Official 2017 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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Official 2017 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread


By LesManley

1 year ago



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  • 484 posts
  • 73 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 73 days ago by Pinzap
  • Topic is favorited by 24 Pinsiders

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    There are 484 posts in this topic. You are on page 10 of 10.
    #451 1 year ago

    10 floppies! Hahahah man the good ole days.

    Hey where are these last 10 or so people!

    LTG still has some to post I think!

    #452 1 year ago

    John, who is left to post their SS gifts?

    #453 1 year ago

    I already posted, but here is a post using one of my gifts...spent like an hour last night....couple beers, a bathroon ceiling, and a lot of stars!

    And YES; every bathroom should have a disco ball

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    #454 1 year ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    robably get a free copy of Windows.

    Or Microsoft Bob.

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    #455 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    John, who is left to post their SS gifts?

    Mine is still on its way, I will post photos when it arrives.

    #456 1 year ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    Mine is still on its way, I will post photos when it arrives.

    Matesamo and ltg I know for sure. LTG has his, he was just waiting until the 7th. I didn't keep track of anyone else who hasn't posted pictures.

    #457 1 year ago

    I'll be celebrating, opening, and posting pictures tomorrow.

    LTG : )
    Disclaimer : My recipient never posted pictures.

    #458 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I'll be celebrating, opening, and posting pictures tomorrow.
    LTG : )

    Well we're waiting!

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    #459 1 year ago
    Quoted from Fulltilt:

    Well we're waiting!

    I open at noon CST. Do some tech support stuff. Have my Christmas breakfast. Then do the opening and taking of the pictures.

    Shaping up to be the best Christmas I've had in many years.

    LTG : )

    #460 1 year ago

    Just to beat LTG and get my pic of my SS gift here it is. Thanks again to my SS my Creech needed this.

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    #461 1 year ago

    Merry Christmas !

    My Secret Santa really came through. A gift wrapped box in a box. Some delicious looking really fancy jelly beans. And a gorgeous embroidered sweater. Really great gifts and I'll treasure them a long time.

    And a second Secret Santa gifted me a truly wonderful assortment of gourmet nuts.

    A special thanks to my Secret Santas. You have made this the best Christmas I've had in many years. Thank you.

    And thank you to John Jundt for making my Christmas, and many others, really special !

    LTG : )

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    #462 1 year ago

    I can't wait to do this again.

    #463 1 year ago

    I love the pop bumper cap as a decal on the shoulder! Looks pretty cool! I might have to steal that idea.

    #464 1 year ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    I love the pop bumper cap as a decal on the shoulder! Looks pretty cool! I might have to steal that idea.

    LTG said that the pop bumper is embroidered on the shoulder.

    #465 1 year ago
    Quoted from SarverSystems:

    I love the pop bumper cap as a decal on the shoulder!

    It's embroidered. My Secret Santa went all out.

    LTG : )

    #466 1 year ago

    That is a beautiful jacket, Lloyd!!! Very classy.

    Mike in Kentucky

    #467 1 year ago

    It’s here, it’s here. It’s finally here. And what a haul. I got the Pinball coffee table book by Santiago Ciuffo and Pinball Wizards, both of which I have had my eye on. Can’t wait to dive into both. Plus there was a set of postcards from the Pinball art book and a super neat Star Wars wall decoration that I will hang in the game room this weekend.

    Truely worth the wait! Many thanks Secret Santa!

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    #468 1 year ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    It’s here, it’s here. It’s finally here. And what a haul. I got the Pinball coffee table book by Santiago Ciuffo and Pinball Wizards, both of which I have had my eye on. Can’t wait to dive into both. Plus there was a set of postcards from the Pinball art book and a super neat Star Wars wall decoration that I will hang in the game room this weekend.
    Truely worth the wait! Many thanks Secret Santa!

    Awesome! I know your Santa was disappointed that it couldn't make it in time for Christmas so I'm glad you really liked it now that it has arrived!

    #469 1 year ago

    Speaking of Secret Santa gifts, I just got mine back tonight from being framed. Love the wood plank look, gives it a ship feel. The woman who framed it thought it was really cool. She put a sleeve on the back to put the original letter from Eric in to keep the story with the translite. My framed Avengers translite is already off the wall. This framed translite and the mini playfield are going to look great next to the framed WOZ that gave him the inspiration for my gift.

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    #470 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Speaking of Secret Santa gifts, I just got mine back tonight from being framed. Love the wood plank look, gives it a ship feel. The woman who framed it thought it was really cool. She put a sleeve on the back to put the original letter from Eric in to keep the story with the translite. My framed Avengers translite is already off the wall. This framed translite and the mini playfield are going to look great next to the framed WOZ that gave him the inspiration for my gift.

    For the guy who set this all up, I feel like I should have done more! Just an fyi, that translight is more unique than I originally anticipated. We've swapped locations on two of the map paths(which indicate movie multiball progress), so this is truly a one of a kind print.

    Cheers,

    Eric

    #471 1 year ago

    That is such a cool Translite! It looks fantastic framed.

    #472 1 year ago

    That looks cool, love the framing! Who do you use? I have some custom art on the way that I'd like a nice frame for - not sure what I want, so someone who can work with me would be cool.

    #473 1 year ago
    Quoted from Fezmid:

    That looks cool, love the framing! Who do you use? I have some custom art on the way that I'd like a nice frame for - not sure what I want, so someone who can work with me would be cool.

    Hobby Lobby. They do a great job and are the cheapest I found by far. They normally have sales but even when they don't there's always a 40% off coupon on their website you can use.

    #474 1 year ago

    thanks again LesManley (john) for putting this together. I think that just about everyone went over and beyond with both the limit and creativity to make this an secret santa xmas that will be remembered

    #475 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    thanks again LesManley (john) for putting this together. I think that just about everyone went over and beyond with both the limit and creativity to make this an secret santa xmas that will be remembered

    You guys and gals are all very welcome. To be honest, I really wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but to see things turned out as near perfect as they did says a lot about some of the people on this site. People love to make jokes about pinside negativity, which can be true, but then you look at things like the secret santa program. 61 almost total strangers came together from across the world to buy gifts for another stranger on a pure volunteer basis. All of those people communicated, put thought into their gifts and did their best to adhere to timelines and really help make the season special for others. We didn't have any grinches and I think people really appreciated what they received. Hopefully this was the start of a great new tradition that more and more people want to be part of in the future.

    #476 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    You guys and gals are all very welcome. To be honest, I really wasn't sure what I was getting myself into, but to see things turned out as near perfect as they did says a lot about some of the people on this site. People love to make jokes about pinside negativity, which can be true, but then you look at things like the secret santa program. 61 almost total strangers came together from across the world to buy gifts for another stranger on a pure volunteer basis. All of those people communicated, put thought into their gifts and did their best to adhere to timelines and really help make the season special for others. We didn't have any grinches and I think people really appreciated what they received. Hopefully this was the start of a great new tradition that more and more people want to be part of in the future.

    I am in for next year!

    This was a blast and thanks for all the hard work!

    #477 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    I am in for next year!
    This was a blast and thanks for all the hard work!

    I think you mean this year since we're already in 2018 (either that or you're taking a year off

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    #478 75 days ago

    Bumping the thread for those, like me, who star threads but maybe miss new ones.

    So go here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinside-2018-secret-santa-program-sign-up-through-nov-11th

    #479 75 days ago
    Quoted from Fezmid:

    Bumping the thread for those, like me, who star threads but maybe miss new ones.

    This is last years? You missed it by 11 months!

    #480 75 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    This is last years? You missed it by 11 months!

    I think you missed his point. It is last years thread, but he posted a link to the new thread for 2018. There are so many ways for pinsiders to browse the forum... some common ways are to view threads you’ve already visited, or favorited, or posted in.

    Fez is just watching out for those who might miss the new thread.

    #481 75 days ago
    Quoted from Fezmid:

    Bumping the thread for those, like me, who star threads but maybe miss new ones.
    So go here: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinside-2018-secret-santa-program-sign-up-through-nov-11th

    Thanks so much for the post....I think a LOT more people will notice the 2018 santa fun after seeing the link here!

    #482 74 days ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    I think you missed his point. It is last years thread, but he posted a link to the new thread for 2018. There are so many ways for pinsiders to browse the forum... some common ways are to view threads you’ve already visited, or favorited, or posted in.
    Fez is just watching out for those who might miss the new thread.

    My bad, I didn’t see the link, I’m overtired!

    #483 74 days ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    My bad, I didn’t see the link, I’m overtired!

    Well, I did forget to put the link initially -- I posted, realized my mistake, and then edited my post. Maybe you saw it before I made the change.

    Or maybe you're just overtired.

    #484 73 days ago
    Quoted from Fezmid:

    Well, I did forget to put the link initially -- I posted, realized my mistake, and then edited my post. Maybe you saw it before I made the change.
    Or maybe you're just overtired.

    Mystery solved... his post was 3 minutes after yours and by the time i saw it you already had the link. All is well that ends well and we get a few more bumps for last years thread.

    Looking forward to shopping as Secret Santa again. I think my recipient was very pleased last year and gift giving and receiving brings out the holiday spirit for so many in this thread.

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