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For sale: Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure


By harper15228

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

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For sale: Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure

Added: June 6th, 2020 Ended: June 11th, 2020
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

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$ 7,495 (OBO)

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This is a prototype machine, bought in 2000 at the Pittsburgh Home show from the only Pinball store in Pittsburgh- it has been in the gameroom of our home for 20 years, it has barely been used as my son graduated from high school in 2003. We are getting ready to downsize - it works, it has been in the gameroom used occasionally.


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#2 7 months ago

This is a desirable game, and if it’s a prototype that would ad some value.

My personal recommendation, since you are a new user to Pinside, is to take a photo with a news paper in front of the machine. This community has been hard hit by scammers over the last year, if you can take a photo with the newspaper it would help show you have the game and you would get some offers rolling in.

I do not say the above to insult you, we are welcoming to new members here, but rather to help you. The scammer we have been fighting has used this title as bait before since it is high dollar and both common enough not to draw attention but rare enough to have collectors hunting for it.

#3 7 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

This is a desirable game, and if it’s a prototype that would ad some value.
My personal recommendation, since you are a new user to Pinside, is to take a photo with a news paper in front of the machine. This community has been hard by scammers over the last year, if you can take a photo with the newspaper it would help show you have the game and you would get some offers rolling in.
I do not say the above to insult you, we are welcoming to new members here, but rather to help you. The scammer we have been fighting has used this title as bait before since it is high dollar and both common enough not to draw attention but rare enough to have collectors hunting for it.

I sent him a PM right after it was listed, no response yet. Could be legit, hard to tell.

#4 7 months ago
Quoted from jake35:

I sent him a PM right after it was listed, no response yet. Could be legit, hard to tell.

Same here

#5 7 months ago
Quoted from jake35:

I sent him a PM right after it was listed, no response yet. Could be legit, hard to tell.

LOL, you two both already have this game!

#6 7 months ago

This is one game that’s NOT in my collection. I was looking for an IJ a year or so ago. I know it’s a popular and high priced game, but in all honesty, is this one priced right?

#7 7 months ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

but in all honesty, is this one priced right?

No, it’s high and also has fade and what not, but it is obo and claims to be a prototype. I’m not sure how much of a price bump being a prototype of this game brings. What are the differences?

#8 7 months ago

The absence of the green super ball button is consistent with a prototype.

#9 7 months ago

What’s the difference between a prototype and standard?

#10 7 months ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

What’s the difference between a prototype and standard?

One for sure is the upper playfield is stainless steel with no plastics on it.

#11 7 months ago

I think the prototypes also have the speaker panel jackpot lights factory installed, which was deemed too expensive and cut for production.

I'm not 100% sure of that, though. The metal POA rails are the most obvious giveaway.

#12 7 months ago
Quoted from AaronZOOM:

I think the prototypes also have the speaker panel jackpot lights factory installed, which was deemed too expensive and cut for production.
I'm not 100% sure of that, though. The metal POA rails are the most obvious giveaway.

Yes your right speaker panel 3 lower light had it drilled and board for it too plus jackpot Inserts are black and white

#13 7 months ago

One tell tale sign it is not a prototype. In the prototype, Sean Connery's image near the right flipper does not say Dr Jones, it says DAD. Ask those looking for true prototypes, they know. This could be a sample game, not near as rare.

#14 7 months ago

This most definitely is not a prototype, there are several things on the playfield that are not of prototype. One was stated earlier about the “dad” script. Another big giveaway is the scarab between the flippers. Prototypes have the wings spread out further than this one.

Prototype and early production IJs do share a lot of features. No buy in button, metal rails on POA, jackpot insert color and lit speaker panel inserts are shared. Supposedly the first 250 production IJs have these shared features.

I am of the opinion that IJ is the most mistaken prototype game out there because of this.

I wouldn’t say this pin is over priced without giving it a real good look. Aside from the obvious ware on playfields, things like board set, idol assembly and cabinet condition (who cares about fade). If all these things checked out, I’d say it’s a decent price.

I currently have two IJs and one is an early production like this one. I’ve owned 9 or 10 IJs, I’ve restored a few and am in no means price bumping or policing this. I just have enough experience with IJs to know what’s out there and what things are worth.

I also think this one is a scam ad.

#15 7 months ago

what about the "factory settings restored" message? just dead/missing batteries or board damage?

#16 7 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

LOL, you two both already have this game!

haha, he had me at "sample".

#17 7 months ago

Ive seen alot of sideways photos, but an upside down ad photo? Niiiice!

#18 7 months ago
Quoted from WillSmuz8999:

One tell tale sign it is not a prototype. In the prototype, Sean Connery's image near the right flipper does not say Dr Jones, it says DAD. Ask those looking for true prototypes, they know. This could be a sample game, not near as rare.

This is true, but his game does have prototype features i.e. the stainless rails....my guess is there were several games that left the factory with some of the prototype features. For example my game has the pre drilled hole and the factory board for the bridge lighting (which is nice to have). Apparently these didn't make the final production game. My game doesn't say "Dad" or have the stainless rails. Does that make my game a prototype? Its anybody's guess....

#19 7 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

No, it’s high and also has fade and what not, but it is obo and claims to be a prototype. I’m not sure how much of a price bump being a prototype of this game brings. What are the differences?

Its hard to say if its priced high or not...from the pics u can't really tell condition.

#20 7 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

This is true, but his game does have prototype features i.e. the stainless rails....my guess is there were several games that left the factory with some of the prototype features. For example my game has the pre drilled hole and the factory board for the bridge lighting (which is nice to have). Apparently these didn't make the final production game. My game doesn't say "Dad" or have the stainless rails. Does that make my game a prototype? Its anybody's guess....

No, your game is a Sample game. As we were tooling up the side plastic rail for the POA, and other features, we were using up parts on the Sample run. The Prototytpe run was 20 games only. That is all that ever existed of true prototype games in the 1990s.

#21 7 months ago
Quoted from WillSmuz8999:

No, your game is a Sample game. As we were tooling up the side plastic rail for the POA, and other features, we were using up parts on the Sample run. The Prototytpe run was 20 games only. That is all that ever existed of true prototype games in the 1990s.

Gotcha....didn't know there was a different between prototype and sample....thanks for the clarification

#22 7 months ago

Has anyone actually heard back from the seller? I could go look at it for someone if need be.

#23 7 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Gotcha....didn't know there was a different between prototype and sample....thanks for the clarification

The 20 prototype games generally went to the programmers, engineers and designers. The 250 samples were to prime the distibution network and help debug issues on the games. In the mid-nineties we were running 1/3 Bally and 2/3 Williams on the two production lines. Sample games were run behind locked doors in what we called the MEL - Manufacturing Excellence Lab. If there were no major design issues, the samples were run at a rate of 12 per day. At any given time, in the hayday we were building 312 games per day. Very crazy but fun times. I am fortunate to have a one of the 20 prototype games.

#24 7 months ago

The “factory setting restored” image says to me that most likely the batteries are dead. Which also means that there’s a high probability of board damage from leaky alkaline. Would definitely ask for a pic of the boards first.

#25 7 months ago
Quoted from Ericc123:

Has anyone actually heard back from the seller? I could go look at it for someone if need be.

Yes heard back but seems not right at all

#26 7 months ago
Quoted from Williampinball:

Yes heard back but seems not right at all

What do you mean? He's not a legit seller? Clearly his game is not a prototype

#27 7 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

What do you mean? He's not a legit seller? Clearly his game is not a prototype

something is off with the dude. it's not on the level.

#28 7 months ago

It’s not a prototype, it is a sample game.

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