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Club RBION: The Strange, the unusual, the bizarre!


By chadderack

6 years ago



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#802 1 year ago

So glad to be back with a RBION since I sold
my first nib Ripley year ago. What was I thinking? Finally picked one up last weekend.
Does anyone have any blue powder coat Ripleys out there? I don’t want to do yellow or orange. I’m looking at maybe doing a dark blue.

#803 1 year ago
Quoted from FalconDriver:

So glad to be back with a RBION since I sold
my first nib Ripley year ago. What was I thinking? Finally picked one up last weekend.
Does anyone have any blue powder coat Ripleys out there? I don’t want to do yellow or orange. I’m looking at maybe doing a dark blue.

I did a dark hammered bronze finish. Close to matching the wire form lanes inside the machine, but a bit darker. I'm thrilled with the look.

#804 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I did a dark hammered bronze finish. Close to matching the wire form lanes inside the machine, but a bit darker. I'm thrilled with the look.

Interesting... Can you attach a pic?

#805 1 year ago
Quoted from marioparty34:

Interesting... Can you attach a pic?

I dont have any pictures handy, but I know theres one in my profile gameroom pics. It's a close up of the color/finish. The color doesnt photograph well from afar.

#806 1 year ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I dont have any pictures handy, but I know theres one in my profile gameroom pics. It's a close up of the color/finish. The color doesnt photograph well from afar.

That looks fantastic!

#807 1 year ago
Quoted from Darkwing:

That looks fantastic!

Thank you! I wish I could get a better picture of the machine as a whole, but the lighting down there isn't the best. So, from a distance, the hammered bronze appears black in photographs.

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#808 1 year ago

Any of you guys have also a Iron Maiden, how this 2 machine complement?
Regards

#809 1 year ago
Quoted from RGAires:

Any of you guys have also a Iron Maiden, how this 2 machine complement?
Regards

Can’t go wrong with an IMDN. Iron Maiden’s multiballs are nice and fast, Ripley’s fees more strategic with the ramps and then the super jackpot shot. Go for it

#810 1 year ago

Hello,

as a member of this club, I would like to share with you our current fundraising to purchase 3 pinball machines for our local Children's Hospital, they would replace the actual machines I've placed with my wife.
Share the love and don't hesitate to PM me for details :

https://www.ulule.com/des-lumieres-dans-les-yeux/
all details : https://www.deslumieresdanslesyeux.fr/en

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#811 1 year ago

I have an odd issue on a game I picked up. Once I turn the game on and hit the magnet lock up the middle, the ball doesn't release. Once it cycles though and releases the ball, the game is good to go. It seems like I can play numerous games with no issues, it seems to be right at start up on the first hit. Any ideas? Optos work perfect, magnet works perfect and I've even switched balls out thinking they might be magnetized. Ideas please

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#812 1 year ago

I went to the Ripley's in Wisconsin Dells last week. Picked up a fun souvenir. It's a magnet with oil and water in it and floating eye balls that simulate bulging eyes. I was actually looking at places in the game where it could go and it looks like it would fit perfectly over the middle ramp, but I highly doubt I'll put it in there. Probably just have it at my desk at work to keep me entertained.
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#813 1 year ago
Quoted from Yesh23:

I have an odd issue on a game I picked up. Once I turn the game on and hit the magnet lock up the middle, the ball doesn't release. Once it cycles though and releases the ball, the game is good to go. It seems like I can play numerous games with no issues, it seems to be right at start up on the first hit. Any ideas? Optos work perfect, magnet works perfect and I've even switched balls out thinking they might be magnetized. Ideas please

Mine has recently developed the same problem. 1st ball of 1st game. The magnet won't release the ball until a ball search is activated. After that, it's good to go. I replaced my optos about a year ago, so I'm pretty certain that's not the issue.

Added 14 months ago:

Scratch that. It's now doing it randomly. Maybe 1 out of every 12 times the magnet is hit

#814 1 year ago

Anyone got some spare used plastics? I had the art come off two of mine. Not looking to restore this machine just want it serviceable.

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#815 1 year ago
Quoted from dung:

Anyone got some spare used plastics? I had the art come off two of mine. Not looking to restore this machine just want it serviceable.[quoted image][quoted image]

I want to say I've seen some spare sets come up for sale occasionally, so you should be able to find some if you keep a lookout.

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#816 1 year ago

My flippers have been sticking for awhile and the ball would also hang up at the shrunken head due to a chip there. This past weekend I rebuilt the flippers with the Guns & Roses coils from Pinball Life and put mylar over the magnet divot. No more shrunken head hangups and no more stuck flippers. The best thing is that I can now make all the ramps! Before, the flippers were seriously under powered and it was rare to make a ramp shot. Now it's awesome, like a whole new game...I'm getting into parts of the game that I was unable to see previously. I wish I'd have done this a couple of years ago! I can't recommend those coils enough. I left the upper right flipper alone, it seems to be fine.

#817 1 year ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

I wish I'd have done this a couple of years ago! I can't recommend those coils enough. I left the upper right flipper alone, it seems to be fine.

Standard coils for flipper should be more than powerfull enough for both flippers up both ramps.
The upper flipper has always been up for debate whether to beef it up or not.

#818 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Standard coils for flipper should be more than powerfull enough for both flippers up both ramps.
The upper flipper has always been up for debate whether to beef it up or not.

Well they were replaced at some point, probably with inferior coils, or they are at end of life. I think my game was in the Seattle Pinball Museum awhile so I'm sure it's seen a lot of play.

#819 1 year ago

Ripleys got ahold of me here in Orlando to fix and get there Rbion pins from different museums back up and playing , I picked them up at their main warehouse . There was some crazy and really cool stuff there getting worked on , refurbished , or transferred to other spots . Here a few pics I took . Check out the rubics cube and the millennium falcon made from matchsticks . Just thought I would share .

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#820 1 year ago

Awesome man! With that many Ripley’s on location, I wonder which one had the highest high score

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#821 1 year ago

Added a small roller skating penguin and mini pith helmet (from a 64’ GI Joe) $10 or so for both of them.
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Tried a cheap gold compass too, but it was a little too much.

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#822 1 year ago

Hey guys, I have a Ripley's that just shorted out the ball lock transistor and coil. As I was getting the board out I noticed a couple of disconnected connecrors. Could anyone verify that these should be left out in a Ripley's, or where they are supposed to connect to if in use?

First two pictures are of connectors nicely tucked away in the wires harness left of the power driver board and the third is from below middle of the same board.

Cheers
/Micael

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#823 1 year ago

I’ve joined the club! Enjoying a nice HUO machine I picked up last week.

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#824 1 year ago
Quoted from Jarson:

I’ve joined the club! Enjoying a nice HUO machine I picked up last week.

Nice, Jockton! Glenn from league. Got me an HUO RBION too! (My only game actually ) Love it! Need to see your collection some day!

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#825 1 year ago

Just picked this one up. Pretty fun!

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#826 1 year ago
Quoted from Turtlepower169:

Just picked this one up. Pretty fun![quoted image][quoted image]

Really nice one!! I'd get some color matched T moulding around the head. The game is super fun.

#827 1 year ago

Nice ! Great game

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#828 11 months ago

Joined the club last week. I’ll post some pics shortly. I’m having a blast!

#829 11 months ago
Quoted from SpinnerAddict:

Joined the club last week. I’ll post some pics shortly. I’m having a blast!

Awesome game! Enjoy!

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#830 9 months ago

Am I the one only getting insane airballs on Ripleys in the club ? I get them flying everywhere, hitting posts flying up into the ramps, or right up the glass sometimes scaring the crap out of me. Even flying over the slingshot plastics and into the outlanes draining. Rubbers are next to new all transparent (love the leds shining through). I guess it might add to the airborne balls. Especially prone to go flying when hitting either of the posts guarding the believe it or not scoop...

Anyone experiencing the same ?

Reg
Matt

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#831 8 months ago
Quoted from Flippermatt:

Am I the one only getting insane airballs

No you're not alone. I think mine are due to the weld being broke on the scoop but haven't verified.

#832 8 months ago

Ive got clear silicone on the slings/flippers and I don't get a lot of airballs. I would check that you have the right diameter rubbers. Too tight and it might cause more airballs. Make sure all your rubbers are centered on the post and placed correctly on your flipper bats. if it's too low, it creates a ramp for the ball.

#833 8 months ago

Has anyone created a new mix of sounds and call-outs for this game?

Possibly not the kinda game to do this with but was just wondering what was out there!

#834 8 months ago
Quoted from Kenz:

Has anyone created a new mix of sounds and call-outs for this game?

Don't think people do that for Whitestar games. Plus there's no source material anyway.

#835 8 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Don't think people do that for Whitestar games. Plus there's no source material anyway.

Pinsound has a Whitestar interface adapter and can be installed into a Ripley's no problem at all.
The 'OST' or 'Original Sound Track' is available and loaded, works very well.
From there, using the Pinsound editor utility, you can replace sounds, music and call outs.

#836 8 months ago

Thanks, good to know!

But what do you mean by OST? RBION has a diff'rent soundtrack already?

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#837 7 months ago

After 4 years of collecting pins and owning about 50 at various times, I’m starting to cycle back to games I regret letting go of. I first played Ripley’s in early 2018 and was sure I wanted to own one. I traded for a very nice example and really enjoyed it, but decided to sell it after about 10 months. The stars aligned again and now I’m waiting on delivery of my 2nd RBION! Really looking forward to owning this great pin again. It’s strange and a little ridiculous sometimes, but the design and shots are a blast and the code is nicely done. Some cool looping, flowing shots, but a fair amount of stop-go too, which I like. Happy to be back in the club, mon!

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#838 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

After 4 years of collecting pins and owning about 50 at various times, I’m starting to cycle back to games I regret letting go of. I first played Ripley’s in early 2018 and was sure I wanted to own one. I traded for a very nice example and really enjoyed it, but decided to sell it after about 10 months. The stars aligned again and now I’m waiting on delivery of my 2nd RBION! Really looking forward to owning this great pin again. It’s strange and a little ridiculous sometimes, but the design and shots are a blast and the code is nicely done. Some cool looping, flowing shots, but a fair amount of stop-go too, which I like. Happy to be back in the club, mon![quoted image]

Welcome back! Until it arrives I get to say ... "It's not plugged in yet, mon."

#839 7 months ago

Grats on getting a Ripley’s again. I love the theme, totally remember the show on TV as a little kid. It was pretty much the weird side of YouTube before we had YouTube lol

#840 7 months ago
Quoted from Darkwing:

Grats on getting a Ripley’s again. I love the theme, totally remember the show on TV as a little kid. It was pretty much the weird side of YouTube before we had YouTube lol

Thanks! It’s on its way to Michigan from just down the road from you in Phoenix!

#841 7 months ago

I would like to powder coat my machine the same colour as a Dialed in LE. Anyone know the colour of blue I should ask for and what do you call the sparkle..

#842 7 months ago
Quoted from Kenz:

I would like to powder coat my machine the same colour as a Dialed in LE. Anyone know the colour of blue I should ask for and what do you call the sparkle..

Send the lockdown bard from dialed in to Robert stone if it's crucial to you that it matches. He has a thread on here called let me powder coat your game or you can find him on facebook

#843 7 months ago
Quoted from Kenz:

I would like to powder coat my machine the same colour as a Dialed in LE. Anyone know the colour of blue I should ask for and what do you call the sparkle..

JJP calls it “Quantum Haze,”. The powder coat painter can probably match it. Many colors with and without sparkle at Prismatic powders.com. Here is an example of a blue they offer.

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#844 7 months ago

After a year without one, Ripley’s has returned to our collection! Found a very nice example in AZ. I’ve been looking for several months. Sold a really nice, loaded example last year. Now we have a similar example. Needs a color DMD, down the road. I forgot the terrific shots and flow this pin has. Great use of spinners and magnets. Tons of shots. One of Pat Lawlor’s best. His “kitchen sink” pin. He threw in many of his signature features. This game has 6 pop bumpers yet doesn’t feel cramped. Underrated. We are very happy to bring this game back for a second visit. Hopefully it stays a very long time. It’s moving up my list of favorites.

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#845 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

After a year without one, Ripley’s has returned to our collection! Found a very nice example in AZ. I’ve been looking for several months. Sold a really nice, loaded example last year. Now we have a similar example. Needs a color DMD, down the road. I forgot the terrific shots and flow this pin has. Great use of spinners and magnets. Tons of shots. One of Pat Lawlor’s best. His “kitchen sink” pin. He threw in many of his signature features. This game has 6 pop bumpers yet doesn’t feel cramped. Underrated. We are very happy to bring this game back for a second visit. Hopefully it stays a very long time. It’s moving up my list of favorites.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Very nice specimen! I agree, it's an underrated, underappreciated machine.

#846 7 months ago

Welcome back!

Now, de-purp that machine

#847 7 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

JJP calls it “Quantum Haze,”. The powder coat painter can probably match it. Many colors with and without sparkle at Prismatic powders.com. Here is an example of a blue they offer.[quoted image]

That's a perfect powder I'm actually looking for on mine. Thanks for sharing.

#848 7 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Welcome back!
Now, de-purp that machine

I actually like the purple accents! Have a Pinballbulbs kit to put in and I think it’s the same way. It is begging for a ColorDMD!

#849 7 months ago

Definitely needs a color DMD, this game looks great with one. That's coming soon, maybe 2-3 weeks. Had this pin twice now, and 45-50 other pins. This one is top 10 for me.

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#850 5 months ago
Quoted from Darkwing:

I actually like the purple accents! Have a Pinballbulbs kit to put in and I think it’s the same way. It is begging for a ColorDMD!

Mine has a color DMD, and I highly recommend it. It looks amazing in this game.

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