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Official CAPT. FANTASTIC Club: Feel Them Bumpers!

By steve-o

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Welcome, Welcome in!!

I've searched and scanned the Pinside Forum for an Official Capt. Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Club without success, so here it is!

Bring all your pics, tech, mods, Trade, For Sale, chatter and tales regarding this wonderful classic 1976 Bally EM pinball machine.

It is perfectly okay to Feel Them Bumpers and Buzz Them Buzzers!
Score More Champ and Death Before Defeat shall be words spoken here!!

Whether it's: CF, CFatBDC, Captain Fantastic, Capt Fantastic, ???... it's ALL GOOD HERE!

Now... just a little about my CF adventure:
I bought my first Capt. Fantastic around fifteen years ago. I loved it. C'mon, with its phenomenal Dave Christensen artwork, Greg Kmiec design and rockin' Sir Elton John as the subject matter... 16,155 silverball tables built, Bally just crushed it. Anyhoo, somewhere along my path I felt it more important to head in the System 11 and DMD direction than EM and I sold my beloved. And last month I found and bought an even nicer CF and it's here to stay. My new CF appears to have been routed (lightly) in Southern California from a coupe of stickers found upon its apron. I'm also pretty sure that I saw somewhere on it 1977 dates, so it may have been built later in production. It plays great and it just has one issue where the "balls in play" are not illuminating even though all five lamps are in good working order. I also want to buy a playfield protector for it in the near future.


Again, Welcome IN!!

(Here's a few pics of my Capt Fantastic)

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#2 1 year ago
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#3 1 year ago

Wow! I love that throne!!! ^^^^^^^^


#4 1 year ago

My whole Family loves playing our Captain Fantastic. Our four year old Grandson has a Blast playing pinball

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#5 1 year ago

One of my first games ever. and still a favorite. I got a machine in 1997 that was in the process being parted out. No backglass, crappy playfield. Lot's of missing parts. Luckily repro glass was already available and I got one. Procured various parts and got it running. Did some rudimentary paint repair and sprayed it with a clear and it was faithfully part of my collection until about 2010. I only have room for 5 machines and after selling Centaur and Central Park and adding TZ, IJ, LOTR and FH to my TAF that I have had since 1998 CF was taken apart and relegated to the garage for storage.

I sold LOTR and am bringing CF back to life. I purchased a new repro PF maybe 10 years ago. Along the way some of the parts from CF were cannibalized into another project so I am buying various bits and pieces. The cabinet is beat although the artwork still looks OK. I am not going to "restore" it this round (who knows in the future), but I am going to swap in the new PF.

CF will ride again soon.


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