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Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

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#12551 77 days ago

Picked this up at the Houston Arcade Expo

Adorable

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#12552 76 days ago

Since you just posted Trumpanche, let me say that your Wonka's Factory gate is incredible. It's totally changed the game (for the better!) It has greatly reduced the STM drains from the pops, which has allowed me to see more of the game.

#12553 76 days ago
Quoted from zh2oson:

Since you just posted Trumpanche, let me say that your Wonka's Factory gate is incredible. It's totally changed the game (for the better!) It has greatly reduced the STM drains from the pops, which has allowed me to see more of the game.

zh2oson Thanks so much for the feedback!!

here’s the link if folks want to give it a shot…

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1305-trumpanche-mods/07092-gate-at-wonka-s-factory

#12554 76 days ago
Quoted from seenev:

Remember when Wonka came out and people were disappointed and everyone was looking forward to Toy Story, and now Toy Story is out and everyone agrees that Wonka is a way, way better game?
I remember.

So does Pepperidge Farms.....

#12555 75 days ago

Have this golden ticket for at least 25 years made of real gold aluminum foil….. may sell it for the right price….looks great on the wall

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#12556 75 days ago
Quoted from seenev:

Remember when Wonka came out and people were disappointed and everyone was looking forward to Toy Story, and now Toy Story is out and everyone agrees that Wonka is a way, way better game?

I have a Wonka and TS4, enjoy them both tremendously and often wonder what Wonka would be like with HotRails...

#12557 75 days ago
Quoted from Trumpanche:

zh2oson Thanks so much for the feedback!!
here’s the link if folks want to give it a shot…
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1305-trumpanche-mods/07092-gate-at-wonka-s-factory

I was initially against these out of principle (respect to the original design) but the longer I own it the closer I am to buying lol. I don’t mind the odd unfair drain, but when you’re in multiball and the ball save timer is on, then it drains three balls in a row, I get the sh!ts hahaaaa.

#12558 75 days ago
Quoted from jackd104:

Also check the screws holding the coil that controls the ball release to the back of the Wonkavator assembly. They’re often loose and could cause something like that.

Thanks. Will give that a look. I tried to adjust the settings and it didn't work. Possibly something is loose.

#12559 74 days ago
Quoted from vinnypeppers:

Have this golden ticket for at least 25 years made of real gold aluminum foil….. may sell it for the right price….looks great on the wall
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Is that a movie prop or just something someone made? Cool either way.

#12560 74 days ago
Quoted from Good-Times:

I was initially against these out of principle (respect to the original design) but the longer I own it the closer I am to buying lol. I don’t mind the odd unfair drain, but when you’re in multiball and the ball save timer is on, then it drains three balls in a row, I get the sh!ts hahaaaa.

I felt the same way, but on my perfectly leveled game, I was getting drains from the pops about 30% of the time. It was pure death. I could have backed the tilt way off and done a lot more nudging, but (for me) this gate makes the game more enjoyable. Don't tell Pat Lawlor.

#12561 74 days ago
Quoted from vinnypeppers:

Have this golden ticket for at least 25 years made of real gold aluminum foil….. may sell it for the right price….looks great on the wall
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I want it.

#12562 72 days ago

Just wondering everyone’s setup, as I’m relatively new to Wonka and finding it a fine line. I’m at 6.75deg pitch and flipper power is up +3 from default (ie 21 left and 20 right). It still feels on the slow and floaty side, I’m wanting to go up to maybe 6.9deg but would probably have to power the flippers up even more. Is that a bad thing?

I think my main issue is I have a few Sterns in the lineup so it becomes harder to acclimatize when you’re moving from game to game. Any thoughts? I’m running Perfect Play rubbers fyi.

#12563 72 days ago
Quoted from Good-Times:

I think my main issue is I have a few Sterns in the lineup so it becomes harder to acclimatize when you’re moving from game to game. Any thoughts?

Think of it this way: Would you want your Stern flippers turned up to max? Probably not, because they would be "too strong". But "too strong" is just an opinion. Really, it's a matter of knowing how much strength the flippers need to make the shot, and how much more above and beyond would you like to go past that. I agree it feels sad to play a JJP when you expect (and think you love) snappy Stern flippers. But when you realize that sometimes less is more, you may dial down the power here and there. I think of my Wonka as a flowy, magical "move the ball around" pin. When I play other pins (like Metallica and BK SOR) I really want that ball moving fast through the playfield. "Strong" and "Medium" power settings are both great in the appropriate games!

#12564 69 days ago

Hi Wonka Fans
I know most on this forum probably already have a WW LE, but if anyone is interested, I'm selling mine. Like new, low plays, no issues at all!! Mint Condition!!
Anyhow, PM if any interest. I'm in North Florida. It is listed here on Pinside.
Thank you

#12565 69 days ago
Quoted from Good-Times:

I was initially against these out of principle (respect to the original design) but the longer I own it the closer I am to buying lol. I don’t mind the odd unfair drain, but when you’re in multiball and the ball save timer is on, then it drains three balls in a row, I get the sh!ts hahaaaa.

I just received mine yesterday in the mail and installed it last night, What a difference ! My kids enjoyed the game before,but hated the sdtm after entering the pop bumpers. both my daughters 8 and 12 play some pinball every night, with stranger things being ones favorite and the younger one loves willy wonka. They both commented last night that willy was better to play with the gate installed. (neither of them has the ability to nudge the machine as they are twigs). Great mod !

#12566 66 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide feedback! I'm very glad your family is enjoying the game even more

Quoted from twinturb089:

I just received mine yesterday in the mail and installed it last night, What a difference ! My kids enjoyed the game before,but hated the sdtm after entering the pop bumpers. both my daughters 8 and 12 play some pinball every night, with stranger things being ones favorite and the younger one loves willy wonka. They both commented last night that willy was better to play with the gate installed. (neither of them has the ability to nudge the machine as they are twigs). Great mod !

#12567 65 days ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

I'm still having issues with my Wonka LE after the 2.01 update (although I don't think it's related).
Sometimes it will kick 2 balls and even try to kick 3 balls into the trough. Seems to happen on multiball startup.
Also the flippers will die and the ball will end when there are still 2 balls in multiball.
Slugworth multiball kicks out 5 balls now.....
I check the trough opto boards and the plugs are all nice and tight. The shooter lane switch works fine and registers in test mode.
Any ideas?

I'm having the same issues. I get the trough jam switch triggered even though the trough is fine. #6 I believe.

Quoted from rrosenhouse:

Go into switch test and make sure all the optos on the trough board are registering correctly. Some have has success reflowing the connection on the trough boards.

Can I do this with a normal soldering iron? I would rather not buy a new board, I believe I am out of warranty.

My trough board was already replaced, it was one of the builds that came faulty from the factory. The new board worked fine for 2+ years, until now.

Thanks in advance for the help.

#12568 60 days ago

Check out this customer shooter rod my gf made....

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#12569 60 days ago

Are there any other Wonka art blades besides these available? I want to add some to our machine but don’t like either of these.

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#12570 59 days ago

There was one with an inside a brick factory look. Not sure who sold it though.

#12571 59 days ago

There's enough going on with the playfield that mirror blades actually look pretty good in this one too.

#12572 59 days ago
Quoted from mostater:There was one with an inside a brick factory look. Not sure who sold it though.

That was Tilt Graphics.

https://www.tiltgraphicsinc.com/product-page/willy-wonka-gameblades

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#12573 59 days ago
Quoted from Good-Times:

Just wondering everyone’s setup, as I’m relatively new to Wonka and finding it a fine line. I’m at 6.75deg pitch and flipper power is up +3 from default (ie 21 left and 20 right). It still feels on the slow and floaty side, I’m wanting to go up to maybe 6.9deg but would probably have to power the flippers up even more. Is that a bad thing?
I think my main issue is I have a few Sterns in the lineup so it becomes harder to acclimatize when you’re moving from game to game. Any thoughts? I’m running Perfect Play rubbers fyi.

Wonka is a floatier game I feel. A lot of that has to do with the white rubberes.

I have these on my machine and love them.

#12574 59 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

I have these on my machine and love them.

#12575 59 days ago

I have these on my machine and love them.

#12576 59 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

I have these on my machine and love them.

Would you post a picture with them installed? I don’t like how they look along but they might look better installed.

#12577 59 days ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

There's enough going on with the playfield that mirror blades actually look pretty good in this one too.

Yes, mirror blades look fab.

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#12578 59 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Are there any other Wonka art blades besides these available? I want to add some to our machine but don’t like either of these.[quoted image][quoted image]

I know you said you’re not a fan of those 2 but the holographic version looks pretty good to be honest

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#12579 59 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

I know you said you’re not a fan of those 2 but the holographic version looks pretty good to be honest[quoted image][quoted image]

Those look good

#12580 59 days ago

Such a great pin. All I can afford is the base model but anyone leaving the club I have a loaded Houdini to trade toward one.

#12581 57 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Would you post a picture with them installed? I don’t like how they look along but they might look better installed.

Sorry, just saw this. Yes, I will take a picture when I get home today.

#12582 56 days ago
Quoted from Gotfrogs:

Would you post a picture with them installed? I don’t like how they look along but they might look better installed.

Here are a bunch of pics, lights on and lights off in my room. Hopefully they help you make a decision.

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#12583 56 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Here are a bunch of pics, lights on and lights off in my room. Hopefully they help you make a decision.
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Those are some of the most appropriate art blades I've seen on a pin. I'm not generally a fan of most but those click.

#12584 56 days ago
Quoted from arcyallen:

Those are some of the most appropriate art blades I've seen on a pin. I'm not generally a fan of most but those click.

Thanks! I thought the same when I got them on. They really bring the feel of being inside a factory to the machine.

#12585 55 days ago

Looks like the spinner microswitch just died. Any suggestions for best replacement; marco's?

#12586 55 days ago
Quoted from RandomRetro:

Any suggestions for best replacement

https://www.pinballlife.com/sub-microswitch-with-19-straight-flat-actuator.html if it's a little long, trim the flat blade a little shorter.

LTG : )

#12587 55 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

https://www.pinballlife.com/sub-microswitch-with-19-straight-flat-actuator.html if it's a little long, trim the flat blade a little shorter.
LTG : )

LTG still the best support! Thanks so much.

#12588 55 days ago

Put up 17M with two balls remaining last night. Finished with 17.6M Ugh. So frustrating when it kicks your a$$ like that!

Still love this game though!

#12589 55 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

https://www.pinballlife.com/sub-microswitch-with-19-straight-flat-actuator.html if it's a little long, trim the flat blade a little shorter.
LTG : )

Switch ordered, but also noticed the top pop bumper started to fire sporadically when flipping (seems to be just right flipper). Any guidance on most common issues that might cause this?

#12590 54 days ago
Quoted from RandomRetro:

noticed the top pop bumper started to fire sporadically when flipping (seems to be just right flipper). Any guidance on most common issues that might cause this?

Adjust the leaf blade switch for it below the playfield.

Turn the game off. Lift playfield up and lean back. See the leaf blade switch ? The long one with the plastic spoon is pushed by a plastic rod coming down from the pop bumper skirt. This plastic spoon should be clean, ( not worn on older games ) well centered on the rod, just resting on it, not pushing it up. The shorter lower leaf blade switch should be close enough so the slightest ball hit triggers it yet vibration doesn't set it off. A little adjusting/tweaking, and you'll be fine.

Then call jjp and tell them all you want for Christmas is LTG : ) Back !

#12591 54 days ago

LTG thank you for saving my bacon on my 3 JJPs on several occasions!

#12592 54 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Then call jjp and tell them all you want for Christmas is LTG : ) Back !

My Christmas list is LTG at JJP and Spooky.

#12593 53 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

Adjust the leaf blade switch for it below the playfield.
Turn the game off. Lift playfield up and lean back. See the leaf blade switch ? The long one with the plastic spoon is pushed by a plastic rod coming down from the pop bumper skirt. This plastic spoon should be clean, ( not worn on older games ) well centered on the rod, just resting on it, not pushing it up. The shorter lower leaf blade switch should be close enough so the slightest ball hit triggers it yet vibration doesn't set it off. A little adjusting/tweaking, and you'll be fine.
Then call jjp and tell them all you want for Christmas is LTG : ) Back !

This was the exact issue. Thanks LTG and updated my Xmas list for you!

#12594 53 days ago

I just moved my Wonka LE under a light fixture because it's the only game I have with invisiglass. The reflection of the light makes it really hard to play. I feel like it's not serving its purpose.

#12595 53 days ago
Quoted from seenev:

I just moved my Wonka LE under a light fixture because it's the only game I have with invisiglass. The reflection of the light makes it really hard to play. I feel like it's not serving its purpose.

Consider it "glare reduction glass", not "glare elimination glass". It helps a lot, but it's still not actually invisible.

#12596 53 days ago

Man, got to Wonka's Office last night as it has been a while. What a great mode. Didnt win but was just so exciting to play. Amazing light show.

Speaking of which, how exactly does that mode get started?

#12597 53 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Man, got to Wonka's Office last night as it has been a while. What a great mode. Didnt win but was just so exciting to play. Amazing light show.
Speaking of which, how exactly does that mode get started?

Gotta get 3 golden tickets, for starters. That's always been the hardest part for me

#12598 53 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Man, got to Wonka's Office last night as it has been a while. What a great mode. Didnt win but was just so exciting to play. Amazing light show.
Speaking of which, how exactly does that mode get started?

Did you flip that prick off after he yelled at you?

#12599 53 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Man, got to Wonka's Office last night as it has been a while. What a great mode. Didnt win but was just so exciting to play. Amazing light show.
Speaking of which, how exactly does that mode get started?

2nd Golden ticket.
3rd is a candy stash award, 4th is Most Secret Machine, 5th is Pure Imagination.

#12600 52 days ago
Quoted from zaphX:

2nd Golden ticket.
3rd is a candy stash award, 4th is Most Secret Machine, 5th is Pure Imagination.

Thanks, I was going to say, pretty sure I only had 2 tickets.

So you only need two golden tickets and it starts by hitting the saucer (if I remember correctly)?

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