Best EM backglass of all time

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Best EM backglass of all time


By jrpinball

5 years ago



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#101 3 years ago

Would've been better if buttsy had posted Gay Cruise. Just sayin.' Wait, was that inside voice or outside voice?

#102 3 years ago

There you go goldenboy, same backglass as gay cruise except for the replay window, glad i could help you out ???

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#103 3 years ago

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#104 3 years ago

Wizard-Atlantis-Neptune-Flipper Cowboy and on and on....

#106 3 years ago

Interflip Dragon. Or 1p Dragoon

Its not cards, pool, or bowling.
Not cowboys or really outerspace.

I can't think of another theme like it.
There probably are a few. But Dragon has its own thing going on.

Thats why I had to get one. And its my personal favourite backglass.

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#107 3 years ago

Woodrails (there are so many wonderful Roy Parker backglasses that this list is quite long, in my view). Here's three of my favorites, though:

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Below are two nice examples of Greg Freres backglass designs:

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No list would be complete without a Gordon Morison backglass. Strange World is among my favorites:

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Kevin O'Connor's CFTBL is a stand-out (the topper is custom-made and for sale, since the game is long gone):

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George Molentin's art on Space Ship is iconic.

Moulin Rouge is my favorite Art Stenholm backglass.

Christian Marche's OXO is probably representative of his unique style.

There are so many attractive pinball backglasses. I favor the EM games; but, I appreciate the art on the solid state games as well. Some of the best art appeared on relatively unknown games, vintage 1940s, predating the flipper. When in doubt, though, just randomly select a Roy Parker creation.

#108 3 years ago

The Niagara backglass photo I just posted is eclipsed by glare. Here's three better photos, which do justice to Niagara, with its animated illumination feature:
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While I'm at it, I am compelled to post Roy Parker's Daisy May (one of the double award woodrails), the inspiration (according to Greg Freres) for his Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons art package:
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Also, I neglected to include the great Dave Christensen, Fireball being my Christensen favorite:
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My favorite Python Anghelo design is Taxi.
Paul Faris gets my vote for Xenon.
Stan Fukuoka's Big Bang Bar is noteworthy, no doubt.
John Youssi's Twilight Zone is timeless, in my opinion.

#109 3 years ago
Quoted from ZNET:

Here's three better photos, which do justice to Niagara, with its animated illumination feature:

That Niagara backglass is beautiful. I like Roy Parker's comical characters in it too.

Which backglass would you rate as the best that Art Stenholm has done?

Bruce

#110 3 years ago

Lately, really liking Sky Jump.
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#111 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballFever:

That Niagara backglass is beautiful. I like Roy Parker's comical characters in it too.
Which backglass would you rate as the best that Art Stenholm has done?
Bruce

In my post #107 above, I gave the nod to Stenholm's Moulin Rouge. However, Stenholm created several beauties, including King of Diamonds (which, of course, is one of the best-playing games of the sixties). Pardon the poor spidering on the cabinet (which is the only reason that I sold the game years ago):
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#112 3 years ago

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#113 3 years ago
Quoted from valentin27:

Paradise is the most beautiful.
I like also almost all the backglasses of the Gottlieb woodies. They are very humouristic.
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Any more info on this title? Who what when?

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#114 2 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

I think I have a half dozen copies of Dinah Shores Buttons and Bows on 78. Not sure how I ended up with so many. No idea if it's a good song.

i have this on 78 and cd. The 78 is much better. This is a great song!

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#115 2 years ago

Bally Star Jet. Just screams vintage pinball, just looking at one makes me want to play it.
United "Carolina" is nice too,really classic.
As far as one I own, this ones best (I think).
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#116 2 years ago

Many many good EM backglasses. Tough to pick a best.

For card themed I like Hi Lo Ace. Nice colors and design.

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#117 2 years ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Many many good EM backglasses. Tough to pick a best.
For card themed I like Hi Lo Ace. Nice colors and design.

Really like the "chicks" on the backglass!

#118 2 years ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Many many good EM backglasses. Tough to pick a best.
For card themed I like Hi Lo Ace. Nice colors and design.

I remember when Hi-Lo Ace was shown in a Bally Annual Shareholder report. That was awhile ago.....

#119 2 years ago

Paradise/Pleasure Isle
Kings & Queens
Delta Queen
Aladdin's Castle
Magic City

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#120 1 year ago

Just a question to you EM guys. I have a Bally Hi-Lo Ace BG that is in really great shape but, I bought it to make a shadowbox out of; are these pretty common, or should I not do this?

#121 1 year ago
Quoted from RWH:

Just a question to you EM guys. I have a Bally Hi-Lo Ace BG that is in really great shape but, I bought it to make a shadowbox out of; are these pretty common, or should I not do this?

As long as your project doesn't do anythig that will alter or otherwise harm the glass, it should be fine. You have only the glass, or the entire top lightbox?

#122 1 year ago

I'll tell you what I'm into now is Check-Mate...wtf is happening there? That dude is having his mind ripped out or something.

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#123 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I'll tell you what I'm into now is Check-Mate...wtf is happening there? That dude is having his mind ripped out or something.

#124 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I'll tell you what I'm into now is Check-Mate...wtf is happening there? That dude is having his mind ripped out or something.

Most reliable machine at VFW Pinball. No cold solder joints in sight......

#125 1 year ago

Thanks TheLaw for sharing that one. Never knew it existed. Have never seen one at TPF or the Houston show. I like it.

#126 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

You mess with the bull, you get the horns!

As i was scrolling down and saw this, i thought the horns were a lady's legs with knee high socks on, laying on her belly with her legs spread and up. The 10 light being an "opening". i guess we know where my mind goes...

#127 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

As long as your project doesn't do anythig that will alter or otherwise harm the glass, it should be fine. You have only the glass, or the entire top lightbox?

Only the BG. I just didn't want take a BG out of circulation if it is one of the hard to find BG's. I bought this glass for $40.00 bucks and it is in really good (9 or better). Wasn't looking just happened up on it and thought I could make a shadow box with lights behind it.

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#128 1 year ago

I'm surprised Dragonette wasn't listed yet, so I'll have to do it.
Dragonette and Knock Out are among 2 of my favorites.

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#129 1 year ago

My favorite is Vampire, but I'd say that strange world is a close second.

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#130 1 year ago

Gordon Morison's Gottlieb 'Canada Dry'

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#131 1 year ago
Quoted from OTTOgd:

Gordon Morison's Gottlieb 'Canada Dry'

Too bad there is no image of Canada Dry "Tahitian Treat", my favorite carbonated punch drink and now hard to find cheap as it is made in limited batches these days.

"Delaware Punch" would be my favorite non carbonated, and it originated in Texas.

#132 1 year ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Too bad there is no image of Canada Dry "Tahitian Treat", my favorite carbonated punch drink and now hard to find cheap as it is made in limited batches these days.

Oh yeah that's a classic for sure.

#133 1 year ago

My vote goes to Abra Cadabra.

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#134 1 year ago

Mars trek

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#135 1 year ago


FINALLY! I now know where Steven J got his avatar from!!!!

Added 20 months ago: FINALLY! I now know where StevenP got his avatar from!!!!

#136 1 year ago

been chasing this game for nearly 30 years and she landed yesterday..have always loved the art on this.

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#137 1 year ago

Don;t know Surf Side but great pick up man!

#138 1 year ago

One of the best 2-players in all of EM-ville.

#139 1 year ago

Illawarra hit the jackpot. Nice.

Lowest score ever! 1 point

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#141 9 months ago

Williams TOM TOM

#142 9 months ago

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#143 9 months ago

Hands down my favorite. 1938 Swing. Think it is Roy Parker, but not certain.

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#144 8 months ago

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#145 8 months ago

Certainly very colorful!

#146 8 months ago

Art is usually way down the list of importance to me since I have considerable color blindness, but there are some games that do stand out. Big Daddy and ‘21’ are two of those. Two of my best players too! But ‘21’ is the best of both I think. IMO

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