Best $3000 pin?

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Best $3000 pin?

By stpcore

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by nocreditdot
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    #1 2 years ago

    So I've got room for a 4th pin (currently have Scared Stiff, Hobbit, and Ghostbusters) but not looking to break the bank. Curious to see if anyone would care to offer a recommendation(s) for fun DMD pins in that $3000 range assuming in nice condition?

    #4 2 years ago

    Shadow, DW, JM, JD, DM

    in that order

    #6 2 years ago

    Not a DMD, but EATPM would compliment SS quite well. One of the best system 11's IMO

    #9 2 years ago

    Bsd is awesome......

    #11 2 years ago

    This is what I was coming here to type.

    BSD and WPT also came to mind

    #12 2 years ago

    Mix it up and introduce a non-DMD. Take you pick from the System 11 lineup (WW, Taxi, Pin*Bot, etc). Heck you may have money left over for a 5th pin that's an EM! DMD wise, Fish Tales and T2 fall below this price point.

    #14 2 years ago

    Damn it, somebody sell me a DW

    #15 2 years ago

    Ripley's has been on my watch list but i have yet to play it. I do like Shadow (a friend has one) but I'd like to get something that i dont currently have access to. I considered EATPM but I would like to stick with more recent games (although I do think System 11 pins are fun if I had a bigger collection).

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

    #17 2 years ago

    I've owned an Earthshaker in the past and it was a fun System 11. I just sold my T2. The more recent Stern pins (WPT, RBION, Sopranos, may be where I'm leaning. Hard to find them at 3K in Chicagoland.

    #19 2 years ago

    NGG if you can get it at this price!

    #21 2 years ago


    #22 2 years ago

    Christ seeing people ask close to 3k for these now!

    #23 2 years ago

    I picked up an Elvis for 3K, and find it to be one of Ritchies Best!

    Great game play overlooked by the Title.....

    #25 2 years ago

    BSD or WCS for B/W. SOP or WPT for Stern.

    #26 2 years ago

    Lots of advice here. Another consideration, one could save some money and have a fun pin in FT.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from dzoomer:

    Lots of advice here. Another consideration, one could save some money and have a fun pin in FT.

    I'm thinking the ramp layout of FT would be a little too similar to Hobbit. That's my main concern there. With a total of 4 games and 2 of them having those 2 center ramps I'm not sure it would be ideal for my particular row.

    #28 2 years ago

    Funhouse is another great one, but might be harder to find in good shape for <$3k.

    #29 2 years ago

    JP all the way. I've heard it called the poor mans AF and I'd say that statement is spot on. Had one years ago and loved every minute of it.

    #30 2 years ago

    Shadow and BSD are my votes, though from what I've seen a decent shadow is over $3k right now. NGG and Congo are definitely over $3k as well...otherwise I'd recommend them. I would put Jurassic Park (assuming the 6.0 roms are installed) on the list for sure! Dredd is a cool game but I just find the layout too complicated/cramped/congested.

    #31 2 years ago

    Avoid data east

    #32 2 years ago
    Quoted from tacshose:

    Avoid data east

    Why? Great pins at half the cost

    #34 2 years ago

    Can I ask what it is about BSD that so many people love? I haven't played it but a local Pinsider invited me to check it out next week.

    #35 2 years ago

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned RFM. The game really has everything. Great theme, awesome art, tons of modes, rules by Lyman, Keith and Dwight. Yes the game is somewhat linear but it's got way more packed into it than AFM has which costs over twice as much!

    #36 2 years ago

    RFM is fun to play occasionally (for me) but I don't know that I'd like to own one. I have fun playing that at my friends house but it doesn't have that "one more game" feeling to me. That said I have another buddy who is actively looking for one so I can see that it has its followers for sure.

    #37 2 years ago

    I have Road Show, The Shadow, and Judge Dredd, I would recommend them all in that order. Just dont get why Road Show doesn't get more love, so much packed into the game and such a satisfying fun game to play, it's a great value.

    #38 2 years ago

    FT, Getaway, JD for sub 3K, and Congo for upper 3K range

    #39 2 years ago

    Oh and I'm really enjoying Flintstones at the moment if its all jazzed up.

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from ziz:

    I have Road Show, The Shadow, and Judge Dredd, I would recommend them all in that order. Just dont get why Road Show doesn't get more love, so much packed into the game and such a satisfying fun game to play, it's a great value.

    I like Road Show and I've owned Judge Dredd in the past (which I also liked). As strange as it sounds I think some people shy away from RS because of the talking heads are considered freaky for some people, lol.

    #41 2 years ago

    I'd vote for Jurassic park. A fun one for sure.

    #42 2 years ago

    You are right, the heads freak some people out, but at least they are nice funny heads and not creepy as hell Rudy.

    I think the main thing people don't like is the linear modes, which for me is one of the best parts of the game. People tend to get bored with games when they see every part of the game frequently, with Road Show the west coast modes are more rare to hit and it always feels rewarding to get those modes, keeps the game fresh.

    #43 2 years ago

    Bram stokers Dracula by a mile.

    #44 2 years ago

    BSD, Shadow, Dredd. Take your pick

    Not only are they in the price range, but these are the only 90's pins I'd consider owning, for various reasons.

    #45 2 years ago

    With the latest 4.0 code, TFTC is a great pin, and in great condition, they go for that price.

    Here are 10 reasons why this is a great choice...

    1.) You own a GB and SS. This will compliment them nicely.

    2.) All of the modes encourage you to use every inch and feature of the PF

    3.) Ramp bonus missions that are very hard to fully complete

    4.) Motorized tombstone bash toy

    5.) 2 ball, 3 ball, and two different 6 ball multi-balls, not to mention the "clone" feature for add-a-ball opportunities

    6.) The 3 ball MBall has three different jackpots to accomplish, and they get harder as you go to attempt each

    7.) The (2) ramps are satisfying to hit, and the right ramp is a tight squeeze, very challenging to master that shot

    8.) The final wizard mode is hard to accomplish

    9.) The DMD animations are hilarious and the colorDMD, when it comes out, will look phenomenal

    10.) Hand drawn artwork all over the game, no photoshop here! And how can you go wrong with art based on the classic comic series. If you're a fan of the HBO show you'll be able to spot the list of celebrities depicted in the translite from their f*cked up episodes on the series.

    And as a bonus - it's a theme that can easily trigger nostalgia in guests both young and old, reminding them of their days being young kids scared reading the comics in the 50's and 60's, or watching the HBO show from the 80's and 90's.

    #46 2 years ago

    2 Rollergames, in case one breaks.

    #47 2 years ago

    Space Station is a great pin. and you'll probably have some cash left over.

    #48 2 years ago

    Centaur or Fathom

    #49 2 years ago

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