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For sale: Twilight Zone X970000 PROTOTYPE


By fns9l

86 days ago



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#701 53 days ago

It really doesn't matter WHAT price he puts on it. If interested, make an offer.

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#702 53 days ago

I would rather buy a HEP than a prototype in this condition.

#703 53 days ago

Wow, I *can* believe this hasn't sold yet.

#704 53 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Are you from Ottawa IL? Have you ever owned an inflatable clown head?
How about you try offering the machine for a genuinely reasonable asking price?
You are like Cinderella waiting for Prince Charming to come along while living at a lesbian retreat.

It does work out in rare cases

#705 51 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

It really doesn't matter WHAT price he puts on it. If interested, make an offer.

Spot on.

#706 50 days ago

Not to steal the OPs thread, but here’s the perfect TAF! scottinsgfny has posted this TAF FS ad

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-twilight-zone-located-in-s-glens-falls-ny-12803

#707 50 days ago

Funny looking TAF..

#708 50 days ago
Quoted from Durzel:

Funny looking TAF..

It has the TZ mods Installed.

#709 50 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

Not steel the OPs thread, but here’s the perfect TAF! scottinsgfny has posted this TAF FS ad
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/for-sale-twilight-zone-located-in-s-glens-falls-ny-12803

Posting an ad for the same game at a lower price is exactly the definition of "Steeling a thread". Now you know and you are welcome for the free class regarding internet sales etiquette.

#710 49 days ago

I have 50 bucks cash burning a hole in my pocket! Take it or leave it! You deliver.

#711 48 days ago

I was going to Bump...but decided not to....

#712 48 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

I was going to Bump...but decided not to....

Thank you

Quoted from spfxted:

I was going to Bump...but decided not to....

#713 48 days ago

This is getting old.

#714 48 days ago

Please remember this when you sell your machines.....oh wait THAT'S different isn't it?

hippo crits

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#715 48 days ago

Not really, I sold a fully working FireCracker (Bally, 1971) for $300 a month ago, owner loves it.
Project Gorgar complete with a nice backglass and playfield, for $350.
Black Knight for $500 working, above average condition overall but nothing spectacular.
Several other half-dozen games in the B-title range for less than $3000, some for less than $2000, all working.
Some more EM projects for sub $300-400 to the right people that I know were not going to flip them on Craigslist.
That is the only reason I am already dropping below the 60 game range now in the past 6 months.

I already started passing the "flame" onto the next generation of collectors. I am slowly moving on.

Prices of the sales are based on condition, functionality, desirability, and age of the titles as I have for decades.
I never was in the hobby to make money, just ensure I never lose money.

The word is spelled, "hypocrite".

#716 47 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

I was going to Bump...but decided not to....

Please, no more bumps.

#717 47 days ago

If memory serves me correctly, a TZ prototype with red boards was for sale in Georgia or thereabouts in 2002. The game's cabinet was autographed by Pat Lawlor, John Youssi (and perhaps Ted Estes, Larry DeMar and/or others). The asking price was in the $5K range. The game's overall cosmetic condition was somewhat below average.

I recall passing and opting instead to buy a local sample TZ, which was in very nice shape. This sample had the factory-drilled 3rd magnet hole, as expected, and most (or all?) of the prototype features, sans red-colored boards and ramp signs. I was able to later buy the 2 original prototype ramp signs and I installed the 3rd magnet in the factory-drilled hole and added a couple thousand dollars in reversible mods, e.g. fancy etched illuminated apron, working slot machine, Element One rocket, etched lampshade, Invisiglass. . .lots of costly mods.

As I recall, the cabinet art on the protos and samples versus production games was slightly different on the head. Of course, the art on the upper playfield lacked the "flip here" prompt and the main playfield art also had a few color variations. My sample was made in March 1993. As a pricing point of reference, in about 2014, I traded that heavily-modded sample TZ for about $14K in trade value to another experienced collector. I recognize that true protos are valued differently than samples. Nevertheless, this transaction may be a valuation barometer to some limited extent.

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#720 36 days ago
Quoted from Monk:

This is getting old.

Yes. It will soon be 30 years old.

#721 36 days ago
Quoted from fns9l:

Yes. It will soon be 30 years old.

So let it die already.

#722 36 days ago
Quoted from robertmee:

So let it die already.

You control your own experience. Drain the topic. Boom, it dies, for you!

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#724 36 days ago

Haha! You win.

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#725 36 days ago

Bahahaha! Awesome!

#726 36 days ago

Why hasn't someone who has a full and proper appreciation for pinball history purchased this yet?
Seems like the perfect game for the guys who feel the need to clarify the difference between 'restomod' and a proper, legal, biblical 'restoration'.

#727 36 days ago
Quoted from Reznnate:

Why hasn't someone who has a full and proper appreciation for pinball history purchased this yet?
Seems like the perfect game for the guys who feel the need to clarify the difference between 'restomod' and a proper, legal, biblical 'restoration'.

If I had the means, id buy it, just to piss people off!

#728 36 days ago

Is the goody bag still stapled in place?

Deal breaker, if not.

#729 35 days ago
Quoted from robertmee:

So let it die already.

My Apologies.

#730 32 days ago

Still available?

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#731 32 days ago

SOLD!

#732 32 days ago

Ya right

#733 28 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Still available?

Yes

#734 28 days ago

I think this guy isn't getting laid and is just doing this for attention. It's sad.

#735 28 days ago

Not all original. It has a white water sound board in it. Can tell by the picture. 50018 is whitewater's machine number and its written right across the sound board. The tz decal is on an IC.

#736 28 days ago
Quoted from Hawk007:

Not all original. It has a white water sound board in it. Can tell by the picture. 50018 is whitewater's machine number and its written right across the sound board. The tz decal is on an IC.

That's at least -$35k right there.

#738 27 days ago

This thread is a joke

#739 25 days ago

10k by Christmas..

#740 24 days ago

Man oh man... bump

#741 24 days ago
Quoted from Eryeal:

That's at least -$35k right there.

Ah but what if it was from a proto whitewater? +60k?

#742 24 days ago
Quoted from russdx:

Ah but what if it was from a proto whitewater? +60k?

Oh, snap!

#743 24 days ago

I want to look away from this thread but FOMO of a classic pinside joke has me continuing to click on it.

#744 24 days ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

I want to look away from this thread but FOMO of a classic pinside joke has me continuing to click on it.

But stop posting! I have!

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#745 15 days ago

Is this thing on the clearance shelf yet?

#746 15 days ago

I’ve seen a local guy list his pins on CL for the past three years, above market price, with no change. No reason this can’t collect dust too

#747 14 days ago

This thing hasn’t gone away yet?

#748 14 days ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

This thing hasn’t gone away yet?

It never will at that price lol
I still think its a joke and the op did it for a laugh! just to stir the pinside pot which he certainly did!

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#749 13 days ago

BUMP. GLWTS!!!!

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