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Show off your rare/prototype pinball stuff....


By Dayhuff

5 years ago



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#1051 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

That's pretty sweet and certainly something you don't see everyday in this hobby.

An original idea?

#1052 2 years ago

LOL........good one.

John

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#1053 2 years ago

This is my Mac attack.

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#1054 2 years ago

20' Bowl-A-Rama with extra 4' extension.

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#1055 2 years ago

So jealous, I want one but no room.

#1056 2 years ago

Very cool hand painted TBL bowling ball pinball used on one of the prototype games!

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#1057 2 years ago

The funny thing is for a bit more then an MBA you could get all the parts for a REAL bowling lane.

#1058 2 years ago

I have a 1/100 dr. Dude wpc prototype. I put a nos playfield in that i cleared. Game is immaculate now. Just wish it was more desirable!

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#1059 2 years ago
Quoted from Sikarkades:

I have a 1/100 dr. Dude wpc prototype. I put a nos playfield in that i cleared. Game is immaculate now. Just wish it was more desirable!

Do you have photos of the boards? I'd be interested to see what the backbox looks like.

#1060 2 years ago
Quoted from Sikarkades:

I have a 1/100 dr. Dude wpc prototype. I put a nos playfield in that i cleared. Game is immaculate now. Just wish it was more desirable!

Nice! Thx for sharing. Love the dude!

#1061 2 years ago

I will be taking some this week, they look like a normal set of wpc boards. Has different apron and ramps that I’ve noticed.

#1062 2 years ago

Not sure if these count as rare, but pulled these tokens out of a game. German and marked with Bally. I think they are pretty cool and will probably use them as key fobs for my games.

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#1063 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

Not sure if these count as rare, but pulled these tokens out of a game. German and marked with Bally. I think they are pretty cool and will probably use them as key fobs for my games.

Were they in a pin or a Bally WULFF wall-mount slot machine?

#1064 2 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Were they in a pin or a Bally WULFF wall-mount slot machine?

In a pin (scattered in the cab and coin box). Didn't know that WULFF was a slot machine. They have/had slots in Germany? WULFF looks like an electronics entertainment company there: https://www.ballywulff.de/ If I recall, I got these from a Baywatch reimport, so something from the mid '90s.

#1065 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

In a pin (scattered in the cab and coin box). Didn't know that WULFF was a slot machine. They have/had slots in Germany? WULFF looks like an electronics entertainment company there: https://www.ballywulff.de/ If I recall, I got these from a Baywatch reimport, so something from the mid '90s.

Bally WULFF makes their own wall-mounted slot machines and they distribute many brands of amusement and gaming machines.

#1066 2 years ago

This rug came with my Addams. No idea who made it. It's thin and has an anti slip coating on the back.

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#1067 2 years ago
Quoted from gorgar007:

This rug came with my Addams. No idea who made it. It's thin and has an anti slip coating on the back.

Damn it i have been looking for one of those for YEARS.

#1068 2 years ago

Somebody on RGP (back years ago) was making those floor mats until they got shut down. Research it in the archives and you can read the entire story.

John

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#1069 2 years ago

Uncut set of original Mata Hari plastics. Signed by Dave Christensen and framed. Cool to see how these were laid out prior to cutting....

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#1070 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Somebody on RGP (back years ago) was making those floor mats until they got shut down. Research it in the archives and you can read the entire story.
John

I know a guy in my area who has a whole bunch of them... very cool. I’ve tried the $5 Chinese ones on Amazon.. you get what you pay for...

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#1071 2 years ago

Unpacking & displaying some of my storage stuf, there is more

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#1072 2 years ago

Wow there was a clash of the titans game!

#1073 2 years ago

Wow rvdv what a collection! Thanks for sharing

#1074 2 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Unpacking & displaying some of my storage stuf, there is more

WOW VERY nice collection, I can just imagine them all lit up in Swap Boxes.

#1075 2 years ago

Great glass collection!

#1076 2 years ago

Couple more just taken out

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#1077 2 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Couple more just taken out

Looks like Sting? Some nice backglasses. The one I recall is Miss World Captian Neo had at Expo a couple years back. Locomotion sounds familiar. Were theze Zacaria games?

#1078 2 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Looks like Sting?

Yep. The people in the "Horror" backglass were stolen from the "Dune" movie, including Sting.
Looks like those are from a variety of small European manufacturers.
Really cool!

#1079 2 years ago
Quoted from chad:

Looks like Sting? Some nice backglasses. The one I recall is Miss World Captian Neo had at Expo a couple years back. Locomotion sounds familiar. Were theze Zacaria games?

Locomotion & horror we’re Zaccaria games

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#1080 2 years ago

Eric M sent me a signed Pirates mini playfield and a Pirates translite signed by everyone on the design team. Not only is it a Pirates translite, but in the nice letter he included he said it was literally the very first ever Pirates translite...it was his engineering sample and he breaks down each signature on the translite letting me know who each one is and what their role was in the game's development. It's being framed now and will take a place of honor on the game room wall.

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#1081 2 years ago

Holy crap rvdv, I swear you have some backglasses that aren't even listed in ipdb for ultra-obscure Euro pins(all that are pretty awesome in their own regard).

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#1082 2 years ago

Original concept artwork. They are unsigned, but I believe these were for Striker Xtreme and done by Kevin O’Connor. I have not been at a show where he was at to confirm...one of these days....

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#1083 2 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Couple more just taken out

Don't forget, our state has a big shaker motor underground. You've gotta secure those things somehow. (Not that I've done a good job of securing ours...)

#1084 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

In a pin (scattered in the cab and coin box). Didn't know that WULFF was a slot machine. They have/had slots in Germany? WULFF looks like an electronics entertainment company there: https://www.ballywulff.de/ If I recall, I got these from a Baywatch reimport, so something from the mid '90s.

Bally-Wulff is a totally different company. And is not related to Bally(pinball) wich I never understood because they share kind of the same logo. But different story...
Here is a game I used to own.
Seems like your tokens are related to any Fun-Amusement game(wich my game wasn't)

Greetings from Germany
Max

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#1085 2 years ago
Quoted from Midway-Man:

Bally-Wulff is a totally different company.

I thought they were a German subsidiary of Bally until the Williams take over in the 90's.

#1086 2 years ago

They were part of Bally Manufacturing Corporation from the Acquisition of Guenter Wulff Apparatebau in 1972 until Bally Gaming International (slots & German wall machines) was spun off in the early 1990's. Eventually, Bally Wulff was spun off from Bally Gaming in the 2000's with the Bally name being licensed for use with the name Wulff at no charge into perpetuity.

Thus, not directly related to the Williams aquisition of Bally Pinball.

Nice Eurotech machine there. The newest I have are Technik 2000's.

#1087 2 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

They were part of Bally Manufacturing Corporation from the Aquisition of Gunter Wulff Apprebau in the late 1960's until Bally Gaming International (slots & German wall machines) was spun off in the early 1990's. Eventually, Bally Wulff was spun off from Bally Gaming in the 2000's with the Bally name being licensed for use with the name Wulff at no charge into pepetuity.
Thus, not directly related to the Williams aquisition of Bally Pinball.
Nice Eurotech machine there. The newest I have are Technik 2000's.

You need to write a book
I would buy it...

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#1088 2 years ago

Here is a one-of-a-kind workup for "Mousin' Around" translight. It features gold cheeses instead of the production yellow ones. I have it because my name is buried in the artwork. The second item is the original layout for the never produced "BMX" flyer.

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#1089 2 years ago

While I'm on a roll, here is the original artwork for the never produced Bally "Spectrum" flyer.

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#1090 2 years ago
Quoted from LesManley:

It's being framed now and will take a place of honor on the game room wall.

Whoa! Get that to Jack to sign as well...

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#1091 2 years ago

Just acquired this backglass. It's broken into two pieces but still cool and could be fixed. It's for a conversion from Humpty Dumpty to Crown Jewels.

John

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#1092 2 years ago

Here's something I completely forgot about and it's hanging in front of me everyday. The Bally emblem from my old service truck from the late 80's. I took it off the passenger door when I got a new truck and framed it here in my game room. Glad I kept it.

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#1093 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinthetic:

Here's something I completely forgot about and it's hanging in front of me everyday. The Bally emblem from my old service truck from the late 80's. I took it off the passenger door when I got a new truck and framed it here in my game room. Glad I kept it.

That's awesome!

#1094 2 years ago

Anybody know anything about this manufacturer? I think it's supposed to dispense gumball's or maybe bouncy balls?

John

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#1095 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Anybody know anything about this manufacturer? I think it's supposed to dispense gumball's or maybe bouncy balls?
John

My buddy at work lives in Butler and has done a ton of historical research. The only thing he knew about it was it was built after 1963, because that is when they started using zip codes

#1096 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Anybody know anything about this manufacturer? I think it's supposed to dispense gumball's or maybe bouncy balls?
John

hmmm....http://www.nytimes.com/1976/02/04/archives/metropolitan-briefs-man-guilty-in-shelton-firebombing-award-against.html

#1097 2 years ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

hmmm....http://www.nytimes.com/1976/02/04/archives/metropolitan-briefs-man-guilty-in-shelton-firebombing-award-against.html

Probably sold the machines direct to an unscrupulous route operator (Believe it or not; there were a few.... thousand of them) instead of a Distributor. The op probably didn't pay for the machines so the brothers may have went to "collect".

#1098 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Anybody know anything about this manufacturer? I think it's supposed to dispense gumball's or maybe bouncy balls?
John

There is an ad for the game and one other (with photos) in the Dec. 17, 1966 issue of Billboard, page 61. Upper left corner, under the company name 'Betco'.
Just an early version of gumball games.

Here's a link to the Billboard archives: http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Billboard-Magazine.htm

#1099 2 years ago

He was arrested for illegal gambling in 1974, and then followed it up with conspiracy in a firebombing

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#1100 2 years ago

"There is an ad for the game and one other (with photos) in the Dec. 17, 1966 issue of Billboard, page 61. Upper left corner, under the company name 'Betco'.
Just an early version of gumball games."

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