(Topic ID: 181987)

Hardtop Playfield New Product Announcement .. Poll Included


By Outsidedge

2 years ago



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

  • Space Shuttle 127 votes
    48%
  • Pharaoh 32 votes
    12%
  • Comet 50 votes
    19%
  • Future Spa 36 votes
    14%
  • Wizard 17 votes
    6%

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#801 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

I get so excited when I see an new post...

Quoted from Skypilot:

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

Still. Waiting. For. Black. Knight. To. Go. On. Sale!

#802 1 year ago

Barracora!

#803 1 year ago

High speed hard top please

#804 1 year ago

Blackout!

#805 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

Still. Waiting. For. Black. Knight. To. Go. On. Sale!

Talked to Bruce. BK is in production. Once that is complete they will list them for sale. Outsidedge wants them on the shelves so they have no hold-up when ordered.

#806 1 year ago
Quoted from Outsidedge:

We sold lots of Hardtops at Expo this year! Mark Ritchie came over and purchased a Taxi Hardtop for his personal game... now that's cool!
Roger Sharpe came over to our booth with Steve Epstein to play Pharoah outfitted with a Hardtop and give us the thumbs up too.
Coming in the next 90 days... Black Knight, Firepower, Evel Keneivel and Frontier.
The next round will be announced after these 4 are released.
Thank you all!

Black Knight is on the verge of being available, Firepower is unknown as far as I know, EK is being tested (I think), and Frontier is on the page available to buy. Looks like we are almost ready to see what the next round is going to be. Very exciting.

#807 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Talked to Bruce. BK is in production. Once that is complete they will list them for sale. Outsidedge wants them on the shelves so they have no hold-up when ordered.

Thanks Keith. I stopped pestering Bruce a couple of weeks ago and just figured I would have to be patient. I still have some work to do, a few more inserts to re-glue and some sanding and clearing. This will motivate me to get moving again!

#809 1 year ago

The EK prototype has been done. (See post #773 - add'l pic below)
I have not seen Firepower.

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#810 1 year ago

Would you be open to making a Gorgar hardtop?

#811 1 year ago

Two points:

1) Just to be clear I am not part of the Outeredge/Pinballgifts organization. I do not know what titles they are preparing or want to do unless it's been announced in this thread somewhere. I'm just a pinball enthusiast who volunteered to send OuterEdge stripped playfields they were looking for (way back in the earlier posts) so they could create the Hardtops. Then when I received my playfields back with the prototype Hardtops I needed to reassemble the playfield looking for disparities such as misaligned inserts, extra holes, missing holes, etc.

2) Those of you who want a Hardtop done for a particular title should be prepared to someday, sometime maybe be asked to strip that playfield (top & bottom) and ship it to them. Then 2-3 months later put it back together. Somebody has to do that work to get the Hardtop released.

#812 1 year ago

Did you send them a Space Station

#815 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

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

Don't give up hope. Just keep checking back for the next list.
I think they are still working on the details of the process so as that matures I would think new titles will come out more frequently.

#816 1 year ago

Would love a Mousin Around to be made.

#817 1 year ago

I would buy wcs94 if you made one ..

#818 1 year ago
Quoted from 64bsstp:

Two points:
1) Just to be clear I am not part of the Outeredge/Pinballgifts organization. I do not know what titles they are preparing or want to do unless it's been announced in this thread somewhere. I'm just a pinball enthusiast who volunteered to send OuterEdge stripped playfields they were looking for (way back in the earlier posts) so they could create the Hardtops. Then when I received my playfields back with the prototype Hardtops I needed to reassemble the playfield looking for disparities such as misaligned inserts, extra holes, missing holes, etc.
2) Those of you who want a Hardtop done for a particular title should be prepared to someday, sometime maybe be asked to strip that playfield (top & bottom) and ship it to them. Then 2-3 months later put it back together. Somebody has to do that work to get the Hardtop released.

I'd offer my bally strikes and spares if it meant it'd get done!

#819 1 year ago

WILLIAMS BLACKOUT PLEASE.
I only read pages 1,2 and 17.
If something was covered I missed i apologize.
I did see Blackout made it to the possibilities list. I'd grab one of those. I think it's a good choice as they are abundant and all that black shows any wear easily. Mine has 3 different areas of wear before the previous owner mylared the entire field.

#820 1 year ago

+1 Firepower

#821 1 year ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

WILLIAMS BLACKOUT PLEASE.
I only read pages 1,2 and 17.
If something was covered I missed i apologize.
I did see Blackout made it to the possibilities list. I'd grab one of those. I think it's a good choice as they are abundant and all that black shows any wear easily. Mine has 3 different areas of wear before the previous owner mylared the entire field.

+1 for Blackout

#823 1 year ago

Haven’t seen anyone mention Swords of Fury ... that PF is usually blown out on most I see. I’d buy one.

rd

#824 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Haven’t seen anyone mention Swords of Fury ... that PF is usually blown out on most I see. I’d buy one.
rd

One other fella.

Quoted from dnaman:

Wow this looks amazing!
Might be a reach but here is my wishlist:
Spirit, Haunted House, Black Hole
Swords of Fury
Keep up the great work!

#825 1 year ago

Everyone keeps req'ing but you have to remember how these are made!

64bsstp reminds us, if you can help contribute a PF, please do!

Quoted from 64bsstp:

Two points:
1) Just to be clear I am not part of the Outeredge/Pinballgifts organization. I do not know what titles they are preparing or want to do unless it's been announced in this thread somewhere. I'm just a pinball enthusiast who volunteered to send OuterEdge stripped playfields they were looking for (way back in the earlier posts) so they could create the Hardtops. Then when I received my playfields back with the prototype Hardtops I needed to reassemble the playfield looking for disparities such as misaligned inserts, extra holes, missing holes, etc.
2) Those of you who want a Hardtop done for a particular title should be prepared to someday, sometime maybe be asked to strip that playfield (top & bottom) and ship it to them. Then 2-3 months later put it back together. Somebody has to do that work to get the Hardtop released.

#826 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Everyone keeps req'ing but you have to remember how these are made!
64bsstp reminds us, if you can help contribute a PF, please do!

Wish I could contribute with a solar fire play field but mine is toast id buy a GL if they make one and a fathom too! maybe even a vector although my vector is really nice. really digging my TAXI Hardtop!

#827 1 year ago
Quoted from freddy:

Wish I could contribute with a solar fire play field but mine is toast id buy a GL if they make one and a fathom too! maybe even a vector although my vector is really nice. really digging my TAXI Hardtop!

Yeah! If I still had my checkpoint nos pf I would of shipped that off.

#828 1 year ago

Speaking of that. Outeredge - do you need mint/good quality pf’s? With no paint missing. Or can you use photoshop etc to touch up any missing sections?

#829 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Speaking of that. Outeredge - do you need mint/good quality pf’s? With no paint missing. Or can you use photoshop etc to touch up any missing sections?

Great question!

#830 1 year ago

The BK, EK and FP playfields I sent them were certainly not mint. They are working with Planetary so there's some original stuff available.

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#831 1 year ago

First run at a Hardtop installation. Very impressed. Hope to see more titles released soon. Future Spa, here I come!

Also, interested to see how it holds up on location. It seems very solid at this point.

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#832 1 year ago

I have an NOS jungle Lord set. That would be cool to see them make.

#833 1 year ago
Quoted from DG_Amuse:

First run at a Hardtop installation

Don`t you have to sand the whole thing down? Just the inserts?

#834 1 year ago
Quoted from Axl:

Don`t you have to sand the whole thing down? Just the inserts?

The inserts must be done. As long as the rest is smooth and scuffed up for adhesion you're good to go

#835 1 year ago
Quoted from Slim64:

The inserts must be done. As long as the rest is smooth and scuffed up for adhesion you're good to go

Wow, that makes it even easier!

#836 1 year ago
Quoted from Axl:

Don`t you have to sand the whole thing down? Just the inserts?

IF the inserts have lettering on them you'll want to sand that lettering off. The Hardtop will provide new lettering. It is clear over the inserts so you'll want your inserts looking clean and shiny. Otherwise, the surface just needs to be smooth, ie: without divots or bumps. And the surface should be "solid". No dirt, flaking ink or anything like that. Before you apply the Hardtop I would strip the top protective plastic off and lay it on your playfield to see what shows thru. On BK I did a bit of extra sanding around the outlane switches to remove the old graphics because there's a small clear area around the switch opening so there was the possibility of the new graphics not aligning or covering the old graphics. When I did the EK Hardtop the sander was working so well I just took the whole thing to bare wood. At first, you break out in a cold sweat and your stomach tightens up but then it's kinda exciting. And the end result is well worth it.

#837 1 year ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

I have an NOS jungle Lord set. That would be cool to see them make.

Be interested in selling them ?

#838 1 year ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Speaking of that. Outeredge - do you need mint/good quality pf’s? With no paint missing. Or can you use photoshop etc to touch up any missing sections?

I have a spare used blackout playfield with wear that I would gladly lend out.

#839 1 year ago

I have a nice bally rolling stones if they need as a template.

#840 1 year ago

Man, 14 new posts since I last checked this thread yesterday. I was REALLLLLLY excited for a little while. I'm sure OP is gearing up for TPF and maybe even on the road already. I know I probably seem like a pest in this thread, but at Texas I'll be stopping by, saying hi and thanks for this products, and that I'm really looking forward to High Speed.

#841 1 year ago
Quoted from desertT1:

Man, 14 new posts since I last checked this thread yesterday. I was REALLLLLLY excited for a little while. I'm sure OP is gearing up for TPF and maybe even on the road already. I know I probably seem like a pest in this thread, but at Texas I'll be stopping by, saying hi and thanks for this products, and that I'm really looking forward to High Speed.

Some things in the near future will make you happy some things will not. I do not believe outsidedge will be in Texas this year. They will be in Allentown with Hardtops to sell and display.

#842 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Some things in the near future will make you happy some things will not. I do not believe outsidedge will be in Texas this year. They will be in Allentown with Hardtops to sell and display.

I've decided to put my HS back together (as of a week ago) so it can go on route and earn it's Hardtop. That way I'm also not sitting here biting my nails waiting for the big announcement. HS is too good of a game to not be getting played. I know new products don't happen with a snap of my fingers, so I'm going to have some fun while waiting.

#843 1 year ago

skypilot So no new hardtops will be on display at the Ohio Show?

#844 1 year ago

I have a playboy 35th I can donate. Spy hunter, too.

#845 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

I do not believe outsidedge will be in Texas this year. They will be in Allentown with Hardtops to sell and display.

Sweet, can not wait to check these out in person. They haven't made one yet for any games I need, but hopeful for future! EK should be my first.

Just in process of finishing clear job on 3rd vinyl overlay I have on machines & can't wait to be able to do a Hardtop instead of always doing overlays.

#846 1 year ago
Quoted from mwiz:

skypilot So no new hardtops will be on display at the Ohio Show?

I will be displaying one at a booth for Bruce. I am also bringing The Pharoah to the show. It is going to be in the tourney
I believe and leaving with a new owner.

#847 1 year ago
Quoted from Drickey86:

Be interested in selling them ?

My current JL is a 7.5/10. If I found a 9.5 game to buy I would sell the playfields. I paid $600 for the set years ago and the upper isn't perfect.

#848 1 year ago

Any discount on new hard tops if you have a machine at the show with one installed?

#849 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

Any discount on new hard tops if you have a machine at the show with one installed?

Sorry Ed ,

They don't market that way as of yet.

#850 1 year ago
Quoted from eabundy:

Any discount on new hard tops if you have a machine at the show with one installed?

They are a great value as priced. Well worth the money!

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