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#1201 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

Only one.
That is it.

#1202 2 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

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.'

That's funny...because the package did include a Joust! No King Kong, though.

I've owned an original BBB, an IPB BBB, Krull, Joust, and MANY prototype Bally/WMS DMD games. Been super lucky, really. Still have a few protos, but finally just started keeping only games that *I* really like to play *and* that I feel comfortable working on. Should have kept the stupid Joust, but I didn't feel comfortable working on it so I decided to let it go. Was definitely not comfortable keeping the Krull working, and while I never actually played it, none of the games of that era appeal to me anyway, so it was another that was better to pass along. I originally intended on keeping the BBB, but at the end of the day I also didn't terribly enjoy playing it. I have proto SS and CFTBL machines and will be selling both of those for the same reason...just not games I *love* to play. They're good games, just not long term keepers for me.

--Donnie

#1203 2 years ago

Anybody interested in a mint Sega Golden Cue? Recently shopped. Asking $4000/bo/trade suggestions. Only 8 or so in the world according to IPDB.

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#1204 2 years ago

Not my game, but I took the photo. About as rare as it gets...

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#1205 2 years ago

Not pinball, but still rare, including the original schematic.

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#1206 2 years ago

“Elle” still looking hot ..

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#1207 2 years ago
Quoted from sbmania:

Anybody interested in a mint Sega Golden Cue? Recently shopped. Asking $4000/bo/trade suggestions. Only 8 or so in the world according to IPDB.

Id offer but you are too far to trade.

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#1208 2 years ago

I used to have a few interesting machines

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#1210 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

This game was commissioned by the person that I got it from for Chris to restore. And he actually never unwrapped it until a few weeks ago to take pictures to sell it to me.

that is crazy to me!

#1211 2 years ago
Quoted from dung:

Id offer but you are too far to trade.

There's always shipping. Although that's a pain I know!

#1212 2 years ago
Quoted from Tilt:

Not wanting to go against what your saying, , but this would not be the Krull that you played, unless you played it at Chris's when he finished it. This game was commissioned by the person that I got it from for Chris to restore. And he actually never unwrapped it until a few weeks ago to take pictures to sell it to me.

I have only done one Krull
It was for Donnie.
The person you bought this from did not send it here to be restored
I know this because I picked the game up in person in 2008 and completed the game in 2012 and Donnie paid the bill.
I don’t know if anyone ever unpacked it or played it after it was completed but I absolutely know who I did it for and where it initially came from.
From what I remember the chain of events was this
Bought game from Jeff R in 2008
Completed restoration for Donnie in 2012
Teekee somehow was then selling it around 2014(?)
Was bought by a guy named Derek from there hadn’t seen it until now.
The Derek guy did send a King Kong here direct to be restored so that may be his confusion.

#1213 2 years ago

I picked this up as part of a package deal. There were some amazing sweatshirts in there, but some I just didn’t enjoy wearing, so I sold them off over the years. This one definitely has some fade from being in a display case. Hoping HEP might be able to work his magic and restore it to better than new condition, but he said he was booked for years. Also, he said it was beyond his skills to make it bigger so I could fit in it, but I’m holding out hope that he’ll up his game.

Sorry, I’m just incredibly amazed and a bit jealous of these games! I love this thread.
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#1214 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I have only done one Krull
It was for Donnie.
The person you bought this from did not send it here to be restored
I know this because I picked the game up in person in 2008 and completed the game in 2012 and Donnie paid the bill.
I don’t know if anyone ever unpacked it or played it after it was completed but I absolutely know who I did it for and where it initially came from.
From what I remember the chain of events was this
Bought game from Jeff R in 2008
Completed restoration for Donnie in 2012
Teekee somehow was then selling it around 2014(?)
Was bought by a guy named Derek from there hadn’t seen it until now.
The Derek guy did send a King Kong here direct to be restored so that may be his confusion.

I'm curious, but...what is the most common /cheapest game you have ever been commissioned to do?

#1215 2 years ago
Quoted from lyonsden:

I picked this up as part of a package deal. There were some amazing sweatshirts in there, but some I just didn’t enjoy wearing, so I sold them off over the years. This one definitely has some fade from being in a display case. Hoping HEP might be able to work his magic and restore it to better than new condition, but he said he was booked for years. Also, he said it was beyond his skills to make it bigger so I could fit in it, but I’m holding out hope that he’ll up his game.
Sorry, I’m just incredibly amazed and a bit jealous of these games! I love this thread.
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Damn you, Eric.

Absolutely love the game and that shirt. Fantastic score, and I'm jealous.

#1216 2 years ago

I have what we(me and Jay from IPDB) think is a one-of-a-kind prototype...but since there were no records of it before I got it, it's hard to say for sure where it came from. It's a United Hawaii that was converted to a game called Magik Carpet, and we believe it was done by Nate Scheller, who made several conversions of flipperless games to flipper games in the late 40s early 50s that operators would buy to convert their now mostly useless flipperless games to exciting and NEW flipper titles.

If you search IPDB for this "manufacturer", you'll see that there are several titles they produced, most of which converted United games. We believe this one never made it out of the workshop and into production, since there's no record of it.

IPDB link: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5768

My pics: https://photos.app.goo.gl/8SbuqTBMb5hVPPeS8

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#1217 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I have only done one Krull
It was for Donnie.
The person you bought this from did not send it here to be restored
I know this because I picked the game up in person in 2008 and completed the game in 2012 and Donnie paid the bill.
I don’t know if anyone ever unpacked it or played it after it was completed but I absolutely know who I did it for and where it initially came from.
From what I remember the chain of events was this
Bought game from Jeff R in 2008
Completed restoration for Donnie in 2012
Teekee somehow was then selling it around 2014(?)
Was bought by a guy named Derek from there hadn’t seen it until now.
The Derek guy did send a King Kong here direct to be restored so that may be his confusion.

Teekee and a partner bought it, the BBB, and I think the Joust from me. I don't think I ever even set the Krull up.

--Donnie

#1218 2 years ago

ORIGINAL Capcom Kingpin keychain plastic

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#1219 2 years ago

Rat Race? Rat Race!

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#1220 2 years ago

Maybe an original barnfind water damaged MM for $800 on Craigslist?!?

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#1221 2 years ago

My HALF-proto Freedom. Cabinet is serial# 1136. Back box and glass are from much later, in the 4000's. Bought it as a barn find.

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#1222 2 years ago

Damn , we just don’t have enough barns here in NL.

#1223 2 years ago

Not sure on rarity but here are my-
1946 flipper less / nudger - “Big Hit”
1949 Williams “Star Series”
1956 Williams “Piccadilly “

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#1224 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinballmike217:

Maybe an original barnfind water damaged MM for $800 on Craigslist?!?[quoted image]

Want to double your money?

John

#1225 2 years ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Want to double your money?
John

Sure, wait for it............... fold it!

#1226 2 years ago

Damn, some of these one-of-a-kind games really just swap a ton of hands without in private don’t they???
Just kinda funny how the more elusive, high-end collector circle operates! I’d love one of those Baby Pac prototypes... talk about cool and completely different from production.

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#1227 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballmike217:

I used to have a few interesting machines[quoted image]

Curious question? Did you get the Game Plan Loch Ness Monster pinball from FabFan?

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#1228 1 year ago

Just picked up this very unusual Count Down a few days ago S/N 01007. I’m thinking it may be a Prototype or Engineering Sample due to the cabinet coloring and low S/N. I got the machine complete with original manual, paperwork and warranty certificate. Machine is in relatively decent shape but will need a new MPU and a couple displays to replace weak ones.

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#1229 1 year ago

Some old photos from Expo '98:

Playing for Keeps: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5924
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NOTE: Below are NSFW...

Stripper: no info on IPDB... could be only backglass I can't recall

This could be a retheme of Star Trek like
Wild Horse Saloon was? https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=4918

Perhaps Guy ???? (nametag in drawings pic) is on here or someone knows him and could resurrect the story?

#1230 1 year ago

Sega Golden Cue. One of about 10 or less!

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#1231 1 year ago
Quoted from sbmania:

Sega Golden Cue. One of about 10 or less!

The dude in the wifebeater lurking/leering in the corner is fantastic.

And this note from IPDB is perfect: "Kelly Packard was a cast member of Baywatch, and was reportedly chosen to be featured in this game because she looked good on the backglass and cabinet and would attract players; she appears to have no direct connection to pinball or billiards."

#1232 1 year ago
Quoted from sbmania:

Sega Golden Cue. One of about 10 or less![quoted image]

Cool game. Too bad it did not make it to production..

#1233 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Cool game. Too bad it did not make it to production..

It did. Stern Sharkey's Shootout.

The Sega Kelly Packard had the Golden Tee topper, they had planned tournaments at one time. Never did it.

And there is a lot more than ten around.

LTG : )

#1234 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Cool game. Too bad it did not make it to production..

Sans the "online" tournament aspect, the did in Sharkey's Shootout...

EDIT: Beat by LTG

#1235 1 year ago
Quoted from Blackjacker:

The dude in the wifebeater lurking/leering in the corner is fantastic.

That's the game designer Jon Norris.

#1236 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

It did. Stern Sharkey's Shootout.
The Sega Kelly Packard had the Golden Tee topper, they had planned tournaments at one time. Never did it.
And there is a lot more than ten around.
LTG : )

I know that version, I wanted the original to go through. Although I do prefer Jeanette Lee!!

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#1237 1 year ago

So, now that I have been able to light up the inserts, let me show off my new acquisition. Twilight Zone has always been 'my' game - I own the very same game that got me my first arcade job, and it has been in my personal care since 1996 when I secretly swapped another TZ out in its place. (Long, unrelated story.) When 9.4H was in betatest, check_switch_26 offered one of his Prototype TZ's up for sale. I really wanted it, but I was JUST out of college, and had too much debt, so my 'bid' was beat out by another tester. Recently, someone here on Pinside posted that they had an 'unsual' playfield that they wanted to restore and put into their game. I saw the pictures, and... couldn't let them do that.

Pictured below is - for lack of a better term - a pre-prototype Twilight Zone playfield. (maybe 'Marketing Sample' fits better?)
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As I understand it, in doing research over the last 25+ years, at the start of the design phase the team needed to get artwork done for the playfield so that the marketing images (flyers, PR releases, etc) could be taken and sent to the publisher. The team wasn't ready yet, so some things were thrown together and art was sent to the PF manufacturer. I believe 2 or 3 of these were made. One had prototype toys installed (clock, gumball, etc) and put into a cabinet for the flyer. That one had the 'Clock Millions' insert hand-drilled in. (You can see it in the flyer, it has NO artwork/text on it.) Either another, or the same, playfield was used for the PR photos.

This one had nothing installed on it, ever. So this was ordered and put into storage.

While it IS neat to look at, there is no point in looking at things (like the "Player Piano" award) and going, "I wonder what that did?", since at this stage, the game wasn't yet a game.

More pics and closeups can be found here: https://imgur.com/a/mZ2qmYB
Plan on getting the art touched up as best as possible, and getting the field clearcoated to save and protect this little piece of history.

#1238 1 year ago

Going through some boxes and forgot I even had this shirt. Nordman gave it to me years ago.

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#1239 1 year ago
Quoted from tiesmasc:

Some old photos from Expo '98:
Playing for Keeps: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5924
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Hi, yeah, I’m gonna want more info on this. LOL

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#1240 1 year ago

Bumping this thread up since it's my favorite one!
Who's got some cool stuff to show?

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#1241 1 year ago

Not sure if this fits the pinball classification but it’s one of the pieces we truly love in our collection. Plus it’s serial #001 of very few made. Never restored and still plays like new. Just fun stuff!

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#1242 1 year ago

Lady Death, Dino Turbo, and Space Rider Conversion kits from Geiger.

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#1243 1 year ago

Not really rare, but possibly.

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#1244 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Conversion kits

Do you have mpu board sets or chips that come with.
What games are they supposed to help convert (Ballys?)
Actually Dino Turbo looks like the PF is similar to WMS Firepower.
And looking closer Lady Death is probably a Mata Hari clone.

#1245 1 year ago

This is the prototype head decal design for Medieval Madness. I won this at the Seattle Pinball Show in and around 2010.

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#1246 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Do you have mpu board sets or chips that come with.
What games are they supposed to help convert (Ballys?)
Actually Dino Turbo looks like the PF is similar to WMS Firepower.
And looking closer Lady Death is probably a Mata Hari clone.

Yep they were just drop in kits. No code changes. Dino Turbo is firepower.

#1247 1 year ago

Proto speaker panel plastic

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#1248 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Lady Death, Dino Turbo, and Space Rider Conversion kits from Geiger.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

how they weren't sued by warren/dynamite publishing is quite astounding (lady death = vampirella)

#1249 1 year ago
Quoted from j_m_:

how they weren't sued by warren/dynamite publishing is quite astounding

It is similar but not identical and 150 conversion kits made in Germany were probably never noticed in '83.

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#1250 1 year ago

Not sure if rare or even noteworthy, but I have some art from a non-releases Williams game Defenders (or Alias Defenders).

This was (as I was explained) to be the next game for Williams before the SWE"1 license cane through. Or maybe it was the next to be made after SWE I forget the story./ These came from John Popadiuk years ago (yes, I know, I know). I thought they were a cool look into the art process, but what do I know.

Most are copies so as far as value I don't think there is a real amount, but they are cool to me anyway.

Chris

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