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NIB/Never Played Hefner Playboy?


By CrazyLevi

29 days ago



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#1 29 days ago

I had a call to help some people get their 1978 Playboy working. This game was purchased via Julien's Auctions during the Hef estate auction late last year.

The game was brought to them in pieces and assembled by delivery guys. I came in for the last mile (connectors/testing/etc.)

Not sure what to say but I believe this game has never been played before. It is in beyond mint original condition. Even the ball and tilt bob were still wrapped in plastic. The metal rails still have their plastic on them, I'll peel it off when I return with a new display. There's no way this was the Playboy in Hef's game room, it must have been in storage or something like that.

Searching their auction book, there were six 1978 Playboys in the auction and winning bids were approx $8,000, $10,000, and $13,000. Add a hefty 25 percent buyer's fee to those prices, plus their ridiculous shipping (the winners of this auction paid $2,500 to ship the pinball and also a chair they won). I believe it was simply luck of the draw which game you got, maybe one that had been in Hef's game room for decades, or maybe this one.

https://www.julienslive.com/m/search?page=1&view=list&key=playboy%20pinball&sale=undefined&catm=any&order=timeleft&live=no&hybrid=no&timed=no&regular=no&buynow=no&makeoffer=no&xclosed=no&featured=no

Well I'm sure these guys got the best one. Don't know what they paid but it must have been one of the cheaper prices - the person I was dealing with said it was about $15,000 shipped for the game and the chair.

Anyhow, look at this thing. I believe I was the first person to ever play a game on this 1978 Playboy. Only issues were a couple light sockets needed turning, one display is completely dead (it's the display, I moved it to player 4), and of course the battery wasn't pretty and needed to be cut off (the board looked ok). The apron was also loose. Game played amazing from the first go.

As an aside this is the same auction house where I obtained Dio's couch.

Check out this game, and also Hef's chair. Which is decidedly NOT mint (wouldn't want to shine a blacklight at it):

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#2 29 days ago

That's a looker right there. Lucky you! Hope the battery damage wasn't bad. They can leak all over the lamp board and cause issues. Did you tell them about NVRAM in place of the battery? Cheap and should be put in place of the removed battery, if they care for such things.

#3 29 days ago

Beautiful! What a find.

#4 29 days ago
Quoted from FatPanda:

That's a looker right there. Lucky you! Hope the battery damage wasn't bad. They can leak all over the lamp board and cause issues. Did you tell them about NVRAM in place of the battery? Cheap and should be put in place of the removed battery, if they care for such things.

I just clipped it off and game works fine. They don't care. Coin mechs work of course.

The game wasn't tested or guaranteed working so they were thrilled when I fired it up.

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#5 29 days ago

..............after all of those beautiful pics, I was wondering when I was going to see the chair. Then...BAM, there it is. In all of its former glory.

#6 29 days ago

That's a pretty looking time capsule!!

#7 29 days ago

Looks like she's an eleven !

#8 29 days ago

So should the slingshot mylars be installed? I'm inclined to say no, why bother.

Also, what do you think this game is actually "worth?"

I believe if I came into possession of this, I'd probably ask $20K and go from there. Maybe settle for $15k? There's gotta be someone out there who would pay for a mint original 41 year old classic Bally.

I think they actually got a bargain, paying around $10,000 or $12,000 all-in for it.

It was so weird installing these connectors - all of the connectors and wires looked like they were fresh from GPE. And after messing around in the game, ZERO dirt on my hands and fingers. Just a little sawdust from the bottom of the cab!

#9 29 days ago

Very cool, Levi! Thanks for sharing.

I bet you made them feel really good about their purchase when you fired the game up! Awesome.

I would not put the mylar on it personally, and I'd say they paid about what it's worth if not a little more. Would probably take a while to find the right buyer.

#10 29 days ago

That's great and all, but c'mon man don't hold out... show us what Dio's couch looks like!

#11 29 days ago

no mylar please! beautiful piece of history!

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#12 29 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

That's great and all, but c'mon man don't hold out... show us what Dio's couch looks like!

Look out!!!

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#13 29 days ago

Beautiful nice find.

#14 29 days ago

It’s Immaculate!

#15 29 days ago

Thanks for posting. Also, thanks for the photos as they'll be useful when I restore my not-mint, well used, faded, need to do the CPR pf I have swap, machine.

#16 29 days ago

Amazing there are still games like that out there.

#17 29 days ago

If that chair could only talk...

#18 29 days ago

Wow, that’s pretty incredible.

Makes you wonder what else is hiding someplace?

Are all the cast gift STTNGs accounted for yet?

#19 29 days ago

I think the chair might be more fun than the game.

How much did those NIB BKs go for a few years back?

#20 29 days ago
Quoted from billyboy:

If that chair could only talk...

Just have all the DNA analyzed

#21 29 days ago
Quoted from billyboy:

If that chair could only talk...

I sat on it. So did my girlfriend.

We'll both be dead in a week.

#23 29 days ago
Quoted from billyboy:

If that chair could only talk...

That chair reminds me of this.
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#24 29 days ago

Dang that is pretty cool! The examples that were in the game room definitely got used as much as that chair

#25 29 days ago

Amazing, think of all the hot riffs that manifested themselves on that! A big part of me hopes the pillow was his as well.

#26 29 days ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Amazing, think of all the hot riffs that manifested themselves on that! A big part of me hopes the pillow was his as well.

No the pillow was an aftermarket mod.

Couch was in his home studio. Imagine how many famous heavy rock asses sat on that couch!

#27 29 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Look out!!!
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How did I not know that this pillow existed... Going to have to find it and purchase it... Hope they have other dio ones too.
That is just too amazing.

#28 29 days ago

Beautiful condition!

I have always wanted one of these since I was 12 and first played it at the arcade....ah memories!

No mylar!

The stories that chair could tell.....lol

#29 29 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Beautiful condition!

The stories that chair could tell.....lol

Yes, but Hugh's nekid butt was probably in that chair.....

#30 29 days ago
Quoted from fanuminski:

Yes, but Hugh's nekid butt was probably in that chair.....

How do you know Hef was always sitting while being 'serviced'?

#31 29 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

How do you know Hef was always sitting while being 'serviced'?

Dude was in his 90s!!!

So yeah.. Probably sitting.

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#32 29 days ago

If that was mine I would be putting a Playfield protector on that piece of beauty to preserve it from ever wearing out.

#33 29 days ago

Pretty cool game for sure. I've never seen those tubs in the coin box. I route a few Bally's with that terrible coin box, and now it makes sense why it's such a tight fit to get out of the cab... because you aren't supposed to.

#34 29 days ago

I would burn that nasty F ing chair

Hef’s Hairy balls and bare ass all over it?

Def a blowjob chair. Look at the arms and the front of it

The game is an awesome find

I’d say $14k

#35 29 days ago

Some interesting items/prices on the auction page. $1,600 for a CF backglass!
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#36 29 days ago

Maybe Mylar on the chair.

#37 28 days ago

Wow that thing is SO nice. Hard to believe it is like brand new. I mean, come on, here you have in your hands a PLAYBOY pinball machine, and then, it is at the actual PLAYBOY mansion! How can you not get that pinball machine up and running and play it all the time? I mean, what could be better???

Oh. Wait.

#38 28 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I’d say $14k

14k? For that I would buy one for 2k send it to HEP pay him 7k (give or take) and have one that is nicer then this for less money! I mean you can say you're paying extra for the story but the story is ..... the machine sat in storage for Hef's estate.

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#39 16 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

If that was mine I would be putting a Playfield protector on that piece of beauty to preserve it from ever wearing out.

I goes to show the fu^%$ing mentality of this place sometimes, 5 downvotes for saying id put a playfield protector on it.

There are a lot of Brain dead bucket babies on this site, get a life dickheads...………...

#40 16 days ago

Hmmm, I just realized that you can only really tell who downvoted a post if you yourself downvote it.

Seems that down/up vote system is a little broken the way it currently works.

#41 16 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

I goes to show the fu^%$ing mentality of this place sometimes, 5 downvotes for saying id put a playfield protector on it.
There are a lot of Brain dead bucket babies on this site, get a life dickheads...………...

That unplayed playfield was probably the only virgin at the mansion.

#42 16 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

I goes to show the fu^%$ing mentality of this place sometimes, 5 downvotes for saying id put a playfield protector on it.
There are a lot of Brain dead bucket babies on this site, get a life dickheads...………...

OK thanks for letting us know. Later dude!

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