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Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:58 pm

Cmon guys.........someone needs to buy this one so we can play it!!

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How high will it go?

Post by monsterbash on Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:33 pm

It tells you something about the state of pinball collecting - the seller initially set a Buy-It-Now price of $12,000, but the bids have already reached $20,000. Gary Stern probably has all the schematics and production plans for this game via his purchase of Sega and via their purchase of Data East. He could make a mint producing some of these machines from the old plans. It may not be such a great idea though - apparently the game was scrapped because it didn't test well.

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Post by madmanc on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:05 pm

Pinside has an active thread on the topic

http://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/king-kong-on-ebay

I think Malibu should buy it as he saw it 1st (I will kick in 3 new balls)

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Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:33 pm

I bid $19000.00.......I am tapped out.LOL
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Post by OnTilt on Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:27 am

Damn - looks like a rad game.
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by Bay78 on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:56 pm

WOW, someone should have taken the Buy it Now at $12,000! Probably never see that one again.

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Definitely a Prototype!

Post by monsterbash on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Check out the left wireform - it's in front of the slingshot and the ball would come straight out the end like a cannon instead of dropping onto the playfield.  The pictures of the Hutchins HEP restored King Kong on IPDB has a plastic ramp dropping the ball into the left inlane instead.

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Post by Malibu-ss on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:42 pm

monsterbash wrote:Check out the left wireform - it's in front of the slingshot and the ball would come straight out the end like a cannon instead of dropping onto the playfield.  
My Data East Time Machine is exactly like that

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my eyes tricking me?

Post by monsterbash on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:46 pm

To me it looks like your TM has a right turn toward the playfield that will direct the ball down to the playfield - the King Kong is wide-open on the end and the ball would shoot straight out (unless the angle of the photo is creating an illusion).

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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by madmanc on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:36 pm

Malibu - the 20K bid was withdrawn, its now just over 18K, you should put your 19K in now, it looks like it may be the winner.

It seems like destiny, given 19K tapped you out Very Happy 

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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by madmanc on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:39 pm

PS - i would kick in a new set of rubbers (in addition to the 3 balls offered earlier)

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High Speed

Post by monsterbash on Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:39 am

High Speed had wireforms like the left one on this King Kong.

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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:35 pm

WOW

Ended:
Aug 27, 2013 12:34:39 PDT
Winning bid:
US $20,100.00
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by prock on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 pm

wow... someone has way too much money!! hope the game is at least fun to play!
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by Freezie on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:17 am

Holy that went high !
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by Malibu-ss on Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:53 pm

Relisted due to non paying bidder

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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by prock on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:20 am

wow.. he had to re-list.. ebay doesn't allow you to give it to the next highest bidder?
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by Malibu-ss on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:32 am

as far as I know you can.....
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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by monsterbash on Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:31 pm

Yes - it's called a Second Chance Offer. I don't think buyers who get the second chance offer usually follow through because they assume the seller has spiked the bids to get to the real buyer's highest offer rather than letting the auction play out normally.

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Re: Who is going to buy this??

Post by paulohotline on Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:47 pm

I put in a bid but it was denied!
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