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    People don't get pinball these days

    I supplied some pins to my daughter's school fete this weekend. Some of the comments have been an education.

    Couple of kids played a few games and said that it was easier and better on the PS2.
    A dad in his late 20's put his daugher in front of a game and told her these were "really old" games (it was a TAF).
    Heard another guy talking to someone saying they were a bit like poker machines! I have NFI what he was on about.

    Have had a few people few who were keen to talk pin though. A coulpe have talked about having pin in their houses as kids years ago. One older man said his dad had a few in the shed that they got rid of when he died, were the old push up ball styles. A woman helping at the fete has a Galaga cocktail in her shed as well she does not use. I might have to work on her to see if she wants to sell it. Seems there is still a lot of arcade stuff squirreled away in sheds and homes, just waiting to be draggged out and sold.

    #2
    pin2k may have went down better with them then

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      #3
      I couldnt believe it the other night when trick or treat kids didnt want a game
      PIMP YOUR PINS

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        #4
        Originally posted by Darksoul View Post
        I supplied some pins to my daughter's school fete this weekend. Some of the comments have been an education.

        Couple of kids played a few games and said that it was easier and better on the PS2.
        A dad in his late 20's put his daugher in front of a game and told her these were "really old" games (it was a TAF).
        Heard another guy talking to someone saying they were a bit like poker machines! I have NFI what he was on about.

        Have had a few people few who were keen to talk pin though. A coulpe have talked about having pin in their houses as kids years ago. One older man said his dad had a few in the shed that they got rid of when he died, were the old push up ball styles. A woman helping at the fete has a Galaga cocktail in her shed as well she does not use. I might have to work on her to see if she wants to sell it. Seems there is still a lot of arcade stuff squirreled away in sheds and homes, just waiting to be draggged out and sold.
        Maybe that dad in his 20's would appreciate pinball more if he concentrated on playing that when he was younger rather than playing women and popping out kids
        I'm a member of the Brian Eddy superfan club

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          #5
          I'm not surprised. Pinball is a pretty 'niche' hobby market really.

          I couldn't be less interested in things like football, cricket, swimming, stamp collecting, kayaking, mushroom hunting, bell ringing, and a zillion other past times that are boring 'to me'.

          I could be persuaded into modelling (of most types), pinball (naturally) arcade games in general - so I guess it's 'horses for courses' - well it would be but I don't like horse racing either

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            #6
            Not surprised
            I mention pinball to some of my customers, some are ‘Wow that is cool’, others are ‘did you see the football on the weekend?’

            But I think it is about whatever excites you, a well rounded person should have an interest in something that would bore the other 90% of the poulation

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              #7
              I set up all my games in the garage for my daughters 1st birthday party a few months ago. The line up was 1 LW3 Pinball and half a dozen video games. I was amazed that the older kids (7-10yo's) were really into it all. I thought the kids would bag it out and wouldn't be interested unless it was a current gen console with the latest game. But they totally loved them, the Pin in particular and they played it non-stop for the entire party. They only stopped for a quick bite of food and drink and maybe the odd toilet break! Even the little toddlers wanted a go and had to get a parent to lift them up on a stool or something!

              The parents also loved them all, the Pin got the most attention still. I was really surprised at how all age groups still loved them. Several adults left wanting to buy one and asked me to let them know if I saw a good one.

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                #8
                Funny some people get pinball and some dont.It is something that frustrates me quite a bit.
                I have a friend I have known for twenty years who I have tried to convert many times over the years and failed every time.
                I am flat out talking him into playing a game and when he does he will often stand back and watch the ball flying around between bumpers and say"Look the thing plays itself, nothing to it is there", as he even stands away from the machine with hands free, not over the flipper buttons.
                He often will remark " you never grew up, still enjoying your childhood" when talking about my games and happy to do this in front of others.(lucky he has some good qualities)
                I always say well that's the whole point.With all the stress of adult life who wouldn't want to escape now and then with a harmless game of pinball.He still doesn't see it

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Darksoul View Post
                  I supplied some pins to my daughter's school fete this weekend. Some of the comments have been an education.

                  Couple of kids played a few games and said that it was easier and better on the PS2.
                  A dad in his late 20's put his daugher in front of a game and told her these were "really old" games (it was a TAF).
                  Heard another guy talking to someone saying they were a bit like poker machines! I have NFI what he was on about.

                  Have had a few people few who were keen to talk pin though. A coulpe have talked about having pin in their houses as kids years ago. One older man said his dad had a few in the shed that they got rid of when he died, were the old push up ball styles. A woman helping at the fete has a Galaga cocktail in her shed as well she does not use. I might have to work on her to see if she wants to sell it. Seems there is still a lot of arcade stuff squirreled away in sheds and homes, just waiting to be draggged out and sold.
                  Nice to see some ppl doing something for their local community...nobody appreciates pinball these days. I thought your Whitewater was the best..its my favorite machine...once again good work...AA members should all be upstanding pillars of the community. Regards ME "ps vote 1 me for Admin"

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                    #10
                    Not surprised my 14 and 12 year olds arnt interested anymore there ps3 and Nintendo ds are much more popular and even friends in there 40's like the look but playing there not really interested .

                    Peter

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                      #11
                      I'm in my mid 20s and I didn't like pinball as a kid. I just didn't 'get' it. It was only after hanging around a bunch of pinheads () that it finally clicked and now I can't get enough. Most of my friends haven't got a clue!

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                        #12
                        Here are the takings for today - 6 hrs.

                        White Water $40
                        Dr Who $46
                        Addams Family $49

                        And a big thanks to Judgeboz and 380Degrees (Damo) for helping me move them to and from the fete.

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                          #13
                          I was looking at Wotto's photos from the USA and there was a few pictures of some pinball collections or arcades and I noticed that the place was totally deserted.
                          But when it comes to pinball we all know what there all missing out on.

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                            #14
                            I like the look of pinball machines and the technical side of them but playing the bores my bollocks off.
                            Sic transit gloria Atari!

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                              #15
                              Wife and I went to Time Zone in Forest Hill today. I just wanted to play some pins. Joint was packed and no one playing the Avatar and Family Guy machines. Lucky for me people had also left credits on them. I still find them more fun than challening that video games but boy the Avatar pin felt sooo cheaply made!

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