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Fish Tales - Casters Club!!

By shacklersrevenge

8 years ago

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#200 6 years ago

Where the heck did monster fish come from he is cool.

1 month later
#259 6 years ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

Got my project FT up and running reliably. I really like the topper, and the way it shakes the whole game. I did not expect that!
The video mode is cool as well, and I have never seen an extra ball in video mode. Don't want to miss that when it passes!
What a fun and fast game!

I get the extra ball all the time. As long as I hit a percentage of boaters the extra ball goes by for the kill. Perhaps your machine is set harder than mine.

#263 6 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

I heard that it appears after you shoot 3 of each type (jetskis, speed boats, and big boats), but I haven't confirmed 100%. With a little practice, you should be able to get it every time.

I just went and played 5 games and as long as I hit 5 of anything in a row the EB came up.

#265 6 years ago
Quoted from ryanwanger:

Interesting...but even if you hit the first 5, it doesn't show up till towards the end of the round, correct?

Yes ,I believe that to be correct.

2 months later
#308 6 years ago
Quoted from xsonics2k2:

Who is the biggest liar in this group? Post a picture or it isn't true!</blockquo

I would tell you I beat that ,but I would be lying.

2 months later
#399 6 years ago

This is a great game and the price on these is reasonable compared to others.

2 weeks later
#417 6 years ago

The drive belt for this should be clear.

1 month later
#455 6 years ago

Nor have I.

1 month later
#471 5 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

a new LED button on the shooter handle

Where did you get that from? It looks cool.

1 month later
#519 5 years ago

On mine I put on a rubber glove and with one finger pushed real hard on the bolt and was able to hold it while turning the torx side. It was tough on the finger but I got them out.

#535 5 years ago
Quoted from Pinballgeek:

What would you reccomend for the replacement flashing button for the caster ?

I just put one of these in that I got off eBay and I think it looks great.

Got the idea from Mancave

#537 5 years ago

Thats one decision you will have to make for yourself. Depends on the color of your caster.

#539 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

where do you get these lit buttons? got a link?

Go to post #472

1 week later
#547 5 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

The new one works excellent and i can sink heaps more boats,

I use the flipper buttons for video mode,it works better than just one button.

#557 5 years ago

Same here I can sometimes make several long casts in a row.

3 weeks later
#603 5 years ago
Quoted from skywelker:

Anyone know where I can find a launch (cast?) button for the fishing rod handle on this game? I know they used several different versions of it during production, I'd really take any of them. Thanks!

You can have my old one if you want. There is nothing wrong with it I just replaced it with a lighted one. The extra one I have is the same as in post 521

#608 5 years ago
Quoted from CFoote:

For those of you on the CPR wait list for Fish Tales playfields....its in clearcoat now, I would expect we will be receiving emails soon. Good stuff!
Now if we could get them to repro the plastics set....

i think you can get them from Bay area amusements.

#610 5 years ago

Thats not really a play field plastic. It is a clear piece with a sticker on it.

1 week later
#634 5 years ago

I like the second one. They are all cool but i think the green goes better with the game.

#641 5 years ago

Green looks more like it belongs there.

2 weeks later
#647 5 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

CPR playfields MUST be close to release, it's disappeared from the "pipe"

Yes, click on the home page for CPR and they are there.

1 week later
#675 5 years ago
Quoted from CFoote:

I only gave it a two minute look and put it back in the box.

You should let it cure out of the box.

1 week later
#683 5 years ago
Quoted from catboxer:

A gentleman never tells

Nice answer. That is between the seller and you.

4 weeks later
#709 5 years ago
Quoted from megadeth2600:

Is anyone still waiting to hear from CPR about their Fish Tales reservation? I reserved mine a while ago and, I think, early on, but I have yet to hear from them. I know I have the emails that stated that I am on the list ... anyone else still waiting?

There a lot of customers waiting so just hang in there.

#718 5 years ago

Perhaps you can put two spots on one GI string and the other two on another GI string and that could take care of your overload.

#729 5 years ago

#731 5 years ago

If anybody is interested I have a CPR gold playfield that I don't think I will be using. If wanted I will let it go for what I paid CPR plus shipping to you. Just shoot me a PM.

#733 5 years ago
Quoted from indypinhead:

CPR did a good job on the FT PF
I bought a gold one too

Yes they did it is beautiful.

3 weeks later
#740 5 years ago

I have read here on pinside that a couple of playfields have been swapped already and have worked out great.

Quoted from CFoote:

Anyone start installing their new CPR playfield yet? Should be a fun project, go slow and label everything.

3 weeks later
#779 5 years ago
Quoted from Dewey68:

If you are referring to the rough square area, that is the way mine was as well.

Yep mine is rough as well.

7 months later
#1042 4 years ago

It looks like an original door.

2 weeks later
#1058 4 years ago
Quoted from Plumonium:

The fish are key chain holder I think.

Yes they are.

1 month later
#1111 4 years ago
Quoted from BrewNinja:

Still waiting on the El Wire details minnesota13

I would like to see this also.

2 months later
#1205 4 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I just noticed from your angle of picture. Looks like switch cover is backwards, 180 that sucker so hard edge is facing player.

Yes his cover is backwards but I dont believe it has anything to do with the screws coming loose. A little locktite or crazy glue on the threads should work.

5 months later
#1337 3 years ago

I dont like them.

2 weeks later
#1380 3 years ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Got these in mail today!! Pumped! scared shitless!

Decals are easy to install. You do have to be sure that whatever you are putting them on is as smooth as silk or smoother. The smallest piece of anything looks like a boulder under a new decal.

1 month later
#1512 3 years ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

I think my neighbor officially has the coolest mailbox

They are very cool I have seen them for sale before and always thought about doing something like that.

6 months later
#1855 3 years ago

I have a CPR gold playfield that I am not going to use now if anybody is interested.

2 weeks later
#1879 3 years ago
Quoted from dfester007:

Well, I get my new to me Fish Tales next week. First time pinball owner. Should be awesome!

Your gonna love it.

1 month later
#1995 3 years ago
Quoted from SilverBallKid:

I can post pictures if need be!

Yes the need is there.

#2000 3 years ago

Inserts look like they are starting to raise so I think $4000 is a little steep for this one. But when you do the cabinet over you may find a buyer.

4 months later
#2320 2 years ago
Quoted from tominator:

anyone have a playfield set they want to sell? I know someone looking.

I have a main playfield and a plastic set, if interested have them PM me.

2 months later
#2381 2 years ago

I took mine off.

1 month later
#2435 2 years ago

Nice catch.

2 months later
#2546 2 years ago
Quoted from J-Freeze:

+1 looking for a set. Hopefully I'll find one at expo.

If you dont find one I believe I have a brand new set I would let go of,just let me know.

1 week later
#2563 2 years ago
Quoted from kechlesurf:

I picked up my Fish Tales several months ago but have yet to look into the Topper as all the lights work but the tail does not move. I have yet to really look into it but plan to look at it this weekend and i am hoping it is a loose wire or something easy, but any suggestions from the Club on common issues to get the fish moving again?

A lot of people unplugged the topper due to the noise it makes. I would check that first.

3 weeks later
#2622 2 years ago
Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

That shape probably 2K, maybe 2.5.

I wouldn't pay that much for that one.

#2631 2 years ago
Quoted from Ive:

This is the figure. You'll find him from US sellers also I'm sure.
You can mod him how you see fit. Someone was selling them with LED eyes.
On a previous FT I had I mounted him behind the boat, and added a spotlight below him, tied in to the Monster Fish insert to illuminate him when Monster fish was ready. I liked it.

That one is 5 inches tall.

3 months later
#2856 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

would be cool to find the number so doctor Google could help me track one down.

I believe this is it #31-1676-17

#2866 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

That's the one !
Thanks fiberdude120
Well the hunt for replacement does not look promising , can plastics be 3d printed ?

I have a brand new one but is it worth shipping half way around the world for a clear plastic?

3 weeks later
#2954 1 year ago

Its pretty short look around where ever it will reach and you will perhaps find where it goes.

1 month later
#3028 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Quick question. I'm having some slight reel alignment issues. Upon inspection, I noticed the reel was able to spin freely by hand about 3/16 of an inch. The belt felt tight, so I dug deeper. What I see is the lower pulley that slides over the motor shaft has a "D" shaped hole in the center that is a bit loose. The lower pulley is free to wiggle on the motor shaft. So, should the lower pulley be nice and snug? Or have a bit of wiggle? Any help is appreciated.

I believe they should be nice and snug.

2 weeks later
#3067 1 year ago

What if we made a clear plexi just a tiny bit bigger and put it under. I know they make one for that but Im talking thicker.

#3083 1 year ago
Quoted from ghetoprobe:

Anyone happen to have a new Fish Tales plastic set they'd be willing to sell? Or a lead on an available set would be appreciated. I've checked the major suppliers and haven't been able to find a set instock. Thanks!

I have a partial set PM me if interested.

#3096 1 year ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

Hi folks,
New owner - really lovely Lenc Smith playfield with a typically faded but otherwise perfect cabinet. Bizarrely has no Mylar anywhere on the playfield, but that’s not my question.
The little square metal flap at the boat crossover is raised slightly causing the ball to ‘hop’. Has anyone solved this in an elegant way? Was considering just a piece of Mylar to stick it down!
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Quoted from yzfguy:

I checked mine and I have that same screw in there. I was sure it would be a flat head but it is the same as yours. I think I would try adjusting the stand-ups that hold up the plastic ramps to see if maybe an adjustment there could tweak it so the flap sits level.

Just checked mine and mine has a flat headed screw and no extra holes. My flap sits nice and flat with no ball hop. Time to try adjusting and bending where necessary.

#3099 1 year ago
Quoted from mrboboto:

Any leads on playfields? I have a real beat up player's condition machine- I was going to slap down a decal and a playfield protector, but I kind of feel like with the work to get the protector on it's not *that* far away from just totally stripping it and replacing the playfield.

I have a brand new CPR gold that I am not going to use now. If interested PM me.

4 months later
#3296 1 year ago
Quoted from Nihonmasa:

Hi guys,
Have been having an issue with my FT that I am finally willing to tackle.
It works flawlessly, except for one issue at a very specfic moment.
When in MB, and the caster's club has been hit, we aim for the jackpot. When I do, right when hitting the monster fish spinner, about 50% of the time the game will just instantly Tilt.
Tilt bob has been removed, behaviour stays the same.
There is something strange there that I really don't get.
Was thinking of a software bug, ordered a new Rom from the latest version, same behaviour.
Any idea?

Check and make sure nothing on the monster fish spinner is grounding out anywhere. I had a problem on mine where when in one of the modes when I would hit the boat it would tilt. I had just replaced the boat and it was a grounding issue with the switch diode.

1 month later
#3369 1 year ago
Quoted from Shenanigander:

Hey all. Just joined the club and set up my Fish Tales. It appears that CPR does not have any plastic sets for sale. Does anyone have a spare plastic set?
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I dont have a complete set but quite a few new pieces. Any pieces in particular you looking for ?

#3375 1 year ago
Quoted from Shenanigander:

Looking for these... The most common broken ones I'm guessing [quoted image]

Quoted from mIkea:

Looking for a Casters Club if you have one.

I will check and get back to you guys.

3 weeks later
#3440 11 months ago

wire colors and plugs/

3-2 1-4?

#3442 11 months ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Also looks like 4 cant physically reach 3 at all....

thats what I was thinking

3 weeks later
#3513 11 months ago
Quoted from waldo34:

Anyone have this used plastic and clear ball deflector? There are a couple on ebay but thought I would check here first. Thanks
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Is there a problem with the big plastic? I have both of them if needed.

#3523 10 months ago

What ^^^^^he said.

1 month later
#3604 9 months ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

I'm kind of a purist myself but some things are just worth upgrading.

And the color DMD is one of those things.

#3612 9 months ago

This game always get my blood boiling, I would never put regular flippers on it.

1 month later
#3659 7 months ago

My game has that exact same problem every now and than.

1 month later
#3715 6 months ago
Quoted from Stebel:

They are $130 at pinballlife, in stock. Not unobtainium any longer.

Quoted from Soulrider911:

Well then haha I stand corrected

No new car for you this month,LOL

1 month later
#3772 4 months ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Torx are meant to be single use.

How did you come up with this statement?

#3787 4 months ago
Quoted from Veemonroe:

I’ve now bought a 3/8” mini-post rubber (correct size is 7/16”) on the internet in the hope that solves the problem, but I’m worried it doesn’t fit over the post.

I think you should check the size and thickness of your sling rubbers also. They look too fat to me.

#3793 4 months ago
Quoted from Scott8806:

What's people usually do with the boat and the bottom 2 inserts with the clear have off since u can't buy them anywhere anymore

There are 2 on ebay right now.

#3809 4 months ago
Quoted from Scott8806:

U talking about the decals

No there are two boat playfields there right now.

2 weeks later
#3858 3 months ago
Quoted from zerbam:

sill looking for this promo plastic.....without paying crazy ebay price
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I have one do you have a good plastic to trade? I think there is another one like that from another angle,does that matter to you?

#3885 3 months ago
Quoted from Lostcause:

Wow that’s expensive, got mine out of the bag the other day. Seemed a shame hidden away.[quoted image]

The one you have is diff than the other. Yours is a dime a dozen.

3 months later
#4035 19 days ago
Quoted from brian-allen:

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a new Alternate Translite I drew of Fish Tales - reimagining the classic in my style. These are officially licensed from Williams!
These are available as a Translite, Backglass, Art Print, and banner (also have Side Blades to match) here:
• Reverse-printed on a 1/8″ thick translucent acrylic backglass (not a thin Translite).
• Double-layered ink, and double-layered white backing to make the colors really pop.
• Measures 27"x 18 7/8" to fit in a Fish Tails Classic and Remake machine, or a lightbox. Looks beautiful when backlit!
• It comes with a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. LIMITED TO ONLY 200 ever.
• Replaces the glass entirely in your backbox.
• 26.5″X18.375″ Tall. Measures to fit in any Fish Tales machine, or a lightbox (90’s WMS/Bally sizing). Looks beautiful when backlit!
• White silk-screened backing produces very high illumination
• Extra-thick, rigid Translite (thicker than most factory Translites, including Stern)
• Signed by the artist, Brian Allen
• Reverse-printed on firm, thick, flexible Translite material, with a silk-screened white backing.
Thanks for all the support on these (and thanks to everyone who has been sending me photos of the translite in their machines!)
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Any coupon codes?

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#4084 5 days ago

Here is mine and it works great all the time.

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