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Vintage Williams Photo Dump... Put Your Behind the Scenes Photos Here!


By 27dnast

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    Thought it would be cool to start a thread dedicated to showing off behind the scenes photos from the Bally/Williams days. Photos from the factory, distributors, etc. Here's a bunch from a factory tour during TAXI production... and one that recently surfaced from the Johnny Mnemonic launch.

    Have any vintage photos of from the Williams days? Post'm up!

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    #2 4 months ago

    Great Pics!
    I like seeing the fashion/hairstyles as well (Ah, Mullets. . . )

    #3 4 months ago

    Gotta be near the end... SW Ep1 on the line...
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    #4 4 months ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Great Pics!
    I like seeing the fashion/hairstyles as well (Ah, Mullets. . . )

    That Johnny topper must be one of a kind. Wonder if it survived?

    #5 4 months ago

    Thanks for posting hope more to come.

    #6 4 months ago

    Ok... this is AWESOME. Prototype??? Not something you hear mentioned often when Pin 2000 is discussed.... Looks like a Corvette banner in the upper right corner?
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    #7 4 months ago

    Wow. TZ launch!!!

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    #8 4 months ago

    CV on the line... anyone recognize any other machines?

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    #12 4 months ago

    Where are these coming from??
    Also the JM topper is incredible, love it!

    Hope we can uncover more info on the “Holo Pin”

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    #13 4 months ago

    Wow. Just wow... amazing.

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    #14 4 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Where are these coming from??
    Also the JM topper is incredible, love it!
    Hope we can uncover more info on the “Holo Pin”

    I'm surfing the web

    Holo Pin... I've never heard this discussed. You hear Wizard Blocks... referenced as the rare "what could have been" Pin 2000. But this Holo Pin looks like it might be the rarest of all. Probably a shallow proof of concept. But still... ???? I'd like to hear what Gomez has to say about it.

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    #15 4 months ago

    Here's a photo of Steve Kordek looking at the last Williams game off the line.

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    #17 4 months ago

    Gomez... expo

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    #19 4 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    Hope we can uncover more info on the “Holo Pin”

    That was the one-off that Pat/George made to prove the Pin2k monitor concept. PF is a whitewood NGG.

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    That was the one-off that Pat/George made to prove the Pin2k monitor concept. PF is a whitewood NGG.

    Good catch on the NGG white wood...

    #21 4 months ago

    From drsfmd “That’s Pat Lawlor and George Gomez. The game is a prototype that they built at home with an Amiga computer. http://www.pinball2000.de/new_making_of_pin2000.htm. No real mystery about it.”

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    #25 4 months ago

    Very cool pictures - I love seeing the history.

    Thanks!

    #26 4 months ago

    Awesome pics, thanks for posting...

    #27 4 months ago

    I hope we can get a former distributor or employee to dig up a few classic shots. I remember hearing a distributor talk about ops lining up to grab games (I think he was talking about F-14s) right off the truck to take on route. Would be really sweet to see some images of that.

    Would also be curious to get some images of games that were boxed... what kind of packing materials were used inside.

    #28 4 months ago

    Thanks for sharing . Great history here.

    #29 4 months ago

    This is a great thread. Love seeing all the historical photos.

    Instead of limiting it to the Bally/Williams era, though, we should open it to all the manufactures all the way back to the beginning.

    #30 4 months ago

    Pin2000 Monster Bash!

    #31 4 months ago
    Quoted from GSones:

    This is a great thread. Love seeing all the historical photos.
    Instead of limiting it to the Bally/Williams era, though, we should open it to all the manufactures all the way back to the beginning.

    Certainly. How about some photos of Black Hole on the line!

    It just seems that Williams climate and culture was much more legendary... perhaps interesting... than other companies... hence the focused thread

    #32 4 months ago

    Here's a gem:

    #33 4 months ago

    And another...

    #34 4 months ago

    Just for you, gsones... Here's an Alvin G factory tour...

    #35 4 months ago

    Very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    #36 4 months ago

    I know this is for Williams,

    I know Gottlieb was very wary against having tours and such. Pinball Expo Was able to go to one when Cue Ball Wizard was in production.

    Any Footage of Capcom.

    #37 4 months ago
    Quoted from chad:

    I know this is for Williams,
    I know Gottlieb was very wary against having tours and such. Pinball Expo Was able to go to one when Cue Ball Wizard was in production.
    Any Footage of Capcom.

    I found some old Gottlieb photos, but pre-1980s. I would to see some inside pics of HH and BH in the factory.

    #38 4 months ago

    Very cool. Keep 'em coming.

    #39 4 months ago

    With all the toys and quality of the materials used, I wonder how much a Twilight Zone would sell for today?

    #40 4 months ago
    Quoted from 27dnast:

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    Where's zmeny when you need him? "And trending into oblivion is WMS Pinball Division!"

    #41 4 months ago

    Awesome thread I love seeing these types of pics.

    #42 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinkid:

    Very cool. Keep 'em coming.

    Yeah... these are really neat. Hope something really special surfaces!

    #43 4 months ago
    Quoted from 2manypins:

    With all the toys and quality of the materials used, I wonder how much a Twilight Zone would sell for today?

    $10k+

    The real question is what the true bill of materials would be...

    #44 4 months ago

    It's interesting to think when seeing all those Taxi or TZ, how many are now trashed or still around. I wonder what the percentages would be on a game like Taxi?

    Rob

    #45 4 months ago
    Quoted from 2manypins:

    With all the toys and quality of the materials used, I wonder how much a Twilight Zone would sell for today?

    Less than a Hobbit, imo

    #46 4 months ago
    Quoted from Rob_G:

    It's interesting to think when seeing all those Taxi or TZ, how many are now trashed or still around. I wonder what the percentages would be on a game like Taxi?
    Rob

    Hard to say... you hear numbers in the range of 60% destroyed, which is possible.

    #47 4 months ago

    Tons of classics on Duncan Brown’s YouTube channel, if you haven’t seen it yet. And he’s added videos in the past few months, if you haven’t been there recently.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/duncanfbrown

    #48 4 months ago

    chad you asked about capcom... here’s a website with a pretty amazing photo dump of a capcom tour:

    http://www.tilt.it/xfiles7.htm

    Teaser photo:

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    #49 4 months ago

    Seriously. This is sweet.

    #50 4 months ago

    Thanks !!

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