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

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5 years ago

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#5504 2 years ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

My nephew (tjc02002) and I went in on the deal 50/50. All the games need a good cleaning & shop-job, and some need minor work. The arcade was looking to sell all their old pinball machines and replace them with newer games that could earn more $$ per day. If you can't tell from the truck pictures, the titles are Theatre of Magic, Addams Family, Attack from Mars, Terminator 2, Funhouse, Cyclone, Comet, and Sterns - Simpson's Pinball Party, Elvis, and Ripley's. It will be fun going through these over the next few months!

I'd been trying to buy those pinballs since last fall!!! WTH????
Nice score! So annoyed that I hear nothing from them and then I check and they're all gone.

2 months later
#6222 1 year ago
Quoted from sd_jameson:

Well, the <$100 finds still exist, but I have my work cut out for me! Not to mention the fact that it was in the back of what I can only surmise to be an old milk truck turned meth lab; my most bizarre machine pickup yet... But hey, I like to buy them this way, it makes bringing them back to life all the more gratifying. Plus, it was only a 15 minute drive. The good news is that I'm pretty good with a circular saw and cabinet work is my favorite! The pics of the new head are of one I'm building for a friends Flash.
Below is what an $83 Gorgar looks like.

My kind of deal!!!!
Don't find these in NY it seems.
This reminds me of that infamous "Heart of Darkness" post. Complete with methlab-esque scene!

#6242 1 year ago
Quoted from Cserold:

Finally finished this guy

That's the most beautiful TOM I've seen. Just WOW (when lit)

1 week later
#6345 1 year ago

Yay, I can finally post my exciting score!

This is my second pin that I've been hunting down for a while now! The first time I saw one of these and watched the gameplay I fell in love. What a perfect combination!

It took me hunting into a stale ad on Facebook many hours and miles away. The pictures were sparse and the price was too high. Luckily it hadn't sold and the gentleman was glad to finally move it out! We settled on a FANTSTIC price and I set out on an all day adventure.

This game also happens to be quite special, as this hails from the legendary FUNSPOT! I'm thrilled to be only the 2nd person to own it.
Yes, FunSpot means heavily routed... but surprisingly this game looks great and there wear is minimal. Playfield needs a good polishing but artwork is fantastic!!

Without further delay, here's my extremely HEAVY new Baby!

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2 weeks later
#6481 1 year ago
Quoted from ibuypinballs:

I scored two true HUO Batman Dark Knights in two months. The one I picked up this weekend has only 88 plays on her. If that's not crazy enough the serial numbers are one after the other and built the same day. They both came from home owners and one was purchased from a magazine and the other from an dealer.

Those sequential serial numbers though!! So niiiice. I can deeply appreciate how awesome that is.

Sorta like my Dad's first bike, an old '47 knucklehead he had for many many years. His buddy loved it and hunted down his own Knuck, and it is EXACTLY 100 serial numbers after my Dad's! So neat when stuff like that happens

#6535 1 year ago
Quoted from Lord_of_the_pins:

Is that the playfield beside the cabinet ???

He's got some 'splainin to do...

3 weeks later
#6712 1 year ago
Quoted from Milltown:

Thanx man.
It's a daily driver .. 1965 chevy g10.

Is that first picture taken out front of the Magic Forest in Lake George???

3 weeks later
#6958 1 year ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Finally snagged a Baby Pac-Man. Kids were ecstatic, me included.

Yesssss!! Glad to see some fellow Baby Pac love!!! Such a fun game, can't wait to clean up my pf and LED it!

#6959 1 year ago

Today my lucky purchase just came in! A HUGE thanks to Rixzilla for finding this and transporting it here!

I asked him to keep an eye out for Night Moves and, I kid you not, 12 hours later he calls me and someone had just offered their NM to him! Insane luck to have it pop up with perfect timing.

Anyway this nifty pin is in really nice condition, but needs a good polish and cleaning on the pf. I'm thrilled to finally have a fantastic cocktail game. The only really crappy thing, which I was aware of upon purchasing, was that the MPU is totally shot. It has certainly seen better days.




#7013 1 year ago
Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

The house it came out of was gorgeous. The game room loft was on the second floor. The steps went down, made 2 turns, and then down again. And they were VERY nice hardwood steps. I was paranoid of scratching them. We got out of that situation unscathed, but at the turn realized we couldn' make the turn with the game on the handtruck. and not much room to remove it without taking it back up the stps.
Anyway, we get to the destination. Get the game in the house with no issues. My genius idea was that we could slide the machine down the steps on the carpet because again, there was limited room at the bottom and the game and handtruck would not fit. So that's what we did. Which worked really well, until I missed a step and fell backwards. the game slid down about 6 steps, and marked up the wall on the way down. No gouges, but I felt pretty bad about it. I take pride in moving things well, and this was a stupid mistake on my part.
I have 2 cool bruises, but nobody got hurt, the game was okay, and the wall really wasn't that bad. I just feld bad about the whole thing.

Sounds like when I brought Baby Pac-Man home to the new mancave. That thing is too freakin' heavy... we tried sliding it, buddy lost his grip and I was the only thing between that hulking yellow beast, and the bottom of a flight of stairs.
It was not fun; I made it out okay, but the stairs didn't fair so well! And so before I could work on the Baby Pac project, I had to sand and stain the freshly created staircase project...

Lesson? Bring stronger friends!

2 weeks later
#7223 1 year ago

This rarity came in on Friday. Playfield, wire harness, and back glass of Bell Ringer, only 150 made!!
A great little novelty pin that I’m excited to have.

Still need to source the remaining parts as I plan on putting this back together.
The cab was turned into a VP, sadly.

If anyone has a source on a cab, or other mini pins please let me know

Not really sure how to go about creating a cab for this thing... so that will come later

Also funny to note: November marked my first year on pinside, and since September I’ve added a new pin to my collection every month... LOL. You guys weren’t kidding... I have another one coming this month too... I’m out of space. Send help!



#7225 1 year ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I'm not sure if you got this from the same person I'm thinking of, but someone parted one of these a few months back.

Indeed it was, Ballypinwiz. I had asked about it then but wasn’t able to buy it. I
Remembered it again and shot him another message, and bought all that remained. It was sad to see such a rare pin parted out, but I understand why. Anyway... I caved and bought it. If nothing else, it can hang on the wall.

I actually already have some other pieces by chance from someone else who just happened to have the remnants of a part out.

8 months later
#9719 10 months ago
Quoted from djreddog:

Mostly! The proposal was done during the First State Flippers August Annihilation event on 8/4/18. 50 people in attendance, mostly middle aged, haha. Although we had about 10 women in attendance that day along with 2 of our kids who were all playing in the tournament. It was quite the surprise. Below is a short clip of the proposal recorded by the local newspaper.

Her shirt makes it even better!! “No mistakes, just happy accidents”

#9720 10 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

Picked up this rare title at an auction. Although, it has a Farfalla backglass instead of Magic Castle for some reason. It also came with $7 in quarters in the coin box. That's the highest amount I've found in a game so far. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

The stickers on that bad boy are amazing. Who in the hell slaps bumper stickers on their machine?!

#9742 10 months ago
Quoted from RazorV23:

Converted for wheelchair use. Company was called Arcade Access. Supposedly they only made 15 or so.

Wow that’s incredibly neat! I had never heard of such a thing before. So awesome someone thought of that.

Was that an aftermarket thing, or did they partner with Gottlieb to do that? Was Mario the only pin ever converted for accessibility? Curious too, what does that front panel do?

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#9908 9 months ago

Finally got home, it’s only midnight and I work in 6 hours...
Brought this gem home after weeks of communication with the lady!
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I’d like to take this moment to apologize to whoever Steve may be. He pulled in the driveway moments after I bought it. I know the feeling, bud, and I’m sorry I had to be that guy today!
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(Pictured is my buddy who foolishly agreed to help me lug this up the most ancient set of stairs)
I’m happy to join the Sonic club!

4 weeks later
#10101 8 months ago

I brought home an arcade game and it lead to me picking up the saddest Seawitch playfield ever to exist.

Sorry to bum anyone out, but I really had to post this. Crosspost from the pinball horror thread.

This thing was sitting outside in a pile as we loaded up the arcade machine.

Quoted from the original post:

Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I went and bought a Maximum Force from this really crappy, somewhat cryptic letgo ad. They mentioned other arcade machines but I wasn’t able to get out there for over a month.
This place was quite literally the middle of nowhere. No cell service, an EIGHT MILE DEAD END ROAD. All the signs of “you’re going to get murdered out here”
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Finally I get to this hillbilly heaven of a few ramshackle houses and folks having big bonfires on their front lawns.
On the side of the house there’s a pile stacked to the roof of absolutely destroyed games: Super Hang-On, a dual Time Crisis, two Silent Scopes, some Konami flying games. All smashed to pieces.
The only two games left are Maximum force and an abortion of an X-men vs Street Fighter (with a Big Buck Hunter gun attached for some reason)
When I asked WHY they destroyed the games, this was the pearl of wisdom I received: “Well they wasn’t working right so we’s figured tuh scrap em”
I asked if they had anymore pieces or any pinball parts and they said those had already been destroyed.
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I was looking around the piles of arcade tragedy and found this poor, pathetic Seawitch burned beneath a flight simulator. I wanted to save what was left immediately and they told me “well that’s ‘er burn pit, but if yous really wannit, it’s yers”
If I had just came in a month sooner I could have saved even more.
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They smashed up over 30 arcade machines and a few pinball machines because they didn’t work and they figured nobody wanted them so they never even offered. I heard that several other brave souls ventured out before me and grabbed a game or two, but they weren’t as explorative as myself. Which is completely understandable because they also had a small pack of pit-bulls roaming the backyard and they weren’t terribly happy to see me.
All in all I never thought I’d be in this thread but here I am and let me tell you seeing this in personal was abysmal.
Now I understand the feeling. I could have possibly saved some more bits and pieces, but digging through all the destroyed cabs was just so damn disheartening.

2 months later
#10655 6 months ago

I’ve been neglectful to post my latest haul over the holiday! Finally had the whole weekend off so I got myself a Christmas Eve Eve present and then a New Years present

Here's my rare Last Lap I got myself for New Years

All are some rough projects that I can’t wait to get started on! And then on New Years Day this guy gets delivered as an early surprise! Very exciting if you’ve been following along on my Orbitor 1 scratch/parts build!
Follow along with the build!

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#10746 6 months ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Acdc pro vault, new in box, with forklift damage that wasn't visable!!
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Are they gonna make this right?!? That’s absurd

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#10827 5 months ago
Quoted from twenty84:

Made a 770 mile drive through Winter Storm Harper to pick up a nice SST
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How long did that take?!

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#11173 4 months ago
Quoted from TractorDoc:

Does part of a machine(s) count?
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There was one playfield in particular that made me go look at the rest. . .
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All of the playfields are nothing more than parts donors. I've always thought I'd like to own a Time Fantasy one day -- this one will have to do even if just as art on the wall.
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Looks a bit better after cleaning off years of dust.
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Mega props, build the cabinet yourself and make your dreams come true!

#11178 4 months ago

Picked these up over a month ago from zlorya
I saw the Pepsi machine when I picked up Last Lap and had to have it. Picked up the Pepsi machine a few weeks later and had to have the change machine too, man drives a hard bargain!

Soda machine has been setup at work and it’s been a lot of fun. Lots of customers think it’s nifty.

Haven’t done much work with the change machine but it’s nice to have as I’m looking at possibly taking over a local arcade location. We’ll see what the future holds if anyone has experience with starting a company for an arcade museum, I could use some tips


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#11417 3 months ago
Quoted from luckycreature:

Traded a night moves and cash for Revenge from Mars.

What on earth?! What kind of occult rituals did you perform to negotiate a friggin NIGHT MOVES for RFM???
That’s like trading a Volvo for a Benz lmao

(This is from a guy who LOVES NM)

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#11668 89 days ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Big fan of Bounty Hunter art work. Never played one, hope I get the chance.

Bounty Hunter is an absolute sleeper! I got a chance to play one at the Myrtle Beach pinball museum and now it’s on my shortlist. Simple, single-level game, a bold move in the mid 80’s, yet I enjoyed it immensely. It’s just simple, clean fun, art package really picks it up too.

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