|THE WIZARD OF OZ:
APRONS AND ANIMATIONS
Date: 13th May, 2012
The latest update from Jersey Jack Pinball is out, and it reveals details which have been the subject of speculation over the past few months. Chief amongst these is the nature of the lower apron which has been glimpsed in earlier pictures, where it appeared to be made of wood.
Now part of the apron for the Emerald City Limited Edition model has been shown in the picture below of the aprons and the mini-playfields taken at the factory.
The aprons shown here are indeed made of wood and feature the signatures of the design team, with it being suggested the Midwest Campus team's signatures are on one side and the New Jersey team on the other. In the centre is the Jersey Jack Pinball logo.
There are spaces for the instruction and pricing card as well, with the LE owners' plaque fitting in one of these cutouts.
However, these are not the actual aprons per se. Rather, they are "apron toppers" which sit atop the real apron, which is rather more traditional and made of metal. The apron topper can either be left in the game, or removed and used as a memento of the game.
Other pictures in this latest update show the racks of printed playfields in the factory waiting to be populated with their numerous parts.
The final picture reminds us that Jack has some history in the pinball business, taking us back to the days in 1975 when he was working as a pinball technician at C.W. Post University in Glen Cove, NY.
Jack revealed at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown how Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti had created a music track which would be included in The Wizard of Oz.
The first of two videos included in this update shows the JJP logo animated by JP de Win with the music taken from Mark's current single, You Waste Your Time.
The second animation gives a flavour of how the movie footage will be integrated with the game. It relates to the 'Toto Escapes' feature in the right inlane where completing all the rollovers gives the opportunity to continue playing by shooting a lit shot within a time limit.
The video contains two versions - one where the shot is not made in time, and one where it is.
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