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What machine did you bring home today? Post your pictures!


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#2051 3 years ago

Been collecting machines since the late 90s have had them stored at mates houses and parents place final got a warehouse to put them all together. Set them all up yesterday so it's like new pin day in a way some machines I have not seen or played in years good to get them back

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#2052 3 years ago

Picked this up a couple days ago, big thanks to eabundy!

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#2053 3 years ago

Sweet score Herb! One day I hope to score one from Eric as well.

#2054 3 years ago
Quoted from Bet7676:

Been collecting machines since the late 90s have had them stored at mates houses and parents place final got a warehouse to put them all together. Set them all up yesterday so it's like new pin day in a way some machines I have not seen or played in years good to get them back

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Wow! Now, that's a great place for pinball

#2055 3 years ago

Picked up a BSD 2 or 3 weeks ago and picked up a nice Sample Dirty Harry game today......

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#2056 3 years ago

Brought my first pin home today. I wanted to start with one I remembered from my Silver Odyssey arcade days in the early 80's. Blackout was one of my staples during those years. This is the first of my "just one" collection. But we all know that "just one" means N+1.

It barely fit.
So big yet so lonely.

#2057 3 years ago
Quoted from MCE_LLC:

Brought my first pin home today. I wanted to start with one I remembered from my Silver Odyssey arcade days in the early 80's. Blackout was one of my staples during those years. This is the first of my "just one" collection. But we all know that "just one" means N+1.
It barely fit.
So big yet so lonely.

Really a pretty cool game, cool robotic voice, cool orbit flow and reverberating spinner sound, challenging drop target shots.
It looks very nice!

#2058 3 years ago
Quoted from MCE_LLC:

arcade days in the early 80's.

I grew up down the street from the House of Guitars in Irondequoit.......hung out daily at the arcade in Empire Comics in the early 80's.......just got my "emotional grail" Black Knight, few weeks ago.........nice start....I remember saying "just one" too, that was a few years and 13 pins ago

#2059 3 years ago

Just picked this up. This is my first Gottlieb EM and Wedgehead.

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Looks like someone was proud enough of their score to kindly pass it down through the ages.

#2060 3 years ago

picked this one today . nice playfield

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#2061 3 years ago

just landed this Beauty, clean legs, flipper got excited

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#2062 3 years ago

Brought these home today. RS playfield is mint, cabinet is a little color washed. TAF needs work.

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#2063 3 years ago

Airborne! Looking around for years for one of these

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#2064 3 years ago

Airborne is such a great machine. Enjoy!!

Chris

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#2065 3 years ago

I added the first pin to my game room last week. Home use only and flawless with just over 200 plays. It's been quite popular in it's first week.

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#2066 3 years ago

Picked this up Saturday and set up tonight..

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#2067 3 years ago

Round 2, loved both these games and sold them to help fund TWDLE but they are back and staying this time.

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#2068 3 years ago

I used to love RainbowCop as a kid.

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#2069 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I used to love RainbowCop as a kid.

I'm out of lights so used up what was left, it won't be Rainbow Cop much longer.

#2070 3 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

I'm out of lights so used up what was left, it won't be Rainbow Cop much longer.

Awwww, c'mon. You've got to keep it that way!

#2071 3 years ago

Nope you ruined it both Rainbow cop and my underpants which were similar in color, damn you.

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#2072 3 years ago

Picked up a non working Gottlieb Sinbad tonight. Playfield and back glass in very nice condition.

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#2073 3 years ago
Quoted from JoesCoinOp:

Picked up a non working Gottlieb Sinbad tonight. Playfield and back glass in very nice condition.

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Awesome! was that on CL? Thought I saw one pop up recently. I'm hoping to find one of it's EM twins someday.

#2074 3 years ago
Quoted from Bet7676:

Been collecting machines since the late 90s have had them stored at mates houses and parents place final got a warehouse to put them all together. Set them all up yesterday so it's like new pin day in a way some machines I have not seen or played in years good to get them back

I did this this past weekend too, had pins packed up and shoved in spots with no room in my garage (not enjoyable to stand there and play) in addition to some new-to-me pinball machines I was already bringing down there and finally decided to officially make my basement my second game room despite slight water worries (which are now getting worked on but since they're on legs I'm not worried too too too much for the time being). It honestly felt like everything I brought down was new to me again and I'm still not done yet. It felt like I just picked everything up again, for real. The Wild Life had a bad leg bracket so it sat 1/4-set-up on a stool in my garage for over two months between other games that weren't really being played either, so the first time I got to play it FINALLY was when I brought it down there, and fixed the problem. It plays absolutely 100% perfect and ran like a charm immediately after being re-setup, glad it finally gets to be enjoyed. Hooray!

Also held family for Easter and that was a big factor for getting a lot done. It went over great and there was a lot of friendly competition, particularly on Wild Life since it was working the best. I just got done completely going through Airport too, plays like a dream and it was very gnarly and not working before. It was baaaaad, now it's cleaned and waxed and repaired for the first time in likely decades.

Hard work doing it all in basically one go but it feels like a dream down there now and like I said doing it that way it felt like I just got 6 brand new pinball machines all at once.

Wired up a beautiful new set of outlets (seen on the pole) and I was good to go. I kept it in view because it's a big nostalgia factor to me because I used to think it was cool back in the campgrounds I played these machines at (they were already very old at that point and I thought the old looking cords and plugs looked cool, much different than what I was used to and very "commercial" feeling, I used to mess around and unplug them and plug them back in and thought it was super cool how all the electricity worked etc.), I've always loved electricity and even today I think it's cool of all the different shapes and sizes the plugs on these machines come in. I can't explain it and it probably sounds pretty weird but it might look messy to some so I figured I'd throw that info in there. Also obviously much easier to unplug them temporarily which of course needs to happen sometimes during repairs or even just quick (but unsafe) fixes.

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#2075 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Wired up a beautiful new set of outlets (seen on the pole) and I was good to go.

You did a good job bending the conduit !

#2076 3 years ago

I hope to get my basement ready for pins someday.

#2077 3 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

You did a good job bending the conduit !

looks like drilled and screwed into the column . heck its only supporting the house anyways. who needs stinking mounting bands? good thing his BA. didn't see that install! maybe the coulmn will help ground the box.

#2078 3 years ago

Otaku, the machines look great set up. Happy you were able to save the airport. Be sure to stop by my inside flea market spots in Allentown.

#2079 3 years ago

Looking good, otaku. Gotta love basements.

#2080 3 years ago

Thanks guys! Thanks ibuypinballs, very happy with all of them granted they needed a little love besides the Wild Life. Magnotron still needs some work to make it more playable than just hitting the ball around but it'll be a fun project sometime soon and can't wait until it's done. I'll be sure to stop by.

Quoted from freddy:

looks like drilled and screwed into the column . heck its only supporting the house anyways. who needs stinking mounting bands? good thing his BA. didn't see that install! maybe the coulmn will help ground the box.

It is secured to the pole with removable heavy duty mounting strips, and properly grounded through the wire itself of course which also extends to the box itself. Picture doesn't do it justice and the wire is flush with the pole nearly all the way up. Goes up and over the duct over to another outlet where it gets it's power from initially. Code is a lot more lax in "unfinished" basements, which mine certainly is. I'm far from an idiot I'd like to think.

#2081 3 years ago

Getting kinda jealous of everybody. I want to get a second machine now.

#2082 3 years ago

volcano last friday, eldorado 2 fridays ago and yesterday was Big Game, Catacomb and Meteor. no pics of those yet.

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#2083 3 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

volcano last friday, eldorado 2 fridays ago and yesterday was Big Game, Catacomb and Meteor. no pics of those yet.

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Nice. Finally found a big game. Congrats!

#2084 3 years ago

Forgot to post the arrival shot last Friday. Really happy with this decision!

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#2085 3 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Nice. Finally found a big game. Congrats!

right on man! both catacomb and big game are in nice shape and are prime restoration candidates. meteor needs a bit too much and well... its meteor. i love the game but dont want to be foolish.

#2086 3 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

right on man! both catacomb and big game are in nice shape and are prime restoration candidates. meteor needs a bit too much and well... its meteor. i love the game but dont want to be foolish.

Well from what I've seen you do to some of your other early SS games I'm excited to see what you do with Big Game.

#2087 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

lI'm far from an idiot I'd like to think.

Don't sell yourself short.....-Ty from Caddy Shack

#2088 3 years ago

Look what the cat dragged in last night

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#2089 3 years ago

Here is how it got to this point.
1980
Parents bought the Bally Hi Deal pinball machine
2013
Purchased my first Multicade 60 in 1 converted to 420 in 1.
Purchased a Golden Tee 2003 converted to 2006 Complete.
2014
Acquired the Valley Dart Board from a friend.
Acquired the Foosball table from a different friend.
Purchased the Halex Rod Hockey Table.
2015
Basement finished and moved most games into the new game room.
Purchased the Valley Cougar Pool Table.
Purchased a second Multicade 621 in 1.
Purchased the PGA Tour Golf Challenge which I have set up to also run PGA Tour Golf Championship 1, PGA Tour Golf Team Challenge and All Access Pass. This game remains in the family room "clubhouse".
Sold the Golden Tee
2016
Purchased the Star Trek: The Next Generation Pinball machine

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#2090 3 years ago

Minty HUO 2008 SM with 209 plays from gwax72! Magnet and shooter lane perfect!

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#2091 3 years ago

Unboxing tonight. So excited!

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#2092 3 years ago

After 20 years this summer, I have finally brought my unicorn home. The game I have loved since being 15 years old. My grail pin - Attack from Mars is finally here and home.

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#2093 3 years ago

Congrats!

#2094 3 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

After 20 years this summer, I have finally brought my unicorn home. The game I have loved since being 15 years old. My grail pin - Attack from Mars is finally here and home.
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I bet you can finally sleep

Congrats man!

#2095 3 years ago

Always gotta thumb-up a grail.

#2096 3 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

After 20 years this summer, I have finally brought my unicorn home. The game I have loved since being 15 years old. My grail pin - Attack from Mars is finally here and home.
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Great game, looks good, play it and love it!

#2097 3 years ago

Not going to lie, when I picked it up at the Ohio Show and parked it away from my room, I almost couldn't sleep. It wasn't that I was worried; it was more that I couldn't "know" it was safe. I knew 99/100 that no one would disturb it, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned that I'd come to the Jeep and see broken windows and the game was gone.

I don't know what it is about B/W games; they just seem so much heavier than Sterns. I can push TWD around all day. AFM, I almost have to get a running start on (with socks on carpet).

Great to have the grail pin home. All I have to say to everyone: don't stop chasing your unicorn. No matter how far ahead it seems; it is all about "how badly do you want it". It took 4 solid years of waiting since I jumped into this hobby, but it happened!

Almost feels like some grand tale or journey has come to an end.

Won't deny, already wondering "what's next?" . GB Prem in June, and then................................SS? TAF? TZ? I dunno. Only time will tell...!

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#2098 3 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Well from what I've seen you do to some of your other early SS games I'm excited to see what you do with Big Game.

level 1 shop job on catacomb. polished PF, replaced acorn nuts, flattened plastics, new glass, cleaned rubbers(they were pretty new), rebuilt flippers, re-sleeved all coils, cleaned all solenoid-driven mechanics, wet sanded and buffed shooter rod replaced 5101's on mpu did not touch cabinet or legs. in gameroom for play-testing for a bit then I will give it the deluxe restore. very cool and complex game for 1981. wish I knew what I was doing. I can see why these don't come up for sale often.

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#2099 3 years ago

flintstones! $1300 from a local estate sale. Needs MPU work and to be shopped. Otherwise looks great!

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#2100 3 years ago

Hot Shots, 3 1/2 hr trip each way. Too tired to post pictures just yet

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