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Totem

Totem

This was/is my first pinball. It has gotten me totally involved in this exciting world of classic pinball restoration.

The machine was a bit of a mess when I purchased it, lots of water damage, rust, mold, mildew...just poorly kept. Sadly, I believe that a majority if not all of this damage occurred at the place I purchased it, which is a pinball/arcade game repair and sales outfit that has more holes in their roof than actual roof.

The backglass, however, was gorgeous, as was the playfield and I had never seen this machine before. I fell in love with it instantly. I rescued it from the hell it was living in and have been working on it ever since. I have had it for 3 1/2 months (at the time of this posting) and probably have a solid 1 1/2 months of work left on it, maybe a little less.

It has been informative, exciting, perplexing, exhilarating and all sorts of other feelings and emotions all rolled into one. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am excited to see the machine come to life and then to buy another one to add to my home Tiki bar.

Pinball aside, there is a feeling that comes from taking something that was left for dead and reviving it. A really good feeling. I know the machine is in-animate, but it just looks proud sitting there on its cleaned, restored legs and cleaned restored interior.

If you are pondering joining the ranks of pinball restorers - I recommend it. Don't let the people portrayed in "Special When Lit' dissuade you - we are not all like them, in any way...other than loving pinball machines.

Cheers!

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Design team

Game Design: Ed Krynski
Artwork: Gordon Morison



Game details

508
D. Gottlieb & Co.
August 1979
Solid state
Gottlieb System 1
6,643 produced
$650 - $750
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
0
#2607
Unknown


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Pinside rating

This game has received 9 approved Pinsider ratings. 16 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside Pinball Top 100 ranking.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

93 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

17 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

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1,250
Machine - For Sale
Blaine, TN

Price estimate

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Recent Pinsider scores

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denisn72
on Totem
727,790
Clintonian
on Totem
671,280
plowpusher
on Totem
861,640
balt
on Totem
185,600
Pinmasher
on Totem
650,050
FlipnFargo
on Totem
614,470
JawsCrusher
on Totem
687,260
Volgon
on Totem
153,370


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