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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!


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#2001 1 year ago

Thanks buddy. I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing pinball and all i got to say is honeymoon phase my ass, this game is the real effing deal and it's 1000% guaranteed to never leave my collection. Just unbelievable!

#2002 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thanks buddy. I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing pinball and all i got to say is honeymoon phase my ass, this game is the real effing deal and it's 1000% guaranteed to never leave my collection. Just unbelievable!

Get back to playing. You’re wasting valuable game time. Lol. I love this game. Epic.

#2003 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Oh yeah one more interesting thing. My game came with the bally/Williams type corner brackets. Another friend of mine has a pro and his doesn’t have them, how about you guys, does your game have them?[quoted image]

Either does my premium ...WOW

#2004 1 year ago

Mine did NOT. But it did include a laughable version of leg protectors and the noisiest fan you ever heard. Luckily, it only goes off every few minutes. And my plunger/autoplunger sucks balls...

Jk, I love mine, sooo fun! People come play it and laugh out loud from playing. I say JK but it IS all true...

#2005 1 year ago

Congrats buddy! B/W brackets are awesome. Has Uncle Gary finally come to his senses? Hope so.

#2006 1 year ago

my pro came with the B/W brackets as well. build date July 17. I just checked after reading this.

#2007 1 year ago

Congrats to the new owners!

Hope BW type corner brackets are “a thing” going forward.

I added mine on, but stern really needs to do this at the factory. Hope it continues.

#2008 1 year ago
Quoted from vex:

my pro came with the B/W brackets as well. build date July 17. I just checked after reading this.

My game was built July 23rd. Might be something new they are doing possibly?

#2009 1 year ago

WTS IMDN prem empty box

Joined the club today!

Here is A snippet of a convo on the way to kindergartenalmost 5 months ago......

J my 6 year old son “ Dad can we listen to 2 min to midnight on way to school again?”

Me “Of course bud”

J “ I love Iron Maiden dad”

Me “Hey bud maybe we should get the new IMDN Pinball game. It looks epic! We might have to sell the hobbit...”

J “No dad I love that game, it’s..”

Me interrupting “ Actually bud it’s really not that great of a”

J “But I love the movies”

Me “ Yeah buddy, they sure are great(hiding my disgust). Tell you what let’s go ahead with the swap, and we will have the game in no time!”

And today was the day. Of course his First game he picks 2m to midnight.

A few things I found:

Shipped with 1.02 code I think.

Someone on this forum has scratches that run long down the playfield, under the clear. I’ve got them as well. You have to be in perfect light to see them. Doesn’t bug me...

Looks as if there were brackets for the corners ala wms brackets.

The auto plunger and pull work 85%. Auto plunge worked every time except once.

Ball lock sarcophagus works like a champ

I’ve put about 40 games on imdn prior to this arriving so I had high expectations. Also followed this thread close so I’d be in the know. Very satisfied with everything so far

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#2010 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thanks buddy. I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing pinball and all i got to say is honeymoon phase my ass, this game is the real effing deal and it's 1000% guaranteed to never leave my collection. Just unbelievable!

When it is the real deal, honeymoon phase never ends. Just like me and my wife. Honeymoon just keeps getting better and better..!

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#2011 1 year ago

Today is an epic day for me,
Setting up this amazing game and to find it flawless out of the box is incredible!

IMDN has been a dream theme for me and many others for a number of years now, and thanks to the awesome driving force from the pinball community around the world it has happened.

Huge thanks to Fans, Pinheads in all the forums, Pinball clubs, groups and meets, Stern Pinball, Keith Elwin and team for making this happen!
What a way to do it………………… Just Sensational!

I'm turning 51 this year, feeling like a 12 year old is great!
Up the Irons!

Cheers,
Ando

IMDN LE 86 in the house next to his brother MET LE 86

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#2012 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Oh yeah one more interesting thing. My game came with the bally/Williams type corner brackets. Another friend of mine has a pro and his doesn’t have them, how about you guys, does your game have them?[quoted image]

I hope this means all LE owners can expect a set in the mail any day now...

#2013 1 year ago

How do you really adjust the autoplunger?

The autoplunger seems centered, while the manual plunger seems off, but with full force on the manual it goes around the loop, while autoplunger always rattles into the upper left flipper or just inside the loop.

#2014 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Oh yeah one more interesting thing. My game came with the bally/Williams type corner brackets. Another friend of mine has a pro and his doesn’t have them, how about you guys, does your game have them?

My Pro came with the cheap version, but they already drilled the holes in my cab

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#2015 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

Today is an epic day for me,
Setting up this amazing game and to find it flawless out of the box is incredible!
IMDN has been a dream theme for me and many others for a number of years now, and thanks to the awesome driving force from the pinball community around the world it has happened.
Huge thanks to Fans, Pinheads in all the forums, Pinball clubs, groups and meets, Stern Pinball, Keith Elwin and team for making this happen!
What a way to do it………………… Just Sensational!
I'm turning 51 this year, feeling like a 12 year old is great!
Up the Irons!
Cheers,
Ando
IMDN LE 86 in the house next to his brother MET LE 86[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

MET and IMDN sitting side by side is a heck of a duo. Those games are going to bring you many years of fun guaranteed. Congrats on your new game and your dream theme being probably the best game stern has ever made!

#2016 1 year ago
Quoted from Oxidus:

My Pro came with the cheap version, but they already drilled the holes in my cab [quoted image]

Wow that is strange isnt it? Every cabinet should come with those imo.

#2017 1 year ago
Quoted from Buju:

WTS IMDN prem empty box
Joined the club today!
Here is A snippet of a convo on the way to kindergartenalmost 5 months ago......
J my 6 year old son “ Dad can we listen to 2 min to midnight on way to school again?”
Me “Of course bud”
J “ I love Iron Maiden dad”
Me “Hey bud maybe we should get the new IMDN Pinball game. It looks epic! We might have to sell the hobbit...”
J “No dad I love that game, it’s..”
Me interrupting “ Actually bud it’s really not that great of a”
J “But I love the movies”
Me “ Yeah buddy, they sure are great(hiding my disgust). Tell you what let’s go ahead with the swap, and we will have the game in no time!”
And today was the day. Of course his First game he picks 2m to midnight.
A few things I found:
Shipped with 1.02 code I think.
Someone on this forum has scratches that run long down the playfield, under the clear. I’ve got them as well. You have to be in perfect light to see them. Doesn’t bug me...
Looks as if there were brackets for the corners ala wms brackets.
The auto plunger and pull work 85%. Auto plunge worked every time except once.
Ball lock sarcophagus works like a champ
I’ve put about 40 games on imdn prior to this arriving so I had high expectations. Also followed this thread close so I’d be in the know. Very satisfied with everything so far[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Congrats on your new game. Your son will remember these pinball moments for the rest of his life and hopefully pinball will keep you guys hanging out together even after he gets older. How does he like IMDN compared to Hobbit? My playfield had a few scratches in it as well, im not sure why this is happening. You cant see them unless you are looking for them in the right light but this still shouldnt be happening and it’s unacceptable in my opinion. Congrats on your nee game, she’s a beauty!

#2018 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thanks buddy. I don't think I've ever had this much fun playing pinball and all i got to say is honeymoon phase my ass, this game is the real effing deal and it's 1000% guaranteed to never leave my collection. Just unbelievable!

Because of this game all of a sudden 2 to 3 of my other games are on my shit list..... coming from a guy who bought too keep and mods the crap out of everything

#2019 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

You got super lucky with that. They must have run out of the cheap ones when yours was on the line.

I have an LE and mine came with the tiny strips. Had to upgrade to brackets

#2020 1 year ago
Quoted from DerGoetz:

Because of this game all of a sudden 2 to 3 of my other games are on my shit list..... coming from a guy who bought too keep and mods the crap out of everything

Yep this game has been a real eye opener for alot of people including me. It shows you what a pinball machine can and should be.

#2021 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Yep this game has been a real eye opener for alot of people including me. It shows you what a pinball machine can and should be.

Making me hang out for my coming Premium even more now about 6 weeks to go

#2022 1 year ago

Spotlights in..
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#2023 1 year ago

Question for you LE guys. Even with the backbox turned down there is still a good amount of reflection. Does the invisiglass reduce it. I had it on my WOZ and LOTR and it was great but those games didn't reflect like Maiden.

#2024 1 year ago
Quoted from bigduke6:

Question for you LE guys. Even with the backbox turned down there is still a good amount of reflection. Does the invisiglass reduce it. I had it on my WOZ and LOTR and it was great but those games didn't reflect like Maiden.

What % did you turn the backglass down to? I found that it needed to be set to 10% to get rid of the reflection.

#2025 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

Spotlights in..
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HUGE improvement! Looks great

#2026 1 year ago

After adding a red-lit TWD to my collection, I swapped out the red GI on my LE to make it stand out a little more. I replaced the bottom half of the playfield with purple 1SMD LEDs and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It matches the purple plastics and white GI perfectly (especially during Fear of the Dark). I left the top half of the playfield red to match the artwork, but I'm still considering replacing a few of them with purple too (like the red LEDs on the left side of the playfield - under the eddie figure and under the left ramp).

The purple makes it much easier on the eyes too...

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Edit: Also, in case someone else is interested in trying this out, the LED just above the shooter lane is also purple instead of the stock red. I tried both colors on this spot and the purple definitely provided a smoother transition between the purple GI of the bottom half of the playfield and the red GI of the top half. Now that I think about it, maybe a yellow or orange LED would fit even better...

#2027 1 year ago
Quoted from bigduke6:

Question for you LE guys. Even with the backbox turned down there is still a good amount of reflection. Does the invisiglass reduce it. I had it on my WOZ and LOTR and it was great but those games didn't reflect like Maiden.

It definitely does. If you decide to buy after market, don't buy stern or the original invisiglass. The other, third brand, is way better. The name escapes me, but I have all three brands and Stern's is not as good.

#2028 1 year ago

I'm glad that I held off getting a IMDM. "Do You Want To Know A Secret" When I Beatles get released it will be the same playfield. When That Happens I'll, "Twist and Shout".

#2029 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

It definitely does. If you decide to buy after market, don't buy stern or the original invisiglass. The other, third brand, is way better. The name escapes me, but I have all three brands and Stern's is not as good.

It's PDI, and it is the best. But my eyes are struggling to see a big difference between that and the Stern. JJP being third for me, noticeably not as clear.
Timebandit I need some spotlights like that pronto. Did you just wire them into the flashers? A quick "how-to" would be awful sweet of ya.
Terry did ya get any sleep last night lol?

#2030 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

It's PDI, and it is the best. But my eyes are struggling to see a big difference between that and the Stern. JJP being third for me, noticeably not as clear.
Timebandit I need some spotlights like that pronto. Did you just wire them into the flashers? A quick "how-to" would be awful sweet of ya.
Terry did ya get any sleep last night lol?

Lol not much Gryszzz, not much at all. This game is too good!

#2031 1 year ago

I set mine to like 3% during play and only 40% on attract. Less is more! I wish there was a 2 or 3 second fade between the two.

I like the purple. Not crazy about the red. I thought about white but I like the red in fear of the dark. Purple would be a good middle ground. GI color options would be a nice feature in the adjustments, don't you think?

#2032 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

What % did you turn the backglass down to? I found that it needed to be set to 10% to get rid of the reflection.

I agree with the 10%...seems to be the magic number.

#2033 1 year ago
Quoted from Spiderpin:

I'm glad that I held off getting a IMDM. "Do You Want To Know A Secret" When I Beatles get released it will be the same playfield. When That Happens I'll, "Twist and Shout".

I'm not seeing the Beatles + pinball appeal. Don't get me wrong, the Beatles are great. But pinball goes better with hard rock or metal imo. I'd be perfectly happy to see the same lay out on Archer, Keith's original design, but I'm thinking Stern has other plans for him... IMDN is incredible, so that will be your loss.

#2034 1 year ago

Guys....buy a $5 bent plastic and problem pretty much solved. I have my bb dimmed to like 25% and it's great. Not sure how much of that is the Stern fancy glass, I'm guessin that's part of it.

#2035 1 year ago

Further tweaking of the autoplunger has been effective. I made sure there was no play at the base of the autoplunger mech, where the hinge is located. I also kept the "prongs" fairly wide, but touching the ball on both sides. It is 100% since I adjusted it early this week. Hope it stays!

#2036 1 year ago

I'm not seeing the Beatles and pinball either. But I will try to refrain from shitting on someone's dream theme. Until the reveal.

#2037 1 year ago

I am still loving my IM Pro. It has been issue free since I pulled it out of the box.

#2038 1 year ago

Spotlights are super easy to put in. Took me about ten minutes

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#2039 1 year ago
Quoted from toymin80r:

After adding a red-lit TWD to my collection, I swapped out the red GI on my LE to make it stand out a little more. I replaced the bottom half of the playfield with purple 1SMD LEDs and couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It matches the purple plastics and white GI perfectly (especially during Fear of the Dark). I left the top half of the playfield red to match the artwork, but I'm still considering replacing a few of them with purple too (like the red LEDs on the left side of the playfield - under the eddie figure and under the left ramp).
The purple makes it much easier on the eyes too...
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Edit: Also, in case someone else is interested in trying this out, the LED just above the shooter lane is also purple instead of the stock red. I tried both colors on this spot and the purple definitely provided a smoother transition between the purple GI of the bottom half of the playfield and the red GI of the top half. Now that I think about it, maybe a yellow or orange LED would fit even better...

Has a pro lighting look to me. I really like the red.

#2040 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:Spotlights are super easy to put in. Took me about ten minutes

Was this a kit you bought?

#2041 1 year ago
Quoted from gearhead:

Was this a kit you bought?

Just made from stuff on hand. I make a lot of stuff like this. It’s just wires, connectors and a step down converter.

#2042 1 year ago

Is all that necessary? I was gonna do that to, but I was just going to connect them to existing GI lights. Is there some reason you can't do that on a spike system?

#2043 1 year ago
Quoted from gearhead:

Is all that necessary? I was gonna do that to, but I was just going to connect them to existing GI lights. Is there some reason you can't do that on a spike system?

All what necessary? Wires and a $2 converter to take 12v down to 6.3v? Yes, there is a reason, because I don’t go anywhere near anything connected to a node board. That backbox header there is a robust, constant 12v designed for offtake. Plug into that and you have zero risk of blowing a node board.
Connect alligator clips to a GI socket if you like, but as long as node boards are $300 and blow if you look at them sideways I’m not going anywhere near anything that might be connected to them.

And as a matter of general design quality, if there is a proper connection to use, then using it is preferable.

I’ve actually got a third installed up a bit higher, on top of the orb shot. Running off that 12v offtake you could keep piling on heaps of lighting. I just treat the wire harness as a rail and keep pressing IDC connectors in where I need them.
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#2044 1 year ago
Quoted from TimeBandit:

$2 converter to take 12v down to 6.3v

Got a link for these particular boards?

#2045 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Got a link for these particular boards?

Sorry, they're not $2, they're 50 cents.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5-pcs-Ultra-Small-Size-DC-DC-Step-Down-Power-Supply-Module-3A-Adjustable-Buck-Converter/32261885063.html

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#2046 1 year ago

Are the spots controlled or always on? Modes like fear of the dark wouldn’t be as good with the spots on.

#2047 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Are the spots controlled or always on? Modes like fear of the dark wouldn’t be as good with the spots on.

They’re not controlled yet. But you know me..won’t be long.

#2048 1 year ago
Quoted from gearhead:

Is all that necessary? I was gonna do that to, but I was just going to connect them to existing GI lights. Is there some reason you can't do that on a spike system?

Just solder them in to the existing GI ( that way they are controlled ) or cab node 5v. Its two LED spots not a string . I added 2 spots already and have been running them for weeks.

#2049 1 year ago

Has anyone had any sound issues with their game? I was playing mine yesterday and something changed in the sound. It almost sounded like it went from stereo to mono or something. It seems like it lost its bass and the cabinet speaker sounds like shit when you stick your head under the cabinet and listen to it. It sounds like the speaker is blown or something but it isnt. I also put another speaker in it and it sounds the same so that rules the speaker out. I cant hardly describe it but i know something has changed and isnt right. They are telling me to redownload the software at stern and we will go from there, but i dont think that is going to d anything. Im almost thinking that i may have a sound board issue.

#2050 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Guys....buy a $5 bent plastic and problem pretty much solved. I have my bb dimmed to like 25% and it's great. Not sure how much of that is the Stern fancy glass, I'm guessin that's part of it.

I dimmed my back box down to 10% during gameplay and that took all of the glare away. No need for the bent plastic if you take her down to 10%. Im glad that feature is on there because the glare was driving me crazy.

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