Williams CABARET was presented in November of 1968, the Test-Samples had no Ball-Saver-Post and the Artwork in that area was slightly different. Some press-photos and flyers show those early production-machines.

The Post seems to be added in a hurry because there are no hints on the Playfield how it can be moved up or down.

The possible reason for this could be that Williams got sued from Bally for using a closing-flipper-device earlier in 1968. So maybe CABARET was originally designed to use such a device too. The "Up-Post" appeared before on french Rally-machines and Chicago Coin's Stage Coach / Gun Smoke (being rather a disc than a post)

Design team

Game Design: Steve Kordek

Game details

December 1968
(Electro) Mechanical
3,852 produced
$1020 - $1180
Mechanical Reels


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Price history

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This game has been listed a total number of 5 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2021-05-08.

We cannot give an accurate price estimate, as we have seen this game listed on the Pinside Market only once In the past 4 years. The asking price was $1,100.

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