Jersey Jack Updates The Hobbit Pinball Playfield Artwork
Numerous in-development improvements on their forthcoming game showcased at IAAPA.
Posted by Daniel Tonks on November 20, 2014 at 1:41 AM
As many of you are no doubt aware, Jersey Jack Pinball is working hard on their forthcoming The Hobbit pinball machine – and one of the latest revelations is updated playfield artwork. Although complaints about the original artwork were honestly quite minimal, the updated artwork is in a league of its own.

Here’s a direct side-by-side comparison, with the new artwork (and playfield plastics) on the left, and the original artwork on the right.

As Keanu would say... whoa! Click on the photo for a larger version. More updates after the break.

Pinplay Photo #84

Other showcased developments include:

  • Book LCD (on-playfield screen)
  • Replaced VUK exit chutes with wireforms
  • Bumper enter/exit through Bag End (removed "Switch Mode" targets)
  • Laser etched Ramp lettering / RGB LEDs underneath
  • Smaug™ sculpt redesign
  • Gold pile in front of Smaug™
  • Columns, gold pile & lighting in upper left
  • Flasher lighting/domes (3 on left side, 3 on right side, 1 gold pile, 1 pop bumper)
  • New art on playfield plastics
  • Action button and RGB LED
  • New decals - arch, shooter, drops, ramps, spinners
  • 2 RGB LED Smaug™ lighting
  • Redesigned bumper barrels to accommodate book LCD
  • New backglass art
  • New drop target colors
  • Closed entrance to shooter lane from outlane

Pinplay Photo #85
Pinplay Photo #86

Yet to come for production:

  • New playfield art
  • Bumper 10pt switch between top and right (through-the-bumper shot)
  • Beast GI lighting
  • Smaug™ eyes lighting (single color)
  • Laser-cut ramp gate with added GI lighting
  • Smaller axes on slings

Pinplay Photo #87
Pinplay Photo #88
Pinplay Photo #89
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