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Official 2018 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread


By LesManley

6 months ago



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    #451 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Should I open or wait?

    Wait. Christmas will be that much more special.

    LTG : )

    #452 5 months ago

    Day 5... opened up a new style pincup. Even matched the others in my room with a right sided mount. Very nice santa... thank you!!

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    #453 5 months ago

    keeping the thread alive for today. my gift arrived yesterday, and obviously the u.s. postal system doesn't like to be told how to handle the parcels that it's been entrusted with
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    fortunately, nothing was damaged (I've never heard of a t-shirt arriving broken
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    looks like I no longer have to pester mr. claytor about that awesome glow-in-the-dark shirt. thank you secret santa

    #454 5 months ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    keeping the thread alive for today. my gift arrived yesterday, and obviously the u.s. postal system doesn't like to be told how to handle the parcels that it's been entrusted with
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    fortunately, nothing was damaged (I've never heard of a t-shirt arriving broken
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    looks like I no longer have to pester mr. claytor about that awesome glow-in-the-dark shirt. thank you secret santa

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    #455 5 months ago

    The wife wanted to open the gifts.....so who am I to argue right?

    Thanks for the gifts (notso)Secret Santa!!!

    I think I'll turn the playfield into a coffee table for the game room and place my new pinball book on it!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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    #456 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    The wife wanted to open the gifts.....so who am I to argue right?
    Thanks for the gifts (notso)Secret Santa!!!
    I think I'll turn the playfield into a coffee table for the game room and place my new pinball book on it!!
    Merry Christmas!!
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    A playfield?!!
    Saw bag and thought sheet of pin glass.

    Is that a Canadian (REAL SUGAR!) Kit Kat??
    You lucky guys up there with your GOOD Nestle products!

    What is the silver canister thing with the snowflake??

    #457 5 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    What is the silver canister thing with the snowflake??

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    #458 5 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    A playfield?!!
    Saw bag and thought sheet of pin glass.
    Is that a Canadian (REAL SUGAR!) Kit Kat??
    You lucky guys up there with your GOOD Nestle products!
    What is the silver canister thing with the snowflake??

    It's a candle that smells like vanilla.

    And that kitkat is the real deal. If you like Canadian Nestle products you'd go crazy for Vachon cakes and chocolates!

    Quoted from tomdotcom:

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    Lol tomdotcom

    #459 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    It's a candle that smells like vanilla.
    And that kitkat is the real deal. If you like Canadian Nestle products you'd go crazy for Vachon cakes and chocolates!

    Lol tomdotcom

    I used to work with a guy that had family on the border where he grew up. He would sometimes share "care package" treats with me.....man I miss them

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    #460 5 months ago

    Came home today to find my SS package delivered. It's not often in adulthood that I'm surprised on Christmas morning. I'm going to try and wait. My wife and kids think the Pinside Secret Santa is so neat. Thanks Secret Santa!

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    #461 5 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    You lucky guys up there with your GOOD Nestle products!

    Like Coffee Crisp! Yum!

    #462 5 months ago
    Quoted from Fezmid:

    Like Coffee Crisp! Yum!

    I sent his Canadian care package to a American pinsider friend last year. He and his family enjoyed it

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    #463 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I sent his Canadian care package to a American pinsider friend last year. He and his family enjoyed it
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    So jealous! If you get me next year, take out the Aero bars and we'll be good! Lol. (my parents live in Niagara Falls so send me stuff sometimes )

    #464 5 months ago

    Package received from SS. THANK YOU!

    Somehow this years SS did it just as big as last years - to the point that part of this years gift was the same as last years SS gift. Haha haha I need to stop my JP love for real.

    Pics coming - somehow this years SS knew that I took off last years SS gift due to concerns about power overload issues.

    Amazed at the generosity of others. I thought I did OK this year but people are putting another 0 on $30 suggested gift and blowing this out of the park.

    #465 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I sent his Canadian care package to a American pinsider friend last year. He and his family enjoyed it
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    Yes. Ketchup lays. My fav thing to do is take regular, greasy, nasty Lays dunk them into some Heinz ketchup. AMAZING.

    how do these Canadien imitations compare?

    #466 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I sent his Canadian care package to a American pinsider friend last year. He and his family enjoyed it
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    I think you can make it a little more Canadian with the -original- "Old Dutch" ketchup chips. I miss the bacon ones.

    Also Canadian O'Henry >>> American O'Henry... just saying.

    #467 5 months ago

    OK folks, Live from the:

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    On Christmas Day at 19:00 UK Time (14:00 Eastern) I will be streaming the great Pinside Secret Santa opening!

    http://twitch.tv/NeilMcRae/

    I hope you can join me! Or at the very least watch on Youtube after!

    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    #468 5 months ago

    Day 2: someone has been doing their homework/stalking! Got this awesome fallout soap dispenser! Love it. I will smile every time I wash my hands and I'm sure my wife will roll her eyes Everytime she washes hers.

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    #469 5 months ago

    Got my package today. So now the question is do I wait, or open now?

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    #470 5 months ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    I think you can make it a little more Canadian with the -original- "Old Dutch" ketchup chips. I miss the bacon ones.
    Also Canadian O'Henry >>> American O'Henry... just saying.

    I included a bag of Old Dutch ketchup chips along with a bag of Lays Ketchup chips in this years parcel

    I should ask which one he preferred.

    Quoted from ypurchn:

    Yes. Ketchup lays. My fav thing to do is take regular, greasy, nasty Lays dunk them into some Heinz ketchup. AMAZING.
    how do these Canadien imitations compare?

    We used to do that when I was a kid. My mother would buy cheap regular chips and tell us to just dip them in ketchup.

    #471 5 months ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Got my package today. So now the question is do I wait, or open now?
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    I say "open it now!", but lloyd would tell you to wait. I guess you can guess who would be the devil on your shoulder

    #472 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    I included a bag of Old Dutch ketchup chips along with a bag of Lays Ketchup chips in this years parcel
    I should ask which one he preferred.

    We used to do that when I was a kid. My mother would buy cheap regular chips and tell us to just dip them in ketchup.

    Have a friend that loves dipping in mild sauce from TacoBell fast food chain. He always snagging all my sauce packets. Lol.

    #473 5 months ago

    I always grab a handful when I get a box of the tacos and then forget to use them half the time

    #474 5 months ago

    This looks so fun, how did I not know this was going on? Put me on the list for next year!

    Enjoy, all, I'll be watching from the sidelines.

    #475 5 months ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    This looks so fun, how did I not know this was going on? Put me on the list for next year!
    Enjoy, all, I'll be watching from the sidelines.

    Great fun. HONESTLY, most fun is seeing everybodys pics etc though. So follow along!

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    #476 5 months ago

    Yeah, I opened now. My Secret Santa rocks! I love it all. Very thoughtful and makes me so super happy. Thank you!!

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    #477 5 months ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Yeah, I opened now. My Secret Santa rocks! I love it all. Very thoughtful and makes me so super happy. Thank you!!
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    Very cool stuff

    What is the joystick base looking thing?

    #478 5 months ago

    That movie rocked! Thanks for the code!

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    #479 5 months ago

    Someone's gonna jack that code!! Lol

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    #481 5 months ago

    P.S.S.S. you are awesome! So stoked to get this today. I just got this game last week and shopped it and have been debating what mods I want for it. You just made my season. Thanks! You are a great stalker! I hope I can buy you a beer someday.

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    #482 5 months ago

    So once again this year I had the pinside secrete santa!!!!

    So I have no idea how they knew this but for the last 2-3 years I’ve been looking for a replacement of my favorite knife. A lestherman folding knife with a Phillips, flat head and bottle opener with a serrated blade. I could not find anywhere. Well they found one and in black even!

    Also now I would like to announce we now have a custom Game Exchange pinball! It’s a bit small but hey we gotta start somewhere! Love it!!!

    Thank you! And thank you to all who arranged.

    JJ

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    #483 5 months ago
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    #484 5 months ago

    My SS really nailed it! Thank you!!!

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    #485 5 months ago

    This will be a multiple posting message so please accept my apologies in advance, I feel like making some comments on certain items and want the comments to be with each photo.

    So I got notified by UPS that a package was scheduled for delivery and I got an alert from my security camera that there was motion by the side door. I checked my phone and saw the UPS guy bringing the box to the side door. I texted my wife to grab the box and hoped she could confirm it was what I hoped it was. It was secret Santa time.

    The longest drive home from work followed but soon it was time to open it up. A nice warning on the outside gave me a heads up that the gifts were not wrapped so if I had plans to put them out under the tree until Christmas, it wasn’t going to work. No worries there, these would have been opened either way. The box was making strange rattling sounds and my wife joked that maybe it was an oversized toy pinball machine.

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    #486 5 months ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    he box was making strange rattling sounds

    Get thos chinchillas out of there!

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    #487 5 months ago

    My wife wasn’t far off! It was one of those “pinball” games you see at the dollar store, themed for baseball. I also got a DVD of Major League and some Chief Wahoo (RIP) stickers. Very nice as I have rooted for them to win since ‘82.

    There is a DVD game for Space Ace which was my first user name on old dial up BBS systems back in the C=64 days. Truly my SS has done his research. I kept getting questions about kiss on the BBS’s and I didn’t know why until someone told me one of the Kiss band members was named Space Ace. Oops. When XBox Live launches I changed my name to TheHammerGod since I loved Thor and there is a keychain of Majoir.

    Star Wars Pez, I’m a fan. Racketballs and a Racketball rejuvenator; I must have mentioned I played at some point. Heck I don’t remember when I would have but there is the proof I did.

    The Whirly Ball is a mystery, how does it tie in with the SS deep dive research? I’m gonna have to review my own posts to find out!

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    #488 5 months ago

    There was also a BB-8 phone app controlled droid. If you have never seen these before check them out on YouTube, they are crazy awesome. You control it with an app, it will respond to voice commands and it has sensors to avoid running into things. This is the type of toy that would have been on the Jetsons cartoon when I was a kid and now it came in a SS box! What?

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    #489 5 months ago

    Oh, this is a pinball Secret Santa exchange? How about a Ghostbusters pinball decal, a set of flipper rubbers, a flipper gap gauge, bulbs, fuses and a fuse remover.

    I didn’t even know the flipper gauge was a thing, great idea and right into the toolbox!

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    #490 5 months ago

    My first Double Danger pinball shirt! My only issue with this is that when my wife held it up so I could take the photo she was eyeballing it for herself. Sure she wears a small and this is extra large but she may have mentioned something about wearing it as a nightshirt under her breath.

    I don’t think so! Hands off MY Secret Santa stash!

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    #491 5 months ago

    Finally. The last item in this box of wonderment and delights. I love me some Gottlieb. So much the attract mode on Waterworld says “Nothing but Gottlieb” followed by “Gottlieb RIP 1927-1996”

    Yes I know what that makes me in the eyes of the hardcore pinball players but the heart does what the heart does. Now I have an official name for the row of Gottlieb machines in the basement, from now on if you are looking for me Jen will tell you where I am at. Having fun on Gottlieb Way. Woot!

    Thank you so much for everything Secret Santa from GA. I have a friend who just moved back there, if I ever find out who you are I am going to have him buy you a beer. Or give you a hug. Or something.

    I told my wife she has some steep competition for gifts for me this year and she flat out told me she can’t beat that. I think the could always try!

    Again, thank you so much. I hope your Secret Santa brought you a fraction of that happiness that yours brought me.

    Whew. I’m done! Cheers!

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    #492 5 months ago

    As I left for work, I had a usps package on the door stop!!! Just got home and have family over however I did open the box, and my daughter took off with one of the gifts super excited to open this!!!! I’ll post up when I do! Thank you SS!!

    I had to get my coal hahahah

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    #493 5 months ago

    My biggest takeaway from all this is that everyone's better at wrapping presents than I am.

    #494 5 months ago

    Got this in the mail today....You guys/gals want me to open?
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    #495 5 months ago

    A special box showed up today and I realized that I've never done an unboxing video before... After spending the last few minutes making one on an iPad, I'm sure everyone will agree that the only thing good about my efforts were the awesome presents. Thanks you Secret Santa!

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    My disembodied hands and rambling monologue fail to adequately convey my sincere thanks and gratitude.

    Merry Christmas and thank you truly!

    #496 5 months ago
    Quoted from EvanDickson:

    My biggest takeaway from all this is that everyone's better at wrapping presents than I am.

    When I wrap presents, it’s like a 5 year old wrapped them. So, I had my wife wrap mine.

    #497 5 months ago
    Quoted from dnapac:

    When I wrap presents, it’s like a 5 year old wrapped them. So, I had my wife wrap mine.

    I did too!

    #499 5 months ago

    So cool to see everyone posting with their gifts! I had fun giving and receiving my gifts this year, looking forward to next year. Thanks to my secret Santa for my awesome gifts.

    #500 5 months ago

    I wrapped mine myself. They looked like shit!

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