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Official 2023 Pinside Secret Santa Participants Thread

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    #1401 6 months ago
    Quoted from nickrivers:

    All this popcorn stuff has me thinking if we should pick up a machine. Anyone got some recommendations? Big or small. It’s not about the size but the pop of the corn.

    Had one for a couple decades. Can’t beat it.

    https://www.sgw.ca/shop/theatre-ii-snack-maker/

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    #1402 6 months ago

    Wow, just wow!
    I don't think words can express my excitement, joy and awe from my gifts, but I'll try.
    So to my surprise, I did NOT receive any coal, but some very well thought out gifts from Santa.
    Starting small to large, the first package was a gift of three (no, not wise men) magnets. A couple of Atari magnets and an Empire Strikes Back. How did my Santa know I was an Atari guy.
    Next, a very "cool" koozie. I had no idea my alma mater and Lucas Films did a colab. Impressive, most impressive Santa.
    Then, a touch of local color, local to my Santa that is, an awesome pinball shirt with a very touching note. Amazing with so much going on in life, my Santa could find such thought full items.
    Then was a very creative gift of a photo from one of my Santa's haunts, in a nice picture frame. Again, something I would have NEVER thought of. Santa, you did an amazing job.
    Finally came the two largest packages.
    Inside one, a very creative wall hanger to which I found very illuminating. Obviously my Santa knows what game is my grail pin, and he/she did not disappoint.
    It maybe hard to tell from the photo, but it is an engraved piece of plexi that has a sweet lighting effect. Much better than a b.b. gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.
    Last but not least, inside the tube (of which was PVC I might add) was a poster from one of my all time favorite films! I'm a closet movie buff as I actually owned a small video rental store in the nineties (then worked at Blockbuster after my bankruptcy) when this movie came out. Somehow, I never scored a poster of it. My Santa, using some Christmas magic, located the poster and was kind enough to gift it to me! Again, this was in a PVC tube, not your typical cardboard roll that could be damaged by the carrier. Not that that EVER happens. So personal Santa, thank you!
    Santa, wherever you are, I can't thank you enough for all of the truly magical gifts you sent me this year! I only hope your Santa was a good to you as you were to me, my sincere heartfelt thank you for all of the gifts from our 2023 Secret Santa program!

    - George aka Atari Daze

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    #1403 6 months ago

    Thank you so much for all the cool swag. Extra special thanx for kind words about our podcast. Thanx for listening. Appreciate you and this community. Happy holidays to all!

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    #1404 6 months ago

    Dear Secret Santa thank you for making my Christmas wishes come true!

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    #1405 6 months ago

    Well … it’s that time again! Thank you Secret Santa for the wonderful and thoughtful gifts! They essentially picked out a little something related to a few of my newly purchased games (Munsters, Rick and Morty, and Ghostbusters). I LOVE the pickle Rick figure and have it on my desk already and the wife said she’s stealing the GB socks.

    As a retro-gamer, the Super Mario box is GOLD with so many cool items inside. And, can I just say - I have been procrastinating buying that telescoping magnet and BOOM … there it is! Not I’m off the hook. Lol. All of the practical gifts will be put to great use!

    Thanks again so much. I look forward to this every year and once again it did not disappoint!
    Have a great New Years my Pinside friends.

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    #1406 6 months ago

    THANKS SANTA! I received a few items, and they are all awesome. A pinball T-shirt, football themed shot glasses, some chocolate annnd some tasty spirits fit for a king! My cats have not stopped playing with their wigglyfish toy, and Yes, i received my first ever chinchilla! (Luckily, it was a plush stuffed toy version)
    The final gift is one of the most sincere and coolest gifts I've received for Xmas. It was a very generous donation made in my name to the local foodbank! Seriously, how thoughtful of you!! I think most of us on here agree that the giving is the best, and this made my Christmas. Thanks again Santa & happy holidays to you and your family.

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    #1407 6 months ago

    Not sure if my SS got mixed up with someone else but I mentioned anything to do with Pulp Fiction or Foo Fighters as a hint for my SS and I mainly got booze and bacon related products. I guess being Canadian, bacon and booze make sense. Luckily I have two kids in university so the booze won’t go to waste. Never seen pickle flavoured vodka before. Not sure the purpose of the silly putty?? Well I guess I was naughty this year

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    #1408 6 months ago

    Merry Christmas, all and thank you to our Secret Santa! Here's me 'n' the boys showing off our new games and gear! Pinball club is hosting a NYE party and I'm definitely wearing this!

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    #1409 6 months ago

    Opened my SS gift yesterday. Thanks for the cool stuff

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    #1410 6 months ago

    My Secret Santa is a very generous fellow! I was thrilled to receive a super squishy, comfortable Pinmat. My dog, Felix, is already a fan! Looking forward to trying it out while sipping whiskey and attempting a new high score on my Pinbot.

    Cheers to LesManley and the rest of the participants!

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    #1411 6 months ago

    My secret Santa went above and beyond. LOVE everything I got. The Pacman and Atari signs are totally cool, not to mention the cup holders (which are already on my machines. Thank you so much for everything!!!

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    #1412 6 months ago

    FYI to my SS!! My gift is sitting safely unopened underneath the tree at home! I won’t be able to unwrap it until New Year’s Eve and will definitely post when I do!! Counting down!!

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    #1413 6 months ago

    I just got home and opened my gift. Thank you to my SS!

    First, if you recall, I got two containers of honey from his own bees, which i still think is so cool.

    Then he wanted me to spice up my TWD with some glow in the dark rubbers, and lit up flipper button. There are also some black lights - which I will have to see how they look, but could be pretty cool. I might look at experimenting on my Metallica as well, since I have the black light blades and creeping death mod on it! Finally there's some red star post lights which should add some good color to TWD's skillshot area.

    He also included some lights that are separate from the bulb - useful for using as mini spotlights. Never seen them before but will start looking at places I can use them - maybe on my LoV because it has some dark spots.

    A pack of pinball- which is timely because I just used the last of my reserves a few weeks ago!

    This wasn't in the letter, but I think it's a device to help level your machine! It looks like I can put it by the ball drain and it has a bubble level built in. If it works how I think it does, that's going to be super convenient!

    Finally, a little Matchbox tow truck and a container of silly putty because his kids wanted to get me something too - which is pretty awesome! I think I'm going to buy a newspaper and show my daughter how you can lift the print from a comic with the silly putty because I used to do that as a kid!

    Thank you very much, Santa! Very thoughtful and showed me some things I didn't even know existed!

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    #1414 6 months ago

    To my SS, I'm still out of town until Jan. 4. I believe the package was delivered on the 18th. I'll try to get a picture sent to me in the next day or so to confirm.

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    #1415 6 months ago

    Christmas was a wonderful whirlwind at the in-laws with 7 grandkids and 2 more on the way. We had our gender reveal and found out we’re having our third boy/future pinhead. So we just opened our presents this morning!

    Thank you so much Secret Santa! Two very generous gifts for me. Pinsound shaker kit and a headphone station. I just started experimenting with pinsound and have been eyeing the shaker kit. So I’m looking forward to trying this out.

    And my son got this really cool Little Tikes Pinball. He’s been playing with it all morning! Thank you so much Secret Santa for your thoughtfulness and generosity!

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    #1416 6 months ago

    I bepieve i only saw 1 pin stimulator gifted. I thought thqt would be the hot ticket ss gift this year! (My santee did not get one from me either, sorry)

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    #1417 6 months ago

    So after looking at my Secret Santa card again, I found a hidden surprise inside the card.

    Initially I thought the tiny plastic "sleeve" was part of the card, but upon further inspection I found an awesome little Delorean with my high score initials on the back.

    How cool is that?! Thanks again Secret Santa!!

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    #1418 6 months ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    I bepieve i only saw 1 pin stimulator gifted. I thought thqt would be the hot ticket ss gift this year! (My santee did not get one from me either, sorry)

    i thought that i saw 2...

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    #1419 6 months ago

    Finally opened my Secret Santa gifts last night. So much fun. And great stuff too. The most amazing, was a song, with video, which also came with a framed copy of the lyrics. I will try to download the clip below. Also some great stuff, including a fun Stern mug and a cupholder for one of my pins. And some custom chocolates! Amazing. My Secret Santa really spent time on this....and it was awesome. My family is still trying to understand: "Wait, someone you don't know and have never met did this all for you?" Yep.

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    #1420 6 months ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    I bepieve i only saw 1 pin stimulator gifted. I thought thqt would be the hot ticket ss gift this year! (My santee did not get one from me either, sorry)

    I think I saw 2

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    #1421 6 months ago

    And here is the video of the original song my Secret Santa made. Crazy....

    #1422 6 months ago

    That’s awesome!

    #1423 6 months ago

    Perhaps there were 2, but that isnt enough!

    #1424 6 months ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    And here is the video of the original song my Secret Santa made. Crazy.

    That truly ROCKS!

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    #1425 6 months ago

    I'm so.sorry to my secret santa for posting so late. I opened my thoughtful gifts on Christmas and love them all! Thank you so much!

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    #1426 6 months ago

    For my SS, if you'd like to see the TikTok I made showing off the gifts you got me here's the link to the video.

    Thanks again and happy holidays to all.

    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8xCUwBm/

    #1427 6 months ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    And here is the video of the original song my Secret Santa made. Crazy....

    Wow, with Harmonies and all!! Pretty time-consuming awesomeness right there ftw.

    Have to edit to say that I would love to hear and see this over any KC Chief's State Farm commercial nationwide.

    #1428 6 months ago
    Quoted from MC35:

    For my SS, if you'd like to see the TikTok I made showing off the gifts you got me here's the link to the video.
    Thanks again and happy holidays to all.
    https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8xCUwBm/

    Awesome Santa! #stern-stranger-things topper is awesome!

    #1429 6 months ago

    To my Secret Santa: I have yet to open up the box due to just being way too busy these past couple days. I want to be able to open it and have plenty of time to enjoy the gifts and take pictures of everything and not have to worry about rushing at all so I can get to the next thing that's going on.

    I think I have an idea as to what's in there, but even if it is what I think it is(or what they are), I can't wait to see which ones! Either way, the delayed gratification is going to make things that much sweeter.

    #1430 6 months ago

    So this was my first pinside SS. I will be collecting all year for next year’s SS. It will be epic!

    #1431 6 months ago
    Quoted from DukeNuke:

    I will be collecting all year for next year’s SS. It will be epic!

    Precisely how I do it. I'm already getting ideas from all the magnificent items gifted this year.

    #1432 6 months ago
    Quoted from PlanetExpress:

    Awesome Santa! #stern-stranger-things topper is awesome!

    Right?? I'm still blown away

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    #1433 6 months ago

    I finally was able to open my Secret Santa gifts. SS did an awesome job with very little information (I’ll do better next year!)

    I received some cool coasters. 2 great t- shirts- one of which is a project pinball shirt (in my favorite color) that I have been trying to win for a while!

    A pinball themed nightlight - which I also wanted but had not purchased. A lovely (handmade?) popper ornament that immediately went on the tree.

    I also got bulbs, a wire cutter, snacks and rage tilt roger picture.

    Everything was individually wrapped - even the snacks! Love that!!

    Thank you so much, Santa, for your generosity and the time you took to create such a thoughtful experience for me.

    I wish you everyone a joyful and blessed new year!

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    #1434 6 months ago

    Merry Christmas Pinsiders!

    Big thank you to Secret Santa, I opened my gift from him on Monday.

    The excitement!! I hope it'll last LOLThe excitement!! I hope it'll last LOL

    Inside the box was a BEAUTIFULLY wraped gift, in a custom made bow and ribbon. Classy!

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    Inside was the greatest pinball book ever and a tee shirt.

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    Thank you!

    More to follow....

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    #1435 6 months ago

    I opened my secret santa gifts on Christmas, thank you so much for everything, I can't wait to use the playfield holders for the first time! I've also already worn the sweater and the hat. Not pictured are the beaver nuggets and the fudge that I got (they've all been eaten alread!).

    I almost forgot before hitting post, there was also a puzzle, my wife already got a good start on it.

    Thank you for everything again secret santa!

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    #1436 6 months ago

    Doing the puzzle on the box so you can move it and actually use your table is a pro move lol

    Quoted from Petie423:

    I opened my secret santa gifts on Christmas, thank you so much for everything, I can't wait to use the playfield holders for the first time! I've also already worn the sweater and the hat. Not pictured are the beaver nuggets and the fudge that I got (they've all been eaten alread!).
    I almost forgot before hitting post, there was also a puzzle, my wife already got a good start on it.
    Thank you for everything again secret santa!
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    #1437 6 months ago

    I guess I was a bit too quickly and forgot to take pictures of 2 of the secret santa gifts.... So much is happening on Christmas day that I lost track!
    A great t-shirt... mixing pinball and somehow the spirit of holidays lights
    And some chocolate flakes to put on bread... Can only be good!!!
    Thanks again super santa!

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    #1438 6 months ago

    We tracked down the package from my pinside S.S.!!! Woooo. Will be obtaining and unboxing today!

    #1439 6 months ago

    I have located and taken receipt of my gifts so to my secret Santa have no fear things are in fact happening and at first glance they actually appear to be in reasonable shape

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    #1440 6 months ago

    Woo Hoo! My present from my Secret Santa just arrived! Couldn’t wait to open it!

    So apparently he sees me when I’m sleeping, he knows when I’m awake, he knows if I’ve been bad or good and he knows my vinyl collection really well!

    How else to explain that two of the albums he sent me I didn’t have (Led Zeppelin II and IV) and the one that he sent that I did have is in far superior condition than the beat to crap copy I own? (III) Not to mention how did he know that I collect vinyl????

    The bonus treats are also amazing! Can’t wait to drink the huckleberry soda and munch on the chocolate named after me and the candy!

    Thank you so much, Santa! My wife and I don’t exchange presents anymore so this was my only Christmas gift and it was beyond awesome.

    Time to crank the tunes!

    Tony

    oh...and a big thank you to LesManley for keeping the tradition alive!
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    #1441 6 months ago

    Thank You Pinside Secret Santa!

    I love everything!!! My Secret Santa researched the fact I love Jurassic Park and the Wizarding World! The letter was incredibly thoughtful and the fact that a custom shirt was designed was over the top! The puzzles will be fun to put together and I do not have any of the puzzles i received today. Last but not least, thanks for the beers! I have been wanting to try the pinball beer!!!

    Cheers!

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    #1442 6 months ago

    To my Pinside SS:

    It was a stiff competition this year for "best gift" with a host of considerate and impactful gifts appearing under the tree. While every gift has a place in my heart, yours was at the top, so congratulations! I've attached an image of one of the competitors so you can know who you beat out... a 3 pound "Santa" made of clay from my youngest.... which I had to pay for. So again, well done on being named the Perry1670 Gift of the Year!

    In all sincerity I do greatly appreciate the gift and the effort you put in. I didn't own a single piece of anything that had my logo on it so this was very unexpected and well received. I love it, the kids love it (they already took the wallet) and I don't anticipate wearing any other shirts for the next week! Whoever you are, thank you so very much.

    PS: I have never actually bought flipper toppers before and they are doing it for me, so well done!

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    #1443 6 months ago
    Quoted from RobertWinter:

    To my SS, I'm still out of town until Jan. 4. I believe the package was delivered on the 18th. I'll try to get a picture sent to me in the next day or so to confirm.

    My package did indeed arrive last week, well before Xmas. I will be opening this upon my return.

    Excited!

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    #1444 6 months ago

    Thank you so much to my secret Santa... Very thoughtful and awesome gifts.

    The disco light my wife has already taken and put in her office! Lol... Once I actually have a labyrinth I'll get this start button installed.... Lol.

    The t shirt fits great and is cool, we're actually re watching the sopranos entire series again so it's even cooler. The rollergames sign is awesome, I can't wait to mount that in my game room with the playfields and such. Very unique!

    The snacks, well, those aren't going to last long lol and the seasoning is perfect as we just finished our last bottle of that.... We use it quite a bit, great call there.

    The book is already in the master bathroom where it's likely to get read the most I read about 20 pages already and it's solid.

    The varkon magnet is already on the fridge where I put all my pinball and random stickers, holding up the note you sent for the PSS program.

    Also, again super timing on the towels as I'm in the process of cleaning and waxing a few games, and my bucket of microfiber towels has gone missing, so these will get me by until I can locate the rest, it's like you knew. Lol

    Again, awesome and thanks so much. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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    #1445 6 months ago

    Small follow up;

    The couch mix is stupid good, the spicy peanuts are some of the best I've ever had and the pecan brittle is so rich and amazing it locks your jaws as you're chewing it lol

    #1446 6 months ago

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that Rollergames "sign" looks more like an uncut plastics sheet to me, which is even way more cool.

    #1447 6 months ago

    So I've never seen one before but that was the very first thing I thought of when I saw It.... It's Cool AF either way.

    Quoted from SKWilson:Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that Rollergames "sign" looks more like an uncut plastics sheet to me, which is even way more cool.

    #1448 6 months ago

    One more additional follow up. One bag of couch mix is in my belly (wife helped a small amount). Good lord that's tasty, highly recommend. Thanks again.

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    #1449 6 months ago

    Another picture, now of the unpacked gifts. Thank you Secret Santa!

    * A custom night light of my Pinside Avatar, already plugged in and working!
    * Two red silicon flipper rubbers, these will end up on on my Pinbot.
    * Two sets of star post lights mods, never installed those so not sure which of my machines will fit them best.
    * A Fusilli Jerry topper? (Now someone needs to build a Seinfeld Pinball machine to match with it)
    * And some candy.

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    #1450 6 months ago

    Hello Secret Santa! I have to say you really surprised me with this one! So I posted earlier with the 3 boxes I got in the mail and was holding them to open at Christmas (which wasn't on Christmas day in my house but all the same.) Well, I got one more package in the mail just before Christmas itself! Four boxes! So I didn't know I was looking for another box in the mail so I accidentally opened the last one early, saw some shirt material, recognized I didn't order it and put it together it was another gift! Here is a pic of the boxes I got:

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    I started opening things and I see now they were meant to be opened in order (sorry Secret Santa!) I want to say first that the only thing I asked for were any interesting snacks that were unique to their area or something they like. Well my secret Santa got me covered on that! Look at all these awesome snacks I got!

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    There was also a massive glass jar of cashews that unfortunately didn't make it into the picture as I may have been eating them a the time I was taking pictures! I have to say, there were quite a few brands there that I never had before but I'll be happily munching on them for the next few weeks! Then it came to that last package that came in the mail later......

    I opened the box and there was a nice tee shirt in there (that fits by the way, Thanks Santa!) BUT, there was also this note and a little wrapped gift, check it out:

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    I thought for sure, this is going to be a wrapped up chocolate gold coin. Nice joke Santa! I mean everything else was snacks, then a cool fire department shirt to cap it off, all great gifts! But I opened it up, and check this out!

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    It's a legit hunk of gold! Actual gold in it's verification packaging! Forget coal, I got GOLD for Christmas!!!! Thank you so much Secret Santa, I don't know who you are but I hope your Christmas was even half as good as you made mine! Thank you!!!

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