Written by PMcGee, published January 16th, 2013. 4 comment(s).
They call them The Flippers - Gottlieb's Flipper (1960), Flipper Clown (1962), Flipper Fair (1961), Flipper Parade (1961) and Flipper Cowboy (1962) Design was by Wayne Neyens, and art by Roy Parker on each of these. Some include Bank-A-Ball/Flipper Pool but I consider that a different series, considering Ed Krynski was the designer. The apron is also different on Bank-A-Ball/Flipper Pool.
We were lucky enough to pick up Flipper Cowboy, Flipper Fair and a Flipper Parade in a warehouse deal several years back, along with a Bank-A-Ball. We acquired a Flipper and Flipper Clown and have completed our set. All of these are add-a-balls - Flipper was the first add-a-ball pinball machine, so is a good one to have in a collection of EM's. The others in this series have backglass animation.
We hope to take our row of Flippers to the Houston Arcade Expo one of these days. Keep your eyes open!
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