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Official 2022 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

By LesManley

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#1602 1 year ago

We had a late Christmas this year, I asked for local snacks and my Santa delivered! Thanks Santa! The orange candies are amazing!!!

Brandon

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#1603 1 year ago

Finally able to get some of my secret Santa gifts installed.

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#1604 1 year ago

Happy New Year

Hmmmm time to create the 2023 Secret Santa Participants Thread!

Grab you ideas…. Get your extra balls we only have……

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#1605 1 year ago

Drinking coffee out of my secret Santa mug after a long night of playing pins with our friends. Looking forward to 2023!

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#1606 1 year ago

Hey, so we packed up the Christmas decorations and ornaments and I came across the custom ornament my secret santa sent me. I remembered that a pinside Grinch deleted my entire post, instead of just Grinching a statement about why I was gone for a month. Vacation + plus a two week Pinside Grinching until I returned on Dec. 19th.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2022-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread-/page/26#post-7303568

Not sure why the Grinch deleted my entire post that included photos of the wrapped gifts by the tree with me trying to pose my dogs. Pretty Grinchy thing to do and then I couldn't re-post, so forgot all about this thread.

Trying again if the Grinch can just stay in hibernation, yeah? If the post remains, I'll continue posting my great gifts I received.
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#1607 1 year ago

Life continues to throw curveballs. My plan to open my SS gift on Christmas fell through with an unexpected need to go visit my ill brother. I am back home now and recieved an amazing tube of JJP signed gear. The unbelieavly amazing part is that it's not just random signed gear. Make sure to read the letter enclosed. If I am reading it right, my SS went to the extra effort of reaching ot to Eric Meonier, a game designer at JJP. I don't use social media or post often on here. It is amazing that one of my favorite tv episodes was referenced in the letter. Even more amazingly, the G n' R translite is from one of my all-time favorite bands. It feels like a bit of a Christmas miracle that my SS nailed it in such a special and meaningful way. It comes at a perfect time. I needed a pick-me-up.

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#1608 1 year ago

So I gotta start off with this gift and it happened to be the first one I opened. No idea why I'm getting a light up Bra sign, but perhaps we will find out in the other gifts? Must be a sexy clue!

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#1609 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

So I gotta start off with this gift and it happened to be the first one I opened. No idea why I'm getting a light up Bra sign, but perhaps we will find out in the other gifts? Must be a sexy clue!
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Can you rearrange them?

BAR ?

#1610 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

So I gotta start off with this gift and it happened to be the first one I opened. No idea why I'm getting a light up Bra sign, but perhaps we will find out in the other gifts? Must be a sexy clue!
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Maybe they forgot the "H" - like brah. All Hawaian style - like let's play pinball...brah

#1611 1 year ago

sorry duplicate

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#1612 1 year ago

Ok, the BRA sign is starting to make sense now. My wife opened the "handmade" gift and you can see her bra under the t-shirt.

Getting more sexy!

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#1613 1 year ago

Ain't that the truth!

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#1614 1 year ago

I haven't had a bar mat in ages since I removed the kegerator from the bar. Another friend gave me a bottle of Maker's Mark for Xmas too, so they go great together!

I didn't have a pinball sign, surprising, considering all the crap I have on the walls. This one looks cool!

So now the new signs are hung and they all look great in their new spots.

Thanks Santa!

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#1615 1 year ago
Quoted from PoMC:

So I gotta start off with this gift and it happened to be the first one I opened. No idea why I'm getting a light up Bra sign, but perhaps we will find out in the other gifts? Must be a sexy clue!
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Nice! I see a Godard print! I have 6-7 of his pieces in the collection

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#1617 1 year ago

Your SS was still waiting on a part of the gift to arrive when I talked with him on Dec. 29th. He said he would reach out to you personally if need be, but I didn't want to break the "secret" part if we didn't have to. I'll get an update from him.

#1618 1 year ago

Would have been great to see pics of that NIB Rush Pro installed - such a fun pin and an amazing gift from Secret Santa!

#1619 1 year ago
Quoted from Saltimbanco:

Would have been great to see pics of that NIB Rush Pro installed - such a fun pin and an amazing gift from Secret Santa!

Maybe tbutler6 will post pictures once all of his mods are installed. He loves the game is going all out on making it a "promium".

#1620 1 year ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Maybe tbutler6 will post pictures once all of his mods are installed. He loves the game is going all out on making it a "promium".

Not sure about the term “promium” - but we are enjoying it! Will post some pics before this weekend

#1621 1 year ago
Quoted from tbutler6:

Not sure about the term “promium” - but we are enjoying it! Will post some pics before this weekend

Ha! I kinda like this 'Promium' term for it! Let's not tell $tern!! They could see this as a great money making idea!

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#1622 1 year ago

Pics from today’s Fun

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#1623 1 year ago

As promised- A break from mods to share the game with family (too strong of friends NOT to call them family)

Genuine thank you to the Secret Santa,

Have a Great Weekend Everyone,
Cheers-

Tim

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#1624 1 year ago
Quoted from tbutler6:

As promised- A break from mods to share the game with family (too strong of friends NOT to call them family)
Genuine thank you to the Secret Santa,
Have a Great Weekend Everyone,
Cheers-
Tim
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Niiiice! And you still have plenty of room for a bunch of other games as well! Lol

Tks again to all for making this another special year!

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#1625 1 year ago

I received handmade Pac-Man cut outs from my secret Santa and installed them today!

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#1626 1 year ago

Whoever my secret santa is….just letting you know nothing else ever arrived.

#1627 1 year ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

Whoever my secret santa is….just letting you know nothing else ever arrived.

That goes for me too .
See my first post #1282

#1628 1 year ago
Quoted from bjab:

That goes for me too .
See my first post #1282

You didn't post what it was :-p

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#1629 1 year ago

Thanks secret Santa! Got my second package today, really digging the look of these Wizpanels installed!

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#1630 1 year ago

Late is OK, got my gifts this week. Thanks SS I will be enjoying this Bottle thoughout the playoffs as the Bills hopefully chase a return to the Big Game the Shaq flyer will get framed and hug also above the game.

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#1631 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

Late is OK, got my gifts this week. Thanks SS I will be enjoying this Bottle thoughout the playoffs as the Bills hopefully chase a return to the Big Game the Shaq flyer will get framed and hug also above the game.
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Shaq attack fun? Got a trade offer for my super Chexx

#1632 1 year ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Shaq attack fun? Got a trade offer for my super Chexx

It all depends on you. It was our very first Pin, i enjoyed it enough to do a NOS Playfield swap on it. I still love challenging mu dad on it to this day so it kinda has a special place for me. I'm not huge on the code of games i'm more a beer drinking flipper flapper and i enjoy working on games also.
The call outs remind me of the old NBA Jam playing days, the layout is different, Gottlieb rules can hurt it in tournaments lile most other Gottliebs. But for simple pinball fun i definitely enjoy it.

#1633 1 year ago
Quoted from BertoDRINK1:

It all depends on you. It was our very first Pin, i enjoyed it enough to do a NOS Playfield swap on it. I still love challenging mu dad on it to this day so it kinda has a special place for me. I'm not huge on the code of games i'm more a beer drinking flipper flapper and i enjoy working on games also.
The call outs remind me of the old NBA Jam playing days, the layout is different, Gottlieb rules can hurt it in tournaments lile most other Gottliebs. But for simple pinball fun i definitely enjoy it.

Thx!

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#1634 1 year ago

Just a quick message to all. I have been messaged that a few Secret Santas are going to be sending out some additional fun gifts to their recipients soon. They just wanted to do it for fun and thought it would be good to have a message here posted to potentially be on the lookout and maybe give some inspiration to others to send out a follow up gift to keep the spirit going. Nothing required by any means, but if you have the means and opportunity and want to do that as well, please feel free! Thanks again to everyone who helped make the 2022 Secret Santa program special!

#1635 1 year ago

Bonus play! It's like matching numbers for free credits!

#1636 1 year ago
Quoted from Merendino:

It is no exaggeration when I tell you that my Secret Santa made my holiday season truly amazing.
I was simply speechless when I opened the boxes.
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Lucky!!! I've been waiting a long time for that firehouse mod.

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#1637 1 year ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Bonus play! It's like matching numbers for free credits!

In states where free replays were illegal, I believe the gift has to be replacement pinballs.... Making the gift an Add-A-Ball.

#1638 1 year ago
Quoted from LesManley:

Just a quick message to all. I have been messaged that a few Secret Santas are going to be sending out some additional fun gifts to their recipients soon. They just wanted to do it for fun and thought it would be good to have a message here posted to potentially be on the lookout and maybe give some inspiration to others to send out a follow up gift to keep the spirit going. Nothing required by any means, but if you have the means and opportunity and want to do that as well, please feel free! Thanks again to everyone who helped make the 2022 Secret Santa program special!

There are now over two hundred people anxiously waiting for some extra goodies!

I think once the people who got stuff post what they received, make sure to say that it's all done so the rest of us aren't sitting here waiting for nothing to show up.

#1639 1 year ago
Quoted from Miguel351:

There are now over two hundred people anxiously waiting for some extra goodies!
I think once the people who got stuff post what they received, make sure to say that it's all done so the rest of us aren't sitting here waiting for nothing to show up.

Nah, rather make you wait anxiously for a while!

#1640 1 year ago

So you're saying there's a chance I'll get more of those delicious BBQ chips?

#1641 1 year ago
Quoted from Fezmid:

So you're saying there's a chance I'll get more of those delicious BBQ chips?

Yeah. And I'm out of beer and beef jerky over here.

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#1642 1 year ago

Hello All! Happy New Year! I came home today I found ANOTHER package from my Secret Santa! I was shocked. I opened up the box and I landed the holy grail of all Secret Santa gifts!!!
A Dots pretzel sweatshirt and matching sweatpants!!! INCREDIBLE and so awesome. I’m a huge fan of dots pretzels!!
THANK YOU SECRET SANTA! YOU ROCK!!!

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#1643 1 year ago
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:

A Dots pretzel sweatshirt and matching sweatpants!!! INCREDIBLE and so awesome. I’m a huge fan of dots pretzels

Once you put them on, you'll be our Pinside Secret Santa Mascot!

#1644 1 year ago

To my Secret Santa:

Oh my gosh! I never knew how awesome a popcorn popper could be! I have used the Whirley Pop several times since receiving it! I had to order more popcorn kits!

The Olight came in very handy when I was working on EHoH last week!

I have yet to try the restaurant, but hope to very soon.

Thanks again!

#1645 1 year ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

To my Secret Santa:
Oh my gosh! I never knew how awesome a popcorn popper could be! I have used the Whirley Pop several times since receiving it! I had to order more popcorn kits!
The Olight came in very handy when I was working on EHoH last week!
I have yet to try the restaurant, but hope to very soon.
Thanks again!

Whirley Pops are the best! I got one in a bowling team gift exchange many years ago and am now on my 2nd one, the all stainless version. My recipe: 3 tablespoons peanut oil w/3 kernels over medium-high heat until they pop, then dump in 1/2 cup kernels, 1/4 teaspoon popcorn salt (kosher salt in a food processor until like powder), 1 tablespoon butter, crank until done then serve in a wooden bowl!

#1646 1 year ago

Thank you Secret Santa for the shirt.

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#1648 1 year ago

My Secret Santa rocks. He sent me some bonus Christmas gifts. These posters are awesome. They will be framed and will be an excellent addition to my game room decor. Thanks again Santa.

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#1650 1 year ago
Quoted from Gogojohnnyquack:

Whirley Pops are the best! I got one in a bowling team gift exchange many years ago and am now on my 2nd one, the all stainless version. My recipe: 3 tablespoons peanut oil w/3 kernels over medium-high heat until they pop, then dump in 1/2 cup kernels, 1/4 teaspoon popcorn salt (kosher salt in a food processor until like powder), 1 tablespoon butter, crank until done then serve in a wooden bowl!

Any of ya'll popcorn fans ever use Flavacol?

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