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Help - would you actually buy a seriously cool pinball lamp?


By Outsidedge

5 years ago



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  • 23 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 years ago by TheLaw
  • Topic is favorited by 12 Pinsiders

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“Would you (or someone you know) actually buy an awesome $200 pinball lamp?”

  • Love it! This is on my list to buy in the next couple of months (or I'm going to ask someone else to buy it for me). 17 votes
    35%
  • These are way cool, but I don't have a place to put one, so I wouldn't be buying yet. 6 votes
    12%
  • These are pretty cool, but I don't want to spend $200 on a lamp, so I wouldn't be buying yet. 18 votes
    37%
  • I'm not really interested in this product at all. 8 votes
    16%

(Multiple choice - 49 votes by 48 Pinsiders)

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#1 5 years ago

A big thanks to everyone who came out to see the Outside Edge booth at the 2015 Chicago Pinball Expo! We had a great time meeting and talking to all of you. And, if you found one of our lampshades, coaster sets, or neon clocks that you just had to buy, we are so grateful for your help in making our launch such a big success and a ton of fun.

We sold most of our white speckle lampshades, and completely sold out of the black. If you haven’t seen them in person, check out the end of Croooow’s awesome Expo review!

We are making more shades right now to sell from our web site and at the Texas Festival in March. We are also hoping you can help us with something else...

We are looking at placing a significant order of actual lamps (not just the shades) to offer for purchase. There are two styles we are considering. One is the Silver Ball (shaped like a giant pinball!), and the other is the Black Tower (see attached pictures). The final prices will be dependent on the quantities we order, but we think we will be able to get the costs down low enough that we can sell them for around $200 each. That’s $200 for an awesome silver ball or black tower lamp base, PLUS your choice of white speckle or solid black shade, PLUS your choice of any four swappable inserts (and we have over 30 titles coming soon to add to our launch set of 24 titles).

Here’s the big question: Would you or someone you know be seriously interested in buying one of these exceptional lamps for $200 by next Spring? If we get enough positive responses we will go forward. If not, we might just keep our ridiculously cool prototypes for our own gameroom, and they will be the only ones that exist.

Please let us know, and thank you for your help!

The Outside Edge Team

www.pinballgifts.com
https://www.facebook.com/OutsideEdgeProducts
https://instagram.com/outsideedgeproducts/
https://twitter.com/pinballgifts

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#2 5 years ago

Bumping this thread, as these lampshades (and lamps!) are too cool to be ignored! Cast your votes, folks, and help bring these rad prototype lamps to life!

#3 5 years ago

I've been sooo.... thinking about these lamp shades since I seen them at Expo. I want one, a swag lamp for sure and possibly one or two regular styles. I've just not had the time to mess with ordering them yet......busy busy here but my order will be coming asap.

Thanks
John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#4 5 years ago

Very cool

#5 5 years ago

I'm in if its not stupid expensive

#6 5 years ago

I love Lamp but don't tell anyone.

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from Msch:

I'm in if its not stupid expensive

Its $200

#8 5 years ago

I'm in for $200-250 if proto is refined.

Very cool.

#9 5 years ago

I believe the $200 price was for the ENTIRE lamp. Just the shade's were $80 at Expo.

John P. Dayhuff
Battle Creek, Mi.
269-979-3836

#10 5 years ago

I'd really be in for a light that hanged from a chain and spins. (Tables take up pinball space. ) these are really great and I can't wait to see the expanded list of games available.

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

I love Lamp but don't tell anyone.

this can't be!!!! (don't worry...I wont tell...they are kinda cool...)

#12 5 years ago

Does anyone know if these could be mounted in a ceiling fixture flush(or nearly so) with the ceiling?

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from alveolus:

Does anyone know if these could be mounted in a ceiling fixture flush(or nearly so) with the ceiling?

I'm sure they could provided they are rigid enough to not just bend and fall out. You'd need to fab some sort of fixture to hold them. I could help you with that.

#14 5 years ago

Hi All! Glad you like our shades... Yup... They can be ceiling mounted with a swag kit as mentioned. The price is $79.99 if you email us from www.pinballgifts.com ... we are opening (as we speak) an Etsy shop where they are a few bucks more due to the selling costs associated with Etsy. You get a shade in either white (splatter finish) or black and 4 lenses of your choice. Additional lenses are also available and swap out very easily.

We also have high quality coaster sets and neon clocks that are all title specific and licensed. We are adding 5 more titles this week to our choices that are listed... and more to come!

"Fathead style" wall art is going to be listed soon. We showed a few at Expo.

The coasters, clocks and lamp shades are just a start to add some additional cool factor to our game rooms. We have several more items underway now. We are pinball folks too, and have always noticed that not much (almost nothing) is available that utilize the "real deal" art used on the machines. We have been producing reproduction parts for years in the background, so we decided to use our experience to develop new and fun stuff for the enthusiast's game room. We negotiated our license with PPS and went to work! Gottlieb is soon to be announced as well.

We hope you all like what we doing! Remember to check back to our site as once a month or so we add more titles.. and eventually there will be completely new products debuted.

As for the "pinball lamp base" I had that prototyped offshore and we have to buy 100+ units to offer around a $200.00 - $220.00 price range (estimate) with a shade and lenses. They really are fantastic! However, we worried about ordering them to find out they do not sell well. We realize that is not an inexpensive purchase. To date, we have NOT ordered the bases to be manufactured. The feedback we have gotten is all positive, yet many say that they really have no area to display a table lamp in their game area. If we feel like we could sell 50 of them fairly quickly I would order them. Also, for those of you who got to see the prototype.. it is satin finish. The real deal would be POLISHED... like a real ball. To be clear... the shades and lenses are in stock though, for anyone to purchase and mate to a lamp of their voice... or hang as a chandelier.

Thank you all for your interest!

#15 5 years ago

Ready to be your first customer. Email you, get etsy address, or what? Paypal where?

#16 5 years ago

If they worked on a pin point center balance and angled vents on top the heat from the bulb could slowly spin the lamp.

#17 5 years ago

Actually, emailing us from www.pinballgifts.com is the best at this point. Look forward to hearing from you!

#18 5 years ago

.. and yes, spinning has come up. Our design is not set up for that but who knows! We like that idea if we could make it work somehow.

#19 5 years ago

Email sent!

#20 5 years ago

Want! (Everything on your site!)

I already have a fixture hanging where a head bumped and shattered a cool green glass shade during a game move and I was lucky it didn't slice me a lot worse when I instinctively reached out to grab it as it fell! (Dang juggling reflexes!) This shade replacing it would be a serendipitous improvement! But the ceiling isn't very high, and how tall is the shade, looks around a foot? That'd work for me, but a couple guys in our league might need to duck...

I'd also need to know how much the shade and four inserts cost by themselves before I'd have enough info to decide whether adding a shiny ball base makes sense at $200-$220. (I'd want one or two for on the bar as well!)

Quoted from CNKay:

If they worked on a pin point center balance and angled vents on top the heat from the bulb could slowly spin the lamp.

Might have to use an old fashioned incandescent to generate enough heat for that. I thought everyone around here was gaga for LEDs!

Why mess with etsy? Set up your own store, etsy is more for artsy one-offs than mass produced swag, isn't it?

I tried adding links to jump right to the pertinent parts of that Expo review, but it doesn't work. But he mentions the price, so the cost of adding the base sounds not bad.

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#21 5 years ago

Seriously.... Who wouldn't buy one of these for their gameroom???!! Looks awesome!
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#22 5 years ago

Very nice. I'm in for one.

#23 5 years ago

Already bought the shade and five cells/lenses.....

#24 5 years ago

list of titles available for lenses? I'm in if I can get titles to match some of my machines........thanks....mark

#25 5 years ago

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#26 5 years ago

I would like a black lamp shade but I'd need it to be hung from the ceiling. Would it be possible to be able to have an insert on the bottom and top too? So 6 inserts total. I understand I'd have to drill a hole in the top one to run power and a wire to hang it.

#27 5 years ago

I like the clocks but there is no prices listed on your site.

#28 5 years ago
Quoted from GRUMPY:

I like the clocks but there is no prices listed on your site.

Yes we need prices for these things. OP hasn't been on in 8 days.

#29 5 years ago

Finally was able to replace my boring old ceiling fixture with something cool. Looks fantastic!

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#30 5 years ago

I have the clock in our main office. It's pretty bad ass! (you can never, ever have enough Space Shuttle stuff)

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#31 5 years ago

I was asking the nice lady at Expo about a double, or even triple shade to hang over the pool table. Would look way cooler than any pool table light I've ever seen. OP, I still would like to know if this could be done, thanks.

#32 5 years ago
Quoted from alveolus:

Finally was able to replace my boring old ceiling fixture with something cool. Looks fantastic!

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That looks great.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

I have the clock in our main office. It's pretty bad ass! (you can never, ever have enough Space Shuttle stuff)

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I like that too especially the double ring neon.

#34 5 years ago

Paul !
I cannot beat Police Pursuit or Cruisin.
Pm me some tips....

#35 5 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Paul !
I cannot beat Police Pursuit or Cruisin.
Pm me some tips....

Well....the cops will always catch you, radios are faster then any car...and you can't beat Cruisin, I just love cruising in my Mustang.

Oh you meant the pin....your askin the wrong guy.

#36 5 years ago

I love lamp
I love lamp!

#37 5 years ago

Will you look at that...isn't that glorious?!?

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High quality stuff, nice people, super fast shipping. A+
Gonna make a great Xmas gift...you tell your wife to get you

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