Monthly Archives: February 2017

Radical! tabletop?

I’ve seen these tabletop machines around for decades. The Montgomery Ward, JC Penny and Sears catalogs had multiple pages dedicated to the childhood tie breaker machine. That’s what me and my buddies used mine for.

I don’t think that any of them past or present were designed from an actual machine. These designs clearly show that Bally was playing with the idea. Having grown up a skateboarder I recognize the legendary Powell Peralta Skateboards pro, Steve Caballero on the right side of this flyer.

 

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It looks like Playtime Products did manufacture this same playfield layout with WWF, Batman, and countless other licenses. This Batman on the right and the rest in this blog are part of Gene Cunningham’s collection of tabletop machines that came with the Illinois Pinball Co. haul. The last 2 are fireworks.

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