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For sale: Magic Girl


By Skulz

2 years ago



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#101 2 years ago

Either this or the next 10 NIB stern pins

#102 2 years ago

Free Shipping

#104 2 years ago

I'm now starting to think Magic Girl is now just a way to launder money.

#105 2 years ago
Quoted from Skulz:

Free Shipping

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#106 2 years ago

Wow, over 100 posts on a for sale thread, clever advertising technique. Think I will try it on the game I have for sale!

#107 2 years ago

That price is not so bad... that is $50,000 pesos, right?
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#108 2 years ago

Tommy: Because they know all they sold ya was a guaranteed piece of shit. That's all it is, isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for now, for your customer's sake, for your daughter's sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality product from me.

Reminded me of magic girl !

#109 2 years ago
Quoted from tacshose:

I am genuinely interested in where fair market value falls on MG. I think based upon current sales so far, it is closer to $30k, but if you can get $50k then you will move the mark. Items are worth what someone is willing to pay.
GLWS

would you be willing to pay 30k if it's setup like houdini? where stuff looks like it works, but if you look closely. there are no brackets for anything to work. stuff is just glued to the playfield to look like a functional playfield, and no way to really play it?

#110 2 years ago

I will you sell you the $33,000 MG on the other thread for $49,000.

Sorry to undercut you OP, but this is business.

#111 2 years ago

Everyone missed the obvious response ...

$10k by Christmas.

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#113 2 years ago

As someone who has never heard of this game how much it's MSRP bc this price is cray.

#114 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

As someone who has never heard of this game how much it's MSRP bc this price is cray.

Well, you were commenting in another thread about a different copy of the game 10 days ago. So saying you never heard of it might not... hmmmm, it's Pinside, say something nice.... umm, ok, you have an awesome avatar.

#115 2 years ago

thanks DaveH - my point is that I prob commented about the insane price on that thread as well and thought it was a joke. Evidently it's not. So my question again is not to be a jerk - I seriously can't believe how much these games are going for as I've never heard of them before therefore if anyone knows the msrp I'm curious so I can better understand what in the world is going on with pinball prices. thanks.

#116 2 years ago

Okay...now i am consider a High End Collector. And somenof u out there know of me. I was at one point consider on of of these at 20,000 and was making a good hard look at it. I know of one that would sell at 20,000 that is listed on Pinside...but what turns me away is the history of this game...the gameplay is bad and the game is not well built..but yes the game looks amazing. But I asked two people that I trust in this industry and they BOTH said to stay away....Far....Far Away.

50,000 is just plain stupid...but maybe there is someone out there that will pay 20,000...but not for me based on what I have been told.

If you the price...Good for you and I am happy for you. MAYBE THIS IS A PROTOTYPE

#117 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

if anyone knows the msrp I'm curious

The original price agreement to build MG was $16,000.00 and that was in 2011.

#118 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

thanks DaveH - my point is that I prob commented about the insane price on that thread as well and thought it was a joke. Evidently it's not. So my question again is not to be a jerk - I seriously can't believe how much these games are going for as I've never heard of them before therefore if anyone knows the msrp I'm curious so I can better understand what in the world is going on with pinball prices. thanks.

This was supposed to be a very special game from a popular designer who worked at Williams (a pinball company that went out of business, but made some of the greatest games in the 90s). (Others may argue other eras of Williams were better, but I consider that their best times). So JPop decided to build a custom game for a butt load of money (16k I think). Then he went bonkers spending money. Instead of using off the shelf parts he would meticulously design parts and got so lost in time that he could never produce a game. In the end he could not deliver anything, and the people that ordered the games got shafted for all the money and no games. The whole process is still ongoing. However, about 5 years after all this started, games got delivered. These games. It was all kind of a surprise, and the games were not fully as they were intended. However, in the history of pinball, they are distinctive.

So now there are a few of these very rare games. They are singularly distinctive in the history of pinball, and quite rare. They will now be traded among collectors that live in the stratosphere of pinball. Kind of like Kingpin, King Kong, Krull, and even Big Bang Bar. Regular folk like me won't ever own them because although I dig nice games, they also have to have value to me. Personally I'd rather play a beat up players game I enjoy to one of these. But I do enjoy the fact that I have played some rare games, and they are all distinctive.

So really it was 5 years of interest or lies or malfeasance depending on who you ask. 5 years ago when I first heard of it I thought it was nuts. Then when I heard about the 10k RAZA I thought about buying it, but then said 10k was too much for a game. And with AIW I started to feel like it was a scam.

So these are priced high because they are rare, and they are historic at the same time. These might be a small chapter, or a big one. We won't know about that part of the story for a few more years.

And if anyone needs to go into the particulars like Bill trying to bail it all out at the end, or American Pinball and their involvement with JPop, there is plenty to read online. It has been a huge story for a long time.

#119 2 years ago
Quoted from delt31:

thanks DaveH - my point is that I prob commented about the insane price on that thread as well and thought it was a joke. Evidently it's not. So my question again is not to be a jerk - I seriously can't believe how much these games are going for as I've never heard of them before therefore if anyone knows the msrp I'm curious so I can better understand what in the world is going on with pinball prices. thanks.

They are not going for these prices these are asking prices not completed sales...big difference from what people are asking and what people are getting.

#121 2 years ago

I was in at 20,000...but was strongly advised to Stay Away

#122 2 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

This was supposed to be a very special game from a popular designer who worked at Williams (a pinball company that went out of business, but made some of the greatest games in the 90s). (Others may argue other eras of Williams were better, but I consider that their best times). So JPop decided to build a custom game for a butt load of money (16k I think). Then he went bonkers spending money. Instead of using off the shelf parts he would meticulously design parts and got so lost in time that he could never produce a game. In the end he could not deliver anything, and the people that ordered the games got shafted for all the money and no games. The whole process is still ongoing. However, about 5 years after all this started, games got delivered. These games. It was all kind of a surprise, and the games were not fully as they were intended. However, in the history of pinball, they are distinctive.
So now there are a few of these very rare games. They are singularly distinctive in the history of pinball, and quite rare. They will now be traded among collectors that live in the stratosphere of pinball. Kind of like Kingpin, King Kong, Krull, and even Big Bang Bar. Regular folk like me won't ever own them because although I dig nice games, they also have to have value to me. Personally I'd rather play a beat up players game I enjoy to one of these. But I do enjoy the fact that I have played some rare games, and they are all distinctive.
So really it was 5 years of interest or lies or malfeasance depending on who you ask. 5 years ago when I first heard of it I thought it was nuts. Then when I heard about the 10k RAZA I thought about buying it, but then said 10k was too much for a game. And with AIW I started to feel like it was a scam.
So these are priced high because they are rare, and they are historic at the same time. These might be a small chapter, or a big one. We won't know about that part of the story for a few more years.
And if anyone needs to go into the particulars like Bill trying to bail it all out at the end, or American Pinball and their involvement with JPop, there is plenty to read online. It has been a huge story for a long time.

much appreciated! Thanks for all the info. Now I understand what is going on. Seems like out of nowhere there are multiple listings for it and all high so this helps clarify what in the world is going on.

#123 2 years ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

I was in at 20,000...but was strongly advised to Stay Away

Care to elaborate?

#124 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

hey are not going for these prices these are asking prices not completed sales...big difference from what people are asking and what people are getting.

True...very true. That said I can offer the op a trade for my $70k Getaway or $85k Judge Dredd. I also have a nice EM which I will value at $50k for the purposes of an even trade.

#125 2 years ago

Surprised it's still for sale

#126 2 years ago

What's this world coming to?

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#127 2 years ago
Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

What's this world coming to?

Still a better deal than this

#128 2 years ago
Quoted from dhard:

Surprised it's still for sale

This is the pinball market.
Highly unstable regarding interests.

"Shiny" is already shifting to other other game reveals.
Hype is slowly fading.
Fickleness of high end buyers.
Loss of potential speculation by others.
There are many types of collectors.

If an enthusiast wants to understand another title that is rare with a bit more historical significance, watch this YouTube video.

It is informative, and this game *almost* was ready for full production before the the plug was pulled by Data East due to licensing and market evaluation.

For its importance, King Kong actually was supposed to predate WMS T2 as the first SS DMD developed machine (look closely at the speaker panel at the artwork area) but did not make it based on design.
An age of competition.
Coding remained incomplete for those that understand the ruleset.
Last private sale did reach around $24K, less than five years ago.

The MG "legacy" is a little different.
Stabilized "value" is unknown at the current time.

Perhaps someday MG will have a historical video of its own, but has to be technically and mechanically corrected as a priority.

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