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For sale: Airborne Avenger


By Pinwizkid

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

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For sale: Airborne Avenger

Added: April 2nd, 2017 Ended: April 7th, 2017
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

Item description

I'm selling my Atari Airborne Avengers pinball machine. This is Steve Ritchie's first ever pinball design and is a very rare machine to find working. I did a full shop out of the playfield and it looks beautiful. The machine is fully working - even the display which I took apart and did a deep cleaning on the contacts - all segments are bright and clear. This machine has the upgraded flipper kits that Atari issued after people complained that the original flippers were too weak. All coils and switches are working. Backglass looks really nice, but does have a small repair job towards the bottom. In person you can't really see it from the front (see pics). Also includes a reprinted version of the manual/schematic, the prototype version of the "bird head" plastic (grey) and a second apron plastic.

More pictures at http://imgur.com/a/1SFCE

$1000 picked up at my office in Ronkonkoma NY. Please message me if you are interested!


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#2 2 years ago

Super cool. Hope to play this one someday

#3 2 years ago

Bump for the Monday crowd.

#4 2 years ago

FYI, it's not 350 like originally thought. It's approximately (or at least) 3420, according to Atari sales figures that Steve Richie recently provided.

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=33

#5 2 years ago

You don't see this one too often, especially working!

You can see what Steve was doing here - the previous Atari widebodies has weird layouts that were totally stretched out fit the huge cabinet. Steve put the main player interaction elements (slings and flippers) in a normal style layout and width to try to at least make a playable game.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

You don't see this one too often, especially working!

Yep, it's certainly unusual to see a working example for a change.

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

FYI, it's not 350 like originally thought. It's approximately (or at least) 3420, according to Atari sales figures that Steve Richie recently provided.
http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=33

Ah very interesting. Would that make this Atari's most successful pin? I always wondered how they managed to keep their pinball division open for that many years with sales numbers in the sub-500 level.

Anyway, I've updated the ad description

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinwizkid:

Ah very interesting. Would that make this Atari's most successful pin?

No clue. Superman sales numbers were (at least) 5124. Production/sales numbers for other titles haven't surfaced.

Quoted from Pinwizkid:

I always wondered how they managed to keep their pinball division open for that many years

They only produced pins for 3 years from 1976-1979.

http://www.atarimuseum.com/archives/company_map/map/1173borregas.html

#9 2 years ago

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