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Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:09:25 PM »
I have only been into collecting pinballs since 2010 and along the way have seen just a few images and read little tid bits here and there about the Steve Erwin's - Crocodile Hunter Outback Adventure Pinball and understand it was pulled in 2006 due to his death but given that Steve is no longer with us for a while now (I do say this with all respect to his family and wish that he never lost his life) that this could be brought back to life as it would be a great tribute to him, his family and what they stood for - animal conservation and has the potential to be a fun pin.

Does any one have any other info other than what's on IPDB?

Does anyone have a image of the playfield layout or art?

http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=5793

on theme alone I would buy this in a flash.....

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 01:12:35 PM »
Crikey  ()  what would be a good one  ^^^

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 01:17:50 PM »
 


   

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 01:19:00 PM »
taken from the IPDB site

"The game images presented in the flyer and the other art shown here are computer-generated, as this game never went into production. It was to be manufactured under license from Bally. Wayne Gillard, Managing Director of The Pinball Factory, tells us that with the untimely death of Steve Irwin, the licensing collapsed. We asked him to confirm our understanding that 25 translites were made and he replied that parts were ordered for 25 prototype games. Only two whitewoods were made, a sample cabinet and a production cabinet, the latter having the same artwork as shown in the flyer."


Also I did start the thread in the Pinball Nostalgia because it is a bit of Aussie History that never happened - a shame

But if anyone has seen a cabinet for themselves or a playfield and can share a pic or more would be awesome.


and another link
http://www.pinballnews.com/news/irwin.html
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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 01:25:18 PM »


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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 02:22:50 PM »
Here's a blast from RGP past  - just after the unfortunate Mr Irwin passed, the already overdue project was suddenly put "on hold".


Rec Games Pinball 04/09/2006

We regret to inform the pinball community that Steve Irwin has died.

Our Crocodile Hunter Project is now on Hold.

We pass our thoughts onto Steve's Family.


 :tumble: So far that's almost a seven year hold..........  :tumble:
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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013, 03:12:51 PM »
Haha I remember the $hit fight about this on rpg years ago (plus the subsequent pins that were going to happen), it wasn't long after this I gave up reading about online pinball stuff until recently.

I never knew it got as far as a whitewood.

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013, 03:42:37 PM »
I recently gathered there was crap in the past against Wayne but I am not interested in re-hashing the promises, more interested if someone has played a game on it or if people know about any other info as it sounds like a playfield got artwork (maybe just on the computer screen) and read somewhere that it was going to have a plasma where the translite is.

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2013, 04:17:51 PM »
As far as I am aware a full playable prototype was never built,  well not that I ever saw.

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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2013, 05:03:48 PM »
Nothing more to add I'm afraid. The translites are all that i am aware were made. No pf or proto game to try.

Hey that reminds me. Has anyone heard more from this european guy who pimps games to the extreme way passed my liking but was going to revive the pin2000 game wizard blocks. If you have and is worthwhile, please post a thread
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013, 05:06:04 PM by pinball god »
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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 05:05:17 PM »

I do not recall any playfield art ever being shown. From memory the photoshoped picture of a complete game was floating around, but you could see it was an I500 (I think) playfield under the glass.
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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 05:25:06 PM »
I spoke with Wayne Gillard about this game a few years ago.
He told me that Steves wife was the one that put a stop to the game going forward as she thought it may have been disrespectable, at the time, to follow through with it.
One game was indeed made though.
Wayne told me he gave the machine to Steves wife in the hope that if she saw the game there she may eventually have a change of heart and allow production to continue.

He also told me that making a pinball machine from scratch was an enormous undertaking and he quickly realised he had bitten off more than he could chew.
Wayne gave me a little insight into some of his issues with Medi Madness so I don't think this would ever happen, even if Steves wife (I can't remember her name) changed her mind.

A shame really as it would've been cool to see the end result of this pin idea.
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Re: Aussie Pin that never got built - Croc Hunter
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2013, 05:31:57 PM »
Wow I never knew one actually got built. Shame there are no pics of it I would be curious to see it.

I wonder how complete stuff like code was on it.