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I think it’s brand new!! TZ


By JFink8222

45 days ago



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#1 45 days ago

So, I bought this machine at an auction. It was online and I am out of state. It just got delivered today and I’m at a loss. This machine looks brand new!! New manual (no creases) all new literature, no batteries installed, and not a single mark. Did I just get the deal of a lifetime???? I won’t say how much I paid but it was less than a brand new stern pro would go for. What do you think I should do? Should I enjoy my amazing find? Or sell it for top dollar? This is the holy grail for me

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#2 45 days ago

Grats! Not sure about new but it’s certainly really nice!

#3 45 days ago

How are the rubbers/shooter tip? Any ball trails anywhere? Looks like some wear in the shooter lane, but a great find!

#4 45 days ago

Play and enjoy your game

#5 45 days ago

Yeah. This thing is incredible. You can see barely a ball line. I’m gonna enjoy this one!! So, I don’t think it’s “brand new”, but as new as you can get otherwise. Haha. Getting ready to power it on!

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#6 45 days ago

not new at all. coil dust in cabinet and clear ball track on the right metal ramp. It was played, less than most, but not an insignificant amount. significantly dirty clear subway to slot machine too. visible ball trail under left sling in dark area. rocket kicker switch slot has damage. major dimples between camera insert and head.

Nice machine though.

#7 45 days ago
Quoted from JFink8222:

Should I enjoy my amazing find? Or sell it for top dollar? This is the holy grail for me

Keep it and be the envy of most!

Nice score.

#8 45 days ago

Diddent games come with black rubber.
Enjoy it. TZ is my grail pin as well.

#9 45 days ago

very sweet !

#11 45 days ago

Nice score!

#12 45 days ago

Looks nice.
There's a tag under the plunger from being on location.

#13 45 days ago
Quoted from onemoresean:

Looks nice.
There's a tag under the plunger from being on location.

and a ring on the prop bar, which is typical from location games.

#14 45 days ago

Looks to be in exceptional condition - good find!

#15 45 days ago

You got totally scammed. Those dimples make me SICK. Since I'm feeling charitable today I'll offer 5k to get this abomination out of your living room

ps: congrats, fantastic score!

#16 45 days ago

Haha. Love the comments. I was thinking about putting it up on pinside for $66k just to trump the other DB. But, I’m gonna keep it and be the envy of pinball fanatics

#17 45 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

You got totally scammed. Those dimples make me SICK. Since I'm feeling charitable today I'll offer 5k to get this abomination out of your living room
ps: congrats, fantastic score!

maybe I imagined the dimples, everyone knows old games never dimpled. only sterns dimple

#18 45 days ago

Amazing find. Definitely not new (ball trails and looks like the board serial numbers don’t match?) but amazing original condition. Great game. All TZ’s are bullet proof and even heavily played games look great. This one will look new forever in a home environment.

#19 45 days ago

You should scan any of the documentation/papers/slips/card that came with it and post em here or on Ipdb, or Inkochnito’s site

#20 45 days ago

Nice but not new lol....i had a huo one even nicer that i got a great deal on .. i miss mine sometimes but i played it a lot and had to move it on. Nice pickup tho. Enjoy

#21 45 days ago

I can absolutely scan the book if someone needs it. Has the “genuine” sticker inside the front cover

#22 45 days ago
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#23 45 days ago

Definitely one of nicest looking, unmolested TZ's I've ever seen

#24 45 days ago

Looks like a great example of a TZ.....was it a steal? depends on what u paid for it

#25 45 days ago
Quoted from JFink8222:

Should I enjoy my amazing find? Or sell it for top dollar? This is the holy grail for me

If this is your holy grail ...why sell it ,it's a beautiful game keep it and enjoy it

#26 45 days ago

Keep it and enjoy. Awesome find. Any negative comments on this post are just jealous.Much less than NIB Stern means less than $5,700. Ya done good. Haters gonna hate.

#27 45 days ago

If you got that for less than $6000 that's a heck of a deal. Why would you want to sell it? That's exactly what we are all looking for - a great game that we really want, in great condition, and for a great deal. TZ is my favorite game. It will be a sad day if I ever have to sell mine.

#28 45 days ago

Looks great. Keep and enjoy.

#29 45 days ago

What online auction were you using? Asking for a friend that may want to try his hand at online auctions.
And it does look great!

#30 45 days ago

She's a beauty. Clean it up and keep it for a life time!

#31 45 days ago

Congrats ! TZ will always be one of the best games ever .

#32 45 days ago

Don't forget to keep it perfect (-ish) forever - remote battery holder and LED clock board would be my #1 priorities on a find like this.

Edit: And I bet most people wouldn't complain if you added slingshot plastic protectors too... and Cliffys...

#33 45 days ago
Quoted from Marvin:

and a ring on the prop bar, which is typical from location games.

What’s with the rings on prop bars. Seen them before and Always wondered what the purpose was??

#34 45 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Why would you want to sell it? ...

So he could profit and buy a new Stern that will dimple just from looking at it. Just kidding! I have a TZ and a couple new Sterns. Love them all.

#35 45 days ago

I assume asking if you should sell it is a rhetorical question if the game is “your grail”?
Anyhow, nice looking machine.
For me the quality is even more of a reason why it should be a keeper.
Congrats.

#36 45 days ago

great game, I just picked up a super nice one too. seems most of these games held up well over the years. back when they used good wood.

#37 45 days ago

damn nice fine buddy

#38 45 days ago

If from estate sale, going to guess HUO, maybe just one owner, who bought it NIB.

#39 45 days ago

great find!

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#40 45 days ago
Quoted from Mbecker:

What’s with the rings on prop bars. Seen them before and Always wondered what the purpose was??

Just a place to keep a spare sling ring

#41 45 days ago

I thought it was for a soldering iron cord to pass through . . .

Quoted from Marvin:

Just a place to keep a spare sling ring

#42 45 days ago

Super nice original survivor. Yes you got a great deal. How does the right side of the cabinet look? Are the red’s crisp or faded?
I am fortunate to have have a beautiful survivor as well. A nice shop job, color dmd and pinsound board also are nice features to add on. I left all my bulbs incandescent
In this game but put LED’s in the flashers for a little more “pop”. Enjoy.

#43 45 days ago
Quoted from Marvin:

and a ring on the prop bar, which is typical from location games.

This is typical from leaving the factory. That’s the way they shipped, it has nothing to do with location games.

#44 45 days ago

I always thought the prop rod ring is to secure the rod to the bracket during shipping, and have seen this many times. Very nice TZ!

#45 45 days ago

So again, yes. I will be keeping this machine in my HOU environment. No reason to sell it. Here are some photos of the right side of the cabinet which looks brand new. Ok just so stoked about this purchase.
And the translite is spotless!!

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#46 45 days ago

I hope you aren't going to keep it in that room or those beautiful reds on the cabinet are not going to be red for long.

Nice score though.

#47 45 days ago

I've always wondered if there is a UV type wax that would protect cabinets with potential for sun / UV fade.

Quoted from Elicash:

I hope you aren't going to keep it in that room or those beautiful reds on the cabinet are not going to be red for long.
Nice score though.

#48 44 days ago

Incredible! Congratulations!

#49 44 days ago

Yeah you're going to want to move it or that cabinet will be faded in no time. Not even kidding... I wouldn't even just close the blinds, I'd either cover the game totally or move it into an interior room with no windows. It'll fade quick where it is.

On a brighter note, the game looks amazing! I have a nice unfaded, but not that minty TZ that is the longest owned game in my collection. Such a great game full of character.

#50 44 days ago

Let me get this straight. Its your "grail" game and you're going to sell it because its in great shape for the price you paid? Thats the most convoluted logic I've heard in quite awhile.

Enjoy your find and play it till it looks like what you paid for it. If it was just a game you bought to try out, I'd flip it, but not when it's a game you've always wanted.

Never mind. I see you posted that you've decided to keep it. Good call.

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