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Stern Stranger Things


By pinmister

6 months ago



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“Are you interested in a Stern Stranger Things pinball machine?”

  • Yes, I am interested if it plays well and has polished code 481 votes
    39%
  • No, I am not interested 439 votes
    36%
  • Maybe, not a huge fan of the franchise but maybe if it plays well 100 votes
    8%
  • I like pizza 200 votes
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#4851 4 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

So today I got to see and play the premium.
All this noise about the projector is total nonsense. Even in a very_ well lit room at EAG the projection was great. Darker yes it’s better but I can’t imagine any of us playing near the sun and even then...
The projector content is super cool. Different symbols appear on the switches; countdowns drive different points and the backbox is lit up by the projector in a cool way. I was in two minds to change my LE order to an Elvira but I’m sticking with it. I was also able to hit the gorgon shot several times.
Neil.

Mixed emotions about your comment... encouraging that the projector may be worth it... and shit more money to upgrade lol

#4852 4 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

the guy was a huge abusive douche and we never saw an inkling of kindness or any sort of affection

That's like the pot calling the kettle black(an idiom used to accuse the person of being guilty of the very thing they are pointing out.)

Looks like Levi and Billy have a lot in common-I keed I keed

BTW-I loved Billy's character, he did a fantastic job portraying the rebel even though he was an abusive douche.

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#4853 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

(an idiom used to accuse the person of being guilty of the very thing they are pointing out.)

Douche is a term used for somone that has to explain something that every single person already knows the definition of.

#4854 4 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Douche is a term used for somone

Douche is the term used for someone that always has to thumb down everything-Mr. poopy pants

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#4855 4 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I hate to break the news to you. ALL resale value of ANY Nib these days is going down

Next post-No chance here(for JP LE)?

Ice I am confused? One post states that any NIB value is going down, but next post-JP LE will not? Or it will not get down to $7500 or less? There are 3 sitting on marketplace at $8500 OBO(one has been listed for over a month), they will eventually go down to around $7500+/- as more supply hits the secondary market and the market softens due to lots of new releases. I give it another 60 days and I think I will see my sweet spot.

#4856 4 months ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Everytime Steve Ritchie came up to play he'd say something about "can't hear it". It was sad.
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Steve can't hear anything.

#4857 4 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Steve can't hear anything

I thought the same exact thing. Even if it was cranked up he would have to tilt his head in one direction to hear anything.

#4858 4 months ago

If this game turns out to be fun for me-I think I like the Premium art the best and I might want it customized or upgraded to pop like the LE model does. Has anyone contacted Steve with Pinball Refinery to custom build them a Premium? If so can I live vicariously through you and get the details of the build? I am probably talking about this way too early because Premiums will not ship until after LE's-in late Feb. or March?

#4859 4 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Douche is a term used for somone that has to explain something that every single person already knows the definition of.

Seriously? I always thought that a douche was someone from Michigan?

#4860 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I thought the same exact thing. Even if it was cranked up he would have to tilt his head in one direction to hear anything.

Steve has been deaf in one ear for many years.Too much rock and roll too load!

#4861 4 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Too much rock and roll

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#4862 4 months ago

Will someone make an alternative SRT translight with color changing Mind Flayer already-Jeeesh!

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#4863 4 months ago

Anyone know what time the Dead Flip stream starts today of the Premium ?

#4864 4 months ago

they usually start at 7pm CST

#4865 4 months ago
Quoted from Shane75:

Anyone know what time the Dead Flip stream starts today of the Premium ?

Wondering how he will stream? Glass off-in a pitch black room? Or Stern factory with lots of above ambient lighting? I am sure people will complain either way. It has been said numerous times but I agree that people will need to judge this one for themselves with their own eyes. Perceptions have too much variance, especially from second hand video images.

#4866 4 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Seriously? I always thought...

Well I don't think anyone has ever accused you of knowing too much so we'll let it slide.
Remember , it's never too later to get your GED.

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#4867 4 months ago

Any word on the pooling or dimpling thus far?

Another question: Did Stern management perhaps have a premonition about the playfield issues with pooling when they came up with theme DeadPOOL?

Still on the fence on buying new and especially this title with additional worries about the projection screen color and fading colors you won't see in a bright room.

#4868 4 months ago
Quoted from Shapiru:

Any word on the pooling or dimpling thus far?

Yep

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#4869 4 months ago
Quoted from Shapiru:

Any word on the pooling or dimpling thus far?

hasn't been brought up

Quoted from Shapiru:

additional worries about the projection screen color and fading colors you won't see in a bright room

This is also something that hasn't been discussed at all. Good on you for having the courage to bring this issue to our attention!

#4870 4 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Well I don't think anyone has ever accused you of knowing too much so we'll let it slide.
Remember , it's never too later to get your GED.

Lol, I can't even spell GED so how do you expect me to get one?

#4871 4 months ago
Quoted from Shane75:

Anyone know what time the Dead Flip stream starts today of the Premium ?

Deadflip posted the stream starts at 6pm tonight and I assume that is central time.

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#4874 4 months ago
Quoted from Shapiru:

Another question: Did Stern management perhaps have a premonition about the playfield issues with pooling when they came up with theme DeadPOOL?

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#4875 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I feel like SRT is like my GOTG. A game heavy on bonuses & multipliers with rinse and repeat modes. It is a fun game but how many of these style games do I need in my line up? I feel like I would need to get rid of GOTG to get a SRT? I really like GOTG theme and music, so it would be hard for me to consider swapping them out? Now if they can do something with cookie cutter modes-it will get me interested.

Not at all...I have GOTG and they are totally different pins in my opinion.

Stranger Things reminds me heavily of T2; I've heard some compare it to Iron Man; but it feels a lot like T2 to me...Heart pounding. Where as GOTG is more of a heavy mode based pin that is more of a chill pin for me...It's exciting no doubt; but with the Cleland mod; I find myself jamming out to it and just have a great time flipping the ball.

Stranger Things is more intense; maybe that's just me, but this game makes me sweat...I love it.

#4876 4 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

7% of the time in game play, that shot is worth shooting.

Like most big payoff shots - it's not going to be the shot you are expected to shoot the most often in the game...

But when it is ready - it's highly valuable. This is regular game convention...

Quoted from Whysnow:

When you do, it will oddly kick the ball up to a single drop target, or into nothing, or roll over the corner of the down ramp flap. It is a pretty odd kick out

It's weird... I don't disagree. But it's not worthless. On every example I've played (5 of them) they've all fed right to the drops or inner orbit without risk.

#4877 4 months ago
Quoted from Shapiru:

Another question: Did Stern management perhaps have a premonition about the playfield issues with pooling when they came up with theme DeadPOOL?

No but Stern definitely launched GB with ghosting inserts

#4878 4 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

No but Stern definitely launched GB with ghosting inserts

All the better to pull you into that world under glass.

#4879 4 months ago
Quoted from pinmister:

It has been said numerous times but I agree that people will need to judge this one for themselves with their own eyes.

Some people cut a nine grand check to inspect for themselves.

#4880 4 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I found Billy to be the most annoying character in this show's history.
So he's a heavy metal burnout who drives a Camaro? Ok, we all knew guys like that.
But wait...he's also a big time "karate kid bad guy" jock who rules the basketball court and brutalizes dweebs with his athletic prowess?
Also found his teary death scene out of place...the guy was a huge abusive douche and we never saw an inkling of kindness or any sort of affection between Max and himself. Like, good riddance bro!
Seems like they wanted two wildly different characters but only had time for one.

Saw your post here yesterday, and coincidentally had binge watched up to episode 6 of season 3 in a week or so.....

Then finished it off, and was dozing off during the final 10 minutes or so at 5am.

Definitely liked the show more than I thought I would. I was expecting to actively dislike it, and grew to appreciate some of the characters overtime, and some never grew on me.

Billy had a nice arc, and at least felt redeemed. Though most male characters on that show seem to be fodder. They fall into the dead, dumb dumb foil, or villain category all too often. Female characters seem written a bit more teflon, fairly dominant, and lacking less flaws.

The effects and monster designs seem to get better season by season, and I really hope they introduce different monster types/an entirely new enemy altogether. By the end of season three, the cycle of events feels a bit stale.

Cinematography is really surprising for a streamed show, and has some impressive marriages of real shots with nice lighting and CQ effects.

I was also surprised how well the 80's backdrop slotted in. I feared things would be heavier handed than they were.

Overall, much better than I expected. Now onto playing the pin more!

#4881 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Though most male characters on that show seem to be fodder. They fall into the dead, dumb dumb foil, or villain category all too often. Female characters seem written a bit more teflon, fairly dominant, and lacking less flaws.

FFS.

#4882 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Female characters seem written a bit more teflon, fairly dominant, and lacking less flaws.

Wait, so the female characters are more teflon and dominant, but they have more flaws? If they lack less flaws, that means they have more flaws...this sentence is confusing.

#4883 4 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Wait, so the female characters are more teflon and dominant, but they have more flaws? If they lack less flaws, that means they have more flaws...this sentence is confusing.

Lacking less flaws than male characters. Many of the male leads in the show seemed foolish, evil or unable to have their own agency. And or die, get killed, disposable, etc. Fodder.

Kinda flip flopped from how most scripts were oriented in lots of media. Ideally a balance can exist. Ideally.

No need to derail, just thought I'd share impressions on the show considering I'd never watched it all of these years.

#4884 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Lacking less flaws than male characters. Many of the male leads in the show seemed foolish, evil or unable to have their own agency. And or die, get killed, disposable, etc. Fodder.
Kinda flip flopped from how most scripts were oriented in lots of media. Ideally a balance can exist. Ideally.
No need to derail, just thought I'd share impressions on the show considering I'd never watched it all of these years.

Barb is worth 100 men! #justice4BARB

#4885 4 months ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Barb is worth 100 men! #justice4BARB

Damn. I forgot about her. I liked her. Seemed a nice balance for Nancy. She did get shit on hard. I'd trade her for Will, frankly.

#4886 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Damn. I forgot about her. I liked her. Seemed a nice balance for Nancy. She did get shit on hard. I'd trade her for Will, frankly.

I’ll take whoever she is

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#4887 4 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

I’ll take whoever she is[quoted image]

I'm sure she loves old guys who love pinball lol

#4888 4 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

I’ll take whoever she is[quoted image]

She was a pretty fun character and actress. Steve grew on me a lot too, (Feels like a Nathan Filion Jr.) and I felt kinda goofy for hoping they'd become a couple.

#4889 4 months ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

I'm sure she loves old guys who love pinball lol

You think so,and I thought I wouldn’t have a chance with her

#4890 4 months ago

Stream start?

#4891 4 months ago

Le stream tonight?

#4893 4 months ago

Who and where?

Thx

#4894 4 months ago

Stream running late?

#4896 4 months ago

Turn on notifications and your phone will tell you when he goes live.

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#4897 4 months ago

well, setting this shitshow up for streaming cannot be easy.
He better deliver now that he is on payroll....

#4898 4 months ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

well, setting this shitshow up for streaming cannot be easy.
He better deliver now that he is on payroll....

#4899 4 months ago

compared to other release streams this thread is dead, go figure

#4900 4 months ago

That did not take long, LOL

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