What to look for when buying a Radical! pinball machine

Here are some common areas of concern when trying to purchase a Radical! pinball machine:

Playfield Wear / Discoloration

Most Radical!s were not diamondplated, which means you will likely cross paths with a few machines that are in less than stellar shape. The games got played a lot, and the playfields wore out.  If you're serious about finding a really nice Radical!, keep your eyes peeled for a Diamondplated version.

Cabinet Wear / Fade

This is pretty straightforward, the cabinets fade, wear and check depending on weather conditions. Some have holes drilled in the front for hasps to protect the cash box.

Broken Plastics

Some plastics in this game typically break. Slingshot plastics often crack. The plastic over the lower drop target cracks. Otherwise, NOS or original used plastics are tough to find! I'd love to buy or trade for a NOS set if you have one, please contact me!

Ramps Are Broken

Good luck finding NOS or used replacements! With a low production run of 1315 machines, you won't find many parts machines!

Electronics are Missing or Non-Working

Good boards are getting hard to find! Clive can repair most boards, and Marco Specialties offers Pin LED's if your original displays are damaged or lost.


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