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What's your favorite topper or least favorite.


By freeplay3

70 days ago



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    #1 70 days ago

    I have been looking at different toppers. Factory, tilt toppers, homebrewed, etc. Some good, some not so good. It's easy to list the popular ones...Wh2o, Fishtales, Whirlwind. I just got a JP2 with the tilt topper and really looks good. MMr royal looks nice also. We have also seen a couple really bad toppers, looking at you SW. Damn R2 motor was louder then the game volume. Please post some pics..the good the bad the ugly.

    #2 69 days ago

    Had both

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    #3 69 days ago

    Got a loud R2 in my line up. AC/DC horns from Mezel are one of my favorites.

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    #4 69 days ago

    This is my favourite topper and seems to be everyone else that stops by as well.

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    #5 69 days ago

    Here is the tilt jp topper. Pictures dont do the lighting effects justice.

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    #6 69 days ago

    All toppers are my least favorite and no topper is my favorite.

    #7 69 days ago

    Doctor Who topper with the moving Dalek is pretty awesome.

    I used to have a getaway with led flashing red and blues instead of the red spinning light. It was amazing.

    Fish tales is also a great topper.

    #8 69 days ago

    kiss

    #9 68 days ago
    Quoted from schwarz:

    All toppers are my least favorite and no topper is my favorite.

    So, are you saying if you were to buy a wh20 or fish tales and neither had their toppers you would be happier?

    #10 67 days ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    So, are you saying if you were to buy a wh20 or fish tales and neither had their toppers you would be happier?

    Yeah I actually restored a WH20 and left the topper off til I sold it.

    #11 67 days ago

    Most toppers are crap.
    I like: white water, TWD and kiss

    #12 67 days ago
    Quoted from schwarz:

    All toppers are my least favorite and no topper is my favorite.

    Yeah I agree with u sir. For me anyway they make a pin look cheesy. Armor as well, just give me regular side rails and a nice clean cab. I mean TWD and BK3 and WW maybe AF ok they aren't all shit but even those I can take or leave.

    #13 67 days ago

    Whirlwind, Attack From Mars LE, Black Knight Sword of Rage, Jurassic Park (DE), White Water, Dr. WHO, Twilight Zone Slot Machine Topper, Fire, Pinbot, High Speed, Last Action Hero... I like toppers that do something.

    #14 67 days ago
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    #15 67 days ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    Here is the tilt jp topper. Pictures dont do the lighting effects justice.[quoted image]

    What will you do if they come out with a animatronic T-Rex head like the Black Knight

    #16 67 days ago

    any of the life size grave creeper ones. creech, freddy. looks dumb as shit.

    #17 67 days ago

    ...
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    #18 67 days ago

    Easy going toppers like Space Shuttle. High Speed....

    #19 67 days ago

    The simplicity and game interaction of the Pinbot topper is cool

    #20 67 days ago
    Quoted from Strummy:

    The simplicity and game interaction of the Pinbot topper is cool

    I do enjoy the simple ones also. I am not a huge f-14 fan, but it was awesome getting the lights going in a poorly lit arcade when you were 16 years old.

    #21 67 days ago

    ACDC train topper is legit!

    #22 67 days ago

    The new one for BKSOR looks awesome.

    #23 67 days ago
    Quoted from schwarz:

    Yeah I actually restored a WH20 and left the topper off til I sold it.

    Left my AFMR topper in the box until I sold it as well come to think of it.

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    #25 67 days ago

    I have this topper and like it. I just wish it was bigger.

    #26 67 days ago
    Quoted from schwarz:

    Left my AFMR topper in the box until I sold it as well come to think of it.

    We get it. Are you looking for a medal or something? Biggest curmudgeon maybe?

    #27 67 days ago

    Fishtales would be my favorite but this interactive one is pretty Badass. Really helps immerse you in the expierence and looks cool going around the room

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    #28 67 days ago

    Worked on a heavy metal meltdown last week. Bally was really pushing the toppers in the 80s.

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    #29 67 days ago

    And I also like bonebusters skull

    #30 67 days ago

    Screaminr your Fish Tales topper looks cool. Could you take a pic further away so I can see the whole thing? Thanks!

    #31 67 days ago

    I have to say despite the high price I’m enjoying my R2D2 topper and it’s perhaps the most interactive topper only other in the mix would be POTC CE ship in a bottle.

    #32 67 days ago

    tilt J2 topper, high speed, fish tales, WH2O, strange science, chicago gaming LE toppers are nice, matt mckee metallica topper, police force, laseriffic shadow topper

    #33 67 days ago

    The Taxi topper is a classic that completes the pin’s look.

    #34 67 days ago

    Unless the topper interacts with the game, they suck

    #35 67 days ago

    The best topper exists only in my mind.

    A legit Jacob’s Ladder on MB.

    #36 67 days ago

    Got a few hanging in the garage. Somewhere there is someone with a high speed wishing they had one.

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    #37 67 days ago

    And the award for laziest topper goes too...

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    #38 67 days ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    Got a few hanging in the garage. Somewhere there is someone with a high speed wishing they had one.[quoted image]

    Yep... I'll give you $20 for it!

    #39 67 days ago
    Quoted from freeplay3:

    Got a few hanging in the garage. Somewhere there is someone with a high speed wishing they had one.[quoted image]

    i picked up a dumpster high speed a while back. Total train wreck, but had the NOS topper plastic inside the cabinet in perfect shape. Go figure

    #40 67 days ago

    I like all the old school ones the most, the newer ones today don't do anything for me. I've been grabbing them for years, they were cheap back in the day and just something more to collect. Hard to pick my favorite so I'll pick them all.

    John
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    #41 67 days ago

    My favorite is the six acrylic skulls forming a skull pile on top of my Scared Stiff, with each skull wired to the matching color insert in the middle of the playfield. The unlit skull in the pic is wired to the white "deadheads" insert. They cycle through six different patterns in the attract mode alone and, of course, light up or flash whenever the corresponding insert lights during gameplay.
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    #42 67 days ago

    Used to have a favorite mutiple pin/trophy topper arrangement on my Fleetwood big ball bowler. I felt fortunate to come across the BIG-ass center bowling pin in an antiques store.

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    #43 67 days ago
    Quoted from Dayhuff:I like all the old school ones the most, the newer ones today don't do anything for me. I've been grabbing them for years, they were cheap back in the day and just something more to collect. Hard to pick my favorite so I'll pick them all.
    John

    I've been told of your random toppers on random games. I would say my favorite is bullwinkle on rocky...hilariously

    #44 67 days ago

    My favorite topper has yet to be built! With that being said. The topper that made me buy an LE was seeing the MBr LE topper. I just had to get that machine, it looked so amazing. Before that I thought toppers were silly and stupid. Now, I kind of enjoy them.

    My least favorite topper is the leaked image for Elvira 3. If it changes I'll eat crow. But, its just the crypt and gargoyles. And that to me is BORING! I rather put the topper from EATPM on it. As that at least to me is more appealing.

    But, I think I'm going to make my own topper for the game. Just after I make my own topper for sinbad. Which I hope to start on soon. And then after sinbad my dream theme topper. Hardbody. But, Sinbad will be more fun and easier to make first.

    #45 67 days ago
    Quoted from mario_1_up:

    any of the life size grave creeper ones. creech, freddy. looks dumb as shit.

    That's because they are not toppers but lawn decorations. They're mean to be placed on the yard and look like they're coming out of the grass.
    And no matter how you position the creech one, it either covers up the amazing backglass art, or its positioned to where you don't see the head and just the underside of hte sculpt. So yeah... I am inclined to agree with you on those.

    They're used as toppers, but they really aren't.

    #46 66 days ago
    Quoted from tslayer71:

    Screaminr your Fish Tales topper looks cool. Could you take a pic further away so I can see the whole thing? Thanks!

    No worries . I saw the lure in a hardware store and with the colors of it I thought it would be a perfect fit . For some reason the colors on my fish are richer and darker than other fish I've seen , like the one in the last picture . Not that I'm complaining .

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