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Rarest game you own?


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#401 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

How do they play? I've heard Empire is a pretty weak player. Do the standard bodies play different from the widebodies?

The wide bodies do seem to play slower than the first two. Howzat and Shark are nice pins to play for their time.
Emp is very much like space invaders layout and a lot of people don't like it. It's my partners favourite machine as she used to own a spacies.
F j Holden and howzat play the c'mon Aussie c'mon tune at the end of game, pretty nostalgic for an Aussie pin.

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#402 3 years ago

We have a very rare minion pinball, only 1 excists!

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#403 2 years ago

My new rarest game,
1934 Jennings "Sportsman" pay-out pinball

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#404 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

My new rarest game,
1934 Jennings "Sportsman" pay-out pinball

was this pin used in the TV show Timeless? As it looks like the same game.

#405 2 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

was this pin used in the TV show Timeless? As it looks like the same game.

I'd doubt it, but I've only owned it for a couple days now.
Do you remember which episode it was on? I'd like to check it out and see.

#406 2 years ago

Early Pinball Magic, stainless side rails/lockdown bar. Soundboard is different, need to check the other boards for differences. Soundboard has 1 plug which is wired up differently.

Early dp radical, proto wiring for switches, proto ramp.

By production waiting on my mystery castle.

#407 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

I'd doubt it, but I've only owned it for a couple days now.
Do you remember which episode it was on? I'd like to check it out and see.

The "Pilot Episode" involving the Hindenburg. There is a bar scene were a supporting cast member is playing it. The exterior of your game looks very similar. Fluting, inlay, large arm on the right, green playfield.

#408 2 years ago

I have Pro Pool by Gottlieb, only 800 made

#409 2 years ago

Cirqus Voltaire sample. About 200 made.

#410 2 years ago

I guess Rob Zombie will technically be the rarest game I own now with the 300 cap on production,Seems odd being the newest game I own also but no complaints here!

#411 2 years ago

Batman Dark Knight Costco version with 48 made

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#412 2 years ago
Quoted from Big70:

Batman Dark Knight Costco version with 48 made

Looks like bm66

#413 2 years ago

cosmic gunfight by cool factor, but airborne avenger by the numbers.

#414 2 years ago
Quoted from Big70:

Batman Dark Knight Costco version with 48 made

I gotta know....how much was that new?

#415 2 years ago

I'm not sure. I got it from a family in San Antonio, one of the cities of the 9 test costcos I think it was.

#416 2 years ago

I have one of the 22 WOZLE Rescue Editions, available only to Australians. And mine is number 22 of 22

Suppose it's not that rare given there are at least 1,000 WOZLEs out there, but it's the rarest I've got

#417 2 years ago

Big Bang Bar - great to look at in terms of artwork, but not much to the gameplay itself.

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#418 2 years ago

Well several months have gone by and I have yet to come up with a decent cabinet and head for my Gottlieb "Touchdown".
Being only 711 that were produced, I guess that explains why my search has been unsuccessful so far.
Is it fair to say it's "rare"?

#419 2 years ago
Quoted from pinsanity:

Big Bang Bar - great to look at in terms of artwork, but not much to the gameplay itself.

dsuperbee fixed my pop bumpers and it changed the whole game. #91

Does Punchy count? Ok, probably not.

Mystery Castle. Some Ems. Not Vic Camp quality. Just sayin...(Levi).

#420 2 years ago
Quoted from Chambo:

I have one of the 22 WOZLE Rescue Editions, available only to Australians. And mine is number 22 of 22
Suppose it's not that rare given there are at least 1,000 WOZLEs out there, but it's the rarest I've got

Had a WOZLE. # 420. No not that. jjp hooked us up cause it was my wife's birthdate. Sold it to a buddy when we needed some money....

#421 2 years ago
Quoted from pinpoor:

dsuperbee fixed my pop bumpers and it changed the whole game. #91
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Sounds interesting. Can you elaborate?

I haven't done anything to mine apart from swapping out the flipper/slingshot rubbers and new balls.

#422 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Looks like bm66

My exact thoughts.............. As for price 3299.00

#423 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Well several months have gone by and I have yet to come up with a decent cabinet and head for my Gottlieb "Touchdown".
Being only 711 that were produced, I guess that explains why my search has been unsuccessful so far.
Is it fair to say it's "rare"?

I tried looking for one that I owned a while back, but was unsuccessful. If you want a replacement, you're probably going to have to build your own.

#424 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Well several months have gone by and I have yet to come up with a decent cabinet and head for my Gottlieb "Touchdown".
Being only 711 that were produced, I guess that explains why my search has been unsuccessful so far.
Is it fair to say it's "rare"?

Do you have the old cab? VPCabs can make another cab with the old one as a pattern. They'll even pay for shipping of the old cab.

#425 2 years ago

On rarest machines, I have some where 200 or less were produced, but for the
lowest amount (at least as far as one of the top known manufacturers goes), I'd have to
put these in the top 3, with the Bally "All the Way" probably being the rarest..
I'm still interested in knowing if all "Flipper woodrails" were Sample machines.
Once I know this, I'd have a couple other questions about that machine that would interest me..
Since I have a pic loaded, I'll add a 4th machine, the Jumbo (7' version), Ten Strike, but
my guess would be that it's a distance 4th.. (T)

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#426 2 years ago

My rarest has to be this '77 Stern disco..1 of 815 made. She's in pretty good shape, and plays quick for an em game..

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#427 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

On rarest machines, I have some where 200 or less were produced, but for the
lowest amount (at least as far as one of the top known manufacturers goes), I'd have to
put these in the top 3, with the Bally "All the Way" probably being the rarest..
I'm still interested in knowing if all "Flipper woodrails" were Sample machines.
Once I know this, I'd have a couple other questions about that machine that would interest me..
Since I have a pic loaded, I'll add a 4th machine, the Jumbo (7' version), Ten Strike, but
my guess would be that it's a distance 4th.. (T)

what is that car one and how does it work?

#428 2 years ago

My rarest is probably an Eros One cocktail machine.

#429 2 years ago

68 bally .. op pop pop .. my 1st pin..

#430 2 years ago
Quoted from Milltown:

68 bally .. op pop pop .. my 1st pin..

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#431 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Do you have the old cab? VPCabs can make another cab with the old one as a pattern. They'll even pay for shipping of the old cab.

Yes I have the old cab.
I was hoping not to have to go that route. I have an "Alien Star" with the same exact cab and it needs replaced too.
They both have an odd-ball sized head on them.
I'm trying not to have a fortune in these machines but I guess it all depends on how bad I want to get them fixed up nice again.
......Very poor choice of wood material that Gottlieb used on them, and exposing them to moisture was a mistake too.
Anyone know of a Gottlieb Touchdown and/or Alien Star that someone's willing to part with I'd be interested in them.

#432 2 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

what is that car one and how does it work?

The one with the cars is "Time Trials" by Southland Engineering which is a sister machine to Southland"s
Speedway which was produced a few months later. It appears that Time Trials (or at least the one that I have),
has a little different rule set than Speedway. The game is a 20 lap race. You need to turn the steering wheels
accurately with the curves on the track then bring them back for the straight aways for the car to travel its
fastest. The more your timing is off with the steering wheels, the slower the car travels. If your dead on with the
wheel, the car never slows up, but for 20 laps, that would probably be an impossible feat. When playing single,
you're racing against the machine, and the machine makes no mistakes so you can pretty much figure you'll
be coming in 2nd..
I went through this machine last Winter and there's a flaw where the track stays 100% energized regardless
what positions the steering wheels are in. All wiring and solder joints look factory so I didn't want to break into
the wiring without schematics. After searching literally World Wide, I could only come up with a Speedway Schematics
which I know Speedway is a little different from what my Time Trials instruction card states. I found like 5
different Time Trials with only one other being in the U.S. at PBHF, and they need a schematic also.
I'd like to see what another Time Trials instruction card reads to see if it's rule set is like mine, or like Speedway's.
I remember last Winter I got to know the functioning of this machine pretty well, and I think there's a good chance
this machine was released with this error. I'm hoping to dig back into it latter this Winter. If anyone may possibly
have any knowledge about Time Trials, of course I have interest in hearing..
Here's another machine that's not seen often. It's relative is both Raceway and Flying Turns, but it's closer to
Raceway. The difference with Champ, if you get so many labs on the same ball, after draining, you "Shoot Again".
BTW- Time Trials is the only machine I have set up that doesn't play 100%. After wrapped and sitting for 4 years,
I didn't want to put it back in storage. I'll eventually get it working the way it was meant to be.. (T)

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#433 2 years ago

I dig that machine!

#434 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

I dig that machine!

Is this Jon with the two Majorettes? If so, how about seeing some pics of the
S (sample) machine.. (T)

#435 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Is this Jon with the two Majorettes? If so, how about seeing some pics of the
S (sample) machine.. (T)

Nope, wrong Jon

#436 2 years ago

Soon to be Williams Ski Club at 550 made. Just need to pick it up.

#437 2 years ago

My rarest game is my 1960 Williams Nags. Don't know that I've seen a good production estimate but I'm sure there aren't a ton of them left....

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#438 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

ince I have a pic loaded, I'll add a 4th machine, the Jumbo (7' version), Ten Strike, but
my guess would be that it's a distance 4th.. (T)

Great collection of arcade games!

#439 2 years ago
Quoted from ejacques:

Soon to be Williams Ski Club at 550 made. Just need to pick it up.

Back when I was still relatively new to collecting, I remember I had a chance to pick up a pretty nice Ski Club for cheap ($150.00)
Made a mistake by not doing so. I now know a few collectors looking for that title.. (T)

#440 2 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

Great collection of arcade games!

Thank You, and as you must know, your Nags is a heavily wanted machine. #1
60s rated pin.
Just today I clicked on this thread and every pic posted I really enjoyed checking out.. (T)

#441 2 years ago

Rarest would now be Mystery Castle or Pistol Poker. Depends on which you believe is the lowest production.

#442 2 years ago
Quoted from Milltown:

68 bally .. op pop pop .. my 1st pin..

Long live Ted Zale "zipper flipper" title machines.
One of only 30 pinball games to use the feature.
He designed 19 out of 30 of the total games.

Another nod to Christian Marche as the primary artist as well.

#443 2 years ago
Quoted from heatwave:

My rarest game is my 1960 Williams Nags. Don't know that I've seen a good production estimate but I'm sure there aren't a ton of them left....

nags is my favorite woodrail. I've seen it in about 4 different collections. I think they made a ton of them. That one looks fantastic condition.

#444 2 years ago

Rarest I own is an Italian Nordamaotic Pinball Champion! Fun Game.

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#445 2 years ago
Quoted from bronco-jon:

Yes I have the old cab.
I was hoping not to have to go that route. I have an "Alien Star" with the same exact cab and it needs replaced too.
They both have an odd-ball sized head on them.
I'm trying not to have a fortune in these machines but I guess it all depends on how bad I want to get them fixed up nice again.
......Very poor choice of wood material that Gottlieb used on them, and exposing them to moisture was a mistake too.
Anyone know of a Gottlieb Touchdown and/or Alien Star that someone's willing to part with I'd be interested in them.

I know what you mean. I have a Bally City Slicker where the cab was formed from sawdust. I thought about making the cab myself but I think VP Cabs can do a better job at a reasonable price. I'm planning to have them do that this year.

#446 2 years ago
Quoted from gentrsa:

Rarest I own is an Italian Nordamaotic Pinball Champion! Fun Game.

Wow that messes with my head... I own a Top Score and the differences are interesting. Post a video of the gameplay if you can. Would be interesting to see how the flow differs from the Gottlieb original.

#447 2 years ago
Quoted from pinsanity:

Sounds interesting. Can you elaborate?
I haven't done anything to mine apart from swapping out the flipper/slingshot rubbers and new balls.

I don't know nuthin about nuthin. Something to do with the "scoops".

dsuperbee is a Pinside addict. I'm sure he can chime in!

#448 2 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

and as you must know, your Nags is a heavily wanted machine. #1
60s rated pin.

I get a lot of comments on it. It is fun and guests (especially kids) gravitate toward it, but to be honest, when I'm down in my basement by myself, I usually play one of my mid-60's games (KOD, Sing Along, Heat Wave) instead. The game play on Nags seems to be much more 'lucky bounce' driven than on other games. However, it is very cool if you win the race in one ball and hear the knocker count off the 10 free games you won!

I had friend over during the holidays and when one of them was playing I witnessed a 'dead heat' where two horses tied for the win (with two 'winning hosses' being lit up). I should have taken a picture of it but had a few beers in me and forgot!

I actually posted on Pinside that I would be interested in a trade for a United Midget or Bally All-Star bowler (don't have room for a full-sized bowler). I see a lot of old pinballs here in the St Louis area (actually got my Nags off Craigslist) but hardly ever see old arcade games.

My 1967 World Cup Soccer game is semi-rare (908 made but unlike the countless # of baseball games made by Williams, United, CC, etc., Bally never made another soccer model).

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#449 2 years ago
Quoted from pinpoor:

I don't know nuthin about nuthin. Something to do with the "scoops".
dsuperbee is a Pinside addict. I'm sure he can chime in!

Not rare, but how about a Zizzle? Still NIB sitting out in my shed. Pirates, from Costco. I was broke, but needed a fix as any pin-addict does. Came into some monies and then bought dozens more of real pins, only to go broke again and having to sell most of them. I think some addicts can relate...

#450 2 years ago

1980 Stern Star Gazer with production run at 863 is the rarest game I own.

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