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

By MiamiRedSkin

5 years ago

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#1094 4 years ago
Quoted from Taygeta:

Also got a D&D from the same pinsider. Never seen or played it, but I love Hardbody's flex save and took a gamble. Very unique layout and kickass music.
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A friend of mine was the artist that did the backglass on the Dungeon & Dragons game, His name is Larry Elmore. One of the nicest guys you will ever met.

(he actually did the art on the Alien's face you see in my pinside avatar)

#1100 4 years ago

Recent find of mine Xenon.
Only $200, perfect back glass, fantastic play field (still has factory mylar on it)


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#1206 4 years ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

Picked this up a couple of days ago.


Some of the best art I have ever seen on an EM, I have never seen that one before.

#1211 4 years ago
Quoted from OHMI_Arcade:

D&D makes a nice addition to my little collection!

A good friend of mine did the art on that back glass his name is Larry Elmore.

Well....to be more specific Larry did that illustration for TSR, who made it hugely recognizable putting it on the D&D boxed set.... then they re used it on this back glass.


Here is the original art http://www.larryelmore.com/store/DDAR/basic-dungeons-and-dragons-ancient-red

#1233 4 years ago
Quoted from MiamiRedSkin:

An awesome Pinsider helped me pick up this guy this morning.


nice pick-up, That one is on my list. ...and that list is very very short.

4 months later
#1975 3 years ago
Quoted from DanTheGlassMan:

Well it's not a pin but this followed me home today. I've wanted one of these since i was in high school. At least you can see my pins in the background so I'm not breaking any rules right?


I bought a Blitz99 for $20 last week. Actually the guy was going to give it to me,but I have give him something.

#1990 3 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.

Yeah, I have the same problem as you. I enjoy it like watching the thrill of the hunt. Living vicariously through someone that has found a great deal. Quite a bit less so when the pin is a brand new stern arriving off a shipping truck.

#2018 3 years ago
Quoted from dudah:

Some recon and socializing paid off today. Picked up this very nice BSD from a home where it's been for the last 15 years. Playfield needs some work but should clean up nice. The real kicker is the PERFECT cabinet decals! Inside and under playfield is also very clean!


Nice... you could eat off that cabinet interior. You can always tell a lot about a games history from the cabinet interior.

#2037 3 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Bought at the TPF swap meet:
Stern Hot Hand (I have a very nice playfield at home)
2 Stern Lectronamos with good glass
Gamatron NOS playfield (will go in one of the Lectronamo cabs)

That Gamatron playfield layout is damn near identical to Stern's Flight 2000...cool

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#2194 3 years ago

Nice unrestored KISS Bally came home with me today. Guy had it since the 90's, did not even know how to remove the lock down bar. Fortunately the guy he bought it from, deinstalled the MPU battery and did an inside back box battery mount. This was the least damaged MPU board I have ever seen. No corrosion on any of the metal under the play field everything look like day one... I am astonished. NO loose inserts either.

I can not wait to vacuum out the playfield and gently clean the 20 years of dust off the surface and see what lies beneath.

Perfect restore candidate.


#2196 3 years ago
Quoted from yuriijos:

Did you get a good deal on it?

i was pleased at the price. And at what I paid for it i think have a couple of options.
-Restore it myself and try to sell high ( then I can play & enjoy it for a while)
-Sell it soon as is, let someone else do the restore.
-Trade it for a mid 90's pin or later (or trade for project TZ, MB, IJ, TOM, RBION or trade towards a better condition versions of the same)

I love the Bally Kiss and I always wanted this machine, but there are a few that I would rather have first/ instead.

3 weeks later
#2356 3 years ago
Quoted from Clnilsen:

So STI brought me my long awaited Dungeons and Dragons!!!

A buddy of mine, Larry Elmore, did the back glass art. Nicest guy in the world by the way, if he is ever in your area at a convention or whatever, I am sure he would sign it for you.

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#2515 3 years ago

"Klytus, I'm bored. What play thing can you offer me today?"


#2524 3 years ago
Quoted from D-Gottlieb:

No plans for any more.....

HA HA HA That is the funniest thing I have seen in a while. Planning is not a part of the Pinball hobby. Pinball machines are like homeless animals, they follow you home.

Then you ask the person who makes the rules... "Can I keep it?"

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#2597 3 years ago

Very nice Mr & Mrs Pac-Man. Fantastic back glass and play field! Nothing like being the first person to ever service a set of original boards. The displays were even original. Was stored in a finished climate controlled basement for the past 25 years. Gonna fix it's few issues and send her on her way.




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#2715 3 years ago
Quoted from Harvs:

Hmmn.. I got it for quite a bit less than when the sold NIB back in the day? - (And yes Vid.. although the guy was dead, I still left cash on his corpse. I'm fair.)
Already cleaned and LED'd, just needs a rebuild, tweeking, and a pingulp or 4.
(Edit - After research on the 2003/4 NIB price, I saved enough to buy another minty Laser War. Teets)

I would have written him a check and left it on his corpse instead.

1 month later
#2879 3 years ago
Quoted from MCE_LLC:

I'm fairly new to this and am taking the bottom feeder approach for two reasons. It doesn't cost as much if I ruin a machine while I learn how to work on them. I also have my discretionary pinball spending throttled (wife card). This is my third pin since March and second nonfunctional pin. This one will be my first SS project.

One of the best Silverball Mania play fields I have ever seen. They are usually trashed. Nice pick up.

#2886 3 years ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Clear coat that playfield, you'll never see another original that nice


1 month later
#3252 3 years ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

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.

Your pinball collection totally sucks!

2 months later
#3886 2 years ago
Quoted from robertg130:

4 weeks ago
4 pins for 3k
After minor job everyone is up and running

Good for you brother!

2 weeks later
#3974 2 years ago

Beautiful Bally Star Trek that I recently picked up just put a stop to my plans to restore another rough one that I have. I should be able to nearly cover the cost of this machine buy reselling my CPR Bally Star Trek Playfield and Plastic set. Finally good vintage machine that does not need a major restoration.

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#4166 2 years ago

High Speed
original mylar on the playfield, some wear up top, and a pretty below average back glass but at $250 i'll take them all day!

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#4170 2 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Damn nice score, I love that game...I have owned 2 and one day I will do a restoration and keep it.

You know something... i do not have room for this game but I feel something about it... this particular game is sort of calling to me to keep it. I think this one is mine for good. I am going eventually do a restore on it, until then I am going to get it 100% playable and enjoy it until restore time.

She has found a permanent home.

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#4256 2 years ago

'Unfortunately sir, your free 7'x6' Harbor Freight tarp failed to completely protect it from the elements while it sat outside all last year.'l

I literally laughed in his face when he suggested he find his extension cord so i could test it out.

I offered $50 and reluctantly paid $75.

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#4283 2 years ago
Quoted from simplykind:

3 hour round trip at 6 am this morning. Home before work started! Had to take it easy last night to make this happen. Boards powered up when twsted, nothing else. Got it home, reseated everything, new batts, checked fuses and it works. Trough issue but it plays.

I would love to know what you paid.

2 weeks later
#4420 2 years ago
Quoted from d0n:

11 hours round trip from atlanta to lexington Ky and I'm sporting a new toy. For some reason, the trip didn't suck. Usually, I get in the middle of a long pinball run, my arse gets numb, I start yawning and tell myself I'm never doing this again. LOL

And what is this treasure that you swiped out from under me here in my neck of the woods?

#4447 2 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Yes, he has some amazing games. I got the TOM and IJ from him, he really did a great job them.

Theater of Magic and Indiana Jones.... that's a good day.

#4472 2 years ago

like new

Quoted from schudel5:

Picked up yesterday down in Indianapolis. Cleanest inside of any EM I've ever had. It needs a good shop as I think the rubber rings and bulbs are still from 1977.

#4500 2 years ago

Beautiful Revenge From Mars!

I was told it had a very dim monitor, got an excellent deal. I replaced every cap on monitor chassis and the neck board . Then discovered a bent pin in yoke of the picture tube where the neck board attaches. After the re-cap and the adjusted pin it worked perfectly.

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#4508 2 years ago
Quoted from wayout440:

Holy crap, I think I'm going to need a towel. That's EM pinball porn right there.

Carefully, Novus 2 is abrasive.

1 month later
#4709 2 years ago
Quoted from gaspumprob:

I am not at this time I am a sick collector LOL all I can tell you is this score is big!

Please treat us all to the story when you can. This sounds like a story we all would like to hear.

#4733 2 years ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

Picked up a Stern Dracula yesterday, needs a lot of TLC, but should come up a treat when done.

Great playfield on that Dracula, God bless mylar. I have only seen that play field worn out before.

2 months later
#5346 2 years ago
Quoted from Spencer:

Bought this last weekend for $200. It doesn't work but I don't care because I was planning on cutting it in half and using it as a one of a kind wall hanging art.

Dude...What the hell is it?

Kids ride?

I would hate to cut it in half... I think I would rather cut a hole in the wall.

#5381 2 years ago
Quoted from BenB:

Bought this jungle lord about 7 years ago for $25 bucks. It has been in "storage"(at my parents) as I went through college, getting married, renting houses/apartments. Now I finally have a fully finished basement that I did this winter. Can't wait to go through this and get it 100%.

I hope 7 years ago you removed the battery

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#5461 2 years ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

Good haul today!

This is results of having immediate access to $20k-$25k. I have been in this situation before. Right place and right time and enough cash.

My suggestion to the buyer is to immediately sell off the titles he does not want, recover his investment, rebuild his bank and wait for the next score. And enjoy the 3-4 machies he has left over in the end.

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#5588 2 years ago
Quoted from PinPilot:

GAY TIME! LOL - Name says it all!

You need to get "Straight Flush" to go next to with that one. http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2393&picno=24765

2 months later
#6390 2 years ago
Quoted from egyptrus:

I believe I read about one pinsider a while back getting duracell or one of the other battery manufacturers to make good on their no leak warranty. I believe a quick search of pinside would probably find you that information. It'd definitely be worth a try, that's for sure.

That was vid1900

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#6526 2 years ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

..... targets don't always trigger, etc but overall it's not bad.

Replace little piss ass resistors attached to ever switch, that is usually the cause on a non triggering switch that is making contact. they cost nothing

1 month later
#6928 2 years ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Bought a project. Not sure I wanted it but condition was too nice to pass on it.

Not what I would call a project machine.

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#7157 1 year ago
Quoted from SLeRiC:

I just picked up a SWeeT Lethal Weapon 3 ! SCORE, way under Pinside HIGH! It all looked OK until.... How appropriate to find an open condom wrapper beneath the manual. Can someone tell me how the hell does this happen? Who's raping pinball machines? SiCKoS! lol What treasures holiday deals brings!

Listen closely and maybe you'll hear Joe Pesci saying "ME TOO!" during game play.

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#7360 1 year ago
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.

Geez, I sort of want to say the dude paid too much in 1997 for it at $2850 after two years on location. What was the retail on this pin in 1995?

I just remember hearing on some Todd Tuckey video he mention the many of the 90's Bally Williams game going for $750-$1000 when they were pulled off location.

What a great score for you... TOM is on my short list

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#7544 1 year ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

In the wrong thread for this. Move on.

AGREED! Maybe start a name this "Mystery pin" thread, but personally I am never a fan of the guess this pin sort of post in this thread. My 2 cents.

#7546 1 year ago

I recently bought a Motordome. Long story short I got at a good price but put FAR too much time in for the price I sold it for a few weeks later.

New pin connectors as needed on the MPU, Serviced the power board. Fixed sound issue. Totally depopulated the PF and ultrasonically cleaned ever bit of the hardware. Fixed a GI Light issue. Buffed Mylar with headlight cleaner. Replaced a missing target. Cleaned the contacts in every switch. changed out a few diodes and replaced many switch caps. Re-Epoxyed a very large insert. Cleaned and waxed PF. Polished stainless parts. Cleaned and flame polished extensive ramp system. Rebuilt and added new rubbers.

A lot of work can make a poor looking game look so much better.


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#7547 1 year ago

(I should mention I fixed the missing target shortly after these pics were taken)

And After:

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#7552 1 year ago
Quoted from bbhenry2000:

If you don't mind me asking, what did you give for it? You can pm me if you'd like. I'm looking at one now, but I think their asking too much.

I hit one out of Louisville last year at $800, and then saw a better one get listed on CL for $650 (it was pretty nice). The thing was that the guy that sold the one for $650 had sent me pics of it and would not give me a price, nor respond when I asked him about it a second time. I would been thrilled to have paid him $650 for his. It of course lasted on CL for the typical 10 minutes.

#7553 1 year ago
Quoted from pinostalgia:

My Motordome is at the shop as we speak,can't wait to play it.
Do you mind telling me how much you sold it for,i would like to establish a ballpark value .you can pm me for privacy.I'll appreciate it.

I sold it for $850. I do not think it very accurately valued here on pinside.. It is listed on Pinside with a value of $460-$550... but I am sorry the game is from 1986, but IMO any mid-80's that has been totally shopped and serviced is worth $800ish. At any rates I lost money with 30-40 hours I put in to her. But I learned some more about the Bally 6803 board set... so it is all cool.

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#7711 1 year ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

I am absolutely thrilled that I was able to pick up a Star Wars: Episode I. I know many people hate it but to me it represents the Hail Mary of the industry. ....
I love this game.

I own a Revenge From Mars and love it so much I would pick up a Episode One if became available at a good price. And I loath SW Episode One Movie... but I love RFM so much I would still buy the Episode One pin.

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#7958 1 year ago
Quoted from fast_in_muskoka:

Well alright !
Been searching for a good deal on a TZ forever . . .
. . . the deal showed up about 20 minutes away - go figure !

I am right there with you. Looking for the elusive good TZ deal. Give us fellow TZ seekers some hope and tell us what a good deal you got?

#8012 1 year ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Serial #1131. Matching backbox and cabinet. It is a no stars glass. I knew/know about the stars vs. no stars glasses, but not about the different painted cabs.
Didn't come across a receipt unfortunately, just a few service receipts from the 80s, but it does have the original envelope (that I had to tape back together), schematics, instruction cards and other tech updates.

Forget the Captain Fantastic... I want your Vampire

#8044 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

My third F-14 and never leaving, regretted trading my last one away.

EXCELLENT red powder coating. I think I will do that on mine. Man that really kicks it up a notch

#8098 1 year ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

I've had these a couple of weeks just haven't had the chance to post pics, First one is a Bally Kiss project, It is a mess but it will be resurrected.

My pin Bro, I wish you the best with this project and I hope you have a lot of success. But I think you should also post this girl in the Pinball Horror Pics thread. Not insulting it, but the machine was clearly abused and lived a super hard life. You have balls to take on this project!.


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#8340 1 year ago

Super Clean Eight Ball Champ. Pretty rare at only 1500 produced. Works perfectly! Flawless back glass, amazing PF. Clean and unmolested boards set. I bought it paired with a Baywatch. I did not really want this one as I already have a pool related title (Pool Sharks) so she is up for sale here on pinside if anyone is interested. I can't believe how clean it is.


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#8370 1 year ago

This has been the same home non-smoking home for 12 years and in that time it saw only 600 plays (600 plays since 2006). And from the look of it, it saw very little play before that. Closest condition to a HUO game as I have ever seen.

Playfield plastics,translight, cabinet...all magnificent. super clean inside. Baywatch is not on my short list so I am gonna let her go, maybe trade off to a top 40 game.. or project / players top 15 game


(and shout out to the "Nuon" industrial battery company. Installed for 12 years and no leaks and still active enough to hold the audit info...WOW!)

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#10475 11 months ago

Since CPR upped their price to $899 ($849 pre-order price). I just bought a NOS one off ebay at $1000. Some insert cupping, and one raised arrow, all of which will be addressed before eventually clear coating.

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#10478 11 months ago
Quoted from V_piscopo:

Sweet. ^^^ that thing is immamaculate!!!

It is "immamaculate", Zero plays in 39 years!

#10479 11 months ago

Old repair dude sold me a bunch of his NOS parts. I think I paid $120-$150 for lot, which I recover pretty fast by selling only a few pieces.

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#10480 11 months ago

Anyone know what the wooden chest looking stickers are (pic 5) or the what the Yellow Bumper caps looking deals (pic 4) go to?

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