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Added: March 20th, 2019
Ended: April 14th, 2019
Condition: Used - shows wear but 100% working and clean
At the Midwest Gaming Classic, I will have a Swords of Fury available for sale. I’m asking $2,600. (OBO)
I’m posting this on Pinside because I believe that when I’m asking someone for thousands of dollars, I should be as comprehensive and forthcoming as possible. The dim lights and bustle of a show like MGC can lead to miscommunication and surprises. I would rather avoid those and believe both people should be happy with the transaction.
Reasons for selling and conditions of sale:
I’ve owned the game for about a year. Given my small collection, that was the intended duration I expected to keep the game. I believe in bringing games to MGC and if sold, a condition of the transaction is for the pin to be on and stay at the show. I also needed something to bring to the show for the after party. (The after party ticket is not included with the game.)
Pinside: Since I posted this here, if it sells, the requisite fee will be paid to Pinside. Thanks Robin for all that you do for this hobby.
History and ownership:
It was purchased from gjbwalker here on Pinside. Beyond that, I could not tell you anything about the history of the game.
Overall Condition: I would classify it as a decent player’s condition game. I know that means different things to different people, but in this case it means that all the game play features work without issue. It has several nicks and dings in the cabinet, but the playfield looks pretty good. It’s a fun game and it plays well, but the word mint will never be used to describe it.
Cabinet: As you can see from the pictures, the visible areas of the cabinet look pretty good. Some scratches and dings, but decent in appearance and no water damage. It does have one odd, completely hidden blemish behind the back left leg. As you can see in the picture, a layer of the wood is missing. It’s not deep, does not impact the integrity of the cabinet, and is completely hidden when the leg is attached, but it’s there.
Translite: It’s not scratched and the colors are good, but it appears to be slightly wrinkled. Normally, you can’t tell, but from certain angles when the light catches it just wrong, it looks slightly bubbly. I don’t find it to be a big issue, but I like to be thorough in my description.
Playfield: No wear that I can see and it’s cleared. It was clear coated before the person I got it from bought it and so I don’t know the process or the technique used. It’s a game from 88 and so it’s not perfect, but I think it looks good. Recently, cleaned and waxed it with Blitz wax to be ready for the show.
The upper playfield is also in good shape and I’ve had zero issues with the drop targets.
UPDATE: I've owned the game for a year and did not notice, but it has been pointed out to me that some areas, especially the upper playfield letter banners, have had some extensive touch-ups of not the greatest skill. The color and uniformity of style helps it blend in, but it's not original.
Lights: The game came to me with LEDs. I don’t know the brand or model. They are tastefully done and look great with no garish colored GI and nice color matching to the inserts. Very minimal ghosting in couple places. Neat slow color changing LED on the Balrog.
Mods: If you don’t count rings, display, and LEDs, the only real mod to the game are the clear ramps which look way better than the original black.
Plastics: They are in good shape and I don’t think any are cracked.
Legs: Not pristine, but they look shiny. Has new feet and leg bolts.
Rings: All the rings were swapped out a few months ago with blue Titans.
Flippers: They have good enough action for me, but I’m not picky. If you are, they could probably use a rebuild.
Displays: XPin LED XP-WMS11610. Clear and bright with no issues that I’ve seen.
Boards: Look clean and I’ve had no electronic issues. It had Alkaline batteries when I got it, but 10 year AA lithium batteries are currently installed as they don't have same leaking problems.
The game looks good, works and plays rock solid. It’s fun and fast. You should buy it.
And, of course, LIONMAN!
Price: $2,700. Firm. Cash only.
MGC only. Not looking to ship.
Note! This is an archived ad. No longer for sale!
The seller ended this ad and indicated the game eventually sold for $ 2,600
Seller contributed to Pinside for selling this item!