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Gulf Coast Pinball Club : SE Texas / SW Louisiana

By TigerLaw

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    Post #1592 Possible date for sept tourney. Posted by Nevus (4 years ago)

    Post #3395 Pinball story in Shreveport featuring Nevis. Posted by Mudflaps (3 years ago)

    Post #3580 The club getting a both at TPF. Posted by Nevus (2 years ago)

    Post #5189 Charitable event in Houston. Posted by lizzyd (5 months ago)

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    #80 5 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Looks awesome! Headed to NW Louisiana soon and we'll have to do some road trips.

    Have beer, will travel!

    #83 5 years ago

    Have to miss that one

    Because I'm going to pick up my BBB that weekend

    If I can coordinate with Jody, I'll come in early July for a game swap.

    #87 5 years ago

    I played the GB premium a bunch this weekend at the Rocky Mountain show. It's really nice, but that game is hard. It has a few narrow shots shared with the pro. I'm still considering a pro or just waiting. Tough call at this point. I really like the game overall, I'm just not sure I must have it now. For now, the manga slings are just okay. I'm sure they will get better with time. The big ramp and subway are definitely cool. So are the ecto goggles. The moving slimmer is neat, but not a deal breaker. Just as I am complaining about it being hard, Henry (9) puts up 94 million on GB Pro and 114 million on GB Prem a few minutes later.

    #91 5 years ago

    He has his moments, but he's every bit a 9 year old. He gets frustrated, mad, sad etc. Some games he doesn't even pay attention. It's those moments when all the lights turn on that I'm happy for him. I hope he sticks with it and can enjoy pinball for many years to come. I'm not a good practice partner for him.

    #99 5 years ago

    Great photos!

    #119 5 years ago

    Is that Tiger's X-men? Looks good!

    #122 5 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Yep, and it will be here on Monday!!! Can't wait for you guys to come by for a visit next!!!

    It looks beautiful, but very expensive. Let me unburden you with a slight geographic relocation of SafeCracker...

    #124 5 years ago

    Yeah it's a fun game. I like banter about it, but really I can wait until one finds me. I really enjoy the coming and going and I've already had a good bit of traffic for 2016. I need to chill a little and enjoy.

    BTW, I'm heading down most likely the day after the tournament on the 17th for a swap with Jody.

    #134 5 years ago
    Quoted from KingNine:

    Some Father's Day fun at the Mafia Headquarters.

    I'm a big believer in a little father and son Novus time.

    #139 5 years ago

    I've passed on my GB Prem for now. I didn't want to, but my pin spending was getting a little silly this year. I've kind of let myself settle into the idea of a HUO GB pro in a year or so.

    #149 5 years ago

    Looks good Tiger and Pav.

    #187 5 years ago

    Where are you at the beach?

    I just got to Navarre for the week.

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    #253 5 years ago

    Trying to beat Henry on any game.

    We're going to install the Zitt pop caps on my STLE.

    #259 5 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Game room looks great man. Just doing a little rearranging before the tournament. Also I sold the pool table so now plenty more room for pins.

    Collection is looking great. Man you have moved a lot of games in and out in the last few years! Sorry to miss your tournament. I'll be in LC the next day.

    #261 5 years ago

    I'll be on a pickup run the weekend of tigers tourney but it will be worth it!

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    #269 5 years ago

    You are on a buying spree! Hope you find something good.

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    #303 5 years ago

    Wow! Looks like I missed a great one. Cool trophies.

    #315 5 years ago

    Round trip to Lake Charles today with for a drop off and pick up. MM is going to live at Jody's for a while and GOT came to my house.

    Henry wants to know "Who is PJM ?" 11 billion is out of his range but he's going to try hard to beat it.


    #316 5 years ago

    BTW, that's a nice score Preston!

    #327 5 years ago

    I'm thinking September for a Shreveport Tournament. I will propose a few good dates for me and see what works for the largest number of players. It will be on a Saturday. I will likely need a tournament director as I have not previously hosted or directed one.

    Available roster for play

    GoT Pro
    ST LE
    Full Throttle
    Banzai Tun
    Centigrade 37
    Big Bang Bar
    Possible Undecided new game (if below sells)

    Maybes (if they don't sell to a local operator first)
    Ship Ahoy

    #332 5 years ago


    Red River Replay

    But I'm kind of partial to the Black Knight Invitational


    #341 5 years ago

    Standard tournament

    #343 5 years ago

    For the non-Facebook. Currently looking at Sept 17 or 24. I have some local guys that I need to hear from.

    #350 5 years ago

    No pinball here in Mexico and the view from my room sucks.


    #352 5 years ago

    My next outing is a road trip for BBB pickup!

    #360 5 years ago

    Working on a deal for a game. If I make the deal while in Mexico, but the game is in the USA, is that an international purchase?

    #369 5 years ago

    Sept 24 looks like my best day for a tournament in Shreveport. I'm going to reach out to a few folks to nail down the format and time.

    I'm looking forward to it.

    #381 5 years ago
    Quoted from Nevus:

    Sept 24 looks like my best day for a tournament in Shreveport. I'm going to reach out to a few folks to nail down the format and time.
    I'm looking forward to it.

    Jodester will be the TD for the gathering. We will set the format and time to best accomodate the group. I'll put this on the FB page as well.

    #388 5 years ago

    Red River Replay Sept 24th added to Pinside events!

    #401 5 years ago

    A nice addition to the tourney!

    I'm trying to come up with a few surprises for the Red River Replay. No spoilers will be provided!

    #419 5 years ago

    Copy that. Tiger cake can do!

    #443 5 years ago

    Yes I have several ideas. We can easily accommodate.

    #446 5 years ago

    Tiger I am really sorry to miss your tournament. No way out of this for me. I owe you a trip to LC.

    I did a little practice for my Sept Red River Replay today.


    #457 5 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    We play tested Varkon last night. It will be a tournament game, set to three balls, it's playing really great.

    I don't know if IFPA keep records, but thats got to be a first. Varkon in a Tournament.

    You should see if you can add a high score at Twin Galaxies, who would be able to beat it?

    #476 5 years ago
    Quoted from fumbleflippers:

    I'm picking up a pin in the gulf coast area tomorrow morning and I was gonna try and come over for the tournament but the flooding is looking pretty bad. I'm going for the pin anyway so I'll check the road conditions when I p/u and still try to make it if possible

    Flooding is over rated. Go meet tithe gang!

    #477 5 years ago

    Road trip with ULM PharmD. Mountains and Trailers.



    #478 5 years ago

    Found something good and packed it up



    #479 5 years ago

    Home safe!



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    #520 5 years ago

    John has a nice Congo in the market. It will be here at the tournament on Sept 24. I believe he's willing to make a deal if someone wants to take it home from the tourney. Just send him a PM.

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    #534 5 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    Im looking to trade my X-Men LE Wolverine. Id trade down a little for the right pin. id also do 2 for one deals also. im open for suggestions if anybody is interested.

    Mudflaps might be in the market.

    #538 5 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I'd definitely be down for XM Wolvie. The problem is that I change my mind *every 10 min*.
    TWD, GOT, T3, Met, XM. Sigh. I'll know for sure when I get home.

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    #550 5 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Anyone here getting in on the new Batman?

    No way. This PF stuff has got to be addressed. Games are flooding the market and I have a lot of old games still on my list. I think my next new game will be an Alien Kit. Other than that, I'm passing on new Sterns for a while. I'm really enjoying my current line up.

    #564 5 years ago

    Reminder for everyone interested. Red River Replay Tournament is Sept 24.

    I plan to cook plenty of BBQ and have a great time.

    Big Bang Bar
    GoT Pro
    Full Throttle
    Banzai Run
    Centigrade 37
    and Dr Dude if ready.

    #566 5 years ago

    Dr dude is the latest drop off from Charlie the local operator. Not mine, but a loaner to shop and enjoy for a few weeks as a favor for shopping it. It's not working properly now, but I plan to get it going in time.

    #587 5 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Are we getting a both at HAAG? With Marcus being the tourney director I plan to spend most of the show in the tourney area like we did last year.

    I hadn't thought of it, but I wasn't planning to bring games. Do you want it just to support the show or for a specific reason like placing our games? I had a good time last year just hanging out in the tournament room.

    I'm happy to support the show, but find the DJ area not to my liking. I only go in there to look for my kids.

    #590 5 years ago
    Quoted from Vino:

    I have no business in your thread but I wish I was an honorary member.
    My sister lived in Baton Rouge for years.
    Had to thumb up a few awesome recent purchases, along great charity work/tourneys you put on.
    That is all. I'm out. Carry on.

    $375 round trip SFO to Shreveport weekend of 9/24!

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    #607 5 years ago

    Reminder gang. Red River Replay is next Saturday!

    Red River Replay IFPA Pinball Tournament
    Saturday Sept 24 Shreveport LA, my home.
    2:00 pm until over
    Open for warm up at 12:00
    Main Tournament - $20
    Side Tournament- $10 Assult the Vault. Each entry gets one safecracker token. Winner is best score.
    All proceeds to the Project Pinball Charity
    Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Assault the Vault
    Food Provided, BYOB
    PM for address and directions.

    #609 5 years ago

    These 2 are about 3 blocks from my prior home address and my current office. Both are relatively new and clean. They are both less than 10 min from my house.



    We have casino hotels as well, the nicest is Horseshoe, about 25 min from my house.

    #617 5 years ago

    Trophies are ready!

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    #629 5 years ago

    Goodnight guys. Getting up at 0515 to take my Boy Scout to a gathering. Then, I light the smoker and start cooking for the big day!

    #633 5 years ago

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    #639 5 years ago

    Big day for Henry and I. We didn't make the winners bracket, but we had a good day!

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    #642 5 years ago

    Red River Replay recap.
    Great turnout. 19 participants. Two tournaments, main and side "Assault the Vault". Local participants and travelers from Mississippi, Southeast Texas, New Orleans, Alexandria, Monroe, Lake Charles area and a few others. It's projected over $1300 will go to Project Pinball.

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    #647 5 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Looks awesome! Can't wait for the next one.

    Yep I thought about you yesterday. It won't be long. Good times are ahead.

    #658 5 years ago

    Tube dancer will be back on stage this week. No cover charge!

    Henry was helpful with the post tourney shopping today.

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    #672 5 years ago

    I registered my Centigrade 37 and Medieval Madness for the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival. Let's get the Arklatex and Gulf Coast groups together again at the show.

    #688 5 years ago
    Quoted from scottslash:

    Yes, Nevus, count me in for bringing a game to TPF as part of Ark-La-Tex!


    #701 5 years ago

    What a great weekend of events! I totally owe you guys trip down for an upcoming tournament. I had commitments I couldn't break both Sat and Sun. Those trophies are awesome!

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all in November.

    #721 5 years ago

    Maybe I can get Mudflaps to come with me (to Lake Charles) next time. He will arrive in Shreveport soon.

    #730 5 years ago

    Full Throttle is coming to the Houston Show. Marcus asked to use it for the tournament. Woot!

    #734 5 years ago

    Game preserve

    I found a burger sports bar / tap house with 3 modern sterns last fall. Forget the name.

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    #750 4 years ago

    Southern Illinois. There's a neglected Monopoly in the hotel restaurant.

    #760 4 years ago

    nice looking MM!

    #774 4 years ago

    What is verified?

    #784 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    The two HEP games are arriving in LC tomorrow by the way. I will wait to unbox them till we have a party of some kind.

    You beautiful game room is a bit full, perhaps I should store the Medusa here for a while. Alternatively, I could "slum it" with your Sorcerer if needed.

    #800 4 years ago

    Leaving in the morning. I hope to see you all around 12:00.

    #802 4 years ago

    No way! I thought you had to work tonight. Great news.

    #810 4 years ago

    Great show, good friends and good fun!

    My visiting non collector friends love the Pacman Battle Royale. Who doesn't?

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    #816 4 years ago

    My vacation from pinball is over.
    After my tournament in September I burned out and work got really busy. HAAG got me back in the spirit. Last night I hit the STLE and Safecracker for a while. I'm hoping to play a bunch this weekend.

    #818 4 years ago

    Great day here with extended family and I opened up the game room. I went out this evening and found most of the games on in a four player game with the music screaming.
    Still, a good day of pinball.

    #819 4 years ago


    My Tigers are winning!

    #822 4 years ago

    LSU needs a new Athletic Director. The current one sucks at PR.

    #827 4 years ago
    Quoted from PavBall:

    We hope you host another tournament soon!!

    It was really fun. I'll be happy to have another get together or tournament as soon as you are travel worthy. Babies are welcome here!

    #828 4 years ago

    I see that someone in Lafayette listed a NIB MMRLE for sale on the HAAG mailing list? I seem to have forgotten a name. Who is Randy? Seems like a fair price.

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    #843 4 years ago

    Mudflaps has landed in Shreveport. He came by yesterday for some pinball and catching up. He will be joining us in our general pinball mischief for the foreseeable future.

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    #856 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    We have a strict rule that the baby must...

    Many more of those lines to be crossed in the future. Beautiful baby and momma. I'm really happy for you both.

    I'm back to playing and ready for a new game. I'm mostly playing Jody's GoT and loving it. I need either another temp trade or sell something. My funds are low. My Full Throttle will be a year old when Texas comes around. I'm also on the fence about restoring my EBD or paying someone.

    #861 4 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    I'm not sure exactly, more than I'll have any time soon.... I hope.

    It will fit 8
    He will tell the wife 7
    He will cram 10!

    #864 4 years ago

    I am happy to host. Perhaps halfway between New Years and TPF? I'll look at dates.

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    #891 4 years ago
    Quoted from GreenWave:

    BM66 LE is arriving to New Orleans today!

    Congratulations. It looks like a nice game. I'm outpriced on new games for a while. It looks like Texas before I will get to see either BM66 or Dialed In.

    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Are you considering having Keith do the restore on the EBD? He has my Quicksilver now, should get to it in February or so. Really looking forward to seeing what he does with it.

    I've considered it. I'm really on the fence about doing it myself vs having him do it. I have feeling it would be very rewarding to do it myself.

    #900 4 years ago

    Happy new year!

    Here is my New Years (Pinball) resolution.
    I would like to have a club calendar full of local and regional events to look forward to this year. Please copy and paste the schedule as you add to it.

    In 2016, I had a party in April and a Red River Replay in September. I'm ready to do, at least, that again this year. Dates are flexible for me. Mudflaps has 5 seriously beautiful games and he's just a few miles down the road from me now! Let's invite ourselves to his house.

    Lastly, some of us treaveled to other shows in 2016. The Moncla's went on a US tour. Henry and I went to Rocky Mountain. Let's do more of that. I would love to road trip to Atlanta this year and try the Southern Fried with some of our group.

    2017 Pinball Calendar Gulf Coast and ArkLaTex


    February 11 LA state championship. Lake a Charles, LA

    March 24-26 Texas Pinball Festival. Frisco Tx








    November (TBA) Houston Arcade Expo


    #906 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Sounds like a fun way to kick off the summer. Perhaps we rent a couple RVs from Cruising USA and make a six day trip out of it.

    That could be fun.

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    #916 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I could sell PavBall on it, espeically if Pinball-is-Great would drive it down to me next time he was up there. Sadly, it would mean she would make me get rid of Varkon or worse...not get Dialed In.

    Looking forward to playing Dialed In at TPF. Hopefully, the 2017 TPF.

    #931 4 years ago

    Nice! Looks like fun.

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    #969 4 years ago


    Academy gift card for Christmas. Heading tomorrow for purchase of cooking rig! I'm ready to eat and they're too hig cooked right now.

    #978 4 years ago

    I'm looking forward to seeing you all this weekend. I'm planning on an early start.

    #985 4 years ago
    Quoted from Zukboy2002:

    IS there something going on this weekend i didnt know about?


    #986 4 years ago

    Just kidding bud. Mudflaps and I are coming to do a game swap.

    #987 4 years ago

    Goodbye LOTR, Hello GB.

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    #991 4 years ago

    Thanks guys. Looks good so far. ULMPharmD helped me get it set up this morning. Got the air ball protector installed and some nice pinballs I had stashed. Henry will be home to inspect it soon.

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    #992 4 years ago

    Henry on the GB Prem day 2. I'm a bit jealous.

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    #994 4 years ago

    He's been asking me for a while to get one. I ordered a Premium after the TPF and then cancelled with the PF issues etc that happened over the summer. I'm really glad I changed my mind, the game is great fun.

    #996 4 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    We took a chance and got one of the first Premiums off the line.
    Worked out great. Playfield is still fantastic.
    Certainly one of Sterns greatest.

    That's great news. I'm glad I went ahead and got it. I remember how much fun it was at TPF. That enjoyment came right back to me this week.

    I really like Batman 66 and totally did not expect that I would. It's quite fun, but pricey. I would like to make my next game a Spooky if it appeals to me.

    #997 4 years ago

    Roll Call for games at TPF!

    I know some of our usual gang won't make it this year. I would really like to combine the Gulf Coast and ArkLaTex Group like last year. I'm planning to bring 2 games again. Scott's bringing POTC. Who else is bringing games?

    #1005 4 years ago

    The newest little Pinball player is quite handsome. He was so cute I didn't want to put him down.

    Great to see everyone. Here is the other side of the trade. It's in amazing condition and seems quite happy next to the Bar.

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    #1020 4 years ago

    Congratulations Preston. Good times for all.

    #1027 4 years ago

    Henry's Alien poster given to him by Andrew Heighway at the Rocky Mountian show last Summer. He wanted to hang it in the game room.

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    #1031 4 years ago

    I'm not sure. I'm thinking about selling Full Throttle to try something new. Alien does look great. My current money is going to Keith Holbrook to restore my 81 Eight Ball Deluxe. Dropping it off next weekend!

    #1041 4 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    I got "the bug" bug time on pinball after my 11 year old sone drug me to an arcade in Houston. I've been playing my machine every night since I bought it. There have to be some "tricks of the trade" I can pick up on. Bought one, now wanting more. Doctor told me I shouldn't be riding dirt bikes anymore, time for a new hobby?

    Welcome! We have nice group from a large area (especiall if you count us Yankees up here in Shreveport) that likes to get together. Looking forward to meeting you.

    #1046 4 years ago

    Joker poker?

    #1048 4 years ago

    I just dropped off Eight Ball Deluxe! Hope to get it back from Keith in the Summer.

    #1050 4 years ago

    No. I mentioned it to him, but he didn't mention dates.

    #1065 4 years ago

    Hoping to have ULMPharmD and Mudflaps come by Saturday to play some pinball.

    Alien is looking good, so I will likely keep the full throttle for now and play the Alien as TPF. I'm looking to keep costs down and don't plan to buy anything for a while. My current money is going to the EBD restore.

    Looking forward to talking with Dennis and Leon about their Full Throttle experience.

    #1070 4 years ago

    I've been doing some custom work on the Big Bang Bar. Thanks to a few tips from Aaron and some other friends. BBB doesn't have a true GI like most pins and mine has an LED OCD board. I've added a Dual (12v and 5v) power supply for mods by tapping in to the On/Off switch.

    So far I have added the PBL bright flipper buttons in green and made a custom light board for my back glass. The colors look really good on my first attempt. I've used an RGB strip and just jump to whatever colors needed to get Red, Green, Blue or combinations. The start button a light green and only fits a standard 555 incandescent. I shaved down a UV 555 LED and got it to fit. It makes a very nice deep blue on the button.

    I also had previously changed my rubber rings to Titan clear. This game has such great colors!

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    #1071 4 years ago

    After it was in and working, I placed it next to the transformer. I added the flipper buttons and made the light board from RGB strips and a foam board from Hobby Lobby.

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    #1072 4 years ago

    Last one

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    #1079 4 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    I can only imagine trying to pay for a $12,000 or more Batman. They must have deep pockets or a lot of guts putting over $30,000 worth of pins in a gas station strip center.

    Are they some kind of tax Jedi, manipulating the losses?

    #1087 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Actually, if you hit both flipped buttons simultaneously it will force release the ball from the magnet and will not go straight down the middle.

    Get that man a Shasta product!

    #1090 4 years ago
    Quoted from Spg101:

    Ok, I have to work into this slowly. I'm having a hard enough time convincing my wife to let another in the house. The WoZ is "office decoration" Was looking for something fast and furious and heard AC/DC is it. Plus I've seen them in concert 4x. What would you recommend?

    If you like AC/DC, and you appear to, it's the perfect game! The first Stern with whole songs integrated rather than snippets. You can change out songs with pinball browser to extend its enjoyment time. The Premium is awesome, but currently waaay overpriced on the used market. A nice pro would be a great addition. I sold my Premium at the bottom of the market. No big deal. Of the many games I have owned, AC/DC is one of the very few I would own again. It is a glorious Steve Ritchie fast and flowing game. It's, my son, Henry's favorite of all my games that I have owned. He's nine now, but started playing it early.

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    #1103 4 years ago

    I'm going to reach out to Kim V. about putting us together. I will only be bringing one and one of the Moncla's will be in the tournament. If my count is right we will have four games.

    Dennis and Leon
    Chris (me)

    I will ask for a small space near Pinside or Spooky.

    #1106 4 years ago

    I'm wondering what you all think of Alien? Most of you know that the Moncla's and I are among some of the very few USA owners of Full Throttle. Some of you may have seen us list our games for sale or trade. I've been on the fence about Full T, but have currently decided to wait it out for Alien to develop.

    Here's my two cents about it. It's early and has great potential. I was a day one (Jan 2011) order for WOZ and received one of the first games. Those early games had lots of issues, but the later units are spectacular. Vowing not to do that again, I purchased Full T after they were available in a box at the show. Well, it turns out I got number 46 buecause they just hadn't sold that many games. After a year, my fears have been relieved. The game is well built and any issues that I have have been resolved. The company is young and still don't have a good customer service system, but Andrew and his team will email, call or skype you directly to resolve any issues that you have.

    I had hoped to buy an Alien kit this year. After seeing the progress, I think the Alien kit would be a safer and more refined purchase next year. I'm certainly looking forward to playing it at the Texas show in a few weeks.

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    #1131 4 years ago

    Great game

    #1144 4 years ago

    Great first "official" day.

    Dialed In is the shit! I love this game.
    Aerosmith is fun, but plays Aerosmith music and only one of their two good songs.
    Alien looks cool, but have only played one game so far.

    Lots of nice games.

    #1158 4 years ago

    I am ready and willing to host a party or tournament. Both could include a crawfish boil if guests were willing to pitch in on costs. If not, you will have to settle for Briskit or Ribs.

    My open dates coming soon are April 22-23 and May 6-7.

    Current line up:

    Full Throttle
    Americas Most Haunted
    Ghostbuster Premium
    Star Trek LE
    Dr Who
    Big Bang Bar
    Banzai Run
    Centigrade 37

    Mudflaps is a few blocks away and says we are welcome there also!

    #1165 4 years ago

    Nip-It joins the club!

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    #1167 4 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Did you ever give the guys his $60?

    #1170 4 years ago

    AMH out on loan.
    Kiss comes to visit!

    Thanks to Mudflaps.

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    #1174 4 years ago

    Tiger, does that mean you and Pav can come?

    Heard from Jody?

    #1176 4 years ago

    Schedule update: April 2, 2017

    Here is the last one of these I found in the thread. It's a few months old. Last year I had a party in May and a tournament in September. If I'm reading correctly, James and the Moncla's are having tournaments in May. May 13-14 is Mother's Day and 2 birthdays here so I can't host or attend. Following is some too much coffee flight of ideas.

    So far, I only have about 4-5 that have replied they can attend on May 6. I'll be glad to have a party instead of tournament and just have an excuse for us to get together. Is there a minimum number for a tournament? If I proceed, I'll need to register soon with IFPA and pick a format. Please fill in / correct this calendar with your dates.

    (FYI) May 6-7 is our annual BAFB air show. It's identical shows Sat and Sun, weather permitting. It's a great show.

    2017 Pinball Calendar Gulf Coast and ArkLaTex
    February 11 LA state championship. Lake a Charles, LA
    March 24-26 Texas Pinball Festival. Frisco Tx
    April 30 Shoot Again tournament. Bmt, TX
    May 6 Red River Replay 2, Shreveport LA
    May 27 Romp in the Swamp III, Lake Charles
    September 24th Romp in the Swamp IV, Lake Charles (come help TigerLaw celebrate his 40th birthday)
    October Houston Arcade Expo Oct 20-21, 2017
    October (TBA) Oil City Open. Bmt, TX

    #1178 4 years ago

    Thanks Mike. I updated the calendar.

    #1180 4 years ago

    Depending on how many are interested, I may cancel my event. I'm always happy to open up the game room even for a small crowd, but we need 16 entries for an IFPA tournament. I have the impression several of the local guys aren't very interested.

    I think, so far, it's only Mike V, Action 76, Scottslash, Mudflaps, Henry and I.

    I would enjoy traveling to play. April 30 I have a cub scout camp out with Henry. I have no conflicts for May 27 as of now.

    #1183 4 years ago

    Update to schedule:

    I removed my event in May. Not much interest. I would enjoy attending the LC event. Tiger, is that confirmed?

    2017 Pinball Calendar Gulf Coast and ArkLaTex

    February 11 LA state championship. Lake a Charles, LA
    March 24-26 Texas Pinball Festival. Frisco Tx
    April 30 Shoot Again tournament. Bmt, TX
    May 27 Romp in the Swamp III, Lake Charles
    September 24th Romp in the Swamp IV, Lake Charles (come help TigerLaw celebrate his 40th birthday)
    October Houston Arcade Expo Oct 20-21, 2017
    October (TBA) Oil City Open. Bmt, TX

    #1194 4 years ago
    Quoted from Leakyfaucet:

    I'm having my 4th child in 8 days!

    Thats really fast. Most folks need at least nine months between them.

    Congratulations. They get big fast!

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    #1203 4 years ago

    I've listed Full Throttle for sale. Alien is nice, but I'm ready to try something new. If it doesn't sell, I'll just wait and see. IMO, Alien is a game that will be ready next year. They need to build some and get feedback before I'm ready to buy one.

    #1204 4 years ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    People show up to our tournaments with no tourney experience all the time so don't worry about that. We just have a good time playing and talking.
    Plus my dad is going to make another large batch of chicken and sausage gumbo.
    Also feel free to bring a cooler with your favorite drinks.
    It is really just one big party with pinball as an excuse to do it.
    Can't remember if I posted this here already or not but here is our new wall of Sterns.

    I'm really sorry to miss this. I have end of the year Cub Scout camp out with Henry. I see you wasted no time getting Aerosmith. I really liked it at the Texas show.

    #1209 4 years ago

    So jealous. Just looked at my calendar. I'm out of town 3 weekends in June. Keeping fingers crossed! Looking forward to it.

    #1219 4 years ago

    Color DMD for safecracker!

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    #1237 4 years ago

    I'm on summer vacation 6/17-6/24. Sorry I will miss. Sounds like great fun Tiger.

    #1282 4 years ago

    Target Alpha joins the collection. Thanks to Aaron/ULM

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    #1296 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    Temporary or permanent? You need to sell me one of those older EMs when you get tired of them.

    It was a purchase and you've got first dibs or option for a trade in the future.

    #1308 4 years ago

    Have a great time today friends. I am looking forward to making it your way sometime soon. Cub Scout camp out yesterday and Confirmation today, good stuff with my boys, but miss being able to join you.

    #1309 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    So, jodester and I can't get together till this weekend. We will give some confirmed updates for the June tourney scene in LC then though.

    Tiger, decide on a date? (cough) May 27 or June 10 (cough)

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    #1349 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Alas, I no longer have a place here and brought my GoT to LC.

    Busy weekend with Henry. He got a new (first) telescope for 10th B-day and were are cloud (errr Star) watching tonight!
    Paintball tomorrow and crawfish boil Sunday. Hopefully some pinball Sunday.

    #1366 4 years ago

    I've always wanted to re-theme an F14 to an A10. I have 0/100 of the needed skills.

    I did pick a cool name though.

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    #1380 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jodester:

    I can pull out a globe with pins. If I can do a swap with Mudflaps for Kiss, it will be another pin in the globe.

    Funny you say that, Mudflaps is a huge GB fan. I was thinking yesterday that might be a good one. When MM comes home, I want to try another trade.

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    #1451 4 years ago

    looks great

    #1461 4 years ago

    All day in the car. Binging my son home from school in Illinois.

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    #1496 4 years ago

    My building is 30' wide. So add the main game room plus the little work room next to it where I had safecracker at the tournament.

    #1497 4 years ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Quicksilver will be here on Wednesday, just in time for the tourney. From the pictures this looks like a amazing work from Keith:

    It looks great. Keith told me he would start on my EBD about 3 months after TPF. Hopefully soon!

    #1500 4 years ago
    Quoted from spanks_4:

    Never been to your place so no clue lol... How long is it?

    Oops sry. My game room is roughly 20 x 14. 7 pins close together on the side with no door.

    #1507 4 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    Have a good time ladies & gents! Going camping with the family. Will make every effort to make the next one.

    Heading to Florida Saturday!

    #1512 4 years ago

    DeGray is nice. Should be great. Will be much nicer than digging in mud.

    #1525 4 years ago

    Spg101 that is some artwork there! Looks amazing.

    #1538 4 years ago

    Have a great tournament. Sry to miss. I'll be roughing it with family today.

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    #1564 4 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    When we got there, someone was in our spot.

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    #1569 4 years ago

    Beautiful weather here at the beach.

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    #1580 4 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I always use the Family restroom. It's cleaner and I don't have to flush.

    #1592 4 years ago

    Red River Replay was sept 2016. I'd like to have it again this year in September. Mike is willing to come up and be the TD. If possible, I'd like to not conflict with others as we have a relatively small community. Please reply here if you have any interest and if the dates would work for you. Although it would be a tournament, my main interest is pinball folks coming together for a good time. I'll make sure there's food and fun for whomever comes, if they want to enter or just visit and have fun.

    Possible dates and conflicts in September 2017

    Sept 2 or 3 Labor Day weekend and some may have commitments.
    Sept 9 or 10 xx Mike V not available xx
    Sept 16 or 17 ?
    Sept 23 or 24 xx Nevus out of town xx

    Realisticly, that gives us Sept 2-3 or Sept 16-17.

    Tiger, these "discuss the date" posts can easily get lost. Can/will you mark them as "key posts" until the dates pass?

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