10 pins, unlimited budget: what would be your dream team?

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10 pins, unlimited budget: what would be your dream team?


By jlm33

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

Let's assume real estate is so expensive that any extra square inch would cost you an arm, or that you swore to your significant other you would never cross that line… 10 pins, no more.

Choose wisely. Unlimited budget and patience.
- What would be your choice?
- How far are you from your ideal? (3/10 in my current lineup, but Nemo and Predator are already paid for)

Here is mine:
- 3 "boutique" pins, rotating between Nemo, Predator, Wooly, AMH, P3, Full throttle, TBL, Circus Maximus, Timeshock… I love these projects. P3 and Full Throttle with games you can swap could be elegant ways to break the 10 game limit…
- ACDC BIB – might consider temporary trades with STLE or MetLE… perhaps TWD
- WPT (yes, it is a keeper) – would only consider temporary trades with RBION or WoF
- LOTR – a pin I owned and I had to sell for cash. Obviously I miss it.
- One pin from the Bally golden age…Centaur or Fathom or 8 ball Deluxe or Medusa, rotating.
- One Generation 2 Zaccaria, rotating (Farfalla, etc)…
- Bally Spectrum. My first pin. Unique layout, cool artwork: that's a keeper I would only allow to leave… for HEP restoration.
- Bally Fireball. Needs one EM and this is my all time favorite.

Overall: Stern x3, Bally x3, boutique pins x3, Zaccaria x1
(Not a single Williams, I know I should be ashamed; I like MM or AFM but I can live without them…).

And if I could cheat and add an 11th pin it would be another EM for variety (one with 3" flippers and inlanes) but I have not found my holy grail yet.

#2 4 years ago

Whirlwind
WH20
CFTBL
Diner
CV
Godzilla
Fireball
A13
Airborne
Mousin' Around.

I'm 60% there, I suppose. I'm pretty happy with my collection now, actually. I could live without fleshing it out completely.

#3 4 years ago

LOTR LE
MM (or MMRLE)
STLE
METLE
ACDC BIBLE
TAF
FGY
Hobbit
TRON LE
Gottlieb Strikes n' spares (for the wife and parties )

#4 4 years ago

AC/DC
Tron
Iron Man
Transformers
Star Trek (stern)
Star Trek Next Generation
Monster Bash
Attack from Mars
Xenon
Spectrum

Note: LE models only, unless none were available.

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from Trekkie1978:

(...)
Spectrum

Wow! Spectrum too! I feel less lonely in that universe

#7 4 years ago

I love Spectrum.

If I ever upgrade to a house (currently in a condo) with a a basement and have the room, Spectrum is definitely on my list of pins to own.

It is so different from every other pin out there.

Plus, I love the vocals on it. Being born in 1978, it reminds me of early 80's technology. Anyone who has played Colecovision will know exactly what I'm talking about.

#8 4 years ago

Unlimited budget?
I would go to all the designers and get each of them to create a custom game

#9 4 years ago

Metallica Premium
AC/DC Premium
Guns 'n Roses
Attack From Mars
Multimorphic
STTNG
No Fear
Medieval Madness
Hopefully TWD Premium
I will leave one spot for a future title

#10 4 years ago

Lotr (imo, best rule sheet outhere)
ac/dc (a must in a collection, one of the best)
Star trek stern (love the shows and movies)
the hobbit (gotta have it, big fan)
CV (love the game, nice artwork)
TOTAN (like the theme, artwork)
8 ball deluxe (gotta have one of the best early ss)
firepower (always like the game, like the sounds)
centigrade 37 (a nice one, fully restored or i will do it)

that's 9, one spot open, never know...

#11 4 years ago

Didn't put too much thought into it, however these are 10 games I love and don't think I'd get tired of.

AC/DC
Metallica
Monster Bash
TAF
Stern Star Trek
Scared Stiff
Taxi
Rollergames
The Black Knight
Black Hole

#12 4 years ago

The unlimited budget really helps me out on the last pin. Here we go:

Woz
MM
CC
DMoS
BSD
The Shadow
Champion Pub
WH2O
TWD (If it turns out to be really good. If not then I'll take Safe Cracker)
24 with a complete rules re-write including an LCD screen, professionally hand-drawn artwork for re-screen cab/playfield/plastics, and pay Kiefer Sutherland to do voice over work.

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from Nexyss:

Metallica Premium
AC/DC Premium
Guns 'n Roses
Attack from Mars
Multimorphic
STTNG
No Fear
Medieval Madness
Hopefully TWD Premium
I will leave one spot for a future title

Nice list

#14 4 years ago

metallica prem
tz
acdc prem
zac time machine
williams ij
scared stiff
attack from mars
mm
cv
tron

#15 4 years ago

Woz - played it for over an hour, couldn't get enough
Tspp - top pick from my virtualpin
Lotr - top pick from my virtualpin
The hobbit - look promising, love the theme
AFM - just a great fun game
Champion pub - top pick from my virtualpin
TBL - love the movie, the bowling lower PF looks fun
Wooly - one of the best virtual tables, and I hear the real one is better.
D&D - had it needed cash and sold it to soon, I'm not done with this game yet.
My virtual pin - to many great games to limit a list to 10.

#16 4 years ago

I've thought about this a lot, actually!

TZ
TOTAN
CFTBL
AF (gold)
CV
TOM
WH2O
MB
BBB
CC (updated software)

#17 4 years ago

Black Hole
Joker Poker
Black Knight
MB
TZ
FT
MM
LOTR
AC/DC
WH20

#18 4 years ago

Alternate non-DMD list:

Taxi
Funhouse
Whirlwind
Earthshaker
Comet (favorite from childhood)
Pinbot
Bride of Pinbot
Diner
Elvira Party Monsters
Simpsons (data east)

#19 4 years ago

hhhhmmmmmm decisions decisions.... I love me some system 11. The sounds are sooo joyfully retro and the 80's glory days of pinball were awesome..

Road Kings
Whirlwind
MM
BBB
TZ
ACDC Luci
FGY
Taxi
TAF
Bk2k

#20 4 years ago

Flash Gordon
Paragon
Fathom
Black Hole
CFTBL
Funhouse
Cyclone
Sinbad (or Eye of the Tiger)
C37
Abra Ca Dabra

I tried leaving spots for some newer games, but the siren lure of nostalgia, deceptively-simple goals, and amazing art packages on the older titles will win out every time with me.

#21 4 years ago

I would stick with what I have

#22 4 years ago
Quoted from pauloz:

I would stick with what I have

Well said!! me too. but I think I have a couple too many lol

#23 4 years ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

Unlimited budget?
I would go to all the designers and get each of them to create a custom game

+1

#24 4 years ago

metallica
star trek
spiderman
potc
monster bash
24
stargate
CV
totan
cactus canyon

#25 4 years ago

okay, now I've just edited post 5 times in last minute as I think up new ones

#26 4 years ago

Scenario #1 (desert island)
If money were no object, AND I didn't have friends/arcades with common popular DMDs, I'd pick the following set:

Sys11:
Diner

Early SS:
Centaur
Black Hole
Fathom
Black Knight

DMD:
IJTPA
TOTAN
TOM
TZ

Moderns:
STLE

---

Scenario #2 (SF bay area)

But since I do have friends and local arcades, I'll stick with the best-9 from my collection, plus TOTAN, since I've never seen a REALLY nice one locally:

DMDs:
TOTAN

Sys11:
Diner
Whirlwind

Early SS
Centaur
Black Hole
Fathom
Black Knight
Space Shuttle
Sorcerer
Barracora

#27 4 years ago

TZ, If I could find all these games restored by HEP or TC then that would be a bonus.
TAF,
FH,
WW,
WH20,
TOM
LOTR
STLE
Hobbit
MM

#29 4 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

you swore to your significant other you would never cross that line… 10 pins, no more

Now that's some funny shit there.

Seriously though, 10 pins on an unlimited budget would probably look something like this-
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#30 4 years ago

I'd get a railroad steam engine fully restored to operate.

LTG : )™
Disclaimer : That's just me.

#31 4 years ago

For ever ever?

Woz
Attack from mars
Tz
Bsd
Wh20
Sttng
Getaway
The shadow
Fish tales
JJP #3 (if it sucks I still have 9 winners)

#32 4 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

I'd get a railroad steam engine fully restored to operate.

Didn't you also want a T-Rex skeleton a while back, or what that someone else?

#33 4 years ago

Embryon
Pinbot
Indiana Jones Adventure
Genie
Flight 2000
Solar Fire
Fireball II
Flash Gordon
Twilight Zone
Metallica Premium

#34 4 years ago

ACDC BIB
STLE
METLE
* AFM
* Centigrade 37
* Jack in the Box
* Volley
TWD LE
* Paragon
TBL

* In the spirit of this being a high dollar collection I will note that these games shall be complete ground up HEP restores with no bling. AFM in black-out trim and zero chrome anywhere.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Now that's some funny shit there.
Seriously though, 10 pins on an unlimited budget would probably look something like this-

Funny! However consider that a couple personal bowling lanes is cheaper than the average list of 10 dream pinball machines, you're cutting yourself short!

#36 4 years ago

Sing Along or Melody
Eight Ball Deluxe
High Speed or Pinbot
Black Knight
Whirlwind
Medieval Madness
TAF or CFTBL
LOTR ( or Hobbit, depending on how it turns out)
STTNG or STLE
<reserved for future game> or AMH

#38 4 years ago

On second thought.... I would get a new wife and spend the unlimited budget on all the pins I have always wanted. Which would be every bally/williams and stern, DE, sega, and gottlieb ever made.

#39 4 years ago

At this exact moment...

IM
JP
VND
4 Square
Cybernaut
MET (Pro)
TRON (probably LE)
WCS94
JD
AMH

The top four are easy, the next four are pretty solid, the last two I might shuffle around depending on when I answer. I was thinking about DM, SF2 (seriously), BF, Pinbot, RFM, Airborne or SST filling those spaces, and just sort of settled on that for the purposes of this post. Oh, and I would kick one of those to the curb for AMH.

Luckily, AMH is the only one I need right now.

#40 4 years ago
Quoted from Baiter:

Funny! However consider that a couple personal bowling lanes is cheaper than the average list of 10 dream pinball machines, you're cutting yourself short!

True, but I already own 25 of my dream pinball machines that fit comfortably in my 1450 sq. ft. house and garage. Bowling lanes would mean I would have to build on, and that is way out of my budget right now.

#41 4 years ago

If there was no limit on cash, all games would be restored examples or new, pimped out to the max with CC'd playfields.

Metallica Pro
Star Trek LE
Tron LE
Avatar LE
Iron Man
AFM
MMr LE
The Shadow
Demolition Man on Steriods

#43 4 years ago

Funhouse
STTNG
STLE
AFM
CFTBL
No Fear
Whitewater
Iron Man
WOZ
Doctor Who

Ten is too few. I could keep going all night!

#44 4 years ago

AC/DC premium
Williams Indiana jones
Scared Stiff
White Water
High Speed
Fathom
Elvira and the Party monsters
Pink panther
Surfer (EM)
Target alpha (EM)

#45 4 years ago
Quoted from Baiter:

you're cutting yourself short!

Now I'm thinking big!

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#47 4 years ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Didn't you also want a T-Rex skeleton a while back, or what that someone else?

That was me too. Though in that thread someone suggested an automaton one, which I could run around the living room. And a lot cheaper than a real T-Rex skeleton.

LTG : )™

#48 4 years ago

Twilight Zone
Indian Jones Williams
Fish Tails
TOTAN
Iron Man
Metallica
Funhouse
AC/DC Luci
Whirlwind
Surf Champ (EM)

#49 4 years ago

TBL
MB
TZ
BBB
SS
WH2O
TS
RFM
WW
Fathom

#50 4 years ago

EATPM
Cyclone
Monster Bash
Spider-Man
Metallica
TWD*
Jaws*
WhiteWater
Mystery Castle
Indiana Jones

*if it's awesome & fun

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