Which Munsters are you in on? Or are Skipping it?

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Which Munsters are you in on? Or are Skipping it?


By Marcdaddy

13 days ago



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“Which Munsters are you buying?”

  • Buying a Munsters Premium 118 votes
    17%
  • Buying a Munsters Pro 81 votes
    12%
  • Buying a Munsters LE 100 votes
    15%
  • Sitting this one out 390 votes
    57%

(Multiple choice - 689 votes by 677 Pinsiders)

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#151 12 days ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I was born in 76

Youngster

#152 12 days ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

It’s a testament to how great Fred Gwynn, Al lewis, and Yvonne DeCarlo were. They took a silly premise and elevated it with iconic performances that made it timeless. Even the underlying message: don’t judge a book by its cover...still holds true today. I’m re-watching the show right now, and I don’t know if it was intentional at the time, but the show is essentially about racism. A “different looking” family moves to town & everyone is fearful and skeptical of them, even though they’re sweethearts. My wife loves how Herman loves and respects her wife...very different than the usual sitcom bickering snarky married couple.
I was born in 76, and loved the show as a kid. There’s something about it that keeps it from being lame, even though it’s old. It’s still fun, it still holds up.

Yeah I do find it curious what about this show works it must be some cultural thing. I'm in the demographic as far as age but it must not have got much play on Canadian TV. I only remember it as disappointing filler, they would slide it in where they would normally use Lucy or the Honeymooners. My reaction was always what they hell is this and I would go do something else. Then again maybe it was just how great all those old black and white monster movies were, the Munsters was like sacrilege.

#153 12 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Metallica has been in my top 5 since I purchased it. It literally is bolted to the floor, mine is going nowhere. Now GOTG-that may be another story-Dammit if I did not love the theme and music so much.

I've been into Metallica since the early 80s, before anyone knew who they were, so i do like their music and the pin. But really, it's just another fan layout bash game. Not in my top 5, barely top 10 I would say. The Munsters will go good with the mad scientist lab theme in our game room. And when we tire of it, we'll sell it, too.

#154 12 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

It really is amazing that they made 70 quality episodes in two years. The show should have gone on for a few more seasons.

Were they making car 54 at the same time also?
Worked them hard back them.

#155 12 days ago

Just put my deposit down for a LE! Can’t wait.

#156 12 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Were they making car 54 at the same time also?
Worked them hard back them.

Car 54 was 60 episodes in two seasons, 1961-63. Munsters was 1964-66.

#157 12 days ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Were they making car 54 at the same time also?
Worked them hard back them.

Actually Car 54 ran for two seasons (1) 61-62 and (2) 62-63, they first season of the Munster's started in 64 and went thru 66. Both of these shows were great and could have had a lot more life to them but they cancelled the Munster's due to low ratings when that cape crusader started to air.

#158 12 days ago

Premium stream this afternoon by Stern!

#159 11 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Actually Car 54 ran for two seasons (1) 61-62 and (2) 62-63, they first season of the Munster's started in 64 and went thru 66. Both of these shows were great and could have had a lot more life to them but they cancelled the Munster's due to low ratings when that cape crusader started to air.

If they ever make a Car 54 machine and a Gunther Toodie LE I’m in.

Oooo.....Oooo......Ooooo

#160 11 days ago

I really wanted to pay the premium price but I also wanted the color playfield and lower playfield because...

Franchi artwork is gorgeous and colors pop
Cab art is not my favorite but I won't see it anyway next to my other games
I have no other Borg pins so no repetition for me with other titles
Average player so I doubt I reach the lower playfield often enough to be a negative
Yes the show was in black and white but the pilot was in color, and the Munster Go Home! movie (which is what I remember most) is also color
Love monster-themed pins (have SS, MSF, BSD and CFTBL already)

Thought I was out of luck for a LE but now it looks like I've got one. Will be my first NIB machine.

I didn't want black and white but I can see why people do, it is really different and kind of cool, I want to see the premium in person.

#161 11 days ago

I’m holding out for Green Acres Premium.

#162 11 days ago
Quoted from dzmechanical:

I think I might be in on a le. I just called distributor and they told me they have to charge me tax now in new jersey with is about $600.00 before the new year they didn't charge me tax. THIS SUCKS......

Whoa! Ship it to a friend in NY....

#163 11 days ago

I’ll prob go premium or le in a year, maybe two, maybe never...

The good: lower pf will be awesome. Way better design than stewie and AC/DC. Plus resale of nib is on the way down, big time.
The absolute bad: Dwight is horrendously bad with finishing code (GB, GOT etc) and incomplete code kills all the hard work that went into design.

#164 11 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

I’ll prob go premium or le in a year, maybe two, maybe never...
The good: lower pf will be awesome. Way better design than stewie and AC/DC. Plus resale of nib is on the way down, big time.
The absolute bad: Dwight is horrendously bad with finishing code (GB, GOT etc) and incomplete code kills all the hard work that went into design.

Y is resale value going way down? Also looks like the code is mostly complete (at least 1st tier modes) and the lighting and lcd look pretty great .

#165 11 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

I’ll prob go premium or le in a year, maybe two, maybe never...
The good: lower pf will be awesome. Way better design than stewie and AC/DC. Plus resale of nib is on the way down, big time.
The absolute bad: Dwight is horrendously bad with finishing code (GB, GOT etc) and incomplete code kills all the hard work that went into design.

I don't worry about resale value because when i buy a game i plan on keeping it forever. That obviously doesn't always work out that way but if i keep a game 2 or 3 years or whatever and have to take a little loss on it im ok with that because i got to enjoy it for a good while.

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#166 11 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Metallica has been in my top 5 since I purchased it. It literally is bolted to the floor, mine is going nowhere. Now GOTG-that may be another story-Dammit if I did not love the theme and music so much.

You literally bolted it to the floor?

#167 11 days ago
Quoted from Russell:

You literally bolted it to the floor?

Ha, no just saying it literally is going nowhere. If someone offered me $1000 more than what is worth I would still say no.

I guess the hype on Munsters has simmered down for me, because I am already on the hunt for other titles. Everything happens for a reason I guess-maybe it is a sign from up above to save my money for Steve Ritchie's next game this year.

#168 11 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Ha, no just saying it literally is going nowhere. If someone offered me $1000 more than what is worth I would still say no.
I guess the hype on Munsters has simmered down for me, because I am already on the hunt for other titles. Everything happens for a reason I guess-maybe it is a sign from up above to save my money for Steve Ritchie's next game this year.

1 billion dollars

#169 11 days ago

I am holding out for a color Prem which I really hope they make. B&W is cool but I love colors and lights....just looking at the flames coming out of the car in color seals it for me. I never really liked mini PFs but this one looks really cool. What I like most is when mini PF is in action, all the other lights go out. This reminds me of the Las Vegas Fremont experience when the light show goes on and all the casinos turn their lights off. Anything that reminds me of Vegas.....my favorite place to go......is going to the front of the I want it line.

#170 11 days ago

I switched from the LE to the premium, crossing my fingers I love it. ..

#171 11 days ago

I feel like Pinside should lump all the Munster threads together with a drop down list. One header for Munsters. Click on that and all the Munster threads come up in a list.

This really goes for any new game.

#172 11 days ago

The show was great . It would have cost them an extra 10, 000 bucks each episode to film in color, so they went with black and white.
It had a great following until Batman came out in full color and twice a week . It' s what killed the Munster off.
The cult status came from it being re-run alot and new people getting to see it.
You can look up on You Tube and see the un aired color pilot.

#173 11 days ago

I remember when Addams Family and Munsters were on the same time, different channels. My brother and me would fight over which one we would watch.
We liked them both..but we each had our Favorite. I'm sure same here on pinside now that they both are here.

#174 11 days ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

I remember when Addams Family and Munsters were on the same time, different channels. My brother and me would fight over which one we would watch.
We liked them both..but we each had our Favorite. I'm sure same here on pinside now that they both are here.

Why didn't you just record them both? oh wait........

#175 11 days ago

those were the days we had like 3 channels

#176 11 days ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

I remember when Addams Family and Munsters were on the same time, different channels. My brother and me would fight over which one we would watch.
We liked them both..but we each had our Favorite. I'm sure same here on pinside now that they both are here.

Too hard to chose. Gotta have both. I can do without the lower playfield so will get my hands on a secondhand Pro. Hopefully this fall. Already have Addams.

#177 11 days ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I don't worry about resale value because when i buy a game i plan on keeping it forever. That obviously doesn't always work out that way but if i keep a game 2 or 3 years or whatever and have to take a little loss on it im ok with that because i got to enjoy it for a good while.

Totally agree. I'm just saying the Minty huo market is getting better and better as saturation grows. Finished code and saving a few grand works best for me!

#178 11 days ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

Too hard to chose. Gotta have both. I can do without the lower playfield so will get my hands on a secondhand Pro. Hopefully this fall. Already have Addams.

I sold all my high end older games with that theme. Scared stiff,The Addams Family,Twilight Zone...basically because I became a collector and was afraid to play them... and left this hobby for awhile. I kept my BSD and TFTC, because they are Very Nice condition, and I play them. I always said, if Monsterbash was remade I would come back into it. Well, it did..Then what I NEVER thought would happen (years ago)..Munsters happened..I already collect all munsters stuff. Damn! Between a Munster LE and a MBR LE, and a monster mansion slot machine....I guess I'm back again! At least these are new, I will NOT be afraid to play them!!!
I'm ecstatic!!...Bring back a TAF and I'll get that too!...my poor bank acct. My wife has always been on board btw

I LOVE my wife!

#179 11 days ago

I use to watch the show so much. Never thought i would own the pinball. I got to looking at my collection and realized i have a scary collection:

The Addams Family Gold
Elvira and the Party Monsters
Monster Bash
Scared Stiff
The Munsters

Maybe to much of the same theme.

#180 11 days ago

I think you are doing it right!

#181 11 days ago

I do love the lower playfield. The black and white us cool, but the color on the pro and the munsters koach vehicle on the pro are so cool. Man! I wish the pro had a lower playfield.

#182 11 days ago

The best world for me right now would be, buy a premium and a LE playfield and then do a swap. Love the art on the Prem Glass and cab, the color PF with lower PF is nice from the LE, but who knows maybe stern will release a Muntser's Vault Prem in which the PF will be in color.

#183 11 days ago

If I like the premium as much as I think I’m going to, I’m definitely getting that at some point.

#184 11 days ago
Quoted from ViolinSteve:

Throwing in some Pro love. Yes, the lights missing from the ramps are on the pro in front of the ramps. Just no space to put them there on the upcharge models. I like the Pro, just wish there was a B&W option, 'cause I think that artwork really pops! Worried I might think it's too much like MET, though, after playing for a while.

Have no fear. Completely different coders and really different layouts. Not sure if they will have any similarities at all. That’s a good thing.

#185 11 days ago

What's everyone hearing on actual prices for the pro and premium to your door? Have things went up a few hundred since maiden and is tax being charged? Pm me if you don't want the info in the threads. I believe maiden was 5500-5600 to your door and no tax added.

#186 11 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Have no fear. Completely different coders and really different layouts. Not sure if they will have any similarities at all. That’s a good thing.

Yeah, I told Trent today I'm in on a Pro and asked him to let me know when he gets one so I can play it. I had a deposit with him for Deadpool, but changed my mind. I like all the features on this latest Pro. And I love Borg's work.

#187 10 days ago
Quoted from andrewket:

At first I was torn between prem and LE, but as the stream went on, the music became quite annoying, and the machine seems to lack depth. I think I’m sitting this one out for awhile.

Thought this of that stream as well, but when I saw the stream done by Dwight the programmer, I’m completely turned around and see how this game has depth with lots of music changes. That first stream had lots of people whom didn’t know the game at all playing.

#188 10 days ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

I use to watch the show so much. Never thought i would own the pinball. I got to looking at my collection and realized i have a scary collection:
The Addams Family Gold
Elvira and the Party Monsters
Monster Bash
Scared Stiff
The Munsters
Maybe to much of the same theme.

My wife said the same thing about our collection after I recently sold Rocky and Bullwinkle, kinda lamenting that we didn't really have any "fun" themed games. I kinda lean towards monster and space/sci fi themes, same as the kind of movies I like too. We used to have NGG,
so I told her we'd look for a Flintstones to break it up a bit. Then she saw Munsters, which is kinda both funny and monster, and she's on board for a Premium!

#189 10 days ago
Quoted from pinzrfun:

My wife said the same thing about our collection after I recently sold Rocky and Bullwinkle, kinda lamenting that we didn't really have any "fun" themed games. I kinda lean towards monster and space/sci fi themes, same as the kind of movies I like too. We used to have NGG,
so I told her we'd look for a Flintstones to break it up a bit. Then she saw Munsters, which is kinda both funny and monster, and she's on board for a Premium!

Really? By the looks of your collection you have an Awesome selection of fun!

#190 10 days ago
Quoted from Thunderbird:

Thought this of that stream as well, but when I saw the stream done by Dwight the programmer, I’m completely turned around and see how this game has depth with lots of music changes. That first stream had lots of people whom didn’t know the game at all playing.

Dwight's explanation of the rules was well done and shows that the game has more depth than what is initially apparent. It's easily approachable by new players and provides an attainable level 1 wizard mode. My impression was much improved after watching Dwight's tutorial as well, but I just don't have funds to buy anything right now other than maybe a hotdog

Rob

#191 10 days ago

I'm torn. Waiting for the newness to wear off. Passed on an le early. I was thinking premium but unsure how the black and white will play with a silver ball. So for now I sit on the sidelines watching for a color prem combo trick play option after LE all ships. If not will wait to play prem in person. Mble just arrived so maybe I am monstered out. Who knows maybe if I wait long enough another pinball will be announced and my ADD will lead me to another machine.

If Stern is reading this give the people another choice, think it would sell you an additional 500 to 1k prems.

#192 10 days ago

Ask me again after the TPF. So many choices, limited funds and space, whatever is next has to be an exact right fit. Just got my POTC LE and my MBR LE so I am satiated for now. The Munsters does look cool though.

#193 10 days ago

Believe the LE's can be taken off the choices for NIB from distros.....2nd hand, or flippers may be the only way to get one currently....obviously, over time.....

#194 10 days ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Believe the LE's can be taken off the choices for NIB from distros.....2nd hand, or flippers may be the only way to get one currently....obviously, over time.....

Gameroom Guys and Classic Game Rooms still have some.

#195 10 days ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Gameroom Guys and Classic Game Rooms still have some.

good update!!!!

#196 10 days ago

Yep some le are still available. I just ordered a pro bc its beautiful and is basically identical to the other models minus the lower playfield and art.... .not to mention it plays much faster with no real downtime in gameplay/flow. If i end up loving the pro and want the lower playfield ill order a premium.... however i don't think almost 2k more for just a lower playfield is really worth it. John b usually designs the pros very well but this may be the least amount of difference between models ever? All in all stern and team did a great job with this title

#197 10 days ago

Pro here

#198 10 days ago

In for an LE

#199 10 days ago

Pro here

#200 10 days ago

Looking for a used one for 30% off the list. Let someone else take the depreciation.

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