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I have 100k for 12 pins... which pins should i buy?


By Dantesmark

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Heres my list so far... any other titles you would swap let me kno and i may consider it. I already have acdc and wh20, they are staying. I only have room for 12 more.

    Scared stiff
    Attack from mars
    Circus voltaire
    Arabian nights
    monster bash
    Medievil madness
    Twilight zone
    Theatre of magic
    Tna
    Dialed in
    Indiana
    Lotr

    #3 1 year ago

    Pirates... really?

    #25 1 year ago

    Here are the def staying on the list...
    Tom (wifes fave)
    Tna. (Cool, great sound, modern em)
    Afm & mm (similar, but my faves)

    #26 1 year ago

    Mbrle will also prob stay on the list just bc of the new code/display/topper they have on it. May leave collection later if i get bored, but one of my good buddies loves that game.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from Zennmaster:

    This is a thought experiment, right? Like what you would do with your life if you became an instant billionaire?
    If you've REALLY got a hundred grand that's JUST for pins, the obvious REAL solution is to:
    1) Put the money somewhere where it will at least earn a little bit of interest.
    2) Make your "master" list, then see what's actually available and make another list.
    3) Write down all the titles that are on both lists on scraps of paper, and drop them in a hat.
    3a) Close your eyes and pull out the first scrap. Before you look at it, go out and buy the one that you are secretly hoping you actually drew. Be honest, it's just you.
    4) Spend a bit of time with your new game and figure out if you like it as much as you thought you would.
    5) Go to step 3 as needed
    Of course, if your spouse has a favorite, go get that one first.
    It's actually pretty unlikely that you'll be able to get all those games at once, and you're very likely to discover that there are some games that aren't as great to have in your collection as you thought, and some that really grab you more than you figured. Let your collection evolve according to your changing taste and skills.
    And Scared Stiff is awesome.

    These are not an investment.
    My portfolio is strong to quite strong.
    Lol

    #67 1 year ago

    I have several hobbies that i spend too much on. Lol
    At the moment i have room for 14 pins in the basement, i already own acdc/wh20, and i think 100k is a good base for getting the other 12. Money wise I can go higher if need be.

    Love all the comments/opinions.

    #86 1 year ago

    Pics will be up tonite

    #88 1 year ago

    Funhouse creeps me out. Had a BOP, might get that back in the future.
    Whirlwind is okayish. Just my opinion.
    Pinbots fun, but rather have jackbot.
    Not into bk or high speed.

    #101 1 year ago

    Feel like im covering the new pins by having acdc, di, tna, and even lotr...

    #108 1 year ago

    So heres the man cave. Total finished sq ft is 3400, unfinished 650.
    Ill b moving space invaders/mame cab for 2 pins. Getting rid of ping pong table, and i measured that 5 will fit by grindhouse poster, and 3 will fit by dirty harry. I also have the workout room we never use, that also may hold games... one day.

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    #110 1 year ago

    That would b the kitchen. Lol

    No really she loves her kitchen!

    #111 1 year ago

    And no, im not taking any photos of my bank accounts.

    #114 1 year ago

    Ah!... bigfoot is quite elusive!

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    #120 1 year ago
    Quoted from megadeth2600:

    That Grindhouse poster is sweet! So is your mancave!!!! Congrats on the success ! AND GET A BLACK KNIGHT 2000!!!!

    Thx man! Unfortunately im gonna have to find a new locale for it once pins arrive.
    BK... possibly but doubtful.

    #121 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    1 supreme
    1 magic girl
    Boom

    Crap and... yeah um crap

    #124 1 year ago

    I actually do enjoy me some Baywatch!

    #131 1 year ago
    Quoted from BudManPinFan:

    Awesome gameroom, nicely done! I’d take some of the money and build a nice bar down there, unless I missed it.

    Ya i have a wet bar upstairs, but also in the basement i am gonna put 2 bourbon barrels on each side of the fireplace w a wood or cambria top. Also add some shelves above for the bottles.

    #134 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    How much for the cat? I want to buy your cat!
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    $100,000
    Lol

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    #135 1 year ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I'd love to see a pic of your significant other holding this list with a thumbs up. That would be amazing.
    [quoted image]

    Wifey approved... and a lil extra in case i need it.

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    #143 1 year ago

    Probably both... but aren’t we all?

    #146 1 year ago

    How about we just stay on the topic at hand.

    #148 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinless:

    Let’s see some pictures of your other toys/hobbies. You have to have a nice boat, fast car, 4x4, etc.. if you’re at the point of spending 100k on pinball.

    Alright i cant resist... here are just a few of my other toys.

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    #150 1 year ago

    Yep...thats my custom Tumbler golf cart. All wheel drive, bullitt proof panels, and fully licenced Batman-scented air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror.

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    #156 1 year ago

    Its a myth! That video was convoluted, like the moon landing! Lol

    #157 1 year ago

    Its a myth! That video was convoluted, like the moon landing! Lol

    #158 1 year ago

    Its a myth! The vid/images are a hoax, like the moon landing.

    #162 1 year ago

    Is big bang good?

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    #167 1 year ago

    I think ill keep u wondering on the Bigfoot. But if i were to put it out there, what do u think i could get?
    Lets say its a 7/10 playfield... light planking, gash on right of the back box, few cupped inserts, and on the backglass theres a little flaking on the grass under player 4?

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    #182 1 year ago

    Obvi i dont have a Bigfoot pin... i mean c’mon guys. Ruffled feathers so easily.

    Im just asking for opinions on pins you would purchase for this collection im about to build.
    Im not asking if its the right thing to waste my money on, or if its a good investment. Nor is it any of your business if my wife approves or if i have enough space to house these games... even though i answered those questions.

    This thread has turned ugly. Lets get back to focusing on the original topic.

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    #187 1 year ago
    Quoted from Tomass:

    I agree that this is an obvious troll posted thread. I mean all of a sudden you are gonna spend 100k on pins? Are you trying to impress the pinside crowd with your big bucks? If you had that kinda money you would already have a few "grails" in your collection. It's already established that OP is embellishing, so who are you trying to impress exactly? Have fun with this, I am checking out.

    Bye bye

    #188 1 year ago
    Quoted from Valorguy:

    You should play all of them before you commit. That way you don't get bored.

    Thats awesome advice! I agree that you should play a pin before you buy.
    Luckily i have been able to do that for all of the pins on my original list, but there are definetely some pins mentioned in this thread that i havent had any time on, and should consider... thats why i created this post.

    Thx!

    #190 1 year ago

    Might get a Hep or two, but im in talks with Chris to do my wh20. Its nice but deserves the Hep treatment for sure.
    Love that game, but unfortunately my wife holds the high score. Lol

    #196 1 year ago
    Quoted from jalkelly:

    Haters gonna hate. If you can’t come to Pinside and talk about spending crazy money on Pinball where should you go?
    Regarding the question at hand, maybe I missed it but are you creating the collection for just you and the wife or do you routinely have parties? What’s the demographic of those? Most will tell you that if you have other options in the game room they will get more play than the pins, if you don’t have people over much...F ‘em, get what you like. If you are picking pins for kids/noobs to enjoy get ones with evergreen themes and a bash toy in the middle with easy multi balls to get going such as TSPP.
    Seems to me you like flow and most of us do. Search Pinside for best flow pins. You should play everything Steve Ritchie and pick the themes you like. No Fear, Spider-Man, Star Trek, GOT etc.
    Looks like you are determined to build an amazing collection so excited to see what you come up with, keep us in the loop!

    I enjoy entertaining, but only a couple of my friends are pinheads... the rest of the time newbies will probably just jump on whatever theme catches their eye.
    I do have 3 daughters that have taken a fancy to my pins/arcades, and im am definetely interested in nurturing a love for the hobby. After all, if our younger generation doesnt like or unaware of pinball the hobby will die.
    The themes in my original post have a lot of humor that i believe appeals to them. I have also considered a P3, bc i know it has some games for the younger fans, but ive never flipped it.

    #198 1 year ago
    Quoted from jkleinnd:

    Yes, this.
    But, really, this is a weird thread with a weird premise.

    In the near future we are planning to build a pretty decent sized detached garage... possible that more games could be added on the 2nd floor if we decide to go that route. Wouldnt be opposed to hosting a monthly or even weekly tourney here when all said and done... wife approval needed of course.
    Food for thought.
    Thx

    #201 1 year ago

    Why would i need pinball lessons?

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    #208 1 year ago

    Mic drop... thx for the advice, now beat it.

    #211 1 year ago
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    #213 1 year ago

    Like the list except TAF... game has never grabbed me.

    #216 1 year ago

    Ive heard great things about Shadow and bsd... but havent tried them yet.

    #220 1 year ago
    Quoted from bayoubilly70:

    Where are the early 80s Bally stern Williams titles or some gottlieb EMs?

    What are some i should check out?
    Centaur is cool looking but not my cup o tea. What else should i try that would b worthy of knocking off one on my list?

    #222 1 year ago

    Beautiful machine... wonder where i could try one... see thats part of the problem. If i cant play it, im not gonna buy it, plain and simple. But ill keep my eye out!
    Thx!

    #231 1 year ago

    All done!
    Just kidding!

    #232 1 year ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    My collection is still up for sale at 100k. All the late model Sterns are LE except Metallica which is a premium.

    Are you trying to get out of the hobby?
    Why sell your whole collection?
    Or are you kidding?

    #235 1 year ago

    Its cool, but i think im gonna stick to just getting each pin individually over time.

    #241 1 year ago
    Quoted from irobot:

    Also, the problem is further complicated by the fact that personal preferences of one person are very subjective.
    I bought a TAF for myself and a CV for my wife.
    At first I hated the CZ and she hated the TAF. Now I camp out on the CZ and she hasn't played anything but the TAF in about a year.
    There's nothing about these games that can predict how much a certain person would enjoy playing them.
    So therefore, the only useful predictor of an individual liking a certain game is the popularity of the game among the mass of pinball players.

    Valid points, but my main objective of the post was to present a list of games that i have played and really enjoyed... but i wanted input on games that maybe i have overlooked or never played.
    If there was an overwhelming response to a certain title of “you have to have blank game in your collection”, i would try to seek it out and put some time on it. Then i could make a decision on if it should replace one of the 12 that i had comprised on my original list.

    #243 1 year ago

    Tom, tna, afm, mm

    #245 1 year ago

    If i dont get them by midnight ill turn into a pumpkin. Jk.
    No timeframe... prolly take my time finding what i want.

    #247 1 year ago

    Now ur talkin my language!

    #251 1 year ago
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