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#4097 2 years ago

Bally Vector is not a bad game. The problem with it is that it needed more rom space and a stronger CPU system. It should have been a 6803 system.

#4100 2 years ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

One of the main issues I have with it is its kludgy nature. The layout is congested with too many odd glancing shots to make.


Quoted from NicoVolta:It's essentially an unlicensed version of TRON.

At the time the game was based a little bit on the theme of the movie Rollerball (1975) and Jai alai. Finally, a dash of Tron and a nod to the 1960's Addams Family.

#4123 2 years ago

I know, I got to see this.

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#4281 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

The worst one was a guy about two hours south of me told me he would hold 2 machines for me while I drove down for them. I pull into his driveway and see two guys loading the pins into a pick up. I asked the seller what was going on and his reply was "this guy got here first". I wasn't happy and if I carried a gun I likely would have shot the SOB. This was when fuel was close to $4 a gallon so the round trip cost me about $65.
To me Craig's List has gotten so bad I rarely even look anymore!

Ben there, done that.

1 week later
#4362 2 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Condition: Pics taken with a flashlight?

Add some suspense music, and you got yourself a pinball
horror flick.

1 week later
#4428 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

It has an interesting gameplay gimmick

I was glad I was able to play the prototype version of this game
versus the production version.

1 week later
#4518 2 years ago

That is a 1975 Bally's Knockout.

1 week later
#4661 2 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Well then I ain't gonna touch it!

I guess you would call it a "Hope Pinball" or "Tut Pinball"

4 months later
#5364 2 years ago

Why is everything on the east coast?#

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#5462 2 years ago


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#5596 2 years ago
Quoted from RonSS:

I just sent a PM

We'll see.

Keep your fingers crossed. I hope it goes well.

4 weeks later
#5779 2 years ago

The pinball estate of Metropinball is up for grabs.
it is listed in lots, in the Oklahoma Craig's list

2 weeks later
#5878 2 years ago

Gottlieb Liberty Belle.denver.craigslist.org link

#5900 2 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Despite the unappealing theme, the game itself is actually kind of neat.

The game is a Jon Norris game. It is one of the first pinballs machines by Primer/Gottlieb to max-out the system 80's design structure. I believe The game has a lamp expander relay and serial communications to the displays. The back glass has its own story. It is very amusing.

2 weeks later
#6036 2 years ago
Quoted from pinball4ever:

These pics look like they were taken in 1982.

Sad, severe sun fading going on.

#6181 1 year ago

seattle.craigslist.org link
The game is funky. Diamond Jack.

#6188 1 year ago


#6239 1 year ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

The problem with that title is they used shitty decals

I had to hand paint the sides of the cabinet in order to fix the artwork; missing chunks.
It came out nice as long as you did not get close to the cabinet. The client was ecstatic when
the game was returned.
I wish there were decals for this title.
It would have been a lot faster and simpler repair.

#6259 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Estate Sale 10/20-21

Manufacturer: Data East
Game/Type: Star Trek / SS 4 Player
Month/Year: October 1991
Production: 4,400
Cost: ????
Location: Sterling, IL
Link/Contact: https://www.estatesales.net/IL/Sterling/61081/1673643?highlight=pinball

FRI 10/20- SAT 10/21

Cost $2,500.00
Note: display is out.

#6279 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Aladdin's Castle / EM 2 Player
Month/Year: September 1975
Production: 4,155
Cost: $150
Location: Poway (San Diego), CA
Contact/Link: sandiego.craigslist.org link


#6285 1 year ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

I just can't figure out why the playfield looks pretty presentable. I am guessing the paint will come right off when the ball starts rolling around on it.

Yah, I had bought an Atari Superman that looked good, but once I started to clean it
all the paint came off.

1 month later
#6715 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryphun:

Lower cabinet and the playfield have termite damage on that DE Star Wars for $1900

I guess the FORCE was strong on that particular game.

#6743 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Another pinball machine falls prey to the coffee table "trend."

Sad Why, oh why, oh why.

#6841 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

plus several that I can't.

Six million dollar man.

#6899 1 year ago

Why, why, why so far away... Darn!

#6941 1 year ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

But that Motordome is tossed together with particle board just like the Spanish pins.

Yup, the downhill spiral of Bally. Bad management.

#6950 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Another in the "exciting" convert a fun pinball machine into furniture trend.

WTY. Sad

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#7102 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Looks like an EM version of Hot Tip:

It is a 1962 Williams Mardi Gras with a repainted playfield.

#7150 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

If you miss one there will always be another one just around the corner.

Ding, ding. I haven't been able to buy a pin in years.
Now, I have three pins: dirt cheap, really dirt cheap.
As always, I need some time and cash in order to resurrect the dead.

2 weeks later
#7251 1 year ago

Such a bargain.

1 week later
#7390 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

The playfields were sold a few minutes ago

Yup! California, gone or too high.

#7454 1 year ago

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy New Year! and that you find that perfect pinball project.

#7471 1 year ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

Backglass is cracked

The guy has been trying to get rid of it for a while. The game was posted here and there.
It 's supposed to be electronically possessed.

#7529 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:


All I could think and hear was Rudy from Williams Fun House

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#7726 1 year ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

John at John's Jukes has come up with a replacement IC but only for the second generation MPU board.

I contacted him about the replacement for the older system and he said by this year.
I hope so because I have a Fireball that has been sitting for too many years.

#7733 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Fireball is the 2nd generation, which he has available now.

Yes! that is the late release. Bally made three generations of the Fireball pinball.
I need the one that takes three CPU IC in order to work.

#7746 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

will trade a slightly used inflatable penis for a pinball machine

Just when you think you have seen it all...

1 week later
#7827 1 year ago

Mr. & Mrs Pac-Man pinball $200.00 pinside market

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#7908 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

It's a toy / home version. Not a full coin-op pin.

That is true. However, I did a service call on one many years ago and the wife of the
deceased husband was an engineer, he basically pimped it out with a bridge rectifier and
a bunch of electronic modifications.
The wife wanted something from him that she could pass down to their young
child, at the time, that was outside of his aerospace engineering job.

#7911 1 year ago

I wish you guys could have played the pimped out one.
It really played like a commercial game with some added features.

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#8023 1 year ago

Bally back-glass in a humid condition will do that.
I had it happened to one of my back-glasses many years ago when my mom
was doing the laundry and the garage was filled with steam from the dryer.
I did a service call to a Bally Star Trek and the guy had the game next to the washer and dryer.
He wanted to know how to stop the back-glass deterioration.
I told him it was to late to save the glass: the damage has already been done.

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#8216 1 year ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

In addition to the High Speed listed above, he also has a vadalized Party Zone.

Quoted from setzkor:

I'm picturing a disagreement that led to a hammer taken to someone's favorite toys, and a divorce... To pick up two hammer beaten pins at a garage sale sounds like it was personal.

Ding,Ding. I had just refurbished a Stern Meteor and a "pissed off girl friend took a hand axe to the playfield".
So said the guy I sold the game too.

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#8407 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Almost looks like a gameplan re-theme.

I worked on one of these many years ago. WHAT A PAIN!!! Every wire is white!!!!!
Note: solid state flippers; no End-Of-Stroke switches.

3 weeks later
#8726 1 year ago
Quoted from HHaase:

For once I'm glad I can't afford it. It would be too tempting.

Many years ago I was working at a place that sold games... and a big load of used games came in and one of the games was Hercules! The game was too big to fit the back door and so the owners put out a call for free big pinball
( "in the back ally" ). It was gone the next day. Those were the days.

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#9105 1 year ago

The JOLLY ROGER Test-Sample-Games had a turquoise-colored Cabinet with purple and white Stripes, whereas the Serial-Run had a yellow-colored Cabinet with dark-blue and black Stripes.
O.K. you fixed it.
dark-blue, um... turquoise.

#9119 1 year ago

"Bally Fireball (1984) Pinball playfield, bumpers + apron: EXCELLENT condition."
"Original playfield with brand new bumpers + accessories and Bally apron (note that apron is for Fireball home game)."
Note: Read.

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#9550 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Manufacturer: Williams
Game/Type: F-14 Tomcat / SS System 11A 4 Player
Month/Year: March 1987
Production: 14,502
Cost: $950
Location: San Dimas, CA

Note: the guy is flipping this game... got it from another, that got it from a storage unit.
Needs top lite unit and back box repaint.

#9553 1 year ago
Quoted from CollinT:

Do you know if they've looked at the CPU?

Na... the game was originally on Offerup.
The joys of social media...

#9587 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

Gottlieb cabinet, coin door, playfield over priced at $50? Really rough shape. No paint on the playfield.

Cost: $50
Location: Elberfeld, IN
Seller: Larry Brown
Contact/Link: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2084230098481586/

OP: Gottlieb antique pinball machine. Can be used as parts or refurbish. Internals are all there. Missing back.

Gottlieb Cover Girl.

#9655 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

FREE PINBALL MACHINE - 2nd day in a row!

Name: ???

Dealers Choice

#9771 1 year ago

(1976) ATARIANS-

#9796 1 year ago

Congratulations! FelixTCat.

#9902 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:


Manufacturer: Bally
Game/Type: Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man / SS AS-2518-35, 4 Player
Month/Year: May 1982
Production: 10,600
Cost: ????
Location: Gates Mills, OH
Contact/Link: https://www.estatesales.net/OH/Gates-Mills/44040/1941279

DATES: FRI 08/24 - SUN 08/26

Mrs pac-man video... not the pinball.

#9985 1 year ago
Quoted from Pecos:

“No boards”

And... I think no displays or sound board...
just a sad shell of a game.

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#10161 1 year ago
Quoted from bluespin:

OP: Got me big-hit pinball had it sitting in the garage for for about 6 months had it working will sell or trade for other games. Texts only. and don't try to BS me I've been doing this for 25 years I just don't have the time to deal with this game. 400 are. Best offer. Need it gone ASAP

Ummm. One is flipping this game...
Was advertised for $150.00 OBO...By someone else...
Take a chance...

1 week later
#10362 1 year ago

Just wanted to say thank you bluespin and others for all your hard work of finding
neat little project games and stuff.

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#10456 1 year ago

You both are correct! Yeah! But, the Sacramento EBD is a sample game! Allegedly.

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#10584 12 months ago

Good luck Isochronic_Frost with your new project.

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#10697 11 months ago
Quoted from CactusJack:

NOS does not mean perfect. I have a number of these Bally fields and they are plagued with sunken inserts, scratches, missed plunges of the routers on the back ect.

True,true,true... I did a playfield change over on an Evel Knievel pinball many years ago...
I got down to finally installing the drop target assembly and it did not line up! I had to tear apart
the left side of the playfield and reroute the drop target slot. Bally sold NOS as failed seconds on
production assembly lines.

3 months later
#11645 7 months ago

Thanks bluespin for the inside information.

1 week later
#11705 7 months ago

Ha... The glory days of prices before the internet.

1 week later
#11749 7 months ago

Back in the day... 3 Black Holes $300.00 dollars. I got 2 to work.
The third was scrapped for parts, so the others could live.
Yes, the scrapped parts are still rescuing other Gottlieb games today...
The latest? Raven.

4 weeks later
#11985 6 months ago

bluespin have fun at TPF this weekend and all other pinsideders; out and about at TPF.
Have a great time.

1 month later
#12308 4 months ago
Quoted from Pecos:

I did not take money out of my Credit Union and I did not make the hot drive to Tempe.

It reads like
Dr. Seuss!

#12338 4 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:


I think the games are left outside.

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#12396 4 months ago
Quoted from Pecos:

Condition: Cabinet has been painted a weird color of red and something else has been done to the backbox?? OP: "Vintage 1965 Pinball Machine - works great."

Failed Disneyland wood grain Formica look.

2 months later
#12985 63 days ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I think most folks who regularly repair games have a few sitting in the repair queue waiting for the right time and/or parts to come along. Sometimes I'll polish off 2 or 3 pretty quickly when they're a similar era/boardset. Other times, when a game needs more work, research, or parts hunting, it might sit for a few months or longer depending on what state it was in when I found it.
Though I finally started to weed out some of the project games I'm less interested in, just don't have time for, or have been taking up too much space. I was buying them faster than I could fix them for a while. The thrill of the chase was part of the fun.
I just finally finished a parts machine that had been sitting idle for 2 years

Been their... and still doing that.

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#13124 54 days ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Miss mine.

I have a sad story on one that I fixed...
It made me cry.

#13130 54 days ago

Long story short... Back in the days of cheap pinballs...
A Game Plan Sharp Shooter came in... It was a mess... Got all the parts to fix the game...
New flipper parts... Coils...new plastic set, Etc, etc, etc. Got the game
all bright and shiny... With supper strong flippers... I did some redesigns of the hardware.
I just got it done and ready for the show room floor, when a panicked "D.A." comes in.
I NEED FLIPPERS NOW!!!!! He looked at the game I had just finished,
(mind you, I have spent several weeks to complete). PERFECT!
Wire cutters ... chop , chop ,chop... unscrew, unscrew,unscrew...
He was gone.
The sad Sharp Shooter sat in the back of the shop for several months, no flippers, nobody
wanted a jacked up game with no flippers... so in the dumpster it went.
All that work for nothing. It just broke me.

#13132 54 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Yikes!! So much going on there!
Are you going to try to get that project?

The game is in landfill 32/33 years ago.

#13135 53 days ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Why would you throw it away with only the flippers gone?

I did not throw it away ...
The people that owned the business threw it away, along with an Atari Middle Earth.
Again, this was a time when nobody wanted "old washed up pinballs"
It was always the new "what made money in the coin box" pinballs that dominated
the field at the time.
Back in those days I was able to buy pinballs for $150.00 dollars or so.
Like three broken Black Holes for a total cost of $400.00 dollars.
Hunted House... The guy did not want pay for the estimated cost for the repairs:
Cost to me, FREE.
Keeney Go Cart pinball... Free, out on the lawn at some guys house.
Etc, etc, etc.
Those were the days.

#13240 48 days ago
Quoted from rkahr:

Shield your eyes...
Unidentifiable games (classic Bally board sets I think) in this CL ad for $50: smd.craigslist.org link
-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V Video Sync Combiner kit

The playfield is Mr.& Mrs. Pac-man

#13372 42 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

You live in Texas...I’m surprised that you’re having trouble finding big guns....

It's also a title of a porno.

#13389 41 days ago
Quoted from dc2010:

bluespin : If you hadn't posted the estate notice , I wouldn't have known about it
This machine was owned by it's second owners since 1990, and has been folded up in climate control for 15 yrs, it's serial number is 8005 out 12001 so it spent nearly all it's life in a private collection, the cab is vibrant, there isn't and grime or dirt other than dust ANYWHERE!
Playfield, wiring, coils, and boards look brand new , I have never seen a pin bot this nice
Also I successfully negotiated the seller down 35% 15mins into the first day, I got it for 650!
As I was leaving, the seller stopped my car, asked for my cell for future finds
So this Gem wouldn't have been possible without what you do thank you!

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#13914 12 days ago
Quoted from NicoVolta:

Cool art and sounds, just didn't come together. Poor Bally. The wheels were really coming off in 1982... but, oh, what a ride it was.

Yea... Vector needed more brain power that was not available at the time...

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#14131 4 days ago

I'll buy that for a dollar.
( Robocop )

#14154 2 days ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Mata Hari
Flipper Pool
Johnny Mnemonic
#skee ball
One machine I cant identify- bluespin ???

I see a Bally Viking.

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