(Topic ID: 218168)

Official "HARDTOPS" thread


By Skypilot

1 year ago



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

  • High Speed 124 votes
    15%
  • Firepower 88 votes
    11%
  • Silverball Mania 38 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 18 votes
    2%
  • Mata Hari 31 votes
    4%
  • Blackout 65 votes
    8%
  • Tri-Zone 14 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 57 votes
    7%
  • Space Station 39 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 34 votes
    4%
  • Pinbot 87 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 88 votes
    11%
  • Strikes and Spares 30 votes
    4%
  • Kiss (Bally) 27 votes
    3%
  • Supersonic 27 votes
    3%
  • Grand Lizard 52 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 819 votes by 474 Pinsiders)

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Post #274 Upcoming Game List Posted by Outsidedge (12 months ago)

Post #870 Hardtop Hiatus Clarification Posted by Outsidedge (3 months ago)


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#11 1 year ago

Hotdoggin' please!!

1 week later
#51 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

this is the place to make requests.

Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Hotdoggin' please!!

Will it make the list even though it is a widebody?

#59 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

I added it when you posted it. Now we wait for approval.

I hope it gets approved. Thank you.

4 months later
#263 12 months ago
Quoted from StylesBitchly:

I'm surprised more people don't install these.

You make it sound like the product has been available for 10 years. Seems most everyone wants a title that is not yet available.

#265 12 months ago
Quoted from Fifty:

I think you think he is referring to the hardtops, but he is referring to LED OCD which has been out for at least 5+ years now. It should work fine on Sys 9. LED OCD is one of the best mods I've ever purchased as well.
If I got this wrong then you can tell me to stuff it.

I got that wrong since this was a hardtop thread.

#267 12 months ago

Hardtop needs more internet advertising. It would be nice as you release one to put it on your FB page so I can share it to my usual 4 FB groups that I post new parts to.

Even though ColorDMD has been around a long time now, there are still people I've known for 4 years in pinball that had no clue of them either.

#268 12 months ago

There will still be many that will want to see how one plays before purchasing.

#277 12 months ago

outsidedge how long do you think before the SOF is ready to start shipping? Just asking for a friend.

4 weeks later
#385 11 months ago
Quoted from Spraynard:

I don’t think I’ll even need sandpaper. The existing paint flakes right off! Excellent HT candidate.
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I thought you were going the CPR playfield route?

#388 11 months ago
Quoted from Spraynard:

Does CPR even have a FG playfield available?

Yes. Jim has one that I am storing for him at my house.

Edit...oops. sorry the FG CPR was already been installed.
My old eyes thought I was looking at the Skateball.

1 month later
#446 9 months ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

1 - Pop out the inserts using a heat gun and pressure, heat and press flat, sand/polish, reinstall, and apply decals if required. Risks - could break, warp or crack the insert during the process. Replacement BK inserts are next to impossible to find.

Marco sells many sizes and shapes of inserts. Have you checked there?

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#447 9 months ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

Thanx everyone...did some reading on it (including this entire thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lexan-playfield-protector-install-and-review) and I'm convinced. I not only bought one just now for my BK but also my Eight Ball Deluxe. My EBD also has a very nice looking playfield - no insert cupping, but there are rough spots on both inlanes close to the flippers whereby if you trap the ball with the flipper and then release the flipper, the ball stays stuck in the inlane and you have to nudge the cabinet to get it to roll down. The playfield protector should get rid of that annoyance, too!
The company is on holiday break and won't resume shipping until 10JAN, so it may not be until February that I see them. The sale they're running is 20% off your order if ordered by 31DEC....for me, it came out to about $40 which is equal to the shipping cost, so "free" shipping.
Thanx again for the guidance!

This thread is not about that product. Ask advice in the thread you lonked to.

Edit: You can start a new thread and create a poll to go with it. That would maximize your advice from others.

#450 9 months ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

Yes...found many BK2K inserts but no BK.

Did you shop by physical size? Marco has multiple insert generic sizes and colors not attached to specific games.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=inserts

#458 9 months ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

That being said, your playfield is way to nice to hardtop it. Good decision not to trash it.

Sadly, I do not have a BK. I was just trying to help find a solution because that is what I like doing.

#462 9 months ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

Didn't mean to come across as an ass. My apologies.

No..no. I did not take that in a bad way at all. No worries.

1 week later
#520 9 months ago
Quoted from dnaman:

Is SOF coming along? I would be extremely appreciative of an approximate date, even if it might be the expected month of release. Pretty please!

+1 just asking for a friend

2 months later
#632 6 months ago
Quoted from TheCapn:

I got 2 Swords of Fury games ready to go! I hope that one is next up. I also hope it is soon! lol.

I have a friend waiting on one as well.

2 months later
#770 4 months ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Still hoping for an Elektra upper and lower set. Most are blown out and I could use a set...

Definitely not this year.

#776 4 months ago
Quoted from middaleman:

I've seen a number of posts from people who want Hardtops for games where someone is making a full playfield.
This from the original post : "If any of the playfield manufacturers( CPR, Mirco, others) are making or planning on making a playfield it is off limits for us."
Has that changed somewhere and I missed it?

Must have changed since Taxi and Black Knight both playfields were made previously by CPR, though has been some years.

2 months later
#904 58 days ago

Keep calm.

1 month later
#956 17 days ago
Quoted from Outsidedge:

We are getting ready to open a can of whoop ass on new titles... be patient for now. We are coming with more in a bigger way.

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#980 8 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

When is Blackout supposed to happen? I thought it was supposed to be "late 2019"...

It is only October.

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