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Welcome to a new series highlighting niche collections in the coin-op world!

I have a broad collection that peaks into a number of obscure corners of coin-op, but some people have zeroed in on specific areas and built fascinating collections around them.
The history of these machines is preserved thanks to a handful of loving and obsessive collectors, and I want to help showcase them: the machines and the collectors.

Niche Collection 001: Scottie's Allwins https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... lwins.html
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Niche Collection 002: pindude152's bingos https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... ingos.html
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Niche Collection 003: Craig's one-ball horse race pinballs https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... horse.html
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Do you have an interesting niche collection that might make a good post? Get in touch with me at
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Hi Cait,

Just wanted to say that I love those old bingo machines! Never played them, but looks like a ton of fun...if I were to gamble, I'd use those over slots any day. Nice machines, thanks for posting.
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Sparky wrote:How about the weird, unloved and unknown European market?
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Good call, do you know someone who has a bunch of them?
I am also hoping to find someone that collects the Brazilian machines.
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another tangent post:
Niche digital-games! http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... games.html
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cait001 wrote:another tangent post:
Niche digital-games! http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... games.html
quick update to say I have put the Smart Ball emulator on my website for everyone to play: http://thetastates.com/befive-smartball-master/
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:FP: i think i broke it , it won't stop

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you're gonna have to pick those up off the floor before you try trading them in for more Pocky.
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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new post in the series:
Niche Collection 004: JC's Arrangeball & Challengeball machines http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... eball.html

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new post is about myself...
Niche Collection 005: Caitlyn's purely mechanical and upright games http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... urely.html
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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new post coming soon that I think you're all going to love
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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Not coin-op, but I've collected handhelds from '70's to '80's (mostly LED), and various mini-pinball games as well, including Tomy American Pinball. Latest addition is a Tandy Rocket Pinball.
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OTTOgd wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 10:56 pm Not coin-op, but I've collected handhelds from '70's to '80's (mostly LED), and various mini-pinball games as well, including Tomy American Pinball. Latest addition is a Tandy Rocket Pinball.
Cool little display! So much easier than warehousing real arcades. :)
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Niche Collection 006: Neo Skywalker's Euro pinball machines https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... -euro.html
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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cait001 wrote: Sat May 09, 2020 11:13 pm Niche Collection 006: Neo Skywalker's Euro pinball machines https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... -euro.html
Cool! I had no idea that pirate wenches were a thing! :lol:
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not a Niche Collections post, put some relevant arcade-spotting: exploring the arcade in a 1978 episode of a Japanese version of Spiderman http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/ ... ep-13.html
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Niche Collection 007: Mr. Sugiyama's Pachinko Museum https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020 ... hinko.html
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I'm starting up a new series on my blog.

Niche Mechanisms 001: the drop shelf
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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Niche Mechanisms 003: skill flicks https://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2021 ... licks.html
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Very cool! You should do a book. Great blog. Only a book would lack the great video examples.
Really interesting. Thanks for posting this.
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
marquees wanted: Roller Aces, Quiz Dragon, Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
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Do you have that game as well Caitlyn?
That must be fun to play. looks awsome. :)

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GILV wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:20 pm Do you have that game as well Caitlyn?
That must be fun to play. looks awsome. :)
No, I don't have that game from 1909, but I do have one of the Japanese machines.
Thanks for two of your videos I put into the post.
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cait001 wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:15 am
GILV wrote: Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:20 pm Do you have that game as well Caitlyn?
That must be fun to play. looks awsome. :)
No, I don't have that game from 1909, but I do have one of the Japanese machines.
Thanks for two of your videos I put into the post.
What 2 videos?
What post?

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GILV wrote: Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:03 amWhat 2 videos?
What post?
Did you click on any of the links I've been posting in this thread? :lol:

each post I've made here links to a long blogpost post.
click on this first: http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... ation.html
then go back to each other link I've put here. Might be up your alley!!!
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