I'm a new member to pinside.com and wanted to say hello and seek some advice.
I'm not new to pinball growing up in the 70s and 80s and I've always been a big fan. However, recently I've been very interested in becoming an owner myself and I've been reading these forums for the last month or so. I'm been ver interested and been inquiring about some of the newer pins that have come out (or coming out): WOZ, XMEN, ACDC, etc... but I want to limit my spending on my first pin as I anticipate this being the first of many. That being said, my thought is trying to find a pin in the $1000 - $1500 range that is hopefully shopped and in good working condition. Ive modded some arcade games (Galaga, etc...) and have been comfortable doing so, but I know modding/maintaining a pin is not quite comparable with the mechanical aspects to it, so I want to start with something that is in good shape and work myself into maintaining/modding them.
Are there any recommendations anyone can provide on a fun machine that I can expect to pay in my range that is in good condition.
I've been interested in the Data East Star Wars because of the theme and being an avid Star Wars fan and peaked my interest more after reading the thread by ChadW about developing the mods to improve gameplay.
In any case, I look forward in becoming a participant on these forums and becoming a pinball owner myself.
Dalbok (aka Sam)