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Added: April 10th, 2021
Re-listed: 3 times (August 20th, 2021)
Ended: September 16th, 2021
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)
Now seems like a good time to re-list this one, as it won’t even be close to being the most obnoxious or outrageous
“Hold on to your nuts” for sale ad, and most of our esteemed Price Police force members currently have their own ridiculous ads up:
TL:DR - it's an HUO Monster Bash and I'm asking $20k OBO for it.
For those who enjoy the finest the written English language has to offer and have the patience, read on:
Here is a genuine, bona fide, authentic, Home Use Only (HUO) ORIGINAL Monster Bash pinball machine. For some, the remake is a fine substitute and facsimile, even though it doesn’t exactly play the same and doesn’t carry the obvious cache or trophy value of an original Monster Bash pinball machine. This opportunity is presented for the discriminating and resourceful collector of authentic high end investment pins, for whom a common remake simply won't do.
This machine was built toward the end of the run on February 2, 1999, and lived a quiet life in a mansion on Long Island, New York, ever since it was unboxed over 20 years ago, rarely touched or played. This game is near perfect in every way. It is also all original, except for the installation of a cliffy protector to preserve the near-perfect (by Monster Bash standards) center hole, leg cabinet protectors to prevent decal peeling, and a new flipper opto interruptor switch as the original was warped as often happened on these WPC-95 machines. I also replaced a few of the infamous sticky WPC-95 microswitches, and an opto that recently failed on the Drac board.
This game is simply in gorgeous original condition, and is one of the nicest original Monster Bash pinball machines on the entire planet, and possibly beyond. It has been gone over thoroughly by myself, a highly ranked competitive pinball player, and tweaked for optimum performance, and the gameplay experience can only be described as magnificent. Monster Bash is one of the greatest games ever built, and play one ball on this particular Bash and you will fall in love with this game all over again.
The only thing more joyous than looking at this fine specimen is playing it. It’s such an otherworldly pinball machine that after buying it you will experience a strange mixture of ecstasy and fear, knowing you may never again achieve such a high after acquiring a pinball machine. But as the years go by, your love and appreciation for this machine will only grow, along with the game’s value. And when you pass on to the great beyond, if you so wish, you may choose to be buried in it.
The rear hinge and backing plate for the electric cord are both included, they were removed for moving the game. Included also is a small sealed “goodie bag” with a key fob and various small pieces of hardware.
Open to reasonable cash offers for this game, not looking for a trade. Shipping via NAVL considered, or other arrangements you may want to make. I am unable to pallet and crate games at my facility so you will have to work around that. We can discuss the best way to protect the game on its journey, I will work with you to ensure peace of mind.
NOOB PIN ACTIVIST DISCLAIMER: though surely some of you didn’t make it this far and will still provide helpful bumps to this thread with your cunning detective work, I need to point out that the security hasp brackets on the front of this game (in perfect condition just like everything else) are original. This game left the factory with them, just like the other 3,360 other Monster Bash machines built by Williams in 1998 and 1999. The original, mint condition security hasp bar itself is also included with the game, providing extra security for the HUO, mint condition coin box if you should choose to route this magnificent machine, or just want to use the machine to protect any other smaller valuables in your care.
This is a special machine, and hopefully, it well end up with a collector of special tastes. Thanks for reading!
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