(Topic ID: 49691)

What's the strangest thing you've ever found in a pinball machine??


By pingirl79

6 years ago



Topic Stats

  • 188 posts
  • 120 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by essmeier
  • Topic is favorited by 19 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 29 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    mounted_score_motor_board (resized).jpg
    DSCF7654 (resized).JPG
    DSC02661 (resized).JPG
    DSCF7595 (resized).JPG
    456 (resized).jpg
    465 (resized).jpg
    as_found (resized).jpg
    IMG_0904 (resized).PNG
    20170731_005254151_iOS (resized).jpg
    IMG_20170921_224118 (resized).jpg
    spaghetti (resized).jpg
    image.jpeg
    image.jpg
    cilf.jpg
    nest.JPG
    image-491.jpg

    There are 188 posts in this topic. You are on page 1 of 4.
    #1 6 years ago

    What's the strangest thing you've ever found in a pinball machine?? Just curious, I figure there's been some odd-ball off the wall items found in pinball machines over the years. Tonight we're working on my gorgar and something odd was in the back box on top of the metal plate over the boards... Upon further inspection... A lawnmower blade!! Oh yeah... An actual old lawnmowers blade! That was a strange find! And quite a surprise!!

    31
    #2 6 years ago

    An owner's manual in a Stern.

    #3 6 years ago

    That is a surprise! Not meaning to get in the way of your discussion, but you might find it interesting to do a search for previous threads on this subject. A lot of other interesting discoveries (pot was mentioned more than once, I recall) were already noted.

    #4 6 years ago

    Space Station - squirrel poop and acorns.

    #5 6 years ago

    Wadded up piece of paper inside the jammed coin mech with "Is Broken" hand written on it.

    14
    #6 6 years ago

    You have to agree that this is a strange thing to find in a pinball machine nowadays!

    image.jpg

    #7 6 years ago

    Love the replies. I'll have to search some old threads too. We just purchased a wall mount juke box from an auction that didn't work and had no keys brought it home and drilled out the coin box. Counted it up and there was over $90 worth of quarters. It paid for itself that day!!

    #8 6 years ago

    Money's always a great find!!

    #9 6 years ago

    I found a set of pool balls in an embryon I bought.

    I mailed them back to the seller.

    #10 6 years ago

    Dead mouse in the only pin I've owned. I'm 1 for 1!

    #11 6 years ago

    I found a household oscilating fan plugged into the service jack to keep things cool under the PF.

    I have found numerous action figures, darts, billiards chalk and pogs as well as money and usually not american.

    #12 6 years ago

    I'm currently working on a 1963 Big Inning Pitch & Bat. The only game I've ever gotten for free. Inside I found three dimes. 1952, and two from 1964. That's like $4.89 worth of Silver! Yeah I know not that big of a deal but still pretty fun to find.
    Alex

    #13 6 years ago

    I found $200 in quarters inside my TSPP and a pay stub under the delta ramp in my STTNG. Nothing shocking but I found them interesting.

    #14 6 years ago

    Drugs.

    #15 6 years ago

    I recall a post a few years back, someone went to check out a game a woman was selling and he opened it up and the husbands porn collection was stashed in there. Good day for the Buyer bad day for the Sellers husband.

    12
    #16 6 years ago

    i picked up a Sopranos and noticed that one of the pole dancers upper body and head was in the coin box. after looking at the game more it appears that the pole dancer was replaced with Hulk Hogan!!!.

    i haven't decided it i will leave Hogan on there or replace it with the pole dancer.

    #17 6 years ago

    Found a spider in the backbox from medusa it's been living there for years

    #18 6 years ago

    Pot, dildos you name it i have found it.

    #19 6 years ago
    Quoted from KingPinGames:

    i picked up a Sopranos and noticed that one of the pole dancers upper body and head was in the coin box. after looking at the game more it appears that the pole dancer was replaced with Hulk Hogan!!!.
    i haven't decided it i will leave Hogan on there or replace it with the pole dancer.

    I found a Horses Head!

    #20 6 years ago

    I found over 114 pennies crammed into the right coin chute and coin return.

    #21 6 years ago

    about a pound and a half of Old Weed.

    #22 6 years ago

    On the way to Hooked's house to buy his BK2K , I stopped to see a T2 from C.List listed
    for $ 1700.00.
    The Owners said it was just serviced and worked perfect . How many Tyme's have i heard that

    On my inspection , It booted up w/ a Credit dot , so I asked for the Coin-door Key's .. The Owners searched for 30 minutes w/ No Luck .. ( something was smelling Fishy ) I was determined to get the Pin , so I told them i had a drill & bit and i could drill the Lock out .. ( Done ) Credit dot was set Date & tyme ,, I took the glass out , p/f was smooth , inserts were Nice & Level but the Pin was in need of a Shop .. I then raised the p/f ,, Ohhh !!! Porn magazines , Big bag of dried up Reefer , cigarettes , lighters . The look on the Owners
    ( Parents of Kids in College ) Faces was soo Funny .. Like what'tha , then Ohhh $hitt,,
    1. This Ruled out the Service man
    2. Their kids ( 2 boys in College ) liked Smut and Weed .

    I said " I guess yr service guy didn't raise the P/f " Like Duhhh !! They Knew they were caught !!

    On Futher inspection behind the b'glass , the 3AA batteries look'd like shaving cream had been sprayed on them ,, What a mess .. I told them Strait up , ' I don't thing this Pin has been serviced since you've had it and I'll offer you $ 900.00 " The mother said $ 950.00 .. I said $ 900 , I drove 85 miles to look at a serviced pin and that's Not the case .. $ 900.00 it was .. That's my Story !!
    This T2 , besides need-n a Shop ,, Was a Beauty !! I later sold it to the Banker , then Shanetastic bought it ,, then S.tastic sold it too , Hmm ,, I ship'd it up North , PinB that's it ..

    T2.jpg BK2K_&_T2.jpg BK2K_&_T2.,.jpg

    #23 6 years ago

    I often find all sorts of goodies in the very back of the pin. Never anything too surprising, but it's always nice to find spare sling plastics, manuals, and tools hidden back there.

    #24 6 years ago

    A friend of mine bought a RBION. And when I came over to look it over we found a plastic vagina . It was gross and hilarious at the same time . Too funny

    13
    #25 6 years ago

    Actually I think that's one of the pf toys on RBION

    #26 6 years ago

    2 Indian head nickels amongst some change.

    #27 6 years ago
    Quoted from DocRotCod:

    An owner's manual in a Stern.

    How true you are!

    #28 6 years ago

    3 hornet nests in a black knight that sat in a garage for 9 years
    hornet.jpg

    #30 6 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    about a pound and a half of Old Weed.

    How was the smoke?

    #31 6 years ago

    Stink bugs, hair, poo and $40 in quarters.

    #32 6 years ago

    I found an amusement tax sticker from Palmerton, PA which is where I was born. Weird

    I couldnt resist...

    "What's in the box???"

    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from hAbO:

    I found an amusement tax sticker from Palmerton, PA which is where I was born. Weird
    I couldnt resist...
    "What's in the box???"
    » YouTube video

    That movie was SICK !! Wasn't that Penny Potts ( from Iron Man ) ..

    #34 6 years ago

    Jimmy Hoffa...

    #35 6 years ago

    I found a chucky cheese token in a HUO machine ---- hmmmm thankfully it was still a good deal since I knew better. Nothing really fun outside of that.

    #36 6 years ago

    I found over $100 in dollar bills in the back of an EM I bought for $150.

    18
    #37 6 years ago

    I lost a plastic vagina in my old RBION. If anyone has information, please let me know!

    #38 6 years ago

    Mud dobber nests, change, mouse poo and this little plastic piece...

    IMG_4920.JPG

    #39 6 years ago
    Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:How was the smoke?

    I didnt, it was all Fan leaves...Homegrown stuff about 23 years ago. It looked like an additional Few years more.....

    #40 6 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I lost a plastic vagina in my old RBION. If anyone has information, please let me know!

    Mental note... Don't buy his RBION!

    #41 6 years ago

    I found a scale for weighing weed

    #42 6 years ago
    Quoted from Mudflaps:

    I lost a plastic vagina in my old RBION. If anyone has information, please let me know!

    Check with ERIK, he thinks it's part of the pf.

    #43 6 years ago

    underwear and a banana peel. I wish I made that up.

    #44 6 years ago

    Found a razor blade in my Fun Fest. It was blocking the left outlane kickback hole. Though it was weird and then realized it had been used a shim to align the assembly and had been dislodged in a move..

    #45 6 years ago

    The keys to the backbox.

    #46 6 years ago

    found a pot pipe in my fh that i had just picked up from an op.

    #47 6 years ago
    Quoted from maddog14:

    found a pot pipe in my fh that i had just picked up from an op.

    Did you finish it off? That's one way to make Rudy even creepier.

    #48 6 years ago

    Not a pinball game, but once I bought an old 78 player jukebox. There were still plenty of old coins left in it. I brought them all to a coin dealer and walked out with $300! (the juke cost $700)

    #49 6 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    about a pound and a half of Old Weed.

    A bag-o-weed a bag-o-weed. All you really need is a bag-o-weed.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 30.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    3D MODS
    $ 199.99
    Cabinet - (Alt) Translites
    FlyLand Designs
    € 9.95
    Playfield - Other
    Multigame
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 96.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    From: $ 40.00
    Playfield - Plastics
    Mod Magic!
    $ 89.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    € 60.00
    Flipper Parts
    Buthamburg
    $ 89.99
    From: $ 25.00
    From: $ 22.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 129.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lermods
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: $ 175.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Photos
    $ 24.99
    Lighting - Led
    Lee's Parts
    $ 35.00
    Cabinet - Decals
    Pinball Haus
    $ 24.99
    Lighting - Led
    Lee's Parts
    $ 62.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 194.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 20.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 49.00
    $ 999.00
    There are 188 posts in this topic. You are on page 1 of 4.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside