Yep! Same year... 1998 for me as well. And can't afford any of those either!
My month and year is Nov 1985 which is Bally Beat The Clock. 500 produced so I doubt I'll ever see one. More likely 1985 title I'll own one day is either Sorcerer or Comet. Before now I had no idea they were both from the same year. I would have guessed Sorcerer to be several years older than Comet.
Quoted from Butterflygirl24:
I have a Williams 1966 8-Ball It was released on Jan. 17th 1966, and I was born on Jan. 14th.
Quoted from PopBumperPete:
I have wanted to get a game from the year of my birth (1966) but it is a lame year for pinball
I have a Heat Wave from 1964, and one day I will find a Teachers Pet, and they will do
Let's create the '66 club. Born in August 1966 too!
I was looking for a game made the same year and initially craved for a Dancing Lady (Ain't that lady gorgeous !?) but finally chose a Masquerade - I found it a better player. It's actually a strategic game with the 1x-10x-100x stand up target multiplier. Love these animated frontons.
Missed this one before...
I'm surprised! I own nothing from the year of my birth. Two from the year before and two from the year after though...
Jack in the box, 73.
A long time ago I had a Playmatic Space Gambler that had a dated label inside with the exact birthday of my sister.
Just added FirePower to my collection, which was Feb 1980 - only a few days after I was born. Funny to see this thread as my Mom stopped by earlier tonight while I was shopping out the game and I joked that it was in development the same time I was.
Quoted from PinballSTAR:
Or better yet, the Month AND Year ?
I just thought for fun I'd see if any machines had my month and year of my birthdate (1/67) and thought it would be cool to own one exactly as old as I am... Went and looked on IPDB and BAM ! There are a few and I own one of them ! Very cool ! King of Diamonds...
I know people love buying cars built the year they were born so it made me think pinballs !
Anyone else ?
Neat post. We're only a few months apart in age (1967-03) old man! IPDB has 58 pins listed for 1967 but 15 of them only show the year. Picking from those which show a month narrows it down to Gottlieb Hit-A-Card & Williams Shangri-La. I have neither.
The closest I had was a 1965-09 Gottlieb Bank-A-Ball. Love my EMs (ACD,C37,Atlantis), but not a big fan of the 2" flippers. At least the Hit-A-Card has inlanes which I like too.
I was just looking up the Pins from my birth year and it was a good year for pinball. I do not own any of them though. I used to own a Vector.
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ok this is too funny - I started this thread long ago and didn't realize when I just posted my reply to my own question... DOH ! That might be a first. I'm kinda talking to myself. Curious why this got resurrected.. but it's a neat thing - I'm glad I thought of it and then thanked myself.
Well here are my choices from Dec. 1974. I played Lucky Ace one time about a year ago, but have never played or seen the other two.
Quoted from PinballSTAR:
Curious why this got resurrected.. but it's a neat thing - I'm glad I thought of it and then thanked myself.
Because i gave you such a hard time in that other thread, I'd figure I'd bring this one back because it was such a cool thread and I realized I now have two games from my birth year. No hard feelings?
Here are a couple of pics of the 1962 4 Roses I picked up recently. It is pure eye candy and the gameplay is great. No, they really don't make them like this any more. I'd like to think I'm holding up as good as this machine is.
Road kings 86' my childhood pin, dad got
Rid of it beacause of a broken flipper.... Lol. More than 10 years years later, got it back and through a little investigation with the guy i bought it from, it was the SAME machine.
I supose its possible, I got a bunch of games, just never thought to match them up to my birthday... Don't really understand why someone would set out to objectively do so.
About to join the club again with a 1979 Williams Tri Zone. Previous member of the club with Gottlieb's Totem. Looks like I need Time Warp, Meteor or Harlem Globetrotters if I really want year and month.
That's really cool. I hope some of my kids continue the hobby when they get older. Who knows what pinball will be like then.
A '64 World Fair, a '65 Buckaroo, but no '66 pin. Hurdy Gurdy/Central Park, Subway/Cross Town...would all be candidates for me. And....I just invented some more room, Hmmm.
Edit: Dancing Lady is actually the mo/yr (11-66). My daughter would love that one, better not show her any pictures. She doesn't play, she just would see the ballerina in the back box and want me to buy it.
*just saw game play video of Dancing Lady. I really dig it!
I have the year pretty well covered between Skill Pool, a recently acquired Hootenanny, and oh yeah almost forgot - there's that headless Tom Tom.
Month is made difficult by my lack of interest in Swing Time and the obscurity of Keeney's Go-Cart and Rally's Toro.
My first pin was same year and month. If I had the space it would be nice to own again.
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