(Topic ID: 194599)

What's your Dream Collection?


By AlexSMendes

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Realizing that I'm 3 pins short of the pinball collection I'm aiming to own in a short term, what would be YOUR dream collection?

Mine is:
(currently own)
- EatPM
- SS
- TZ
- TAF
- T2
- TotAN
- CftBL
- SWT
- JM

(+ the 3 below)
- STTNG
- JD
- BSD

PS I: searched for a similar thread on pinside but couldn't find any, so please forgive me if there's a similar topic elsewhere...

PS II: of course, my "dream collection" would be to own them all or at least a LOT more machines, but there's so much to accomplish first in my life, that I'm fully satisfied with a 10-15 range collection!

#2 2 years ago

A few working machines instead of a gameroom full of unfinished projects!

#3 2 years ago

My dream collection is pretty much the colllection I have right now. It's a combination of new and old. EM, SS, 90s and modern Sterns. At any point it can expand or shrink just a bit. Some games are "keepers", and others I just really like right now.

And the reason it's my dream collection is because right now I can play all the different types of games I like. Relaxing, brutal, complex, long, short. A game for any mood.

#4 2 years ago

At the beginning of this year I had 16 games. WW, SS,TOM,MM,CP,TZ,TOTAN,CV,IJ,TAFG,FT,EATPM,RFM,SWEPI,NGG and Hobbit
I realized (at that time) that those were my dream collection. I also realized that there was a lot of money tied up in pinball machines and it was just too much. Sold off 14 (all except MM and SS). Now I have those two plus CC and WOZ. I am wanting one more (AFMR) My new dream collection!

#5 2 years ago

It's the one I see every day when i wake up. Then I say "What have I done!?"

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

My dream collection is pretty much the colllection I have right now. It's a combination of new and old. EM, SS, 90s and modern Sterns. At any point it can expand or shrink just a bit. Some games are "keepers", and others I just really like right now.
And the reason it's my dream collection is because right now I can play all the different types of games I like. Relaxing, brutal, complex, long, short. A game for any mood.

Yeah! I'd also like to own an EM but no specific title comes to mind... And I still prefer much of 90's SEGA/Bally/Williams games over the newer 10's pins...

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

A few working machines instead of a gameroom full of unfinished projects!

LOL! My jukebox collection is like that! Lots of substance, but it all needs work!

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from too-many-pins:

A few working machines instead of a gameroom full of unfinished projects!

Haha! You never been to my place yet. I'm setting in the same boat. More projects then working games and for everyone I fix, two more breakdown.

#9 2 years ago

My dream collection would be every pin ever made and not one less.
Hey you said "DREAM" collection.

#10 2 years ago

Eight Ball Deluxe 81
Joker Poker SS
Black Knight
FishTales
No Good Gofers
ACDC LE

#11 2 years ago

I actually love the games I have. They fit my budget- I fixed them and have plans to restore each one. Sure- it might be fun to have a couple 8-9K games but honestly the best games are the ones in your basement.

#12 2 years ago

Any pinball machine in my home is a dream to be honest. While I always want newer games, I am very satisfied with my lineup.

#13 2 years ago

Comprised of an assortment of 50's thru current games as well as those yet to be released. As such, it's too many to list here and always changing.

#14 2 years ago

Gotta have them all!

#15 2 years ago

One day I listed out all the games I would want to get if $$ were no object and space was unlimited. Believe it or not, the total was 8 arcade games and 24 pins...

#16 2 years ago

My dream was to have a collection of favorite of titles across a number of eras that were all CQ quality or close.
I've pretty much accomplished that with my current lineup:

Sittin' Pretty
Sweet Hearts
Central Park
Sing Along
Target Alpha

RFM
Safe Cracker
Addams Family
Batman 66 LE
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Medieval Madness
No Good Gofers
Whirlwind
Pinbot (replacing DE Time Machine currently in place)
Bally Playboy
Eight Ball Deluxe

Haunted House
Elvira
Scared Stiff
Star Trek LE

If Stern doesn't screw up Elvira 3 and addresses the recent quality issues, that would replace Haunted House.

Would also like to add a JJP game, but don't know where it would fit.

#17 2 years ago

72 Fireball
GTB Atlantis
Paragon
Frontier
Gold Strike
Sorcerer

And that's what I have in my den off my living room right now. I don't know where to go as I don't like the newer stuff. I'm pretty damn content.

#18 2 years ago

I really like what I have.
Maybe swap out Aerosmith for Tron.

#19 2 years ago

I'll settle for a 20 pin-lineup. One can dream, got space for 6-7.

5 EM:
- Bally Balls-a-Poppin
- One Bally EM with zipper flippers (Fireball, Nip-It...)
- One Williams EM
- One Gottlieb EM
- Sonic Mars Trek

5 Early SS:
- Zaccaria Locomotion
- Bally Centaur
- Bally Medusa
- My Gottlieb Black Hole
- Williams Defender

6 DMD:
- TZ
- My Stern WPT
- ACDC
- LOTR
- Mustang Boss
- WOOLY

4 LCD:
- WOZ
- TNA
- Nemo
- Houdini

#20 2 years ago

Just 3 pins!

TBL...hands down at #1

SB...Custom Spaceballs pin the thread is KILLER!!!

CCC...Caribbean Cruise cocktail pinball

#21 2 years ago

I would be happy to define a dream collection... I love so many pinball machines - no way to make a final decision, so I keep on "rotating"

Nevertheless AC/DC, AFM and Fathom are my personal must haves...

#22 2 years ago

10ish Pins from several periods or styles. I have some of these already.

EM => Centigrade 37 (classic 1p wedge head)

SS => Eight Ball Deluxe (classic Bally)

Alpha Numeric => Banzai Run

DMD => BBB, MM or AFM, Safecracker, TZ, AC/DC BIB or STLE, AMH

Modern LCD => WOZ or Dialed In

#23 2 years ago

Owning one of every EM out there. The GOOD, The BAD & The Ugly!

#24 2 years ago

I'm very content with the collection I have right now. Wouldnt change a thing. I may favor the new kid on the block for a short time, but I play all of my pins almost equally because on any given day anyone of em can deliver what I need.

#25 2 years ago

The group I have now is hard to beat. Most have been with me for a while and are keepers.
TZ
IJ
WH2O
BSD
MET
TWD
I500
EATPM

#26 2 years ago

Just one more and I'll have my dream collection. Well, that's what I've been saying since 1996.

#27 2 years ago

EMs: Jacks Open, Abra Ca Dabra, Pro Pool
SSs: ---
DMDs: MM, BSD, WH2O, ToM, TOTAN, CC, CFTBL, Whirlwind, No Fear
Sterns: Met, ST, AC/DC

Halfway there

#28 2 years ago

I would still love to track down these but I'm not losing any sleep over it:

Spooky 1987
Star Light 1984
Barracora 1981
Iron Maiden 1981

#29 2 years ago

I think a dream collection all comes down to space. Your wishlist might have 20+ games, but if you don't have the space (or cash), it's never going to happen. You have to be realistic. Now that my tastes have developed, from actually PLAYING pins firsthand instead of discussing them on a forum, I have a good idea of what I want.

Here's what I'm working on....

3 modern pins................(MET, IMVE, TWD)
1 90s Bally/Williams........(BSD)
1 Early 80's Bally SS.......(Flash Gordon)
1 System 11..................(Taxi)

#30 2 years ago

Paragon
Silverball Mania
Gorgar
Black Knight
Haunted House
Spirit

#31 2 years ago

Some Sterns plus the following HEP-restored titles:

Cyclone
Sorcerer
Space Shuttle
High speed
Flash Gordon
Fathom
CV
TS
BSD
MM
CCC
TFTC

#32 2 years ago

I am kinda going for a "greatest hits" of ONE from every "big" designer. That's cool because I get a mix of styles and also have some limits but lots of options... plus pretty much every designer has a "budget" title you can place until you get the AAA one you want:

I have...

S. Ritchie - BK2K
Lawlor - TZ
Oursler - Jack*bot (I'd MAYBE swap out for a Who Dunnit? or a Pin*Bot depending on my mood that day)
Jpop - WCS (would trade out for one of his better games... TOM probably... but WCS is the wife's fave)
Trudeau - JD (would trade out for CFTBL)
Eddy - MM (MMR on order)

I'd like...

Nordman - Party Zone (don't judge me, lol)
Gomez - Monster Bash
Borg - GnR
M. Ritchie - IJ

I can't think of the rest right now but in my head it went on a bit.

#33 2 years ago

Add my current collection plus my wishlist and that's my dream collection!!

#35 2 years ago

Space Jet
FishTales
TAF
MM
AFM
GB
Met
DI

#36 2 years ago

LOTR, AC/DC prem,METALLICA,TZ,TAF,CV,AFM

#37 2 years ago

I kind of own my dream collection now.

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from tamoore:

I kind of own my dream collection now.

Me too! Well, except for TBL; hopefully that will be sorted out soon.

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