Friday, July 29, 2011

Sarah Graham "We're Off to See the Wizard"

You may remember the fabulous Oz display Harrods put on for their 2009 Christmas season.   Please see this previous entry for more details.   Sarah Graham created bright, beautiful art for the occasion.  She continues her series with We're Off to See the Wizard.   More info can be found here:

Jersey Jack Update - July 29

As Summer vacation is in full swing, just know that the JJP Team is busy at work creating an awesome game for you. Today we lift the veil in a stealth snapshot to reveal the whole whitewood playfield layout.

While there are obviously a number of elements not complete, the picture is worth a thousand words and then some.

We are also attaching a link to more music that Sound Master Chris Granner is working on. The amount of energy and passion going into this game will make players happy for years to come.

We are proud to announce that Buddy Herron of Mountain Entertainment in Wise Virginia has become a factory authorized distributor. Buddy is a well liked distributor and operator for many years and he has a great way with his customers. More information will be posted on the JJP site in a few days.

Stay tuned JJP Fans as we have another release set for tomorrow!

Please enlarge photo for detail

On August 1, 2011 the price will increase to $7,500

Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc
1645 Oak Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(800) 473-5225 (Direct)

All Rights Reserved 2011, Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sneak Peek at Funko Comic Con Exclusives

Wicked Witch and Flying Monkey vinyl Pop! Comic Con metallic exclusives
 please enlarge photos for detail    Editions of 480

And last we have Freddy Funko as a Winged Monkey Pop! Bobblehead   He's an edition of 125 for Funko Platinum Club members

How cute are Freddy's freckles?!
UPDATE:   The Freddy Funko Pop! Bobblehead was also made in metallic in an edition of JUST 12!!!
Photos Courtesy John Emanuelli

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jersey Jack Design & Development Progress

This week we report on some of what's going on at the JJP Midwest Campus as the game design and development continues at a fever pitch. 

The whitewood (per PinWiki: a whitewood is an unpainted playfield  that is used during the development phase of a project to test a games layout) game is shooting and the Design Team are working on many elements and aspects of the game as it is no longer just a one dimensional drawing or a 3-D model.  

The continued input from every member of the Team as well as the level of new things that are created is amazing.  Jack said "my head is spinning like Dorothy's house". 

Chris Granner continues to make music,  Greg and Keith are working to place inserts in the playing field with a careful touch to incorporate rules as Greg gets ready to take pencil to paper to layout the artwork for the playfield. 

Jerry Vanderstelt is working to complete his seven works of art on canvas, now all in color and lots of mechanical drawings are going to Vendors to create all kinds of parts for game production.

Many people have asked what makes these 1,000 Emerald City games unique and collectible, here are
some of the things that make them special and prized:

*Limited to 1,000 games with each game having a special numbered plaque affixed to the game  on the front of the cabinet - # of 1,000  etc...

*Hand signed Certificate of Authenticity by Design Team with each game.  This will be produced in a special collectible way

*Body armor that has been treated in a special finish Matt has chosen with Jerry.  The four legs, side rails, hinges, lockdown bar, etc.

*The back glass is in a special mirror effect finish

*A custom topper will be unique to the Emerald City Limited Edition Game

*Included shaker motor which will be unique to the Emerald City Limited Edition Game

A number of other things are under consideration such as inclusion of non-glare playfield glass, goodie bag, spare parts package, leg protectors, etc.  are in the mix and we will disclose them in coming weeks. 

JJP is proud to announce that Norb from KingPin Games, Inc.  has been added as a factory authorized distributor.   Based in North Freedom, Wisconsin, Norb is a well known industry veteran who loves pinball.  See

More details during the week when we announce several more JJP distributors. 

This past week game orders topped 800 and there are requests internationally for an additional 360 games which will be allocated to allow for individuals to buy games but time is growing shorter to lock in a game for those who have not yet done so.

Stay tuned, much more coming soon.

Lower left playfield of whitewood game.  Shown without plastic set detail.

Quick shot of Matt and his first version of "Jumper Trumpers" (Jumping Tree Bumpers)

Closeup of preliminary clay  model for "Jumper Trumpers"

*Please Note*
On August 1, 2011 the price will increase to $7,500
If you haven't already done so

Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc.
1645 Oak Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(800) 473-5225 (Direct)

All Rights Reserved 2011,  Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc

Friday, July 08, 2011

San Francisco Music Box Coming Soon

Wicked Witch 85mm Red Swirl Waterglobe      $125.00

Tornado Figurine        $65.00

Wicked Witch with 85mm Dorothy Waterglobe     $125.00

Wizard of Oz Purse Jewelry Box      $35.00

More to come in January!  Stay tuned!! 
And please visit San Francisco Music Box's Facebook Page
Photos Courtesy San Francisco Music Box

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Bradford Exchange "I'll Get You My Pretty" Wall Clock


$79.99 plus $10.99 shipping           Payable in installments
15 1/4" H  x 8" W x 2" D

R. John Wright Reveals Wicked Witch and Dorothy Production Photos

Really incredible, awe inspiring detail for the felt medium! 

She stands 17" tall and is fully jointed at the shoulders, hip, and neck with the R. John Wright ball & socket jointing system.  Her felt hands are individually sewn fingers with applied fingers.  She has a mohair wig styled exactly as it was in the film.  Each face has meticulously hand painted features. 

As you can see, R. John Wright takes great pains to ensure the authenticity of each character. Only 250 dolls will be made.   She is priced at $1575.00.   Please see this link for more information. 

There's a lengthy article about R. John Wright's dolls with a photo of  Dorothy and a sculpt of the Wicked Witch in the August 2011 issue of Dolls Magazine.

Be sure to check out the production photos of Dorothy for a glimpse of the painstaking effort that goes into R. John Wright's creations. 

Hallmark Giftware Arriving in Stores & Ornaments Next Week

Saw some of the new giftware items yesterday!!  The release date was originally July 25th but now hopefully the line will be out in time for the Ornament Premiere next weekend.    The new giftware is really nice and has a very classy look to it.  You can see some examples in my earlier blog entry here.  Keep an eye on Party and maybe Party City stores for coordinating partyware.

There's a tile with the ruby slippers on it that says "Keep the Courage, I want the shoes".  Bigger than I expected.   6" by 6" maybe.  Priced at $9.95.    Good Witch/Bad Witch double mug for $14.95.   Wicked Witch mug for $9.93 and Glinda/Wicked Witch sentiment plaque that reads "Good Friends are Great, Best Friends are Wicked"   $16.95.   I think that is going to be a hot item for the Wicked crowd too. 

Ornament Premiere is July 16th and 17th.  Don't forget there's a limited Ruby Slippers ornament this year so you'll want to be early.   Here's a peek at Glinda and Optimistic Voices. 

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Rubies 2011

These items have been listed on their site since 2008 or 2009.   Looks like they are finally coming!!

18" Hanging Flying Monkey

18" Hanging Wicked Witch

23" x 27"  Haunted Forest Sign

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Tom & Jerry Update

Enlarge Photos for Detail    If you notice the special features on the reverse of the Blu-ray combo, there's a version of the cartoon with a sepia beginning!!    Available for purchase August 23.  
DVD  SRP:  $19.98   

Blu-ray Combo SRP: $24.98

Photos Courtesy The Judy Room

Friday, July 01, 2011

Westland July Intros Pt. 1


Cookie Jars

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Trinket Boxes

Westland July Intros Pt. 2

100 MM Waterglobes


45 MM Waterglobes