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Unique and Must Haves for your Game Room


By zpinman370

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    #51 56 days ago
    Quoted from Pin-up:

    Ordered! or not.....
    .....to make that setup that is 8 column x 15 tubes in the video..... that's real close to $12,000. 120 of their tubes plus lighting control software and sound to light controller.
    Maybe better keep it back at the original version....

    The original version is actually an easy do if we can get the boards

    #52 56 days ago
    Quoted from mooch:

    I grew up in Chicago where “everything” on a dog includes tomatoes.

    Exactly right. Tomatoes = yes. Ketchup = no!

    #53 56 days ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    We have this in our game room.
    These were used by the national park service back in the day as coin operated map dispensers.
    Someone along the way converted it to dispense plastic capsules.
    I have 300-400 plastic toys from the 1970s that came inside it when I bought it.
    From the research I’ve done it looks like around 13 of these machines were made in total for use in places like Yellowstone.[quoted image]

    Enough Tomato Talk - that Smokey The Bear is fantastic. So Jealous.

    #54 56 days ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Exactly right. Tomatoes = yes. Ketchup = no!

    Here in the North East mustard only seems to be the general rule, unless you are getting sauerkraut instead.

    My wife is from the mid-west, she likes hers with beans.

    #55 56 days ago
    Quoted from koops:

    "hello officer .. yes i'd like to report a crime"

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    #56 56 days ago
    Quoted from zpinman370:

    Hey Guys- checked online from the link in the youtube and looks like its no longer available. If we get enough interest and someone has good electronic knowledge for that part to make up some units would be great. I have the capabilities to produce the acrylic items and hardware etc so we could do a bit of a collaboration. Just a thought

    I'd be down for a kit if someone produced it!

    #57 56 days ago
    Quoted from Palmer:

    I'd be down for a kit if someone produced it!

    Same here.....

    #58 56 days ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    Exactly right. Tomatoes = yes. Ketchup = no!

    Ummm, what is ketchup made from?

    Many is the dog I've ingested with JUST ketchup!

    #59 56 days ago
    Quoted from Palmer:

    I'd be down for a kit if someone produced it!

    I have engaged a buddy of mine who is an electrical engineer and deals with this type of thing. He is going to take a look and see what can be done. From the mechanical side I can produce the remainder.

    #60 56 days ago

    MUSTARD ONLY - Frenches is the best!!!

    #61 56 days ago
    Quoted from zpinman370:

    I have engaged a buddy of mine who is an electrical engineer and deals with this type of thing. He is going to take a look and see what can be done. From the mechanical side I can produce the remainder.

    I appreciate the effort!

    #62 56 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Ummm, what is ketchup made from?
    Many is the dog I've ingested with JUST ketchup!

    You do not dare to order or openly put ketchup on a hot dog in public in Chicago. Their zealously prideful food fascists will stab you with their lethal looks while suffocating you beneath a toxic air of disdain - on a good day.

    To avoid your repeated and most annoying virtual murder, you just drown your fries in ketchup and then randomly alternate between sticking a heavily ketchup-laden fry in your mouth a split second before taking another bite of your dog, and very discreetly dragging your dog across your ketchup-capped mountain of fries. It’s vitally important to do it randomly - never give them a pattern they could latch on to.

    I only recently decided I would make my games the centerpieces of life-size dioramas, essentially allowing their respective worlds to showcase the game while physically extending a bit beyond it. I’m still collecting elements for my first one: things that will highlight my BKSOR appropriately. I’ve already got a couple of medieval wall sconces and a faux stone dragons head door knocker (dragon holding the ring in its mouth) but I haven’t set any of them up yet as my final floor plan will be dictated in part by how each one individually comes together. It will be a good while yet, but I will post pictures when done.

    #63 56 days ago
    Quoted from TheRudyB:

    You do not dare to order or openly put ketchup on a hot dog in public in Chicago. Their zealously prideful food fascists will stab you with their lethal looks while suffocating you beneath a toxic air of disdain - on a good day.

    Decades ago I purchased a dirty water dog while in NYC and I thought the food vendor was going to have a heart attack when I asked about ketchup.

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    #64 56 days ago
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    #65 56 days ago

    I love that - Awesome!!! Real Neon as well

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    #66 56 days ago

    Pitch and bat. Multicade. Darts. Ball bowler.

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    #67 56 days ago

    Candy!

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    #68 56 days ago

    CD juke and a mini beer fridge.

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    #69 56 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    What is ketchup made from?

    Look at the label: the two main ingredients of ketchup are tomatoes and vinegar.
    Tomatoes are great. Vinegar not so good.

    #70 56 days ago

    Cool stuff guys!!! Keep it coming

    #71 56 days ago

    I'm surprised how few game rooms have slot machines and similar devices. They seem like a natural fit for people who like bright, shiny toys (I tell people that I'm like a crow).

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    #72 56 days ago
    Quoted from SimpleSam:

    I'm surprised how few game rooms have slot machines and similar devices. They seem like a natural fit for people who like bright, shiny toys (I tell people that I'm like a crow).

    I have one of these.

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    It's a family heirloom. I've been maintaining it since I was 8.

    #73 56 days ago

    This is a must have for me in the patio, so I don't have to go in the house.
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    #74 56 days ago

    We have two slots. You can see them in my drums picture.

    #75 56 days ago
    Quoted from SimpleSam:

    I'm surprised how few game rooms have slot machines and similar devices. They seem like a natural fit for people who like bright, shiny toys (I tell people that I'm like a crow).

    We have two slots. You can see them in my drums picture.

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    #76 56 days ago

    I'll start with a confession... I obsess about the question you asked and am always on the hunt for unique gameroom things
    With that said I've been searching (hours maybe 10s of hours) for a large scale spectrum analyzer.
    If that gets solved here on this thread - I'm in!

    BTW the Smokey the Bear display is too cool.

    Here are my answers:

    Vertical screen that plays a hour loop of attract screens
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    Hypno cube
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    5 foot Homer
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    Sleeping loft
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    8 foot tall Spiderman and 6 foot Iron Man
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    Customers logo and metal/LED sign

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    WOZ memorabilia corner with carousel horse
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    Scared Stiff bath mirror

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    Telescope
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    Custom hard enamel pins for visitors

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    Stay - Puft
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    4 Stern banners
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    Candy station

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    Signed Wayne Knight helmet
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    14 subs with these 2 SVS 12" dedicated to the 4 channel Kilpsch system
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    Rowland TDK-17
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    Steve Ritchie signed from TPF
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    Collection of signed slings
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    Display donut from QuikEMart at Universal Studios
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    #77 56 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    I'll start with a confession... I obsess about the question you asked and am always on the hunt for unique gameroom things
    With that said I've been searching (hours maybe 10s of hours) for a large scale spectrum analyzer.
    If that gets solved here on this thread - I'm in!
    BTW the Smokey the Bear display is too cool.
    Here are my answers:
    Vertical screen that plays a hour loop of attract screens
    [quoted image]
    Hypno cube
    [quoted image]
    5 foot Homer
    [quoted image]
    Sleeping loft
    [quoted image]
    8 foot tall Spiderman and 6 foot Iron Man
    [quoted image]
    Customers logo and metal/LED sign
    [quoted image]
    WOZ memorabilia corner with carousel horse
    [quoted image]
    Scared Stiff bath mirror
    [quoted image]
    Telescope
    [quoted image]
    Custom hard enamel pins for visitors
    [quoted image]
    Stay - Puft
    [quoted image]
    4 Stern banners
    [quoted image]
    Candy station
    [quoted image]
    Signed Wayne Knight helmet
    [quoted image]
    14 subs with these 2 SVS 12" dedicated to the 4 channel Kilpsch system
    [quoted image]
    Rowland TDK-17
    [quoted image]
    Steve Ritchie signed from TPF
    [quoted image]
    Collection of signed slings
    [quoted image]
    Display donut from QuikEMart at Universal Studios
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    You have one of the most awesome rooms and so many unique items.

    #78 56 days ago
    Quoted from drummermike:

    You have one of the most awesome rooms and so many unique items.

    Too kind - wish I could play those drums like I bet you can. Just started because I've tried 3x on guitar and could not make progress
    Been an "air drummer" for years now and just now learning that I'm not as good as I thought I was - the term "limb independence" was not in my vocabulary
    Eager to get lessons underway when my teacher can actually visit again

    #79 56 days ago

    dunno how unique it is but I love this Jurrassic Park Poster signed by keith Elwin(before I framed and hung). They sent to me because I alerted them to the fact they sent me a deadpool topper by mistake and returned it. Im not a huge topper guy so I like this better!

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    #80 56 days ago
    Quoted from onemoresean:

    This is a must have for me in the patio, so I don't have to go in the house.

    This reminds me of Willard Whyte's penthouse bathroom from Diamonds are Forever!

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    #81 56 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Vertical screen that plays a hour loop of attract screens

    If you don't mind my asking. How did you do that ?

    Take a picture or each pinball machine and put on a SD card or something to flip through them ?

    I thought smaller of backglasses would be neat. But the whole playfield is amazing.

    LTG : )

    #82 56 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Too kind - wish I could play those drums like I bet you can. Just started because I've tried 3x on guitar and could not make progress
    Been an "air drummer" for years now and just now learning that I'm not as good as I thought I was - the term "limb independence" was not in my vocabulary
    Eager to get lessons underway when my teacher can actually visit again

    If I can drum most anyone can. You will get it. Start with a basic rock beat and keep at it. Check out YouTube for videos. There are a few!

    I always wanted to play bass. I have my brother's bass at my house and can not get a sound out of it! Drums it is.

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    #83 56 days ago

    Turned an old head box I’ve had sitting around for years into a useful piece of art.

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    #84 56 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    If you don't mind my asking. How did you do that ?
    Take a picture or each pinball machine and put on a SD card or something to flip through them ?
    I thought smaller of backglasses would be neat. But the whole playfield is amazing.
    LTG : )

    Looks like the videos of the playfields are from virtual pinball

    #85 55 days ago
    Quoted from Boof-Ed:

    Turned an old head box I’ve had sitting around for years into a useful piece of art.[quoted image][quoted image]

    Love that. Super and unique idea!

    #86 55 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    If you don't mind my asking. How did you do that ?
    Take a picture or each pinball machine and put on a SD card or something to flip through them ?
    I thought smaller of backglasses would be neat. But the whole playfield is amazing.
    LTG : )

    Actually simpler than it looks Lloyd.
    They are the attract screens from the virtual pinball tables on the VP Forums ... all can be downloaded for free
    Then you need some video software to join them all as a single MPEG movie that will play on a cheap smart TV - add transitions between each clip for a more professional look
    Then find a TV mount (Amazon) that can mount and rotate 180 degrees and mount it and play!
    <$250 all in!

    Here's a short video

    #87 55 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Actually simpler than it looks Lloyd.

    Thank you !

    LTG : )

    #88 55 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Actually simpler than it looks Lloyd.
    They are the attract screens from the virtual pinball tables on the VP Forums ... all can be downloaded for free
    Then you need some video software to join them all as a single MPEG movie that will play on a cheap smart TV - add transitions between each clip for a more professional look
    Then find a TV mount (Amazon) that can mount and rotate 180 degrees and mount it and play!
    <$250 all in!
    Here's a short video

    Any chance you could upload your video somewhere for download? I’d love to do this.

    #89 55 days ago
    Quoted from drummermike:

    We have two slots. You can see them in my drums picture.

    I noticed; love those Bally EMs. I have a Bally 742A "Deuces Wild" and an IGT S2000 "Double Lucky 7s". I'm working on more Bally EMs and more pins.

    #90 55 days ago
    Quoted from joelbob:

    Any chance you could upload your video somewhere for download? I’d love to do this.

    You've got mail!

    #91 55 days ago

    I don't have too much fancy stuff, but over 20 years after I bought it I still love my Luminglas, currently a centerpiece on the mantel in the arcade lounge area:

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    With the sensitivity adjusted properly, it's reactive to the pinballs nearby (as well as everything else, ha).

    But one of the coolest things I've ever found is the thing that Luminglas is sitting on: an electronic talking clock from 1981:

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    I'll let anyone curious look up that model number and find out how much they retailed for in 1981... it's pretty shocking. I found it in the garbage at Goodwill in 2012, cleaned it up like new and got it working. You can turn the display on/off, as well as set the interval for when the time is announced. I have the display off in the photo for a nice stealth appearance, so that the friendly female robot timekeeper catches new guests off guard It also prefaces each announcement with an electronic "Bing, Bong!" like a subway door closing alert, and sometimes reacts to frequency interference when I crank the stereo. It's truly awesome.

    (The Luminglas also reacts and flashes every time the time is called out when the room is otherwise calm).

    I once hid the clock in the ceiling in my boss' office and it drove him crazy for almost a week, not knowing where the announcement was coming from

    #92 55 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

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    Ok you win ! And you get my personal genius award on top !

    #93 55 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    You've got mail!

    Could I get mail to please ?

    LTG : )

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    #94 55 days ago

    Gotta have cold beverages in the gameroom. To save space I modified my Star Wars arcade1up to also function as a mini fridge.

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    #95 55 days ago

    Two years ago started to build a 14 foot craps table. Most of the specs match those at a casino. Unless you are compelled to throw from the end it feels like the real thing. Say what you want about dice tossing but with many hours of practice I have significantly improved my odds.

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    #96 55 days ago

    You have tons of cool stuff in your loft but this is by far my favorite!!!!! Is it new? I don’t remember seeing it in the walk through video you did after you finished the loft.

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    #97 55 days ago
    Quoted from docquest:

    Gotta have cold beverages in the gameroom. To save space I modified my Star Wars arcade1up to also function as a mini fridge.

    You nailed it with the quote at the bottom that's awesome!

    #98 55 days ago
    Quoted from Pin-up:

    Ordered! or not.....
    .....to make that setup that is 8 column x 15 tubes in the video..... that's real close to $12,000. 120 of their tubes plus lighting control software and sound to light controller.
    Maybe better keep it back at the original version....

    Hey in regards to the original version. I did price up the blocks and all the acrylic items and we are looking at almost $2K CDN for the parts. So not super expensive but not exactly chump change either. Blocks would be 4" x 3" x 1/2" which would give an effective length of almost 60" x 20" high. Need to source the electrical portion but thinking this is going to be a $3K project all said and done not including our labor of love to build it

    #99 55 days ago
    Quoted from Parkshow30:

    You have tons of cool stuff in your loft but this is by far my favorite!!!!! Is it new? I don’t remember seeing it in the walk through video you did after you finished the loft.[quoted image]

    Yes sir - new ... added a Stern JP Premium and had to have something to go with it

    Quoted from LTG:

    Could I get mail to please ?
    LTG : )

    You've got mail 2!

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    #100 55 days ago

    My pins are in the basement, in the back of my home theater, like an arcade in the theater. When you first open the door to the basement, this is what you see in order to set the mood. There's home automation involved, so when the door is opened, the LED lights behind the drywall automatically turn on. These are all prop replicas - I'm not independently wealthy! This leads to the foyer.
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    In the foyer, there's some real movie props. Can't see them all in this picture, but they're all relatively minor pieces. The coolest are probably a pair of gloves from the movie Judge Dredd -- but not that ones Stallone wore, just random. Don't have a pic of that though.

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    In the theater itself, I don't really have any cool decorations. Just the theater, with tiered seating, a dry bar behind the seats, and the pins along the back wall.

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    And here's the screen in all of it's 135" glory.

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