Bolted to the floor for life - name the pins you'll never sell

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Bolted to the floor for life - name the pins you'll never sell


By pcprogrammer

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    So some say that nothing is ever really bolted down, eventually you'll get bored of them and want to move on. I think it's harder for us with small collections (1 to 5 pins). Larger collections make it easier to not get bored.

    Metallica is my only keeper, we'll never sell it unless to upgrade to a Premium/LE. My wife won't let me sell it and after 1.5 years it still hasn't gotten old. Still hunting for a pin #2 that will also become a keeper.

    Name the pins that will never leave your collection.

    #2 4 months ago

    Bsd! Thiirrrrrty milllllliiionnn.

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    #3 4 months ago

    My grail pin that will never leave my house is STTNG. I love mode based games, the shots feel amazing, and the theme integration is second to none.

    To me, the magic found in the 90s Bally/Williams games has not been replicated by modern pinball.

    #7 4 months ago
    Quoted from Jerryuop:

    My grail pin that will never leave my house is STTNG. I love mode based games, the shots feel amazing, and the theme integration is second to none.
    To me, the magic found in the 90s Bally/Williams games has not been replicated by modern pinball.

    I had such a nice STTNG, but sold it. Regret is somewhat, but it's the curse of only having the money/space for no more than 2 or 3 pins. The only way we could try something new was to sell it. It is a great pin.

    #9 4 months ago

    1977 Gottlieb Centigrade 37
    1981 Bally Eight Ball Deluxe

    Both nicely restored.

    #11 4 months ago
    Quoted from pcprogrammer:

    I knew someone would do that. This is a forum, it's fun to start new threads.

    Agree !

    #12 4 months ago

    This is a good reference thread, you can go through and see how many people ended up selling their games that were supposedly bolted to the ground.

    #14 4 months ago

    For me it would be my BK

    #15 4 months ago

    Lord of the rings

    #17 4 months ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    This is a good reference thread, you can go through and see how many people ended up selling their games that were supposedly bolted to the ground.

    Yea, I was thinking about that. That would be interesting to look at. People sometimes really love a pin and talk it up as the greatest game then it leaves their collection. I always wonder why they eventually sold it. I wish I still had every pin I've purchased and sold, I only really sold to try something else.

    #18 4 months ago

    IMDN Premium is bolted for sure

    TWD Pro and GB Premium are probably bolted

    #19 4 months ago

    Tron and Robo-War.

    #20 4 months ago
    Quoted from ZEN:

    Tron and Robo-War.

    I really want a Tron. Hope they do a vault someday, that has the potential to become a keeper for me.

    #21 4 months ago

    TOM and Tron I guess. Maybe my El Dorado as well. Simple, yet really fun games. Almost sold my TOM twice and glad I didn’t.

    Met has been with me the longest but I don’t see keeping it forever.

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    #22 4 months ago

    GOT
    LOTR
    WCS
    TAF
    WOZ
    FGY
    STLE
    SMVE

    These are all games i deemed 'bolted to the floor' and 'will never sell'

    They are no longer in my current collection.

    Welcome to the hobby....

    #23 4 months ago

    I'd have a hard time selling any of mine, but there are no true keepers in my small collection. I always feel the need to mix things up.

    #24 4 months ago

    Restored Whirlwind

    #25 4 months ago

    MMr Gold LE.
    I'm actually down to just it an an EM right now. MM is the one pin I always wanted. Started in this hobby to one day have a MM. I usually have 6 pins.
    Recently sold off everything else. And now it's time to be super picky about what games I get next.
    I'm waiting for something new that will blow me away. There are a select few classic games I'm on the hunt for though.

    #26 4 months ago

    Mine would be my quick draw..it’s cleaner then my undergarments..

    #27 4 months ago
    Quoted from Eskaybee:

    These are all games i deemed 'bolted to the floor' and 'will never sell'

    They are no longer in my current collection.

    Welcome to the hobby....

    Yeah, pretty much this haha.

    #28 4 months ago

    Congo, Twilight Zone and Walking Dead

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Just ask me next year and I promise it changes.

    #29 4 months ago
    Quoted from Eskaybee:

    GOT
    LOTR
    WCS
    TAF
    WOZ
    FGY
    STLE
    SMVE
    These are all games i deemed 'bolted to the floor' and 'will never sell'
    They are no longer in my current collection.
    Welcome to the hobby....

    They're still bolted to the floor. I no longer own the house.

    #30 4 months ago

    +1 MMR

    #31 4 months ago

    Tron LE
    End of Line.

    #32 4 months ago

    I find the ones I got super cheap are the ones I never see selling... hope to give to kids/grandchildren.
    My thought process is- I have so little money in them, might as well keep-
    Gottlieb soccer
    Abra Ca Dabra
    Getaway
    Top score

    #33 4 months ago

    Tron LE
    Batman66 LE
    IJ HEP
    TWD LE
    Alien LE
    AC/DC LE
    TZ
    WH20 HEP

    #34 4 months ago

    BSD is the only one I can say that about with any certainty (even if I went off the deep-end and left the hobby, I doubt I'd want to let BSD go).

    #35 4 months ago

    My jjp games are bolted. My acdc and Metallica are strongly glued. Considering parting ways with either stern, but just can't let em go.

    #36 4 months ago

    Tales from the Crypt is staying. The Simpsons Pinball Party likely staying unless I can beat it.

    #37 4 months ago

    Most of my current collection that's at home, honestly. But, for a fact DW, WW, BSD and TZ will never, ever leave.

    #38 4 months ago

    Currently, almost my entire collection..

    DILE
    TH
    Houdini
    MB(original)
    TZ

    (I am considering moving on from IMDN... it just pisses me off)

    #39 4 months ago

    Never say never, but I can’t see my Met prem or Stle leaving anytime soon.

    #40 4 months ago

    The last pin standing would be my Scared Stiff.

    #41 4 months ago

    I can't say never but don't see selling TZ or MET. Never seem to get tired of playing those but maybe one day I will.

    #42 4 months ago

    Austin powers. Cuz when Mr. Bigglesworth gets angry people DIE!!!

    #43 4 months ago

    Big Top 1964 Gottlieb EM
    Hobbit.

    My first restore and my first nib. Too sentimental.

    #44 4 months ago

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    #45 4 months ago

    In very happy with what I have.
    Hobbit
    Woz
    Probably IMVE and SMVE as well.

    #47 4 months ago

    Everything has a price.

    #48 4 months ago

    The Shadow was first in and will be last out.

    #49 4 months ago

    WWE... cant give it away! Lol

    #50 4 months ago

    Sold my first one, 2nd one is bolted down.

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