Expo '18-Rob Anthony's Repair Room/Taro's Legacy Fund

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Expo '18-Rob Anthony's Repair Room/Taro's Legacy Fund


By Borygard

66 days ago



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    #1 66 days ago

    I'm very excited to be back at Chicago's Pinball Expo this year. I'll be set up all week in my regular room at Westin, The Elm Room, just outside of the free play hall.

    I will be offering my arsenal of parts, mods, testers, tools, board and game repair, and of course, install of my anyPin NVRAM Battery Eliminators.

    anyPin NVRAM Battery Eliminator Install-
    For those bringing games to the show for others to enjoy in the free play area, I'm offering free anyPin install for the games you bring to the show. Bring me the board from the game, and your anyPin NVRAM, and I'll hand it back to you with a professionally installed RAM socket and no more batteries will ever be required for your game again.

    I'll offer the same install for anyone bringing me their CPU at the show, but don't have it there in the free play area, for only $15.

    Board and Game Repair-
    Everything is first come first served, no appointments. Not everything may get done at the show. If it doesn't get done at the show, it will be shipped back to you after it's finished. Priority will always go to games that are at the show. I usually get pretty swamped pretty quickly, so please don't bring me a board Saturday morning and expect it to be done at the show.

    Currently Bally/Williams WPC boards will be done with the possibility of System 11 and DE/Sega boards done at the show depending on how busy I get. No sound boards will be done at shows.

    All anyPin NVRAM Battery Eliminator installs will be done at the show.

    I will be accepting donations at my booth at Expo for Taro's Legacy Fund. I will also have some of the Taro Pinball Magazine #4 posters available for a donation of $20 or more to the fund...
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    Also available are the Pinball Classics T-shirt designed by Ryan Claytor in various sizes. All sales of this t-shirt with Taro on it will go to the Taro's Legacy Fund.
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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #2 66 days ago

    I’ll bring my Bsd board for you, would love the nvram upgrade

    #3 66 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    I’ll bring my Bsd board for you, would love the nvram upgrade

    Awesome! Very happy to do it!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #4 66 days ago

    Bringing my I500 power board for bridge rectifier etc on Thurs. You'll be my 1st stop.
    Grazie.

    #5 66 days ago

    Maybe a new dash for your car fund.

    LTG : )

    #6 66 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    aybe a new dash for your car fund.

    Theehehhhehhehheh
    Too soon?

    #7 64 days ago
    Quoted from Zitt:

    Theehehhhehhehheh
    Too soon?

    Definitely too soon...like $2K too soon.

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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #8 64 days ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    Definitely too soon...like $2K too soon.

    Just don't hang any posters in that room of yours.
    Still too soon?

    BTW: Rob is going to have a small quantity of my Polycarbonate "Clear"-Frosted drop targets in his booth... buy him out.

    #9 63 days ago

    Tacks in the wall...yeah, 100 years from now will still be too soon! Thanks for the reminder!

    I'm really excited about the clear drop targets, still trying to figure out a way to display them properly at the booth.

    I'll also have Pinball Magazine #5 available, and limited quantities of the other issues as well.

    Also new this year are some really cool new Flipper Toppers for lots of games.

    And of course Spooky Pinball's Alice Cooper's Nightmare Castle will be on display and available for play!

    Be sure to come check them all out!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #10 61 days ago

    Do I still have the record of the most VVRAM? I was at PATZ earlier this year.

    Hope it's a good show for you.

    Jeff

    #11 60 days ago
    Quoted from PinballJeff:

    Do I still have the record of the most VVRAM? I was at PATZ earlier this year.
    Hope it's a good show for you.
    Jeff

    I don't think the record for anyPin at a show will ever be beat. When they were first introduced, the record was set in California, 50 anyPin! Going to be tough to best that.

    For PatZ you're definitely the record holder. Very glad you brought the CPUs in so they could live a long battery free life!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #12 59 days ago

    An update on the Taro's Legacy Fund beneficiaries. I've met with several of the Freedom Service Dogs of America staff, and toured their facility recently. I am nothing but impressed with this place, they're doing amazing work and have an amazing model to get things done.

    This is an organization in the Denver CO area, that trains service dogs for people in need. They do this free of charge, so those that need a service dog can get one regardless of their ability to pay for one.

    The dogs they train for folks are shelter rescue dogs that they scout out through the entire country. Their facility is incredibly impressive and the people I have met have been absolutely fantastic. It doesn't hurt that they loved Antar as well.

    I'm leaning very heavily towards making them the sole beneficiary of the Taro's Legacy Fund. I would be very honored to be able to help them with their mission, and have it all be in Taro's memory.

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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #13 57 days ago

    I will be opening up my brand new Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle in Rob's room. It will be set for $1 a game, with all proceeds going to the taro legacy fund to help get service dogs to those that need it. For some of you, this will be the first time you can hear all the callouts and music from this pin, because it will be the only playing machine in his room.

    I hope that we drive Rob nuts with the noise, because that means Taro's legacy fund is growing

    Come play!!

    #14 57 days ago

    Thank you for doing this. I will definitely stop in and play a few games to donate to this wonderful cause.

    #15 57 days ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

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    I hope that we drive Rob nuts with the noise, because that means Taro's legacy fund is growing
    Come play!!

    You forget that Rob has the super human ability to tune out any sound he wants. If you crazy flippers start to bug me, I'll just turn up TheKorn's anyPin video full blast and drive you all out!

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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #16 56 days ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    You forget that Rob has the super human ability to tune out any sound he wants. If you crazy flippers start to bug me, I'll just turn up TheKorn's anyPin video full blast and drive you all out!

    Ooooooh Nooooooo

    #17 56 days ago

    Ooooooo.. It's on Freeplay... Let's play a game shall we??!

    ...Hey, it works in Whitestar!!!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #18 56 days ago

    Can you share some more information about Taro's legacy fund? I see you mentioned you might make Freedom Service Dogs of America the full recipient.

    I think that's great and I'd love to find out more! What are your goals? How much have you raised so far? Will this be an annual thing?

    #19 56 days ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    I will be opening up my brand new Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle in Rob's room. It will be set for $1 a game, with all proceeds going to the taro legacy fund to help get service dogs to those that need it. For some of you, this will be the first time you can hear all the callouts and music from this pin, because it will be the only playing machine in his room.
    I hope that we drive Rob nuts with the noise, because that means Taro's legacy fund is growing
    Come play!!

    So cool you're doing this, Troy. I recently found out they have diabetic services dogs that can actually sense when a diabetic's sugar level is high or low. Gordon plans on getting one someday but he can't until he's 14.

    #20 56 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    So cool you're doing this, Troy. I recently found out they have diabetic services dogs that can actually sense when a diabetic's sugar level is high or low. Gordon plans on getting one someday but he can't until he's 14.

    A friend's brother has one of the service dogs for his type 1 diabetes, and some of the stories they tell of the dog saving him are amazing. The dog has even become a little internet famous, having his pic in the school's yearbook.

    #21 56 days ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    So cool you're doing this, Troy. I recently found out they have diabetic services dogs that can actually sense when a diabetic's sugar level is high or low. Gordon plans on getting one someday but he can't until he's 14.

    @bryan_kelly

    Thanks for the kind words asshole, As you know, Charlie and I were trying to decide where to donate the money between Taro's Legacy Fund and Team G for your grandson. But since your auctions did so well, that we decided to just go with Taro's. Im sure your fine with it, especially since there is now a connection with service dogs for diabetes. See you this week friend

    troy

    #22 56 days ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    @bryan_kelly
    Thanks for the kind words asshole, As you know, Charlie and I were trying to decide where to donate the money between Taro's Legacy Fund and Team G for your grandson. But since your auctions did so well, that we decided to just go with Taro's. Im sure your fine with it, especially since there is now a connection with service dogs for diabetes. See you this week friend
    troy

    Trust me, Troy, even if we hadn't done so well, I have no issue with the money going where it is. It's a fantastic cause and these dogs don't come cheap!

    #23 55 days ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Can you share some more information about Taro's legacy fund? I see you mentioned you might make Freedom Service Dogs of America the full recipient.
    I think that's great and I'd love to find out more! What are your goals? How much have you raised so far? Will this be an annual thing?

    I'm happy to share more about the Taro Legacy Fund and Freedom Service Dogs of America. Taro's Legacy Fund was started shortly after Taro died. Not only did I lose my best friend, and everyday companion, I also lost my ability to do some day to day things because of Taro's help.

    I was devastated, felt hopeless, helpless, and to be soul baringly honest, just done. I desperately needed to shift my energy and do something positive. I thought that some kind of charity in Taro's name was a good way to go. I wanted the memory of my boy to live on. He was loved by many all over the country, and I definitely wasn't going to be the only one to miss him.

    I settled on the Taro Legacy Fund and that it would benefit service dog organizations. I found a couple of places that interested me by what they did. Freedom Service Dogs of America was one of them. They actually are the only agency that I found that would train shelter dogs and give them to people that needed a service dog, but couldn't otherwise afford one. Meeting them, learning their history, and seeing their facility solidified my initial impression that this was an organization that I wanted to help.

    With some really great people's help, we've raised over $5K to date. I don't really know how long it will continue. As long as I feel good about it, people are receptive to it, and there's an organization like Freedom Service Dogs of America that can benefit from it, I think it's a great thing I can put some of my energy into.

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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #24 55 days ago

    Now its really going to suck missing expo this year!!! Congrats to both Rob & Bryan for their great contributions to great causes! And to all the pinheads who have donated!!!!
    Troy better play a few games of ACNC for me!!!!!!

    #25 55 days ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    I'm happy to share more about the Taro Legacy Fund and Freedom Service Dogs of America.

    Thanks for sharing Rob. I would love to donate to Taro's Legacy Fund, but I won't be at expo. Could I paypal you some cash?

    #26 55 days ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    Thanks for sharing Rob. I would love to donate to Taro's Legacy Fund, but I won't be at expo. Could I paypal you some cash?

    That would be awesome man. Taro's Legacy Fund PayPal is TarosLegacy@gmail.com

    Thank you!

    --
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    #27 55 days ago

    Will you have Pin2000 glass at your booth? If so, how much? Thanks.

    #28 55 days ago
    Quoted from robotron911:

    Will you have Pin2000 glass at your booth? If so, how much? Thanks.

    robotron911
    I've got 2 nos sheets left that I got from rob a few expos back. Been wrapped up since then till just now when I pulled it off to take this picture

    200 each

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    #29 55 days ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    That would be awesome man. Taro's Legacy Fund PayPal is TarosLegacy@gmail.com
    Thank you!

    Donation sent.

    #31 50 days ago

    Thank you guys! You're awesome!

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    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    http://LockWhenLit.com
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

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