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What was the "most rare" pin you saw FS at Allentown?


By ejg10532626

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

I was fortunate enough to have a decent pin brought back to me, which
siftened not being able to attend:

But I gotta know:

What were the "most unusual or rare" titles people saw for sale?
Examples..
Strange World EM, Bally Voltan EFCD, Star Gazer, Cosmic Gunfighter, Zaccarias, Sonic EM's-stuff like that.

#3 5 years ago

You are usually full of good posts, this is just a silly answer to a legit question.

#4 5 years ago

Congo was there but not for sale.

#5 5 years ago

Sorry, just felt like being a wise guy.

I can't speak for the wood rails or EMs since they are not my cup of tea, but there were a surprising quantity of pins that I did not expect.
Spectrum is a unique machine that I've only ever played one time in a museum. There were two this year.
We had a high speed La Retata conversion in our booth at the flea market.
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=high+speed&sortby=name&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#4115
I believe there were only 100 of those made. People looking at it like crazy. Walking up expecting to see a high speed and seeing Robocop looking back at them!

#6 5 years ago

Wrath of Olympus. There's only one? Right?

#7 5 years ago
Quoted from dtown:

Wrath of Olympus. There's only one? Right?

Yep, right now, one of one. Won't be for long, though, as it certainly seemed production ready.

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

Sorry, just felt like being a wise guy.
I can't speak for the wood rails or EMs since they are not my cup of tea, but there were a surprising quantity of pins that I did not expect.
Spectrum is a unique machine that I've only ever played one time in a museum. There were two this year.
We had a High Speed La Retata conversion in our booth at the flea market.
http://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=high+speed&sortby=name&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#4115
I believe there were only 100 of those made. People looking at it like crazy. Walking up expecting to see a High Speed and seeing Robocop looking back at them!

Now that's more like it .
Spectrum is fun...and certainly different.
RoboCop taught me a lesson at Pinburgh, and that lesson was...underrated pin...nice target pin to acquire at right price, if working correctly.

#9 5 years ago
Quoted from ejg10532626:

RoboCop taught me a lesson at Pinburgh, and that lesson was...underrated pin...nice target pin to acquire at right price, if working correctly.

Only played it a few times and not a nice example with snappy flippers sadly.

#10 5 years ago

What was that pink pin... with the head on top?

#11 5 years ago

Was it this? http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=347&picno=47627

Steve

Quoted from 27dnast:

What was that pink pin... with the head on top?

#12 5 years ago

I saw a Taxi listed for $6000 OBO

#13 5 years ago

ignoring the price element, that was a beautiful taxi

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from Buck:

ignoring the price element, that was a beautiful taxi

I always saw someone playing it with others gathered around.

#15 5 years ago

I thought rarest might be the friendship 7.

#16 5 years ago

3 Fireballs, after never have seen 1 at the show before.
At least one was for sale.

#17 5 years ago
Quoted from neurokinetik:

Yep, right now, one of one. Won't be for long, though, as it certainly seemed production ready.

The Wrath of Olympus guy said that is the first prototype machine but he said that the next prototype is about to be unveiled which will be much closer to production. He said they still do not have a price yet. Fun game!

#18 5 years ago

Yes it was a Bone busters. It was right next to my beat up Earthshaker (Which got a lot of play even in its condition LOL)

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from jesster64:

I thought rarest might be the friendship 7.

Much more rare than that as far as EMs (which ARE my cup of tea) was the Williams "Ten Spot" (I was tempted to buy it, but it was just a little bit too rough) and that Italian Nordomatic "Champion" wedgehead which was eventually purchased by Rob Berk of Pinball Expo fame. There was a somewhat tired Gottlieb "Double Action" in the outside flea market area too. Also, the body only of a Gottlieb "Solitaire" which was one of the export versions of "Diamond Jack". I've never seen one of those before.

#20 5 years ago

There were a lot of games I never see come up for sale around me like the SW Trilogy machine so that was one of my favorites to see and play. Also liked seeing a Banzai Run.

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