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High Speed / La Retata -- convert back or keep?

By TimStevens

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

Hey there, earlier this summer I picked up a High Speed table that was partially converted to the La Retata spec. (More details here, if you're unfamiliar: https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4440&picno=34530)

It has the La Retata playfield and plastics, but not the backglass. All in surprisingly good shape.

I was tempted to do a playfield and plastics swap to get this back to full-on High Speed spec, but I was hoping to get some feedback on whether that would be a terrible thing to do given the rarity of this conversion (I've heard only 100 were made). Am I better off leaving this as-is? Does this playfield have value on its own given its rarity, or is it just more of a curiosity?

Appreciate any thoughts!

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#2 1 year ago

Personally I’d leave it since it’s something unique. That being said I’m on my 3rd high speed.

#3 1 year ago

I think its really neat, I mean..who wouldn't want a table with Dan Akroyd, Tom Hanks, and Robocop all on the game, but I get the feeling you don't really like it and would prefer a real high speed. I'd feel the same way. Personally if it was my game, I'd try to sell it or maybe better yet, trade it, to somebody who is into rarities and oddities for a real high speed. Having something that rare is too much responsibility for me and I bought a high speed because I wanted a high speed. I bet you could trade that for a nice high speed or at least sell it for enough to buy a nice one. Somebody gets a rare item and you get a nice high speed. Everyone is happy. Let them try to track down a backglass and you just play high speed.

#4 1 year ago

Can we get a closer picture of your start switch?

I have a Checkpoint switch in my Getaway and get lots of comments on it.

#5 1 year ago

Just leave it

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from TimStevens:

Hey there, earlier this summer I picked up a High Speed table that was partially converted to the La Retata spec. (More details here, if you're unfamiliar: https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4440&picno=34530)
It has the La Retata playfield and plastics, but not the backglass. All in surprisingly good shape.
I was tempted to do a playfield and plastics swap to get this back to full-on High Speed spec, but I was hoping to get some feedback on whether that would be a terrible thing to do given the rarity of this conversion (I've heard only 100 were made). Am I better off leaving this as-is? Does this playfield have value on its own given its rarity, or is it just more of a curiosity?
Appreciate any thoughts!
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I’d leave it! Trade it/sell to someone who wants it. Rare conversions are odd pieces that some people (like myself) really enjoy!

#7 1 year ago

Thanks all! I'd actually love to find a somewhat tired High Speed and restore it, then maybe sell this on to someone who appreciates the quirkyness more than I

Quoted from EJS:

Can we get a closer picture of your start switch?
I have a Checkpoint switch in my Getaway and get lots of comments on it.

Will try to grab a pic for ya, but at some point some previous owner swapped in a key ignition, which I think is a nice touch! I've sadly never had a chance to play Checkpoint but it definitely looks similar.

#8 1 year ago

I also think you should keep it as La Retata for the rarity. I have the flyer for it but it's in German but it has some English. Original price for the kit seems to be about $650

https://nypinball.com/flyers/la-retata/

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from NYP:

I also think you should keep it as La Retata for the rarity. I have the flyer for it but it's in German but it has some English. Original price for the kit seems to be about $650
https://nypinball.com/flyers/la-retata/

Thanks! That's really interesting.

Here's a pic of the "ignition"

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#10 1 year ago

I'd keep it as is, and possibly keep an eye out for a backglass.

It's such an interesting, strange, and hilarious mash-up of completely different franchises.

#11 1 year ago

Yep you definitely gotta keep this - it's just too cool. Honestly if you want to trade for a real HS, PM me, I'd definitely be interested.

2 weeks later
#12 1 year ago

Circling back on this. Pondering trades our just outright selling this curiosity. Still not sure what to do.

Can anyone help me put a value on this table? Should it be priced the same as a comparable High Speed? Higher, lower?

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