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Best EM side art?


By spinal

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    What do you think are the very best examples of EMs where some real artistic effort was put into the art on the cabinet and sides of the backbox? Art that ties into the art on the backglass and playfield for extra points.

    Please post a pic if you can - thanks!

    #2 2 years ago

    Balky Wizard is the best IMHo. Capt Fantastic is an honorable mention.

    #3 2 years ago

    I like Surfer/Surf Champ
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    #4 2 years ago

    abra and hit the deck are pretty good examples

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from boilerman:

    abra and hit the deck are pretty good examples

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    #6 2 years ago

    Just 21 is one of my favorites, even thought the cab art has no correlation to the theme of the game.

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    #7 2 years ago

    Always been fond of BLY Star Jet

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    BLY tried themed based CAB art almost from the start of their re-intro into the Pinball MFG field in early 60s
    Took GTB and WMS years later to finally make it the norm.
    Though it seems that in the 50s woodrail era both GTB&WMS seemed to at times
    be bold and creative with themed based CAB art,
    but by late 50s & early 60s they stuck to pretty much geometric designs

    #8 2 years ago

    Wlms Four Corners: They did several like this, where the head and body come together to make one image...not great pics on IPDB of it, but you can get the idea...

    http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=931&picno=14133

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    #9 2 years ago

    Fireball is my favorite one

    #10 2 years ago

    Always loved the card themed graphics on Royal Flush

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    #11 2 years ago

    Bally vampire

    #12 2 years ago

    I always liked Mars Trek's cabinet art.

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    #13 2 years ago

    This was also the first game to come to my mind

    Quoted from Sinistarrett:I always liked Mars Trek's cabinet art.

    #14 2 years ago

    I stumbled across this: Universal Photo Finish (1949)

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    Seems to me like side art has wavered back and forth between very elaborate and almost non-existent at different times.

    #15 2 years ago

    Yeah, but why a rainbow trout on "Neptune"/"Hit the Deck"/"Poseidon"?

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from spinal:

    I stumbled across this: Universal Photo Finish (1949)

    Seems to me like side art has wavered back and forth between very elaborate and almost non-existent at different times.

    1950 Universal 'Winner'. Similar to 'Photo Finish'.

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    #17 2 years ago

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