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Capt. Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy 

International Pinball Database IPDNo: 438 

Manufactured by Bally: June 1976
Model No:1062 
Type: 4 Player / EM Electro Mechanical

Production Units:16155
Artist:Dave Christensen




'Capt. Fantastic' was inspired by the movie 'Tommy' and includes a representation of Elton John, as his character from the movie, playing pinball on the backglass. Tom Nieman, VP of Marketing for Bally Pinball, tells us the flyer was made while Elton was recording a new album in Canada. For this flyer, a game was shipped to the Toronto hotel where Elton was staying. That is why he is shown wearing a Canadian hockey jersey. Elton then asked Nieman to send a game to his various residences and one to his "mum" in the UK.


Artist Dave Christensen included in the backglass several depictions of people doing things that, at first, escaped notice by Bally management. A small number of games with these so-called uncensored" backglasses made it through production before changes were required to be made.. Nieman explained to us that he and Christensen wanted the correction to be as minimal as possible because they knew they had "a monster hit" on their hands. The X-rated version is often referred to as the "no stars" version even though all of the backglasses in the production run did contain a certain number of peripheral decorative stars anyway


Credit:Excerpts from the International Pinball Database/ INPD

Pinball Backglass

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