57: They Went Straight to Plaid!


July 2017

Yep – we admit it – we go “straight to plaid” in this months’ episode.  We tried REAL HARD LIKE to not let the discussion around Stern’s new Star Wars Pinball capitalize the episode, but we couldn’t help ourselves.  We analyze it from up one side and down the other and still net a solid zero at the very end of it all.  Fortunately we have “Total Nuclear Annihilation” on the horizon and that promises to save the day – in more way than one.

So, on with what promises to be a really fun show.  We work through our monthly updates, as Brent just completed a pretty large group buyout on some killer titles (and a lot of PC10 carts, as well).  He picks up his Jurassic Park and lays in a total surprise game pickup as well. Whitney discusses the next few chapters in the Sky Skipper Project and discusses some cabinet swaps he’s got going on.

We cover off on a small soldering Q&A, review some hardware and for the first time in a few months we spend even more of Brent’s money.  All this, a “Nip-It” alert to end all alerts, and some feedback as well!

Here’s how the timings for the show break down:

  • Segment 1 – 00:00 – 01:31 – Monthly updates and goings on
  • Segment 2 – 01:31 – 02:57 – Soldering methods and equipment review and “Spend Brent’s Money”
  • Segment 3 – 02:44 – 03:57 – Star Wars Pinball and Feedback
  • Segment 4 – 03:58 – Outtakes and stuff…

Episode 57 - Show Links

Here's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
TopicCategoryMore InformationNotes
Sky Skipper Project

Retro Gamer Magazine - Issue 170
Sky Skipper Project

Retro Gamer Magazine
Latest updates on the project!

Please check it out, and subscribe to the newsletter for updates!

Soldering Equipment ReviewToolsWLC100 - $30

Weller WES51 - $100

Weller WESD51 - $140

Hakko FX888D - $100

Wire-form Solder Tip cleaner - $10
Electrical DiscussionEducationAll About Circuits

TTL Cookbook

Great review of AC and DC current, along with semi-conductors types, etc.

TTL Cookbook generally runs $10-15; many different revisions - dates back to the 1970's.
Repro Battlezone joystick and Pole Position shifter housings - interest threadReproduction PartsInterest thread @ KLOV

Mad Planets substitute joystick shaft Reproduction Partsfor-sale thread @ KLOV

$24 adapter tube allowing for using 'similar' joystick on a Mad Planets control panel

Ghouls n' Ghosts & Final Fight Control PanelsReproduction Partsfor-sale thread @ KLOV

$76 each. Contact Takeman for details.
Star Wars PinballNew ShinyPro


Not sure what more we can say that we haven't already said on the show.

If you are interested in checking out the gameplay, then here's a great video @ the Canadian Arcade - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYmu8Q1oJL8
Atari BoxNew ShinyAtari Box placeholder/teaser site

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