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Official 2021 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

17 days ago


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    #101 10 days ago

    Site logo changed to Christmassy mode . We now are officially on pinball Christmas period

    #102 10 days ago
    Quoted from Axaios:

    Site logo changed to Christmassy mode . We now are officially on pinball Christmas period

    Close. That's Pinside's birthday party mode. Pinside is 19!

    #103 10 days ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    Close. That's Pinside's birthday party mode. Pinside is 19!

    so... the site can now legally drink in canada?

    #104 10 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I hope my Santee enjoys the chinchilla sweater, it took so many of those little fellas, but I swear it was worthwhile. They sewed so fast with their tiny hands!

    I hope you include a video of the process to your Santee!

    #105 10 days ago

    Well i think i've got my gift figured out. It is pretty cool but i don't think i had to pay for it and I am not sure it will be known that it is coming from the secret santa lol (Because it being sent directly to recipient). Gonna get something else also just to make sure BUT if you get something really cool out of no where it probably came from me

    #106 10 days ago

    Updated my collection as well in case my Secret Santa is searching for me.

    Quoted from Tomass:

    Just got my email. Updated my collection too.

    #107 10 days ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    Close. That's Pinside's birthday party mode. Pinside is 19!

    Oh, ok. I didn’t know that. Happy birthday then

    #108 10 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I hope my Santee enjoys the chinchilla sweater, it took so many of those little fellas, but I swear it was worthwhile. They sewed so fast with their tiny hands!

    I slip ground up Adderall into their food, makes it go alot faster!

    #109 10 days ago
    Quoted from Y3AG3R:

    Well i think i've got my gift figured out. It is pretty cool but i don't think i had to pay for it and I am not sure it will be known that it is coming from the secret santa lol (Because it being sent directly to recipient). Gonna get something else also just to make sure BUT if you get something really cool out of no where it probably came from me

    something like this?!?
    ebay.com link: itm

    got to love the verbiage on the back of the shirt

    #110 9 days ago

    Hey Secret Santa shoppers, I'm just going to leave this right here (also holds rubber rings).

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    #111 8 days ago

    Just wanted to say, so glad to be doing this again this year. I finished my shopping yesterday and I have to say the excitement is really building now! I really enjoyed the hunt this year to find the perfect things for my SS. I truly am more excited to see their response then I am to see what arrives at my doorstep. Thanks again for doing this John, my hat's off to you sir!

    #112 7 days ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    . I truly am more excited to see their response then I am to see what arrives at my doorstep. Thanks again for doing this John, my hat's off to you sir!

    Yeah, same here! My wife thinks it all sounds too stressful for her and I had another friend say that he doesn't know what to get his girlfriend so how would he get something for a pinsider he doesn't know, but I told them both to just buy things you think are cool and it'll probably be a hit. Its worked for me so far at least.

    #113 7 days ago

    There’s not many clues on pinside for my SS but I been lurking around social media and I found a person that’s related to my SS and I got some good ideas already
    Can’t wait to go shopping for this person

    #114 7 days ago

    Just placed my last order. I can’t wait to ship out the gifts, excited to see their reaction. Hope they like it.

    #115 6 days ago

    Just an update to confirm that I have already received my package from my extremely prompt secret Santa. Thanks Santa!

    I am trying to be patient and wait until Christmas to open this box, but we will see what happens. Mysterious box opening accidents happen every day. I will share a picture once the box somehow gets opened.

    #116 6 days ago

    (Edited post. On second thought after posting, it might have revealed something secret.)

    #117 6 days ago

    I think that last year's global lock downs made the anticipation of SS project even greater. There is not much of acvitvity in the thread this year, so far. Of course it might just be too early yet.

    #118 6 days ago

    Ohh it's almost like Christmas for me...This one came it today.

    Now, just waiting on ONE more item for my person.
    Damn thing has had a tracking # with no movement on it for over a week.

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    #119 6 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    (Edited post. On second thought after posting, it might have revealed something secret.)

    Let me guess, you posted your return address. Careful Mike some of the santees are sleuths in their own right.

    #120 6 days ago

    I finished shopping, now I just need to wrap and ship.

    #121 6 days ago
    Quoted from Axaios:

    I think that last year's global lock downs made the anticipation of SS project even greater. There is not much of acvitvity in the thread this year, so far. Of course it might just be too early yet.

    Dunno about the lack of activity, myself I've been too busy stalking!! Also, seems I just can't make up my mind about what to get, I picked up so many great ideas along the way.. my Santee sure is interesting! Lol

    #122 6 days ago
    Quoted from Spectreman:

    Just an update to confirm that I have already received my package from my extremely prompt secret Santa. Thanks Santa!
    I am trying to be patient and wait until Christmas to open this box, but we will see what happens. Mysterious box opening accidents happen every day. I will share a picture once the box somehow gets opened.

    Resist, or try to! The waiting/guessing game can be quite fun. Unless the darn box starts to move or something!

    #123 6 days ago

    May I suggest that if you wrap individual gifts, indicate on the outside of the shipping box that it is safe to open. That way your recipient can put the wrapped presents under their tree until Christmas (or whenever they decide to open).

    #124 5 days ago
    Quoted from SKWilson:

    May I suggest that if you wrap individual gifts, indicate on the outside of the shipping box that it is safe to open.

    Also, if it's a chinchilla, it might need air.

    #125 5 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Also, if it's a chinchilla, it might need air.

    Hopefully the Santa provided air holes in the box. That, or their own oxygen tank.

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    #126 5 days ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    Let me guess, you posted your return address.

    No, I was gonna say that if anyone is ordering parts, my order from PBR arrived within days. Now that other folks have revealed their sources, I can disclose.

    #127 5 days ago
    Quoted from Apinjunkie:

    Let me guess, you posted your return address.

    Oh, I won’t make that mistake! My sister lives in a kind of a boarding house in Vegas. I’ll use her address.

    #128 5 days ago

    Shopping done! Now to hope it all arrives okay .

    #129 5 days ago

    I received box # 2 yesterday from my secret Santa. Upon shaking it it sounds like something fun. I think we will wait and open it once my daughter and I have finished our own pinside shopping these next few days. Thank you again for the generous gift.

    #130 5 days ago

    Here's a series I created a number of years ago if you need some ideas for your Secret Santa.
    https://troxelrepair.com/series/gift-ideas/

    #131 5 days ago

    Secret Santa stuff shipped!

    Giving is so much better than receiving!

    #132 4 days ago

    I am waiting for one more item to arrive to send out my gifts. Hope my recipient enjoys what I put together. I do love doing this every year. I love stalking then shopping for people I’ve never met and seeing their posted reactions, it is so fun! Everyone is saying giving is better then receiving and that is true but I also enjoy the receiving portion as well. I want to say thank you to all my previous Secret Santa’s from prior years everyone has been awesome and I still enjoy the gifts to this day!

    #133 4 days ago

    Yesterday I got my Secret Santa present and it was in perfect condition upon arrival. In true spirit of Christmas however just like last year I will wait until Christmas to open it. I think there is a book inside. When I flip the box upside down it makes a light thud with what I think is a cover and pages closing. Whatever it is, thank you very much. You're the best!

    #134 4 days ago

    Sent my gift - the Black Friday sales gave me a good idea....shipped it direct...probably what I wanted for myself but I hope he will like it.

    It was fun....

    #135 3 days ago

    My gift arrived today from my secret Santa. Thanks so much!! I will do my best to wait till Christmas

    #136 3 days ago

    Happy Thanksgiving! Get some flipping in!

    #137 3 days ago

    I mailed mine out on Monday. I hope the recipient opens it immediately.

    #138 3 days ago

    Gift # 2 from a very generous pinsider. With a note that this is a fun advent calendar type gift thing we are experiencing. Super fun!

    Thank you. We are very excited to play this game. My daughter ran to her room and grabbed her Chewbacca stuffy so we could play four player.

    Happy thanksgiving!

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    #140 3 days ago
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    #141 2 days ago

    All gifts have arrived and been bought but waiting to ship out in case I find something else to add to the box.

    #142 2 days ago

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    Gifts Sent!

    Hope my SS likes them!

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    #143 2 days ago

    Well now, I am in a pickle. The local Garland hay & feed store was right out of chinchillas. Not in season or something. Then I went to the Dollar Store for one of those little dancing Santas, which would make a great gift as we all know, but they were all sold out.

    I'm totally out of ideas.

    #144 2 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Well now, I am in a pickle. The local Garland hay & feed store was right out of chinchillas. Not in season or something. Then I went to the Dollar Store for one of those little dancing Santas, which would make a great gift as we all know, but they were all sold out.
    I'm totally out of ideas.

    Go with something off their only available wishlist on pinside.. i'm sure they'll be ok with it!

    #145 2 days ago

    Still looking for something extra.. if someone knows where I can find an adult size pinball onesie, please hit me up! Not only will my Santee thank you in advance, but I'm sure he'll appreciate this during those warm summer nights at the local arcade joint!

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    #146 1 day ago

    Just ordered my last item. Will wrap and ship to my recipient the day after it arrives.

    Also, if my secret Santa is still doing any searches, I apologize again for the lack of usable posts on here, but this just in.... I was able to actually find a Godzilla! Pro version is due to arrive next Thursday!

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    #147 1 day ago

    Thanks Secret Santa!
    Meatballs and Godzilla
    What else could a guy ask for!

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    #148 1 day ago
    Quoted from joefox22:

    Thanks Secret Santa!
    Meatballs and Godzilla
    What else could a guy ask for!
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    Thats sick! Is it signed by Yeti? Also give your poor dog one of those meatballs. Hes waiting so patiently!
    It has begun!

    #149 1 day ago
    Quoted from joefox22:

    Thanks Secret Santa!
    Meatballs and Godzilla
    What else could a guy ask for!
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    Meatballs?

    Unexpected. Imaginative. Tasty. I like it.

    Please double check that there is no chinchilla in there that the meatballs were meant for.

    #150 22 hours ago

    This is Marshmallow.

    He is thankful this Holiday weekend and hoping everyone finds some wonderful sales and gifts for their secret Santas....

    He suggests small treats, but don't listen to him...he already ate his way through the turkey!

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