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I'm in....please let me know when I can get them. By Christmas? Great Holiday stocking stuffer.
$200 is a very fair price. No complaints.
You should already have me from thread list, I didn't pm you.
Steve- You and your MOD are amazing. Thank you for follow up to improve the well. I look forward to getting the update.
Steve signs them on the bottom and mine had a number. I was excited thinking how cool, he signed and numberd them. Then I realized it was the date, 1/16. Batch date.
Didn't matter, still cool that my MOD was signed by artist. Went to art directory, Steve your not listed on ArtFact yet.
Quoted from beelzeboob:
I should probably just kill myself.
If you do, and please don't. Your to funny. We will make a really big one as your headstone.
I was thinking what a neat topper a larger scale witch and well would make. Attached motor and I'll sinc it up to MOD. Just how cool say five times bigger witch would be!
Start list 10 for topper witch.
Quoted from FlippyD:
Hey Steve or anybody who can help, I got an original smoke only version of the mod and finally decided to install the well wall part of it today.
The installation instruction video says it is unavailable. I figured I could just plow forward and make it happen but I'm running into problems getting the well wall to fit. It just doesn't seem to fit right and seems like I might have to modify or take apart the castle playfield. I have a feeling I'm missing an easy step here, anybody?
Post a picture. Plenty of guys here willing to help. From your discription im not getting it.
Oh brother, sorry about the hand.
ICE it a lot...even thou time has passed.
Theres a reason there is ice tanks in pro sports locker rooms.
I know you been busy, its break a leg, not a hand.
Quoted from beelzeboob:
Oh, and PS - I'm still hanging around this thread because I'm waiting for that moment that will invariably come, when you say you've developed a "new and improved" version of the mod so that I can send you even more money to keep up with the Joneses. Never fails. So...you know. Whenever. I'm a patient guy.
Im hanging out...
Because when hes done making witches i have a few ideas to make our machines better.
Also, waiting to see what he dreams up for Indiana Jones pinball Adventure!!
Ut ohh, what have I started?
Ive always disliked the rope bridge plastic on Indy.
Was thinking forced perspective 3D bridge.
Thought id go big on mod dreaming.
Ive played a strange woz last night.
Whats up with monkey in back?
Have i seen 2 different ones? One plastic piece, flat 2d....have i seen a 3D monkey?
Could of sworn i have somewhere.
Im still trying to figure out what special edition JJP woz has 11 witches!
Beez, i like the crooked label! Just tilt your head.
Quoted from FalconPunch:
This is as close as we will ever get!
The Super Dooper LE!
Such a shame Wayne never made machine.
I would buy that pin in a minute mate.
Steve- A year already? Wow, time flies, i know I got on one of the first runs.
Looking forward to next mod. Im in!
Agreed with above. But let Steve make that decision. I also like the idea of this being limited to the couple hundred made.
Guys, hes still on his Honeymoon.
Lets let him enjoy life for a couple weeks so he can start a list.
Wow, just wow! Amazing! Incredible! Awesome! SPECTACULAR!
Show stopper for sure.
Im in for 2 again.
One is going to Australia like last time, and one for me.
Quoted from gouveia:
There isn't any link or list yet. I'm a little behind getting my "upgraded" workspace set up in the new garage, so I need a little more time to get things rolling. Moving into a home is a bigger job than we anticipated, but it's gonna be great once we get everything out of boxes.
So stay tuned...and thank you!
What a Great year your having!.
New wife, New house, most popular un-made mod to date on pinside!
We will patiently wait the arrival of monkey mod.
Oh my Jesus.
T - 3 HOURS to showtime.
Listened to the podcast....Great to hear Steve talk about both Mods.
Steve- I purposely waited for the response and let everyone get a Monkey before asking for 2.
Called my mate in Australia yesterday and he would love a monkey to go with his witch.
Total of 2 for me if you can oblige.
I already lost the bet the list would be filled in 48 hours.
I can see the sad faces now for guys checking in a few days and weeks to come.
Isn't the hard part the red smoke?
I've been keeping track since the beginning and I remember pictures of you sanding it and making it look glossy and clean.
My hat is off to you bro, cuz I know this is hard s***.
Look forward to all your work.
I remember, 2 years ago, we spoke about Indy bridge...?
I love woz, but after Monkey?
Quoted from Pinzap:
So, what's up with this ad? Guy (or gal) joined today just to post this classified? I'm assuming if he/she bought it two years ago as stated in the ad, that this profile is just a fake profile to cover their real identity so people don't pounce on him/her for scalping this at such an insane price. Making a profit from a collectible has been around for a very long time. But this just seems a bit over the top to me.
EDIT: Seems a bit fishy. The join date is listed as March 13th, which would mean he's in a timezone much further east than NY as stated in the profile (or a bug in the pinside server, which has happened before).
Pinside is European time, 8 hours ahead of me in pacific.
So new member, ya right.
Insane gauge price.
No discussion thread.
Equals, complete Dick!
Sorry Steve, no Monkey on new Yellow puke road.
Or maybe thats a good thing for you at this point.
Was secretly hoping Jack had made a deal with you to add your 2 mods, he would have sold more in long run.
Witch in a tube is still in there though.
Quoted from gouveia:
I can barely make 200, Eric! I just got home from work, so I've read a bit and saw some photos. I like the backglass, but that's about it.
$11,500 is embarrassingly expensive, especially if you're taking out the monkey. Makes me worried that Willy Wonka or Toy Story will be too expensive to even care about, let alone look forward to them.
Just getting home to. Busy show, I only checked at intermission tonight and was in shock from the price.
Jack has been slowly creeping these pin prices up to justify the IP on Wonka and TS. Look for the !2.5 CE model, 11.5 Prem, and 10.5 for these titles.
Quoted from Pinbot1960:
Actually, that would be complete vagina. Can't really call it gauging, because no one was being forced to buy it...but someone did, and it didn't take long.
New member, but not new to pin collecting...and not likely to ever comment in this forum again, because, well, not only is the content of all the speculation far from conducive, but one can be a longtime collector without feeling the need for discussion with others who share their interest. But it's a great thing, anyway.
Im sorry I called you a Dick, that was a jerk move based on captilism.
I somewhat agree with you. I was a lurker for years. A friend finally convinced me to join. Then it just exploded for me.
I realized how many cool mods I missed by not having an account. VERY Happy I joined pinside. Meet some great people in the process. Been helped by many, and helped contribute when I can.
As far as First post and gone. No, come back often, what you said was well thought out.
Not sure you sold the witch mod here or ebay....it just seemed, and how can I not?, a big money grab. This isn't the topic for it, and please Steve forgive me for this, and old post.
As Steve said, He was Flattered and I just have changed post back then.
Regardless, Welcome to Pinside and Robin appreciates the donation. I just hope it was a least $300 bucks.
Quoted from RTS:
This dog has a sad back-story. He actually did get killed by a gunshot.
ahh, thats sad.
Quoted from Bodyman2111:
Are you still making witch smoke mod? Thanks Bruce
Out of production in title of thread.
Quoted from RichieWrench:
Hello - PM you for me to get on monkey list if that is still possible - Thanks again - Great Job - I love my witch mod for this game
List closed in title of thread. Maybe a few will back out when emailed.
Good luck guys.
Quoted from 27dnast:
Question: eventually the springs will stop performing as intended. No? Maybe I'm wrong. But... if they do, is there a way to replace?
What 3-4 months in w/monkey and springs on wings. No, they will last years and years. The movement changes sometimes, but wings are always flappen. The monkey screw mech in back is pretty much whats making them move.
10 years from now, id say it will still be flappen, they should never take an impact.
Isn't it better to leave them in game for the sale? Makes selling game more attractive.
Quoted from pinballinreno:
Just got my monkey installed!
It's amazing! Really adds to the game.
What was a colored blot on a piece of plastic is now a functioning meaningful part of the game.
It took me 25 mins to install, could have done it in 10. Its super easy. I have an ECLEWOZ with back ally walls.
Tons of room for the monkey and the door spacer.
Did have to put a bend in the wire guide as shown, about 1/16" for the screwhead to clear.
I wedged a big flat blade screwdriver between the door post and the guide to put a little bend in a couple areas.
Or use pliers and a rag as shown in the instructional video. You only have to bend it a little until the door swings freely.
I recommend a brand new high quality #2 screwdriver to remove the door screws, you need it to fit tightly into the screwheads and apply some pressure.
pinballgoddess laughed and smiled, she loves it.
Worth every penny.
As always great tech advice!!
I actually just got Matt's Back Alley castle walls and was curious what to expect. Perfect timing with the info!
Going to attack the castle tomorrow and also fix my winky spring to, and your advice on cold solder on coil.
( above unrelated to Monkey install)
When mods collide, or Building a better castle.
Added Back alley castle walls, modcouple doors and flasher lamp, and ofcourse , Gouveia which and monkey. Note monkey and witch already been in for awhile.
Quoted from delt31:
The amount of money being missed by OP is crazy bc so many people would order them and I don't think value would drop off more were made.
Steve can only make so many....
Not really about the money I think. Ive been here since day one and its a labor of love..Art so to speak.
Quoted from TonyScoots:
At $279 each I would quit my job and make them everyday. Or make 3 a day that’s $837 a day, almost 6k a week. Over 250k a year! Make them while the market is HOT! Do you plan on selling the mod to other makers so everyone can have a chance at buying one ?
Way off. 1 a day tops. There is at least 8 man hours or more in every monkey.
And this isnt bagging on Steve, I consider that a compliment. I could be wrong.
The craftsmanship and attention to detail is Steller.
Quoted from liorillusion:
Hello guys. Now its an update from me. I'm glad to say that I worked with my great friend Steve on this awesome mod and the result is amazing! And one more thing he hasn't told you yet--this mod has electronics! Lior
Ya Baby! Its going to be good with Lior and Steve making it. Better than fried chicken.
Quoted from delt31:
Is it a rerun of the original or different/variation?
It sure looks like the original witch.
But this would be mod 1.1 second run.
Does this mean there is still a mod 3.0 if Lior Lane change poppy is 2.5?
Quoted from gouveia:
I've been doing this for two years now because of all of you. So thank you. But I couldn't go back and just make the same thing over again without fixing some details.
So think of it more like your favorite album that's been remastered. It's the same album, but...
And it will be limited.
That's colder than a Witches tit Steve.
I might have to upgrade.
Quoted from Rager170:
No, i actually meant between his first and the v2... he looks to do great work...
Yes, I actually knew what you meant. I wasn't being snarky, i just know it will be good, and Im also looking forward to how its different from an original.
Quoted from Yelobird:
Also, odd to say about a mod toy but I view Steves work as individual pieces of Art. Hand signed and you know he remembers each and every one he painted. In my view your more so buying a piece of Steve then a toy. I admire his work and more so the great guy making it.
Agreed. I also have a post a few pages back about his labor of love and artistry of his pieces. Ive seen 4 monkey's at this point. They are all unique with the details.
The good news is Steve will be making more witch red smoke mods.
The bad news, you can buy a knock off if you dont want to wait for the original work of art.
I personally thought it was a crappy thing for Harry to do. He should have at least emailed and discussed it with steve.
I have to chime in a say, WTF.
By the way, always nice to see boob make a post!
There is no Official list, stop the madness.
Steve G Always announces a list several days in advance, then a few days later its up.
Then we attack the list.
I'm in no matter what it is.
Sign me up.
For a moment I thought we were going to have a really bitchin red laser come out of the crystal ball!
Quoted from beelzeboob:
Oh, great. It's official now.
The rest of you suckers are on your own. And don't take rai off the list or I'll kick your ass with my pencil-thin arms and legs.
Ohh Boob, see you tuesday. Stop Beezl'ing your way to the top.
I'll take a crystal ball with a helping of monkey's, and a side of bricks with my chicken.
You really do have to listen to the whole show.
I'm first on list for future Laser mod, in argon next time, its green.
Quoted from RTS:
I pushed the card and reinserted the card. I removed the ball from ther base so I can see the pins clearly. I've reinserted connector 10 times.
I don't know what happened. It was working but I removed it to readjust the bracket and when I put it back in, it didn't work anymore. Crap.
Check the under playfield side of connection.
Is the red smoke different to?
I cant tell on my crappy phone.
Witchy looks pissed.
Quoted from gouveia:
Well this is a nice change of pace. Bring it on!
I still enjoy playing it because it's a great game. I love widebody pins, since Indiana Jones was the first pinball machine I bought and still own that got me into this whole pinball thing to begin with.
And I still haven't learned all the deep, DEEP rules of WOZ, so there are things that I still haven't seen.
But the glass is hardly ever on, so there's that.
I am second youngest of six kids. My dad was a commercial tuna fisherman and was gone most of the time at sea when I was younger, so my mom wrangled all of us by herself. One rule she had was that we all had very specific bedtimes, which were pretty much spaced thirty minutes apart.
So I remember when Wizard of Oz came on TV, I had to take a nap after school before watching it since my bedtime was 8:00. So I could watch the beginning, but I still ended up having to go to bed right around the time Dorothy meets the Scarecrow. Eventually, I just stopped watching it and never got around to seeing the rest of the movie.
So for years, whenever someone brought up the flying monkeys, I seriously had no f***ing idea what they were talking about. Not kidding.
About ten years ago I got to watch one of the remaining prints of it at the Eastman Kodak museum in Rochester. So I finally got to watch it all the way through.
In the last couple of years I have watched the witch and flying monkey scenes more times than I ever thought I would in a lifetime.
Best question! I would not have this thread if it weren't for Tricia. No bullshit. It would not have happened.
Tricia has MS, and she has far more important things to be concerned about besides pinball. When we met, I was working on the witch when I'd get home from work just for fun. But she encouraged me to put it out there. She gives me the space to keep creating, she helps me with lots of behind the scenes stuff, and she actually listens to me talk about pinball news that no one would give a shit about (or at least I think she's listening). hahaha.
On our honeymoon in Maui, we were in a souvenir shop when I got totally lost staring at this stupid little fish magnet with springs on it's fins. I was wondering how I could make that work for the monkey (it's on my workbench in some pictures on this thread). Tricia had no problem with that. She actually waited patiently as I kept staring at it. I eventually just bought it so I could stare at it later at home.
Plus, she agreed on this new house just so I'd have space in the garage to work and have a room to fit my pinball machines.
I mean, c'mon!!
The monkey was hands down, the hardest thing to figure out because there is absolutely no room to put a mod back there. But someone challenged me to do it, and that was all I needed to spend countless hours figuring it out. (and you helped a little. )
The enjoyment was getting it to work, the achievement was actually finishing all of them.
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
Thank You for Sharing. Your words and story are from the Heart. It show's in your passion for the mod's you've created.
You and your wife are amazing and I know a little of your back story my Jersey Boy Friend.
With the Flame on this Thread I thought the List had started, instead i was treated to some nice Food.
Personal Fav, off the menu Burger at The Playground in Santa Ana or Roy's of Hawaii off menu Angus/ Maui Onion. Yummy.
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:
gouveia... put me in on Woz witch mod
I can feel it Kerry...anyday now we will have a countdown to a list, then a time for list, then Steve will make a list. Then the list will start, then list will be full in a day.
Then people will beg to be on the list.
Then the list for witch 3.0 will be imaginary and this all continues into lists of chicken and burgers.
Quoted from gouveia:
I hope you're all enjoying this new normal! Isn't it great?! And how about that cardboard baseball? Very exciting.
The witch is still in the final troubleshooting stage, so no list yet. But before you start signing up on another fake list, I thought you'd like to actually see what she does. So here's a sneak peek.
Thanks and stay safe.
Quoted from beelzeboob:
THE OFFICIAL FINAL FAKE LIST!!!
2. Boob. (I'm scalping the second one for big moolah when they sell out!)
4. rai (you're not angry at me anymore, are you, brother?)
In related news, I'm selling my Witch 1.0 mod for a paltry $284. That's a bargain considering you could pay a dollar more elsewhere for a pale imitation.
My witch 1.0 is for sale for $283.
Quoted from Kkoss24:
Backup has arrived!!!! I have only 1 issue with 7.5 nov 15 and that’s the NB stay red in rainbow and I got a guy at work says he can fix it we’ll see but I purchased backup set from a friend up north in Canada that had GIs go out and went to 2.0...piece of mind baby!!!
I think you are the guy that beat me to this lot by seconds.
So yes, you will have to Find a Kenny Rogers Roasters.
Tomorrow is a Full Moon Steve...
Great time for a....you know....a....what's it called?
Oh ya , a real LIST!
And...in Honor of Wilford Brimley. He would of wanted a real list to. RIP.
Quoted from wcbu64:
So you’re saying you’ve got the itch to paint more monkeys? That’s awesome news Steve . . . I’m really looking forward to Monkey 2.0.
Quoted from meSz:
START THE MONKEY LIST!!!
Quoted from Hoss_Coog:
Let's make 2021 the Year of the Monkey 2.0!
Well...its the year of the Ox. So, maybe....No.
Let's just say the year of the Rat has sucked, but at least there's Witch 2.0 mod. Probably the best thing this year. Thanks for the hard work Steve. The team effort is amazing. Dave, Lior. Making pinball Art, playable Art.
Love the Rush Banner. RIP Neal.
Quoted from JordanB:
Just got my ECLE and need to read through this thread to figure out how to get the best witch mod. Confused about the HarryHoudini version, but I guess there’s a story there?
In a few weeks there will be plenty of Witch 1.0 for sale, used, put several will pop up for sale.
No one needs two.
Quoted from gouveia:
Indeed they are.
I'm rolling this one out slowly (kinda like my Prius trying to merge onto the freeway). But once I hit the carpool lane, you're gonna see some serious shit!
Happy Back To The Future Day!!
I bought a Back to the Future yesterday!
Back to the Future II, my second one.
Left at 6am, home at 11pm.
San Francisco and back all day.
I was a FreeGoldWatch for a couple hours, if ever up in SF, check it out. Amazing location.
I need a 3D Clock Tower Town Hall, lake, and hoverboard mods!
I know Lior made TZ Clock tower, but now some love BTTF.
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