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Anyone in the Raleigh Durham area? (New Years thread revive)


By mandelbloom

1 year ago



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    #51 11 months ago
    Quoted from robertmee:

    Took the kid Monday....played TNA. Totally unimpressed. Not sure what all the hype was on this one.

    I agree. In my opinion, the playfield feels too empty. There is plenty of space where they could have added more shots. I do however feel that they may have designed the same with much simplicity on purpose; I think that they were going for retro feel, such as an 80's solid state machine. robertmee

    #52 11 months ago
    Quoted from AVH7401:

    I agree. In my opinion, the playfield feels too empty. There is plenty of space where they could have added more shots. I do however feel that they may have designed the same with much simplicity on purpose; I think that they were going for retro feel, such as an 80's solid state machine. robertmee

    I suppose....the drop target locks were kind of cool, and the leds nice, but like you said, it felt sparce. I would prefer almost all system 11 games from the era over TNA and pocket a few thousand. And it's no knock against Spooky...I own two of their games.

    #53 11 months ago

    Somebody has a TNA for sale on pinside for 9k ? You could get a room full of system 11's for that. The system 11's would also have ramps.

    #54 11 months ago
    Quoted from wolfy:

    Somebody has a TNA for sale on pinside for 9k ? You could get a room full of system 11's for that. The system 11's would also have ramps.

    I've got 4 system 11's and still under 8K. Your old Mousin' Around! is still working great wolfy

    #55 11 months ago
    Quoted from AVH7401:

    I was there last Friday; it looks like I missed both of you guys! Iron Maiden was my favorite game that I got to play at my last visit to Boxcar. What was your favorite? bam10 mandelbloom

    My wife and I were there mainly to play iron Maiden which we liked and guardians which we didnt like as much. She wasn't really in the mood to spend all day there. I did get to put my initials on maiden. Maybe going to have one in our future.

    #56 11 months ago

    avh7401 proably maiden but I own a pro I sorta enjoyed TNA because I don’t get to play it much but the upper flipper was broken . I love Star Wars too but own that as well

    #57 11 months ago
    Quoted from bam10:

    My wife and I were there mainly to play iron Maiden which we liked and guardians which we didnt like as much. She wasn't really in the mood to spend all day there. I did get to put my initials on maiden. Maybe going to have one in our future.

    I didn't enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy, either. bam10

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    #58 9 months ago

    I apologize for bringing up an old thread, but I thought that this thread would be a good place to ask this question: does anyone one know where you can compete in tournaments in Raleigh? Are there any other pinball-related events in the Raleigh and Durham area besides tournaments, as well?

    #59 9 months ago

    Boxcar should have a monthly selfie tournament. I know the one in Greensboro does so I’m assuming the Raleigh one does as well.

    Abari in Charlotte has tournaments as well but that’s a bit of a hike for from R/D.

    #60 9 months ago

    Boxcar and Level Up in Raleigh, Quarterhorse in Durham (and I think a Boxcar is coming there, too)

    2 months later
    #61 7 months ago

    Anyone here going to DeadPool launch party tonight?

    #62 7 months ago
    Quoted from mandelbloom:

    Anyone here going to DeadPool launch party tonight?

    Can't make it, out of town.

    The new Boxcar in Durham should be hopefully opening in a month or two. Lots of machines are getting ready for the new location.

    1 month later
    #63 5 months ago

    Hi guys, finally restarting my collection after moving here.
    First one to arrive was a SW Premium, it does require the force to play well... 2 weeks with it and could not blow up the death star yet!

    #64 5 months ago

    Hi all, I just found this thread and also am transplanting down to the Triangle. Hopefully my stuff makes it down in mostly the same condition as it leaves. I'm going to try to check out the Winston-Salem auction this weekend and/or Feb, and have a NIB TNA en route as well. Looking forward to meeting some locals.

    #65 5 months ago
    Quoted from MoreBeer:

    Hi all, I just found this thread and also am transplanting down to the Triangle. Hopefully my stuff makes it down in mostly the same condition as it leaves. I'm going to try to check out the Winston-Salem auction this weekend and/or Feb, and have a NIB TNA en route as well. Looking forward to meeting some locals.

    Welcome....the WS auction is fun but the last few years have been hit or miss. However, the one before xmas (this weekend) usually has the most pins. I've been going for 15 years, and it's more about just catching up with friends anymore...or a good place to swap in the parking lot. The buy backs (sellers bidding on their own game) is unchecked so if you can find a seasoned participant from pinside there, let them point out the obvious shills. BlackRose (Mark) is always there and he's a good contact to help you out. Other than that, take an extension cord and enjoy.

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    #66 5 months ago

    Yes been here a while now still need to meet you guys .. building a house with a basement.

    2 weeks later
    #67 4 months ago

    Hey everyone we had some talk of a meetup here , reviving this to see if we can get that going. We could do it at one of the locations or someone can host . I probably could though I'd like to save it for later this year when I have the basement

    I have really sort of been in a pinball funk since I moved just a lot going on between work , moving , new home etc.. Would like to make some new pinhead friends as I miss the ones I had in Florida not many of us oddballs who buy buy giant machines and put them in our homes hahah !

    Been craving playing some older stuff system 11 , EMs etc...

    So sorta a New Years resolution to get back into it !! Happy New Year!

    #68 4 months ago

    Id love to meet up. Im in North Raleigh. Only been in the hobby for 2 years. My friends don't share my love for playing pinball so meeting some fellow pinheads would be nice. I currently have a Jurassic Park and a new AFMr LE. Was at Boxcar this past Sunday playing the new Pirates of the Caribbean, it is awesome. hopefully we can make this meet up happen. Just curious what ages everyone is..? 37 here.

    #69 4 months ago

    Oh cool thy have a pirates now ? I am going to have to go, 40 here .

    #70 4 months ago

    Yeah it’s a collectors edition with the black pearl ship in a bottle topper. They also have a Beatles. It’s ok. Couldn’t hear the music so it kinda killed it for me. PM me if anyone on here is serious about getting together.

    #71 4 months ago

    Anyone who’d like to have a meet up at Boxcar or anywhere else, please send me a message!

    2 weeks later
    #72 4 months ago

    Sorry missed your reply but I’ll PM you

    #73 4 months ago

    There's still a possibility that I can host a meetup. Right now, I'm getting all my pins back to 100% after a couple of years neglect due to hectic travel schedule. We have a large backyard with inground pool, so I'm debating on whether to do a well rounded get together, for pinheads, spouses and children, where the latter can enjoy the yard and pool if they're not into pinball. If I do this, then would make sense to do so in the late Spring/Early Summer time frame. If it's just pinball, and limited to players, then we could do it indoors. Still debating.......

    Do most of you have spouses that would want to attend, or are all you single pin nerds

    #74 4 months ago

    I have a spouse, but she usually avoids hanging out with us pinball nerds I will totally host an event once my game room is up in the new house. Ideally I will like to have it setup the way I want with a bar and projector before I do but we will see all you guys probably care about is the pinball. Hopefully moving in the spring.

    #75 4 months ago
    Quoted from AVH7401:

    Where did you get the information of Boxcar putting in a CE Pirates? robotronjohn

    Somehow I missed this many month's ago. I know things because I am friends with the route guys who own the boxcar pinball machines.

    Munsters LE next month.. Launch party tentative Feb 27.

    #76 4 months ago

    I can’t believe they route Games like pirates CE!!

    #77 4 months ago
    Quoted from robotronjohn:

    Somehow I missed this many month's ago. I know things because I am friends with the route guys who own the boxcar pinball machines.
    Munsters LE next month.. Launch party tentative Feb 27.

    Thank you for responding. I got a chance to play the machine last weekend; Pirates of the Caribbean is probably one of my top three pinball machines now! robotronjohn

    #78 4 months ago

    I'm in Greensboro and also pretty new to the area. Have two little kids so don't get out much. I'm going to try to make it to the next auction but from the looks of the last one won't be buying anything.

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    #79 82 days ago

    Went to BC Raleigh with my son last night......very cool place! Played some older vids from my youth Punchout, burger time, Track and field etc....

    Was really excited to play Iron Maiden really wish I could hear the music.....loooong time IM fan, was fun not one I would drop $8k plus on.

    Played guardians of the galaxy......seemed a little easy scored 370million on first game. Just keep getting the balls locked in groots mouth and start multi ball.

    Really fun place had a lot of nice new pins to play gets REALLY crowded about 8p on a Saturday night

    #80 82 days ago

    Yea, BC Raleigh gets very crowded on Saturday and Sunday starting after 4 PM. BC Durham just set up their Munsters LE! Raleigh should have one setup some time this week!

    #81 82 days ago

    If someone organizes a Boxcar Pinside meet count me in.

    Either location

    #82 82 days ago
    Quoted from Qman97:

    Went to BC Raleigh with my son last night......very cool place! Played some older vids from my youth Punchout, burger time, Track and field etc....
    Was really excited to play Iron Maiden really wish I could hear the music.....loooong time IM fan, was fun not one I would drop $8k plus on.
    Played guardians of the galaxy......seemed a little easy scored 370million on first game. Just keep getting the balls locked in groots mouth and start multi ball.
    Really fun place had a lot of nice new pins to play gets REALLY crowded about 8p on a Saturday night

    Boxcar is great! I go with my father on Saturday nights, too, and it does get very crowded. The pinball machines are loud enough to be heard when not too many people are there. My only complaint is that they removed Twilight Zone, which is my favorite pinball machine. Also, I like your profile picture, by the way.
    qman97

    #83 82 days ago
    Quoted from AVH7401:

    Boxcar is great! I go with my father on Saturday nights, too, and it does get very crowded. The pinball machines are loud enough to be heard when not too many people are there. My only complaint is that they removed Twilight Zone, which is my favorite pinball machine. Also, I like your profile picture, by the way.
    qman97

    TZ is a great machine would love to see/play Tommy once

    #84 81 days ago
    Quoted from Qman97:

    TZ is a great machine would love to see/play Tommy once

    They have a Tommy at Quarter Horse in Durham.

    #85 80 days ago
    Quoted from AVH7401:

    Boxcar is great! I go with my father on Saturday nights, too, and it does get very crowded. The pinball machines are loud enough to be heard when not too many people are there. My only complaint is that they removed Twilight Zone, which is my favorite pinball machine. Also, I like your profile picture, by the way.
    qman97

    I think they had to take TZ out to fix it and then put it over at the Durham location.

    Boxcar Raleigh got Munsters yesterday, going to stop in this afternoon to check it out!

    #86 75 days ago
    Quoted from Qman97:

    TZ is a great machine would love to see/play Tommy once

    Quoted from wfumed2:

    They have a Tommy at Quarter Horse in Durham.

    I played Tommy at the Quarter Horse; I did not really get into it. I have only been to the Quarter Horse once. I went on a Friday evening at around 6 PM and there were only three other people in the bar besides me. They have a decent selection of machines at best, in my opinion. But finding somewhere to play pinball is fun and I always give a machine a chance when I find one. qman97

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