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The first step is admitting I have a problem

Discussion in 'Members of The Revolution!' started by Seven, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Seven

    Seven Active Member

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    At least I think that's the first step. Maybe the first step is to get really drunk? I forget. Anyway..

    I bought my first pinball machine in July of 2014. I just picked up a Rollergames last weekend which makes #17. I personally lean towards the late 80's/early 90's machines, but they're all good. I would like to get an EM or two. I just haven't run across the right one at the right price yet.

    Machines I have up and running:
    Strange Science
    Hardbody
    Motordome
    Tales from the Crypt
    Hollywood Heat
    Batman Forever
    The Lost World Jurassic Park
    Riverboat Gambler
    Comet
    Alien Poker

    Machines in the workshop to be touched up or tinkered with:
    Rollergames - Plays fine, a little dirty, but needs some cabinet repair near the coin door.
    Meteor - Needs some touch up paint.
    Skateball - Needs touchup paint and some tinkering.
    Panthera - Needs cleaning and a little paint.
    Road Kings - This needs a bit of work but will clean up nicely.

    Machines on the back burner:
    Sinbad - This was rethemed poorly for some Linux software company. I'm going to re-retheme it as Killer Klowns from Outer Space just for the hell of it.

    Hot Hand - This thing is a mess. It was free so no big deal. I think I'm going to turn it into a virtual pin.

    So that's my story so far.
     
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    Welcome aboard! Love the story so far!
    Glad to see the next group of collector's are popping up and posting.
     
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  3. Seven

    Seven Active Member

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    I spend a few months on another pinball site, but it was too family friendly for me.

    When I saw the rules here that said "we're all adults here" I thought this is the place for me!
     
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    Welcome! Always nice to have some fresh blood... and another Bally 6803 aficionado no less :)

    Looking forward to hearing more!
     
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    Talk to me before you do something rash!
     
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  6. spiroagnew

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    Welcome 7. Glad to have you along for the ride.
     
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    Welcome Seven, pinball is a slippery slope and never say never in this hobby because you will always end up eating your own words.
     
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    17 pins in one year... well done my friend and welcome to the club. You should fit in just fine around here! :)

    D
     
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  9. Seven

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    I try to never say never in life, so I'm probably good (or screwed).
     
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    I've actually bought 18. I owned a Royal Flush Deluxe for 48 hours.

    I already have the next one. Cue Ball Wizard. It's been arranged. I just need to drive to the states and pick it up. I think I'm going to put that one at my work. It's a good pin for light players I think.
     
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    Nice, so you're not the only one that brings games to work! I just finished doing a quick shop job on an F14 yesterday here on my lunch hours, and tomorrow a T2 will be coming in and a TZ right behind it. Gotta maximize my time somehow!

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    Well, this will be the first machine I bring in. The owner of the company and I have been talking about it for a few months. We talked about the company buying one, but I'm running out of space at home right now, so I figured I'd just use the office as "storage". It worked out well because the owner said he'd paid me a kind of leasing fee on the machine.

    Getting paid to store my machine AND be able to play it. I'm all over that.
     
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    Nice. I didn't even ask the owners about bringing in a machine... (long story) But we have a large mechanical room out in the warehouse that I could easily fit 3 pins in to work on, so I made an executive decision. :)

    So far the owners don't seem to mind...

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    I'm going to put one machine in our least used as a boardroom boardroom. We have an xbox, playstation, projector, 50" LED, and a mini fridge with beer in there. People use it as a breakroom. I could probably fit two in there if I really wanted.

    We will see how the first one goes over.
     
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    Definitely would love to see a Killer Klowns re theme. Go for it!
     
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    3 pins in my Toronto office, 2 classic vids in my kitchen @ my TO office. (Used to be 30+ folded in my warehouse there)
    Plus 12 classic vids and a few pins on legs. Long story short, my business partner and staff complained, even though I share.

    Anyway, going to put a 60-1 and a pin like JD, JM, or DM in my Niagara office. And maybe a Bally slot and a tabletop 138-1.
    3-5 devices in a business seems to be ok, but the warehouse folded and on leg pins and vids seemed to get no love from staff though.
     
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    I'm actually hoping to put a machine at work. In the staff room though - wanna keep the kids off it.
     
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    You require a "crokinole board" for your empty spot my brother?
     
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    I'm installing my 3rd machine at work today.... and two vids.
    I may actually have to list one of the vids for sale. They don't get played
     
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    I'm clearly working for the wrong company!
     
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