It's a sickness

By Chuck_Sherman

April 16, 2013

11 years ago

Bought my first machine in 1980, Skylab for $100, one wasn't enough so bought Moon Flight for $125. Never liked it much so I sold it and bought a EM Nightrider for $175. Bought a new playfield in the box for $75. In `81, I bought Wizard for $500, Capt Fantastic for $300. (guy had 3 to choose from) and a Kiss for $300.

1984? I bought Flash straight off a route for $100, 1986 found me the owner of Twin Win for $50, sold it in 1997 for 250 and a couple years later it was given back to me as the owner lost his house and was living in a small apt.1995? I bought Vogue, Stage Door Canteen, Tropics(Bingo) and Taxi(Rare Lola) :) for $900 traded Kiss for a Defender, kiss was sold to someone else where it was on a route and was smoke damaged in a arson fire. I was called by the owner and was told to come and get it if I wanted it back. I had several games in storage and had a fire of my own, unit next to mine had a mattress up against a lightbulb. lost the heads for Vogue, Stage door canteen, a shuffle bowler, comsole slot. Wiz, CF, Flash were covered and were undamaged

Donated remains of Vogue, Stage. Tropics and Kiss to Seattle Pinball Museum. Charlie got Kiss up and running and is in the process of NOS Playfield install.

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8 years ago

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