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Who Bought a Primus?


By bigehrl

5 months ago



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#1 5 months ago

just got my order in for a Primus to go in Jackbar in Brooklyn. anyone else taking the plunge?

-jon - Jackbar

#2 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

just got my order in for a Primus to go in Jackbar in Brooklyn. anyone else taking the plunge?
-jon - Jackbar

BOOOOOOOOOM!

#3 5 months ago

where did you order it from?

#4 5 months ago
Quoted from whoknowsgoi:

where did you order it from?

You can only buy it from their site.

https://clubbastardo.themerchcollective.com/collections/primus-pinball/products/primus-custom-pinball-machine-limited-edition-signed

You can only add 13 curb, 10 inside and 6 white glove service pins to cart currently so they are getting down there.

#5 5 months ago
Quoted from LesManley:

You can only buy it from their site.
https://clubbastardo.themerchcollective.com/collections/primus-pinball/products/primus-custom-pinball-machine-limited-edition-signed
You can only add 13 curb, 10 inside and 6 white glove service pins to cart currently so they are getting down there.

Shows 46 games still available.

#6 5 months ago

so they sold a bit more than half in the first day. i wonder what the expectations are.

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#7 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

so they sold a bit more than half in the first day. i wonder what the expectations are.

To sell them all.

#8 5 months ago

I bought a Primus.... t-shirt.

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#9 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Shows 46 games still available.

54 is 44 more than beatles store has sold since release. Primus>Beatles confirmed.

#10 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

54 is 44 more than beatles store has sold since release. Primus>Beatles confirmed.

Primus web site also updated regularly!

#11 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Primus web site also updated regularly!

At least beatles store has a competent staff that keeps it fresh. You have to look for the positives and not obsess over not getting your phone call from batman.

#12 5 months ago

Isn't that just Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons in a new art package? Yes It is, didn't they use that for PBR also?
Weak

#13 5 months ago
Quoted from homebrood:

Isn't that just Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons in a new art package? Yes It is, didn't they use that for PBR also?

I'm guessing they are going to keep on using it.

It's either that or break out the old Stern Rawhide playfields. Or perhaps even some leftover Chicago Coin stock.

#14 5 months ago

Whoa Primus, yep

#15 5 months ago

looks like there's only about 8-10 left.

#16 5 months ago
Quoted from homebrood:

Isn't that just Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons in a new art package? Yes It is, didn't they use that for PBR also?
Weak

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#17 5 months ago

I like it but not $8K like it. You have to be a true fan or collector to pony up the money on another re-theme of this playfield.
Stern is cashing in on left over stock that's for sure.
-Mike

#18 5 months ago

i always loved the whoa nellie gameplay, myself. but that's me.

#19 5 months ago

There was a time when Sam Stern owned Williams.

I wonder if they might revisit some of those great Williams layouts from the late 50s and early 60s.

#20 5 months ago

What’s the layout on this game anyway?

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

What’s the layout on this game anyway?

seawitch?

#22 5 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

What’s the layout on this game anyway?

Two stand up targets and eight star rollover buttons.

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#23 5 months ago

I see 12 machines left. Should be sold out soon.

Not for me, but good for Stern, Primus, developers and fans. Quick sale at asking price. Seems like everyone wins.

Edit: Correction, 50 additional games available from the "Stern" option.

#24 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

i always loved the whoa nellie gameplay, myself. but that's me.

Ok, I'll have to agree I do like the play of that game. Definately a nitch collector item and if they sell then it's all good.
Would certainly play one if I saw it in the wild I'll take back my 'weak' comment in hindsite. It's pinball after all!

#25 5 months ago

Oh! Sorry, I hadn’t caught on that this is a retheme. The Beatles comments sure make a hell of a lot more sense now.

#26 5 months ago

I’ll take 150 of them

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#27 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

i always loved the whoa nellie gameplay, myself. but that's me.

I thought it was fun, both in the original EM version and the digital remake from Stern. But fun in the same way I enjoy EM games, for the simple challenge that keeps you trying 'one more time'. Cool for location, or playing your friend's, not something to drop a ton of money on, because it's not likely to last long.

I went through an EM phase and enjoyed having them, and then tired of the shallow experience and sold them. When you're in the under/over $1000 price range it's no big deal to try things out like that. $8500 doesn't do it for me, for that price I want something more. I love my TNA but I wouldn't have spent more than I did on it, for the same reason, and that game offers more imo.

Primus is definitely the coolest version, if you have the money and want a Woah Nellie get that one.

#28 5 months ago

It's perfect for the kind of pinball person that likes a game like El Dorado so much, he goes out and buys a Target Alpha and Solar City as well.

#29 5 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's perfect for the kind of pinball person that likes a game like El Dorado so much, he goes out and buys a Target Alpha and Solar city as well.

It actually would be pretty awesome to see all 3 versions of the game sitting side-by-side. Maybe Stern will do that at a show one day.

#30 5 months ago

I want to see all three of these and the next three lined up next to each other. That makes six.

If it aint broke, don't fix it.

#31 5 months ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Primus is definitely the coolest version, if you have the money and want a Woah Nellie get that one.

I still prefer the Pabst version myself. Not a fan of the predominantly featured bald headed Primus character.

As a former owner, the issue I ultimately have with the game (regardless of version) is the limited code - even for an EM remake. The gameplay could really benefit from 1) a greater reward for completing the top rollovers and then shooting the saucer and 2) bonus point scoring.

#32 5 months ago

How long after the final one is sold do we see them on Ebay or Pinside for $20k?

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#33 5 months ago

Just checked.

Only 8 left!!!!!

#34 5 months ago

Yeah, but if you pick “Stern/Distributor” drop down you can load up 50.
Which leaves...
8 for liftgate.
2 for inside.
2 for white glove.

C’mon Primus!
Mama Didn’t Raise No Fool!

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#35 5 months ago

Cap'n Andy says two weeks!

Quoted from Dkjimbo:

How long after the final one is sold do we see them on Ebay or Pinside for $20k?

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#36 5 months ago

Are the games built and ready to ship?

#37 5 months ago

i'm being told 2nd week in december.

#38 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

i'm being told 2nd week in december.

Hmm, Stern gonna be busy..let's see if that happens

#39 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

i'm being told 2nd week in december.

Ima need to get my ass to Jackbar. Heard you’re also getting Beatles! Strong!

#40 5 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm guessing they are going to keep on using it.
It's either that or break out the old Stern Rawhide playfields. Or perhaps even some leftover Chicago Coin stock.

Rethemed WWE might have made a much more interesting Primus, but there's the whole software thing...

Of course they could have put a Primus wrapper on it by fronting the game with an animation of Primus tripping and all the wrestling is part of their trip. Change the names of everything to weird and make the announce goofy and it could have been pretty fun.

#41 5 months ago

Isn’t there still 50 signed KISS LE machines sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

#42 5 months ago

Man. This has been killin me. I just can't justify three nice machines over one though. In other words I can't afford it right now sad face.
*he shook my hand, and walked away

#43 5 months ago
Quoted from ScottinSGFNY:

Isn’t there still 50 signed KISS LE machines sitting in a warehouse somewhere?

No. However many were left were sold to distributors for regular price with the autograph cards included.
KISS never took delivery of those games. They sent Stern the signed cards and any sold were shipped from Stern.

#44 5 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Man. This has been killin me. I just can't justify three nice machines over one though. In other words I can't afford it right now sad face.
*he shook my hand, and walked away

I hear ya! But don't lose hope.

Soon I will be putting together a list of 100 people to each get in on my Planter's themed game using a Tron playfield and I will make sure to keep one spot open for you, my friend.

#45 5 months ago

Just to make Les proud I bought a FT though fish on.

#46 5 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Just to make Les proud I bought a FT though fish on.

much better game and a fraction of the cost!

Easy to get caught up in the hype of a new game with fancy green everything, but gotta be honest to ourselves. That Fing thing aint worth that money and was not intended for us. Same for Beatles... These games are not meant for us. If you really want one, then wait it out and pick one up when the Beatles fan passes in a few years or the Primus fan ODs in the next year

#47 5 months ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

These games are not meant for us. If you really want one, then wait it out and pick one up when the Beatles fan passes in a few years or the Primus fan ODs in the next year

who is this "us" you speak of? does that include me? cuz i bought 2 of em. so based on your theory, you and I differ how?

#48 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

who is this "us" you speak of? does that include me? cuz i bought 2 of em. so based on your theory, you and I differ how?

You have $17,000 lying around and Whysnow doesn't? Or, should say you did, now you've got a couple pinballs.

What's the pay to play on that Primus at Jackbar? $1 a game or so? Just curious how routing something like that works. 8500 games played to break even just seems wild to me as a business model, but I'm assuming the coin drop is just a side gig and the money is in the drinks.

#49 5 months ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

who is this "us" you speak of? does that include me? cuz i bought 2 of em. so based on your theory, you and I differ how?

Quoted from Aurich:

You have $17,000 lying around and Whysnow doesn't?

Bingo!

My guess is the second was also bought as a collectible investment? hoping it goes up in value?

#50 5 months ago
Quoted from Aurich:

8500 games played to break even just seems wild to me as a business model

In fairness, you're left with a routed but still very limited game, which is way more than break even. Profit could be found after a couple thousand plays, or maybe even zero plays if these things somehow appreciate in value.

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