Mine was X-files pinball machine.
A nasty ragedy ass Gottlieb World Series.with a painted red cabinet and a wooden coin door. Yuck !
Space Sh(i)ttle. Playfield was totally roached. Bought CPR plastics and playfield, did the swaps myself by CUTTING EVERY DAMN WIRE ON THE PLAYFIELD...oops...and resoldering them. Sold to a local guy. He had the cabinet repainted and it won a Best 80's this year at Texas Pinball Festival.
A. Broken speakeasy. Sold it and bought a williams contact. Eventually got another speakeasy. Wish i would have had the skill to fix it back then!
Looks like I am the first Gorgar reply. Won't be the last. I have heard it said that Gorgar has gotten many cherries. -----paid too much for a player at best, but got me in the hobby.
Mine was Capitan Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy in 1995! Sold pop bottles to play that game when I was 11 and it was the first one I owned! Bought from Colorado Game Exchange (long before JJ) when they were on the other side of 6th ave off Federal.
Eight Ball Deluxe.
I played it in Aladdin's Castle at the local mall. Even more at the student center at UofL. And finally at a pub i frequented in my 20's. If I were to ever own a pin, it was gonna be that one.
Went to the Louisville Arcade Expo and fell in love with pinball all over again after a long absence. Started scouring Craigslist and found one in pretty good shape with a few issues.
Fast forward 5 or 6 years and the collection is up to 8.
Year was 1979 , The game was a Target Alpha , paid $225 at an auction.
I still own the machine and it gets played often .
Sir Brian of Ortonville
Xenon, bought it from the owner of Hyperspace arcade in Denver. Just sold it to make room for a Spiderman pro.
Evel Knievel. Beat up playfield and I loved it. Pinball was alive in my house. It was my only game... for about a month. Fun times.
Alien Poker for me. A total basket case for a whopping $125. Learned alot fixing and restoring that game. Still in my collection and looking great.
Street fighter 2 in 2010 on my own. High speed from my parent to me and my brothers in the early 90s. My brother still has the high speed. I sold the street fighter.
A non-working 1980 Bally Embryon for $300 in August 2010. Fixed MPU board alkaline damage & replaced bad rectifier bridges with help from Clay's guide. First time doing board work of any kind & it came out great!
Still have it, still love it.
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