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Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« on: February 07, 2009, 11:22:26 AM »
Over to you Clive! (this will make a great read, been looking forward to this)

1. Earliest pinball memory?
2. All time favourite pin? Why?
3. Favourite pinball manufacture?
4. Favourite 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 Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 10:17:42 PM »
when ur ready, i'll have a crack $$(

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2009, 05:10:43 PM »
Sorry guys for the delay was just about to post and my wireless connection crapped out and I lost everything!!
1. Earliest pinball memory?
I would have been 9 or 10 and been at an arcade with lots of other EM games.1970's
2. All time favourite pin? Why?
As with most collectors you can't just narrow it to one as we have many to choose from and they have different features. I suppose my current favorite game is Centaur. I've owned it for 2 years , has been in my gamesroom for 1 year and held off playing it till my birthday 26/12/2008 ( will power I tell you! ) See favourite game in No 4.
3. Favourite pinball manufacture?
I have Bally , Williams , Gottlieb , Data East games  and don't have a favorite manufacturer.
4. Favourite game in your collection? Why?
Currently Centaur , it is challenging for me to play with neat features to go for , great artwork and tri colour paint scheme, cool attract mode and excellent speech!
5. How long have you been collecting?
Since 1997
6. First game and how did you find it?
1967 Gottlieb Sing Along. Chris Soulidis  - author of the Arcade and Flipper review called me from Adelaide and asked me to check it out. I checked it out  and Chris didn't want it so I bought it and then the obsession started once I learnt how to get it going...
7. Do you still have it?
No , sold long ago to get more games...
8. What are you currently working on?
1976 Will. Aztec stepper issue, Indiana Jones flipper issue and today my Night Moves is playing up! Devil's Dare is calling out to me to get it up and going as well!!
9. Most wanted game to add to your collection?
Kiss, Nitro Ground Shaker and Surf N Safari. Need a Stern Solid state as I played Seawitch and was stunned by how fast and great a game it is!
10. Best all time bargain game added to your collection?
Got a 1973 Will. Travel Time for free in good condition. Bought a Indiana Jones and Guns N Roses for $1500 the pair.
11. Worst ever miss – tell us about the one that got away!
I used to get the trader magazine at 6:30am every thursday, well was sick one thursday and I picked it up in the early arvo and there was a getaway HS2 and another DM game for $200 each - no reply till 5pm and both gone!!
12. Worst ever purchase – tell us about the game you wished you never bought
1976 Sega Carnival - they have miniaturised switches in flash bulb like plastic containers which you can't get anymore. You have to retro fit others ones - no thanks....
13. Describe your collection
My collection would be best described as varied. Goes from a 1967 Will. Apollo to a 1994 Guns N Roses. Something for everyone I suppose. I have 22 games and my mate has 30 and we only have 2 common games between us and that is Black Knight and Space Odyssey
14. Describe your gamesroom
It is a large double garage that I have to share with household crap and a large chest deep freeze. I did carpet it though which helps. I have only just got all my working games up and along one wall. However the gamesroom is part of the house and I can't play due to noise and sleeping children etc.
15. Do you have other games other than pinball?
1970's Chicago Coin Speedway driver, 1970's Chicago Coin Carnival Rifle, Over 10 wall mounted games like golf hazard, flipball, bomb the tank etc
16. Where can you see the hobby in 10 years?
a)I hope pinballs are still being made somewhere.
b)There should be a large amount of repro parts available for us all.
c)I hope to have most if not all of my games going by then.
d)Hopefully I'll have the other games I want by then.

Will post afew pics of the gamesroom /mess  in the next week.
 

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 08:49:07 PM »
Thanks Clive, Great Read

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 08:50:20 PM »
Great to see the standard of questionnaires being maintained. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 08:53:48 PM »
Well done, mate, it certainly is interesting to find out where everyone is coming from.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 09:30:36 PM »

Good read Clive - I was particularly interested when you mention the fact that there were only 2 common games between the 52 games you and your friend have in your collections. That's amazing.

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2009, 09:35:46 PM »
well  done 

good reading

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2009, 10:15:30 PM »
Another great read . Thanks for taking the time to tell us your story. ^^^
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2009, 06:10:05 AM »
Great read Clive - thanks for sharing!

As for 16 (a) - I promise the CI team will still be turning something out, even if it's just a game a year!
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Re: Sunday Pinball Questionaire - part 10 - Pinballnz
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2009, 09:04:36 PM »
Great stuff  ^^^