Official 2018 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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Official 2018 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread


By LesManley

27 days ago



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    #251 6 days ago

    Btw, I am already wearing one of the tshirts. The girls took the spinners and bracelets and ran off.

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    #252 5 days ago

    I was surprised today on getting home with a gift from Pinside SS - thanks and Merry Christmas SS and all Pinsiders
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    #253 5 days ago

    Ordering is complete, now just waiting for it all to arrive for the turn around and ship.

    #254 5 days ago

    Yep, I'm waiting on one more package, should have it out by the end of the week!

    #255 5 days ago

    all of the chinchillas have finally arrived. does anyone know if I can safely package a honey badger in with them, or will those nasty little fuzzballs attack the badger?

    I hate for my recipient to receive a bunch of fat chinchilla and one badger carcass

    #256 5 days ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    all of the chinchillas have finally arrived. does anyone know if I can safely package a honey badger in with them, or will those nasty little fuzzballs attack the badger?
    I hate for my recipient to receive a bunch of fat chinchilla and one badger carcass

    Did you try seeing if Belushi ever got any wolverines back in stock? That may work better...

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    #257 5 days ago

    One more item yet to arrive then I can wrap and send off all the Secret Santa fun!

    #258 5 days ago

    So I ordered some stuff for my SS, the package came to the UK, and is now apparently in Brazil! I've ordered them again!

    November 26, 2018, 2:41 pm
    Processed Through Facility
    BRAZIL
    Your item was processed through a facility in BRAZIL on November 26, 2018 at 2:41 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination.
    November 20, 2018, 1:03 pm
    Departed
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
    November 19, 2018, 10:45 pm
    Departed
    CHICAGO, UNITED STATES

    LOL

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    #259 5 days ago

    Hi Santas, just wanted to post an update on how the gift sending is going so far. We still have 9 days before the posted shipping date cutoff and we have already had almost half of the SS check in with me saying they shipped out their gifts, which is great. I'm marking people off as they contact me and/or when someone posts that they received their gift, so if you haven't contacted me but your recipient has posted that they got their gifts, you are all good.

    If you have shipped and didn't let me know yet, please shoot me a quick PM so I can mark you down. In a couple days I will post again here and send out reminders to anyone I haven't heard from yet, as that will still give people another week to ship. Thanks again!

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    #260 5 days ago

    Got something in the mail yesterday and have not had a chance to post until now. We got a great haul!

    A nifty window decal
    An awesomely cool pinball shirt
    A sweet flash/work light
    A metal sign of the JP flyer
    last but not least...Laser Fingers and some delicious candy (which our 4 year old was extremely exited about both)

    Thank you very much SS. It was a great gift!

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    #261 5 days ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Hi Santas, just wanted to post an update on how the gift sending is going so far.

    Thank you for all your work organizing this John. I hope Santa is real good to you.

    LTG : )

    #262 5 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Thank you for all your work organizing this John. I hope Santa is real good to you.
    LTG : )

    Thanks Lloyd! It's been a lot of fun and it's really cool to see all the gifts and how much everyone is enjoying it!

    P.S. I talked to Jim today and we are going to stop in tomorrow afternoon to play some more Pirates, so I'll see you then.

    #263 5 days ago

    Watching everyone open all these cool gifts almost made me tear into mine. But, my wife said it’s as fun for her as it is me, so she wants me to wait for Christmas. Damn it! At least she’s into pinball as much as me....I’ll wait. Although I’ve threatened to open it in the middle of the night. My stuff finally will arrive late this week, so package will get sent on time. I’m definitely in next year!

    #264 5 days ago
    Quoted from dnapac:

    almost made me tear into mine.

    Just think how much better Christmas will be when you get to open your Secret Santa present. Just like years ago when you were a kid.

    Christmas is over too fast anyway. Why hurry it, and miss part of the excitement ?

    LTG : )

    #265 5 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Just think how much better Christmas will be when you get to open your Secret Santa present. Just like years ago when you were a kid.
    Christmas is over too fast anyway. Why hurry it, and miss part of the excitement ?
    LTG : )

    I agree. I haven’t been this excited for Christmas for years/decades. Waiting does add that anticipation/excitement component.

    #266 5 days ago
    Quoted from action76:

    Got something in the mail yesterday and have not had a chance to post until now. We got a great haul!
    A nifty window decal
    An awesomely cool pinball shirt
    A sweet flash/work light
    A metal sign of the JP flyer
    last but not least...Laser Fingers and some delicious candy (which our 4 year old was extremely exited about both)
    Thank you very much SS. It was a great gift![quoted image][quoted image]

    That window decal and shirt is awesome...whoever your secret Santa is did a great job! I would like to receive a pm on where to get these if you don’t mind SS..thanks

    #267 4 days ago

    This is awesome, glad I'm a part of it this year and hope for many more years to come. Happy Holidays all!

    #268 4 days ago
    Quoted from action76:

    Got something in the mail yesterday and have not had a chance to post until now. We got a great haul!
    A nifty window decal
    An awesomely cool pinball shirt
    A sweet flash/work light
    A metal sign of the JP flyer
    last but not least...Laser Fingers and some delicious candy (which our 4 year old was extremely exited about both)
    Thank you very much SS. It was a great gift![quoted image][quoted image]

    I think the sign is awesome. I would like to know where to find those.

    #269 4 days ago

    Did not get my present yet but just looking at how everyone has put so much time and effort in picking gift is even more fun!
    Good job John!

    #270 4 days ago

    Kudos to everyone throwing some craft into their gift-giving.

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    #271 4 days ago

    WTAF?

    That is hilarious!!!

    It needs pineapple. Or peas and mayo.

    #272 4 days ago

    OMG, it’s HERE! It’s Here! I’m gonna open it tonight, I can’t wait!!

    17.5 lbs of pinside goodness!

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    #273 4 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    17.5 lbs of pinside goodness!

    Wow, the postage alone equals the minimum budget requirement!

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    #274 4 days ago

    I got my Secret Santa package and got some cool stuff. Always useful bottles of Novus 1 & 2, a t-shirt, some Mrs Pin podcast buttons, stickers, slap bracelets (or quick and dirty cable wraps), a couple of Deadpool flyers, 3 issues of Gameroom Magazine, some cool arcade and pinball stickers, Pinball compendium book (awesome book which we didn't have), and a Making of Tron book which my husband is thrilled with because somehow he'd never seen it.

    Thank you Santa!

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    #275 4 days ago

    So excite! Arrived today

    Wrapping paper already kicks ass

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    #276 4 days ago

    Wow! Hit the big time! Whomever you are, you kick ass!!! Seriously, we don’t do much for presents in my family so this will likely be the one thing I open for the holidays. You totally stalked and were creative. Thx from the bottom of my heart!

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    #277 4 days ago

    Absolutely perfect! I opened up the box and everything was individually wrapped, attached to them was quotes I made in the forums. Every item was tied to something I said, very cool. I wish I had photographed everything but I was like a kid on Xmas morning. Thank you! I haven’t felt that in years...decades. Thank you! I got a lit pac man sign to go with my pac man machine, not sure where I’ll put it yet but it came with a awesome wall mount. Very solid, led lit. Love it! A pac man record that’ll look great hung on the wall ( my kid already listened to it) Two T-shirt’s, one of strikes and spares cuz I like skinny red heads ( that was in this thread, early), and a porn shirt cuz we were joking about what to get everybody. Also got a micro screwdriver, Molex pin tool, and a pin straightening device because I said I wanted one in a thread (works great btw!). I needed all three actually, love the Molex tool especially!

    Very, very, thoughtful and cool. THANK YOU!

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    #278 4 days ago

    I’ll have to mount it somewhere, but for now.....thanks again secret Santa! Love it, ya made my Xmas!

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    #279 4 days ago

    OK, I waited long enough! Just want to THANK my Secret Santa, you did awesome! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL. This is great, count me in next year! Thanks again SS! Who ever you are?

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    #280 3 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    Absolutely perfect! I opened up the box and everything was individually wrapped, attached to them was quotes I made in the forums. Every item was tied to something I said, very cool. I wish I had photographed everything but I was like a kid on Xmas morning. Thank you! I haven’t felt that in years...decades. Thank you! I got a lit pac man sign to go with my pac man machine, not sure where I’ll put it yet but it came with a awesome wall mount. Very solid, led lit. Love it! A pac man record that’ll look great hung on the wall ( my kid already listened to it) Two T-shirt’s, one of strikes and spares cuz I like skinny red heads ( that was in this thread, early), and a porn shirt cuz we were joking about what to get everybody. Also got a micro screwdriver, Molex pin tool, and a pin straightening device because I said I wanted one in a thread (works great btw!). I needed all three actually, love the Molex tool especially!
    Very, very, thoughtful and cool. THANK YOU!
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    Love the strikes and spare's shirt. I haven't been able to find a good source for pin shirts. Would love a pm to know where to get that one.

    #281 3 days ago

    Wow, some great gifts going on in here!!

    My gifts were mailed out today.

    #282 3 days ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    ... and a pin straightening device because I said I wanted one in a thread (works great btw!).

    Dammit... I knew I shouldn't have mentioned in one of the OT threads how I wondered what it would be like to own a Chinchilla. The stalking in this thread is unbelievable.

    #283 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pinzap:

    Dammit... I knew I shouldn't have mentioned in one of the OT threads how I wondered what it would be like to own a Chinchilla. The stalking in this thread is unbelievable.

    hope you've got room for 30 of the little bastards. they were all so cute, I couldn't see just taking one and leaving the rest at the local animal shelter

    next year, someone is getting hedgehogs!

    edit:
    damnit! one of the little guys off and died on me. waiting for a replacement. I hope he looks the same

    #284 3 days ago

    Just got back from a work trip and find this waiting for me. Absolutely awesome gift. I received a nice little overhaul kit for my TMNT machine! Thanks secret santa! I cant wait to ship my gift out tommorow and join in the fun.

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    #285 3 days ago

    My package is here! Big question...do I open now??? Or wait for Christmas?????

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    #286 3 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    My package is here! Big question...do I open now??? Or wait for Christmas?????
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    Open it without looking, take pic, post pic without looking....then look at your post on christmas

    #287 3 days ago

    I’m off to a pretty wonderful start from my Secret Santa! I love the popcorn, and I had a bumper sticker exactly like this one years ago! We will see how long I can wait to open the other gifts, but I love what I have so far. Thank you SS!!!!!

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    #288 3 days ago

    Ok, I couldn’t wait. My gifts are truly IMAMACULATE!!! Wow, my secret Santa found the most imamaculate Baywatch shirt and flyer, the Hoffs CD, a signed picture and some cool pinball items. Thanks for the laugh and the awesome gifts. I don’t have a Baywatch pin, maybe this is a sign that I need one...

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    #289 3 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Ok, I couldn’t wait. My gifts are truly IMAMACULATE!!! Wow, my secret Santa found the most imamaculate Baywatch shirt and flyer, the Hoffs CD, a signed picture and some cool pinball items. Thanks for the laugh and the awesome gifts. I don’t have a Baywatch pin, maybe this is a sign that I need one...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    No F’ing way!! Did the Hoff actually sign that?

    #290 3 days ago

    THAT would be epic!

    #291 3 days ago
    Quoted from ypurchn:

    No F’ing way!! Did the Hoff actually sign that?

    Wait.....do you think the Hoff is my secret Santa???

    #292 3 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Ok, I couldn’t wait. My gifts are truly IMAMACULATE!!! Wow, my secret Santa found the most imamaculate Baywatch shirt and flyer, the Hoffs CD, a signed picture and some cool pinball items. Thanks for the laugh and the awesome gifts. I don’t have a Baywatch pin, maybe this is a sign that I need one...[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That is hilarious!!!!

    #293 3 days ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Wait.....do you think the Hoff is my secret Santa???

    Absolutely why else would he sign it XOXOXOXO

    #294 3 days ago

    My package arrived! I chuckled because it traveled such a short distance, yet was sent 1-day priority. Seemed unnecessary but maybe the price was the same, -OR- maybe there's something that can't be in the box for very long?! Hhhmm, what are chinchillas anyways?!

    Seriously, though, I'm waiting, but would love to know if it is safe to open the box, and not ruin the surprise? Maybe there's a nicer package inside whose presentation I will be wasting. SS, please advise John to let me know if it's safe to open. Otherwise, I'm not risking it.

    #295 3 days ago

    God that would be sweet if that was an actual Hoff sig. Either way......hilarious. love it!

    #296 3 days ago

    You guys are making it tough to keep up. I did my stalking as good as anybody could, but my mark is a man of few words. I really hope I nailed it.
    Who wouldn’t like a ziplock freezer bag full of assorted , HUO, rubber rings and incandescent bulbs, right?

    #297 3 days ago
    Quoted from cletus14:

    Who wouldn’t like a ziplock freezer bag full of assorted , HUO, rubber rings and incandescent bulbs, right?

    that was an option?

    #298 2 days ago

    Have mine boxed up.
    Should be heading out tomorrow.

    #299 2 days ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    My package arrived! I chuckled because it traveled such a short distance, yet was sent 1-day priority. Seemed unnecessary but maybe the price was the same, -OR- maybe there's something that can't be in the box for very long?!

    OK, I've been advised if I want to wait to open then I need to cut a small hole and drop in some celery and pepperoni daily.

    ??? Hhhmmmm.....

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    #300 2 days ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    OK, I've been advised if I want to wait to open then I need to cut a small hole and drop in some celery and pepperoni daily.
    ??? Hhhmmmm.....

    But not after midnight.

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