Earlier today our friends Zach and Greg at Straight Down the Middle launched a new video officially revealing the incredible new Elite Pinball Toppers Jersey Jack Pinball Pirates of the Caribbean topper. I apologize for the slight delay in this post, but I was on location playing with my family earlier. Location report to come soon.
Onto the topper...man I am a complete sucker for anything that has a Kraken on it. I love the Kraken side blades that some people have been putting on their JJP Pirates already. Well, if you like that, check out the video and pictures below! Come on, you're not going to believe this thing. Of course, it's $2,499, but if you have a JJP Pirates that's worth five figures then that doesn't seem as bad.
Here's the official description of it from the Elite website:
"Limited Edition: Only 100 units available worldwide. The POTC Elite Pinball Topper is the ultimate immersive experience that's designed for and interacts with the 2018 POTC Pinball Machine. The topper works with SE, LE and CE trim levels. This topper is packed with technology and industry firsts and takes “illusion” to a new level. In the center of the topper lies a 3D modeled, hand painted, and aged pirate ship that is sinking into the ocean after its been attacked by (5) menacing tentacles that are reaching out from the depths of the sea. Two of the five hand painted and 3D modeled tentacles physically move/articulate as they give the illusion of the ship being dragged to the ocean deep. These moving tentacles also interact with the game's action button on the lock down bar. The ship also has a flickering “candle-like effect” taking place inside the boat to make it appear as though there is activity aboard the sinking ship.
In front of the ship is (5) 3D modeled / hand painted ocean waves. Two of the five waves move/articulate back and forth giving the illusion of raging seas. These “rocking” waves are uniquely coded with different speeds that interact with and respond to the speed of the black pearls rocking motion on the playfield. As the black pearl sways more from side to side, the waves react and change speed accordingly. To further sell the illusion, the entire backdrop of the topper is an ultrawide HD monitor that plays realistic footage of raging seas that are surrounded by fog in the night and lightning strikes in the sky.
The topper also has (in total) 220 individually addressable RGB LEDs that have been coded to create breathtaking visual effects in between each wave, in front of the boat, and around the tentacles. Behind the HD monitor, and on the backside of the topper, lies 72 RGB LEDs that create ocean-like effects on your walls and ceiling while simultaneously creating a 4D effect of flashing lightning strikes that are synchronized with the footage being played on the HD monitor.
Each topper is equipped with an exclusive CNC Cut, Aluminum Numbered Plaque (1 through 100). Also each topper will come with a commemorative “Pirate Coin” that is hand gilded in Genuine 24k gold. This coin can be placed under the glass as a mod (see photos above) or used as a keepsake.
Elite Pinball Toppers does not “re-run” toppers. When these 100 units are gone, they will never be made again.
With your purchase, you will receive:
3/4" melamine base and backdrop
Black 1/8" PVC molded edge banding
3D Modeled “Pirate Ship”
Flickering candlelight effect inside pirate ship
3D modeled, hand painted, static tentacles (quantity 3)
3D Modeled, hand painted, “moving/articulating” Tentacles (quantity 2)
“Moving/articulating” tentacles interact with game play / action button
3D Modeled, hand painted, static waves (quantity 3)
3D Modeled, hand painted, “moving/articulating” waves (quantity 2)
“moving/articulating” Waves INTERACT with moving Black Pearl ship on Playfield
220 individually addressable RGB LED’s (in total)
Custom LED light shows and attract modes
Topper backdrop is an ultrawide HD Monitor
HD monitor plays raging seas with fog / lightning storm special effects footage
Lightning effects on HD monitor interact with RGB LED’s to create a stunning 4D effect
72 RBG LED’s on the back of the topper create ocean like effects on your wall / ceiling
Exclusive CNC cut, hand polished, aluminum, numbered plaque
Hand gilded genuine 24k gold - Pirate Coin (Use as a mod or collector keep-sake)
Goodie bag with a detailed set of printed instructions, power cables, and all necessary items to install your topper
If you’re looking for the ultimate POTC topper, look no further and be one of only 100 ELITE owners worldwide. Like all of our current and previous toppers, once all units have been sold, this “Elite Model” Topper will never be available again. The topper installs using factory mounts in around 30 minutes. No drilling required. *** Our Topper is exactly 1+3/8" or 1.375" taller than the factory topper's highest point (left flame)*** Make sure you have clearance. All sales are final."