(Topic ID: 267071)

'70s And '80s Bally Line-Ups


By BallyTim

3 months ago



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    #1 3 months ago

    Hey Guys! Curious who the other hardcore Bally collectors are? I just can't get enough of 'em. Hangin' on to that childhood. Post your '70s and '80s line-ups! Mine are scattered between here, NE Ohio and Denver at my kids house. Only have a handful where I'm currently at. Also always seem to have few that are bein' worked on.

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    #2 3 months ago

    Here is are my Ballys from about 9 months ago. I have moved on from Future Spa, Spectrum, and Xenon. Hot Doggin' stopped by for a while too!

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    #3 3 months ago
    Quoted from QuietEarp:

    Here is are my Ballys from about 9 months ago. I have moved on from Future Spa, Spectrum, and Xenon. Hot Doggin' stopped by for a while too![quoted image]

    Nothin' like a row of classic Ballys!

    #4 3 months ago

    Got these two nicely restored ones. Both with NOS Bally playfields installed.

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    #5 3 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Got these two nicely restored ones. Both with NOS Bally playfields installed.[quoted image]

    GORGEOUS! Skateball has a BEAUTIFUL playfield!

    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from BallyTim:

    Skateball has a BEAUTIFUL playfield!

    Even more beautiful if it is not one of those reproductions. Both have original backglasses in excellent shape too.

    They both light up my living room. I'm very picky when it comes to what I put there, being I have to walk by and look at them several times a day. These certainly fit the bill.

    Honestly, I paid more for the Frontier from the same restorer as it is a much rarer game, especially in that condition. Would not sell either.

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    #7 3 months ago

    Here's a picture from late last year. From left to right their is

    Fireball Classic
    Centaur
    Fathom
    Rolling Stones
    Kiss
    Wizard
    4 Million BC
    NiP It
    Spectrum
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Playboy
    Harlem Globetrotters
    Mata Hari EM
    Evel Knievel EM

    John

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    #8 3 months ago

    I have Paragon, Future Spa, Xenon, Skateball, Mata Hari and Supersonic. I have had Fireball 2, Fathom, Frontier, Centaur, Medusa, Mystic, Flash Gordon, Eight Ball Deluxe, Night Rider, Wizard, Embryon, Viking, Hot Doggin', Elektra, Bobby Orr, BMX, Eight Ball, Playboy, Lost World. Can't get enough of them!
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    #9 3 months ago

    Good stuff guys!! Old Ballys rule. Always looking for the "next" one.

    #10 3 months ago

    Love Ballys.
    Pac-Man, Silverball, and Gold Ball

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    #11 3 months ago

    Great line-ups!

    Most Bally games from that era are real classics. Bally games I have owned include Hootenanny, 50/50, Champ, Fireball, Flash Gordon, Vector, Paragon, Viking, Xenon, Space Invaders, Silverball Mania, Medusa, Strikes&Spares, Eight Ball and Baby Pac-Man. If it wasn't for lack of space, I probably would not have sold any one of them.

    #12 3 months ago

    Bally definitely had the best art packages of anyone in the late 70's - mid 80's. I've got Mata Hari, Centaur, Skateball, Playboy and Paragon in my Bally lineup. I sold Vector a few years back, liked the art and lights but the gameplay left me blah.

    #13 3 months ago

    My favorite era!

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    #14 3 months ago

    Don’t really have them grouped by manufacturer, but here’s a couple groupings....

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    #15 3 months ago

    I've had about 1/2 the SS Bally's at one time or another.
    Some heavy regret sells in that herd too.
    The $850 Frontier I passed on 10 years ago remains my worst pinball decision ever.

    Right now.
    Fireball2, Eight Ball DeluxeLE, Xenon (here on loan), Fireball Classic, 6Mill$Man, Eight Ball Champ, and Paragon - and they're all staying!
    They are the classiest looking games, they are always challenging, and the art is made for adults.

    2 remain that I've never seen or played, Voltan and Gold Ball.

    #16 3 months ago

    my 70s 80 line up. still working on cosmic gunfight.

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    #17 3 months ago

    Mine aren't ready for a picture together but I have Centaur, Embryon, Fathom, Flash Gordon, Viking, and Xenon.

    #18 3 months ago

    My Ballys;
    Eightball
    Playboy
    Star Trek
    Xenon
    Medusa
    Spy Hunter
    Xs & Os

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    #20 70 days ago

    I too, love the Ballys of that era. It's when I was a kid, and they were new and on location at every 7-11 in the county. Not pictured are:

    Capt. Fanatastic
    Air Aces
    Night Rider EM

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