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Official 2020 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

1 year ago


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    #1001 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    My wife just alerted me that my secret gifts arrived, so I had to immediately open them. No waiting here.
    Thank you so much to my secret santa!!! I love the gifts. Every single thing you sent will definitely get used. I love the art to hang, and I love playing tiger handheld fans. You really nailed me.
    We already opened the pretzels and they are delicious. We have never heard of these but will be ordering more on the future. They have a great seasoning on them, even the kids love them!
    Thank you so much again, you picked great presents!
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    Wolf, they also have a Southwest flavor that is pretty good...

    #1002 1 year ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    bunch of Chinchillas stacked end to end...

    The one at the bottom must hate life lol

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    #1003 1 year ago

    I received my box on Friday and I’ve got to say my Secret Santa knocked it out of the park. I never imagined getting some one of a kind stuff. We are big Rick and Morty fans at our house and all i can say is WOW!!!! Pinside Secret Santa rocks.
    Ricks ship is a bank and the side of the back box is butter finished and signed by everyone at Spooky, my favorite pinball company.

    Dana

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    #1004 1 year ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    Mine arrived today in the mail, just picked it up at the post office and I’m just at my desk at work staring.

    New rug ?

    LTG : )

    #1005 1 year ago

    It's a matching set of Genuine Chinchilla Hair Toupees

    #1006 1 year ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    Wolf, they also have a Southwest flavor that is pretty good...

    Sweet! We are definitely fans. This bag won't last through the week.

    #1007 1 year ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    It's a matching set of Genuine Chinchilla Hair Toupees

    Maybe it's a huge tube for chinchillas to run from habitat to habitat in ?

    LTG : )

    #1008 1 year ago
    Quoted from Propsnsports:

    I received my box on Friday and I’ve got to say my Secret Santa knocked it out of the park. I never imagined getting some one of a kind stuff. We are big Rick and Morty fans at our house and all i can say is WOW!!!! Pinside Secret Santa rocks.
    Ricks ship is a bank and the side of the back box is butter finished and signed by everyone at Spooky, my favorite pinball company.
    Dana

    That 3D printed object was a prototype toy that never made it into the game?

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    #1009 1 year ago

    quick update with gift #5 today:
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    Chocolate covered pretzels... Miam!
    Those won't reach the game room... they will disappear quickly

    #1010 1 year ago
    Quoted from matiou:

    quick update with gift #5 today:
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    Chocolate covered pretzels... Miam!
    Those won't reach the game room... they will disappear quickly

    Yummm!

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    #1011 1 year ago

    Secret Santa, package received! Going to try and wait a few more days to open it. Thanks

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    #1012 1 year ago

    Secret Santa gifts arrived....opened right away, SWEET!!!!!! Talented artist illustrator on the shipping box.

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    #1013 1 year ago
    Quoted from guitarded:

    It's a matching set of Genuine Chinchilla Hair Toupees

    A merkin!

    #1014 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    My wife just alerted me that my secret gifts arrived, so I had to immediately open them. No waiting here.
    Thank you so much to my secret santa!!! I love the gifts. Every single thing you sent will definitely get used. I love the art to hang, and I love playing tiger handheld fans. You really nailed me.
    We already opened the pretzels and they are delicious. We have never heard of these but will be ordering more on the future. They have a great seasoning on them, even the kids love them!
    Thank you so much again, you picked great presents!
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    what is that xmen game?

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    #1015 1 year ago
    Quoted from luckycreature:

    what is that xmen game?

    Cool handheld X-Men LCD game..!

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    #1016 1 year ago
    Quoted from Insane:

    bunch of Chinchillas stacked end to end...

    Wait! Chinchilla kabobs?

    #1017 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    That is an impressive sized pump!

    Must be Swedish...

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    #1018 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    And....presenting....the display of gift #10
    Hmmm...with little shorty dogs on wrapping, I'm not sure what these games are.
    Definitely not the high jump...maybe the rodent hurdles?
    Tune in tomorrow...
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    I got an Atari Lynx Steel Talons game from 1992 in the box!!!

    Very cool! Will be a great addition.

    It's AWESOME SANTA!!

    Thank you!!

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    #1019 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Wait! Chinchilla kabobs?

    It's cold now this time of the year. Maybe Chinchillasickles, or started out as that until they thaw.

    LTG : )

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    #1020 1 year ago

    RIP (in my belly) Dot’s pretzels. May we meet again in 7-12 business days when my shipment arrives. Thank you SS ... these pretzels may have changed my life.

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    #1021 1 year ago

    Just got this confirmation of shipment. Thank GOD the Dot’s are on their way!

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    #1022 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    I got an Atari Lynx Steel Talons game from 1992 in the box!!!
    Very cool! Will be a great addition.
    It's AWESOME SANTA!!
    Thank you!!
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    Wow! That is cool!

    #1023 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrsPin:

    Just got this confirmation of shipment. Thank GOD the Dot’s are on their way!
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    8 pounds of pretzels?? Lol, they must be good!

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    #1024 1 year ago

    My secret Santa package arrived today.
    Going to put them under the tree and wait until Christmas morning.

    Thanks Santa!!!

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    #1025 1 year ago

    My secret santa box arrived today! P1030499 (resized).JPG

    I have no patience so they stayed wrapped only long enough to take the picture.

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    I got a cool pop up pinball machine card, a neat new board game to try (which I've never played but have wanted to) and an awesome autographed picture of Yori for our Tron collection.

    Thank you Pin Santa, and thanks Les for organizing this.

    #1026 1 year ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    8 pounds of pretzels?? Lol, they must be good!

    Since they’re coming from across the country, I figured I should stock up!!

    #1027 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrsPin:

    RIP (in my belly) Dot’s pretzels. May we meet again in 7-12 business days when my shipment arrives. Thank you SS ... these pretzels may have changed my life.
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    They are so freaking good. We got our first bag ever from secret Santa and have also placed an order!

    #1028 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jawa:

    My secret santa box arrived today! [quoted image]
    I have no patience so they stayed wrapped only long enough to take the picture.
    [quoted image]
    I got a cool pop up pinball machine card, a neat new board game to try (which I've never played but have wanted to) and an awesome autographed picture of Yori for our Tron collection.
    Thank you Pin Santa, and thanks Les for organizing this.

    Oh my wife and I love that game! And if you end up liking that one, you might want to look at Mansions of Madness! It's overtaken Betrayal as our favorite I think.

    #1029 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jawa:

    My secret santa box arrived today! [quoted image]
    I have no patience so they stayed wrapped only long enough to take the picture.
    [quoted image]
    I got a cool pop up pinball machine card, a neat new board game to try (which I've never played but have wanted to) and an awesome autographed picture of Yori for our Tron collection.
    Thank you Pin Santa, and thanks Les for organizing this.

    Betrayal is probably within the top 3 board games that I've played. It is SO good!

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    #1030 1 year ago

    I was bored last night so decided to open my gifts early. Wow my Santa really figured me out, he must of reached out to his elves, as I'm not active in the socials.

    Golf, steak, coffee, technology. All my favorites other than pinball

    Thanks again Secret Santa!!

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    #1031 1 year ago

    To my secret Santa family Elliott, Grant and Jen, thank you so much for these well thought out gifts. Tonight, while playing a few games, I'll be wearing my Christmas themed Marcos t-shirt, drinking home made hot chocolate and marshmallows from my very cool metallica playfield mug, which will be resting in this awesome elvira pingulp, and taking a few glances at my new sticker!! How you figured out that ehoh and met are the only keepers in my collection is a miracle as I trade games out on a constant basis. From my family to yours, Merry Christmas , and high hopes of a Happy New Year.

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    #1032 1 year ago

    Got my gift today as I came tomy office. Thank you very much for all the tools. As someone with a lot of machines, somehow I am working on one a lot as well. These will certainly get put to good use. Thank you thank you!!

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    #1033 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aflacjack:

    Got my gift today as I came tomy office. Thank you very much for all the tools. As someone with a lot of machines, somehow I am working on one a lot as well. These will certainly get put to good use. Thank you thank you!!
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    Thats a really handy set of tools you got! I keep those very same Pittsburgh folding allen wrench sets in my pin tool box. A pro tip- remove the bolts that hold them together and put a couple dabs of locktite on there and then reassemble!

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    #1034 1 year ago

    Gift #6................................. a Deadpool tee-shirt... Yeah! Thanks Santa.
    Now I need to find myself a Deadpool pinball to go with it

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    #1035 1 year ago

    I received my SS box. Thank you!

    I will have to share pics later, however.

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    #1036 1 year ago

    So we cooked and ate all of the nachos from our Secret Santa last night and they were really good, along with the homemade Hot Sauces, excellent! I am still full today!

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    #1037 1 year ago
    Quoted from gentrsa:

    So we cooked and ate all of the nachos from our Secret Santa last night and they were really good, along with the homemade Hot Sauces, excellent! I am still full today!
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    Great, now I'm hungry...

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    #1038 1 year ago

    Had a box arrive marked from Santas Secrets, so I'm assuming it belongs in this thread. I have two now I'll be opening on January 7th and posting pictures.

    Prada will open hers on Christmas and have me post pictures for her.

    Amazon missed me and will try again tomorrow and Thursday. Don't know what that is. I'll post here if it's Secret Santa related.

    Thank you Secret Santas from Prada and me !

    LTG : )

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    #1040 1 year ago

    I've had a few inquiries and messages about shipping and deliveries times, so I wanted to make sure to post this. It wouldn't be 2020 without widespread problems, so I shouldn't be surprised, but the USPS is getting absolutely decimated this holiday season. From huge increased demand from no one shopping in person, to tons of workers calling in sick / quarantined, they are WAY behind this year to the tune of potentially millions of packages. You can read about all the fun in articles like this...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/21/usps-delays-christmas/

    Case in point for me personally, I sent a gift out on 12/14 via 3 day Priority Mail, now 8 days later it still isn't even in the destination city yet. If you sent your SS present out via USPS recently, there is a great chance that it won't make it there before Christmas. I don't think many people anticipated that USPS Priority Mail would take 2 weeks to deliver, so it seems like more people than usual, myself included, will probably be opening their SS gifts closer to Lloyd's Orthodox Christmas January 7th date instead of on Dec. 25th.

    The way I would like to handle it is like this. USPS is delivering through Dec. 24th this year, so please give your gifts through Dec. 24th to arrive as there will be a lot of last minute deliveries this year. If after Dec. 24th your package still has not arrived, then please shoot me a message and I will track down where it is at currently and get tracking information over to you if possible so you can follow it all the way home. Thank you again for all your communication throughout this entire program and your understanding if you happen to fall into the USPS delivery purgatory category. If anyone has any other questions or concerns, please just let me know.

    To look at the bright side of things, we will now probably have more pictures of gift openings to look at for awhile after the typically busy Christmas opening and posting day.

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    #1041 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    millions of packages

    What's weird is that some things are delayed and others aren't. I'm guessing it has a lot to do with where the package originates. I have things stuck in Cali but packages from Marco in SC came without issue. My SS gift says delivered, but I haven't yet seen anything posted by the recipient. Perhaps they're waiting til Christmas.

    #1042 1 year ago

    The ladies at my local post office made a video of the back area of it being FULL, they put it on facebook here in town and asked everyone to come pickup their packages!! (we don't have delivery here) so they can clean it out as more arrivals are coming in for them.

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    #1043 1 year ago

    What am I seeing at the far back of that USPS mailroom ..? 20201222_165342 (resized).jpg

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    #1044 1 year ago

    Package arrived! Will open on Christmas Eve....

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    #1045 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I've had a few inquiries and messages about shipping and deliveries times, so I wanted to make sure to post this. It wouldn't be 2020 without widespread problems, so I shouldn't be surprised, but the USPS is getting absolutely decimated this holiday season. From huge increased demand from no one shopping in person, to tons of workers calling in sick / quarantined, they are WAY behind this year to the tune of potentially millions of packages. You can read about all the fun in articles like this...
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/21/usps-delays-christmas/
    Case in point for me personally, I sent a gift out on 12/14 via 3 day Priority Mail, now 8 days later it still isn't even in the destination city yet. If you sent your SS present out via USPS recently, there is a great chance that it won't make it there before Christmas. I don't think many people anticipated that USPS Priority Mail would take 2 weeks to deliver, so it seems like more people than usual, myself included, will probably be opening their SS gifts closer to Lloyd's Orthodox Christmas January 7th date instead of on Dec. 25th.
    The way I would like to handle it is like this. USPS is delivering through Dec. 24th this year, so please give your gifts through Dec. 24th to arrive as there will be a lot of last minute deliveries this year. If after Dec. 24th your package still has not arrived, then please shoot me a message and I will track down where it is at currently and get tracking information over to you if possible so you can follow it all the way home. Thank you again for all your communication throughout this entire program and your understanding if you happen to fall into the USPS delivery purgatory category. If anyone has any other questions or concerns, please just let me know.
    To look at the bright side of things, we will now probably have more pictures of gift openings to look at for awhile after the typically busy Christmas opening and posting day.
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    Those poor chinchillas.
    I wonder how long they stay good in the mail?

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    #1046 1 year ago

    I received an Amazon box that I assumed was something I forgot I ordered, but I was surprised when it ended up being from my secret Santa! I got all the Novus I will ever need! Not only will I have the cleanest pinball machines ever, there was a note that another part of my gift was in the USPS aether. I will post another picture as soon as it comes, but I am already thrilled with what I got. Thank you Santa!

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    #1047 1 year ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    What am I seeing at the far back of that USPS mailroom ..? [quoted image]
    [quoted image]

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    #1048 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Those poor chinchillas.
    I wonder how long they stay good in the mail?

    They'll be fine when they find that 8 pounds bag of Dot's pretzels!!
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2020-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread/page/21#post-6029055

    #1049 1 year ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    They'll be fine when they find that 8 pounds bag of Dot's pretzels!!

    I wish I could upvote you more than once for this!

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    #1050 1 year ago

    Ok, im bad. Had a downer of a day and opened all the little boxes! Feeling much better now! I absolutely love atari stuff so im totally diggn the atari pin set! Thank you!!! Ill save the day 12 for xmas tho mittens loves atari too, so he approves!

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