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Anyone recognise this backglass?

By pinballslave

9 years ago


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    #1 9 years ago

    I picked this up ages ago from a guy in France... I've always been curious to know what game it's from... it's cleary the rear image (screened on a thick hard plastic) with the front glass (which I don't have) displaying the game name and manufacturer I guess. There are a row of holes on the feft, right and top edges, which must be for bulbs to stick out through, maybe for part of an infinity effect, or just to create a different lightling style (like the neon tubes on some of the Zaccs). I kind of like the mystery of not knowing what it's from, but at the same time, am also curious to find out... It has to be early 80's with that art

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    #2 9 years ago

    Well it's Heavy Metal the movie poster, but I've never seen it as a back glass. Custom?

    #3 9 years ago

    The film is pretty decent.

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    #4 9 years ago
    Quoted from shock_me:

    Well it's Heavy Metal the movie poster, but I've never seen it as a back glass. Custom?

    Mmmm, the plot thickens! I've not heard of this film, but the artwork is clearly from it... or was the film artwork from the pinball I really have no idea about the origins of the thing I have other than I got it from France... that doesn't mean it was from a French game of course... The artwork seems to be factory screen printed (some paint missing tho)... my guess is that it's not a custom made print, but from a full production machine... I'm even more curious now I see there's a film with the same artwork! I'd search the IPDB on Heavy Metal if I could have access to it from work...

    #5 9 years ago

    Heavy Metal / IPD No. 5175 / 4 Players
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    Average Fun Rating: No ratings on file [ Be first to rate this game! ]
    Manufacturer: Rowamet Indústria Eletrometalúrgica LTDA, of São Paulo, Brazil (1980-1983)
    Type: Solid State Electronic (SS)
    Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)
    Theme: Fantasy
    Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), 3-bank drop targets (2), 5-bank drop targets (1), Rollunder spinners (3), Kick-out hole (1).
    Notes: The backglass and playfield art are color variations of an original work created by artist Christos Achilléos for the 1981 movie "Heavy Metal". It shows the character Taarna flying on a giant bird. His original art appears on the movie poster and the September 1981 front cover of Heavy Metal magazine.

    The playfield layout is similar to Williams' 1980 'Blackout'.

    Images courtesy of Victor Trucco

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    That's a weird scoreboard.

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    #6 9 years ago

    Wow that's different. It's a cool theme, too bad Bally or Williams didn't secure it back in the day. I remember going to the movie when it came out in the early 80's. Great soundtrack too.
    The movie and then the pinball is based on Heavy Metal magazine. It's kind of a futuristic fantasy comic book with very graphic artwork. heavy-metal-magazine.jpg

    #7 9 years ago

    Hmm.. Actually the scoreboard on the translite pictued in IPDB is different from Pinballslave's. So I wonder if the IPDB one is a prototype or something. It doesn't say that anywhere though. Hmmm.... Interesting... Maybe, since it was made from Brazil, Pinballslave's translite is from that company's English version of the game?

    #8 9 years ago
    Quoted from DEVILinIRON:

    Hmm.. Actually the scoreboard on the translite pictued in IPDB is different from Pinballslave's. So I wonder if the IPDB one is a prototype or something. It doesn't say that anywhere though. Hmmm.... Interesting... Maybe, since it was made from Brazil, Pinballslave's translite is from that company's English version of the game?

    Well found DII, another game I never knew existed! That's a weird scoreboard indeed! I guess the main electronics are in the cab...

    I have a feeling the game I've got the translite from has merely ripped off the artwork for the backglass (or maybe used it with licence), but I'm guessing that the game pictured above isn't connected in any way, other than the artwork, with the item I have...

    I didn't think finding out what this art was would be so interesting... not just a film, but a magazine and another pinball too...

    #9 9 years ago

    Heavy Metal featured a lot of the artwork of Frank Frazetta a famous fantasy artest of the late 70's/80's. Not sure I spelled his last name correctly.

    #10 9 years ago

    Cool movie....Animated Porn before Anime was around

    #11 9 years ago
    Quoted from shock_me:

    I remember going to the movie...

    me too... I just don't remember coming out.

    #12 9 years ago
    Quoted from robertmee:

    Cool movie....Animated Porn before Anime was around []

    Now I have to see the movie too...

    #13 9 years ago

    great movie with some awesome artists.

    I think the Richard Corben scene is the best art

    #14 9 years ago

    I also bought the double album sountrack for this movie back in the day. I still listen to it

    #15 9 years ago

    Great machine but someone must have fell asleep while designing the cab. I still have the movie and sound track.....somewhere. Now that i think of it the boy hasn't seen it. Guess ill have to dig it out. Bet momma wont like him watching it but hey I did when i was 14 and look how I turned out. Besides its a cartoon. Love that display, good luck finding one of those if needed.

    #16 9 years ago

    Yes, Frazetta is the spelling. A friend. Fantastic artist! He is missed.
    Love Rich Corben too. Nice guy!

    #17 9 years ago
    Quoted from the_pin_family:

    Great machine but someone must have fell asleep while designing the cab.

    +1 I'd love to see JJP do an update for Heavy Metal.

    #19 9 years ago

    That's pretty strange.

    #20 9 years ago

    Boobage

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    #21 9 years ago

    I own this movie. One of my fav's

    #22 9 years ago

    definately a modded meteor (modding meaning some company in europe took existing playfield, changed out artwork, made their own CPU/power). Stuff like this is interesting, seeing small little companies overseas make their own flavor.

    Also, makes me want to rewatch this movie. South park did in fact do a great parody of it sp_1203_04.jpg

    #23 9 years ago

    Got to love the older pins artwork.

    #24 9 years ago

    The playfield doesn't look like the Meteor I used to own.
    I have that movie too. I remember seeing it when it first came on HBO. I was terrified of the Loch-nar (I was 9). The boobies were cool though. Took me years to find a copy of it on VHS.

    #25 9 years ago
    Quoted from SealClubber:

    Took me years to find a copy of it on VHS.

    It was the second DVD I ever bought

    #26 9 years ago
    Quoted from wizzardz:

    It's an inner backglass for Valkyrie.

    Well done dude, I believe you've got it!! By Jeutel... which makes sense that I got it from France... unfortunately I can't get to the IPDB from work so will have to wait 'till I get home to see the full game (assuming there are images on there).

    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    South Park did in fact do a great parody of it

    This looks like it would be excellent!! Must see that!! (after seeing the original of course!!).

    #27 9 years ago

    Wow see something new every day!

    #28 9 years ago

    hi everybody,

    here are pics of a valkyrie's playfield.
    Jeutel always make original playfield, no kits^^

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    #29 9 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    definately a modded meteor (modding meaning some company in europe took existing playfield, changed out artwork, made their own CPU/power).

    Quoted from SealClubber:

    The playfield doesn't look like the Meteor I used to own.

    +1 Yea doesn't look like meteor at all. meteor.jpg

    #30 9 years ago
    Quoted from LorenZ:

    hi everybody,

    here are pics of a valkyrie's playfield.

    Thanks for that LorenZ, much better pics than what's up on the IPDB!! You should upload them there!! Is that your playfield??

    #31 9 years ago
    Quoted from pinballslave:

    LorenZ said:hi everybody,
    here are pics of a valkyrie's playfield.
    Thanks for that LorenZ, much better pics than what's up on the IPDB!! You should upload them there!! Is that your playfield??

    I have just upload pictures here this morning. ^^

    I have took these pictures two years ago in a pinball fair in France.
    I have never seen a valkyrie complete and working.

    there's gonna be a "Papillon" by jeutel working at this fair at the end of the month:

    http://www.flipsud.fr/

    #32 9 years ago

    That playfield looks like it might be fun.

    #33 9 years ago
    Quoted from LorenZ:

    there's gonna be a "Papillon" by jeutel working at this fair at the end of the month:

    I'd love to be at that show!! Undortunately the distance is too far for me to go... or should I say: too far for me to persuade my family to go, and I'm not allowed out of the house on my own

    Did you catch this topic about the Spanish version of papillon I picked up recently by the way:

    http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/dual-butterfly-trip

    #34 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for the link,
    never heard about this spanish version.

    I have put some pictures in the topic about Papillon artwork's influences.

    #35 9 years ago

    Where are these pictures and this topic LorenZ, do you have a link? I looked on both Papillon pages here on Pinside, but can't see anything...

    Sorry, I see it now... you mean the topic I started... doh!! I wish pinside would list recent activity in order of what's most active... I didn't notice any activity on this topic, so didn't see your input...

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    #36 6 years ago

    Know where I can find one of these?

    #37 6 years ago

    it's a modded blackout btw

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    #38 2 years ago

    Hello everyone!! For anyone who is interested

    I’ve got my 2nd Valkyrie arriving soon with a papillon and the even rarer Evolution!! Now more were made than Valkyrie, I think 180 compared to 100 but for some reason Evolution is even harder to find. Only one I’ve ever found and it’s in out of box condition. Seriously.

    I’ve attached a pic of the 3 I’ve got incoming so you can see how lovely they are.

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    #39 2 years ago

    Very, Very Cool, love these obscure games, some of the artwork is really out there!!

    I found a Heavy Metal poster rolled up in a tube a little while back, (I used to own a Video Store) thought it was so cool, I framed it, and also thought what a cool theme it would have been for a pinball, the different cartoon styles would have made for quite the art package!!

    #40 2 years ago

    They used a lot of heavy metal images etc on the euro pins, especially the Spanish and French!!

    Follow me on Instagram I post up all my rare stuff and I get them regularly!!

    Instagram is paragon_pinball

    Normally stuff most never heard of

    Or Www.pinballowners.com/Athena

    But if anyone checks it out if you like it can you give me a like please!! Thanks

    #41 2 years ago

    I think all the pinball manufacturers had subscriptions to Heavy Metal in the early 80s

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