Paragon Club... the Valley of Demons

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Paragon Club... the Valley of Demons


By schwarz

5 years ago



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#651 12 days ago

Thought it was about time I made a first post in the club.
I'm currently working on refurbishing a Paragon in a separate thread:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/project-paragon-breathing-life-back-into-the-beast

A couple select pictures, currently at the playfield clear coating stage.

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#652 12 days ago

Only the wire form.

#653 12 days ago

If your manual has a part number for the wire form only, you can see if Marco's stocks a repro. I have a parts catalog for Paragon and a couple of other early Bally titles. I'll check to see if the part numbers are listed there.

You can buy a wire bending jig and straight wire from Marco's. Get a fellow Paragon owner to give you some pictures and take some measurements so that you can build your own wire forms. https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=wire+bending

#654 12 days ago

Hey all - I'm not a Paragon owner unfortunately but thought it was cool that Shailene Woodley can be seen playing a Paragon in this still from the upcoming Drake Doremus film. Eight Ball Deluxe in there playing second fiddle. Can't confidently make out the others.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shailene-woodley-hits-arcade-berlin-first-look-picture-1183314

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#655 12 days ago
Quoted from wotan:

Hey all - I'm not a Paragon owner unfortunately but thought it was cool that Shailene Woodley can be seen playing a Paragon in this still from the upcoming Drake Doremus film. Eight Ball Deluxe in there playing second fiddle. Can't confidently make out the others.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/shailene-woodley-hits-arcade-berlin-first-look-picture-1183314
[quoted image]

Only 120 points on ball 2? Is she even flipping the ball?!

Seems like something funky is going on the with the display anyway.

#656 12 days ago

Thinking about listing my machine soon, in case there are lurkers nearby that are looking to join the club

#657 12 days ago

Bit of Friday trivia for you. As you progress the Golden Cliffs, it plays more and more of a tune. Anyone know the name of the tune? Under the radar this makes Paragon the very first pinball to have a tune-building sequence. Playboy is usually credited being the first because of the well-known tune, but in fact this honor goes to Paragon!

I'll post the answer later if nobody guesses.

#658 12 days ago

Has anyone heard anything from CPR about how the new digital printing may impact the wait for the new playfield?

#659 12 days ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

Playboy is usually credited being the first because of the well-known tune, but in fact this honor goes to Paragon!

I thought Playboy predated Paragon, but please do post the name. I can’t place it, even though I’ve heard it all these years.

#660 12 days ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

Bit of Friday trivia for you. As you progress the Golden Cliffs, it plays more and more of a tune. Anyone know the name of the tune? Under the radar this makes Paragon the very first pinball to have a tune-building sequence. Playboy is usually credited being the first because of the well-known tune, but in fact this honor goes to Paragon!
I'll post the answer later if nobody guesses.

Stairway to Heaven?

#661 12 days ago
Quoted from srcdube:

Stairway to Heaven?

Freebird!?

#662 12 days ago
Quoted from wotan:

Can't confidently make out the others.

Bally BMX
Bally Skate Ball
Gottlieb Surf Champ

#663 10 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

If your manual has a part number for the wire form only, you can see if Marco's stocks a repro. I have a parts catalog for Paragon and a couple of other early Bally titles. I'll check to see if the part numbers are listed there.
You can buy a wire bending jig and straight wire from Marco's. Get a fellow Paragon owner to give you some pictures and take some measurements so that you can build your own wire forms. https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=wire+bending

I may be able to loan some of my friends paragon (he has two) to copy them... that may be the best option.

#664 10 days ago
Quoted from pinfixer:

Bit of Friday trivia for you. As you progress the Golden Cliffs, it plays more and more of a tune. Anyone know the name of the tune? Under the radar this makes Paragon the very first pinball to have a tune-building sequence. Playboy is usually credited being the first because of the well-known tune, but in fact this honor goes to Paragon!
I'll post the answer later if nobody guesses.

"The Worm" -- Ohio Players

It was supposedly a catchy song on the radio when they were programming the sounds for the game.

Looking for a bit of Paragon history myself. I recall seeing Greg Kmiec standing next to a Paragon game in a photo. In that photo the Paragon had a Bally "Flying Ball" logo affixed to the top of the head. That game is now in my collection and I'd really like to have a copy of that photo. It may have appeared in a trade magazine, but for the life of me I've not been able to find it back.

John

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