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For sale: King of Diamonds 1 of 54 Retro pinball


By tlsbryan

6 days ago



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#1 6 days ago

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$ 4,900 (OBO)

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For sale: King of Diamonds 1 of 54 Retro pinball

Added: August 15th, 2019
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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Very rare 2010 King of Diamonds solid state pinball made by Retro Pinball. 1 of only 54 machines made. Works great. Looks great. Trades welcome including GOTP, Monster Bash, Indiana Jones, MM, CV, AFM, LOTR, Oktoberfest, Wonka, TOTAN, Taxi, Super Mario Bros, No Fear, Monopoly, Fish Tales, Mousin Around, Black Rose, Flintstones, or other pins and vids, working or not. Cash up or down as needed.
Northern Ohio


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Columbia Station, OH, US


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#2 6 days ago

Very nice! Never saw one before.

#3 6 days ago

How much were these when new?

#4 6 days ago
Quoted from tlsbryan:

1 of only 54 machines made.

Why does the plaque say 1 of 100 then? This was 2 years before I got back into pinball so I’m genuinely curious.

#5 6 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Why does the plaque say 1 of 100 then? This was 2 years before I got back into pinball so I’m genuinely curious.

IPDB states there were 55 made. Possibly the 100 units was the maximum limit of how many were to made.

#6 6 days ago

It is one of 54 for a very good reason...

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#8 6 days ago
Quoted from elcolonel:

It is one of 54 for a very good reason...

If they decide to remake cactus canyon next and price it 5-10 times higher than the original, how many of you will run out and buy the remake? Hence the reason only 54 or 55 were made out of the 100 that were supposed to be made. The remake was way too costly compared to the original.

#9 6 days ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

How much were these when new?

$3,895 plus shipping, answering my own question.

#10 6 days ago

At the time, a new Stern could be had for about the same cost. Retro Pinball refused to discount them at all from MSRP and they simply did not sell. Also, the playfield has a mylar overlay rather than silk screen and clear coat. A lot of people didn't like the idea of an overlay.

#11 6 days ago

They were about 4K and did not sell well.

I believe phof had one for a while.

6500 is a reach. You could easily buy 6 ems for that price.

#12 6 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

At the time, a new Stern could be had for about the same cost. Retro Pinball refused to discount them at all from MSRP and they simply did not sell. Also, the playfield has a mylar overlay rather than silk screen and clear coat. A lot of people didn't like the idea of an overlay.

The one at flippers OBX has some wrinkling at the bottom right outlane. It’s an overlay for sure. That’s the only one I’ve played, pretty cool but I prefer the original.

#13 6 days ago

I had a super nice original for a short while and didn't really care for it much. It left fast.

For me, there are tons of better and more challenging EM games to own or play.

#14 6 days ago

I really wish it was cost effective to replicate EM technology for reasonable prices. Imagine selling brand new EM’s with cool themes at no more than 2K. Wishful thinking.

#15 6 days ago
Quoted from Frippertron:

I really wish it was cost effective to replicate EM technology for reasonable prices. Imagine selling brand new EM’s with cool themes at no more than 2K. Wishful thinking.

Too much BOM. Too many relays and wires to make it cost effective today. Especially the amount they were putting in games like Grand Prix near the end.

#16 6 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Too much BOM. Too many relays and wires to make it cost effective today. Especially the amount they were putting in games like Grand Prix near the end.

I got a different.. interpretation to what Flippertron was saying.

How about an EM like Melody but with a simple all in one PCB? They have them for Gottlieb System one games for around $400 which might even be overkill for a 60's style EM. Hell you could even use an existing Pascal board with custom ROM.

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