Guns N Roses
DataEast Guns N Roses (WideBody)
Short-Run Reproduction Playfields from CPR
First time available in the hobby EVER !! New release for June 2021. Another reproduction candidate from the old CPR ‘Boutique Zone’ finally makes it to production. After years of fuzzy reception in our polling, ongoing small-run production finally allows for titles like this to be seriously considered. As usual, this small batch will be available until they are gone. If the demand continues, we will always be technically able to make more someday, but it may take some time before we get back around to them, so…. Consider these “get them while they’re available!”
POST-RELEASE NOTE: We have become aware that some people hadn’t looked at the thumbnail or gallery pix and noticed our insert substitutions. Some were reporting online that we “made mistakes” with the inserts. Now adding this in writing, so it is noticed: We had only only a few yellow stipple rectangle inserts left, and had failed for years to find more. (J-A-M and Dizzy Ball inserts) This put off the GnR playfield reproduction for a very long time. We decided to finally go forward with this reproduction anyway, use up the few yellow stippled rectangles we had, and substituted clear stipple rectangle inserts in the rest – otherwise NO REPRO. Which nobody wants. Since this is the first of several DataEast playfields that have been delayed by unobtanium shaped (or colored) inserts that have held back starting these projects for years… we will continue this small compromise tactic to now see future DataEast playfields finally get made. These years of delays have involved a mere 1-4 inserts per playfield, with stipple designs often being the problem. But with a few rational color compromises, or substituting starburst for stipple… we’re going to see these all get done. Finally. It’s either that, or no repro playfields for these titles, period. We always hunt for these rarer inserts, and have hoarded tens of thousands across the years, in many colors. But we’re hitting bottom on many styles, and sometimes colors, and some we never found at all. Certain molds simply cannot be found in Chicago, among all the others we constantly tool from. Again, since some were missing it – this GnR playfield batch was run with 4 inserts substituted as stipple clears instead of stipple yellows. Still looks absolutely fantastic, and hopefully extreme purism won’t deter many from finally restoring their classic GnR machine, or any of the other future DataEast’s we have coming. We’ll know next time that pictures aren’t enough, and will note in writing on each release if there are any alterations from OEM. If we get lucky in the future, and can replenish more yellow stipple rectangles from a supplier or source – we can always do a future batch incorporating them in. But please know – that could be months, years, or never.
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