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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

6 years ago



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#8501 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Since Rat's keeping us all in suspense, perhaps you guys might like to guess what machine I'm looking to get next.

4 Square? Seems unlikely, but maybe...

#8502 2 years ago

Kolchak wants a 4 Square. lol. I don't see them come up for sale very often, but one did yesterday.

#8503 2 years ago

Laurel & Hardy?

#8504 2 years ago

Aerosmith

edit. although it better not be since this is the EM hangout

#8505 2 years ago

Abbott and Costello

#8506 2 years ago

Brooks & Dunn

#8507 2 years ago

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#8508 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Since Rat's keeping us all in suspense, perhaps you guys might like to guess what machine I'm looking to get next.

i sold my 4 square and got a astro, i liked astro but the game play wasn't as good As 4 square. i have been on the hunt for a nice 4 square ever since and can not find one. i now keep both until i know which is the better player. lesson learned.

#8509 2 years ago

I've never played one, but when I saw that episode of Kolchak a few weeks ago I knew I had to have one. We all have our own reasons for wanting to get certain pinball games.

#8510 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I've never played one, but when I saw that episode of Kolchak a few weeks ago I new I had to have one. We all have our own reasons for wanting to get certain pinball games.

it is a great game IMO, i never owned a game longer than the 4 square. i only sold it because i had a really nice offer and had a line on a Astro. i thought the astro had better art and had almost the same game play. i was wrong 4 square was a much better game. if the one you get is really nice and you decide to part with it down the road let me know.

#8511 2 years ago

I like the look of 4 Square better than Astro myself and it looks like a real fun game to play. This one should clean up nicely and I won't have any problem bringing it back to life. It's all but a done deal but I'm still waiting for pics of the other game I'm getting with it before we finalize it.

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#8512 2 years ago

4 Square is Sam Harvey's favorite from that era.
But I prefer Astro myself.

#8513 2 years ago

I like short flipper games, and besides Bally's zipper flippers, this appears to be one of the last ones.

#8514 2 years ago

Always have wanted a 4 Square, once of the first wedgeheads I saw pictures of and wanted based off of that. Still have never played one. I love the weird backglass art on that game. Unfortunately the playfield is pretty bland cosmetically (especially compared to that backglass) but the gameplay mechanics seem great. One day I'll find a nice one.

#8515 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

here is the dimension i got from pinsider "Marp84" a little while back, with the help of my buddy Cliff.
After good cleaning and a few minor touchups it turned out to be real nice original.
now to set it up next to the 2001 and see which one is the better player. the looser gets SOLD

Interested to see which one you pick. A lot of people have their replay/add-a-ball favorites but it seems that 2001 vs. Dimension is always the hardest choice for most. Both great games with great, but different, artwork. Makes it a tough choice when they are so different but both so good.

#8516 2 years ago

This one may not be collector quality, but it is good enough for me. Nice original condition and the real nice price. It will give me something to do.

#8517 2 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

I have to give Bigdaddy1 (Robert) a big thank you here. Just picked this up and plugged her in. 100% out of the box, and it was literally packed in a box. Had to take out about a hundred screws, but it survived perfectly intact from Utah.

Congratulations! That's one game I was tempted to get because I could have picked it up locally but I need to sell a couple of games first. Robert's about 40 minutes drive from me.

I have the Palooka that I got from O-din who got it from Robert. Plays great and is a fun AAB.

Bruce

#8518 2 years ago

The very small silver lining of this whole flood thing and taking all my games apart is getting to check out and appreciate the cabinet condition of the nicer games, unfortunately for better or for worse they all get mostly hidden when put into their rows.

Even if some will brag, it's not often you see something nicer than this from 1955.

Wasn't even sure I wanted this thing when I was about to buy it for $200 but with a playfield and backglass to match it probably ended up being one of my better buys, especially since the game is so damn fun. I remember when I first got it I used to come down to the basement just to spend upwards of an hour playing it and only it which was a great surprise.

The top of the Gottlieb woodrail era. Multiple playfield specials. Love it!

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#8519 2 years ago

Wrong thread Otaku!

#8520 2 years ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Wrong thread Otaku!

No

#8521 2 years ago

Isn't there a thread that's basically all about you and a flood? Your post would of fit in nicely there.

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#8524 2 years ago

since that last post was mostly about a woodrail
maybe the woodrail topic thread.

#8525 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

since that last post was mostly about a woodrail
maybe the woodrail topic thread.

Don't mind the peanut gallery Tom, they mean something else. I figured woodrails still fit nicely in the EM category though, I think the woodrail thread was just for the woodrail fanatics sick of all the metal-rail discussion inbetween woodrail posts rather than the other way around. That thread is nice though to see it all in one place. I wasn't sure if I would like owning one at first but quickly was glad I did.

#8526 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

4 Square is Sam Harvey's favorite from that era.
But I prefer Astro myself.

For that playfield layout I'd rather have Star Trek, because.. Star Trek! oh and the 1,000,000+ scoring on the backglass.

#8527 2 years ago

Yeah well, I don't see Star Treks popping up left and right for sale. Except the newer ones the modern collectors are trying to get rid of.

#8528 2 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Update on my reveal. The machine is paid for and wrapped up for STI. I will reveal what I am getting the minute it is loaded up on an STI truck. My guess is mid next week it will be on a truck.

It's mid next week, time to reveal!

#8529 2 years ago

I miss mine real bad.

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#8530 2 years ago

Shouldn't "4 Square" support 4 players? Just out of symmetry?

#8531 2 years ago

i would pay a pretty penny for a real nice 4 square or trade a "A" title for one...........just saying!

#8532 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

trade a "A" title for one...........just saying!

Astro?

#8533 2 years ago

sorry sold that one.

#8534 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Shouldn't "4 Square" support 4 players? Just out of symmetry?

And cover up that awesome backglass? At least there are four score reels

#8535 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

And cover up that awesome backglass? At least there are four score reels

Oh, good point.

#8536 2 years ago

Glad to hear 4 Square getting some positive comment. Was my favorite game at the the roller rink as a teen, and was the first game I bought when getting into this hobby just over a year ago and will be the last game I sell. It is not in perfect condition, some small back glass issues, and has the stupid white latex cabinet paint job. I am hoping to strip the latex someday. But play it 2 to 3 times a week.

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#8537 2 years ago

interesting the astro vs 4 square - i had owned a few 4 squares over the years and they didn't last long in the collection.

had an astro imported (i'm in australia) and did it basically for the art, would be up there with my all time fave backglass.

as a player it's okay but have probably spent more time with a beer in my hand just admiring that amazing gordon morison art.

#8538 2 years ago
Quoted from DCRand:

Glad to hear 4 Square getting some positive comment. Was my favorite game at the the roller rink as a teen, and was the first game I bought when getting into this hobby just over a year ago and will be the last game I sell. It is not in perfect condition, some small back glass issues, and has the stupid white latex cabinet paint job. I am hoping to strip the latex someday. But play it 2 to 3 times a week.

Glad to see the bumper caps found a perfect new home!

#8539 2 years ago

I came here for the reveal! Why must you torture us so?

#8540 2 years ago

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#8541 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

basket case surf champ pf before and after

Nice work Dave.

What bugs me is how nice that game was for previous owner to let it get so exposed. I know it happens but still......

I've had two games that come to mind like that where the interiors were clean enough to eat off of but the exterior had been exposed to long storage in a chicken coop in one instance and a damp sunny storage shed in another.

#8542 2 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Nice work Dave.
What bugs me is how nice that game was for previous owner to let it get so exposed. I know it happens but still......
I've had two games that come to mind like that where the interiors were clean enough to eat off of but the exterior had been exposed to long storage in a chicken coop in one instance and a damp sunny storage shed in another.

mike from what i gather it was taken apart and stored with
no pf glass on it and the bottom of the head got wet and rotted away.

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#8543 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

basket case surf champ pf before and after

All I can say is ... Bravo!

#8544 2 years ago

Nice work on the Surf Champ! Real fun machine to play too. Curious to see how the rest turns out. Have you found a donor head yet?

#8545 2 years ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Nice work on the Surf Champ! Real fun machine to play too. Curious to see how the rest turns out. Have you found a donor head yet?

yes i found a head from a surf champ

#8546 2 years ago

That is one sweet job on that Surf Champ. If I ever actually buy a pin, Surfer/Surf Champ is at the top of my list. Fond memories of that one for me.

#8547 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

basket case surf champ pf before and after

Nice work Dave.

It's amazing how much the colors pop after you're restore

#8548 2 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Nice work Dave.
It's amazing how much the colors pop after you're restore

Looking at the before after, looks like in the after, all of the aqua has been changed to blue.

#8549 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Looking at the before after, looks like in the after, all of the aqua has been changed to blue.

nothing was changed.
what color do you get when you mix blue and "nicotine yellow"?

#8550 2 years ago

Nicogreen Aqua

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