1980 Buck Rogers Pinball Machine

Craigslist listing:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/for/4869684820.html

Klov.com Details:

https://pinside.com/pinball/archive/buck-rogers/details

Requested Price: $700

Date Listed: 2/8/2015

Seller Comments:

Buck Rogers by Gottlieb. Takes Quarters and SBA Dollars. CABINET IS NEAR MINT playfield and glass are very good. Did I say 100% working, needs nothing but a good home.

 

JoyStick Review:

It's 1979 and another great space themed movie is out "BUCK ROGERS", which is competing with Star Trek (which is also a equally great movie). I liked Twiki, the lovable little half C3PO/R2D2 with a strange digital tourette stutter.

Anyways back to the review, This immaculate 4 player solid-state 35yr old pinball is timeless and aged better than me. The game play is fairly typical for the early 1980 area games with the addition of spelling out b u c k on the upper playfield. There is currently a Buck Rogers for sale on eBay for $1,595 from a reseller which I suspect has been fully shopped and touched up.  If you pick this machine up for $700's that would be a savings of $895 and you could either spend that by having Firebird Pinball (a great local phoenix pinball repair company) do a restore or do it yourself. Personally I love this era of machines, they were simple and fun.

 

Repairs:

After reviewing all the pic's I really don't see anything majorly wrong with the machine other than some minor paint touchups. The playfield looks great and surprisingly the plastic's are not warped or faded. Overall this pinball is a great addition to any arcade and deserves some love.

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