Episode 47–There’s a head stuck in your coin door
Ahh… Halloween. It’s could be called one of the best (it’s definitely one of the most fun) holidays of the year and we try to pay homage to that spirit of fun this month here on the show. Despite showing up to record in our best costumes (we dressed up like wannabe podcasters), we ditch the spooky sound effects and get straight to the business of the month – and it’s nothing but high-quality arcade and pinball talk. Ok – the high-quality part is a stretch, but it beats getting a bag full of rocks.
We cover off on our recent Ghostbusters pinball purchase, take delivery and do some box unpacking talk, along with lots (and I do mean lots) of discussion on first impressions, what needs to be addressed before putting the game into full-time play and our favorite mods for the game thus far. We talk through monthly updates (which encompasses a Rowe jukebox, Back To The Future pinball, Mad Planets and a major announcement on the Sky Skipper Project that Whitney is working on with Alex and Olly in the UK. At this time, it’s safe to say Sky Skipper is officially on like Donkey Kong. We also talk shop on approaches to LED’ing out a pinball machine and following up on the Bryman BM235 multimeter.
Oh – and Whitney finds all kinds of treasures in the coin buckets of Brent’s games.
Here’s the best recipe we could come up with on short notice to help you enjoy this month’s show:
- Do an overnight download of the show to your phone.
- Grab your favorite variety of pumpkin beer – preferably cold.
- Open it, savor the aroma and then pour it down the drain.
- Go grab any other kind of beer, pop it open and relish in the fact that you aren’t drinking pumpkin beer.
- Hit play.
- Let the insanity surround you.
Here’s how the show timings break down for this month:
- 0:00 – Intro and monthly updates
- 1:00 – Reflections on a big-butted ghost
- 2:15 – Tech & Spend Brent’s money
- 3:01 – News & Feedback
- 3:45 – Outtakes and ‘ode to the Chipmunks’
Episode 47 - Show LinksHere's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
|Ghost Busters 'Fixes'||Parts||Ghostbusters Scoleri Brothers Drop Target Spring Fix Kit|
Ghostbusters Captive Ball Wireform Support
|These are a couple of parts that most people deem as 'need to install' on Ghostbusters|
|Great Plains Electronics||Tools||Power Supply (and general parts) for Mad Planets and Q*Bert||Need to repair a Gottlieb linear power supply? Looks like TwistyWrist is the place to shop...|
|Sky Skipper Project||Uhh....|
Not even sure how to classify this... will shoot for the following:
Sky Skipper Project
|The Project website is now live! Please check it out, and subscribe to the newsletter for updates!
|Pinball Expo 2016 coverage||News and Events||Pinball News' excellent coverage of Pinball Expo 2016||Stern displays 'Batman 66' and the 30th anniversary party!
JJP shows 'Dialed In' - an original theme game designed by Pat Lawlor
Heighway shows 'Alien'
Tons of other happenings
|Ghostbusters Mods||Mods||Ghostbusters Ghost Trap fliper bat covers @ Mezel Mods|
Best $12 you'll ever spend on your new game...
Ghostbusters Slimber captive pinballs @ Mezel Mods
Stern's offical Ghostbusters inside art blades @ Mezel Mods
Stern's offical Ghostbusters inside art blades @ Marco Specialties
|Sourced at Mezel Mods and Marco Pinball.
These are all 'must haves' in my (Whitney's) book for install as soon as you unbox your game!
Extended sling protectors
|Reproduction Tapper Control Panels and Tap Handles||Reproduction Parts||Info thread on KLOV|
|Mikes Arcade Reproduction Nintendo Buttons!!!||Reproduction Parts||Info thread on KLOV|
Get 'em here @ Mike's Arcade!
|Nintendo Button Goodness...
|Grand Ole' Gameroom Expo||News and Events||Grand 'Ole Gameroom Expo|
|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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