Unbelievable!! I quietly found a NIB BBB from a great seller and stand up guy. Worked with a few pinheads behind the scenes for advice (Rommy, Tekee, Marvin), help in personally transporting (Barrington, Trent), and moving into my basement and carefully unboxing tonight (Gweempose Nutshell). What an awesome experience - got my grail game!
The moment I took the razor blade to start the first cut in breaking her open, I paused. Took a deep breathe an said to Gweem and Nutshell "As soon as I do this I will depreciate this pin like a new car driving off the lot." To hell with it!! Let's play!!" It was surreal slowly opening the box and peaking in seeing that wonderful artwork, unopened manual and box of parts. As we progressed moments of "Oh crap it sat for years in this box what if.......". But every tear of the box was another wonderful surprise. This thing is pristine! Xmas memories when a child rushed through my head.
Amazingly we set it up and opened the playfield to ensure all cables were seated properly and if it survived well. Flawless. Backbox - Flawless. Turned it on - everything lit up. Capcom and Gene really knew how to build a game. First game - went to my daughter. I told my daughters about this game many times, the uniqueness, the rarity, the artwork, the fun. My one daughter asked if she could have the honor of playing the very first game - to be the first on something that meant so much to me so we remember it. Absofreakinlutely!! It was late but before we turned it on, I got my daughter (other daughter fell asleep otherwise it would have been a one flipper each first game) and we had the moment. Gweem videotaped it - I'm really happy.
This was a great moment. Don't want to sound like I'm bragging (ok deep down a little) but wanted to share an unboxing of a rare game. I thought I would have buyers remorse as soon as we unboxed it but no way. I've played it before and really enjoy the gameplay. It has amazing artwork, design, mechanics - complete sound, lighting and gameplay package. Very cool game. #117 you're home baby!!