This popped up in So Cal on C-list near me. I just started collecting pins and my first game I bought was a WCS three weeks ago from a fellow pinsider. Well, the bug bit me and I have a shadow on the way and I couldn't resist buying this WCS because the price was right. I contacted the seller and negotiated a price. The person told me their grandfather bought it brand new for the grand kids and he remembers playing it since he was four years old. Eventually the grandfather gave it to him and it sat near his kitchen unplayed for quite some time. He did not have keys to unit. I arrived and tried to negotiate a better price by a couple hundred bucks because I was worried about potential battery damage and the condition of the playfield (wasn't sure if it was just dirty). He wouldn't budge so I took the risk. Based on the condition of the cabinet, plastics and kickouts you could tell there was minimal use. The DMD looked strong and it still kept the high scores. I got the machine home and tried the keys from my other WCS to see if it would open. The coin box door opened with only inserting the key a portion of the way and turning. A screwdriver would have done the same thing. DUH, should have tried that at his house. Newb error. I was pleasantly surprised to find all the additional items shipped with the game still in the sealed bags. Also the keys for the back box. The plumb bob was never even installed. This game was truly untouched. I opened the back box and it looks mint, no battery rot. The batteries were dated 2007 and still worked! I applied some Mill wax to the playfield in one spot and it shines up beautifully.
My plans are to keep this machine and sell my other WCS which is in great shape also. I just put cliffys and LEDs on my first machine and it plays perfectly.
Being that the kickouts are in such good shape should I put Cliffys on the new machine?
My plans are to fully strip down the playfield, change rubbers, New soccer ball, LEDs and possibly colored post rubbers.
I know it is only a WCS but I thought it was cool to find one with all the sealed bags, etc. They game really is near mint.
What are the metal blade type things in the picture near the coin box top?