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1979 Starlog Bally Contest and Story


By cwg29

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Some of you pinball history buffs may have seen this before but I was looking through an old issue of Starlog Magazine from August 1979 and came across this Bally promo and story. You can win a Bally Star Trek pinball machine worth $1800, plus a $10 roll of quarters! All you have to do is come up with some exciting and colorful backglass art. I wonder who won 1st prize? Also there is a short story about Bally's new art direction mentioning artist Paul Faris and Dave Christensen. Enjoy!

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#2 5 years ago

That is badass.

I have the KISS contest pinball promo, but I had never seen the ST one.

#3 5 years ago

Thanks vid1900, to hear that from you means I found a nugget of pinball history! Looks like they gave the contestants about a month or less to submit. Not much time for a masterpiece of backglass art.

#4 5 years ago

More odd is that ad for Voltan, a game that seemingly did not get any promotion and only had 300 made....

...or is that some kind of article?

1 year later
#5 4 years ago

For reference, I posted a scan of the results to this art contest in this thread.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-articles-in-old-magazines-and-newspapers/page/2

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