8 Vintage Gumball Machines You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Do you ever get home from a long day of work and think about how nice it would be to put a quarter in a gumball machine and get a little ball of sugary goodness? No? Neither do we. But we can still acknowledge that having a gumball machine would be the coolest thing ever.

Gumball machines were (and still are) an integral feature of all carnivals, arcades and basically any fun event that revolves around candy, so having your own one would essentially be like living in a nonstop party!

Big, small, colorful or simple - the varieties of gumball machines available will shock you, but we’ve picked our 8 favorite retro ones to help you choose.

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Great Northern Gumball Bank Machine

great northern gumball machine

Roll & Score Gumball Machine

roll & score gumball machine

Sunny Days Gumball Machine

sunny days gumball machine

Great Northern Gumball Bank Machine with Stand

Great Northern Gumball Bank Machine

great northern gumball machine

The Great Northern Gumball Machine and Bank brings back memories of an old fashion candy shop with the penny gumball machine. This exquisite replica from the 1920s is constructed of premium quality components and is guaranteed authentic by Great Northern.

This Great Northern Gumball Machine instantly transports you to an old-style candy shop or something reminiscent of Willy Wonka’s original factory. The cherry-red standing machine is an exquisite replica of the authentic ones of the 1920’s, and is constructed of premium quality materials by Great Northern.

If you’re looking for a gumball machine that is both authentically vintage and well-constructed, this is one of the best on the market! And when you have a conversation piece like this in your home, you’ll definitely want it to last.

  • Accepts any coins (quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies)
  • Dispenses small gumballs, candy, peanuts, jellybeans and more

Roll & Score Gumball Machine

Roll & Score Gumball Machine

roll & score gumball machine

Electronics lights and sound. 4 digit LED scoreboard. Pull ball launcher to release the ball and start the game.

Did someone say 80’s arcade? While this Dubble Bubble game gumball machine might not be one of the classic types, it evokes memories of meeting up with friends to play Defender at the local arcade - or at least how we imagine it would be.

Just pull the ball launcher to release the gumball and start playing the game for a sweet reward.

This machine would make a perfect gift!

  • AA Battery operated
  • LED scoreboard

Sunny Days Gumball Machine

Sunny Days Gumball Machine

sunny days gumball machine

Machine comes pre-filled with over 50 premium gumballs. The bank comes in two fun colors, either classic red or vibrant yellow. This mini gumball bank is a fun replica of the classic candy store favorite while doubling as a fun piggy bank for kids.

Spending big money on a genuine gumball machine may not be the best idea if all you’re after is the gumballs themselves - so why not try this affordable ‘piggy bank’ gumball machine? Available in bright yellow or red, this little plastic machine has a swirling delivery slide that the gumballs glide down - just use loose change and push the knob down to send them on their way!

It’s a perfect gift for kids - they’ll learn how to save while being rewarded with sweet treats! Maybe we should get one too…

  • Includes 50 gumballs filled with 8 assorted colors and flavors
  • Takes coins like pennies, nickels and dimes

Gumball Vending Machine

Gumball Vending Machine

gumball vending machine

This bright cherry red barrel machine is made for the bigger 1 inch gumballs. It comes from the American Gumball company which is a fan favorite across the globe.

This gumball vending machine from the American Gumball Company is a fan favorite across the globe - and for good reason. Small enough to stand on a table, this bright cherry red barrel machine differs from other gumball machines because it is made for the bigger 1 inch gumballs.

The machine is easy to assemble, sturdy and eye-catching.

  • Accepts quarters

Mini Gumball Machine Party Favor

Mini Gumball Machine Party Favor

mini gumball machine party favor

This mini gumball is great for party favors or use as fun place settings. It is made of plastic with miniature size of 2.25" (D) x 3.75 (H).

Have you ever thought about sending your party guests home with their own mini gumball machine? We hadn’t either, but now we know exactly what we’re doing for our next party favors! These adorable mini gumball machines are made of plastic and can fit a small handful of sweets inside for easy treats.

The silver coloring means the machines can be easily paired with your glamorous party decor without making it look like a child’s party (unless it is a kids party!), and they can also serve as decorative features.

  • Sold in sets of 2

Pro Line Red Metal Gumball Machine with Retro Stand

Pro Line Red Metal Gumball Machine

pro line red metal gumball machine

The LYPC Pro Line Gumball Machine is our most popular commercial vending machine. It's reliability and dependability is second to none. With 20% more capacity than the Classic Gumball Machine the Pro Line is perfect for any location.

This Pro Line standing gumball machine is one of the most popular commercial gumball vending machines available on Amazon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get one just for yourself. Reliable, easy-to-use and well-made, a gumball machine like this is an investment in a lifetime of candy!

The machine has the classic cherry-red body and chrome trim of all retro gumball machines, and a thick black stand and base for a retro feel.

  • Holds up to 250 1" gumballs and $150 in quarters
  • Accepts 1 US quarter or 1 Canadian quarter

Pro Line Double Gumball & Candy Machine with Retro Stand

Pro Line Double Gumball Machine

pro line double gumball machine

One vending machine can dispense most bulk candy and 1/2" gumballs. The other machine can dispense 1" gumballs, 1" round capsules & 27mm bouncy balls

Another gumball vending machine from Pro Line, this one is almost identical to the previous one except for one thing: it has two wheels, one for candy and one for gumballs! Double the sweets, double the fun.

This machine also has the classic cherry-red body and chrome trim of all retro gumball machines, and a thick black stand and base.

  • Gumball Capacity: 400 one-inch gumballs per head
  • Coin capacity: $150 in quarters per head
  • Accepts 1 US quarter or 1 Canadian quarter

Wooden Candy Dispenser

Wooden Candy Dispenser

wooden candy dispenser

This vintage wood candy machine will make you feel like you are back in the good old days. It has antique wooden look and Amish design make it a great candy dispenser for your desk, office, or kitchen.

This vintage wooden candy machine will make you feel like you’re back in the days before gumballs even existed. The antique wooden look and Amish design make it a classy alternative to a plastic candy dispenser for your desk, games room, or kitchen.

The plastic jar top easily screws off so you can refill your candy dispenser with small gumballs or other small round treats you love. Unlike cheap classic candy dispensers, this Amish made solid oak wood machine will work for years - and generations - to come.

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