Quoted from MrBellMan:
Question for the Medusa owners out there. I'm fixing a friends Medusa and discovered that our backglass' are slightly different...
My backglass shows Medusa with nipples and and some definition in the crotch area:
My friend's backglass does not:
Were there multiple versions PG/R Rated???
I just severely overpaid for a "project" machine. But it does have a few (very few) good things going for it. I'm trying to figure out this thing about the naughty back glass. We've all heard that CPR made the repros with a lot of excess color saturation (dot gain). However, the person I'm quoting here with possibly a real original nips back glass also has that over saturated color. And also if you check the IPDB.org pictures of the "original prototypes" naughty back glasses, the colors are over saturated. By saturated, I mean specifically the stonework looks more purple than gray, especially the bald muscle guy with his back to us at the bottom of the glass. Also the head of the red serpent in the lower left area is so red that it almost blends into the background. By contrast, the censored, nip free mainstream original glass shows the stonework looking very gray, Medusa looks more yellow-gold colored, and the red serpent is more defined.
So the machine I got has the saturated color version with nips. Is it an original or repro? I compared the silver blocking ink along side my original Centaur glass and it looks the same. I'm more convinced however that it is original because upon close inspection, the silver ink really has a sort of "Patina". For example, you can see where the bottom of the glass meets the trim frame, the silver ink is rippled and has a lot of grime. I don't want to jump to conclusions that mine is an original, but I find it hard to imagine that a CPR repro glass looks this old. I'm assuming the CPR glasses were made within the last 5 years or less? Thoughts? Anyone have a known CPR repro glass to compare to this?