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You can only own 5 pins in a collection. Which 5?


By jonesjb

2 years ago



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#502 48 days ago

IJ - Williams
MMr
Whitewater
JJP POTC
GB Premium

#503 48 days ago

DP Pre/
SW Pre
Met Pre
POTC Le
BM 66 Pre

#504 48 days ago

Metalica Premium
Total Nuclear Annihilation
Twilight Zone
Bad Cats
Eight Ball Deluxe

#505 48 days ago

Just sold my CC w/Continued. So now its, IJ (Wms) MM AFM TZ MB Wife has a Sorcerer, so I have that going for me.

#506 47 days ago
Quoted from slcorrado:

Man, very few w MB or MBr.

Probably because it is a notch below both Medieval Madness and AFM.

#507 46 days ago

I'm thinking about changing my alignment x-men ...
against spiderman or the munster (stern)

#508 46 days ago

afm le , houdini,,, octoberfest,,, woz 75th ,jackbot

#509 46 days ago

Here's 5 I currently have lined up.

ACDC prem
BSD
Spiderman
Metallica Pro
Simpson's Pinball Party

I'd love to stick a TZ and an Iron Man in the line up, but I don't know where. I guess TZ and Simpson's are similar and BSD/IM are similar

#510 46 days ago

If I could have 5 in my lineup and money was no issue.

Tron Le
Metallica Pro
MBrLE
MMr
SS

I am close just missing first and last but I have owned them in the past and they are the two pins I miss the most.

#511 46 days ago

1- Twilight Zone
2- Flash Gordon
3- TNA
4- Tron
5- BSD

Thanks
Blake

#512 46 days ago

Subject to change daily...

DI
JJP POTC
TNA
NGG
MET

#513 46 days ago

Hmm good one..

I'm sure about:
1. TS
2. TZ
3. LOTR

One of these: DI TWD SM WW
And of course keep 1 place free for a project-pin

#514 46 days ago

I am almost facing this question in "real life" seeing as how I am thinning out the collection.
Have already sold Star Race, Tri-Zone, Royal Flush, Laser Cue and Cybernaut.

"On the fence" machines include On-Beam, Dialed In, Disco.

The definite keepers?
Time Fantasy, Roller Disco, Close Encounters, Sinbad, Hollywood Heat, Rock On.

Should I sell the Dialed In (PRO), I would probably pocket half the money and then spend the rest on a
Harlem Globetrotters or BSD.

And THAT would round out the collection at seven, which would give me more room and more money in hand with a still fairly nice collection...

#515 46 days ago

Wow this thread is still going strong!

#516 46 days ago

Everyone get your list in I’m gonna calculate the top list, only ‘top 5’ no honorable mentions will count.

#517 46 days ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Wow this thread is still going strong!

Because it's a good topic! Though I have a few friends with dozen+ pin collections, a lot of us have constraints (space, money, interest...etc) that keep us from getting to those levels, and keeping us in the 'few pin' collection, so 5 pins is a very realistic number for many. It also forces one to think hard and choose between games.

My GF and I met in a pinball arcade which had over 100 pins across all eras. We never gravitated towards any given era, and we currently only have space for 5 (though we have 6 pins and put one in my parents' basement), and we also have some budgetary constraints which prevents us from going wild.

Therefore for our 5-pin collection, we tried to touch each SS era with a game that we could afford but also was a game we both enjoy and represents their respective era decently enough while remaining unique in the collection.

Stern - SM
WPC - Congo
Sys11 - Fire!
Early SS - Gorgar
Wild Card - Disco Fever (in lieu of EM)

However, if money wasn't an issue, I'm sure the collection would be...

Stern - MET/IMDN/SW/TWD (any one as a Prem)
WPC/CGC - MBr
Sys11 - WW or BK2K
Early SS - EBD
Wild Card - DI

#518 46 days ago

I love this thread. I'm also limited to 5 pinball

#519 46 days ago

I believe a lot of us gave thought about going down to 5 games for multiple reasons.

#520 46 days ago

Five of any seems pretty good to me after trying to come up with two, but it's amazing how hard it is to choose even with five. Anyway, here it goes:

1. TNA. Have it and love it. Great for the quick three minute games playing with and against the wife (no long waits while the other is playing). Wife loves it too, so not messing with that.
2. BM66. A+ theme integration and deep code. Fun, light-hearted pin for the family.
3. TWD. Have played it on location and loved it. Not sure if it would be loved by the rest of the family though.

**gets tougher now . . almost impossible****
4. Medieval Madness. Fun pin for everyone and easier than AFM and between TNA/TWD I think I have enough tough pins.
5. Spider Man. Need a Ritchie pin I think and this one has a theme that will appeal to everyone in the family. Tough choice over ST and SW though, I could see changing my mind a lot on this one.

The biggest issue with this list for me is no JJP. All of the JJP pins appeal to me on some level and I'm sure I'd enjoy them but I'm pretty sure I don't want a wide body and DI's theme keeps it out of the top five for me. Wonka, on the other hand, might become a no-brainer top five for me (top 3? Top 1?).

#522 46 days ago

ACDC prem/LE
DP prem/LE
SW prem/LE
BM66
Fathom

#523 46 days ago

BM66
WOZ
AFM
CFTBL
IMDN

#524 46 days ago

The ones I play the most:
Strange World
EBD
Genie
Fathom
Joker Poker

#526 45 days ago

For me:
Medieval madness
Woz
Getaway
Batman 66
And 1 music pinball: GNR or metallica pro or ACDC premium

#527 45 days ago

Bolted
1.The Shadow
2.Twilight Zone
3. MM
4.MB

Rotate
5. AFM/Star Trek/Wh20/BoP/TAF/JD/ToM (anything really)

#528 45 days ago

AFM
DI
TZ
LOTR
JJPOTC

I am almost there. But I am sure this list may change.

#530 45 days ago

JJPPOTC
Williams IJ
Circus Voltaire
Theater of Magic
Medieval madness

#531 45 days ago

Lord of the Rings
Jurassic Park
Monster Bash
Jersey Jack Pinball POTC
Bram Stokers Dracula

#533 45 days ago

Building that as we speak
... small collection of mixed games.

IMDN Premium
Dead Pool Premium

Munsters Premium ...will check once they land in Oz. Need one easy game.

BM66 hopefully

And another to come later.

#534 45 days ago
Quoted from Wotto:

Building that as we speak
... small collection of mixed games.
IMDN Premium
Dead Pool Premium
Munsters Premium ...will check once they land in Oz. Need one easy game.
BM66 hopefully
And another to come later.

You clearly need a JJP. Willy wonka, perhaps?

#535 45 days ago

Twilight Zone
Cactus Canyon
The Hobbit
The Walking Dead
Indiana Jones

I don’t have enough games on POTC yet but it could potentially take one of the five slots in the future, the only question is which one would I part with.

#536 45 days ago

AC/DC BIBLE
Star Trek LE
Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons
Aerosmith LE
Monster Bash LE

#537 45 days ago
Quoted from frg:

AC/DC Premium
Attack from Mars
Fathom
King of Diamonds
Lord of the Rings

Two years later...
AC/DC Premium
Tron
The Shadow
Fathom
Flash Gordon

If it "really" comes to that... most probably Fathom -> STTNG and Flash Gordon-> GoT Pro

#538 45 days ago

BM66
Wonka
Beatles
Gottlieb Atlantis
Jonny Quest- it doesn’t exist, but leave a space as I save up enough money to pay JJP or Stern to make me one. If my 100k bribe won’t work.....Yo! Taxi !

#539 45 days ago

The Shadow
MM - original
Met - (Pro/Premium)
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast - (Premium)
EATPM

#540 45 days ago

So as this thread has evolved, along with tastes... Do we think it's better to go back and edit our original 5? Or post a new 5? I'm thinking the latter... It's interesting to see how specific peoples' taste has changed.

#541 45 days ago

2 Years who, I said...

MET Pre
TWD Pre
Fast Draw
AMH
Tron

Today, I’d say

Maiden Pre/LE
TWD Pre/LE
Fast Draw
Big Game
Beatles

I think these 5 would provide a fun variety of gameplay styles to keep me entertained for a LONG time.

#542 45 days ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

It's interesting to see how specific peoples' taste has changed.

If someone had time, it would be cool to see some stats. I see a lot of the pinside top 10 - MM, MB, TZ, ATF, LOTR, MET, etc but also some others like Shadow, TWD, SW, and BM66.

Year ago I said:
TZ
MET pro
Congo
Shadow
FH

Mostly the same but Congo probably not going to hold up. Love it but might have to go to make room for another. Thinking it would be a good trade for Funhouse since they have similar layouts. Fish Tales slides in for now. I'm not sure a long time keeper but having a lot of fun with it for now. TZ and MET are set in the far corner of the room because they are not going anywhere. Shadow is not bolted to the floor but not many games could take it's place.

TZ
MET pro
Shadow
FH
FT

#543 45 days ago

IRON MAIDEN
BSD
MM
TOTAN
GOT PRO

#544 43 days ago
Quoted from Mnluz:

JJP POTC
WOZ
Aerosmith premium
star wars premium
IJ TPA

The agrement with the other half is for two pins on the small pre determined area on the house.

I currently have WOZ and Indy and the opportunitty to get a really nice sw premium with only a 100 plays. Decisions , decisions.

3 weeks later
#545 21 days ago

At the moment, these are the 5 in the collection:
SM
IMDN
GB
GOTG
FT

#546 21 days ago

STTNG
Whirlwind
Wonka
Attack from Mars
Theater of Magic

#547 21 days ago

MBr
AFMr
Met
IJ
Hoping Willy Wonka

#548 21 days ago

Attack From Mars
Ghostbusters
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Stern Star Trek

#549 21 days ago

These things are always a tough call but I gotta go with what I have now +2

MBRLE
JJP POTC
White Water

Add MMR (especially once they bring out the XL display) and for the last one STTNG

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