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List of Rare Pinball Games & Value


By galaxian

3 years ago



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#351 1 year ago
Quoted from jfh:

I found the one in Pennsylvania. Really sorry I let it go. Do you have any pictures you can share? I have no idea where my photos are.

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#352 1 year ago

What's the value of these games (located in Europe)
all games clean and working

Quicksilver (some PF wear in the green part only)
Warlok (good)
Spooky (good)

thx

#353 1 year ago

Quicksilver (some PF wear in the green part only) --> about 1K USD
Warlok (good) --> more $ than Quicksilver
Spooky (good) --> a lot more $ than Warlok

If you can get the Warlok + Spooky over here to the states, I would be interested in buying them both.

#354 1 year ago

I have a 1989 Police Force Prototype, only one that I know of. What is that worth?

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#355 1 year ago

Hard to say on that one. I would say somewheres around 2K. I see some minor differences on the lettering colors. Black instead of white and red instead of black. Pretty sweet. Is the music/speech any different?

#356 1 year ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

Hard to say on that one. I would say somewheres around 2K. I see some minor differences on the lettering colors. Black instead of white and red instead of black. Pretty sweet. Is the music/speech any different?

I'm not sure, I don't have one to compare it too. I've found over a dozen differences in it thus far.

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#357 28 days ago

Hello guys

I haven't go through all the posts however I think that no one mentioned Eclipse. About 183 made I think.

How come? Isn't that number correct?

#358 28 days ago
Quoted from Axaios:

Hello guys
I haven't go through all the posts however I think that no one mentioned Eclipse. About 183 made I think.
How come? Isn't that number correct?

IPDB shows 193.

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=756

It sounds like it was mainly a kit conversion game in addition to those 193 dedicated games.

Generally, the most common explanation for games with low production numbers was that they might not have tested well on location. There are of course other production-related reasons, like needing to keep the line busy with a short run or to use up a stock of parts, or business related reasons about cutting a run short or shifting from one title to another.

#359 28 days ago

I have a fully working Valley Spectra IV that I've had some major collectors tell me is probably 1 of 3-4 they know of that is fully working.I'm not sure on value but I would guess $1000?

#360 28 days ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I have a fully working Valley Spectra IV that I've had some major collectors tell me is probably 1 of 3-4 they know of that is fully working.I'm not sure on value but I would guess $1000?

Where are located? Sounds interesting.

#361 28 days ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I have a fully working Valley Spectra IV that I've had some major collectors tell me is probably 1 of 3-4 they know of that is fully working.I'm not sure on value but I would guess $1000?

This is probably very true, I had one for many years and those same people told me the same thing. I finally sold it back in 2008 at PATZ for $400. With Pinflation you could also be right on the value. Its extremely hard to know what that is when there not bought and sold everyday like so many other games, it all comes down to what someone is willing to pay for a rare game.

John

#362 28 days ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Where are located? Sounds interesting.

I'm in Southeast MI

#363 28 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

IPDB shows 193.
https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=756
It sounds like it was mainly a kit conversion game in addition to those 193 dedicated games.
Generally, the most common explanation for games with low production numbers was that they might not have tested well on location. There are of course other production-related reasons, like needing to keep the line busy with a short run or to use up a stock of parts, or business related reasons about cutting a run short or shifting from one title to another.

I see. Still very rare either a delicate or kit. I came across an eclipse one day. It was in a not working conditions and needed a lot of work. I was still learning about pins at the time so I didn't bought it. I still regret that decision. What I was thinking???

#364 28 days ago

I got a Strange World in a nice condition. Paid $1600 for it plus about $100 in parts and some work. Blast to play if you like EMs. Always wanted a Gemini but they are a bit on the pricey side if they are in any kind of reasonable condition.

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#365 28 days ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I'm in Southeast MI

Thanks, to far and I don't ship anymore.

#366 28 days ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

I have a fully working Valley Spectra IV... I'm not sure on value but I would guess $1000?

Quoted from Dayhuff:

This is probably very true, I had one for many years and those same people told me the same thing. I finally sold it back in 2008 at PATZ for $400. With Pinflation you could also be right on the value. Its extremely hard to know what that is when there not bought and sold everyday like so many other games, it all comes down to what someone is willing to pay for a rare game.
John

I don’t think it’s gone up much at all. Spectra IV is a very, very niche market pin. Also the fact the boards are near impossible to repair is a huge factor that devalues them, unfortunately.
Rotation VIII is more popular but falls victim to the same situation. The upper limit on those is probably 1k.

I’ve been offered 2 Spectra IV’s nonworking for $100 but unfortunately I could not make the shipping happen

#367 28 days ago

Here's one that I believe the Italian version (has Italian writing on the backglass) went to production,
but after searching, I have good reason to believe the U.S. version never had.
One other is mentioned, and it turned out to be this exact machine. Someone else has mentioned that
he has a Hyde Park playfield, and after seeing a pic, it is a Hyde Park (not Mayfair). Only card tray like
it. It's a Gottlieb true 2 Player AAB..

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#368 28 days ago

I have a few games where there's a handful, but here's another one I couldn't find another.
I'm presently having a glass made..

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#369 28 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Here's one that I believe the Italian version (has Italian writing on the backglass) went to production,
but after searching, I have good reason to believe the U.S. version never had.
One other is mentioned, and it turned out to be this exact machine. Someone else has mentioned that
he has a Hyde Park playfield, and after seeing a pic, it is a Hyde Park (not Mayfair). Only card tray like
it. It's a Gottlieb true 2 Player AAB..
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Probably a stupid question, but what’s the deal with the previous high score spot on the backglass? It doesn’t look translucent in any way so is it meant to be written on or something?

#370 28 days ago
Quoted from JayDee:

Probably a stupid question, but what’s the deal with the previous high score spot on the backglass? It doesn’t look translucent in any way so is it meant to be written on or something?

Yes that's exactly correct, you'd have used a "grease" pencil.

John

#371 28 days ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Yes that's exactly correct, you'd have used a "grease" pencil.
John

Ahhh, thanks. Makes total sense

#372 28 days ago
Quoted from JayDee:

Probably a stupid question, but what’s the deal with the previous high score

Ha, ha. This was pretty common for the backglasses in the 60s and 70s. Gave someone something to be (temporarily)
proud of, and others something to shoot for..

#373 28 days ago

blockquote cite="#4896226">Ha, ha. This was pretty common for the backglasses in the 60s and 70s. Gave someone something to be (temporarily)
proud of, and others something to shoot for..

It’s a pretty neat idea, wish they continued that with the later EM’s. Instead I just have go with the old post it stuck to the glass

#374 28 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I don’t think it’s gone up much at all. Spectra IV is a very, very niche market pin. Also the fact the boards are near impossible to repair is a huge factor that devalues them, unfortunately.
Rotation VIII is more popular but falls victim to the same situation. The upper limit on those is probably 1k.
I’ve been offered 2 Spectra IV’s nonworking for $100 but unfortunately I could not make the shipping happen

I've had my eye out for a Rotation and Spectra too. I'm not too afraid of the boards since they're just early solid state and not much more complex than other games of the era. The only downside is that troubleshooting information is largely unavailable, so you're basically on your own (which tends to scare away most people).

#375 28 days ago
Quoted from JayDee:

wish they continued that with the later EM’s.

Actually, Gottlieb had, but I think the others, not so much..

#376 28 days ago

Reason why so few Spectra IV cocktail pins are in working condition
is that all the boards were stacked together
one on top of the other and the ni-Cad batteries
would leak onto boards below and eat the traces.
Mine was bought NIB from a warehouse find
and most all the boards had acid damage, with a lot of the traces destroyed.

Made a great kitchen table!

#377 27 days ago

The spectrum IV i sold Puffdaddy was home use only, the original owners bought it brand new. the sandwich board situation was a sticky thing. the batteries did leak a bit, but not too bad. was able to get it working. It uses some unique circuits. Needed a pre-driver chip and had to order it from China (no one in the US had it that i could find.) I'm not a big fan of cocktail pinballs (they take up way more room than a 'normal' pinball.) So puff got the game. It is a strange game, and it wants to 'break'. we had it for about 3 months without problems. but when puff came to pick it up at the vfw it broke. it was something simple, but it was just weird that the game did that, right then. i'm pretty sure that game hates me.

#378 27 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I've had my eye out for a Rotation and Spectra too. I'm not too afraid of the boards since they're just early solid state and not much more complex than other games of the era. The only downside is that troubleshooting information is largely unavailable, so you're basically on your own (which tends to scare away most people).

If I get one before you then maybe we can take a crack at it! I’m looking at yet another one that I may be able to get before the Saratoga Show. This one I’m thinking of just road-tripping out to get

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