The Hobbit Revealed – What do you think of Smaug?

This is one of the first videos of The Hobbit pinball which was revealed at yesterday’s pinball Expo.  The reaction to the Smaug toy – which I think was promised to have an unprecedented level of interaction with the ball – seems pretty muted so far.  In this video, it looks like the mountain spins around to reveal Smaug when multiball starts and his head tracks the ball and his jaw opens and closes.


Playfield Art for the Hobbit

Jersey Jack Pinball has released playfield art for The Hobbit which will be the second JJP machine.  You can see a large scale photo of the art work here.

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It is always hard to judge playfield art without seeing it on a populated playfield.  That said, I don’t like it as much as WOZ, but that is probably because the WOZ theme lends itself to bright colors.  The Hobbit has a more muted color scheme to correspond with the theme.

What do you think?