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For sale: HEP restored - The Machine: Bride of Pinbot

By Latinfantom

4 months ago

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#1 4 months ago


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For sale: HEP restored - The Machine: Bride of Pinbot

Added: 2023-01-26 18:23:50 UTC • Re-listed: 1 time (March 9th, 2023) • Ended: March 14th, 2023
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)


$ 10,000

Item description

The very first pinball machine I ever bought. In 2017 I had my buddy Chris Hutchens at High End Pins restore it to museum, better than brand new quality. I wanted to honor my first pin with a major upgrade. But the sentimentality is wearing off as space runs out. It's time for it to go to a new home.

I spent over $12k restoring this game with HEP and it is the finest you will ever see. To my knowledge, this is one of only 2 BoPs that Chris has ever restored.

All features and labor done are listed below direct from HEP invoice:

$1285 Full chrome trim with door
975 New cabinet and head bare wood
315 ramp set and mini playfield
300 metal box and head assembly(eBay)
285 cabinet art(PPS)
235 Undercab lighting from PDI as requested
225 pinballbulbs kit as requested
215 Pinscore display
170 Pinduino
165 plastic set
165 speaker set(Flipper Fidelity)
160 Shuttle mod PDI
120 BOP faces (CPR)
110 coils and labels
100 mirror blades
75 cabinet protectors and hardware(leg plates, new screws and bolts)
70 glass
70 jet bumper parts(bodies, wafers, skirts and EVO caps as requested) etc
50 post and custom rubber
35 flipper kit with bushing and hardware
30 glass channel
30 apron decal to replace art after plating
25 switches
15 flipper bats
15 playfield hardware(new screws nuts)

$2850 Cabinet refinishing, decal,component restoration and build up(HEP)
3850 Playfields, component restoration and all new ramp set (HEP)
690 chrome and plastic plating(HRA)($200 helmet,$175 wireforms,$225 apron,35 gauge,$55 shipping)
235 board serviced or exchanged(COC)
75 full blanket wrap and packing for in person pick up(HEP)

Included: 3D Translite from PPS. Looks awesome.

Needless to say, the game is immaculate. Not a scratch or ding to be found on her anywhere. Brand new cabinet built for it too.
Chris did an amazing paint job on the head and interior of the game. It has a slight metallic purple hue to it that looks awesome.

If you're familiar with Pinduino, this has a killer LED strip up the left ramp that activates whenever the ball goes up the ramp. Both that and the Bride's helmet look incredible. At certain times the lights shine on her face and it almost looks like she has make-up on. Very cool.

Want to own the finest BoP in the land? Hit me up!

$10,000 FIRM

Only interested in the following trades: A Wh20 with minty orig. topper or
Cirqus Voltaire (+cash my way / your way as needed).

Thanks for taking a look. This Bride's a real beauty.
She's waiting for the right gentleman caller to sweep her off her feet and make her sing.


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#2 4 months ago

Wish you were local

#3 4 months ago

Worth every penny.....beaut!

#4 4 months ago

Wish my wife looked as good as your bride

#5 4 months ago

Dam ... he does great work

#6 4 months ago

That’s great but man those are terrible pics!

#7 4 months ago

Thank you all for the comments about my BoP.

If you have sticker shock, trust me I get it.
5 years ago I could've bought a CV or Wh20 for $5-7k.
Now? A semi decent one starts at $7k.
A HEP restored one to museum quality? Forget it.
I'm seeing $14k-18k.
When you see what it costs to restore a pin at THIS level it starts to explain itself. That doesn't mean it isn't nutty, but it is all relative for the market nowadays. My asking price is OBO and if you do the math, I'm not even charging enough for the game itself. There's over $12k of restoration, mods and labor here.
It would cost you far more to have a BoP restored from scratch to this level. Still, this isn't for everyone.
This game is meant for a meticulous collector that only wants the best. Make me an offer!

#8 4 months ago

Really nice machine. I certainly don't have sticker shock. No surprise you have more in to it then you are asking. If you were closer to me I may really consider it. Good luck with the sale.

#9 4 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Wish my wife looked as good as your bride

That's not very nice...

#10 4 months ago
Quoted from Latinfantom:

When you see what it costs to restore a pin at THIS level it starts to explain itself.

You may be the one person in the world willing to put $12k into a The Machine: Bride of Pinbot
I’ll be surprised if you get half of your money out of it.

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