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Your pinball plans in 2020?!


By Vino

9 months ago



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    “Plans for pinball in 2020?”

    • Adding newer titles 63 votes
      35%
    • Adding classic titles 37 votes
      21%
    • Out of space/ Perfect for now 42 votes
      23%
    • Going down one or more pins 38 votes
      21%

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    #51 9 months ago

    Find that Scared Stiff I wanted last year.

    #52 9 months ago

    1) Finish my game room
    2) Find a good cabinet for my Bally Playboy project so I can finish it!
    3) find a Bad Cats project

    #53 9 months ago

    Defying physics and attempt to add a couple more machines in a gameroom that is simply full.....

    #54 9 months ago

    I'm finally going to finish my STTNG playfield swap. This is the year! Did some work today on it and plan to do a little bit everyday.

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    #55 9 months ago

    No real plans to buy or sell. I have projects to do, but if bargains or something interesting pops up, I might get distracted. Let's see how much of this I get done.

    Restore the Radical I picked up.

    Build a Mystery Castle out of parts I've collected.

    Code a new game / ruleset for Firepower.

    Update my Firepower Duel to version 2.

    #56 9 months ago

    I have most the middle priced games I want that I can afford. Next I’d like to find my grail, in horrible condition. To do a major restoration, because I’ll never drop 6-7k on a game all at once.

    #57 9 months ago

    Need an option for selling current tiles owned for new or different ones

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    #58 9 months ago

    I am selling my Avatar LE. Hopefully TBL will be taking its spot as I am on the list for one. If that doesn't work out, I would probably get Jurassic Park Premium, Willy Wonka LE or Cactus Canyon Remake, assuming that will be CGC's next game.

    Also, I may be getting a non-working Hotdoggin' for free. That would be my first attempt at a restore and my first game made before 1991.

    #59 9 months ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    I sold a LOT of pins last year.
    I’m looking to sell AND not buy. I’m about 15 pins too heavy at the moment.

    #60 9 months ago

    Rick and Morty in September. Possibly an ACNC but my wife put me on a strict one in one out rule. Nothing I want to sell now.

    #61 9 months ago

    I don't have that many pins (just six) but they're all "bolted to the floor" and each one means something special to me personally (memories it evokes, not necessarily the actual physical machine that's in my collection in all cases.)

    So my 2020 is going to consist of whittling down the backlog of mods I have but have not installed, keeping an eye out for any new mods of interest that might pop up for my games, and keeping an eye on the new releases in case there's something I absolutely have to have. I'm also going to start putting the pennies (OK: quarters) away for upgrading from standard glass to the better stuff. Probably do PDI glass 2 games at a time throughout the year.

    Beyond that, I'll be watching for items of pinball ephemera and pinball-related decor, especially ones about any of the games in my collection.

    That should be more than enough for me.

    #62 9 months ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    Build a Mystery Castle out of parts I've collected.

    My Mystery Castle is in my office, which I can only fit 5 in there. What an awesome pin! If you need pics of anything to help let me know.

    #63 9 months ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    My Mystery Castle is in my office, which I can only fit 5 in there. What an awesome pin! If you need pics of anything to help let me know.

    Thanks for that! Probably won't need it, as I already have a Mystery Castle, ha. That one came with a spare playfield and ramp set. It seemed silly to have those sitting in a closet, so I bought a project Al's Garage and will use that to build the Mystery Castle.

    I really like that game too, especially the audio package, would be great to have a fresh one!

    #64 9 months ago

    I just picked up a project Alien Poker, you can see that progress in the restore section here on the site . I would also like to do some updates on my firepower. Continue and participate in more tournaments this yr. Id also like to pick up a EM in good condition. Happy New Year.

    #65 9 months ago

    Selling my Lost World and Cyclone, maybe my Judge Dredd too.
    Want to add a LOTR to my collection this year.

    Also I want to fix all little things that don't work/can work better on my current machines lol.
    Maybe put LEDs in my Whirlwind.

    #66 9 months ago

    I want to add a Funhouse, Whirlwind, or Pinbot

    #67 9 months ago

    1. Stop buying pinball machines
    2. Finally put carpet in the other half of my basement since I'm not spending all my money on machines
    3. Start buying pinball machines

    #68 9 months ago

    Love hearing about project and restores as I’m considering a dedicated detached game room.

    For now, too many pins came in last year, its a one in/out situation in 2020.

    Had a blast connecting and sharing with other local collectors last year. I’d encourage it, and look forward to more of it this year.

    #69 9 months ago

    I would like to open myself up to doing in home repairs on the side! I am currently in Graduate School and could use extra cash. Any recommendations on how I can attract clients possibly? I would just like to do a couple for fun (and to earn extra cash). I was considering maybe utilizing Facebook and posting on our local pinball page? I would have to create an account haha. Thanks!

    #70 9 months ago

    Got my grail (Jolly Park) last week, so will ideally take a break from buying for a bit. But if something local and cheap comes up.... Or if another hard to find wishlist machine comes up.... Project wise I have a Roller Coaster that needs some attention, so will hopefully focus on that soon. It's got a so-so paint job that I'm not thrilled with. The rest is real nice though.

    I'd like to bring the Jolly Park to a show or two, but that thing is a bear to move, so we'll see. Might also bring my Spirit of 76 to Allentown for freelplay/possible sale.

    #71 9 months ago

    In terms of non-collection based pinball plans, the one thing that I would like to do is get out and network with the community more. Attend more shows, meet more people, shake hands, make new friends. It's easy to hide behind a keyboard, but I'm tired of that. Getting out more will give me an excuse to travel more often as well. Looking forward to 2020!

    #72 9 months ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    1. Stop buying pinball machines
    2. Finally put carpet in the other half of my basement since I'm not spending all my money on machines
    3. Start buying pinball machines

    Ah shit. That lasted all of about 3 hours. I just bought another damn game.

    #73 9 months ago

    I'd really like to find more early to mid 1930's pins locally
    for an affordable price. Other than that, no room left unless
    a real good deal on a project (Gtb series 1 or 80)pin shows up.
    Steve

    #74 9 months ago

    Finish police force resto, unbox Wonka CE
    Any day now ! Unbox MMRRE when it arrives . Restore a Dolly, Fast Draw, Slugfest, Gold Strike , Go to Texas Show
    And see new GNR! Kingpin ! Then figure out my summer plans

    #75 9 months ago

    My goals? Building more custom projects and No more NIB

    #76 9 months ago

    Playing pinball is the extent of my “pinball plans”. Pinball is not something I give any long-term consideration to. When the time comes to trade, sell or buy a new game, then that’s the time.

    #77 9 months ago

    I am sure I will end up buying a newer machine, an older machine on my wishlist, and probably a project or two. I have no space for any of that so have been toying with the idea of an addition , maybe this will be the year.

    #78 9 months ago

    Pins I'm getting for sure:

    -MMR Royal Edition

    -Stranger Things LE

    -Guns N Roses (new JJP) LE or collectors edition

    Pins I may get:

    -TBL, if more get made

    -Alice Cooper

    -Rick and Morty (I'm sure some spots will be sold when all the money is due)

    -Willy Wonka

    #79 9 months ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    If I can find one, would love to add either JP2 or Deadpool.

    Same here! I’m leaning towards DP...I haven’t heard of playfield issues other than the standard Stern dimpling!

    #80 9 months ago

    Fix some of my project games that some how keep getting in the house and in the line to be fixed. Beat out the few kinks the working games seem to get. Use pinball money to fix whats on hand but know full well that there are games for sale out there and they always happen to be the games i want.

    #81 9 months ago

    Got this beauty on order.

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    #82 9 months ago
    Quoted from Concretehardt:

    My 2020 pinball plan:
    1. Win lottery
    2. Quit job
    3. Build new (much bigger) game room
    4. Buy a crapton of new pinball machines

    Stole my answer....

    #83 9 months ago

    Get one new game , get one old game . Booked solid for restoration type work 2020 and well into 2021.

    #84 9 months ago

    shop that damn unplayable shadow that's been sitting in my basement for 3 yrs now and then that nascar that's been there for 2! #backburners

    #85 9 months ago

    Work on getting the new pinball room up an going soon, maybe trade my Tspp for something different to mix it up a bit, hopefully work a deal on a Kiss or Aerosmith..

    #86 9 months ago

    My The Munsters PRO will be swapped with an Aerosmith PRO in two weeks. And "Stranger Things PRO" will arrive the end of the month.

    I hope to start on restoring my "Whirlwind" and finish the restore of my "Fire!"
    Other than that my "Out Run" must be finished, "Track and Field" will go to a client of mine as a loaner, "Ms Pacman" will go to my pal's house as a loaner. And maybe, just maybe this year we will buy a new house where I get more space to fit all my machines.

    #87 9 months ago

    Fix and sell a handful of projects and then buy a scared stiff. Then keep the collection the same for a while. Maybe pick up 1 small project at a time

    #88 9 months ago

    buy more pins!

    #89 9 months ago

    My plan is spend less time working on machines and more time getting better at playing.

    #90 9 months ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    shop that damn unplayable shadow that's been sitting in my basement for 3 yrs now and then that nascar that's been there for 2! #backburners

    Or sell me the shadow....

    #91 9 months ago
    Quoted from PanzerFreak:

    I'm finally going to finish my STTNG playfield swap. This is the year! Did some work today on it and plan to do a little bit everyday.
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    Replace those leds for "bendie" type leds! The way the leds are mounted at this moment only the inside of your cabinet is being lit.

    #92 9 months ago

    Acquiring an Oktoberfest game by the next Oktoberfest!

    PROST!!!
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    #93 9 months ago

    Hoping to finish the restoration of my F-14!!!

    #94 9 months ago

    Buy less, sell more. Finish several EM projects including a "Pleasure Isle" and a rare "Speed Rush" and if the "Canada Dry" playfield ever gets made, convert that ratty "Target Alpha" to a "CD".

    #95 9 months ago

    Drill, drill, drill!

    #96 9 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Buy less, sell more. Finish several EM projects including a "Pleasure Isle" and a rare "Speed Rush" and if the "Canada Dry" playfield ever gets made, convert that ratty "Target Alpha" to a "CD".

    So you're not ready to sell me the "Speed Rush" yet??? I think it really belongs in NJ or South Africa.

    #97 9 months ago

    In 2020 I will be filling my house with whatever overpriced monuments to the past the pinball industry shits out.

    #98 9 months ago

    May sell a bunch of arcades to fund a pin or two. Id like a st,met, or im.

    #99 9 months ago
    Quoted from jaytrem:

    So you're not ready to sell me the "Speed Rush" yet??? I think it really belongs in NJ or South Africa.

    Something always jumps in front of it. Since I've gotten it, all I've done is vacuumed out the cabinet and sealed the backglass. I'm going to look into having my spare "Top Card" cabinet painted for the "Speed Rush", but I'm sure no one has stencils for it.

    #100 9 months ago

    Stranger things pro on order

    TMNT hopefully 2 one for location and one for home

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