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Dream row of monster pins!


By NorCalRealtor

5 months ago



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    #1 5 months ago

    I have a nice little spooky/monster row shaping up in my game room. Makes me happy as I've always wanted one. I have room for 6 in a row and currently have these 5:

    BSD, EATPM, MB, HH, and ACNC

    I can grab 1 more, or maybe chop the weakest 1 and grab 2 more.

    Some other monster pins I like are TWD LE, TFTC, and Creech.

    TWD - challenging and intense, but not much of a looker

    TFTC is good fun and good bang for buck, but not much of a looker

    Creech is gorgeous and has lots of charm, but is fairly shallow and easy vs the other 2.

    I'm torn on how best to finish off this row. And I may be forgetting a good monster pin or two. Help me out. What would you guys do?

    #2 5 months ago

    Go all in, get all monster themed games, and host a great Halloween party.

    #3 5 months ago

    Creature has a soft spot in my heart and I think it’s one of the prettiest games out there and the theme is integrated perfectly. There isnt too much going on rules wise but it is kinda tricky to master especially with the 2 ball multi ball. Like you said it’s shallow but it’s fun. I’ve had 3 Creechs over the years just because of that “charm” that you mentioned but it definitely lacks depth. If you want depth definitely go TWD, if you want pretty go creature..it will get repetitive but there is something about it that makes you feel good.

    #4 5 months ago
    Quoted from Russell:

    Go all in, get all monster themed games, and host a great Halloween party.

    LOL. You might be onto something. I'd have to dump some nice shit like Met, Maiden, MM, but that would be bad ass.

    I think I dig these monster pins because I was born around Halloween. It has always been my favorite time of year.

    #5 5 months ago

    EHOH. Check the thread, it is out of control awesome

    #6 5 months ago

    Hi,

    Have you thought of Sega's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

    It is an interesting pinball machine.

    Cheers,

    Chris

    #7 5 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I have a nice little spooky/monster row shaping up in my game room. Makes me happy as I've always wanted one. I have room for 6 in a row and currently have these 5:
    BSD, EATPM, MB, HH, and ACNC
    I can grab 1 more, or maybe chop the weakest 1 and grab 2 more.
    Some other monster pins I like are TWD LE, TFTC, and Creech.
    TWD - challenging and intense, but not much of a looker
    TFTC is good fun and good bang for buck, but not much of a looker
    Creech is gorgeous and has lots of charm, but is fairly shallow and easy vs the other 2.
    I'm torn on how best to finish off this row. And I may be forgetting a good monster pin or two. Help me out. What would you guys do?

    What about EHOH, SS, IM, POTO, class of 1812, bone busters, medusa, magic castle, GB, Rob zombies spookshow international, ST, MSF, or even JP?
    I suppose it depends on exactly what "monsters" we are talking about. Classic monsters? Movie monsters? Just "spooky" as an overall theme? Ghosts? Beasts?
    Only you can really answer that. There are a lot of great options.

    My personal "dream" lineup of 6 would be:
    MB, TWD, GB, EHOH or SS, BSD, and ACNC

    #8 5 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    currently have these 5:
    BSD, EATPM, MB, HH, and ACNC

    Some other monster pins I like are TWD LE, TFTC, and Creech.

    I know a guy with most of those, plus Frankenstein, Stern Dracula, and a couple others I'm forgetting. One of the coolest small/medium collections I've had the joy of playing. Total monster theme.

    #9 5 months ago

    TWD is a better pin than any of the games you mentions. Its a keeper for me.

    #10 5 months ago
    Quoted from DodgeThatOne:

    Hi,
    Have you thought of Sega's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?
    It is an interesting pinball machine.
    Cheers,
    Chris

    Yes. Fun pin. Wouldnt make my top 6 monster pins, but maybe in a larger collection.

    Quoted from hoby1:

    TWD is a better pin than any of the games you mentions. Its a keeper for me.

    I think you are right.

    Quoted from Daditude:

    What about EHOH, SS, IM, POTO, class of 1812, bone busters, medusa, magic castle, GB, Rob zombies spookshow international, ST, MSF, or even JP?
    I suppose it depends on exactly what "monsters" we are talking about. Classic monsters? Movie monsters? Just "spooky" as an overall theme? Ghosts? Beasts?
    Only you can really answer that. There are a lot of great options.
    My personal "dream" lineup of 6 would be:
    MB, TWD, GB, EHOH or SS, BSD, and ACNC

    Thanks for all the good suggestions. By IM do you mean Maiden? GB hadn't crossed my mind, but it should have. Need more time on EHOH.

    I had the nicest POTO with an NOS playfield that I sold about 6 months ago before this idea crossed my mind.

    #11 5 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Yes. Fun pin. Wouldnt make my top 6 monster pins, but maybe in a larger collection.

    I think you are right.

    Thanks for all the good suggestions. By IM do you mean Maiden? GB hadn't crossed my mind, but it should have. Need more time on EHOH.
    I had the nicest POTO with an NOS playfield that I sold about 6 months ago before this idea crossed my mind.

    Yes, I was meaning Iron Maiden. Great game. It has Eddie as the mummy/zombie monster that I think would fit in very well with a monster lineup. I see that you already have one in your collection. I would think it would fit in perfectly...but then again, I suppose it all comes down to your criteria for "monster" pins. Out of your list on the original post, TWD would be my choice, however.

    EHOH is also really awesome, and people are starting to realize it. I think it could easily replace eatpm in that lineup.

    I am also a fan of the spooky/monster themes. As far as the others go (whichever ones don't make the lineup), I would recommend getting the flyers or play field's for them and putting them up as decorations to complete your setup. I have done this, and it looks incredible. I will take a couple of pics in a moment and post them.

    #12 5 months ago

    I am moving some things around currently, but here are some pics:

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    #13 5 months ago

    Bally vampire

    #14 5 months ago

    Rob Zombie's Spookshow International. Haters gonna hate, but it's a criminally underrated pin. Captain Spaulding for President!

    #15 5 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I am moving some things around currently, but here are some pics:[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Those flyers do look good. I like HH so much I'm considering buying the new of set from Mirco. It's big bucks though. $1100. Ouch

    #16 5 months ago

    Lots of good games in the monster category. Here's my collection, I have pushed the row with TWD closer to each other since I took these pics and added a GB pro on the end. X-Files is at a friends house at the moment. There are a few more I want but I'm out of space even after taking over a room upstairs last year.

    Quoted from yancy:

    I know a guy with most of those, plus Frankenstein, Stern Dracula, and a couple others I'm forgetting. One of the coolest small/medium collections I've had the joy of playing. Total monster theme.

    Thanks Yancy, I can't wait till we can get back to having pin gatherings again.

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    #17 5 months ago

    I’ve always loved Freddy!

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    #18 5 months ago
    Quoted from ssbodyman:

    Thanks Yancy, I can't wait till we can get back to having pin gatherings again.

    I take back the "small collection" comment! Forgot about half of those. My memory must be foggy from all the rum.

    #19 5 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I have a nice little spooky/monster row shaping up in my game room. Makes me happy as I've always wanted one. I have room for 6 in a row and currently have these 5:
    BSD, EATPM, MB, HH, and ACNC
    I can grab 1 more, or maybe chop the weakest 1 and grab 2 more.
    Some other monster pins I like are TWD LE, TFTC, and Creech.
    TWD - challenging and intense, but not much of a looker
    TFTC is good fun and good bang for buck, but not much of a looker
    Creech is gorgeous and has lots of charm, but is fairly shallow and easy vs the other 2.
    I'm torn on how best to finish off this row. And I may be forgetting a good monster pin or two. Help me out. What would you guys do?

    My MB came with this topper that I eventually removed. Let me know if you are interested in it. I live in Pleasant Hill.

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    #20 5 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I like HH so much I'm considering buying the new of set from Mirco.

    I got a HH recently and the main PF was pretty bad with planking and wear. I saw a way better one on ebay for $200 so I jumped at it. Once I got the game working I realized that the wear on the playfield kind of works with the theme of an old haunted house and I actually think it looks great as is!

    #21 5 months ago

    After selling off all my games I bought back my Addams and picked up a MBr yesterday, next pin will be SSTIF if I can find one in So Cal.

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    #22 5 months ago

    If you want some horror/monster themed pins that are more unique how about Alien, King Kong or Godzilla?

    #23 5 months ago

    Or bigfoot,loch ness monster

    #24 5 months ago

    Does SOF count? Lionman fighting the Balrog.

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    #25 5 months ago

    My personal "dream lineup"of 6 would be:

    MB, TWD, GB, EHOH, ACNC and TFTC

    Different Layouts and lots of fun

    #26 5 months ago
    Quoted from mjg417:

    Or bigfoot,loch ness monster

    Now we're talking! But I'd have a better chance of finding the real Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster.

    Quoted from DavidCPA:

    Does SOF count? Lionman fighting the Balrog.
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    I think that's a stretch.

    #27 5 months ago

    That is one hell of a lineup ssbodyman.Jealous for sure.And in the spirit of pinside....Lionman

    #28 5 months ago

    Nice to see the Alvin G Mystery Castle. That's the one I would add, and I did! I also have X-Files and BSD. Oh yeah, and GB Premium!

    The other one I include in the spooky category is Fun House: Rudy can be pretty creepy especially at Midnight when he's asleep!

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    Nice to see the Alvin G Mystery Castle. That's the one I would add, and I did! I also have X-Files and BSD. Oh yeah, and GB Premium!
    The other one I include in the spooky category is Fun House: Rudy can be pretty creepy especially at Midnight when he's asleep!

    Not mine. I wish.

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    #30 4 months ago

    Made a trade offer for a TWD. Didnt work out. Picked up a Creech instead. Very happy with it. Monster row is complete.

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    #31 4 months ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    Made a trade offer for a TWD. Didnt work out. Picked up a Creech instead. Very happy with it. Monster row is complete.
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    Good pick. Not only is it a better “fit” for the theme, but CFTBL is HARD despite the rules being Pretty straight forward. Plus that video mode doesn’t get old. Fatality!

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