(Topic ID: 214670)

Toppers for EM


By fathom

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by presqueisle
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    #1 1 year ago

    Did anyone see a post for toppers that were being made to sit on the back box of older games. Can't find it.

    #2 1 year ago

    Sounds dreadfull

    #3 1 year ago

    Someone on FB posted about making some.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from fathom:

    Did anyone see a post for toppers that were being made to sit on the back box of older games. Can't find it.

    Toppers are a DMD deal. Don't want.

    #5 1 year ago

    Thanks PinballFever. That's why I couldn't find it.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    Toppers are a DMD deal. Don't want.

    Each to their own.

    #7 1 year ago
    #8 1 year ago

    Gottlieb EM Topper:

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from AvidListener:

    Gottlieb EM Topper:

    I've always liked those. I made my own file to print a few for myself but never got around to printing them.

    #10 1 year ago

    so how does one go about ordering one?

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from AvidListener:

    Gottlieb EM Topper:

    Not $5.00 any more either.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from 82Trooper:

    so how does one go about ordering one?

    The Pinball Resource. Steve Young used to sell these

    #13 1 year ago

    Is there one similar for Williams and Bally EM games?

    #14 1 year ago
    Quoted from jdoz2:

    I've always liked those. I made my own file to print a few for myself but never got around to printing them.

    Can you send me the file? I too would like to print one out

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballFever:

    Is there one similar for Williams and Bally EM games?

    Ya I have one for my Williams Colors.

    #16 1 year ago

    I like original or reproduction EM toppers. New original toppers for EMs would be a hard sell for me.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from novaguy:

    Ya I have one for my Williams Colors.

    What does it look like?

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Sounds dreadfull

    I think mine looks great! I can wire it into the 6V AC and there are a couple of leds like an old school license plate had. I made about a dozen of these but never fully completed them. Lots of projects like that.

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    #20 1 year ago

    can understand that these aren't for everyone. these are mine that derek did (except for the original gottliebs header)

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    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from AvidListener:

    Gottlieb EM Topper:

    It looks really cool. I know it's to prevent beer bottles from falling onto the playfield glass but I think beer holders are better.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballFever:

    Is there one similar for Williams and Bally EM games?

    Bally offered a rare SBA dollar topper

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    #23 1 year ago

    Does Steve not make the Gottlieb ones anymore? Assume he has the license to the artwork though?

    #24 1 year ago

    The ones PBR sells are obviously repros, but much smaller than the original ones. They still looks great though.

    Added 13 months ago: I wish to retract the above statement which is incorrect.
    Pinball Resource sells full-sized exact replicas of the original wedgehead topper. Steve showed them to me yesterday. They are sturdily constructed with the metal frame and mounting brackets. They look fabulous and he has plenty of them in stock.
    JR

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinplayer1967:

    Bally offered a rare SBA dollar topper

    Anybody have a scan of one of these SBA toppers?

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Anybody have a scan of one of these SBA toppers?

    Just saw a game for sale last night on CL here in Texas that has one of those toppers (not installed) that comes with it.

    #27 1 year ago

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    Had a buddy print a couple of these out on 3/16" foamboard. No metal frame & I still need to figure out mounting, but it looks pretty decent. Now I need the Bally SBA topper for the Embryon next to it.....

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Had a buddy print a couple of these out on 3/16" foamboard. No metal frame & I still need to figure out mounting, but it looks pretty decent. Now I need the Bally SBA topper for the Embryon next to it.....

    hey, that looks pretty good!

    #29 1 year ago

    I mentioned in an earlier thread taking a slightly different approach by creating a hanging frame in the form & livery of a backbox & inserting the game flyer.

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    Just completed a frame for my Raceway but also included x2 Dinky cars (a Talbot Lago & HWM) from the same Dinky series of those in the animated backbox.

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    Cars are held by magnets so cars can be removed if my Grandsons want to play with them as often happens.

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    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    The ones PBR sells are obviously repros, but much smaller than the original ones. They still looks great though.
    FYI:
    Added today: I wish to retract the above statement which is incorrect.
    Pinball Resource sells full-sized exact replicas of the original wedgehead topper. Steve showed them to me yesterday. They are sturdily constructed with the metal frame and mounting brackets. They look fabulous and he has plenty of them in stock.
    JR

    Added today: I wish to retract the above statement which is incorrect.
    Pinball Resource sells full-sized exact replicas of the original wedgehead topper. Steve showed them to me yesterday. They are sturdily constructed with the metal frame and mounting brackets. They look fabulous and he has plenty of them in stock.
    JR

    #31 1 year ago

    I have a bluetooth speaker on top of mine...does that count?

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Added today: I wish to retract the above statement which is incorrect.
    Pinball Resource sells full-sized exact replicas of the original wedgehead topper. Steve showed them to me yesterday. They are sturdily constructed with the metal frame and mounting brackets. They look fabulous and he has plenty of them in stock.
    JR

    Hope to add one to my Bank a Ball soon.

    #33 1 year ago

    Hello pinsiders.
    My only topper.

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    #34 1 year ago

    I found this inside my North Star cabinet. I imagine it was the previous owner's topper. Lol. I have it on a shelf.

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    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Had a buddy print a couple of these out on 3/16" foamboard. No metal frame & I still need to figure out mounting, but it looks pretty decent. Now I need the Bally SBA topper for the Embryon next to it.....

    Nice, is the file available?

    #36 1 year ago

    This thread has spurred me into get crackin'. Just completed a couple of elevated 'flyer' toppers for my two woodrails.

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    Purchased lengths of rectangular & square pine moulding; glued together to form a framing profile; routed either side of the top face to broadly replicate the woodrail backbox; then cut to frame lengths & glued within a framing jig.

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    Stained the frame with maple stain; sprayed the inner black profile; & 3 coats of clear. Cut glass obtained from the recycling centre & fabricated a backing board; installed retaining clips, hook & chain.

    #37 1 year ago

    Wow, that’s nice.

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