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American Pinball Houdini thread


By lllvjr

3 years ago



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Post #145 Houdini Pinball initial flyer Posted by HighProtein (3 years ago)

Post #184 Initial reveal at TPF Posted by SilverballNut (3 years ago)

Post #190 Introductory Price of Houdini Posted by 1iblind (3 years ago)

Post #198 Initial Pictures of Machine Posted by lllvjr (3 years ago)

Post #229 Playfield Close-Up Pics Posted by bigd1979 (3 years ago)

Post #284 Machine feature details Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #312 More feature details Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #385 Double switch lane picture Posted by pinballrockstar (3 years ago)

Post #420 Pinball show appearance schedule for Houdini Posted by rosh (3 years ago)

Post #434 Houdini pics from Allentown show Posted by PinballSTAR (3 years ago)


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#156 3 years ago
Quoted from SunKing:

SO MANY new games to play at TPF this year!

Houdini, Alien, Dialed In, Jetson's, Aerosmith, Batman66, Mulitmorphic (P3) will be revealing 4 games, Spooky will reveal a new game....AFMr...

Man... I wish I could make it. My 34 year anniversary is Saturday 3/25. If I went, it would be my last one

3 months later
#701 3 years ago

Any update as to whether or not Houdini will be at CAX (California Extreme in San Jose, Calif) in 2 weeks?

1 month later
#735 3 years ago

I can say, I'm really excited about this game. I played it many times at Pin-a-go-go (California).

I would (and will) buy this NIB, before another Stern NIB. Just sayin.

#739 3 years ago

I was in Las Vegas last week. I went into New York New York and they had a Houdini store there.

They had some really cool posters, and a half a dozen of authentic items locked in a glass display he used / wore (hand cuffs / large steel ball w/ shackle for leg / one old shoe and ankle lock that looked mid-eveil).

#742 3 years ago

Eric... agreed prices are insane!

There were a couple items in the case at $5k to $6,500. They did have a certificate of authenticity. But I would still be leery.

#765 3 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

I was told at pin a go go in may about the ramp on left going from plastic to metal and thought that was a great idea to improve visibility on that side. Also, in long run metal stronger than plastic. That's a great change and improvement.

Me too at PAGG... in addition; the chrome chains (IMO: way too shiny & modern looking) would be toned down to a period correct darker bronze / slightly rusty look. I think that would be awesome! If not... mine will be modded that way.

Thanks Rosh & Team for your efforts!

3 weeks later
#808 3 years ago

Rosh... I like your style! Keep up the good work

4 weeks later
#986 3 years ago

I played this game at PAGG in May 2017. I really like, no loved it!

I'm so glad they toned down the shiny chains. They were out of place IMHO. If I could offer / suggest something else... I think the chrome habbitrails would look amazing, in a slightly darker metal look, like you would see on an old chain or one of his pad locks.

If that doesn't make the cut... I could easily see many of us making that mod.

I also enjoy your open communication, and sure a unique game / design.

Thanks
Kerry

#988 3 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

If I could offer / suggest something else... I think the chrome habbitrails would look amazing, in a slightly darker metal look, like you would see on an old chain or one of his pad locks.

If that doesn't make the cut... I could easily see many of us making that mod.

BTW: "If" that was/is an option to have them done... I would be willing to pay an up charge. I think many others could be interested as well.

Thoughts?

#1120 3 years ago

Rosh... I'll say it again; I/we really appreciate you listing and responding with an open mind.

I'm very impressed with your Houdini. I'm a Buyer for sure.

Thanks again!

#1155 3 years ago
Quoted from Manic:

why not simply include them in the bag and not stick them down?

Otherwise the first thing people will have to do is to heat or freeze them off... or simply peel them off and who wants to risk doing that on a newly cured PF?

I completely agree with this thinking.

#1164 3 years ago

How many of us had pulled mylar, only to have it on occasionally pull artwork, no matter what method was used?

I would much prefer the option to apply the peel & stick kicker mylar, than freeze or heat them to carefully remove em'. 2 in the goody bag would be awesome!

#1168 3 years ago

I'm in favor of mylar around the pops and ball drops... not in front of the kickers.

1 month later
#1386 3 years ago

Rosh... great video, Thanks!

Are the pop bumper "chain sounds" actually coming from the pops, or are they coming from the speakers when they are hit?

3 months later
#2268 2 years ago

I don't like mirror blades at all. These blades look very nice on this game.

1 week later
#2430 2 years ago

Eric... That looks SWEET!

1 week later
#2557 2 years ago

I certainly hope Houdini playfields aren't switched to another vendor. The ones I've seen are beautiful, solid and amazing! I'm also saying this bcuz; I'm a future buyer of Houdini. Seems like a fair amount of time down the road and wouldn't want to get a different manufacture company's PF.

I'm very concerned with quality of others PF companies. Especially with issues noted with ghosting, planking and now a lot of noise about ribbing. Those PF's look BAD!

#2585 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

and adding a few accents of flair.
Added some metal copper gears to lane returns and lower slings. I think it looks factory.

Eric... I agree that looks really tasteful! Not too much, subtle and sharp! Nicely done!

1 week later
#2839 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

Where do you order those nice toppers,please??

Joe at Laseriffic (sp?)

2 months later
#4600 2 years ago

MightyGrave... BTW: My opinion between the 2; I personally like the bronze one. I think it's more fitting for the game.

2 months later
#6125 2 years ago

AP... will these new power supplies be in the future games?

I've been on the fence with this purchase, primarily because of the power issues discussed.

Thanks
Kerry

1 month later
#6954 2 years ago

pinballinreno Thanks for that 12 min Golden Earring music vid from 1984 on TZ. I've never seen it and watched all 12+ mins.

I love my TZ... probably my fav in my collection. Owned it since 95'

#7049 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Will Oktoberfest come with a Knocker?

Or a pair of knockers? (.)(.)

#7146 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

but I was talking about the literal up and down meaning you hold the flipper (finger tips on rubber) and lift up towards the sky and down to the playfield. It should have a very slight amount of up and down play.

I agree with the above and in other words... can you slip a business card under the flipper? You don't want it so close to the playfield that it may be touching it.

2 months later
#8063 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Get these:

ebay.com link » 25 1 1 16 Inch Mirror Finish Carbon Steel Replacement Pinball Machine Pinballs

The 100 I just bought are really nice.
Or these:

ebay.com link » 25 Oem 1 1 16 Mirror Finish Carbon Steel Pinball Machine Balls Fresh Stock New

Do you think these are the exact same product, just from different vendors?

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