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Added: August 4th, 2020
Ended: August 11th, 2020
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished
This one is coming from my “personal collection“ as they say. Why do I call this from my personal collection? Well, I’ve whored-out so many of these machines over the years that I would consider those my very impersonal collection, wouldn’t you say? Anyway, starting to downsize a few things and this is the first one I’ve decided to let go. I’ve owned a helluva lot of pinball pool machines and this is the best one I was able to put together.
The cabinet is very nice with mostly original paint including the original crappy Gottlieb overspray. I swear those dudes were half drunk most of the time. Some people think I do some crappy stencil job. I assure you, the crappy looking paint on this machine is OEM Gottlieb quality. Which means that the paint is actually very good and durable but the accuracy of the stenciling could possibly leave something to be desired. There are a few touchups here and there but overall it’s a very nice cabinet. Polished de-rusted original legs with new levelers, new locks, new playfield glass.
The backglass is the nicest NOS one I had on hand and it’s nearly perfect. Not the typical flaking skirts and legs on those poor women. I always felt bad for them. I always thought they should be on a proper backglass. Gordon Morrison draws some of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. I will never sell my genie game for the backglass alone. Rest in peace Gordon!
The playfield is about the best original I have ever seen. There are a few touchups on the insert outlines but overall it’s extremely nice. The plastics on this game are not broken and they are actually all original. The drop targets have all been replaced as well as the lane guides and the posts and the flipper bats and the rubber and the post caps and the pop bumper parts, etc. Do you get the point? I really like this game and I took very good care of it. That is the point if you didn’t get it.
The CPU board and power supply are new. The CPU board is a Gen 2 Ni-Wumpf. The power supply is from Gulf pinball. You even get the receipts for warranty purposes. The driver board is original and nice. Any flaky connectors have been re-pinned. The score displays do not photograph well due to the strobing, but they are original Gottlieb’s and they look nice and consistent in my opinion. But my opinion really isn’t worth that much to you as a buyer. Only your opinion counts so I don’t know why I even bother to give my opinion at all. I probably should have just deleted what I wrote instead of going on and on about it like this but I don’t know how to use the backspace key with Siri. I just kind of keep rolling forward if you know what I mean.
There are no LEDs or LED strips or trinkets and toys or anything on this machine. If you would like to take this nice machine and crap it all up on your own, feel free to do so and I encourage it if that is what you like. We can still be friends and I will always wave to you at the Pinball shows.
I have a very nice set of original documentation including an owners manual original warranty information, extra cards, etc. Its a pretty darn nice set and I could probably throw it on eBay for an extra 30 bucks but I’m through with barking for nickels. I will pass this beautiful machine on to the next owner with all of these beautiful extra parts because that is the way that it should be passed on. I would encourage the next owner to pass it on to the next person as well. Let’s face it, these poor machines have been through enough already. We don’t need to keep harvesting their organs.
There’s about a Texas bootload of extra new drop targets that also come with the machine complements of Steve Young from the Pinball Resource or whatever poor guy he pays to hot stamp these targets all day. Somebody should give that guy a prize. Whoever does it now, there were even greater men before him that passed away. I’m not sure the drop target dude realizes the significance he plays at this point. He stamps all day, grabs a ham sandwich at noon and punches the clock and goes home and has a beer. He probably doesn’t feel recognized. But I recognize him. I recognize him in all the royal flushes and target alphas and Joker poker’s that I’ve repaired through the years. There’s a little piece of that guy in a lot of machines.
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