Looking back 2019 was a great year of pinball for me. My collection was at a place where I was pretty maxed out for room and I really enjoyed the games I had, so I wasn't looking to change much up, but I'm sure we all know how that goes. I picked up my second WCS with all intentions of keeping it, but then Maiden popped up out of nowhere, so WCS had to go again. Nascar I picked up because the price was right, but it didn't last long. Got a couple games I wanted, but never expected to pick up. They came with prices I couldn't refuse, so Pirates and Maiden are in and here to stay. Pirates is a dream come true, never thought it would happen. I feel very lucky to have been able to grab one.
It hurt to let Wrestlemania and Lord of the Rings go, but they had to go to make room and $$$ for JJP Pirates...and I don't regret the decision for a second. I can get another Wrestlemania if cash and space allow, but the Lord of the Rings was an original 2003 that was restored from the ground up. I've had that game for years and I only got it because I gave up probably my favorite game of all time in STTNG to get it. At least it went local to a friend and in actuality, I still have it because he hasn't paid me in full for it yet, so maybe I can talk him into letting me keep it.
I've actually been trying to focus on the games I have now and add more to them and make sure they are playing 100% instead of getting new games. I got the trunk opening mod and twinkling starlight field for Pirates and for Iron Maiden I had some money for the Stern store, so I picked up the premium translite and the Eddie shooter rod, also bought the LE art blades and got the translucent orange apron I really like the Egyptian theme motif it gives off this way without having to pay the Premium price tag.