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Sample TZ price check!


By Rdoyle1978

2 years ago



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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I think it would also have to depend on the buyer - some buyers (like myself) would willingly pay more for a sample or proto.
I'm positive there are collectors/players out there that wouldn't give a hootenanny wither the game they get is general production one or not..
However, I am impressed about how the price has increased on their own..

Yea im glad i got mine 3 years ago before prices took off like they have ....

#52 2 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Very true but overall condition plays a huge role in these older A title's.

Condition is always important...but understand that this is likely the only sample TZ for sale in the entire world right now.

A sample TZ is about as rare as a Big Bang Bar. More rare than a Cactus Canyon.

it is also a much better game and a much more loaded game than either. What do they sell for?

#53 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I think it would also have to depend on the buyer - some buyers (like myself) would willingly pay more for a sample or proto.
I'm positive there are collectors/players out there that wouldn't give a hootenanny wither the game they get is general production one or not..
However, I am impressed about how the price has increased on their own..

I agree with this! As a collector, I'd throw in extra for a prototype as long as it played as well as the original release, fade included...

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#54 2 years ago
Quoted from freakandgeek:

Condition is always important...but understand that this is likely the only sample TZ for sale in the entire world right now.
A sample TZ is about as rare as a Big Bang Bar. More rare than a Cactus Canyon.
it is also a much better game and a much more loaded game than either. What do they sell for?

Way different case as most people wont care which they own between a production one or early one. Its neat to have a early one but not alot of difference in gameplay especially bc u can buy many of the early production mods if u really want them.

#55 2 years ago

Question: Which had the red door lamp board? Sample or Proto....So confusing

#56 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Question: Which had the red door lamp board? Sample or Proto....So confusing

In summary, *Prototypes* had red boards.
At least, boards that were custom to the game. (In case a light board was re-used from another game, then that board would be green, since it was, well, re-used.)

#57 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

In summary, *Prototypes* had red boards.
At least, boards that were custom to the game. (In case a light board was re-used from another game, then that board would be green, since it was, well, re-used.)

Thanks Coyote, very informative as always

Another question: Aren't sample TZ's supposed to have the switches on the mini Playfield exposed? Thanks

#58 2 years ago

Good question. Honestly, I'm not sure!

This is why - as long as I can remember, my game has had the little rubber booties. But, that could just as easily be because I got extras and put them on at some point, and just don't remember because it was an unremarkable action. So, I would have to defer to what others have said- if they didn't come with them, then I can't say otherwise.

#59 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

Good question. Honestly, I'm not sure!
This is why - as long as I can remember, my game has had the little rubber booties. But, that could just as easily be because I got extras and put them on at some point, and just don't remember because it was an unremarkable action. So, I would have to defer to what others have said- if they didn't come with them, then I can't say otherwise.

I appreciate your help and input Coyote. Still cold in Harpers Ferry?

#60 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

I appreciate your help and input Coyote. Still cold in Harpers Ferry?

Yup! Warmed up nicely! Can't wait for York.

#61 2 years ago
Quoted from Coyote:

I think it would also have to depend on the buyer - some buyers (like myself) would willingly pay more for a sample or proto.
I'm positive there are collectors/players out there that wouldn't give a hootenanny wither the game they get is general production one or not..
However, I am impressed about how the price has increased on their own..

Definitely - I think these games that have differences such as the sample TZ are more suited to the pinball historian, so to speak. Is there another game with such big differences ?

#62 2 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Definitely - I think these games that have differences such as the sample TZ are more suited to the pinball historian, so to speak. Is there another game with such big differences ?

Junkyard, Indiana Jones, uhm.. Maybe CV, at least in the Proto stage. They're out there.

#63 2 years ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Is there another game with such big differences ?

Sega Viper. Production games were way different than the prototype.

LTG : )

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