Quoted from chad:
I know I heard somewhere that JJP was not making widebody games. It may have been Pat Lawler, but I can't confirm...
A year and a half ago (so JJP direction could have changed since then), Jack told me that they want to stick with standard bodies and no upper playfields going forward. DI (= Pat) was that way. Jack said that Eric lobbied for and reluctantly was approved by management to do JJPOTC as a wide body with the rocking upper playfield. He made a good case for it Jack said. Wonka (= Pat) was standard and no upper playfield. Guessing that Eric might not win a wide body with upper playfield again. Jack was saying that it is easier to stay with one standard cabinet for all the pins. Makes it easier as it is just a different playfield and decals from one pin to the next. Even has the same monitor and guts. Jack pointed out and showed me that there is a difference even with the back box between standard and wide body.
I'm still hoping for packed wide bodies with upper and/or lower playfields for GNR and Toy Story with cool innovations and toys that have that "wow" factor when you first play them - like JJPOTC, TH, and WOZ had for me the first few times playing them. DI and Wonka play great, so not bashing that at all. Wonka light shows in the different modes gives a "wow" factor. The last TH code update gave some "wow" factor also. Instead of the "more cowbell" phrase, it's "more wow factor" for me.
Anyway … enough rambling. Just an opinion.