(Topic ID: 9818)

TOTAN mirror blades or side art??


By dvandentop

7 years ago



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“TOTAN Side art city scene or mirror blades”

  • Side art 21 votes
    51%
  • mirror blades 20 votes
    49%

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#1 7 years ago

anyone had both on their machine? if so what did you prefer???

i have already ordered the side art but have a set of mirror blades as well??

thanks

#2 7 years ago

I like the decals, the only flaw is that the images are the same on each side

#3 7 years ago

I didnt realize the sides were the same. Thanks for the info Donnyman. Good thread dvandentop. I would love to see some pics of each if any Pinsider wants to show them off. I think either one enhances the beauty, if thats even possible.

#4 7 years ago

Personally, I'd go with the side art. It looks so cool!

#5 7 years ago

I like the side art for TOTAN as well. I think it may look a little better than one with blades. I really like the look of blades but they really make it a bit of a hassle to put playfield up and down something to consider.

#6 7 years ago

I've never used mirror blades, don't they get scratched to hell from pulling in and out the PF?

#7 7 years ago
Quoted from Atomicboy:

I've never used mirror blades, don't they get scratched to hell from pulling in and out the PF?

They can if your not very careful. It helps to put super thin felt tape on the sides of the playfield to prevent that from happening. It does make it super tight though.

#8 7 years ago

Blades.

You can always polish out the damage.

Also heard on some titles (TRON for one), you don't even have to drill them into place (just set 'em in there and remove them when lifting the PF).

1 year later
#10 6 years ago

I really like my mirror blades. I haven't seen one with the side art tho.

I've only had one issue when trying to pull the table out, other wise it has not been a problem at all.

#11 6 years ago

I have blades in mine. Sideart is a complete playfield removal process. Much bigger hassle.

#12 6 years ago

I'd go mirror blades too

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from NM:

Blades.
You can always polish out the damage.
Also heard on some titles (TRON for one), you don't even have to drill them into place (just set 'em in there and remove them when lifting the PF).

Always a bonus when you don't have to change anything to the cabinet.

#14 6 years ago

I am putting art on mine. Makes it look amazing. Mirror blades look almost as nice too but I reserve them for games without nice art made for inside the cabinet.

Tz is another good example of this. PDI's set of tz side art looks just amazing also. Makes it look like the playfield just goes on and on.
But if you put what you like you can never go wrong.
Good luck either way!

#15 6 years ago

Side art trumps blades in this case.

#16 6 years ago

Just got a beautiful ToTAN w/side-art.couldn't imagine it would be better with blades.

#17 6 years ago

One side art, one side mirror :p

#18 6 years ago

I'm for the sideart on this game. I have not seen it with mirror blades, but I have the art on mine and find that it really pulls you into the game. I fell like I'm on the Playfield with the ball when I really get into a game. Totally different experience than without.

Besides, any game can take the mirror blades. Not all have art, so I say do the art when you can.

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from Goonie:

Besides, any game can take the mirror blades. Not all have art, so I say do the art when you can.

That's it right there!

#20 6 years ago

My TOTAN the playfield is so tight it rubs the wall of cabinet. I think you should Get a Brass Beauty kit and side art !!

#21 6 years ago

i have to go with side art

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#22 6 years ago

That side art is pretty sweet looking. must....resist.... upgrades

#23 6 years ago

I have blades on all my games. I find the art, although nice on some, too "boxey", more so than just black. Blades are just so nice, and compliment every game.

Scratches on blades are also hidden more with the glass and lights flashing than big rips or tears down the side of the side art, something many don't think about - because sooner or later, there WILL be contact from the side of the PF when raising.

#25 6 years ago

Is the side art protected? Some sort of clear laminate or something? I think it looks great, but it will look much worse when scratched up by the playfield being lifted up than a mirror does.

#26 6 years ago
Quoted from Pafasa:

Is the side art protected? Some sort of clear laminate or something? I think it looks great, but it will look much worse when scratched up by the playfield being lifted up than a mirror does.

I have the side art on two games and have not had a problem with any sides bubbling or coming off. I bought both sets from Treasure Cove, and both came with felt to line the side of the Playfield. No visible scratches yet, and I've had mine for a while. It's a high gloss vynal type of material. Good quality stuff. I added more felt than what came with the sets, so mine are pretty protected all around and in good shape despite Playfield rubbing.

#27 6 years ago

I added side decals to my AFM 2 years ago, along with felt strips on the side of the playfield. I do slide and lift the playfield out slower and more carefully now, and haven't had any problems. I got mine from Treasure Cove, and like Goonie said, they seem pretty durable, especially with the felt strips on the playfield sides.

#28 6 years ago
Quoted from Goonie:

I have the side art on two games and have not had a problem with any sides bubbling or coming off. I bought both sets from Treasure Cove, and both came with felt to line the side of the Playfield. No visible scratches yet, and I've had mine for a while. It's a high gloss vynal type of material. Good quality stuff. I added more felt than what came with the sets, so mine are pretty protected all around and in good shape despite Playfield rubbing.

Quoted from Rum-Z:

I added side decals to my AFM 2 years ago, along with felt strips on the side of the playfield. I do slide and lift the playfield out slower and more carefully now, and haven't had any problems. I got mine from Treasure Cove, and like Goonie said, they seem pretty durable, especially with the felt strips on the playfield sides.

Cool! I like it!

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