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Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« on: August 10, 2013, 07:19:38 PM »

1. Earliest pinball memory?
2. All time favorite pin? Why?
3. Favorite pinball manufacture?
4. Favorite game in your collection? Why?
5. How long have you been collecting?
6. First game and how did you find it?
7. Do you still have it?
8. What are you currently working on?
9. Most wanted game to add to your collection?
10. Best all time bargain game added to your collection?
11. Worst ever miss – tell us about the one that got away!
12. Worst ever purchase – tell us about the game you wished you never bought
13. Describe your collection
14. Describe your gamesroom
15. Do you have other games other than pinball?
16. Where can you see the hobby in 10 years?

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 10:43:46 PM »
1. Earliest pinball memory?
Well being an old f##t. I played some of the pins, can't remember titles but had the push rod to pop the ball up into the shooter lane. Was a pool hall in Ringwood so would go after school to play.

2. All time favorite pin? Why?
Atari Superman. Was fast and great fun.

3. Favorite pinball manufacture?
As long as it's fun I don't care.

4. Favorite game in your collection? Why?
Williams Flash. It just keeps me coming back, just as it did when it was new and so was I lol

5. How long have you been collecting?
Well started in 1980

6. First game and how did you find it?
My first game Was only 1 year old and paid $200 for it, Atari Superman. A friend had buccaneer pin and was saying his mate was a manager at Leisure and allied and said he had a pin for sale.

7. Do you still have it?
 NOooooooo.  !!!

8. What are you currently working on?
Bally Space Invaders followed by Stern Big Game.

9. Most wanted game to add to your collection?
Tales of Arabian nights

10. Best all time bargain game added to your collection?
Atari Middle Earth. Had a service guy up to do a service on Bally Space Invaders ($300) It was about 3yr old and he saw a car headlight insert kit I had and asked if I wanted to swap them for a working pinball. Actually it was spotless and ran as new.

11. Worst ever miss – tell us about the one that got away!
Pinball Magic. Was offered this at a great price but needed to pay before the ebay deadline to have it removed from Auction but my cash from an investment would not clear till the day after. So I bought a different machine. The end ebay buyer  reneged on the sale I found out later but I had bought something else.

12. Worst ever purchase – tell us about the game you wished you never bought
Even though it was a trade for headlights .....Middle Earth. So Boring, lots of wide open spaces and nothing to hit.

13. Describe your collection
At the moment 6 Machines. Phoenix, Flash, Space Invaders, Big Game, Goldeneye, and Revenge from mars. A Home built 2 player pay to play full size Mame machine with 32" flat screen that doubles as a pay to play Jukebox. Being that most of my pin play was back in the 70's and 80's my games a priced accordingly 10c on the mame and 20c a 5 ball game or 3 for 40c.

14. Describe your gamesroom
I set up the back verandah enclosing it in clear 6mm clear acrylic sheets and the plastic strip curtains used on cool rooms to stop any wind. Put down carpet, 2 couches a lge aircon 2 sweep fans.
area is 5.7mt deep by 7mt long.

15. Do you have other games other than pinball?
Mame cab.

16. Where can you see the hobby in 10 years?
If the younger gen, can be exposed to it and prices not so over the top. I think maybe a resurgence otherwise it is the people like us that keep it going.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 10:52:04 PM »
17. First concert you went to.
Was Slade at festival hall and 2nd was Suzi Quatro also at festival hall when that was the place to go.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 08:30:02 AM »


Thanks for sharing Keith, sounds like a big games area you have there, room for some more!!
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 12:26:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing! always makes for a good read

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 05:55:43 PM »
Great read - sounds like you really enjoyed those Atari Pins !

I get asked a lot about Superman pins these days.
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 08:05:34 PM »
Great stuff  ^^^

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 76 - rustalan
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013, 02:01:24 AM »
Great read - sounds like you really enjoyed those Atari Pins !

I get asked a lot about Superman pins these days.
It was one of the best pins of it's day. Atari was well in front of the curve.