Pfft, i knew when someone said “they should have a chocolate river flowing in a tube with a ball...blah blah”, i knew some were going to be let down. Expecting it to be some life altering pin is idiotic, especially based on some podcaster. You also have the same trolls as always who have a rage boner for JJP and would talk shit even if the pin did a backflip... but that’s expected. Imagine that pathetic of an existence, no matter which Manufacturer the shit is slung at. Stern, JJP, CGC, AP....I like them all and I’m glad as a consumer there is so many solid choices.
WONKA looks fun, and as I expected, something my family would enjoy with something for all skill levels. Some new features and cool ideas, but overall an expensive box of lights, ramps and flippers. It looked like a lot of fun, even if the sound was sort of lacking (Theil is simply one of the best and probably will be missed). Either way, I’m definitely interested and will probably order one once I check more of the pin out.
Anyway you look at it, JJP has made a lot of strides. If they can release another pin in the fall, and start putting out two a year regularly, that’s a huge leap from just two years ago. JJP even getting their standard edition down in price is commendable, even though it’s still high, but they’ve finally made a large enough gap between the standard and LE to make it a tough decision for most buyers. Probably not at OP’s levels, but it seems like JJP are learning and getting better with every release. With all the manufacturers and their current and upcoming releases, it’s definitely a great time to be a pin player, and congrats to JJP and Pat for releasing what looks to be a fun game.