Gunther Wulff Elektromat

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Are they just for show though? They're sealed between backboard and glass.
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Is it just a clever way of displaying the denomination to be used? I've never seen one but it looks like the coin/token that gets played runs along the top of the row of tokens/coins. If you look at the photo of the "Ice Hockey" version above it shows a long row of what looks like small coins. !PUZZLED!
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Yes, it was probably just a way of displaying what the machine would pay out (which could originally have been mixed value tokens or 10 Pfennig coins). As German games often did pay from a coin run, players would have known what it indicated. The two discs in play are a bit smaller than a 10 Pfennig and have holes in their centres.
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Interesting that the last model they made, the 1957 JoJo, did away with the row of coins/tokens in favour of the usual German catalogue of instructions. Compare the number of words used on "Ice Hockey" to those on "JoJo".
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Definitely adding these to my want-list. I really like the innovative aspects of it. Are there other machines with similar play where you have to land 2+ tokens on sensors?
Maybe this kind of design is a one-off for the ages! (well, a one-off design with at least 4 re-skins).
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Another one on now £875 cough, cough!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/penny-arcade ... SwrB5gDEe4

Shame, I'd still love one but I've already sold me granny.
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A collector friend of mine in Germany told me today this would be considered a bargain in Germany :!?!:
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Can you ask what they go for in Germany normally?

I don't have the cash for this one, but I wouldn't mind owning one some day.
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In the age of covid its not so easy.....
Up to 1500 Euro for good condition , last machine (project) was sold (from collector to collector) for 650 Euro.
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