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Official 2020 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

1 year ago


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    #1051 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

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

    If they are like lobsters. You could end up with only one fat one.

    LTG : )

    #1052 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    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.

    I don't know. I had a package from California shipped on November 30. Took a little over a week to get to Minnesota. Then it went to the wrong suburb. Then nah to the right suburb. Then to Massachusetts for some reason.... where it had been sitting since Dec 11. So lots of chances for issues between points A and B...

    All this while UPS, FedEx, and Amazon seem to have little trouble moving packages around...

    #1053 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

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

    When it comes to Christmas Rodents I think your only choices are Naughty and / or Mice.

    #1054 1 year ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    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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    That's a cool set

    #1055 1 year ago
    Quoted from Phat_Jay:

    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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    How come every Pinsider's cats seem to have a bellyful of chinchilla??!!

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    #1056 1 year ago

    My first gift arrived safely today, thanks Secret Santa! Now I'm on pins and needles waiting for what's next.

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    #1057 1 year ago

    And....presenting....the display of gift #11

    I'm going to guess, based on the note, that this is most likely a poster educating one on the evolution of chinchillas!

    Tune in tomorrow...

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    #1058 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    I'm going to guess, based on the note, that this is most likely a poster educating one on the evolution of chinchillas!

    Or another pump? Seems to be the trend this year. The gift that keeps on giving.

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    #1059 1 year ago

    Arrived home to one SS box, and another directly from Stern!

    Now....must....restrain.....myself.

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    #1060 1 year ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    That's a cool set

    Thx! It really is. Ill post a close up on xmas with everything. And the cats sure were interested....

    #1061 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Arrived home to one SS box, and another directly from Stern!

    I read that as Stren.

    And then I thought...when does this guy have time to fish? He's always driving around with multiple pins in the car!?

    #1062 1 year ago
    Quoted from balt:

    My first gift arrived safely today, thanks Secret Santa! Now I'm on pins and needles waiting for what's next.
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    Uh, can whoever the SS is that found these please PM me the details? Please and thank you!

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    #1063 1 year ago

    To my SS thank you! This is what I feel like is the perfect gift with good stalking and some handmade items my wife laughed so hard when she saw the T-shirt!

    Pinball dad T-shirt, rubber kit for all the games I need to shop out, new balls, a freaking opaque blue cup holder for tron!!!!!! And laser burned wood keychains for each game in my collection! They still smell like burned wood which I love as it reminds me of campfires

    Thank you so much program

    I’m freaking wearing the shirt for Xmas day

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    #1064 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    To my SS thank you! This is what I feel like is the perfect gift with good stalking and some handmade items my wife laughed so hard when she saw the T-shirt!
    Pinball dad T-shirt, rubber kit for all the games I need to shop out, new balls, a freaking opaque blue cup holder for tron!!!!!! And laser burned wood keychains for each game in my collection! They still smell like burned wood which I love as it reminds me of campfires
    Thank you so much program
    I’m freaking wearing the shirt for Xmas day
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    Awesome job SS!

    #1065 1 year ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Or another pump? Seems to be the trend this year. The gift that keeps on giving.

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    #1066 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    To my SS thank you! This is what I feel like is the perfect gift with good stalking and some handmade items my wife laughed so hard when she saw the T-shirt!
    Pinball dad T-shirt, rubber kit for all the games I need to shop out, new balls, a freaking opaque blue cup holder for tron!!!!!! And laser burned wood keychains for each game in my collection! They still smell like burned wood which I love as it reminds me of campfires
    Thank you so much program
    I’m freaking wearing the shirt for Xmas day
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    That is a great shirt. I need to find me one of those.

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    #1067 1 year ago

    Part 2 came in the mail today, thanks so much secret santa, the generosity has only gotten bigger over the years

    I can't wait to hang this with my translight collection in my new house (I have a deadpool one )

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    #1068 1 year ago

    I picked up a bag today wow these are really good .

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    #1069 1 year ago
    Quoted from Percula:

    I picked up a bag today wow these are really good .
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    I think we buy these when we're down at our place in AZ, do they have an unreal buttery flavour to them?

    #1070 1 year ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    I think we buy these when we're down at our place in AZ, do they have an unreal buttery flavour to them?

    Yes and spice flavors at first I thought they had Lawreys season salt on them so good !

    #1071 1 year ago
    Quoted from dondon4720:

    Part 2 came in the mail today, thanks so much secret santa, the generosity has only gotten bigger over the years
    I can't wait to hang this with my translight collection in my new house (I have a deadpool one )
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    That banner looks fantastic, the colors really pop! Gonna be perfect for that game room!

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    #1072 1 year ago

    Incredible job by my Secret Santa! The wife saw the box and started complaining that I had bought another playfield. I was truly concerned that I also may have bought another playfield and didn't remember. But, no! Secret Santa! Thank you. Im floored!

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    #1073 1 year ago

    Omg Thank you Secret Santa! Now I know my SS lives close by because it was hand delivered to my door! Hmmm . I absolutely love it! GnR shirt to go with my CE, and mods for Munsters & JP plus omg Oria 142 tool kit and a whole pack of Ninja balls! My SS hit it out of the park! Thank you & Thank you Pinside Merry Christmas to all

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    #1074 1 year ago

    We had a flash snowfall last night. Santa must have been waiting for that to make a quick landing in his sleigh, because I found a package waiting for me!

    I've put it under the Christmas display until it's time. I don't want to assume it is wrapped and safe to open, but tell John to tell me if it is. The let-me-just-use-this-handy-duct-tape-for-packaging made me chuckle, something I might do too: I'm still debating whether I want to get really festive and build that tree, ha.

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    #1075 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    shhh... I'm really a ferret pretending to be a chinchilla.

    what the heck is that?!? it's not a thread approved chinchilla, that's for sure!

    #1076 1 year ago
    Quoted from Percula:

    I picked up a bag today wow these are really good .
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    Amazing, right?!? They’re like crack pretzels!

    #1077 1 year ago

    Yes I understand why you ordered a case.

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    #1078 1 year ago

    I am so excited for my gift to come in! I believe my SS got their gift but have not yet posted which is OK, but what I really want to say is everyone has been killing it this year!

    I am so thankful to be apart of Pinside and see all of this love shared between everyone who participated. Good work Pinside! and Happy Holidays!

    (PS I promise to post my stuff up once the mailman delivers it!)

    #1079 1 year ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    I think we buy these when we're down at our place in AZ, do they have an unreal buttery flavour to them?

    Where in AZ do you have a place?

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    #1080 1 year ago

    After a rough couple of days, I was pleasantly surprised to find a package on my doorstep this evening from my Secret Santa.

    I missed the deadline to register for this, but posted interest for next year. (LesManley, let me know how I can pay it forward now if possible. PM is fine, if you have time.)

    I’m grateful for the good forces in this world, for holiday spirit, for this community, and the wonderful folks who participate to make it great.

    To my Secret Santa,
    Thank you so much for the thoughtful playfield polishing pads, pad holder, and micro fiber towels. They’re very much needed, and will go to good use vivifying my playfields. You really made my day, and have given me much needed lift. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you.

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    #1081 1 year ago
    Quoted from brobra:

    After a rough couple of days, I was pleasantly surprised to find a package on my doorstep this evening from my Secret Santa.
    I missed the deadline to register for this, but posted interest for next year. (lesmanley, let me know how I can pay it forward now if possible. PM is fine, if you have time.)
    I’m grateful for the good forces in this world, for holiday spirit, for this community, and the wonderful folks who participate to make it great.
    To my Secret Santa,
    Thank you so much for the thoughtful playfield polishing pads, pad holder, and micro fiber towels. They’re very much needed, and will go to good use vivifying my playfields. You really made my day, and have given me much needed lift. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you.[quoted image]

    Whoa! That will shine up some pf’s. Those kinda look like the ones from my treasure cove kit

    #1082 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    Whoa! That will shine up some pf’s. Those kinda look like the ones from my treasure cove kit

    You’re an angel, bro.

    #1083 1 year ago
    Quoted from brobra:

    You’re an angel, bro.

    I didn’t ship it! But someone awesome did!

    #1084 1 year ago
    Quoted from northvibe:

    I didn’t ship it! But someone awesome did!

    I’m feel both grateful and humble.
    Thank you to My Secret Santa, to the Elves, and the forces of goodness. The love was delivered; and much needed.

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    #1085 1 year ago

    Just 2 days before Christmas and my gifts are finally here....
    Originally placed the package under the Christmas tree, but it was not going to survive of my kid's curiosity , so I opened it.
    Great gifts... my Secret Santa done a great research!!
    All of them will be very well used and posters will go in the game room I am cureecnlty building.
    Thank you soooo much Secret Santa!!!
    Have a great 2021 too!!
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    #1086 1 year ago
    Quoted from brobra:

    I’m feel both grateful and humble.
    Thank you to My Secret Santa, to the Elves, and the forces of goodness. The love was delivered; and much needed.

    Yeah, the good in people still exists! Feels great to give and to get, makes me feel like I’m cutting onions

    #1087 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Where in AZ do you have a place?

    Far from you!
    It’s in Maricopa.

    #1088 1 year ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    Far from you!
    It’s in Maricopa.

    A bit nippy outside in Nipawin isn't it? Bwahahahaha.

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    #1089 1 year ago

    Here I am trying to rally to go to one last day of work for the week. And I get a 7am delivery. A small package with something cool and a box addressed to no one. However the ever familiar Mezel mods stamp leads me to believe it has to be from my SS.
    Thank you! I will open with family in the next few days (maybe tonight).

    I don’t even know what it is but have a little extra pep in my step to get through the day and get to my holiday.

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    #1090 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrMikeman:

    A bit nippy outside in Nipawin isn't it? Bwahahahaha.

    Dude, -24 this morning. Supposed to be a bit nice(r) in the coming days, I WILL be ice fishing, trying for some trophy walleye.

    #1091 1 year ago

    The SS bar has been raised pretty high this year, am I the only one thinking how I can top myself next year?
    Anyone already start shopping for 2021 yet? I'm looking for ideas.

    #1092 1 year ago
    Quoted from Axaios:

    Just 2 days before Christmas and my gifts are finally here....
    Originally placed the package under the Christmas tree, but it was not going to survive of my kid's curiosity , so I opened it.
    Great gifts... my Secret Santa done a great research!!
    All of them will be very well used and posters will go in the game room I am cureecnlty building.
    Thank you soooo much Secret Santa!!!
    Have a great 2021 too!!
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    Wow, you made the double-secret-super-exclusive nice list this year!

    #1093 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The SS bar has been raised pretty high this year, am I the only one thinking how I can top myself next year?
    Anyone already start shopping for 2021 yet? I'm looking for ideas.

    Yeah definitely! Honestly this Pinside secret santa is one of my favorite things during the holidays. This thread is consistently one of the best threads on pinside, with everyone just having a great time sharing some joy.

    Happy holidays everyone!

    #1094 1 year ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    The SS bar has been raised pretty high this year, am I the only one thinking how I can top myself next year?
    Anyone already start shopping for 2021 yet? I'm looking for ideas.

    Not just you. In fact I thought I did well this year, but now I'm feeling like I should've done more! Not that it's a competition or anything, but it is fun picking out gifts for others.

    #1095 1 year ago

    For my first SS participation ever, I felt I did a good job and my recipient was very happy . My SS did a great job too . This was a fun time and I looked forward to new post all day. I will be sad when it’s over.

    #1096 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrsPin:

    Amazing, right?!? They’re like crack pretzels!

    They’re even better dipped in Hidden Valley Ranch dip.

    #1097 1 year ago
    Quoted from Elix72:

    They’re even better dipped in Hidden Valley Ranch dip.

    I knew immediately after reading this that you were from the midwest - and sure enough, Muskego, WI! Why do people here put ranch on almost everything? Blech! (I'm not originally from here ).

    #1098 1 year ago

    A mother effin PLAYFIELD???? Cheese and Rice, I'm gonna have some big shoes to fill next year when I do this.

    #1099 1 year ago
    Quoted from smalltownguy2:

    A mother effin PLAYFIELD????

    Second one I recall in here. Awesome.

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    #1100 1 year ago

    This arrived for the ice cream store next door.

    Hmmm............. I might let them play Secret Santa too. And try it out before they get here.

    LTG : )

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