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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Club(Stern 2020): Cowabunga! It’s Pizza Time!

By Tuxedomask23

7 months ago

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Topic poll

“Which model are you going to purchase”

  • Pro 166 votes
  • Premium 89 votes
  • LE 103 votes

(358 votes)

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Post #1141 TMNT fresh out-of-the-box Issues and Fixes FAQ Posted by Stosel (6 months ago)

Post #1580 Lights rebooting on the back of the machine - FIX Posted by HookedonPinonics (5 months ago)

Post #2172 playfirlo colour differences Posted by Phatchit (5 months ago)

Post #2390 Left Outlane Fix Posted by NoQuarters (5 months ago)

Post #2457 DIY Krang Mod Instructions Posted by ABE_FLIPS (5 months ago)

Post #4037 Glider Servo DIY replacement Posted by PinHead50 (3 months ago)

Post #4120 Link to Amazon product page for replacement servo for glider Posted by PinHead50 (3 months ago)

Post #4327 Sloppy soldering at factory causing overvoltage error - fix Posted by Blackzarak (3 months ago)

Post #4374 Replacing bad glider servo with amazon better one Posted by arcadenerd925 (89 days ago)

Post #4698 Center Ramp non-registering opto fix Posted by spidey (77 days ago)

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#157 7 months ago
Quoted from TKDalumni:


Good question !

#214 7 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

It is a shame to hear that as honestly this should be the bear minimum for Pro level IMHO. Hopefully they are seeing that this is what helps sell games.

It’s what made me pull the trigger!

#314 6 months ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Y’all trying to convince your self the pro is the best option. You crazy, I’ve played both and the premium/LE is the way to go. Diverter is cool and useful, the van is kick ass and a fun shot, light show is way better, I was really shocked how much I like the Krang toy. I thought it was lame but in person it’s kick ass. Only negative for premium is the diverter does cover some play field and can block view. Nothing terrible just an observation. The LE is the best art package. I’ll coat the speaker panel, coin door and such soon. Blue looks way more saturated for some reason on my phone than in person.
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No convincing here I know the pro is the way to go!!!

#321 6 months ago
Quoted from daveyvandy:

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#368 6 months ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Looks great! I couldn’t see going less than Premium on this pin. It looks so fun. Why compromise??

What compromise? Same theme ,Same game play! I don’t think Pro is a compromise at all! It’s just a good choice!

#380 6 months ago
Quoted from Thegeekyhusband:

I agree. I bought a 3d printer recently. If someone can find a way to measure the ball stopper and scan it in, I'd love to take a stab at designing something over it, or print stuff others design.

Let me know how you make out I’d be interested in one!

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#687 6 months ago
Quoted from Rydhia:

Fine tuning done, I think the final result came out pretty well.
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I think they don’t look so good!
And at $50 No thanks .
I’ll go with a different Flipper topper

#705 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Same! Why'd they change the name to "hero turtles" instead of "ninja turtles" in the German one??

Why are their different languages on earth?
“Hero turtles” Would make a good flipper topper!

#707 6 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

In the U.K. and a number of countries in Europe TMNT was changed to Hero Turtles due to some controversy going on at the time (I don’t know exactly before I was born) but they where worried the word ninja wouldn’t go down well so changed
Nothing to do with different languages, ninja in German is the same as ninja in English.

It’s what’s relatable !

And of course copy rights
Example Ford Mustang Europe export was called T5 no mustang badges on it! Only T5 badges.

#993 6 months ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

They are behind anticipated arrival. 2 more weeks.


#1118 6 months ago
Quoted from DerezzedKnight:

LE #123 reporting in! I got mine on Tuesday. I really wanted number 85, but wasn’t able to get it. Turtles was a huge part of my childhood growing up and I absolutely love this game! So far I haven’t seen any problems with it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

1,2,3 (foot) :wink:is a better number than 85

#1162 6 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Anyone know where I can get cleaner to specifically clean stern hd glass?

50% H2O. 50% isopropyl alcohol

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#1430 6 months ago
Quoted from Turtlepower169:

Looks like you got a whitewash playfield too. Something about the mid 200’s

Just played tata’s LE all night !!!
it’s not white washed! Color is very rich. Maybe clean your glasses.

#1663 5 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Are there shooter lane guards available for this yet?

Yes email cliffy


#1678 5 months ago

Just arrived!

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#1682 5 months ago
Quoted from Thomas3184:

What’s the build date?

Haven’t opened it yet

#1692 5 months ago

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#1694 5 months ago

Well finally I installed shooter lane cliffys, shaker And mezel radioactive canister before first ball played.( FYI a deep 1/4 socket Will help when installing cliffy).
So I let Mrs. freddy play first game!
She rocked it with achieving Michelangelo champion and high score #2 made her day!
Game is very fun! I want to give a BIG shout out to Marshall @ LSOG. Thanks for the great service and constant communication.I wish all distributors would keep their clients in the loop like you do! A+ service!!!

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#1751 5 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Oh i gotcha. My bubble meter is dead in the center.

Leveling 101
Left to Right!
( Stock bubble is pitch )

#1762 5 months ago
Quoted from Chalkey:

It starts when you hit the playfield target. As far as I know the button on the pro only eats pizza and launches the ball.

and installs high score initals !!!!

#1771 5 months ago
Quoted from Wallofnoise:

Moved my games around to make room for TMNT Pro. I have the flyer sitting in as placeholder.
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Your games are screaming
“ please no light stop the light”
I can here them!

#1782 5 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

Should be officially joining the club on Weds! Love that pro translite.

I love the whole game!!!

#1916 5 months ago
Quoted from durgee7:

Anyone else getting left in the dark regarding the shipping company or tracking info? I got a confirmation email from my distributor saying it shipped Monday but didn't get any other info even though I had asked. Just wondering if this is the standard when waiting for NIB Stern games.

Mine just showed up in driveway !
Drop shipped from stern thru pilot air recived bill Of lading in email was expecting a phone call so I could be home when delivered but at least it had no damage!!!

#1936 5 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

So any other ideas of what to put on the pro where that glider is on the prem/le? I know a glider is available to add on but it really does block your view which is another reason for the pro. Something less bulky. You guys are much more creative than me. Any thoughts?

Iam leaving mine just the way it is!

#2045 5 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I'm assuming there is not supposed to be a connector for this plug on the trough board. It's a different board than on my ehoh, which doesn't have this extra plug.
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Pros 6 balls prem 8 balls

#2060 5 months ago
Quoted from JonCBrand:

At the top of the page, took me a while to find on the website.
They are listed as work in progress, seems they will go into production if there are enough requests.

I got my Cliffys last week they work great!!!
Installed before first ball played!
Clif said there is a difrence between pro and premium not sure of what the difference is.
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#2249 5 months ago
Quoted from cabal:

Pictures of Playfield: Build 18th June 2020
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Edit: Pro version

Loose washer ?

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#2444 5 months ago
Quoted from PokerJake:

I wish I knew the sweet spot for the lair shot, I've spent many games only shooting for it and maybe hit 1 of 25.

Very tip of right flipper works for me!

#2508 5 months ago

Prodishi inspired me to light up my Krang!
I had it’s sitting in a box before my game arrived Always planed on lighting it up after seeing his Inspiring post ,when I got home I Got busy with it! And I oiled my pizza wheel as per stern engineers Instruction! Pretty quite now!

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#2509 5 months ago
Quoted from freddy:

Prodishi inspired me to light up my Krang!
I had it’s sitting in a box before my game arrived Always planed on lighting it up after seeing his Inspiring post ,when I got home I Got busy with it! And I oiled my pizza wheel as per stern engineers Instruction! Pretty quite now!
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#2513 5 months ago
Quoted from gumnut01:

Did you add the ball shield on the middle ramp? Or did it come with it?

Did not add shield.

#2528 5 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

You're not supposed to reach wizard modes every other game. If you did, then you might be unhappy about it being too easy?

Maybe he’s cheeting!

#2585 5 months ago
Quoted from epichoff:

Do you have to remove the pizza spinner mech
From the playfield to oil it? Can it be done by just lifting the playfield and oiling it while still attached?

I found it easier to remove the 4 1/4” wood screws holding the complete mechanism and oiled as directed by stern. Then reinstall leaves zero adjustments . Just replace unit in its original position.

#2586 5 months ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

You have to remove the entire mech from the game and disassemble all the way to the gearbox innards to lubricate in order to get rid of the pizza grinding. Pain in the ass but worth it. No way to do it without full removal and disassembly.

Not true follow stern engineer directions .i did not have to take apart pretty quite now!

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#2607 5 months ago
Quoted from djWHEAT:

Can someone point me to where you are getting your Shooter Lane Protectors? I know Pinball Universe has some but I'm not sure I want to order from the UK and wait (I'm in the US). I've definitely noticed a little wear in the lane and want to try to get a jump on this.

A passion for pinball!

#2611 5 months ago
Quoted from djWHEAT:

I looked around but I didn't see protectors specifically for TMNT. Not sure if I'm just blind or if people are buying a "generic" protector.

Email cliff

#2694 5 months ago
Quoted from zeldarioid:

Found out they would let me pick the game up from the freight company personally, so ffffffff waiting!
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Should have it in upright position not lying down.

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#2698 5 months ago
Quoted from pinghetto:

You can't be serious.....


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#2997 5 months ago
Quoted from Xaqery:

I think I can find a compromise. I love the very short pulse when the disc begins to spin for a couple seconds. It makes sense to me that the game would shake a bit when a giant pizza starts to spin. I think I might remove the shake from the disc stopping.
I also think I can find a couple other areas to add some shakes too. I also think I can tweak some of the existing shaking to be a bit more interesting.

That’s all Sounds good!
But I like the shake when pizza stops! Maybe can be a menu adjustment.

#3207 4 months ago

Recently installed new code on my pro and had two player game come up. Thought this was corrected?
Also Shot left loop and ball stuck behind van I believe on magnet went into ball search messed up a great game I was having!! happend twice on original code Too! Not sure what the deal is here!

#3212 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

No magnets... there is a up post tho. Maybe it's a tad high in the down position and slow shots get caught? Or it's a tad low in down position and ball sits in the hole? . Check the post out first and if it's ok set the game up a little more steeper and that may help also.

Big D I think you may be on to something I d say tad low! As I could see ball sitting stuck and shaking game did not release it I assumed a magnet by the way it did not move at all.
Only happened when a slow shot up left lane .
I will look into adjusting it. Thanks for your insight !

#3395 4 months ago
Quoted from Waxx:

Looks nice, too bad it will probably be $1000 and I won't buy it on principle. It is odd they chose to put the logo 2 inches above the logo on the Translite. Why do you need a second smaller logo slightly higher than the one you can already read?

Who designs these toppers ? I guess they get a bonus the cheesier they make it.

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#3849 4 months ago

I just used double sided 3M tape on Krang Pads (feet) stick to plastic great! No issues.

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#3866 3 months ago
Quoted from jorant:

I'm going to ask an incredibly stupid question here: did they make the pro version of this too good? I see very little incentive to go premium on this machine.

Uh yeah!

#3867 3 months ago
Quoted from RikeIsland:

I love my Premium and probably biased but here is why I think the premium is worth the money.
The Van is awesome when the multi ball stars. I can see how that’s not a big future but it was a must for me and it helps with the theme integration.
The diverter is fun and is more aesthetically pleasing then the pro’s ball lock. The extra mode isn’t that cool but hay it’s there.
The pizza spinner spinning both ways is a little bigger of a deal then some people think. I haven’t played the pro but I would assume that the disc spinning both ways would help with the left out lane drains. It also adds a little more randomness.
The cabinet art work is a personal choice but I like the premium’s side art and back glass better as well. The Krang bouncing while taunting you is a nice touch.

Ive played The LE and not seeing or experiencing what your saying! Extremely glad I went pro on this game!

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#4139 3 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

How does anyone know if these are genuine or counterfeit?

I think that’s cointaker

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#4637 80 days ago
Quoted from protocol_j:

The topper does NOT add any new game features.
To put that in perspective, just months ago, Stern released the Jurassic Park topper at the controversial price point of 599 USD. That topper added a well-received gameplay mode that did well on location. Say what you will about locking features behind a paywall, at least the cost relative to the base unit was in line with features in similar industries.
Now, they’re charging an additional 67% without any added features. Wow.
Our man xaqery better have some sweet new modes lined up or this is going to be a really bad look for Stern.
Per Dwight:
The topper does over 20 different routines. Some routines are more involved than others.
All routines have light shows, and the eye at the top of the Technodrome will move about.
Sometimes the eye moves randomly and sometimes it looks in the direction that makes sense.
It uses the 4 turtles in the front of the topper to show which Turtle the player is thinking about choosing at game start.
It will celebrate with the player when they make some of the pinball staples:
Extra ball
Super Jackpot
and more
In addition to those celebrations the topper will go into several different background states.
In the attract mode:
The game cycles through various blink states.
The eye looks around randomly

$50 a routine!

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#4945 64 days ago
Quoted from alleycat-pinball:

I had Steve at Pinball Refinery powder coat my turtles trim. Cost was $250, I did pay extra to get the premium style side rails.
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That would look great on a grand lizard!

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#5326 30 days ago
Quoted from Blackzarak:

I have the premium and it’s really nice able to control the Diverter and able to set up what ever shot you want to combo or finish a mode very nice touch, left ramp nonstop all day feels good

Real players don’t need a stink’in diverter !

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#5478 20 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Yeah it's tough. I really think I'm going Pro on this one. I'm in on a LZ LE, but I believe I'm dropping it. Nothing has impressed me about it. Really found TMNT by accident. It was an afterthought.

Your kids will love turtles !

#5498 19 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Leaning Pro, but like the skill shots and of course turtle van multiball on the the Premium. Can you disable the diverter or leave it in a neutral position?

Go Pro and don’t look back!

#5522 18 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

What mods should I consider?

Mezel has several good mods!
I do like the nuclear cup holder
Also homeBrew stuf you can do
And all the money you will save by purchasing a pro you can afford the topper!

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#5686 2 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

In the club! What do I do?[quoted image]

Get some mods!

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