(Topic ID: 218168)

Official "HARDTOPS" thread

By Skypilot

3 years ago


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“If we produce a Hardtop for this game would yo purchase it?”

  • High Speed 163 votes
    14%
  • Firepower 121 votes
    10%
  • Silverball Mania 59 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 30 votes
    3%
  • Mata Hari 50 votes
    4%
  • Blackout 89 votes
    7%
  • Tri-Zone 24 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 67 votes
    6%
  • Space Station 61 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 56 votes
    5%
  • Pinbot 129 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 116 votes
    10%
  • Strikes and Spares 52 votes
    4%
  • Kiss (Bally) 60 votes
    5%
  • Supersonic 44 votes
    4%
  • Grand Lizard 70 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 1191 votes by 707 Pinsiders)

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#2201 6 months ago
Quoted from Ironphl:

I need An upper for sure, but I'd buy the 2 PF set. would look amazing.
ELEKTRA FOR THE WIN!

I'd buy one Elektra set for sure but will probably end up buying two sets if they make them!

#2202 6 months ago

Bride of Pinbot badly needed!

#2203 6 months ago

Has there even been a WPC Hardtop made yet?

#2204 6 months ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

They do have access to the Gottlieb library though

If this is true, then they should REALLY look into producing a hardtop for Alien Star. Outstanding early solid state that deserves to be restored. Majority of owners all have roached or worn playfields. No faith at this point in Mirco getting reproduction PFs done.

They would sell a ton of these.

#2205 6 months ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

If this is true, then they should REALLY look into producing a hardtop for Alien Star. Outstanding early solid state that deserves to be restored. Majority of owners all have roached or worn playfields. No faith at this point in Mirco getting reproduction PFs done.
They would sell a ton of these.

1065 total games produced = a ton !
I've told you a million times to stop exaggerating !

#2206 6 months ago
Quoted from wrd1972:

Has there even been a WPC Hardtop made yet?

They literally just started their old solid state library. I'm sure they will be tapping into EM pins too. It is going to be a loooong time for a WPC game, and hope you are not asking about a licensed theme.

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#2207 5 months ago

Come on guys, where’s the Black Friday sale? Cash in on the FOMO!!

#2208 5 months ago

Centaur.

#2209 5 months ago
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#2210 5 months ago

I just played one for the first time this week. Long ball times but fun and very unique art package.

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#2211 5 months ago

It be close, folks.

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#2212 5 months ago

I hope the next is Earthshaker

#2213 5 months ago
Quoted from Toine79:

I hope the next is Earthshaker

Always an option.

#2214 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Always an option.

I hope Elektra is also an option! Really would like to see a Hartop for that title.

#2215 5 months ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

I hope Elektra is also an option! Really would like to see a Hartop for that title.

Yes, Elektra and Checkpoint would be another good one. Someone has to give them a good playfield to go off off though….

#2216 5 months ago

Let's get Cyclone!!! I need 2!

#2217 5 months ago
Quoted from metalkatt:

Yes, Elektra and Checkpoint would be another good one. Someone has to give them a good playfield to go off off though….

What if there are no more really nice perfect playfields? Does that mean it will never happen? I have decent upper I could loan out but it needs some tough up. I would expect that somone skilled in art clean up could reference photos and touch up the art work before printing. There has got to be an option.

#2218 5 months ago

Is at firepower 2 on the table?

#2219 5 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Is firepower 2 on the table?

#2220 5 months ago
Quoted from Epistaxis:

Is at firepower 2 on the table?

Should be. But the game doesn’t get enough love. Have had 3 of these and the bad ones are really worn

#2221 5 months ago

Definitly not Earthshaker

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#2222 5 months ago
Quoted from Toine79:

Definitly not Earthshaker

The Fonz says heeeyyy..

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#2223 5 months ago
Quoted from GLSP3022:

Let's get Cyclone!!! I need 2!

It's ready to go!!!

#2224 5 months ago

Ordered my F-14 hardtop. I bought my F-14 in 2013 and it has been waiting for this day, so thanks hardtop guys. I'm not looking forward to regluing all those arrow inserts though!

Now please get to work on Space Station.

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#2225 5 months ago
Quoted from radium:

Ordered my F-14 hardtop. I bought my F-14 in 2013 and it has been waiting for this day, so thanks hardtop guys. I'm not looking forward to regluing all those arrow inserts though!
Now please get to work on Space Station.
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You will love it

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#2226 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

You will love it[quoted image]

Got my rotex fired up for it as well!

#2227 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

You will love it[quoted image]

I need a Festool set of tools!

#2228 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

You will love it[quoted image]

Any tips or tricks or additional pictures.... I’m right behind you!

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#2229 5 months ago

Yeah here’s a tip.Most of the time I’m doing a prototype hardtop for Bruce.That usually means I stripped my playfields down to nothing. For those of you that are doing a conventional install this would be a really easy trick to keep all your mechanicals underneath from getting damaged I’m getting the playfield out the cabinet.

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#2230 5 months ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

Any tips or tricks or additional pictures.... I’m right behind you!
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That looks too nice to Hardtop over.

#2231 5 months ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

That looks too nice to Hardtop over.

Did you see the one he just sanded down? It has inserts decals still. I started to remove some of mine to redecal but the hardtop came up.

#2232 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Yeah here’s a tip.Most of the time I’m doing a prototype hardtop for Bruce.That usually means I stripped my playfields down to nothing. For those of you that are doing a conventional install this would be a really easy trick to keep all your mechanicals underneath from getting damaged I’m getting the playfield out the cabinet.
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I was thinking about something similar last night using all tread and then BOOM! You deliver!

Yes I’m not planning to totally strip the bottom. But need support to sand the Playfield.

#2233 5 months ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

Did you see the one he just sanded down? It has inserts decals still. I started to remove some of mine to redecal but the hardtop came up.

I have sacrificed a few better than average playfields for the good of the pinball community.

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#2234 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

I have sacrificed a few better than average playfields for the good of the pinball community.[quoted image]

Got a Supersonic laying around for an upcoming prototype?

#2235 5 months ago

I have a high speed CPR gold if anyone needs one for Xmas. PM me if interested.

#2236 5 months ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

Any tips or tricks or additional pictures.... I’m right behind you!
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And you’re probably going to pass me out.

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#2237 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

And you’re probably going to pass me out.
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Firepower, Black Knight, F14.

Dont get the last one on the right, a William's I suspect by the cutouts.

#2238 5 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

And you’re probably going to pass me out.
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I don’t think so! Lol. That’s amazing! My next one will more than likely be a silverball.

The f-14 is a bear to tear down. If I’m lucky I’ll have it ready to sand today!

#2239 5 months ago

So this question is not to create debate... but what clear do you use? Asking for a friend....

#2240 5 months ago
Quoted from John_In_WI:

That looks too nice to Hardtop over.

Agree, that playfield is in amazing shape

#2241 5 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Firepower, Black Knight, F14.
Dont get the last one on the right, a William's I suspect by the cutouts.

Mousin’ Around!

#2242 5 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Firepower, Black Knight, F14.
Dont get the last one on the right, a William's I suspect by the cutouts.

Firepower, Jungle Lord, F 14 and Mousin

#2243 5 months ago
Quoted from JT-Pinball:

So this question is not to create debate... but what clear do you use? Asking for a friend....

I have friend with a body shop. I send them to him for a quick clear. If I have just one I sand to 320 an use this:

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#2244 5 months ago

nd hot swapable?

Quoted from radium:

Ordered my F-14 hardtop. I bought my F-14 in 2013 and it has been waiting for this day, so thanks hardtop guys. I'm not looking forward to regluing all those arrow inserts though!
Now please get to work on Space Station.

You have more patience than I! I went with the PPS Repro! Early run PITA! But beautiful!!!

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#2245 4 months ago

Any chance of a Black Knight 2000 hardtop?

#2247 4 months ago

Is this a "sure" pointing out the semantics of my question or a "sure" saying you know something I don't know?

#2248 4 months ago
Quoted from ClaytonsCorner:

Is this a "sure" pointing out the semantics of my question or a "sure" saying you know something I don't know?

Sure, it can happen. Doesn't have a 3rd party license attached to it being an "unlicensed" theme. A few other system 11 games already been done.

#2249 4 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Sure, it can happen. Doesn't have a 3rd party license attached to it being an "unlicensed" theme. A few other system 11 games already been done.

Fingers crossed

#2250 4 months ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Got a Supersonic laying around for an upcoming prototype?

I've got a couple of Supersonics if needed.

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