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100% Stern "Spike" collection


By PW79

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    At one time I had a small lineup of 100% DE games.

    My subtle OCD enjoyed how all of the cabinets, heads, DMD panels & etc were identical

    I also liked how all the boards, displays & so on were 100% interchangeable. That compatibility allowed me to choose which game would be down until parts arrived & it made trouble shooting super easy.

    I find myself leaning towards only buying Spike games now as I anticipte cool shit on the way & fully expect the boardset to be in use for quite some time.

    Anyone else ponder this?

    #2 4 years ago

    Spike approves this idea.

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    #3 4 years ago

    I like having games that are utterly unalike instead. Variety trumps everything matching.

    #4 4 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    That compatibility allowed me to choose which game would be down until parts arrived

    I'd rather wait a week for parts to fix a game I really liked rather than shuttle parts between machines I bought because of their possibility of convenience.

    To mangle a quote from Wayne Gretzky: "The machine you don't buy is down 100% of the time."

    #5 4 years ago

    I have limited space/money

    Odds are there wil be more Spike games I love than I have space/money for

    So it's doubtful I will have a row of games I dislike.

    I had a feeling I was alone w/this idea lol

    Aurich I like everything matching. I sometimes try to avoid touching door handles & there are plenty of other traits about myself I will not disclose now

    #6 4 years ago

    Well if you have limited space and like things matching you should buy only Heighway games then! The interchangeable playfield feature will let you fit more.

    #7 4 years ago

    Arent spike games identical in appearance to the likes of IMVE, MET LED, And AC DC LED pro?

    #8 4 years ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Arent spike games identical in appearance to the likes of IMVE, MET LED, And AC DC LED pro?

    That's a justification mechanisim I'm keeping in my back pocket lol

    Don't forget about board compatibility, that's a big part of my theory here

    #9 4 years ago

    5 copies of the same pin would look really cool, super clean!

    Just kidding. I did the same with Gtb wedgeheads. Thought it would be easier to learn repairs and maintain for me. Plus, my rows need to be matching too

    #10 4 years ago

    Does this include Whoa Nellie?

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