(Topic ID: 249439)

For sale: King of Diamonds 1 of 54 Retro pinball


By tlsbryan

11 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 21 posts
  • 16 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 11 months ago by Rarehero
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 12 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

download (1) (resized).jpg
20190418_135331 (resized).jpg
20190418_135340 (resized).jpg
20190424_183349 (resized).jpg
20190424_183359 (resized).jpg
20190424_183430 (resized).jpg
20190424_183455 (resized).jpg
20190424_183445 (resized).jpg
20190424_183504 (resized).jpg
20190424_183623 (resized).jpg
20190424_183538 (resized).jpg
20190424_183705 (resized).jpg

This topic is linked to a classified ad.

The Marketplace Ad Listing this topic was linked to has ended.

#1 11 months ago

ARCHIVED

Archived ad

Pinside keeps a record of old ads in its Market Archive, for historical purposes and as a price reference. This ad has been ended by its seller and is now archived.


Price

$ 4,200 (OBO)

Open for offers


for sale

For sale: King of Diamonds 1 of 54 Retro pinball

Added: August 15th, 2019 Ended: September 5th, 2019
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

Item description

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 GOT, MM, CV, LOTR, Oktoberfest, Wonka, TOTAN, Taxi, 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


Item photos

20190424_183349 (resized).jpg
20190424_183359 (resized).jpg
20190424_183455 (resized).jpg
20190424_183504 (resized).jpg
20190424_183445 (resized).jpg
20190424_183430 (resized).jpg
20190424_183538 (resized).jpg
20190424_183623 (resized).jpg
20190418_135331 (resized).jpg
20190418_135340 (resized).jpg
20190424_183705 (resized).jpg

Photos not showing? Make sure your ad blocker plugin is not hiding them.


Contact

Note! This is an archived ad. No longer for sale!


Listing result

The seller marked this ad as "not sold". The item did not sell through Pinside so there's no listing result.

Item location

Columbia Station, OH, US


Seller insights

These are tlsbryan's all time market stats.

All ads

1
88

Archived ads

81
3

Success

15
73

Feedback score

5
100.0%

Go to tlsbryan's stats page



#2 11 months ago

Very nice! Never saw one before.

#3 11 months ago

How much were these when new?

#4 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

#7 11 months ago
download (1) (resized).jpg
#8 11 months 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 11 months ago
Quoted from Mike_J:

How much were these when new?

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

#10 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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.

1 week later
#17 11 months ago

Price drop bump

#18 11 months ago

Was this a one off for them? I haven’t heard of any future titles and appears they’re just selling used games.

#19 11 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Was this a one off for them? I haven’t heard of any future titles and appears they’re just selling used games.

Bank-A-Ball was going to be their next game. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=6435

#20 11 months ago

These things sold like crap, because everyone that wants a KoD pretty much wants a KoD....not a knockoff in a wonky cabinet with an overlay that was repeatedly shown to lift up. I have no idea how these play, but I bet they don't play like a KoD any more than Primus plays like the original Continental Cafe-converted-Woah Nellie.

I don't feel like, from what I've heard about all the issues around these, that it's worth as much as a perfectly restored KoD would be. Others may have different opinions, but I won't even post what it would take to get me to consider owning one of these over an actual KoD.

#21 11 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Was this a one off for them? I haven’t heard of any future titles and appears they’re just selling used games.

Herb Silvers was one of those “modern pinball sucks and is too complex - EM style games is what the people really want!” guys. He was projecting his tastes to a market who felt differently. Most buyers/collectors wanted 90’s style games - and EM lovers didn’t want a “fake” EM, they were fine with the real vintage ones. There was just no market for this, especially priced about the same as a new Stern - it was DOA.

This topic is linked to a classified ad.

The Marketplace Ad Listing this topic was linked to has ended.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside