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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby ddstoys » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:08 pm

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby greg » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:19 am

DD...This does not have anything to do with Tank Buster but I thought you might like to meet some of your Basketball games American Cousins. I believe ABCO Novelty Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA was the manufacture. They made versions for anyone who would buy enough to justify the production changes. My machine is the "Victory Basketball" version distributed by Victor Vending Corporation also in Chicago, Illinois.
ABCO made ....

"Victory" --basketball game
"Hit-A-Homer" -- baseball game
"Play Ball" -- baseball game
"Champions" --basketball game

There may be more but so far these are the 4 versions I have found information on. Do you have any information on your "Hi-Ball" game?

I have pictures of all of these but for some reason I am extra stupid tonight and can't get them to load. If someone can send me the step by step "How to.." of picture loading I will add them...THANKS GREG

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby pennymachines » Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:33 am

Hi Greg,
There are some instructions here, but as long as your files are not huge this image should suffice:

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby greg » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:41 am

Thanks for the help. It appears the pictures are there now. Next time teach me how to spin them so they are right side up.* Fixed - Site Admin.
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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby ddstoys » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:55 am

Don't know a lot about my Hi Ball
Purchased from country Victoria (Australia) was operated in a small town called Sale.

Had been a million different colours before I got it. Came up pretty well.

Thanks for your info.

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby ddstoys » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:44 pm

Well I spent the last week glueing clamping sanding painting and polishing. Need to order new glass and sort out the dodgy switch to turn on the light and buzzer but it's complete, presentable and, most importantly, playable.
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New Zealand tank busters thing

Postby spanky » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:48 pm

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

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Re: New Zealand tank busters thing

Postby badpenny » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:41 pm

Try clicking THIS

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby gameswat » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:07 pm

Dan, looks much better!

But from what I remember Tony telling me years ago he imported the 4 of these himself from NZ in the last 10 years. He's from there so makes sense he still has some family and contacts to deal with.

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Re: AMCO Tank Buster identified

Postby ddstoys » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:19 pm

Yep, the pieces definitely fit the puzzle.


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