(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

By f3honda4me

1 year ago

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

  • Standard 97 votes
  • Limited Edition 197 votes
  • Collectors Edition 79 votes

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Post #149 Deep Dive on features and all that is wonka Posted by pin2d (1 year ago)

Post #150 SDTM video on Wonka - interview with Pat Lawlor and Joe Katz Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #160 SDTM gameplay video Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #188 Rules Flowchart Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #248 Features Matrix - CE, LE, SE Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #554 Early Stream of a home owner who received their game Posted by Thegeekyhusband (11 months ago)

Post #785 Gobstopper subway VUK not ejecting ball fix Posted by Lermods (10 months ago)

Post #793 Gobstopper subway VUK fix pics for reference Posted by Lermods (10 months ago)

Post #1130 Latest code changelog Posted by LTG (10 months ago)

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#242 1 year ago

I’m looking forward to the mods for the empty ball lock shelf on the SE. It is begging for something fun looking on that empty shelf. The SE is a great deal at $7500. I’m in.

#260 1 year ago

I went to MGC considering the LE but switched to the SE because it is more bang for the buck. I plan to add a shaker and a couple of the inevitable mods that will be made for it and still have $1500 or more in my pocket vs the cost of the LE. I highly recommend working with Chris at KingPin Games!

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#351 1 year ago

Will it be possible to add a shaker to the WONKA SE?

#353 1 year ago

Thanks! I hope someone comes up with a mod to allow an external volume control too. That rectangular opening/plate is different from most.

#356 1 year ago
Quoted from Breger1:

Yes I spoke with JJP and they sell the shaker motor directly. I have no idea what external volume control adds as I have not had a JJ before? I assume you can control volume on inner coin door as usual?

There is an external volume control on the LE and CE in the lower left corner of the front of the machine, but only a blank plate on the SE. It allows you to make adjustments on the fly without opening the coin door. Very handy.

#397 1 year ago

I’m in on an SE but am eager to see what Yelobird comes up with for the “forgotten corner” where the Wonkavator isn’t. That will be the deciding factor as to whether or not I upgrade to the LE. I played all three models at MGC and this pin shoots like a dream! Lawlor has absolutely nailed it!

#413 1 year ago

I thought that at the mid-April unveiling, JJP said they would begin shipping the SE in 60 days. That would mean the first SEs would start being delivered in mid-June. Is that still the plan?

#415 1 year ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Jack said 6 weeks in a podcast interview around MGC. If it’s 60 days from MGC then yea that would be June. Do you know who said 60 days?

I didn't get his name but he was a short guy, kinda orange.

Actually it is on the TWIP Deep Dive dated April 12 under the heading Production and Shipping.

"Jersey Jack plans to have games in customer homes within 60 days."

Based on that I was figuring mid-June.

#427 1 year ago

I made the decision today to upgrade my SE order to an LE. I came into some unexpected cash and decided that a ride in the Wonkavator would be fun!

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#578 11 months ago
Quoted from SaintJonus:

My first NIB purchase, and I couldn't be happier! Only one issue I've had so far. Out of the box, I had to increase the power of the first of the two solenoids that return the locked ball to the shooter lane. Everything else has been pitch perfect.

Great to hear! I'll be waiting a few more weeks as I ordered an LE. Thanks again for the update.

#669 10 months ago

Great stream zaphX! Thank you.

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#1106 10 months ago

Has anyone shown WONKA art blades yet?

#1163 10 months ago

I have an LE on order. Are you using the JJP balls or upgrading to something else?

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#1524 9 months ago
Quoted from psexton:

By first post, do you mean the one that requires you to take out the black rubber piece in the playfield? If so how did you remove it? Seems it almost needs to be drilled out.

Can you push it out from beneath the playfield?

#1537 9 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

I bought a dozen shooter tips from Marco after getting a bad one OOTB on a machine. I have never regretted having them and use them a lot more often than I expected to.

I have several black ones that I kept after I replaced standard black rubbers on various machines with color kits. Sometimes it pays to keep the old parts after mods are made!

#1631 9 months ago
Quoted from KingPinGames:

soon. the truck with all 20 of them should be leaving JJP tomorrow, getting here friday. I hope to make a run to the cities early next week.

Great news! I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas to come.

#1729 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinchild:

LE is on the line still

True. Hoping mine will be delivered from Chris at Kingpin Games next week.

#1739 9 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

It will. He is combing the Chicago area like Santa Clause (not saying he's fat....) with a mega truck of toys from Jersey. We will be seeing him soon with a multi LE Wonka drop. Way excited to bring this great game home.

You're right! I got a call from Chris at lunchtime today. He will be delivering my LE tomorrow!!!

#1742 9 months ago
Quoted from romulusx:

Oh happy day!

Happy, happy, joy, joy!

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#1753 9 months ago

Thanks to Chris from KingPin Games for delivering WONKA LE #333 today! Great guy and an amazing game that plays perfect out of the box.

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#1845 9 months ago
Quoted from MrsPin:

djreddog posted the “Big Points” decals I’ve been making. I also did some gobstoppers for our pingulp. If you’d like one, email wompwompbaby@gmail.com. $7 shipped.[quoted image][quoted image]

Love that pin gulp gobstopper decal! I just sent you an email. Thanks!

#1876 9 months ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Maybe it's because people are trying to contact people individually instead of through the support portal and ticket system?

A good distributor can be your best friend too.

#1940 9 months ago

On my LE, the balls stay locked in the upper left corner Wonkavator area from game to game, which is what I want. However, if I turn the game off, they drain when I power it back up. Is there a setting I can change to retain the locked balls even after a shutdown? Thanks, it has been a couple of years since I have had a JJP game. Loving Wonka!

#1943 9 months ago
Quoted from Freakyguy666:

Interesting! So the ball lock does not hold over during power cycle? That seems to be yet another reason why the physical Wonkavator is nothing more than a $2000 decoration.

Exactly what it does. I don't know if there is a setting for it or not, so it might just be a non-issue. I'm very happy I got the LE.

#1944 9 months ago
Quoted from pinball_keefer:No, we need to ensure the optos are working correctly when the game powers up, that's why we kick them out.

Thanks! That saved my thumb from clicking through all the menus. Great game!

#1951 9 months ago
Quoted from JWJr:

The setting to retain locked balls is: don't turn it off.

I like the retention. I was hoping to preserve it even after a power cycle. But I understand that they have to be rejected or the optos up there can't reset.

#1970 9 months ago
Quoted from MrsPin:

djreddog posted the “Big Points” decals I’ve been making. I also did some gobstoppers for our pingulp. If you’d like one, email wompwompbaby@gmail.com. $7 shipped.[quoted image][quoted image]

The gobstopper sticker looks great on a black pingulp too!

Highly recommended.

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#2028 9 months ago
Quoted from Russell:

I'm loving my WW LE. Has anyone had trouble with the ball getting temporarily stuck in the Gobstopper lock? It usually kicks into the shooter lane with a ball save. This is an especially problematic problem during multi ball. You think you're finished with MB, then the search reveals the stuck ball.

My wife was having an incredible ball and ended up with three balls jammed there in the chaos but all went well when the ball search cleared them nicely. Yes, she kicked my ass that game!

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#2175 9 months ago

I'm having an issue with the Wonkavator multi ball on my LE. When multi ball is triggered, the white nylon shaft retracts and the first ball deploys, but the second ball hangs up - it looks like the shaft retracts but returns too soon before the second ball deploys. Once the first ball drains, a ball search begins and the second and third balls go into play as normal. Is there a way to adjust the timing on the nylon shaft or is there another fix?


#2179 9 months ago
Quoted from spandol:

There is. Go Into the menu settings and find coil settings. There you can change the delay of the release. I put mine on 190 I think, which was the quickest in ms (milliseconds). I had the same issue and it fixed it.

Thank you spandol. I set the delay on the release to 190 and now it works perfectly!

#2184 9 months ago
Quoted from Trooper11040:

Does anyone’s Wonka have an odd boot up sequence? When we turn it on, it will turn on, start booting up, then then off, then back on quickly, loud pop, etc...is this normal?

Yep, strange as it is, that's how all the JJP games I have owned boot up. At least the WOZ, Hobbit and Wonka.

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#2343 8 months ago
Quoted from TheGunnett:

I just sold me LE and the buyer asked for the Letter of Authenticity. My LE only came with an envelope attached to the box that had the LE plaque in it. Did anyone else receive a signed paper certificate like the previous games or are they not doing that anymore? I assume they’d send me it if it was omitted.[quoted image]

No, I think that has been discontinued. I didn’t get one either.

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#2773 7 months ago

Loaded v1.26 tonight and it looks great!

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#3187 6 months ago
Quoted from zaphX:

If you use a Mac to update, like I do, you will find that the UnetBootin app no longer works on MacOSX Catalina. I downloaded the latest version and it too is broken.
There is a workaround! Assuming the app is in your Applications folder, open Terminal and paste in the following:
sudo /Applications/unetbootin.app/Contents/MacOS/unetbootin

I had the same issue with my Mac/Catalina combo, but fortunately my wife had not updated her Mac to Catalina yet so I was able to set up my USB on hers. All went smoothly after that. Hope this gets addressed in the future.

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#3320 6 months ago

Time to buy replacement carbon balls for my WONKA LE. Any recommendations for a vendor?

#3344 6 months ago
Quoted from mtp78:

So I just noticed an issue with my decal near flipper game is not even a week old.
Decal is bubbling up and started to crease.
I noticed look bar from factory is very tight..
You think that can cause this ? Do you turn screws in or out to loosen lock bar ?
This is very annoying. I have and played my 30 games on it

This is not normal. Contact your distributor and share these photos. I'm certain they will get you a new side decal. They go on pretty easy if you use the wet method to install them.

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#3504 5 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

To buy please call Shannan.

Shannan is great to deal with. She really knows her stuff and is very responsive.

2 months later
#4439 3 months ago

How do I find this "super easy " mode I see referenced? I'd like to give it a try for a while.

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