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I need a history lesson. What was the first topper?


By Krupps4

45 days ago



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    #1 45 days ago

    As an EHoH owner, I have been anxiously awaiting the topper. Now that it seems as if it’s $1,000, I’m out. However, it got me thinking about toppers in general. Anyone know what the first topper was? What about the first interactive topper? Thanks in advance.

    #2 45 days ago
    #3 45 days ago

    I’m guessing the first was the Gottlieb sign in the mid-60’s.

    First modern one I remember is Whirlwind.

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    #4 45 days ago

    the best modern 90's ones were - Addams, Whirlwind and Whitewater

    #5 45 days ago
    Quoted from swinks:

    the best modern 90's onbes were - Addams, Whirlwind and Whitewater

    Fishtales, a talking fish is always fun too.

    #6 45 days ago
    #7 45 days ago
    Quoted from DeathHimself:

    Fishtales, a talking fish is always fun too.

    yep forgot that one

    #8 45 days ago

    #9 45 days ago

    Hmm....? Here's a few early ones from my collection.

    John

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    #10 45 days ago

    If you mean interactive toppers this one was included. Tied to game code and awesome for no extra charge.

    The original Thanos still kicks butt.
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    #11 45 days ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Hmm....? Here's a few early ones from my collection.
    John[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That Play Boy topper was from 30’s game, not the 78 Bally.

    I didn’t think of those as toppers, but I guess they are.

    #12 45 days ago

    For first interactive topper, I'm going to guess High Speed's red rotating beacon.

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    #13 45 days ago

    I would think about 12 minutes after the first pinball was designed there would be a cat sitiing up there.

    #14 45 days ago

    Strange Science

    the first one I saw was a hand painted sign on a Gorgar stating that it was the first talking pinball machine

    #15 45 days ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    That Play Boy topper was from 30’s game, not the 78 Bally.
    I didn’t think of those as toppers, but I guess they are.

    REALLY? I didn't know that, we'll shoot I guess I'm throwing the game to the curb then.

    John

    #16 45 days ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    REALLY? I didn't know that, we'll shoot I guess I'm throwing the game to the curb then.
    John

    The 1978 game is awesome and one of my favorites.

    The Gottlieb 1932 one is not bad for the era. I have one downstairs I need to set up.

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    #17 45 days ago
    Quoted from RoyGBev:

    For first interactive topper, I'm going to guess High Speed's red rotating beacon.

    And still awesome to this day.

    #18 45 days ago

    Early system 6803's...
    Heavy metal meltdown.
    Strange Science.

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