I'm one of those that loved to play when my parents would give me some coins as a kid, but it was very infrequent. Like most things in life I've admired from afar, but I've always wanted a pinball machine of my own so I could get unlimited play.
One of my friend's parents were moving and were letting a lot of stuff go. They were downsizing and could not fit their Doctor Who pin in the basement of their new house. The topper made it too tall. I've played it several times at their house and found it to be very enjoyable. I measured my basement and I wasn't sure if it would fit, but I went for it anyway.
Getting it down my basement stairs was an ordeal. Wow, I knew it would be 250 lbs, but I didn't realize it would be so difficult for just my buddy and I to get it down the steps to my basement. After improvising with a rope system we got it down.
I was prepared to take the topper off to make it fit. A small sacrifice in my mind, but when I lifted the back box for the first time it all fit perfect with zero tolerance. Now I'm learning all I can about how to maintain a pin and maybe in a few years I'll be looking for another one.