|THE WIZARD OF OZ:
Date: 3rd February, 2012
In an update released today we got our first look at the style of artwork to be used in The Wizard of Oz, as Greg Freres's design for the Witch's Castle mini-playfield was revealed.
The design gives some clues about how the player has to search for Dorothy and light the six standup targets' inserts to be able to rescue her.
The pictures made available today also show the door mechanism which has to be opened to access the 'rescue' saucer behind, as well as another door which will provide the entrance to the mini-playfield.
Peter Schotvanger in The Netherlands has taken the two new mini-playfield pictures and combined them to create a composite image of the mini-playfield's features with the new artwork. Here's the result.
Jersey Jack Pinball have also announced that following the creation of a second prototype cabinet which arrived this week, production of the final cabinets to be used in the game will begin by 17th February 2012.
Describing the new method used to make them, JJP said, "These game cabinets are constructed in a different way from any pinball cabinet in the past. The assembly as well as the construction techniques require more labor and more money to produce but will provide the level of quality and craftsmanship that JJP represents."
Those cabinets will be taken to the manufacturing facility in New Jersey and another announcement was made today relating to the creation of that production line.
Roger Harris was today introduced as the newest member of the Jersey Jack Pinball team. Roger has 23 years of fabrication, production, design and manufacturing experience which he will use working with Ken Holland to set up the assembly line, fabrication, assembly and testing facilities in the New Jersey building.
That's all for this latest update. Check back again soon for more The Wizard of Oz updates here at Pinball News.
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