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Night light is a pinball machine; Pins in the bedroom

By zarco

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

This is my first new post here so forgive me if its screwed up.

I've had a selection of pins in my bedroom for many years and curious to see if others have
put them there too. One of the things I enjoy most is early in the morning, while its still
dark out, to power up a few (especially Sinbad and Genie) and marvel at the artwork.
My second favorite thing (other than playing of course) is showing married couples
the collection in the bedroom. The typical response from the hubby is 'cool, can we play
them' (of course!). But the wife's reaction is 'don't even think about it'. Occasionally
the comments are reversed. And of course there are those that think its nuts.

I've added a poll to see where the hard core pinheads here stand. The pic is of a few on
one wall. I've got 14 set up and playing and another few stored under those set up.
Steve

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#2 1 year ago

I once had a Twilight Zone set up in my bedroom.

Godzilla has been in there, but folded up.

#3 1 year ago

Apparently can't add a poll but would like to hear comments.
Steve

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#4 1 year ago

I once delivered a Williams Contact to a lady way out in the woods. When I arrived I asked where she wanted the machine setup. She wanted it right next to her bed so she could - and I quote - "Get drunk as a hootie owl and play pinball until I fall into bed".

#5 1 year ago

I haven’t done this but have contemplated moving into the guest room and bring more machines into the current bedroom.

Many guests have offered to sleep under my machines if no other option.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

I one had a Twilight Zone set up in my bedroom.

So did I. It was the first pin I ever bought, and way before I thought about buying more and making a whole game room. Yeah... things kinda spiraled out of control.

#7 1 year ago

If you play when someone is trying to sleep I think it would give an entirely new meaning to "midnight madness"!

Is this setup because you don't have other space in the house or because you ran out of space? Or is this your preferred room to have them in? It does seem great from a "reaction" perspective when you show other people.

I'd feel strange about having guests in my bedroom to play games and also my bedroom is on the second floor which is harder to get a pin into than my basement game room so I'd never personally consider it for those reasons. Also I usually play at night and it would definitely keep my wife up if I had a few machines going a few feet from the bed!

#8 1 year ago

I love my games but at this point in my life I am totally content to have the gameroom be the gameroom and my bedroom be a bedroom.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from brainmegaphone:

If you play when someone is trying to sleep I think it would give an entirely new meaning to "midnight madness"!
Is this setup because you don't have other space in the house or because you ran out of space? Or is this your preferred room to have them in? It does seem great from a "reaction" perspective when you show other people.
I'd feel strange about having guests in my bedroom to play games and also my bedroom is on the second floor which is harder to get a pin into than my basement game room so I'd never personally consider it for those reasons. Also I usually play at night and it would definitely keep my wife up if I had a few machines going a few feet from the bed!

Ran out of room in the house even after adding on a 400 sq-ft dedicated arcade. 52 pins so far and 25 vids.
The bedroom is huge. Too big in fact so it was a convenient place to put them. I really like it because
I wake up inside an arcade every morning! Wifee has her her own room and so far have been unable
to place a pin 'on location' there but came close with Bad Cats.
Steve

#10 1 year ago

I’ve been in that bedroom....

#11 1 year ago

In my old 1BR apartment

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#12 1 year ago
Quoted from zarco:

The bedroom is huge.

Judging by how many pins you have in there it's the size of my entire bloody house....

#13 1 year ago

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#14 1 year ago
Quoted from Xenon75:

I once delivered a Williams Contact to a lady way out in the woods. When I arrived I asked where she wanted the machine setup. She wanted it right next to her bed so she could - and I quote - "Get drunk as a hootie owl and play pinball until I fall into bed".

Pics or it didn't happen.

#15 1 year ago

Lucky... I can't even put a pin inside the house because my wife can't stand the noise.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

Lucky... I can't even put a pin inside the house because my wife can't stand the noise.

Put her in the garage. Problem solved

#17 1 year ago

Unless you live in a 1 bed studio, I can't see how a pin in the bedroom would ever be a good idea.

#18 1 year ago

When I bought a captain fantastic and tri zone they were basically end tables to a full size bed. Just remembered that.

#19 1 year ago

If you decide to have a William's system 3- system 11 as a nightlight be sure to fuse those rectifiers or at least have a working smoke detector in your bedroom along with an extinguisher.

#20 1 year ago

Your a lucky man I had to build a separate building

#21 1 year ago

I've had a pin in my bedroom for years. It is absolutely limited to ONE, and it cannot have cool white bulbs in it. So it is always a classic game. It's for those long work nights where I get home and just want a bit of relaxed pinball before bed.

#22 1 year ago

Since we live in an appartment the neighbours beneath us would'nt appreciate a pin in the bedroom very much, I guess, besides that I think this is "generally" ok (if you have the room and your partner is into this as well).

BUT, without mentioning names, I've seen "tours" of pinsiders homes with games in each and every room, blocking access to cupboards, kitchen appliances etc., that's when things get out of hand imho... XD

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