(Topic ID: 262157)

Niche Collections


By cait001

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    Welcome to a new series highlighting niche collections in the coin-op world

    I have a broad collection that peaks into a number of obscure corners of coin-op, but some people have zeroed in on specific areas and built fascinating collections around them.
    The history of these machines is preserved thanks to a handful of loving and obsessive collectors, and I want to help showcase them: the machines and the collectors.

    Niche Collection 001: Scottie's Allwins https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/02/niche-collections-scotties-allwins.html
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    Niche Collection 002: pindude152's bingos https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/02/niche-collections-pindude152s-bingos.html
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    Niche Collection 003: Craig's one-ball horse race pinballs https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/02/niche-collections-craigs-one-ball-horse.html
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    Do you have an interesting niche collection that might make a good post? Get in touch with me at
    thetastates@gmail.com
    slot machines, pachinko, drop case, 19th century machines, EM gun games, pre-war pins, coin pushers, automata, rhythm machines, extremely rare pinball machines, coin-op bowling, European coin flick games, German wall machines, machines focused on specific topics, machines focused on specific regions, machines focused on specific features, etc etc etc

    #2 11 months ago

    Fantastic work - super enjoyable to read, and selfishly can't wait for more!

    #3 11 months ago

    I have some oddball stuff, but nothing enough to call a collection.

    Will post pics when I have a chance to snap some.

    #4 11 months ago

    not related to the series, but if you like the posts here you'll probably also enjoy this post:
    exploring the penny arcade of The Band Wagon (1953) http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/01/exploring-penny-arcade-of-band-wagon.html

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    #5 10 months ago
    #6 10 months ago

    Oh wow, these look like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing.

    For all the pinball I've played, I've still barely scratched the surface of other mechanical arcade games. I've been able to play some of the old EM gun games here and there, but not much else.

    #7 10 months ago

    quick update to say I have put the Smart Ball emulator on my website for everyone to play: http://thetastates.com/befive-smartball-master/

    #8 10 months ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    quick update to say I have put the Smart Ball emulator on my website for everyone to play: http://thetastates.com/befive-smartball-master/

    I see it, but can't figure out how to make it work

    #9 10 months ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    I see it, but can't figure out how to make it work

    S to start, space to fire, P to payout some balls

    #10 10 months ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    I see it, but can't figure out how to make it work

    also, before you ask, yes I own one

    #11 10 months ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    S to start, space to fire, P to payout some balls

    I don't have a keyboard option on mobile

    #12 10 months ago

    new post in the series:
    Niche Collection 004: JC's Arrangeball & Challengeball machines http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/03/niche-collections-jcs-arrangeball.html

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    #13 10 months ago

    Be sure to spend some of your social isolation time learning about these awesome machines

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    #14 8 months ago

    new post is about myself...
    Niche Collection 005: Caitlyn's purely mechanical and upright games http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/05/niche-collections-caitlyns-purely.html

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    #15 8 months ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    new post is about myself...
    Niche Collection 005: Caitlyn's purely mechanical and upright games http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/05/niche-collections-caitlyns-purely.html[quoted image]

    I scrolled through the photos (will read the article later) wicked cool! I’d love to see video of some of these games!

    #16 8 months ago

    This place I visited was something I bet many of you would like. Marvelous marvins museum!

    http://www.marvin3m.com/

    #17 8 months ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    This place I visited was something I bet many of you would like. Marvelous marvins museum!
    http://www.marvin3m.com/

    I go every year when I hit up VFW

    #18 8 months ago

    Marvelous marvins museum is pretty rad.

    CAPTAINNEO has a fantastic collection of Zaccaria machines. Does that count

    #19 8 months ago

    I think over half of my games are euro games.

    #20 8 months ago
    Quoted from CaptainNeo:

    I think over half of my games are euro games.

    And now I am jealous.

    #21 8 months ago

    Niche Collection 006: Neo Skywalker's Euro pinball machines https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/05/niche-collections-neo-skywalkers-euro.html

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    #22 8 months ago

    not a Niche Collections post, put some relevant arcade-spotting: exploring the arcade in a 1978 episode of a Japanese version of Spiderman http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/05/exploring-arcade-in-supaidaman-ep-13.html

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    #23 6 months ago

    Niche Collection 007: Mr. Sugiyama's Pachinko Museum https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/07/niche-collections-mr-sugiyamas-pachinko.html

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