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For sale: Collector Quality Star Gazer

By Mad_Dog_Coin_Op

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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Game - for sale

For sale: Collector Quality Star Gazer

Added: 2023-06-01 16:37:16 UTC • Ended: June 3rd, 2023
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Price

$ 12,000 (Firm)

Price is firm

For sale is a collector quality Star Gazer. It is one of the best on the planet and Stern factory correct as possible. The game was built for a friend who's financial situation changed during the build process. As a result, it is being offered here on Pinside.

Warning - a Stern M-200 MPU series game was sacrificed in order to bring this game to life.

This game was first turned on as a Star Gazer 5/29/23. It is what I like to refer to as a factory correct build. Total restore time is 160 - 200 hours.

The game is installed in Stern M-200 MPU cabinet that has been taken down to bare wood and repainted in oil based paint. This is the factory correct cabinet.

All mechanisms are original classic Stern parts that have been refurbished. The exception is the pop bumpers and flipper mechanisms. They are brand new.

The transformer is the correct larger Stern transformer that is difficult to source these days.

The coin door and legs were glass sandblasted and powder coated in light hammered silver. They look better than factory.

The chrome door accents were re-chromed and look awesome.

The apron and shooter housing were also glass sandblasted and powder coated in grumpy blue.

The playfield and wire harness are both new this also includes the light sockets. This is a recently built playfield that includes the ceramic coating. It looks and plays incredible. The older version didn't have this as a topcoat.

All plastics and posts are new. The game also has full LEDs lights and displays. The displays are the fancy white LED type installed in the factory display trays. They are impossible to photograph because of the refresh rate but look great in person. The displays include filters to change the color if so desired. Installed now is gray but red and blue are included too.

The coin box is included and is an original Stern box.

The lockbar, receiver and side rails are also Stern originals and in great shape. No Bally knockoffs here.

The light board is a lazer cut replacement that is far better than anything the factory did. The backglass is the mirrored version made by Coos and looks incredible.

I am hoping for a local sale but understand the need for shipping. My only concern is shipping a high end game like this. Of course, shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

Payment would be cash or wire transfer.

Thanks for looking.


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#3 1 year ago

Gorgeous

#4 1 year ago

You do really nice work!

GLWS

#5 1 year ago

Thanks guys - Classic Sterns have a special place in my heart. I always enjoy working on them.

#6 1 year ago

Looks amazing man!

#7 1 year ago

Nice, but $12k. I dunno.

#8 1 year ago

160-200 hrs at $50 an hour for skilled labour is between $8K-$10K in labour. That would put the game and all the new parts in at about $2K-$4K? Sounds pretty reasonable to me. Market will dictate of course.

#9 1 year ago

How much something costs may have little to do with the market value. I hope it sells for that price.

#10 1 year ago

Well if I’m gonna nitpick, the pop ring/rod should be the plastic style if you want it to be factory accurate. Looks great, nice work.

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