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  1. I can't believe it .

    My partner  and  I were just discussing the next pinball purchase and my choice of Elvira HOH  was endorsed with the words  " well it's Lyman machine " 

    Next thing I did was turn on the computer and read the sad news . What a shock !

    She always said (while playing Bat66 ) I can't marry Lyman but are you allowed to marry one of his machines ? 


  2. I'll never be able to cure cancer , pick the winning Lotto numbers or choose the correct female gift . 

    As for the holiday side of it (I don't know Melbourne or Tassie ) is to stay in the Fanciest  5star Hotel at least 2 nights , expensive  Dining , do a High Tea  ,

    Champagne Breakfast (if applicable )

    I'm blessed , apparently  The best gift i gave was a set of bathroom scales and a pinball adventure holiday is ideal  for her / us. 

    ( the new  Iphone was good idea as well )

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  3. Thanks Grant , I'm a complete novice ( at Everything )  . I was Advised by someone in the know that the first Spike games were sensitive to current flow or something and that  the expensive surge plugs were the ' Thing ' , then  next the stern bulletin (which changed ) hence the need for a Bulletin ,and the different capacitor setup . 

    So i'm just wondering who has what inside their (above title ) machines . Mine are all different . Only have Ghostbuster problems .  Out of ( recent ) desperation thought it might be something  extra in the surge plug that might of been  related  .

    The machine just shuts down ( at any time ) (could be weeks ) , and restarts  it's self .

    Maybe the new power supply is faulty as well ?

    What  do all the ferrite blocks through out the machine do ?

    What else should I be looking at ?

    Kind Regards Ross


  4. Thanks for the response  . I should have also mentioned the second thing I did was put a brand new power supply in it .

    The first thing i did was was put a Belkin BSV120 surge plug device at the outlet , maybe it conflicted with the machine or is faulty in its self

    (took me all this time to think of this) Just scratchin for ideas while waiting for to stop again .

    Thanks again 

  5. I Know how much new Stern games are to buy because AMD have it plain and simple BUT how much did all the other machines cost-

    Delivered into the country with all the added GST , duty , this and that tax  etc ...?

    Particularly the Spooky games . Please and Thanks


  6. Batman 66 , Ghostbusters  , Terminator 3  and Tommy .

    A few others of mine  that fall into - the hard to find which don't play that well  desirable keepsakes category .

     I've always wanted the chance to own  a  Tron , LOTR , CV , TZ  .... but those bolts have always seem to been tighten down extremely  hard


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  7. On 16/09/2021 at 7:24 PM, 1.21 Gigawatts said:

    I guess there’s so many iterations of the brand - old stuff, modern films, anime etc. so they had to come up with some sort of middle ground. The pinball community didn’t want the “photoshop” real images any more. 

    What’s of interest to me is that there’s only two pages of thread. Five years ago this thread would be on fire. Prices are just so high and getting one is just so hard. Maybe we lost some eyeballs with the forum change? 

    Need to upgrade my "interested " to " Excited" on this one now . For me personally , I would have liked a Black & White cab with weird arse music and callouts  , but I'm just ( always ) glad we have so many different games and Manufacturers  out there even if i cant get the game I want  at the moment or want them at all  . So waiting to hear it  first , Then waiting cause of demand ? maybe . 

    ANYWAY ... I liked the whole scene Back 5 Years Ago , First place I'd go to was Technical Repair Questions , Seemed like every day  - Mike , Edy , Ken , Doug - would be instantly there , Games were plentiful and priced so you had to talk yourself out buying them constantly . Discussion was a bit more open , informative and realistic . 

    One thing I've always wondered is Whats  happened to all those old Regulars ( everybody )  , have  they just lost interest ,  got bored  , annoyed , sold all their machines , got married   or  just found a different religion ?

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  8. This theme has my interest ,  I grew up watching this stuff back in the B/W television days .

    The  biggest drawcard for me ( with any machine ) is  .... CALLOUTS , music and sounds , 

    I have no idea how this be will integrated  but be amazing if they can do the way I imagine .

    One good thing already is , I can wait and it's NOT limited to 750 or some other constraint . 


  9. I got home last night to find a box the mail .




    What a lovely Gesture , all my favourites , trouble is , He's the one thats in a worse lockdown predicament than us (the other 5 guys he sent a package to )

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  10. I liked the whole scene back in the day when Stern were about the only manufacturers , way more expensive than used but still affordable NIB .

     Not only could you buy several cheap machines but you had a choice , a  big choice , so much so that you knock back word of mouth deals constantly .

    Great to look back in AA for sale section for prices/availability as reference .

     With all the  manufacturers out there now ,  seems to be  difficult to get a hold of some of the turn over that it should  have generated . 

    I don't know how the decline happened but  years ago there was some banter between people asking ridiculous prices and others saying "it's their machine they can ask what they want " . 

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  11. Sorry , I hate to be of any annoyance , but I tried to send a couple of PM  .  All  I found was  seller "unable to receive messages " 

    Maybe just me and my inexperience  .  Thought it could have been full inbox  or something .   More likely dumb old me .

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