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Member: atpcfiaim
From: Tacoma,WA USA (find on the map)
Specialty': Electromechanicals from the 70's
Member since: 05/12/2012
30 pinball machines
last updated: 09/23/2021
 
 
pinball nameDBmanufacturerconditionis it for sale?notespictures
ATLANTIS Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverTraded a Gottlieb Hit the Deck for this Atlantis. Recently installed a Ron Webb backglass.
BIG DEAL Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never36k plays, sold to me as home use only and looks like it. Plugged it in and it started and everything worked! Unreal. Needs a shop job as it plays kinda gummy. I had been looking for this title for about 10 years. Thanks to JethroP in SJC. Update: I have gone through everything on this machine. Discovered the match unit is missing something. The space between the pull in coil and stepper is too great to move unit. Canít figure this out without seeing another. New horseshoe target installed, many light sockets restored to working with PBR socket cleaning tool. By far the fastest playing game in my collection, must have played like this back in the day. Plays like new.
BIG SHOT Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverPurchased from a friend, outstanding condition.
BLACK JACK Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverEM version. Supposedly one of 120 made, I always thought it might be fun to play. Should clean up well, bgresto backglass on the way. Purchased from FB Marketplace for $1600. Update: My method is everything works before the restoration process. This helps me familiarize myself with the game and itís workings. Started today with the bonus unit. Now all the lights work but there is a 100 point switch stuck somewhere. UPDATE: Now up and running after shop job and cleaning. New before and after photos. Not perfect, but much better than what I started with cosmetically. Plays fast.
BUCKAROO Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverRepainted cabinet to original. Very nice. Purchased from a Minnesota collector.
CAPT. FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverNOS playfield. Over the Top, no star backglass. Just got the cabinet back from NJ. Competently resprayed back to original except for the inside top rails. These were curiously untouched. A bit disappointing, but the restoration will carry on inspite of this glaring cosmetic flaw. Game purchased in the mountains of Idaho from an old operator. Playfield water damaged. NOS playfield purchased out of Boston.
CENTRAL PARK Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverI repainted the cabinet to original. Quite nice playfield and backglass.
EVEL KNIEVEL Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverEM version, should clean up very nicely, have NOS playfield and plastics . Recently converted back to US voltage and started and ran first time I tried with new US transformer. UPDATE. NOS Playfield not installed. Classic Playfields version installed on expert advice instead. Hard to argue with the results. Thank you to Markus in CH for the huge opportunity to purchase this game from his collection.
FIREBALL Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverLooked at many before I bought this one out of Nebraska. Quite nice. Wrecked a buffer polishing all the metal to chrome finish.
FLYING CARPET Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverBest original playfield. If the playfield has a flaw, I have not seen it. BGResto backglass.I really should repaint the cabinet as the original purple has faded to dark pink, just like every other Flying Carpet. Difficult game to win a replay.
FOUR MILLION B.C. Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverMint backglass with quite nice playfield and cabinet. I have had this game so long I donít remember where I got it!
GEMINI Gottlieb (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverHere are some photos of Gemini just off the truck. Put together and tested. All functions work. Broken down again to set up in game room. Cabinet repainted to original. Transparent playfield protector installed. Incorrect color bumper bodies and skirts, proper replacements coming from Pinball Resource. Red and White targets need to be switched with each other. Bumper action as described by seller, working but sluggish. UPDATE Playfield currently stripped for insert leveling and paint restoration and sent to professional restorers. First pf I have had this done to.
HOT TIP Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNeverEM version. NOS backglass, need to install the extra playfield as I wrecked the original with a Magic Eraser.  
JOKER POKER Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverEM Joker Poker. Superbly restored by somebody that really knew what they were doing. Cabinet and playfield restored to nearly flawless condition. Mechanically perfect. Originally chime delete to France. Thanks to Mike in Europe to help install and get running a new set of his chimes. Awesome!
JUMPING JACK Gottlieb (USA)Set up, plays!NeverHerb Silvers backglass. Nice playfield from a collector in Portland. Another cabinet I need to restore. Originally played this game in California in 1973.
KLONDIKE Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverGame HUO from new. Must have died in 1973 judging by playfield wear. NOS backglass from Johnís Jukes in Vancouver. Purchased locally from another collector here in Washington. I played this in the early Ď70ís on location in Los Angeles.
LINE DRIVE Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverHerb Silvers backglass and plastics. Okay playfield. I repainted the cabinet to original. All solid-state sound effects still work. Set up at NW Pinball Show after restoration and now have the perfect amount of playfield ďgrimeĒ. Purchased from another collector in Kansas City.
LUCKY SEVEN Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverEM version. Needs total restoration. Playfield completely planked. I am hoping to find a backglass for it as the original does not have much ink remaining. Plays pretty good but needs a shop job bad.
MATA HARI EM Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverEM version. New playfield and backglass installed thanks to Tim. Looks like I'll ship the cabinet to Herb Silvers for a cabinet repaint. It will literally look brand new. Purchased from a collector in Illinois. Never did work correctly after purchase due to a Jones plug not properly inserted into its receptacle. It appeared to be correctly plugged in, but had not been, possibly for years.
MONTE CARLO Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverMint backglass. Could use a better playfield. Local purchase of another game I played back in the day.
NIGHT RIDER Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverEM version. Installed NOS playfield but I also bought a CPR playfield. Cabinet repainted quite nicely by a retired military man, now a restorer/dealer.  
NIP-IT Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverBought from a MN collector. I wish I could repay the favor. Quite nice.
OLD CHICAGO Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverBought when I lived in Idaho. Backglass mint, playfield pretty close. Cabinet repainted back to original.
PHANTOM  Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverRifle Game. My first auction purchase. KOA campground outside Boise sold the land to a developer. This game was up for auction as a result of liquidation. Found the auction ad in a newspaper a long time ago. Love the sharp artwork.  
SPANISH EYES Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverOne of my favorites. Need better playfield and backglass. I should repaint the cabinet. Bought from a farm worker in Iowa. Another game I played in LA in the early Ď70ís.
STRANGE WORLD Gottlieb (USA)In storage, workingNeverPlayfield totally and completely planked. I am hoping for a Wade Krause replacement soon. Game currently broken down and in storage. Purchased from a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic collector in Vancouver.  
SUPER STAR Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverThe first game I ever played. These seem to be all worn out. I spent over a year restoring what was at best not good enough for my collection. Looks great now.
TOP CARD Gottlieb (USA)Set up, needs some workNeverBought from my old neighbor. Minty old game needs to be shopped. Put a few new rings on it for a Christmas party. Will clean up great.
WILD CARD Williams (USA)Set up, plays!NeverThe operator that sold this game for retail completely stripped the coin door so it could not be routed again. What a violation. Also disabled on/off switch. Game should clean up nicely. So far, the playfield is cleaning up nicely. Magic Eraser being used with caution, with excellent results. Finally managed to complete the playfield restoration with excellent results. First photos are before and next photos are the result. Fabricated coin door entry lights with parts from other Williams coin door. Used high score plugs from a Gottlieb game to get power and ground from Jones plug on bottom mechanism board to power the lights. A satisfactory, if only skin-deep victory over the scorched earth policy of the last owner-operator.
WIZARD Bally (USA)Set up, plays!NeverInstalled new Wade Krause playfield. Backglass and cabinet in great shape. Bought reproduced back glass at Seattle pinball show. Flippers chatter like no other machine I have had. Rebuilt, triple checked connections are correct, new coil stops, nothing seems to fix this.
 
 
Pinball machines that atpcfiaim used to own in the past
(the following games are no longer part of atpcfiaim's collection)
 
 
pinball nameDBmanufactureris it for sale?notespictures
ABRA CA DABRA Gottlieb (USA)Sold I didnít play this game before I bought it as it was broken down. That was a mistake. I won 13 games the first time I played it. Never became a more difficult game after I shopped it and used all the conservative settings.  
AIR ACES Bally (USA)Sold Sold this to another pilot. I liked the theme but it was never as good as the Gottlieb original, Jumping Jack/Jack in the Box.  
ARGOSY Williams (USA)Sold I like Williams games and Iím glad I bought it. Sunken inserts forced me to move it on.  
BASE HIT Williams (USA)Sold Bought as a restoration project. Fell to the back burner and was sold as is.  
BIG SHOW Bally (USA)Sold Another Bally copy of a Gottlieb game, Wild Life. Creepy Clown on the backglass, seizure-inducing pf plastics. I could not sell this machine fast enough.  
DIAMOND JACK Gottlieb (USA)Sold Picked this up at an antique store in Idaho City, Idaho. Played hundreds of times, got bored with it, and traded it for a Gottlieb King Kool. Obviously very early in my pinball collecting career.  
DROP-A-CARD Gottlieb (USA)Sold Another mint Gottlieb drop target game. Fantastic playfield and backglass. Just kind of went smooth after a while. Hate to see such a nice game leave but I was admiring its condition more than playing the actual game.  
EL DORADO Gottlieb (USA)Sold Local find in Seattle. Player quality only, I kind of understand itís popularity. Owned for a couple years with High Hand.  
FAN-TAS-TIC Williams (USA)Sold Bought this game and Travel Time for $200 each. Shopped and donated to an at risk youth home.  
FLIP-A-CARD Gottlieb (USA)Sold Shopped and sold in Boise Idaho. Partially planked playfield and only decent backglass.  
FLIPPER PARADE Gottlieb (USA)Sold Flipper Series game. Gobble holes not interesting to me. Sold to New York.  
FLYING CARPET  Midway (USA)Sold Rifle game. Plexiglas backglass was mint. Sold to Seattle Pinball Museum.  
GRIDIRON Gottlieb (USA)Sold Found this in Boise. 2-player version of Pro Football. Very nice backglass and playfield. I think Pro Football is the better game with the real spinner and cabinet artwork (uprights) on the head.  
HIGH HAND Gottlieb (USA)Sold Very popular game in my youth. Local find, shopped out, played for a year or two and sold. Kind of a snooze with all the targets down. Another Gottlieb hits the road.  
HIT THE DECK Gottlieb (USA)Sold My old neighbor brought this by in his pickup truck. Looked good in the sunshine, so we haggled a bit, and I bought it. I played this game quite a bit but another friend had a Gottlieb Atlantis he wanted to trade. The Atlantis wasnít as nice, but I made the trade anyway. I donít miss Hit the Deck and I really like Atlantis.  
JET SPIN Gottlieb (USA)Sold First pinball purchase circa 1980. Traded for a Williams Black Knight after it stopped working.  
JUNGLE QUEEN Gottlieb (USA)Sold In pretty good shape when I bought it from Larry in Olympia. Shop job and cleanup turned out a much improved game. Ultimately moved it on primarily because of the space between the upper and lower flippers made the game too easy.  
KING KOOL Gottlieb (USA)Sold Heard of this game back in the day. Played it on location in Los Angeles along with King Rock. Only interested in the game for nostalgia. Sold on to AZ.  
KING PIN Gottlieb (USA)Sold Another game like Drop a Card, mint all around but sold due to lack of playing time. A hard but necessary choice all of us in the hobby have to make.  
OFFICIAL BASEBALL Williams (USA)Sold Found a newspaper add listing a pitch and bat. This was the game. Cabinet painted in brown latex. Stripped the paint off and made stencils from the original design under the latex. Repainted each of the men on the field. Fun game to beat and reset the high score. Looks cool, a little slow to play. I believe it now resides in a museum.  
RANCHO Williams (USA)Sold Metal cabinet. Very heavy.
SKY LINE Gottlieb (USA)Sold Found a NOS pf and installed it myself in my first pf swap. Someone had repainted the cabinet back to original and the backglass was perfect but it just didnít get played.  
SKYLAB Williams (USA)Sold I bought this from an operator when I lived in Boise in 1991 to renew my pinball ownership history. I had previously owned a Black Knight and a Jet Spin in high school, but I had to liquidate all non-revenue producing assets to pay for flying lessons. It turned out to be a very good educational investment. After Skylab stopped working I went back to the operator for advice and he handed me a Gameroom magazine and wished me luck. I found The Pinball Resource, called, and Steve eventually was able to help me get it back running again over the phone. Looking back now, I canít imagine the patience and goodwill it took from Steve to talk a total newbie through repairing his own machine for the first time. Simply amazing.  
SOLAR CITY Gottlieb (USA)Sold Owned an El Dorado first, but this was in too nice a condition to pass up. I didnít keep it as long as the Eldo. The playfield layout on those games is fun but I would not buy another.  
SPIRIT OF 76 Gottlieb (USA)Sold   
SURE SHOT Gottlieb (USA)Sold As with most of my games I bought this as a non-runner. After I got it working again, I sold it as I did not care for this game. I think I am in the minority on not liking this Gottlieb.  
SWINGER Williams (USA)Sold What a groovy game. I played this on location back in the day so when one came up for sale, I bought it. Super fast player and I love the hot pink and other fluorescent colors. Cooler backglass than Fun Fest.  
TOP SCORE Gottlieb (USA)Sold I found this at an operators ďwarehouseĒ in Idaho City, Idaho. One of the few EM games he had left. Unfortunately his warehouse just a roof over a concrete floor and the damp had wrecked the pf. I was able to get it up and running again but every time the ball came down the pf it took the pf paint with it. Basically pre-internet days and I could not find a better pf. So I parted it out, unfortunately. The backglass is still pretty nice in whatís left of the head in my garage.  
TRAVEL TIME Williams (USA)Sold Purchased this game and Fan Tas Tic for $200 each due to condition. Got them shopped and running, then donated to an at risk youth home.  
DISCLAIMER: This page shows the pinball machine Collection of PinballOwners member atpcfiaim from Tacoma, WA, USA. The coin operated pinball machines listed above, including their images, were uploaded into our database by atpcfiaim himself; atpcfiaim is the sole responsible for the information contained in this page. The pinball machines shown above are not necessarily for sale! Please refer to the 4th column in the list to know whether a certain pinball is for sale or not. Most likely atpcfiaim's pinball machines are second-hand (used) pinballs that were once installed in bars and other public places; their value as a collectible largely depends on appearance and functionality of every single machine.
 
 
Comments left by other members of our website
 
 From gorgar on 06-21-2016 14:12:
This is a very fine collection! I'll be visiting you someday. When i am in your area. Is this okay for you....?! :-)
From germany: Gorgar
 From bandwagon on 08-15-2014 10:53:
A beautiful and well-chosen collection with some amazing rarities as Mata Hari and Evel Knievel in the EM version. Congratulations to these beautiful pinballs!
 From kangourou on 07-28-2014 09:27:
Awesome collection with rare titles ! Congrats
 
 
 
 
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