Wizard of Oz pinball playfield coming together nicely UPDATED

arcadehero July 29, 2011 4

The Wizard of Oz Pinball tease continues but the latest update shows some significant additions to the machine, with some toys to be found on the left side of the playfield. If you’re looking for a full-featured pinball game, this certainly looks like it’s going to do the job. This already looks quite playable despite lacking all of the lights, artwork and remaining toys like the Flying Monkey and the house.

[Jersey Jack Pinball website]

And thanks to Peter Schotvanger, a montage rendition (click to enlarge):

UPDATE: The most recent email from JJP has revealed some important game features, one that stands out however is this: it is going to be a widebody game! I have only seen a couple of widebody machines from the late 70s, in particular some rare Atari pinball machines. I know there were more but it’s been quite a long time since we last saw that sort of design. Dimensionally, Wizard of Oz will be the same as Twilight Zone pinball, which in itself was a highly rated machine, often it’s #1 on pinball player lists of likability and desirability.

If you want to read about some of the other features the game will have, which mostly covers the high quality of the machine players will get, click below:

Unique to the Emerald City Limited Edition Wizard of Oz Pinball Machine:

-Limited to 1,000 units

-Each game will have a numbered plaque affixed to the game, on the front of the cabinet – # of 1,000 etc….

-Certificate of Authenticity, hand signed by the Design Team

-Body armor is in the Emerald Green/Black special finish that Matt has chosen with Jerry. The four legs, side rails, hinges, lockdown bar.

-Emerald Green Mirror effect backglass framing a commercial 26″ Wells Gardner LCD monitor which will display scores, animation, movie clips, attract mode, backglass artwork and more.

-Optical non-reflective playfield glass.

-Interactive Emerald City Limited Edition Topper

-Shaker Motor

The game includes:

-Hand drawn playfield, plastic set, decal set by artist Greg Freres. Four major mechanical toys; Dorothy’s Spinning House, the Witch’s Castle, Flying Monkey, Melting Witch.

-Two mini playfields, three Trumper-Bumpers, one Balloon Bumper, Two magnets, One Spinning target, Crystal Ball, Rollover targets, Winkie Guard drop target, Five Bally/Williams Flippers which include Two Ruby Red Slipper Flippers. (Standard Flipper Bats Available by Request)

-Full color cabinet and backbox artwork created by artist Jerry VanderStelt will be screened on the highest grade adhesive backed vinyl and printed with UV stabilized inks.

-Digital Stereo sound system which will boom the music and effects created by SoundMaster, Chris Granner. Front of game audio connection jack for headphone/ear bud. Component audio connection jack at rear of game.

-Bally / Williams Parts

-One Year Warranty




  1. neil brimelow July 31, 2011 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    When I first heard of this new company, and project, I thought it was going to be just something for hardcore collectors, but instead we’ve actually got competition now in the pinball industry! Competition is always good, even if the economy and market is down.

    I do have to say that “The Wizard of Oz” does indeed have a very large (and wealthy) fan base that will gobble up this pin once it’s released.

    These Jersey Jack guys need to be applauded for not only resurrecting the wide body pin, but to also for using Williams/Bally parts, something that I wish Stern would do, at least for the Flippers.

    I do also love the bumper in the outlane, which I don’t think has been done since Paragon in the 70’s.

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