(Topic ID: 89968)

Fathom pf on eBay (NOS ?)


By Heretic_9

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

ebay.com link » Spectacular Fathom Pinball Playfield Rare

Shouldn't one be getting the whole dang pin (in pretty good shape) for this price -- or am I wrong ?

#2 5 years ago

It's not NOS if it was made in 2004, lol.

#3 5 years ago

I don't see it say anywhere it is NOS. Unless he changed it.

#4 5 years ago

I got the same thing for sale here with a Bill Davis clear job for less if anyone can use it.

Thanks,
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#5 5 years ago

On a side note, the only time I go to Ebay is when I need to laugh. It's comical when you see the same machines and parts for sale on Ebay for years with the inflated prices.

#6 5 years ago

I have an uninstalled Halifax Fathom playfield. It looks awesome, but how much money would I need to kick in to trade it with someone for a CPR Fathom playfield?

#7 5 years ago

Unfortunately it's not a CPR Fathom as the seller is claiming. CPR didn't start until over a year after those 2004 HalifaxPinball/IPB Fathoms were shipped. It was 2005+ when we bought all the equipment and opened up a true playfield manufacturing shop of our own. CPR's run of Fathoms wasn't until 2009. Yes, Mike did work on that 2004 playfield, and him and I later formed CPR. But the 2004 playfield was done completely through local trades businesses in the Halifax area, none of which ever handled anything pinball before. That Fathom run was a grand experiment, and quite groundbreaking at the time, but compared to the expectations of reproduction playfields by today's standards, those Fathoms look and feel "home made"... because they kinda are. They're not even clearcoated. The silkscreen shop sprayed a gloss of commercial wood floor coating over the top to seal in the artwork, as the goal back then was to emulate the look of an NOS. Barely anybody was doing automotive clear back in 2003/2004. It was fairly unheard of.

Anyway, just trying to educate on the true history of these. Many in the hobby today don't know the backstory.

KEVIN
Classic Playfield Reproductions
http://www.classicplayfields.com

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

I have an uninstalled Halifax Fathom playfield. It looks awesome, but how much money would I need to kick in to trade it with someone for a CPR Fathom playfield?

I'd love to see those two versions side-by-side, for doing my own comparison. The "NOS" (if you noticed the prominent question mark) was just my assumption, which turns out to have been wrong, as assumptions often are.

I had a chance to play a Fathom for awhile on location -- for much too brief a time, I'd say -- and it made a very favorable impression. Inline drop targets rule, and the Fathom ones, along with those in Centaur, are some of the very best ever !

I hope CPR continued making their version. This is one pin that deserves to live on.

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from Heretic_9:

I'd love to see those two versions side-by-side, for doing my own comparison.

Do a search as I could swear either Kevin or Stu did a comparison. I cant remember the post name or it's original topic but someone was talking about "issues" with CPR playfields and either Kevin or Stu used Fathom as an example and compared CPRs with this one.

#10 5 years ago

About half-way down on the first page of this thread Kevin identifies the differences along with an image:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nos-fathom-playfield-fs-on-ebay-wow-not-mine

Brad

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from jellikit:

About half-way down on the first page of this thread Kevin identifies the differences along with an image:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/nos-fathom-playfield-fs-on-ebay-wow-not-mine
Brad

Thanx for the link. I might have posted the following in that thread, but last post there was over 2 months ago, so I'll do it here instead. Whatever else one might care to say about their respective merits, the *true* NOS Fathom pf seems to have leaned decisively towards the green range (always allowing for possible chem / paint changes over time, whether it was away from the light or not), whereas the CPR clearly leans in the blue direction. I think it's probably a personal value judgement as to which one looks "better." The 2009 CPR one looked great, no doubt about that. Even so, the green scheme strikes me as more "authentic", and probably more true to the artist's intent. If faced with making a choice, and the condition was very good +, I'd be inclined to go with the original. (And that's with green being a color I don't ordinarily favor !)

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