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Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:39:54 PM »
Great list of questions, here goes.
My earliest pinball memory was my dad who was a country operator rushing home one day with two pinballs on the back of an XB Falcon ute. It had started to rain and he started to panic and drove straight in under the carport and smashed the heads off both games. I cant remember what machines they were but we still remind him of it every now and then.

All time favourite pin is Silver Ball Mania. Not technical just a great fun game that took money for years.
 
Favourite manufacture - Bally,s from the SS era. You cant beat some of that artwork. I also love SS and EM Gotlieb,s.
 
Favourite game in my collection is Space Invaders, That back glass, those sound effects, wow it takes me back to when I was about 13 or 14.

I have been collecting lots of things for most of my life. Pinballs for only about 3 years.
 
My first game was Silver Ball Mania, I bought it around 1998 off my father and had it for about 5 years. We did a house extension about then and I had no where to keep it so I moved it on. Stupid stupid, I still kick myself. It was in great condition to.  A friend of mine still owns that machine but wont sell it back to me. I wont ever stop working on him though.
 
Currently working on Kiss. Hope to have it going in the next few weeks. Cabinet, playfield and back glass in great condition but its giving me some electrical trouble.
 
Game I most want. I only had to think about this for .1 of a second. Paragon, I have to have a Paragon. I will even swap one of my kids plus money for one.
 
All time bargain for me was Centigrade 37. When my father retired I bought I wanted to buy Kiss off him and he threw in Centigrade 37 as a sweetner. Good old dad.
 
The ones that got away are the ones I didn't have the money or the good sense to buy when my father retired.
 
No ever bad purcheses, not in the pinball department anyway. ha ha
 
My collection at the moment is Gottlieb, King Pin, Centigrade 37 and Surf Champ. Bally, Kiss and Space Invaders.
 
My game room is in the middle of a major renovation. It will be finished in 2-3 weeks. I will be sure to post some pics when its done. I am a bit excited about it to say the least.
 
Games other than pinball- I have a cocktail table with all the great 80s video game on it. Plus a Rock Ola 470 juke box. 1978 I think and a 1960 AMI Continental.
 
Where will the hobby be in 10yrs- I think it will allways have a cult following. Something that worries me is a lack of interest by the kids today. I can have all my games turned on and my 15 year old son will walk in with a couple of mates and they don't take any notice of them. I suppose the play station is there pinball.   ^^^
 

 

 
 

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Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 08:12:23 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 79 - Operator68
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 08:15:34 PM »
I had to split this Questionnaire from Pintoxicated - so it is a little out of order with the timestamp !
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 09:23:52 PM »
paragon  ^&(
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
Thanks for sharing , i bet your dad hates when you mention the headboxes breaking,Sounds like a nice collection you have there , good luck with the Paragon wish, i hope it comes true for you,  ^^^< I love the feeling when you bring them back to life after 20 years or so of neglect.
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 10:14:52 PM »
Good read dude
Ahhhhhhhh surf champ, I will have one very soon and can't wait.
I have a soft spot for the old girls too
Artwork is a beautiful thing which I hope comes back strong just like Metallica pinball
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 06:24:35 AM »
I love the art work on Centigrade 37. For that matter any gottlieb with artist Gordon Morison.
I too have similar taste in games . Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 07:06:26 PM »
Great stuff, thanks for sharing.  ^^^

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 11:13:44 AM »
Good stuff  ^^^

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionnaire - part 79 - Operator68
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 08:00:30 PM »
Thanks for the words of support guys. Sorry for jumping the cue. That will teach me too read things first.