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Official 2020 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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    #801 11 months ago

    Package came today... wow. My SS hit it out of the park. Seriously, my SS is a very thoughtful and generous individual and I am lucky to have had him/her as my SS. Very thought out letter with info for each of the 4 gift's.

    Gift number 1 - Old Bay... who doesn't love Old Bay? Little shake on a Bloody Mary, excellent on salmon or any fish for that matter. Great start to the gifts!

    How do I describe gift number 2 - the Berger's cookies... I can't find the words. I actually opened them and the wife and I ate one before we went to gift 3. Hand made fudge covered cookie - holy moly these are the bomb. I am currently not diabetic, but maybe after I eat these cookies...

    Gift number 3 - I spent a few years in PA and absolutely love Utz potato chips. As my SS mentions on the page for that gift, they ship Utz chips around the country to friends and family. I actually have family that sends me the chips as well!

    Gift number 4 - knocked me for a loop - the time spent to stalk me is absolutely commendable! To my pinsider brother that helped my SS, well done. More than generous gift in a Brian Allen Monster Bash Translite!!!

    I know it's redundant, but I cant say it enough - wow and thank you SS!

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    #802 11 months ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    . Very thought out letter with info for each of the 4 gift's. to the gifts!

    In the rush to send out my SS package I forgot to write a letter like I usually do.

    #803 11 months ago

    This is reason packages are so messed up in Baltimore :/ https://www.facebook.com/101494469217/posts/10159697993844218/?d=n

    #804 11 months ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    Package came today... wow. My SS hit it out of the park. Seriously, my SS is a very thoughtful and generous individual and I am lucky to have had him/her as my SS. Very thought out letter with info for each of the 4 gift's.
    Gift number 1 - Old Bay... who doesn't love Old Bay? Little shake on a Bloody Mary, excellent on salmon or any fish for that matter. Great start to the gifts!
    How do I describe gift number 2 - the Berger's cookies... I can't find the words. I actually opened them and the wife and I ate one before we went to gift 3. Hand made fudge covered cookie - holy moly these are the bomb. I am currently not diabetic, but maybe after I eat these cookies...
    Gift number 3 - I spent a few years in PA and absolutely love Utz potato chips. As my SS mentions on the page for that gift, they ship Utz chips around the country to friends and family. I actually have family that sends me the chips as well!
    Gift number 4 - knocked me for a loop - the time spent to stalk me is absolutely commendable! To my pinsider brother that helped my SS, well done. More than generous gift in a Brian Allen Monster Bash Translite!!!
    I know it's redundant, but I cant say it enough - wow and thank you SS![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Wow! So awesome!!!

    #805 11 months ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    Package came today... wow. My SS hit it out of the park. Seriously, my SS is a very thoughtful and generous individual and I am lucky to have had him/her as my SS. Very thought out letter with info for each of the 4 gift's.
    Gift number 1 - Old Bay... who doesn't love Old Bay? Little shake on a Bloody Mary, excellent on salmon or any fish for that matter. Great start to the gifts!
    How do I describe gift number 2 - the Berger's cookies... I can't find the words. I actually opened them and the wife and I ate one before we went to gift 3. Hand made fudge covered cookie - holy moly these are the bomb. I am currently not diabetic, but maybe after I eat these cookies...
    Gift number 3 - I spent a few years in PA and absolutely love Utz potato chips. As my SS mentions on the page for that gift, they ship Utz chips around the country to friends and family. I actually have family that sends me the chips as well!
    Gift number 4 - knocked me for a loop - the time spent to stalk me is absolutely commendable! To my pinsider brother that helped my SS, well done. More than generous gift in a Brian Allen Monster Bash Translite!!!
    I know it's redundant, but I cant say it enough - wow and thank you SS![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That's awesome the chips are the best

    #806 11 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Dude, my Santa totally gets me!
    Some awesome shirts, cleaning rags (sorry, the BEST pin cleaning rags), some misc. pinball inserts for my restorations and an amazing TAF 3D graphic!
    SCORE
    Thanks Santa!!
    p.s. sorry I couldn't wait to open them.
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    That TAF looks awsome!

    LOVE the stranger things arcade Tee!

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    #807 11 months ago
    Quoted from pzy:

    I got an incredibly thoughtful and well-researched Secret Santa gift today, which makes me feel a little bad with my current trend of lurking! Not a lot of posts for them to go on, but they nailed it! Thank you Secret Santa!
    I'll be adding a picture later to the cats of pinball thread of Franklin enjoying his treats, and I'm definitely installing those decals ASAP too!
    The letter was 2 pages and really thoughtful as well. I love Pinside![quoted image]

    I just added the decals to my TZ, and I must say they're really nice. They make that back area pop more and the material and printing is top-notch!

    Franklin agrees, and adds "fix your clock, it's been over a year!"

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    #808 11 months ago
    Quoted from pzy:

    I just added the decals to my TZ, and I must say they're really nice. They make that back area pop more and the material and printing is top-notch!
    Franklin agrees, and adds "fix your clock, it's been over a year!"[quoted image][quoted image]

    That does look really nice in there!

    And...Twilight Cat. Hah!

    #809 11 months ago
    Quoted from Asylum:

    I spent a few years in PA and absolutely love Utz potato chips.

    I love Utz chips as well! On my first trip to the York show a few years ago, I was excited to discover that the Utz factory was only about a 1/2 hour or so away. I took a break from the show for a quick visit. I had to get some Utz apparel and some fresh chips that were made that day and still hot.

    #810 11 months ago

    A little late to the party on today's post

    And....presenting....the display of gift #7

    Only one thing it could be....an unassembled anti-chinchilla cage!

    You go in the cage, cage goes in the dust, you go in the dust. Chilla's in the the dust, our chinchilla.

    Tune in tomorrow...

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    #811 11 months ago
    Quoted from pzy:

    I just added the decals to my TZ, and I must say they're really nice. They make that back area pop more and the material and printing is top-notch!
    Franklin agrees, and adds "fix your clock, it's been over a year!"[quoted image][quoted image]

    Please tell me he's named after Franklin from the TZ episode "The Fever".... "FRAAAANKLINNNN"

    #812 11 months ago
    Quoted from SkyKing2301:

    Please tell me he's named after Franklin from the TZ episode "The Fever".... "FRAAAANKLINNNN"

    He's actually named for the Roosevelt, because his "cousin" cat is named Teddy, but that's a great reference! I'll be saying that creepily to him more often now.

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    #813 11 months ago

    so my second secret Santa parcel arrived!

    Thank you thank you. Very kind and yes weekend all will be put up in the pinball room! Watch out for photos this weekend!

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    #814 11 months ago

    that's awesome. ss's are hitting it out of the park this year.

    I did a little research on the coin tray that I received and think that it's awesome that a navy veteran is the one producing these. I've never had a coin tray before and am constantly mislaying things that should have their place, this will be one well used item

    thanks again to my secret santa, I'm a pain in the @ss to purchase for but your gifts were spot on this year

    ps
    still waiting for those that received 12 days worth of goodness to start opening and sharing with the rest of us

    #815 11 months ago

    received a christmas card in the mail today from my SS, my wife checked and said since i am waiting til christmas to open my gifts, to put it up til then.

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    #816 11 months ago

    So, I came home to this package today. It’s addressed from my Pinside Secret Santa. Now, the tough decision. Wait, or tear it open. I’ll need to think about it....but it will NOT be easy. Lol. Thanks Secret Santa!

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    #817 11 months ago

    Mail day! These will look sweet in the game room! Wooden tmnt pizza sign and gotg print! Thanks santa!!!

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    #818 11 months ago
    Quoted from pzy:

    I just added the decals to my TZ, and I must say they're really nice. They make that back area pop more and the material and printing is top-notch!
    Franklin agrees, and adds "fix your clock, it's been over a year!"[quoted image][quoted image]

    Looks awesome!

    Quoted from Mitoska:

    Mail day! These will look sweet in the game room! Wooden tmnt pizza sign and gotg print! Thanks santa!!!
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    I really dig that turtles pizza sign!

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    #819 11 months ago

    Got my package in the mail today from my Secret Santa. I will wait until 12/25 to open, but thank you!!

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    #820 11 months ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    A little late to the party on today's post
    And....presenting....the display of gift #7
    Only one thing it could be....an unassembled anti-chinchilla cage!
    You go in the cage, cage goes in the dust, you go in the dust. Chilla's in the the dust, our chinchilla.
    Tune in tomorrow...
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    Wow, thank you santa!!

    I got a large package of Sleevecity heavy duty record sleeves!!

    They are 5 Mil thick!!

    I checked them out right away. I've never had a polypropylene outer sleeve so thick and nice for my vinyl! It puts what I have some of my "good" records in to shame.

    Nice stalking!

    Let's just say I'll be upgrading quite a few higher end albums and passing down what I have now to some cheaper albums.

    I know I know ...not supposed to reuse protection.

    Thank you santa!

    P.S. Sleeve City uses a small furry critter in its logo

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    #821 11 months ago

    Got a box from Secret Santa today , Thank you . I will post pictures of the opening later.

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    #822 11 months ago
    Quoted from Mitoska:

    Mail day! These will look sweet in the game room! Wooden tmnt pizza sign and gotg print! Thanks santa!!!
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    I like this Star Wars style GOTG poster! Nice addition to any game room!

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    #823 11 months ago

    So I came home from work to the first package out of a million that arrived that had my name on it, so I knew it had to be from my SS. I didn't even hesitate on opening in and was blown away with my gift. My Santa saw I was on my second Taxi and ran with it. It's an awesome print on canvas that is a play on the Taxi back glass and I love it. Can wait to get it hung up. And according to the note there may be more coming. This would be the perfect gift as it is! Thanks so much Santa!

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    #824 11 months ago

    Day 2: i was super excited to open this one, 2-11 are all similar weights and sound, so i have a guess.... anyways, day two. Is an atari asteroids enameled pin! It’ll go nicely with my asteroids machine! Im tempted to get a 80’s denim jacket to put it on... thank you Santa!

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    #825 11 months ago
    Quoted from bowtech:

    So I came home from work to the first package out of a million that arrived that had my name on it, so I knew it had to be from my SS. I didn't even hesitate on opening in and was blown away with my gift. My Santa saw I was on my second Taxi and ran with it. It's an awesome print on canvas that is a play on the Taxi back glass and I love it. Can wait to get it hung up. And according to the note there may be more coming. This would be the perfect gift as it is! Thanks so much Santa!
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    Man, that's super cool! Who's the dude left of Ali supposed to be? I'm usually good with pop culture but I'm drawing a blank. Looks like Luke Wilson in Old School

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    #826 11 months ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Man, that's super cool! Who's the dude left of Ali supposed to be? I'm usually good with pop culture but I'm drawing a blank. Looks like Luke Wilson in Old School

    I believe it's Hans Gruber.

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    #827 11 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I believe it's Hans Gruber.[quoted image]

    Thanks. Didn't see that and I watched Die Hard last night.
    Shoot the glass

    #828 11 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I believe it's Hans Gruber.[quoted image]

    "Professor Snape" in a suit would have been also valid.. lol

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    #829 11 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I believe it's Hans Gruber.[quoted image]

    And I had Hans in my package as well. Let me thank my Secret Santa from Alabama. Without giving any details of what I may want you knocked it out of the park! I mean the World's Smallest Hot Wheels, a scalp massager, Pinball Wizards book, and the list goes on! Take a look for yourself! Thanks for everything, especially putting a smile on my face.
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    #830 11 months ago

    I opened my gifts and got a cool cargo tool bag , I will move my pinball supplies out of the box they are in . Frosty for a year my wife and I love Frostys . Some cool voice activated led lights a comet pinball sticker. And an Atari video pinball cartridge. So cool Thank you very much SS!

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    #831 11 months ago

    I already received one nice sized box from my Secret Santa but I came home to another box today! It was decorated with stickers and stamps of some interesting music sources that I’ll have to investigate a little further. When I opened it, there was a card included and the gifts have numbers on them, so I will absolutely open them in order.

    My Secret Santa is very generous and the gifts have already brightened up my holidays. I’m not sure how much longer I can wait to open them!

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    #832 11 months ago
    Quoted from homegameroom:

    I already received one nice sized box from my Secret Santa

    UFO kit inside is awesome !

    LTG : )

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    #833 11 months ago

    Tonight was time to open package #3..........................

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    Some One Grand Blitz wax! I guess this should last me few years
    Playfields are going to be shiny!
    Thanks Secret Santa!

    #834 11 months ago

    So my package shipped weeks ago via USPS and it hasn’t arrived to my SS house yet because of USPS delays. I hope they didn’t lose it. I’m starting to sweat a little.

    #836 11 months ago
    Quoted from Mitoska:

    Mail day! These will look sweet in the game room! Wooden tmnt pizza sign and gotg print! Thanks santa!!!
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    Awesome gotg poster!

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    #837 11 months ago

    Received my prezzie this morning, and I really appreciate this really freaking cool gift. Thanks Santa!!

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    #838 11 months ago

    Been dragging my fee a bit as I wanted to get all my Santee's gifts into one box, but finally got everything posted this morning. Hope it finds its destination before Christmas!

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    #839 11 months ago

    Waiting until the 16th as I was instructed nearly killed me, but it was well worth the wait!! Day 1 gift: creepy cobra mod for Indy! Totally. Obsessed.

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    #840 11 months ago
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    #841 11 months ago

    So my SS package arrived a few days ago, but I’m gonna wait until Xmas to open it and will report back then.
    I’m still waiting for one purchase to send out my package, but I was told it will be here today or tomorrow. Pretty sure my receiver will not be disappointed.

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    #842 11 months ago

    Ours came today! I will probably have to open it when I get home from work and will post more pictures then. Can't wait until I get home!

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    #843 11 months ago

    It has been said by some, 2020 sucks, this thread totally contradicts that!

    #844 11 months ago
    Quoted from bowz:

    So my SS package arrived a few days ago,

    You might want to block your address.

    LTG : )

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    #845 11 months ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    You might want to block your address.
    LTG : )

    sshhhhh, I'm boxing chinchilas up!!!!

    #846 11 months ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    sshhhhh, I'm boxing chinchilas up!!!!

    Man, you beat me to it!

    #847 11 months ago

    Let's say someone had successfully beat a Corn Nuts habit decades ago, but then his SS sent Corn Nuts and now he's addicted again. Is there any recourse?

    #848 11 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Let's say someone had successfully beat a Corn Nuts habit decades ago, but then his SS sent Corn Nuts and now he's addicted again. Is there any recourse?

    Asking for a friend?

    #849 11 months ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    Asking for a friend?

    A friend whose treat drawer in my desk here at work is empty. I mean, at their desk.

    #850 11 months ago

    That isn't a Chinchilla in that SS box.

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