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Good deal on a TOTAN?
« on: August 07, 2009, 11:25:20 am »
I have the opportunity to get a TOTAN for 2200...just wondering if this is a groovy deal, because I might be able to come up with the dough, but it will involve effort, and I don't want to put forth the effort if it isn't a good deal.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 11:34:20 am »
If it's in good condition, then yes, it's a good deal. If things are broken or it's really dirty, you can probably do better with that amount of money.
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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 11:40:55 am »
Obviously, condition is important, but the last few I've looked at (probably 4 or 5 over the last couple years), have ranged from 2500-3700, The 3700 was as close to mint as I've personally seen. The 2500, was in full working order, and minimal playfield wear, mainly needed a good shop out, and new cab decals.

For 2200, I'd want good (not perfect) play field condition, but would expect cabinet fade/wear.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 12:32:17 pm »
I would agree with Zero_Hour.  I have seen a handful for sale over the last year or so between $2600-$4000.  If it is in good shape I would say $2200 sounds like a good deal.

I have yet to play TOTAN, but I like the looks.
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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 12:41:14 pm »
Playfield looks to be in good shape, but he did say the cab art was faded, but said he has a replacement set of artwork. All components are in working condition.

I have seen pics, but have not seen it in person. Thanks for the assistance guys, perhaps I will arrange a viewing.
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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 12:48:24 pm »
My buddy is doing the repro playfield for CPR.  It's looking sweet so far.  You should be able to get a new playfield soon if you want one.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2009, 12:50:17 pm »

Kevin just said they have a backup of like 30 playfields waiting to be produced.  If he hasn't submitted the art package yet you're probably looking at 3+ years after he gets the package in.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2009, 12:58:19 pm »
I have a "feeling" that the TOTAN playfield will be a priority.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 01:03:55 pm »
I have a "feeling" that the TOTAN playfield will be a priority.

While that's certainly possible there is also these statements from CPR as well.  I can't speak for them obviously but that is a pretty good indication of their publicly facing priority.


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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2009, 01:11:24 pm »
I also have a good lead on a Harley Davidson machine as well...waiting on a price to come back to me, I think out of the two I would prefer TOTAN, but if the price is right.....
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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 01:12:03 pm »
I have a "feeling" that the TOTAN playfield will be a priority.

Actually, the DMD games are lower priority in most cases. I'm waiting on the Bride of Pinbot playfield myself, but I know it's going to be a while.
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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 01:34:41 pm »

I have bought three of their playfields.  I don't see any more on the publicly displayed list that I want.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2009, 01:54:26 pm »
I have a "feeling" that the TOTAN playfield will be a priority.

While that's certainly possible there is also these statements from CPR as well.  I can't speak for them obviously but that is a pretty good indication of their publicly facing priority.


You are assuming that when the artwork is submitted that is the order they will be made.  Kevin determines the order.  Like I said I believe the TOTAN PF will be made sooner rather than latter.

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2009, 02:12:38 pm »
You are assuming that when the artwork is submitted that is the order they will be made. 


I'm assuming his public statements about DMD games taking a low priority are true.   ;D

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Re: Good deal on a TOTAN?
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2009, 04:42:41 pm »
I am going to pick up my ToM sunday. Once it is secure TOTAN is top on my wishlist. I'm not really capable of major restoration (yet), so condition would definitely be a deciding factor for me. But if it was just fade, filth, lights, and/or minor mechanical, I'd jump all over that.

Or if you're a certified master like Pinball Jim and master it in 15 minutes, let me know and I'll buy it from you...after you clean it up that is. ;D
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