Big Bang Bar #1 value?

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Big Bang Bar #1 value?


By Jkush18

1 year ago



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“How much is it worth?”

  • Under $15,000 24 votes
    29%
  • Between 15000 and 20000 30 votes
    37%
  • 20,000-25,000 18 votes
    22%
  • Over 25,000 10 votes
    12%

(82 votes)

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#1 1 year ago

Feel free to give your opinion of value on big bang bar number 01. It played well. It’s in great shape collector quality has the gold plac etc.

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#2 1 year ago

a million by Christmas

#3 1 year ago

$17-18k. Without seeing detailed pics or knowing what’s included. I’m guessing that this is Gene’s if it’s number 1?!

#4 1 year ago

Probably around what someone will play for it. Let me know what it's worth

#5 1 year ago

Is it for sale?

#6 1 year ago

Gene’s was number 00. Who knows where that is?? This one is in Central Illinois. It is not currently for sale however money talks.

#7 1 year ago

$15-18 with no remake.
With remake.... under $15

#8 1 year ago

that cabinet art will fade fast by that window!

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#9 1 year ago

IIRC #1 went to his stepduaghter.

#10 1 year ago

No that originally went to Genes doctor if I recall right,
The first 10 serial numbers all had the gold trim and were available at a higher price (I forget how much but I could check my paperwork as it says the premium for gold)
Game number 11 was the first with the black trim from what I was told (my game)

#11 1 year ago

15-20k I figure.. black trim looks nicer really, but I assume this is more collectable.

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from Starscream:

No that originally went to Genes doctor if I recall right,
The first 10 serial numbers all had the gold trim and were available at a higher price (I forget how much but I could check my paperwork as it says the premium for gold)
Game number 11 was the first with the black trim from what I was told (my game)

Gene wanted $8K for the one he took to Texas Pinball Festival in 2007. I was a split second away from buying it until he told me that I could not take possession of the game right then and there. Instead, he was going to take it with him and ship it back to me once the other US BBBs started shipping.

So that killed the deal. In hindsight, I should have made the deal. lol. But at the time, I was in serious "FU" mode as I was not going to hand someone $8,000 in cash and not even get to take the game home.

Marcus

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from Xerico:

Gene wanted $8K for the one he took to Texas Pinball Festival in 2007. I was a split second away from buying it until he told me that I could not take possession of the game right then and there. Instead, he was going to take it with him and ship it back to me once the other US BBBs started shipping.
So that killed the deal. In hindsight, I should have made the deal. lol. But at the time, I was in serious "FU" mode as I was not going to hand someone $8,000 in cash and not even get to take the game home.
Marcus

It’s pretty funny that 5 years later several pinball companies would
Build their business model on this very concept.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from Xerico:

I was not going to hand someone $8,000 in cash and not even get to take the game home.

I still would NEVER do that. Ever.

#15 1 year ago

Two weeks ago I sold prototype #13 for $20,000.00. It sold in less than a week, I had two solid back up offers along with someone who tried to snipe the deal by offering me more money. About five days ago another guy surfaced wanting the new owner's information, I assume so he could buy it from him at a premium.

I hate leaving money on the table but it would seem I underpriced it. - Meh, I'm the original owner and got to enjoy it all of these years.

Note: Illinois Pinball prototype

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

It’s pretty funny that 5 years later several pinball companies would
Build their business model on this very concept.

It's even funner when their customers clamor how the new game is going to be the next Big Bang Bar.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Two weeks ago I sold prototype #13 for $20,000.00. It sold in less than a week, I had two sold back up offers along with someone who tried to snipe the deal by offering me more money. About five days ago another guy surfaced wanting the new owner's information, I assume so he could buy it from him at a premium.
I hate leaving money on the table but it would seem I underpriced it. - Meh, I'm the original owner and got to enjoy it all of these years.
Note: Illinois Pinball prototype

Congrats on sale! Fun game but for that kind of money... time to go!

#18 1 year ago

Was #13 the purple powder coated one with the "superstitious" plaque?

#19 1 year ago

Big Bang Bar. Really do not get it. Just can't get into the game. Not to say it's bad. Just not for me. Finally there is a really exspensive game I don't want to buy.

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

that cabinet art will fade fast by that window!

I'm pretty sure IPB made the cab decals UV resistant.

#21 1 year ago

After Scared Stiff, my favorite game! If it's remade....I'm IN!

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Starscream:

Was #13 the purple powder coated one with the "superstitious" plaque?

That's correct, prototype number 13.
New owners prior to production were offered to have their plaque engraved however they wanted. Many people chose their family name for example. The reason I named it Superstitious was because the number 13 is considered unlucky and I do not believe in superstitions. It was my way of mocking the Gods if you will. And if you count the question mark's bookending the word Superstitious you will find a total of 13 of them.

Attached picture is from IPDB where many of my pictures are posted.

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#23 1 year ago
Quoted from ASOA:

Big Bang Bar. Really do not get it. Just can't get into the game. Not to say it's bad. Just not for me. Finally there is a really exspensive game I don't want to buy.

For me the game reminds me of the Star Wars space bar scene. I just love the looks, the comedy I love and the gameplay is fun....not deep though but there is enough for me.

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from Jkush18:

Feel free to give your opinion of value on big bang bar number 01

Is the machine number 01 or 001? Big difference as the prototypes all began with a zero before the number much like my number 13 picture above. There were only 20 prototypes made, one in purple, mine and one in green which Gene's daughter got. There are other differences that signifies the prototypes but that would be the easiest start.

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Two weeks ago I sold prototype #13 for $20,000.00. It sold in less than a week, I had two sold back up offers along with someone who tried to snipe the deal by offering me more money. About five days ago another guy surfaced wanting the new owner's information, I assume so he could buy it from him at a premium.
I hate leaving money on the table but it would seem I underpriced it. - Meh, I'm the original owner and got to enjoy it all of these years.
Note: Illinois Pinball prototype

But I like your style. Keeping your word. Rare these days.

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from lancestorm:

But I like your style. Keeping your word. Rare these days.

Kim has always been, and always will be, a class act.

LTG : )

#27 1 year ago

Hahahah, that plaque is awesome.

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from Xerico:

But at the time, I was in serious "FU" mode as I was not going to hand someone $8,000 in cash and not even get to take the game home.
Marcus

Love it!

#29 1 year ago

Rumored to be on the PPS remake list for the future......

#30 1 year ago

20-25k

#31 1 year ago

if this gets remade i am definitly in!

3 months later
#32 1 year ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

Rumored to be on the PPS remake list for the future......

Indeed. PP has confirmed it WILL DEFINITELY be remade in the string of CGE classics including MM, AFM, MB and CC. The only questions remaining are where it will fall in sequence and how much it will cost. I'd guess it will be MB, then CC, then BBB. Cost I'd say in 7K to 8K range, though hoping the former figure.

#34 1 year ago

Meant to say CGC classics as in Chicago Gaming Corporation.

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