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Flash Gordon: Saviors of the Universe Club

By TheShameGovernor

7 years ago

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#986 1 year ago

Finally scored one today. Been looking for years. Working game, nice BG, better than average PF. Cabinet needs help. Just got her hooked up.

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#987 1 year ago

Ironically had a deal in place 18 months ago to buy this exact game 250 miles away. Seller sold it anyway before I could get there. Just got it at half the distance!

3 weeks later
#1036 1 year ago
Quoted from mwiz:

Anybody have an extra playfield bracket or know where I can buy them? It seems a little longer than most brackets (3.5 inches).

The deep brackets are used on games with upper PF's and Xenon. I should have one. Will PM.

2 weeks later
#1047 1 year ago
Quoted from Lovef2k:

Yeah I'd rather buy them from PBR also but the last time I ordered sockets he only had the double solder tabs for adding a diode as used on Wms games. But that was years ago so maybe things changed?

That's all PBR is selling, double tab sockets. For the price that what I use. If the 2nd tab bothers you, clip it off.

#1049 1 year ago
Quoted from RC_like_the_cola:

Or if you're gonna use LEDs, since you'll be doing the soldering anyway, use the 2 tabs to install a resistor to eliminate flicker.

Great point!

#1050 1 year ago

Longshot.... If anyone has a solid lower FG cabinet or similar to sell, please PM. Mine is really rough.

2 months later
#1123 12 months ago
Quoted from bluebomber:

Does anyone have a coil sleeve list? I'm not finding a list or a kit online. I could tear them all out and measure, but I'd rather only spend that time once while I'm actually replacing them.

Bally pretty much uses 1-5/8" in everything except drop target reset coils. And those rarely wear out.

#1125 12 months ago

Get them from Pinball Resource .45 each. Part # for them sleeve-bally-standard. 1-5/8"

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#1166 9 months ago

If anyone wants a hardtop for FG, I'm selling mine. Picked up a CPR instead:


1 month later
#1226 7 months ago
Quoted from Sciddleybop1980:

Hi gang
Picking my FG up this week. Really excited to be joining this club, it’s been on my list for many a year.
Anyone know if and when playfield hard tops will be available or if they are where from. My google searches haven’t turned anything up.
Or even better, a CPR playfield.
Thanks guys

CPR will be releasing some soon (inside information).

#1228 7 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

I just picked up a Flash Gordon project and it came with a CPR playfield. I might not need to use it, so was wondering what they are worth at this point. Thanks for any info you can provide.

New CPR's will be in the $849-899 range. However the older silkscreened versions are worth more IMO having installed the new digital version PF's. But factor that with the hardtop FG which is beautiful in the $350 range.

#1230 7 months ago
Quoted from n1teowl:

s there anything I should be concerned about specifically with Flash Gordon?

If your 1st time assembling a PF from scratch, it can be difficult. I just completely dissembled my FG PF, sanded it to bare wood, installed new rollover targets, leveled the inserts and shipped it to CPR to be re-stenciled. I would suggest installing new lamp sockets, Bally's were crap, new power braid too. I took over 50 detailed pics of the top and bottom of the PF to aid in my re-assembly. Can share any you need.

#1231 7 months ago
Quoted from Sciddleybop1980:

Thanks mate. The advert is archived so guessing it sold. Thanks anyway

Mine. Sold

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#1293 6 months ago

Heads up. CPR repro FG PF's are getting cleared now. Look for them in couple weeks.

#1309 5 months ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

I'll be in on one! This is great news!

Mine is being delivered this Wednesday, can't wait. They rescreened mine after using it to verify all dimples on future PF's.

#1310 5 months ago
Quoted from tktlwyr:

The linear flipper mechs suck and are lazy.

Just install classic Bally hardware and you’ll have what you’re looking for.

I usually "downgrade" my linear flippers to the early style Bally in any keeper game. They are much more responsive and were a definite improvement in my Xenon.

#1312 5 months ago

This is the 1st received of the digitally produced FG PF's. It looks great. This was a rescreen of of my OE PF. I'm having weatherbymag do the clear coat. I shipped mine plus a couple others to help them correct dimpling. I want to give a huge thanks to Mike Purcell for making this happen. He went far and above to make my PF nice and help me out. I installed red rollover targets rather then the OE orange in the upper PF, I liked them better than than the orange since there is so much red in the artwork.

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#1314 5 months ago

Thanks. It's been a couple months since I sent it so hopefully I took enough pics to re-assembly it! I'll be posting all my 50 "before" pics in the FG game section to help others in a PF assembly.

#1317 5 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'm waiting for CPR to come out with another batch of FG playfields, think I'm going to pick one up.

It will be a "you snooze, you lose" situation. Only 30 are being produced from what I was told.

#1326 5 months ago
Quoted from Quench:

Pinsider inkochnito has a web site with printable backbox, apron, and tech charts.
Look for Flash Gordon in the backbox card link here:

Other cards:

And flip him a donation to his site if you use it, we need this info out there.

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#1348 5 months ago

I got the last one! Now I just have to find a FG to put it in!

Hope you get your FG, awesome game. From my information only 30 were made so a 24 hour sellout was expected. I got a rescreen and it's awesome.

#1353 5 months ago

For those who missed the recent FG small CPR PF release, more are coming.

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