This is the restoration of a 1990 Williams Funhouse pinball machine, another project from the PinballPT guys. It’s an interesting concept, designed by Pat Lawlor. It was released in 1990 by Williams Electronics. As its title suggests, the game is themed after the concept of a funhouse, a walk-through amusement park featuring many attractions.
FunHouse features a talking doll head located near the upper-right corner of the playfield. The head, named Rudy, responds in real time to events in the game, including informing the player of special bonuses, taunting and heckling the player, and appearing to follow the ball with its eyes when certain targets are hit. Rudy is voiced by Ed Boon, and the technology behind Rudy’s facial movements was dubbed “Pin-Mation” by Williams.
Compare the Funhouse you see on the flyer to the Funhouse we have here in our workshop and be ready for a big surprise 🙂
The playfield glass of this one had shattered into the cabinet at some point and it has been sitting in a warehouse with it’s ‘insides’ exposed, meaning that a thick layer of dust covered every bit of of the playfield and it’s plastics.
Just two images showing the new trapdoor and a polished metal outhole on the Funhouse.
…some BackBox love…
Mounting it back together
As Good as New, Actually it is missing the cabinet decal set yet… but otherwise impeccable 😀
Williams FunHouse Restauration done.
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