Kewpie Doll - Gottlieb 1960http://roguepinball.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=486My
exploration of the post-war evolution of pinball from the invention of the flipper to the mid 1960's when I was living in the pinball parlor continues with Gottlieb's Kewpie Doll. Kewpie Doll was released in October 1960 and was designed by Wayne Neyens with Art by Roy Parker. 950 Kewpie Doll games were produced making it moderately rare today.
Kewpie Doll's place in flipper game history is that is was the last Wood Rail pinball game ever produced. Metal had gradually replaced wood for the lower and upper apron covers, and after Kewpie Doll it replaced the outer rails as well. This was all based on cost, and metal had become cheaper than wood over time. In this era, the "Score to Beat" window on actual games just had a card that the operator put there with a score that would encourage players to keep playing the machine a bit longer. It had no effect on the game itself. I have put the actual high score on the backglass in the "Score to Beat" window. As with all of my games, pressing the "R" key will display the game rules and feature keys.