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The Big Lebowski Preorder Club (Members Only)


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#8601 11 months ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

I have a TBL I got from another pinsider, but also still have a deposit with CT.

I’ll buy one from you when you have two.

#8602 11 months ago
Quoted from Snoogans138:

I’ll buy one from you when you have two.

That could be arranged.

#8603 11 months ago

I never even received my DP T-shirt.

#8604 11 months ago

well done , thanks...
Apparently it 's a remake of "Les Valseuses" a French movie from B.BLier in the mid-seventies , a good movie at the time but now "dated", but really popular , a kind of classic..
Lack of imagination I guess..
I know turturro is friends with Depardieu who acted in this movie back then and that he produced Turturro's "MAC" movie in the 90's..
Well an old "Jesus" character to look forward to anyway , guess there'll be some TBL references here and there , well i hope it's a cool remake movie with new stuff added as the bar is quite high..

#8605 11 months ago
Quoted from beauimpala:

I never even received my DP T-shirt.

You can have mine. Goodwill wouldn't take it, so I threw it back in the drawer with other shirts I no longer wear:

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#8606 11 months ago

#8607 11 months ago

Nice. This and the Amazon commercial were my favorite super bowl hits.

#8608 11 months ago

Is Jeff Bridges hurting for money? I was surprised to see him and Harrison Ford slumming it in Super Bowl ads.

I guess he’s gotta feed the monkey.

#8609 11 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Is Jeff Bridges hurting for money?

True, I guess that rules out the dude as being an angel investor to save us.

#8610 11 months ago

Jeff Bridges net worth: Jeff Bridges is American actor, producer, and country musician who has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars. Jeff Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 1949.

Quoted from fosaisu:

Is Jeff Bridges hurting for money? I was surprised to see him and Harrison Ford slumming it in Super Bowl ads.
I guess he’s gotta feed the monkey.

#8611 11 months ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Jeff Bridges net worth: Jeff Bridges is American actor, producer, and country musician who has an estimated net worth of $70 million dollars. Jeff Bridges was born in Los Angeles, California on December 4, 1949.

And Ford is worth more than that!

#8613 11 months ago

I wonder how negotiations are going? Wonder what would happen if they had an investment firm join in on the settlement talks. Win win if both sides could see the potential future payoff potential?

#8614 11 months ago

I just want TBL to be made again, but sadly, not sure we'll see that happen, with things the way they are.

#8615 11 months ago

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the 5th Anniversary "Fault Edition" at Expo in October.

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#8617 10 months ago

So when are Barry & Jaap going to give people back their money? My friend is still paid in full. He's not a Pinsider. This silence will not stand, man.

#8618 10 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

So when are Barry & Jaap going to give people back their money? My friend is still paid in full. He's not a Pinsider. This silence will not stand, man.

I was hoping to hear original soundtrack.
But all I'm hearing are crickets.

#8619 10 months ago

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#8620 10 months ago

Very sad they can’t work things out
Like to see Someone come in and save the day ! But that’s not gonna happen

#8621 10 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

Very sad they can’t work things out
Like to see Someone come in and save the day ! But that’s not gonna happen

Dangle enough money in front of someone and anything is possible. Or is that just the lesson of the movie? Ironic, no?

#8622 10 months ago

if anyone wants to play a working one there will be one at Arcade Expo this weekend. Talked to the folks working on it and got it working last night.

#8623 10 months ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

So when are Barry & Jaap going to give people back their money? My friend is still paid in full. He's not a Pinsider. This silence will not stand, man.

Never. Your friend might as well plan for the worst. If he does, it a bonus. Sadly. These guys suck.

#8624 10 months ago
Quoted from genex:

if anyone wants to play a working one there will be one at Arcade Expo this weekend. Talked to the folks working on it and got it working last night.

nice, was starting to think i might want to sell mine to them here at some point so the public can see it but glad someone else did does it have my 3d printed bracket to better align the ramp and back scoop? https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1786982 could bring one sunday if someone is interested

#8625 10 months ago

What parts, mechanisms or components on TBL are prone to breaking and are considered impossible to find ?? What assemblies are the most common ones to not work? Also curious what level the software is running on?

Asking to determine where the risks are to owning this game. There were 50 TBL’s released vs maybe 150 Aliens. Much has been documented about repairing Alien and some solutions were engineered. A big factor with Alien’s maintenance is that following the crash of Heighway, critical replacement parts were found and made available in the market. As a result of all the above, it is possible to operate and play Alien without much stress. So what’s the skinny on TBL?

#8626 10 months ago

haven't had issues, so others may have to chime in on that. the important computer bits are multimorphic boards, linux PC. they sold replacement plastic sets. ive seen more complaints about the bowling alley than anything else, but worked out after all the initial troubleshooting.

pinball mechs are williams parts. the lens over the lower playfield is a CFTBL modified slightly / replaceable.

#8630 10 months ago

This is surprising and outstanding news. I am 100% in on this game, so long as I can buy it in-hand, in-box from a distributor.

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#8631 10 months ago

Woot! Who wants to TAKE MY MONEY for his NIB?!

#8632 10 months ago

I think it is an Early April fools joke. Did anyone else listen to the whole thing?

#8633 10 months ago
Quoted from foxtj24:

Kaneda says suit is settled and 70 games will ship within 30 days

Quoted from foxtj24:

I think it is an Early April fools joke. Did anyone else listen to the whole thing?

Shame

#8634 10 months ago

LOL

#8635 10 months ago

Holy shit if this is real this is an amazing and unexpected news item! I’m day one buyer if i can get from a distributor in box!

#8636 10 months ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

Holy shit if this is real this is an amazing and unexpected news item! I’m day one buyer if i can get from a distributor in box!

While I have no idea if true or not, I doubt 70 would make it to distros. Some well heeled gents with connections are going to get in before they are even officially announced.

#8637 10 months ago

I listened to the whole podcast and he sounded completely sincere to me. I can’t imagine the number of listeners he would lose if he pulled shenanigans like an “Early April fools joke“. That’s the kind of BS that will not stand, man!

#8638 10 months ago

YESSSSS!!!

#59 is FINALLY COMING HOME!

#8639 10 months ago

Regarding the 70 to be released, aren’t they already spoken for? The BIG news for the rest of us is that there is ostensibly no limit to the number they can make, so everybody who wants one may actually have a chance to get one in the not too distant future. If true, that plane has just soared right over the top of the mountain!

#8640 10 months ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

YESSSSS!!!
#59 is FINALLY COMING HOME!

Is that for real? I sure hope so, that would be great.

#8641 10 months ago

And the price can finally come back down to reality. Maybe this explains the recent listing of several for sale...if true no one is getting over 10k for their original run games since NIB from distributors is 10k...

#8642 10 months ago
Quoted from captainBR:

Regarding the 70 to be released, aren’t they already spoken for? The BIG news for the rest of us is that there is ostensibly no limit to the number they can make, so everybody who wants one may actually have a chance to get one in the not too distant future. If true, that plane has just soared right over the top of the mountain!

I would imagine those have to go to the rest of the early achievers. Unless they need to sell those to new buyers to raise funds to make more...but if this is true they will sell a ton. I am sending my deposit back to nitro tomorrow!

#8643 10 months ago

Well I tried finding ARA on the web without any luck lol. My googlefu is failing me. I was going to straight up email them and ask about the games.

#8644 10 months ago

Lots of these games listed in the last 30 days,
Maybe the guys in the inner circle ⭕️ know more then they say . Maybe insider trading ?

#8645 10 months ago
Quoted from Londonpinball:

Lots of these games listed in the last 30 days,
Maybe the guys in the inner circle ⭕️ know more then they say . Maybe insider trading ?

Well since they paid for them, I hope they do know something.

#8646 10 months ago
Quoted from sd_tom:

nice, was starting to think i might want to sell mine to them here at some point so the public can see it but glad someone else did does it have my 3d printed bracket to better align the ramp and back scoop? https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1786982 could bring one sunday if someone is interested

sd_tom - I am not sure what this does exactly? Since we're doing a bunch of repairs on mine to put it back out on location since the subway has fallen apart I'd like to know if I should get this now and install while we're taking it apart...

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

What parts, mechanisms or components on TBL are prone to breaking and are considered impossible to find ?? What assemblies are the most common ones to not work? Also curious what level the software is running on?

Asking to determine where the risks are to owning this game. There were 50 TBL’s released vs maybe 150 Aliens. Much has been documented about repairing Alien and some solutions were engineered. A big factor with Alien’s maintenance is that following the crash of Heighway, critical replacement parts were found and made available in the market. As a result of all the above, it is possible to operate and play Alien without much stress. So what’s the skinny on TBL?

jeffspinballpalace - So on mine, which I think has the most plays of any in the universe(!) the things that have had issues is the cliffy on the scoop broke. The rug sticker eventually will wear through, and the subway has fallen apart. The subway I think they already redesigned for the Xytech ones as my operator who maintains mine had provided feedback to Dutch, but not 100% on that.

Everything else has been working pretty well or else just needs some fine tuning and hasn't actually broken. I can ask my operator for what else he's had to deal with but I don't think there's been much else. We've rebuilt flippers on it but that's normal maintenance. I think the up/down thing on the left ramp can be designed better too since it can get out of alignment and either stay up or down when it shouldn't but extending a metal tab on that would easily fix that.

#8647 10 months ago
Quoted from genex:

know if I should get this now and install while we're taking it apart...

its easy to do whenever, no rush. the slot slides over the tongue of the scoop (top) on the dude ramp and just squeezes the clear ramp in a bit more funnel like way. i was getting rejects where the ball hit the sides of the scoop

installation video

#8648 10 months ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

I would imagine those have to go to the rest of the early achievers. Unless they need to sell those to new buyers to raise funds to make more...but if this is true they will sell a ton. I am sending my deposit back to nitro tomorrow!

I've still got my deposit with Tommy at Nitro. It's been with him for a couple of years now. I hope the news is true as I have had this game on my wish list for a long time.

QSS

#8649 10 months ago

Did the sellers posting these games for sale this month have any knowledge of this ?
I think 2-3 in the last 2 weeks

#8650 10 months ago

Hoping this turns out to be true! All those whom have had money down for years deserve this.

I’d love the opportunity to buy one if production does in fact resume as this game looks awesome. Just not sure I could justify $10k on a single machine.

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