Game/Type: Tropic Isle / EM 1 Player
Month/Year: May 1971
Cost: Min Bid $500
Location: Minneapolis, MN area
Contact/Link: ebay.com link » Tropic Isle Pinball Machine By Gottlieb 1963
OP: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS FOR LOCAL PICKUP ONLY, I WILL NOT SHIP THIS. PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU CAN NOT COME AND GET THIS.
The game is located in the Twin City area of Minnesota.
I have a "Tropic Isle" Pin Ball machine made by Gottlieb for sale. This is a real full size Pin Ball machine that you would see in arcades, bars, and various businesses. The "Tropic Isle"machine was first introduced in 1963 with a total of 2,700 units made. It is a model 186, serial #05909. I do not know the exact year of manufacture for this unit but it would be sometime shortly after 1963. This game has not been restored, however it is in working condition and plays very nicely. This is an electro-mechanical game,there are no circuit boards, just point contacts, relays and solenoids. I have just put in all new rubber on the playing field and I have 30 replacement bulbs. It shows 2,775 games played on the meter but I think I reset that when I got it. The playing field is in good condition but not perfect. The back glass looks OK but has had repairs to it and it is hard to see the monkeys in certain areas as they move up the tree. The cabinet is sound but has wear and paint loss. The chrome is dull however I did do some polishing sense the pictures were taken and it looks much better. I do not have the coin mechanism but I do have the keys. The top glass has scratches and the legs have been painted. Having said all that, this game still plays very nice and would be a good candidate for restoration or just use it as is. The game does come apart for moving. It would fit in a minivan. The game measures 26" wide, 56" deep, 70"tall. It would be perfect for a game room or man cave, or sorority house. You can come and check it out and play a game, now’s your chance to own a piece of history. The game is located in the Twin City area of Minnesota, contact me for exact location.