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Doctor Who Moving Head (Original Wobblehead) Kit


By awarner

5 years ago



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#151 8 months ago
Quoted from unlockpinball:

Wondering what the difference is between the original and the Pinballtoys kit

There's plenty of videos out there. It's not so much how it's activated, it's what it looks like when it is activated. The original design by Pfutz took into account the slow/menacing nature of the Dalek in the design. The more current servo designs are quick, choppy, overshoot center and IMO just look like a toy.

faz

#152 8 months ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

There's plenty of videos out there. It's not so much how it's activated, it's what it looks like when it is activated. The original design by Pfutz took into account the slow/menacing nature of the Dalek in the design. The more current servo designs are quick, choppy, overshoot center and IMO just look like a toy.
faz

The original design is definitely superior - and the entire assembly is a big chunk of hardware - it’s too bad these are not produced any longer; even at $360 I think that’s a great investment. But the Pinballtoys one is good for what it is

#153 8 months ago

Traded away mine recently that was a sample with the original hardware. The moving topper really does add to the look of the game. The current mod is just cheap compared to the original hardware.

#154 8 months ago
Quoted from dung:

Traded away mine recently that was a sample with the original hardware. The moving topper really does add to the look of the game. The current mod is just cheap compared to the original hardware.

Any reason why you sold it?

#155 8 months ago

I am gonna going to find a way to put the R2D2 topper on. That way they can stare each other down and talk to each other. Topper Wars , if you will.

#156 8 months ago
Quoted from chad:

I am gonna going to find a way to put the R2D2 topper on. That way they can stare each other down and talk to each other. Topper Wars , if you will.

Probably a cyberman head would be more appropriate... but keeping with the continuity of the game The Master would be the ultimate. His TARDIS was just a column for most of the seasons... kinda boring. Although, his shrouded head (Star Wars 1977 Empire Master like) would be pretty awesome.

faz

#157 8 months ago
Quoted from pinball_faz:

Probably a cyberman head would be more appropriate... but keeping with the continuity of the game The Master would be the ultimate. His TARDIS was just a column for most of the seasons... kinda boring. Although, his shrouded head (Star Wars 1977 Empire Master like) would be pretty awesome.
faz

Awesome idea!

#158 8 months ago
Quoted from unlockpinball:

Any reason why you sold it?

I collect games with 1500 or less made. It was neat that it was a sample, but I have a few other samples and this didn't really fit with what I want in my collection. Ended up trading towards to very rare machines (500 made and 100 made) so it was a no brainer.

#159 8 months ago

A kit came up on eBay for the original motor based movement. Purchased and will install. I'll keep the Pinballtoys one too as I already built it. It was not installed as I ordered a slower servo unit and waiting for the servo unit to arrive. My thought is that the servo based one is good for home use only.

#160 8 months ago
Quoted from unlockpinball:

A kit came up on eBay for the original motor based movement. Purchased and will install. I'll keep the Pinballtoys one too as I already built it. It was not installed as I ordered a slower servo unit and waiting for the servo unit to arrive. My thought is that the servo based one is good for home use only.

How much did you pay?

#161 8 months ago

$362.00 Plus $20.00 shipping. Way higher than the Pinballtoys one!!

#162 8 months ago
Quoted from unlockpinball:

$362.00 Plus $20.00 shipping. Way higher than the Pinballtoys one!!

Actually I was gonna say that's an awesome deal! good for you

#163 8 months ago
Quoted from unlockpinball:

A kit came up on eBay for the original motor based movement. Purchased and will install. I'll keep the Pinballtoys one too as I already built it. It was not installed as I ordered a slower servo unit and waiting for the servo unit to arrive. My thought is that the servo based one is good for home use only.

Hi
you could partially install mine, in that way get the benefit of the 'breathing' lights in the head
cheers Bob

#164 8 months ago
Quoted from pinballtoys:

Hi
you could partially install mine, in that way get the benefit of the 'breathing' lights in the head
cheers Bob

Yes!! I noticed that there are no lights in the other kit. Will combine both for the full effect!!

#165 8 months ago
Quoted from pinballtoys:

Hi
you could partially install mine, in that way get the benefit of the 'breathing' lights in the head
cheers Bob

The “breathing” lights do really look awesome. FWIW when you install, make sure the led is not pushed right up against the plastic; if you do that it leads to a single bright spot instead of illuminating the whole dome thing

#166 8 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

The “breathing” lights do really look awesome. FWIW when you install, make sure the led is not pushed right up against the plastic; if you do that it leads to a single bright spot instead of illuminating the whole dome thing

Hi All
here's a video clip that shows the breathing effect and the movement of a servo-motor based system
When i wanted to add this to my game there was nothing on the market available for sensible money, so being an electronics engineer by trade i thought i'd make my own! see this youtube

When the Daleks moving your most likely caught up in frantic play and don't even notice it moving, so i added the lighting effect for less intense moments and attract mode

I only have six kits left for immediate next day dispatch, will make more if demand but i'm very busy person
cheers Bob

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#168 6 months ago

I finally installed the Dalek kit from Basementarcade. Took a day to get it just about right. There are a lot of adjustments to make. The instructions are detailed and walk you through the install. Very cool and the kit is extremely well engineered and of good quality. Must have taken the guy a long time to design and then make. The other kit made by Pinball Toys is up for sale on Ebay. Its neat but nothing like the Basementarcade one. I didn't want to combine the two kits for fear of incompatibility. The Pinball Toys one does have a neat breathing effect for Dalek.

#169 6 months ago

It took almost a year to get the Basementarcade kit to the point of production. It was almost 20 years ago and we noticed even then that not all Dalek heads were the same. Sitting in warehouses and other conditions made the dimensions slightly change. Original Bally heads had a pretty big gap between the head and the body. Mark wanted that gone. So he designed it to be adjustable. He also designed and built all of the wiring harness connectors so there would be no wire splicing. It was a huge engineering feat. Unfortunately, it’s a slow process and he’s a one man shop.

My part in the deal was beta tester and documentation. I also did the initial marketing because Mark was better known at the time for Arcade Video Games.

If a bunch of people want kits (~10), I’ll ask him to make more. There are a lot of steps to produce and costly materials in them.

#170 6 months ago
Quoted from awarner:

It took almost a year to get the Basementarcade kit to the point of production. It was almost 20 years ago and we noticed even then that not all Dalek heads were the same. Sitting in warehouses and other conditions made the dimensions slightly change. Original Bally heads had a pretty big gap between the head and the body. Mark wanted that gone. So he designed it to be adjustable. He also designed and built all of the wiring harness connectors so there would be no wire splicing. It was a huge engineering feat. Unfortunately, it’s a slow process and he’s a one man shop.
My part in the deal was beta tester and documentation. I also did the initial marketing because Mark was better known at the time for Arcade Video Games.
If a bunch of people want kits (~10), I’ll ask him to make more. There are a lot of steps to produce and costly materials in them.

What would the cost of the kit be? I may be interested.

#171 6 months ago

I'd be interested too depending on price.

#172 6 months ago

Me as well.

#174 6 months ago

Count me in

#175 6 months ago

I'm in for a kit as well.

#176 6 months ago

Needs to be in parts/mods for sale- this isn't a machine.

#177 6 months ago
Quoted from awarner:

If a bunch of people want kits (~10), I’ll ask him to make more. There are a lot of steps to produce and costly materials in them.

I'd likely be in for one Al.

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#178 5 months ago

I'm in, as well. Would love to add one to my DW.

#179 5 months ago

Count me in as well for 1

#180 5 months ago

I can reproduce the mechanicals of this kit, just not the electronics. I have the servo kit, its good, but I think it is time to reproduce these kits. Are the original designers still around?

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#181 4 months ago

Any updates on this?

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