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Strange things found in Pinball machines


By HOOKED

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

So I got my IM today and started my Pro to my version of an LE and what did I find?
Unsure if it was a joke from the seller (it was back in the rear of the machine tangled in the wires).
I believe this was a customer trade in machine and I got it unshopped.
Just thought it was very fitting for the time of year.

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#2 5 years ago

2 matchbox cars, approx. 12 screws, 6 washers, tokens, bic lighter,
spoon, 3 quarters, 4 bulbs, 2 fuses, 2 pinballs, and a key fob.
All out of 1 pin

#3 5 years ago

From past threads the highlights were drugs, pornography, sex toys!!!! People use them as stash lock boxes.

#4 5 years ago

Waiting for Vids infamous picture of a space invaders full to overflowing with dildos......

#5 5 years ago

Apparently some people found wasp nests hiding in Whirlwind and Black Knight. I wouldn't want to own a pin if there was a wasp nest in it, they're one of my biggest fears.

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#7 5 years ago

My Lord!
Someone was horney

#8 5 years ago

I REALLY want to hear the story behind those pics. Why on earth are there so many? How did they get there? Were they all for one person?

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#9 5 years ago

Those are definitely space invaders...

#10 5 years ago

Years ago I found a pacemaker in cabinet of a doctor's pinball.

Also got a few pins from a large operator once that had the pins off legs, folded up and standing on their backs. I open the coin doors to look inside and see full a set of legs wrapped in tape laying the back of the cabinet of each one. Was speechless.

#11 5 years ago
Quoted from Chuck_Sherman:

Hope Vid doesn't mind...

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Looks like they really needed a remote battery holder or two. Let me guess this game came out of a Chuck E Cheese where it takes 5 dongs for 3 credits.

#12 5 years ago

Question is were they used or new?

#13 5 years ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Just thought it was very fitting for the time of year.

Indeed.

Then again, so is that Space Invaders full of space invaders!

#14 5 years ago

In the process of shopping a supposed HUO t2 I bought sight unseen from a "reputable" eBayer and found a couple press on fake finger nails in the back of the playfield

#15 5 years ago

One cock per game .

#16 5 years ago

My best story I went to pick up a Gotlieb Green Acres EM pinball and when I opened the coin door and looked under the playfield I found a dead cat (gato) Yuck man did that machine smell!!!!

Rob

#17 5 years ago

Mentioned this in another thread with the same topic awhile ago. Bought an Abra Ca Dabra. Found a stash of crystal meth in the back lol

#18 5 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

Mentioned this in another thread with the same topic awhile ago. Bought an Abra Ca Dabra. Found a stash of crystal meth in the back lol

how was it... LOL

#19 5 years ago
Quoted from Jean-Luc-Picard:

Mentioned this in another thread with the same topic awhile ago. Bought an Abra Ca Dabra. Found a stash of crystal meth in the back lol

guess that pretty much paid for the Abra...LMAO

#20 5 years ago

Not a pinball machine, but in an arcade machine found some guys sex tape on dvd in a case for some chick flick movie. He was white around 30 and the chick was maybe 20 and Asian (korean I think) and he tried to go back door and she got pissed and said she doesn't do that and he better respect her. Then he slammed her and relieved himself in her eye. She yelled, oh my eye, sperm. Then he apologized. No, I am not kidding. I still watch it once in awhile.

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Not a pinball machine, but in an arcade machine found some guys sex tape on dvd in a case for some chick flick movie. He was white around 30 and the chick was maybe 20 and Asian (korean I think) and he tried to go back door and she got pissed and said she doesn't do that and he better respect her. Then he slammed her and relieved himself in her eye. She yelled, oh my eye, sperm. Then he apologized. No, I am not kidding. I still watch it once in awhile.

good times

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

Not a pinball machine, but in an arcade machine found some guys sex tape on dvd in a case for some chick flick movie. He was white around 30 and the chick was maybe 20 and Asian (korean I think) and he tried to go back door and she got pissed and said she doesn't do that and he better respect her. Then he slammed her and relieved himself in her eye. She yelled, oh my eye, sperm. Then he apologized. No, I am not kidding. I still watch it once in awhile.

Somebody had to pay for that pizza.

#23 5 years ago
Quoted from gtown:

Those are definitely space invaders...

#24 5 years ago

John Dayhuff has a great story. Hope he chimes in.

#25 5 years ago

I went to look at a Gottlieb Corral pinball that was only partially working and in a garage. Opened up the playfield to find a mouse nest that filled the entire inside of the cabinet. Pretty sure there were still mice in there. I passed on that one.

#26 5 years ago

I got a Surprise when I got my black hole pinball home after Hauling it in My Escalade for 200 miles. when I got it unload I open the coin door and a big snake came out after me. So I look them over good be for I load them now.

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#27 5 years ago

A rats nest in a Riverboat Gambler I brought unseen!

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#28 5 years ago

Went to look at a Dirty Harry/RFM out in the country and when I went to open the coin door to look inside, he said hang on a second. He then reached in and pulled out a shotgun. My girlfriend at the same was terrified. I thought it was pretty funny...

#29 5 years ago

A still plugged in Glade air freshener. They used the service outlet in the game. Kind of a good idea to get rid if the cigarette smell

#30 5 years ago

found some 'Watch Tower' literature under the relay board of a Super Soccer pin,
that rats nest looks nasty ^ matt_adams did it smell funky?

#31 5 years ago

I had my BSD delivered by the seller a day before a big pinball show. I left the game folded up in the garage, then took the game straight to the show where it performed faultlessly for three days.

Once the game came back home from the show I set it up, and then immediately started having problems with the VUK not kicking the ball up from the coffin lock into the wireform to send it to the top of the playfield.

I lifted up the playfield for the first time, and found a large adjustable wrench stuck under the playfield holding the VUK coil partly in. I have no idea how it got there and how it never shorted anything out!

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#32 5 years ago

Found divorce papers in a Firepower.

#33 5 years ago
Quoted from Chuck_Sherman:

Hope Vid doesn't mind...

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oh shit, this made me laugh hardcore. Funny stuff. Btw, if you got that machine for $400 or less, you made out like crazy. That's at least $500 worth of dildos in there.

#34 5 years ago
Quoted from CaptainNeo:

Funny stuff. Btw, if you got that machine for $400 or less, you made out like crazy. That's at least $500 worth of dildos in there.

Perhaps.

But all dependent on the age/brand of alkalines: possible acid damage.

#35 5 years ago

2 pounds of weed....

#36 5 years ago

...in a 1935 Peo All American Football Pin.

#37 5 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

2 pounds of weed....

Ditch weed or decent?

#38 5 years ago

Guy drove a World Cup Soccer 94' to me a couple years back, to trade for a Fire! and Gameshow, and I found Christmas lights with a lesbian porn dvd.

I've picked up well over 200+ machines, and that was pretty much the only weird thing.

#39 5 years ago
Quoted from bjoechamp:

From past threads the highlights were drugs, pornography, sex toys!!!! People use them as stash lock boxes.

Yeah the two joints and LSD blotter I found still worked great! Who knows how long that stuff was in there.

#40 5 years ago

A special one-of-a-kind bulb condom tape job. A heinous attempt to fix a $0.30 part.

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#42 5 years ago

I was installing a shaker motor in my NIB met today. I found:

The instruction sheet for installing the imdaras snake head that i must have left in there
And
A red colored wood screw with a hex and slotted head like stern uses to mount stuff to the underside of playfield. I think that came from the factory. I dont even think there are any red screws in Met... It was in the wire harness along the left side.

#43 5 years ago

My buddy and I found a gallon sized ziplock bag STUFFED WITH WEED in an arcade machine.

We were at the sellers house at the time. We saw it in the coin door, laughed and closed it quickly. The seller eventually remembered and was so embarrassed with the "Uh, sorry guys but I hope you don't mind if I grab this..."

I said "Hey cop didn't see it, you didn't do it"

We hypothesized about what the protocol would have been had we gotten the machine all the way home and found the weed there. Keep it? Call the seller back and tell him or just ignore the situation like it never happened?

#44 5 years ago
Quoted from Underspin:

My buddy and I found a gallon sized ziplock bag STUFFED WITH WEED in an arcade machine.

We hypothesized about what the protocol would have been had we gotten the machine all the way home and found the weed there. Keep it? Call the seller back and tell him or just ignore the situation like it never happened?

What weed?

#45 5 years ago
Quoted from Underspin:

We hypothesized about what the protocol would have been had we gotten the machine all the way home and found the weed there. Keep it? Call the seller back and tell him or just ignore the situation like it never happened?

I would have called the guy.

It would have been dishonest to keep his medicine.

#46 5 years ago
Quoted from renodakota:

Ditch weed or decent?

Fan Leaves for cooking....Forgot I left them there for about 16 years....DOH!

#47 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I would have called the guy.
It would have been dishonest to keep his medicine.

Yeah I was glad that he remembered it. It looked like schwag anyway lol

#48 5 years ago

My list from a 1996 issue of Pinhead Classified. Anyone know how publisher Kelly Altemueller is doing these days? One of my favorite pinball people.

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#49 5 years ago

Tons of various mouse nests and random crap. But working on a route that my Dad had worked on for years I'd occasionally find tools. He was bad about leaving tools in games.

--Donnie

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