1 5 months ago

    Apparently a major mfg. of pinballs has decided to stop making them. Could become hard to find in the short term. I read this on Pinballlife...

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    #3 5 months ago

    I noticed recently Marco doubled the price on theirs.

    Fortunately I got my bulk order in right before that happened.

    #4 5 months ago

    I thought your title meant that Stern and JJP had decided to only sell Premiums, LEs, and CEs from now on. No Standard for you!

    #5 5 months ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I thought your title meant that Stern and JJP had decided to only sell Premiums, LEs, and CEs from now on. No Standard for you!

    If it makes you feel any better, the price of a standard pinball machine is now higher than what until not too long ago a premium version was.

    #6 5 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    If it makes you feel any better, the price of a standard pinball machine is now higher than what until not too long ago a premium version was.

    I’m guessing based on this news that if you want balls to come with your game, you need to at least order a Premium.

    #7 5 months ago

    Are you saying that Ball Baron manufactures their own pinballs? I don't think that is the case.

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I’m guessing based on this news that if you want balls to come with your game, you need to at least order a Premium.

    I believe you get the same super high quality balls with your game whether you are a pro, premium, or even a SuperLE or Diamond edition game buyer.

    But with the impending shortage of even those top quality original balls, you can probably expect prices of all those games, no matter which tier buyer you are, to increase accordingly.

    #10 5 months ago

    Magnetized super fast in my DI and BM66. Caused lots of trough hangups.

    #11 5 months ago
    Quoted from rs812:

    Magnetized super fast in my DI and BM66. Caused lots of trough hangups.

    Get the carbon steel ones from Ball Baron instead. Still fairly shiny and won’t magnetize.

    #12 5 months ago
    Quoted from Nokoro:

    I’m guessing based on this news that if you want balls to come with your game, you need to at least order a Premium.

    That's only for the Mr. Personality remakes...

    #13 5 months ago
    Quoted from rs812:

    Magnetized super fast in my DI and BM66. Caused lots of trough hangups.

    There is a warning about using them in modern games with magnets...but they look great!

    #14 5 months ago
    Quoted from Andre:

    There is a warning about using them in modern games with magnets...but they look great!

    The warning wasn’t there when they first came on the market.

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