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Robo-War Fan Club (all welcome)


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#151 1 year ago

I sent wylcot this , if anyone can make a decal lmk - it should be doable fan shaped then follow straight lines down to black line below the flippers just above gottlieb and premier logos? cos i need a decal for mine too

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#152 1 year ago

same for poppers area there are natural lines it could follow

If someones still are handy in the art side but you can't do a decal but want to help , post an edited image here and someone else may be able to do the decal?

Quite a few Robo-wars are buggered arounf flippers and the pops so it would help a few out

cheers

Poibug

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#153 1 year ago

On a different note, I was thinking of buying these, not designed for this game but think it may work, theres also a black version.Wonderedon others opinions?

https://www.retrorefurbs.com/shop/lethal-weapon-3-pinball-sideblades/

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#154 1 year ago

Heads up folks, get a brand new reproduction plastic set while you can ! I understand these are a limited run currently....

https://www.retrorefurbs.com/shop/robo-war-pinball-plastic-set/

#155 1 year ago
Quoted from JMP:

Heads up folks, get a brand new reproduction plastic set while you can ! I understand these are a limited run currently....
https://www.retrorefurbs.com/shop/robo-war-pinball-plastic-set/

Anyone want to sell me a Robo War to go along with the plastics set I just ordered...

#156 1 year ago
Quoted from 20eyes:

Anyone want to sell me a Robo War to go along with the plastics set I just ordered...

How much were they in American dollars?
I have no knowledge of conversion rates.

#157 1 year ago

$172.46 USD depending on conversion rate the day you buy. Shipping is like $30 from the UK. I'm a fairly thrifty guy but PBR is never going to run these so that + Gottlieb... I got really lucky and got one of the last sets of TX-Sector plastics and the last big ramp so I bought these without even hesitating.

#158 1 year ago
Quoted from 20eyes:

$172.46 USD depending on conversion rate the day you buy. Shipping is like $30 from the UK. I'm a fairly thrifty guy but PBR is never going to run these so that + Gottlieb... I got really lucky and got one of the last sets of TX-Sector plastics and the last big ramp so I bought these without even hesitating.

Thanks for the response.
Man, that is some serious coin. Mine are in good shape overall but one is broken. Too much to spend for one broken plastic 'ya know.
Must say however that I got excited just lookin' at a shiny brand new set of plastics, considering that they are non-existent!

#159 1 year ago
Quoted from 20eyes:

Anyone want to sell me a Robo War to go along with the plastics set I just ordered...

May be able to help you out if you are serious.

#160 1 year ago

Is there a plastic protector set out there anywhere?

#161 1 year ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Is there a plastic protector set out there anywhere?

If you have acces to a band saw or scroll saw you can just buy some petg .060 thick and trace your plastic 1/16 bigger around and cut them out sand them smooth. I have been making them for all my games so i dont crack my plastic sets.

#162 1 year ago
Quoted from crlush:

If you have acces to a band saw or scroll saw you can just buy some petg .060 thick and trace your plastic 1/16 bigger around and cut them out sand them smooth. I have been making them for all my games so i dont crack my plastic sets.

Nice, thank you

#163 1 year ago

I have bought some 2 foot pieces on ebay for i think $12.00 shipped.

#164 1 year ago
Quoted from crlush:

I have bought some 2 foot pieces on ebay for i think $12.00 shipped.

I saw those! What about lexan? Or is Petg the preferred material...

Also. How to get that clean polish on the edges?

#165 1 year ago

Petg is more flexable, i was just using fine sandpaper and if you want it better you could use some polish, herd people flame polish the ends but would suggest trying on a scrap piece first.

#166 1 year ago
Quoted from crlush:

Petg is more flexable, i was just using fine sandpaper and if you want it better you could use some polish, herd people flame polish the ends but would suggest trying on a scrap piece first.

Sounds great, I’ll grab a sheet and a scroll saw and give it a shot. Dang. I’ve seen several used scroll saws for sale and never thought to pick one up...

There needs to be a thread on how to make protectors.
Thanks for everything!

#167 1 year ago

What the heck!?! I went to retro refurb tonight to order the plastics and ALREADY sold out!?! Anyone buy 2 sets can sell me a set??

#168 1 year ago

I was looking on the site, there was a comment if they were sold out to send them an email and ask if they could make more.

#169 1 year ago

I understand they are planning to run another batch of these in the next couple of weeks.

#170 1 year ago

I’m on the list, locked and loaded. Thanks guys

2 weeks later
#171 1 year ago

Hallo,

i will get a RoboWar Project in the next time, but the cap was painten red and there are no decals left.
Did someone have a scan from der Side and front decals?

Best Regeards
Jürgen

#172 1 year ago
Quoted from poibug:

I sent wylcot this , if anyone can make a decal lmk - it should be doable fan shaped then follow straight lines down to black line below the flippers just above gottlieb and premier logos? cos i need a decal for mine too

Or if anyone can at least edit the fan shaped area bit thats a start
Cheers

Chris

#173 1 year ago

I can try to make an overlay, but need a good scan.

#174 1 year ago

Wow! What a cool pin! I played one for the first time at the Ann Arbor VFW show yesterday. Lots of fun with kick butt sound effects. I couldn’t help think how those same effects would work for a new/ modern War of the Worlds theme.

#175 1 year ago
Quoted from Budman:

Wow! What a cool pin! I played one for the first time at the Ann Arbor VFW show yesterday. Lots of fun with kick butt sound effects. I couldn’t help think how those same effects would work for a new/ modern War of the Worlds theme.

Yep, cool pin for sure.
Some rank it an 8 or 9 on the cool meter. Some even go all out and give it a 10.
The music and sound effects are awesome!

#176 1 year ago
Quoted from poibug:

Or if anyone can at least edit the fan shaped area bit thats a start
Cheers
Chris

Sorry to all those who sent a request for the time it's taking.
I've had a lot of work recently.
But my buddy's on it right now.

You should all get news from me shortly !

#177 1 year ago
Quoted from wylcot:

Sorry to all those who sent a request for the time it's taking.
I've had a lot of work recently.
But my buddy's on it right now.
You should all get news from me shortly !

Awesome!

Also... do y’all see the $3600 robowar in the marketplace???!?!!!!!!?

I know this game is rare, but wow! What a asking price! I paid much less for my TX recently

#178 1 year ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Awesome!
Also... do y’all see the $3600 robowar in the marketplace???!?!!!!!!?
I know this game is rare, but wow! What a asking price! I paid much less for my TX recently

Some people...
You should see the price some ask for a piece of junk, here in France...

#179 1 year ago

Askin' and gettin' are two different things.

Quoted from Chosen_S:

Awesome!
Also... do y’all see the $3600 robowar in the marketplace???!?!!!!!!?
I know this game is rare, but wow! What a asking price! I paid much less for my TX recently

#180 1 year ago

Hallo,

can someone make closeup fotos from the capinet for me, or a scan ?
I have to make me new stencils.

Best
Jürgen

#181 1 year ago
Quoted from Sly311271:

Hallo,
can someone make closeup fotos from the capinet for me, or a scan ?
I have to make me new stencils.
Best
Jürgen

Decals are available,a mate did his,dunno about stencils

#182 1 year ago
Quoted from poibug:

Decals are available,a mate did his,dunno about stencils

where did he buy his?

Depends on the price of what should cost. Could also cut itself which if I had a scan or good photo

#183 1 year ago

I got the decals on Ebay Germany.

#184 1 year ago

I saw a post from Mirco (on Facebook) that he got the license to do Gottlieb playfields. He mentioned doing BH, HH, and Spirit.

We should BEG for a fresh batch of Robowar playfields. I got one recently that could use a new PF . I don't know how many of you have seen NOS & CCed Robowar playfields, but they will forever ruin you . Just thought I'd pass the info along.

#185 1 year ago

I know my friend's about to finish the work on the playfield scan, but...
My question might be stupid...
What's the best best image format for a reprint?
I mean, which one would you like ?

#186 1 year ago
Quoted from wylcot:

I know my friend's about to finish the work on the playfield scan, but...
My question might be stupid...
What's the best best image format for a reprint?
I mean, which one would you like ?

I think the photoshop file or an png should be a good format

3 weeks later
#187 1 year ago

Have started to light upgrade my Robo-War.
I used lightposts and i think it looks very good becouse now you can see every part on the playfield.

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#188 1 year ago

Just got an email saying the plastics are available again but in extremely limited quantities. I got mine a few months ago and they're great.

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#189 1 year ago

I just ordered a set! Finally!!!

#190 1 year ago

They look primo!

#191 1 year ago

i also orderd a set

#192 1 year ago

Turned on my Robo last night and top five high scores had been reset to zero. Is this typical for
Robo-War in that it is automatic after so many games or is it something else?
Thanks

#193 1 year ago
Quoted from rollitover:

Turned on my Robo last night and top five high scores had been reset to zero. Is this typical for
Robo-War in that it is automatic after so many games or is it something else?
Thanks

Batteries dead? Unplug and check batteries with dmm.

#194 1 year ago
Quoted from crlush:

Batteries dead? Unplug and check batteries with dmm.

Crossed my mind but thought it was too easy.
Gonna check them tonight after work. Thanks.

#195 1 year ago
Quoted from rollitover:

Turned on my Robo last night and top five high scores had been reset to zero. Is this typical for
Robo-War in that it is automatic after so many games or is it something else?

You have a capacitor in place of the battery. If you don’t play it for a while, the cap looses charge.

#196 1 year ago
Quoted from brenna98:

You have a capacitor in place of the battery. If you don’t play it for a while, the cap looses charge.

Just to refresh your memory Dave, there are batteries in this one. And it seems one came out just enough to lose contact. Saving scores again. Simple.
Thanks fellas.

Hey btw,
when I change batteries will I also loose the high scores or is there a backup?
I know... rookies...

#197 1 year ago
Quoted from rollitover:

Just to refresh your memory Dave, there are batteries in this one. And it seems one came out just enough to lose contact. Saving scores again. Simple.
Thanks fellas.
Hey btw,
when I change batteries will I also loose the high scores or is there a backup?
I know... rookies...

turn on machine, pull out old batteries, put in new batteries.

All good.

U keep scores if game is on during battery change.

#198 1 year ago

Hallo Forum,

i am still on the run for some Pictures for the siteart from a RoboWar Cap.
Can someone make me some Fotos please?

I also need a picture from the lockassemb in the backbox. Mine is gone so i dont know how the original looks.

Would be very nice

Thank you

#199 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

turn on machine, pull out old batteries, put in new batteries.
All good.
U keep scores if game is on during battery change.

And there you go.
Gracias

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#200 1 year ago

Anybody replace the plastics yet?? I am glad the flashers aren’t riveted but I can’t get the black plastic mushrooming things that lock the flasher domes back into the plastics....is there a sercret to these?!

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