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Pinside 2022 Secret Santa Program - Sign Up Through Nov. 12th

By LesManley

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    It's Turbo Time!

    I'm sure you all have been good little boys and girls the whole year, so now it's finally time. I triple-dog-dare ya to join this year's Pinside Secret Santa! Let's get a little jump start again this year and now officially set our sights on Christmas with the 6TH ANNUAL PINSIDE SECRET SANTA PROGRAM! We've gone from 61 participants the first year to 175 last year in 2022. The world has improved a lot since being on the threshold of hell in 2020, but I think we can agree that people could still use some extra cheer this holiday season. So let's put a smile on that face come Christmas morning. Have fun with this, be a big kid again and get creative or go the extra mile to figure out what to get your person this year. I'll keep the Secret Santa sign up open until Saturday night, November 12th, which should still give us a little extra time this year to buy and ship gifts. So shout it, shout it, shout it out loud...we don't want anyone to miss out that wants in. After November 12th I really have to close it down so I can fire up the WOPR to match up participants, send out Secret Santa information and people can start buying their gifts. I am a big softy so I will probably still be able to get latecomers in, but please do your best to get yourself and everyone you know signed up before then. Once the sign up period has ended, I will create a new thread for all the participants and link to it in this thread as always.

    **Because inflation has gone crazy with costs of goods and shipping, I was thinking about raising the minimum spend from $30 to $40 if participants wanted it. But because it hasn't been a problem in the past since so many people go above and beyond anyway and I would like to keep this as approachable for everyone as possible, so I will leave that up to individual Santas again this year with how much they want to spend with the usual minimum of $30.

    If you are totally unfamiliar with what this SS Program entails, here is a quick synopsis:

    Everyone who chooses to participate sends me the information requested below via private message and is put on the Secret Santa list. After registration is closed on Nov. 12th, I will randomly choose recipients for each Santa. Every Santa will receive the Pinsider name, list of ideas/information (if any were sent to me) and address of their recipient. They then do some investigation into their recipient's games and likes, they locate/purchase gift(s) and send to their recipient. Everyone who participates will send a gift(s) and receive a gift(s) to open whenever they choose this holiday season to hopefully help end this year on a good note.

    If you want to check out the complete details and/or you just want to relive all the joy we had in previous years, here are the Secret Santa threads from the past...

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2021-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2020-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2019-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2018-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-2017-pinside-secret-santa-participants-thread

    *THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT:

    If you want to participate here is what I need from you via private message...

    -Your full name and mailing address

    -Your email address

    -Your t-shirt size

    -Suggestions: I suggest providing a list of ideas to help your Santa out, but ultimately your Santa will decide what to get you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include a list of your current games in the PM to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games and/or things like Disney or Funko Pops or 80's/90's nostalgia for instance, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction. Please don't come into this with huge expectations, or have hard feelings if you get something that isn't on your list, just enjoy what's received. Remember, this is as fun of an experience as you make it!

    I think that's everything. I'll update usernames as I can from PMs as they come in in this thread as well, so everyone knows I got their message and that they are included. Feel free to post in this thread that you are participating or share past stories and encourage others to do so as well if you want. The more the merrier!

    Current 2022 Secret Santas:

    1 2Kaulitz
    2 67cutlass
    3 6point5degrees
    4 acitti
    5 adava
    6 Aflacjack
    7 amkoepfer
    8 Apinjunkie
    9 ArcadeTechNerd
    10 ArcadeUpKeep
    11 Asylum
    12 Atari_Daze
    13 atrainn
    14 Axaios
    15 balt
    16 bicyclenut
    17 biglaw
    18 Bmanpin
    19 BoilerUp
    20 bowtech
    21 BroMan90
    22 Ceckitti
    23 Charliew65
    24 Cheberha
    25 ChrisPINk25
    26 CoachBacca
    27 Colsond3
    28 Coz
    29 Crispy
    30 cws204
    31 Daditude
    32 Dan_Halen
    33 Dantesmark
    34 davidlldennis
    35 dddanielll
    36 Dee-Bow
    37 Demonstyl
    38 dirkdiggler
    39 dnapac
    40 DocFinlay
    41 docquest
    42 drbrain
    43 drewbo81
    44 Dr-Tommy
    45 EasternBloc
    46 ElJefeSherpa
    47 EternitytoM83
    48 FamDocKevin
    49 fastdatasci
    50 FatPanda
    51 Fezmid
    52 FLASHBALL
    53 freeplay3
    54 Fulltilt
    55 gamer-ace
    56 Gexchange
    57 gliebig
    58 Gogojohnnyquack
    59 GoldenBeard
    60 grantopia
    61 Gundam_Pilot_
    62 Hadojae
    63 Happy81724
    64 Hayfarmer
    65 Haymaker
    66 HighVoltage
    67 hoby1
    68 hogbog
    69 homegameroom
    70 icanswim70
    71 illiterate
    72 Insane
    73 Ironphl
    74 Isochronic_Frost
    75 j_m_
    76 JackG
    77 Jaeg
    78 Jawa
    79 jazc4
    80 Jenniebear
    81 jesperpark
    82 Jimmyhonda
    83 Jkush18
    84 JNYRein
    85 joefox22
    86 jonnyqtrek
    87 JordyRamone
    88 jp1985
    89 JRBBRJ
    90 Judgeworm
    91 K9Marshal
    92 Karl_Hungus
    93 KidRichard
    94 Kkoss24
    95 kool1
    96 KSUWildcatFan
    97 LesManley
    98 Liftserv
    99 lowbeau67
    100 luckycreature
    101 MacJedi
    102 madamyates
    103 Madsientist33
    104 Mando
    105 marioparty34
    106 matiou
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    111 mickey
    112 midcoastsurf
    113 Miguel351
    114 mikespins
    115 Mitoska
    116 Mitoska (Son)
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    120 Mrsiyufy
    121 Mtg381
    122 Mudflaps
    123 Mundy53
    124 NeilMcRae
    125 northerndude
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    127 NovaCade
    128 Nstone4425
    129 Number41
    130 Numskul
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    165 Saltimbanco
    166 scootss
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    #2 3 months ago

    I’m in for the 6th year in a row!!!

    #3 3 months ago

    I am in!

    Last year was a blast!

    #4 3 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    I’m in for the 6th year in a row!!!

    Me too!

    #5 3 months ago

    Oh man, I wanted to be the first one in! marioparty34 gets it!!

    #6 3 months ago

    I’m so in it hurts lol

    #7 3 months ago
    Quoted from NovaCade:

    I’m so in it hurts lol

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    #8 3 months ago
    Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

    I’m in for the 6th year in a row!!!

    Me 3

    #9 3 months ago

    I’m in!

    #10 3 months ago

    I’m in!! Let’s do this

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    #11 3 months ago

    I'm in! Looking forward to this again.

    #12 3 months ago

    Let’s go! This is one of the best things in pinball! Don’t miss out.

    #13 3 months ago

    I'm in bitches!! I think i'm at fourth consecutive year!

    #14 3 months ago

    I’m in! First time !

    #15 3 months ago

    3rd time participant. Can't wait to receive my Santee and do some stalking

    #16 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mrsiyufy:

    I’m in! First time !

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    #17 3 months ago

    Wondering what should be this year's mascot: Bond-on-a-stick OR Elvis? Seems we can no longer mention furry critters, or else we make the naughty list..lol

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    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from Saltimbanco:

    Oh man, I wanted to be the first one in! marioparty34 gets it!!

    I would love to have been first, but I think Isochronic_frost beat me.

    #19 3 months ago

    I am in. So excited!

    #20 3 months ago
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    #21 3 months ago

    Fifth year for me! (I missed the first year by a few days.)

    #23 3 months ago

    I missed last year, in this year!

    #24 3 months ago

    I’m in!!

    #25 3 months ago

    Count me in, again.
    Been raising some Chinchillas since January!
    Oh crap, that's $1.00

    #26 3 months ago

    I'm in, first time too. Have been bashfully reading along in previous years...

    I live in Switzerland but also have a US address in NJ. Not sure how it works but people can ship to either country to make it easier, and I can ship to others in the States or Europe.

    One of the coolest threads on Pinside.

    #27 3 months ago
    Quoted from Dr-Tommy:

    I'm in, first time too. Have been bashfully reading along in previous years...
    I live in Switzerland but also have a US address in NJ. Not sure how it works but people can ship to either country to make it easier, and I can ship to others in the States or Europe.
    One of the coolest threads on Pinside.

    There are usually a few international Santas. I match up Canada to Canada and International to International to save on shipping the best that we can.

    #28 3 months ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    missed last year, in this year!

    Quoted from Dr-Tommy:

    I'm in, first time too.

    So good to see first timers, welcome to the fun house!

    #29 3 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    There are usually a few international Santas. I match up Canada to Canada and International to International to save on shipping the best that we can.

    Would be neat to see the final numbers of Americans, Canadians, Euros, Aussies, etc...

    #30 3 months ago

    IM IN!!!!! PM SENT!!! Thank you Les!!!

    #31 3 months ago

    Another first timer. Looking forward to it!

    #32 3 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    There are usually a few international Santas. I match up Canada to Canada and International to International to save on shipping the best that we can.

    Thanks Les, happy to serve as an American in USA or as an international, whatever is easier. Sent you a PM!

    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    So good to see first timers, welcome to the fun house!

    Thanks, I'm nervous lol! Past years have been amazing!

    #33 3 months ago

    I'm in, will send PM soon.

    #34 3 months ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Would be neat to see the final numbers of Americans, Canadians, Euros, Aussies, etc...

    Last year was Americans = 160, Canucks = 11, Internationals = 4.

    It gets tricky with shipping times and cost for international Santas, but I make it work if people want to do it.

    It looks like I already have 32 PMs to go through. Good start, especially for a Friday night.

    #35 3 months ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Last year was Americans = 160, Canucks = 11, Internationals = 4.
    It gets tricky with shipping times and cost for international Santas, but I make it work if people want to do it.
    It looks like I already have 32 PMs to go through. Good start, especially for a Friday night.

    Wow, I'm surprised there was only 11 hosers. I swear I know a dozen of us who participated. Come on Canada, step your game up.

    #36 3 months ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    So good to see first timers, welcome to the fun house!

    Ha, participated twice before, but missed last year. All in for 2022!

    #37 3 months ago

    Eye min ahh gine!

    #38 3 months ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Wow, I'm surprised there was only 11 hosers. I swear I know a dozen of us who participated. Come on Canada, step your game up.

    I know, eh?

    #39 3 months ago

    Missed it last year, I'm definitely in this year.

    #40 3 months ago

    Add me!!! I’m in!! Let the gift buying begin!!!

    #41 3 months ago

    Somebody will get to enjoy this..!

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    #42 3 months ago

    I'm in!

    Big thanks to Les for keeping the tradition going.

    #43 3 months ago

    Please sign me up! Missed it last year

    #44 3 months ago

    Im in!

    #45 3 months ago
    Quoted from dnapac:

    Add me!!! I’m in!! Let the gift buying begin!!!

    Quoted from LesManley:

    *THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT:
    If you want to participate here is what I need from you via private message...
    -Your full name and mailing address
    -Your email address
    -Your t-shirt size
    -Suggestions: I suggest providing a list of ideas to help your Santa out, but ultimately your Santa will decide what to get you. Not required, but if you update your collection on Pinside, include a list of your current games in the PM to me and/or mention that you also like arcade games and/or things like Disney or Funko Pops or 80's/90's nostalgia for instance, that could also help give your Santa ideas and direction.

    Jussst incase you got too excited & maybe missed that part buddy!

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    #47 3 months ago

    I'm in again, third year for me!

    #48 3 months ago
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    #49 3 months ago

    I’m in

    #50 3 months ago

    Pm sent, 3d year for me,this is the best thread on pinside

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