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For sale: Twilight Zone X970000 PROTOTYPE


By fns9l

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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$ 65,000 (OBO)

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For sale: Twilight Zone X970000 PROTOTYPE

Added: January 26th, 2019 Re-listed: 1 time (March 17th, 2019)
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

Item description

This Beautiful machine is THE FIRST prototype of the Bally Midway Twilight Zone Machine. This has ALL of the features taken out in the production, as well as hand written markings. Every circuit board in this machine has the original serial number, which is X970000 documented as being the very first of the few prototypes made. This machine has been kept in a private collection for many years, and does not appear to have had arcade or any public usage.


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#2 1 year ago

Did you mean $6,500?

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#4 1 year ago

Cool piece of history.

Stupid price.

#5 1 year ago

OP less than 1 year on pinside, owns 1 machine. Hmmm...

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#6 1 year ago

Would it kill you to clean it, change the lamps and rubbers? $65k and you can’t spring for $200 in parts?

#7 1 year ago

Really?

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#8 1 year ago

I’d say 65 grand warrants atleast 50 HD pics or so. If you’re serious anyway.

As this is your first post I’m guessing scam.

#9 1 year ago

For that price it should be from Rod Serlings private collection. Oh wait, I don’t think that’ll jack up the price that much.

#10 1 year ago

For this price I want to see a pick of the shooter lane.

#11 1 year ago

you would think you would show pictures of the red lamp boards and other things that make is somewhat special

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#12 1 year ago

Joins today and tries to go for one of the most expensive sales in Pinside's history.

Original poster, you might want to just take this to eBay. We don't care for your cheap saleman's tactics.

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#13 1 year ago

I’m interested in your item that you’re selling. Do you buy chance have more than 1 for sale? My contact is standing buy to make payment and pick up the item you are selling.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from NPO:

Joins today and tries to go for one of the most expensive sales in Pinside's history.
Original poster, you might want to just take this to eBay. We don't care for your cheap saleman's tactics.

Just curious, what is the most expensive sale in Pinside history?

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#15 1 year ago

I may be interested in a trade. I could possibly trade an Alien LE, Big Lebowski, Predator, and my Nib Toy Story that was just personally delivered by Jersey Jack. All 4 pins for your prototype, Does that sound like a good trade? Please message if interested

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#16 1 year ago

Example # 83949373 why new members shouldn’t be allowed to post FS ads

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from rogerroger:

Just curious, what is the most expensive sale in Pinside history?

If this sells, this I'd guess.

I'm sure a KingKong (DE) or BigFoot may have traded hands here, but I definitely am shooting from the hip with that answer.

#18 1 year ago

Now if only it had 600 original plays on it!

#19 1 year ago

65K ??? WTF

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Now if only it had 600 original plays on it!

And no legs.

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#21 1 year ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Now if only it had 600 original plays on it!

Sitting on the side of the road usually highlights how imamaculate your pin is

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#22 1 year ago

That thing is beat!

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Now if only it had 600 original plays on it!

never gets old

#24 1 year ago

Things look correct playfield-wise for an early or possibly prototype...but it is rough. If you want the price of a small house in the Midwest, that game better be cherry, and number 1 prototype. Seller is also suspicious...just by their background...or lack there of. I call shenanigans.

#25 1 year ago

At least it's HUO. Oh wait, no documentation. Could we get pics of the boards and hand written markings?

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

does not appear to have had arcade or any public usage.

Have you looked at your own pictures? I see magnet wear, chipped inserts and possible mini-playfield wear.

Good news is your ad will get tons of exposure/thread bumps.. Bad news is, it won't sell here unless you are off by a 0 on your price like others have suggested..

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#27 1 year ago

Sixty-five large sounds excessive, but what do I know? If a production example in this condition is worth $6-8K, just what should a prototype fetch? Not an easy question to answer. I s'pose three-times the value wouldn't be unreasonable, but the OP here is sitting at eight-times that value. I would like to see it sold and the buyer and seller both happy, but I sense only a very large compromise on the part of the seller will make that to happen. GLWTS.

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#28 1 year ago

How bout i write a check for 75k and you give me 10k cash back and the machine......

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from NPO:

Joins today and tries to go for one of the most expensive sales in Pinside's history.
Original poster, you might want to just take this to eBay. We don't care for your cheap saleman's tactics.

I disagree.

We LOVE these posts here!

#30 1 year ago

I was playing a mates Twilight Zone last night, that has spent most of its life on site, and it is in better condition than this supposed huo machine.

#31 1 year ago

Yo, Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!

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#32 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanbrooks:

Would it kill you to clean it, change the lamps and rubbers? $65k and you can’t spring for $200 in parts?

The rubbers were replaced on this machine 5 years ago. The playfield is not dirty. NONE of the lamps are non functioning.

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#33 1 year ago

Fair bit of magnet wear.

Knocking $60000 off

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#34 1 year ago

Not to bomb someone else's for sale thread, but I have a sample TZ with all the same extras that I'm willing to let go for half the price. I'll even add in a second game from my collection for free (your choice)

#35 1 year ago

I will take the Wizard of Oz!

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

The rubbers were replaced on this machine 5 years ago. The playfield is not dirty. NONE of the lamps are non functioning.

Maybe you have different photos than posted. Rubbers replaced 5 years ago on your ‘65,000’ pin. That thing should be imaculate!

#37 1 year ago

I see it also has the prototype black smoked color subway

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#38 1 year ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Maybe you have different photos than posted. Rubbers replaced 5 years ago on your ‘65,000’ pin. That thing should be imaculate!

I will gladly do any cleaning or replacing of rubber which a serious buyer asks for. I have not done any cleaning, as I do not want to risk any extra wear or damage to the beautiful artwork. this machine has been played very few times in the last 5 years, and has been stored in a climate control recreation room with no natural light, underneath light proof and dust proof coverings.

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

The rubbers were replaced on this machine 5 years ago. The playfield is not dirty. NONE of the lamps are non functioning.

Everyone here is giving you constructive criticism for getting the most money from the sale of a machine. I sent you a PM. I’d like a response.

There should be some provenance to this game. What’s the story?

A serial number tag is easy to forge now a days. Show us what else means it’s what you claim. The clock? Magnets?

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

I may be interested in a trade. I could possibly trade an Alien LE, Big Lebowski, Predator, and my Nib Toy Story that was just personally delivered by Jersey Jack. All 4 pins for your prototype, Does that sound like a good trade? Please message if interested

The Op should jump all over that deal!!!

#41 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

Sitting on the side of the road usually highlights how imamaculate your pin is[quoted image]

Quoted from CaptainNeo:

you would think you would show pictures of the red lamp boards and other things that make is somewhat special

I am in the process of adding more pictures. I have added some as you have requested. thank you for your interest!

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanbrooks:

Everyone here is giving you constructive criticism for getting the most money from the sale of a machine. I sent you a PM. I’d like a response.
There should be some provenance to this game. What’s the story?
A serial number tag is easy to forge now a days. Show us what else means it’s what you claim. The clock? Magnets?

Ryan,

I replied to your pm before I even looked at any of the posts on this thread. I will double check that it went through. I am in the process of adding the photos which you requested.

I appreciate your interest,

Jon

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

Ryan,
I replied to your pm before I even looked at any of the posts on this thread. I will double check that it went through. I am in the process of adding the photos which you requested.
I appreciate your interest,
Jon

Is the $65,000 list price accurate or a typo?

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#44 1 year ago

65000 should get the poster booted from the site if it's not an error... i mean, get outta here with that.

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#45 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

65000 should get the poster booted from the site if it's not an error... i mean, get outta here with that.

there will never be another FIRST of this machine on the market again.

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#46 1 year ago

This post spiced up the forum at least. I am working and have Pinside open to take breaks and not much on today - saw this and the flames and posts and at least it provides some entertainment.

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#47 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

there will never be another FIRST of this machine on the market again.

For 65k it will always be on the market

#48 1 year ago
Quoted from fns9l:

there will never be another FIRST of this machine on the market again.

Oh darn it!

#49 1 year ago

Maybe a few years ago, not in today's market

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#50 1 year ago

I could see a collector maybe buying it for $12,000, come on its only a TZ not a King Kong.

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