Fantasy Women of Pinball: Genie (Gottlieb, 1979)

For an explanation of this series and my Ranking System read here.

Finally, ladies and gentlemen, we have the pinball ad flyer I picked up well before anybody started suggesting tables. I think, once you look at the art, there will be no question as to why I purchased it so long ago.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the fold-open 1979 ad flyer for Gottlieb‘s pinball table Genie.

The front;

The front page of my ad flyer for pinball machine Genie. Copyright 1979 D. Gottlieb & Company.

The center spread;

The full spread of my ad flyer for pinball machine Genie. Copyright 1979 D. Gottlieb & Company.

And the back page;

The rear page of my ad flyer for pinball machine Genie. Copyright 1979 D. Gottlieb & Company.

Now, this is the last post of 2012 and the last post in this series. So I’m not going to be coy here and try and critique everything. I bought the flyer because, very specifically, I loved the art. And as I’ve explored the flyer I’ve come to really want to play the table.

The Genie is my first Fantasy Woman of Pinball, and therefore she has special spot in my heart. I don’t feel I can be properly objective. She’s my favorite type of classic dreamy genie; poofy hair, curvy busty body, smoky tail, skimpy harem clothes, and she looks like she’s thrilled to grant any wish your high score delivers.

The flyer does a great job of showcasing the beautiful art, which includes a second beautiful woman on the backglass. The Genie also has second appearance with the old wizard on the table itself.

And, although from 1979, the playfield looks to be crazy enough that I would be quite well engaged! 5 flippers are spread out across the table, two of which dedicated to a smaller “game-within-a-game” in the upper left. Plenty of bumpers and lights are spread across the rest of the table to keep things moving.

So let’s cut to the chase. When it comes to Genie, clearly this ad flyer has made me want to;

Buy – Why? See above.

The flyer does a great job of highlighting both the table and the art. It is a great example of how to do a pinball ad right – especially since it opens!

Add in great art of a sexy Genie and I don’t really have much more to say on the matter.


  1. I’ve played every other machine you’ve posted — even Ladybug — but I don’t think I’ve ever even seen this one in real life. I can’t argue with that artwork, though. Aside from the two lovely ladies, the (gargoyle? imp? monkey with a Mohawk?) on the bottom right of the backglass is a nice detail — I’ll just assume it’s the result of a wish gone wrong, and assume that the woman on the left is the result of a wish gone right.


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