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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

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#7001 11 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

Either of you have any photos of it done?

Here is mine.

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#7002 11 months ago
Quoted from robey99:

Here is mine.
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I’m an OSU grad, so from one Buckeye to another are you sure that’s not Scarlet?!

#7003 11 months ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

I’m an OSU grad, so from one Buckeye to another are you sure that’s not Scarlet?!

It might be. Go Bucks!

#7004 11 months ago

Hey folks, anyone have to replace this sculpt and have some tips on how to at least remove the camera itself to get it out of the way so I can still play the game before getting a replacement? Best way to get a replacement? I'll be superglue-ing it in the meantime but assume that won't hold too long.

Thanks!

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#7005 11 months ago

That looks fantastic! Thanks! Definitely having mine done.

Quoted from robey99:

Here is mine.
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#7006 11 months ago

Joined the wonka CE fam today and like alot of you, didn't think about using sideart protectors before lifting the playfield and got a knick on each side Does JJp sell replacements that yall know of?

#7007 11 months ago
Quoted from Skipnatty:

Hey folks, anyone have to replace this sculpt and have some tips on how to at least remove the camera itself to get it out of the way so I can still play the game before getting a replacement? Best way to get a replacement? I'll be superglue-ing it in the meantime but assume that won't hold too long.
Thanks!
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I’m in the same boat as you but my temporary fix was hot glue.

#7008 11 months ago
Quoted from Wildbill327:

I’m in the same boat as you but my temporary fix was hot glue.

Yeah, big bummer. Poor dude took one too many hits I guess lol

#7009 11 months ago

My son bought me the Wonka smokestack top as a gift and it’s a must have mod. Game should have come with it!

So simple, and such a nice touch.

#7010 11 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

My son bought me the Wonka smokestack top as a gift and it’s a must have mod. Game should have come with it!

Which manufacture did you get?? Think there is at least two. Was thinking about the modcouples version. I’m thinking about modding mine. So far only added mirror blades but since this game is a keeper, wife plays it daily, might as well add a few mods here and there.

#7011 11 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

My Wonka SE had the issue. I had great luck using yelobird’s “playfield iron” to flatten, vireland’s round mylar rings to seal, and Titan’s playfield washers to cover.

zaphX would you recommend putting the mylar and washers on a new machine as a preventative measure, even if no pooling is evident? If so, would you please share the links to buying those? I have a NIB Wonka coming in about a week, and I'm still trying to piece together from the thread the best way to protect it. All other thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks!

#7012 11 months ago
Quoted from jetmechinnc:

Which manufacture did you get?? Think there is at least two. Was thinking about the modcouples version. I’m thinking about modding mine. So far only added mirror blades but since this game is a keeper, wife plays it daily, might as well add a few mods here and there.

Pretty sure it’s mod couple. It’s the one I pointed him to on Pinside. It’s the only one I know of.

#7013 11 months ago
Quoted from erikgilby:

zaphx would you recommend putting the mylar and washers on a new machine as a preventative measure, even if no pooling is evident? If so, would you please share the links to buying those? I have a NIB Wonka coming in about a week, and I'm still trying to piece together from the thread the best way to protect it. All other thoughts and comments are welcome. Thanks!

Has everyone that’s done this confirmed the pooling hasn’t returned? Some did on mine. I wouldn’t touch a post unless something chips.

#7014 11 months ago
Quoted from Skipnatty:

Hey folks, anyone have to replace this sculpt and have some tips on how to at least remove the camera itself to get it out of the way so I can still play the game before getting a replacement? Best way to get a replacement? I'll be superglue-ing it in the meantime but assume that won't hold too long.
Thanks!
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I replaced it. In order to take it off the playfield, you will need to pull the wire out of the connector from underneath. I couldn't figure out a way to thread the wire through the replacement because the light is too big to go through the opening in the middle of the tube. So I had to cut and then solder the wires back together and use a little heat shrink tubing. Was a bit of a pain in the ass. There has got to be an easier way, but I couldn't figure it out. Replacements should come with wiring and light already installed in my opinion. Mine only had the sculpt.

#7015 11 months ago
Quoted from Crile1:

I replaced it. In order to take it off the playfield, you will need to pull the wire out of the connector from underneath. I couldn't figure out a way to thread the wire through the replacement because the light is too big to go through the opening in the middle of the tube. So I had to cut and then solder the wires back together and use a little heat shrink tubing. Was a bit of a pain in the ass. There has got to be an easier way, but I couldn't figure it out. Replacements should come with wiring and light already installed in my opinion. Mine only had the sculpt.

Wow, well that's definitely what I was hoping to avoid, what a PITA lol. Appreciate you letting me know. I'll end up submitting a ticket after the weekend to see if there's a better option though...I can only imagine how common this is.

#7016 11 months ago
Quoted from Skipnatty:

Wow, well that's definitely what I was hoping to avoid, what a PITA lol. Appreciate you letting me know. I'll end up submitting a ticket after the weekend to see if there's a better option though...I can only imagine how common this is.

If it terminates in a molex that is too big to poke through the playfield, a molex pin removal tool will do the trick and you won't have to resolder.

#7017 11 months ago
Quoted from ulmpharmd:

Joined the wonka CE fam today and like alot of you, didn't think about using sideart protectors before lifting the playfield and got a knick on each side Does JJp sell replacements that yall know of?

I did the same thing, but only on one side. I’ve never had this problem before. I’m ordering protectors...

#7018 11 months ago
Quoted from andrewket:

I did the same thing, but only on one side. I’ve never had this problem before. I’m ordering protectors...

Doesn't the CE come with side protectors? Mine did.

#7019 11 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Doesn't the CE come with side protectors? Mine did.

We're talking about these:

https://www.pinballlife.com/interior-cabinet-protector-blade-set.html

#7020 11 months ago

Here is what came with my NIB CE. They were placed inside the cabinet, I was surprised to find them in there. Perhaps it's something JJP just started?

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#7021 11 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Here is what came with my NIB CE.
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I received them as well.

#7022 11 months ago

Dang that’s awesome! I literally just had one shipped to me from JJP a week and a half ago that didn’t have them. I already had a pair though. A must have for all games!

#7023 11 months ago

Has anyone had to adjust their camera? My Dialed In camera is great, the pics are nice and sharp. My Wonka camera takes grainy pics. Is this normal? If not, what's the fix? In settings, I found the 1-5 setting, but I didn't think that was the correct adjustment. Thanks for any help.

#7024 11 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Has anyone had to adjust their camera? My Dialed In camera is great, the pics are nice and sharp. My Wonka camera takes grainy pics. Is this normal? If not, what's the fix? In settings, I found the 1-5 setting, but I didn't think that was the correct adjustment. Thanks for any help.

“Following” this topic as I also feel the camera image quality on my Wonka is grainy and lacks focus.

No setting to improve focus or sharpen image that I’ve found. Only face tracking settings in the menu.

Tried cleaning lens but no improvement.

I fear that “it is what it is”

#7025 11 months ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

“Following” this topic as I also feel the camera image quality on my Wonka is grainy and lacks focus.
No setting to improve focus or sharpen image that I’ve found. Only face tracking settings in the menu.
Tried cleaning lens but no improvement.
I fear that “it is what it is”

How lit is the room you are playing in? If the room is dark, or even dim, then the camera cannot focus and also the pictures it does try to take (by compensating and adjusting its internal ISO) will be grainy and most likely take on an orangish or incandescent hue.
Light is king when it comes to pictures of any sort. Natural or otherwise it has to be there for these small type camera sensors to be optimum.
Types of light, white balance and kelvin scale nonsense that's a whole other conversation.
r/
Mike

#7026 11 months ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

How lit is the room you are playing in? If the room is dark, or even dim, then the camera cannot focus and also the pictures it does try to take (by compensating and adjusting its internal ISO) will be grainy and most likely take on an orangish or incandescent hue.
Light is king when it comes to pictures of any sort. Natural or otherwise it has to be there for these small type camera sensors to be optimum.
Types of light, white balance and kelvin scale nonsense that's a whole other conversation.
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Mike

Good points. My DILE is in the same room and it's night and day (pardon the weak lighting joke) (which also could be a joke as well depending how you read it. It could be weak lighting or a weak joke or both . Probably both. lol)

But seriously, I asked the question because both games are in the same room with same lighting conditions and my DILE is much sharper.

#7027 11 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Good points. My DILE is in the same room and it's night and day (pardon the weak lighting joke) (which also could be a joke as well depending how you read it. It could be weak lighting or a weak joke or both . Probably both. lol)
But seriously, I asked the question because both games are in the same room with same lighting conditions and my DILE is much sharper.

I also have a dialed in. separate rooms but isn't the dialed in playfield naturally lighter/lighted from the factory. My Wonka is much darker naturally than my dialed in.
That playfield light is huge as well cause it's literally lighting you up.
I may be reaching but put some more light directly in your face or in the room and see if it reacts differently at all.

#7028 11 months ago

I find my camera also leaves something to be desired. Curious if they’re using an inferior model than before?

#7029 11 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

I find my camera also leaves something to be desired. Curious if they’re using an inferior model than before?

I feel you should be ending all your posts with "know what I'm sayin" and then giggle Scottie P style.
I read every one of your posts in his voice.

#7030 11 months ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

I feel you should be ending all your posts with "know what I'm sayin" and then giggle Scottie P style.
I read everyone of your posts in his voice.

that character was hysterical. That movie was a very pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed it. Funny as hell!

Nom Sayin”?

#7031 11 months ago

Hey all...just picked up a standard and we’re loving it so far! Question about the monitor and if anyone has any recommendations on the “best” settings for it? I know it could be totally subjective but my Wonka LCD looks kind of washed out and not as vibrant as my DILe in comparison. Anyone else notice anything like it?

#7032 11 months ago

I found this. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-hobbit-hd-screen-vs-jjp-hd-wonka-screen
I haven't noticed any issues or lack of color with my lcd to be honest. That doesn't help you but mine must be adjusted differently than yours. Hopefully you can adjust it to your liking.

Page b-4 in manual states it is under the tests tableau. Full Menu >Tests>Displays.
b-16 in manual explains it in a little more detail. Looks to be some adjustments available.
Hope you get it sorted.
r/
Mike

#7033 11 months ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Here is what came with my NIB CE. They were placed inside the cabinet, I was surprised to find them in there. Perhaps it's something JJP just started?
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Seriously? Crap.. if I discover I have them in my cab I’m going to be even more annoyed.

#7034 11 months ago
Quoted from andrewket:

Seriously? Crap.. if I discover I have them in my cab I’m going to be even more annoyed.

I am dying to know if you found them inside the cab?!?

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#7035 11 months ago
Quoted from mikepmcs:

I found this. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jjp-hobbit-hd-screen-vs-jjp-hd-wonka-screen
I haven't noticed any issues or lack of color with my lcd to be honest. That doesn't help you but mine must be adjusted differently than yours. Hopefully you can adjust it to your liking.
Page b-4 in manual states it is under the tests tableau. Full Menu >Tests>Displays.
b-16 in manual explains it in a little more detail. Looks to be some adjustments available.
Hope you get it sorted.
r/
Mike

I feel like both my screens aren’t at optimal contrast. Is there a way to tweak the Wonkavidion?

I’m 6’ and my viewing angle of the large LCD while standing and playing isn’t at the optimum level. The LCD looks better if I lower myself so as my eyes are directly in front of it. But I’d need to sit for that, and then I can’t see the upper skill shot or flipper.

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#7036 11 months ago

NEW SDTM!

Willy Wonka Pinball Machine Review (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2019)

Warning: Strong Adult Language

#7037 11 months ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

NEW SDTM!
Willy Wonka Pinball Machine Review (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2019)
Warning: Strong Adult Language

great video .... have wonka le. great game!!!!

#7038 11 months ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

NEW SDTM!
Willy Wonka Pinball Machine Review (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2019)
Warning: Strong Adult Language

My feelings exactly boys!
Glad I snapped mine up from Zach before they stopped production on it.

I have yet to post my pinside ratings/review of wonka because I truly feel it is my favorite pinball of all time.

Need to give it several months before I make that bold statement.

Honeymoon and all...

#7039 11 months ago
Quoted from SBrothers:

My feelings exactly boys!
Glad I snapped mine up from Zach before they stopped production on it.
I have yet to post my pinside ratings/review of wonka because I truly feel it is my favorite pinball of all time.
Need to give it several months before I make that bold statement.
Honeymoon and all...

I'm with you; I was not a fan of the theme in the least, but took a shot on a Wonka SE, I've had it for 6 months, and absolutely love it.

I did recently change difficulty to easy, and I like it even better now; so much to unravel in this game...It's a flow monster, my first Lawlor pin, and an absolute gem.

#7040 11 months ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

NEW SDTM!
Willy Wonka Pinball Machine Review (Jersey Jack Pinball, 2019)
Warning: Strong Adult Language

About the join the club with a CE, can’t wait to get it!! Played one and loved it, and now I’ve watched both versions of the movie. As an adult, they seem way darker than I remember!!

#7041 11 months ago
Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

About the join the club with a CE, can’t wait to get it!! Played one and loved it, and now I’ve watched both versions of the movie. As an adult, they seem way darker than I remember!!

#7042 11 months ago

I heard a rumor there was an update coming soon?

#7043 11 months ago

Considering adjusting difficulty setting down one level easier. I've owned since July and have close to 700 games only one game did I get a second gold ticket.

Maybe that's normal for a average player. I'm at medium.

#7044 11 months ago
Quoted from indybru:

Considering adjusting difficulty setting down one level easier. I've owned since July and have close to 700 games only one game did I get a second gold ticket.
Maybe that's normal for a average player. I'm at medium.

It's a tough game. We've been playing for 1.5 years and my wife got 3 tickets once, I've only gotten 2. ~8000 plays.

Still loving and still care enough to try.

Default settings, EBs for Replay and Special.

#7045 11 months ago
Quoted from indybru:

Considering adjusting difficulty setting down one level easier. I've owned since July and have close to 700 games only one game did I get a second gold ticket.
Maybe that's normal for a average player. I'm at medium.

I went down to easy the other day. The game opens up a lot. Do it, enjoy the pin.

I got to the office mode for the first time, it’s a great pin

#7046 11 months ago

Wonka is a severely under-rated game.

It has the most plays of any game in our stable.

#7047 11 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Wonka is a severely under-rated game.
It has the most plays of any game in our stable.

Totally, I was not a big fan of the theme and am absolutely blown away by this pin. The flow is just incredible, it is a top 3 pin for me all time.

Question for you guys, I have a smaller collection, I love Wonka so much that I am thinking of adding a Dialed In.

Are they too similar layout wise? Do you think there is enough difference with Wonka to be a good addition to a 3-4 pin setup?

#7048 11 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Wonka is a severely under-rated game.
It has the most plays of any game in our stable.

It really is so underrated. I guess the theme is a bit divisive. But I'm genuinely puzzled by the lack of hype. Good thing is that you can still get any model basically without too much trouble or paying JJP POTC prices over the last 6 months or so.

#7049 11 months ago
Quoted from ceterumnet:

It really is so underrated. I guess the theme is a bit divisive. But I'm genuinely puzzled by the lack of hype. Good thing is that you can still get any model basically without too much trouble or paying JJP POTC prices over the last 6 months or so.

Pinside did it's hate-brigade thing and dissed the game for "sounding like a slot machine" (it doesn't) and "not being a mode-based game" (it is.)

It's a great game.

Quoted from dsmoke1986:

I love Wonka so much that I am thinking of adding a Dialed In.
Are they too similar layout wise? Do you think there is enough difference with Wonka to be a good addition to a 3-4 pin setup?

I am also considering a DI for the same reason.

#7050 11 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

Pinside did it's hate-brigade thing and dissed the game for "sounding like a slot machine" (it doesn't) and "not being a mode-based game" (it is.)
It's a great game.

I am also considering a DI for the same reason.

DI looks to be a heavy mode game, and enough of the playfield is different. I just worry because it’s a 4 flipper game, it’s been a long time since I played one. It was smooth as silk though.

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