Hardbody Finds a Home

Shop Notes 1 July 2018 | Comments Off on Hardbody Finds a Home

We just finished a full shop job on this great pinball machine – a Bally Hardbody! This machine is the only machine endorsed by Rachel McLish, the first Ms. Olympia. Are you tough enough for Hardbody?

Bally came out with Hardbody in 1987, at the height of the fitness craze of the ’80s, and produced around 2,000 machines. (IPDB)

Featuring the first Ms. Olympia and a hard-core workout theme, this machine continues to make players’ pulses race.

We’ve given this one a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield to be polished, washed, tumbled, buffed, or otherwise cleaned.

We installed Cointaker LEDs throughout the game as well. Look at that glow!

You can see the great factory-installed mirror blades in this game, too. As far as we know this was the first and only game to come with them.

Enjoy the game, Rob!

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