We Played it for the Articles

Shop Notes 20 April 2017 | Comments Off on We Played it for the Articles

We just had this Bally Playboy pinball machine come through the shop. This one’s an old one, but definitely a good one. Plus, it looked great when it left! Check it out!


Bally came out with Playboy in 1978, and produced more than 18,000 games. (IPDB)


The game was the first of three that have been modeled after that most-famous magazine and its associated empire.


The Playboy empire was so big at one point that it included supper clubs across the country and a TV show. The theme from the 1969 show “Playboy After Dark” is incorporated in this game.


Bonus Trivia: The backglass depicts Hugh Hefner with 1976 Playmate Patti McGuire and 1977 Playmate Sondra Theodore.


We gave this game a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield to be buffed, polished, washed, tumbled, or otherwise cleaned. We installed Cointaker LEDs throughout and touched up the playfield and the cabinet. 


We added a few custom touches, too, including Super Bands and color-coded post rubbers. Enjoy the game, Mitchell!

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