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RARE!! Professional pinball, what's it worth?


By Mitch

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Looking for a value on a conversion game called
    Professional.
    It's a converted BOPP with a painted cab, custom backglass, decals over the plastics and playfeild.

    Currently untested.

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    #2 1 year ago

    OMG best pinball backglass ever. Even better than Pinball Champ 84

    #3 1 year ago

    as is or fixed up ?

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from luch:

    as is or fixed up ?

    Probably as is, would deliver to allentown if interest.

    #5 1 year ago

    Wtf this is a real game? With the name I thought it was gonna be a Craigslist ad parody!!

    Backglass is amazing, but wtf is that weird wannabe-Seawitch layout going on??

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Wtf this is a real game? With the name I thought it was gonna be a Craigslist ad parody!!
    Backglass is amazing, but wtf is that weird wannabe-Seawitch layout going on??

    Thats a normal Bobby orr power play layout I'm pretty sure. It is a converted BOPP

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    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    but wtf is that weird wannabe-Seawitch layout

    It’s a re-theme of Bobby Orr’s power-play

    #8 1 year ago

    BOPP go for about 1.5 - 2k US , so this i would ask around 1K US

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Thats a normal Bobby orr power play layout I'm pretty sure. It is a converted BOPP
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    Oops, I feel like a total fool! I’ve never played Power Play before.

    That’s very neat, forceflow robin can we get these conversions added to the game database or is there a rule against adding conversion kits? All 5 conversion kits are listed on IPDB

    #10 1 year ago

    More pics of the backglass. Hard to photograph as there is alot of mirroring.

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    #11 1 year ago

    Sadly , the game would be worth more if left as a BOPP. I may be interested if the price is right with leeway to convert back.

    #12 1 year ago

    I love the conversion. I’d give you $1000 all day in New England.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    Sadly , the game would be worth more if left as a BOPP. I may be interested if the price is right with leeway to convert back.

    I have a populated bopp playfeild that I could include with the game. It's in good shape.

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from luch:

    BOPP go for about 1.5 - 2k US , so this i would ask around 1K US

    LOL... But it's not a BOPP. It's a crap retheme... Maybe $200 if it works, to leave room to convert back into a BOPP.
    (And personally wouldn't give more than $800 these days for a working players BOPP)

    #15 1 year ago

    guy above you just offered 1,000 , so now we know what someone will pay

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from Timerider:

    personally wouldn't give more than $800 these days for a working players BOPP

    So to you a BOPP is worth less then a em?

    Dont think your opinion matters then, unless you have some games you want to sell me at prices from 15 years ago.

    #17 1 year ago

    there was a story , If i remember from the ad when it was for sale , about these games being rethemed for some tournament and then given away as prizes .

    #19 1 year ago

    https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?searchtype=advanced&mfgid=549

    Here is a link to all the conversion kits they made. It was a company out of Toronto.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    I have a populated bopp playfeild that I could include with the game. It's in good shape.

    send me a pm with some numbers and lets see if it stays in Canada

    #21 1 year ago

    A working one was on Craigslist in Kentucky about 6 months ago for $1500.

    #22 1 year ago

    Man. Tough crowd. I’d rather take this retheme over a power play any day. But I’m not a sports fan, and I think that backglass is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    Man. Tough crowd. I’d rather take this retheme over a power play any day. But I’m not a sports fan, and I think that backglass is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    I’d rather have the retheme too. Just saying

    #24 1 year ago

    Sadly its worth more in parts then an entire game, at least in this area.

    John

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:

    Sadly its worth more in parts then an entire game, at least in this area.
    John

    I’m surprised to hear this. I love classic Bally games, BOPP is a great one. But I could care less about the theme. It’s an interesting piece of history and hell for $1000 I’d gladly own one. OP, if you are coming to pintastic I’ll give you $1000 if the game works 100% and you shop it out. I’m dead serious.

    #26 1 year ago

    There were 5 different kits of this
    Too bad it’s not the evil knievel one so
    It had spinners at least

    Back glass is best part
    I got one on my wall

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    I’m surprised to hear this. I love classic Bally games, BOPP is a great one. But I could care less about the theme. It’s an interesting piece of history and hell for $1000 I’d gladly own one. OP, if you are coming to pintastic I’ll give you $1000 if the game works 100% and you shop it out. I’m dead serious.

    Ed if you really want this I can bring it back from Allentown.

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

    Ed if you really want this I can bring it back from Allentown.

    For sure. Make a offer as is. Dont really want to spend time setting it up.
    Have over 30 other projects.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    For sure. Make a offer as is. Dont really want to spend time setting it up.
    Have over 30 other projects.

    $500 as is. I might have to dump $300+ in alltek boards into it if it’s untested

    #30 1 year ago

    I see people saying retheme....

    I'm not sure that I would call a produced conversion kit and a retheme the same thing.

    Retheme is more of a home brew to me.

    Conversions have been produced/done by companies practically since pinball has been around (good and bad).

    <Cough cough> first williams machines

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    I see people saying retheme....
    I'm not sure that I would call a produced conversion kit and a retheme the same thing.
    Retheme is more of a home brew to me.
    Conversions have been produced/done by companies practically since pinball has been around (good and bad).
    &lt;Cough cough&gt; first williams machines

    That’s a good point. I did say re-theme of Bobby Orr’s power-play earlier but it is most certainly a conversion kit and not everything. I would definitely leave it as is. I’ve seen a lot of Bobby Orr but you don’t see this one often.

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from jmountjoy111:

    That’s a good point. I did say re-theme of Bobby Orr’s power-play earlier but it is most certainly a conversion kit and not everything. I would definitely leave it as is. I’ve seen a lot of Bobby Orr but you don’t see this one often.

    Wasn't picking on you specifically

    It was more an insignificant thought in my head.

    I agree, I think it would be cool to keep it together and just fix it up mechanically. Not a lot of conversions seem to stick around. If it's a fun player as BOPP, then it should still be a fun player like this!

    Besides! When I look at the backglass I can affirm that the Pro Pinball Player is ME!!

    #34 1 year ago

    Conversion kits are weird and cool and a real part of the history of arcades and (to a somewhat lesser extent) pinball. It would be a shame to turn this back into a Bobby Orr unless those games were really rare, which they’re not.

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    I’m surprised to hear this. I love classic Bally games, BOPP is a great one. But I could care less about the theme. It’s an interesting piece of history and hell for $1000 I’d gladly own one. OP, if you are coming to pintastic I’ll give you $1000 if the game works 100% and you shop it out. I’m dead serious.

    I’ll give ya $1010. Sorry Ed.

    #36 1 year ago

    What's it worth??? .... thousands!!!

    Well, only if you have the backglass I found. The girls in my glass think the Pro Pinball Player is super attractive!

    Good luck, Mitch!

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    #37 1 year ago

    The playfield ugly but love the backglass. Would be an amazing tournament game.

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from OTTOgd:

    What's it worth??? .... thousands!!!
    Well, only if you have the backglass I found. The girls in my glass think the Pro Pinball Player is super attractive!
    Good luck, Mitch!
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    I want that space duel backglass. Anyone know if it was ever made?

    #39 1 year ago

    Never seen a space dual. I'm assuming the company went under before it was made.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Never seen a space dual. I'm assuming the company went under before it was made.

    Atari also had an arcade game called Space Duel that was on its way out at this time so maybe that was a factor as well.

    #41 1 year ago

    Love the "L" brackets holding together the cabinet. Priceless!! or should I say Professional!!

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