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Pinball Manufacturers are Frugal

By Electronmagic

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

I've heard of the brick-bottomed Firepowers. I think this is along the same lines. Found this inside a HUO Bally Game Show. Anyone know what game it's from?

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#2 2 years ago

police force

#3 2 years ago

The bottom of my Mappy was made with a piece of a Ms. Pac-Man!

#4 2 years ago

I’m pretty sure my whitewater has some whitewater paneling on the inside as well

#5 2 years ago

That’s neat! That’s kind of a piece of manufacturing history from a bygone era. Definitely understand it being frugal, but still neat to me.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from DK:

I’m pretty sure my whitewater has some whitewater paneling on the inside as well

Quoted from Rarehero:

The bottom of my Mappy was made with a piece of a Ms. Pac-Man!

Any pictures?

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

The bottom of my Mappy was made with a piece of a Ms. Pac-Man!

What a cool cabinet & "topper" with that nice artwork. Too bad the game was a flop on route. I am talking Mappy, not Ms. Pac-Man.

#8 2 years ago

I sold it yeaaars ago...just something I noticed when putting it in my car to deliver it.

#9 2 years ago

Sure, they used to be frugal. I've seen pieces of Midway arcade games in Bally/Williams machines too and vice versa. Makes sense when game production moves to the next title or two and you still have cabinet pieces left over from a previous run.

Nowadays, some pinball manufacturers are just really cheap

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

What a cool cabinet & "topper" with that nice artwork. Too bad the game was a flop on route. I am talking Mappy, not Ms. Pac-Man.

Yeah, that’s why there are a bunch of Jr. Pac-Mans in Mappy cabinets with huge Jr. Pac marquees. They put the Jr. Pac decals right over the Mappy ones! I think every “dedicated” Jr. Pac I’ve see has had some peeling decals with Mappy popping through!

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Yeah, that’s why there are a bunch of Jr. Pac-Mans in Mappy cabinets with huge Jr. Pac marquees. They put the Jr. Pac decals right over the Mappy ones! I think every “dedicated” Jr. Pac I’ve see has had some peeling decals with Mappy popping through!

There were definitely Pac-Man Junior conversion kits for Mappy. The route operator I worked for bought a few for the Mappy's we had.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from DK:

I’m pretty sure my whitewater has some whitewater paneling on the inside as well

And my creature has this on the inside

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#13 2 years ago

When I had the Bally EM style shooter Midnight Marauders. The cabinet supports and coin box were made out of spy hunter pinball head bits.

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

I think every “dedicated” Jr. Pac I’ve see has had some peeling decals with Mappy popping through!

Mine was a Mappy cabinet but no Mapppy decals. More like a dedicated Jr. Pacman game. My thinking is each distributor got one to showcase the kits. Since I was a test operator, I got that one.

LTG : )

#15 2 years ago

My Funhouse has part of another funhouse for the cross brace. I wouldnt say it was from being frugal, probably a cabinet that fell or the likes and using I stead of throwing away.

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