New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

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New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Splitskull » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:54 pm

This is the first model designed and produced by Team Pinball. Join a gang on the East Coast of the United States in year of 1920-1930, during prohibition, when mafias and bootleggers used to reign. The player is immersed in the world of the mafia in what the player must progress through the rules of the game to conquer the city. This machine has a classic, fun and unique game design built with modern technology, you will re-discover pinball! Playing with this game will give a great opportunity to join the world of Mafia to rule the city, have fun and experience something new.


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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Sparky » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:28 pm

Do they take preorders? Lol... still too soon? ;)
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Splitskull » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:06 pm

Sparky wrote:Do they take preorders? Lol... still too soon? ;)


lol they do $500 prepay. Only 100 to be made in total and only 35 to US market.

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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Sparky » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:18 pm

Splitskull wrote:Only 100 to be made in total and only 35 to US market.


And none in Canada. LOL

I read 7500$ US. Wow.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Azatotht » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:24 pm

Sorry but this seems boring as hell.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby semicolin » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:01 pm

That's a lot of money for a 1988 machine with a 2008 LCD display to be sold new in 2018. :(

I wish them the best but for that kind of cash there has to be something to put it on par with other machines at the price point.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:57 pm

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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby cait001 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:04 pm

I have always been a proponent of the idea that you could take an EM layout and make it super complex with contemporary coding, but.... at 7500? nah
boutique pinball is it's own little world. Limited runs, collectors amok, etc, but these things aren't cheap to make. Just makes me wonder why they went the layout they did?
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Fifty » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:06 pm

That was a 1:30 video of a pinball hitting bumpers. I want to be positive about it though. It did look very shiny.

I am with Cait on this one. I think I've said it in the past as well too about re-doing simple EM layouts but man... money, money, money... I guess it's good that people are paying for $7500+ machines. It makes others think they can build pinball machines too and the more people building the better.

Me, I'll never be able to justify a pin for this price. I joined this hobby too late.

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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby cap » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:46 pm

"Escapism Pinball" is redoing EMs with SS technology. Unfortunately, when thisweekinpinball contacted them, Escapism said these pinballs are not in active production, that's why the weekly round-up does not list them.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby cap » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:49 pm

I don't understand why a company would do a mafia theme pinball when Circus Maximus already said they are remaking Kingpin.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Murphelman » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:57 am

I like the idea but the price is way too much for what it appears to offer. Maybe if they only do 100 it may be sought after and become highly collectible but the game it self does not justify the cost. I will take my Iron Maiden over this every time.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby 3rdaxis » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:04 pm

I wish them the best of luck, Lord knows I love a new pinball company but...
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby 3rdaxis » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:06 pm

So many innovative things on this machine!!
The first pinball machine since the wood rail machines to not come with a metal lockdown bar (Instead it's plastic).
The first pinball machine in history to come with a plain white playfield with no graphics of any kind applied directly to it. (inexpensive overlay)
The first pinball machine since the 80's to have a single speaker in the cabinet. (no annoying stereo sound for you)
The first pinball machine to use an off the shelf MPU (Rasberry Pi 3 retail $25-35)
The first pinball machine based on an older EM style layout to not come with a metal upper ball guide or any metal guides (all plastic) Should last forever.
The first pinball machine to come with a fake plastic apron. Technically not an apron at all.
There are so many innovations I can't keep track, a cabinet with butt-jointed corners (no mitered joints).
Decals on the cabinet and backbox (no silk-screening) An inexpensive $35 10" LCD monitor and I bet the back glass isn't glass at all!!
And all for the low low price of $8-8500!!
Why buy a brand new Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball Machine or any Stern for nearly $2000 less when you can have this generic themed beauty!! :FP:

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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Sparky » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:20 pm

Lol. Granted, after seeing that list, it does leave a bitter taste... I wonder if it would be cheaper to build your own pin.

Hmm......

Anyone up for the challenge? We should create some. Would be fun...
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby cap » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:19 pm

3rdaxis wrote:The first pinball machine in history to come with a plain white playfield with no graphics of any kind applied directly to it. (inexpensive overlay)

Didn't the Spanish manufacturers do this in the 80's? I heard their playfields were indestructible.
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Coitusmysterioso » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:27 am

No they used acrylic playfields with the art printed directly on the underside.

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3rdaxis wrote:The first pinball machine in history to come with a plain white playfield with no graphics of any kind applied directly to it. (inexpensive overlay)

Didn't the Spanish manufacturers do this in the 80's? I heard their playfields were indestructible.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... ost-893494

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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby cap » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:37 pm

Coitusmysterioso wrote:No they used acrylic playfields with the art printed directly on the underside.

You mean they did not use any wood?
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Re: New boutique pin: Team Pinball first game The Mafia

Postby Coitusmysterioso » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:56 am

There was cheap press board under the plastic layer but the playfields usually still look amazing even 40 years later.

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Coitusmysterioso wrote:No they used acrylic playfields with the art printed directly on the underside.

You mean they did not use any wood?



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