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What is your favorite pinball toy? (poll open now)

By JohnnyPinball007

6 months ago


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    “Here are the suggestions that were made on this page:”

    • Elvira's House Of Horrors - the house 7 votes
      3%
    • Stern Metallica Premium/LE Coffin Hammer lock 4 votes
      1%
    • Bram Stoker Dracula: Mist Multiball Magnet Assembly 22 votes
      8%
    • Stern Jurassic Park Premium/LE T-Rex 19 votes
      7%
    • Triple level playfield on Doctor Who 7 votes
      3%
    • JJP POTC Black Pearl 14 votes
      5%
    • Heist Crane 12 votes
      4%
    • Data East Jurassic Park T-Rex 6 votes
      2%
    • Stranger Things Telekinesis Ball Lock 1 vote
    • Medieval Madness castle 38 votes
      14%
    • Apollo 13 moon and rocket lock 1 vote
    • Whirlwind 3 spinning discs 2 votes
      1%
    • Pinball Magic levitating ball and magic wand 8 votes
      3%
    • Flying Monkey on WoZ 4 votes
      1%
    • Blinders in Tommy 3 votes
      1%
    • Hyper loop in SW premium 7 votes
      3%
    • Gumball machine on TZ 8 votes
      3%
    • Hologram on CFTBL 2 votes
      1%
    • Aerosmith Toy Box 5 votes
      2%
    • AFM Saucer 7 votes
      3%
    • AIQ Dr. Strange Sling Ring 0 votes
    • Yeti whitewater 1 vote
    • Crossbow TWD 1 vote
    • Bell in acdc 4 votes
      1%
    • Moving ramp in Xmen 0 votes
    • Hand/the thing in addams 14 votes
      5%
    • Rudy from Funhouse 17 votes
      6%
    • Slimer on GB 1 vote
    • Crane on BM66 3 votes
      1%
    • Black Knight on BKSOR 6 votes
      2%
    • the magnet lock in Shadow 6 votes
      2%
    • The Satellite Shot in Goldeneye 2 votes
      1%
    • The bowling alley in The Big Lebowski 8 votes
      3%
    • The boxer/heavy bag from The Champion Pub 3 votes
      1%
    • The Shadow-- user switchable ramps as well as upper playfield "breakthrough" mech 4 votes
      1%
    • Stern NBA saucer to basket shot 1 vote
    • The time expander on DW. 6 votes
      2%
    • The mouse trap ball locks on Mousin’ Around 2 votes
      1%
    • Sparky on Metallica 11 votes
      4%
    • great, user error, after all this work. 6 votes
      2%

    (Multiple choice - 273 votes by 153 Pinsiders)

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    #1 6 months ago

    While ago when I was reading the Elvira's House Of Horrors owners thread, I noticed Pinkitten had posted this: I think the house in EHOH is one of the coolest toys ever.

    I have not played that game yet, so at the moment I would have to vote for the rocking upper playfield in JJP Pirates of the Caribbean.

    I will add a poll soon, from your responses. I will do at least 20 choices, maybe a lot more.

    Rules:

    I want full names of the games and toys, no abbreviations to be added to the poll. (makes it easier for some of us to read, that are not used to all of the abbreviations).

    Only one suggestion per post, per member. (I really do not want the poll to end up a couple of Pinsiders top 10's).

    You can post as many as you want, but I will take your first post only for the poll.

    You can abbreviate the manufacturers if needed, like I did with JJP as my example.

    This is all for fun, and just for something different, so enjoy!

    NOTE: I just finished the poll, copying and pasting your suggestions from all posts on this page. If any info is not correct, you can read the next 49 posts to see who messed up.

    Also, there was not a option to vote for your top 3, but that was what I was hoping for, but you can vote as many times as you would like.

    #2 6 months ago

    Stern Metallica Premium/LE Coffin Hammer lock.

    Best toy ever and we do not own the game any more.

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    #3 6 months ago

    Good idea for a topic,

    I vote Bram Stoker Dracula: Mist Multiball Magnet Assembly.

    Cheers,

    Chris

    #4 6 months ago

    Probably the Stern Jurassic Park Premium/LE T-Rex. Before that game came out, I thought the Data East JP T-Rex was the coolest pinball toy, and the Stern one outdoes it by interacting with both the ramp it's on, and the nearby wireform, as well as acting as a "character" like Rudy, moving around during gameplay.

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    #5 6 months ago

    Triple level playfield on Doctor Who.

    Honorable mention: the mini pinball machine in FGY and Shrek.

    #6 6 months ago

    JJP POTC Black Pearl...

    It's a moving SHIP with a playfield, 2 flippers, 2 ways to enter, spinners, and a side-cannon shot.

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    #7 6 months ago

    It's an obvious one but still have to be mentioned, the medieval madness castle. With a moving drawbridge, a moving gate and the "exploding" towers this toy is darn near perfection to me.

    #8 6 months ago

    Heist Crane is very cool. Extends halfway down the playfield, has a hit sensor at the front, magnet to hold the ball, moves left, right, up, down and throws the ball around. It has it's own personality.

    #9 6 months ago

    Rudy

    #10 6 months ago

    Data East Jurassic Park T-Rex... The Dinosaur eats the ball!

    #11 6 months ago

    Somebody has to do it.

    Stranger Things Telekinesis Ball Lock

    #12 6 months ago

    There are a lot of great choices, but my vote is for the Medieval Madness castle. It’s just a classic and for me never gets old.

    #13 6 months ago

    Apollo 13 moon and rocket lock!

    #14 6 months ago

    Whirlwind 3 spinning discs.

    #15 6 months ago

    Pinball Magic levitating ball and magic wand have every other game beat. This is hard fact and cannot be debated

    #16 6 months ago

    Trex in Stern's JP never get's old

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    #17 6 months ago

    I always thought Stern's Pirates of the Caribbean sinking ship was really cool.

    #18 6 months ago

    I LOVE EVERYONE MENTIONED SO FAR!!!!!!

    #19 6 months ago

    Not my favorite but people love the monkey in WOZ, it should be in the poll

    #20 6 months ago
    Quoted from PapaKilo:

    I always thought Stern's Pirates of the Caribbean sinking ship was really cool.

    very cool machine overall, surprised it doesn't get mentioned more often

    #21 6 months ago

    Star Wars hyper loop w/ Death Star (it’s all one toy IMO)

    #22 6 months ago

    Blinders in Tommy.

    No other toy affects gameplay as much, or as long, IMO?

    #23 6 months ago

    Hyper loop in SW premium

    Gumball machine on TZ
    Sinking ship in Stern Potc
    Hologram on CFTBL
    Flying Monkey on WoZ

    #24 6 months ago

    Aerosmith Toy Box (when you finally get it dialed and consistent)

    #25 6 months ago
    Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

    It's an obvious one but still have to be mentioned, the medieval madness castle. With a moving drawbridge, a moving gate and the "exploding" towers this toy is darn near perfection to me.

    Don’t forget the lock entrance.

    #26 6 months ago

    What the house of Ehoh gets special? Sorry i didn’t play it

    #28 6 months ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    very cool machine overall, surprised it doesn't get mentioned more often

    I think the rules of Stern's POTC overshadow it's cool toys. For destroying ships its just hitting the same ship shot over and over again. 3x or whatever for the first ship, then 7 for the second, etc. None of the rules work the playfield in interesting ways, just hit the same shots over and over again for points with little mode choreography. It's a shame Keith Johnson didn't do the rules at the time (he may have been on LOTR during that time).

    #29 6 months ago

    AIQ Dr. Strange Sling Ring - the toy is integrated (heavily) so well into game play and ripping that sucker is fun.

    #30 6 months ago

    I also like
    Yeti whitewater
    Crossbow TWD
    Bell in acdc
    Moving ramp in Xmen
    Hand/the thing in addams

    #31 6 months ago

    Rudy from Funhouse.

    In his eyes I have white g.i. lighting that light up as he talks and flashers that go off when you hit him in the mouth + when he screams.. ...and a red led in his mouth that lights up when he talks.

    He's my favorite either way, but now a total creep show.

    #32 6 months ago

    Theres to many to pick a #1 favorite but here are a few i like

    Slimer on GB
    Crane on BM66
    Black Knight on BKSOR
    Castle on MMr
    SW hyperloop

    #33 6 months ago

    Not sure it qualifies as a toy, but the magnet lock in Shadow is pretty awesome.

    #34 6 months ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    I think the rules of Stern's POTC overshadow it's cool toys. For destroying ships its just hitting the same ship shot over and over again. 3x or whatever for the first ship, then 7 for the second, etc. None of the rules work the playfield in interesting ways, just hit the same shots over and over again for points with little mode choreography. It's a shame Keith Johnson didn't do the rules at the time (he may have been on LOTR during that time).

    This is an unfair criticism, destroying the castle in MM or the cities in AFM you repeat the same shot a number of times. SM as well, great games but repeating the same shot to battle or destroy something. That just works you are in a fight with a ship so hit the ship with a ball causing damage that’s brilliant. What do you want to do hit a shot away from ship for who for what? It’s a great toy and a great easy to understand rule to sink the ship.

    #35 6 months ago

    The Satellite Shot in Goldeneye - Love it every single time, does not get old.

    #36 6 months ago

    The bowling alley in The Big Lebowski. It cannot be compared to any other toy in pinball, its in its own league.

    #37 6 months ago

    I will try to start the poll tonight.

    I will try to include everything on this page.

    Thank You for all the suggestions!

    #38 6 months ago

    MM castle is my top choice...it even has a moat! Pure genius.

    #40 6 months ago

    The Shadow-- user switchable ramps as well as upper playfield "breakthrough" mech

    #41 6 months ago

    Funny with our differences in opinions. Some of peoples favorite machine toys are the exact reason why I chose not to buy the Premium/LE and go Pro. I can't stand coffin lock-clunky and kills flow(plus do not care for huge view obstructing hammer). Moving T-Rex-meh just a supped up DE version to me and more of a interruption/flow killer.

    For me it would be the Star Wars Hyperloop followed closely by BDK & BM66 Crane Toy.

    #42 6 months ago

    For modern games: crane toy on Heist
    Old-school: Rudy

    #43 6 months ago

    1. JJPotC Black Pearl. It's a miniature pirate ship that rocks back and forth with it's own lanterns and other lights, two mini flippers, an orbit with two spinners, four standup targets, and a scoop type cannon area to lock a ball and shoot it across the playfield at the other ship! Coolest toy in pinball by a mile for me.

    2. JP Stern T-Rex. Seeing that thing move around while roaring is wild, balls lock in there rather easily, and it's really cool when it gobbles a ball and flings it.

    3. Tough call here. Wand in Pinball Magic always gets a "wow!" I wish the hyperloop in SW was used more than it is. Same for the bowling alley in Lebowski. EHOH's houses are nice. Metallica coffin lock is cool as well. Tough call. The wand, I think.

    #44 6 months ago

    Another notable mention is Stern NBA saucer to basket shot with the pinball flying across the playfield. Guest always say "WOW" that's cool when they see it for first time.

    I have seen it hundreds of times so the "WOW" factor has dissipated a little for me. Still a cool toy and I am easily entertained.

    #45 6 months ago

    This is easy for me. The time expander on DW. It's a three level mini-playfield that locks balls. Even though it's in the middle of the playfield drains from miss shots aren't bad. It's just so damn exciting to get through each level, especially with the third level being multi-ball.

    #46 6 months ago

    First time I ever saved a ball from an outlane drain with a Magna-Save, I thought it was the greatest toy/feature.

    Dracula Mist magnet is quite cool.

    #47 6 months ago

    The mouse trap ball locks on Mousin’ Around are really well integrated with the theme. Fun to hit too when you hear that “Snap....Gotcha!”

    #48 6 months ago
    Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

    It's an obvious one but still have to be mentioned, the medieval madness castle. With a moving drawbridge, a moving gate and the "exploding" towers this toy is darn near perfection to me.

    Don’t forget the moat on the PF. Shots have to be clean or to the alligators the balls go! And yes agree. It’s the best.

    #49 6 months ago

    Sparky on Metallica.

    #50 6 months ago
    Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

    Don’t forget the moat on the PF. Shots have to be clean or to the alligators the balls go! And yes agree. It’s the best.

    My fave too, it's over the top. When I had a TZ I liked the gumball machine too, both cool looking and functional as far as rotating the balls around so you get the powerball.

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