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

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7 years ago

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#471 6 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

Just got back from a 16 hour round trip to Dallas and back. Here it is! Thanks Hassellcastle!

Is that a whirlwind? I played it at the Northwest show, it was a ton of fun!

1 week later
#493 6 years ago

I want an AC/DC! does it play any music?

4 weeks later
#575 6 years ago

Those are awesome!
Man, I need to get me some more pins

#578 6 years ago

interesting lopsided design

1 week later
#611 6 years ago
Quoted from oohlou:

Picked up a Flash Gordon for cheap today!
It is, dirty, very faded cabinet, backglass has issues, I cannot get into the backbox yet, and doesn't boot yet
...but it lights up, looks really clean on the underside, the plastics look good, and the playfield is pretty nice except for 1 wear spot. It is going to be a lot of work getting this clean and working but I'm looking forward to the challenge.

Oh man, I loved that movie...what a great pin to have!

#619 6 years ago

wow! you have a big basement!

#628 6 years ago

wow, I always wondered if anyone sold pins at a yard sale. they must have 100 per weekend around town in the summer. what a find! nestled in among the $0.25 books and $0.10 kids clothes.

#661 6 years ago

Great story Pecos! I think the restoration of an old piece of history is as much fun as playing them (or it will be if I ever finish one)

1 week later
#731 6 years ago
Quoted from BladeFury:

New here but picked this up last week! TZ wanted one for a long time! By the way, hi all!


Awesome.. I am jealous

1 year later
#3539 4 years ago

Picked up a 1956 United's Brazil EM today for almost nothing. Its an unusual table in that it has no flippers, I think the table tilts but am not sure. The backglass is a total goner: IMG_1986 (resized).JPG

But the insides and table are in almost mint conditionIMG_1985 (resized).JPGIMG_1983 (resized).JPGIMG_1978 (resized).JPGIMG_1980 (resized).JPGIMG_1981 (resized).JPGIMG_1982 (resized).JPG

11 months later
#6563 4 years ago

Spotted a pin on an estate sale. The place was a hoarders nightmare. The guys running the sale said it took them 2 days just to clear a path to the room.IMG_0014 (resized).JPG

I talked them down to a price I was happy with.

The pin is an argosy EM and looks to be in great shape. My guess is something broke and he started piling things on it 20-30 years ago and it's been sitting there ever since. The back glass is perfect and the PDF doesn't even show any ball trails.IMG_0016 (resized).JPG

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1 month later
#7076 3 years ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Aaaand on the opposite end of the spectrum, 1.3 Space Missions. My neighbor says I don't buy pinball machines. I buy do-it-yourself pinball kits.

Awesome, I love restoring old pins, congrats!

3 months later
#8102 3 years ago
Quoted from RobDutch:

Made a very good deal on these 2 projects last saturday They don't work but it shouldn't be a big problem. Translite/Backglass of both games look great.

Nicely done, I hope to get a Whirlwind someday!

#8156 3 years ago
Quoted from davebart5:

Another Mystery Castle has been found and yanked from the clutches of a basement getting no love. This one sat in a non-collector's house for 23 years. Prior to that it was purchased new in '93 to put in their music hall on Long Island then the owner took it home in '95 for the family to play with it. It's been there ever since...
Now it'll get some royal treatment and brought back to life.

Awesome, I love seeing the old machines being given some love and brought back to life!

1 week later
#8228 3 years ago

"Alien Poker" just sounds like so much fun! how is the gameplay on it?

1 week later
#8310 3 years ago
Quoted from Pedleboy:

Just picked this Data East Simpsons this morning for a steal. Not in Perfect shape but overall good condition. It does need a serious cleaning and re-rubber. I have a rather large Simpsons collection and this will fit in nicely. The picture is only one wall of "crap" (as my wife likes to call it).

Nice collection! the Simpsons will be a great addition.

#8376 3 years ago

Congrats. looks like it will be fun. I am continuously amazed by EM's and what is essentially computer programming using wires and switches. Gotta love the engineering side of EM's. Plus the play is fun on so many levels.

1 week later
#8423 3 years ago
Quoted from PAPPYBALL:

FINALLY found an Arlington Horse Racing arcade after 26 years of searching!!!

Wow, congratulations!

4 weeks later
#8619 3 years ago

Wow, congrats to the first-timers! its a great feeling, having your own.

I am feeling good, got this little gem over the weekendIMG_2989 (resized).JPG its in rough shape but it plays.

So I now have a 60's machine, a 70's machine and a 80's machine. As soon as I sell a few more gallons of blood perhaps I can get a 90's machine!

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#8696 3 years ago

is that a phone on the right side of the playfield?

1 week later
#8825 3 years ago
Quoted from Zavadoza:

Just got home from an epic all day journey. Toddler puke (3 different times!), dog got in the trash at home, truck smelled rancid, 100 degree day, Austin traffic......All Worth It!
I just scored a mint LOTR with 216 balls played (72 games if no extra ball). Spent almost a decade in a storage unit. CL seller who isn't in to the hobby, but an engineer. Nobody has played this game. Bone stock, tested everything, and it's incredibly clean. I tried to buy a different one yesterday from a guy out of state and somebody scooped it up locally. I cant believe I got an even better one a day later! More pics to come. Just wanted to share (and sit down).

incredible! what a great find, congrats.

2 weeks later
#8966 3 years ago
Quoted from Apinplayer:

Happy Father's Day to me!

Awesome find! I love the whirlwind and hope to find a project pin of it someday I can get for cheap

2 weeks later
#9075 3 years ago
Quoted from tadowhere:

Picked up an RCT this morning....
In all i'm very pleased I went through with this and think I paid a decent price!

Awesome find. I played RCT when it came out on computer years back and loved it (though I found I could not design a decent roller coaster) then I played the board game which was fun. How is the play on the pinball?

#9100 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Added this HUO, 2 owner, 150 play Indy 4 today! I know he’s Williams’ Indy’s less popular cousin, but I’m a crazy Indy fan. Excellent overall, needs a couple tweaks and maybe a trough switch fix. Been looking for one for a while. Already have mods and blades ordered!

That Indy is great-looking. I didn't even know there was another one. Nice catch!

4 weeks later
#9409 3 years ago

Found a couple of machines just 28 min away. Target pool and dolphin for $400 total. They dont run but look good ( kind of like me )

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#10683 2 years ago

just got these beauties. The Rescue 911 came all the way from Italy just to be in my household and the Flash came from a new friend!

#10686 2 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

Nice pickup but you must have wanted that Rescue 911 awfully bad.

It was part of a group buy. Came by container ship through the Panama Canal.

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#10856 2 years ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

It’s getting blustery & windy out !
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Ahh. You lucky!!

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#11054 2 years ago
Quoted from Lathroum:

Gottlieb Jungle
First EM! fully working. Had to replace a few hardened rubber rings... paid $200!
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#11437 2 years ago
Quoted from grantopia:

Feel the power of the wind!
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#11484 2 years ago
Quoted from firefighter:

Had a empty stall for a week and filled it today with Hot Tip.

Nice. Looks like it’s in great shape!

1 week later
#11628 2 years ago
Quoted from Boof-Ed:

Been after one for awhile and all the stars aligned today.

That is an impressive lineup - congrats

1 month later
#12029 2 years ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

Got to bring this one home last night thanks to Marco.
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Congrats on the Batman. I didn’t get to play it at the show but it looked fun

#12091 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

The Dr. made a house-call today...[quoted image][quoted image]

What a crazy looking pin, I didn't even know that existed. Congrats!

4 weeks later
#12403 2 years ago

Woohoo. I found a really cheap project pin. Looks like it will be fun

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#13406 2 years ago
Quoted from woody76:

SOS - got some work to do but finally got one. Took 3 years to find it.[quoted image]

What a crazy-looking game! How is the gameplay?

1 month later
#13892 2 years ago

That on-beam has such a strange backglass. Do those blank rolls of color light up?

2 months later
#14668 1 year ago
Quoted from MrBfromNC:

My very first pinball. I got an EM from a guy 30 minutes away. She’s a little rough around the edges, but she’ll crank up and play just fine right now.


#14693 1 year ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

Got my Grail game. Only had to drive 4 hours round trip and its never leaving my place.

Congratulations, it looks georgous too!

2 months later
#15394 1 year ago
Quoted from junkyardjedi:

I picked a Flash and a Blackout both are projects but the price was right [quoted image]

The flash is such a fun game, you won’t regret it. If you are interested, I have been posting my resto of one at https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/it-was-supposed-to-be-a-simple-flash-restore

#15396 1 year ago

Congrats! I have never played one, looks fun!

#15403 1 year ago
Quoted from dc2010:

From a closed restaurant....[quoted image]

Nice catch, congratulations

3 weeks later
#15672 1 year ago
Quoted from mjs2:

10.5 hr round trip... longest trek so far. [quoted image]

Sweet. Lucky....I’ve been looking for one of those....in any condition...one of these days

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#15868 1 year ago

woohoo, I told myself no nore wedgeheads but this looked too cool to pass up (and it was 2 miles away) - made a new friend, and he promised to come over and play it once I get it going

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#16020 1 year ago
Quoted from illawarra92:

long neglected gottlieb sea belles from 1956.
large project, bglass resto glass will be ordered, have repro plastics.
wish me luck
pinball rescue plastics, wow. wouldn't of taken on this project if lee hadn't done these.
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I hope you start a thread. I would love to see that come back to life

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#16932 1 year ago
Quoted from Buckaroo:

Picked a cool title today. A Bally Black Rose. The game came with a little dust on the head but who cleans the top of the head anyway? No legs so a couple of milk crates will work just fine. No playfield glass to get in your way if you ever need to get a stuck ball out. Yep the playfield has a little more dust, maybe the glass is a good idea? Add that to the shopping list. Heck a little wax and this baby will shine right up. As far as mods i think the only one is the three different flippers. The game will play better with this mod. The display did light up when plugged in and went into factory reset mode. Should be just a fuse. Oh well, when will I learn.
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That is a really cool looking game. Does that cannon in the center turn?

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#17809 1 year ago
Quoted from Pmedic871:

Been on the hunt for this for few years, gonna need some love----but don't they all?
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Haha. Gotta love the pointy people

#17839 1 year ago

Sweet. Congrats, that is a great lineup

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#17998 1 year ago

Not quite the epic shot i had envisioned. But the rain changed the plan. That is a Revenge From Mars and Whirlwind under all the wrapping. That RFM is a heavy beast!!

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#18184 11 months ago
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

Finally got one!
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Is that an alternate shadow backglass?

4 weeks later
#18585 10 months ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

“New game in the foreground while showing off the rest of the collection in the background” is the new “Selfie from the driver’s seat with the new game loaded in the back.”

Start a thread!

4 months later
#20259 5 months ago

Snagged a stellar wars. My first widebody. Holey cow that thing is huge!

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#20264 5 months ago
Quoted from HHaase:

Washington? Wonder if it’s my old machine. If so it’ll have a set of my older drop target boards

Got it from Ron Shutter, so it could be....looks like it will be a fun game once I do some cleanup work

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#20770 4 months ago
Quoted from GoRun26:

I wanted to get my first pinball machine for years and I wanted this to be the one. Was finally able to make it happen! Beyond excited!
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congrats! there is no better feeling (except getting the next one...lol)

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