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FS: Dyn O' Mite (Allied Leisure, 1975)


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4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

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FS: Dyn O' Mite (Allied Leisure, 1975)

Added: May 6th, 2016 Ended: May 9th, 2016
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

Item description

Here is an Allied Leisure Dyn 'O Mite for sale (also written as Dynomite). This is one of the first solid state games ever produced and it preceded any of the electronic games manufactured by Bally, Stern, Williams, and Gottlieb.

Working examples of this game appear to be very rare. Production numbers are unknown. Many, many hours of work went into bringing this game back from the dead.

Surprisingly, this is a fairly fast game to play, and it keeps you on your toes, especially since all the drop targets operate independently of each other, and outlane gates can be opened or closed after hitting certain targets. The flippers are strong and snappy.

I am mainly looking to sell this game in order to thin out the herd, but I'm also open to interesting trades or projects. This game is on the free play floor at the Allentown Pinfest.

All the technical documentation is included--the manual, theory of operation guide, and schematics. Additionally, I wrote up pretty much all the repair info you see on pinwiki, so that supplimentary information is available as well.

A few spare circuit boards and a spare display are included.

This game has been disassembled, cleaned, and shopped. Many problem areas with this game system have also been addressed with the intention of trying to make it as reliable as possible.

Since 90% of the original barrel connectors were corroded, all of the barrel connectors have been repinned (that's over 400 individual pins!)

The backglass is perfect--no scratches, flaking, or peeling of any kind.

The displays are fully working and all the segments light up properly.

The playfield is in nice condition overall, but has a few minor flaws.

The playfield has been stripped down and cleaned. Magic erasers have been used on the playfield. There have been some black line touch-ups done. The playfield has been waxed with Blitz.

A new pop bumper cap has been installed. The original is included, but is slightly melted from the heat of the bulb.

PETG washers have been installed under all the plastics to help protect them from any potential damage.

The post holes on the two large upper plastics have been enlarged at some point to fit onto the post holes--either at the factory (since the posts haven't moved) or by a previous owner. It isn't really noticeable unless you're looking closely.

New foam pads have been installed behind all the standup targets.

Most of the original electrolytic capacitors have been replaced to ensure reliable game operation.

All the playfield lamp sockets have been replaced. The coin door lamp sockets have been replaced. There were no problems with the backbox lamp sockets, so those are still original.

All the bulbs have been replaced with brand new #44 bulbs. The blinker bulbs are original GE-branded #455 bulbs.

All the coil sleeves have been replaced.

Two bad coils were replaced (outhole kicker coil and one of the chime coils).

The original faulty fuse holders have been replaced with reliable modern holders.

The original flipper bats have been replaced with NOS flipper bats and bushings from a generation 2 game, since generation 1 parts are unavailable. There are cosmetic differences between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 flipper bats, but there is no change in gameplay.

I reproduced the flipper decals (I'll make the files available after the show)

NOS flipper buttons have been installed.

NOS plastic 50 cent coin plates have been installed on the coin door and backed with mylar to prevent scratches on the paint. The original 25 cent plates are included, but have some wear and scratches in them and didn't look quite as nice.

The coin door, chime assembly, and tilt bob assembly have all been fully disassembled and cleaned.

The lockbar has been cleaned, buffed, and waxed, and new beer seal has been applied.

New playfield glass has been installed.

I reproduced the instruction & score cards to be as identical to the originals as possible (I'll make the files available after the show).

Free play switch installed on the credit button. Easily disabled/removed if coin play is desired.

The cabinet is a little rough. There are some scratches and gouges and a few minor mismatched touch-ups done by a previous owner. A large section on the right side of the cabinet was repainted to cover and unsightly area with scratches, gouges, and previous mismatched touch-ups that were not removable.

There are a few bugs in the game logic that don't work 100%. Namely, sometimes the ball count advances incorrectly under certain conditions. Also, the 5v is a little low (4.7v), so the 5A 5v regulator may need to be replaced (this might be what is causing the logic problems since all the chips test good). I didn't have time to do that before the Allentown show.

Let me know if you're interested, if you just want a peek inside this rare game, or just want to stop by and chat


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#2 4 years ago

Holy hell, that looks like an unpleasant game to have gone through (400+ pins replaced.... wow...) I was shocked that this was solid state, given the age. Looks awesome, good luck with sale!

#3 4 years ago
Quoted from Collin:

Holy hell, that looks like an unpleasant game to have gone through (400+ pins replaced.... wow...) I was shocked that this was solid state, given the age. Looks awesome, good luck with sale!

It was certainly one of the more challenging projects I've undertaken. But, you never see these games up and running, so I figure it was worth it. I had someone today remark that he had been waiting over 30 years to play a working one again

#4 4 years ago

Added some photos of inside the cabinet body and underside of the playfield.

#5 4 years ago

Special show price: $700

#6 4 years ago

This is a historic game, people.

Don't miss out on your chance to own an important piece of pinball history.

#7 4 years ago

I have the 4-player version called Boogie. Super clean. Bought it from another Pinsider (micro) for a great price.
This is a really fun game. If you get the outlane gates open after you light all the standups, you have on-playfield specials! It has the LOUDEST chimes I have ever heard. Very snappy. It even has a cooling fan.

#9 4 years ago

Well, the show is over. Had a lot of fun, and while there was a fair amount of interest in Dynomite since it was such an unusual one to see, it is coming back home with me. So, the show price is no longer in effect.

I will likely replace the 5v rectifier and tinker with it some more to see if I can get it from 90% to 100% working.

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