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For sale: Whirlwind

Added: 2022-08-30 02:16:52 UTC
Condition: HUO - Undocumented (Home Used Only)

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$ 4,200 (OBO)

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Item description

Selling my Whirlwind to make room for a TMNT for the kids. As you can see, the fan fits but the fan cover unfortunately does not fit on the machine when in our basement (lower ceiling), so while I'd love to keep it and just add the TMNT, the wife has requested I try to sell it. For some reason it drives my wife nuts to see the fan without the cloud around it!!

For anyone with kids, this is an awesome machine for them to learn on. Random facts: Robert Gagno (from the documentary "Wizard Mode: How Pinball Changed The Life Of A Young Autistic Boy") stated that the Whirlwind was his first machine, and Bowen Kerins (PAPA Pinball) has stated that it was the first game on which he really honed his skills. Full disclosure: I still suck after owning it, and while my kids are no pinball wizards they've certainly enjoyed it.

There are a couple of plastics that are broken, which I've taken photos of. Ramps, locks, spinners, etc. all work. Cabinet is in fair condition and paint is bright, but does show wear and nicks and has been moved a few times. Playfield is original and in (my opinion) above average condition.

I don't know the full history of it, but before me it was in another home for many years (only machine in that house) until he passed away from cancer, and his wife said he loved it. I'd prefer a local sale, and I am negotiable, and also around the next few weeks.

This is my first time selling here, so I apologize if my description isn't up to snuff but hopefully the photos fill in any of those gaps. For some reason, some photos aren't uploading but here's a video of me playing the game quickly (poorly) with a quick walk-through as well.

And here's my 4 year old daughter playing it:

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New Vernon, NJ, US


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