Picked up an absolutely gorgeous Bad Cats from a fellow pinsider. It has a recent CPR Gold playfield swap, new CPR plastics and new cabinet decals. Everything was tumbled and it looks phenomenal. I'll try and get some more pictures later.
I'm moving in 2 weeks, so I didn't bother lugging it into the basement. It's actually sitting in my dining room right now.
Getting ready to pull the backbox (it needs to be removed to get up his steps):
The head is back on a we are getting ready to load it into my vehicle:
All set up in my dining room:
I actually got this about a week ago, but thought I would post it anyway.
I ran out of room in one of the bedrooms I stole for a game room while I finish the basement in my new house. Well, lets just say I ran out of room. My wife loved playing WoZ so much before I bought one that she told me to put it in the dining room for now. Best wife ever!
Quoted from jmountjoy111:
I will only want one more. Lol. Looks awesome.
I said that right after I bought my first, then again after my second. That was a year ago and now I have 7. The only reason I don't have more is because I'm out of space in my temp gameroom and had to throw WoZ in the dining room. I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't tolerate any more than one game in the dining room.
Two and a half years ago when I bought my first machine, I never thought I would own two of the same thing.
My second machine was a 1968 Bally Safari that I fell in love with at PAPA. I was thrilled a few months later when I was actually able to find one, since there was so little information on them.
I've wanted to send out the backglass to have it restored (it has a little flaking), but I was scared something would happen. Then on Sunday, dangersem sent me a text saying he spotted one on OfferUp about 2 hours from my house.
I contacted the guy and offered him exactly what he wanted ($300). It was described as needing work. I really didn't care what it needed as long as the backglass was intact and wasn't destroyed. It looked good based the only blurry picture he posted, but I didn't want to waste time asking for more information.
I figured as long as the backglass was good, anything else was gravy.
We got there yesterday and I was thrilled with the condition of the back glass. I didn't even bother to turn on the machine until I got home. The PF has a good bit of wear and is pretty dirty. Plastics look decent except for one that someone when postal on with tape and hot glue. Cabinet is a mess. Someone painted the front third of the cabinet with black paint and then painted one side in tan. I have no clue what they were thinking.
There is a switch under the cabinet to turn it on (which isn't supposed to be there), a normal game start button on the door, and a button to the left of the door someone installed to add credits (I have no clue what that's for).
It definitely has some electrical issues that I'll need to try and figure out. I don't know anything about EMs.
Either way, I think it will be a fun project.
Sorry for the long post, so onto the pictures!
Quoted from swampshroom:
Brought home a Gottlieb Dragon yesterday. Pic of me as I'm driving away with my new machine. And a pic of the machine soon after I got it on all fours. Back glass looks pretty awesome also. I'm back in the sys 1 club again. Let the repinning start.
Can I ask what you paid for it in that condition? There is one about 2 hours from me and I've always liked the game and the artwork. Who can't like a hot chick riding a dragon.
A big shout out to dangersem for finding me a Super Orbit. it actually wasn't even for sale, but he spotted it in the background of another picture. It didn't work when I got it, but with a good bit of tinkering and some help with some fellow pinsiders pointing me in the right direction, it boots and is mostly playable.
I've been looking for one of these since I played it at PAPA. They don't seem to come up very often.
I'm still nailing down some issues, but it's playable for the most part which is a far cry from not booting when I picked it up. It's sitting in the garage for right now, until I get it working 100% and put on some new legs.
(Before and after LEDs)
Quoted from PinFever:
nice and never seen one in person, yours looks great . I love space themes
Thanks! It was pretty dirty when I got it, but I was really surprised at how well it cleaned up. Other than the wear at a few of the lower inserts, the PF is in great shape. Novis took all the discoloration off both the PF and the plastics.
Bought this from the local operator and he was nice enough to deliver. He was done with it and aside from a little damage to the side of the head it's in really good shape. Mick is cracked and it has a broken plastic, but there are replacements in the cabinet.
It goes in the basement once I get someone over the help me drag it down there. For now, it's stealing my parking spot.
If I remember correctly, the earning audits are somewhere around $11,600 and there is no PF wear other than the expected wear in the shooter lane.
Quoted from Psw757:
Fun and highly underrated game!
I'm liking it to be honest. I'm still at a loss as to how I'm going to ever beat the default GC score of 120,000,000. I made it all the way to Encore last night and only put up about 54,000,000. There has to be points buried somewhere that I'm missing....
Quoted from ccope247:
Just picked up this beaut last night! My very 1st pinball machine!!!
HUGE THANKS to Dave, aka Cudaman, a fellow pinsider here. Not only did he introduce me to pinside, as well as several conversations covering the basics of the pinball world, he also came out with me to look the game over and helped me break it down, load it, and get it into my house and get her all set up. Such a great guy!
Most pinball people are awesome. dmacy did the same thing when I bought my first machine from him. I had never met him before and he was nice enough to drive it about an hour to my house, helped my wrangle it down into my basement, set it up and made sure it was working before he left. I made a new friend that day.
Quoted from bluespin:
I picked up this game that’s been on my short list for a year now. I had an opportunity to buy this title six months ago but; it was $600 more than the price I paid today, it was 380 miles one way, and the playfield and cabinet were not as nice as today’s pickup. Today’s pick up was 27 miles away. One pop bumper doesn’t work, but otherwise appears to be 100% working.
It pays to be patient and wait for the right opportunity.
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Nice Alien Star! I love mine and would never think of selling it.
Mirco made mention of doing a small run of Alien Star play fields if you're interested.
It’s in pretty good shape, but needs a good cleaning and some mechs rebuilt. It plays 100%.
I put a new DMD in when I got it home because the old one had a bunch of lines through it.
Cabinet is a little beat up, but I don’t mind. Playfield is great except for some wear in front of the drop target.
Not bad for having $10,959.75 through it.
Quoted from robertmee:
Evaluating....elvira is the only one I'll probably end up keeping. The rest I'll either pass on as projects or restore a few. The playfields are the tough ones...many 60s, 70s gottliebs and ballys with all the mechs still attached. 90% of the platfields are populated to some degree. Some with nice art, some worn. I just am not well versed in EMs.
There isn't a Bally Safari in there anywhere, is there?
I grabbed this Saturday. I played it for about an hour, started a game, closed the coin door and it's now dead.
Quoted from gdonovan:
Dirty contact on the slam switch, right next to the door lock if memory serves.
Unfortunately not. It resets the drop target banks and then nothing. When it does that, I can open the slam tilt switch and the games lights the tilt light. I have a thread open on it if you're bored.
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