(Topic ID: 181987)

Hardtop Playfield New Product Announcement .. Poll Included

By Outsidedge

4 years ago


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“If you plan to buy a Hardtop, please select from the 3 titles below.”

  • Space Shuttle 139 votes
    49%
  • Pharaoh 32 votes
    11%
  • Comet 51 votes
    18%
  • Future Spa 44 votes
    15%
  • Wizard 18 votes
    6%

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#751 3 years ago
Quoted from Andyzola87:

Can we reset the poll to remove games that now have hardtops produced and add games that are still waiting so we can better keep track of interest?

I like the idea. Not sure if the poll can be altered at this point.

#752 3 years ago
Quoted from pinhead_jack:

Waiting for the Flash Gordon announcement....

Yes please make the Flash Gordon!!!

#753 3 years ago

Minus the Gordon.

#754 3 years ago
Quoted from EalaDubhSidhe:

Did the Future Spa hardtop get produced, or stay on the cards?

Oh it got produced, and it's fantastic.

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#755 3 years ago

WANT.

#756 3 years ago

Everytime the ball gets stuck on a paint chip on my eight ball deluxe I think about this thread

#757 3 years ago

Ordered a Comet today. Can't wait to do the install. Hopefully I don't screw things up too much. Just got almost everything working smoothly, not sure why I bothered since I'll be taking it apart in a few weeks.

#758 3 years ago

Would love to see a Jungle lord hardtop be made!

#759 3 years ago

Please add...to make my machine great again.game 1 (resized).png

#760 3 years ago

Just picked up a beat Flash Gordon. Now I wait for a hardtop!

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#761 3 years ago
Quoted from Sarge:

Time for my monthly HIGH SPEED Bump!

Agreed! Glad Black Knight is done..

#762 3 years ago
Quoted from Spraynard:

Just picked up a beat Flash Gordon. Now I wait for a hardtop!

Hey Spraynard, I think you mistakenly took my machine home - my playfield looks identical to yours LOL

#763 3 years ago

Harlem Globe Trotters please!

#764 3 years ago
Quoted from pinhead_jack:

Hey Spraynard, I think you mistakenly took my machine home - my playfield looks identical to yours LOL

I think a lot of Flash Gordons look like that! Hard top to the rescue!!!

#765 3 years ago

Its a shame they have no interest in even scanning the NOS playfield I offered...even if they aren't going to produce it any time soon. Seems short sighted?

#766 3 years ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Its a shame they have no interest in even scanning the NOS playfield I offered...even if they aren't going to produce it any time soon. Seems short sighted?

Or they just don’t need the scan

#767 3 years ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Its a shame they have no interest in even scanning the NOS playfield I offered...even if they aren't going to produce it any time soon. Seems short sighted?

What game?

#768 3 years ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Seems short sighted?

Of course we aren't privy to your conversations with Outside Edge but I think it might have to do something with licensing agreements and breach of contract...

#769 3 years ago
Quoted from VDrums2112:

Since everyone's bumping games, add...
Mata Hari
to the bump list!
-Steve

bumpiddy bump bump bump!

#770 3 years ago
Quoted from Outsidedge:

Coming in the next 90 days... Black Knight, Firepower, Evel Keneivel and Frontier.

Since this was said 4 months ago, Frontier has been released and Black Knight looks to be nearing release,

Fingers crossed that Firepower will be available in the coming months as I just picked up a FP that *really* needs one of these!

#771 3 years ago

Hope for a Nine ball also!

#772 3 years ago
Quoted from Redketchup:

Hope for a Nine ball also!

I’ll second Nine Ball

#773 3 years ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

Since this was said 4 months ago, Frontier has been released and Black Knight looks to be nearing release,
Fingers crossed that Firepower will be available in the coming months as I just picked up a FP that *really* needs one of these!

More than anything I think Outeredge is just busy. And they do a lot more than just Hardtops. Recently there were also new backglasses for Firepower and there's comments from Outeredge on some of the difficulties they had doing those - it ain't easy. Particularly when the original parts were so variable or poorly done. I volunteered the playfields to do BK, EK and FP last August. At that time Outeredge expected to have the prototype hardtops in October. The BK and EK hardtops showed up Dec 21st! Merry Christmas! BK you've seen, EK is done (pic below). I have not seen the FP hardtop. I had a scan of a NOS FP playfield that I sent with the sample playfield. I imagine it helps but there's still a big process. It just takes time. I was really hoping to have the hardtop on my FP for the PATZ show in April.....mmmm, maybe? I'm hopeful! I can say installation is not difficult. Far and away most of the time was spent leveling inserts (but then my playfields were pretty bad). You really only need to sand the playfield to get it smooth. Going all the way to whitewood isn't technically necessary but kinda fun once you get started.

EK Hardtop. The "EK" caps are original and look pretty shabby now. My pop bumper caps were so faded I opted to just grab some nice looking new ones for the picture. The plastics are a new CPR set.

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#774 3 years ago
Quoted from 64bsstp:

My pop bumper caps were so faded I opted to just grab some nice looking new ones for the picture.

I can help with EK caps: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bumper-caps-for-evel-knievel

#775 3 years ago

Votes for nine ball and Supersonic.

How much time is saved from doing a full of swap for those who have installed one?

#776 3 years ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Its a shame they have no interest in even scanning the NOS playfield I offered...even if they aren't going to produce it any time soon. Seems short sighted?</blockquote

Not short sided,Just not needed. Relax go play some pinball.

#777 3 years ago

Oooooooo Evel Knievel.... I'll be on one of those as soon as they are available. Looks great!

#778 3 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

Votes for nine ball and Supersonic.
How much time is saved from doing a full of swap for those who have installed one?

Depending on what you have to do to level your inserts it's similiar to a thorough shop out. Strip the top of your playfield. You can leave the bottom hardware alone. Sand it smooth. Eliminate screw divots and the like. Apply Hardtop. Reinstall playfield parts. Probably saves 3/4 of the time.

#779 3 years ago
Quoted from 64bsstp:

Depending on what you have to do to level your inserts it's similiar to a thorough shop out. Strip the top of your playfield. You can leave the bottom hardware alone. Sand it smooth. Eliminate screw divots and the like. Apply Hardtop. Reinstall playfield parts. Probably saves 3/4 of the time.

You can save yourself some time later by leveling your inserts, rebuilding flippers, pop bumpers etc now.

#780 3 years ago

Yes please sign me up for EK. Any idea when they will be ready?

#781 3 years ago

I would also like the EK hard top

#782 3 years ago

Im in for a flash gordon ! , also how do i get a black knight? and What about an amazing game called Elektra that needs to be re-done!! ehh eh?

#783 3 years ago

Heavy metal meltdown !!

#784 3 years ago
Quoted from spectrum-1980s:

Im in for a flash gordon ! , also how do i get a black knight? and What about an amazing game called Elektra that needs to be re-done!! ehh eh?

Did you put yourself in the unofficial count? Post #665

#785 3 years ago

Heavy Metal Meltdown would be fantastic !!!!! Every example I see out there has a super rough playfield.

#787 3 years ago
Quoted from Tokkentakker:

Heavy Metal Meltdown would be fantastic !!!!! Every example I see out there has a super rough playfield.

Would love to see some of these later Ballys get some love!

#788 3 years ago

Bally Special Force would be a great candidate for this!!! Just saying.....

#789 3 years ago
Quoted from PinballNZ:

A suggestion for future production.
The top playfield for Bally Elektra would be nice. They tend to wear as opposed to the main playfield which is covered by plexiglass.
I have to mention Gottlieb Spirit again also - I am sure there would be many people who would be keen including me.

I second the upper and lower playfields for Elektra.

#790 3 years ago
Quoted from Clnilsen:

Would love to see some of these later Ballys get some love!

You'll probably have better luck pitching Mirco.

#791 3 years ago
Quoted from metalkatt:

I second the upper and lower playfields for Elektra

I could even go for a main because mine has damage, such a cool game with history ..

#792 3 years ago

I feel as though this thread is getting side tracked from its real purpose and point, which is to deliver an upper and lower Flash Gordon Hardtop!

#793 3 years ago
Quoted from pinhead_jack:

I feel as though this thread is getting side tracked from its real purpose and point, which is to deliver an upper and lower Flash Gordon Hardtop!

#794 3 years ago

Any chance Gorgar could be done? CPR has had Gorgar up on the pipeline list for quite a while. It may be that many don't want to pay the reproduction PF price for Gorgar. The price for hardtop might put it as a more desirable alternative for Gorgar owners who are worried about pricing themselves out of the market on a restore.

#795 3 years ago

Here is my personal project, very hardtop-like. I have been at this for just over a year, all editing in the evenings. Getting all the inserts lined up is a huge task of its own. It is basically an overlay material with the printing underneath. Mylar is .003"-.004" typically, where this is .008". Hardtops are about .030" from what I recall. This is my first full-up test print, I have to fix those bonus inserts and a few other things.

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#796 3 years ago

Are there any plans in the works for Space Station?

#797 3 years ago
Quoted from winteriscoming:

Any chance Gorgar could be done? CPR has had Gorgar up on the pipeline list for quite a while.

I do not think that they will do this because CPR is making them.

#798 3 years ago

Happy Monday.

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#799 3 years ago

HAHAHHAAHH. I get so excited when I see an new post...and then it isn't an announcement

#800 3 years ago

I believe news is coming shortly. Next round of hardtops being decided as we speak.

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