Addams Family seconded. I've never seen one that wasn't trashed
Perfect TAFs are rare but not impossible to find, at least in Europe. But most of them have a replacement playfield from the gold edition run. And it's no problem at all to find a TAFG in mint condition.
Space Shuttle and Comet!
I have been looking for a couple of years now for an all original minty fresh Comet. It is my personal "Holy Grail" pin! I have found one. That's it...1. The guy dicked me around about it. He keept leading me on about selling it. Turns out that he didn't want to sell it, just wanted to know how much it was worth. The play fields and ramps are almost always toasted and any parts that you can find are few and far between and cost an arm and a leg.
Needless to say... I'm still looking.
Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:
I have seen this ad before. It has a lot of replacement parts and the repaint job is not original. Nice looking machine but a bit expensive for it I think. I might have to go that route someday thou. Hard to find an all original machine that isn't trashed!
Paragon. Usually you can find a decent playfield or decent backglass. Rarely on the same machine, though. But, this is probably true for a lot of 70's / 80's games that had a lot of inserts that inevitably warped over time.
My mom paid extra for her minty TAF, but it is gorgeous. The only sign of wear at all was the electric chair hole had a slight rub, but a Cliffy protector covered that right up. People tell her she overpaid until they see it, then change their mind. We looked and looked and couldn't find one that wasn't worn to bits before coming across this one, so I wholeheartedly agree that despite being the most produced machine, finding a nice one is rare because they were played hard.
My NGG had less than 400 plays on it when I got it, and it still had playfield wear from the slam ramp, so finding a really good example of those has got to be difficult too.
This didn't say that the pin had to be non-restored, which to me really closes down a lot of stuff that people might otherwise name. I would have said Space Shuttle until recently when the playfield was reproed, as the original playfields seem to all be beat to hell. Pinbot was the same way.
The games that come to mind for me now are Rollergames and DE Batman. Rollergames because it has some parts that absolutely get beat, a playfield that attracts wear, and will probably never get reproed thanks to the zillion different licenses on it, and DE Batman because seemingly all of the playfields were complete garbage and it won't be reproed unless Stern gets bored and starts reproing older parts.
Quoted from Noahs_Arcade:
I was thinking the same thing. I'd never come across a machine I could see my reflection on. Those were originally flat black, right? That one may be, but I know there's a lot of clear on the cabinet.
Right, flat black and no clear coat on the cabinet. Not saying that there is anything wrong with it. It is just not original.
I rarely see a minty Black Knight. Might find one with a new playfield but horrible backglass, or vice versa, or nice playfield by cabinet beat to crap. Rarely find a trifecta.
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