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What was your first pin and do you still have it


By Kkoss24

48 days ago



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    “What was your first pin and do you still have it ”

    • Do you still have your first 113 votes
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    • Did you sell your first 45 votes
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    • Did you sell and miss your first 17 votes
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    #101 47 days ago

    LAH was my first and will never leave. Was a reimport from Spain. Paid $1200 about 17 years ago. Just put in a complete NOS plastic set.

    #102 47 days ago

    Williams IJ. Picked up in ‘98. Would be the last to ever leave.

    #103 47 days ago

    First pin purchase was a package deal for an EK and a BW100.

    EK will never be leaving, BW100 was in great condition but sold it to purchase FT.

    Can't keep them all, right? Or can you....lol

    #104 47 days ago

    TZ. No, not that one. The original TZ - Tri Zone. Sold it to a buddy who now routes it. Great little game.

    #105 47 days ago

    Yes still have HSII for over 20 years now.

    #106 47 days ago

    Not sure how to answer...

    My first pin was a Gottlieb Baseball. Bought it off Craigslist back around 2008 for $475. Had it for maybe a year until a got into a huff one day and swore off pinball forever.

    Of course, that didn't take, and years later, I was missing it. Couple years ago I find another Baseball locally on Craigslist. Similar condition, though it had suffered an unfortunate paint job. The cabinet is a uniform, off-white, semi-gloss.

    So, I have the same title, but a different machine. I guess I'd sell it, if my wife approved.

    #107 47 days ago

    I dont remember my first pin it was about 45 years ago and no I dont have it.

    #108 47 days ago

    I guess it was about 8 years ago. I got a nice Paragon off of CL for $700. I played it, kept it going. Added a PF protector to stop it from wearing. About 6 years ago I sold it for $600. I was trying to get more but it sat on Craigslist for months at $800. Now it would go for double or more.

    Crazy times! I have owned quite a few awesome machines thanks to my friends I made in the hobby.

    #110 47 days ago

    “Still have it” is running away .Thats interesting so many people kept they’re first pin .reakly enjoying reading these n the stories .

    #111 47 days ago

    My first game was Gottlieb Genie.. I did a video talking about my first pinball experience.. the one that got me into the hobby:

    #112 47 days ago

    Rocky & Bullwinkle is my first and still only pin (got it 4 years now). The game remains so much fun to me, I dont think I'll ever let it go.

    #113 47 days ago

    KISS, and yes, almost 25 years now.

    I still have most of the first 10 games I bought, which is a good thing because most of them are A-list games that I could never afford to gather now.

    #114 47 days ago

    My first pin, and the one that got me into this hobby was Gtb SPIDERMAN.
    That was over 30 years ago. Still have it and we play it regularly. For those
    that think older pins are unreliable, after fixing and going through Spidey
    its only failed once when one of the bridge rectifiers failed.
    Steve

    #115 47 days ago
    Quoted from zarco:

    For those
    that think older pins are unreliable, after fixing and going through Spidey
    its only failed once when one of the bridge rectifiers failed.
    Steve

    Absolutely, but we don't want them (the others) to know this, it's just means more pins for you and me! I have bullet-proofed mine and they are rock solid.

    #116 47 days ago

    First pin is Jurassic Park (DE). Still here. Currently no plans on selling it.

    #117 47 days ago

    Space Station and I don't think it will ever leave!!

    #118 46 days ago

    It’s good to see the great majority still have n play they’re firsts . I’ve been looking up a lot of these as I’m new and never heard of some.Im having a lot of fun scrolling through these .

    #119 46 days ago

    WMS IJ. Forever a keeper. With all the mods and upgrades available, new all over again.

    #120 46 days ago

    absolutely near mint gottlieb buckaroo back in 1978.

    still have it? i wish.

    #121 45 days ago
    Quoted from dmesserly:

    Shadow was my first in 2003. When I got to four pins, I sold it to fund the next. I’ve been a pinball churner ever since and have had around 70 different titles, many multiple times. (The benefit of a walkout basement)
    I’ve slowed down the last couple years and have a pretty firm group of pins. Shadow’s back for the third time to stay.

    3rd time is a charm.Man I wanted a walkout basement wife wanted 2story.Surprise I lost again !!lmao

    #122 45 days ago

    Shadow was my first in 2012 at age 16.
    Bought for $1200 and still own it
    Photo from back in the day when I didn't install LEDs and a ColorDMD yet.

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    #123 43 days ago

    My first game was Buckaroo and I purchased it in 1970 for $50 from my uncles friend Jukebox Joe. Jukebox Joe showed up one Saturday and had two pinball machines in his van. He told me to take my pick $50 each. One of them was a two player (I do not remember the name) and the other the one player Buckaroo. I kind of liked the two player model so friends could play together and I could not afford both. This was my hard earned paper route money so I asked Joe which one he would take and he pointed to the Buckaroo. The rest is history and after 50+ years I still have my first pinball and it still works. Since that summer day when I took ownership of my first pinball machine who knew it would lead to a life time hobby. I have gone through hundreds of pins but still have my first.

    #124 43 days ago

    Crazy! Most people still have their first machine. I sold my first- EM Williams Triple Action that I bought DOA.
    I guess you could call me a low end pin man, as my tendency is to purchase broken pins, fix, play for a bit, and sell.
    I did pay full price for a Sega MSF though. That one is to play while I work on the project machines.

    #125 43 days ago

    1964 Bally Bus Stop

    Long gone.

    #126 43 days ago
    Quoted from Md2020:

    Williams Triple Action that I bought DOA.

    Triple Action in the exact same condition was my first as well...Although I have bought, fixed, played, sold many machines since, my Triple Action remains in the collection!

    #127 43 days ago

    An old beat up South Park that's been completely shopped, backglass and translite replaced, so many mods and lights added it's insane. Just bought a new coin door to put in it. It's never going anywhere. (still my wife's favorite game)

    #128 43 days ago

    Bally Power Play, In 1985. It was roached and not working. Before internet, so information And parts were a lot harder to come by.
    Sold it a long time ago, but wouldn’t mind having it again.

    #129 43 days ago

    Got my first pin not too long ago. It's a BKSoR pro. So...yes, I do still have my first pin

    #130 43 days ago

    Sega Lost World Jurassic Park and yes I still have it.

    #131 42 days ago
    Quoted from Buckaroo:

    My first game was Buckaroo and I purchased it in 1970 for $50 from my uncles friend Jukebox Joe. Jukebox Joe showed up one Saturday and had two pinball machines in his van. He told me to take my pick $50 each. One of them was a two player (I do not remember the name) and the other the one player Buckaroo. I kind of liked the two player model so friends could play together and I could not afford both. This was my hard earned paper route money so I asked Joe which one he would take and he pointed to the Buckaroo. The rest is history and after 50+ years I still have my first pinball and it still works. Since that summer day when I took ownership of my first pinball machine who knew it would lead to a life time hobby. I have gone through hundreds of pins but still have my first.

    50$ ? Mss as n things have changed lmao.

    #132 42 days ago

    Please excuse ...Man things have changed.

    #133 42 days ago

    Hook. I bought it 6 years ago off Craigslist. I never really liked it. It was in excellent condition and in my budget. It has been a great machine to teach me the basics of pinball maintenance.
    Every time a new machine has come into the house I have said that I was going to sell it. Hook almost never gets played, but it will probably never leave.

    #134 42 days ago

    Judge Dredd..2000 YR... Still have it and ALL the others on our list of games... Fun Times.. NT

    #135 42 days ago

    My dad bought Space Station 24 years ago and I still have it and it is not going any where.

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    #136 34 days ago

    Safe to say most keep theyre first.I definitly plan to .I’m starting to pick up the search for our second I’d imagine even as many as some people have It’s hard to get rid of certain pins.Im hoping I’m not hooked on next one As the trades interest me after all you can always get one back if you miss it that much .

    #137 34 days ago

    Here’s my first one. Had to have it. Took it from dirty messy and having problems to a pretty damn good player. When I got it almost all of the GI didn’t work. Switch errors and the shooter rod was completely missing. Fixed all of that and it looks pretty good now. Doesn’t fix the playfield that didn’t have Mylar on it but it’s as good as it’s gonna get without a swap. I took it to Louisville Arcade Expo and everyone seemed to enjoy it a lot and had a lot of people asking to buy it so I guess I did something right. Now it’s sitting in my first home with some company. It’s special to me and would take some crazy offer that’s not likely to get it from me so I expect it to be with me forever or at least a very long time.

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    #138 34 days ago

    My first game was Spy Hunter. Owned it for just over 8 years. Just sold it a week ago to make room for a new one. I might remember it fondly at times but on to newer and better things.

    #139 34 days ago

    My first was actually two No Good Gofers that I bought for $1950 each. They were both routed but in pretty decent shape. I restored them and sold them for enough to buy a NIB Metallica Pro and a Nearly new Star Trek Pro with about 100 plays on it. I still have both of those in my collection.

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    #140 21 days ago
    Quoted from ita47:

    My first was actually two No Good Gofers that I bought for $1950 each. They were both routed but in pretty decent shape. I restored them and sold them for enough to buy a NIB Metallica Pro and a Nearly new Star Trek Pro with about 100 plays on it. I still have both of those in my collection.

    Climb the the ladder to get what you want I like that

    #141 21 days ago
    Quoted from Jmckune:

    Here’s my first one. Had to have it. Took it from dirty messy and having problems to a pretty damn good player. When I got it almost all of the GI didn’t work. Switch errors and the shooter rod was completely missing. Fixed all of that and it looks pretty good now. Doesn’t fix the playfield that didn’t have Mylar on it but it’s as good as it’s gonna get without a swap. I took it to Louisville Arcade Expo and everyone seemed to enjoy it a lot and had a lot of people asking to buy it so I guess I did something right. Now it’s sitting in my first home with some company. It’s special to me and would take some crazy offer that’s not likely to get it from me so I expect it to be with me forever or at least a very long time.
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    Nicely done !!

    #142 21 days ago

    DEJP-no intention to sell
    Paid $2800 in 2015 no mods, just a nice example

    Did NVAM, LED’s, Color DMD, mirrors, pinsound, flippers rebuilt, good cab and playfield, extra motors and parts because i was a noob....

    I’m in it now for around 5 lol. Its not going anywhere.

    #143 21 days ago
    Quoted from tbutler6:

    DEJP-no intention to sell
    Paid $2800 in 2015 no mods, just a nice example
    Did NVAM, LED’s, Color DMD, mirrors, pinsound, flippers rebuilt, good cab and playfield, extra motors and parts because i was a noob....
    I’m in it now for around 5 lol. Its not going anywhere.

    I hear you I’m putting some $ into my first WOZRR to make it our own picking up my second this week IMprem I’ll leave that be as I want the next 3 to rotate over the years .That’s the plan anyway lmao !

    #144 21 days ago

    A few categories of first pins for me:

    First pin my dad bought for the family fun room: BK around 1984, long gone but I’ve had 2 others since and still have one

    First pin purchased on my own in my first apt: BK2 around 1994, also gone but have owned 2 since and still have one

    First DMD pin: STNG in 1997, still have it

    #145 21 days ago
    Quoted from PNBLWZD:

    A few categories of first pins for me:
    First pin my dad bought for the family fun room: BK around 1984, long gone but I’ve had 2 others since and still have one
    First pin purchased on my own in my first apt: BK2 around 1994, also gone but have owned 2 since and still have one
    First DMD pin: STNG in 1997, still have it

    That’s a good Dad!! I’m trying to do the same I have 2 boys 11 n 12 .They love playing pinball. So much better than playing PS4 on couch.

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