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Stern Godzilla Official Owners Club King Elwin

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#2351 71 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

I find the inserts in the game to be pretty odd, they are small and hard to read, and way back in the playfield. No inserts near the slings but rather in the center of the playfield under the wireform intersection so they are obstructed…

I agree, kind of in a hard to see place. I didn't even notice them for my first game or two.

#2352 71 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

I’m glad we agree then!
I think there is a reason why basically every game has the key inserts near the slings/flippers. Not a huge deal, just an observation. It’s combination of position, size, and wireform coverage that makes it awkward for me.

You have been bitching about this game since before it came out. Why did you buy it? Just to pick nits? Point made. Mark it zero and move on, dude.

#2353 71 days ago
Quoted from fxdwg:

Any LE owners having stuck ball issues like pictured here? Have had to remove the glass 3 or 4 times now to free it.
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I know this is older but this was happening to me all the time. I lowered the flipper strength and that seamed to work. I can still make all the shoots just fine.

#2354 71 days ago

Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run

#2355 71 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run
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Where'd you hear that

#2356 71 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

You have been bitching about this game since before it came out. Why did you buy it? Just to pick nits? Point made. Mark it zero and move on, dude.

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#2357 71 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

I'm currently using the stock LE speaker setup with an external sub, you think the pinwoofer stern kit would be a major upgrade over that? Just asking because I kinda like having moved the low end out of the pin cabinet itself, seems to minimize rattle.

That’s what my hope is. Curious, did you disconnect the cabinet woofer altogether? I’m also using the stock speakers (LE) and external sub and it still doesn’t compare with my two Stern pins with the kit. Sure, it’s a pinball machine, but it’s a pinball machine I spend a lot of time listening to.

#2358 71 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

You have been bitching about this game since before it came out. Why did you buy it? Just to pick nits? Point made. Mark it zero and move on, dude.

I’m discussing the game that I purchased in the thread about the game. I didn’t realize this was the Godzilla circle jerk thread. If you can’t handle some soft criticism of the inserts and foil cabinet then I suggest you take a break from a discussion forum.

#2359 71 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

I'm currently using the stock LE speaker setup with an external sub, you think the pinwoofer stern kit would be a major upgrade over that? Just asking because I kinda like having moved the low end out of the pin cabinet itself, seems to minimize rattle.

It's the best upgrade you can do to your game in my opinion. Better speakers help a bit but until you amplify you'll never hear the true sounds. And not just at high levels, at normal playing levels the sound effects are amazing. I've used only an external sub and have put in better backbox speakers and it does help, but no where near as much.

#2360 71 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run
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Don't tell me that as I have already paid for my premium early this week. My distributor has went radio silent on me since payment received. Got me all nervous on if I will get my game next week.

#2361 71 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

You have been bitching about this game since before it came out. Why did you buy it? Just to pick nits? Point made. Mark it zero and move on, dude.

Geez calm down. Some small nit picks. It's not like he is taking a huge crap on the game. And even that is acceptable if he has valid points like the one on the inserts. Seems like the inserts are on the small side and directly under the wireform crossing. I'm sure it is something more noticeable when you actually play the game as opposed to game streams.

#2362 71 days ago
Quoted from radfordian3505:

Don't tell me that as I have already paid for my premium early this week. My distributor has went radio silent on me since payment received. Got me all nervous on if I will get my game next week.

ditto

#2363 71 days ago
Quoted from radfordian3505:

Don't tell me that as I have already paid for my premium early this week. My distributor has went radio silent on me since payment received. Got me all nervous on if I will get my game next week.

Yeah, I thought I was in on first run of premiums (already paid), but got updated on Monday that it will be February or maybe even June...

#2364 71 days ago

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#2365 71 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run

I have heard this as well, but no official confirmation. One thing is for sure there are very few prems rolling in to distro's versus past releases maybe it does have something to do with chip supply issues.

#2366 71 days ago

the paying first now stuff is horse shit,./ this company is raking it in with all the price hikes and now need your money up front. No way man..
In stock. Pay money or just get a deposit. Full payment is so not right.. Thyen have to wait for your Distro to get info and keep after them when deadline given not met.
Allot of Time and your money is locked up for months..Again Not cool.

Quoted from awesome1:

Yeah, I thought I was in on first run of premiums (already paid), but got updated on Monday that it will be February or maybe even June...

#2368 71 days ago
Quoted from PinFever:

the paying first now stuff is horse shit,./ this company is raking it in with all the price hikes and now need your money up front. No way man..
In stock. Pay money or just get a deposit. Full payment is so not right.. Thyen have to wait for your Distro to get info and keep after them when deadline given not met.
Allot of Time and your money is locked up for months..Again Not cool.

I agree and my distributor does nothing like this.he makes you pay when your game is on the line/ shipping week. And he says stern just haven't told him when mine is shipping yet

#2369 71 days ago

Hey Guys
I have heard that the balls are going SDTM on Godzilla multi ball. I came up with this solution but not sure if it will work. I made a curved diverter out of PETG
Anybody want to test this out? Send me a pm with address and Ill send it out. This was mocked up on a pro so I have no idea if it will work or not.

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#2370 71 days ago
Quoted from CFES:

Hey Guys
I have heard that the balls are going SDTM on Godzilla multi ball. I came up with this solution but not sure if it will work. I made a curved diverter out of PETG
Anybody want to test this out? Send me a pm with address and Ill send it out. This was mocked up on a pro so I have no idea if it will work or not.
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Very cool, hopefully one of the pinsiders who was experiencing a lot of SDTM from Multi will grab this opportunity and provide some data for the group.

#2371 71 days ago

Brilliant!
Only a genius could come up with this idea!
I hope that diverter works.

#2372 71 days ago

Moders, make a silver action button plastic ring!

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#2373 71 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

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I think there are 2 or 3 options already.

#2374 71 days ago

Im sending a sample out today for testing. Hopefully were on the mark otherwise well have to make an adjustment..fingers crossed

#2375 71 days ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

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Tilt Graphics makes a silver button mod

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#2377 71 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run
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Don't do me dirty like this! I've been anxiously awaiting my premium. I jumped on it pretty quick, hopefully I get one of the lucky few from my distributor.

#2378 71 days ago
Quoted from maphreal:

Don't do me dirty like this! I've been anxiously awaiting my premium. I jumped on it pretty quick, hopefully I get one of the lucky few from my distributor.

I just checked with my distributor and I could not confirm this

#2379 71 days ago
Quoted from PDXFlipper:

I just checked with my distributor and I could not confirm this

I really hope it's not true. I was expecting my Premium this week, which is to be my first machine I've owned, so I don't have any other games to hold me over on a long wait.

I might desperation order a ST or TMNT if this ends up being the reality

#2380 71 days ago

My distributor just confirm that the delay is a lie and my premium will be delivered Monday or Tuesday.

#2381 71 days ago
Quoted from radfordian3505:

My distributor just confirm that the delay is a lie and my premium will be delivered Monday or Tuesday.

nice

#2382 71 days ago

My distro replied back that it would most likely be next week for his premiums to arrive.

#2383 71 days ago
Quoted from skogen75:

That’s what my hope is. Curious, did you disconnect the cabinet woofer altogether? I’m also using the stock speakers (LE) and external sub and it still doesn’t compare with my two Stern pins with the kit. Sure, it’s a pinball machine, but it’s a pinball machine I spend a lot of time listening to.

I've left the internal sub connected but I may try disconnecting it both to see the sound difference and to remove more rattles from the cabinet. I have that pinnovators kit that splits the external sub to 5 machines, definitely curious about the pinwoofer setup but I'm not really an audiophile so I was wondering how noticeable it would be to me.

#2384 71 days ago
Quoted from awesome1:

Yeah, I thought I was in on first run of premiums (already paid), but got updated on Monday that it will be February or maybe even June...

Quoted from PinFever:

the paying first now stuff is horse shit,./ this company is raking it in with all the price hikes and now need your money up front. No way man..
In stock. Pay money or just get a deposit. Full payment is so not right.. Thyen have to wait for your Distro to get info and keep after them when deadline given not met.
Allot of Time and your money is locked up for months..Again Not cool.

I agree. In defense of my Distributor they didn't require pre-payment or even a down payment. I have used them for a couple NIB games in the past and once I got the invoice, I was under the impression and hopes that I was in the first run, so I just went ahead and paid it... or maybe the fact that I paid in full would insure I was in the first release, but it wasn't to be. I fully trust if I wanted my payment back, that I would have no issues getting it back. I indicated as much to them that if I don't make February release, that I will have to explore my options.

Definitely frustrating, but I understand their hands are tied by what Stern can produce. I'm in manufacturing myself, so I fully understand the current supply chain issues. Doesn't help much with my patience though...

#2385 71 days ago

Delayed to Feb-June, not delayed at all, the emotional rollercoaster ... I need a defibrillator

#2386 71 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:Got some bad news. Looks like most of the distributors will only be getting 9 to 10 premiums in each due to the supply chain shortages for the first run

Quoted from radfordian3505:

My distributor just confirm that the delay is a lie and my premium will be delivered Monday or Tuesday.

Oh No, he didn't just call Teddyb73's distro a liar! You going top take that lying down Teddy?

In all seriousness I bet dealers were only receiving 9 or 10 to begin with. That's probably the initial run. I don't know how many dealers there are in the USA, but if there are 1 per state, that would be around 500 machines just in the USA alone. Not even counting anything in Canada or overseas. Sounds like a lot to me. I was told I was first in line for a Premium, but I don't have a shipping date as of yet. I inquired a few weeks ago and I was told it would be a few weeks. I want to email again but I don't want to be the guy who keeps bugging him.

#2387 71 days ago
Quoted from mahony:

Oh No, he didn't just call Teddyb73's distro a liar! You going top take that lying down Teddy?
In all seriousness I bet dealers were only receiving 9 or 10 to begin with. That's probably the initial run. I don't know how many dealers there are in the USA, but if there are 1 per state, that would be around 500 machines just in the USA alone. Not even counting anything in Canada or overseas. Sounds like a lot to me. I was told I was first in line for a Premium, but I don't have a shipping date as of yet. I inquired a few weeks ago and I was told it would be a few weeks. I want to email again but I don't want to be the guy who keeps bugging him.

My distro is expecting 28 (well -- that's what they originally told me) Likely you have some distributors covering several states.

#2388 71 days ago

So I know some purists are going to hate me for this, but I purchased a 2021 MonsterArts Godzilla (the Kong vs. Godzilla version) figure for the space in the back. I'm also working with a designer that builds some custom parts to these figures to have him make me a custom beam effect piece to light up and he needs some dimensions before he can quote me a price. Problem is my Premium hasn't shipped yet, so I'm hoping folks here could give me a general sense of how much space we have to work with for these mods?! Even a round about figure would help a ton. Thanks in advance!

#2389 71 days ago
Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

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I like it!
No flame for me though

Godzilla looks like he's projectile vomiting after a rough night on the town.

#2390 71 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

I got one of order from Rob at Mad Pinball.
Last I checked, he had some more preorder slots open.
https://www.madpinball.com/products/stern-insider-connected-upgrade-kit-preorder

You sure this guy is not a scammer? Website has been up for 77 days, address shows a vacuum shop if you check it out on google maps.

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#2391 71 days ago
Quoted from MLarkin78:

You sure this guy is not a scammer? Website has been up for 77 days, address shows a vacuum shop if you check it out on google maps.

they're listed on stern's site as a dealer

#2392 71 days ago
Quoted from MLarkin78:

You sure this guy is not a scammer? Website has been up for 77 days, address shows a vacuum shop if you check it out on google maps. [quoted image]

I have talked with him and know that some people on here have had games delivered from him already. Yes he is new but he is officially listed as a Stern distributor. There was another thread where someone called him out that he wasn't listed on Stern's site and he had it quickly resolved with Stern.
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#2393 71 days ago
Quoted from Insanity199:

I have talked with him and know some people that some people on here have had games delivered from him already. Yes he is new but he is officially listed as a Stern distributor. There was another thread where someone called him out that he wasn't listed on Stern's site and he had it quickly resolved with Stern. [quoted image]

Cool, good to know. I will check him out then. Thanks for the clarification!

#2394 71 days ago
Quoted from MLarkin78:

Cool, good to know. I will check him out then. Thanks for the clarification!

I preoredered through them - no complaints so far. No game yet, either though lol. I saw one of the LEs from them was delivered (according to this thread).

I had the same concerns originally that you brought up but I'm now comfortable

#2395 71 days ago

So are pros shipping also?

#2396 71 days ago
Quoted from MLarkin78:

You sure this guy is not a scammer? Website has been up for 77 days, address shows a vacuum shop if you check it out on google maps. [quoted image]

I need a dust filter for a Hoover Max extract pressure pro model 60. Can you help me with that?

#2397 71 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

So are pros shipping also?

Pros are available. One distro told me they had some but I don’t remember which one.

#2398 71 days ago
Quoted from JP76:

Pros are available. One distro told me they had some but I don’t remember which one.

Ok thanks. Waiting to hear from my distributor. Texted him this week but nothing yet from Stern.

#2399 71 days ago
Quoted from Amused_to_Death:

Want.

My primary area of concern.

Didnt stern install a scoop protector from factory? It appears so? When I played the pro in NJ it had one on there not sure how good of a design it was but anything is better then nothing!

#2400 71 days ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

Received me LE today, torn side decal and this wonderful playfield, good times
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Sorry to see that my friend, Stern will most definitely send you a populated PF and have you send back the Original if your Distro is ontop of their game. That's not a good look for an LE owners machine sadly.

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