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Offline Pop Bumper Pete

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My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« on: September 25, 2016, 02:44:42 PM »
My (almost) ‘Grail pin’

Today I picked up a Bronco
Backglass is great, playfield is great, even came with all the documentation
Overall the machine is fully working and in wonderful condition

So why is it a ‘Grail pin’ for me?

Back 40 years ago, one of my hangouts was the local fish & chip shop, they had only one game, but it was always being changed out.
Centigrade 37, Mustang, Sinbad, Flash, played them all there

Once, when playing Mustang, the ball got stuck. Luckily the shop owner had a key and was able to free the ball. While the ball was out he encouraged me to push the switches on the playfield. So I guess this was the first time that I had seen a pinball machine up close.
Maybe it is a part of the journey that made me a pinball fan

While this is not a Mustang, it is close enough



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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 02:58:11 PM »
Congrats buddy :)

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 03:23:09 PM »
well done great news for you
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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 03:44:05 PM »
more pics please, looks nice
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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 04:12:06 PM »
more pics please, looks nice

Gotta find somewhere to set it up first

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2016, 06:54:41 PM »
Nice one!
“If you wanna escape, go up to a pinball machine. There’s a magic button on the front that makes the whole universe disappear.”

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 07:26:17 PM »
Nice one Pete enjoy

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 07:40:25 PM »
My (almost) ‘Grail pin’

Back 40 years ago, one of my hangouts was the local fish & chip shop, they had only one game, but it was always being changed out.


I remember playing my first pinball machine in 1973 at the local fish and chip shop.

It was a Royal Guard, been hooked ever since.

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2016, 08:28:27 PM »
Very cool, thanks for sharing Pete.  ^^^

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2016, 09:03:19 PM »
That wouldn't have been the good old Lydiard St Fish & Chip Shop was it?? Great pick up Pete! :)

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2016, 12:33:02 AM »
That wouldn't have been the good old Lydiard St Fish & Chip Shop was it?? Great pick up Pete! :)

Brettski... :)

Yep, and from there it was only a walk downtown to get to Keiths

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 02:23:24 PM »
Great theme, great artwork and a FUN game to play. Layout was different to the norm with the 3 X DT arrangement. Happy to hear that an "almost Grail" machine is an EM. Need more EM love !
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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2016, 04:32:37 PM »
Great to hear  ()

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2016, 05:15:44 PM »
Great theme, great artwork and a FUN game to play. Layout was different to the norm with the 3 X DT arrangement. Happy to hear that an "almost Grail" machine is an EM. Need more EM love !
there are only a couple of DMD games that are on my 'want list'
mostly games from early 70s to mid 80s

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Re: My (almost) ‘Grail pin’
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2016, 01:22:36 AM »
That wouldn't have been the good old Lydiard St Fish & Chip Shop was it?? Great pick up Pete! :)

Brettski... :)

Yep, and from there it was only a walk downtown to get to Keiths

Good old Kieths, remember it well. I lived just over from you, about 4 doors up from the corner opposite side of the road towards the church (Blue stone Place) This was back in the 70's and a great time to be playing pinball and growing up! :) It was because I liked your dad's cakes so much I became a Pastrycook! LOL :)

Brettski... :)