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Official 2022 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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#201 75 days ago

Started shopping for my secret santa

#202 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Hmmm sounds like you need kitchen things?

not really, just need time and help, and to get off my arse to work on it. When i started, i had help and time, then life, and covid derailed my plans.

#203 75 days ago
Quoted from Insane:

not really, just need time and help, and to get off my arse to work on it. When i started, i had help and time, then life, and covid derailed my plans.

Dang it, if you were in CO I could setup a holiday work party. Kitchen in no time.

#204 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Where does everyone get these banners, besides eBay there must be a way to find them.

These banners?

https://pinside.com/pinball/community/pinsiders/marcdaddy/market/active

#205 75 days ago

..

#206 75 days ago

Just ordered the main gift for my s.s

#207 75 days ago

Just ordered my SS gifts. I struggled a bit with limited information but I feel good about this and I'm excited to see his review once he gets it.

#208 75 days ago

All gifts bought for my recipient, unless I decide to add more

#209 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Where does everyone get these banners, besides eBay there must be a way to find them.

Check Marco and some of the distributors as well. They have deals sometimes too - I got the Maiden banner from Marco at Allentown this year for like 50 or 75 bucks?

#210 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Where does everyone get these banners, besides eBay there must be a way to find them.

Try Jason at Classic Game Rooms in Covington, GA. Either by phone or email, just have a list or few items to ask about, be specific on what you’re looking for, he usually has a great response time.

#211 75 days ago
Quoted from Insane:

not really, just need time and help, and to get off my arse to work on it. When i started, i had help and time, then life, and covid derailed my plans.

Sitting in an unfinished room (walls patched up needing sanding and paint, etc.) after a couple of years sounds like our situation! Then again, we're sharing our living room with a bunch of pinballs next to the sofa, guessing I'm to blame for that one!

#212 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Awesome pics. Never thought about adding my board games, I got it up there now. Thanks for the idea.

Aw shucks thanks guys.

#213 75 days ago
Quoted from Saltimbanco:

we're sharing our living room with a bunch of pinballs next to the sofa, guessing I'm to blame for that one!

I can relate to that statement

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#214 75 days ago
Quoted from MC35:

Just ordered my SS gifts. I struggled a bit with limited information but I feel good about this and I'm excited to see his review once he gets it.

Had the same problem this year

#215 75 days ago

I think that I have all of my ss recipient's gifts ordered. I like giving so every time that I thought I was done, I found something else. I hope they like them.

it's funny, you'd think that giving one chinchilla would be enough, but apparently that's not the case

robin:
I think it's high time that you add a chinchilla emoticon here on pinside!!

#216 75 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Dang it, if you were in CO I could setup a holiday work party. Kitchen in no time.

I appreciate the thought.

The boxes i got from Amazon today could also be from my SS over on KLOV....
Not sure. The wife will peek at them tonight and probably put them in smaller boxes to consolidate space.

#217 75 days ago

Yup. We live in a Dave n Busters too. This is where the dining table should be. Glad my better side is just as addicted as I am!
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#218 75 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Yup. We live in a Dave n Busters too. This is where the dining table should be. Glad my better side is just as addicted as I am!
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It's now a spooky dining room.

#219 75 days ago

My person's main gift is ordered! Will update John with the tracking as soon as I get it.

I’ve got the main gifts for my Santee and for my wife all done. Now to find some stocking stuffers. The Archie McPhee catalog came today… how serendipitous!

#220 75 days ago

I'm probably done but until everything arrives and I pack it up I can't make that promise

#221 75 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

Yup. We live in a Dave n Busters too. This is where the dining table should be. Glad my better side is just as addicted as I am!
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I like the different colors with those!

#222 75 days ago

Think I am going to add in even more items for my Santee, just to make sure they love it. Then there’s shipping omg

#223 75 days ago

Guys if you want to save a good bundle on shipping try using the website http://www.pirateship.com they have great rates. I know many of us have used this site in the past, but worth noting for anyone new!

#224 75 days ago

Good morning Santa’s!

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#225 74 days ago
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#226 74 days ago

I’ve seen a lot over the years but I’ve never seen this! I arrived home and found a package on the front porch. I thought it was too early for secret Santa but when I looked at the box it said gold belly, and perishable, hmmm. Thought maybe someone sent me a Turkey. So I figured I have to open it because it says perishable right? Upon further inspection I found a note from my secret Santa and much to my surprise it’s A bucket of frozen chicken! My secret Santa tells me and the family to save room for some fried chicken after the turkey! Fat chance they don’t even save room for me on the couch! So I open the container only to find out it’s not fried chicken at all but ice cream dressed to look like fried chicken drum sticks! I do enjoy an occasional KFC but I REALLY love my ice cream! Can’t wait for desert on Thanksgiving!
Thank you Colonel Secret Santa Sanders for resolving the age old question of ‘what comes first—the chicken—or the egg’? Neither— it’s the ice cream!

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#227 74 days ago
Quoted from Liftserv:

I’ve seen a lot over the years but I’ve never seen this! I arrived home and found a package on the front porch. I thought it was too early for secret Santa but when I looked at the box it said gold belly, and perishable, hmmm. Thought maybe someone sent me a Turkey. So I figured I have to open it because it says perishable right? Upon further inspection I found a note from my secret Santa and much to my surprise it’s A bucket of frozen chicken! My secret Santa tells me and the family to save room for some fried chicken after the turkey! Fat chance they don’t even save room for me on the couch! So I open the container only to find out it’s not fried chicken at all but ice cream dressed to look like fried chicken drum sticks! I do enjoy an occasional KFC but I REALLY love my ice cream! Can’t wait for desert on Thanksgiving!
Thank you Colonel Secret Santa Sanders for resolving the age old question of ‘what comes first—the chicken—or the egg’? Neither— it’s the ice cream! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Ok. This... is.... awesome! very cool!

#228 74 days ago

First recipient!. And a very unique gift too

#229 74 days ago

Amazing!

#230 74 days ago

Never would of thought of that.

#231 74 days ago

This is awesome! I love the unique vibe!
The fun has definitely started. Keep the pics of the goodies coming!!

#232 74 days ago

Oh yeah this party is only starting, we friends are about to see a ton more. Awesome it’s beginning!!! Who like me can’t wait! I know my person will love it! The family said this week “damn that’s ours???” Lol I said no it’s Secret Santa time.

#233 74 days ago
Quoted from Liftserv:

I’ve seen a lot over the years but I’ve never seen this! I arrived home and found a package on the front porch. I thought it was too early for secret Santa but when I looked at the box it said gold belly, and perishable, hmmm. Thought maybe someone sent me a Turkey. So I figured I have to open it because it says perishable right? Upon further inspection I found a note from my secret Santa and much to my surprise it’s A bucket of frozen chicken! My secret Santa tells me and the family to save room for some fried chicken after the turkey! Fat chance they don’t even save room for me on the couch! So I open the container only to find out it’s not fried chicken at all but ice cream dressed to look like fried chicken drum sticks! I do enjoy an occasional KFC but I REALLY love my ice cream! Can’t wait for desert on Thanksgiving!
Thank you Colonel Secret Santa Sanders for resolving the age old question of ‘what comes first—the chicken—or the egg’? Neither— it’s the ice cream! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Dry ice, cold packaging, ice cream that looks like chicken?!!! Damn! Amazing! Already the bar is quite high on some new, original and fun and tasty gift! Excellent job, Secret Santa!

The game's afoot!

#234 74 days ago
Quoted from Liftserv:

I’ve seen a lot over the years but I’ve never seen this! I arrived home and found a package on the front porch. I thought it was too early for secret Santa but when I looked at the box it said gold belly, and perishable, hmmm. Thought maybe someone sent me a Turkey. So I figured I have to open it because it says perishable right? Upon further inspection I found a note from my secret Santa and much to my surprise it’s A bucket of frozen chicken! My secret Santa tells me and the family to save room for some fried chicken after the turkey! Fat chance they don’t even save room for me on the couch! So I open the container only to find out it’s not fried chicken at all but ice cream dressed to look like fried chicken drum sticks! I do enjoy an occasional KFC but I REALLY love my ice cream! Can’t wait for desert on Thanksgiving!
Thank you Colonel Secret Santa Sanders for resolving the age old question of ‘what comes first—the chicken—or the egg’? Neither— it’s the ice cream!

Holy cow! That's f**king amazing!

#235 74 days ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Holy cow! That's f**king amazing!

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#236 74 days ago

I'm in shock at how much that ice cream really does look like fried chicken lol. Thats awesome! What a time to be alive

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#237 74 days ago

Yesterday morning Tuesday, we had two packages on the front porch for Sterling. I opened them while he was at school since they just said from Amazon. A great shirt and book! The book I think he will love , he's not to excited about reading at school because not much of the books Interst him, but this he'll love! That's the fastest Santa in record, I've re- packed them with from pinside secret Santa and will let him open them and post additional pics when so.

If anyone wants to follow his pinabll tournament journey. He's 11 years old and had a major major tournament win last Saturday 60 players . 17 hours and finals ended at 5:05am..!! Give his page a follow
https://www.facebook.com/sterlingplayspinball?mibextid=ZbWKwL

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#238 74 days ago
Quoted from Mitoska:

Yesterday morning Tuesday, we had two packages on the front porch for Sterling. I opened them while he was at school since they just said from Amazon. A great shirt and book! The book I think he will love , he's not to excited about reading at school because not much of the books Interst him, but this he'll love! That's the fastest Santa in record, I've re- packed them with from pinside secret Santa and will let him open them and post additional pics when so.
If anyone wants to follow his pinabll tournament journey. He's 11 years old and had a major major tournament win last Saturday 60 players . 17 hours and finals ended at 5:05am..!! Give his page a follow
https://www.facebook.com/sterlingplayspinball?mibextid=ZbWKwL
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That’s a great book, everyone should pick up a copy.

#239 74 days ago

Just putting this out there, I've given and received items from this site before.
If you haven't checked it out, it is worth a look. IMO very unique / rare pinball items, good for almost any gameroom / collector.

www.pinballvault.com

#240 74 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Just putting this out there, I've given and received items from this site before.
If you haven't checked it out, it is worth a look. IMO very unique / rare pinball items, good for almost any gameroom / collector.
www.pinballvault.com

Thanks.. im starting over on my search today. I just realized this morning that ive been on facebook for a few days stalking someone else with the same name as my ss.. hahahaha..oops!

#241 74 days ago
Quoted from Dee-Bow:

Thanks.. im starting over on my search today. I just realized this morning that ive been on facebook for a few days stalking someone else with the same name as my ss.. hahahaha..oops!

So thats why you thought I had white sunglasses!

#242 73 days ago
Quoted from Liftserv:

I’ve seen a lot over the years but I’ve never seen this! I arrived home and found a package on the front porch. I thought it was too early for secret Santa but when I looked at the box it said gold belly, and perishable, hmmm. Thought maybe someone sent me a Turkey. So I figured I have to open it because it says perishable right? Upon further inspection I found a note from my secret Santa and much to my surprise it’s A bucket of frozen chicken! My secret Santa tells me and the family to save room for some fried chicken after the turkey! Fat chance they don’t even save room for me on the couch! So I open the container only to find out it’s not fried chicken at all but ice cream dressed to look like fried chicken drum sticks! I do enjoy an occasional KFC but I REALLY love my ice cream! Can’t wait for desert on Thanksgiving!
Thank you Colonel Secret Santa Sanders for resolving the age old question of ‘what comes first—the chicken—or the egg’? Neither— it’s the ice cream! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Did someone already win secret santa. how cool/weird/fun is that?

#243 73 days ago

Anyone else stuff that last few extra things in the box(s), snap!

#244 73 days ago

Just finished packing my box (it’s big and heavy) - shipping out to my recipient on Friday!

#245 73 days ago
Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

Just finished packing my box (it’s big and heavy) - shipping out to my recipient on Friday!

Must be going cross country if there is that much chinchilla food and water in the box

#246 73 days ago
Quoted from jesperpark:

Must be going cross country if there is that much chinchilla food and water in the box

I hope chinchilla’s like Dots.

#247 73 days ago

Sending mine out Monday. Amazing gifts for sure, just think it could be coming for YOU! Yes you!

Cheers to you!

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#248 73 days ago
Quoted from TroyS:

Sending mine out Monday. Amazing gifts for sure, just think it could be coming for YOU! Yes you!
Cheers to you!
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Mando brother, I salute you! helmet topper and manhole cover, cool!

#249 73 days ago
Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

I hope chinchilla’s like Dots.

I got to try dots, for the first time this summer. It's a whole new world for me

#250 73 days ago

Got my secret santa package today. From pinball life. Not sure how long I can wait suspense is growing. Iam sure it will be good. Thanks Santa.

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