(Topic ID: 117957)

TBL playfield approved!!


By chuckwurt

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by sd_tom
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#1 4 years ago

Just got an email update. Here is the final approved playfield. Looks like new shit has come to light and the wheels are still in motion. Fucking A.

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#2 4 years ago

Good news for those in on this. Looks nice.

Glad it is moving along!

Chris

#3 4 years ago

just got that email myself.
but, if i do get this one, will wait till i can cash and carry

#4 4 years ago

Good news. Hopefully now that they have approved and presumably finalized artwork that they will be firing up the production lines pretty soon, at the very least to be printing/clearing playfields.

#5 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Just got an email update. Here is the final approved playfield. Looks like new shit has come to light and the wheels are still in motion. Fucking A.

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Looks great! Thanks for sharing

#6 4 years ago

They posted on facebook., they changed their profile picture to the backglass, looks the same to me so no changes there. Glad to see some life on the Facebook page, would love for them to keep posting little tid bits there. They also (saw via facebook) posted the pics via twitter. so coming back to life a bit indeed.

A lot of us got that email Friday , guessing they are working on getting mailing lists unified as well.

#7 4 years ago

They also said no delays in production and still are on track for delivering the TBLs in Q2 2015. Far out man, far fucking out!

#8 4 years ago

Looks awesome ! I wish the faces above the lower playfield were drawn to match the rest of the field instead of photos though.

#9 4 years ago

Yeah, there's a few things.. like I wish the nihilist actually had faces at all cause I keep looking at them and thinking they work for Cobra Command. But, i could see if they were required to do photoshop faces for them too; it 's a compromise. Maybe someone could make some mylar stickers?Cobra_commander.jpg

#10 4 years ago

Does the female form make you uncomfortable, Mr. Lebowski?

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#11 4 years ago

Yeah, pretty much puts the whole 500 page "refund thread" into perspective.

Still glad I'm not into this project for $5K but looks like an update that should help placate the natives for a while.
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February 9, 2015 - The Big Lebowski™ Pinball Update

Dear Lebowski Achiever,

We can look back on a period of achievement, on challenges met, competitors bested, obstacles overcome. It sure wasn’t easy all the time but we will come out stronger.

That’s what makes us men.
That and a pair of testicles.

We are pleased to present to you a new NSN with some good news!

Playfield approved!
We are very happy to announce that, with the tremendous help of Roger Sharpe, we now have the approvals for all of the artwork. We are very proud to present to you the final playfield of The Big Lebowski™ Pinball!

Final playfield close-ups:

(Roger Sharpe)

Production updates
2014 has been a great year for Dutch Pinball. We have built 5 prototypes that we showed on several pinball meetings like Pinball Expo in Chicago (USA), Dutch Pinball Open in Drunen (The Netherlands) and at the Modern Pinball Arcade in New York (USA). The feedback we received really is awesome! People were standing in line to play a game on The Big Lebowski™ Pinball and they love the game. Also the hand drawn artwork, the toys and the full color LED screen are very well received.

We now are testing the machines and preparing the production phase. Everything is still on track to start delivering the first TBL’s in Q2 2015.

If you want to pre-order your Big Lebowski™ Pinball machine, please go to www.thebiglebowskipinball.com to find out more!

We will keep you posted!

Team Dutch Pinball

#12 4 years ago

The update definitely helped.

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from maddog14:

just got that email myself.
but, if i do get this one, will wait till i can cash and carry

I hear that, even if it's more money I told myself no more pre orders. When it's built n ready ship let me know !

#14 4 years ago
Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

Looks awesome ! I wish the faces above the lower playfield were drawn to match the rest of the field instead of photos though.

They wanted to, license wouldn't allow it.

Quoted from sd_tom:

like I wish the nihilist actually had faces at all cause I keep looking at them and thinking they work for Cobra Command.

I actually thought the blank insert face look was brilliant.

#15 4 years ago

Great to hear it, thanks for the update. Can't wait to play it when it comes out (hopefully, we can get one on location in my area).

#16 4 years ago

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#17 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I actually thought the blank insert face look was brilliant.

As a method to avoid more photoshopped faces, sure.. But first choice would be face in style of the bowling ball girl drawing. I realize the fact that I jump to GI Joe imagery is my own personal issue

On the similar vein, I don't get why the arrows are also clear over part of the insert that looks "scraped" off? Missing how that fits other than they want the insert LED to be super bright? Why screen print at all ? Is it something those that have seen it in person understand what the effect is?

#18 4 years ago

Strange I got the Febuary 6th update which read a lot like the Feb 9th update, but I never revived the Feb 9th update.... Anyone else not get it? I was an auto refund guy, but have still been getting updates.

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#19 4 years ago

A great update thread. Will be derailed by a sad sack in 3.......2.......1

#20 4 years ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Strange I got the Febuary 6th update which read a lot like the Feb 9th update, but I never revived the Feb 9th update.... Anyone else not get it? I was an auto refund guy, but have still been getting updates.

Nor I. I think the Friday distribution is not the same as the Monday distribution list. It looks like same thing; actually if the summary above is complete it has less stuff like the bios of Don, etc.. Im surw the next real update will be refund process centric.

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from dantebean:

A great update thread. Will be derailed by a sad sack in 3.......2.......1

No downers allow in this thread. Only true optimists. This aggression will not stand man!

#22 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

No downers allow in this thread. Only true optimists. This aggression will not stand man!

Good, I'm glad to see this news and hope these people who stuck through the issues get an amazing pin. I hope DP makes another trip to MGC.

#23 4 years ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Strange I got the Febuary 6th update which read a lot like the Feb 9th update,

Same. Got it today. Never ordered - so no refund issue - but registered.

The one thing that makes me optimistic about TBL is not this update, but BOP 2.0: DP seems to have made a great kit.

#24 4 years ago
Quoted from dantebean:

Good, I'm glad to see this news and hope these people who stuck through the issues get an amazing pin. I hope DP makes another trip to MGC.

Has anyone heard if they will be at the Louisville Arcade Expo next month? That would be awesome since I will be there haha.

#25 4 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Has anyone heard if they will be at the Louisville Arcade Expo next month? That would be awesome since I will be there haha.

Have not heard anything on appearences. They were at MGC last year to talk about BOP 2.0. I offered up my BOP to display the 2.0 but they passed. That would have been a proud moment for me.

#26 4 years ago

I'll second hoping on DP going to MGC this year. Can't wait to play the game!

#27 4 years ago

Hopefully get this one to bed and shipped so we can start talking about BTTF next!!!!!

#28 4 years ago

So all the songs were approved too? Can anyone confirm if you are able as a player to pick your song, or is one assigned to each player 1-4? That would be awesome to choose like MET.

#29 4 years ago

Wondering if someone will come up with a mod to put over the faces of the nihilists. Like a laminated decal that could be removed? Just a thought.

#30 4 years ago
Quoted from inhomearcades:

Wondering if someone will come up with a mod to put over the faces of the nihilists. Like a laminated decal that could be removed? Just a thought.

Yeah it looks weird, but you really don't notice it that much. I really had to look for them on the playfield when someone said they had blank faces.

#31 4 years ago

Music being chatted; I am thinking mode based though?
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