I am too exhausted from the road trip (10 hour 700 mile roundtrip - $200 in gas) to go much further into it now, but I will say that after 2 years of searching I got my grail pin Swords of Fury. It's run number is 5** out of ? and was manufactured August 4th 1988. It came from an affluent neighborhood in Rochester NY where from the looks of it spent much of its time turned off and in the basement. There wasn't even as much as a finger print on the sides and the pf underneath looks like it has factory fresh lacquer on it still. The translight has no yellowing and every single bulb on the game still works - no sign of bulb wear anywhere. The rubber has rotted off all the plastic on the pf. It literally looks like someone forgot about it in a basement. The batteries did explode however the game is functioning properly and they were removed and the surrounding pcb area cleaned. I need to do a sys11 battery terminal mod now and put new duracel's in there. I am eager to get this looking showroom clean as there is obviously 25 years worth of a film of dirt and grime that need cleaning off of everything. No broken plastics. The PF had no swirling or paint chipping. A few of the scoring decals on the inserts appear to have peeled/faded away. I hope this game has a play counter so I can check to see actual plays - it has to be killer low. If you snoozed on the buffalo craigslist ad you made a grave mistake. This was the SoF to own! $1200 cash paid - some will dispute I overpaid, others will say I stole a minty SoF in a soaring and ever growing rarer Pin Market.
Now who wants to offer me advice on how to treat a system11 playfield real good Open to other service tips from SoF owners! Also I have seen an impressive custom LED install from a pinsider on here before. Rest assured I will be contacting him for input!