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3 years ago


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#1 3 years ago

I am gonna guess Meteor, at over 10,000 units produced.

Am I right? What other pin has numbers like this?


#2 3 years ago

TAF over 21,000

TZ over 15,000


#3 3 years ago

Well there are the top two. To late to contribute =-)


#4 3 years ago

T2 had around 15,000..IJ and FT both very high i believe also


#5 3 years ago

Getaway HSII was up there with 13,250,as listed in the Mr. Pinball-Pinball list and price guide.


#6 3 years ago

Bally Eight Ball was just over 20000, and held the record until TAF was produced.


#7 3 years ago

From IPDB:

1992-03 The Addams Family Midway SS 20,270
1977-09 Eight Ball Bally SS 20,230
1979-01 Flash Williams SS 19,505
1978-12 Playboy Bally SS 18,250
1980-02 Firepower Williams SS 17,410
1986-01 High Speed Williams SS 17,080
1979-06 Kiss Bally SS 17,000
1979-04 Star Trek Bally SS 16,842
1978-04 Mata Hari Bally SS 16,260
1976-06 Capt. Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy Bally EM 16,155
1993-04 Twilight Zone Midway SS 15,235 Widebody
1991-07 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Williams SS 15,202
1979-09 Harlem Globetrotters On Tour Bally SS 14,550
1987-03 F-14 Tomcat Williams SS ~14,502
1979-12 Gorgar Williams SS 14,000
1977-06 Evel Knievel Bally SS 14,000
1978-01 Power Play Bally SS 13,750
1992-10 Fish Tales Williams SS 13,640
1992-02 The Getaway: High Speed II Williams SS 13,259
1980-11 Black Knight Williams SS 13,075

Keep in mind the TAF gold was another 1,000 on top of that number.


#8 3 years ago

Thank god for the IPDB. It's a great resource to answer questions like these, and I give them credit for reigniting my pinball addiction (browsing pics many years ago lit the fire).


#9 3 years ago

August, 1993 - Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure SS 12,716 units

Where the f&*k are all of them! I've been looking for 1.5 years now, and I know others are as well.

I could probably pick up any off the above list tomorrow. IJ? That's like trying to find the Ark in a warehouse full of the same wooden crates!


#10 3 years ago

I used ball berings and followed them 4 hours north onto a ferry and out onto an island.
It is minty though =-) At the time I overpayed its value ;-).
Very happy and lucky to find that one.
In my area I have only seen like 3 of them in the last 4 years.
It is like most the rest of my pins though once I find a beautiful copy they are here to stay!


#11 3 years ago

So what will WOZ top out at????


#12 3 years ago

Boy, we'll never see those sort of production numbers again.


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#14 3 years ago

I always thought Flash was #2.. Had no idea there were that many 8-Balls.


#15 3 years ago
RGR said:

So what will WOZ top out at????

I think Jack would be thrilled if they were able to make 5k units of WoZ. I'd be shocked if it made it into the Top 10.


#16 3 years ago

And all of them are chump change compared to the first commercial pin machine.

Bally-Hoo of 1932 is estimated to have been 75,000 units.

-Hans


#17 3 years ago

It appears that Bally & Williams dominate in the high production numbers category.

I looked in Mr Pinball Pinball List & Price Guide to check which Gottlieb machines had high production numbers. All mid-late 70's, mostly around the time of e-m to ss conversion.
* Royal Flush, 1976, 12250 % See below also %
* Sinbad, 1978, 11000 + 950 e-m's = 11950 {+ a few more}
* Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, 1978, 9950 + 470 e-m's = 10420
* Joker Poker, 1978, 9280 + 820 e-m's = 10100
* Count-Down, 1979, 9899

Gottlieb production numbers seemed to ramp up around early/mid 70's.
Several GTB e-m's had a combo of similar 4-player / 2-player models that combined for fairly high production numbers, such as:
* 1973 Jack in the Box & Jumping Jack, 8300 + 4975 = 13275
* 1973/1974 Hot Shot & Big Shot, 9000 + ?? = 12000+ ??
* 1974 Big Indian & Big Brave, 8030 + 3450 = 11480
* 1975 "300" & Top Score, 7925 + 3200 = 11125
* 1975 Fast Draw & Quick Draw, 8045 + 2660 = 10705
* 1975 Super Soccer & Soccer, 7130 + 2900 = 10030
* 1976 Spirit of 76 & Pioneer & New York, 10300 + 3625 + 300 = 14225 **
* 1976 Royal Flush & Card Whiz, 12250 + 3250 = 15500 %%
* 1977 Bronco & Mustang, 9160 + 2225 = 11385
Looks like Gottlieb was cranking 'em out in the 70's!!


#18 3 years ago

With these stats you would think Craigslist or Mr Pinball would have TAF or TZ pins for sale all the time. I never see them. I wish that would change. I need to add one.


#19 3 years ago
RGR said:

So what will WOZ top out at????

I think I remember something saying JJP was shooting for a total production run of 10,000 units. I could be mistaken but I remember reading that somewhere.


#20 3 years ago

Don't forget the grand daddy of them all
Ballyhoo : Bally Manufacturing Corporation 1932
75000, units
I have read in some books that the production was even higher.


#21 3 years ago
maglar said:

Don't forget the grand daddy of them all
Ballyhoo : Bally Manufacturing Corporation 1932
75000, units
I have read in some books that the production was even higher.

+1 Should be added to the list.


#22 3 years ago

Boy, was I wrong, but a cool thread I started!

I'm downright proud of myself, right now...

heres a free gif gift to celebrate high production figures, and hope WOZ hits five digits, thats my wish.

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#23 3 years ago
RGR said:

So what will WOZ top out at????

1200


#24 3 years ago

LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starting to believe we have another Grassy Knoll or Moon conspiracy going on here!

Friends...who will be the first to step forward, here publically, standing tall and convince this public forum that Lethal Weapon 3 is not the most in demand pin and also had the highest production count? For those feeling all so bold...remember, this was the game of choice for...well...let's just say not so favorite members of society! These out-of-favor clubs/clicks ordered these boxes in droves due to it's gameplay popularity!!!!!!!!!!!! Lethal Weapon 3 was a HIDDEN SUCCESS AND UNDERGROUND LEGEND/HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please...please...let us be realistic in how we rate games and how we interpret production numbers! LW3 surely holds the unofficial record in both categories and is due it's respect from this forum and all of it's members!!!!


#25 3 years ago
docscott said:

Boy, we'll never see those sort of production numbers again.

Your absolutely right those days are long gone!!


#26 3 years ago
Pinballdad said:

LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Starting to believe we have another Grassy Knoll or Moon conspiracy going on here!
Friends...who will be the first to step forward, here publically, standing tall and convince this public forum that Lethal Weapon 3 is not the most in demand pin and also had the highest production count? For those feeling all so bold...remember, this was the game of choice for...well...let's just say not so favorite members of society! These out-of-favor clubs/clicks ordered these boxes in droves due to it's gameplay popularity!!!!!!!!!!!! Lethal Weapon 3 was a HIDDEN SUCCESS AND UNDERGROUND LEGEND/HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please...please...let us be realistic in how we rate games and how we interpret production numbers! LW3 surely holds the unofficial record in both categories and is due it's respect from this forum and all of it's members!!!!

Lethal Weapon 3 had a production run of 10,500 so ive been told. i agree its a great and under rated game.



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