^^ is that real ?
when i was a kid, growing up in a crappy country town in 100+ degree texas heat, watching the batman shows during the summer afternoons was a blast. The tv show line-up was something like:
a) wait for stupid soaps to end.
b) bewitched (black & white, don't remember if in color too). No action. Watched, but a bit boring. At least she was cute.
c) i dream of jeannie (black & white, & color). No action. Watched, a little more interesting. She was very cute.
d) gilligan's island (added more humor to the mix). Not much action and great theme song.
e) BATMAN ! Could almost always count on ( ((ACTION)) ) and lots of attractive actresses & wild bad guys. Can't pull my eyes away from it, or might miss something. Loved the bright & vivid colors and the over-the-top sound fx.
f) cartoons would then start up.
I don't think there's much of a younger generation (people in the 30's or younger) who will have any affinity for this pin, although they may like it, it may not be as strong of a connection. But, hopefully done well, this will be much more of a childhood nostalgia game, much like the 70's & 80's arcade video games are. I think the buyers of these might (generally) have that same kind of connection with it.
It's like having a time machine & going back to play a game in the late 70's that should have existed back then. I give it at least a thumbs-up for brand selection.
not sure if this is real, but here ya go:
Batman66 listed in Nov 2016.
Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,
I am again writing to update you about our production plans. August was our largest month of production for a decade.
We plan to produce games or have in stock games as follows:
September in the USA
Ghostbusters Premium – fill many backorders
Spiderman VE – fill many backorders
TWD Pro – fill back orders, some more available
GOT Pro – fill most backorders
Whoa Nellie – fill backorders
October in the USA
Ghostbusters Pro – fill back orders, some more available
Ghostbusters Premium – fill most backorders
Spiderman VE – fill back orders, some available
Metallica Pro – fill back orders, some more available
Whoa Nellie – some available
November in the USA
Ghostbusters Premium – fill back orders, some more available
Metallica Premium Monsters – fill back orders, some available
GOT Pro and Premium - some available
Batman66 – LE’s and some Premium
Stern Pinball, Inc.
the extra elevation isn't getting the ball into tight spots anywhere or hitting targets slightly off desired point?
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
great info. thanks.
what do you think about the difference of color & use of lighting with this PET-G on the playfield?
lighting having any side-effects (under playfield coming up, above playfield bouncing down) ?
any ideas for the red trim striping on the lockbar, yet?
seems like that's going to rub off in a matter of days of playing. hands go right on it, for use of flippers.
anybody's plunger a bit on the really wimpy side?
(can't believe i wrote that )
maybe tighter spring needed?
Quoted from HOOKED:
2mm is the thinnest I can cast and still add color.
If you cut a metal plate it has to hug the bottom of the lock down up to the cast slant toward the glass.
I would like to still keep the overall large visual and not compromise the area covered.
I plan on and (we are testing with the TF emblem) compensating for the slant.
All still in the works ...we will see how TF goes first.
You will find I dont make lists of mods I am going to make, I just make them and take pre orders about a month out.
wow. code download took for-ë-vaa time to upgrade the 300bps modem...
but, time to install
Any truth that new clear needs like 3 months to cure(sp) before it's stronger (less soft = more dimple resistant)?
Quoted from leaffan67:
I am in the club. LE#40. However, I am leaving mine NIB for the time being. I will wait til the code advances a bit more before I unpack and set up. I have a bad habit of getting mad at how crappy the early code is. This anger has impacted my longer term enjoyment of the game. For example, I still don't really play TWD. I am still mad at it. It all started with Xmen! Man, that was a long wait! Should have left that one NIB for over 2 years!! Live and learn.
mine is set up, but i'm not playing it (much) for similar reason.
i'm planning to bring SLE to texas pinball festival (TPF). so we're looking at like 300+ plays over 4 days (maybe?).
think i should just put down a smaller piece of mylar at the top area for TPF, then remove it when i get home & then do the full sheet (or another new small piece) ?
Quoted from Cserold:
Pretty damn impressive. Begs the question then...why in heck aren't they installing these at factory on the games if they are having continuous problems with the soft wood? Or at least give folks the option to request it be installed when buying. Sounds JJP may already be doing this, right?
i probably would have paid for it, if given the option.
small nits... mods maybe?
the red bat-phone toy on the turn-table is all red. But, if you watch the LCD, the videos of the red bat-phone show it having a black center piece. think the toy should be colored black too in the middle?
on the turn-table, the side with the bat-tv. The 2 targets under it are extremely dark & hard to see. Maybe put some light(s) behind the targets to make them visible? Even cast a light out from behind them (aimed downward to not blind the player) onto the playfield in front? Or maybe a light hidden under/behind the tv, aimed down to the 2 targets?
Lloyd reminded me to order the playfield protector. Ordered & shipped. Hope it comes soon.
Anyone sell a pre-cut wireform cover?
i'm planning to take the BM66 SLE to texas pinball festival. So trying to get it all armored-up for battle.
Any recommendations for the lockbar? (pen stripe will probably be gone by end of show if I don't do something).
Wish there was like a mylar-lite that I could put on & then safely peal off after show.
Or maybe find an alt lockbar to swap out for show?
Just got playfield protector from Germany...
Damn it!! Already has dimple issues & haven't even played on it yet
I'll try to get some close up shots with the light hitting it just right...
Maybe with enough dimples it'll even out.
i'm liking the new code. wish it had some voice-overs / call-outs. Also, the choppy clips of the joker are odd as they loop.
it's more fun to watch the color display now when someone else is playing. find myself watching the display more than the playfield at the moment.
Pin mod update prep for TPF:
Added Car Bra wrap on batman66 SLE lockdown bar, to protect pinstriping. Taking to Texas Pinball Festival in a few weeks.
Had flash on. Might be some reflections.
Quoted from J85M:
Do what you have to do man to protect her, I think it's awesome your taking your SLE for others to play, have it in a dust free booth if you need to
I'm sure everyone will appreciate you bringing it in the first place, even if you make them wear white overalls, dust mask and gloves
here's my TPF booth setup for the pin. overkill ?
if we put on the full playfield protector (overlay), do we also need the cliffy protectors? or no?
if we did need both, i'm guessing the cliffy protectors would go on first, then playfield protector.
Quoted from J85M:
Just noticed while watching BM66 on blu ray there is an odd error at the end of episode ten of season one "a death worse than fate" it says next week batman faces the joker, yet episode 11 is "a riddle a day keeps the riddler away" no joker in sight, just thought it was odd and worth sharing
that's it !
i'm selling my pin
discovered a sound problem on SLE (maybe all?).
had the SLE at TPF this last weekend.
the show is so loud that I turned the sound all-the-way up.
after a few hours of constant play by folks (had a line on it all day/night, every day), the sound would go 100% out.
had to restart game each time to get sound to work again.
would happen several times a day.
i'm not sure if it's triggered by something going on in the game, or just a factor of time/use, as I wasn't at the booth each time it happened.
anyone have any ideas, or put their game into this kind of use to experience this issue?
Quoted from vireland:
Someone screwed up on the Stern download page. Version 0.70 is listed as a Feb release when it actually was Mar 23rd. It's like they put the 0.70 release in the old 0.69 release slot. That's not the way it was when 0.70 was first put up, so it must have been changed in the past few weeks.
Stern should let me manage their site.
(hint hint hint)
Quoted from ronaldvg:
Was playing yesterday and all of a sudden my crane started to go left and right and did not seem to stop in time. It just went against the wireform on the left and the plastics on the right.
After test in servicemenu it seemd that the two optos on the right and the last opto on the left did not work.
Lifted playfield and had to unscrew a metal plate to get to the optos. Then tested optos and they all worked. I had to bend the metal plate that runs through the optos a little inwards and then the crane worked again.
Just wanted to share this if anyone gets the same problem.
thanks for the info
Quoted from docquest:
While we wait for the next code drop you can check out a decent interview with Batman66 artist Chris Franchi here:
did someone say "next code drop"
Here's our little video submission for the Batman 66 SLE pinball machine.
You brought great joy & excitement to my otherwise poor and boring childhood.
Farewell caped crusader
Quoted from docquest:
Is that where you break down the machine, put all the foam packing blocks on it, slide it back into the box, tape it all back up, then wait a day or so and then pull it back out to re-live the feeling?
are you implying we shouldn't be doing this each day ?
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