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Captain Fantastic HUO ?


By Kickout

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

I am going to look at a supposively HUO Captain Fantastic pinball this week. Have not seen any pic or know the condition yet. The seller says it's been in storage for 3-5 years. Give me some ideas of what I might be looking for in a machine that's been storage for awhile. Also is a HUO more valuable? Price wise I've seen anywhere from 500 to 3000 for a CF. Advice requested.

Kickout

#2 3 months ago

HUO is a useless term. Is the front drilled for a lock bar? Probably been routed.
Most important is condition of the playfield and the backglass. Flaking paint, worn to the wood? Broken plastics may be hard to find. The electronics are generally easier to repair than the art.
Termite damage is rare but replacing the entire cabinet is a pita. Watch for them.

#3 3 months ago

Be careful...Which CF is it?
The is a CF of the same name, which is the 3/4 sized home model. (not an EM)

#4 3 months ago

I've seen HUO EMs from the 70's but they are extremely rare.

As mentioned above, there is a 90% chance that you are going to look at this $50 piece of crap:
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#5 3 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

...there is a 90% chance that you are going to look at this $50 piece of crap:
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"Piece of Crap"? I will have you look at the picture where it clearly says "commercial-quality" right there in print sir!

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#6 3 months ago

Never heard the term HUO, I'm guessing you mean Home edition captain fantastic and not the commercial coin operated EM game. You need to verify which captain fantastic the seller has if you have not seen a picture. It's not worth your time to travel a long distance for a home version pin.

Assuming you are aware of what you are getting into these games are usually salvageable. The most common problems are with the power supply. Shorted diodes or worn out capacitors. TNT has a video where they were able to do a quick repair on a customers home fireball you may find interesting.

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