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My humble story

By Pin_Crazed

October 20, 2011

9 years ago

Always loved arcade games and pinball games growing up in the 70's and 80's. Ahhh the hours I wasted on summer days in the arcades playing all my money away one quarter at a time. I remember seeing the first 50c video game and thinking wow, how am I gunna afford to play that game!!

When my wife got pregnant with our daughter she kindly suggested that my friends that hung here might be a little loud for a newborn. I suggested we take over the garage as our man hang out and she agreed. 5 Years later my dirty ole' garage has gone through endless cycles of building, changing, rebuilding and growing. My friends have all helped me build what we call today the "Island".

We continue to add, change and modify our Island space to get through the long winters. It get's cold but never old. Everyone, friends, pinsiders, people from all over have helped make our Barcade special to everyone that visits.

Pinball has changed my life in so many good ways, most importantly all the great pin people I meet along the way. One of the best hobbys on the planet! Thank you Pinside for making this hobby even more special to everyone!!

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9 years ago

WOW!!! That's a nice collection. Welcome to Pinside.

9 years ago

What a great collection indeed. That is funny moving to the garage to add machines is the agreement my wife and I also came up with recently. Not sure I will have that many classic pins but here's to hoping/wishing.

9 years ago

Nice island P_C!
I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a TOTAN today... ; P

9 years ago

Nice collection

9 years ago

Yes looks like a good place to play the silver ball

9 years ago

Hey look! I think I know this place. The "Island Paradise"! Always a good time.

9 years ago

I did not know we could comment on stories till MM told me last night when he was here :p

Thanks for all the kind compliments everyone, it really reflects all the great people we have in it. With out everyone, here and in the hobby, it would not be anything at all.

8 years ago

Hey wait a minute. I've been here before! This is where I picked up my Middle Earth. :)

8 years ago

You've got an unbelievable collection. Those pins are incredible. I noticed that you have a wh2o in your collection and I've been trying to get one for myself and the family for the past several months. I saw that from another post that you were trying to acquire the mb and would offer the whitewater for trade. Would you ever consider selling it to a guy that absolutely loves this pin and has for 20 years? I'm from Omaha and am just getting started with this hobby. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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