While up at Pinfest a few weeks ago, I purchased 4 sheets of Invisiglass from Joe at PinballStar Amusements and requested that I pick them up from JJP's warehouse in Lakewood, NJ as it is just 20 minutes from my house. I made the trip over to JJP this morning and met Jack, his daughter Jen and son Jack junior. I have to say that they are a great family and were very accomodating. While picking up the 4 sheets of Invisiglass, I asked Jen if I could try a game of WOZ.
Jen took me into the warehouse where the games are being assembled...there were tons of them lined up being assembled and tested. She introduced me to her brother Jack who showed me a WOZ machine and let me play for a while. The game is probably the best looking machine I have ever seen and there are quite a few new modes since I last played at Pinfest. It's really looking and playing great. Jack jr. was great in showing me all the new modes in the game and explaining how to activate them. It helped that the Playfield glass was off and we were therefore able to cheat to get to see the various modes. Jack also let me take a few pictures in the warehouse. It sounds like it is still a little slow in getting games out the door but they hope to increase the pace over time.
I have not ordered a WOZ (not so crazy about the theme) but have a deposit on The Hobbit LE. I put the deposit down on the Hobbit with Joe Newhart from PinballStar Amusements. I would highly recommend ordering from PinballStar. Joe is a great guy and is doing a wonderful thing in donating proceeds from each machine sold to donate WOZ machines to various children's hospitals. I have a son with special needs and can really appreciate what Joe is doing. I had the pleasure of spending some time at Joe's house during his WOZ launch party a few months ago and got to know Joe and his family and they are great people, just like the Guarnieri's. And his collection is amazing, best I have ever seen and everything is in incredible condition. It definitely got my itch going and resulted in me purchasing 4 machines since (including the deposit on the Hobbit). Joe's house was the first time I saw the Invisiglass and have to say that it is one of the best mods in pinball...I put the glass on my tables this afternoon and they look incredible with little to no glare, actually looks like the glass is off the machine.
For all those that ordered WOZ, you have a great machine coming and sounds like the code is continually being updated. It will definitely be worth the wait! And if you are on the fence about purchasing Invisiglass...go for it, it's incredible.