(Topic ID: 155878)

Taxi serial number registry


By Riptor

3 years ago



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  • 19 posts
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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Cheddar
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  • Taxi Williams, 1988
#1 3 years ago

Post your Taxi serial number here and state if it was originally a Marilyn or a Lola. It would be interesting to see some real numbers for Marilyn vs Lola.

1. 162851, Lola, domestic
2. 162689, Lola, domestic
3. 160061, Marilyn, prototype roms
4. 161105, Lola, domestic
5. 160122, Marilyn
6. 162705, Lola Domestic
7. 163588, Lola Domestic
8. 161011, Marilyn Domestic
9. 160054, Marilyn
10. 160102, Marilyn, prototype roms
11. 166113, Marilyn, German export

#2 3 years ago

1. 162689 Lola, domestic. Production date illegible.

#3 3 years ago

161365 Marilyn (original PF) Good luck answering the Marilyn vs. Lola question once and for all.

I worked on this task on a thread 2 years ago. This was the best I could do. Based on the serial # database http://www.ipsnd.net/view.aspx?id=2505 . Maybe 1600-1700 Marilyns at first, then roughly 6000 Lolas. My theory would be that once they were Lolas, domestic sales fell off, as everyone loves Marilyn here, like someone mentioned. This is evident by a few domestic Lolas in the database, just after the Marilyns drop off. Then the bulk of the Lolas were sold internationally. Mostly to European countries. This explains why it looks like Lolas are rarer in the USA. Because they are. But worldwide there are many more Lolas then Marilyns.

It will be interesting to see if it half way compares to what you find.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

Based on the serial # database http://www.ipsnd.net/view.aspx?id=2505 . Maybe 1600-1700 Marilyns at first, then roughly 6000 Lolas.

As Dozer1 has written. There is the 'Internet Pinball Serial Number Database'. It currently has 306 serial numbers registered for Taxi. Not many considering that there were 14,502 Taxi pins made.

#5 3 years ago

I wonder how many Lola machine translates were replaced with Marilyns?

#6 3 years ago

Marilyn 160061 with proto type EPROMs. I think this would be the 61st one made.

#7 3 years ago

Mine is a Marilyn, and it is registered on the IPSND 553160054 Phoebe Smith United States Complete Game. It was a Marilyn to start with, and in talking with Python years ago, he thinks that this game was 1 of the first 12 games put out on test. When I got it it was in really bad shape, I redid the original PF, and restored the entire game. I was missing the translight, and was having a really hard time finding one. Python came through for me and presented me with his original translight from when they first made them signed to me from him. I also had Mark Ritchie and Chris Granner sign it. So needless to say my Taxi is going nowhere.

Phoebe

#8 3 years ago

161105 Lola, domestic
#553

#9 3 years ago

160122, Marilyn

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from Butterflygirl24:

Mine is a Marilyn, and it is registered on the IPSND 553160054 Phoebe Smith United States Complete Game. It was a Marilyn to start with, and in talking with Python years ago, he thinks that this game was 1 of the first 12 games put out on test. When I got it it was in really bad shape, I redid the original PF, and restored the entire game. I was missing the translight, and was having a really hard time finding one. Python came through for me and presented me with his original translight from when they first made them signed to me from him. I also had Mark Ritchie and Chris Granner sign it. So needless to say my Taxi is going nowhere.
Phoebe

Cool!

#11 3 years ago

162705, Lola Domestic

#12 3 years ago

163588 - Lola
Domestic

#13 3 years ago

Back in the day when I played taxi I couldn't tell you who was on it as far as Lola or Marilyn. Doubt switching to Lola had much impact on taxi sales in 1988 with operators. Judging by how beat many of the taxi machines are I would assume they did quite well on location.

#14 3 years ago

161011 Marilyn Domestic

#15 3 years ago

Hmm..I have logged my Taxi on ipsnd.net also. It suggests ~7,300 games produced based on the serial # ranges logged.

166113 Mine is an original Marilyn - it is a German reimport - with German instructions cards and coin mechs

There was a good number of Marilyns made (both domestic and International) - I think 2,000-3,000 if you extrapolate the data.

#16 3 years ago

Bump for more information added

#17 3 years ago

160102 Marilyn with Proto Roms domestic model.

#18 3 years ago

Serial # database info:

Domestic production serial #s = 160000 - 163700 est. (163652 is last recorded), up to ~161700 was Marilyn, so about 1,700 domestic Marilyns, then about 2,000 domestic Lolas

International production serials = 165000 - 168500 est. (168471 is last recorded), up to 166834 was Marilyn, so about 1,850 international Marilyns and 1,650 international Lolas

~7,250 Total Production with 3,550 Marilyns (very close to half) if you trust the "trait data" that people logged into the IPSND database.

3 years later
#19 5 months ago

working on a taxi for a friend that has proto 8 roms in it. and proto 6 sound roms

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