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PINSIDE CHALLENGE: Let strangers play your machine(s) during Halloween!


By Jared

6 years ago



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    #201 5 years ago

    Everything still 100% this morning. Lots of kids got introduced to pinball last night

    Didn't take many photos, but everyone had a great time, especially the kids.

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    #202 5 years ago

    Funniest comment from a little guy, after he got his candy, he looked at the games and said "I like your decorations!", and then he ran off.

    This guy's jaw dropped when he saw the machines:

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    #203 5 years ago

    This is what I did last year after I got my MB. If was funny to see kids not know how to play or even know where the flippers buttons were. Some kids didn't want to leave! This year the machine is in the shop getting restored.

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    #204 5 years ago
    Quoted from Toasterdog:

    Everything still 100% this morning. Lots of kids got introduced to pinball last night
    Didn't take many photos, but everyone had a great time, especially the kids.

    How did you get Jeff Bridges to come over and play?

    #205 5 years ago
    Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

    How did you get Jeff Bridges to come over and play?

    I thought that same thing!

    #206 5 years ago

    Here are some pics from our scaled down Halloween display Friday night. We normally do 4 machines and move out the truck to make room but the bad weather said we left it in there and only did 3. We also normally do only horror themed games but by the time we got to moving the 3rd one around we went with Elvis for the simple (and pitiful) reason that it sits closest to the door. IMG_0393.JPGIMG_0394.JPGIMG_0395.JPGIMG_0397.JPG

    #207 5 years ago

    little delayed here, but couple pics, and one with the line up alone...went pretty well, again I think good to hear "wow! this is better than a wii!" Damn right!

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    #209 5 years ago

    I repeated our tradition this year, putting out Mystery Castle and Tales from the Crypt (last year was Scared Stiff and MC). Lots of people played and enjoyed the games. Had the usual kids starting four player games and leaving the games mid play, but whatya going to do! Kind of sad that joe q public gets to play a MC, whereas most of the diehard pinheads here have never had the privilege.

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    #210 4 years ago

    Halloween is coming, quickly. Who's gonna do it this year? I'm strongly considering moving three pins and three vids into my garage, decorating it for Halloween and letting peeps come play. Who else?

    #211 4 years ago

    I only had 1 trick or treater last year and that was my niece. A couple of years ago I moved to another neighborhood or a dead end street with large gaps between houses. Really miss the old neighborhood in regards to decorating the front yard and watching all the trick or treaters. Awesome garage and line up though!

    #212 4 years ago

    Halloween arcade rocks!! Do it!!

    #213 4 years ago

    supposed to be a mild winter in the midwest this year, and halloween falls on a saturday. If it doesn't dip below 50 during the day, I'm seriously considering at least tossing one or two machines out in the garage and blast a heater to keep it warm.

    #214 4 years ago

    Anyone is welcome to play my pins.....but they would have to come down to my basement to do so.

    #215 4 years ago

    I wish I could do this, but moving games from my basement up the stairs and around to the garage would be a huuuuge pain.

    #217 4 years ago

    BSD will be in the garage this year.

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    #218 4 years ago

    I'll probably do something again....have AMH, MC, BSD, SS, CFTBL and TFTC to choose from.

    #219 4 years ago

    I plan to be out there this year.

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    #220 4 years ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    supposed to be a mild winter in the midwest this year, and halloween falls on a saturday. If it doesn't dip below 50 during the day, I'm seriously considering at least tossing one or two machines out in the garage and blast a heater to keep it warm.

    I'm right there w/ you. I am going to haul twdle out of basement to the garage and see if I can surpass my average of "1.2" trick-er-treater a year . I figure it's on a Saturday..... maybe, just maybe I can get more than one person to walk down my driveway. FWIW I have given out $10 bills to those who have braved the 200 ft. + walk up my driveway the past two years so I'm down $30. In total for the 6 years I have been here I have only had 7 tick-er-treaters. Easy to keep count / remember such a low number. I will post some pics when I get it all set up. I figure forget the $10 this year and get twdle to garage. Anyone have any ideas on how to tarp off garage? I was thinking some black sheets? I am going to have to figure it out in the next week.

    #221 4 years ago

    Thanks for bumping this. This will be the 3rd year in a row I have done this.

    #222 4 years ago

    I've got a primo Haunted House. I have thought about putting it out for people to play because it is most likely spending its last Halloween at my house.

    #223 4 years ago
    Quoted from John_I:

    I've got a primo Haunted House. I have thought about putting it out for people to play because it is most likely spending its last Halloween at my house.

    You have to get that one out there.

    #224 4 years ago

    Most of my games are on location, so they get played by strangers daily...

    #225 4 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    Most of my games are on location, so they get played by strangers daily...

    You mean paid daily? Where they at? Arlington? Regency Sq./Southside? Landing? Orange Park? Lmk i'll hit em up next time i'm down there. Make sure they are on free play.

    #226 4 years ago

    You know..... This is a damn good idea.... I love seeing others enjoying my machines. One could argue that they'll take a beating - but not much could compare to the bashing my no fear got at expo - and it perked right up after I got it home and dedicated a few minutes cleaning and adjusting things.

    Since all my machines are upstairs anyways (basement is being built out) - it's just a quick few steps to dump em in the garage.

    Any pinsiders in or around Valparaiso - and looking for an excuse to flip a few games with the kids - pm me - I'll give you my address.

    We don't get many trick or treaters, but honestly - I don't much care

    #227 4 years ago

    Okay, less than a week to go. A bud is coming over this week to help me move my three pins and four vids from my game room to my garage. I also have some black sheets lined up to hang up to section off my garage and hide some of my stuff from prying eyes. I also have some Halloween lights and decorations ready to hang to compete the feel. Also have a cool RGB light projector to hang up that will cast onto my floor. I'm considering getting some black lights and neon decorations to finish it all off.

    That said my wife is skeptical. She wonders if anyone will want to stop and play. Not your problem I said and I am certain no one will stop to play if I don't set them up. I typically get 60-70 kids stopping for candy and with that many parents as well I could have a good turnout for my first time doing this. I'll post pics as soon its set up. Wish me luck!

    #228 4 years ago

    I have strangers play my games almost weekly when they come and pick up their playfields (for the ones who pick up in person).

    As far as having a space to have them play on the move. Not possible. Plus, here, it's been rainy windy and cold every halloween. I don't think it would be a good idea to say. " HEY kids......Want to come inside and check out the play area!"

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    #229 4 years ago

    Happy Halloween Pinside!!

    Carved this today ....

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    #230 4 years ago

    We are planning a garage party on Halloween which will be open dependant on weather. We have only had a handful of trick or treaters since we moved in 2 years ago though. Adults that come by will get mini shots as their treats I'll take some pics on sat of the outcome

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    #231 4 years ago
    Quoted from tadowhere:

    I'm right there w/ you. I am going to haul twdle out of basement to the garage and see if I can surpass my average of "1.2" trick-er-treater a year . I figure it's on a Saturday..... maybe, just maybe I can get more than one person to walk down my driveway. FWIW I have given out $10 bills to those who have braved the 200 ft. + walk up my driveway the past two years so I'm down $30. In total for the 6 years I have been here I have only had 7 tick-er-treaters. Easy to keep count / remember such a low number. I will post some pics when I get it all set up. I figure forget the $10 this year and get twdle to garage. Anyone have any ideas on how to tarp off garage? I was thinking some black sheets? I am going to have to figure it out in the next week.

    Wow and the same people did not hit your place over and over for that cash? or tell others about the free cash?

    #232 4 years ago

    man thats a really good idea, maybe I can get someone else on this island into pinball. But it wouldnt go well for my machines. Our subdivision goes off, my neighbor gave out 600 hot dogs last year. Heres what it looks like here, and this was 3 years ago, its grown bigger. I have to think about this one.

    #233 4 years ago

    Saturday is not looking good for Chicago. Forecast shows 90% chance of rain and a high of 51.

    #234 4 years ago
    Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

    Wow and the same people did not hit your place over and over for that cash? or tell others about the free cash?

    Well that's what I thought would happen at the very least I would get more tricker treaters last year but no go... The parents were reluctant to take my cash.

    #235 4 years ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    I wish I could do this, but moving games from my basement up the stairs and around to the garage would be a huuuuge pain.

    Me too, but dragging games up a flight of stairs is brutal.

    #236 4 years ago
    Quoted from Kahanaohana:

    man thats a really good idea, maybe I can get someone else on this island into pinball. But it wouldnt go well for my machines. Our subdivision goes off, my neighbor gave out 600 hot dogs last year. Heres what it looks like here, and this was 3 years ago, its grown bigger. I have to think about this one.
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    WOW!!! Now that's the way to do it, having your games out there with some colored lights would fit right in. Just DO IT....and take more vid to post.

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    #237 4 years ago

    Almost ready. Although 90% chance of rain.....but hey it'll be sunny and 70 on tuesday!

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    #238 4 years ago
    Quoted from tadowhere:

    Almost ready. Although 90% chance of rain.....but hey it'll be sunny and 70 on tuesday!

    edit....also anyone local want to stop by and put up GC just pm for address (cross st. Rt.59 & 56) i'll be in garage from 2pm on.

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    #239 4 years ago

    Me too! Got them moved. Almost ready.

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    #240 4 years ago
    Quoted from Jared:

    Ok, so this Thursday night... Weather permitting... When all those local kids and family's come strolling by looking for candy: why not show them some pinball?

    Took me 2 years to find a good gif for this topic... I found it.

    Home Alone

    #241 4 years ago
    Quoted from tadowhere:

    Almost ready. Although 90% chance of rain.....but hey it'll be sunny and 70 on tuesday!

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    Wow.

    Nice job with that to bad the weather sucks today.

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    #242 4 years ago

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    First time doing this. I'm ready!

    #243 4 years ago

    I'm ready.

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    #244 4 years ago

    I'm ready!

    #245 4 years ago

    Nice!

    Thought Id share these....A friend made these from 6.3V Matrix Pads being released up to Batteries....
    Lasted longer then the girls!

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    #247 4 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Nice!
    Thought Id share these....A friend made these from 6.3V Matrix Pads being released up to Batteries....
    Lasted longer then the girls!

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    Now that's a clever use for your leds.

    #248 4 years ago

    Of the 20 kids that came by this year, 1 teen noticed 2 pins from the doorway. He says, 'You have 2 pinball machines?' I said 'Yes'. As he leaves he says to his 2 other friends "How Cool is That". The pins were off, sitting in low light. Smart kid!

    #249 4 years ago

    So, it has come and gone............. total tricker treater count: 3 (no that's not the 3 in the pic, that's my nephews and wife's son)

    Weather was well ummn not good the rain/mist sucked, temp wise wasn't too bad it was in the 50's.

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    #250 4 years ago
    Quoted from sed6:

    I'm ready!
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    Cool set up

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