Not a Pin Owner Yet...

By Jbell_29

December 04, 2016

7 years ago

Hi, my name is Jon and I am looking for my first pinball machine. I've just moved into a house that has space for a game room and I'd like to start with a pinball machine for Christmas. I have teenagers who need to get off the XBox and into something more present and fun. We spent a week in Long Beach, WA, and the most fun we had together was when we found the little arcade downtown and played the Ghostbusters Pinball Machine and the Ms PacMan/Galaxy Arcade games.  I decided then that when given the chance, I wanted to create a space in our new house where we could come together as a family around a fun and energizing game...not just a passive TV screen with controllers.
I'm new to all of the pin protocols and shopping for a machine is harder when you don't really know what you want.  I'd love to get some tips on how to pick the right machine for the right price. I am kind of interested in Iron Man. (What's the difference between the different versions? How does transportation/delivery work? What do you look for from a seller across country? How can you tell if a machine is quality?). I am sure I will learn over time, and look forward to gaining expertise as I develop my game room at home!  I'm trying to have a machine by Christmas, so any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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7 years ago

The postscript to my story is that I've now purchased an Iron Man VE and am waiting for shipment. My experience working w fellow pinball enthusiasts has been extremely helpful. I will favorably rate the seller when I have played my first game at home and keep you all posted when I achieve a brag-worthy high score!

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