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TPF 2015 EM Photos and Final Thoughts


By EM-PINMAN

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    First off I want to say what a great show!

    I Had a blast and met some great local Pinsiders who brought some fun EM's to play and won some awards to boot!

    I did not play in the Tournaments so I cannot say how that went personally. Overall I thought it was well executed for such a large and growing event so hats off to the folks who put the time in to make this show happen!

    Also I was super happy to see my buddy Dave who bought my 1971 Williams Klondike that I restored win 1st place for "Best 70's Machine". He added a new Backglass from bgresto.com since I sold it to him to replace the Translite, so that was what most likely put him over the top to win the big prize.

    Here is a picture of that same machine sitting next to my 1972 CC Casino before I sold it as I do not have one of it at the TPF show.

    I brought my 1973 Williams Gulfstream and a 1975 Williams Triple Strike which folks seemed to enjoy playing, but I figured I would not win anything with these machines as I did not fully restore them like I did the Klondike, however there is always next year.

    So just wanted to share some insight/photos and hopefully other folks who played and brought EM's to the show will as well.

    I am the one with the "Fathom Vintage Pinball" T-Shirt next to the Terminator and a picture of my friend Charlie with the Terminator as well.

    The last 2 photos are of my machines I brought to TPF taken at home as I forgot to get some good shots of them at the show.

    Looking forward to seeing y'all at TPF 2016!

    Ken

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    #2 4 years ago

    awesome shirt & great photos

    #3 4 years ago

    The Klondike won best 70's EM. That was a nice machine and played great. Definitely deserved a really nice ribbon and he won it.

    #4 4 years ago

    All Ken's machines were nice.

    Thanks for getting pics of my Derby Day in our little non-Herbison woodrail line up, I forgot to do so.

    #5 4 years ago

    That Klondike was great, it even spurred a "pointy people" conversation with my wife since she'd never heard about that phrase for the art style on the playfield. She's fascinated by the progression of pinball and how art and playfield features of each manufacturer is so distinctive.

    #6 4 years ago

    These machines were a joy to play. Beautiful condition as well. That Sing Along was freaking gorgeous.

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    #7 4 years ago

    I see someone brought a Hi Score Pool. Did anyone actually play it?

    I always thought that thing hardly even qualified as a pinball machine.

    #8 4 years ago

    I have heard it's oddly fun?

    #9 4 years ago

    I did play Hi Score Pool, it seemed like it was pretty finicky though- the ball launch wasn't always ejecting cleanly and two of my three games ended after four balls for some reason. I didn't enjoy it much, the covered playfield was not my thing.

    #10 4 years ago
    Quoted from EMsInKC:

    I see someone brought a Hi Score Pool. Did anyone actually play it?

    Quoted from AlexF:

    I have heard it's oddly fun?

    My friend Charlie and I set that one up for Shawn along with 2 others of his as it was next to our machines. Charlie played a test game after it was set up and thought it was "Different" as he never played it and actually did well on his first ball hitting all the pool balls, not so much on the rest. He played one game and was not wanting to play another which tells you something. Then he asked if I wanted to play a game and I said no thanks as I played it back in the 70's and never wanted to play it since. It is one of those games where you either really like the play or not at all IMO. Both of us did like the Artwork however if that means anything.

    Ken

    #11 4 years ago

    Nice pics - the first 4 in that back row (Cinderella to Crescendo) were the highlights for me. Great examples and great fun.

    #12 4 years ago
    Quoted from gtown:

    Nice pics - the first 4 in that back row (Cinderella to Crescendo) were the highlights for me. Great examples and great fun.

    2 of these are currently in my shop, come on over.

    #13 4 years ago

    I'm a huge Hi Score Pool fan

    #14 4 years ago

    Great pics Ken - thanks for posting!

    From all that I've seen and heard, TPF looks to be a fantastic show for EMs as well as in general. Wish I could have made it!

    - Tim

    #15 4 years ago

    That's funny, that's actually me behind the Crescendo in the pic up there. Got tons of compliments on it and frankly I don't even feel like I am half done with it yet. Just goes to show that your games should always play great BEFORE they look their absolute best. The "EM Aisle" was rocking this year....by far seemed like way more play than usual in that section.

    #16 4 years ago

    That Doozie that Shawn brought was a lot of fun as well.

    #17 4 years ago

    A lot of fun. Always good to catch up with distant friends. 4 games added to the paint queue

    #18 4 years ago

    Well, I want to thank all of you who brought EM pins this year!
    They are by far my favorite games to play!, "and restore".
    I agree with Frax, The machine should ALWAYS play great! the looks are icing on the cake!
    So many EM's this year, and almost all were working!
    The only bummer, was a fair amount of the "for auction" games were not turned on and I did not get to play them.
    And that Super Straight, awesome job! I have the wood version, and love playing it! great game.
    Thanks again EM guys! Lets bring even MORE EM games next year!!
    Show is over, back to the United bowler project.
    BEER!

    #19 4 years ago

    Probably the best variety (and quality) of EMs I've seen at a show. I probably had more fun playing games in the EM rows than pretty much anything else.

    The Central Park in the tournament area was extremely nice and convinced me I made a mistake selling mine.

    #20 4 years ago

    P. S. Thanks very much to those who restored and/or brought the games to the show. EMs aren't "sexy" any more, but there are plenty of us who enjoy them.

    I did see some young kids that wanted to play one game, but they didn't realize how the ball lifter worked - they were wondering why the ball did not eject into the shooter lane. I showed them and the pinball world had another generation of EM fans ("it's hard to score points on these old ones")

    #21 4 years ago

    Thanks for bringing the Klondike. I've never played one before but I found this to be a great playing game (and it looked great too). I really liked the challenge of trying to line up the 3 "slot machine" reels to maximize scoring while trying to avoid advancing one reel accidentally all the while keeping an eye on the kick-out hole to collect the reel bonus. Oh yeah, trying to keep the post between the flippers activated without hitting the "lower the post" roll-over added more layers of challenge. It was like playing several games / strategies at the same time. Really remarkable for a simple little single player EM game from the 70's. If you look at my wish list in Pinside, you'll notice that I've added Klondike to it.

    #22 4 years ago
    Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

    My friend Charlie and I set that one up for Shawn along with 2 others of his as it was next to our machines. Charlie played a test game after it was set up and thought it was "Different" as he never played it and actually did well on his first ball hitting all the pool balls, not so much on the rest. He played one game and was not wanting to play another which tells you something. Then he asked if I wanted to play a game and I said no thanks as I played it back in the 70's and never wanted to play it since. It is one of those games where you either really like the play or not at all IMO. Both of us did like the Artwork however if that means anything.
    Ken

    I played it back then too, and I thought it was about the worst game I've ever played. I don't really even know if you could call it a pinball machine.

    #23 4 years ago

    I spent too much time talking to people and didn't get to play half the games I had planned to. I wanted to play a bunch of these EMs because I had so much fun with them at Expo last year.

    #24 4 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    that's actually me behind the Crescendo in the pic up there

    Remaining incognito. Good one.

    #25 4 years ago

    That was a fun game....the pink ball made it lively. It's amazing that there's a whole row of drop targets and yet they're so hard to hit.

    #26 4 years ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    Really remarkable for a simple little single player EM game from the 70's. If you look at my wish list in Pinside, you'll notice that I've added Klondike to it.

    Adrian from the DFW pinball group on Facebook has one for sale. I have no idea of condition or what he is selling it for.

    Quoted from jfh:

    The Central Park in the tournament area was extremely nice and convinced me I made a mistake selling mine.

    Thank you for the compliment. I really enjoy bringing top quality games to TPF for others to enjoy. Pinhead52 did the restoration. Stay tuned for TPF 2016. I should have 1 or 2 more games up my sleeve. It's great to have 51 weeks to plan ahead.

    My only TPF 2015 regret is that people outside of the tournament did not get to play the 3 games I brought. I love giving Marcus games for tournament use, but I may limit it to one game of mine in the tournament and the rest on the floor for everyone to enjoy.

    #27 4 years ago
    Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

    but I may limit it to one game of mine in the tournament and the rest on the floor for everyone to enjoy.

    Amen

    #28 4 years ago
    Quoted from dothedoo:

    That was a fun game....the pink ball made it lively. It's amazing that there's a whole row of drop targets and yet they're so hard to hit.

    Yeah, no joke. I don't think I've been able to clear it at all one one ball. The flipper gap is HUGE, and the middle targets are practically sucker shots. I seem to have lost the pink glo-ball...I took it out to show my wife how dirty it was after the show and not sure where I put it.

    #30 4 years ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    I took it out to show my wife how dirty it was after the show and not sure where I put it.

    Yeaaaaaa. LOL! That sounded bad.

    #31 4 years ago
    Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

    Yeaaaaaa. LOL! That sounded bad.

    "That's what she said."

    #32 4 years ago

    Here's my Klondike back home wearing its new blue ribbon from TPF 2015. Thanks to EM-PINMAN for the great restoration job! I'm glad people enjoyed playing it at the show.

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    #33 4 years ago

    Just thought I would post this link here as it was lost on another thread on Pinside. It's all about the EM's at TPF 2015. Short Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/9fyZemmIE1Q?autoplay=1&rel=0

    Ken

    #34 4 years ago

    Tried to run into you at the show but I guess I didn't get around to it. Thanks again for all your help in getting me up and running.

    #35 4 years ago
    Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

    Tried to run into you at the show but I guess I didn't get around to it. Thanks again for all your help in getting me up and running.

    Wish I could have met more folks from Pinside as well, but did make some new acquaintances that weekend. Missed out on meeting Mike O which was a bummer , but most likely my fault as I was under the influence Saturday all day long.

    Ken

    #36 4 years ago

    Yea, Ken, I didn't run into you. We were more casual this year. Had more time. Took a few breaks along the way. There is always next year.

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