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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby mervyngoodhew » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:53 pm

I have never seen another allwin without the backflash going right to the top, and I have seen a lot of allwins.

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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby bryans fan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:34 am

I was just "Wondering" are the cases of the later Wonders machines a different size to the originals? If so, these mechs could have been recased in the more attractive oak ones?

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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby mervyngoodhew » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:28 am

I think you might be right - I have a Wonder Win and a Boomerang. The Wonder Win case is 25 1/2 inches high and the Boomerang is 30 1/2 inches high. If the Bonus backflash was put in to the Wonder Win case it would look right.
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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby john t peterson » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:16 pm

MGH,

Are you sure your Bonus Win is an all original Wonders game? The case looks to me to be a BM Co./ Whales remake. All the Wonders games that I own are in the larger case, just like Boomerang.

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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby slotalot » Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:40 pm

Nice machines merv :D
I think back in the day the check list to see if a machine was right or wrong was a very short one !PUZZLED!
Question: can you still put coins in the slot ??
Answer: YES, the machine is just right
Answer: NO, urgently needs looking at
anything else not important.... :oops:

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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby bryans fan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:52 pm

I was referring to the less attractive late Wonders cases. As per this example.
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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby john t peterson » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:56 pm

You're entirely correct, Bryans Fan. I had forgotten about these dreadful late model Wonders games even though I own three.

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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby mervyngoodhew » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:02 pm

I think the small one I have got is a Wonders. It might have another coin entry.
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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby polaris » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:46 pm

mervyngoodhew wrote:I have never seen another allwin without the backflash going right to the top, and I have seen a lot of allwins.

I don't think this is too uncommon. I have a couple which are also ill fitting. It got me thinking that if these backboards were pre-assembled then fitted to the door, something as simple as the position of the backplate and trigger being out slightly on the door could make a difference as the backboard is fitted in relation to the hammer. I'm probably not explaining this too well or could be talking out of my butt.
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Re: Wondermatics Bonus right or wrong

Postby pennymachines » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:32 pm

mervyngoodhew wrote:I think the small one I have got is a Wonders. It might have another coin entry.
The only part of yours which is characteristic of Wonders is the backflash. The cabinet, fittings, spandrels, even the striker box, look more like BMCo. That's not to say it couldn't be an early example made before Wonders had a "shop style" but it doesn't resemble other first generation Wonders allwins.


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