Quoted from Dirtynerd:
Hi all popped my pinball cherry with this lovely lady
Its in perfect working order and overall great condition for a 25 year old machine this is the first of many
Nice pick up. Hook was my first pin too. Such a great, fun pin.
Quoted from weaverj:
speaker kit and a backbox exhaust fan. never seen one before. skull pile? there's some alligator clips coming out of there. this game needs led's so bad.
oh, it's signed, too; nordman and freres.
Nice! I would love to have their signatures!
They are usually a little dark but will really lighten up with some LEDs and it will look a million times better!
There are so many great pins finding new homes in the last few pages that I'm starting to get very jealous!
Indy looks mint!
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:
Over the course of about a month, I ended up picking up all of these games and had them in storage in Chicago. This weekend, I rented a 6x12 trailer, and packed it tight with 8 machines. About 3 weeks ago I picked up a HUO NGG, TSPP x2, LOTR, and just this last weekend I picked up an original MM, Scared Stiff, Theatre of Magic, and Addams Family. I am tapped out physically, and especially, financially!!!
When I picked up B/W collection, we realized the staircase going up from the basement was way too tight to fit a game up. There are firsts for everything, and this time was hauling machines through a window....
That's a very nice group of machines!
They say half the fun is the find and getting them home but i know from experience that when you have to try and squeeze machines out through windows like this, it's a bit stressful. Bet you were relieved to finally get them loaded up!
Quoted from Aladdin:
Sold a pin
and brought this original dedicated PAC-Man home. Didn't work, "it was just a fuse!" Score! It was in an Arcade then in the Arcade Owner's house.
Now I have it! Cheers!
Very nice! That's one i would like to have at my place one day. I wish we had more original/dedicated cabs here in Australia but they seem to be pretty rare.
Quoted from Soulrider911:
I just picked up probably the nicest all original IJ ever. Has been in a climate controlled storage for the last 23 years, the original owner bought it new. The coin media have never even been used... the thing literally looks like it was in a time capsul. Still has the signed cardboard with number off the assembly line of 33
That is an amazing find! Congrats on getting a very nice original Indy!
How the hell is it acceptable for someone to buy a brand new pinball that they then have to sit in the corner because it doesnt play!
That's pretty piss poor on Sterns behalf.
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:
I picked this up awhile ago but never took pictures of it. I was installing a slam ramp protector on it this evening, and snapped a few pictures. Picked this up from a person who said they unboxed it brand new, and from the condition, I believe them. This is probably the nicest condition game in my collection. Look at that shooter lane! It makes me scared to play it!!
That looks brand new! Absolutely mint....congratulations!
Quoted from nascarrey:
I've only been on this site for a few months, but this is by far my favorite thread! Everyone is excited to share their new pick ups! I really enjoy seeing machines that i've never seen before! And no bitching/arguing/down voting! lol
This is exactly why i like this thread so much. It's everyone enjoying and respecting people acquiring new pins, asking questions and learning a little about machines they wouldn't have normally looked at.
Such a great way to celebrate more pins being enjoyed!
Quoted from vec-tor:
I got a call from a guy that I did work for on his Bally pinball machine for many years.
He called and needed drop targets so I gave him what I had. He called a few days a go
" I need you to pick this game up". So I did, it was F-R-E-E. I felt sorry for him and
gave him $20.00 bucks. Apparently, he did something to it and blew it up.
The game is a Bally Supersonic. Black cabinet, bubbled back glass, and worn playfield.
I know I need post pictures; but the game is pure ugly.
Are you going to try and restore it or just play it how it is until it dies?
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:
I bought this one around 2014 and it went straight from where I bought it to my daughters house. Well I finally brought it home today as they were no longer playing it. Probably will need to clean it back up.
Being a bit younger, i had to look this one up. Looks like a bit of fun! Congrats.
Quoted from mark532011:
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.
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.
Looks like it's in great shape!
Quoted from jokerpoker:
Nice pickup micky. I just sold mine to Hashman in Melbourne. He loves it. Fully restored with colourDMD. Awesome game.
Thanks Scott! It is an awesome game and so brutally hard some days. Makes you want to hate it, but it is so much fun.
I can't wait to start restoring mine next year
Quoted from jokerpoker:
Finally got another one of these. Missed it when I sold around 2 years ago. HUO and 478 plays. Hardly a dimple
Let the modding begin. Found a speakerlightkit I had lying aroundfrom before. Some nice Tilt Graphics speaker panel and side blades from Jose. Really lifts that boring black speaker panel. Shooter rod from mikeincali great stuff. I will get around to the undercab lighting from rock914. Thanks again Chris. Lastly some very nice stuff from Robert hooked that it is the air as we speak.
Oh and managed to track down a 3D Laseriffic topper. One of Joes best. Hope you are going ok Joe. laseriffic
Nice pin Scott! Can't wait to see pics once you have added all the mods.
Quoted from Jenk540i:
Seller gave me a copy of the original receipt where he purchased it from an arcade in 1997 for $2850. It sat in his house ever since. Not a lot of plays. Needs a good tuneup and clean up but should be real sweet once that's done.
Nice pickup and a cool story that comes with it. Should look brand new after you give it a decent clean up.
Quoted from jmountjoy111:
I have been trying for five years to save these two bad cats. No they are not the super rare orange version lol. They both have some playfield wear but both boot up. I should get a decent player out of it.
Would love one of these but they are a little rare here.
Quoted from Boof-Ed:
Have you ever seen pictures of pin that looks much better than the game does in person. That's this pin. It is very photogenic unlike me who has one eye closed and pulling some painful expression in every photo ever taken of me.
Don't get me wrong it's not a basket case by any means.
The decals have been ripped off in places and hand painted(badly). Back box hinges have been bent and having problems folding it down. Playfield has horrible touch ups everywhere. Broken plastics and ramps.
The coin door is new,back glass is original and perfect and it plays so it definitely has some very good points. These photos look much better than it actually does.
It came with a replacement playfield in much better condition,new decals and new cpr plastic set. I have spare ramps.
Still doesn't look too bad and with all the spares you got with it, it should look great once you have given it the full resto treatment.
At least since it works, you can play it and enjoy it for a fair while as you get everything you need to do it up.
Quoted from J85M:
Finally restored some of my favourite Sterns back into my collection, that I was forced to sell a few years back, thanks to my lovely ex!
Nice choice of games! It's a shame you were forced to sell them before but no doubt you will ne playing non stop now and enjoying them!
Any pics of them all set up?
Quoted from Bugsy:
Feels good to post here again. Always gotta get a pic of the game loaded in the back of the car.
Nice! Absolutely love playing my Fishtales. It's always a favourite when i have friends over.
Hope you end up getting some nice decals on her one day. It's a shame they fade so badly.
Quoted from Rensh:
Why .... can .... I ...... not .... resist
I giess Price was right and my last project was already finished for over a week ....
Typically I am not a pat lawlor fan but never played TaF much so we will find out.
Doesn't look too bad from your pics. Playfield looks pretty good.
I love TAF. Such a great game!
Finally got my latest purchase home.
I purchased this machine back around the start of December from Victoria, which is about 1900kms (1200 miles) away, and was hoping to have it delivered just after new years. Long story short, lots of things went wrong with transport that was already booked etc and i finally got it home this week. Ended up still having to drive 400kms (250 miles) each way pick it up from the nearest capital city....also picked up some other pins for local mates while i was going.
I wasnt sure i would like it as it is a little different from most normal pinballs. But after just one game both my missus and I were hooked. It is the differences and the unique gameplay that definitely make it a winner for us.
I had a few mates around last night and everyone really enjoyed playing it. I might have to see about finding a second one later in the year.
Quoted from Rensh:
Had a roadtrip yesterday with a friend and Picked up a once routed TWD. Have some cleaning to do but cabinet was near perfect and should clean up OK.
A pin of my favorite TVseries. Always nice
Only hope the false start doesn’t represent the future. On the second test play at home the hinge of the well walker broke off
Looks like your new Walking Dead has had quite a few plays.....or more likely your well walker has been bashed to death!
Wow. There have been some great machines picked up and really decent prices on this last page.
Congrats to all you great people!
Well I'm number 4 then, so there must only be one more person who likes it out there.
Quoted from Bos98:
It has been a fairly wild 2 months. Trades and sales have really changed the line up. I guess NIB is how I roll now?
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Nice NIB triplets! All great games!
Quoted from jokerpoker:
Aaaaaaand I must be a sucker for boomerang games. 20 hours round trip to get this IMVE beauty back. Traded STLE (lol which I had also bought twice) I seem to be developing a Marvel theme which I hadn’t realised. I just love the variation in game play.
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Good to see Iron Man back in your gamesroom.
Quoted from Lemank:
It’s been awhile since I posted but this followed me home today. The seller was super local and great to deal with.
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I'm really hoping you take some of the colour puke out of your new Addams. It really takes away from the great artwork.
Quoted from GCS2000:
Just dropped off by an awesome pinsider. Thanks to Jeff from Pittsburgh, PA for the delivery
This should be here less than 12 hours and hopefully headed to it’s new official home.
Have to admit it’s a pretty solid game. Not my cup of tea at all but it feels solid and plays really well. If I was into RZ or horror I would hang on to it for sure. Nice job Spooky Pinball
Spooky did a good job with this one. I'm a fan of RZ and love the theme and feel of the game. Every chance I get I have a few games on a mates machine.
It's been a while since I have posted in this thread. Finally got myself another machine and it was a great deal that was only 800m from my house.
The cab is a bit rough but underneath the dirt it looks like the playfield will clean up pretty nice. The screen isn't working either so I will have to do a bit of reading to work out what it could be but still stoked to get a new pin in to play around with.
Quoted from Saddath:
Others were right when they told me: "If you buy one, be careful, they tend to multiply"
After my ToM a year ago i got a BSD now at my home. I love the game so far. But oh man, it does kick my ass. Left ramp looks so easy to hit and I already lost count of the times i hit that f*** post
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Those are two great pins! BSD will kick your ass over and over and can just really piss you off sometimes, but then you will have an amazing game and love it again.
Now you have two machines.....watch how quickly they start multiplying!
Quoted from pinmister:
Yes Soulrider911 put his blood, sweat and tears into this machine-literally(it is a masterpiece). He is a real stand up guy that not only held the game for me but also went to pick up my Tommy across town, then took it back to his home and fixed a faulty switch on it. He then helped pack both machines for STI pickup. Shout out to Soulrider911-Super cool pinsider!
And that is exactly what it is all about. People helping each other out. There are some absolute legends in this hobby!
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:
Just picked this guy up FOR FREE thanks to truemagoo102 !!
Had to leave my Great Aunt’s 89th birthday party early but how can I say no to free space invaders!
They were about to throw this guy in the dumpster too!
(If you know where I can get a replacement coindoor please let me know!)
That is just crazy! How many pins and arcades are still being tossed out when it is so easy to jump online and see they are worth a few bucks.
Quoted from FelixTCat:
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T2 is such a good fun game. I wish I could find another. Congrats on getting it back into your lineup!