(Topic ID: 219513)

Help me decide on my next pin


By Raincity

12 months ago



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  • Latest reply 12 months ago by TheLaw
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“What should my SECOND pin be?”

  • AC/DC 12 votes
    8%
  • Addams Family 4 votes
    3%
  • Attack From Mars 15 votes
    10%
  • Batman '66 11 votes
    8%
  • Game of Thrones 3 votes
    2%
  • Hobbit 3 votes
    2%
  • Houdini 4 votes
    3%
  • Indiana Jones: TPA 2 votes
    1%
  • Iron Maiden 15 votes
    10%
  • Lord of the Rings 8 votes
    6%
  • Medieval Madness 8 votes
    6%
  • Monster Bash 6 votes
    4%
  • JJP Pirates 9 votes
    6%
  • ST:TNG 2 votes
    1%
  • Theatre of Magic 2 votes
    1%
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation 18 votes
    13%
  • Twilight Zone 7 votes
    5%
  • Wizard of Oz 5 votes
    3%
  • Other 9 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 143 votes by 84 Pinsiders)

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#1 12 months ago

Hey all - last fall, I bought my first pin. I asked for input, and it turns out that DILE was actually a pretty great choice for a single pin collection. Thanks for the help! As you all are aware however, there's no such thing as a single pin collection. Which brings me back here to get some further opinions about what the perfect complement would be in a two pin collection. It's already tricky to make room for the second pin, so until I convert my garage, this will be it - let's not get into the "buy 3 pins for less money!"

I've made a poll of the pins currently on my wishlist, but I'd be happy to have a conversation about pins that aren't already included, and I'd love to hear opinions about why a particular pin would be a great pairing with Dialed In. Also, price does matter - I'd rather spend $5k than $10k, but it's not the most critical factor either - it'll certainly be easier to get my wife on board with the choice if it's going to cost less.

#2 12 months ago

No one here wants to help you pick your next game if your wife is not on board.

#3 12 months ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

No one here wants to help you pick your next game if your wife is not on board.

Well - she's on board in principle. If I'm trying to convince her that I really need a NIB JJPOTC, I might have a little more work ahead of me.

#4 12 months ago

I think Iron maiden would be great a few others that would be good that are on your list are AC DC, Addams family, TZ, and LOTR.

#5 12 months ago

How does she feel aboot ACDC? I personally hate it but it's very popular with a wide range of people.

Personally from your list, again factoring in the wife and what looks to be a daugher, and I might go AFM.

#6 12 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

How does she feel aboot ACDC? I personally hate it but it's very popular with a wide range of people.
Personally from your list, again factoring in the wife and what looks to be a daugher, and I might go AFM.

My wife would choose The Hobbit from a theme standpoint - it looks spectacular, and she loves Tolkien. I bet that'd translate into some of the other fantasy themed pins though - LOTR, GoT, MM... She likes AC/DC's music pretty well, but she's never played the pin, so I don't have a lot of signal to go on there.

My daughter is 3, so aside from trying not to scare her, her preference is less relevant.

There's a reason Walking Dead isn't on my list though.

I'm most interested in thoughts on what would be the best game to pair with DI though - It's definitely a Lawlor pin through and through, and so I'm tempted to go with a Ritchie design for a very different feel. That said, I'm interested to hear what others have to say.

#7 12 months ago

Well I certainly wouldn't buy something the wife or kids want if I didn't like it. Of course I'd never get married anyway. It's your money and your decision so get what appeals most to you is my advice. That is if you are the one that will be playing it the most.

#8 12 months ago

I currently have a small 5 pin collection. Indiana Jones, The Hobbit, LOTR, Stern Star Trek and Dialed In. Seems to be a good variety of pins and my wife likes them too! LOTR and Hobbit are my wife’s current favorites. So many good pins on your list, there’s no bad choice

#9 12 months ago

Lot of choices. Voted for these 4.

AFM
Hobbit
JJPOTC
TOM

Attack from mars doesnt need much explanation. Lots of family fun for everyone.

Only played JJPOTC once but it was fun. If you can hold out this would be another nice JJ to have by its side.

I own hobbit and its a much deeper game than I originally gave it credit for. If you cant wait for POTC to drop I would go this route. Also would look nice next to DILE.

Theater of Magic for the same reasons as AFM and because I think its just a darn sexy looking machine. Might take some searching before you find one in the right condition.

#10 12 months ago

Based upon what you’ve said, LOTR fits the bill and provides plenty of depth and great callouts/theme.

#11 12 months ago

I'm sorry but I can't help you decide.I'm in the same boat as you're in,and I can't pick a second pin either. I like all of your choices,if that helps any.

#12 12 months ago
Quoted from Raincity:

I'm most interested in thoughts on what would be the best game to pair with DI though - It's definitely a Lawlor pin through and through, and so I'm tempted to go with a Ritchie design for a very different feel.

Yep that's actually why i was leaning towards ACDC or AFM.

#13 12 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yep that's actually why i was leaning towards ACDC or AFM.

I'm tempted by ST:TNG for the same reason - and the callouts.

#14 12 months ago

AFMr-LE would be good for the brutality and shorter ball times than DI. But i honestly think JJPOTC would fit better. 1. It's a totally different layout and ruleset than DI. 2. It's a sweet game with lots of variety. And 3. Having two JJP pins next to each other would look sweet!

Good luck on your decision.

#15 12 months ago

I second LOTR, especially if your wife is a Tolkien fan.

In my collection it seems to be one of the more approachable games for beginners while still being fun and challenging for me.

The layered ruleset is fantastic. Excellent implementation of the theme. In my opinion, it's one of the best mode based games out there.

It doesn't have the video presentation of the Hobbit but the color DMD is excellent and the sounds are well done.

#16 12 months ago
Quoted from Raincity:

I'm most interested in thoughts on what would be the best game to pair with DI though - It's definitely a Lawlor pin through and through, and so I'm tempted to go with a Ritchie design for a very different feel. That said, I'm interested to hear what others have to say.

TNA. That and DI would be the best two-pin collection ever.

Problem solved.

#17 12 months ago

One keeper and one swopper?

#18 12 months ago
Quoted from chill:

TNA. That and DI would be the best two-pin collection ever.
Problem solved.

Exactly what I did and exactly how I feel.

However I have an IMDN Premium on the way. After that for #4 I’m undecided. I really want to like POTC. Played it but didn’t feel much interest. It’s gorgeous. But I didn’t jive with the qualify chapter, activate chapter, collect characters, multiball, repeat format.

Also watching the streams seems like the amazing upper play field and canon ball shot come into play too rarely.

My 2c.

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#19 12 months ago

All the games you have listed would be a great second pin I think.

#20 12 months ago
Quoted from Raincity:

I'm tempted by ST:TNG for the same reason - and the callouts.

Great game of course by somewhat similar layout...not that they play the same or anything though.

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