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Show us your custom made pinball toppers!


By AXrelay

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    I know some folks don't like to add "toppers" that are not original to the game, but I have seen a few really cool ones (and I have made a few myself). Also, I'm not sure if it counts as a "topper," but I have seen some flyers of a game displayed on the top of a game in an acrylic stand. I have done this on some of my games as well. Post some pix of what you have made and share it!

    #2 5 years ago

    I'm honestly not a topper type of person but I bought my METLE second hand and kept the one it had with it. The previous owner made it out of a model kit and had someone at Pinball Refinery help light it up. The lights at the top color change and are interactive with the game as it ties into the backbox lighting kit.

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    #3 5 years ago

    Black Knight LE
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    Blackout
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    BTTF
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    Some more good ones here...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/most-unique-toppers

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    #4 5 years ago

    *draining before a sea of cheap toys are paraded about as artistic talent*

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    #6 5 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    *draining before a sea of cheap toys are paraded about as artistic talent*

    Just popping into a topic to insult folk who have a passion for dressing up their machines?
    Classy

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    Nicely done.
    (Doesn't look at all cheap)

    #7 5 years ago
    Quoted from zippydapinhead:

    Nicely done.
    (Doesn't look at all cheap)

    Thanks I just have to make sure I always have 8 foot ceilings. lol

    #8 5 years ago

    When I shopped the Cue Ball Wizard, I needed to replace the Cue Ball and the 8 ball, but it was the same price to buy the whole rack of balls - so I made the rest into a topper!

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    #9 5 years ago

    A couple of mine
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    #10 5 years ago

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    #11 5 years ago

    Here are my toppers (for sale of course!) for Scared Stiff. These plug in to the Dead Head playfield lights and are game controlled, so the eyes flash together with the playfield. Let me know if interested in getting one. Supplies are limited.
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    #12 5 years ago

    Wish I had a Scared Stiff to put one on! That game is on my wishlist for sure.

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    #13 5 years ago

    I tied these guys into my rolling fire tube in the playfield so the topper catches on fire during multi ball

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    #14 5 years ago

    Here is my home made SLTE topper.

    I love home-made toppers it makes the pin unique and they can be fun to make...

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from dung:

    draining before a sea of cheap toys are paraded about as artistic talent

    Some of those so called "cheap toys" are built from a kit form (The Metallica topper in particular). To build a plastic kit takes >>> Dexterity, patience, skill, a mind for detail AND artistic talent, otherwise they are just glued together plain plastic. Anybody has the right to decorate their own machines as they please, if you don't like toppers, then leave them off your machines, simple as that !!
    I include some pics of some NON plain kit builds, all of which took a great deal of skill and time to finish!
    P.S Sorry to the OP, wasn't my intention to turn this into a modelling appreciation thread.

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    #16 5 years ago

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    Something I made a few years back but sold when I sold the game

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from calico1997:

    Here are my toppers (for sale of course!) for Scared Stiff. These plug in to the Dead Head playfield lights and are game controlled, so the eyes flash together with the playfield. Let me know if interested in getting one. Supplies are limited.

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    I got one and love it. Thanks again

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    #18 5 years ago

    Most have seen this, but here is the lighted Topper I made for Ripley's.
    Magicchiz

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    #19 5 years ago

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    #20 5 years ago

    Motions triggered by the Jackpot flasher.

    #22 5 years ago
    Quoted from alveolus:

    Motions triggered by the Jackpot flasher.
    » YouTube video

    That's a cool topper, well done.

    Post edited by 10pingrn: didnt mean to post picture

    #23 5 years ago

    My custom topper for my tron and a quick video link of it along with my mostly finished tron with clearcoated playfield and all polished parts ....

    #25 5 years ago

    Topper was made custom for me by Joe from Laserrific . It's also interactive it turns green when the tap is open .

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    #27 5 years ago

    How about toppers on EM machines? I haven't seen any of those posted yet.

    #28 5 years ago

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    #30 5 years ago
    Quoted from Sparky347:

    I tied these guys into my rolling fire tube in the playfield so the topper catches on fire during multi ball

    What are those tapped into?

    #31 5 years ago

    In the playfield there is a motorized tube that turns while in multiball or at the end of the game. I put the coil of a 24vdc relay in parallel with the motor. Then tied 120vac through the Normally open contacts of the relay to the silk flame lights and plugged them into the service receptacle in the game. The effect is really cool, as you see in the picture the lighting effects on the ceiling are reflected off of the playfield glass and the whole room appears to be on fire.

    #32 5 years ago
    Quoted from Sparky347:

    In the playfield there is a motorized tube that turns while in multiball or at the end of the game. I put the coil of a 24vdc relay in parallel with the motor. Then tied 120vac through the Normally open contacts of the relay to the silk flame lights and plugged them into the service receptacle in the game. The effect is really cool, as you see in the picture the lighting effects on the ceiling are reflected off of the playfield glass and the whole room appears to be on fire.

    Very cool!

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    #33 5 years ago

    My son (age 4) made this Frankenstein topper for our Monster Bash.

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    #34 5 years ago

    Have one in the works for Nascar now.

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    #35 5 years ago

    Ok, I really like the Monopoly one, where did you get it?

    #36 5 years ago
    Quoted from AXrelay:

    How about toppers on EM machines? I haven't seen any of those posted yet.

    Here is the only topper I have...it is on my non working Gulfstream that I need to get around to fixing...the only reason I use a bag of cat food for a topper is because I feed my cat on top of the Gulfstream playfield glass so the dogs don't eat the cat food and if I don't put the bag of food up high on the backbox then the dogs will get into the bag.

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    #37 5 years ago

    Here's my custom TOTAN topper, nothing fancy, but it looks nice.

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    #38 5 years ago
    Quoted from JIM_Z:

    Have one in the works for Nascar now.

    cant wait to see it

    #39 5 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Here is the only topper I have...it is on my non working Gulfstream that I need to get around to fixing...the only reason I use a bag of cat food for a topper is because I feed my cat on top of the Gulfstream playfield glass so the dogs don't eat the cat food and if I don't put the bag of food up high on the backbox then the dogs will get into the bag.
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    Comedy is always appreciated!

    Buy the way, we should work on that Gulfstream some day!

    #40 5 years ago

    Here is my custom baby Pacman topper. Haha. Really just a spot for my little Tammy to hangout. image.jpg

    #41 5 years ago

    Needs to be moved over to Big Game... = |

    #42 5 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    Needs to be moved over to Big Game... = |

    I know, but my ceiling is a tad too low. Maybe at the new house we can have high ceilings in our basement. Haven't figured that all out yet.

    #44 5 years ago

    Gotcha, I see that now.

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    #45 5 years ago

    My original topper for tales from the crypt pinball with sound and animations during play
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    #46 5 years ago

    I call this the Matt McKee Uber Deluxe Lord of The Rings Topper.
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    QSS

    #47 5 years ago

    And I call this the Matt McKee Uber Deluxe Family Guy Topper.
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    QSS

    #48 5 years ago

    When I used to own FG I had these on top...

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    #49 5 years ago

    I love making toppers for all my games and here is my most recent one I made for Roadshow. It is tied into the game play when you get flying rocks, shoot the right ramp when the bridge is out and of course starting multiball or jackpot via Ted's mouth.

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    Full details on how I wired everything up with pictures can be seen here:
    http://pinballrevolution.com/threads/red-teds-roadshow-interactive-dual-beacon-topper.4002

    When I had a TOTAN I made that $300 interactive sword topper from PDI for around $20 worth of parts. The lights are tied into the jewels you collect during the game play.

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    Full details on how I made this can be found here as well:
    http://pinballrevolution.com/threads/totan-sword-topper.11/

    My GNR from a few years ago didn't come with one so I made one for under $10 that I simply tied into some flashers in the backbox.

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    #50 5 years ago

    Built this a few years ago for ~$50...

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