Slot Machine Collectors – Aww CRAP — look what followed me home earlier today at a local Goodwill, after I saw it there yesterday afternoon but refused the price even after the nice lady at the cashier let me go behind her counter to look at a little closer to it. Then I couldn’t get it out of my head so made a 2nd trip back there first thing in the morning to look again… during which (store manager?) Bruce was finally *ever* so helpful not only in drag it out. behind the counter so I could actually plug it up to see what would happen – even more considering (and agreeing) the slightly lower price I ‘offer’ after I did that. BUT WAIT – there’s more – when it came to my credit card at the cash register Bruce did me EVEN better… looks like the machine had just the right ‘color code’ price tag on it, so even if it technically it sounded at full price, I brought it home for HALF PRICE instead??!!!
I am only APPROXIMATELY in the process of discovering what it really IS, beyond a Japanese built (I think) car, probably not too terribly old, maybe made for some variety of commercial service but now apparently (according to the label inside) they had ‘remanufactured’ (by a company in Rochester, NY) for home use. I’m also just in the process of *playing with it* so I can determine if it really *works*–all I can say for sure at this point is that it powers on and on as if it *wants* to work even though I have not yet figured out how to get his wheels turning … it could (please?!) just be a matter of a “reset” process I have not found yet.
Slot Machine Collectors
The learning continues?!! 🙂 This is the so-called “PACHISLO” machine. They are apparently quite popular and are often found in arcades in Japanese cities (along with “PACHINKO” vertical pinball machines) and differ from more typical “slot machines” in that the reels, once spinning, are stopped individually by the player (through the 3. large buttons immediately below them, which light up in 2 different colors during play) instead of automatically by the machine itself. This distinction gives them the (legal, anyway?) qualification of being a “game of skill” versus a “game of chance”.
Jackpot Slot Machine Soft Collection Stock Vector (royalty Free) 189980834
This particular model was manufactured in 2002 and has a ‘dance party/rave’ theme. It seems (fortunately!) to be a rather USA-friendly design (for whatever reason?) since its essential functions / etc. are labeled in English (lots and lots of Japanese too) and its ‘voices’ also speak English. Yes — in addition to a *wide* variety of sound effects while in use — it plays music and ‘sits’ too. The small red display panel immediately on the RH side of its reels is another unique feature of this model (I guess?) which is actually an LED matrix that shows various moving patterns / scrolling letters / etc. while the game is in play, also occasionally. become ‘part of the game’ in some kind of ‘bonus mode’ I have yet to discover.
And yes, as I already added in the ‘comment’, I am now waiting for a few hundred more signs for him to really start to put him through his paces and find out what he does – but for now. anyway it looks like it will work JUST FINE?!!
My ‘authentic vintage’ sign pack arrived right on schedule last week, and I’m now thrilled to report that my CLUB RODEO indeed looks to be *fully functional in all respects*, as I continue to learn actually’ how to play it’ along with more details on ‘what it is/how it works/etc/etc’. [another random/lucky learnt… it’s not very easy to hold a phone camera steady with one hand, while playing a slot machine with the other…?? ] I added a post for the signs themselves here:
Here’s today’s related little ‘happy fact’ – on a return visit to the same GW store, Bruce was behind the counter when I checked out, so I asked him if he remembered me… read was not until I also mentioned ‘slot. car’. THEN he remembered and immediately asked if I made it work – when I smiled and answered YES we chatted a little more during which time he reached under the counter with an “OH, you should have that they too”, came with a small bag full of ~50 more tokens that were apparently ‘released’ from my car (or the other two were also sold the previous week in “working” condition for more $, which I don’t ever seen … this. probably a good thing too?!!) while he/she was sitting there. When I showed him the shaky phonecam video, he grabbed another manager-type guy to stop and look too (who also immediately went to grab the bag of tokens for me until Bruce told him he already had do that?!) and both looked alike. really happy with my results with it. Whadda w’all know … one would expect a FREE BONUS from a slot machine every so often I guess, but not so much from a goodwill store … ??!!
Buffalo Gold Collection Slot Machine By Aristocrat
Antique Jennings 5¢ Automatic Slot… $1,025 Early 1930s Watling Blue Seal Slot… $810 *RARE* Antique Wood Bally Pinball R… $1,035 Early Slot Machine Collector Store… $31