Quoted from Toucanf16:
Just got back from a 16 hour round trip to Dallas and back. Here it is! Thanks Hassellcastle!
Is that a whirlwind? I played it at the Northwest show, it was a ton of fun!
Quoted from oohlou:
Picked up a Flash Gordon for cheap today!
It is, dirty, very faded cabinet, backglass has issues, I cannot get into the backbox yet, and doesn't boot yet
...but it lights up, looks really clean on the underside, the plastics look good, and the playfield is pretty nice except for 1 wear spot. It is going to be a lot of work getting this clean and working but I'm looking forward to the challenge.
Oh man, I loved that movie...what a great pin to have!
wow, I always wondered if anyone sold pins at a yard sale. they must have 100 per weekend around town in the summer. what a find! nestled in among the $0.25 books and $0.10 kids clothes.
Great story Pecos! I think the restoration of an old piece of history is as much fun as playing them (or it will be if I ever finish one)
Picked up a 1956 United's Brazil EM today for almost nothing. Its an unusual table in that it has no flippers, I think the table tilts but am not sure. The backglass is a total goner:
But the insides and table are in almost mint condition
Spotted a pin on an estate sale. The place was a hoarders nightmare. The guys running the sale said it took them 2 days just to clear a path to the room.
I talked them down to a price I was happy with.
The pin is an argosy EM and looks to be in great shape. My guess is something broke and he started piling things on it 20-30 years ago and it's been sitting there ever since. The back glass is perfect and the PDF doesn't even show any ball trails.
Quoted from davebart5:
Another Mystery Castle has been found and yanked from the clutches of a basement getting no love. This one sat in a non-collector's house for 23 years. Prior to that it was purchased new in '93 to put in their music hall on Long Island then the owner took it home in '95 for the family to play with it. It's been there ever since...
Now it'll get some royal treatment and brought back to life.
Awesome, I love seeing the old machines being given some love and brought back to life!
Quoted from Pedleboy:
Just picked this Data East Simpsons this morning for a steal. Not in Perfect shape but overall good condition. It does need a serious cleaning and re-rubber. I have a rather large Simpsons collection and this will fit in nicely. The picture is only one wall of "crap" (as my wife likes to call it).
Nice collection! the Simpsons will be a great addition.
Wow, congrats to the first-timers! its a great feeling, having your own.
I am feeling good, got this little gem over the weekendits in rough shape but it plays.
So I now have a 60's machine, a 70's machine and a 80's machine. As soon as I sell a few more gallons of blood perhaps I can get a 90's machine!
Quoted from Zavadoza:
Just got home from an epic all day journey. Toddler puke (3 different times!), dog got in the trash at home, truck smelled rancid, 100 degree day, Austin traffic......All Worth It!
I just scored a mint LOTR with 216 balls played (72 games if no extra ball). Spent almost a decade in a storage unit. CL seller who isn't in to the hobby, but an engineer. Nobody has played this game. Bone stock, tested everything, and it's incredibly clean. I tried to buy a different one yesterday from a guy out of state and somebody scooped it up locally. I cant believe I got an even better one a day later! More pics to come. Just wanted to share (and sit down).
incredible! what a great find, congrats.
Awesome find. I played RCT when it came out on computer years back and loved it (though I found I could not design a decent roller coaster) then I played the board game which was fun. How is the play on the pinball?
That Indy is great-looking. I didn't even know there was another one. Nice catch!
Found a couple of machines just 28 min away. Target pool and dolphin for $400 total. They dont run but look good ( kind of like me )
That on-beam has such a strange backglass. Do those blank rolls of color light up?
Quoted from junkyardjedi:
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The flash is such a fun game, you won’t regret it. If you are interested, I have been posting my resto of one at https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/it-was-supposed-to-be-a-simple-flash-restore
woohoo, I told myself no nore wedgeheads but this looked too cool to pass up (and it was 2 miles away) - made a new friend, and he promised to come over and play it once I get it going
Quoted from illawarra92:
long neglected gottlieb sea belles from 1956.
large project, bglass resto glass will be ordered, have repro plastics.
wish me luck
pinball rescue plastics, wow. wouldn't of taken on this project if lee hadn't done these.
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I hope you start a thread. I would love to see that come back to life
Quoted from Buckaroo:
Picked a cool title today. A Bally Black Rose. The game came with a little dust on the head but who cleans the top of the head anyway? No legs so a couple of milk crates will work just fine. No playfield glass to get in your way if you ever need to get a stuck ball out. Yep the playfield has a little more dust, maybe the glass is a good idea? Add that to the shopping list. Heck a little wax and this baby will shine right up. As far as mods i think the only one is the three different flippers. The game will play better with this mod. The display did light up when plugged in and went into factory reset mode. Should be just a fuse. Oh well, when will I learn.
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That is a really cool looking game. Does that cannon in the center turn?
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