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Batman 66 - Official Club Thread


By TigerLaw

3 years ago



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Post #366 Adding the Batsignal to LE Posted by docquest (2 years ago)

Post #402 Very detailed review Posted by MT45 (2 years ago)

Post #457 DocQuests Helicopter comparison. Posted by docquest (2 years ago)

Post #463 Docquest's vehicle comparison Posted by docquest (2 years ago)

Post #501 Version 0.65 Code released Posted by PiperPinball (2 years ago)

Post #564 Docquest's helicopter install. Posted by docquest (2 years ago)

Post #1159 Adjusting the Magnet Posted by PiperPinball (2 years ago)

Post #1234 Helicopter attachment. Posted by docquest (2 years ago)

Post #1314 Photos of Episode 111 Machine Posted by iceman44 (2 years ago)

Post #1322 Version 0.68 Code released Posted by ATLpb (2 years ago)

Post #1649 How to level the turntable mech on Batman 66. Posted by rlslick (2 years ago)

Post #1658 Version 0.69 code released Posted by PinB (2 years ago)

Post #1914 How to Diagnose "Stuck Joker" targets. Posted by vireland (2 years ago)

Post #2008 Version 0.70 Code released Posted by frolic (2 years ago)

Post #2353 Version 0.71 Code released Posted by frolic (2 years ago)

Post #2556 Version 0.75 Code released Posted by vireland (2 years ago)

Post #2755 Game Adjustment #139 for Enabling Attract Mode Music Posted by thundergod76 (2 years ago)

Post #2873 Link to announcement of Batman'66 Accessories. Posted by Rasavage (2 years ago)

Post #2926 BatSignal Beacon information. Posted by MK6PIN (2 years ago)

Post #3369 docquest's full helicopter guide. Posted by docquest (2 years ago)


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#86 3 years ago
Quoted from Mojosan:

I'm in for an LE. Looking forward to meeting Adam West at expo.

I wonder how many people will take advantage of the meet and greet? With 30 super LE's and 240 regular LE's and some unknown number of premiums thats a lot of potential people.

I would think they will sell at least as many premiums as LE's. So if you assume around 1/2 the people that are eligle show up that that would still be 200-300 total people. That's that a lot of people to take a pic with and sign a photo. Hoping its more of a casual meet and greet vs a cattle line.

#119 3 years ago

Flintstones had Winston cigarette commercials to.

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#148 2 years ago

I wish this thread was more active again. The other "Batman66 New Info" has been taken over by whiners and complainers instead of people who are excited and looking foward to playing and/or buying a Batman66 game.

#150 2 years ago
Quoted from pauloz:

Agreed, Looking forward to playing my BM66LE

Yeah !
Positive comments !

The artist for the Batman66 game, Chris Franchi, did a live podcast this weekend and talked a little about the art development for the game. I didn't hear the whole thing but it should be avail for download eventually. Someo fthe cool tidbits I remember.

He was originally contracted by Stern to do the bat gadget plaques that go in on the LE games. At that time Kevin O'Connor was contracted to do the some translite and cabinet art concepts. You can hear Kevin talk about his involvement with Batman66 at the very end of his pinball news recording of his expo talk.

http://www.pinballnews.com/shows/expo2016/kevin_oconnor.mp3

Kevin said there was a bit of a time crunch and they had him switch to start some of the playfield art. Someone at Stern saw that Chris had a lot of experience with Batman and asked him to put together a translite design as well. Everyone loved it so they asked him to do the playfield and cabinet art as well.

He mentioned that the Batman66 license holders already had a very good relationship with Joe Kaminkow. Not sure if he was exaggerating or not but he said that the Batman66 based slot machine from Joe's company brought in millions of revenue to the license holder, so they loved Joe. When Joe said he wanted Chris Franchi on the art package the art approvals went through very quickly. Chris said the art approval process is usually longer with some back and forth and tweaking but for the Batmann66 game it was one of the faster approval processes he ever worked on.

He was disappointed like the rest of us that it wasn't playable when he was at expo. He's very excited about the game and is planning on buying a game using the money he made for doing the art for Stern.

#153 2 years ago

Here's a link for the reunion panel they did with the Batman66 actors at the LA comic show a week or so ago that.

I was bummed I couldnt get into it. I underestimated how early I needed to get in line for it. There were probably twice as many people in line than what the room could hold.

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#213 2 years ago
Quoted from taz:

I expect to receive my LE tomorrow. No code today, I guess.

Anyone order from cointaker and get a shipping notification yet?

#221 2 years ago
Quoted from pauloz:

Still waiting for news when mine will be here.

It is frustrating to hear about multiple distributors having premiums in stock ready to ship while you're still waiting for your LE shipment notification. Especially if you paid in full several weeks ago. The wait continues.

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#238 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

The signed card is a great little touch all I need now is a card signed by Burt Ward for the other side of my LE

Or get a card with images of both of them on it so they can sign the same card. The other side of the apron doesn't have the little card protector thingee on it.

Quoted from TigerLaw:

You can mail one to him and he will sign it, I have heard.

If you will be in the chicago area march 24-26'th adam and burt will both be there at the hollywood collector show.

http://hollywoodshow.com/mainchicago.php
http://hollywoodshow.com/celebrities-chicago.php

The current going rate for Adam's signature is $100 and Burts is $80 (at least that's what it was at the Stan Lee comikaze last year).

If you would rather have a card that has images from the TV show look for the "bat laffs" or "riddlers riddle" cards from 1966. You can find single cards on ebay for just a couple bucks.

https://batmancards.com/buy-batman-cards/60s-batman-cards.php

I found a nice one of batman and robin and had them both sign it for my game. Hopefully the card I get with my game is in the landscape orientation. I thinks its switchable though if I need to rotate it.

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#258 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

(And yes, I feel a bit guilty for finding/buying an LE in a day when they have been sold out for months. But my gameroom has been ready for this for years ...)

Nice collection! I am envious.

You should feel guilty about getting one so quick. I pre-ordered mine on day 1 back in august and was paid in full weeks ago. I patiently wait while I watch countless unboxing videos (premiums even). Still no shipping notification.

The best way to make it right would be for you to send me your LE ASAP and I will send you mine when I get in in 2 or 3 months.

#264 2 years ago
Quoted from taz:

BM66 LE #91 in the house tonight (Tampa, FL). It's the "Bat Drone" gadget game. I love it so far. My only initial complaint after just a couple of games is the turntable mechanism turns far too slow. Otherwise, it doesn't seem even remotely like the TDK game from what I recall playing it in the past. Game art, colors, sounds, music, and theme immersion are all awesome. Oh yeah, Batgirl art is on the back box sides....sorry Premium folks. I haven't a clue what I'm doing when I play yet, so maybe I'll have more feedback at some point in the future. I do like the longer shots in this game so far, I just need more patience to slow down and make them (once I know what shot to make). 500 million high so far after 3 games, but I suck as a player, so that's probably not very much. It's easier than Ghostbuster, particularly in the outlane department.

Thats probably the best card i've seen so far, congrats!

#266 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I still want to know who is going to get the shark repellent! That would be an amazing gadget to have.

How about the batmobile or the utility belt or batarang. I'm assuming those are possibilities.

#268 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

The batmobile would be the best. I didn't think about that one. Surley the utility belt isn't one of the gadgets though? It carried the gadgets.
I'd like the bat lab one too.

looks like batmobile is #1 and batarang is #8

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#273 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

That's awesome. Where did you find those photos?

Old stern facebook post when thry were still teasing the game.

The artist who drew all the gadgets also posted a collage them on his facebook page a wile ago. This gives you a peek at what other ones to expect. The batsignal would be a cool one to get.

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#283 2 years ago

If someone wants a nice poster print by the same artist who did the batman66 pinall art package I'm selling one. Its designed to look like a retro TV guide cover from 1966. All the wrinkles and creases are drawn in the image, the poster itself is nice and flat. Size is 22" x17".

https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/43581

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#317 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

No this is really thin stuff. 0.020" or just over 1/2 millimeter. It's super stiff though and after a dozen games I cant see a single dimple. Time will tell. Before I started I cut a couple of small sample pieces and shoved them under the ball on the crane at each stopping station to see if there was clearance. I could fit 3 sheets under the crane ball at "park" and as the crane moved to the left, I eventually could park a bus under there - so no worries with the crane at all.
Crazy too that the ramps are NOT attached to the slings like in 99% of games ... this makes it incredibly easy to both work on and to add something like this. I just popped off the flipper bats and I could (with care) slide my paper template off the PF and then slide my created PF protector back in it's place without removing any more PF parts than the flippers.
I ordered the PET-G material from Amazon. Link below. It was enough to do 6 or so machines I think! When the big roll of it came, I quickly unrolled it and cut it into 19" wide sections so I could store it flat under a spare bed. Keeps it from getting a "memory" and not laying as flat as you would like.
amazon.com link »
You will also need a set of these punches from Amazon
amazon.com link »
Her's a couple pics with the blue protection film on so you can get a little better idea of how thick it is

Would you consider making a scan of protector so others could could print it out as a starting template to make cutting their own a little easier?

#366 2 years ago

I started a thread on how to modify the Stern used Batsignal Toy into a more TV specific Batman 66 version. check it out here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/diy-batsignal-mod-tutorial-for-batman66

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#369 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Anyone getting a ball hanging up "just on the other side" of the mini-turntable (Batmobile on top) that spins inside the larger turntable? This is happening to me on every single game. The ball will roll out as the game cycles ball search. The larger turntable will spin one turn, then on the second the ball rolls out.
See image of the ball just sitting in there as it catches against the edge of the mini one ...
It appears that the mini-turntable is about 1/2mm too high?
Is there a height adjustment on it??

I can't see the ball in that pic.
Is the same ball hangup that was happening on the dead flip stream last week?

#380 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

It was an idea I came up with as soon as I saw Stern where putting a decal on the lockbar, fact they didn't put any clear over the decal/pin striping has made me think my idea might be a little more popular now instead of a one off. I am speaking to someone about a couple BM66 mods so "stay tuned"
It is pretty simple, I have a STLE and friends with TWD, GOT all with lockdown bar buttons and they have laser cut emblems on them, soon as I saw BM66 I thought it needs something better than a sticker!

The main difference with Batman and maybe its why Stern used a decal, is the curve of the lockbar towards the glass but I don't see why with careful and precise bending of some thin metal it couldn't fit perfectly, I haven't got my LE yet but I am guessing the decal is applied and curves with the lock bar so it wont look any less factory than the sticker.
It would be great to get peoples thoughts and feedback!?

This looks like a job for Cliffy! Master of thin precision cut metal.

#382 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Yeah Cliff did come to mind, I just need to ask him politely first
Would have to get them cut and powder coated, excuse the examples below they are rough but just for ideas and feedback.
Firstly any bat symbol could be used but I went with the one off the 66 Batmobile and my reasons for that where:
It was the only 66 symbol online in red
But the real reason I chose it was because I plan to pin strip my LE armour like the SLE armour & with the topper combined they represent the Batmobile, especially with the SLE cabs having the batmobile side art it just seemed like a great all round fit plus it allows for a second piece with the text to be nicely incorporated in the middle between the wing tips, as I find the Bat Gadget decal placed to one side looking a little awkward.
Feedback would be great...

Looks awesome!
I'd defintiely buy one.

#405 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Hate to hog the thread but need to add a few things to help others.
Went to play a few games this afternoon and found a screw sitting on my magnet and two washers as well laying around the playfield.
Spent 45 minutes examining every tiny bit of the game. The screw is a self tapper. Checked all the ramps first. Checked switch mounting plates, everywhere and could not find the place where they were missing. I had just tipped up the PF earlier in the day and had I found ONLY one of the 3 pieces I might have shrugged it off to a leave behind from the factory but 3 pieces had me worried.
This led me to start looking where you might not be able to see the screw. I mucked around on the turntable and noticed my batmobile could move fore and aft a tiny bit - did not make sense that it needed to do this so ...
I unscrewed the 2 bolts that hold it (careful as there are 2 large washers under the pink plastic piece), turned it over and POW .. one of the screws and it's 2 offset washers had fallen out. The other was just about to do the same.
These are self tappers with a very rough thread so I did not think threadlocker (Loctite) would help. So I added 3 or 4 drops of E6000 flexible adhesive into the tapped holes in the Hotwheel Batmobile. Put the 2 washers under the car first, add back the pink lexan plastic piece and then screw in your self-tappers. Re-install - good to go.
Also - note that if your Atomic Stack sign was installed poorly from the factory like mine was, I just pulled it using a razor knife and re-installed. It came off and went back on fine. Just FYI

Thanks for documenting these issues. If I ever get my game I'll have a head start up on what to inspect after I unbox it.

#408 2 years ago
Quoted from ant68:

Any news if the upgraded speaker panel (SLE) will be available to buy from Stern ?
Or has someone come up with the Mod yet ?

Someone at the factory tour asked that and they said it was exclusive to SLE.

I also think the LE/Premium speaker panel looks a bit bland compared to the rest of the game.

I think a cool mod would be to make the speaker panel look like 60's era batcomputer tech with blinky lights and various knobs and dials. Kinda like what they show in the match sequence. Put a "Closed Circuit TV" label under the LCD similar to the one in comission gordons office?

#424 2 years ago

Hoping to become an official member of this club this week. I even shoveled a path to the basement in preparation.

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#427 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Hey - you paid for the game already. That's about as official as it gets. You're in!

Back in the 60's you could join the batman fan club. Look at all the cool stuff you got for just $1.

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#429 2 years ago
Quoted from Mojosan:

Not sure how many guys will like this mod or not, but I replaced the Batmobile and bat boat on my BM66SLE with the Corgi Batmobile I've had since I was 9 yrs old.
It's a little larger scale than the HotWheels one, it's nicked up from being played with, and I'll have to reposition the bat boat to the left ramp protector, but it has a lot of meaning to me.

Thats awesome.

I wish I still had mine. I used to have the corgi batmobile and the corgi james bond aston martin. I used to have sorts of james bond and batman team up adventures with them.

#440 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Doc, are you waiting on Game Room too?

No I ordered my LE from Cointaker.

#446 2 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

hmmm. So there are at least a couple of "deadly robot" cards.

Stern is using these cards to put on the game.

amazon.com link »

They are reprints from the orignal camera negatives of the 1966 cards. The illistrations on the cards were by Norman Saunders from pencil drawings by Bob Powell. Norman illustrated the famous Topps Mars Attacks trading cards from 1962 which inpspired the Tim Burton movie.

There were 3 series of the 1966 batman cards; the black bat (55 cards), blue bat (44 cards), and red bat (44 cards). The color refers to the color of the bat logo on the bottom of the card. Since there are only 143 cards total there will be repeats on games.

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#451 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Batgaget #58 Bat mini-charge is in the house. Game (and Topper) delivered today. Code level .6
Batgirl on the sides (!)

Cool gadget and you got a card with batman and joker, very nice!

#457 2 years ago

Since I'm too poor to afford a batman66 SLE I've been thinking about adding a few of the bat vehicles to my LE. The hot wheels ones are decent looking and cheap at about $8 a piece. But I decided to splurge and check out some of the vehicles from a UK company called Eaglemoss.

Their Batman Automobilia line is a set of diecast bat vehicles from all iterations of Batman (comics, 66 show, movies, animated version, etc). The ones I've seen from the 60's show include batmobile, batcycle (both versions), batboat, batcopter, batgirls cycle, joker-mobile, catwomans car, alf cycle. They even have the batmobile after penguin stole it (penguin umbrella added and penguin logo on sides).

Each vehicle is about $20 (price is higher if uts sold out and you have to get one via ebay or wherever). They come in a acrylic display case with a 3-d lenticular background image. Each vehicle also includes a 12 page detailed magazine with info on the vehicle, its history, and detailed blueprint like drawings. These are a little bigger than the hot wheels but are a lot more detailed and accurate. I think these are 1:43 scale as opposed to the hot wheels versions ones at 1:64.

I have the Eaglemoss batmobile already and will probably put that in the shooter lane area. I don't have the hot wheels batmibile so I don't have any comparison pics for that.

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The other vehicle I recently got was the Automobilia batcopter. Even thought its sold out at most retailers I was able to find one online for $22. I like how the copter looks on the SLE mounted above the wireframe ramp looking like its flying. The detail is much nicer on the Eaglemoss version than on the hot wheels version. Here are some comparison pics to the hotwheels version. If anyone was thinking about getting one themselves.

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#463 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Doc how long is that batmobile?

Here's a pic showing the eaglemoss batmobile vs the batmobile that comes with the bluray boxset. Sorry but I don't have the hotwheels batmobile for comparison but I think its a little smaller than the bluray version.

the other pic shows the eaglemoss batcopt vs the hotwheel batcoper.

The ruler show is in inches so you UK/European guy have to convert to one of your freaky units (poppyseed, twip, shaftment, gunters chain, etc) see attached conversion guide.

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#491 2 years ago

I'm finally joing the club! Will be here tomorrow!

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#494 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballpal:

Kick ass I can not wait to see what card and gadget or episode you got.

Me too. Whats killing me is its sitting in a shipping terminal right now about 6 miles from where I work. If I knew that earlier I would have traded cars with my wife this morning picked it up with the van today. Oh I put my deposit down way back in Aug whats another day.

#512 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

It is pretty amazing there are two boards and that many connections required for the topper. It is very cool, but I hope it's used for something cool during game play.

Is one board for main topper and the other for the large batsignal projector?

#517 2 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

If it's software supported. I doubt the premium software will run it. And you likely can't put LE or SLE updates in a premium.
Things to check into.
LTG : )

Well stern said the batsignal ceiling projector on the topper would be available to buy separately so that shouldn't be a problem to add to LE or premium.

At expo Stern said the current topper was an LE/SLE exclusive and premium would have its own topper. But who knows if the've changed their mind.

I think the topper would sell well as a standalone mod from the stern store. I think its the best looking one they've done so far. If they keep it exclusive to SLE/LE I think they are leaving money on the table.

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#528 2 years ago

And so it begins....

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High claim item is an understatement

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#542 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

The topper will fit

I thought my fit was tight but yours is about as tight as you can get.

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#544 2 years ago

I really wanted a gadget version and I was happy to see I got one. I was even happier to see what one it was. I peeked in the box and couldnt believe my luck, its the freaking Batmobile!

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#545 2 years ago

I think the card I got was pretty cool too! Batman and Robin in action.

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#550 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Awesome man!!!! Congrats!!

Fooled ya, my gadget pic was a little cropped. Here's the full size pic.

We already know that Bat Gadget LE #1 is the Batmobile and people are assuming Lyman or some other VIP is getting that one. But I guess this one is still pretty cool.

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This gadget "False Inflating Batmobile" is from the second part of the False Face episode "Holy Rat Race". At the end of the episode False Face has a few missles in his car and when the Batmobile comes around a corner he blows it up. It looks like Batman and Robin were killed in the blast. We then see another Batmobile arrive with Batman and Robin. Batman confronts False False and explains that the first Batmobile was a false inflatable batmobile. Batman also explains that he keeps the false inflatable Batmobile in the real Batmobile for just such a situation.

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#557 2 years ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

Does anyone else with a prem have a card that is not signed ? Is that an LE/SLE only thing ?

Adam West signed 500 cards total, 80 for SLE, 240 for LE's. What was left over was supposed to go for premiums. So the answer is maybe depending on how early your premium was built.

#559 2 years ago

For those who are fans of the Chris Franchi artwork he's doing a signed print edition sale right now. He has 3 different batman 66 related prints available first come first serve. In the past they've sold out quickly. He has all the info on his facebook page. He goes by the name "metaluna 5 media". He has some other cool non batman prints as well.

https://www.facebook.com/Metaluna-5-Media-169657579716029/

Batman 66 villains is 20" x 20" edition of 66 signed by artist $75
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Batman The Movie is 27" x 40" edition of 66 signed by artist $139
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Batgirl is 18"x 24" edition of 66 signed by artist $75
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#563 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

I don't have Facebook and since I'm outside the US all international orders are asked to not make payment and message first but without Facebook I have no way of messaging regarding shipping
He really needs a dedicated site his work is fantastic!

Maybe just send him an email telling him you dont use facebook at the paypal address he listed?

Im getting the batman 66 villains. It will nice on the wall next to the pinball.

#564 2 years ago

I took a metal coat hanger and cut off a few inches of it to make a copter support. Twisted a little loop on the end and captured it with the same nut the SLE uses to mount its copter.

In addition to looking nice, the eaglemoss vehicles alread have tapped screw holes and the screws from where they mount to their display box. Make another loop on the other side of the wire and secure it via a screw under the copter. Tweak the shape of the wire until it looks good.

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#587 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Looks nice. I'd like to do something similar. Have an eaglemoss Batmobile, Batboat, Batcopter, Batcycle, Batgirl cycle coming. Will have to see what fits where, but I like the copter where you have it.
Were your pictures taken with the glass off?

Yeah glass off.

I was thinking about adding the other vehicles as well but after seeing the game in person theres not a lot of space to put stuff. Im not sure I like the batcyle on the bumper cap. Have to play a while and decide what fits. I definitely like the copter though. I think it fits well hovering over the ramp.

#592 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

You could ask about the card, but that was never promised to any Premium buyer (though I understand the expectation that 180 early Premiums would have them). Maybe they are being randomly placed on Premiums during the build process.

How many premiums were built but put on a boat for overseas?

If you really want a signed card, adam and burt appear to be doing a farewell tour this year at various comicon type shows. I read they will be in Boston area early march, Chicago late march, Connecticut in aug. They aint getting any younger so act quick.

#593 2 years ago

Been playing mine a lot today and so far just one issue and its driving me nuts. Ball couldnt get out of the crane scoop. After closer inspection I saw a screw in the bottom if the scoop. Ive combed over the entire playfield but cant figure out where the heck that screw came from.

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#602 2 years ago

I rembered your post and that was the first place I looked. Seems like the clesr plastics on the catwomans ramp have been loose on some machines but mine were all there. Still looking. I hope its not from the deep bowels of the turntable mech.

#612 2 years ago

Here's a pic of the machine screw that was in my scoop. Its 1/4" with a lock washer on it. Since it not pointy on the end it must go into metal. I also couldn't find a matching flat washer anywhere loose in the game. I thought I'd find out where it went this morning with a fresh set of eyes but I can't see any missing screws anywhere. Looked in all the recommended places; cat woman ramps, bottom of posts under cat woman ramps, under batmobile, etc no luck.

Maybe it was just an extra screw that was never attached to anything. If that was the case I guess thats why there's not a matching flat washer.

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#615 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

I'll bet it's the one that goes under the right ramp post, right in front of the pops...very tough spot to get to

Are you are talking about the left side of the right ramp where the top of the post holds the left side of the clear plastic air ball protector and there is a screw on the bottom of that post?

If so thats not it, checked there already and can feel the screw head on the bottom of the post.

#692 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

I have a replacement for my batmobile lined up so I'll have to see how I can mount that when I get it.

What are you replacing the batmobile with? All the better looking more detailed batmobiles Ive seen appear to be too big to fit on the turntable.

#693 2 years ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

Any premium owners planning on sound upgrades or getting the art blades?

Im planning on putting some nelson riddle original batman66 music in there. People say they like the jazzy score currently in the game but i'd like this a lot more.

#796 2 years ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

I got LE#66 > BatShit detector gadget
No joke!

I don't recall that one in any of the episodes?

#798 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Agreed, anxious to keep the club thread positive as new owners enjoy this beautiful game. ( think he was kidding, as his arrives tomorrow)

I knew he was kidding, I was just trying to be sarcastic. He's had his game for a week or so, he's just being real patient about unboxing it.

#840 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Great question, but no. They are made from PET-G now, not Makralon. Faster, thinner and less static, but yes ... there is some. You will see some dust under it over time. I'm willing to put up with a little dust under it to avoid the moonlike cratering that I've seen
BM66 is easy to remove and clean if needed.
Guys, I was as sceptical as you all. Especially of the whole "this will protect against dimpling" premise. How could it?
It does, and well

Do you have any closeup pics of the bottom rollover lanes?
Is it tricky to get the right oval shape to avoid ball hangups there?

Did anyone take your template you offered earlier? If its still available I could get a digital image of it made and post it here so people could print it out and use it as a starting point to making their own template.

#883 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Yes, he does as well. I added them to the template before shipping it out. Hopefully we will see these get made very soon

So these will be made by the pinball protectors guys in germany or did you send it to someone else? Im sure the getman guys make a nice product but $150 shipped seems a bit high since your $36 piece from amazon was big enough to do multiple games. I was hoping for a US based person so shipping would be more reasonable.

#898 2 years ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

George skimped a bit on GI I added four spotlights and a trough light.

What are uou guys using for LED's for your spot lights? Just regular single LED bulbs?

I want to brighten up the playfield with adding more spots than I need. Cointaker has those 5 LED bulbs that are supposed to be 5x the brightness of a regular LED. Wondering if 1 or 2 spotlights with those would give more light than the 4 spots.

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#934 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

That magnet is way too low. Should be flush or a fraction above to prevent wear on the edge of the pf.

Good thing you caught that early. I think that would have caused some nasty pf damage very quicky if left as is.

#949 2 years ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

» YouTube video
Here my Catwomen mod with her slow flickering led behind her diamond.
We plan to make a bunch of these so PM me if you want to get on our list?

How did you mount her?

#953 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

How did you mount her?

Quoted from thundergod76:

I'd prefer from the rear but that's just me! Sorry I couldn't resist.

In volleyball terms, it was a high soft lob perfectly setup for a spike. I knew someone would go for it.

#964 2 years ago

Wow those are nicer than the LE/SLE armor! Excellent job!

#1028 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Bound to have a few duplicates in there on the cards with 320 pins getting them. There aren't that many total in the red, black and blue series of 1966.

Only 143 unique cards in the series so there will be repeats. Cards are being used on all three versions of the machine. Just the 320 LE/SLE games were gauranteed a signed one.

Stern said Adam signed 500 cards so once LE's and SLE's were done the rest would go to premiums. I don't think any premium buyers have gotten a signed card yet though.

#1029 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Has anyone tried to order the topper beacon available only on the SLE? George said it could be added to the LE topper, and I definitely want to pursue......anyone else?

Quoted from PiperPinball:

Where can one order it? Link?

I imagine it will eventually show up in the stern accessory store. Im assuming thats where we'll also see the art blades for the premium buyers when they are available.

Plenty of existing bat signal projectors you could mod but i havent seen any with the TV style logo. The little playfield mounted bat signal will project an image but only for a very short distance.

The stern designed one is the correct logo and also projects a big image a long distance and can be focused. Hopefully it wont be too over priced.

#1035 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

It's going to be a Stern accessory. By definition that means it will be overpriced ... especially since they know their potential market is limited to 240.

I assumed premium buyers could use it as well. Seems like Stern would be leaving money on the table if it was just for LE owners.

#1040 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Negative....George conveyed it was standard on SLE, accessory for LE ( same topper minus the beacon) , but wouldn't work on premium. There are actually 2 node cards in the top of the backbox dedicated just for the topper ( seems like overkill, but true)....guessing the premiums don't have these cards (?)

Any premium owners wanna post a pic of whats inside your backbox? Any node boards at the top?

#1041 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

This is my concern....any SLE owners willing to snap a pic of that beacon so I can research a bit ( can't imagine they made it...the factory is an assembly plant)...thanks....

Here's the best pic I could find.

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#1072 2 years ago
Quoted from taz:

Here's a photo of an experiment I'm trying, dueling Batlights. I installed docquest's version in the back right corner hooked into the appropriate SLE plug. The one in the back left corner is hooked into the GI. Truth be told, there's not a lot of real estate for installing these. Anyone else thinking about going with more than one?

I was wondering how it would look to use the batsignal plastic housing mounted to a post to house a spot light to help with lighting up the playfield. Might look a nicer than a standard spot light but it would also be bigger which would be a drawback.

#1087 2 years ago

Looks like export Aerosmith games need a metal cage around the spike 2 board for EMI reasons. So will export Batman66 games need that as well? The hole for the usb looks a little sloppy, maybe a thats just a prototype?

#1101 2 years ago

Just saw the latest version of pinball browser is out and lets you see all the videos in a spike firmware file. Looks like batman 0.65 code has 1,831 videos in it! Lots of great clips in there. Looking forward to seeing them in the game itself eventually.

#1151 2 years ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I asked before but is the shaker worth buying for my premium

Hard to say until the code matures. It doesn't do much so far.

#1214 2 years ago

Wonder why Stern already has Aerosmith accessories (topper, art blades, etc) in the Stern store already but still nothing for Batman66? At expo they said art blades, glow sling protectors, topper batsignal projector, and who knows what else would be available for sale.

#1219 2 years ago

Just heard on Chris Franchi's podcast that he is in the process of doing some inner art blades for the Batman66 game. Will be interesting to see what he comes up with and when they will be available in the Stern store.

#1233 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

You happen to know a part number for that wire? LEs and Premiums don't have it.
Is the black screw the one that comes on the Eaglemoss?

I just took a wire coat hanger and cut a straight section out of it and bent it until it looked good. Very easy to do it yourself. You should have plenty of wire hangers lying around (unless.your mother is Joan Craword).

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#1234 2 years ago

You can see the approximate wire shape I used for my eaglemoss copter in this pic. I was able to find mine online for less than $25 (it was the last one he had though). So even they they are sold out from eaglemoss they are still out there if you look around.

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#1236 2 years ago

Hey MT45,
Can yountake a pic of the connectors on your SLE speaker lights and which board they eventually connect to? On my LE in the diagnostic menu you can trigger multiple speaker lights. I couldnt see any connectors that look like they would go to the speakers or reference to them in the manual.

I wonder if its like the playfield batsignal where the speaker lights connector is there on all models but tucked away somewhere.

#1250 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

The speaker lights both connect to a board mounted immediately to the left of the right speaker.
Looks like they are fed control and power from the board mounted at the top of the backbox - the same one I think that controls the topper. Hope these images help

Thanks for the pics. It looks like my CN3 connector on the backbox topper node board is missing a connectir there. So looks like the SLE has an extra harness and speaker node board not present on the LE.

Are the speakers lights on the SLE active with gameplay or are they on all the time?

#1299 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Apart from the Hot Wheels Batmobile, the other cheap ass thing on this game is the bat sticker around the lock down bar button. That thing looks 100% crap. Im guessing the pin striping on the SLE is the same red adhesive stuff. I cant believe Stern sent the games out like that. They should be making a proper laser cut alloy one like every other game (that was cheaper) and sending them to all owners.

I think someone was talking about making a laser cut metal emblem mod for the lockdown bar button?

#1394 2 years ago
Quoted from taz:

I'm not sure if it's from the movie or not after playing the game again to check out the multiball videos. They are indeed of a fight in the Batcave. Joker, Penguin, and some gang members are there for the fight with Batman and Robin, partially above the Atomic Pile. The Penguin floated down from it using his umbrella. It didn't show the bad guys being reconstituted with water though, which is how Penguin sneaked his gang into the Batcave in the movie. Maybe someone who's up on the series might know if Joker and Penguin ever teamed up and fought Batman and Robin in the Batcave in one of the series episodes?

That clip is from one pf the 3 part episodes. The first epispde of the 3 was called "Zodiac Crimes" which featured Joker and Penguin. It was marketed as a Batman Special celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the show.

In the Batman movie its just Penguin in the Batcave and he's impersonating someone else so he's not in his regular Penguin costume. The big fight scene with all 4 villains (well all 4 villains stunt doubles) at the end of the movies takes place on the top deck of Penguins submarine.

#1398 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Well that sucks, I was really hoping they would have access to movie assets. I might load the latest update into pin browser and see if I can view the video clips one at a time. Since this all seems to use the assets from the slot machine I wonder if anyone that's played the slot can comment on any movie clips shown on that?

I scanned through the clips in pinball browser of the 0.68 firmware and didnt see any clips from the movie. Also didnt see any batgirl clips either.

Interestingly, l didnt see any video clips of shame, egghead, mr freeze, mad hatter, or king tut. They did have "cartoonized" clips of the minor villains getting jailed though (similar to the jail clips of the 4 major villains).

There were a bunch of bookworm video clips in there though. It seems odd they would have video clips of bookworm but not the minor villains. So I hope they will add the others later (and maybe movie clips and batgirl).

#1411 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Can understand if they can't have don't have movie clips because of licensing issues, but we absolutely need Batgirl clips!

Shes on the translite, playfiled plastic, and backbox so not sure why she wouldnt be in the video clips. She was also in the slot machine so she was part of that kaminkow license.

#1436 2 years ago
Quoted from Cheese_WizardPQ:

Easy mod for not SLE. My boy already had the bat signal in its toys. Hope he will not freak out.

If you want to mod the batsignal you have to match the 66 style batsignal logo check out this thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/diy-batsignal-mod-tutorial-for-batman66

#1461 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Catwoman mod install details for those that want to try it. Much thanks to PiperPinball for getting me started. Couldn't have done it without his help
Catwoman is a Hallmark Christmas ornament- try Ebay
LED is from Model Train Software.com
Get the 1.8MM blue one (or whatever color you want) and select 3volt and then 14" leads
http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/flickering-led.html
You'll also need a resistor in 200ohms (although I used 150ohms and it is still working)
I order a lot of wire for mods from Jameco and they also have resistors
http://www.jameco.com/z/CF1-4W201JRC-Resistor-Carbon-Film-200-Ohm-1-4-Watt-5-_690697.html
You'll need some piano wire (or stiff wire of some type)
I order my piano wire from Pinrestore
Get the thin kind (0.047)
http://www.pinrestore.com/Supplies.html
Steps:
ADDING THE LED
Put the LED and its associated (very thin) wiring along the Catwomans body
Place the 1.8MM LED directly behind the existing "jewel" she is holding in her right hand
Go along the back of her raised arm, behind her head, down the middle of her back and then down her right leg
Strap tie along the way (I think I used about 5 of them)
Use a black sharpie to "black out" the red lead wire
Use your E6000 adhesive to put a thin bead of E600 along the entire wire length
Let it dry and hour or so
Cut the strap ties EXCEPT the one at her ankle (you cut that one later in order to add the piano wire captive in the same spot BUT leave it for now as all your tugging and moving things might pull the wire away from her ankle and then yank it off her entire back)
HEAT SHRINKING
Slide the appropriate diameter heat shrink tube onto the wire all the way UP TO her ankle
Use your heat gun to shrink and protect this thin wire
PIANO WIRE MOUNTING
Drill a small hole using a 1/16th bit into the base of her head (see pic)
Bend your piano wire so it conforms to the back of her body
Insert the piano wire into the hole in the base of her head, the wire should now fit nicely into her head and bend right at her ankles
Cut the existing strap tie at her ankle and add a new one in the SAME spot but capture the piano wire this time
Wish I had the measurements for what length wire to start with BUT the easiest way is to get the wire bent properly around her then inserted into her head, then make the final rough bend toward the mounting bolt/nut.
Then you can estimate length and cut the wire LONGER than you need by say 1". Fiddle with it until she appears right, straight and her foot is just touching the plastic behind the cat on the ramp.
Finally, make a half loop that will be placed below the nut of the plastic for mounting
ADD RESISTOR
Solder in your 200ohm resistor on the positive leg side of the led feed
Add more shrink tubing and extended wiring to reach your tapping point for power (as needed)
I added about 12" of extra wire just to make sure I had enough to work with once I settled on my exact tap location
FEED WIRE
Feed the finished wiring down the same hole used for the left habitrail switch
When you lift the playfield you'll see that (to the right) are several GI bulbs
I tapped into the green and green/yellow wires below there using quick taps
This LED was either polarity sensitive or maybe I had a bad contact on my quick tap because I had to reverse my taps after install (pain in the butt so you might want to simply touch the end of your bare wires to the feeder wires you will be using to ensure you are getting the LED to light properly)
Clip on your quick taps and slide in your wires
I then used a Scotch mounting square under her foot - I just cut it to size
Holy too many steps Batman - you're done!
amazon.com link »

Nice writeup i think i might try this on mine since i already have the hallmark ornament.

#1463 2 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

I see in another thread the bat shark repelant went out of the US. Has the real batmobile turned up yet?

I'd be surprised if #1 went into the general population. I'd think stern would reserve it for a VIP or charge a premium for it at least. Maybe Lyman gets it, I think someone said he gets a copy of all of his games.

This is the closest gadget to the real batmobile you can get I think. Although it was inflatable, it still looked good enough to fool false face in his episode.

There could be some other batmobile based gadgets out there: bat ray, emergency bat turn mechanism, batmobile ejector seat, batmobile anti theft system, batmobile automatic tire inflation device, remote batcave batcomputer link, batmobile batphone, etc.

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#1498 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Anyone know what scale the Batmobile on the turntable is?

1:64 I think. The real one is about 225" so 1:64 would be about 3.5".

#1499 2 years ago

So I had the upper section of my turntable mech partially disassembled to install my Titan rubbers in there. I was a little nervous about taking it apart but it wasnt that bad once I started.

Since I had the turntable apart I took a closer look at the bat phone. I never really like the overly big size and the lack of detail on it. The soft plastic with low detail reminds me of a dog chew squeker toy.

I decided to see how it looked if I replaced it with the red translucent phone that comes with this batman action figure kit.

https://m.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=54368326&gclid=CPL_tZOE_dECFZqLswodAcQBog&camp=PLAPPCG-_-PID20213847%3aTRUS&cagpspn=plat_20213847&eESource=CAPLA_DF%3a54368326%3aTRUS

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Although it shows up for $29.99 online, the Toys-R-Us near me currently has it on clearance for $25.

The phone with this kit is way smaller but has nice detail for the size. As a bonus the set also comes with a mini shakespese bust. So putting the bust and the phone in should fill the space nicely.

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The current phone has a tricolor LED mounted with just the red input connected. It is mounted to the bottom of phone above the plastic. The phone was screwed to the plastic from below via two screws.

For my mod I used the existing LED board but I mounted it under the plastic via a small nut and bolt. I used one of the two existing holes that was used to mount the original phone to secure the LED board under the plastic. When mounted there the LED on the board lines up almost perfectly with the larger hole that was used to feed the LED control wires and connector to the old phone. I put some red electical tape on the board to keep the contacts from shorting on anything. I then mounted the new phone over the hole. There is no bottom on the phone so the light illuminates it pretty well.

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To make the area look more like the Wayne manor study I added some art in the back to make it look like wood paneling. This art also covers the wires on the back of the bat computer. Those exposef wires there annoyed me everytime I saw them.

Overall I think it looks better than the old phone. If I wanted to take it even further I could put a decal on the existing plastic under the phone to make it look like the top of a desk. You could also put a graphic in the back to show the bat poles behind the book case.

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#1504 2 years ago
Quoted from BrewinBombers:

With the phone that size, you should find a Shakespeare bust to put next to it, or even a desk for the whole thing.

Way ahead of ya, take a closer look at the pic.

I made a mock-up of how the bat poles behind the phone would look and decided to scrap that idea. To make them look right proportionally they would be kinda tall and then be seen from behind when the turntable was in the bat cave position. I also made a desk decal but it jut didn't look like a desk enough and decided it looked better without it.

Now about those empty plain looking speaker grills on the LE and premium games. Whose got some ideas there?

#1511 2 years ago
Quoted from rlslick:

Thank you! I agree, it's silly and not something I normally tag my games with nor would post on Pinside knowing it would receive or deserve some thumbs down! Hopefully we see someone sell something for these panels...Thought Stern did a nice job with the SLE's.

I agreed the SLE speaker panel is nice. I think I'd like to see something like that except replace the SLE bat logo style with one that looks like the one on the batmobile door. That with some backlit speakers similar to the SLE would be nice.

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#1524 2 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

I was just watching the latest video on Facebook. Did Stern put a new left ramp plastic on?

Looks like it.

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#1595 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Batman doesn't drink alcohol.

He can sure chug though.

He downed 6 glasses of buttermilk all at once to coat his stomach in that Kig Tut episode so he wouldn't be affected by the abu-rabu-simbu-tu mind control drug.

Maybe it could be the bat-buttermilk holder.

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#1601 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Once my LE arrives, I can give my new Batmobile a test fit, fingers crossed.

Can you tell us the length of the hallmark batmobile?

#1616 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Hallmark Batmobile is just over 4" long.

Thanks for measuring, looks like its too big for the spinner.

#1642 2 years ago

For LE and SLE owners.

Does the bat logo on your topper go on and off or is it on all the time?

I noticed mine is always on and when I go into diagnostics for that lamp its still on and doesn't flash.

Is this how it works on everyone elses topper?

#1725 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Absolutely agree. Huge difference.

Better than the SLE Jensens?

#1802 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

I'd buy one if I could understand enough German to order one ...

if you open it in with google chrome browser a "translate page" option appears in the upper right corner. Here's the translated version.

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#1859 2 years ago

If you are in the new england area area stop at the North East Comicon in Hanover MA this weekend. Adam West and Burt Ward will be there saturday and sunday. I will have my Batman66 LE there to play with 100% of the coin drop going to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Just finished setting it up right next to the batmobile and the bat cycle.

Come meet the real Batman and Robin and play pinball for a good cause!

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#1861 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

Very cool!
See if you can get a picture of either one playing it ...
If it were my game, I'd get them to personalize and sign the translite.

I was trying to decide where to get it signed (if they are willing to). Possible choices would be: translite, speaker panel just below the translite, apron by their heads. I already have both their sigs on a trading card maybe thats enough. I could have them sign my Franchi "Villains" print which is basically the same art he did on the game. I plan on hanging that up next to the game.

I'd really love to get them to play a game with me. Not sure if they would up for that or not.

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#1865 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Are both Adam and Burt there for a autograph session?

Yes, autographs and photos and a Q@A.

#1866 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Whose batmobile is it?

Its not one of the 5 Barris ones. I talked to the owner a bit and turns out he used to be a pin head. He had both Elvira games, AFM, and a bunch of others at one point. He enjoyed playing the Batman66 game. Since he does the show circuit I told him he should buy one to bring to the shows to put along side his vehicles for a little extra revenue.

There is another guy who brought the the Bat-Cycle. The cycle itself is a replica but the Robin side car part of it is the original one from the 66 movie. He was gonna bring a replica Bat-Boat as well but it was too big to fit in the door of the venue. The AMC show "Comic Book Men" did a Batman themed show recently and the guy with the Bat-Boat in that episode is the same one here with the Bat-Cycle.

#1869 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

On the translite, right below the bat belts..

Holy signed Bat-Poles !

#1879 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

I had my spring go on the flipper which made it act weird.

A had a flipper spring break on my Batman66 this weekend. First time I've ever seen a spring break. The connecting loop on one end just snapped off. Is that typically seen on Stern machines? It was at a show so I had to improvise a fix by uncoiling the last few turns and making a new connecting loop.

Only other spring break I've had before was this one.

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#1889 2 years ago
Quoted from jfh:

How was the game received at the show?

So I brought my Batman66 to the North East comicon in Hanover MA this weekend. This isn't a very big show compared to other comicon's buts in only about 30 miles from my house so I've been a few times in the past. The big draw this year was Adam West and Burt Ward. In addition to them there was going to be the Bat-Cycle, The Bat-Boat, The Batmobile. Since this was going to be a "bat-centric" show I asked the organizer if he would like to have a Batman66 pinball machine there with all the coin drop going to a charity of his choice. He loved the idea and picked the Leonard Zakim Center of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for a charity.

He setup an area for my machine right next to the Bat-Cycle and the Batmobile. The guy who brought the Bat-Cycle was the same guy that was on Comic Book Men show on AMC a few weeks ago. They did a Batman themed episode and this was same guy who owns the Bat-Boat. Although the Bat-Boat was supposed to be there he later found out that the doors for the venue weren't quite big enough to get it in so the Bat-Boat stayed home for this event. He has a ton of pop culture vehicles he brings all over the country for shows like this. Super nice guy.

Here is my machine getting setup next to the Batmobile.

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#1890 2 years ago

The attendance was really good on Saturday. it dropped off a little on Sunday but was still a lot more people than I expected. Over the two days I had a about 140 total games played. I thought it would have been higher since it seemed to be busier than that. It worked out to be about a game played every 6 to 7 minutes on average which seems pretty decent. By far it was the cheapest entertainment at the show. Lots of people just wanted to look at it and take pictures of it or a picture of them standing next to it.

I brought a belt mounted quarter dispenser which was a good idea since I only had about 5 people over the whole weekend that had 4 quarters with them. Most had dollars and a few had no cash at all and only used plastic. I can see why a change machine, a dollar bill acceptor or a electronic fee acceptor of some kind are absolutely essential for location games.

It was sad to see some people who appeared to be at least in their mid twenties who said they never played pinball. The one thing in common though was that everyone who did play seemed to really enjoy it. I'm glad I brought it and got a chance to share it and raise a few dollars for a good cause. Getting a chance to see Adam and Burt was also a fun.

Here's a pic of my impromptu spring fix after the spring broke. I just uncoiled one end and made a new loop. Worked well for the rest of the day.

I also had a few ball hangups on the upper end of the turntable. Although it was flush in the front it was raised a little in the back. Soft shots to the ball lock could get hung up there. If its hung on the edge the ball search cant always get it out. I had to remove the glass when that happened. I re-leveled it and then it worked fine.

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#1891 2 years ago

Here are some pics from the show. We had everything ranging from purple unicorns to Betelgeuse play the game.

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#1892 2 years ago

Adam and Burt did a little Q and A about working on the show.

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#1893 2 years ago

We had a few "mini bat-men" playing. One of them had a classic "WTF ?" moment when he had a straight down the middle drain.

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#1894 2 years ago

There was a classic Batman as well, even had his shark repellent with him just in case.

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#1895 2 years ago

Also had an angry Batman

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#1896 2 years ago

And this Joker showed up.

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#1897 2 years ago

Near the end of the show some old guy showed up and wanted to play but he didn't have any quarters. He seemed like a nice enough guy so I let him have a few free games. Not sure why everyone around started taking pics of him playing it. Also not sure why he was calling me "good citizen". He really seemed to enjoy the Catwoman mode and said something about strange stirrings in his utility belt whenever her saw her.

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#1898 2 years ago

After that another old guy showed up. This "boy-wonder" said he just got his own Batman66 game. He pointed out that he was having trouble with the ball registering when he hit his Riddler scoop on the left orbit shot. I told him a few things to try to help with that. He also wasn't clear on the rules of the game. I ended up removing the glass so I could go through all the shots and shot him what he need to do for each villain. He said his wife plays it too so as I was explaining the game to him he was explaining it to her over the phone. Then he decided to just record me with his phone so he could review it later at home with his wife. When I wasn't looked he left some graffiti on my game apron since the glass was off.

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#1904 2 years ago
Quoted from ATLpb:

Damn docquest, that's incredibly cool!

It was a good weekend. It was a real treat to play my Batman66 with the actual Batman and Robin. I'll never wash my flipper buttons again!

#1910 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Hopefully you included instructions about updating code too. It would suck going thru life unaware of that and having the machine the way it is now forever. Anyway that's some cool stuff there!

During our game walkthrough I told him the code would be evolving and there would be future updates. He didnt seem to be aware of the process or how to do it. So after I got home on Saturday night I decided to put together a little "care package" for Burt (Adam said he didnt have a game).

I typed up a summary of the current rules and modes, the email address to send his info to Stern to get on the code update email list, and a copy of the page from the manual that details the update process.

I game him all this on Sunday and he was very appreciative. I also asked him to sign my Franchi villain print and he wrote a nice thank you to me for the pinball help.

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#1917 2 years ago

Since Burt signed my apron I don't need the signed card I got prior to getting my game. I got it signed by Adam and Burt last year at the LA comicon. Selling it for what it cost me $200.

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#1918 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

Since Burt signed my apron I don't need the signed card I got prior to getting my game. I got it signed by Adam and Burt last year at the LA comicon. Selling it for what it cost me $200.

Signed card is sold.

#1933 2 years ago
Quoted from Cyrus:

Just wanted to mention that this week Stern sent me a (free) kit to modify/extend the left ramp cover (to prevent air balls).

You called to ask for it or they just it sent it to you?

#1940 2 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

LOL how awesome is that!!!!!!
Did he really say the thing about the utility belt? I've seen Adam West in full on charm mode and that's one of the standby lines

I added that part. However I've also heard him say it in one of his comicon Q@A's as well as in an interview in TV. I think he likes to use that line a lot. When he was playing my game he mentioned that he really liked how the artwork captured the likenesses of the villains so well.

When I got Adam to sign my Franchi villains print I told him the print was by the same artist who did the game. He then told his agent/handler guy to get a hold of Stern and ask about getting a game. Im surpised he didn't have one already like Burt does.

#1952 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Is there anyway to make the start button clear? is the green a plastic cap/cover or is the plastic itself green?

marco sells a clear 1" button which should fit.

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PBA1W

#1955 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Thanks Doc, any idea why Stern have gone with a new button on BM66? I noticed Aerosmith is the same with the new flush style button, GB had the classic inset Start Button, maybe its a Spike 2 thing, but I might give that button ago, see how it fits and report back.

You might need to swap the LED that came with your original button if the replacement button doesn't work at spike voltages.

The opening credits on the TV show were mostly green so its not a bad fit to keep the green color with a black bat symbol.

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#1957 2 years ago
Quoted from twenty84:

Here is what the pieces of the button look like when you take it apart

Was it lit with one of the little rectangular surface mount LED boards?

#1963 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Has anyone else noticed the Riddler plastic in the back right corner not sitting flat? I have about an 1/8" gap between it and the ball guide. When I checked it the plastic is sitting on top of the saucer shield. I'm wondering if the shield is getting bent upward by the ball and causing the plastic to bend up. Sorry I dont have a pic handy.

That was a common problem on CFTBL scoops. The metal would eventuall contact the plastic over it and end up scratching the paint off the under side of the it. Pinbits sold a revised deflector made of thicker metal so it wouldn't deform over time. In this era of cost cutting it wouldn't be surprising if the metal is thinner than it should be. Maybe a mod opportunity for a pinside metalsmith.

#1966 2 years ago

I was poming around with the pinball browser and noticed some callouts I hadnt heard yet. Looks like all the personalized Adam West greetings (and a love message from Burt WRard to his wife) are from 0x56A to 0x5B5. Theybare of Adam saying "<name of SLE owner> Get the bat phone!" I was hoping one of the SLE owners had the same first name as me so I might figure out a way to use the quote on my LE but no such luck.

Can any SLE owners chime in and say if the current code uses this yet? I think its a pretty cool feature but havent heard anyone talk about it much.

#1974 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

6 days to TPF... hope there's a new Batman66 code update before show

Stern Facebook post said there would be.

#2007 2 years ago
Quoted from Sethman:

Should see some code today too

I hope so too but I'm not holding my breath.

#2054 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

Hasen,t anyone noticed that with this code,you can,t auto-plunge with the left flipper and get the full left orbit! Now,you hold down the left flipper, when you plunge, and it goes all the way around!! Some of you did,t know this was a option,did ya???

That was in the previous code.

Hold the left flipper and plunge, Then all the main villain shots are lit, hit one and the batphone starts ringing for a quicker villain mode start.

If you are already in a villain mode and hold the left flipper in when you plunge then all the main shots turn yellow. Make one of them and get a gadget awarded instantly.

#2057 2 years ago
Quoted from vireland:

Also, nice to see the batsignal flasher in the PF is now being used.

Im bringing a couple extra tv style batsignals with me to texas pinball festival. If you're going to be there and want one send me a PM.

#2060 2 years ago
Quoted from rockrand:

I have tried everything with the update and no luck,same stick I used last time and it does not see the stick,unzipped and loaded all files onto stick,tried to use "send to" also drag and drop with no luck,the stick flashes when I turn game on like it should but then nothing and the game starts like normal,I guess I will buy a new stick,
What brand and size should I buy?

Try reformating the stick? Maybe the code got corrupted when downloading from Stern website, try re-downloading it?

#2094 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Does anyone know who owns this BM66? its a premium with LE/SLE armour on it, plus I noticed on the lock bar it has a replacement/new Bat emblem (the batmobile emblem) just wondering who made it? is it laser cut or just another decal? and who is making them/selling them as I want one

Pinball refinery machine. The bat emblem is plastic as well as the gadget plaque next to it.

#2096 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Thanks Doc, plastic? Well I guess that holds up a lot better than the factory decals, metal would have been nice like my other Sterns but in the show everything was a sticker in the batmobile so plastic probably gives it that look.
Did you pick one up for your BM66?

He didnt have any avail for purchase at show. I think he said $25 would be the cost if you emailed him at his website. It looked really nice.

The only thing that would make it better would be if it was molded to fit the angle of the lockdown bar. As it sits, the plastic is stiff so it doesnt follow the contour of the lockdown bar perfectly so the sharp tips of the emblem stick up a little bit.

If it was made of metal you might be able to bend it to follow the shape of the lockdown better. I assume that making it out of metal would cost more.

Most of the other Stern games with a lock down bar button have metal trim around the button. Even lower cost pro's like Aerosmith.

I wonder if Batman didnt get one because the game was rushed for the anniversary so there wasnt time to get it done. I heard thats why Aerosmith acessories were available before Batman accessories. Aerosmith was done before Batman so they had more time to get all the accesories done.

#2108 2 years ago

Put in a bunch of mods I picked up at TPF last week. Mezelmods backboard building and Gotham city sign.

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#2109 2 years ago

Also bought some green and purple 5v led boards from cointaker to add some color to Riddler scoop and Penguin crane VUK. I wired them to nearby GI bulb so they are on all the time. Might re-wire the Penguin one to go off when super jackpot is lit instead. Not a bad mod for $0.89 a piece.

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#2110 2 years ago

Also bought a few red led boards to replace the white ones in the antennae stalks on the topper. Not sure why Stern put white leds in there instead of red ones. Putting red ones in there makes the plastic much more red instead of the pinkish/orange they were with the white boards. Hard to get a good pic to show the visual difference. Left antennae pic is still the white board and right antenna pic has the red board in it.

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#2111 2 years ago

I put in a translucent orange pop bumper body in the atomic pile to replace the solid white one that was there. Gives a much brighter flash effect this way. I'm still using the 2 led flasher that in there originally. Since the body is trasparent I used some double sided foam tape to hold the flasher on the bottom of the pop body for a neater look.

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#2112 2 years ago

I also updated my replacement batphone. I decided to put the cake pan on the phone. When I had just the phone it looked too small. After adding the cake pan cover and base, the scale looks better with the Shakespeare bust next to it.

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#2113 2 years ago

I also replaced the start button graphic with the opening credits bat logo.

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#2120 2 years ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

Oh wow! Docquest to be honest....I saw all the pics that you posted about 10 times each of them! Amazing!, all of them are very very nice, the colors, the toys, the start button, the lights, the Batphone and the Shakespeare simply incredible Docquest. I would like to add to mine all the toys like you did.
Two thumbs up, and thank you for sharing all the upgrades!
Regards

Thanks for the nice comments. I wanted to show some pic of the mods so anyone thinking about trying them can see how they look in a machine.

Regarding the start button, I made that using backlit film material. for my Ash Vs Evil Dead re-theme I used backlit film material for my translite and a few other things in the game that will be lit from behind. I knew I wanted to put a bat logo on my start button so I added a few logos in the dead white space on my other artwork so I could try it out. I made logos with blue, green, yellow, and white backgrounds.

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So I have a few extra's for free if anyone want to try one. Just send me a PM if interested.

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To install you need to take your existing start button apart. Replace the green disk in it with the trimmed logo for a perfect fit. You'll need to put a tiny dab of glue or tape between the edge of the logo and the button cover. That will keep the orientation of the correct correct. Otherwise it might rotate over time due to vibration.

#2127 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Batphone and wall are my favorites

If you want replace the dog chew toy style batphone and add the shakespear bust you have two options. The figures toy company sells action figure accesories including a batphone and a shakespeare bust. You can buy them by themselves or part of a kit with a while bunch of other stuff ( from bombs to batzooka's). Here is their website: http://figurestoycompany.com/classictvbatman8inchactionfiguresaccessorypack.aspx

The other option is the "To the Batcave" playset. Ive seen them sold at Toys r us or amazon. The items here are only available with the whole set, not individually. https://m.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=54368326

The figures toy company has a bigger shakespeare bust and their batphone includes the cakepan. The phone with the cakepan isnt as nice looking as the one from the other set. Its not as translucent and is less detailed. So I took the phone from the batcave set and put it with the cake pan of figures toy company set.

Here's a pic to show the size differences between the two sets. The bigger bust is the toy fogures one. The phone shown next to it is the nicer batcave set phone.

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The figures toy company phone looks like this.
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#2145 2 years ago

Wow thats cool that you themed it a penguin centric game. You gotta add the eaglemoss "birdmobile" to it. Its based on the episode where penguin steals the batmobile and pimps it out as the birdmobile.

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You gonna fit a pic of Ethel Merman as Lola Lasagne on there somewhere?

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#2248 2 years ago
Quoted from cadmium:

My right Catwoman ramp is lifting off the playfield. Any recommendations on how to get it flush again? I'm concerned that it will ding my balls and lift more as time goes on.

Check to see if the side of the ramp has a threaded post that goes through the playfield. If it does you can look for it under the playfield and tighten the nut on it if its loose.

#2262 2 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

yeah, just the lack of callouts and video assets properly integrated is a huge piece still missing.

At TPF George said Lyman prefers to save tweaking the callouts until the end of the development process.

#2284 2 years ago

Whoever got rhe shark repellent gadget on their game should hang this new Franchi print on the wall next to it

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#2297 2 years ago

Looks like hallmark will be putting out a 66 Batcopter this year. It has batman and robin in it. Not sure of the scale but it should be similar to hotwheels and eaglemoss ones.

http://explore.hallmark.com/pop-culture-shop/

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#2300 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Ok I've got the beer iced down now and I'm all set for a great drop!!

Id suggest to start drinking now. If there isnt a code drop by the end of the day you'll have drunk enough that you wont care.

#2316 2 years ago
Quoted from cooked71:

I've hit him up on Facebook, and looks like he's not happy to send to Australia. Would anyone here be willing to have mine delivered to them, then on send it to me? Obviously I'd pay for the poster and shipping and would take responsibility for any damage.

I'll help you out if no one else has offered yet.

#2319 2 years ago
Quoted from FalconPunch:

I've already offered cooked71 over $1000 for his plaque to be swapped and he said no. The guy likes his Shark Repellent.

For $1000 I'd make you one that looks just like it and even have adam west sign it.