New! Dark mode!

Browsing Pinside at night? Getting tired of all the white? Switch to dark mode using the button in the top right (or CTRL-B)!

(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside


By f3honda4me

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 6,796 posts
  • 421 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 hour ago by zaphX
  • Topic is favorited by 170 Pinsiders

You

Topic poll

“What edition are you ordering or planning to buy?”

  • Standard 114 votes
    27%
  • Limited Edition 220 votes
    53%
  • Collectors Edition 83 votes
    20%

(417 votes)

Topic Gallery

There have been 996 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

20201130_173931 (resized).jpg
20201130_190207 (resized).jpg
WonkavisionStage (resized).jpg
99C7E84E-610D-4CC3-B320-64939C42F945 (resized).jpeg
20201106_190617 (resized).jpg
20201113_172200 (resized).jpg
20201120_145455 (resized).jpg
20201120_145523 (resized).jpg
20201120_145528 (resized).jpg
20201120_145602 (resized).jpg
20201120_145625 (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
IMG_4392 (resized).jpg
IMG_4393 (resized).jpg
20201120_152251 (resized).jpg
16058481181124171790863582122292 (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

11 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 10 items. (Show topic index)

There are 6796 posts in this topic. You are on page 129 of 136.
#6401 34 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

I was wondering if anyone here has played the new stern avengers pin and can honestly compare it to to the “fun” factor of this pin. Because in the end that is what matters to me most. Only JJP pin I ever played was my buddy’s Wizard of Oz red ruby. It still has the stock light boards , and yes, it has issues. But it is a cool , different pin compared to his other Williams , Bally, Gottlieb, Atari, and Sterns.
I have on order an avengers premium, but getting a little frustrated by the delays in production (pushed back possibly as much as 5 weeks) as well as issues people are having with their Stern LEs. If I cancel my order, I’m out $1k, can’t do that, but I can change my order at no extra fee. My wife likes the theme of Willy Wonka and I was thinking of changing to this pin if they have it in stock and Dan muster up the extra cash.
What are your thoughts? I know they are completely different , but the theme for both of these is what my wife likes. I’d like a GNR, but my wife cancelled that idea, course the distributor doesn’t have that title in stock anyway yet.

I have an avengers LE, which I like a lot. But wonka is a better game and has a lot more to offer.

#6402 34 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I have an avengers LE, which I like a lot. But wonka is a better game and has a lot more to offer.

Well from the responses, which I appreciate, it sounds like I need to call and see if they have one in stock and change my order.

#6403 34 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Well from the responses, which I appreciate, it sounds like I need to call and see if they have one in stock and change my order.

I haven't owned Avengers, but I've owned a lot of great games. Wonka is really a great game, and plays very different from the other JJP's in my collection. Great flow, great rules, and an extremely deep code that takes quite a while to figure out. Still working my way to pure imagination

#6404 34 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

I was wondering if anyone here has played the new stern avengers pin and can honestly compare it to to the “fun” factor of this pin. Because in the end that is what matters to me most. Only JJP pin I ever played was my buddy’s Wizard of Oz red ruby. It still has the stock light boards , and yes, it has issues. But it is a cool , different pin compared to his other Williams , Bally, Gottlieb, Atari, and Sterns.
I have on order an avengers premium, but getting a little frustrated by the delays in production (pushed back possibly as much as 5 weeks) as well as issues people are having with their Stern LEs. If I cancel my order, I’m out $1k, can’t do that, but I can change my order at no extra fee. My wife likes the theme of Willy Wonka and I was thinking of changing to this pin if they have it in stock and Dan muster up the extra cash.
What are your thoughts? I know they are completely different , but the theme for both of these is what my wife likes. I’d like a GNR, but my wife cancelled that idea, course the distributor doesn’t have that title in stock anyway yet.

It is well established that I’m a JJP fan, but Wonka has by far exceeded our expectations.

We put 5000 games on an SE then upgraded to a CE which we are almost 7000 games into.

The game is difficult but has made us better players. We are slowly working our way up through the golden ticket goals and absolutely still have interest. We play for at least an hour every day.

YMMV but the return on investment for us on Wonka is great.

#6405 34 days ago

Ok, so showed a few videos on YouTube to my wife and she was impressed with this pin. Plus going with the recommendations here, I cancelled my order for my avengers premium and ordered a Willy Wonka LE. Will diversify my collection for sure now. My small collection will exist of 1 Stern, 1 Bally, 1 Williams, 1 Gottlieb, and as soon as the delivery truck shows up, 1 JJP!

#6406 34 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Well from the responses, which I appreciate, it sounds like I need to call and see if they have one in stock and change my order.

You may have a hard time finding an LE. I had to call a lot of distributors to finally find one. Standards and CEs are readily available though.

#6407 34 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

You may have a hard time finding an LE. I had to call a lot of distributors to finally find one. Standards and CEs are readily available though.

Ended up buying the distributor’s last Wonka LE that I had ordered my avengers premium from!! Thankful as well, could not afford the CE even if I wanted to.

#6408 34 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

You may have a hard time finding an LE. I had to call a lot of distributors to finally find one. Standards and CEs are readily available though.

Yes the factory LEs are basically gone but if you call Mike Fox In JJP sales I believe he has 1 or 2 left in stock.

#6409 34 days ago

Mike from pinballs.com in Connecticut has them also. That is where I got my LE. Mike is the man!

#6410 34 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Ended up buying the distributor’s last Wonka LE that I had ordered my avengers premium from!! Thankful as well, could not afford the CE even if I wanted to.

Nice!!! Congrats!

#6411 34 days ago

Whats the shot to the Computer? One of the ones under Wonkavision?

#6412 34 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Whats the shot to the Computer? One of the ones under Wonkavision?

Yes the tv shot can award computer awards too.

#6413 34 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Yes the tv shot can award computer awards too.

So the TV shot is the one to the left of the ""!"" saucer shot?

#6414 34 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

So the TV shot is the one to the left of the ""!"" saucer shot?

It’s the one with the ! And extra ball arrow. Ball hooks around like the lock shot on TZ and lands in the tv eject saucer.

#6415 33 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Mike from pinballs.com in Connecticut has them also. That is where I got my LE. Mike is the man!

Thats my distributor also. Hes a good guy. Hes JJP's largest distributor.

#6416 33 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

So the TV shot is the one to the left of the ""!"" saucer shot?

I always mixed them up at first also. The right lane at the saucer is the TV.

#6417 33 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

Following up on this...
Anyone have any idea as to what the various light patterns mean for the dashed inserts in front of the camera ramp?

Im curious about this also. Does anyone know?

Also, does anyone know when the camera takes a picture? I cant seem to time it..

#6418 33 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Also, does anyone know when the camera takes a picture? I cant seem to time it..

When the red light on the top of the camera is on, of course!

#6419 33 days ago
Quoted from frobozz:

When the red light on the top of the camera is on, of course!

yea but I was talking about being able to prepare for that. I feel like it does a quick snapshot and then its over. Not enough time for me to do handstands and stuff for it hahaha

#6420 33 days ago

Oh, more specifically it's when you shoot it up the ramp to the left of the camera, when the light is on. You need to go from pressing the right flipper button, to handstand position, pretty quickly!

#6421 33 days ago
Quoted from frobozz:

Oh, more specifically it's when you shoot it up the ramp to the left of the camera, when the light is on. You need to go from pressing the right flipper button, to handstand position, pretty quickly!

hahaha, thanks. I will have to keep an eye out for that camera light. Something I seem to never notice.

I figure if im quick, I can hit the flipper with my foot while upside-down. lol

#6422 33 days ago

After you trigger the camera, I wish they had a warning/countdown timer on the screen to let you know your picture is going to be taken in order to let you prepare. But I guess that's part of the humor. Lot's of quirky/bad pictures taken.

#6423 33 days ago
Quoted from Gasoline:

After you trigger the camera, I wish they had a warning/countdown timer on the screen to let you know your picture is going to be taken in order to let you prepare. But I guess that's part of the humor. Lot's of quirky/bad pictures taken.

I agree. But all my pictures look exactly the same. Me looking down.

#6424 33 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Thats my distributor also. Hes a good guy. Hes JJP's largest distributor.

Mike let me walk through his warehouse. If you're in the market for an LE. Trust me he's got plenty of them.

#6425 33 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

Following up on this...
Anyone have any idea as to what the various light patterns mean for the dashed inserts in front of the camera ramp?

^^^ was just about to post the same question. Anyone?

#6426 33 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

I agree. But all my pictures look exactly the same. Me looking down.

I'm sure there is a setting that lets you adjust the frequency of the camera photos?

I believe that by default/with default settings, when you first start a game, the SECOND shot to the camera ramp will take a picture, and I'm pretty sure the frequency beyond that is predictable (ie maybe every 5 shots or something?). In addition to the red light on the oompah loompah camera, on the LE at least (and presumably CE) the lights on the wonkavator mechanism will turn bright white as soon as the ball enters the ramp and it's going to take a photo, presumably to act as some kind of makeshift flash - you can definitely use this in time to pull a face at the camera.

#6427 33 days ago
Quoted from slippifishi:

I'm sure there is a setting that lets you adjust the frequency of the camera photos?
I believe that by default/with default settings, when you first start a game, the SECOND shot to the camera ramp will take a picture, and I'm pretty sure the frequency beyond that is predictable (ie maybe every 5 shots or something?). In addition to the red light on the oompah loompah camera, on the LE at least (and presumably CE) the lights on the wonkavator mechanism will turn bright white as soon as the ball enters the ramp and it's going to take a photo, presumably to act as some kind of makeshift flash - you can definitely use this in time to pull a face at the camera.

Interesting.. Thanks!

#6428 33 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

Mike let me walk through his warehouse. If you're in the market for an LE. Trust me he's got plenty of them.

Do you live in CT?

#6429 33 days ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

Anyone have any idea as to what the various light patterns mean for the dashed inserts in front of the camera ramp?

They're often blinking to tell you that you should shoot the ramp now for whatever mode you're in. But when they're just sitting there red, it's an indication of how close you are to the next time a ramp shot will take your picture. And as someone else mentioned, there are adjustments for that in Game settings, under Wonkavision Camera.

#6430 33 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Do you live in CT?

No. I live in Doylestown PA. About 2 hours and 45 mins away from Mike's place.

#6431 33 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Ended up buying the distributor’s last Wonka LE that I had ordered my avengers premium from!! Thankful as well, could not afford the CE even if I wanted to.

Let us all know what you think after you set it and played for awhile.

#6432 33 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

No. I live in Doylestown PA. About 2 hours and 45 mins away from Mike's place.

I have a sister that lives there.

#6433 33 days ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Let us all know what you think after you set it and played for awhile.

Will do! Excited about getting this Pin and seeing the light show on this game in person. The virtual “check” hopefully will clear tomorrow morning and then they can get shipment going.

#6434 33 days ago

Question regarding the left kickback: Does it sometimes time the ball kickback incorrectly if the ball is rolling too fast or too slow? I think about 10-20% of the time that happens for me. I've played with the timing and power in the menu a bit, and that seemed to help. But I wanted to see if this is normal or not.

Thoughts?

#6435 33 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Will do! Excited about getting this Pin and seeing the light show on this game in person. The virtual “check” hopefully will clear tomorrow morning and then they can get shipment going.

It’s a fantastic pin...you’re gonna love it!!,

#6436 33 days ago
Quoted from ceterumnet:

Question regarding the left kickback: Does it sometimes time the ball kickback incorrectly if the ball is rolling too fast or too slow? I think about 10-20% of the time that happens for me. I've played with the timing and power in the menu a bit, and that seemed to help. But I wanted to see if this is normal or not.
Thoughts?

Mine did this when i first got it
i physically adjusted the switch a bit and it helped

#6437 33 days ago
Quoted from ceterumnet:

Question regarding the left kickback: Does it sometimes time the ball kickback incorrectly if the ball is rolling too fast or too slow? I think about 10-20% of the time that happens for me. I've played with the timing and power in the menu a bit, and that seemed to help. But I wanted to see if this is normal or not.
Thoughts?

Yeh, if it drains fast, it'll miss it, but usually gives it back as a regular ball save if so.

#6438 32 days ago
Quoted from frobozz:

They're often blinking to tell you that you should shoot the ramp now for whatever mode you're in. But when they're just sitting there red, it's an indication of how close you are to the next time a ramp shot will take your picture. And as someone else mentioned, there are adjustments for that in Game settings, under Wonkavision Camera.

I think there’s a bit more to it as sometimes these inserts are different colors and often there are blank inserts between lit ones. Wish Joe Katz could chime in here.

#6439 32 days ago

What do you guys think? Is Wonka a better pin than Elvira House of Horrors? I sold my House of Horrors to get Wonka and I don't regret it.

#6440 32 days ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

I was wondering if anyone here has played the new stern avengers pin and can honestly compare it to to the “fun” factor of this pin. Because in the end that is what matters to me most. Only JJP pin I ever played was my buddy’s Wizard of Oz red ruby. It still has the stock light boards , and yes, it has issues. But it is a cool , different pin compared to his other Williams , Bally, Gottlieb, Atari, and Sterns.
I have on order an avengers premium, but getting a little frustrated by the delays in production (pushed back possibly as much as 5 weeks) as well as issues people are having with their Stern LEs. If I cancel my order, I’m out $1k, can’t do that, but I can change my order at no extra fee. My wife likes the theme of Willy Wonka and I was thinking of changing to this pin if they have it in stock and Dan muster up the extra cash.
What are your thoughts? I know they are completely different , but the theme for both of these is what my wife likes. I’d like a GNR, but my wife cancelled that idea, course the distributor doesn’t have that title in stock anyway yet.

I'm not a fan of the theme of Wonka, but absolutely love this game...It shoots like butter. I haven't played new Avengers, so can't say; but JJP's build quality is better than Sterns, not even close with recent Stern releases, as I've had JP Prem and Stranger Things among others to come out in the last few years.

Go with Wonka, you won't regret it.

#6441 32 days ago
Quoted from ceterumnet:

Question regarding the left kickback: Does it sometimes time the ball kickback incorrectly if the ball is rolling too fast or too slow? I think about 10-20% of the time that happens for me. I've played with the timing and power in the menu a bit, and that seemed to help. But I wanted to see if this is normal or not.
Thoughts?

Yes. I have changed the settings for timing and power. I had the same problem.

#6442 32 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Yes. I have changed the settings for timing and power. I had the same problem.

In addition there is a setting for how aggressive it is about handling a missed kickback -

Screenshot 2020-10-30 085415 (resized).png
#6443 32 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

In addition there is a setting for how aggressive it is about handling a missed kickback -[quoted image]

Interesting, I didnt notice that when I looked last. Thanks.

#6444 32 days ago
Quoted from teddyb73:

What do you guys think? Is Wonka a better pin than Elvira House of Horrors? I sold my House of Horrors to get Wonka and I don't regret it.

I’be been thinking about that comparison lately, too. Elvira has maybe cooler toys and maybe better music, but I think Wonka has a more interesting ruleset and a better layout. I find the ruleset so interesting because there’s so much going on at once. The gobstopper is cool as a toy and satisfying to shoot. Of course the house in Elvira is a stunner. Now that I’ve kind of decided I don’t want GnR I’m thinking about about other games and really leaning towards Wonka again. What made you choose Wonka over Elvira?

#6445 32 days ago

Don't get me wrong I really did enjoy Elvira. But there were so many mechanical issues. That had to be worked out before it played right.

At the end there's just something about a Jersey Jack pinball machine that stands out. They are unique and they are built well. I played Wonka at the pinball arcade around my house. I could just tell it was a special pin. It just shot very well, better than Elvira. I was never a big Willy Wonka fan either. But I'm so glad I bought an LE.

#6446 31 days ago

Just set up my new Wonka LE. The left ramp diverted that gives the ball to the upper left flipper is giving me an issue. It activates but does not send the ball to the flipper. Like it’s not coming down far enough.

Before I go tearing things apart, I figured I’d ask if anyone else has come across this.

#6447 31 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Just set up my new Wonka LE. The left ramp diverted that gives the ball to the upper left flipper is giving me an issue. It activates but does not send the ball to the flipper. Like it’s not coming down far enough.
Before I go tearing things apart, I figured I’d ask if anyone else has come across this.

First question - what software version are you running? Open coin door hit black button once, look bottom right corner of the monitor. For that diverter behavior it very much matters.

#6448 31 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

Just set up my new Wonka LE. The left ramp diverted that gives the ball to the upper left flipper is giving me an issue. It activates but does not send the ball to the flipper. Like it’s not coming down far enough.
Before I go tearing things apart, I figured I’d ask if anyone else has come across this.

If you have something early in code (earlier than 1.31) please install 1.31 full install (and then ideally 1.33 delta on top of it).

#6449 31 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

First question - what software version are you running? Open coin door hit black button once, look bottom right corner of the monitor. For that diverter behavior it very much matters.

I updated to 1.33. Definitely helped but it still misses about 30-40%. In thinking I need to bend that diverted arm down.

#6450 31 days ago

"The Slow Mo Guys" just released a video on "How a Pinball Machine works in Slow Motion". I decided to watch, and turns out Jersey Jack sent them a Wonka to do the video.

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
$ 25.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
The MOD Couple
From: $ 81.00
$ 53.00
Lighting - Interactive
Hookedonpinball.com
$ 125.00
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Pinball Mod Co.
From: $ 47.00
There are 6796 posts in this topic. You are on page 129 of 136.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside