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For sale: Thunderbirds


By The_Director

32 days ago



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#51 26 days ago

Bump

#52 25 days ago

Damn, y'all are harsh.

#53 25 days ago

Crazy Great price. Still an awful awful game but really good price on it! I’m sure there will be a taker, at some point. Hang in there

#54 25 days ago

Played one last night.

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#55 25 days ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

Crazy Great price. Still an awful awful game but really good price on it! I’m sure there will be a taker, at some point. Hang in there

If the price was so crazy great it would be gone.

#56 25 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Played one last night.

I’d ask you for your opinion but that last pic is worth a thousand words.

#57 25 days ago
Quoted from pipes:

I’d ask you for your opinion but that last pic is worth a thousand words.

Thats the look when you drain with one letter short of spelling I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L R-E-S-C-U-E

#58 25 days ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Thats the look when you drain with one letter short of spelling I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L R-E-S-C-U-E

Or the look when you touch that plastic lockdown bar and the bellybutton-esque flipper buttons for the first time.

#59 25 days ago
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#60 25 days ago

Two types of games I yearn to play - the ones with a lot of hype and everyone says how great it is ;
And the ones ( one ? ) with a lot of hype and everyone says how bad it is .
I really wanna play this thing

#61 25 days ago

If you can get this to my doorstep for $2500, I'll have cash in hand.

Added 20 days ago:

Cash has left the building. No longer interested.

#62 25 days ago
Quoted from JeffF:

If you can get this to my doorstep for $2500, I'll have cash in hand.

If I still had mine, I would have shipped it anywhere in the world for $2500.

#63 25 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Played one last night. [quoted image][quoted image]

How did it play?

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#64 25 days ago
Quoted from pipes:

If I still had mine, I would have shipped it anywhere in the world for $2500.

Didn't you say in your review that you sold yours for $4000? We get that it isn't the greatest pin to play but maybe take a break from bashing it in someone else's for sale thread for two seconds.

#65 25 days ago

Thunderbump!

#66 25 days ago

I think at $2000 this would sell!

#67 25 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

Didn't you say in your review that you sold yours for $4000?

I wonder if he sold it to a guy in North Carolina?

#68 25 days ago
Quoted from Flipperfun:

I think at $2000 this would sell!

Canadian dollars.

Quoted from gliebig:

Played one last night. [quoted image][quoted image]

I’m so sorry for your loss........of the 10-20 minutes of your life you will never get back.

#69 25 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

Didn't you say in your review that you sold yours for $4000? We get that it isn't the greatest pin to play but maybe take a break from bashing it in someone else's for sale thread for two seconds.

$4000 CAD not USD. I got lucky.

I’ve been holding back - a lot. To the point where it does feel like I’ve been taking a break actually. It’s such a terrible game. I’m sorry.

#70 25 days ago

It might end up going to auction after talking to the owner again about it. If someone can pick up, the owner sounds like he'd be open to $2500, just FYI...

#71 25 days ago

Sounds like many have never played this game. I have and in a nutshell it’s probably good for ages 5-10 learning to play. For adults it will get old quick and most average players will feel like they can play forever on this game. It had a lot of hype during production and I think more was expected from experienced players. Less was delivered as far as game play goes.

Price is comparable or better than Stern home pins probably. Some collector that wants it for the history or for young kids may be happy with it. It’s unique in it’s own way but a tough sell/buy as it’s not what most are looking for.

Kudos to the OP for helping someone move the game.

#72 25 days ago

I would like to play one.

#73 25 days ago
Quoted from PinballAir:

I would like to play one.

Why you have better games in your collection?

#74 25 days ago
Quoted from NevadaNutJob:

Two types of games I yearn to play - the ones with a lot of hype and everyone says how great it is ;
And the ones ( one ? ) with a lot of hype and everyone says how bad it is .
I really wanna play this thing

Ha! Especially one that most of the detractors haven't played....like ever

#75 25 days ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Ha! Especially one that most of the detractors haven't played....like ever

I can confirm that every single negative thing said about the game - ever - is 100% accurate.

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#76 25 days ago

I would compare Thunderbird favorably with any random and well kept E.M. If you like Thunderbird and floaty games at this price its not a bad deal. Have a bump and GLWTS.

#77 25 days ago

Better idea, IF it doesn't sell within a certain period. Make it a raffle for $25 a ticket to the amount that covers your mates costs.
I think anyone would like a pin for this money, even if they wanted it to use for a boat anchor.
If you do this I will buy a ticket.

#78 25 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I would compare Thunderbird favorably with any random and well kept E.M. If you like Thunderbird and floaty games at this price its not a bad deal. Have a bump and GLWTS.

E.M. games are boss Dude. You couldn't compare blunderturds to a well kept E.M. no frickin way.
As I wipe the sad tears from my eyes.

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#79 25 days ago

I honestly didn't think it was that bad when I played it at Expo. But I had drank 22 beers by then.

#80 25 days ago

It was more fun than BBBB, I can say that.

#81 25 days ago
Quoted from extraballingtmc:

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

Is he? Or is this the new "asking for a friend?"

#82 25 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

It was more fun than BBBB, I can say that.

Exactly! It’s in this category, with shaq attack and a few others .. considering the og price though 2700 ain’t bad, if you’re into these types of games.

#83 25 days ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Better idea, IF it doesn't sell within a certain period. Make it a raffle for $25 a ticket to the amount that covers your mates costs.
I think anyone would like a pin for this money, even if they wanted it to use for a boat anchor.
If you do this I will buy a ticket.

You honestly think you’ll find 100 people that want to actually win This title??

#84 25 days ago

I’ll be honest, even at a $25 raffle I’m still out

#85 25 days ago
Quoted from pipes:

If I still had mine, I would have shipped it anywhere in the world for $2500.

I recommend Heighway Hydrofoils for all your international Homepin freight.

Both companies are self described as being run by honest straight shooters with an impeccable track record in business.
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#86 25 days ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

You honestly think you’ll find 100 people that want to actually win This title??

In that raffle you actually win by NOT winning!

#87 25 days ago

I think the theme is downright awesome, I love the show. Everyone thinks I'm nuts. I find it sooo creepy and weird and hilarious, in the best way possible.
Haven't played the machine though - doubt I'll ever see it around to give it a try.

#88 24 days ago

I have a Brunswick Alive that I added a drop target to. I know it be more a lot more fun. $100 + shipping. Faux Elvis included!

#89 24 days ago
Quoted from heyitsjoebob:

doubt I'll ever see it around to give it a try.

The opportunity is here right before your eyes.

#90 24 days ago

Bump!

#91 24 days ago

I can at least say this is the most talked about sale thread I've ever posted in over 100 games I've probably listed on Pinside haha. So, I guess there's that. What does this game run? PROC? Is the board set, cabinet, parts, harness, etc. maybe not worth the cost for a build your own machine kit? lol

#92 24 days ago

I think it has its own board set in it. It’s actually a rip off of a Ben Heck design. Might be the same type of board set in AMH if I remember correctly.

#93 24 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I think it has its own board set in it. It’s actually a rip off of a Ben Heck design. Might be the same type of board set in AMH if I remember correctly.

Yeah from what I remember the Thunderbirds guy stole the design to an earlier version of that boardset that couldn't do software updates or color.

Quoted from The_Director:

I can at least say this is the most talked about sale thread I've ever posted in over 100 games I've probably listed on Pinside haha. So, I guess there's that. What does this game run? PROC? Is the board set, cabinet, parts, harness, etc. maybe not worth the cost for a build your own machine kit? lol

That's pretty tough since all the parts are new versions created by homepin, so the entire thing is an unknown. The boardset, display, harness, etc... couldn't really be used. Even the flipper buttons would need to be thrown in the trash.

I'm surprised someone hasn't grabbed this just out of curiosity.

#94 24 days ago

This would probably elicit better interest on EBay or Craigslist. Just having the theme in their house may be enough for many. I mean how else to explain the Supreme machine from Stern.

#95 24 days ago

At this rate, gonna have to retheme Thunderbirds to "Limbo". How low can it go?

#96 24 days ago

I say you will do just fine at Auction Game Sales, in either Winston Salem, or Sevierville. I will let you use my info, so you can sell, as if you were an operator. Take the ad down so this thread will cease, unless of course you are enjoying the demoralizing and debasing discourse, that this thread is providing.

#97 24 days ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

I honestly didn't think it was that bad when I played it at Expo. But I had drank 22 beers by then.

So you played when you first got there?

#98 24 days ago

Haha
Yes.

#99 21 days ago

Final bump. Owner is open to $2500, but that’s as low as he’ll go before it heads to auction or is just kept for now.

#100 21 days ago

Also, pretty sure this does have the updated ramp as it looks like it is metal.

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