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Miss Annabelle 1959 - Who has one!?!


By jodini

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Would love to see who else has one of these. I bought up a few from a collector and wasn't looking for one of these, but after I played it...I feel in love with it! Thought I would get some pics and videos out there since I hadn't found many on this machine.
Who else has one? Share your pics, videos, comments here please!

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#3 3 years ago

I have one! I've had Miss Annabelle for several years.

#4 3 years ago

Nice game.
Just curious (never played one): how useful are these lateral flippers? Safer shot for the red and yellow standup targets?

#5 3 years ago

Lovely game Joe & great vids-thks for sharing.

#6 3 years ago

Thanks for posting. That is a beautiful game! The old back box animation is pretty neat, and that has to be one of the best ones I've seen. I have a HI-DIVER and Dancing Dolls that I enjoy over here.

8-59, Miss Annabelle was the first Gtb single player (maybe first Gtb?) with score reels. 10 months later, 6-60, Dancing Dolls was the last Gtb with bulb scoring. A couple significant games I think.

#7 3 years ago

Thanks guys for sharing. I knew it was a first for something, but couldn't remember. The side flippers are very interesting. At that angle they don't send the ball up the playing field but instead towards the center hole and it does a pretty good job doing that. In my son's defense (the kid playing the game in the video), it was the first time he played it so I don't think he realized he had the side flippers till the third ball!

#8 3 years ago

Looks cool. My daughter is named annabelle and someday I'd like to find this game. I already have a new glass hanging on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from jodini:

Thanks guys for sharing. I knew it was a first for something, but couldn't remember. The side flippers are very interesting. At that angle they don't send the ball up the playing field but instead towards the center hole and it does a pretty good job doing that. In my son's defense (the kid playing the game in the video), it was the first time he played it so I don't think he realized he had the side flippers till the third ball!

Hi Joe,
I had posted an article about Miss Annabelle in a different thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/some-nice-looking-em-classics-just-came-up-on-ebay/page/97#post-3067723. Fun game, according to the Encyclopedia of Pinball, it's a "top 100" game.

Relatively easy to win on points. At least my machine was set for 1000. Could readily make it harder, but without a playfield special, wanted to hear it pop.

Enclosing a scan of the flyer.

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#10 3 years ago

I'd love to get a nice one of these as my Father-In-Law has fond memories of playing the one in a local bowling alley in his youth.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from Vitty:

I'd love to get a nice one of these as my Father-In-Law has fond memories of playing the one in a local bowling alley in his youth.

1 on ebay...

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

Looks cool. My daughter is named annabelle and someday I have to own this game. I already have a new glass hanging on the wall. Thanks for sharing.

FIFY

#13 3 years ago

I like those deep blue rollover guides at the top of the playfield. Are they the old style? Never saw that color before.

#14 3 years ago

oldcarz...I figured you had one of these! You have any videos of yours in action? You always have awesome vids with cool soundtracks!

#15 3 years ago

Thanks for the praise Joe, but I did not make a music video for this one. I did make a private video of the game playing for a buyer, but mostly pinball porn shots of closeups of the insides, etc.

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#16 3 years ago

I had one given to me in May of 2014 and did a major overhaul on it, I don't think the previous owner ever cleaned it and the balls were all pitted and rusted but I think all the play field gunk actually saved it from damage. They also put duct tape over the drop hole which caused damage to the play field. The Miss Annabelle plastic was warped which didn't allow the spinner from activating Etc Etc Etc. Overall I spent a good 20 hours on sanding, painting and getting her back together, she has a cracked back glass but the paint is good.

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#17 3 years ago

Miss Annabelle was my first pinball machine. This was sometime back in the late 70s. I went with a friend to look at a used dirtbike. Miss Annabelle was sitting in the corner with no glass, covered in dirt. My friend bought the bike and I bought the game, for $5.00! Yep, that's 5 dollars. Cleaned it up and it played! A few years later I gave it away to make room in my little shed so I could build the futuristic pinball cabinet that got me my first pinball job at Bally.

#18 3 years ago

A nice looking game for sure. If anyone's interested in getting one a local collector who is a good guy has a nice looking one up for sale that's ready to be gone thru. I'd think he'd be making the trip to Allentown as well.

baltimore.craigslist.org link

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from DennisNordman:

A few years later I gave it away to make room in my little shed so I could build the futuristic pinball cabinet that got me my first pinball job at Bally.

Man...how many of us could say that?! Very cool!

72Devilz...nice restoration! Thanks for the before/after pics!

#20 3 years ago

For those of you that may not know, Double Action is the same playfield layout as Miss Annabelle (The art and backbox being better on Annabelle, IMHO) I fixed up a DA and sent it off to the Pacific Pinball Museum.
Those flippers tend to send the ball to an outlane drain if you're not careful.

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