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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


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#11601 5 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Very nice! Looks good!!
I am picking up a Melody a week from tomorrow and also will be doing a full cab repaint!

Thanks guys!

That's pretty cool. I just looked up Melody. I'd heard it was the add-a-ball version, didn't know they were almost identical.

Quoted from schwism:

Congratulations! Glad to see another Sing Along brought back to life. I’ve had mine nearly a year and while I’ve battled mechanical issues it’s a keeper for me. Outlanes deal me fits but the center post more than makes up for the 2” flippers.
Good luck when you decide to repaint. My cab is not as bad but I may repaint someday.

I almost passed because of the shape it was in and my lack of EM knowledge. Glad I didn't now. My youngest plays it a lot too. It's been fun watching him nudge the ball and hit the lit rollovers pretty consistently.
And yeah, I'll agree. The post does help alot. It'd be pretty difficult without it.

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#11602 5 months ago

I picked up this low played super clean game two days ago and glad I did. I got about 20 hours of shop work in it already and got to play a game tonight.
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#11603 5 months ago

That thing looks crisp as hell!

What a beauty

#11604 5 months ago

Extraordinary condition Vic. Any info on machine history?

#11605 5 months ago

Very nice Vic! What other playmatics have you owned and how do they compare to the Gottliebs?

#11606 5 months ago

Looks like it just came out of the box. Good for you!

#11607 5 months ago

This was one of the better playing EMs at Allentown. What a treat! Glad you picked it up.

#11608 5 months ago

I just found these in the back of a machine. It was like opening a time capsule. Funny seeing their punched out holes still in place

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#11609 5 months ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

I just found these in the back of a machine. It was like opening a time capsule. Funny seeing their punched out holes still in place[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

The only thing better is if they are for the machine you found them in AND it needs them.

#11610 5 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

The only thing better is if they are for the machine you found them in AND it needs them.

They were in my newly acquired Pat Hand but the machine doesn’t need them. Also the NOS set seems to be set on a brownish orange color but the machines plastics are more yellow toned.

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#11611 5 months ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

They were in my newly acquired Pat Hand but the machine doesn’t need them. Also the NOS set seems to be set on a brownish orange color but the machines plastics are more yellow toned.[quoted image]

The wrapped originals are not faded, that is a great find.

#11612 5 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

The wrapped originals are not faded, that is a great find.

I betcha 11 doughnuts and 1 cruller they’re NOS prototype. The original flyer shows them in a color that’s more beige than yellow. Mmmmmm doughnuts....

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#11613 5 months ago

Mmmmm donuts indeed!

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#11614 5 months ago

The current configuration.Top Score goes to a buyer in Houston, where I’m also picking up a Melody, on Friday. Not pictured is Top Card, which is currently getting a full cabinet repaint.

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#11615 5 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

The current configuration.Top Score goes to a buyer in Houston, where I’m also picking up a Melody, on Friday. Not pictured is Top Card, which is currently getting a full cabinet repaint.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice lineup! I really like that Spin Out! How do you like the game play?

#11616 5 months ago
Quoted from Phillips88:

Nice lineup! I really like that Spin Out! How do you like the game play?

I love it! Just picked it up last week and did just the basics to get it going — fixed the Roto Target and did a cursory cleaning. Really fun rules-set and great theme!

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#11617 5 months ago

see what i find when i am not looking... kinda EM'ish

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#11618 5 months ago

That's a nice looking Seeburg VL-200. What a find!

#11619 5 months ago
Quoted from boilerman:

see what i find when i am not looking... kinda EM'ish[quoted image]

Nice.

I really like my Seeburg 100B.

#11620 5 months ago

I like it, could fit right in on the old Lost in space set!

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#11621 5 months ago

A formally battered Hearts and Spades awaits fresh paint and my first go at webbing.. 2 of weeks of work to make the cabinet and head solid again.

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#11622 5 months ago

Picked up this Globe Trotter yesterday. It plays beautifully. It will need some cleaning.
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Interesting play, reversed flippers in the lower section of the playfield. As the game progresses and you hit all of the roll overs, and knock out the 1 thru 9 the playfield will be dark, except the pop bumpers, and the Special Kicker.

#11623 5 months ago

Nice one Darcy!! Good for you

#11624 5 months ago
Quoted from manitouguy:

Nice one Darcy!! Good for you

Thanks. It is a challenging game to play, the reversed lower flippers, kind of mixes stuff up. Getting the top roll overs, lights the engines on the plane in the backglass.

#11625 5 months ago

Really cool
Looks like it could clean up great - some careful sanding and oiling / waxing to the areas of the wood edges maybe around flippers / bumpers?

Let’s see a pic of glass with engines lit please!

#11626 5 months ago
Quoted from manitouguy:

Let’s see a pic of glass with engines lit please!

PM sent..

#11627 5 months ago

Picked up a Fan Tas Tic over the weekend from another pinsider. Off work from knee surgery so had some time to work on her. A few switches stuck here or there, a few bulbs and a general cleaning and she’s in the line up now (another pinsider in Atalanta is locating a BG for me). Love the roulette wheel!

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#11628 5 months ago

And now the line up ...

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#11629 5 months ago
Quoted from wayner:

Extraordinary condition Vic. Any info on machine history?

This game was purchased new for the YMCA in Monmouth County NJ in 1976. It was on location there for around two years or so before being brought to a N.J. Summer Camp in 1979.

At the Summer Camp the game became a distraction for the addicted pinball kids and was removed. Sometime in 1979, the game at that point ended up in the home of the N.J. State Facility supervisor and was well cared for 40 years.

I bought the game from the retired Facility supervisor around a week or so ago and was thrilled to see the condition when I first arrived at the home.

This game is well built, fun to play and should last a long time with its factory clear coat on playfield and cabinet. The internal parts seemed to made of strong durable materials similar to the USA manufactures.

Check out the game below...



#11630 5 months ago

Wow Vic that does look nice, congrats on the score!

#11631 5 months ago
Quoted from spinal:

Very nice Vic! What other playmatics have you owned and how do they compare to the Gottliebs?

This is my first experience with Playmatic. I have about 25 hours into this game and can only let you know what I have learned and encountered so far.

The cabinet is made up of particleboard and a very thin type of Laminate covering the complete surface area and the Laminate seems to be clear coated and long lasting, if not bumped to scraped etc. The playfield is clear coated and the protection from wear is superb and long lasting with proper maintenance. The internals parts are well made, but underneath the playfield is a little crowded when trying to change light bulbs or clean switches. The motor board and back box are easier to work on things, especially the score reels.

I found about a dozen or more of the bulb sockets in need of repair or replacement otherwise the game is again well made and trouble-free. All of the metal on this game is bright and shiny and didn't need anything but a polishing and is made of good quality.

Comparing to Gottlieb games there is a slight difference in sound, play, size and weight and really nothing that different that stands out. It actually plays more like my 1976 Williams Blue Chip, which also has extremely low plays on it. The New World has some nice features that the Gottlieb games don't have and the Gottlieb's have some nice features that the New World doesn't have. See my you tube video for details #11629

There really isn't that much overall difference between the two machines except you can tell which one is which, if you were blindfolded and got to play them both side by side. The thing that stands out to me the most about this New World is the smoothness of the playfield and how flat the lenses lay on the playfield.

It's obvious I played many Gottlieb's, Bally's and William's on route growing up in the 1960's and 1970's and prefer these games in my collection over other manufactures for sentimental reasons and more....but truthfully this Playmatic is a great pinball machine to have in your collection, if you have the extra space for it.

#11632 5 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

It is a challenging game to play, the reversed lower flippers, kind of mixes stuff up. Getting the top roll overs, lights the engines on the plane in the backglass.

What advances the cities around the world? Is this a carry over feature leading to specials?
Only city I am not familiar with was Santa Maria. Not thinking it is Santa Maria in California,
probably relates to something in the Atlantic near the Azores.
Love the fact that the cities do include the Middle east Tehran, Bagdad and Karachi.

#11633 5 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

What advances the cities around the world? Is this a carry over feature leading to specials?
Only city I am not familiar with was Santa Maria. Not thinking it is Santa Maria in California,
probably relates to something in the Atlantic near the Azores.
Love the fact that the cities do include the Middle east Tehran, Bagdad and Karachi.

To advance the cities, the ball has to hit a 'lit' pop bumper 5 times. The factory setting is Manila for the Replay, each city after Manila awards a Replay. The cities reset for each game, always starting in Chicago, (imagine that). I could only guess that Gottlieb was referring to Santa Maria California.

#11634 5 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

A formally battered Hearts and Spades awaits fresh paint and my first go at webbing.. 2 of weeks of work to make the cabinet and head solid again.[quoted image]

If it were me, I'd make a true wedgehead out of it. That was my first ever machine, and I couldn't stand how that head looked next to my brother's "Subway".
I've always wanted to see what it would look like with a wedgehead backbox. I think it would look great.

#11635 5 months ago

California would be backtracking for an eastward globetrot from Chicago.
Doing a little google search found out that
Santa Maria, Portuguese island located in the eastern group of the Azores archipelago and the southernmost island in the Azores.

Thanks for rules of game play.

#11636 5 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

If it were me, I'd make a true wedgehead out of it. That was my first ever machine, and I couldn't stand how that head looked next to my brother's "Subway".
I've always wanted to see what it would look like with a wedgehead backbox. I think it would look great.

One factor in me looking for one was it was NOT a wedgehead, I like oddities. Interesting they tried something different and the gameplay is fun and it sounds great!

#11637 5 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

California would be backtracking for an eastward globetrot from Chicago.
Doing a little google search found out that
Santa Maria, Portuguese island located in the eastern group of the Azores archipelago and the southernmost island in the Azores.
Thanks for rules of game play.

The Azores was a common airplane refueling stop, if I recall. Back in the 50's and 60's for trans Atlantic flights with a plane with propellers.

#11638 5 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

One factor in me looking for one was it was NOT a wedgehead, I like oddities. Interesting they tried something different and the gameplay is fun and it sounds great!

Sauseech his own!

#11639 5 months ago

The ugly paternal twin brother showed up to spend time with his much prettier sister Monday.

#11640 5 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

The ugly paternal twin brother showed up to spend time with his much prettier sister Monday.

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#11641 5 months ago

I've been playing with my new 3D printer. This might offend some purists here but I started making replacement start buttons for my 60s and 70s Gottlieb EMs to make them more obvious. They are now similar to the newer Gottliebs. I won't be having to point out the start button to people any more and it actually makes it easier on me too! I do plan on making some other EM parts that are not available new. The old card guides for 60s Gottlieb score reel assemblies are coming up soon.

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#11642 5 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Picked up this Globe Trotter yesterday. It plays beautifully. It will need some cleaning.
Interesting play, reversed flippers in the lower section of the playfield. As the game progresses and you hit all of the roll overs, and knock out the 1 thru 9 the playfield will be dark, except the pop bumpers, and the Special Kicker.

Do you have the same instruction card as I have on file?
If no, can you please post a readable image?

Peter

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#11643 5 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

I've been playing with my new 3D printer. This might offend some purists here but I started making replacement start buttons for my 60s and 70s Gottlieb EMs to make them more obvious. They are now similar to the newer Gottliebs. I won't be having to point out the start button to people any more and it actually makes it easier on me too!

I think that is pretty nice. I find it amazing there isn’t anything on the front but a tiny red button. I literally have to tell everyone how to start a game. I was thinking of a sticker with a big arrow that says “new game” but this is better

#11644 5 months ago

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#11645 5 months ago
Quoted from manitouguy:

Let’s see a pic of glass with engines lit please!

I'd be really interested in seeing this, too!

#11646 5 months ago
Quoted from Inkochnito:

Do you have the same instruction card as I have on file?
If no, can you please post a readable image?
Peter[quoted image]

Are you still collecting EM doc scans?

#11647 5 months ago

FYI for west coast collectors

The Pacific Pinball Museum is having a sale of some excess inventory June 22nd,
Probably 90% EMs, some are from doubles of games that I have donated to the PPM.
Some are projects, others are nice working games.

https://www.pacificpinball.org/games (for more details go to events section)

#11648 5 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

I won't be having to point out the start button to people any more and it actually makes it easier on me too!

That's one of the most frustrating parts of having that era of Gottliebs in my collection. I ALWAYS make a point to replace the button with a new one from PBR, and yet, people still can't figure it out...

Guest: "How do you start it?"
Me: "Press the red button on the coin door"
Guest: *Presses coin return*
Me: "No, the red button below it"
Guest: *Aggressively looks at coin door before finding it*

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#11649 5 months ago

My two favorite Gottlieb machines.

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#11650 5 months ago

What a nice looking pair of games, playdium! I hope to find an Abra Ca Dabra someday as well. Great game with great artwork.

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