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Wanted: King Kong

By matlynch91

1 year ago


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#51 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Is that Rick Stetta, one of pinballs' greatest players at the time?

Looks like it could be. I know he was a regular attendee back then and always finished well in the Tournament. I've got a bunch of pictures from those Ramada Expos that I'll need to organize and post sometime.

#52 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

That’s not to say Universal wouldn’t TRY to sue… but they don’t have much of a leg to stand on as far as character rights after the Donkey Kong thing.

Just call the number on the back of the King Kong DVD, I'm sure it will be easily sorted out.

#53 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Hep did one I believe. 9 or so total were made.

Yes, supposedly there were only nine made but they have never all been accounted for. Mine just happens to be #009 and is regarded as being the closest thing to the final version.

John

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#54 1 year ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Yes, supposedly there were only nine made but they have never all been accounted for. Mine just happens to be #009 and is regarded as being the closest thing to the final version.
John
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9 staples on label. Interesting.
Not being snarky. Just not the norm on Data East.
I've had the pleasure to play the same game as Aurich. Also the pleasure to work under the hood on it and fix a few things.
My recollection is that it was very similar in design as my Back to the Future. It was easy to work on to.

#55 1 year ago

I came across one in the wild at the PNE arcade in Vancouver. I always checked out what pins they had every year I went, and I guess this must have been early 90's. I didn't know anything about it at the time, just thought, cool they got a new pin. I didn't play it much, as I remember I was annoyed the upper flipper was limp, and thinking what a dumb gimmick to put that big flipper in there that breaks that easily.

Does anyone keep track of the history of each of these? I don't get how one ended up in the wild in Canada if there were only 9 made. I wonder what happened to it.

#56 1 year ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

I came across one in the wild at the PNE arcade in Vancouver. I always checked out what pins they had every year I went, and I guess this must have been early 90's. I didn't know anything about it at the time, just thought, cool they got a new pin. I didn't play it much, as I remember I was annoyed the upper flipper was limp, and thinking what a dumb gimmick to put that big flipper in there that breaks that easily.
Does anyone keep track of the history of each of these? I don't get how one ended up in the wild in Canada if there were only 9 made. I wonder what happened to it.

that's wild if so. maybe it is one of the ones that ended up in the states in one of these large collections.

#57 1 year ago

Stern needs to get Elwin on a new King Kong pin

#58 1 year ago

I’ve been in the hobby for over 35 years and back in the early 90’s could have bought a King Kong, BBB, King Pin, Krull and many prototypes but passed as the costs were $5k-$7k which was a lot back then given the fact that NIB games were around $3k and less on close out. For those who were not around then, Betson would actually close out games when the new ones hit the showroom. I recall SS & MB going for $2699-$2599, CV & SC they dumped out at $1699. Oh and Barbwire at Mondial for $699; no I did not forget to add a “1”, yes Barbwire NIB for $699!!!

Well, I actually collect prototypes now and have prototypes of many of the iconic DMD games from the 90’s plus a few early Bally solid-state’s which are the only ones I’ve ever seen! Now I know one day they will all go to new homes as nothing is forever but when the time comes it will be hard to see them go so don’t know if it will take cash or something else interesting in return? I always thought that I would like an original Batmobile replica so if you have one of those available to trade then you have my attention!!!

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