(Topic ID: 207296)

TNT shares Data East Factory Tour Video from 1990.

By Neal_W

6 years ago

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  • 28 posts
  • 23 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by JodyG
  • Topic is favorited by 6 Pinsiders


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#1 6 years ago

Get some popcorn and enjoy -

Thank you Todd!

#2 6 years ago

I want to be the first to say this is way cool! I love Data East Games!

#3 6 years ago

That ball guide hammer guy has some skills!

#4 6 years ago

That was really great. Thanks for sharing.

#5 6 years ago

Thanks for posting. King Kong footage was awesome.

#6 6 years ago

Awesome stuff! Really enjoyed the video! Thnx

#7 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I have a Checkpoint and was neat to see part.

#8 6 years ago

Incredible time capsule.

#9 6 years ago

Glad you all enjoyed it! Wish I filmed more! Todd

#11 6 years ago

Great video, thx for posting it.

#12 6 years ago

Funny thing thing I was there but do not recall seeing the the Prototype CheckPoints. I do remember King

#13 6 years ago

I'd give ole lefty to get my hands on one of the 9 King Kong machines.

#14 6 years ago

Great video. Thanks so much for sharing.

#15 6 years ago

that was super cool. thanks, Todd!


#16 6 years ago

Enjoyed the video. Nice to see what it takes to assemble one of these beast. Thanks

#17 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing, King Kong looks so fun to me!

#18 6 years ago

Would love a King Kong. Ive had the pleasure to play one and its a really good game.

#19 6 years ago

Very cool glimpse into the past of the hobby

#20 6 years ago

Very cool glimpse into 90s manufacturing. Guys that work in industry now will be blown away. No safety glasses. No gloves. People walking in and around an active manufacturing area. Awesome 80s/90s hair freely flowing around industrial equipment.

One day I’ll be patient enough to watch this whole video.

#21 6 years ago

one of the best videos on pinball that I've seen - so fascinating to watch people play brand new versions of these games. King Kong was the icing.

#22 6 years ago

Very cool to see that. Do any other games use a giant flipper like that? Watching that video gave me a strong feeling of familiarity like I played a game with a long flipper, but seems unlikely it was King Kong. Unless one of them landed in British Columbia, which also seems unlikely.

#23 6 years ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Very cool to see that. Do any other games use a giant flipper like that?

Stern Hot Hand:


#24 6 years ago

Not the same flippers, but Hercules had large flipper bats, and the funny looking giant pops.

#25 6 years ago

Hhhm, wonder if it could have been King Kong. I have a strong memory actually flipping a big flipper in the upper area and that it didn't really work or need to be big, it was just a goofy gimmick. How long is that flipper anyway? But maybe it was some other oddball machine, or someone just put a big flipper on another game? Only places I would have played are Vancouver area, Okanagan area, and Birch Bay.

It definitely wasn't Hercules, I know that one, it was at the PNE.

#26 6 years ago

What size would the red flipper rubber be? 3"?

#27 6 years ago

Thanks once again for all the nice comments! Todd

#28 6 years ago

That poor guy changing drill bits 87 times an hour with a chuck key....ouch!

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