(Topic ID: 152655)

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons Club - all welcome!

By RobertWinter

4 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 months ago by oldskool1969
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#83 3 years ago
Quoted from Mar:

Has anyone put a protector on the gobble hole at all? If so, what and where did you get it? I'm just looking at mine and noticing that's the spot that's getting some wear, but I don't know if there's anything out there that can do anything about it...

Yes. That spot wears quickly where the ball pops up. PBL had those florescent plastic protectors.
My Gobble hole plastic had started to show a wear spot. The plastic protector worked great to stop it.

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#106 3 years ago

I've never made it to number 3.... Thump'in time!

Thump'in 1

Thump'in 2

7 months later
#128 2 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Not only did 2 of these amazing machines make it to the most remote capital city in the world, 2 signed standees also come along for the ride. MELONS

I still kick myself for not buying the standees when they were forever on Pinball Life. What the F was I waiting for...

#130 2 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Ask Stern, they may have a couple in their shop?

It's worth a try! I even asked Dennis a while back but no luck....

2 months later
#135 2 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Did you ever clock her or beat the 3rd mode? Hope you got a good price for it.

Has anyone honestly beaten the third mode?

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#137 2 years ago
Quoted from CostenM:

Hi All,
I'm new to Pinside and I also own the Whoa Nellie machine. It's awesome! My question is how do I get the knocker sound working?
... Any ideas?

Win a free game? (:

1 month later
#138 2 years ago

Finally convinced Melony to come over and play a few games.
(thank you Pinball Life!)

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#145 2 years ago

Anyone interested in a watermelon shooter like the one above? I have an extra from back in '15.

#147 2 years ago
Quoted from Phatchit:

Looks like I'm joining the club !!! Hopefully everything works out this week . This is the one pinball my wife fell in love with the look and design , so I'm buying it for her anniversary present . Already picked up the watermelon rod , nownwhat else is a must do ?

- Update to the latest software.
- Get the fluorescent plastic protector set. Save your gobble hole plastic from getting nicked up.

#150 2 years ago

As Oldskool mentioned. Windows format the USB. (I never could get Mac to work with it).
Follow the readme file on updating. It should work.

#152 2 years ago

Game code update I got to work, DMD update I could not.

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#158 2 years ago

Please share it if you come up with an idea. I've always thought that it should have been lit also.

2 months later
#164 2 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

This game after the years I have owned it still surprises me with call outs and fun.

Like the Pfffffttttt! "Was that my wife?"


"Full to Burstin' by Second Helpin' on WDD!"

2 weeks later
#165 2 years ago

“A Reminder There’s a Melon Pickin’ Contest ‘This Weekend “ ...

#166 2 years ago

And just heard.. “Let’s thump!”

1 month later
#177 2 years ago

Mine is the typical mix also. At first I wondered WTF... Now I kinda like it. Resembles a mixed bunch of wood. One the crate, one the cabinet, the other the backbox.

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#178 2 years ago

My "Use More Cowbells" Nellie topper.

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#193 1 year ago

Favorite quote so far..

“Did you eat a bowl of stupid for breakfast or what?”

#196 1 year ago
Quoted from rennervision:

So the machine could be trying to make me think I'm crazy, but is there some kind of logic on what the reward is for the skillshot?

I have mine set to "Sweet" and yes, it usually awards me an upper lane rollover for hitting the skill shot.
I think I deserve it! (:

#197 1 year ago

I hope the quote I just heard was: "Your bucket keeps leaking water!"

But is sure sounded like: "Your butt keeps leaking water!"

Another new one.

#202 1 year ago
Quoted from Joey_N:

Well, Bryan if you ever come up with a reasonable way and want to ship, please LMk. Thanks!

Folded up, fits in a nice big flat cardboard box.
Like a nice Bryan Kelly playfield restoration box. Just sayin...

1 month later
#203 1 year ago

Just lookin' around to see who still had WNBJM machines still for sale.
Spotted it on Marco for $9999.00!

Is it finally catching on how much fun this game is?? (:

#210 1 year ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

3 years now, and the game I turn on most for 15 minutes of Smiles and Fun!
The callouts and music never get old, and the goals are challenging enough to keep me busy!

I may just have to get up out of bed and go play a game.

#212 1 year ago

Be a little slow startin' the game...
"When's the party start?"

#216 1 year ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Marco claims they are the only one with NIB left, but I doubt they'll be cheap.

Marco is great to deal with for shipping games. Not the cheapest but honest in what they have. I bought my second NIB LOTR from them way after they were out of stock most everywhere else.

#220 1 year ago

I only got a half melon. But it's definitely not sticky. (:

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#224 1 year ago
Quoted from rennervision:

My advice to anyone shipping this pin with a watermelon shooter - wrap the knob in a plastic bag to protect it.

I think you should just go ahead and say to "put a rubber on the shooter". Would be game appropriate.

#233 1 year ago

That deep voice heard sometimes at the start is creepy yet inviting... It's the conundrum of Whoa Nellie..

"Com'on in.."

#234 1 year ago

I always wanted to see how it was to turn over the score. Just not this way..

#238 1 year ago

Is there any correlation to the serial number range and machines sold?

Post your serial number!

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#240 1 year ago

It should have the beer cans for the crate to simulate sitting on them.
I got the single uncrushed beer can when I received a Nellie crate parts upgrade back with the early productions. I don't if that one is a standard inclusion or not.

#242 1 year ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Oh my god, the paper is ripped and the screws chewed the wood WARRANTY!

I'd call Stern support and have them rectify those issues. (:

#248 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

Pinballlife is my go to supplier for parts

Sadly Pinballlife no longer has their Whizbang store. ...

#250 1 year ago
Quoted from PinsideMike:

Just got off the phone with Chas at Stern. They are raiding the warehouse looking for any WNBJM swag hidden away still.

Sweet. So you’re keeping it. Good move! (:

#253 1 year ago
Quoted from rennervision:

So my question now is, should I quit while I'm ahead?

What if you just took some fine steel wool or similar, give it a nice scrubbing and put on a couple quality clear coats?

#260 1 year ago

I would keep it easy.

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#261 1 year ago

I think I found Nellie a friend ...

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#280 1 year ago

I was thinking more like Phoebe with a wig. (:

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#294 1 year ago
Quoted from TheKorn:

Fyi, Greg Freris and Paul Faris are different people.

I was referring to Nordman.

#300 1 year ago
Quoted from TheKorn:

Already have an email in to him.

Please post here with any updates if you can. I think many Nellie fans hang out around here.

#307 1 year ago
Quoted from PinsideMike:

I don't have the program installed to get a screenshot. I was looking up WNBJM mods on Google and somehow this popped up. Here is the link to try it out though.
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Did the gobble hole loose the rounded border and show more of the square center?
I guess it may just be the angle on the pic not showing the rounded border very well?

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#319 1 year ago
Quoted from jfesler:

I put in all warm whites on mine. Mostly easy, except in the pop bumpers. Those were a b****.

That looks great. I am so lazy in my old age I don't think I'd ever get it done.
Great job!!

#321 1 year ago

Hit Thumpin’ Time for the second time gets crazy. I’ve never heard the tune for the 3rd or more.

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#324 1 year ago
Quoted from PinsideMike:

2 weeks and no posts? What don't tell me melon madness is over already... Melons!
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I'm sorry, I was playin' a game, or 12.

#327 1 year ago

I’d pay for a print!

#336 1 year ago

Received mine. Thanks!

I'm assuming these are matted and framed?

Thanks to everyone who helped get'r done.

#342 1 year ago
Quoted from SuperDaveOsbourn:

Someone needs to take the commitment to pick up the field of Korn prints and deliver to the signature series folks, and then ship from there. Eliminates the 2000-3000 dollars of overhead, and makes the signatures not just verified (with photos and video), but actually real yet viable. 125 for a large print is gouging.

That would sure be sweet!

#369 1 year ago
Quoted from SuperDaveOsbourn:

What blows my mind, and I'm easy to blow apparently, is a pinball playfield artwork package and some 'stuff' was auctioned off for 14000 dollars, 13K and 1K bonus by someone. Amazing.

That just "Dills My Pickle"!

#372 1 year ago

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#376 1 year ago

Stunning print quality.
Thank you!
On the way to the frame shop!

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#383 1 year ago

+ 10 for the homegrown

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#392 1 year ago

I wonder if I need two?

#397 1 year ago

Sweet! It was definitely needed. Good job!!

Now details? (:

#399 1 year ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

You also have to penetrate the playfield.

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#405 1 year ago
Quoted from luch:

anyone worried about using the box without the legs ? just seems the box is made like an Ikea cheap piece of furniture

Way better than the legs and it has been rock solid sturdy.
My only complaint is that on carpet, it is so sturdy it makes it hard to nudge the ball. I nearly have to do a death save to get the box to move.

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#413 1 year ago

Once you've had some thump'in time, you can never go back.

2 months later
#429 1 year ago
Quoted from luch:

Stern has now taken down code 1.54 on it's website . wonder if my problem is getting fixed with the no display

Now 1.55 is up. Anyone brace enough to try. (:

#431 1 year ago

Sweet melons!!

Playing some Whoa Nellie with my daughter tonight, what a blast.
I've never seen her so stressed as trying to get the gobble hole to start Thumpin' Time!

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#432 1 year ago

Sometimes the score doesn’t matter!

“WDD, Game over by Don’t Tilt “.

2 months later
#439 1 year ago

Just to stir the group back up again....

Seen many "for sales" lately? No? Cause it's a great game!! (:


#444 1 year ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

PABST is pretty cool though, PRIMUS not so much!

I need to get the PABST files.

#446 1 year ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

see my post #438 , very easy to do

Yeah but I would have to stop playing long enough to switch over... (:

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#452 1 year ago
Quoted from rennervision:

Are the beer cans still sold anywhere?

That might be a tough one. Might have to monitor eBay.

3 months later
#455 8 months ago
Quoted from zenbone:

When I got mine I noticed a sticker on the front edge of my play field (underneath) stating number 17 of 80
Does every one of these carry the number sticker like that?


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#459 8 months ago
Quoted from Mooseman:

So were 300 made? 380? ??

The world may never know...
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#464 7 months ago
Quoted from Mooseman:

Well that doesn’t make any sense[quoted image]

LOL!! Yeah it does.

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#465 7 months ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

25 here[quoted image]

Were there black and red aprons?

#467 7 months ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

No, pic taken via coin door

Well hell... MELONS!

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#470 7 months ago
Quoted from zenbone:

What pitch is recommended for this game? Couldn't seem to find it in the manual.

About a 2 x 1/2 a can.

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#474 5 months ago

On WDD...
“Slap Yo’ Momma” by The Ugly Babies.

“You fixin’ to shoot what?”

Whoa Nellie!

#476 5 months ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

" just like picking fly poop in the pepper"

By Still Picking

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#478 4 months ago
Quoted from metwurcht:

to install a shaker on whoa nelly is possible or not ?

Not without a Melony "animation".

#484 4 months ago
Quoted from metwurcht:

sorry , but i dont understand . it is possible or not ?

No I don’t think so but I’m no expert.

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#491 3 months ago

That's fantastic!!

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