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Make your own EM topper ?

By EMpins16

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Was wondering if anyone has made there own toppers for their EMs ? I have an Olympic hockey that is getting a repaint and repro backglass , plastics etc . It will be very nice when finished . Anyone ever make a topper for one ? Or any other EM ? I have a few ideas but wanted to see what others have come up with it !

    #2 1 year ago

    I think if tastefully done there are tons of EM's that would look great with toppers. People will shit on your idea and say it wasn't meant to have a topper, but fuck em.

    A few pins that come to mind and an (idea for their topper):

    Space Mission - (Shuttle Launch)
    Fireball - (3-D LED lamp with same image as pop bumper cap)
    4 Million BC - (Kick ass Dinosaur)
    Flipper Pool - (Wooden Pool rack)

    Thanks
    Blake

    #3 1 year ago

    Not sure that this approach constitutes toppers but I have chosen to mount flyers within frames in the form and colours of the machine backbox. For Midway Raceway I have included x2 Dinky racing cars similar to those included within the backbox animation.

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    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from wayner:

    Not sure that this approach constitutes toppers but I have chosen to mount flyers within frames in the form and colours of the machine backbox.

    I did this in my em room too!

    #5 1 year ago

    Gottlieb made a topper way back when.

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Blake:

    I think if tastefully done there are tons of EM's that would look great with toppers. People will shit on your idea and say it wasn't meant to have a topper, but fuck em.
    A few pins that come to mind and an (idea for their topper):
    Space Mission - (Shuttle Launch)
    Fireball - (3-D LED lamp with same image as pop bumper cap)
    4 Million BC - (Kick ass Dinosaur)
    Flipper Pool - (Wooden Pool rack)
    Thanks
    Blake

    I like the way you think ! That’s kind of what I’m looking to do . Something with maybe some hockey action figures , or perhaps a smaller scale hockey stick . I had a hot shot that I put a big magic 8 ball on top of that looked really cool .

    #7 1 year ago

    I Definitely plan on doing one my self but are there any companies or people in pi side who do this for EMs already ?

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    Gottlieb made a topper way back when.[quoted image]

    I wonder if these are still findable ? Kinda cool

    #9 1 year ago

    I once put a cheap little ship in a bottle on top of my Argosy, and stuck a couple GI lights behind it. Looked pretty cool.

    Didn't survive the many moves it's had since then. Current topper for the game is a bunch of baseball caps.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from EMpins16:

    I wonder if these are still findable ? Kinda cool

    These are available (Repros) from Pinball Resource. Your post got me to thinking about picking one up.

    #11 1 year ago

    Some sort of hockey memorabilia might be cool . Now I want to find some sort of old toy plane for my super flite !

    #12 1 year ago

    http://www.pbresource.com/stuff.html

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    #13 1 year ago

    Maybe I’ll design a topper for my Hi-Lo Ace. Could use some of the art from backglass and rearrange. Great idea.

    #14 1 year ago

    Found this inside my GTB North Star. I assume it was previous owner's topper.

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    #15 1 year ago

    Obviously this isn’t a “make your own” option, but your post made me remember something I saw a while back.

    If you’re on Facebook take a look at what this gentleman was selling. Not sure if he’s still making them but you could check.

    He made one for Olympic Hockey.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515859252011820/permalink/1988206194777121?sale_post_id=1988206194777121&sfns=mo

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