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


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#474 4 years ago
Quoted from B-Dog24:

My first pin came home Saturday. Picked it up from Steve @ Pinball Refinery. Metallica Pro was worth the wait.

Wow, I love the purple. Is that standard? I've only played it once when I was hammered at the bar, but don't remember it being purple. Looks awesome!

1 month later
#559 4 years ago

Picked up an absolutely gorgeous Bad Cats from a fellow pinsider. It has a recent CPR Gold playfield swap, new CPR plastics and new cabinet decals. Everything was tumbled and it looks phenomenal. I'll try and get some more pictures later.

I'm moving in 2 weeks, so I didn't bother lugging it into the basement. It's actually sitting in my dining room right now.

Getting ready to pull the backbox (it needs to be removed to get up his steps):

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Backbox removed:

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The head is back on a we are getting ready to load it into my vehicle:

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All set up in my dining room:

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#702 4 years ago

Went and picked up this today.

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#934 4 years ago
Quoted from BlueIrocGuy:

Picked up these two from a family basement, where they've been living for 30+ years!

Damn you! I've been trying to get a hold of a Corral.

#944 4 years ago
Quoted from pinmaniac:

Did they forget the instruction card or did all of these have two score cards?

Looks like they forgot it unless it's in the goodie bag? Mine had the instructions on the left and the price card on the right.

2 months later
#1428 3 years ago

I actually got this about a week ago, but thought I would post it anyway.

I ran out of room in one of the bedrooms I stole for a game room while I finish the basement in my new house. Well, lets just say I ran out of room. My wife loved playing WoZ so much before I bought one that she told me to put it in the dining room for now. Best wife ever!

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#1515 3 years ago
Quoted from jmountjoy111:

I will only want one more. Lol. Looks awesome.

I said that right after I bought my first, then again after my second. That was a year ago and now I have 7. The only reason 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.

1 year later
#5246 2 years ago

Cointaker delivered my TWD yesterday. I called at noon to see if they had it in stock and they delivered it to my driveway by 5:30pm. Awesome service.

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#5878 2 years ago

Two and a half years ago when I bought my first machine, I never thought I would own two of the same thing.

My second machine was a 1968 Bally Safari that I fell in love with at PAPA. I was thrilled a few months later when I was actually able to find one, since there was so little information on them.

I've wanted to send out the backglass to have it restored (it has a little flaking), but I was scared something would happen. Then on Sunday, dangersem sent me a text saying he spotted one on OfferUp about 2 hours from my house.

I contacted the guy and offered him exactly what he wanted ($300). It was described as needing work. I really didn't care what it needed as long as the backglass was intact and wasn't destroyed. It looked good based the only blurry picture he posted, but I didn't want to waste time asking for more information.

I figured as long as the backglass was good, anything else was gravy.

We got there yesterday and I was thrilled with the condition of the back glass. I didn't even bother to turn on the machine until I got home. The PF has a good bit of wear and is pretty dirty. Plastics look decent except for one that someone when postal on with tape and hot glue. Cabinet is a mess. Someone painted the front third of the cabinet with black paint and then painted one side in tan. I have no clue what they were thinking.

There is a switch under the cabinet to turn it on (which isn't supposed to be there), a normal game start button on the door, and a button to the left of the door someone installed to add credits (I have no clue what that's for).

It definitely has some electrical issues that I'll need to try and figure out. I don't know anything about EMs.

Either way, I think it will be a fun project.

Sorry for the long post, so onto the pictures!

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#5918 2 years ago
Quoted from swampshroom:

Brought home a Gottlieb Dragon yesterday. Pic of me as I'm driving away with my new machine. And a pic of the machine soon after I got it on all fours. Back glass looks pretty awesome also. I'm back in the sys 1 club again. Let the repinning start.

Can I ask what you paid for it in that condition? There is one about 2 hours from me and I've always liked the game and the artwork. Who can't like a hot chick riding a dragon.

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#6736 2 years ago

Bought this from a fellow Pinsider and just got it home.

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#8954 1 year ago

A big shout out to dangersem for finding me a Super Orbit. it actually wasn't even for sale, but he spotted it in the background of another picture. It didn't work when I got it, but with a good bit of tinkering and some help with some fellow pinsiders pointing me in the right direction, it boots and is mostly playable.

I've been looking for one of these since I played it at PAPA. They don't seem to come up very often.

I'm still nailing down some issues, but it's playable for the most part which is a far cry from not booting when I picked it up. It's sitting in the garage for right now, until I get it working 100% and put on some new legs.

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#8956 1 year ago
Quoted from PinFever:

nice and never seen one in person, yours looks great . I love space themes

Thanks! It was pretty dirty when I got it, but I was really surprised at how well it cleaned up. Other than the wear at a few of the lower inserts, the PF is in great shape. Novis took all the discoloration off both the PF and the plastics.

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#9919 1 year ago

Bought this from the local operator and he was nice enough to deliver. He was done with it and aside from a little damage to the side of the head it's in really good shape. Mick is cracked and it has a broken plastic, but there are replacements in the cabinet.

It goes in the basement once I get someone over the help me drag it down there. For now, it's stealing my parking spot.

If I remember correctly, the earning audits are somewhere around $11,600 and there is no PF wear other than the expected wear in the shooter lane.

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#9921 1 year ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Fun and highly underrated game!

I'm liking it to be honest. I'm still at a loss as to how I'm going to ever beat the default GC score of 120,000,000. I made it all the way to Encore last night and only put up about 54,000,000. There has to be points buried somewhere that I'm missing....

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#10041 1 year ago
Quoted from ccope247:

Just picked up this beaut last night! My very 1st pinball machine!!!
HUGE THANKS to Dave, aka Cudaman, a fellow pinsider here. Not only did he introduce me to pinside, as well as several conversations covering the basics of the pinball world, he also came out with me to look the game over and helped me break it down, load it, and get it into my house and get her all set up. Such a great guy!

Most pinball people are awesome. dmacy did the same thing when I bought my first machine from him. I had never met him before and he was nice enough to drive it about an hour to my house, helped my wrangle it down into my basement, set it up and made sure it was working before he left. I made a new friend that day.

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#10749 10 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I picked up this game that’s been on my short list for a year now. I had an opportunity to buy this title six months ago but; it was $600 more than the price I paid today, it was 380 miles one way, and the playfield and cabinet were not as nice as today’s pickup. Today’s pick up was 27 miles away. One pop bumper doesn’t work, but otherwise appears to be 100% working.
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Nice Alien Star! I love mine and would never think of selling it.

Mirco made mention of doing a small run of Alien Star play fields if you're interested.

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#10970 10 months ago
Quoted from skyrex:

Every day is a good day.....but some are better than others!!
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Screw the pinball machine. I want more pictures of the Ferrari.

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#12383 5 months ago
Quoted from poppapin:

Nice!! Cointaker delivers?

Absolutely. They delivered this on Thursday.

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#13067 3 months ago

Just had this delivered today. Got it from the same operator I bought my Avatar and Rolling Stones from previously.

It’s in pretty good shape, but needs a good cleaning and some mechs rebuilt. It plays 100%.

I put a new DMD in when I got it home because the old one had a bunch of lines through it.

Cabinet is a little beat up, but I don’t mind. Playfield is great except for some wear in front of the drop target.

Not bad for having $10,959.75 through it.

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#13071 3 months ago
Quoted from dc2010:

Did you get a good deal?

I think I did. Once I add in all the parts, I’ll probably be close to what it would be worth on the street.

#13155 3 months ago
Quoted from robertmee:

Evaluating....elvira is the only one I'll probably end up keeping. The rest I'll either pass on as projects or restore a few. The playfields are the tough ones...many 60s, 70s gottliebs and ballys with all the mechs still attached. 90% of the platfields are populated to some degree. Some with nice art, some worn. I just am not well versed in EMs.

There isn't a Bally Safari in there anywhere, is there?

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#13320 3 months ago
Quoted from TenaciousT:

The first thing you say getting into this hobby is " I didn't know you could even buy a pinball for home " .

The next thing you say seems to be along the lines of "Shit, I need more room".

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#13869 44 days ago

I might get to post in this thread later tonight. Heading on a road trip with dangersem who is nice enough to haul my ass about 90 minutes to look at a machine. If all else fails, I'll get a nice 3h ride in his minivan.

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#13883 43 days ago

Thanks to dangersem for hauling my ass 90 minutes each way to grab this. I originally went to buy a Dolly, but grabbed this instead. Might go back for his Volley, but I'm not sure yet...

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#13887 43 days ago
Quoted from northerndude:

Sharp looking cabinet on that SkyLine!!

Thanks. The guy I bought it from re-did the machine. He did a very nice job on it. I'd love to stumble onto a back glass for it, which was the only thing he didn't address.

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#13990 32 days ago

I grabbed this Saturday. I played it for about an hour, started a game, closed the coin door and it's now dead.

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#13991 32 days ago
#13994 32 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Dirty contact on the slam switch, right next to the door lock if memory serves.

Unfortunately not. It resets the drop target banks and then nothing. When it does that, I can open the slam tilt switch and the games lights the tilt light. I have a thread open on it if you're bored.

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#14043 27 days ago

Grabbed this earlier today. It has a battery U3 / U6 error, but I think it’s just because the batteries are shot.

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