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    Thread: Anyone here own a pinball machine?

    1. 02-06-2010 03:59 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by phingding »
      Here are a few pics of my games that are set up.

      I'll admit it, I don't get jealous of much in these forums, including the guys with the exotics (or kids who get it all handed to them), but for once.. I am.
      Although, before I realized it was a mirror, I kinda thought you had a problem letting go of childhood.

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      02-06-2010 05:14 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by phingding »
      Bally Ms Pac-man the pinball or video game?

      Pinball of course, this is what this thread is about!

    3. 02-06-2010 07:15 PM #28
      WTH, you have TWO haunted houses? gimme gimme!
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      02-06-2010 07:54 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by DantheVWman »
      WTH, you have TWO haunted houses? gimme gimme!


      Look closer, there's a mirror.

    5. 02-06-2010 08:31 PM #30
      hhahahahahahahahaha
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      02-08-2010 12:38 PM #31
      71,000 free play on Indiana Jones

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      02-08-2010 12:48 PM #32
      Saves the time of opening it and hitting the coin button?
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      02-08-2010 02:02 PM #33
      71,000 is just the last score that was posted. It has nothing to do with free play. I have the machine set for free play now but usually set it for coins. I have a change machine which adds to the arcade feel.

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      02-08-2010 02:18 PM #34
      In response to 54-46, I don't have as much invested in these games as it might seem. I buy them non-working and run-down and restore to them to like new myself. I repair all the circuit boards (soldering bench), cabinet, all parts cosmetic and mechanical. It is a fun hobby and allows me to collect games affordably. Buying machines 100% working and fully restored would be too costly. It also allows me to trade restored games for multiple project games. Moving the games is not fun at 350 lbs.
      Games I have that are waiting to be restored are Xenon, Black Knight, Cyclone, Comet, Centaur, and some cocktail and upright video games.
      Yes, there is a mirror and I guess there is a bit of childhood nostalgia going on. It is great to walk in this room and feel like I am not in my home anymore but in a mini arcade. Nostalgia fully kicks in with some 80's music, New Coke from the soda machine, and some offensively short 80's shorts (j/k)

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      02-08-2010 02:36 PM #35
      Also, to answer your other question, once you get a machine working and bullet-proofed electronically, it is quite reliable. You will need to adjust some switches once in awhile but nothing too bad.

    11. 01-10-2011 04:08 PM #36
      sooo jealous of your haunted house. i WANT that machine eventually...its just too much work to buy a "as-is" and too much to buy fully restored. i need to find one thats like half restored working...haha.

      im working on a TX-sector right now. kinda rare. neat machine. trying to talk the guy down.

      my super orbit is 99% right now.
      .:dubnoxious:.

    12. 01-12-2011 10:13 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by adamprice271 View Post
      I'm waiting to get 10k or so to get Monster Bash. My absolute favorite pinball EVER! That and I'd like to own Fish Tales.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/Monster-Bash-PIn...item519741e10d

      http://cgi.ebay.com/FISH-TALES-Arcad...item19c219a56b

      You can send the difference of the 10K to me.
      Last edited by HuDuVuDu; 01-12-2011 at 10:18 AM.

    13. 01-16-2012 05:44 PM #38
      added a street fighter 2 to my collection. about to inherit a water world and a caveman...super stoked. pics to come.
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      01-23-2012 11:18 PM #39
      Yes and yes to the original topic. Here is my Bride Of Pinbot.
      I also have a few 80's era arcade games too. In regards to some of the $4000+ pins, I think there is little too much hype. Medieval Madness, Twilight Zone, Addams Family, etc. They are great pins but overpriced in my opinion. Someone mentioned Fish Tales. Great pin and generally priced more in line with what it's worth generally.

    15. 02-03-2012 02:57 PM #40
      does that machine really say "keep sh*t tight?
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      02-05-2012 09:44 AM #41
      Ha! Indeed it does. You can program custom messages.

    17. 02-06-2012 08:56 AM #42
      oh, i was gonna say...

      very neat.
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    18. 04-23-2012 04:07 PM #43
      just picked up a pre-productions Gottlieb water world. diggin it.

      love pinball. im becoming a pinball horder tho.
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    19. 08-07-2012 03:15 PM #44
      NEW ADDITION!



      no discussion in here...kinda sad.

      ive been hitting any where and every where since i found a super cool pinball bar in uptown st louis last month. played around 30 machines so far in 3 states. going to 100 before years end.

      keep this convo goin guys!
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      08-13-2012 03:35 PM #45
      I like FunHouse... but I hear Rudy is a pain to keep working properly.

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      08-14-2012 09:26 AM #46
      Too freaking cool!

      I would love to get a pinball machine and a Galaga/Ms Pacman cocktail cabinet... Someday.
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      08-15-2012 01:38 PM #47
      My father-in-law received a Captain Fantastic pinball machine as payment for painting someone's car probably 30 years ago



      My husband also has Max RPM, a sit down version of Spyhunter (possibly for sale soon), and we just brought home a fully functional (free) 1964 United Shufflebowl



      He has been looking for a Bally Nitro Groundshaker, but they are kind of hard to find and usually $$$.


    23. 08-15-2012 04:46 PM #48
      wow, lots of older machines. im more of a 90's machine fan. thats when pinball technology peaked and had the most toys.

      those home machines weird me out without a coin door, but that still very cool. id def take a pinball for payment....as long as it worked haha!

      cool!
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