EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#9451 3 months ago

River Boat! Cool game and nice work. Congrats.

#9452 3 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

River Boat! Cool game and nice work. Congrats.

Entering month 14 on this restoration project. Plan on starting a thread for it when I get a little closer to finishing. My goal is to have it completed by October.

#9453 3 months ago

I had the camera out, so I took a couple pics of the Challenger.
I don't consider it being a great player, but it's plenty unique enough
to keep it set up in the game room, and it does get played during
gatherings..

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#9454 3 months ago

Ooh, Genco Basketball in the background...

#9455 3 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Ooh, Genco Basketball in the background...

Alex, once you sell your C.C. Basketball, look for one of these.
The Jumbo 10 Strike is a cool player, but from the 4 manikin
machines that I have, none compete (playability wise) to the
Genco..

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#9456 3 months ago

My dad picked this up at a local thrift store (of all places). I forgot to take a before picture, but it was a small basket case. Someone drilled in a full length metal plate into the bottom of the game--presumably to keep vandals from drilling the coin box out, I presume.

I'd say it cleaned up nicely!
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#9457 3 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Ooh, Genco Basketball in the background...

Even looks like your floor too Alex... almost like you were dreaming.

#9458 3 months ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Even looks like your floor too Alex... almost like you were dreaming.

That's standard old school EM guy arcade flooring.

#9459 3 months ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Even looks like your floor too Alex...

That's the best thing about Alex's Game Room. The floor..
"Only Joking". If I could jump in a time capsule that would
take me to any game room I wished in 15 seconds, Alexs
would be my first stop. Beautiful vintage set up.. (T)

#9460 3 months ago

Yes IT IS like a time capsule with all the neat stuff and the way it's decorated.

#9461 3 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Alex, once you sell your C.C. Basketball, look for one of these.
The Jumbo 10 Strike is a cool player, but from the 4 manikin
machines that I have, none compete (playability wise) to the
Genco..

Nice collection Mopar!

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#9462 3 months ago
Quoted from hoov:

Nice collection Mopar!

Thanks, and you're not alone. I also have a
few of the Wedge Heads set up including what
looks to be one of your favorites.. (T)

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#9463 3 months ago

That picture is what dreams are made of, Mopar. Thanks for sharing!

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#9464 3 months ago

Looking forward to bringing this home on Monday!

Havent played one in 41 years!

10 ball add-a-ball?

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#9465 3 months ago

Wow, looks beautiful. Congrats.

#9466 3 months ago

Lucky man. whether I'm talking about you or that goofy redhead on the backglass with all the girls, I'll leave up to you.

#9467 3 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Looking forward to bringing this home on Monday!
Havent played one in 41 years!
10 ball add-a-ball?

Looks like a neat machine.

That blonde all the way in the back with the cowboy hat looks like she needs someone to go on a ride with her.

#9468 3 months ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

Looks like a neat machine.
That blonde all the way in the back with the cowboy hat looks like she needs someone to go on a ride with her.

Love the Art! Somehow all the women were beautiful, endowed, and anxious!

Where are we now?

#9469 3 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Love the Art! Somehow all the women were beautiful, endowed, and anxious!
Where are we now?

Never more than a fantasy... but an eternally compelling one!

» YouTube video

#9470 3 months ago

Watched Anatomy of a Murder last night and the movie had a 1957 Gottlieb World Champ! I freaked out haha and they talked about pinball like 15 times.

#9471 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

Watched Anatomy of a Murder last night and the movie had a 1957 Gottlieb World Champ! I freaked out haha and they talked about pinball like 15 times.

Screen shots are shown here. From Pingeek's great site: Pinball In The Movies.

http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

#9472 3 months ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

Screen shots are shown here. From Pingeek's great site: Pinball In The Movies.
http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

Yes! I have a few contributions on there

#9473 3 months ago

Here are some pictures of my meager collection as it continues to grow:

Flip Flop! # 1 is a cabinet re-stencil project and just have to finish putting the playfield back together
Flip Flop! # 2 is a project for restoration or parts. This is the fourth Flip Flop I have owned.
Op Pop Pop is working and most likely will be listed for sale or trade later this fall
Fireball is working and will be getting a complete playfield teardown and restoration
Surfers restoration is almost complete and then need to fix a few gameplay issues
Dixieland was purchased as a project and is awaiting restoration
Bow and Arrow (not pictured) was just picked up today and will enter the restoration que

I have been intensely searching out Bally EM's from the 60's and 70's, mainly through CL, for the past few months. The next new addition to the herd will be picked up this coming weekend. The game has quite of a lot in common with both Fireball and Surfers. Any guesses ??

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#9474 3 months ago

Cosmos or Wiggler?

#9475 3 months ago

Cold and warmer

#9476 3 months ago

4MBC and Capersville

#9477 3 months ago

Nic, you are correct with Capersville. The one I found has some flaking on the glass and playfield wear but since they don't come up very often, I'm not being picky.

#9478 3 months ago

Is that the one that was advertised in the Evanston, IL area recently?

#9479 3 months ago

Love em

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#9480 3 months ago

Three great titles from three distinct eras. Nice!

#9481 3 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Three great titles from three distinct eras. Nice!

I really appreciate it!

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#9482 3 months ago

My Priceless Cleopatrraaaaa...................
................thanks for looking.
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#9483 3 months ago

that is beautiful!!!
-Mike

#9484 3 months ago

Thought I would share some pic's of El Toro before it goes to a new owner.

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#9485 3 months ago

Nothing but great Memories....

Can anyone else recall the sounds and smells of the EM days?

A few come to mind.....The Boardwalk and the beach...Coppertone smell, Transistor radios, The Beatles, and The Beachboys....the smell of Cotton Candy, Boardwalk Dogs, and Roasting Peanuts!

#9486 3 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Nothing but great Memories....
Can anyone else recall the sounds and smells of the EM days?
A few come to mind.....The Boardwalk and the beach...Coppertone smell, Transistor radios, The Beatles, and The Beachboys....the smell of Cotton Candy, Boardwalk Dogs, and Roasting Peanuts!

Nothing better than the smell of EM wiring

#9487 3 months ago

My memories are a little later ('74 to '76). Popcorn from the cinemas across from the Red Baron arcade in the Southwyck Mall in Toledo, Ballroom Blitz by Sweet blasting from the jukebox at the Rack and Que in Bowling Green, Bubble Yum gum had just been released and stores were limiting sales of 1 pack per person, a small vanilla ice cream rolled in nuts in a sugar cone for 25 cents from Dairy Queen if I had not spent my last quarter on pinball.

Oh, to be a kid again...

#9488 3 months ago

Ballroom Blitz and Bow and Arrow! All summer long!

#9489 3 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Nothing but great Memories....
Can anyone else recall the sounds and smells of the EM days?
A few come to mind.....The Boardwalk and the beach...Coppertone smell, Transistor radios, The Beatles, and The Beachboys....the smell of Cotton Candy, Boardwalk Dogs, and Roasting Peanuts!

It's almost embarrassing to admit but I have a nostalgic fondness for the smell of stale beer and cigarettes. It seems a lot of the places that had games as a kid had that smell. We'd walk in the bowling alley or tavern with the parents and it would hit you. Parents would go sit at the bar and my sister and I would play the games.

#9490 3 months ago
Quoted from aahgo:

Thought I would share some pic's of El Toro before it goes to a new owner.

I appreciate it that you brought to MGC. I put about 10 games on that counter. Great to see you found it a home.

#9491 3 months ago

Well, not yet. I just have it on the block.

#9492 3 months ago
Quoted from Shiny_balls:

My Priceless Cleopatrraaaaa

Great looking machine.

Possibly a dumb question, but is the wood bolted to the legs permanent?

#9493 3 months ago

That Cleopatra is amazing. If you ever put it up for sale let me know. I have been looking for a EM version for some time. My wife loves everything Egyption. I already have Bally's King Tut and King Rex.

#9494 3 months ago

The El Toro looks good as well. A very classy looking 2 player. Where do you have it listed for sale?

#9495 3 months ago
Quoted from ajfclark:

Great looking machine.
Possibly a dumb question, but is the wood bolted to the legs permanent?

No, will take them off soon. Garage floor is super smooth, I can slide it around a bit myself when working......keep the legs firmly to protect the cabinet from damage
Short wood strips bolted to legs and then nailed on top of long strips.....no bolts touching the floor.

#9496 3 months ago
Quoted from AlexF:

It's almost embarrassing to admit but I have a nostalgic fondness for the smell of stale beer and cigarettes. It seems a lot of the places that had games as a kid had that smell. We'd walk in the bowling alley or tavern with the parents and it would hit you. Parents would go sit at the bar and my sister and I would play the games.

I remember the cigarettes as almost everyone smoked. I didn't but the place would be full of smoke but the evening even with the door open. I was only 11 at the time. The arcade was only open for about 2 years but I would spend all my money and watch others play pinball if I had none. Some people would get angry if you watched them by the way. Me just being a kid I think they wanted to blame their bad luck on me. But I can understand that now being older and grayer.

Quoted from fingersport:

The El Toro looks good as well. A very classy looking 2 player. Where do you have it listed for sale?

Saw it yesterday I think $645.00 was it? Looks great also saw the newer El Toro for sale somewhere also.

Quoted from fingersport:

That Cleopatra is amazing. If you ever put it up for sale let me know. I have been looking for a EM version for some time. My wife loves everything Egyption. I already have Bally's King Tut and King Rex.

I second that! That Cleopatra was it restored? An EM too! They must be hard to locate as I think this is the first one I have seen.

#9497 3 months ago
Quoted from fingersport:

The El Toro looks good as well. A very classy looking 2 player. Where do you have it listed for sale?

milwaukee.craigslist.org link

#9499 3 months ago
Quoted from aahgo:

milwaukee.craigslist.org link

Looks like El Toro is spoken for.

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#9500 3 months ago

Just got this score on Dancling Lady. Was a hell of a game. I played a bunch last night and had trouble breaking 800. This morning I killed it and got an all time high up over 2500 once. I should have taken a pic of that score but this one was cooler as the machine is from 1966.

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