Quoted from Chum43:
I was feeling a teeeeeeeny bit offended by comments on my prized possession Aquarius lately. I know its not a great player but it holds huge sentimental value to me. Ive lived with it being thought of as bottom of the barrel...... until now!
Post from PAPA 2017 game announcement thread
Just revealed - Classics II - Gottlieb Aquarius
Aquarius is fun, from looking at the pictures again it looks like TONS of fun. Not sure on the recent hate about it, weird. I'd love to own one and it is definitely on my wedgehead 'want' list, on the top-end, actually.
My friend and fellow pinsider Vic Camp has a really nice one in his fantastic wedgehead collection and considering it made it down there out of all the wedgeheads that didn't, don't feel too bad about it!
(I've set it to play from the Aquarius part but the whole video is really good and one of my favorites, I would recommend watching the whole thing sometime if you find the time)
Sounds like he not only had it shipped to him but also shipped a crate out to get it, and he always puts many many hours in on his games so it must be a keeper for him.
I love the art on it. The late 60's (1970 & 1971 goes for that too for me*) wedgeheads take up the majority of my own wedgehead collection, unlike a lot of others. To me the 2" flippers mixed with the Art Stenholm artwork really makes for a lot of beautiful games. Some of the rulesets are some of the most diverse too.
*(1971 Playball was the first with 3" flippers but considering they still released many 2" flipper games after that, 1972 Flying Carpet looks to be the first game with 3" flippers that ended the 2" flipper era for Gottlieb, 1972 Grand Slam was the first replay wedgehead with 10,000+ scoring)