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

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#1151 3 years ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

Somebody tell me about this Barracora.

pretty fun game.

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#1152 3 years ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

More prototype backglasses not often seen by the public eye.
These are owned by an acquaintance who knows I specialize in backbox artwork.
The first backglass is "Spellbinder" planned sequel to Hyperball, never produced, just playfield and backglass.
The other two are the original Banzai Run backglasses whose primary colors were changed prior to actual production to better match the playfield artwork.
NFS
Pinball history is out there for those that want to learn.

I like the Artwork on Spell Binder.

#1153 3 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

pretty fun game.

I'm very familiar with Barracora.

What I'm not familiar with is one with yellow instead of blue in the cabinet artwork, per the pics I posted.

Richard

#1154 3 years ago
Quoted from someotherguy:

one with yellow instead of blue in the cabinet artwork

Ah, my bad.

#1155 3 years ago

Have a fireball prototype #15. Has black disk. Production had red. Not sure the other differences.

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#1156 3 years ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

Have a fireball prototype #15. Has black disk. Production had red. Not sure the other differences.

Nice. It's assembly line buddy #1014 is pictured on the IPDB.

#1157 3 years ago
Quoted from tatman9999:

Have a fireball prototype #15. Has black disk. Production had red. Not sure the other differences.

Nice, it looks mint.

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#1158 3 years ago

Got this promo Phurba mobile when I worked at the Bally/Williams distributor in Portland, Or back in 1995. Never have seen another one since.

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#1159 3 years ago

Proto screened art plastic covering saucer, haven’t seen another BTC with it, promo flyers don’t have it. Came from a proto BTC plastic set I got off ebay around 10 years ago

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#1160 3 years ago

Just discovered this thread today, went thru it from beginning to end, here are a few things I can contribute:

I bought this from Mike Pacak several years ago, it's the Alt prototype with the score windows in really weird places!!GL Alt Proto BG (resized).jpg

Pretty rare flyer for BK2K 20181003_051755 (resized).jpg

Poster from a Dave Christensen Pinball Art Exhibition in California 20181003_051739 (resized).jpg

Maybe not all rare plastics, but it's a one of a kind display!! 20181003_051720 (resized).jpg

Couple of cool bumper stickers 20181003_051850 (resized).jpg

BTTF backwards running clock, not actually a pinball item, but looks cool next to the game!! 20181003_052027 (resized).jpg

#1161 3 years ago

Proto tommy translite

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#1162 3 years ago

Just listed my Flipp Foto for sale

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#1163 3 years ago

It pops out an instant photo when you get a replay. COOL!!

https://www.flippermarkt.de/community/forum/threads/weiko-flipp-foto.69471/

#1164 3 years ago

Thanks for that link
Glad I can read German

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#1165 3 years ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

It pops out an instant photo when you get a replay. COOL!!

so... maybe that's where Jack got the idea from ???? edit: not really a selfie I suppose sorta like DI its a surprise shot

#1166 3 years ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

so... maybe that's where Jack got the idea from ???? edit: not really a selfie I suppose sorta like DI its a surprise shot

https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=3616

#1167 3 years ago

They “borrowed “ a lot of stuff from European manufacturers
One thing I haven’t seen copied yet is the Spinner that pops out for timed hit

#1168 3 years ago

the backglass artwork for flash dragon is reminiscent of michael moorcock's elric of melnibone

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#1169 3 years ago

Here's my Tales from the Crypt Sample and a framed, sign copy of a rare drawing from John Borg. It's got all the prototype variations listed below, except the protos also had alternate translite artwork. Attaching a picture of it here for reference, its blurry sorry for that its the only one I could find, as I don't have one on my game.

1. Die cast shooter head instead of plastic

2. Different insert names

-Lite Super Spin
-Grid A Ramp Complete
-Super Gravestone Marker
-Super Jackpot
-All the left ramp inserts except Jackpot
-Right ramp inserts- Lightning Ramp/Skeleton Mode
-Bottomless Pit
-Super Spin right orbital insert
-Spot a target/add time/add a ball restart

3. Apron Text Different
-Shoot Scoop to Collect Flashing
-Shoot Middle Spinner to Lite Ramp Values

4. Cabinet Color Dark Blue instead of Purple
5. Color hands on topper
6. Kill Shot shooter cover plastic

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#1170 3 years ago

Does the cabinet have flashers installed in the head? I have had and seen others with teal inserts in the head to light the topper, but never wired in.

#1171 3 years ago

This probably isn’t rare, but it made me happy. Just one of many pleasant surprises with the Laser Cue I bought last weekend.

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#1172 3 years ago

Two different versions of Future Queen

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#1173 2 years ago

Bumping this thread. This is a really cool Williams pewter picture frame promo from a trade show in 1995. Has some characters from the games in the frame surrounding it. Frames actually pretty heavy.

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#1174 2 years ago

I've bought a number of the handmade preproduction original paintings used to create the backglasses over the past few years. One of my favorites is Jack*Bot (attached).

I also run a facebook group for this type of material, ie collectors/appreciators of original artwork related to pinball, video games, etc. Its here if anyone wants to check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/502536466816380
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#1175 2 years ago

Picked this up a few months back to hang next to my Space Mission

It's the original blueprints for Space Mission and Space Odyssey
I have the blackbox prints too

Cool history

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#1176 2 years ago

Just picked up a prototype Truck Stop

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#1177 2 years ago
Quoted from GAP:

Just picked up a prototype Truck Stop[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Congrats . How many proto do you have? Seems it’s raining proto at your place.

#1178 2 years ago
Quoted from GAP:

Just picked up a prototype Truck Stop[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

How does it play? I had one for awhile and just couldn't get it dialed in, even with the 1" balls. The design is really neat with ramp combo possibilities but I could never get it right. The only other one I played on location was far worse than mine.

#1179 2 years ago
Quoted from GAP:

Just picked up a prototype Truck Stop[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Love my Truck Stop! Congrats on the pick-up. Completely went through mine. Stripped the mylar. Pulled all topside parts to clean and polish. Mine plays perfect and fast
Wondering what the differences between proto and standard are?

#1180 2 years ago
Quoted from MT45:

Love my Truck Stop! Congrats on the pick-up. Completely went through mine. Stripped the mylar. Pulled all topside parts to clean and polish. Mine plays perfect and fast
Wondering what the differences between proto and standard are?

I was wondering also, I noticed that the boards are different color, mine are green, the truck that has destination station is different, mine is yellow and the upper flippers are different, mine are blue.
Also the outlines “special” is different

#1181 2 years ago
Quoted from Shredso:

How does it play? I had one for awhile and just couldn't get it dialed in, even with the 1" balls. The design is really neat with ramp combo possibilities but I could never get it right. The only other one I played on location was far worse than mine.

1" balls? I've played truckstop a few times at shows, and never realized the balls were smaller than standard 1 1/16". Of course, I never had the glass off, and that 1/16" is hard to perceive...

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#1182 2 years ago

Picked up this rare nos playfield

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#1183 2 years ago
Quoted from Grandnational007:

1" balls? I've played truckstop a few times at shows, and never realized the balls were smaller than standard 1 1/16". Of course, I never had the glass off, and that 1/16" is hard to perceive...

I don't recall where I saw this first, but a quick Google search confirms at least some people are using them.

https://rec.games.pinball.narkive.com/Ni2I1XRW/bally-truck-stop-ball-size
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/bally-truck-stop-referb
https://www.flippers.be/basics/101_pinballs.html

The smaller ball makes a big difference.

#1184 2 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Picked up this rare nos playfield[quoted image]

What game is it?

#1186 2 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Picked up this rare nos playfield[quoted image]

Very nice find !!
I had two of these games and both could have used a NOS playfield

Cool game!

#1187 2 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Very nice find !!
I had two of these games and both could have used a NOS playfield
Cool game!

If you know anyone who needs one let me know.
I'm just hanging it on the wall.

#1188 2 years ago

I think there's a small shop in Halifax that could potentially want to borrow it for a short time.

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#1189 2 years ago

Bumping this thread up a bit. Here’s something that I came across recently that I had forgotten about. Williams promo hat for Police Force. Not sure how rare it is but I have not seen anybody talk about it in a long time lol....

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#1190 2 years ago

Here's a SS promo shirt for sale, seller said it's XL
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/339763233364328/?ref=messenger_banner

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#1191 2 years ago

I picked up one that I never thought I'd get.

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#1192 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

I picked up one that I never thought I'd get.[quoted image]

WOW!!! from the one pic the condition is great! What's the story on this or can you tell?

#1193 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

I picked up one that I never thought I'd get.[quoted image]

Oh SNAP! A mustang!!! nice pickup.....oh, you probably meant the Krull. Yeah, I guess that's OK too. LOL

Looks really nice from that pic. there are still things out there. Sometimes the stars just align. Congrats on the rare one there!

Chris

#1194 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

I picked up one that I never thought I'd get.[quoted image]

Is that one of the ones that Chris at HEP restored? Congrats on the rare find.

#1195 2 years ago
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#1196 2 years ago
Quoted from GSones:

Is that one of the ones that Chris at HEP restored? Congrats on the rare find.

Correct, it is a HEP restored Krull. The previous owner sent it to HEP to be restored a few years ago. But never set it up until two weeks ago when he set it up to take pictures for me.

#1197 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

Correct, it is a HEP restored Krull. The previous owner sent it to HEP to be restored a few years ago. But never set it up until two weeks ago when he set it up to take pictures for me.

How many has Chris done? I owned one for a short while, too. It was one someone else commissioned for Chris to do and I bought it as part of a package deal and sold it as part of another package deal not too long later.

--Donnie

#1198 2 years ago
Quoted from djb_rh:

How many has Chris done? I owned one for a short while, too. It was one someone else commissioned for Chris to do and I bought it as part of a package deal and sold it as part of another package deal not too long later.
--Donnie

Mind is blown how one of the most rare and elusive machines is bought and sold as part of a 'package deal.' I can only imagine the emails or encounter ... 'I'll take the Krull, Joust, and hmm... let's throw in the King Kong as well.'

#1199 2 years ago

The list of games with that Krull is killer for sure.....

#1200 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

Correct, it is a HEP restored Krull. The previous owner sent it to HEP to be restored a few years ago. But never set it up until two weeks ago when he set it up to take pictures for me.

I saw yours at HEP when I was picking up my Bally Playboy back in July 2013. As best I can recall it wasn't quite finished yet when I was there but it looked really sweet. The lower playfield with the reducing lens was very unique.

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