(Topic ID: 38)

NOS playfield parts

By JBScar

13 years ago



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    #1 13 years ago

    Is there really such a thing now adays?? Most of the plastics/ramps and decals are all reproduced. I think someone needs to get into the business of just strickly reproducing ramps and plastics for every machine. All of us who collect and restore, (probably the only people giving life to older machines) need and want these items for our machines, to make them look and play better. The very few that go on ebay every once in a while, you basically need to sell a brick of gold to purchase them. The ramps are the really pricey ones. Someone in PVC production could easily make some kind of mould and produce these ramps, still making a profit. Would rather pay a respectible 50-60-70 bucks for a ramp rather than 100-200-300? Know what I mean?

    #2 13 years ago

    Great idea... I've paid 10 bucks on a set of three drop target stickers. Who knows, it could be quite lucrative!

    #3 13 years ago

    The problem is that the rights for reproducing parts rests with two companies (as for Williams games) and while they're sitting on their big piles of patents not much is being reproduced. Apart from that, the production numbers are pretty low. How many Scared Stiff ramps can you sell? Things only come cheap when their made in large numbers. It all seems very lucrative, but I'm not sure if it really is. Please do correct me if I'm wrong about this.

    #4 13 years ago

    You're probably right... the cost of production on a mass scale, and not having a great demand can be a major problem. Ok.. I'm with you, we can scrap the idea!

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