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Is your collection diversified or similar?

By rai

4 years ago

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    #51 4 years ago

    'A' titles are proven fun, but there are lots of unknown gems out there. Not that my Ritchie bro & friends lineup shows much variety..

    #52 4 years ago

    I think mine is moderately diverse. I'd really like to diversify more, but I need more money! I'd like to get an EM, an Alvin G, and a later model Stern. Oh and I need a LAH too.

    #53 4 years ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    I pride myself on originality and diversity in my pins. I do not like cookie cutter collections that I used to see all the time. like all B/W Dmd's with 1 stern thrown in...or all new sterns. Break it up. get games from all manufacturers and all eras. Boring when you see the same A titles in everyones collection.

    I'd say 32 is a killer lineup, regardless...congrats ( although I don't envy you trying to keep them all up...have a hard enough time w 9)

    #55 4 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    I'd say 32 is a killer lineup, regardless...congrats ( although I don't envy you trying to keep them all up...have a hard enough time w 9)

    yea, maintenance is a PIA. Luckily I don't get much time to play my own machines because i'm busy restoring everyones playfields.

    #56 4 years ago

    I'm drifting towards a early 80s arcade of non-diversification. I've always liked the Bally games from this era so I guess it's only natural. Don't get me wrong, I like the newer games but I can see myself adding some Em's to the lineup before any more modern games.


    #57 4 years ago

    Diverse. Every decade had great games. What a great hobby. Game from the 60's and up were all different and unique.

    You have to appreciate what the pioneers of pinball were doing. They had some of the best art packages and back glasses!!

    #58 4 years ago
    Quoted from MK6PIN:

    Diverse but w purpose ( I think)

    3 DMD WPC games, 5 Modern Sterns and a WOZ. Plus, it's all A-list games. Almost the opposite of "diverse".

    Now, I'm not saying your group of games aren't excellent and super fun. But we're talking "diverse" here. Where's the 80's SS games? An EM or two? Some wacko Italian game?

    #59 4 years ago

    How's this:
    Flip Flop
    Space Mission
    Gulf Stream
    Yankee Baseball
    Carnival Gun game
    Only room for 1 more and want a SS (Jokerz)

    #60 4 years ago

    Diverse. 1939 flipperless, 71 EM, 80 SS, and a 92 DMD.

    #61 4 years ago
    Quoted from Darth_Chris:

    I'm waiting for the guy who has all the Jeff Bridges or Bill Paxton faces on the translites.

    I do have both Pamela Anderson machines (Baywatch and Barb Wire) but neither are good enough to make the main pinball room. And I could have had both Elvira games, but I turned down trading my ToM for my buddy's EATPM. My collection is not very diverse, although I do have one Gottlieb, one Capcom, two Segas and two Sterns to go along with a few B/W games.

    #62 4 years ago

    Mine is very similar......new. I got hooked on all the fresh new games Stern has been putting out. IM , GOT, ACDC, KISS, ST MET and a little JJP

    #63 4 years ago

    I pride myself in the diversification of my collection.




    #64 4 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I pride myself in the diversification of my collection.


    #65 4 years ago

    I guess I'm diverse for a small lineup I have a EM SS & DMD

    #66 4 years ago

    I simply took what i could get.


    No real reason or "theme" in my pinball collections sofar, other then "Fantasy" and "1980's pinballs".

    #67 4 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I pride myself in the diversification of my collection.

    What do you got against green skinned beauties?


    #69 4 years ago

    Not too diverse. I have two 93 Williams 'Super Pins', IM & GOT. All but two of the games I've owned in the past have been 90's DMD's or newer Stern's (18 total).

    #70 4 years ago

    In my case more room = diversification. I do try for that but tend to go with flow types of games. Would love to get an EM but since room is such an issue I have not.

    #71 4 years ago

    I like to think of my collection as diverse (2 1970's Gottlieb EM's, 2 1990's Williams DMD's three very different themes by 3 different designers) but there are strong similarities - all are original themes with objective-based gameplay and shooter rods (as opposed to launch buttons) and none have a "standard fan" layout.

    It took me a while, but I figured out what I like in a pinball machine.

    #72 4 years ago

    I'm still working on being diverse, but I've kind of stuck myself in the System 80's a little. I am able to rotate out and in different themes so I'm getting there and I'm happy with what I have. Unfortunately, Pinside won't let me list my older games.


    #73 4 years ago

    All late 70s Ballys and 1 1981. 1 Stern Nugent I got in a pkg deal, and a Williams Jokerz!. All the Ballys are keepers. Faves from the golden days. The other 2 are expendable...................

    #74 4 years ago

    I'd say Diverse. 6 games from 6 different designers, spanning a 40 year period.

    #75 4 years ago

    1: 1930s (?) coinop bagatelle
    1: 50s woodrail
    5: 60s EMs
    6: SS including one cocktail bought two days ago.
    12: 90s DMDs (8 B/W, 3 DE, 1 Gott)
    3: 21st century Sterns

    So, pretty diverse. Not "diversified" however, no concious effort was ever made to make it more diverse. They're just what I bought! Here in the sticks, you take what you can get!

    Well, except for Roy Clark "The" Entertainer, I suppose. Always wanted a cocktail! Jumped on that opportunity.

    #76 4 years ago

    Mine all used to be similar, based on large breasted women.

    #77 4 years ago

    I like to think that my collection is diverse...but it is what it is and I like it! I am more of a flow person, and not into the deeper rule set wizard mode type games, so if those must be included to be diverse then I guess I'm out!
    I have
    5 EMs 1966,1973,1975, 2 1976 (3 Williams, 2 Got)
    ?(large majority) SS 1979-198? Williams own all the system 6s and 7s (not all are up and running ATM, some are in various stages of restore)
    1 SS 1981 Stern
    1 SS 1980 Bally
    1 SS 1983 Zac
    system 9 have 2
    system 11s have 7
    WPCs 3 (Williams Bally)
    newer DMDs 3 (Stern)


    #78 4 years ago
    Quoted from labnip:


    Do u have the corresponding video games as well?

    #79 4 years ago

    Diverse Sci-Fi licenses. Except F-14.

    #80 4 years ago

    All monster themes except ac/dc and pistol poker....those are my two outliers. And roller disco.

    #81 4 years ago
    Quoted from AJB4:

    Do u have the corresponding video games as well?

    have many of them. For Tron... have the trifecta:
    a) Tron LE pinball
    b) EDOT
    c) Tron cabaret

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    #82 4 years ago

    Charlie's Angels
    Bally Playboy

    Boob theme I guess.

    #83 4 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    I pride myself in the diversification of my collection.

    pshaw...that's not even a "Big Injun"

    #84 4 years ago

    7 EM, 4 SS, 13 arcade machines (those are from 1978 - 1989) (need to update profile picture)

    Love my unique variety. Usually only see SS or EM in masses with their own "kind" except for museums and whatnot. The original love was only really for solid state, but fell in love with EM games and repairing/maintaining them once I owned more than 1 and started meeting up with EM collectors who's collections showed me the true significance of how fun EM games are. Working on the insides of them is just as fun, usually no necessary-waiting on parts either unless something was missing in the first place.



    #85 4 years ago

    14 of my 16 pins are dot matrix games (the other two are the P2K games) but there is some diversity:

    1 older Stern (2001 Playboy)
    1 newer Stern (2014 Mustang Boss premium)
    1 Sega with oversized dot matrix (1994 Baywatch)
    1 Sega with showcase backbox (1997 X-files)
    1 Gottlieb (1996 Barb Wire)
    1 Capcom/Illinois Pinball (1996/2007 Big Bang Bar)
    2 B/W WPC Fliptronics 2 (CFTBL + TZ)
    1 B/W DCS (1993 Indiana Jones)
    2 WPC-S Security (ToM + WHOdunnit)
    3 B/W WPC95 (AFM + SS + MB)
    2 B/W P2K games (RFM + SW:E1)

    #86 4 years ago

    30 games from the late 40s all the way up to recent years.

    They are all pretty much the same.

    #87 4 years ago

    My collection (listed below) is diversified, from an EM perspective. There was a time when the 1980s and 1990s were represented in my line-up. My only modern game is a WOZ, at the moment. When I want to play a solid state game, I just visit a friend who has them. I enjoy games from each era; however, I like having the EMs readily accessible. I don't have the patience for long ball times nor do I have the desire to learn complex rulesets (I'll likely never learn WOZ's rules). Consequently, I'm drawn to games like Star Slugger, in which the rules are thus stated:

    "Insert one coin per player---Press small button to pitch ball---press large button to bat ball."


    *Rockola World's Fair Jigsaw (2)
    *Rockola World's Series
    *Rockola Army & Navy


    *PAMCO Major League
    *Chicago Coin Rapid Transit

    WOODRAILS (1950s)

    *Grand Slam
    *Daisy May
    *Queen of Hearts
    *Spot Bowler

    METAL RAIL EMs (1960s - 1970s)

    *Flying Turns
    *Strange World
    *Blue Note
    *Joker Poker


    *1966 Sega Basketball
    *1969/70 Sega Gun Fight
    *1972 Sega Monster Gun pellet projectile shooter game
    *1972 Sega Grand National Race
    *1973 Sega Moto Champ


    *1940s Keeney Deluxe Texas Leaguer (pitch & bat) arcade
    *1954 Genco 2- Player Super Basketball mannequin arcade
    *1956 United Star Slugger (pitch & bat)
    *1958 Chicago Coin Criss Cross Hockey mannequin arcade in pinball cabinet
    *1963 Southland Engineering Speedway (slot car) arcade


    *1970s Kasco Ninja Gun (EM)
    *1996 Namco Rockin' Bowl-O-Rama


    *Homegrown Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons (EM conversion of a 1957 Gottlieb Continental Café)


    *2013 WOZECLE

    #88 4 years ago
    Quoted from ZNET:

    I'm drawn to games like Star Slugger, in which the rules are thus stated:
    "Insert one coin per player---Press small button to pitch ball---press large button to bat ball."

    It doesn't take long to get to the wizard mode I assume?

    #89 4 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    It doesn't take long to get to the wizard mode I assume?

    As soon as the coin drops, you're there.


    #90 4 years ago

    Diverse. 1949 - 1995

    ... but nothing 'new' and slight Trudeau addiction. *blush*

    Also appreciate vids, Super Chexx and other older arcade games. "Variety is the Spice of Life", they say.


    #91 4 years ago

    I'm pretty new to the collecting hobby, but I would call 3 gottliebs made between '77 and '79 all featuring drop targets pretty similar One is an em and 2 are ss so there is a bit of variety, sort of. Hoping to expand my horizons newer at some point, probably into the system 11 realm.

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