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No rainbow puke club! (Post pics of worst color gi fails)

By Mitch

1 year ago

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    “Do you dislike color GI”

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    #20 1 year ago

    I saw this posted on Facebook. The owner posted before and after pics and was proud of the result. I'm hoping he was reading from right to left.

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    #138 1 year ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Dude I'd love to see that. Do the inserts too!

    And the coin door lights. We actually had an op here that used to do that.

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    #381 1 year ago

    I'm just going to leave this right here...

    "This WPT is in great shape. I've done a custom set of Non-Ghosting LEDs using bulbs from Comet to tastefully highlight the playfield."

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    #418 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Did i make tbe wall?! I didnt get no comments on my METpro

    Can I ask a serious question? Why did you feel the need to put a random color underneath every white insert? I see people do that and I just don't understand, like when someone goes and makes each mode insert in STTNG a different random color of the rainbow. Why make the crosses pink for instance? How does that relate to anything in the game or even make sense? I can see if it was a logical match like in Batman Dark Knight when people match the Joker (green), Scarecrow (orange) and Batman (blue) for instance, but I don't understand just doing it for the sake of doing it. White inserts can look really good with LEDs. I'm not trying to be an ass, I just really was curious as to the reasoning why some people do this.

    #453 1 year ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    An abomination kit being sold on eBay. Poor Space Invaders.

    That is straight up awful. I especially love the two different colored eyes. Was it some kind of contest to see how many random colors can be crammed into that pin? And why do the color blind people that do this hate white inserts? Considering Space Invaders was essentially a black and white arcade game...white would fit pretty well here.

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    #583 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jason43:

    Water is blue, right?

    I don't know what's more ridiculous, all blue GI or trying to sell Waterworld for $3,000.

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    #786 1 year ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    I just want someone to tell me how adding a bunch of color to this would make it any better. The game already has plenty of color in its art and inserts. It's well balanced and it looks good as it was originally created.

    Someone did add a bunch of blue LEDs to the white inserts. The rollovers, left ramp inserts and dead end were originally white.

    I will go to bat for the Speaker Light Kits. I like them, but only under certain circumstances. DON'T have it cycle through random colors that don't relate to the game. Pick the color the best matches the game and stick with it. Gold on my LOTR with the rings acrylic looks really nice. Now change that gold to purple...or worse yet a never ending cycle of red, blue and green...it looks stupid. Same thing with my Wrestlemania. I have the WWE acrylic backlit with white to match the logo on the game...looks awesome like it was factory original. Once again, cycle red, blue and green and it looks straight up awful.

    #791 1 year ago

    Examples like this are what I really don't understand. Why just take and change white inserts to colors with no relevance to the game or the mode just to make a game look like a circus? Let's see, put some pink here, purple here, some blue here. I guess it doesn't have bright green GI under the slings so that's something.

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    #794 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    To me, the Greens, Pinks, and Purples in the inserts are out of place with the color palette used in this game.

    I couldn't agree more.

    #1033 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    I'm not sure if your serious or fishing. Do you know the story of the avatar?

    Either way it's false. Popeye is better than Gilligan's Island and Hurricane for sure. I would rather have a Popeye than other games like Party Zone and T2 as well. Popeye gets a worse rap than it deserves because it's hard, people don't like the weird theme...and many people have never really played one but heard someone say it's bad so it's bad.

    #1228 1 year ago

    Fixed that for you. Let me know if you want the kit, I'll sell you one for only $169.99.

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    #1323 1 year ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    This thread needs less arguing and more terrible pics.

    Now that is impressive.

    #1330 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    well at $156, it's priced about what it needs to be when it looks this shitty.
    oh wait...that just for the LED's? I thought it was for the whole game.

    LOVE the disclaimer in the auction description!

    "Safety Warning: Super Bright Quad 4LED bulbs are exactly that, Super Bright, please do not look directly into the light without eye protection, or under playfield plastics, or behind the backglass. LED does not mean safer for the eyes. It does mean much brighter lights, far less energy consumption and far less heat inside the pinball machines."

    Good thing you never need to look at a playfield when you are playing pinball. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know about someone who would do this, I don't know what would.

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    #1495 1 year ago
    Quoted from sohchx:

    They tore this guy a new one in the comments for his LED job and rediculously high asking price on Facebook yesterday. It was hilarious.

    On a positive note, he didn't change all the mode inserts to some random color that has no association to the mode so there's that.

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    #1761 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    No, white kits serve no purpose for me... Not that I would buy a kit anyway.
    But yeah I would just, and have, buy 50 packs of white

    ^^^This. I would never buy an LED kit, color or white. From my experience, you end up paying way more for things you don't need by buying a kit.

    #1854 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    This is what I'm talking about. Purple and blue LEDs heavily criticized here...but then elsewhere....the same poster's games. That TAF and TOM look pretty blue, purple and bright to me. But I like it.
    LOTR has some blue, purple, red,....now I see why some of the advocates haven't been posting pics of their games.

    Not sure what you were going for here, but my game room picture is the bottom one...not the top. I wasn't complimenting the LED choices in the top picture, just his black light carpet selection since I had never seen anyone else with the same carpet as mine. If you find any rainbow puke in the bottom gameroom picture of your post, just let me know...

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    #1911 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I'm not your buddy, guy.

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    #2023 1 year ago
    Quoted from jsyjay:

    From facebook

    I saw that Gold Wings on Facebook so I had to come to this thread and check, I knew someone wouldn't let me down.

    #2051 1 year ago

    Captain Puketastic

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    #2125 1 year ago

    Fresh off the heels of F-14, this one is in a Galaxy all it's own...

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    #2203 1 year ago

    Not GI, but think how much money was spent for this backbox kit to make the game look terrible.

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    #2403 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Man people love powder coating for sure.

    There's a thread of it's own for that. I pop in once and awhile to see some of the mostly questionable at best things people pay top dollar to do to games. A few look good, but many are just funny and sad at the same time. Then of course there are the ones that are just downright head scratching.

    #2410 1 year ago

    Pinbot was surprisingly spared the all half red, half blue treatment, but Playboy was not so lucky.

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    #2451 1 year ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    I am triggered.

    I was going to post that picture. Here's a good one. Nothing like putting your best foot forward when trying to sell a game...

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    #2453 1 year ago
    Quoted from kevmad:

    Can we extend this thread to insert lighting as well as GI lighting?
    For example, can clear or white inserts remain clear/white? Why do people put in purple/pink LEDs in clear inserts????

    Amen Brother! I don't understand why an insert can't be white with some people. Colored GI is horrible, but putting random colors in clear inserts that have no relation to the insert or mode is a close second for sure in my book. At least when people color puke GI, they are usually "trying" to match up red plastics with red LEDs. Some of the worst offenders in this category are the STTNG mode inserts and the LOTR character inserts. Hey, let's put a green LED under the Battle Simulation mode insert, that looks good and makes sense. Then we can do a pink LED under the Q mode insert...because...pink. The the whole Enterprise can be a Christmas tree of all different random out of place colors. Awesome. A personal pet peeve of mine is when people put colored LEDs or worse yet, color changing LEDs under the diamond inserts in Congo. The diamond inserts are the perfect use for a cool white LED. They look awesome white, but some people have to taste the rainbow with every insert.

    #2524 1 year ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    That's a terrible color bomb, especially the blue faces - but the glare is mostly from the camera.

    The zombie cops are awesome. Night of the Color Bombed High Speed. I do have to say I am a little disappointed that the RPM inserts are still white though. Could have easily put some pink or purple LEDs in there to really make it pop.

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    #2597 1 year ago

    The lighting matches the gameplay quality perfectly.

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    #2620 1 year ago

    Wow. And here I thought you couldn't make a Hardbody look worse than it always does. I wonder if that High Speed is the same one with the zombie cops from before. I don't understand why people think purple LEDs are a good choice for flesh tones.

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    #2678 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

    Talk about spook show.

    On the "bright side" ("see" what I did there...and there too? )...lighting like that on Zombie makes it harder to see what is arguably some of the worst playfield art in modern game history.

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    #2744 1 year ago

    That Popeye is such an absolute shame because it is almost as if the game was made for cool white LEDs. I bought a filthy routed one and went through and cleaned it up and it was beautiful with cool white GI. The best part is that it wasn't a kit that cost me $200 plus either. Win/win.

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    #2754 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    "Which one do you prefer?" Real question asked by a real person. Their identity will be anonymous to protect the innocent.
    (I think it's PS'd but even the thought of it....)

    D: None of the above.

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    #2809 1 year ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    Ancient Egypt will never be the same.

    I know where this picture was taken. The guy who operates the game there is awesome, maintains all the games really well and really cares, but once in a while he goes overboard with the LEDs/Mods.

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    #2846 1 year ago

    Guy got a free Cyclone pin, goes through all the work of getting it up and running...and then pukes it.

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    #2850 1 year ago
    Quoted from 72Devilz:

    Why do you care anyway, it's not for sale and it's going in my game room not yours. Seriously with all due respect get over it, man!

    Why do you care? You got a free game, congrats to you! You got it up and running which is even more admirable. I personally just think the end result with the color bombing is unfortunate that's all and that's what this thread is about...color gi fails.

    #2868 1 year ago
    Quoted from FatPanda:

    Colored inserts aren't the worst things in the world.

    They aren't if there is some connection or meaning behind doing it that way. Coloring white inserts to different colors that have no association to the insert is ugly and pointless...like in that Demo Man pic. What association does green or red have with any of those modes? Other big offenders are modes in STTNG, let's make Time Warp mode insert green and Q pink...just because. Or the characters in LOTR. Gimli is blue, Borromir green, Legolas pink. Why? Now when it is used to make a connection like the character inserts in Spiderman (green for goblin, yellow for sandman, etc.) or Dark Knight or the villains in X-Men, it can look great...because it looks like it should have been that way from the start.

    That second picture is just straight up embarrassing. I had no idea what game it was even until I read the title of the image.

    #2877 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    see this isn't really a big deal. If you want to add some color to normally a boring white insert. it's not a big deal, as long as the insert isn't printed with color. If it's printed with color, then it just looks like mush. But inserts don't illuminate any playing area. So you are not making it impossible to see the ball, nor are you destroying any visual art in the surrounding area. It's one of the few creative lighting things you can get away with and not completely make your game look like complete ass.

    I respectfully disagree. This is a great example of complete ass IMHO. Which would you want? LOTR or random circus sideshow LOTR?

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    #2901 1 year ago
    Quoted from jar155:

    Dr Who purp'd this?

    I saw that for sale. Seller *only* wants $3500 for it too.

    #2906 1 year ago

    Ho-Le-Fuk what happened to that Demo Man?!?! I've seen a lot of awful DM's in my day, but this one could very well take the cake.

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    #2914 1 year ago

    The perfect ensemble for the color puker in your life. Hopefully it's not just static. It needs to color change for maximum effect.

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    #2962 1 year ago

    No commentary necessary.

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    #2972 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrossman5:

    Oh. My. God.

    I think I already posted that Demo Man's twin brother. I do like how it looks like they have one white bulb behind Sandra Bullock's face, almost like she has a Phantom of the Opera mask on or something. It's amazing the things people pay big $$$ to do to games.
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    #2973 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrossman5:

    Oh. My. God.

    I see your purple Demo Man and raise you a World Cup Soccer...underwater.

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    #3072 1 year ago

    Puker's row.

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    #3095 1 year ago

    The Purped Knight

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    #3144 1 year ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    I think that is what Monster Bash looks like. There is a line of blue GI bulbs between the right outlane and shooter lane. The green is on the creature sign not the GI. And the Mummy area glows amber from the yellow pop caps.
    If it was puked you would not see how colorful the game is. Most MB pukers make a purple/blue blob of the game.

    They blued out the Bride face and inserts and then purped the Bride's instrument as well as the Wolfman's.

    #3147 1 year ago

    Looking good? I feel for what's about to happen to that poor Whitewater.
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    #3179 1 year ago
    Quoted from BillySastard:

    Remember that episode where Tony joined the Blue Man Group?[quoted image]


    #3181 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ming:

    Before & After[quoted image][quoted image]

    Nice. But then you went and puked the displays...

    #3205 1 year ago

    This one is just a head scratcher. Of all the colors that would fit with NBA Fastbreak or even just look decent, green has to be about smack dab at the bottom of the list. I'd put this right down there with the all blue custom Sopranos translite.

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    #3209 1 year ago

    You guys are slipping. I thought for sure this would have been posted already.
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    #3211 1 year ago
    Quoted from Micky:

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    This is Lethal Weapon pinball, this is Lethal Weapon pinball on drugs...any questions?

    I think I still see a couple of inserts with white bulbs though, hopefully they go back and replace those with some wacky out of place random colors to match the rest of the game.

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    #3231 1 year ago

    For the low, low price of $5,103.98 (Discounted 20% at that price - $1276.00 off reg. price) this gem could be yours!

    "(Custom LED Excellent)"

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    #3256 1 year ago


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    #3260 1 year ago

    I can almost hear the Twilight Zone silently screaming..."Don't let him touch me..."

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    #3269 1 year ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    here is a whole line of shitfest.
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    The real scary thing is that those LED jobs look like those horrendous kits you can buy on eBay for $150+ so just looking at those pictures, that person probably spent over $1000 just on LED kits to do that to those games.

    ebay.com link » Lethal Weapon 3 Complete Led Lighting Kit Custom Super Bright Pinball Led Kit

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    #3344 1 year ago

    It looks like Violet Beauregarde puked on his tuxedo shirt. I have to say I am a little disappointed though, the guy's face is still white. Surely a few blue LEDs could have been used there to really make the game "pop".
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    #3357 1 year ago

    Who wore it better, Blue Knight or Green Knight?

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    #3375 11 months ago


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    #3596 9 months ago

    I stopped posting many of these because it unfortunately could be a full time job, but I saw this one and knew it was special. Seller even, "Added additional LED strips to brighten the back of the playfield which is usually dark." If that's light, I'd hate to see it dark. Anyway, it's for sale, so you guys can all fight over it now...
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    #3609 9 months ago

    Must have run out of purple and red LEDs for those slings.

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    #3610 9 months ago

    Come on Neo you're slipping, I know you saw this one...

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    #3613 9 months ago

    Some doozies have been popping up lately...

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    #3617 8 months ago

    Yeah, that's a head scratcher. Black looks good on a T3, I could see chrome if you really had to change the trim, but blue? Almost like it was taken off another game and just randomly put on that one. That's a perfect example of a mod that someone paid hundreds of dollars to do that would actually de-value the game for me if I was a buyer. Glad I don't have to worry about that, I would touch a $5500 T3 with a 10 foot pole.

    #3621 8 months ago

    Oh yeah!

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    #3633 8 months ago

    That Popeye is a crime. When I had my Popeye I rescued it from a dirty laundromat and give it a complete teardown and cleaning. She was a filthy pig, but afterwards she looked great and if any game was made for cool white LEDs, Popeye was. The game looked gorgeous. I still miss it.

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    #3636 8 months ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    You've posted that before. We get it. I have a stock incandescent loaded Cue Ball Wizard. I have to refrain from posting 500 times when people post the LED kits that color the faces on the backglass. Not every game benefits from LEDs, agreed!

    Twice = 500 times? Did I strike a purple colored nerve? There's a lot of pics of games in this thread that have been posted multiple times, are you rainbow puke thread police now? Take a deep breath and just consider my previous post for all the people who didn't want to go back through 72 prior pages to find my last one.
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    #3639 8 months ago
    Quoted from wayout440:

    Haha...take it easy. It just struck me that I saw the Popeye comment before. I was also in agreement...like I said, no LEDs in my CBW. To make it fair, I guess I could post the other pic that is posted "500 times" in this thread. Note that from the Ebay listing there were 4 of these sold. That's 4 puked CBWs versus your one Popeye machine. LOL.
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    It's all good, I'm just having fun. Nice backglass...I think I've seen that somewhere before...

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    #3932 72 days ago
    Quoted from Bugsy:

    Owner considers the LEDs an "upgrade".[quoted image][quoted image]

    As a former Maverick owner, that Mav is hideous. I've become pretty desensitized to a lot of these, but man that is over the top awful. I can't even follow the color logic at all with those choices, especially in the backglass.

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    #3984 60 days ago

    Here's a good Joke...rz

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    #4004 57 days ago

    You all know you are green with envy over this one...

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    #4083 17 days ago
    Quoted from mrossman5:

    What great color choices![quoted image]

    The red cards should have red LEDs under the inserts and black cards should have blue or even the always reliable purple under them. Missed opportunities.

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    #4122 4 days ago

    I've never played a Purple...err I mean Polar Explorer before.

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