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For sale: Safe Cracker - Prototype


By PinballJeff

49 days ago



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#1 49 days ago

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For sale: Safe Cracker - Prototype

Added: September 3rd, 2020
Condition: Used - shows wear, needs some work

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Very nice condition prototype Safe Cracker up for sale. This is a prototype machine #17 – red boards under playfield & on game board. The game works as it should and has 42 tokens. It does have the side wings, but they look to have water damage on the bottom. The sides of the game have decent color and the coin door area is faded. It’s a great players machine as it sits or would have great bones for a restoration. I chose the game condition as needs some work as it could use a good cleaning - no credit dot. The side rails do have dents in them and the right ramp is cracked in the Y (photo below). I also noticed that far right side of the DMD is out (not sure if it's one or two lines). Playfield support rails need to be hit with steel wool and repainted. Let me know if you need more detailed photo’s.


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#2 49 days ago

What determines that is a prototype? Sample games would use up excess red boards. Serial number doesn't contain an x. Does it have a feature unique to protos?

#3 49 days ago
Quoted from dung:

What determines that is a prototype? Sample games would use up excess red boards. Serial number doesn't contain an x. Does it have a feature unique to protos?

Dung,

You could be correct. I was going off the below thread. If anyone can confirm it would be appreciated. Maybe I need to change the description to Prototype/Sample? Not trying to mislead anyone here.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/safe-cracker-proto-early-production#post-5766366

Thanks,

Jeff

#4 49 days ago

This is a prototype SC.
I have done one in the past and several production examples.
The red boards are one thing but on SC prototypes specifically the magnetic reed switches throughout are what jump out at me.
On the production most are roll over switches especially the in and out lanes.
This means the playfield itself is very specific to the prototype.
The reed switches require a much different set up than the roll overs making a true SC prototype very unique in my eyes.

#5 49 days ago

I'm with Chris....I've not seen this before in a SC (MRS' >3)....interesting!

#6 49 days ago

Very cool!

#7 49 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This is a prototype SC.
I have done one in the past and several production examples.
The red boards are one thing but on SC prototypes specifically the magnetic reed switches throughout are what jump out at me.
On the production most are roll over switches especially the in and out lanes.
This means the playfield itself is very specific to the prototype.
The reed switches require a much different set up than the roll overs making a true SC prototype very unique in my eyes.

I had #21 that went to DJB, it was identified as a prototype. You might have actually seen it at some point... I hope all is well and GLWS! Jeff is a stand-up guy and the machine is as described.

#8 49 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

This is a prototype SC.
I have done one in the past and several production examples.
The red boards are one thing but on SC prototypes specifically the magnetic reed switches throughout are what jump out at me.
On the production most are roll over switches especially the in and out lanes.
This means the playfield itself is very specific to the prototype.
The reed switches require a much different set up than the roll overs making a true SC prototype very unique in my eyes.

This is getting interesting now. My personal SC has the magnetic reed switches. Sorry for the poor images, didn't bother pulling the glass and just used my cell phone.IMG_4540 (resized).JPG

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#9 49 days ago
Quoted from jellikit:

I had #21 that went to DJB, it was identified as a prototype. You might have actually seen it at some point... I hope all is well and GLWS! Jeff is a stand-up guy and the machine is as described.

Thanks Brad, you're not so bad yourself.

#10 49 days ago
Quoted from PinballJeff:

This is getting interesting now. My personal SC has the magnetic reed switches. Sorry for the poor images, didn't bother pulling the glass and just used my cell phone.[quoted image]
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It should....but it should only have 3....your proto has several more MRS'....your 3 are at the top (just like your pic) but look at the MRS locations in the proto - there are 7 or so MRS'!

#11 49 days ago
Quoted from Sonic:

It should....but it should only have 3....your proto has several more MRS'....your 3 are at the top (just like your pic) but look at the MRS locations in the proto - there are 7 or so MRS'!

Thanks for the clarity - I now see what you're talking about.

#12 49 days ago

Seems cheap to me, the last SC I seen for sale was $8000. GLWTS.

John

#13 48 days ago

Freakin' A. If I wasn't in the middle of a land purchase, I would snap this up. (Yeah, I have a thing for samples/prototypes.)

#14 48 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Freakin' A. If I wasn't in the middle of a land purchase, I would snap this up. (Yeah, I have a thing for samples/prototypes.)

Same for me. If we were closer, I would have bought it. GLWTS. Great pin.

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#15 41 days ago

Weekend bump!!!

Everyone have a drink (if you do) and enjoy. Gin & tonic for me.

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#16 41 days ago

Jeff always comes up with great games. This one especially. Great guy. Great seller!

#17 41 days ago

Soooo... tempting, but where to put it?

John

#18 41 days ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Soooo... tempting, but where to put it?

John

It's 2/3rds the size of a normal pin. Squeeze all your pins together slightly, and you got room!

..In other news, my land purchase will be closing at the end of this month. And I'm.... still in awe this hasn't sold. And am looking at options.

#19 41 days ago
Quoted from Coyote:

It's 2/3rds the size of a normal pin. Squeeze all your pins together slightly, and you got room!

Can't squeeze anymore out of nothing to squeeze...., something would have to go. Whats the width of the game?

John

#20 40 days ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Can't squeeze anymore out of nothing to squeeze...., something would have to go. Whats the width of the game?
John

Admittedly, I don't know - the last (and only) SC I had was back between '97 and '01. I always considered it the same difference between a standard and widebody/SuperPin game.

#21 40 days ago

Pretty versatile game for placement. Doesn’t take much space with the wings off, although it doesn’t look as cool. Can be corner placed on a 45 with wings at the end of a row where there’s not enough room for a regular pin and look ok. I had mine in a few different odd gameroom spots over the years.

#22 40 days ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Can't squeeze anymore out of nothing to squeeze...., something would have to go. Whats the width of the game?
John

Hey John,

Head is 21.5” and body is 44.5 deep.

#23 40 days ago
Quoted from brucea1956:

Jeff always comes up with great games. This one especially. Great guy. Great seller!

Thanks Bruce - you're pretty awesome yourself.

#24 39 days ago

GLWTS - I have an HUO SC that shan't leave the collection.....to my eyes - this looks like a heck of deal - this is a pin that was ignored for way too long, but as of late is finding growing interest....in my relatively small collection - SC gets the most play....someone needs to pick this up!

#25 39 days ago
Quoted from Sonic:

GLWTS - I have an HUO SC that shan't leave the collection.....to my eyes - this looks like a heck of deal - this is a pin that was ignored for way too long, but as of late is finding growing interest....in my relatively small collection - SC gets the most play....someone needs to pick this up!

A game that goes for 6500 has not been ignored. Nice price pumping tho

#26 39 days ago

Bump for a great seller..

#27 39 days ago
Quoted from chad:

Bump for a great seller..

Thanks Chad.

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