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Stern Design Quality

By jwilson

7 months ago

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#20 7 months ago
Quoted from DNO:

Wow, a broken scoop, never seen that before.
Oh, wait! Maybe on just about every game w a scoop.
Actually the metal they use is thicker gauge than the old B/W stuff.
Operating commercially, I would suggest your friend find a welder.
Fwiw, my deadpool scoop is fine, thousands of plays, and when it breaks, I'll get it welded.

I've got a deadpool with tons of plays. Had to replace the scoop switch but the welds are fine. This is the type of stuff operators have been dealing with since the dawn of time. Nothing lasts forever. I'm not sure of the issue.

#37 7 months ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Nice 'tude. I guess you're the omniscient authority on quality! Sure, "shit breaks", but that doesn't mean anything. Like anything, quality is relative, and Spike components aren't as reliable as Whitestar/SAM from my limited experience as a home collector.
I can't speak for the 90's NIB B/W. I can only comment on Stern NIB since 2004, when my NIB journey began (with LOTR/TSPP). I've been buying NIB Sterns for 15 years and as the years have rolled on, I've had MANY more problems with quality...especially with Spike.
My brand new Munsters Pro stopped working after 50 plays. Will hopefully receive a new CPU board Monday. KISS Premium node board crapped out after 300 plays. Never had any of these board problems with the Whitestar & SAM platforms. My NIB LOTR must have over 10k plays with 0 board issues.
So from my limited perspective, the Spike platform has been a big disappointment in terms of reliability.
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Do you install any powered mods on your games?

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