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Official 2018 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

2 years ago


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    #251 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

    #254 2 years ago

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

    #255 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

    #258 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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    #271 2 years ago

    WTAF?

    That is hilarious!!!

    It needs pineapple. Or peas and mayo.

    #272 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

    So excite! Arrived today

    Wrapping paper already kicks ass

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    #276 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

    Wow, some great gifts going on in here!!

    My gifts were mailed out today.

    #282 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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    #286 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

    THAT would be epic!

    #291 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Quoted from Coz:

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

    Absolutely why else would he sign it XOXOXOXO

    #294 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

    #296 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Quoted from cletus:

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

    that was an option?

    #298 2 years ago

    Have mine boxed up.
    Should be heading out tomorrow.

    #299 2 years 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 years 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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