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Club Spidey (Spider-Man) - Members and guests welcome

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“Club Spidey (Spider-Man) - Members and guests welcome”

  • Spider-Man is the best Stern Pin 50 votes
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  • Spider-Man is the best Super Hero Pin 116 votes
    52%
  • Black Spider-Man is Shiny 57 votes
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#2001 77 days ago
Quoted from rwmech5:

Ensures ball drops through the upper lanes on launch and when left orbit shot is made

OK, so coil is active on left orbit shot to let the ball through?

#2002 77 days ago
Quoted from Kjarkur:

Do you perhaps have a link? I even don't know what the name of this kind of screw could be.

looked for it, it doesn't use those specific threaded nuts here is a pic https://mantispinball.com/product/misc-ball-guide-kit/ Maybe place the question in the restoration fourm...

#2003 76 days ago

Currently restoring my spiderman. Unfortunately this plastics guides was broken. I made new ones in blue fluorescent with my cnc gear. Hope you like it.

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#2004 76 days ago

Looks fantastic! You should make some extras and sell them!

#2005 76 days ago

Looks good

#2007 75 days ago
Quoted from Kjarkur:

Do you perhaps have a link? I even don't know what the name of this kind of screw could be.

That is called a spade bolt, if you haven't gotten your answer yet.

#2008 75 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

That is called a spade bolt, if you haven't gotten your answer yet.

here is a link....https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/231-5025-00

#2009 73 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

That is called a spade bolt, if you haven't gotten your answer yet.

Awesome! Thanks, I was still looking for the name.

#2010 72 days ago

Just joined the club with an OG Tobey Spidey. One owner. Spent about a year on route and been in a basement since around 08. Needs a shop job and the cab has a couple minor bumps from being moved a couple times, but all in all, very nice specimen. Spidey was one of my NIB regrets over the years. Glad to have one, finally. Gonna grab the Sandman plastic from pinball life. That and the Sandman vs Spidey plastic in the pops are the only playfield issues. Doc Ock magnet still perfect, as well.

#2011 72 days ago

Welcome back to the club!

#2012 70 days ago

3rd day of ownership and I was a few Venom shots away from lighting Super Hero. So close. Love this game. Took this pic after ball one (including the extra). 3rd Goblin and 3rd Venom were in progress.

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#2013 69 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

3rd day of ownership and I was a few Venom shots away from lighting Super Hero. So close. Love this game. Took this pic after ball one (including the extra). 3rd Goblin and 3rd Venom were in progress.
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Got to super hero a few times and each time failed early on. Very disappointed not seeing much of this mode. Gotta stop panicking

#2014 69 days ago

Best Super hero game ever and you have the better Version. The Tobey M SM series even to this day is to me the best Spidey . Macho man Included

Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

3rd day of ownership and I was a few Venom shots away from lighting Super Hero. So close. Love this game. Took this pic after ball one (including the extra). 3rd Goblin and 3rd Venom were in progress.
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#2015 69 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

3rd day of ownership and I was a few Venom shots away from lighting Super Hero. So close. Love this game. Took this pic after ball one (including the extra). 3rd Goblin and 3rd Venom were in progress.
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Glad you are enjoying the game.
Get to work with some Novus 1 and 2 and see that game clean and shine up. The playfield appears to be in good shape and could probably look pretty sharp with a light cleaning removing the blackish film.

#2016 69 days ago

Hi, I picked up an original Spidey a couple of weeks ago but have pretty much been on the road ever since I got it home.

Right now I’m in Frisco, CO and I stopped into the Co.bar last night to play some of their pins (nice venue!). They also had an original Spidey, but theirs had a center post between the flippers. Mine does not. Looking at some of the gallery pictures on Pinside, it seems there’s a center post on most.

Was the center post part of the original factory design?

#2017 69 days ago
Quoted from curban:

Hi, I picked up an original Spidey a couple of weeks ago but have pretty much been on the road ever since I got it home.
Right now I’m in Frisco, CO and I stopped into the Co.bar last night to play some of their pins (nice venue!). They also had an original Spidey, but theirs had a center post between the flippers. Mine does not. Looking at some of the gallery pictures on Pinside, it seems there’s a center post on most.
Was the center post part of the original factory design?

Yes, the post is part of the design.

#2018 69 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Glad you are enjoying the game.
Get to work with some Novus 1 and 2 and see that game clean and shine up. The playfield appears to be in good shape and could probably look pretty sharp with a light cleaning removing the blackish film.

I spent a good amount of time today getting stuff cleaned and shopped out. Waiting on the replacement Sandman plastic before I can reassemble. It's all shined up. I changed out all bulbs, except for flashers, for LEDs. Hopefully, I can get by without shelling out for the LED OCD. Trying to keep costs down.

#2019 69 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

I spent a good amount of time today getting stuff cleaned and shopped out. Waiting on the replacement Sandman plastic before I can reassemble. It's all shined up. I changed out all bulbs, except for flashers, for LEDs. Hopefully, I can get by without shelling out for the LED OCD. Trying to keep costs down.

Unfortunately, without LEDOCD, unless you have non-ghosting LEDs SM will not look right in the inserts.

#2020 69 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Unfortunately, without LEDOCD, unless you have non-ghosting LEDs SM will not look right in the inserts.

I can buy non ghosting. I think that would be cheaper. It's only about 50 bulbs on the under side.

#2021 69 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

I can buy non ghosting. I think that would be cheaper. It's only about 50 bulbs on the under side.

still gonna ghost on ya i think. need the board on this one.

#2022 69 days ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

still gonna ghost on ya i think. need the board on this one.

I've never seen the under side of the VE. Don't they use standard LEDs?

#2023 68 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

I've never seen the under side of the VE. Don't they use standard LEDs?

I don't know if they are standard or non-ghosting but I do know they got rid of the variable lit villan inserts that indicate how much progress you've made against each.

#2024 68 days ago
Quoted from curban:

Hi, I picked up an original Spidey a couple of weeks ago but have pretty much been on the road ever since I got it home.
Right now I’m in Frisco, CO and I stopped into the Co.bar last night to play some of their pins (nice venue!). They also had an original Spidey, but theirs had a center post between the flippers. Mine does not. Looking at some of the gallery pictures on Pinside, it seems there’s a center post on most.
Was the center post part of the original factory design?

That’s my spidey! I saw you and your wife playing the other night thanks for the support! I own all the games at Co Bar.

I’m not sure about the center post if that was original or not. A lot of causal players at cO bar so i try to keep the games as friendly as i can.

#2025 68 days ago
Quoted from V8haha:

That’s my spidey! I saw you and your wife playing the other night thanks for the support! I own all the games at Co Bar.

Well, I know this is the wrong thread for this…but definitely want to give the Co Bar a shoutout. You have a nice collection, and all of the games played very smooth (nicely dialed in) and were all clean and in very nice condition…more like a private collection owned by an obsessive Pinsider than a typical location venue. Great job keeping them all A+! We’ll be back!

…and the volume on the pins was set nicely too! (Also unlike most other locations set too quiet).

#2026 68 days ago

Anyone buy a decal set and not need the backboard decal? Mine has a bunch of burn around where the bulbs were and it won't come out with magic eraser or anything. I'd love to buy just that decal. Don't need the whole set.

Thanks,
RC

#2027 63 days ago

About 90% done with my Spidey refresh. Waiting on Cliffies and gotta do flipper rebuilds. While placing my pinball life order, I noticed they have a new LED. Economy Ghostbusters. I grabbed 100 wedge and 100 bayonet. I'm happy to report that there is no ghosting in the game now. There is some super fast flicker when, A) the villain arrows in the center are not at full brightness or B) when a white arrow is lit for a shot multiplier. I can live with that. Kinda what happens in AIQ during certain points of the lightshow, if you are familiar.
The comet retros I put in there before (regular, not non ghosting) were ghosting like crazy. I always order from comet, but I gotta say, these PBL bulbs impressed me.

#2028 63 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

About 90% done with my Spidey refresh. Waiting on Cliffies and gotta do flipper rebuilds. While placing my pinball life order, I noticed they have a new LED. Economy Ghostbusters. I grabbed 100 wedge and 100 bayonet. I'm happy to report that there is no ghosting in the game now. There is some super fast flicker when, A) the villain arrows in the center are not at full brightness or B) when a white arrow is lit for a shot multiplier. I can live with that. Kinda what happens in AIQ during certain points of the lightshow, if you are familiar.
The comet retros I put in there before (regular, not non ghosting) were ghosting like crazy. I always order from comet, but I gotta say, these PBL bulbs impressed me.

Speaking of cliffys, I had to remove my sandman after awhile because it deformed and would jams a ball in the saucer if I get a second ball over the top. I tend to do this alot during multiball. Annoyed me heaps as you can't shake the ball loose. So watch out during install to maybe minimize this happening as removing is just as bad as putting it in. A major shop job imo for that protector

#2029 61 days ago

Question about the start of Bank Bust or whatever the second Dock Ock mode is on the VE. I've noticed 3 separate behaviors between my game and others and videos. At the start, the ball is held on the magnet, as it should. Then, a ball is auto launched, as it should. Next, one of three things happen:

A) ball goes to pops
B) ball goes to Sandman scoop, as if a lock was made from the right orbit
C) ball goes all the way around and to the left sling/flipper area

So, which is correct? Is my diverter iffy?

Anyone have one of these behaviors be consistent? I've seen all 3 on videos of other Spidey games. I searched youtube and I paid close attention after seeing it be inconsistent on mine.

#2030 61 days ago

Anything I should check if every so often a ball doesn’t register that it drained? I can usually nudge the game a bit and it will pick it up. Clean trough opto? I’ve got new balls in the game too.

#2031 61 days ago
Quoted from vikeking27:

Anything I should check if every so often a ball doesn’t register that it drained? I can usually nudge the game a bit and it will pick it up. Clean trough opto? I’ve got new balls in the game too.

Check for magnetized balls, divots in the trough that could hang the balls up and that the physical switches are moving freely and registering in switch test. Also, just making sure it's clean in there, too.

#2032 60 days ago

I reached and beat Super Hero today. WOOT! What a rush. Thank you Bowen tutorial. Time to turn off extra ball and put locks on hard settings.

#2033 58 days ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Question about the start of Bank Bust or whatever the second Dock Ock mode is on the VE. I've noticed 3 separate behaviors between my game and others and videos. At the start, the ball is held on the magnet, as it should. Then, a ball is auto launched, as it should. Next, one of three things happen:
A) ball goes to pops
B) ball goes to Sandman scoop, as if a lock was made from the right orbit
C) ball goes all the way around and to the left sling/flipper area
So, which is correct? Is my diverter iffy?
Anyone have one of these behaviors be consistent? I've seen all 3 on videos of other Spidey games. I searched youtube and I paid close attention after seeing it be inconsistent on mine.

Mine always launches the other ball all the way around the top loop and over towards my left flipper.

#2034 56 days ago

Stoked the new Spider-Man movie includes Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and possibly Defoe’s Green Goblin! Increased interest ($$$) in 07 Spider-Man perhaps?

#2035 56 days ago
Quoted from Lawtalkinguy:

Stoked the new Spider-Man movie includes Alfred Molina’s Doc Ock and possibly Defoe’s Green Goblin! Increased interest ($$$) in 07 Spider-Man perhaps?

That trailer looks very interesting. Can't wait to see the movie. Guess I got in right under the wire.

#2036 56 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Mine always launches the other ball all the way around the top loop and over towards my left flipper.

Thanks. I found the rulesheet and that seems to be the expected behavior. I have done all topside stuff and rebuilt all flippers. Next, I'll check to see if whatever activates that diverter is having issues. Maybe gunked up or something. I think those things use the small coils that don't need a sleeve, but will find out.

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#2037 38 days ago

New Spider-Man owner here and never played before I have owned. Love Steve Richie games.
When I press the flippers I am getting a humming noise??? I'm sure that's not normal??? Any ideas???
Also at start up it says v1.91 that's old, old code right??? Thank you!

#2038 37 days ago
Quoted from t2:

New Spider-Man owner here and never played before I have owned. Love Steve Richie games.
When I press the flippers I am getting a humming noise??? I'm sure that's not normal??? Any ideas???
Also at start up it says v1.91 that's old, old code right??? Thank you!

Very old code! You need to update.

Flipper hum could be worn end stops and linkages, consider overhauling your flipper mechs - all 3.

#2039 34 days ago

Ok..... so Im not an owner (yet). I have the opportunity to pick up a Spiderman. They have 2 for sale and I get to pick one. Here is the catch. One is in worse shape than the other. And there is a decent price difference in the 2.
Im going to deep dive into both to see what each needs to help with my decision.

From what I know so far....both have been heavy routed. Both cabinets seem in similar decent shape with almost the same blemishes. Both seem to have no issues with sandman or Doc ock.

Game 1 - VERY VERY VERY dirty, display is working but on its last leg. (I have a few spare NOS displays so thats not a problem)
Game 2 - also dirty but no where near as bad as the other.

My question.... is there anything spider man specific that I should look for/check? Ive played the game a good amount, but not familiar with its ins and outs.

Thanks for any help.

#2040 34 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Ok..... so Im not an owner (yet). I have the opportunity to pick up a Spiderman. They have 2 for sale and I get to pick one. Here is the catch. One is in worse shape than the other. And there is a decent price difference in the 2.
Im going to deep dive into both to see what each needs to help with my decision.
From what I know so far....both have been heavy routed. Both cabinets seem in similar decent shape with almost the same blemishes. Both seem to have no issues with sandman or Doc ock.
Game 1 - VERY VERY VERY dirty, display is working but on its last leg. (I have a few spare NOS displays so thats not a problem)
Game 2 - also dirty but no where near as bad as the other.
My question.... is there anything spider man specific that I should look for/check? Ive played the game a good amount, but not familiar with its ins and outs.
Thanks for any help.

Sandman plastic is likely broken on both, but available from PBL. If the really dirty one has no playfield damage on the Doc Ock magnet, I'd get that one to save money. Sterns of this vintage clean up remarkably well. Recently did a full topside teardown on mine and it is pretty straightforward. Just take lots of pics as you go.

#2041 34 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Ok..... so Im not an owner (yet). I have the opportunity to pick up a Spiderman. They have 2 for sale and I get to pick one. Here is the catch. One is in worse shape than the other. And there is a decent price difference in the 2.
Im going to deep dive into both to see what each needs to help with my decision.
From what I know so far....both have been heavy routed. Both cabinets seem in similar decent shape with almost the same blemishes. Both seem to have no issues with sandman or Doc ock.
Game 1 - VERY VERY VERY dirty, display is working but on its last leg. (I have a few spare NOS displays so thats not a problem)
Game 2 - also dirty but no where near as bad as the other.
My question.... is there anything spider man specific that I should look for/check? Ive played the game a good amount, but not familiar with its ins and outs.
Thanks for any help.

Look for wear around the Doc Ock magnet and scoop and for any chips or cracks in the 3 bank target housing, particularly the front edge on top. The plastic by the pops will be broken on both unless a miracle occured on one of them so that's moot. Spidey is not the easiest game to shop but it sounds like both need a full top-side tear down anyway so the cheaper one may be the better deal.

EDIT: he beat me to it, now it sounds like there's an echo in here.

#2042 34 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Ok..... so Im not an owner (yet). I have the opportunity to pick up a Spiderman. They have 2 for sale and I get to pick one. Here is the catch. One is in worse shape than the other. And there is a decent price difference in the 2.
Im going to deep dive into both to see what each needs to help with my decision.
From what I know so far....both have been heavy routed. Both cabinets seem in similar decent shape with almost the same blemishes. Both seem to have no issues with sandman or Doc ock.
Game 1 - VERY VERY VERY dirty, display is working but on its last leg. (I have a few spare NOS displays so thats not a problem)
Game 2 - also dirty but no where near as bad as the other.
My question.... is there anything spider man specific that I should look for/check? Ive played the game a good amount, but not familiar with its ins and outs.
Thanks for any help.

Update on game 1....... was in a bar that apparently did not follow the No Smoking law.

#2043 34 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Update on game 1....... was in a bar that apparently did not follow the No Smoking law.

You'll be cleaning a lot of brown nicotine stains and it takes a long time to get the smoke smell out.

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#2044 25 days ago

It’s in the house and in the game room so it’s official. I’m in the club now

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#2045 14 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

It’s in the house and in the game room so it’s official. I’m in the club now
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Congratulations! I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Added a color dmd too.

#2046 13 days ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

Congratulations! I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and I love it. Added a color dmd too.

I def want to get a color dmd for mine!!

#2047 13 days ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

I def want to get a color dmd for mine!!

Yeah, you can actually kinda see the movie scenes with it.

#2048 13 days ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Yeah, you can actually kinda see the movie scenes with it.

So how good is the color DMD really for Spidey. Been forever since I've seen one but know the factory DMD is mediocre for some scenes.

#2049 12 days ago
Quoted from WesleyCowan:

So how good is the color DMD really for Spidey. Been forever since I've seen one but know the factory DMD is mediocre for some scenes.

It's a pretty major improvement of course, some movie scenes are still really bad because apparently that's what they were given to use or it was downrezed so bad to fit memory, etc. The one I've never quite been able to figure out is the rescue MJ clips, because you can see her very well but it's like there is just too much digitial noise in the clip. I did a set of videos showing the different modes in the LCD version and one with the LED version installed. I have the LCD in mine but prefer the LED because the reds are actually red on it. Disclaimer on these videos, especially the LCD ones. I used a DSLR and really messed with the manual settings to get the exposure right or it washes out real bad. To get the best results I turned the brightness on the display WAY down, lower than you'd really want it to so in real world use it doesn't look quite as good as these clips show:

#2050 9 days ago

Just joined the club with a SMVE! What a beautiful game!!!

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