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    Pinfest Allentown- It's That Time Again!

    Next week May 4th and 5th, 2018 is Pinfest time again. I plan on being there for both days again this year. Anyone else plan on going? Anyone looking to buy any pins? Share your thoughts & plans.

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    I anticipate being there Friday. Somehow we always manage to run into each other at York, but never at Allentown.
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    Look for the guy with the black glasses fake nose and mustache.

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    I'd like there to be an Iron Maiden there. Would be even better to have the real Iron Maiden also there providing a live soundtrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EldarOfSuburbia View Post
    I'd like there to be an Iron Maiden there. Would be even better to have the real Iron Maiden also there providing a live soundtrack.
    Supposed to be Iron Maiden, Houdini, Jersey Jack Pirates, and the new Alice Coopers pins there. I'm sure the wait will be awful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naildriver74 View Post
    Look for the guy with the black glasses fake nose and mustache.
    Shhh Don't give away all my secrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolchak357 View Post
    Supposed to be Iron Maiden, Houdini, Jersey Jack Pirates, and the new Alice Coopers pins there. I'm sure the wait will be awful though.
    Coin Taker have been pretty good with getting a number of Stern units on the floor, so I don't expect Iron Maiden to be much of a wait if they have the usual 3-4 going.

    The rest, I'm not holding out much hope for. I can't really handle lining up for a quick go on those pins. Guess I need to be in the door early and go straight for them.
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    boys have a great time !!! I`ll have a few drinks to your good health and fun time that weekend !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naildriver74 View Post
    Look for the guy with the black glasses fake nose and mustache.
    Humpty from digital underground is gonna be there?

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    Lots of Iron Maidens! First impression, very long ball times.

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    And these three... all very playable.

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    Went today. Good thing there was about 10 Iron Maiden’s scattered about. Kept the lines down. Only one Total Nuclear Annihilation. Couple Houdini’s. Only one JJP POTC was working. Prices seem to keep going up for anything solid state.

    Iron Maiden is really cool. Love the art and the layout. I’m a fan of the band so that helps. Still not sure if I wanna sell my games to buy one though. Still really like Metallica too. TNA was ok. Great light show but if I want techno music I’d get Tron. My dad’s a big fan of Theatre of Magic so he really liked Houdini.

    Got lunch at the Allentown Farmer’s Market as always and picked up some meats and deli to take home. I only make it there once a year so gotta take advantage.

    Great show as always. More women every year and that’s a plus. Oh, and the “real” PONG game was cool. Not 3k cool but still cool.

    One Alien too and always a line. Didn’t really care to play it anyway. Shame about all the buyers that got screwed.
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    Thought Iron Maiden was a hit as well. Multiball with four flippers going was a real adrenaline rush. Layout is great, almost a Twilight Zone feel to it. The left ramp shot through the bumpers is surprisingly easy to hit and fells great when you you make it. The art and animations are very nice. Couldn’t really hear the pin with all the noise at the show.

    They must have tweeked Houdini in some way. Last year I had so much trouble hitting the shots. Today I had no trouble hitting shots and loading the trunk. The Houdini theme clicks with me and I enjoy playing this one.

    Alice Cooper is beautiful in person. Really thought the comic book style animations were great. The castle is so cool! But shooting the shots around the select monster mode area were brick city for me. Kinda killed the fun for me. Maybe if I could have played a few more games on it. But there was only one ACNC there and the lines were long.
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    I was thinking of all of you today , I`m so so glad you are all having a great time !!! Eldar thanks for the photos , I can feel the vibe !!!

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    Didn’t get to play Alice Cooper. Lines were always long. Looks like Spooky’s first real top notch game though. I could swear whoever designed the castle mold looked at Castle Grayskull from He-Man and said “yup.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtown8532 View Post
    Didn’t get to play Alice Cooper. Lines were always long. Looks like Spooky’s first real top notch game though. I could swear whoever designed the castle mold looked at Castle Grayskull from He-Man and said “yup.”
    Lol, Castle Grayskull popped into my head as well.

    My wife took a bunch of picks today. I’ll post them as soon I can get her to transfer them to me.

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    thanks Kolchak can`t wait !!!

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    Houdini



    Jersey Jack POTC



    Iron Maiden pro

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    Sorry about the glare. The lighting in the show hall is pretty tough for pinball.

    Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle



    Airborne - Can’t remember ever playing this one. Played very fast. Interesting ramp system.



    Dungeons & Dragons for all you nerds out there.

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    Time Warp - My wife found the banana flippers interesting. After playing it she changed her mind and called them stupid.



    Farfalla - Such a pretty backglass. Almost x rated.



    Guardians of The Galaxy Pro - Didn’t think I would like this one, but we both found it surprisingly fun.

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    Time Warp is definitely better when you find one with normal flippers.

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    Houdini - I found the shots to be very tight. I'm prepared to be patient with it, but with the possibility of only one or two games every 6 months, I won't get the chance.
    GotG - didn't like it as much as Iron Maiden (duh!), also the playfield reminds me a lot of Metallica.
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    thanks Kolchak , they all look great . after a couple of great days you all deserve a couple of cold beers , cheers to you all !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EldarOfSuburbia View Post
    Houdini - I found the shots to be very tight. I'm prepared to be patient with it, but with the possibility of only one or two games every 6 months, I won't get the chance.
    GotG - didn't like it as much as Iron Maiden (duh!), also the playfield reminds me a lot of Metallica.
    I had a much tougher time with the Houdini shots last year. This year I loaded the trunk pretty easily. A lot of shots still pop out of the theater though. The tight shots made Multiball though for me though. Hard to be accurate with so much going on.
    Agree with you on GotG. Not Maiden good, but it was fun. Maybe it is the Metallica similarity that makes it appealing. Shots felt comfortable right away to me. I don’t mind the theme and I like choosing characters to play as. Locking balls in Groot is fun too. Couldn’t hear the callouts, they are supposedly pretty weak.

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    thanks Kolchak , they all look great . after a couple of great days you all deserve a couple of cold beers , cheers to you all !!!
    Wish you could have been here with us Wolfy. We could have gone out for a few cold ones after the pin show.

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    Thank you for the pics guys.

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