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For sale: Thunderbirds

By The_Director

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

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For sale: Thunderbirds

Added: September 19th, 2020 Ended: October 10th, 2020
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

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$ 2,500

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HUO Thunderbirds. Beautiful shape, plays well, nice inside and out.


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#2 1 year ago

Fun watching Thunderbird ads. One of the lowest starting prices I’ve seen.

#3 1 year ago

Seems like a good deal if Thunderbirds is on your list...

#4 1 year ago

Great game.
Good luck with sell.

#5 1 year ago

let buyers know if it has the new ramp. good deal pin isnt bad at all.

#6 1 year ago

I think this game’s reputation suffered more than it should have, at least in part due to external factors which were no fault of its own. If one can look past the drama, this really is a decent, fun, attractive game.

At this price, it’s likely one of the best deals on the marketplace given its age and probable condition. Not a bad way at all to jump into the hobby if the theme works and a recent game is desired.

#7 1 year ago

I would totally buy this if it was driving distance.
How much cheaper could one of these get?

#8 1 year ago

Selling for someone else. He is firm at the price, but yes it is a really good price for this game. I had never played until he brought it to me. I think it has a worse reputation that it deserves. I have definitely played a lot worse games, it's got some interesting shots.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Thermionic:

I think this game’s reputation suffered more than it should have, at least in part due to external factors which were no fault of its own. If one can look past the drama, this really is a decent, fun, attractive game.

What drama? What happened? I thought it was just because of the crappy theme and awful sounds.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from xamindar:

What drama? What happened? I thought it was just because of the crappy theme and awful sounds.

There was a bunch of drama - the owner of homepin made some public homophobic / bigoted comments and then doubled down on it and got all defensive when he got called out as memory serves. It’s buried in threads elsewhere around pinside for sure.

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#11 1 year ago
Quoted from The_Director:

I have definitely played a lot worse games

Name them.

#13 1 year ago

Zach Meny just called:

"Buy! Buy! Buy!"

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#14 1 year ago

None of those are worse than Thunderbirds, and those are all classically bad games.

#15 1 year ago

I’ve never played the game. But I’ve followed the drama. I think this would be a great game for a large collection or someone on a limited budget wanting to get stared in pinball.

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#16 1 year ago

This makes me want a Team America pinball machine.

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from Coindork:

This makes me want a Team America pinball machine.

OMG that would be epic!!! Would have to be Spooky so all the non PC stuff and language could be untouched.

#18 1 year ago
Quoted from xamindar:

What drama? What happened? I thought it was just because of the crappy theme and awful sounds.

Quoted from Dkjimbo:

There was a bunch of drama - the owner of homepin made some public homophobic / bigoted comments and then doubled down on it and got all defensive when he got called out as memory serves. It’s buried in threads elsewhere around pinside for sure.

There's also a highly relevant backstory relating to Homepin's previous business ventures as well which hasn't ever been made public on pinside and which is also why 99% of the pinball community down here kept our wallets closed when it came time to preorder. 17 preorders from a primary target market of literally thousands of Australian pinball collectors speaks for itself.

Most of us had spread the word down here to not put money down with the guy as far back as July 2013. That's why he stuck around on pinside as there were no more buyers locally as he needed new international orders in 2018 to get the original domestic preorders from 2013 built.

#19 1 year ago
Quoted from Coindork:

This makes me want a Team America pinball machine.

Frickin’ awesome idea!

#20 1 year ago

" BEST GAME EVER " NOT!
but hey, look, my favourite pin is Gilligan's Island, someone may want it- at that price you might re theme it and prey nothing breaks as it is all OEM gear ( basically )
GLWTS

#21 1 year ago

My heart goes out to anyone attempting to sell this game. Godspeed.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from pipes:

My heart goes out to anyone attempting to sell this game. Godspeed.

I think it will sell at that price.

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

OMG that would be epic!!! Would have to be Spooky so all the non PC stuff and language could be untouched.

In the last spooky pinball podcast they were talking about musicals that could be made into pinball and one of the three (Charlie, Bur or Bunyip) had that on their top five. So there are like minded people out there!

#25 1 year ago

Has the question about the new replacement ramp been answered?

#26 1 year ago

I hate thunderbirds the pin but I do love thunderbirds fs threads.

Ps. raven is way better than this game.

#27 1 year ago

People keep ragging on this game. What makes it so bad? I only want to read about gameplay. Leave the politics of the company/owner out of it.

I tried looking up reviews on YouTube but there really aren't any. There are a few of people just playing it but that doesn't explain why it sucks so much. Only thing I can see is it looks like a weak middle ramp shot is guaranteed to send the ball sdtm.

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from xamindar:

People keep ragging on this game. What makes it so bad? I only want to read about gameplay. Leave the politics of the company/owner out of it.
I tried looking up reviews on YouTube but there really aren't any. There are a few of people just playing it but that doesn't explain why it sucks so much. Only thing I can see is it looks like a weak middle ramp shot is guaranteed to send the ball sdtm.

Two words;

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE

#29 1 year ago

Trades are also welcomed on this just FYI. If anyone has anything, feel free to PM me and I'll float it by the owner, especially Sterns with cash coming from the seller.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from xamindar:

People keep ragging on this game. What makes it so bad? I only want to read about gameplay. Leave the politics of the company/owner out of it.
I tried looking up reviews on YouTube but there really aren't any. There are a few of people just playing it but that doesn't explain why it sucks so much. Only thing I can see is it looks like a weak middle ramp shot is guaranteed to send the ball sdtm.

There are likely no videos because Few have ever stayed long enough to play 3 balls!

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from xamindar:

People keep ragging on this game. What makes it so bad? I only want to read about gameplay. Leave the politics of the company/owner out of it.
I tried looking up reviews on YouTube but there really aren't any. There are a few of people just playing it but that doesn't explain why it sucks so much. Only thing I can see is it looks like a weak middle ramp shot is guaranteed to send the ball sdtm.

Please read my review. It’s fairly detailed. I had one.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from pipes:

Please read my review. It’s fairly detailed. I had one.

please share link

#33 1 year ago

I just don't understand how it can be that bad. At this price, I'd be very tempted if it was closer

#35 1 year ago

Thunderbirds vs Vacation America, which is better?

#37 1 year ago

I know you are selling it for a friend so not sure how much legwork you want to do...but you could hop on to the owner's map, scroll down and find a short list of pinsiders that have Thunderbirds on their wishlist. Maybe you can find a match? One guy Cabal73 left a very good review of the game 11 months ago.

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/thunderbirds/owners

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#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Coindork:

This makes me want a Team America pinball machine.

F-ya!

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Great game.
Good luck with sell.

LOL. Good one.

Quoted from AliciaC:

Seems like a good deal if Thunderbirds is on your list...

Unfortunately, Thunderbirds is not on anyone’s list.

Quoted from Thermionic:

I think this game’s reputation suffered more than it should have, at least in part due to external factors which were no fault of its own. If one can look past the drama, this really is a decent, fun, attractive game.
At this price, it’s likely one of the best deals on the marketplace given its age and probable condition. Not a bad way at all to jump into the hobby if the theme works and a recent game is desired.

Please tell me what drugs you are smoking. Can I have some?

Quoted from Coindork:

I would totally buy this if it was driving distance.

No you wouldn’t.

Quoted from Coindork:

How much cheaper could one of these get?

However much the going rate is for recycled wood, metal, and electronics.

#40 1 year ago

yikes. glwts there’s an ass for every seat.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

LOL. Good one.

Unfortunately, Thunderbirds is not on anyone’s list.

Please tell me what drugs you are smoking. Can I have some?

No you wouldn’t.

However much the going rate is for recycled wood, metal, and electronics.

POTW

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#43 1 year ago

I think we can all agree that Thunderbirds is a pinball machine.

#44 1 year ago
Quoted from jwilson:I think we can all agree that Thunderbirds is a pinball machine.

It Is?
oh alright then.
Does Pinball Hall of Fame have one as it should for its notoriety!

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#45 1 year ago

This is about 2,700 overpriced.

GLWTS!

#46 1 year ago

I’m a buyer at $500 if you throw in the shipping .

#47 1 year ago

Geeze guys, get real. I guess haters will hate. Just let the ad run and the game will sell. It’s a great price. You don’t like it, fine. Keep your opinion to yourself and let the OP get on with the sale.

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Geeze guys, get real. I guess haters will hate. Just let the ad run and the game will sell. It’s a great price. So what if you don’t like it. You don’t like it, fine. Keep your opinion to yourself and the OP get on with the sale.

Thank you. It was starting to bother me too, but since my balls are in my wife's purse, I couldn't say anything.

I almost feel like I should just buy the damn thing to help him out. He's already taking a bath on it.

#49 1 year ago

Maybe if the ad pics where rotated to the correct orientation it would help sell it?

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#50 1 year ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Geeze guys, get real. I guess haters will hate. Just let the ad run and the game will sell. It’s a great price. So what if you don’t like it. You don’t like it, fine. Keep your opinion to yourself and the OP get on with the sale.

It’s actually not his, just selling for a friend.

It’s posted in the forum for discussion.

All bumps are good and might even get a sale from someone curious just how bad it is.

So yeah

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