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Current Top 5 E.M Pinball Want List

By BRONX

2 days ago



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    #1 2 days ago

    Hello, I'm posting my top 5 current e.m want list(not in any order) I'm also curious of other members E.m want list....

    Sept 2022

    1) 1964 Williams heat wave
    2) 1977 Gottlieb Team One
    3) 1977 gottlieb big hit
    4) 1967 Gottlieb sing along/melody
    5) 1971 Gottlieb 2001/dimension

    **** I like to play 1952 Gottlieb queen of hearts, but so hard to find around here

    #2 1 day ago

    I'd like to play a '52 Queen of Hearts as well, but they seem to be pretty rare. Steve Young told me that it looks better than it plays, and the art is gorgeous - especially that backglass! For me:

    1) 1978 Gottlieb "Gemini"
    2) 1978 Gottlieb "Strange World"
    3) 1977 Gottlieb "Lucky Hand"
    4) 1976 Gottlieb "Volley"
    5) 1977 Williams "Wild Card"

    Of course, that's as of today...

    #3 1 day ago

    Only 4 T the moment. Really have my heart set on a Bank a Ball.

    1. 1965 Bank a Ball
    2. 1965 Flipper Pool
    3. 1975 300
    4. 1976 Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy
    5. ?

    #4 1 day ago

    Wow, you want Bank a Ball AND Flipper Pool! You must like that pf. I have a Flipper Pool - I like it way more than I thought I would - thought I'd miss drop targets. And it's always a challenge.

    #5 1 day ago

    Majorettes, Wiggler, Capersville, lady luck, Brite star

    #6 1 day ago

    All Williams: Rancho, Argosy, Strike Zone, 8 Ball, Gold Rush/Jackpot

    #7 1 day ago

    5 I want:
    1932 English by Mills
    1932 The Maple Leaf by Automatic Industries
    1935 Par Golf by GM Laboratories
    1901 Little Manhattan or Log Cabin by Caille
    1935 Lite-A-Line by Pacific Amusement Manufacturing Company

    feel free to message me if you have one for sale

    #8 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    For me:
    1) 1978 Gottlieb "Gemini"
    2) 1978 Gottlieb "Strange World"
    3) 1977 Gottlieb "Lucky Hand"
    4) 1976 Gottlieb "Volley"
    5) 1977 Williams "Wild Card"
    Of course, that's as of today...

    I own 2 on your list and feel lucky to have them and I just missed out on a beautiful Volley on local Craigslist for $500 last fall.

    I’m out of room but if I had a top 5 it would be:
    1. 76 Black Jack EM (maybe impossible)
    2. Abra ca Dabra
    3. Surf Champ
    4. Triple Strike
    5. Spin Out

    #9 1 day ago

    Which 2 #sea_wolf?

    #10 1 day ago

    You mentioned you own 2 pinballs on my 5 wanted list? Curious which 2 they are?

    #11 1 day ago

    l'd like and of these, GTB Subway, GTB Ace High and a Bally Delta Queen, ( l accidently walked straight through a plate glass door which was closed, watching someone else playing a good game on the delta).

    #12 1 day ago

    Sea_Wolf - I know, I've seen pictures of your game room! I have a sister in Louisville - maybe I should schedule a visit!

    #13 1 day ago

    Me wantee:
    Bally skill roll
    Gottlieb College Queens
    Gottlieb TKO
    Williams Jungle
    Bally Rockmakers

    Of course I just bought a Godzilla and a Ringer, so I shouldn't be buying more games but.....

    #14 1 day ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    Me wantee:
    Bally skill roll
    Gottlieb College Queens
    Gottlieb TKO
    Williams Jungle
    Bally Rockmakers
    Of course I just bought a Godzilla and a Ringer, so I shouldn't be buying more games but.....

    I have met a surprising number of very vocal Roclmakers fans. That game just seduced people into the zipperflipper lifestyle.

    #15 1 day ago

    Gottlieb El Durado
    Gottlieb Rocketship
    Bally Delta Queen (college nostalgia machine)
    Bally Wizard
    Gottlieb Kings and Queens

    #16 1 day ago

    Just looked at the playfield for Rocket Ship - that looks like fun - 4 flippers and 2 gobble holes to avoid.

    #17 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    I'd like to play a '52 Queen of Hearts as well, but they seem to be pretty rare. Steve Young told me that it looks better than it plays, and the art is gorgeous - especially that backglass! For me:
    1) 1978 Gottlieb "Gemini"
    2) 1978 Gottlieb "Strange World"
    3) 1977 Gottlieb "Lucky Hand"
    4) 1976 Gottlieb "Volley"
    5) 1977 Williams "Wild Card"
    Of course, that's as of today...

    There was a Queen of Hearts at Pintastic, I can honestly state the funnest wood rail I have played so far.

    #18 1 day ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    There was a Queen of Hearts at Pintastic, I can honestly state the funnest wood rail I have played so far.

    I'd love to play one sometime, but have never seen one in the wild. I know that was Wayne Neyen's favorite machine from a design standpoint....I read he went into a slight funk after Queen of Hearts was produced because he couldn't get the circuits out of his head, he liked them so much.

    #19 1 day ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    I have met a surprising number of very vocal Roclmakers fans. That game just seduced people into the zipperflipper lifestyle.

    Never even played one! I'm a Rockmaker by trade so it seemed appropriate for my shop. I've had 3 of them slip through my hands, someday one will stick.
    B

    #20 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    Just looked at the playfield for Rocket Ship - that looks like fun - 4 flippers and 2 gobble holes to avoid.

    I really like the Rocketship backglass. Looks great lit up. Wish I had my old game back.

    #21 1 day ago

    I do love some of those old woodrail backglasses with all the scores printed on them. I've only played one woodrail in person - '57 Gottlieb Silver. It's slow, but fun. Love the sounds...those bells. That one has a beautiful bg too.

    #22 1 day ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    5 I want:
    1932 English by Mills
    1932 The Maple Leaf by Automatic Industries
    1935 Par Golf by GM Laboratories
    1901 Little Manhattan or Log Cabin by Caille
    1935 Lite-A-Line by Pacific Amusement Manufacturing Company
    feel free to message me if you have one for sale

    I like your style man! Don't see to may Caille games come up, pricey when they do.
    Good luck finding some of those titles, post pics of them if you do!
    B

    #23 1 day ago
    Quoted from BRONX:

    Which 2 #sea_wolf?

    I was responding to paulace list but I like your wishlist as well, especially Team One and Dimension.

    #24 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    Sea_Wolf - I know, I've seen pictures of your game room! I have a sister in Louisville - maybe I should schedule a visit!

    You’d be welcome here paulace. Hopefully I’ll have the Lucky Hand restored and running then.

    #25 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    Wow, you want Bank a Ball AND Flipper Pool! You must like that pf.

    I should have said Bank a Ball OR Flipper Pool. Although, Bank a Ball is my first choice.

    Phil

    #26 1 day ago

    BleacherBum - You sure? I love that Add-a-Ball thing for home play!

    #27 1 day ago

    Somebody has been sucking up all the Team Ones

    My list
    1. StrangeWorld
    2. Gemini
    3. C37
    4. DiamondJack
    5. LuckyHand

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    #28 1 day ago

    pinhead, I LOVE your Wizards! I almost put that on my list.

    #29 1 day ago

    GTB Snow Derby/Snow Queen
    Sonic Prospector
    Williams Doodle Bug/Dipsy Doodle
    GTB Melody
    GTB Strange World

    EMs are a wild bunch, but tournament pinball on a well-playing EM is great.

    #30 1 day ago

    I forgot about Snow Derby - that's a fun game!

    #31 1 day ago

    None because I have no room. But theoretically...

    1. Skyway
    2. Mystic Marvel (was just offered this last week and hate that I couldn't do it right now!)
    3. Sea Wolf
    4. Star-Jet
    5. Heat Wave

    #32 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    pinhead, I LOVE your Wizards! I almost put that on my list.

    Yea its been a big hit, Built 10 so far, sent out 12 DIY kits, got 7 more to build (sold out)

    #33 1 day ago

    King of Diamonds (or one of the variants)
    Bank a ball (1950)
    Atlantis
    El Dorado
    Flipper Cowboy

    #34 1 day ago
    Quoted from pinhead52:

    Yea its been a big hit, Built 10 so far, sent out 12 DIY kits, got 7 more to build (sold out)

    What's not to like? - Abra-ca-dabra playfield as an add-a-ball. And that beautiful new playfield!

    #35 1 day ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    What's not to like? - Abra-ca-dabra playfield as an add-a-ball. And that beautiful new playfield!

    My other minor success/retheme story... I rewired 2 Bally NightRiders and made them Evel Knievels. Waiting on CPR to rerun the EK pf and I'll start on a third. Only about 150 hours of tedious lead by lead rewire...

    Surprised nobody has EK on their wish list?

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    #36 1 day ago

    1. Gottlieb Jacks Open
    2. Williams Gusher
    3. Gottlieb Majorettes
    4. Gottlieb Cyclone
    5. Williams Apollo with a near-perfect backglass

    No problem, right? Easy to find...

    Oh yeah, and since I'm dreaming, I'll also take a Gottlieb Knock Out or a Gottlieb Sweet Add-A-Line!

    #37 1 day ago

    pinhead - have your figured out your hourly rate on those EK's? *laugh*

    #38 1 day ago

    With all these "wizard" conversions, I need to locate Team One pretty soon! I actually like the Team One theme believe it or not. Theres a soccer player in the backglass that looks exactly like Jay Leno, lol. So it's a keeper. No wizard for me. I might be visiting York show in October, hopefully a team One will be in attendance

    #39 1 day ago
    Quoted from BRONX:

    With all these "wizard" conversions, I need to locate Team One pretty soon! I actually like the Team One theme believe it or not. Theres a soccer player in the backglass that looks exactly like Jay Leno, lol. So it's a keeper. No wizard for me. I might be visiting York show in October, hopefully a team One will be in attendance

    I'll save you a backglass and pf.

    #40 1 day ago

    pinhead52, thanks big guy !!! I'm curious if any of the original TeamOne playfields that you are pretty much stock piling now are in fantastic condition 9/10+++. ? I just figured with teamOne being made at the end of the e.m cycle and the soccer theme that wasn't popular just yet in the U.S.A in the 70s . If teamOne was a big bust for vendors and they got alot less playtime then centigrade 37? Therefor better playfields?

    #41 1 day ago

    Old Chicago
    Jacks Open
    Surfers
    Wizard
    King of Diamonds

    #42 1 day ago

    Gemini is the only one that I really crave

    #43 1 day ago
    Quoted from BRONX:

    pinhead52, thanks big guy !!! I'm curious if any of the original TeamOne playfields that you are pretty much stock piling now are in fantastic condition 9/10+++. ? I just figured with teamOne being made at the end of the e.m cycle and the soccer theme that wasn't popular just yet in the U.S.A in the 70s . If teamOne was a big bust for vendors and they got alot less playtime then centigrade 37? Therefor better playfields?

    I have the Team One you want. But it’s not cheap.

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    #44 1 day ago

    (1) 1964 Gottlieb World Fair
    (2) 1963 Gottlieb Slick Chick
    (3) 1962 Williams King Pin
    (4) 1950 Gottlieb Knock Out
    (5) 1976 Gottlieb Ship Ahoy
    All must be in extremely nice condition, both cosmetically and mechanically.

    #45 1 day ago

    Judoratt. That TeamOne looks Brand new, I'm assuming reproduction backglass?

    #46 1 day ago

    DB62 - I have access to a Slick Chick at an arcade near here - that's a great game. One of my favorites in the whole arcade! I see them for sale every so often, usually for between 1K and 1.5K.

    In fact, here's one: https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/141327

    #47 1 day ago

    Jai Alai
    Vampire
    Gemini
    Rockmakers
    Cosmos

    Feel free to contact me if you have these for sale anywhere in North America.

    #48 23 hours ago
    Quoted from BRONX:

    pinhead52, thanks big guy !!! I'm curious if any of the original TeamOne playfields that you are pretty much stock piling now are in fantastic condition 9/10+++. ? I just figured with teamOne being made at the end of the e.m cycle and the soccer theme that wasn't popular just yet in the U.S.A in the 70s . If teamOne was a big bust for vendors and they got alot less playtime then centigrade 37? Therefor better playfields?

    It was a mixed bag. I had a couple of really nice ones and have sold those. I just noticed the next one Im to tear into has a very nice pf. Most of the backglasses were toast but again there were a couple of nice ones. Certainly Ive passed them along to game owners to fresh up their games.

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    #49 23 hours ago

    Bally See Saw
    WMS 4 Roses
    GTB Kings and Queens
    WMS 3 Coins
    GTB Gigi

    #50 21 hours ago
    Quoted from paulace:

    BleacherBum - You sure? I love that Add-a-Ball thing for home play

    I would usually prefer the add-a-ball but, in this case I would take the Bank a Ball. The reason is that this is the first pin I played as a kid. A lot of fond memories and nostalgic tied to this pin.

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