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Old 02-22-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default Anyone into pinball? Own any machines?

Just wondering if any of you guys are into the hobby. I had always played pinball machines when I was a kid anywhere I found them. In my 20's I always liked finding them in bars. Sadly, there aren't near as many out there anymore. So a couple years ago I started collecting them, usually got them non-working and fixed them up. It's a fun hobby, although an expensive one. Any other pin collectors/fans here?

I just sold my Whitewater last week so now I'm looking for another machine. I'm going to miss Whitewater, it was a fun game but I'm ready for something different.


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Old 02-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Always loved pinball. From the late 70's machines of my early youth (Kiss, Playboy) to whatever was around during the arcade boom in the mid 80's. After high school I spent a lot time hustling pool & darts at the bowling alley when pinball made a huge comeback in the late 80's/early 90's

Black Knight 2000, Elvira, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park & High Speed were some of my fav's.

I would love to have an Elvira & the Party Monsters if I had the room.

Here's a great site for those who don't know of it.

http://www.ipdb.org/

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I love attack from Mars. Very happy now that there is some cheap third party replacements for it. The machine was a year or two late - it might have changed the world if it was introduced earlier.
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I'd like a foosball table one day.
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Always loved pinball. From the late 70's machines of my early youth (Kiss, Playboy) to whatever was around during the arcade boom in the mid 80's. After high school I spent a lot time hustling pool & darts at the bowling alley when pinball made a huge comeback in the late 80's/early 90's

Dark Knight 2000, Elvira, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park & High Speed were some of my fav's.

I would love to have an Elvira & the Party Monsters if I had the room.

Here's a great site for those who don't know of it.

http://www.ipdb.org/
Make some space!!

I know a guy that had an Elvira for sale recently, he was asking $1500. Fun game, I like the boogeymen.

Theatre of Magic is another of my favs as well, pretty cool when the magnasave comes on. I've got a long list of pins I want. Twilight Zone, Addams Family, Monster Bash etc.

I think I'm going to try to find a Wizard next. The artwork on this game is pure awesome. Dude's belt is made of snakes, and the girl's belt on the left says "Take Me', I love it.

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I like pinball. In fact, you could say that ever since I was a young boy, I've played the silver ball.
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I love attack from Mars. Very happy now that there is some cheap third party replacements for it. The machine was a year or two late - it might have changed the world if it was introduced earlier.
Such a masterpiece, great flow, art, humor. Really the total package. It commands a pretty hefty price tag nowadays, if it was just a bit lower in price I'd have one. Seems most are $3500-$4000.
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I like pinball. In fact, you could say that ever since I was a young boy, I've played the silver ball.
I hadn't originally pegged you for being deaf, dumb AND blind, but now that you mention it...
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I remember playing Creature from the Black Lagoon in the mid-90s, that'd be one that I'd like to buy someday.
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I hope for your sake you didn't have an Uncle Ernie!
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I do, but he mostly just fiddles about.
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Such a masterpiece, great flow, art, humor. Really the total package. It commands a pretty hefty price tag nowadays, if it was just a bit lower in price I'd have one. Seems most are $3500-$4000.
Yeah, it was a great game. Spent much of my college working hours playing the machine that the .COM had in the rec room. Beat it a few times, and was always amazed at the programming, and the neat 3dish display.
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I had Fish Tales and Monday Night Football when I lived in Washington. Haven't bought any since I moved back to CO. Will be attending the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown at the end of April, so who knows.

I would love any of these

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I have two human pinballs ages 11 and 7 and they don't stop during the day. EVER!
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I had Fish Tales and Monday Night Football when I lived in Washington. Haven't bought any since I moved back to CO. Will be attending the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown at the end of April, so who knows.

I would love any of these

Banzai Run
Safe Cracker
No Fear
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Nice! The showdown is a lot of fun, plenty of cool pins. Some fun pins on your wanted list, Banzai Run is a one of a kind pin with the backbox play. Doesn't seem like they come up for sale often.

Seems like there's some pinheads on the mane so here's some links and places to play. Also, my buddy Jerry started up a Yahoo group called frontrange pinheads, I think we're up to about 70 members. If anyone wants to join just let me know.There's lots of great collections here in Colorado.

My favorite:
http://www.lyonspinball.com/intro.htm

Great place in Lakewood:
http://local.yahoo.com/info-19605329...grill-lakewood

They have monthly tournaments here.

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http://wpdupdates.wordpress.com/2008...all-locations/
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:32 PM   #17
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I used to rock this machine back in the day. On a couple of quarters I could play for hours and leave credits on the machine when I was done.
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I got hooked in college playing PinBot, Gorgar and Night Rider:
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I bought my wife a Starship Troopers for her 30th birthday. We've been thinking about trading it in, or adding another recently. I love Addams Family, Star Trek: TNG, LOTR. Having an old PinBot would be pretty cool too.
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Gorgar and Pinbot was IT during those times. I love playing pinball and choose it over most regular video games (I do have a video pinball game). I have looked from time to time to buy one but the room is needed for something like that. I bought the 44 cocktail table games from the 80s and still play them (5 Pac Mans, Phoenix, 3 Donkey Kongs, PinBall, etc.). Some of the good ones in the past I thought was Captain Fantastic and Evil Knievel. I do like the Simpsons of more recent times when it is working at our local Chuck E Cheese.

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That's a terrible Knight Rider! Looks more like Gallager than David Hasselhof!
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My girlfriends Dad has a basement full of them. Off the top of my head: Black Knight, Pinbot, Addams Family, Terminator 2, Indiana Jones, Star Trek TNG, Twilight Zone, White Water....there's at least 6 others I'm forgetting at this point. Honestly, all my time is spent on Pinbot and Star trek
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That's a terrible Knight Rider! Looks more like Gallager than David Hasselhof!
You fail sooooo bad. He is in a rig not KITT. I believe that game was made before afro David hit the TV sitcoms. It is Tight Rider...Oh yeah! Go get the trucker stop whore ova there!
Best things about the old school pinball is getting 15k was worthy of a high score credit. Of course the bumpers only gave you 10 points at a time.
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My girlfriends Dad has a basement full of them. Off the top of my head: Black Knight, Pinbot, Addams Family, Terminator 2, Indiana Jones, Star Trek TNG, Twilight Zone, White Water....there's at least 6 others I'm forgetting at this point. Honestly, all my time is spent on Pinbot and Star trek
Sweet! Check out this guys blog...

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Oh my God, that guy is my hero
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My girlfriends Dad has a basement full of them. Off the top of my head: Black Knight, Pinbot, Addams Family, Terminator 2, Indiana Jones, Star Trek TNG, Twilight Zone, White Water....there's at least 6 others I'm forgetting at this point. Honestly, all my time is spent on Pinbot and Star trek
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