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I got my first pin!


By Russell

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

I have been collecting arcade games for the past year or so. Recently, I've been feeling the pinball bug in a serious way. I played (poorly) in my first pinball tournament last weekend. I picked up my first this week (MM, as pictured).

I think MM is a good choice for my first pin. It's the game that first drew me to pinball. It was the first machine that I ever really did anything more than just bat the ball around. The modes are so easy to understand, and yet remain challenging. I'm a huge Monty Python fan, and I love the quirky references in MM. The Tina Fey callouts are an interesting side note. I love that it is an original theme. The licensed themes are kind of a turn off for me. I also really like the look of the color DMD and LEDs. I think this will be in my collection for a long time, but I know I can trade or sell it pretty easily if I ever change my mind. Popularity is good for resale.

My second pin should be arriving very soon, perhaps next week. (WOZLE)

My vids are already feeling seriously neglected.

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#2 6 years ago

Welcome to the addiction! MM is a great start to a great collection. Enjoy!

Mike

#3 6 years ago

Awesome first pin! And second! You are right you will not have any trouble selling for trading an MM. Awesome buy!

#4 6 years ago

Wow, nice! With MM and WoZ you might find it hard to settle for anything else!

#5 6 years ago

Heck of a start ! Welcome to the madness.

LTG : )

#6 6 years ago

congrats!
..now go find your next one!

#7 6 years ago

Wow! Congrats on the MM and Woz!

#8 6 years ago

Very nice first pin! It's kind of like deciding to learn violin, then immediately buying a Stradivarius. I'd do the same thing if I could afford it. Enjoy!

#9 6 years ago

You don't mess around.

#10 6 years ago

Man, you jump right in, don't you!? That's a heck of a start right there! Congrats!

Love the bar also!

#11 6 years ago

I hate you...

#12 6 years ago

Dropin some coin! Nice additions. Welcome to the community!

#13 6 years ago

I'm jealous

welcome to the community !

#14 6 years ago

Lol.

"I like pinball... Think I'll buy the best game ever"

Congrats!

#15 6 years ago

this is like a guy getting into the car hobby buying a porsche 959 for his first car purchase, then a bugatti veyron for 2nd purchase

#16 6 years ago

Sounds like some haters out there. Haha

#17 6 years ago

Your next pin should be a Hercules from Atari in 1979, which is the worst rated SS pin on pinside.

This way your collection, all together, would be perfectly average.

#18 6 years ago

Humm...think it's time to start dating. How's about a VS model?

Humm...time to buy my first home--a Beverly Hills mansion.

A MM as a first? Sheez, talk about jumping in with both feet.

At least you realized that you wouldn't stop at one and got #2 on the way already...

#19 6 years ago
Quoted from Russell:

My vids are already feeling seriously neglected.

Like most vid collectors who make the jump to the dark side, the vids may soon be leaving tomake room for the pins.

#20 6 years ago

The real deal pinhead pulls the trigger on MM as first game. I'm jealous waiting for my first pin.

#21 6 years ago

Kind of like going out with a Playboy centerfold as your first date......after a divorce. Life is good!

#22 6 years ago

No baby steps for you! You won't regret this machine. Especially since you remember and enjoy playing it

#23 6 years ago

Welcome to the pin hobby!!
You made a great choice with MM

#24 6 years ago

All I can say is, Nice, have fun.

#25 6 years ago

i saw a big bang bar NIB for sale for 25K .."Big Bang Bar, 2006 Capcom: 25K
#117, new in the original box, can't get better than that. Never opened." sounds like its right up your alley for number 3!

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