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Pinball Collection of xtheblackknightx
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Member: xtheblackknightx
From: Vancouver,WA USA (find on the map)
Specialty': Electromechanicals from the 70's
Member since: 01/27/2016
 
55 pinball machines
last updated: 11/12/2017
 
 
pinball nameDBmanufacturerconditionis it for sale?notespictures
1962 WORLD SERIES Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2017) Private collection acquisition. Overall superb condition, although the original restorer about 10 years ago did not properly conduct sanding the lower cabinet before complete stenciling which resulted in wood chatter and waves on the outer surface. Back glass panel and 'Super Home Run' plastic were replaced with a Shay Group reproductions. Chrome batting handle was replaced from a reproduction from The Pinball Resource, along with rebuilding the control panel and other components from NOS parts. Minor cabinet repair and painting corrections were required from scuffing since restoration.
AL'S GARAGE BAND GOES ON A WORLD TOUR Alvin G. (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2002) NIB overstock acquisition that originally was a German export. Third owner as it sat in a warehouse for 10 years in box. Have extra NOS fully wired playfield, topper, assemblies, and extra spare backglass. Less than 1000 plays. NOTE: I have completed reproduction of the rubberized adhesive CD decals for owners of this game, since they will most likely never be produced from the last of the NOS originals.
BAZAAR Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2017) Fellow collector acquisition from a private owner. One of the hardest Ted Zale "zipper flipper" games to acquire to solid cosmetic condition today, except Joker (Bally, 1968) that only had a 110 unit production run, Alligator (German Export), and Cosmint (Switzerland Export). Awaiting reproduction backglass remanufacture from a NOS game scan to swap out the original which is basically window pane quality. Playfield is outstanding with no ball wear, broken plastics, or assembly problems. FIRST game with "zipper flipper" feature. Cabinet requires a complete restencil repaint due to previous owner doing the work via hand, and it looks like a kindergarten kid went crazy with a crayon. There is no way I can fix what was done without fully orbital sanding the cabinet. UPDATE: Backglass artwork is under revector and masking development. I have received approval for copyright usage in reproduction and eventually the images will be sent for screening and will be available for public sale through pinball suppliers. Presently, the backglass re vectoring is roughly 50% complete.
BLACK KNIGHT Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2015) Third Black Knight I have owned. The last one was a Limited Edition I sold over 12 years ago. Overall condition is excellent+, but the cabinet bottom is delaminating and needs repair. System 7 boardset needs a complete overhaul due to age. Playfield and plastics is superb with no insert sinking. Original backglass is a complete mess with spider-webbing and flaking and will eventually go in the trash, but I have an extra reproduction glass in storage. An great example of game that should be restored, not parted out. I have another parted out lower/upper complete playfield in storage for spare parts, mostly to save the special "jeweled" inserts that have never been reproduced since 1982 (last of the BKLE run). Own another spare reproduction backglass for this title.  
BLACK KNIGHT 2000 Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2000) My namesake. Have a full size BK2000 backglass tattoo on my back. Prototype backglass and factory topper on the game. Own nearly all possible items associated with the game including the 1989 T-shirt, memorabilia, and another spare NOS backglass signed by Steve Ritchie. Ironically, I purchased the game in 2000 from another collector who had seller's remorse and want me to sell the game back to him! Superb Condition due to Day 1 Mylar installed. Probably the worst quality game in my "permanent" collection due to very tiny amounts of D1M bubbling due to age, which is unavoidable and cannot be removed without permanent game damage. The number of NOS playfields in the world left is practically ZERO (I have only discovered 5 complete playfield sets in nearly 30 years), and they have NEVER been reproduced unfortunately. NOTE: If another owner has a BK2000 coffee mug for sale, this is the last promotional item I need to acquire for this game.
BOUNTY HUNTER Gottlieb (USA)In storage, workingNever(2012) "Capture Cactus Sam!" Nice score for Bounty Hunter. I had been looking for a second example of this title to replace the game I sold about 10 years ago. I have been sitting on a NOS backglass and playfield for about the same amount of time. This is a full swap game, as the original playfield has typical D1M (Day One Mylar) and insert lifting issues. This was the second pinball machine to use alpha numeric score displays after WICO Af-Tor. Some call this the "poor man's Cactus Canyon". Good fortune locating one in good shape today, as there are not many left.  
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2013) HUO machine, second owner. "Chad Keller" collection restoration game. Prototype Slings installed. Superb+ Condition. Third BSD I have owned.
BREAKSHOT Capcom (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2017) Replacement for the same title in storage (2010), which is now sold. Recent acquisition from a private owner. Overall borderline collector quality condition. It had one weird removable modification installed with the previous owner forming an eight ball out of tape to protect the right saucer kickout from wearing. This can be seen in the primary playfield photo. This Capcom title goes under the radar of most collectors, which is unfortunate because it is one of this manufacturer's more well planned designs. It is a take on the old EM games (modernized), but beats the living tar of Stern's creations produced such as Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons (WNBJM) for less than the quarter of the price.
CAMELOT Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2014) Operator warehouse acquisition, as he did not know what do with the game, or how to fix it. Overall in excellent condition, some cabinet flaking and above average backglass and playfield for age. This is the domestic not export version of the game. Own an additional extra superb backglass and playfield from a parted out game, which is the only reason I decided to buy the game as a restoration project. Not a restoration priority at the present time.  
CAPERSVILLE Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2017) Private collector acquisition to complete my Ted Zale collection. Game condition is equivalent to my Joust (Bally, 1969) from the standpoint of playfield, cabinet, and backglass.  
CONGO Williams (USA)In storage, workingNever(2012) Broker acquisition. Overall superb condition. Presently in my pinball storage facility.  
CORVETTE Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2010) Broker acquisition. Overall superb condition. Presently in my pinball storage facility.  
COSMOS Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2014) Purchased as part of buyout of another older collector to complete my Ted Zale collection. It needs to be further restored, mostly on cosmetics. Game quality is equivalent to my Four Million BC (Bally, 1971) overall. Minor cabinet and playfield touchups required.  
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2004) Second CFTBL in my collecting history. Superb+ Condition. Would like to "upgrade" this game with a MikeD Full Color LCD mod someday. Presently in my pinball storage facility.  
DEMOLITION MAN Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2015) HUO Machine, second owner. Gun handles were rechromed. Collector Condition.
DIRTY HARRY Williams (USA)In storage, workingNever(2010) Broker/dealer purchase. Requires restoration, but overall condition will be superb when completed. The game is functional, but requires microswitch replacement and a full shop out to bring it up to "TBK standards".  
DIXIELAND Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2017) Another Ted Zale "zipper flipper" game, but this personal game has an incredible story to share. Purchased new in 1968 by the owner of the Bowers Mansion near Reno, Nevada, the game sat in the home for 29 years. In 1997, it was bought as part of the estate auction by a private owner and provided as a gift to his daughter for her "college fund" as a Christmas gift and she kept the game from another 20 years. The father made a special brass plaque for the front of the backbox. Is a documented 49 year old home use game, and in amazing condition with a near perfect backglass, exceptional playfield and solid cabinet.
DOCTOR WHO Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2006) Second version sample game prototype from a former WMS factory employee (ie third version of Doctor Who, there were four not three of this game title), Has the original Dalek Bally/Williams factory "wobble head". Collector Condition.
DOGIES Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2014) Purchased as part of buyout of another older collector to complete my Ted Zale collection. Game condition is equivalent to my Bazaar (Bally, 1966) as the cabinet needs to be re stenciled, and mechanics are going to need a proper overhaul. The backglass is solid, as my version uses plexiglass versus crystal glass.  
EIGHT BALL Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2009) Overall superb condition. Has a NOS backglass installed. Own additional NOS playfield. This is my second owned Eight Ball. Need to redo cabinet stenciling to remove rub marks, and conduct a full plastic set replacement from the yellowed originals. This is the next game up to bring out of storage. Unlikely, I will do a full new playfield swap out until after FishTales. Own another spare used superb condition backglass.  
EIGHT BALL DELUXE Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2004) 1984 "Classic" Version. Brass Plaque #527. Built from scratch using a wired playfield, cabinet, and backbox in 2004, and the returned to me 12 years later by the same owner I sold it to originally after I built the game. Re-restoration AGAIN. Full color shaded cabinet repaint and clearcoat beyond factory specifications. NOS plastic set, pop bumpers, targets, playfield glass, displays, etc. Own an additional NOS playfield and 1981 version backglass. Superb condition due to aging of machine and playfield colors with Day 1 Mylar installed.
F-14 TOMCAT Williams (USA)In storage, workingNever(1988) Early sample machine. Purchased in 1988 from the first operator I worked for as a technician. The game has white arrow inserts instead of the production blue and red. Even without LEDs, the game is incredibly blinding when played, especially with glass reflection. Superb Condition. I would like to buy a second version of this title, due to nostalgia.  
FIREBALL Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2015) Original EM 1972 version. Collector quality condition. Serial #4349. Coin counter shows around 59k plays, but the game has been EXTREMELY well care for overall. Minimal playfield wear, no broken plastics, no heat damage, and near perfect backglass and cabinet. Truly an example of pinball history. I spent over 25+ years finding a game in this condition. Own an additional reproduction backglass for this title.
FISH TALES Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2002) Second FT in my collecting history. I "shut this game down" in preparation to undergo a CPR playfield swap out. Own additional reproduction playfields and parts. Original PF is in superb condition, but not the standard I have wanted since ownership.
FOUR MILLION B.C. Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2016) Another Ted Zale designed 'zipper flipper' title knocked off the mafia "hit list". One EM title left to go, Nip-It (Bally, 1973). Another "Frankenstein" game made from three separate 4MBCs. The other two games were also rebuilt to working order at reduced quality. Restored game, that requires very minor playfield touchup and clearcoat due to age. Playfield is excellent+ (current time), cabinet is excellent, backglass is superb. I should be able to finish this project off in around 40 hours additional work. Photo will be taken after the work is completed. Special collection of 3 photos added, as it shows all three games in row for the first time in over 45 years since the factory, and probably we not be seen again for a long time. My game is the the one in the middle with "purist" non-LED lighting. Additional photo of the playfield will be added later.
GATOR Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2014) Purchased as part of buyout of another older collector to complete my Ted Zale collection. Game condition is equal to my Joust (Bally, 1969) in terms of cabinet, playfield, and backglass.  
GORGAR Williams (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2016) Overall excellent+ condition. Playfield, backglass, and plastics (yellow aged from storage) are superb, but cabinet needs to be completely sanded and re stenciled. Long term project. Own another spare superb condition used original backglass for this title.  
INDIANA JONES: THE PINBALL ADVENTURE Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(1998) Purchased in 1998 while in Germany. Early sample features installed including the "Lost Plastic" and jackpot DMD feature lights. Collector Condition.
INDIANAPOLIS 500 Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2016) Superb condition I500 acquired from another collector. Awaiting full shop out. The restoration probably will not happen until late 2018, too many projects to finish.  
JOHNNY MNEMONIC Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(1996) Purchased NIB (New in Box) in 1996 as part of game closeout. Collector Condition. Classic example of a game nobody wanted until the 2000s, because it "sucked" purely out of gameplay and pinball experience ignorance. Time has turned the tide.
JOUST Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2016) Restored Bally 1969 EM machine, not the Williams machine from 1982. Part of the uncommon 19 machines that Ted Zale designed with "zipper flippers" as the primary game feature through the mid EM era in the 1960s and 1970s. Roughly 1050 produced both in crystal and plexi backglass forms. I conducted a full history-features-gameplay video on Youtube to document this game, as it has has been very little information ever made on this this particular title. Overall condition is Excellent+ predominantly due to cabinet scarring that has been repainted improperly (color match), and light backglass damage. Backglass is being scanned for replacement and allow the artwork to be archived for other future owners of the game.
JUDGE DREDD Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2011) "Another fuel for the pinball fire game again." Unrestored, superb condition game. Cabinet has minimal fading. I just purchased a new production full shiny gold eagle topper and mounting bracket to replace the damaged one. This game has the upgraded "Deadworld" assembly for ball locks. I have to replace a couple of chipped plastics with NOS ones I have in my inventory.  
JUNK YARD Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2014) Awaiting full shop out to complete restoration efforts. Superb Condition. Cabinet nicks brought this game down from Superb+/Condition unfortunately. I really need to finish this restoration since I have all the spare parts...
MEDIEVAL MADNESS Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2004) Original Williams 1997 version. This is NOT a Chicago Coin Company "remake". Purchased HUO in 2004 from an operator to whom bought four machines, and put this one is his house. I thought I overpaid based on the general absurdity of the price for this title. Time has shown otherwise... Superb condition. If a person is a true collector, not a standard owner, I strongly suggest biding time, be patient, and buy an original game if you ever want the game to retain any sort of proper value in the long run. Don't buy into false advertising. This is not an IPB Big Bang Bar full reproduction. If you just want to "play the game" or simply must "have the game now", it really does not matter. Know why you are buying a game.
MINI-ZAG Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2014) Purchased as part of buyout of another older collector to complete my Ted Zale collection. It needs to be further restored, mostly on the electromechanics and score reels. I have not had a chance to conduct a full review of the mechanical operation, only the cosmetics which are solid, but it is functional.  
NIP-IT Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2017) Superb example of this machine that spent most of life in a private home. Playfield has no planking and just the tiniest bits of ball trail wear. According to the play meter only a little over 28K+ plays in over 44 years. The ball play meter does not look like it was "rolled" after disassembly.
NO FEAR: DANGEROUS SPORTS Williams (USA)In storage, workingNever(2009) "More fuel for the pinball fire." Unrestored, non-faded cabinet superb quality game. This is one I have been looking to reacquire again for around 10 years, but could never seem to find the right one with the solid cabinet and undamaged "jump ramp". I have been squirreling NOS parts to bring it back to full glory, including the skydive plastics, mountain, and skull assemblies. Will look really sharp when restored.  
OP-POP-POP Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2014) Purchased as part of buyout of another older collector to complete my Ted Zale collection. It needs to be further restored, mostly on the electromechanics and score reels. This was the 11th game in the Ted Zale series of "zipper flippers" I was trying to acquire. Collectors don't know the quality of these titles as they are focused on "shiny" from Stern and JJP right now. Good time to find these type of games when no one is looking.  
PARAGON Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2017) A true rare find. DOCUMENTED 'home use only' single owner game that was purchased new from a Bally distributor in 1979 and owned for nearly 38 years. Game plays and looks nearly as new, exception the MPU had to have the battery due to age corrosion. Fully restored.
PINBALL MAGIC Capcom (USA)In storage, workingNever(2008) One of the final production machines in this title. Former collector acquisition. This is one of the earlier production models that has an installed ticket dispenser with the "hidden slot". Superb+ Condition with extra NOS playfield in storage.  
PUNCHY THE CLOWN Alvin G. (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2015) "Hi Kids, I'm Punchy the Clown!" Superb Condition due to light cabinet marring and touchups. Playfield unblemished and unmarred, one repaired plastic (I doubt I ever find another), near perfect backglass. Serial #1187. The cool part? The game pretty much fits anywhere in a home due to small stature. It is smaller than SafeCracker, except for the backbox. Just remember a pinball piece of wisdom, "Rare does not equal valuable". This game is tribute to Alvin Gottlieb and his achievements. Presently, it is the rarest game in my collection with only a 103 made, not counting prototypes.
RED & TED'S ROAD SHOW Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2002) Early Prototype sample game with additional production differences such as Red and Ted's faces, playfield artwork, and other features. Own original P-2 EPROMs (removed), which were incomplete software. Superb+ Condition.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(1998) Purchased in 1998 while in Germany. Part of the ~200 early production machines that had red starfire domed phaser cannons. Superb+ Condition.
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2016) Fourth T2 owned in my history. Very low use superb quality T2 purchased for private ownership (HUO) in 1991. Sitting in the same summer house game room with a electronic dartboard and pool table for almost 25 years under a set of blankets. Equitable price offered and accepted, no market "insanity". Restoration complete, I just need to rechrome the ball shooter gun handle at some point.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2015) Dealer acquistion. Third TAF in my collector history. I was tired at looking at the pintarded prices of this game, and bit the bullet, before it gets worse. Fully restored game. I will add photos as I have time. For historical knowledge, the first TAF pinball I purchased was in 2000. It cost $1800 USD, as I waited until WMS closed. The second was in 2004 at $2400 USD. Today, it is simply outrageous, especially to find one that does not have a torn up mansion area, or one that has a decal slapped down poorly by some amateur owner. Don't pay $8000 for TAF, there were over 20k+ made!!! These games have been played hard.  
THE GETAWAY: HIGH SPEED II Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2015) Private owner acquisition. Third HSII in my collection history. Superb Condition. Playfield clearcoat condition reduces the quality of this game from Superb+/Collector condition. Includes prototype tunnel mountain.
THE MACHINE: BRIDE OF PIN*BOT Williams (USA)In storage, workingNever(2000) Non-BoP 2.0 version. Has a NOS playfield installed. Collector Condition. May upgrade someday...  
THE SHADOW Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2004) Completely rebuilt with around $2k of NOS parts back in 2004. Basically brand new. Collector Condition. Another further example of "knowing a game is good, long before most collectors understood the game". Aurich translite and backglass panel art package installed is a much better the the original factory design.
TWILIGHT ZONE Bally (USA)Set up, plays!Never(1994) Purchased New in Box (NIB) in 1994 as part of game closeout from an operator overstock. Collector condition, and will NEVER be sold.
VECTOR Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2017) Broker acquisition. Second Vector in my collector history, I just wanted one back because I like the second upper playfield and drop target design that reminds me of Flash Gordon and Devil Riders (Zaccaria). D1M (Day One Mylar) playfield. Overall superb condition, some corrections required on the cabinet and installation of a reproduction plastic set. Own additional NOS backglass set.  
WHITE WATER Williams (USA)Set up, plays!Never(2002) Second WH20 in my collection history includes prototype mountains and plastics. Superb Condition. I need to pull the mountain mods and do repainting to match the reproduction mountain set, as all three came from different sources.
WIGGLER Bally (USA)In storage, waiting for restorationNever(2016) #13/19 Ted Zale "zipper flipper" games acquisition for my specialty collection of games. Above average condition for age. Game will require significant restoration, but is complete. Fortunately, this backglass has already been reproduced, so that is not an issue.
WIZARD Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2016) A game I have wanted for a very long time. This was to round out another part of my EM lineup. Purchased from another collector in excellent+ condition. Very minor playfield wear. Could use some cabinet corrections, but nothing major. Currently, in storage, as I do not have room to set it up in my home. Own an additional reproduction backglass for this title.  
WORLD CUP SOCCER Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2015) Broker acquisition. Overall Excellent+ condition. Predominant problem currently is restoring the cabinet with new decals due to some age fading, and replacement of main ramp and soccer ball that I have in my parts inventory.  
XENON Bally (USA)In storage, workingNever(2012) Broker acquisition. Second Xenon in my collector history. The last one I owned I sold all the way back in 2002. D1M (Day One Mylar) Playfield. Overall superb condition. Own an additional very nice backglass set that I acquire out of landfill in 1997.  
 
 
Pinball machines that xtheblackknightx used to own in the past
(the following games are no longer part of xtheblackknightx's collection)
 
 
pinball nameDBmanufactureris it for sale?notespictures
METALLICA MASTER OF PUPPETS LE Stern (USA)Sold (2015) Purchased NIB (New in Box). Monster Premium Version, not an LE as there is not entry for this title. HEAVILY modified with non-factory features such as a tachometer, Full purple shimmer clear coat, Pin Blades, ColorDMD, 300W external sound system and subwoofer, custom painting, and other details. Collector Condition. "TBK Edition #001". BTW, I am never doing this "over the top" modding for another title again, as this was an experiment which took way too long over the course of 6 months. It simply is not worth the time or expense, as I do not normally modify many games from factory stock.
MYSTIC Bally (USA)Sold (2016) Broker acquisition. Superb D1M Playfield, backglass, and cabinet. Needed full board overhaul. It was awaiting restoration, but I decided to sell to a fellow collector as he needed it for his Early Bally collection. Collectors are like big game hunters. We know what we want, what it looks like, remain patient, and strike only when the the target is clearly in our sights. We do not chase dreams, play games, or get in on or offline bidding wars. I still own another spare superb condition backglass for this title.
DISCLAIMER: This page shows the pinball machine Collection of PinballOwners member xtheblackknightx from Vancouver, WA, USA. The coin operated pinball machines listed above, including their images, were uploaded into our database by xtheblackknightx himself; xtheblackknightx 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 xtheblackknightx'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.
 
 
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 From webmaster on 10-27-2017 12:43:
Great selection of titles, and the comments show a true passion for these games. Bravo!
 From cro_pinman on 12-01-2016 21:18:
Just want to say - IMPRESSIVE !!!!
 
 
 
 
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