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

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#1492 4 years ago

That is a nice friggin game...looks cherry. Awesome find.

#1504 4 years ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

I also picked up this project. Today was a good day!!

Nice CFTBL, and son of a bitch!!! I've been looking for a Haunted House forever, and can never find one that someone is willing to sell for a reasonable price (as most of them need work). Perhaps I should come hang out in Kentucky for a week or two.

#1509 4 years ago

Picked this up Sunday...set it up tonight and hit multiball on my second game. Thanks to jkashani for a smooth transaction and nice game. Hope the Star Trek is treating you well.


#1520 4 years ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

Black hole might end up being next for me on the list. Once I get this haunted house 100% I will only want one more. Lol. Looks awesome.

It's always just one more...LOL. You bring a game home thinking that's it...than you're online looking to see what else is out there within hours. I wonder if there is an anti-pinball medication I could take? (at least to settle me down for a couple months)

#1521 4 years ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

Lol. I see how that read now. I want all of them. I meant to say once I get the haunted house running right I will only want black hole more.

When you're done with HH, maybe we can talk.

#1522 4 years ago
Quoted from Redeyes:

Picked up this JM today dont really know much about this pin but heard it plays fast and gives u a hand job! Merry Christmas!

Great find and fun game. Merry Christmas!!

#1527 4 years ago
Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

I don't have more is because I'm out of space in my temp gameroom and had to throw WoZ in the dining room. I'm pretty sure my wife wouldn't tolerate any more than one game in the dining room.

There's always room for another LOL!!! Even in the dining room or kitchen, all you have to do is get her a removable wooden block to mod it out, and convince her that when placed over the playfield the machine will double as either an island or a chopping block to assist her with food preparation. #laydownthelaw hahaha

#1528 4 years ago
Quoted from Seatmandan:

EDIT: I found this pin "in the wild" at a local bowling alley. Tracked down the owner/operator and after 2 years, he finally sold it to me!

Nice patience....and it definitely paid off!!!!! Great game and fantastic find.

#1529 4 years ago
Quoted from Toyguy:

Picked this up about a month ago but kept forgetting to take a photo

Son of a bitch!!! I've been looking for a Mystic forever. Can never find one close to my area. Was it reasonably priced? Awesome game, great artwork. Happy Holidays to you.

#1541 4 years ago
Quoted from Scrmblr2:

I brought home a WW 2 days ago. I now have 2 machines

Great looking game...and awesome pic with the kids playing!

#1558 4 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

They dont come any cheesier than this...

Game looks like it's in excellent condition though...good find.

2 weeks later
#1655 4 years ago
Quoted from Pecos:

I bought this machine in working condition, while transporting it home the top section came loose, fell forward and broke the back glass, I am not a machine repairman, needless to say I no longer have an interest in this machine

Wow...that really sucks, especially for a low production game. Not often you see the bottom of the BB still attached to the cabinet. And to think removing four bolts could have prevented it all!! Good luck finding a replacement BG for that one. It's time for a rethemed pin!

#1668 4 years ago
Quoted from Budman:

Drove to PA and picked up this flawlessly restored Sing Along. Nick Raschilla is a master ...... And a heck of a nice guy!

That game is friggin nice!!! I've been looking for a nice Sing Along for a long time...and you grabbed this one from my state!! Awesome find and great addition to your collection. Let me know when you're ready to sell LOL.

#1669 4 years ago

Was able to get this home before the snow storm....clean game with a NOS backglass included. Small board issue, but easily fixable. Excited to finally move this from my wishlist to my collection!! Now I'll use the snow as an excuse to sit here and LED it, rather than start chanting REDRUM and going insane...






#1681 4 years ago

Corvette looks good!! Fun game and looks to be in relatively good condition for a project. Nice add to the line-up.

1 week later
#1711 4 years ago
Quoted from Wallofnoise:

Picked up my first 90's pin this past weekend. Really excited as I've been mostly a vid guy up until the past year and only had an EM up until now. Also, my first post


Awesome first 90's pin to get...the vids will start leaving soon to make room for more pins!! hahaha

#1720 4 years ago
Quoted from Toyguy:

My first bingo machine! Long road trip to NJ but nothing I haven't done before

Damn it!!! Wish I would've seen that...I'm a hop, skip and jump away from NJ. Awesome find. I would have snatched that up in a second.

#1733 4 years ago
Quoted from embryonjohn:

Williams Star Light
I guess they only made 100 of these

Sweet...I've never even seen that game before. BG is awesome. Nice grab!

#1768 4 years ago
Quoted from twenty84:

Got a nice Xenon this week

Awesome looking game...both of them that were listed.

#1769 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It looks worth at least $120 to me.

Joking? That is definitely a steal for only $120. I would actually take practically any wedgehead you could throw at me for $120.

#1770 4 years ago
Quoted from GoldenOreos:

picked this getaway up a few days ago.


Awesome grab!! Game looks clean as hell, and love the alternate translite. Did they give you the original translite as well?

#1789 4 years ago
Quoted from Fishbeadtwo:

1975 Chicago Coin Super Flipper. Not "real" pinball but pretty dang cool just the same.....


+1. That game does look awesome. Very unique..nice add to the line up!

#1790 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Then you get the booby prize!


Hahaha. I take it back...not that game!

#1794 4 years ago
Quoted from mrgone:

I picked up a grail yesterday/ I got it from a fellow pinsider.

Game looks sweet..great condition and very nice PF. Don't let the kids bang it up!!! LOL.

#1803 4 years ago
Quoted from Zukboy2002:

Picked up a globetrotters it needs some tlc but should turn out nice.

I did a full resto on one of these last year...restenciled the cabinet and everything. Let me know if you need anything!

#1812 4 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

DIRTY and has power issues, but gonna be a fun one!

Absolutely awesome! Torpedo Alley is an excellent game. I had one that I pretty much restored completely, then traded it in a deal I ultimately was screwed on. I've regretted moving that game out ever since I did. Cheesy BG, but great gameplay and audio on that pin, and very low production...I think 1,002 or something. I would buy another in a second.

#1824 4 years ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

After a few months of playing it cool... A free pin, first time for everything

Looks like the PF is actually pretty nice on that too...for free can never go wrong!

#1825 4 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

2 rares in 2 days. Time to throw down on the lotto.

Awesome grabs...I've never even seen the Alvin G Garage Band game before. You're making me miss my Torpedo Alley even more!! LOL. Should've never moved that friggin game!

#1851 4 years ago

Saved this from certain death this morning...if the guy didn't sell it by the end of the weekend, he was going to sell it to another guy that wanted to part it out. BG has some minor flaking, but the PF is more than decent and all of the mechs and brackets underneath the PF look like they're brand new. Shiny. Another one saved from the graveyard.





#1866 4 years ago
Quoted from Harvs:

Last week - 2 days, 2 pins. Laser War is a blast! And Mav ain't too shabby either.

Awesome look clean and very good condition.

#1867 4 years ago

Brought this one home today...Vulcan and Freddy within 24 hours. I have a serious problem.




#1875 4 years ago
Quoted from Harvs:

Thanks, totally bang for buck! I usually shop them instantly, like I did with Mav. - Get pin, drive to PBL to see Terry, spend the next 20hrs shopping.., enjoy..
Wish I could find deals on pins like TZ above.. But around here they cost about a kidney to a kidney n a half..

Well can survive just fine with one kidney! LOL. And yes, I dream of the day I find either a SS or TZ in a barn. I'd have a better chance of finding a Fathom for $100.

#1876 4 years ago
Quoted from Bbismuth:

What vehicle did you use? System 3's won't fit in my Equinox. It looks like yours was pretty darn close!

I have a GMC Terrain. It actually didn't fit...had to go the old straps, bungees and hope for the best route. One thing I hate about most Gottlieb DMD's. They made the cabinets about 3-4 inches deeper than Williams/Bally games (well just about any other games), and for no apparent reason.

The only two games I've picked up since I bought the Terrain last year that wouldn't fit comfortably...Freddy and Cue Ball Wizard. Damn you Gottlieb!!! I fit my BF (widebody/large game) no problem, but not a CBW? Go figure. I miss my GMC Envoy Denali that I traded two games comfortably no problem.

Luckily for Freddy (as well as my nerves and well-being), I only had to drive a whole 7.3 miles home with it strapped. I think that is the closest I've driven to get a pin in two years.

#1877 4 years ago
Quoted from freddy:

that looks like my old one!

That it is sir...picked up from Daz!

#1897 4 years ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Something very, very special rolled in the door late last night....

Game looks to be in excellent condition!! Great find, don't come across a Spirit every day...or ever. Nice Gottlieb line up you have going there! Congrats on the new addition.

#1900 4 years ago
Quoted from pinster68:

Thanks! I feel very fortunate. The playfield was restored by HSA and the previous owner was a great guy.
This Spirit happen to be part of the Gottlieb test program where it went out to an operator with specific documentation, including technical and earnings test reports ... and I have all the docs! The paper trail for this game is just fantastic to thumb through.

That is very cool. To be able to see the history and locations the game has seen is something you often don't have a chance to least not in any great detail. I have a Gottlieb Spider-Man that has a "State of Arkansas Amusement Machine / Gambling Permit" bolted to the front of it. People always tell me to remove it, but I don't think I will. I think it's cool...shows where the game has been (it's now far away in PA) and gives it character. I'm not one that thinks it's cool or attractive leaving "Vince was here '85" scraped down the side of one of my games, but a permit gambling placard as small as this one? I think that stays.


#1901 4 years ago
Quoted from drinkduffbeers:

Simpsons Pinball Party supplied by Pinball Heaven in the UK
13 Years old and may as well have been NIB, did the previous owner ever bother to play it?

You're not kidding! Look at the bottom of that thing. No black smudge or marks of any kind. Game looks nice and clean.

#1911 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Picked up two games this week...a BOP and Barb Wire. Both in working order, but need some repairs and shopping.

Nice grabs...that's what your "business" in NJ was??!! LOL. Barb Wire is actually a pretty decent game. I was surprised when I played one two years ago. And BOP is a BOP..bedazzled or not. Fun pin.

#1914 4 years ago
Quoted from gutz:

When you ring the door bell, does peter parker answer the coin door?

Actually Mary Jane does. It's hard to understand what she's saying once I step in front of the coin door though

If you don't have the doorbell credit button mod done on your pin you're definitely missing out!! Game was actually like that when I bought it home...haven't gotten around to replacing or removing it thus far.

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#1963 4 years ago

Woo hoo!! Sold my BSD back in November, and hated myself for moving it. Just replaced it today!!!



#1972 4 years ago
Quoted from dozer1:

This is a good day.

Don't see that game every day...nice grab! Fun ramps on that pin.

#1987 4 years ago
Quoted from shiffdog:

Landed a Cyclone recently - love it. (Also in need of some plastics - one piece in particular but I'd buy a full set if I had to.)

Awesome! Game looks nice and clean. Good score.

#1988 4 years ago
Quoted from gac:

I have to say that this is my favorite thread on pinside. I can't explain why but I love seeing pics of machines loaded in vehicles going to/arriving at their new homes. I've got a problem I think.

Everyone on this site has a problem. LOL

#1989 4 years ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Good "business" trip today!

One of my grail pins!! I've missed out on quite a few Medusas, unfortunately. Not an easy game to come by. Congrats on the addition!

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#2147 4 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:


Awesome pick up....I play mine every time I step into the gameroom.

#2148 4 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Was a Birthday present to myself. Delivered 3/31/2016 late post but nonetheless awesome!

Great John....glad you finally got it!! Fun game. I'll have to check it out next time I'm over. I know someone that has an extra TWD topper they might be willing to get rid of if you're interested.

#2149 4 years ago

Bought home in the last two weeks (crazy busy) and started another thread for the Mystic, but thought I'd chime them in here.

Saved the FC from Todd before he threw it off the roof LOL...repainted cab but couldn't let it go to the dump. Mystic grabbed from Jack O'Reilly in Lavalette, NJ. Perfect BG and head, all original boards in excellent shape. Game was damaged a little in Sandy, so going to attempt a resto and see what I can do with it. Definitely didn't want a Mystic in a graveyard somewhere.






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#2184 4 years ago

Grabbed a Marilyn Taxi from another fellow Pinsider.


#2192 4 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Really don't have the space for this Gottlieb wedgehead, but will be a nice restoration project for the Spring months ahead. I'm sure once I am finish putting my magic touches on the game, I find a place for it.


There's always room for an Abra Ca Dabra!

3 weeks later
#2367 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

No. IT was not bought at the show. Came out of a private collection and was way nicer than those at the show. TX...TX...TX...

Nice I'll have to stop by and set the high score after Tom's done telling you what imperfections it has. LOL

#2368 4 years ago

Brought this puppy home...dark garage with an auto lift that was conveniently painted black to match the lurky darkness, which cost me a 3-inch gash in my head and some blood loss. Ironic given the title. And damn it Forceflow!!! Now I have to make another keychain LOL.

EDIT: Sorry for the ultra crappy photos. They didn't look like that on my phone.


#2370 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Well, since you picked up a Devil's Dare before I did, the keychain can be yours again since I can't put it to immediate use

It's all good...I can make another one easily. R911's a cool game...even though the helicopter doesn't work on half of them that you come across.

#2374 4 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Glad you found another one. I know you really wanted the one back you sold me, but I still to this day love it too much to let it go to anybody and you were always my first candidate to sell it back to if it came to that as promised back then. Looks like your new one has a nicer playfield too. Awesome!

There's always another one out there somewhere!!! Just have to be at the right place at the right time. Glad I was able to give you a great deal on the first one...and you still have it.

#2375 4 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

The other one is still in good hands and it sure isn't lonely!

And glancing back at your photo....make sure you have those pins run through a surge protector unless you want to replace a bunch of boards in one shot should your house get a jolt!!!

#2377 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Another one just popped up in Boston on CL 10 minutes ago.

Looks pretty decent actually, but $950 with a flaky BG is a bit much. I like the rifles in the background of his 4th photo, and I'm not sure what he "washed down" the playfield with. Hopefully CP-100, and not a bucket and sponge. LMAO

1 week later
#2429 4 years ago
Quoted from Aladdin:

I'm in the EM club. Working Super-Flite for $85. No paint on BG, but at least the guy started to sand the lead paint off for me!

Sweet....nice grab even in that condition for $85. I had a Strato-Flite before. Awesome game. For some reason, I want to own another one just to have the blue star pop bumper caps. No idea why Williams didn't use those pop caps on more games than they did. Had a Triple Strike before also and at least it had one of those caps on it's sole pop. Good luck with the resto!

Quoted from Pecos:

More pointy people for Pecos' Palatial Pinball Parlour! And this my second bowling theme pinball in just a few short months - Williams 1970 Strike Zone:

Another good grab Pecos....gotta love the Christian Marche pointy people!!!!

Quoted from Pinwizkid:

The Airborne Avenger has landed!

Great game...I've seen these all over the place lately. Looks like it's in nice condition. If you come across another, let me know. I need an MPU for my Superman. LOL.

#2430 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinwizkid:

The artwork on Atari pins is incredible. The art was done by George Opperman who also designed the Atari logo as well as tons of art for Atari arcade games and 2600 boxes/cartridges. A true master of art and graphic design who sadly died of cancer in 1985 rather suddenly.
I found a great picture of George Opperman working on the backglass art for Airborne Avenger (he is in the center).

Speaking of Atari...for a minor sidebar...for those who haven't seen it you have to watch Atari: Game Over. Saw it a few months ago, and it is absolutely nuts.

#2477 4 years ago
Quoted from Tickerguy:

Picked up an Apollo 13 the other day; it has a few problems and was once on a route (maybe 10+ years ago) but has been sitting in a dude's house for a good long time with no attention of note.

Awesome grab and great game...even for a Bally Williams guy LOL. Game looks like it's in pretty good shape, even needing a tune up and some other work. Congrats!!

#2478 4 years ago

Bought this gem home. Was apparently sitting around for years needing work, and the guy was just getting ready to part it out because it was missing the BG and he couldn't get it running. I couldn't let that happen given that it's pretty much complete, and with a production of only 1,492 pins. Luckily I was able to talk him into a good price so I could save and restore it, and I had it partially working after spending a 1/2 hour with it. Had Secret Service ROMs on the MPU, and a few transistors blown. If anybody knows someone that has a BG, let me know!!


#2481 4 years ago

First pic...DD when I bought it home two weeks ago after losing two pints of blood during pick up (game was half dead, as nearly was I). Next four pics after regenerating my blood, and finally having some time to spend on it. Game is cleaning up nice, and I was actually able to save the legs and polish them up nice. Much better with LED's on top and under the PF, even though I'm usually modest with putting too many LED's in older SS games. This one just screamed for it.





#2482 4 years ago
Quoted from Tickerguy:

My only real gripe in working on it as a Bally/Williams WPC era guy (Safe Cracker and No Fear plus owning both Pin2ks) is that Sega appears to pay exactly zero attention to mechanical access once initially assembled -- even simple things like GI sockets. Wire looms over the subway under the board making its removal essentially impossible without un-looming all the wiretie bundling and similar plus there are click-board wedge sockets inside the subway molding when it's all bolted up (just try getting those off to re-lamp without having to move the subway out of the way) as just a couple of many examples.

Couldn't agree more. I have a cherry BF, and working on it compared to B/W games is certainly a task. I think I would throw a color DMD in it...that would definitely be a cool upgrade for that title. Still a great don't come across Apollo's all that much anymore.

#2510 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

This Heat Wave showed up a couple days ago. Although the backglass has a small break in the corner and has some paint loss on the head, the playfield and everything on it and in it is in very nice shape. And

Damn it odin!! You have a River Boat! I just missed out on a nice one of those in NJ last year. The seller had restenciled the cabinet, and did a good job. The game looked like a NIB. You definitely have some hard to find games. Congrats on the Heat Wave.

#2511 4 years ago
Quoted from SunMonkeyAZ:

The problem is that everyone here was right. I only have room for one pin but somehow I now have two. Pinbot will stay in the garage at least until I clean him up and get it ready before the heat comes but after that I'm gonna need a bigger house.

Sir, surely you jest? LOL. We all had room for just one or two pins when we started. Then the illness set in...get ready to see your wife doing a lot of this...

#2540 4 years ago
Quoted from Aladdin:

Brought home a Bally Captain Fantastic Home version. It's practically new, just has some tape on the glass. Doesn't start a game, but the feature lights and flippers work.

That's actually a pretty cool little game. Looks like it's in really nice condition. I tried to save one a year or two ago that somebody was ripping apart, but they wouldn't let it go for cheap enough and parted it out. A damn shame, even for a home use model. You certainly don't see many of these anymore.

#2541 4 years ago
Quoted from wvpinball:

I drove 1500 miles this weekend to pick up a Bad Cats from a fellow pinsider. Came home with a CPR playfield and plastics set too. The game will be gorgeous when I get the swap and shop done... I've been looking for this one for more than 3 YEARS!!!

Cabinet looks awesome on that thing! Great game and worth the wait you endured to find a nice example. I've been trying to get Freddy's for two years and he won't let it go...

#2546 4 years ago
Quoted from freddy:

Come get it before it goes to texas

You didn't sell it.....................

#2562 4 years ago
Quoted from eldy76:

Brought this home the other day. Now I just need to figure out where to put it.

Looks fine just where it is...just close the blind behind it to prevent cab fade.

#2564 4 years ago
Quoted from NPO:

Well technically, it was yesterday, oh who cares I'll post it anyways....!
It has to warm up....

3 great pins...congrats on the TAF.

#2569 4 years ago
Quoted from Max_Badazz:

Congo is sitting outside my office window .... torture

Definitely, right? I absolutely hate taking a break to grab a game then heading back to my office. It almost feels sacrilegious to leave it sit out there. And always love a good yet indirect reference to current events...

#2578 4 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

I finally got around to installing a 1979 Stern Dracula playfield to a coffee table bought off of CR. I know a great carpenter for finish trim and furniture in Toledo. He did the router work to set the glass flush. I bring home the table Sunday.

What happened to the rest of the game? That PF actually looks pretty good, compared to most Stern Drac's that usually have a ton of wear over the face in front of the flippers, and up near the top right drop bank.

#2580 4 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

The plastics are warped too. Sold the drops and stand ups to a friend. Took some time to clean the playfield and install a rink kit to make it look nice and I just ordered 4 new pop bumper caps from Pinball Resource.

If you bought it that way...whew! (I'm not big on ripping games apart if they can be saved or reanimated). Table looks good! I have some other plastics and what not from the 3 Stern Drac's I had previously, so let me know if you need anything else.

#2591 4 years ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

Picked up BOPP yesterday and it was kind of a strange transaction.

Quoted from yzfguy:

I think that by law, you have to tell the story now.......

I couldn't agree more. Tell the story.......tell the story!!!!!!

#2592 4 years ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Love this thread. Finally got my Shadow this weekend. Deal was in the works for a long time and took an 8 hour round trip to get it.

Awesome grab. Aurich's translite is so much better on that pin IMO.

#2599 4 years ago
Quoted from Its_me_aj:

He then calls back and dais to just go to his property and it's sitting in a airplane hanger/barn thing, load it up and enjoy. The road to his place was a pretty gnarly mountain road and I was glad I was in a small honda crv. I get there and there it is just sitting. No one in sight, no one home, nothing. I felt kinda awkward loading it up and taking it home without talking to the owner in person.

Quoted from snyper2099:

I've been buying stuff over the internet for a long time and I would definately feel odd loading that one up as well.

Quoted from yzfguy:

Prolly sold his neighbor's game without his neighbor knowing

I think I agree with yzfguy. I've picked up a lot of games, and that is pretty friggin weird. You show up and it's just sitting outside of a barn in the middle of a field. Nobody around at all? Did you keep looking around as you were loading it? LOL. I would feel like I was stealing the game. Very awesome that the condition sounds good and better than you expected. Nice find, and a nice game.

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#2628 4 years ago

Starting the long hike home with a fully restored Gottlieb Incredible Hulk!! So glad to have this one back in the lineup.


#2644 4 years ago

A few pics of yesterday's awesome acquisition, other than just me in the car. Guy did a great job on this game. Of course, the display fuse popped as soon as I was taking the pictures.






#2651 4 years ago
Quoted from Jakers:

Picked up my second pin today. This is turning out to be quite the addicting hobby....

And you're just getting started. Hope you have room for 10 more pins...

#2693 4 years ago
Quoted from Ralph67:

These 2 picked up during the week

Quoted from tominator:

That Stern Catacomb is soooo cool! I have never seen one before. Is it fun? Great art on it!

Quoted from Methos:

Art is great, but the game play is so/so.

Quoted from Pinterest:

Really? I played one at Pintastic last year - thought it was pretty fun!

Very cool Catacomb...thing looks nice!! My buddy has one and he'll never sell it to me despite me constantly bugging him. It's just sitting in his garage "waiting for restoration" which he never even starts. I think the gameplay is very good on this pin including the bagatelle, considering it's an early Stern. Regret selling my Lightning a while back...good gameplay on that one also, even though Catacomb is much better. And who doesn't want to look at slutty girls? The artwork is great and provocative, and it's just an attractive game with a different color palate than most. Nice grab.

#2694 4 years ago
Quoted from Tallon:

Well.....this would be luck number 5 (and a half). Only 1994 1/2 left to go

Very cool. I've missed out on two of these in the past year!!!! SOAB!!

#2705 4 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Do the restoration for him. You get to play it and look at the awesome artwork at his expense.

Hahaha...I've offered, all to no avail. He responds as quickly as Jubilee's sell. Bummer.

#2707 4 years ago
Quoted from woz:

I purchased this Q*Bert several years ago, played a few games then loaned it to a friend as I didn't have any space in my house. Got a call last week that he needed it moved ASAP as he is selling his house, so here it is back home again! don't see that game every day.

#2711 4 years ago
Quoted from herbertbsharp:

ID4 is finally back! I've been hanging on to a repro alien head for 2 or 3 years now, who would have thought the machine I finally get doesn't even need one?

Nice grab...and +1 on ^^^^^. I've looked for one of those for a while, but the only ones I have come across were too beat up to justify spending the cash the seller wanted. Let me know when you want to move it.

#2714 4 years ago

And BTW, sarcasm is awesome (even though I walked right into that one). Hahahaha


#2718 4 years ago
Quoted from Harvs:

Stuck in traffic... Damn construction.

Nice grab...and word play. Interesting lock down bar. Painted and clear-coated, or decal?

#2724 4 years ago
Quoted from Vilepickle:

I also picked up a Tri zone in Michigan (west side) a week or so ago! It's my first pin, I paid 375 for it. It doesn't work so I'm putting more into it than I would've liked, but it seemed like a pretty fair amount.

Awesome, and a decent price. Good luck getting it going...welcome to the illness (I mean hobby) of pinball.

#2747 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

My BSD has the light board on a hinge. I've never seen one attached to the backglass like that.

Yeah, BSD has the old school or common light door. Like Chosen said, quite a few WPC games started to have the light door/box attached to the BG or translite. MB is that way also. A little weird and not as accessible IMO.

#2754 4 years ago
Quoted from Pahuffman:

I picked up this Bally Vector on Wednesday for $600. It wasn't working when I took it home, so it was a gamble on the displays/boards.

Quoted from Pahuffman:

I picked up this Bally Vector on Wednesday for $600. It wasn't working when I took it home, so it was a gamble on the displays/boards. I resat the rom in U6 and it fired right up. All displays perfect. Aside from one cracked plastic, this thing is in pretty good shape and should clean up nicely. Boards actually look great, and the batteries were relocated at some point. Backglass is 10/10. Do y'all think this was a good price?

Sounds like a great price for that title...they don't come up all too often. And it sounds like it's in excellent condition overall and doesn't need much. Awesome find, especially if the backglass is perfect!!!

#2763 4 years ago
Quoted from Bos98:

Picked up Friday evening and dropped off at my buddies house. He and I spent most of Saturday tearing it down and bringing this WPT back to life.

Game looks great after some work Bos. Did they really have incandescents in that game still? That game screams for LED's.

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#2895 4 years ago
Quoted from Andyzola87:

Picked up a Xenon last week! Needs some Playfield work but it will make for a nice project.

So jealous...I've been trying to hunt down a decently priced Xenon for some time now. Nice grab!!!

#2897 4 years ago

I've never seen that game before...interesting. Nice find!! Those early Williams EM's weigh a ton with the tapered front on the cab...I had a Pot O' Gold first pin ever. That game was a beast...but cool bagatelle for bonus in the backglass.

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#2958 4 years ago
Quoted from JeffLadder:

Just got this, sad part is I'd be surprised if I have it 6 months before it goes back to the previous owner. Thanks Colson

Definitely...I'll be back for it. Hahaha. I was sad at home looking at the empty spot after I dropped it off, so I got in my car and took off. But then late last night I heard such a clatter...but it wasn't St. Nick, it was........Frankenstein!!


#2959 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Picked this up at terminal yesterday

Nice grab Bill........I'll be over to check it out. I didn't even get a chance to play GB at Pinfest.

#2960 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

CV now is in my empty spot finally. It was on my wishlist since 2011

Always feels great to scratch one off the wishlist...great pick up. Despite some people not liking it, I love CV. Not an easy game to master, and just colorful as hell.

#2962 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Couple that have been on the wish list in the truck!

God damn...Torpedo Alley!!!! Awesome rare title. Should have never traded mine.

#2969 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Never played one...hint hint!

Any time you're ready know the address! Franky is here waiting. And bring freddy so he can start to point out imperfections or what he doesn't like about it. Hahaha. He always enjoys my "monster" line up.

A better pic now that it's out of stand by mode and in part of the collection. Original owner had incans in it, even under the PF inserts. So I started LED'ing the crap out of it last night.


#2971 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I would like one to put next to my BSD.


#2973 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinballer22:

Yeah, been wanting a TA for awhile...not in great shape but pumped!

I'm totally in for some T&A..hahaha. I totally refurbed mine when I had it...dead machine when I bought it home. The thing looked great and played awesome by the time I was done with it...even got a new Pinscore LED display which I don't think the game value justified, but what the hell. It was a nice upgrade. Definitely recommend one of those for your TA. It is a game that cleans up very well, and isn't too difficult to restore. I even miss the loud echoey radar bleeping in attract mode. Let me know when you're done with it or ready to move it out!! I'll take it off your hands.

#2986 4 years ago

How does this happen?!!!! I'm in the middle of downsizing the line up, and then Bobby Orr thumbed me down while hitchhiking today. Had to pick him up. This game was sitting in a barn for a few months, and needs a little more than the seller led on. However, there's always a bright side...I removed the glass to find a brand new Alltek MPU in the backbox. I already got a great deal, and that made it even sweeter and worth the trip.



#3020 4 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

An unfaded BSD is a thing to behold. Nice find.

Like the subject "man" of the game, it simply doesn't fare well in sunlight. That's the second BSD on here brought home within a week...keep them coming! "Welcome to my home."

#3021 4 years ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

I want one sooo bad!!!! anyone selling?

We have a nice one at the store. I could work with you on price, but you'd have to get it shipped. PM me if you want to chat.

#3030 4 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

Over the last week or so....

Nice Tron...and finally picked up a BSD!!! Nice.

#3034 4 years ago
Quoted from Fast-Ed:

I haven't even played one before, so I hope I like it.

What the hell? Are you waiting for the Stay Puft guy on top of the machine to read the instructions and set it up? Hahaha. He seems otherwise occupied wondering that is under the red sheet. Get legs on that thing, fold up the BB and boot it up!!

#3042 4 years ago
Quoted from bobnatlanta:

Game works, but has a display issue and needs a good cleaning.

Quoted from freddy:


Stern Dracula is awesome and legen....wait for it.......dary.

#3043 4 years ago

I want to bring this game home to continue the vampire line up.......badly. Good luck finding one though.

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#3063 4 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

We need to take a trip out of country to search for hard to find pins. I want some Brazilian Taito pins so badly.

I'm down for a trip. I could use a break. Might be more cost efficient for us to just charter a small plane...with plenty of cargo area. Hahaha

#3064 4 years ago

As you should be..........awesome game. A lot of BSD's coming home lately in this thread, and another with what appears to be no fade. Welcome to the club.

#3068 4 years ago
Quoted from weaverj:

i'll be honest, that's the good side. other side has a gradual fade out to the u-l-a. that will strategically be faced towards the bathroom corner of my basement. this will be my first pin on row/wall 2. it seems these things multiply.

Yes, yes they certainly do. Like God damn gremlins that got wet.

#3077 4 years ago
Quoted from pdxpinball:

picked these up from a long time client,all at once.

Ashame you're not closer...I'd take one of them off your hands, especially if any have the no stars backglass.

#3078 4 years ago

Thursday night my 3-year old daughter must have overheard me on the phone. All night she kept saying "I want my own line up." Brought home a little Marvel Hulk game for her yesterday to put next to her Wico Big Top. She's been playing Hulk since 6am...and I'm tired. At least she's happy that she can finally play a game without a stool.

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#3144 4 years ago
Quoted from Lermods:

My first EM!
Needs a little work, which im really looking forward too. As a dmd guy, i can really appreciate how easy it is to take these guys apart and move them. Oh, and its a sample game! Very clean inside and out.

Was that the one from CL that was partially shopped and worked on, but left partially disassembled? If so, I was really debating on looks nice and clean. Awesome grab and a great game...I've played ZNET's truly minty Atlantis many times.

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#3179 4 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

A beautiful all original unrestored afm with no fade and all matching board set . Been in a home /storage since 1998-99 and rarely played once set up in 2011. What a awesome game and cant believe i actually have one especially this nice lol.

Game looks nice as hell...great find. I should be down your way to pick up a few games in the next week or two. I'll stop by to play a few games

#3196 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's time to get ready for the Halloween season. Love never dies.

Now you're talking. I'm used to seeing you chase EM's. BSD is an awesome, freaky, fun and difficult pin.

#3197 4 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Please do .... i always welcome pinball friends. Pm me for my phone and address if u really wanna stop by ... it is a beautiful pin and one my favorite pickups but my huo tz and rest my collection isnt to shabby eaither lol. Never know maybe u can buy something from me lol. What are u picking up ?

Hopefully picking up a very minty Met Pro, another Mystic and a Spy Hunter. I'll definitely shoot you a PM and swing by if you're on the route, or close. Thanks man.

#3206 4 years ago
Quoted from jkashani:

That pesky Pinbot followed me home and ended up in my basement.... looks clean, and PF looks like it's pretty nice too. Awesome art on that game.

#3223 4 years ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Had this delivered to me yesterday.
Fun game, lots of drop targets, cool spinner and lots of great sounds. If you like pirates, pretty cool art as well.

Definitely. I almost bought a minty Captain Hook last year, but it was a little far away. Great artwork on that game, and just clean looking. I'll certainly take it off your hands when you're done with it.

#3224 4 years ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Had this delivered to me yesterday.
Fun game, lots of drop targets, cool spinner and lots of great sounds. If you like pirates, pretty cool art as well.

And I would replace whatever bulbs they have behind the backglass with 4 SMD flat / no dome LED's. It will distribute the light way better through way more of the BG, and will get rid of the pointed rings of light you see (most likely 1/2 LED or 1/2 SMD domed bulbs in there now).

And when you're done with it, let me know. Seriously....

#3241 4 years ago

After two months, my wishlist grail game arrived from Kentucky!!

Friend made the round trip for me 12 hours each way for a great price. Needs some work and the front of the cab is a little rough, but I could care less. Game will get restored either way. The true vampire trifecta is complete (at least for U.S. manufactured games)!!!! So psyched. This was only the third one I've come across since getting into the hobby, not an easy game to find with only 799 made.

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#3571 3 years ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Magneto followed by Magnotron.

Magnotron is metal though (apparently), so Magneto would whoop his ass.

#3572 3 years ago

Not today, but just picked this beauty up last weekend!!! Waited for a nice one of these for a long thanks to Pinjunky for a smooth transaction and giving me first dibs. I changed the cellar to blue LED's, but other than that game was plug and play. I think at 17 miles round trip, it's practically the shortest distance I've ever driven for a pin. This game rocks...awesome, and fit right in with the horror pin line up like a long-lost brother!

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#3642 3 years ago

Two wishlist games in under two weeks...nuts. Needs some work and parts, but I'll definitely take it for now. Don't come across this title all that often. And the crazy little one wanted to tag along for the acquisition...I gladly obliged.

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#3643 3 years ago

And the incandescents were bothering me, so after a little cleaning and partial LED treatment...

Still more work to go.

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#3658 3 years ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

Damn, I always thought D&D was one of the best looking pins out ever - how does it play? Nice score!

A rare one that's been on my list for a while. Missed out on a nice one from Crispin earlier this year unfortunately. It is definitely a unique game, with an odd cabinet tapering up the back and a ton of plastics on the PF. Believe it or not, it's a pretty good player with a surprisingly tight layout. Sound is awesome on it, and the art is well done, especially the cab. Original mylar on this, so the PF is immaculate. Definitely one of the Bally Midway games that are worth many of the BM games were kind of ehhh.

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#3711 3 years ago

Ahhh....BF back where it belongs. Always great to bring home the same minty example when somebody decides they no longer want it, and they actually stay true to their word and make you the first phone call. Don't think this one is leaving again. Now, where the hell to put it....LOL

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#3755 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballrockstar:

Same problem here,i have my roadshow in thecenter of the room and tomorrow i am picking up baywatch!
I don't even have space for it!!
I am crazy!

If I take your CV and GNR that will open up some space!!!

#3793 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballrockstar:

Ah man, this baywatch is so gross, i don't know where to start...

Is that the one that was listed "freshly shopped"? LOL. Definitely needs some love (well, a lot) but should be better at that point. Not a title that I like all that much, but I know several people that do. Good luck with the repairs. Playfield actually does look pretty nice.

#3794 3 years ago

Get the ph**k out of here! 3 wishlist games in a month? Nuts. Driving for a pin late the night before Thanksgiving always makes the family happy (not really). But had to grab this one.

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#3832 3 years ago

Yes it is gents. Great friggin game. Been on my wishlist for a while, and my buddy two miles away has one but won't let the damn thing go. Is yours restored? Looks very clean, and that game has great art and play all the way around (considering it's an older Stern). Shoot me a PM when you're done with it, I'll gladly take it off your hands.

#3833 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Get the ph**k out of here! 3 wishlist games in a month? Nuts. Driving for a pin late the night before Thanksgiving always makes the family happy (not really). But had to grab this one.

A little beat and dull when I finally set her up...

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but after some serious cleaning, a little soldering, wax, new coin door inserts, new instruction cards, rubbers, new hardware and a ton of LED's...much better.

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#3883 3 years ago

Nice...but I'm holding out for the Designated Survivor pin.

#3884 3 years ago

WTF......I'm trying to the hell does this happen??!!!!! I need help.

Thanks to jkashani for looking out, and remembering I was hunting for this title.

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#3942 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Hopefully not as bad as this poor spraypainted 4 Square.

Quoted from thepinballworks:

I have that game, I must have bought it from them off eBay, many years ago.

What is spray painted? The playfield? I actually think that is pretty cool. If it was done right, even cooler. This person obviously took at least some time on this, given the backglass/translite and custom plastics. I don't think there is anything wrong with retheming a game that has a shot or destroyed backglass or playfield. At least it is unique and keeps the game in circulation and playing for more years to come. Look at the thread on the Flash conversion to a Queen-themed game. It's awesome. People retheme that game all the time...simple, good layout, fun. And undoing the artwork on Flash...let's admit no real loss. I've owned a few in the past to play, work on and let go, but the art itself is pretty friggin horrific.

The last Flash I had I was actually debating on retheming it into a Pantera pin. I even started playing with sound roms with Mouth for War and Great Southern Trendkill blended in.

#3944 3 years ago
Quoted from wylcot:

Just brought this machine to my workshop.
Had to drive the whole day to South of France but it was worth it : a decent price for a machine with a few fixable issues.

Any chance of removing that bucket and possibly tools that are sitting directly on the Xenon playfield? LOL.

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#3990 3 years ago

Needs a little work...but ripped those incandescents out right away.

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#4005 3 years ago
Quoted from Dirtynerd:

Yeah was a great find really enjoy the game play and picking up a new machine tomorrow..... damn my addictive personalitie this new one is going to burn a hole in my pocket

Get used to it...hahaha

#4006 3 years ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

This finally arrived a few weeks ago. Turned into a 12 month resto. Worth the wait.

That game is friggin beautiful!! And the EM version at that...whoever did it did an awesome job on it. That is the CF that I would want. #jealous