Some Background ... I am 34 and the pinball machines I remember as a kid were the licensed character ones with the moving parts and/or animations built into them. The last pinball machine I really fell in love with was the Pirates Of The Caribbean one while at a Chuck E Cheese with the kids. I became obsessed with it and finally scored the jackpot ticket worth 500. It only took like 3 visits and $3.00 in tokens. So worth it though.
I recently sold a NBA JAM TE and Twin Cobra which I did some basic things on like replacing switches, cleaning the buttons, etc. Obviously these are all very minor and simple things as the cabinets were in great shape when I got them. I'm assuming pinballs are more complicated due to all the moving parts.
Where should someone like myself start? I don't want to buy a pinball machine just to buy one so want to make sure it's one I want to keep. Ideally would love to buy one that needs little work and once I l earn my way around it potentially pickup a project. What can I expect to pay for the pins on my wish list below?
In the meantime I'm going to start reading through this site and the forums to educate myself as much as possible.