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Stern LOTR vault???

By srmonte

2 years ago

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#201 1 year ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Kaneda just broke the news that an LE LOTR is coming with new sculpts and art work ect..

Not exactly what was said......

Quoted from Waxx:

Kaneda Posted after podcast:
UPDATE on this show after it went up as I got more details on the new LOTR offering.

1. Will be new LOTR art kit available vs entirely new game (not a vault)
2. Will be new cabinet art, PF art, backbox and translite art
3. Will need a LOTR to swap this kit in
4. New sculpt for game
5. PF swap will be required (ugh)
6. Kits will be limited and $$$

This is what was implied. Not a new release but rather new modifications to the current game if you own one.

With all the licensing needed for this title I think a remake would be hard to do without a heap of cash to forked over and that's if they can get the rights to do so again. I personally hope they do so more folks can enjoy this master piece but it will be tough.

#217 1 year ago

Looks like Sam, Pippin and Merry got the axe lol.

#228 1 year ago
Quoted from Scott9:

I'm afraid to post, all of the podcasts lately have been enough for me to want to kill this project. This is 100% of me just wanting to clean up the things I didn't like with my playfield. We are still working on the final form, which will include hand drawn characters that are missing from this early proof.

Then don't let them spoil your quest. If you are customizing your machine to your liking that will be forever be enjoyed by you, that's all you need right there to see this project through. They can go pound sand if they don't like it.

#230 1 year ago
Quoted from liorillusion:

do not forget there is 2 versions of this playfield. they also made green one you can check in lotr member group
and here
mine is green [quoted image]

Yep yours is definitely more greenish blue then mine as well, here is a shot of mine right now as I’m working on the POTD mod.

If memory serves me right I think there were something like 4 variants of the LOTR playfield colors through their run.

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#234 1 year ago
Quoted from Scott9:

My oldest son is in the army. I am actually doing this for him and dedicating it to him from me. I want him to turn his dreams into his adventures and his goals into his quests... Was our favorite movie when he was a little boy and I am surprising him with this machine when we are done

First and foremost, thank you for his service to this great country!!!

In addition the LOTR trilogy is my sons and mine favorite trilogy of all time. Your doing this for all the right reasons, one that will be enjoyed by you both for a lifetime.

#238 1 year ago
Quoted from liorillusion:

your machine looks great! i wish mine was looking like that. if i have another machine that i ant to make new design for it is indiana jones the pinball adventure

Thanks, yeah I lucked out again by snagging another home use only game with 541 plays. I always said LOTR lacked in two area's, one is the most obvious in your face silk screen cabinet with that awful pixel artwork, the other is the Whitestar sound quality. I already addressed the sound issue with Pinsound+ well...... waiting on that dam FedEx guy anyway Hopefully someday there will be some cabinet decals available to fix the other weak link, but that's okay for now as sound and PF is what is most important well to me anyway at the moment.

#254 1 year ago
Quoted from StrangeSubset1:

Always wondering how you guys determine this. Isn't the count resetting once you pull the batteries?

For mine it was fairly easy, I looked at the month and year of my machines date, and for that month and year it came from Stern with Version 8 CPU and Display which is what the machine still had installed with the factory labels on the chips. Once you change the version yes that number changes hence why I snap shot it before the change to ver 10.02 / 10.0

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#270 1 year ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

I looked into this a whole back, it’s not the Tolkien estate as JRR sold off all movie rights while he was still alive:

I think your last line of that post sums it up best.

Quoted from fosaisu:

Only wrinkle is whether the actors signed away likeness rights to Lionsgate forever, or if Stern would have to go negotiate them individually (which would presumably be a huge pain and probably a deal killer).

That might be the deal breaker here, we all seen what happened to the Arwen plastic which was rumored to be a licensing dispute.

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