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Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby neo_geo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:33 pm

Alright...I know there must be some of you who don't like the guy, but growing up he was a big iconic figure for me.

Which brings up the question, WHY didn't any of the pinball manufacturers make a Michael Jackson Pinball machine?

I'm not even talking about the 90's where his image took a plunder. I'm talking about the instanity of the 80's. Just hard to imagine that there's an Elvis Pinball, Guns N Roses, but no Michael Jackson(although Elvis and GNR deserve their own pinball :ugeek: ). Just imagine how GREAT it would have been!

Any thoughts?

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby aerostarz » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:35 pm

What game is he playing?
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby neo_geo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:39 pm

*Lol* I had the same question but never did much research. I'm sure someone here knows.
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby wbradley » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:51 pm

Pinball serves a demographic primarily comprised of teens to 30's males. The home market buyer, a bit older.

That said, MJ appealed primarily to teenaged girls.

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby neo_geo » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:00 pm

Hahah.... I wasn't expecting that response but that was hilarious! Common man, you wouldn't want to own your on MJ pinball?? haha ;)
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby aerostarz » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:04 pm

Lets see how many Pins MJ has played!
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby mwong168 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:38 pm

He had quite the man-cave, see here:

http://www.pinsane2.com/pinorama/events ... entry.html

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby Hopeless1 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:44 pm

mwong168 wrote:He had quite the man-cave, see here:

http://www.pinsane2.com/pinorama/events ... entry.html


wow c'est beau avoir de l'argent !!

les enfants devaient tripper ! (désolé stait trop facile)

je respecte l'artiste c'était juste une blague lol

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby dancadera » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:55 am

There was a bunch of pins in his estate sale. That weird little dude had more pins than most of us!

I agree that his target demo probably wasn't who pinball was aiming at back then though. Imagine a smoky mullet-filled arcade then a pinball with Micheal Jackson on it sitting there?

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby RayB » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:31 am

Seeing as how his estate is being milked by his parasites--I mean parents-- now, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Stern release an MJ pin within the next year.
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby neo_geo » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:55 pm

dancadera wrote: Imagine a smoky mullet-filled arcade then a pinball with Micheal Jackson on it sitting there?


and his arcade would probably be the loudest one there with thriller playing... haha

But yeah, that is quite the weird site
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby Toeckeder » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:56 pm

From RPG

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/clt/2270776160.html

Coincidence? Fake? So weird this pops up today. And I'm still looking for that game BTW, the original one of course.
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby Toeckeder » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:03 pm

Just in case it disappear too fast, here is the add:


Pin Ball Machine- Michael Jackson - $3500 (Covina)
Date: 2011-03-17, 11:14AM PDT
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This Pin Ball Machine is a one-of-a kind Pin Ball (which was verified by Orange County Arcades). This 4-player machine was built by "Data East Pinball, Inc." out of Chicago, Illinois in 1987 for when Michael Jackson filmed the "Pepsi" commercial. I was told it is a "re-export" from Germany (all verbage and coin mech's are in the German Language). The digital stereo sound system has recorded voice modules that sound just like MJ when targets are hit. It is a "three ball" machine that features the game "Chase / Laser War" but all the art work was designed to feature MJ (back glass portrait and cabinet artwork). The artwork on both sides of the cabinet are slightly faded (very obvious showing MJ driving what appears to be a Laborghini Testarossa down a highway passing a "Pepsi Truck"). The artwork was designed by "Hudson Graphics of O'connor Associates, Inc. The design team was "Team #28". The machine works well. I am moving so I must sell. You can own this highly collectable Pinball for a fraction of what it is worth and own a piece of Pop History! Sacrificing for $3,500. Ask for Mark: Days (626) 331-3011 Evenings (626) 484-0274.


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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby powerslave » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:19 pm

It seem Secret service with MJ backglass

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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby Toeckeder » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:21 pm

It's LASER WAR!

Please someone find one for me.
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Re: Michael Jackson Pinball

Postby powerslave » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Toeckeder wrote:It's LASER WAR!

Please someone find one for me.


You're right



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