Quoted from skywelker:
Can anyone help me on valuing a TSPP I am trying to help a friend buy? Any red flags here other than the cabinet wear and lockdown bar hole? Not really sure what to look for on this title as I've never owned any whitestar games. Thanks!
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Main areas of wear are the shooter lane (just like any other pin) and the Itchy and Scratchy hole. I&S hole looks decent, but not perfect. Nothing to worry about from what I see.
Common issues are:
* Couch weld fix needs to be applied (will have issues with locked balls on the couch, search the thread for details)
* VUK switches (far back left corner to put ball onto upper playfield, I&S hole) going out
* Cracked ramps, especially the garage ramp
* Cabinet wear, which is unavoidable given these were direct printed. Lollypops and wear around the Start button are really common.
None of those are deal breakers and all are fixable. Definitely recommend getting the Cliffy set b/c of this machine's plastic ramps. While alot of the parts are still available, the ramps are getting hard to come by.
But, looking quickly through the pics, there's nothing that jumps out at me. It's amazing how well the playfields on this machine hold up compared to modern machines.
This is a machine that screams for a ColorDMD. Money well spent, IMHO.
I've also got a PinSound board in mine. There's two custom mixes out there by Scandell and Baptiste, both of which have tons of callouts (not to mention ditch the 8-bit stock callouts).
Hope that helps!