(Topic ID: 242971)

$5,000 what you buying?


By Jasenwm

39 days ago



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  • Latest reply 35 days ago by adol75
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    #101 37 days ago

    Hookers and blow

    #102 37 days ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Lots of factors.
    How many games do you have now?
    What games?
    What themes do you like?
    What kind of gameplay do you like?
    If it was me, Id buy a stern pro or some flavor or another. Then use the $500 left over for mods.

    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    So I've been collecting video games for 30 years I'm 42. I have about 22 consoles and few arcade cabs some I built. My list of pinball I WANT are black hole, haunted house, wipe out, Metallica, rescue 911,. I was going to get a virtual pin but I kinna want the real deal even though it's $$$

    Quoted from Jasenwm:

    I'm just getting into pinball. I have a bunch of arcade games but only one pin. 1976 fireball home model

    I would take some time to figure out a ranking order for what you like, and explore as many games on location that you can (barcades, bowling alleys, etc). Plays EMs, early ss games, system 11 games, classic ballys, etc.

    I feel that the best option is variety, especially in a home setting. If you find out that you like EMs or early ss games...you could fill up a room with 5k.

    I wouldn't just go for 1 pin unless you are absolutely in love with it, and feel that you wont get bored with it anytime soon.

    If it were me, i would try yo find a stern meteor, EBD LE, and a bally paragon...then you would have 3 GREAT games.

    #103 36 days ago
    Quoted from Thermionic:

    One good, genuine analog MACHINE is better than 500 emulated ones. The experience of playing emulated pinball in a physical cabinet has a cool novelty factor but is really not a sufficient enough improvement over simply playing through a PC or game console to justify the cost and space.

    Very well said and I 1000% agree. Virtual pins seems like you’re somehow sneakily getting all these games in one package but you are actually getting very little more than small improvement over playing on your PC or ipad.

    There are thousands of collectors that have gone this route and eventually learn the hard way yet you will never (rarely?) hear someone with reals pins dying to add a virtual pin to their collection.

    I’m not sayig that virtual pins aren’t fun and don’t have something to offer. To quote again, I’m mega-agreeing with:

    Quoted from Thermionic:

    One good, genuine analog MACHINE is better than 500 emulated ones. The experience of playing emulated pinball in a physical cabinet has a cool novelty factor but is really not a sufficient enough improvement over simply playing through a PC or game console to justify the cost and space.

    #104 35 days ago

    There is a Hobbit for sale not too far from your price range, I don’t think it can get any better than that especially at home.

    You may wonder why I’m not getting it, it would surely look good next to my WOZ but for a second machine I want a standard body.

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