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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!


By Rat_Tomago

6 years ago



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#4251 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Nice looking 2001 so far! I suggest doing the "cabaret lights" mod under the top arch (drilling out the arch and playfield holes & installing four sockets). Helps brighten up the area & still looks original because many Gottliebs already have it.
Dirt & Rat... I know you guys are anti-clear... but every game in my stable gets the dip. I think it looks astounding, plays fast, protects touch-ups, levels the entire play surface, and prevents further wear. It may not add value for folks who prefer original condition... but the next generation will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
Just saying... 2 sides to every coin.

yep, especially if you've had to touch up the art.

#4252 4 years ago

Has anyone tried these? Even in the picture on their website you can see the concentric rings and it looks like it makes the insert cloudy?

Does anyone sell insert decals for Gottlieb?

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#4253 4 years ago

Thanks - will order some as much easier than making my own!

#4254 4 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

Has anyone tried these? Even in the picture on their website you can see the concentric rings and it looks like it makes the insert cloudy?
Does anyone sell insert decals for Gottlieb?

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Strange as mylar is clear? Well, I will order some and trial them.

#4255 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

but the next generation will get a lot of enjoyment out of it

Unless they're looking for the elusive preserved nice originals - the true survivors. Then they'll just be cringing. But heck, they're only disposable toys, so no real loss, right?

(I know, I know - I'm a broken record on this topic. I'll just slink back into my cave now. I need a nap anyway.)

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#4256 4 years ago

My two favs, Lucky Hand and Capt Card add-a-balls.IMG_7033.JPG

Wayne Neyens playing my EM mata hariIMG_0624.JPG

Slick Chick - the topper is signed by Wayne Neyens.IMG_1533.JPG

#4257 4 years ago

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Here's a couple of shots of the Hot Line I got this weekend. It's the third and final game of the games I played most as a kid. Playfield is very good, glass has some minor flaking but has been sealed. I'll try and touch it up, will eventually get a bgresto. Cab will be repainted.

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#4258 4 years ago

Here's the beginnings of my EM collection. I've only been at it since mid-January but I'm very proud of my lineup. Hope to add a nice Gottlieb Bank-A-Ball later this month and then will have room for one more wedgehead after that.

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#4259 4 years ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Here's the beginnings of my EM collection. I've only been at it since mid-January but I'm very proud of my lineup. Hope to add a nice Gottlieb Bank-A-Ball later this month and then will have room for one more wedgehead after that.

Nice start.

Mr. Obvious chiming in here but either the legs on TA and B are too tall(should be 27.5") or the legs on FL are short (should be 31").

#4260 4 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Nice start.
Mr. Obvious chiming in here but either the legs on TA and B are too tall(should be 27.5") or the legs on FL are short (should be 31").

Yes, the legs on Fun Land are too short. I have an order going to Steve this week to get new legs and a few other items I want/need.

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#4261 4 years ago

I love this thread, seeing all this great stuff out there - finally i can contribute...
Thanks to Rob (Alkmaar), Mirco (Munich), Andreas (Reichenau) and Jochen (Berlin)!
I love this line up

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#4262 4 years ago
Quoted from dgarrett:

My two favs, Lucky Hand and Capt Card add-a-balls.IMG_7033.JPG (Click image to enlarge)
Wayne Neyens playing my EM mata hariIMG_0624.JPG (Click image to enlarge)
Slick Chick - the topper is signed by Wayne Neyens.IMG_1533.JPG (Click image to enlarge)

Wow, when and where did Wayne play your game? I see on the "Slick Chick" topper it says "AKA Party Girls". Yup. That was the original name of that game. They thought it was a little too suggestive at the time and came up with the name "Slick Chick" from the name of a local diner, or so I've heard.

#4263 4 years ago

JR - you are a walking encyclopedia. From pinballhistory.com:

"1963 Gottlieb Slick Chick. The late/great pinball historian and author, Dick Bueschel called Slick Chick "One of the finest, if not the absolute finest flipper skill game ever made". In the early 1960's, Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine was very successful and Hefner was expanding the Playboy empire by opening Playboy key clubs nationwide. Dave Gottlieb assigned Wayne Neyens the task of designing a game in the Playboy theme without actually using the Playboy name. Neyens designed a extremely clever game using criss-crossed letters and requiring skilled shooting to get a good score. The working name for the project was 'Party Girls' with a R in the intersection. However, it was felt that the name could have other meanings and was too risque so a new name needed to be created. Wayne Neyens has said that while driving to a friends home for dinner one night, he observed a sign for a newly opened restaurant, 'Slick Chick'. Wayne had found the perfect name including a "I" at the intersection. The beautiful artwork was provided by Roy Parker. During the 1999 pinball expo in Chicago, Michael Gottlieb, Dave's grandson said that Slick Chick was among his personal favorite pinball machines of all the Gottlieb line. Even though over 4,000 were produced, it is considered extremely desirable by collectors today."

#4264 4 years ago

Here's a link to a photo of a matchbook from the old Slick Chick Drive-in in Chicago. https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/slick-chick-drive-in-5940-north-lincoln-ave-matchbook/

#4265 4 years ago

I like the quote by "patrick"

Oh my! My parents would take us to the “Slick Chick in the early 1950’s. They would serve grilled hot dogs with the ends “butterflied”. To this day, my brothers and I call grilled hot dogs “slick chicks”.

#4266 4 years ago
Quoted from dgarrett:

Wayne Neyens playing my EM mata hari

Wayne takes on the mustache man!

#4267 4 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

I'll just slink back into my cave now.

Well you have a very nice cave to slink back too.

#4268 4 years ago
Quoted from frg:

I love this thread, seeing all this great stuff out there - finally i can contribute...
Thanks to Rob (Alkmaar), Mirco (Munich), Andreas (Reichenau) and Jochen (Berlin)!
I love this line up

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Great collection of wedgeheads frg!

#4269 4 years ago

Just traded my North Star for this awesome 1964 Big Top. Thanks for the trade Way2wyrd!

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#4270 4 years ago

If anybody can talk us into clowns, it would be rat.

#4271 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

If anybody can talk us into clowns, it would be rat.

Dude this game is super addictive and equal to Surf Side. It makes up for not having Surf Side anymore. (THEY ONLY MADE 750 OF THESE so that makes this game rather rare) The Skill shot A,B,C on the roll over lights the corresponding roll overs below (3 of them labeled A,B and C) for an AAB. The AABs are added by animation in the back glass. The clown will show up to 5 AABs that are being juggled. Another way to get AABs are to complete 1,2,3 and 4 stationary targets at the top. They stay lit throughout the game so you can get 1 on one of the balls and 2 and 3 on another and then 4 and it will trigger the AAB but they have to be hit in order or they dont light. There is one more way of getting an AAB and that would be each 1000 points scored. This can be adjusted to each 1000,2000,3000 or you can set it for the first 4000 points scored adds a ball. Average scores are between 2500-4000 on a 5 ball setting and 1500-2500 on a 3 ball setting. Then there is the roll over buttons that turn on and off the pop bumpers to make them either one point or 10 points per hit. As you hit targets it alternates the scoring on the out drains. Either 100 points for not being lit or 300 points for being lit. Tilt will only end the ball and not the game. There are also two 50 point blue bumpers that alternate when lit for 50 points when lit or 10 point when not lit. Each roll over is worth 50 points. One of the best parts of the game is passing a shot up to the mid playfield flippers on the side and then shooting it at 1-4 targets or getiing it through the roll overs.

So yeah this is a pretty exciting game. If anyone has one of these games please let me know because I would love for you to send the backglass to BG resto because I don't know if mine will be enough to scan or not on the clowns face. Or if you have a spare glass for this game then I will buy it.

#4272 4 years ago

I had one of these, let it get away.

#4273 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Dude this game is super addictive and equal to Surf Side. It makes up for not having Surf Side anymore. (THEY ONLY MADE 750 OF THESE so that makes this game rather rare) The Skill shot A,B,C on the roll over lights the corresponding roll overs below (3 of them labeled A,B and C) for an AAB. The AABs are added by animation in the back glass. The clown will show up to 5 AABs that are being juggled. Another way to get AABs are to complete 1,2,3 and 4 stationary targets at the top. They stay lit throughout the game so you can get 1 on one of the balls and 2 and 3 on another and then 4 and it will trigger the AAB but they have to be hit in order or they dont light. There is one more way of getting an AAB and that would be each 1000 points scored. This can be adjusted to each 1000,2000,3000 or you can set it for the first 4000 points scored adds a ball. Average scores are between 2500-4000 on a 5 ball setting and 1500-2500 on a 3 ball setting. Then there is the roll over buttons that turn on and off the pop bumpers to make them either one point or 10 points per hit. As you hit targets it alternates the scoring on the out drains. Either 100 points for not being lit or 300 points for being lit. Tilt will only end the ball and not the game. There are also two 50 point blue bumpers that alternate when lit for 50 points when lit or 10 point when not lit. Each roll over is worth 50 points. One of the best parts of the game is passing a shot up to the mid playfield flippers on the side and then shooting it at 1-4 targets or getiing it through the roll overs.

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#4274 4 years ago

^^^^^^Brian you crack me up! I love it!

#4275 4 years ago

Sorry folks I guess we are out of EM pinball machines to share.
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But I guess there's always the EM backglass thread.

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#4276 4 years ago

Here's my current EM collection, enjoy!

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In case you were wondering, yes I did earn a special that game (all 10 numbers spotted)! Has NOS PF installed in Corral.
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A rare AAB at only 650 made, same PF layout as Abra Ca Dabra:
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Repro BG and full cab repaint:
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#4277 4 years ago

A wonderful collection-congrats

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#4278 4 years ago

Really nice EM pictures all over this thread.... The will to acquire one for myself is just getting stronger!

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#4279 4 years ago

I wonder if anyone knows the story behind this particular machine:

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#4280 4 years ago
Quoted from taimaster2005:

In case you were wondering, yes I did earn a special that game (all 10 numbers spotted)! Has NOS PF installed in Corral.

Nice!, That's no easy feat on Corral.

#4281 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Nice!, That's no easy feat on Corral.

Agreed! It's a drain monster but there's some strategy to it. The most specials I've earned on one game is 3 but usually a special is earned when the last ball drains on the last number I need (either the rollover number or number lighted on the wheel (was the case in that photo) or both for when I need 2 numbers)!

#4282 4 years ago

I am drooling all over that Sea Shore. One of these days I will own one.

#4283 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am drooling all over that Sea Shore. One of these days I will own one.

Thanks! I fully stripped down the PF, rebuilt pops and flippers, touched up PF and all the roto-target numbers, cleaned stepper units and roto-target unit, and lastly varathane'd to lock in the touchups. Since there's no specials in that game, I converted it to an AAB using the credit wheel as the extra ball counter. Earning extra balls is set by the "replay" scores you set in back box.

#4284 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

I wonder if anyone knows the story behind this particular machine:

looks like a cross between GTB Jungle Queen PF layout with a Ship Ahoy BG artwork.

#4285 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

looks like a cross between GTB Jungle Queen PF layout with a Ship Ahoy BG artwork.

Yeah, you got it 50% right!

That brazilian Buccanner is actually a clone of 2 different Gottlieb's machines, merged into 1.

If you look carefully, the overall art is just like the original Buccaneer, but the playfield layout is exactly the same as Jungle Queen.

This rare EM was made by a brazilian manufacturer called J.Esteban.

Actually, I intend to contact IPDB regarding this particular machine. That model is not included in the database!

#4286 4 years ago

Here's some games that were sold:

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#4287 4 years ago
Quoted from taimaster2005:

Here's some games that were sold:
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Nice Zaccaria Circus!!

#4288 4 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Nice Zaccaria Circus!!

Well, except the clowns part. They creep me out.

#4289 4 years ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Nice Zaccaria Circus!!

Thanks! That game was in fantastic shape and PF was near mint. Unfortunately, the gameplay was lacking and got boring pretty quickly, so it had to go.

#4290 4 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

Well, except the clowns part. They creep me out.

Love scary clows!

#4291 4 years ago
Quoted from AlexSMendes:

you got it 50% right!

ship ahoy is the AAB version of GTB Buccaneer,
so i want full credit

cool find none the less

#4292 4 years ago

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#4293 4 years ago

Re-jigged my wedge line up to go AAB, replay, AAB, replay. These 4 are all great players. Ice Revue is the hardest!

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#4294 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Re-jigged my wedge line up to go AAB, replay, AAB, replay. These 4 are all great players. Ice Revue is the hardest!

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Looking good!

#4295 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Re-jigged my wedge line up to go AAB, replay, AAB, replay. These 4 are all great players. Ice Revue is the hardest!

Nice lineup.

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#4296 4 years ago

Some recent EM additions. All are in great cosmetic condition and are great playing games!

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#4297 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

ship ahoy is the AAB version of GTB Buccaneer,
so i want full credit

cool find none the less

Yeah right! A quick research on IPDB shows that another version called High Seas was built!

Nice EM history!

#4298 4 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Re-jigged my wedge line up to go AAB, replay, AAB, replay. These 4 are all great players. Ice Revue is the hardest!

It is? I clicked up 7 replays on Friday's visit to the PHOF and another 7 on Saturday.

Cool game... a new discovery for me. I wonder how differently it plays vs. the AAB version Ice Show with the three outlanes. Looks like an intense nudger.

Great score on that Flipper Fair! I also own one and was entertaining the idea of selling it... yikes! What was I thinking?!?

#4299 4 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

It is? I clicked up 7 replays on Friday's visit to the PHOF and another 7 on Saturday.
Cool game... a new discovery for me. I wonder how differently it plays vs. the AAB version Ice Show with the three outlanes. Looks like an intense nudger.
Great score on that Flipper Fair! I also own one and was entertaining the idea of selling it... yikes! What was I thinking?!?

My Ice Revue plays hard - those outlanes are vicious!

Had an Ice Show - very hard game and I much prefer Ice Review.

Flipper Fair has grown on me - the layout has so much flow it is unreal and for some reason I can do bounce passes, drop catches really well , more than any other game. 7700 high score - waiting for the day I clock it past 9999!

#4300 4 years ago

9085 is my best... so close! Gotta plunge all the lanes perfectly and get some juggle shots up the middle. 1-pop-2-pop-3-pop love it when that happens.

Definitely grows on you & despite the flipper gap has a surprising range of strategies to keep the game alive. I also owned a Doozie and both are maddeningly difficult to roll... but fun!

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