Quoted from tyj:
Ok picking up a Batman 66 HUO and we are super excited, this is one my wife has wanted for a while now. What should I look out for in terms of issues with it over the regular things?
In theory, a pinball machine is a securely sealed dollar eater designed to be left alone, among the wolves.
Four things I suggest looking for...
1. Irreparable damage due to unexpected engineering flaws. Things like the wear from the turntable against the other machinery.
2a. Cabinet damage. Honestly it’s a sticker and those do get nicked. Screened artwork is one thing, stickers can be replaced.
2b. Playfield (and related assemblies) wear from play. Dimples are to be expected. Most wear and tear thingies are available.
3. Bodgery, Bodgery, Bodgery. Ask me about the game with 12 spotlight kits from Comet.
Do all the tests. Remove the balls. Lift the playfield all the way up. Look for anything that doesn’t look factory. Wires come loose, they get re-soldered. That’s fine. But.... see #3.