Date: 8th November, 2013
Jersey Jack Pinball today announced a new limited edition model of their The Wizard of Oz pinball which celebrates the classic movie's 75th anniversary of its cinematic release.
The new 75th Anniversary Limited Edition model of The Wizard of Oz
The 75th Anniversary Limited Edition will have a maximum of 1,500 built, and production will not begin until all the Emerald City Limited Edition models have been manufactured, which is expected to be in mid-2014.
The 75th Anniversary model features red trim, apron, backglass and wireforms, and also includes a new topper design.
The front of the flyer for the 7th Anniversary
The new topper design
On the playfield there have been a number of additions.
There is a new molding on the Witch's Castle mini-playfield framing the R-E-S-C-U-E standup targets, the twister model seen at Pinball Expo is now included with the 75th Anniversary model, and the R-A-I-N-B-O-W targets now sport lollipop decals. Finally, there is a model of Toto in his basket over the shooter lane, adjacent to the T-O-T-O rollover targets.
The back of the flyer
These additional plastic parts, decals and the topper will be available to purchase for anyone wanting to enhance their Emerald City or Standard model machines.
All these add-ons don't come cheap though. The 75th Anniversary Limited Edition The Wizard of Oz costs $9,000.
One thing not included is Jersey Jack Pinball's Invisiglass nonreflective playfield glass, which is available as an additional $250 option.
Announcing the new Limited Edition model, Jersey Jack Pinball said anyone still waiting for their Emerald City model would have the opportunity to swap and be first in line for the 75th Anniversary model when production starts.
Orders for the new machine are being taken now through Jack Guarnieri's Pinball Sales company.
Here's the full announcement sent to JJP customers:
With the fast approaching Holidays we are working extra hard to get every game out the door we can. So far we have built over 500 LE's, and the factory continues to increase speed as the months roll by. We continue to receive extremely positive feedback from customers who have received their games.
In response to the showing of the two prototype 75th Anniversary Games in California this September, the interest at the JJP Fireside Chat at Expo and since then, we have decided to build 1,500 of them for production beginning in early Summer 2014. This is AFTER all the remaining LE's and Standards previously ordered have been shipped. This game comes with 4 custom toys/playfield additions, beautiful red treatments, a shaker motor, a new topper, and will be numbered.
The price of the game is $9000 and there is an option to add Invisiglass for an extra $250.
To place an order for a game, a $2500 deposit is required. After the $2500 deposit is received, the balance is not due until 30 days prior to shipment of your specific game.
We doubt there will be many as who want to wait longer but we are allowing those people who have not yet received their LE or Standard yet to switch their game to a 75th game if they want to at an additional cost. These people who choose to switch will be the very first people to receive the 75th Anniversary game once shipping begins. This is only fair as they have already been waiting for their LE/Standard to be shipped.
If you would like information on switching to a 75th Edition, please contact your distributor.
If you choose not to switch, then nothing at all will change. You will remain in the queue at your current price with your current game. All game rules and play features are exactly the same between game versions. Nothing changes there.
Aside from those who choose to switch to a 75th as they will receive their game first, games will be shipped in the order in which deposits are received. First to pay = first to play.
We will make the extra toys and topper on the 75th Anniversary game available for purchase by anyone in 2014 as we start to run the game. This way the people who have purchased their games have an opportunity to buy those items for their games if they want them.
There was no plan to make this game until a couple of weeks ago. The timing of this announcement is important as we were required to reveal any 75th Anniversary Product by a deadline for marketing purposes.
As always, Thank you all for your continued support in JJP!
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