My son who joined the army this year loves dinosaurs, still does to this day. So I told him I'd get a dinosaur themed pin and being Data East fans would have to be the original Jurassic Park. Now myself.. I'm not fond of the title, the two I played felt clunky to me which after 7 different DE pins was a shocker as I generally love how DE's shoot.
So after hunting around for several weeks if not months, I finally dragged one home and the adventure truly begins. Was sold as a working, routed unit with a few quirks.. and in all fairness to the seller who struck me as a little bit of a pin novice, this is strictly true and I hold no ill will against the seller as to what I was going to find later. I would have purchased it regardless and he even kicked back a few bucks so we are square after some mischief came to light.
I have heard stories about pins re-imported back to the states from Europe.. sometimes they have very.. interesting.. repairs to keep them in service. and it in this case I can assure you its true. There was a great deal of mischief going on under the hood! Stick with me as we whip this old girl back into shape and even do a few mods for my boy so he has a surprise when he gets back home..