We have recently purchased a large lot of early modern machines (Known as Hanemono’s) from a house that was sealed up for over 15 years and covered with plants. When the new owners dug out the house from its jungle, they found it full of items including 46 of these machines in various condition. This is one of the first machines we have rescued from this lot.
The Hanemono’s are the first machines to use computers and to have electric shooters from new. They started producing them in the early ’80s and this batch is from that period. The Hanemono name comes from the single pair of hands that when you trigger one of the 3 special pockets at the bottom of the machine, open up and scoop balls into the center feature, giving you a chance to enter the V trap triggering the “Fever Mode”. In fever mode, it starts a series of higher payouts and keeps the Hanemono working to scoop up as many balls as possible. This can go on for a long time if you are lucky. These are also the first machines where lights and sounds become part of the action leading to the ultra-high volume of noise in the modern pachinko parlor.
This is a Sankyo “Ganko Oyaji” machine (best translation we have found is stubborn father) and features a restaurant theme and lots of action when you enter the fever mode. Payouts on this machine are 6 balls for the outer pockets, and 13 balls once you hit the fever mode. Stubborn Father is in the center feature at the dinner table with his wife(?) and when entering the fever mode (Or in this case Kanpai! Mode) they have a drink of sake for each ball that enters the center. Their arms cross and toast Kanpai! then releasing the ball onto the plate. Once the timer hits, the plate is tipped over and the balls spill down to try for the V (Victory) trap in front behind the moving cat (Neko) to restart the fever mode and to keep going. Flashing lights and bells start to go off, their eyes move and faces get red as they get drunk building on the action. There is a two digit LED display to keep track of the number of times you win and the number of win cycles. One segment of the LED display is out, but it doesn’t affect play and you can still determine the correct number. There is a volume control to lower the volume, but still will be a bit louder than the vintage machines. This could actually be a drinking game as well if you wanted to.
This machine was complete, but extremely dirty and the pins were so oxidized they were black. With this really unique theme, we had to get it back going again! This machine we stripped all the way down to the playfield, replacing all of the pins with brand new pins, repairing the plastics and cleaning them and scrubbing the playfield. We disassembled the rear of the machine fully and cleaned all of the rear components and cleaned and polished the front plastics. Full operation of the machine and the lights has been checked, and we swapped the frame for a better one and glued the joints and sealed the frame with urethane. The chrome is in excellent shape but does have some very minor pitting in spots, mostly on the front ball tray panel. There is some slight fading of the plastics and some rubbed off areas on the front tray graphics. Overall it looks near new for a 35+ year old machine!
The machine will come with a set of feet, instructions, and photo documentation of the rebuild, but it will not come with balls or the door key. This type of lock we cannot rekey but there is a release from the back to open the door if needed. For play we recommend at least 1000 balls.
The sales price includes shipping within the 48 contiguous states by UPS Ground. Other areas or export contact us for a quote and pick up is welcomed if you are near the Indianapolis, IN area. The lights and switches have been fully serviced, but sometimes due to the handling by UPS of the machine in transit, they may need adjustment after shipping or the bulbs retightened.