My vote goes to Taxi. I've only seen a few of them and mostly routed.
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Transporter: The Rescue. Rare game to begin with, and I have NEVER seen one that was in truly stellar shape.
Quicksilver. Seems to always have center of the PF wear. However, that one is hard to find period.
As far as a high production box goes, Mata Hari. I assume you are not counting repros/restores, but original condition machines.
I've seen it in person, it is really nice. I volunteer at that restoration shop sometimes, and they do a lot of great work.
I'm not sure if the market for restored games isn't that strong here, or maybe their prices are a little high, but some of the games do seem to sit awhile.
Yeah I saw that on Rochester CL. Quite high for a nice comet. I just can't see spending that amount of cash on a system 9, even restored. Might be a tough sell unless just the right collector comes around.
What game spent the most time on route? What game was played more on route? What's the highest earning pin of all time? What game was pretty dark and didn't show the dirt so it didn't get cleaned much?
And, of course, for you whippersnappers out there...pretty much any woodrail game that had gobble holes, most notably, Queen of Hearts.
Games from the late 70's and early 80's got played to death. Don't see too many minty Paragon's or Flash's any more. Some of the other popular titles from that era like Playboy and Centaur that are getting the CPR treatment are now starting to come back to life (thanks Stu and CPR!).
DE simpsons. They all have beat to crap cabs and that weird PF paint wear near the flippers, where the ball hardly goes at all.
Downvoted for saying it is hard to find a DE simpsons in good shape??
Quoted from tamoore:
I'm supposed to have a mint perfect one coming soon.....
I think I will see a picture of me riding a unicorn before I will see a picture of a mint DE Batman. That game is always beat to hell...
I will throw my vote for a mint Class of 1812, I don't think there is one that exists.... I am assuming we are talking about original/unrestored condition in this thread...
I have a nice one, but I agree, they are beat to shit, but always have perfect BG's.
I have never seen a original one in perfect shape. They didn't end up being sold off to homes after a couple years like many other machines, and seem to have spent more time on route, making money, than any other.
That's my vote.
Black Hole (Gottlieb), anyone seen one without bumper wear or wear in the bumper area?
Sharp Shooter. Always trashed plastics and worn out play fields and bad junk boards.~SpOoKy
The lower portion of the playfield of most Bally Star Treks I've seen is worn to the wood. If I still had mine, I definitely would be in line for the CPR repro.
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