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Official 2021 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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#701 5 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Oh wow! That might be the coolest thing I’ve seen yet. Where did that come from? (Other than the North Pole, of course).

It looks hand made by a skilled carpenter to me.. not store bought

#702 5 months ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Oh wow! That might be the coolest thing I’ve seen yet. Where did that come from? (Other than the North Pole, of course).

It says https://artovision3d.com/ in the final photo on the box.

#703 5 months ago
Quoted from newovad:

It says https://artovision3d.com/ in the final photo on the box.

I'm ordering, looks amazing!! Looking through their site right now..

#704 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Well it looks like my SS is stuck in transit Was hoping to have it for tomorrow's opening but I appreciate the effort. Not sure why it is taking the post office 10 days to deliver something that is 1 hour drive from my place? Maybe it was too big or too heavy [quoted image]

Or the chinchillas escaped and are still running loose in the sorting area.

#705 5 months ago
Quoted from newovad:

It says https://artovision3d.com/ in the final photo on the box.

The wood grains threw me off! Thought it was home made! Still very nice!

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#706 5 months ago

Thanks to my secret Santa for the awesome gifts!

I have never seen 3d pinball art like that. Really cool.

And I can't wait to try out the remote to turn on my pins.

Great gifts!

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#707 5 months ago

Thank you a second time to my Pinside Secret Santa. He noticed I was unaware the key chains had plastic covers and made sure to get that key data to me. They are awesome and I needed them! I’m installing them on all my machines now.

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#708 5 months ago

This has to be from my secret Santa. My second package. Wow! I love Spooky!! Signed pieces are coveted by me and this Ultraman plastic is so cool (my AMH backglass is signed by Charlie, KT, and Ben Heck) (my Halloween is signed by Luke, Morgan, Bug, AJ, and Jack Danger). Thank you! I love this thread…such great examples of humanity in hard times.

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#709 5 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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#710 5 months ago

Super thankful for my secret santa. Only took me 5 years of doing it to be able to demonstrate the self control to wait till Christmas.

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#711 5 months ago

Merry Xmas everyone ! My secret Santa definitely came through with some cool stuff . Love these keychains , I will use one for the game and one for my actually keys

The Funko pops are nice and I will surely find a cool spot for them as well .

Lastly this puzzle , it has been years since I put together a puzzle , this one is 1000 pieces could very well take me a month Looks very cool though and I am definitely going to piece it together , probably actually good for my scrambled brain .

Not pictured gold balls that I don't need , after 12 penalty strokes they are now already gone JK Santa

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#712 5 months ago

Finally opened my SS gift. Absolutely Love it! A clock made out of an old Bally MPU board, it's going straight up in my office. Along with a nice Pinball shirt.

Thanks SS love it.

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#713 5 months ago

I’m excited to see all the cool stuff today.

#714 5 months ago

Merry Christmas to all my fellow pinheads, now...open those presents, doesn't matter if the kids aren't up yet. I'm so looking forward to the reveals today.

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#715 5 months ago

Made it to X-Mass day, and worth the wait.
A couple of great items for my Avengers Infinity Quest.

Lit Thor hammer from The Mod Couple.
Really cool Thanos shooter rod from Tilt Graphics.

Thanks Santa!
You rock!

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#716 5 months ago

Thanks to my Canadian SS. Appreciate all the music related stuff and the tshirts are awesome! My kids will definitely steal the candies . Hopefully the Rush tshirt is a sign of things to come. Merry Christmas everyone!

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#717 5 months ago

My Secret Santa delivered the most imamaculate gift ever - literally!

Awesome lit flippers for my Jurassic Park, some warm Comet 2SMD LEDs in both base types, a couple of T-shirts, and a quarter holder (will be great for my car wash quarters).

Thank you, SS.

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#718 5 months ago

Wow…. Just wow. What an incredibly thoughtful Santa I had. Very cool gifts. Loved the note with the hints. Custom made keychains! Pingulp! Sweet “sweater” shirt! Balls, wax, bands! And my boys favorite, Godzilla eating garden gnomes!
Thanks Santa!

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#719 5 months ago

After waiting pretty much an entire month I got another package from my Secret Santa earlier this week. It was like my Secret Santa read my mind and the waiting paid off. Thank you so very much and I never had Dots pretzels before until now. It's certainly better than Snyder of Hanover pretzels from the vending machine. It's like this seasoned pretzel with a cheesy taste afterwards. Great gourmet pretzels! Will be fun reading the book with the candy wearing the cool shirts. Again thank you Secret Santa and Pinside!

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#720 5 months ago

Thank you secret Santa!
Halloween Myers figure (not shown)

And this awesome Allen Zombie print and Munsters trans light!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Magicchiz

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#721 5 months ago
Quoted from ShooterMcD:

Wow…. Just wow. What an incredibly thoughtful Santa I had. Very cool gifts. Loved the note with the hints. Custom made keychains! Pingulp! Sweet “sweater” shirt! Balls, wax, bands! And my boys favorite, Godzilla eating garden gnomes!
Thanks Santa!
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So many really cool and wonderful gifts this year but I got to say for me, Godzilla eating the garden gnomes definitely ranks in the top 10. Really unique Piece.

#722 5 months ago

My SS gift showed up after I left town for Xmas. I’ll have to post pics in a few days!

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#723 5 months ago

Posted in the wrong thread.. Sorry Secret Santa... Merry Christmas, and Thank You!

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#724 5 months ago

Well I would like to say I waited until Christmas as I promised myself I would (unless I put up a billion on JP which did not happen)...however with my gift sitting in my lap waiting for midnight like a child, at about 11:35 PM the gift suddenly opened to reveal the multiple gifts my santa generously sent me!

First out of the box was lobster! Well, lobster flavored candy...lol. Might have to pour this in a dish and bring it to the in-laws to share.

Next was a few very useful things that for some reason I never got around to adding to my tool bag and I'm sure excited to finely have them!

A clipable pivoting bright light that will surely be handy, a magnetic retractable rod which i wish i would have had a long time ago, a magnetic dish (how did I never even think of that!), a hefty set of common sized magnetic nut drivers (again something I really needed, I have a set but they are not magnetic and I drop a lot of nuts), and a box of common screws nuts and washers (which hopefully will last a while- now that I have the proper magnet tools I will hopefully be losing less of them!)

Last out of the box was the gift that tickles your feelings because it shows my santa was really thinking about ME specifically, and that is a pair of tin signs to match both my Last Action Hero and my Jurassic Park games, and a cool play pinball tin sign as well! I can't wait to get them walled and I'm already planning out their new permanent spot on the wall next to my games!

Thank you so much for everything santa, even the lobster candy! It was so exciting to have the gift teasing me until today! I wanted to hit my goal on JP and open it early, and although I got painfully close (977 million), it was worth waiting for! My wife's been practically begging me to open it since it arrived.

I can't wait to do this again next year!

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#725 5 months ago

Thanks so much and this is unreal!!
Got quite the haul!! Such an awesome pack of items.
A Deadpool playfield poster & a Deadpool playfield decal! He didn’t know which to send so sent both. So cool. Jar a pickles! Google home mini. Some novus, some led strip lights! Coupe sweet beers hat I haven’t tried before. And last bit not least, a rechargeable led light.

Once again, thanks so much for thinking of me and sending items that are right up my alley!!!!

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#726 5 months ago

Merry Christmas and have a safe and happy holidays!

Quoted from northerndude:

Thanks so much and this is unreal!!
Got quite the haul!! Such an awesome pack of items.
A Deadpool playfield poster & a Deadpool playfield decal! He didn’t know which to send so sent both. So cool. Jar a pickles! Google home mini. Some novus, some led strip lights! Coupe sweet beers hat I haven’t tried before. And last bit not least, a rechargeable led light.
Once again, thanks so much for thinking of me and sending items that are right up my alley!!!!
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Really digging that playfield poster! Where can we get those? I would really enjoy other games as well. Nice haul!

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#727 5 months ago

Hurray I made it to Christmas and can open my gift! Thanks so much SS! I received a haul of awesome items. Pinball alley sign, game over light, cinema box, magnetic parts bowl. Then there is the cherry whiskey, enough candy to keep me sugared up though the holidays, and lumps of coal...oh wait that's candy too!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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#728 5 months ago

Had a short surgery last week and was laid up for two days, so didn’t have a chance to open or post the second box I received.

Cool handmade bowl, assortment of horror stickers, Novus, Wonderland Brewing tee (to go with the first box / large can of beer I received), flip covers for TAF and some snacks.

Kid took the other coloring book and pencil set, so not pictured.

And the Michael coloring book goes great with my homebrew game. Thanks SS!

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#729 5 months ago

Thanks Pinball Secret Santa!!!!

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#730 5 months ago

Not sure how I did it.... but I waited until this morning to open my SS gifts. Cant thank them enough for the awesome collection of gifts!!!

A Big Juicy Melons pint glass.
Some holiday beers.
A couple key fobs for my World Cup 94 and my Playboy games.
A Dirty Donnie shirt.
Some new pinballs and a novus kit (which was perfect timing since I JUST ran out last week!).
A super cool pinball holder to keep the balls in while working on a game (Will Be used ALOT!!)

Thank you again Santa! More than happy

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#731 5 months ago

Huge thanks to my secret santa, got some reallly cool stuff. A really cool Star wars t-shirt. That i have looked at, 2 puzzles, one that was posted on here earlier, that i was planning on picking up sometime in the future. 2 Funco pops, Evel K, and Bullwinkle. A great sign, and a funco Baby groot bobblehead.

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#732 5 months ago

Completely blown away, can't thank my secret Santa enough!

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#733 5 months ago

Cannot thank my Secret Santa enough. Gifted me a Meteor 2021 kit!! Thank you!

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#734 5 months ago

Thank you secret santa! Merry Christmas everyone.

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#735 5 months ago

Finally opened my gifts - we had some of the cheesecake last night and we are excited for the pizza tomorrow…

But I think my SS is reading my mind I needed a can of compressed air this weekend because I was going to pull some Mylar off a Fish Tales this weekend.

The little clips from Marco will come in handy for soldering, all great gifts …

My wife said it was so thoughtful and she said next year she will help me step up my game.

Thanks Secret Santa - you knocked it out of the park!

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#736 5 months ago

My SS gifts are absolutely awesome!!! I got a mini Pac-Man arcade, a Pinbot ramp replacement, 3 awesome shirts (nailed it!) and a ton of pinball tools! I even got replacement balls that I’ve been needing for my Iron Maiden! And I can finally replace those old Pinbot coil sleeves with this kit while enjoying a cold sierra nevada celebration beer in my new pinball on tap beer cozies. THANK YOU SECRET SANTA!!

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#737 5 months ago

Merry Christmas to everyone. And a Big Thanks to John for doing this .

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#738 5 months ago

Stern hat and cup set and tilt tshirt!

Awesome stuff!

Thank you Secret Santa!!!

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#739 5 months ago

Some very cool gifts! Thanks, Santa!!!!

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#740 5 months ago

Thank you Secret Santa. What a perfect gift for my gameroom. I couldn't wait to get it installed and it looks even better in person.
The letter indicated a couple more gifts on the way but this one is awesome.

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#741 5 months ago

Thanks for the gifts, Secret Santa!

Star Trek themed gifts are always a hit with me. The hat is very soft and warm. The mug is huge and will see a lot of use in my household. Finally, I can always use more Novus.

As you can see, my cat also approves, which is very important.

Thanks again.

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#742 5 months ago

Not a SS gift but a sweet Pinball gift. I've been saying I would love a Weezer Music pin. so my buddy made this from a rendering he found. He signed up to the local makers space to use the laser cutter and engraving machine. Put it on a lighted color changing base that uses batteries or can be plugged up. I freaking Love it!

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#743 5 months ago

Merry Christmas everyone !!

#744 5 months ago

This was fantastic.

I can't wait for next year to step my game!

Merry Xmas!

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#745 5 months ago

Finally opened my gift today. Thank you Santa! I got a very cool light up translite for The Getaway which is on my want list. This will make a very good addition to my workshop. Thank you!

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#746 5 months ago

Thank you!! Secret Santa. Over the last part of the year we have received 4 separate packages from you spaced out every other week or so. It has been so much fun receiving all of this. You have given us three separate Lego adventures with how the packages were spread out. A very sincere thank you. These family fun moments are the best. When we have staged the Lego to my daughters delight; I will be sure to post a picture.

Also thank you the cool t-shirt. If I ever am close to the North End Pub I will be sure to check it out.

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#747 5 months ago

Thank you santa!

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#748 5 months ago

I am completely blown away at the kindness of my SS this year and the super nice note along with it.

Thank you so much!!!!

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#749 5 months ago

Hi everyone,
I was re-released from the hospital last night and am on some heavy meds so this is short and sweet,
My Santa sent a big box full of very personalized gifts of my favorite games!
Really felt the love and it was obvious they did their homework!
I can't tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort, you hit a big home run!!
I hope to able to get up and about in the next few days to get some booty pics out there (treasure, that is)
Big Love to all of you, but especially you "Jersey"!

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#750 5 months ago
Quoted from Liftserv:

A little late but, it’s secret Santa 2.0,3.0 and 4.0! (It’s like the energizer bunny)
With so many packages coming to our house, it seems I have received three from my secret Santa! One Sunday,one Tuesday and one Friday! For now I’ll wait till Christmas,
Thank you Secret Santa!
Excitement is mounting!
Jim
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So it’s secret Santa time. I’m very overwhelmed by my Santa’s generosity! ( first it was Star Wars night at the Pens game) not sure how he figured me out, but he sure nailed it! From the Pens tickets, to the neco wafers, the whoppers and the root beer! But he also figured out that Rbion is one of my favorites and got me the temple mod!
Who ever you Santa thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family! You really made this year something special! Also, thank you to John and all the people of Pinside that make this special!
Merry Christmas everyone!

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