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For sale: Fish Tales High End Restore

By dasha126

5 months ago


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    #1 5 months ago

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    For sale: Fish Tales High End Restore
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    Added: February 12th, 2021 Ended: February 15th, 2021
    Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

    Price

    $ 9,000 (OBO)

    Open for offers

    Item description

    Another High End Restore by Dave Lucas! This machine is one of kind and perhaps the nicest FT on the planet. The has been modded to a one of kind
    Masterpiece for the ultimate collector who desires to have only the best.
    Additions include:
    New Cabinet Next Gen Decals
    New plastic set
    Candy Chrome powder coating most of metal inside and outside the cabinet
    LPM lit speaker panel looks awesome
    Color Dmd
    New speaker panel
    New plastic ramp
    Custom running water effect under cabinet projector simulates running water
    Looks incredible with lights off in game room.
    New hardware
    New playfield glass
    New yellow star posts
    Green glow in dark titan rubber
    New lane guides
    Fully rebuilt flippers and pop bumpers
    Custom blue translucent pop bumpers
    Led pop bumper lighting
    NVRAM
    New Pinball Pro Speaker System
    New factory stickers
    Fully Leds
    New topper dome
    Mirror Blades
    Bomber mod
    Fish monster mod
    Custom instruction cards
    Custom shooter rod
    Custom shooter rod launch button
    Custom key start button
    Custom orange captive ball
    SHAKER Motor / has awesome affect in conjunction with Tail Topper
    Led Speaker mod with color changing leds in speakers
    All metal ramps were triple plated chrome

    Trade in project pinballs is preferred faded cabinets not working is fine.
    $ Offers welcome or pinball trades titles wanted listed below:

    Totan
    Indiana Jones
    Addams Family
    Whitewater
    Creature





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    Thanks Dave
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    #3 5 months ago

    I'd love a nice FT, but $9K is a little steep ... GLWS

    #4 5 months ago

    Why do the decals have weird gaps at the corners?

    #5 5 months ago

    Hmmm - the orange coin door, legs, and rails is nice but is definitely not for everyone.

    I powder coated mine gloss black including the shooter reel and I think it is a little more subdued.

    GLWS -

    #6 5 months ago

    Why a key switch for the start button? Seems like a better idea for a car theme game. Glwts.

    #7 5 months ago
    Quoted from Tortelvis:

    Why a key switch for the start button? Seems like a better idea for a car theme game. Glwts.

    Maybe starting the boat?

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from Tortelvis:

    Why a key switch for the start button? Seems like a better idea for a car theme game. Glwts.

    yea I didn't get that .... powder coating looks nice.... has a FT ever sold for $9K?

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    #9 5 months ago

    Oh boy ....

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    #10 5 months ago

    Tournament start button on the reel?

    #11 5 months ago

    That's ostentatious to be polite.

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    #12 5 months ago

    So whats this game really worth?

    #13 5 months ago

    Half

    #14 5 months ago

    Beautiful machine. Glws.

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    #15 5 months ago

    Who’s Dave Lucas and why did he redo your machine while eating shrooms and wearing 3D glasses? GLWTS

    #16 5 months ago

    no pics of pf or shooter lane? no problem!

    #17 5 months ago

    Its worth more than that....I was thinking $6

    #18 5 months ago

    Yeah might need to show some pics of the playfield for that ask.

    #19 5 months ago
    Quoted from flippersticks:

    no pics of pf or shooter lane? no problem!

    Beat me to it... Shooter lane pic is mandatory. What's been done to the PF? Tell us about the waterfall projector.

    #20 5 months ago
    Quoted from wamonkey:

    I powder coated mine gloss black including the shooter reel and I think it is a little more subdued.
    GLWS -

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    #21 5 months ago

    cosmokramer always has good taste! I think it's easy to overdo it on FT. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

    #22 5 months ago

    Looks very nice....black always looks good

    #23 5 months ago

    Wow. That is one slammin’ salmon!

    #24 5 months ago

    I would take a picture of mine but it’s identical to yours...

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    #25 5 months ago

    Gorgeous game, like every game you have ever listed. GLWS.

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    #26 5 months ago

    The price imo is quite fair, considering how much restoration went into this.

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    #27 5 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Gorgeous game, like every game you have ever listed. GLWS.

    I'm going to end up buying one of his! Amazing the stuff he puts out.

    #28 5 months ago
    Quoted from renvhoek:

    considering how much restoration went into this.

    Using that logic if you spend $99,999,999 and ten years restoring a Thunderbirds it’s worth about $99,999,999?

    Of course not. It’s worth market price. Just because you overpaid doesn’t mean the next owner should.

    #29 5 months ago

    Need pictures of the pcb boards in the BB and some more of the bottom of the PF. The bottom of the playfield looks like a reimport or it seen some moisture in the past, has rusty parts, Transformer, bulb sockets,, etc. Take it for what it is OBO.

    #31 5 months ago

    I wouldn’t buy this thing for 9k if it was restored by George Lucas.

    That said, GLWTS.

    #32 5 months ago

    Need playfield pics top and bottom. When a 4k game gets up around 10k it needs to be a whistle clean restore not just a bling job.

    #33 5 months ago

    I’m looks like the holes on the front cab were not sanded flush prior to putting on the decals.

    This is so tough because a lot of money was thrown into this restore. It’s the little things that needed to be fixed to make this one worth more.

    It can probably be fixed properly for $500 or less. It’s more work though.

    #34 5 months ago

    Got to show the play field in detail for this type of money. I struggle with 90's B and W games restored with color trim. Original stainless, chrome , and possibly brass (E.G. IJ). Powder coat I would stay with gloss black. are my personal preference. Some may be others influenced this way as well.

    #35 5 months ago

    one sold at TPF for $10k about 5 years ago that was very similar to this. Different color trim but similar restore

    #36 5 months ago

    I used to be on the other side of the fence and then I started to really appreciate the amount of work that goes into a restoration job. I was fortunate to find a fully restored Fishtales and it is now a centerpiece in my collection. To me it is like a work of art and worth every penny.

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    #37 5 months ago

    how has NOONE yet commented on the 'Stern - Tournament Start' Button on the shooter?!??!!? c'mon guys, you're losing it!

    edit: mcuzz nailed it first. nice one!

    #38 5 months ago
    Quoted from bigehrl:

    how has NOONE yet commented on the 'Stern - Tournament Start' Button on the shooter?!??!!? c'mon guys, you're losing it!
    edit: mcuzz nailed it first. nice one!

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    #39 5 months ago

    All that work done and you ruin it with colored GI.

    Either put white bulbs in or cut a few hundred from the price so whoever buys this can have some extra cash to buy some good bulbs and LED OCD boards.

    Edit: Okay I'm probably being a bit too harsh here, but seriously, this would look so much nicer with some white bulbs so all the artwork could shine.

    #40 5 months ago

    About a year ago there was a really nice HEP FT that sold in the $7's, color dmd, powder coated, restored play field, and all the electronics were completely worked over...

    #41 5 months ago

    For this price comprehensive high-res photos are a must.

    I'm not expecting to see rust on a $9K game. When I do a game myself, every single screw gets polished...

    #42 5 months ago
    Quoted from Brtlkat:

    The bottom of the playfield looks like a reimport or it seen some moisture in the past, has rusty parts, Transformer, bulb sockets,, etc. Take it for what it is OBO.

    You’re being kind.
    The underside of the playfield from the one obscured photo provided looks like total shit. Water stained, rust etc.
    I’m betting the inside of the cabinet is painted to hide water damage (if not had the entire bottom replaced).

    #43 5 months ago
    Quoted from Jenniebear:

    Why do the decals have weird gaps at the corners?

    Looks like radcals.

    #44 5 months ago

    Eeew

    #45 5 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    ... powder coating looks nice...

    Really?

    I'll never understand.

    #46 5 months ago
    Quoted from Engine09:

    Really?
    I'll never understand.

    I think it looks as good as the blue powder coating I've seen although I think black looks the best. Not sure why u would go through all this effort and not refurbish the play field.

    #47 5 months ago

    This price is ridiculous.

    #48 5 months ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    About a year ago there was a really nice HEP FT that sold in the $7's, color dmd, powder coated, restored play field, and all the electronics were completely

    An HEP FT for 7k? It cost more than 7k just to get an HEP restore when you supply the machine. That was a smokin deal for someone!

    #49 5 months ago

    popcorn get your popcorn here!

    #50 5 months ago
    Quoted from pinmister:

    used to be on the other side of the fence and then I started to really appreciate the amount of work that goes into a restoration job. I was fortunate to find a fully restored Fishtales and it is now a centerpiece in my collection. To me it is like a work of art and worth every penny.

    Now thats a nice Fish Tales! I tip my hat to sir.

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