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EM : Show us your EM Pinball Machines!

By Rat_Tomago

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#4 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Show us the rare EM that you spent 10 years tracking down a pristine example of.

Hopefully soon! Great idea Rat!

#29 6 years ago

Show us that game that you played as a child

These are them. Since they aren't the most popular titles and they made so many, these two weren't too hard to come by. They are a little rough, but they play great!


#44 6 years ago

This may be the best thread ever!

#76 6 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

O-din stole my other child...

Then wouldn't I have it? This is the only Gottlieb EM in my collection at this time.

(I'll try reloading pic later)

#86 6 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

O-din stole my other child...

Nope, it's still in Colorado. But I'm patient. Here's my Solar City.


#89 6 years ago

So why are the pics blowing up to monster size?

#91 6 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Why is it still in Colorado?

They wanted to put a few games on it.

#95 6 years ago
Quoted from Pin-it:

Any bigger and I will think I am playing them right on the laptop.

Solar City's a two player, wanna go?

#100 6 years ago
Quoted from fflint_18:

Doesn't like my IPAD photos. Need to try to adjust something

Try Flip Flopping them.

#102 6 years ago

Then there are the EMs that just show up at your house unexpectedly. If I remember correctly back to 1974 (I was 12), this game was pretty fun. It might be a while before it get's played again. But I'm up to the challenge.


#106 6 years ago

Now that's the most beautiful Fireball I've seen since 1972.

#119 6 years ago
Quoted from SteveFury:

This is a photo of me (right) back around 1974 with my best friend Doug.

Didn't they have barbers back then?

#123 6 years ago
Quoted from SteveFury:

This only proves I acutally had hair 40 years ago... Ha ha ha ha

Yep, we were all sportin' back in the day.

#125 6 years ago
Quoted from pinmanguy:

can someone explain to me what a "brown dirt cowboy" is

The captains "buddy".

#143 6 years ago
Quoted from pinz-in:

I'm into the EM game.

That Pit Stop is a real cool looking game.

#221 6 years ago

It's not going to be perfect, but it's cleaning up real nice. What do you want for $150?. I couldn't find Star Pool in the pinside archive, so I'm guessing not many pinsiders have one.


#241 6 years ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

Williams "Star Pool" is a fun game and I played it quite a bit when I was a kid as it was at a local bowling alley.

Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

I remember it was replaced by a Gottlieb "Buccaneer" which stayed for quite a while and I did not like it and wanted Star Pool back,

You know, I'm starting to see a pattern here. When I was a kid most of the machines around here were Ballys and Williams. I think most of the Gottliebs stayed closer to home or headed east. But we did get a few, Joker Poker included.

#244 6 years ago

I had a chance to buy one of two C37s, but the guy had a Williams Grand Prix that was so much more fun to play, so I'm working on that one.

#246 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Should have bought both!

You mean all three?

#261 6 years ago

Heres one that just arrived. DSCN1487.JPG

#263 6 years ago

One more before I take this beauty inside and play the heck out of it.


#264 6 years ago

OK, one more.


#272 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

So, is it all you had hoped it would be? Worth the wait?

And then some!

It has it's own special spot. Now the TV room has been invaded. Who watches TV anyway?

#279 6 years ago
Quoted from hoov:


No wonder you were so excited to get that.

And it goes ding-dong, too!

#283 6 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

the em joker poker is nice but IMO the SS plays much better and I'm a EM guy

Now you tell me. Actually this one plays real fast. Is there a rule difference?

#284 6 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Is there a rule difference?

OK. I just watched a u-tube vid of the SS version. On that one you get 5X bonus instead of double bonus. But on my EM version, I get to see and hear the score reels function. That is a trade-off I will take anyday.

#289 6 years ago

3 million bc was way ahead of its time...

So was she...........


#303 6 years ago

Alex, your tables and gameroom show a lot of class.

Quoted from balbers:

I can only imagine how excited you are! I'm excited to get my grail pin, too, but your excitement level just might trump mine.

Eventually all of the blood makes it's way back to the place that's supposed to do all the

#308 6 years ago

The latest addition to the herd. I mean, how could I not? I guess I'm just a sucker for a good looking, fun playing EM.


#345 6 years ago

Yep, this thread just keeps getting better. I'm scurrying to get another EM before we get to the next page. Got my eye on a nice Bon Voyage. Wish me luck!

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#464 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

91% Alcohol in your future.

On ice, with a shot of cola.

#483 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Star Pool is the only billiard theme that has the Totan type spinner that I'm aware of.

Totan has a Star Pool type spinner. Lets give credit where credit is due. And although my Star Pool isn't up and running yet, it looks to be a much better game.

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#515 6 years ago
Quoted from DrRocky:

Here are mine.

Nice set! Love that Sea Ray.

#522 6 years ago

Well, it might be almost 2:00 AM, but I couldn't wait to show you guys what I just brought home!


#523 6 years ago

This is a beautiful one player game, with a clearcoated playfield that plays fast and fun.


#524 6 years ago

Bon Voyage!


#527 6 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Insert coin here. classic!


#528 6 years ago

The most infamous part of this backglass, though, are the passengers falling out of the plane!


#530 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

D.B. Cooper?

I'd like to think so, but there is a trail of passengers. I still like the lady in pink myself, but the reason I picked this up is how FUN it plays! That spinner right in the middle of the playfield is the money shot!

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#540 6 years ago

Welcome back Rat!, was wondering where you were.

#568 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Recuperating from my car accident is easier on the couch in front of my new TV instead of standing on injured hips playing pinball or even sitting in a computer chair

Sorry, didn't know! Hope you will heal fast and be on your feet real soon!

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#581 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Bumptiy bump...I love seeing those machines.

Always nice to hear from you Rat. How's the recuperating going?

#608 6 years ago

Metal flipper bats are cool! I already posted these pics of the German Fireball I picked up last week on the CL thread, but I think I should put them here too. The game is in amazing condition considering it's age.


#616 6 years ago

Nice tucson! Wish I was closer.

#620 6 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

It looks like new, fantastic!

Pictures can lie! But in this case, it is a real nice example.

#631 6 years ago
Quoted from tucson:

Check it out Odin, when you can.

I'm looking right now! And it is superb!

#633 6 years ago
Quoted from tucson:

The owner took care of this one!

You mean that is un-restored? WOW!

#642 6 years ago
Quoted from zippydapinhead:

but just picked up a REAL nice Zaccaria...

Yes you did!

#647 6 years ago

I love the wood paneling, I've got some of the same stuff in my house. Is it ash?

#664 6 years ago

Somebody stop me!

Hammer- head!


#687 6 years ago

Here is the Magic Clock that I picked up from a nice gentleman in Oceanside today. He said he bought it in 1975, and kept it stored in a closet most of the time, but would role it out on occasion. It works almost 100% except I have to push the reset underneath before it will start a new game. That and theres nowhere to hang a pingulp.


#688 6 years ago

No pingulp, no problem!

#697 6 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

Has that been restored?!

He said he re-painted the cab at one time because it was black and white to start with, and he thought it would look better in this color. He did such a nice job that I aint arguing.

#701 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

O-din you've compiled one hell of a nice Em collection in a short time. Some great games with a nice variety.

Thank's Alex, although that Seven Seas sure would have been the topper.

#703 6 years ago

Could be. But it was too much money and too far away. I've decided that with so many nice machines at nice prices coming up in my area, that I would wait, and a real gem is sure to come my way.

#749 6 years ago
Quoted from Skybug:

Thinking about clearing out that spare bedroom to make space for more pins (guests can sleep on the couch in the living room, right?)

I recommend my guests bring their own RV. But I do supply a nice long extension cord.

#753 6 years ago

I decided to add a few more pictures of the Magic Clock I picked up last week, as it is a fairly nice example of a machine you may not see everyday. It is unique in that it is the first game with a moving target and the last game designed by the legend Harry Mabs. And I think it is just plain beautiful. Oh yeah, and a lot of fun to play, too. Note how it dwarfs Klondike.


#761 6 years ago

o-din, we need some pics of the bon voyage and joker poker...

I already posted these earlier in the thread, but at your request............


#763 6 years ago

I like em...............

#766 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

yea, that joker poker looks like it's freshly out of the box... :drool:

There is also something very "fresh" on Bon Voyage, too... :drool:

#769 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

it screams late 60's socal to me...

Maybe more early seventies. We always have been a little behind everyone else.

#773 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

That was a fun time. I was just discovering pinside at that time too. What a fun introduction time that was.

Yes, it has been a great year.............

#777 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

pafasa is one of the prime "enablers" around here... him, ken, stashyboy, pin-it, o-din and intopinball (amoungst others) are why my wallet is thin these days...

You, my friend, are enabled!

#779 6 years ago

And he is closer!

#784 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

yes, you have spread the disease well... heck, even my my wife has it now,

Better she got it from you than from me.

#790 6 years ago
Quoted from John_I:

2001 freshly shopped with the BGResto backglass.

That does look "fresh".

#797 6 years ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

Something does not sit right when a pin costs more to transport than buy.

I'm in the same boat. I'm looking at a Sunshine in Delaware right now.

#803 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Too bad a person can't make money by posting on pinside! O-din, you'd be a Millionaire!!

Even if I was, I would still try to keep you guys entertained.

#809 6 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

odin requested pics of the sunshine listed in de

Thanks, the guy said he sent me some, but I never got them.

#827 6 years ago

Um. Would you believe I found a playfield?

Um, would you believe I found your dream machine? It's yours if you want it. Not the one on the right


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#876 6 years ago

Nice set of Gotts, boilerman. How bout a few Bally/Williams.


#888 6 years ago

"It's more fun to compete"

#903 6 years ago
Quoted from PinballHelp:

the Skylab is missing too
many pieces

Still in way better shape than the original.

#910 6 years ago

O-dins got two wedgeheads now. These games are FUN! I now realize my Buckaroo came with short-legs.

#915 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

Buckaroo should have 31" legs.

Yes, I figured that out. I am medium height so either way works for me when playing. But I want it to be original, so I am going to purchase 31s. It will also look more correct sitting next to KoD. Robert did a real nice job on KoD. It is all original paint and playfield with a few minor touch-ups. Every piece of metal is shiny, and the game works perfectly.

The legs that are on Buckaroo appear to be the same ones that are on my Solar Citys, that have the mounting holes lower in the cabinet.

#919 6 years ago

Thank's Alex. Those wedgeheads have a feel and sound like no other, but I still like to have a variety. There are still at least a few more early Gotts that I would like to add, though.

I just checked. Those are not the same legs on Solar City. Solar City has 27s, and these are indeed 28 and a half.

#924 6 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Wow, that KoD is all original - looks nice!

Yes, it is truly a survivor.DSCN1884.JPG

#926 6 years ago

Now somebody tell me about my flipper rubbers.


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#930 6 years ago

Sure saves me a lot of work.

#933 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

truer words have never been spoken...

you could eat off the inside of that thing...

Yes, I've got enough to maintain around here. Sure I've got a few project machines, but I also have yard work to attend to, house cleaning to do, my 91 year old mother to take shopping (she doesn't drive so well) , a job, and a fifteen year old daughter. . So please forgive me if I occasionally take the easy way out. I figure I deserve it. And also I seem to be the only one around here enthused on EMs, and we have the climate that will preserve these fine EM machines forever.

#937 6 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Holy Crap! o-din, What sealed vault has that pin been in?


#940 6 years ago
Quoted from ccotenj:

the 15 year old daughter alone is enough reason for you to deserve it..

Not the nice climate?

#947 6 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

O-DIN does that KoD have a PF overlay? kinda looks like mine

No overlay boilerman. Is there one on yours? I see you do have the proper flipper rubbers.

#949 6 years ago

Yeah, I'm leaving them.

#955 6 years ago

That overlay is nice to have available. It would be nicer if they were available for more titles. No, mine is indeed original with a few touch-ups. When I first saw the add, I was sure it had been repainted and restored like the Buckaroo. But when I zoomed in I couldn't believe what I saw. i saw touch-ups on the cabinet. That's when I knew this was a special machine. The play meter shows around 54,000, and I'm guessing that it never turned over.

Don't worry Shapeshifter, I plan on caring for this one for a long time.

#957 6 years ago

The Buckaroo's playfield is not too shabby either. it is also in very nice original condition. The inside of the machine however is not as clean.

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#992 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Check these out. I didn't think I would like captain fantastic but the more I study this backglass, the more I think I'll like the game.

It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like you may have one of those rare x-rated glasses without the extra stars. hard to tell when I zoom in. I'm not really sure x-rated was appropriate. I'd give it a GP rating.

#999 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

I wasn't aware that there were larger or smaller stars.

Not larger or smaller, just more to cover up a few things that the Bally brass weren't too impressed with. The story goes that Dave Christensen had a habit of pushing the envelope and sneaking little subtleties in on his artwork that usually went unnoticed until the machine was in production, but this time they caught on early.

A friend of mine was collecting his artwork for a while, which is how I ended up with several of his machines. He did however hang on to his rare x-rated back glass though.

I still have two of Dave Christensen's machines that are my favorites of his- Fireball and Bon Voyage, which has quite a few subtleties of it's own.

#1032 6 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

We're all a little crazy aren't we?

Not me!

#1039 6 years ago

......don't we?

#1049 6 years ago

I know where Chris must be! He's out there waiting for the great pumpkin.

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#1080 6 years ago
Quoted from John_in_NC:

My latest project, a rare bird. Mata Hari EM.

I met a guy at the auction that had just picked up a nice one at a yard sale for $100. He didn't know what he had. Nice guy that I am, I clued him in.

#1088 6 years ago

Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women.

#1096 6 years ago

Well, anyway, we delivered the bum.

#1129 6 years ago

I picked up Big Daddy this morning, and not only is it a beautiful machine, it is also a great player. Don't these two look like they belong next to each other? Thanks again Robert, for providing me with two of the nicest machines in my collection.


#1133 6 years ago

Metal flipper bats too!

#1134 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Very Important!

I like to keep myself happy.

#1137 6 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

So, yes, I noticed all the cards are dropped down on KOD - how many credits did you accumulate from that game?

Yes, when I went to take the picture, I looked at KoD and was not happy with what was left from the last game, so I played a quick one, and completed the mission for the first time. Not sure how many I won though. But it has been a great day. Once I get the right size Buckaroo legs, I will have a Big Daddy sandwich.

And that is 1682 points on a three ball game.

#1140 6 years ago

I think I'm gonna need a bigger boat.

#1170 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

L-contact adjuster. A MUST! get 2 or 3 of them because the break easy.

And that ain't all!

#1179 6 years ago

Haven't found it yet. And I am not at the moment ready for my next conversation with Mr. Young.

#1184 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

My new Slick Chick

It does look new! Did you figure out how to make it work?

#1228 6 years ago

Wow! New carpet!

#1251 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I have a whole other bedroom (nursery size) that will fit another 3 or 4 machines.

Baby can wait.

#1253 6 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I also hope that I never have someone 18-22 years old look for his long lost father either.

I wouldn't mind having someone 18-22 years young looking for me.

#1256 5 years ago

#1259 5 years ago

Great song, but my name's not Chester.

#1261 5 years ago


#1262 5 years ago

#1264 5 years ago

#1267 5 years ago

Show us your EM rock and roll bands.

#1271 5 years ago

I got rid of all my 8-tracks, but kept my vinyl. Somebody told me cassettes are the next big thing.

#1290 5 years ago

In memory of Lou.

#1332 5 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Now how does Spin A Card get a place. not being a true wedgeheadf

Like that matters.

#1335 5 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Depends on your collecting criteria!

Mine is more of a playing criteria. If I only had one style from one manufacture, then I would be missing out on some great machines, and my collection would not be very well rounded. My acquisition of Big Daddy has re-affirmed my position on that.

#1338 5 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

would only have a Kings and Queens or a Melody or Sing Along for example.

Those are all great games that I wouldn't mind having, but if I had to choose between three of the older titles that I have, I would keep Big Daddy, and let Buckaroo and King of Diamonds go. It is that good.

#1341 5 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Oh man, now I gotta find a Big Daddy to see what it plays like

I think it looks better too. Much more colorful with very nice artwork. The others are great games with great art too though.

#1344 5 years ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Nice p/f art for sure

Now I want to go home.

#1348 5 years ago

Sing Along sure is a very pretty machine. It is next on my list.

#1352 5 years ago
Quoted from hoov:

Isn't that artwork great?

Yes, and a great player too. The best of both worlds.

#1390 5 years ago

It's such a beautiful morning. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

#1395 5 years ago

Thank's guys! I posted some more pics elsewhere, but I forgot where. I just finished my yard work and the turkey's about ready to come out of the oven, so I have to run! But if I get a little time later, I will post some more.

#1398 5 years ago

The lounge. A work in progress.

#1399 5 years ago

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! My 91 year old mother came by today for dinner and played a little Big Daddy. She said it was her first game, but does remember dropping some change in a machine a long time ago.

These metal flipper bats provide a lot of power and some snappy action. If you hit the kickout holes full force, the ball will jump and smack the glass. It is a difficult game with torturous outlanes, but very rewarding if you can keep the ball in play.

#1433 5 years ago

The jubilation continues. I am also pushing the limits of usable space. I would probably have a few more wedgheads if there weren't so many other great machines out there by all the manufacturers. Variety is the spice of life.

#1445 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

I have an EM gripe. I am not happy with the EM 100 list. The Number 1 listed, currently, is a rating of a computer game.

Gridiron? Oh yeah, I just read the rating. LOL. If you want to see something really funny, look at how seriously some people take the other top 100 list.

#1447 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

As a rule I do not take the 100 list as gospel. All ratings are subject to the person rating the machine. It is only their opinion. As my mum used to say, 'Take it with a grain of salt'.

I just tried to fix it for you by rating Big Daddy, but apparently my lack of interest in the rating system will not count my efforts until I rate 6 games. The ultimate catch-22.

#1497 5 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

Do they make reproduction pop caps for Jubi?

A lot easier to find then Star Pool was. PBresource sells blue sguiggle "100"s, maybe not the exact color, but better than burned up old ones.

#1523 5 years ago

Pointy people, FTW!

#1527 5 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

I'll post more pics of the big daddy I got in the morning.

#1529 5 years ago
Quoted from RyanClaytor:

I was just about to say, O-din's gonna be a happy dude.

I just hope Pafasa's as happy with his as I am with mine.
To me, it is one of the finest machines of that era.

#1540 5 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Anyone here have a Big Daddy Schematic?

I believe I do. I'll have to open up the goody bag that came with mine and see. It doesn't look too bad considering it's age. You have got love those colors! Such a good looking machine. Shouldn't take you to long to get it up and running.

#1541 5 years ago

Yeah, mine came with all the literature. Just let me know what you need. Robert reproduced the plastics and made stencils for the cabinet too, so those are readily available. And I think so is the backglass if you are not happy with yours. But from what I can see, it doesn't look too bad.

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#1635 5 years ago
Quoted from Phatchit:

My 1960 Willams Jungle .

Nice! However, that shelf on the front has much better uses than holding Windex and other cleaners.

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#1699 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

What is the minimum amount of Gottlieb pins does some one need to have most or all of the playfield features that were used?


#1701 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

As in none. I thought you had a Gottlieb pin?

I do, but most of the items on your list can be found on other makes like Bally and Williams, so you really don't need a Gottlieb to get most of the features you listed.

#1704 5 years ago

You're not getting them all! But if I can find any more Williams as nice as Big Daddy, then they might become expendable.

#1706 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

When Dan shows up, and he is in a 5 ton truck, be prepared.

He wants my Fireball.

#1709 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I will be a good sport and leave you with a "Popeye Saves the Earth" and a "Bugs Bunny Birthday Bash"

Barb Wire too?

#1713 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I suppose I can throw in a player quality Barb Wire as well.

I've already got one. HUO!

#1762 5 years ago

Great collection! Great variety!

#1779 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I am very happy!

I'm glad! Your pictures show things that I didn't even notice. You got your microscope out! But anybody that walks up to this game would have to admit that it is in excellent shape and a fine original survivor. It all works doesn't it?

#1784 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

I took these pictures extremely close up.

I believe you magnified the couple of minor spots that pretty much can go unnoticed if you are looking at this machine as a whole. For getting close to fifty years old and with never having been totally restored, it was in as nice of condition as any. As long as you like it Dan, that is all that matters.

#1790 5 years ago
Quoted from Garrett:

Yup, would make the overall game rating rate a 5 as a DMD title

That's what new Sterns look like after about 500 plays. Seriously.

#1794 5 years ago

Dan, see if you can beat the high score I scratched in on the side of the backbox.

#1798 5 years ago

Made you look! Ha Ha!

#1808 5 years ago

How much for the Pole Position?

#1811 5 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

in the garage!

And a fine garage it is! I love my garage! These pics made my just go out there. It's springtime in paradise!

#1812 5 years ago

What's this guy up to anyway?

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#1831 5 years ago
Quoted from Tyamry:

Here are a few of my EM's.

Nice collection Tyamry. I would be proud to own any of those gems.

#1839 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

This game is just amazing. I had an epic game this morning at 1839 points. I hope to flip it soon!

That sounds just like what I did, but I believe you have a different meaning of the word "flip".

#1840 5 years ago

Tyamry, I think a Mermaid would look nice in between that TKO and Joker Poker.

#1847 5 years ago

The guy I got the Fireball from has a Mars Trek that I played while I was there. It is challenging and a lot of fun.

#1855 5 years ago

Of all my EMs, this one is still very special to me, and it was my first. It hasn't moved from this spot since I got it. It really is a great two player game. And it kind of blends in with the scenery.

#1856 5 years ago

One more

#1858 5 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

Does your game have the normal fluting (progressive groove in the wood) or is it flat there?

It is flat there.

#1860 5 years ago

I had another Solar City that I sold and it also had the metal guides. This playfield does look like plywood, but with three thick plys. I bought this one off craigslist.

#1862 5 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

o-din, Is your serial number a sample game (Begins with S)?

The serial number has been scratched off. It looks like there are a couple more thin plys. It looks like normal plywood to me. Here is a sample game, and it does not have the metal guides-

#1863 5 years ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

they were experimenting with alternatives to the tradition multi-layer plywood.

Here is a pic of the serial # and the plywood on mine.

#1868 5 years ago
Quoted from Tyamry:

Here are some pictures of my Jacks Open with the white crest,

That is one beautiful machine! Where do you get these things?

#1885 5 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Odin you can check for the actual serial number on top of the backbox unless you cab has been repainted.

I climbed up there yesterday and didn't see one, and it hasn't been repainted. I really don't mind though as I like the machine, it plays well, and I plan on keeping it. Kind of curious why the one on the cab got scratched off, but that we will never know.

#1887 5 years ago

There is no ball arch and the only thing in the cab is under the coin box and it says Cabinet D-15117

#1889 5 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Can you post a picture of the inside?

It will have to be later- I gotta go to work!

#1895 5 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

From what I understand, you would do this if you were an op and you bought a game from a distributor other than the one in your region. You don't want your local distributor picking up on the fact that you were buying games elsewhere. Scratch out the serials and nobody can track where they were originally sold.

I guess that kind of eliminates the thought that it might have been stolen.

#1898 5 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Here is my small collection.....

It is not always about quantity. Quality and variety are more important in my book, and you have both.

#1949 5 years ago
Quoted from damo666:

heres my new project stored for 19 years in a croft in the middle of nowhere!!
Think ill struggle to get a backglass!!!

It may be tough to find a backglass, but you've got yourself a Wing Ding! As far as gameplay is concerned some of the Williams machines of that era are as good as any, and they are very well built besides. Solid. Good luck with the restore!

#1952 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

This game is fairly rare, less than 700 made

It seems that Williams wasn't churning them out like Gottlieb, but they made some real gems. I am now on the hunt for more reverse wedgeheads.

#1954 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

The reverse wedgehead fit nicely between two top wide wedges.

It did, but Rat got my other one. All I have left is Buckaroo. There are a couple more of each style that I am interested in, but it seems the Williams ones are getting harder to come by. I guess they just didn't make as many.

#1956 5 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

It is not a wedge head. The backbox is a rectangle.

It is an optical delusion.

#2024 5 years ago
Quoted from velcroman:

Here's some stuff I currently have in the house.

The gumball machine with the baseball cards is epic!

#2033 5 years ago
Quoted from KingNine:

NIB machines don't walk into the door everyday lol.

But they sure run out the door pretty fast. Nothing to get overly excited about. Planned obsolescence are the key words here.

#2051 5 years ago

Now yer talkin!

#2066 5 years ago
Quoted from cantbfrank:

Another Buckaroo going in for a make over

That Buckaroo had a very nice playfield if I remember correctly. Congrats on picking it up!

#2068 5 years ago
Quoted from cantbfrank:

Thanks. Yes it took 5 months to find one that had a nice playfield. I was a little nervous having it shipped across the country.