Way better… that’s the best phrase we know of to sum up August vs. July 2018. No plumbing issues (that we know of), no home repairs and no major calamities befell the podcast crew this month, so we were able to focus on what we do best – POSING as knowledgeable pinball and arcade hobbyists. With that poser status comes a lot of a poser updates on everything from Brent’s new 3D printer, his thermoforming machine build, a massive parts haul and more. Whitney found a few fluke pods and is still posing as a pinballer while he awaits word on his TNA. We also catch up on a mini-review of the Hyperkin RetroN77 and pose as big spenders with Brent’s money this month (seriously – check out the list) before chatting up the new Stern Pinball Deadpool. We top all this with a BOATLOAD (no posing required this month) of listener feedback that turned out to be as much (or more) fun than the actual show itself.
Like the old saying goes “chrome won’t get you home” but we sure pretended it did.
It’s been said that we talk a lot. Truth be told – we do. I’m not sure if it’s us liking to hear our own voice or if it’s that we actually have something to say. Maybe it’s somewhere in-between. Regardless, we give it our all every month and July is no different. We dig into some great (almost) gameroom updates – Brent discusses wiring up his air compressor and is looking to build a thermoforming machine! Yeah – you read that right – THERMOFORMING. Nothing is safe now.
Whitney makes a sweet score on a Vectrex bundle, gets in his RetroN 77 and discusses some recent travels to boot. Add in some discussion around video test harnesses, testing pinball motors, a possible Warlords reproduction PCB, Red Tent reproduction CPOs and some talk about “The End” for Major Havoc and you’ve got Ep. 71!
Oh yeah – we also fix Brent’s bathroom and a busted spigot at Whitneys’ house. Home Repair show or arcade and pinball podcast???? YOU DECIDE.
This month could have been called “the watchpot never boils” as we spend some time catching up on the summer and discussing several items that we’ve been waiting to bake…
- Brent’s return from the 2018 Southern-Fried Gaming Expo to hear about the capers and fun that was had down in Atlanta + BONUS interview with Circus Maximus talking about their upcoming Kingpin Pinball!
- Whitney’s TNA – oh, the sweet, sweet smell of waiting.
- The Atari VCS
- The Hyperkin Retron 77
- Donkey Kong & Sky Skipper ON THE NINTENDO SWITCH!!
- A new Intellivision console?!?
Yeah – you read all of that right – we cover some seriously diverse ground this episode, all the while trying to figure out how to light up some Pixel Pals and just what the heck is up with the “Supreme” edition pinball from Stern??? I guess what they say is true – it’s all about the benjamins. Summer heat is killing us, Brent can’t remember a single person’s name and we both have way too many words. Like we said on the show – IT”S ALL UPSIDE!! (more…)
Well, well, well….the slacker (Whitney) is back in the studio and tries to carry his share of the water this month. Despite being a bit (LOT) out of practice after his unintentional hiatus we still manage to pull off a fun show full of gameroom and hobby updates (and banter), gift opening on air (always compelling radio, seeing as how no-one can see a thing), Iron Maiden pinball talk and spending of Brent’s money.
What more did you expect? Quality??? pppffffttt…. Entertainment??? pppffffftttt…. FREE? You’ve got us there.
LOCK AND LOAD.
We are “back to basics” this month and are proud to turn the spotlight on the local collecting scene and allow Louisville-local collectors a chance at the mic to tell their story and talk about their perspectives on the current state of the arcade and pinball hobby. Truthfully – we don’t get to do this enough.
Whitney was out of town for work, so this seemed like the perfect chance to upgrade this month’s show!
To keep the ‘regular’ pace for the episode, Brent chats for a bit about his updates post Louisville Arcade Expo and discusses some initial perspectives on Stern’s new Iron Maiden pin as well.
Let us know what you think – would love some feedback on the format of this episode!