Ok.... I just wanted to share my childhood pinball story to be passed down to my Son. This is my first NIB machine and I got it delivered last week. I have been dying to open it, look at it, take it out of the box and play it until my finger prints are worn off. But my son went to Florida for two weeks to help his Grandparents move and I told him before he left, if X-Men arrives I will not open it until you get home.
Back 32 years ago, when I was a kid growing up, I always enjoyed playing pinball at my Aunt and Uncle’s house. My Cousin was a coin operator, and he had a 1972 Swinger in their basement. I used to play the machine for hours and hours. Well in 1980, Williams made the Black Knight, which needs no introduction. He had it delivered to his parents house (my Aunt and Uncle), because he was living in a apartment at the time, and I just happen to be there when it was delivered. I ask him what was in the huge box?.... He told me a new pinball machine, "The Black Knight". My eyes must of got the size of softballs, because he started laughing at me. I was so excited to see what a new pinball looked like. So he started unboxing the machine and set it up in the garage. When he finished he clicked on some credits and told me these words I will never forget...." You get the First game on this machine." I was in SHOCK, this machine was Totally Awesome..... Of course, back then pinballs never talked, or had ramps, magn-saves, and multi-balls, etc... Well compared to the 1972 Swinger that is.
I am so excited that my Son is coming home today. Also I have not said a word to him about the X-Men Wolverine being in the garage waiting for him. I cannot wait to open it, set it up, click on a few credits and then I will tell him, “You get the First game on this machine”.
This is the memory of pinball that I want my son to remember who has grown up with pinballs all his life. Thanks to Stern Pinball for letting a Father pass down a childhood memories to his Son.
I will do my best to take some pictures and post them here,
Post edited by HemiOrange09 : I wanted to reword title, the old one could take on the wrong meanings