57: They Went Straight to Plaid!
Yep – we admit it – we go “straight to plaid” in this months’ episode. We tried REAL HARD LIKE to not let the discussion around Stern’s new Star Wars Pinball capitalize the episode, but we couldn’t help ourselves. We analyze it from up one side and down the other and still net a solid zero at the very end of it all. Fortunately we have “Total Nuclear Annihilation” on the horizon and that promises to save the day – in more way than one.
So, on with what promises to be a really fun show. We work through our monthly updates, as Brent just completed a pretty large group buyout on some killer titles (and a lot of PC10 carts, as well). He picks up his Jurassic Park and lays in a total surprise game pickup as well. Whitney discusses the next few chapters in the Sky Skipper Project and discusses some cabinet swaps he’s got going on.
We cover off on a small soldering Q&A, review some hardware and for the first time in a few months we spend even more of Brent’s money. All this, a “Nip-It” alert to end all alerts, and some feedback as well!
Here’s how the timings for the show break down:
- Segment 1 – 00:00 – 01:31 – Monthly updates and goings on
- Segment 2 – 01:31 – 02:57 – Soldering methods and equipment review and “Spend Brent’s Money”
- Segment 3 – 02:44 – 03:57 – Star Wars Pinball and Feedback
- Segment 4 – 03:58 – Outtakes and stuff…
Episode 57 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|Sky Skipper Project|
Retro Gamer Magazine - Issue 170
|Sky Skipper Project|
Retro Gamer Magazine
|Latest updates on the project!
Please check it out, and subscribe to the newsletter for updates!
|Soldering Equipment Review||Tools||WLC100 - $30|
Weller WES51 - $100
Weller WESD51 - $140
Hakko FX888D - $100
Wire-form Solder Tip cleaner - $10
|Electrical Discussion||Education||All About Circuits|
|Great review of AC and DC current, along with semi-conductors types, etc.
TTL Cookbook generally runs $10-15; many different revisions - dates back to the 1970's.
|Repro Battlezone joystick and Pole Position shifter housings - interest thread||Reproduction Parts||Interest thread @ KLOV|
|Mad Planets substitute joystick shaft||Reproduction Parts||for-sale thread @ KLOV||$24 adapter tube allowing for using 'similar' joystick on a Mad Planets control panel
|Ghouls n' Ghosts & Final Fight Control Panels||Reproduction Parts||for-sale thread @ KLOV||$76 each. Contact Takeman for details.
|Star Wars Pinball||New Shiny||Pro|
|Not sure what more we can say that we haven't already said on the show.
If you are interested in checking out the gameplay, then here's a great video @ the Canadian Arcade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYmu8Q1oJL8
|Atari Box||New Shiny||Atari Box placeholder/teaser site|
|As always, remember to check our Facebook Page for content in-between the episodes, as Brent and I keep a lively presence on the podcast page and we enjoy great discussion on trending topics in the hobby.
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