Did You Know That In 1983 We Came Close To Getting A Krull Pinball Table?

Image courtesy of the Internet Pinball Machine Database.
Image courtesy of the Internet Pinball Machine Database.

I consider myself a pretty big fan of Krull, I have the movie…on Laserdisc and DVD…I also have the awesome board game, the plastic collector’s cups and back in the day I racked up a pretty good score on the arcade game. However, it was thanks to our friends Mike Maginnis and Carrington Vance over at the No Quarter Podcast that just last week I learned we almost had ourselves a Krull table from Gottlieb back in 1983!

Image courtesy of John Trudeau and the Internet Pinball Archive.
Image courtesy of John Trudeau and the Internet Pinball Archive.

According to the Internet Pinball Machine Database the designer of the table, John Trudeau, there was a prototype of the table with a transparent playfield but Gottlieb honchos deemed it to expensive to produce. Due to the failure of the movie and arcade game to set the world on fire the pinball table was shelved though a few have made it into collector’s hands.

Image courtesy of Mark Clayton and the Internet Pinball Machine Database.
Image courtesy of Mark Clayton and the Internet Pinball Machine Database.
Image courtesy of John Trudeau and the Internet Pinball Machine Database.
Image courtesy of John Trudeau and the Internet Pinball Machine Database.

Thanks to Basil LeBlanc’s YouTube Channel we can see the Krull table in action, by the way he doesn’t have the glass on the table so you might notice the play mechanics are a little loud.

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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