The TAF needs shopping but looks to be in good shape. My TOM however is in awesome condition.
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Alrighty then. TAF it is. So anywhere between $1400-1800 cash and I should be good then I guess.
that will just about do it...great couple of games..hard choice but 100 bucks would sway me just look out for magnet burn on TAF ( will be discolored in the clouds..kinda yellow is the burn)
They sell for nearly the same price. If the TAF has great bones (i.e clean PF without any beat up inserts on Mansion, mag burn, or hole damage and a nice cab) then you are gonna make out like a bandit on this deal. Check TAF ramps for cracks also, they seem common.
Good luck with the trade! cheers
...and don't get me wrong, TOM is a great game too (I have both), but there is nothing that does it for me like TAF.
I played the hell out it the moment it came out, it was the second game I got when I started collecting, and I still get excited everytime I turn it on now.
Some people don't like it (as with every single machine), but so many things speak volume for it.
I think you are getting the better value. Unless I am way off, I thought TAF was worth more than ToM. Hard to follow prices as they have been increasing rapidly over the last few months.
In terms of gameplay, I had both and both have left. That's not to say they are boring games. I enjoy both and love playing them at friend's houses. I just found both too easy after awhile.
Hitting Uncle Fester on TAF is not hard in a home setting. You will master that shot quickly. Once mastered touring the masion is fairly easy. In fact, touring the mansion a couple of times isn't too hard. But the light show, sound effects, and multiball are awesome.
I find the flow on ToM much better. The ball really whips around. Like TAF, starting the wizard mode isn't that difficult. The wizard mode is a let down. Not a great wizard mode at all. But the sound effects, theme, and flow are amazing and I enjoy it alot.
At the end of the day, I think it comes down to which game you like more. I think you are getting the better part of the trade. You could always do the trade and sell TAF down the road if you don't like it; however will you regret selling a nice ToM? They don't come around often anymore.
TOM>TAF for me. You can go just about anywhere that has pinball and find a TAF. I never see TOM on location. I tend to favor games that you don't see everywhere you go.
I would probably agree with you if that was the case up here but the closest location to me is about a 6 hour drive. Yipes!
Had both of them. Theatre of Magic is a beautiful game maybe the best looking pin made. However for me it got too repetitive. I played Addams a bunch of times on beat up tables and couldn't understand the draw. Once I played a fully working example I got it. So much so I got a fully restored one. Needless to say it is still here and theatre is sold. If if is in good shape and your getting dollars to boot I'd jump on it.