Never seen an Af-tor. How does it play?
Oh Ok, now it's starting to make sense why Capersville kept showing up in the other thread. Looks like a fun game and I like the backglass. What exactly is the theme? like a North by Northwest vibe?
Gundam_pilot_ what's the story on that pull? That some really neat stuff you got there.
I'd like to see footage of all that stuff Gundam has because a lot of it I had never heard of before his post. Those MACs are interesting and I really like horse based arcade games like that grand national. Some of it might be on youtube though, haven't checked yet.
Good luck with the repairs. It looks fun. Maybe you'll have to do that mod TNT did with the led moving target.
Hey that is a cool backglass. I think that one lady just got a jackpot. Can you tell if the pins in the backglass are modeled after real pins?
I can't quite make out what you have there pdxmonkey, but I do like the van. Pretty roomy for pins, I assume.
There's a Pro Football available not too far away from me. Those vari-targets look interesting.
You sure do use a lot of wrap ForceFlow.
Hey Woody, is there anywhere close you've seen a monopoly on location?
Kind of off topic but has there been any kind of mod to the bottom of a machine so you can slide it in and out of a car and not mess up the bottom of the cab. I'm thinking metal L channel.
What was the deal with that guy? I assume that was the ad on CL. Tell the story. Please
I have now bought my second machine in two months. It is a rare Bally City Slicker in OKC. I drove over 11 hours and had a little trouble getting it in the Durango. It's pretty dirty and and has a little flaking around the displays on the backglass but it seems to work alright and the playfield is great so I'm pretty excited. I haven't taken any pics so here are some pics from the seller.
Quoted from LesManley:
I recently completed a trade that was in the works for almost 2 years. This was pretty much the only pinball machine that could have pried Star Trek: Next Generation out of my hands. The op wanted my STTNG for years and I have always wanted a LOTR. He did a fantastic job restoring this from the ground up. It has a clearcoated playfield, hammered bronze powdercoat from Back Alley Creations, all new plastics, all the protectors, decals and it has the figures too. I am normally not a big mod or powdercoat guy as I think most of it looks out of place and/or tacky, but this powdercoat job really fits. This is what they should have put on the LOTR LE. Overall the game looks and plays like new. I'm pretty happy and now more people at Mortimer's here will get to enjoy the awesomeness that is STTNG pinball after the op goes through it and puts my old game on route. Win/win.
You look happy in that first pic.
Quoted from Mitch:
Got this two weeks ago can't find a backglass
Be patient. One will become available or you will see one at a show. I like how they made the colors on the generic side art match the game.
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
Careful, you have started the pinball ride, that make you end up in "Stage 2" soon.
- Now, its "Hey, this is even better than I remember....."
- Buying spree begins, dependent on monetary funds
- The new collector starts buying machines that do not work, are missing parts, etc.
to save money, or to finance buying more machines
- Collector has to start justifying his actions to his family and wife
- Machines start taking up places in the house that they should not be
- Collector begins thinking about building a "game room" (seriously)
"Been there, done that, bought the T-Shirt"
It sounds like I skipped Stage 1.
Quoted from ForceFlow:
Just picked up an unusual hybrid game--Gottlieb Caveman. There's a code/rule update for this game, which should improve the gameplay drastically.
Playfield looks good, but the backglass was badly flaking (if anyone has a good spare to sell, let me know ). The battery basically threw up all over the MPU. But, it's a standard 80A board, so that's not a huge hurdle to replace.
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That's an interesting looking pin for sure.
Quoted from o-din:
Thanks! I have posted a lot but that number seems a bit exaggerated. Possibly counting every edit as a post as well. I know I rarely if ever made over 20 posts a day let alone 25 every day seven days a week since I've been on here. I guess in the end it really doesn't matter.
Glad you are still enjoying that TronLE. It really was a nice one.
It's been a day since you posted this and you've already posted 31 times. lol
Quoted from Taygeta:
Last pickup for a very long time probably.
Good Luck. I keep telling myself the same thing.
Quoted from Bbismuth:
I just got it tonight, so the newness has yet to wear off. I also bought it partly for the cheese factor; however, I can't quit playing it. It has a nice flow to the game progression. Surprisingly fun. It has some weird ideas in it that I've never seen before, namely, the Hot Shot Ramp and the Heat Bumper. I passed on buying a Bad Girls twice now. I kicked myself each time. It will not evade me again!
I played a Hollywood Heat at Expo. It was pretty cool. Of the Premier Gottliebs, they also had Vegas, Gold Wings and Big House. Big House was a standout for me. It had a problem with the ball lock but I loved the cheesy backglass and the playfield toys.
Quoted from CaptainNeo:
Normally I don't buy any machines at Expo. But this year, 2 fell in my lap to cheap to pass up.
Zaccaria Soccer Kings
Escape from Lost World
the problem is. My overflow house is now getting over flowed as well. I need to stop having games I like falling in my lap to cheap to pass up.
Was that Mike P's Escape From Lost World or the one in the free play area? That game was fun. I'm going to watch for one of those someday.
Quoted from Atlgills:
A friend called me and informed me that someone he knew was cleaning out a warehouse and it had a few pins in it that were going to be smashed and thrown in the dumpster if no one picked them up that day. This is what I collected. 11 total. Yesterday was a good day my friends!
That's just crazy. Who does that anymore?
Quoted from RyanClaytor:
So awesome!!! Nice nab, Pecos!
Finally, my family and I made an interstate pick-up for one of my art-grail pins this past weekend:
A HUO 1964 Bally "Hay-Ride" (only 250 produced). *Still beaming*
...and for anyone interested in an exhaustive recount of the pick-up:
That's one I haven't seen before. You're right though, that art is awesome. Anything special on the cabinet like farm animals?
Quoted from Mahoyvan:
I FINALLY get to take part in this thread!
Got my hands on a Double-Shuffle yesterday. I've never seen a woodrail before but man this thing is cool! Everything works and looks to be in decent condition IMO.
Special thanks to Gotguy for his help shedding light on this rare machine.
Looks to be in really nice shape.
Quoted from ForceFlow:
I either have to put the game on its side, unbolt the backbox and slide it down a bit, or just remove the backbox entirely. System 3 and 80B games are monsters.
Are they taller than a 6803? I was trying to figure out what the tallest game was folded up. I had to unbolt the backbox and slide it down on my Bally 6803 in a Durango but the Durango has a sloped hatch which makes the entrance smaller.
Quoted from Jappie:
Well, technically not today... but 2 days ago I picked up this baby! It was posted on Marktplaats (the Dutch Craigslist, sort of) for free pickup and I was the second caller. The seller (Bob) promised to call me back in case the first caller should cancel. So I hung up, thinking 'argh! if only I had seen that ad a few minutes earlier!' A few minutes later though, I get a call from Bob, telling me the first caller has in fact cancelled. (Now who on earth would cancel picking up a free pin?!) But, Bob told me that the machine wasn't free anymore: he did want to have some money for it. Uh ow...
Long story short: I wasn't planning on getting another pin, as my small appartment is already pretty stuffed... But for 50 euro's, who would resist?
I always thought that this is a very underrated (or undiscovered maybe?) title. Probably because it's the successor of one of the all-time classics. This ís Dave Christensen's last piece of art at Bally, though... Plus it's got all the goodness of an early 80's Bally, like multiball and speech. I'm loving it.
Sadly, the backglass is flaking on the underside. Luckily, I have a spare one that looks a lot better. The playfield is pretty nice. Has mylar, but has some wear in places without it. And some idiot attached the Little Demon with too long screws.
Although very risky, I'm planning on taking the mylar off and clearcoating it. In my opinion, the Christensen artwork on this playfield should shine like the backglass does.
Above all, I'm a very happy camper. This hobby does keep you busy, doesn't it?
Quoted from Piratedan200:
Lucked out on this one, grabbed it for free a couple days ago from a family friend whose parents bought it new back in the early 80s and didn't want it anymore! Little bit of playfield wear, backglass is in mint condition. Powered it up last night, and everything seems to be working (aside from a few blown lamps) except for the solenoids.
Nice. Free is always good.
Quoted from jmountjoy111:
Picked up this corvette project today. Sound and DMD both turned out to be easy fixes. It is a reimport and has a ton of hacks. Should be a decent game when done though.
Was this the project on CL? If I remember, that had a decent price.
I played this at Expo and really enjoyed it. I would love to find one but probably not likely going to happen. Was there a known reason why so few were made?
Quoted from Slate:
Been looking for this and came up on CL today. Was surprised the CAB is 9 and the backglass is 9 and PF is 8.
Some small wear around a hole. Super dirty but looks promising.
Just bought it inside.
There's been one on CL around here and I've really wanted it. Great looking game.
Quoted from Captive_Ball:
Canada Vs. Chicago Blackhawks
So a fleur-de-lis stands for Canada? I never knew that.
Quoted from Adrian:
G'day to everyone form Perth Western Australia, well I'm a Gottlieb fan and had the opportunity to bring home this gem. The backglass is a perfect 10/10 I thought it was a translight however it's original. The machine is Australian delivered and the guy I purchased from has had it for 25 years. The displays come on but machine doesn't boot up. It's a shame that there's so much wear on the playfield. I'm intending to keep this so if any pinside members know where there maybe a better playfield please pm me, I know that Steve Young sold a NOS last year so if the person who bought it is out there please contact me.
There's a lot of solid colors on that playfield. Surely someone could restore the playfield down there.
Quoted from Chosen_S:
I picked up a beautiful Stars, and a Galaxy this weekend...
I had to place them in 2 separate places, but now I have the trifecta
I don't think Stars will fit between Galaxy and Meteor.
That backglass looks great. The planets disappeared on mine.
That playfield looks awesome Nimble. I can see the reflection of the bg. I have a real itch to completely restore mine.
That's a dream pull for me. Love me some classic Sterns and would love to have a Gamatron.
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:
Not sure if this truly qualifies, but I decided to pull out my AGBGoWT from storage after a LONG time. (NIB overstock purchase).
Not much play on this game, put maybe 250+ games on it, folded it back up, shrink wrapped it and got crated.
"Dial in" via burn test and tech overhaul required on this game, even when it came from the factory.
"Bulletproofing" is a better term, and I still need to add some tweaks to protect the playfield. It can be be a little wonky if you just fire it up, not in the electronics per say, but more about playfield switch design, not to mention the game has not been played in nearly a decade.
I played this game at the Ohio show for the first time. It was pretty cool. I loved the drum feedback in the flipper buttons.
Quoted from o-din:
A little glue and the cabinet should be good as new.
There is a lot of work to do, but I know of less than five of these in existence. Been looking for one for a while and never thought I'd find one at all, let alone one with a decent playfield, let alone a brand new backglass. Back to work...
That's a cool looking game.
Joined the EM club today. It also might have been my first bargain. That might be tough pic to guess from.
It a Gottlieb Super Spin. Backglass is great. It has a few mice nests but has the books, coin box, and key. All for 60 bucks. Guy said he had 30 calls after I talked to him. Stand-up guy. I forgot to ask his name. I can't wait to tear into it.
Quoted from o-din:
A lot less time than it's taking to find an Eager Beaver. That Arrow Head is a real gem too. If you research that title you will find there aren't too many of those left in the world either. I got it working yesterday and it is a great playing game. As good as it looks.
That Struggle Buggies looked awesome. I love the yellow score reels. The art on Big Deal was pretty cool too. What was the alt backglass you were talking about?
I brought home Hook yesterday. Great transaction with agodfrey. 7 hour total drive in the Jeepster. I should've took the top off but there was a small chance of rain.
Quoted from ForceFlow:
Picked up a project T2 at Pintastic. Wasn't able to get good pics until I dragged it out today.
It's missing the boards and quite a few other parts, but I've been gathering the missing pieces, and should be able to end up a with a complete game. I'm just hoping the transformer works....fingers crossed
Looks like quite the project. Good Luck.
I found this in KY for a reasonable price. I learned a couple of lessons on this trip. When I called about it I talked with the wife but when I got there I was mostly talking to the husband. I was trying to make chit chat while we were moving a treadmill in the way. I asked him simple questions like if he played it much, how long he had it, and where did he get it from. Then I asked if he remembered what he paid for it and he said he didn't even know what his wife was selling it for. I said the price and he stated oh they definitely paid more for it. That was when I put the money on the pool table and put it into high gear to get that thing loaded.
Lesson: Don't make chit chat.
It's in great shape. They think they only turned it on a handful of times. They never cleaned the playfield and I was wincing when the lady did a small playthrough cause the ball looked rusty. I know it's not a great pin but I think it will make a good beginner pin for my parents. It might be neat to take to shows too.
Quoted from TenaciousT:
So dmbjunky - What kind of pinhauler is that ? Old Jeepster ? Scout ?
Yep. A Jeepster Commando. I got pulled over by a lady sheriff about 40 minutes from home. I was going a little fast but it was after midnight. She just gave me a warning. It must have been my charm.
Quoted from Colsond3:
Any time you're ready Bill........you know the address! And bring freddy so he can start to point out imperfections or what he doesn't like about it. Hahaha. He always enjoys my "monster" line up.
A better pic now that it's out of stand by mode and in part of the collection. Original owner had incans in it, even under the PF inserts. So I started LED'ing the crap out of it last night.
I would like one to put next to my BSD.
Quoted from Luzur:
Spanish version for Europe, got a manual with schematics (waterdamaged and abit moldy though..)with it too, which says "Madrid Espana" on it.
Im been working all day today with cleaning and fixing it up, it had a ratnest on the speaker in the back, so the speaker is dead (anyone know if a 4 ohm speaker can be put in its place? only one i got at home atm), been soldering all the boards and general cleanup, also the cabinet have some waterdamage in the back right corner (it came without legs actually, so i guess people been storing it right on the floor for years)+ all the corners are showing a gap, so i got some cabinet work to do, too bad Segasa used that pressed sawdust/wood planks when making the game, feels like the only solution is dipping the whole cab in glue...
Also, the Backglass is is kinda horrid condition, anyone have a nice big pic of a good one so i can make a translite?
The Dodge City pinball is gonna have to wait until Gamatron is done and up and running, it just buzz when you plug it in, cant find a ON/Off switch onit so i guess its one of those with the kick switches?
At first glance I liked that wood grain showing through on the cabinet, then I noticed that it was pressed wood. It would be neat to remake the cab with oak plywood or something similar and paint over it so the grain shows through.
Quoted from Bos98:
Our son's babysitter's mom wanted it gone when she heard I was in to pinball. Needs some work as something as yet to be determined is cooking some transistors but it is in excellent physical condition as it has been in her basement since 1997
Whoa that sounds like a deal. I don't want to ask the price but did you make out like a bandit?
Quoted from ts4z:
Got this EBD last month. Well, not exactly: I got two EBDs from a friend, and he wants one back. I get to keep all the bad parts, including this custom painted cabinet. After I finish swapping, all I need is a backglass, a new playfield, a few plastics, a computer, a steam cleaner, a set of stencils, paint, a bumper cap, legs, head bolts, the lock mounting plate in the head, all the rubber rings, and a ball.
But a manual was included! Missing some pages, better get one of those, too.
That's a one of kind cabinet there. I'd shoot clear over the top of it and call it good.
Quoted from bobnatlanta:
This the Drac PF after a quick cleanup. I'm pleased enough with the outcome that I'm seriously considering leaving it as-is. Upper pf wear and some key lines need work. Other than that....I know I'm going to play the heck out of it while I make up my mind.
Some of the best playfield art. It's inception-like with wings forming mouths and such.
Quoted from rygar:
Picked up a DM for a song today. I saw an add and was the first one to talk to the seller. The translite is faded and it has a damaged CPU board from the leaking batteries. DMD is also gone and backbox decals are not the best. Playfield id dirty but in good shape otherwise. The seller was surprisingly honest with his description and he said that he replaced the fuse and that it did blew immediatelly so it was not the usual"probably just a fuse talk" .
Hopefully you can get that thing running. It will make a nice project.
Quoted from o-din:
I've never had a Dracula before. I have had just about every other DMD I ever wanted at one time or another. I've played BSD in the past and told myself if I ever found a nice one, I'd consider picking it up.
After seeing the condition of this one, I didn't hesitate. The guy had it for years in a very dark room so there is no fade, and also very little signs of use period. I need to thoroughly go thru it and shop it as it looks like it hasn't been done in years.
We'll play it for a while, and as soon as I'm done with my Earthshaker, it will go into the back room for the whole treatment. I don't care if it's 20 years old or 60 years old, when I'm done it will be clean and mean.
I hope you like it. It reminds me of early SS games rather than a DMD because of the score based gameplay instead of mode based. There are only a handful of shots but the tension comes from trying to keep the ball alive. The outlanes are hungry and with lightning flippers if you make a flipper error say bye-bye.
Quoted from Zenomorp:
Picked up a BOP in KC last weekend. Got it all torn down, cleaned, waxed, problems fixed, back together, and all good to go...
-) New locks
-) New glass (original glass was badly scratched)
-) New legs and bolts (originals were badly corroded)
-) New flippers (originals were cracked)
-) New flipper buttons (originals were faded and dirty)
-) New flipper coils (originals were weak)
-) Flipper rebuilt kit for both flippers
-) Full black rubber kit
-) New rear glass retainer (original was broken)
-) New flipper leaf switches (originals had corroded pads)
-) Full teardown, cleaning, and playfield waxing.
-) Painted the black areas around the back box
-) Replaced all burned out bulbs
-) Replaced some missing screws
-) Adjusted four switches that were not registering
I was eyeing the Double Dragons. Pretty cool to have the pair.
Quoted from bkbirge:
El Dorado, cab shows the years but playfield is nice...
I had to laugh at the 3" upper flipper.
Quoted from lpeters82:
My issue is going to be figuring out which one to keep. Realistically, I only have room for six machines in my current gameroom. I just don't think keeping both Hardbody and BMX will be a long term option. Going to have fun with them side-by-side for now, but I really think that's the reality of the situation. The timing is just odd with my recent post about never selling Hardbody. The odds of a BMX coming up for sale locally seemed astronomical.
If you decide to sell one, I'd be willing to buy either one.
Quoted from flashinstinct:
10.5 hrs drive on a weekday to pick up this little guy. Got home at 1:30am just dumped the thing in the garage and hit the sack.
combo le HUO for less than $3800. I couldn't resist. It does need a touch up in the cab but otherwise really nice.
I had to take the head off which will be fun putting back together tonight.
I played it in a noisy arcade but I wondered if the soundtrack was comparable to Tron. I know it's no Daft Punk but from what I could hear it sounded pretty good.
Quoted from doompin:
Picked up these two last week. Really excited about the Firepower. The Galaxy Ranger may end up a coffee table. Pretty nice play field but the rest of it not so much.
I'm not sure if I've seen Galaxy Ranger. That and Captain Fantastic have pretty good art packages for home pins.
Quoted from Tazmani:
Road trip to Bedford Indiana yesterday netted a pretty nice 1974 Magnotron. CL ad - I got there first!
I corralled my 28 year old son and we spent 6 hours of quality time driving there and back.
Machine $250 - burgers $15 - experience - Pricele$$
I hate you. You came right in my back yard and stole a pin out from under me. Why don't you stay in your own state where the pins flow like wine and the women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano?
Even Little Chiefs need love...
It's pretty grimy. Looks like something was spilled down the front. All of the red from the cab and backglass is faded. The Williams cabs of this era are pretty crappy. It's flaking off everywhere. I'm gonna see if I can get it running again. The layout looks interesting.
I bought it a couple of months ago. It was at a yard sale a guy was having less than 10 minutes from the house. He had five arcade games, Little Chief, DK Jr. mini, Super Pac-Man, Afterburner Climax Standard, and an EM Bingo. None of them worked. Super Pac-Man would turn on but the screen didn't work. He said it did earlier that day. The bingo was in pieces and I decided to let that one go. He wanted $150 for Little Chief and $150 for Super Pac. The other games didn't have prices and were in the back of this big building he had stuff piled into. I gave him an offer of $300 for the four games. He said unprompted he would throw in an Apple II computer I was also looking at that was priced at $10. So for $290 I got 4 games.
Today I had a day off and decided to bring them home though the Afterburner would have to wait because I didn't know how to take it apart and it wouldn't fit in the Jeepster still together. I brought the two arcades first and then the pin. The coin door on the Super Pac was padlocked shut so I reached around from the back and loosened the bolt by hand. Imagine my surprise to look in the coin box and find this.
Final tally. 94 bucks even. Who says you can't make money buying arcades.
I'm starting to think I need to go pick up that Afterburner real quick.
The only thing I came up with when searching Porto on IPDB was a Portuguese manufacturer named Irmacor. If there are no pics of it on IPDB, be sure to submit them. What's that thing on top of the backbox?