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FS: HUO Monster Bash

By CrazyLevi

5 months ago


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FS: HUO Monster Bash

Added: April 10th, 2021 Re-listed: 3 times (August 20th, 2021) Ended: September 16th, 2021
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

Price

$ 20,000

Item description

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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#2 5 months ago

Super nice game!

#3 5 months ago

This is some grade A level trolling right here.

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#4 5 months ago

these are the kind of for sale ads you get when pinside is down for almost a week.

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#5 5 months ago

So did it take the whole 6 days to write this ad?

#6 5 months ago

It was 18k on the FB marketplace but maybe he's changed the dirty blue bumper pads since then. That would surely explain the price jump...

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from thegamedoc:

It was 18k on the FB marketplace but maybe he's changed the dirty blue bumper pads since then. That would surely explain the price jump...

It was not 18k and I haven’t cleaned the pads.

Why do people make this stuff up?!

#8 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

It was not 18k and I haven’t cleaned the pads.
Why do people make this stuff up?!

Ever heard of fake news

#9 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

It was not 18k and I haven’t cleaned the pads.
Why do people make this stuff up?!

life without lies is boooooring.

#10 5 months ago

"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."

You can keep your weeeeeeeed in there.

#11 5 months ago

I see pinside is back up and this is the first thread i see. WELCOME BACK!

#12 5 months ago

It sure is nice! Like you said, someone who appreciates the original HUO condition might be willing to shell out big bucks. But when you can get a Monster Bash LE remake for less than half that price, it’s too to justify.

#13 5 months ago

It's nice, but not nice enough for an elite "$20,000 (OBO)" FS ad. The shooter lane looks like it has the onset of herpes, and this is Levi after all.

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#14 5 months ago

I sure missed Pinside !

#15 5 months ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

It's nice, but not nice enough for an elite "$20,000 (OBO)" FS ad. The shooter lane looks like it has the onset of herpes, and this is Levi after all.
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Ah come on.. just a little mixture of dirt and clear coat. Not enough to knock it out of HUO status. Since when do HUO games get cleaned regularly.

#16 5 months ago

Shooter lane looks like shit,but whatever this must mean my fully restored better than new Attack from Mars by Jim McCune with a Playfield perfected and cleared by HEP is worth at least 20k!

#17 5 months ago

Weeeeeed

#18 5 months ago

This is a joke right? My brain hurts from reading this ad.

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#19 5 months ago
Quoted from BudManPinFan:

It sure is nice! Like you said, someone who appreciates the original HUO condition might be willing to shell out big bucks. But when you can get a Monster Bash LE remake for less than half that price, it’s too to justify.

The remakes are a decent facsimile and great for route operators but play wise they compare
Poorly for the originals.

Im really surprised people pay close to $10k for them when you can get originals for less. Even a beater original that’s been refurbished properly is going to play better than a remake. I don’t see why serious collectors would want a remake over an original, of any of these titles.

A big part of it is the flippers, which I will be happy to expound upon in a future thread. I had an original AFM and remake in my place side by side for a week this month and I’m eager to share my thoughts on these weird CGC flippers.

Let’s just say I’ve figured out why they ship them with that dumb short flipper stroke. Fix the stroke and it’s easy to see the weaknesses they are hiding. Soft wide shots like a spooky game, which is exactly why they ship with shallow flipper alignments and short strokes - makes the wide shots easy.

#20 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

The remakes are a decent facsimile and great for route operators but play wise they compare
Poorly for the originals.

Complete bullshit

#21 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

The remakes are a decent facsimile and great for route operators but play wise they compare
Poorly for the originals.
Im really surprised people pay close to $10k for them when you can get originals for less. Even a beater original that’s been refurbished properly is going to play better than a remake. I don’t see why serious collectors would want a remake over an original, of any of these titles.
A big part of it is the flippers, which I will be happy to expound upon in a future thread. I had an original AFM and remake in my place side by side for a week this month and I’m eager to share my thoughts on these weird CGC flippers.
Let’s just say I’ve figured out why they ship them with that dumb short flipper stroke. Fix the stroke and it’s easy to see the weaknesses they are hiding. Soft wide shots like a spooky game, which is exactly why they ship with shallow flipper alignments and short strokes - makes the wide shots easy.

I guess 10k new plus a flipper rebuild with original nos will do the trick. Still cheaper than 20k

#22 5 months ago

Well it was just after April fools when this ad was posted. I know it’s a joke. This machine is worth around $8-$9k MAX!! But the write up was entertaining. Thanks crazy! Hahahaha. Maybe it’s because Cuomo is legalizing pot and crazy smoked a huge cheech and Chong doobie!! LOL!!!

#23 5 months ago
Quoted from Meri-cah:

Maybe it’s because Cuomo is legalizing pot and crazy smoked a huge cheech and Chong doobie!! LOL!!!

That’s a really good point!

Like all other New Yorkers, I had never smoked pot before 2 weeks ago but now it’s a nonstop ganjathon around here!

Let’s just say there’s a statewide twinkee shortage and suddenly nobody can remember anything.

#24 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

A big part of it is the flippers, which I will be happy to expound upon in a future thread. I had an original AFM and remake in my place side by side for a week this month and I’m eager to share my thoughts on these weird CGC flippers

Looking forward to this future thread. I have played over a dozen remakes and the flippers feel like shit compared to originals.

#25 5 months ago

I own a HUO MB also and you can't beat theses machines over the remakes just not builded the same as Williams and Ballys

#26 5 months ago

Very well written ad.
GLWS

#27 5 months ago

Remakes are cheap imitations of the classics,but they serve a purpose but original is king!

#28 5 months ago

Cool machine. Very cool.

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#29 5 months ago
Quoted from adol75:

I guess 10k new plus a flipper rebuild with original nos will do the trick. Still cheaper than 20k

It’s not the flipper parts, which appear to be Williams-style/compatible to me (not sure about the coils). It’s the system behind it.

There is no denying, that would still be cheaper than $20k though.

#30 5 months ago

Great read Levi, bargain right here! I’m on my way over.......I’ll follow the joint smoke!!

#31 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

It’s not the flipper parts, which appear to be Williams-style/compatible to me (not sure about the coils). It’s the system behind it.
There is no denying, that would still be cheaper than $20k though.

Now I'm curious about this. If the parts are the same, and if you put in the same coils, what is the issue? Is it not sending the same voltage? Is it a different amperage? And if so, how different are the numbers we are talking about here?

#32 5 months ago

I share the view on all the genuine stuff on WMS pinball. This is a true rare bird for collectors and really rare in this shape.
Game like this are really rare in this condition, mostover MB because they are used like crazy ... I think the hole started to get damaged really quickly too on this one. This pin should heve left the company woth a cliffy! I've seen MB in Europe with an inch larger than the original size...
GLWTS

#33 5 months ago

pLAyFiELd dImPLEs wErE nEVeR aN isSuE on ThE oLd wiLLIamS gAmeS fRoM thE 90S!

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#34 5 months ago
Quoted from dugmar:

pLAyFiELd dImPLEs wErE nEVeR aN isSuE on ThE oLd wiLLIamS gAmeS fRoM thE 90S![quoted image]

the game has 24 years, come on... you compare this with visible dimples after couple of plays
Stern or JJP should have really hard time with your quality standard !

my 2 cents.

#35 5 months ago
Quoted from noitbe1:

the game has 24 years, come on... you compare this with visible dimples after couple of plays
Stern or JJP should have really hard time with your quality standard !
my 2 cents.

Nope. Calling out the ones that say they never dimpled, period.
Steve Ritchie was right.

#36 5 months ago
Quoted from dugmar:

Nope. Calling out the ones that say they never dimpled, period.
Steve Ritchie was right.

The clear still sucks on today's pins compared to back then.

#37 5 months ago
Quoted from turbo20lbs:

The clear still sucks on today's pins compared to back then.

Debatable.

#38 5 months ago
Quoted from porkcarrot:

Now I'm curious about this. If the parts are the same, and if you put in the same coils, what is the issue? Is it not sending the same voltage? Is it a different amperage? And if so, how different are the numbers we are talking about here?

I don't have any knowledge of the tech aspects, but I've shared my general thoughts on this issue in ample detail in this thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/it-s-time-to-talk-about-cgc-remake-flippers-

#39 5 months ago

-removed- double post with the new threat

#40 5 months ago
Quoted from dugmar:

pLAyFiELd dImPLEs wErE nEVeR aN isSuE on ThE oLd wiLLIamS gAmeS fRoM thE 90S![quoted image]

It was always a problem. No one ever cared before. Now that we’re paying for them, it became a problem

#41 5 months ago

Would you give me your machine and 5 k for a real nice huo sinbad? More perfectly condition than your old mb

#42 5 months ago

I would only buy Williams and Bally which I own because they can't build them the same because it would cost way too much in today's market from back then .

#43 5 months ago
Quoted from PinLen83:

It was always a problem. No one ever cared before. Now that we’re paying for them, it became a problem

EXACTLY

#44 5 months ago

trying to fund the purchase of a POTC? Perhaps the highly collectible and sought after collectible that will be the RAZA you missed out on?

#45 5 months ago
Quoted from Haymaker:

trying to fund the purchase of a POTC? Perhaps the highly collectible and sought after collectible that will be the RAZA you missed out on?

I just like money. Isn’t that enough?

#46 5 months ago

I would normally call you crazy(ier) Levi, but in these crazy times, I bet you'll get close to asking from a rich newb, or a collector looking for a nicer one than the one they currently have. Good luck with the sale, can't blame you for capitalizing on current circumstances.

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#47 5 months ago
Quoted from Grandnational007:

I would normally call you crazy(ier) Levi, but in these crazy times, I bet you'll get close to asking from a rich newb, or a collector looking for a nicer one than the one they currently have. Good luck with the sale, can't blame you for capitalizing on current circumstances.
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To be honest that's exactly fucking it. Like...I don't NEED the money, I don't even want it, and I don't even really want to sell it (though I guess it could help on the down payment now that we are considering buying an apartment in this depressed market.)

It's like, I just want to see if I can get on a crazy gravy train like everybody else and see if there's a buyer at the price on a unique and exquisite machine like this. I thought I'd have a 3 page price war thread come out of this but most people here are just like, "nice game, not for me."

I guess I missed the boat on that kind of outrage and excitement, people are just used to that by now. If I'd posted this 6 months ago it would have caused more of a stir.

I'm well aware I may have this game for years and that's cool, it bookends my South Wall nicely with AFM and it's truly the jewel of my current collection. To be honest I had more immediate interest in the barb wire when I put it up for sale! (Had it sold at $2500 but decided to hold on to it for now, it’s pretty popular at the world famous funtorium.)
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#48 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I thought I'd have a 3 page price war thread come out of this but most people here are just like, "nice game, not for me."

It's just the market speaking. "Nice game, not for me at that price."

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#49 5 months ago
Quoted from RTS:

It's just the market speaking. "Nice game, not for me at that price."

Goes without saying !

I’m sure I’d have lots of takers at 1200 bucks!

#50 5 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Goes without saying !
I’m sure I’d have lots of takers at 1200 bucks!

Price is everything. I learned that many years ago working for CiCi's pizza. People will buy ANYTHING if it's cheap enough.

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