For me I thought 90% were life long purchases. But owning one and putting 200 plays really tells you what you like. That being said I'll go with Elvis followed closely by ACDC. I both are fast playing and deep enough for me.
First Elvis I bought in 2008 I sold and got a HUO I believe in 2012? Oldest one in my line up.
I just recently unbolted and sold my bolted down games STTNG and LOTR. I had them both for eight years and claimed they would never leave, but I needed to shake up the collection and they were getting played less, so out they went. I think if your wealthy enough to have the space and cash for a large collection, then you can truly have games bolted to the floor. For me at 5 games max (sorry I'm not sticking games in front of doors ) I think my "bolted games" had a good run. So right now the supposed bolted games are TWD premium and IMDN premium. Maybe MBLE will make the list.
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My new JJ POTC - I got a steal of a deal on it and this thing is loaded with features. My mom usually goes to bed around 9PM so I typically bring dates over to see my themed corner at night. Not trying to brag or anything but once they see it, let's just say this captain typically gets asked below deck.[quoted image]
"Not so easy is it matey!?!"
l would say that only my mint restored titles: IJ, MB & TAFG are lifers. My clan all really love these games.
I had initially thought some of my Sterns (ie: MET/TWD) would never leave; but due to limited space and so many great new pins, I've had to trade some.
As others have alluded to, having limited space is one of the main reasons.
I also figure, I will always be able to re-purchase most of the Stern titles; whereas finding collector grade examples of my B/W titles is near impossible to locate locally.
I’m not one to say never, but I can’t see GOT ever leaving. DI is getting close too.
Wh20 & AFMle I just never get tired ever. As good as other games I’ve had were there were times I needed a break but not those 2. I wish I felt that way about more games.
Probably White Water.
Those shots just 'resonate' with me. The gameplay offers a lot more than most other pins in that price range, IMO. It's not worth selling.
Iron man has been in my collection since 2010 (sold it in 2012 and instantly regretted it, bought another in 2 months). Love the adrenaline rush and code.
I have a nicely restored Fathom and it's absolutely the best playing machine I've ever played fro the 80's... I don't believe I'll ever find another that plays this outstanding so it will never leave.
Dialed in- love the game so much I can't see getting rid of it for anything else.
In the mere 2-1/2 years I've been in this hobby, I've already sold 10 pins, and I'm not a flipper, so I'm reluctant to say none will ever go, but the hardest to part with would be Target Alpha, each ball a new quest to knock down all 15 drops! I made a 24-hour round trip to get that one.IMG_1621 (resized).JPG
Anything with "Bally" or "Williams" on it = staying. These games have gotten way too expensive to try to replace. Back in 2012, sure, I'd rotate all day. Now, an TAF for $5500....? Not going to happen, so I'm not selling any "B/W" games.
And GoT is her game, so unless I need life or death money, yep, nothing's leaving. Photographic evidence for days bought and the prices paid at the time.
I just sold 2 great pins, IMDNLE and AFMLE.
If i decide to own them again they won't be difficult to buy back.
The "bolted" games would be the difficult ones to replace.
Also have to consider the new pins that are coming out in 2019 and beyond. There will be a ton of future great pins to own and play and I'll never be the 30-40 pin guy. I wouldn't do that to my wife and kids if something happened to me.
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