Collector Quirks

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Collector Quirks

Postby Chris Silver » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:16 am

You might not believe it but we all fall into at least one of these catagories to some extent. Which ones do you honestly believe you are?

The Hoarder: The collector who can't seem to let a single pin go.

The Showman: The collector who only buys what are deemed to be the best name pins on the planet not necessarily because he likes them, but because he wants to impress.

The Displayer: He's the guy who sets his machines up, but nobody is allowed to play because he doesn't want to increase the game count.

The Perfectionist: The Perfectionist goes over a pin with a fine tooth comb looking for any minor flaws including a fish eye in the clearcoat hiding under the plastics or microscratches on the teflon slides.

The Purist: I met one of these guys once. He had to only buy machines with the original parts in it. All the boards and displays had to be from that game at birth.

The Originalist: They believe an incandescent game must remain incandescent. They might sway from original rubbers to superbands, but won't put repro plastics or a cpr backglass on their machine.

The Upgrader: He's basically the opposite of the Originalist. The Upgrader will load a pin full of LEDs, hit Walmart and stuff any toy that fits, powdercoat the legs, throw in mirror blades, add toppers and the list goes on.

The Black Hole: Similar to the Hoarder, The Black Hole would gobble up all the pins they can find at a reasonable price, put them in storage and you'll not see them again. To each their own, but its kind of a drag for the general community.

The "True" Collector: Any pin, any playable condition is perfectly fine. He will buy a worn out playfield without giving a rats ass because the game plays good. The cabinet can be scratched to hell and the patina might even be appealing.

The Flipper: A questionable sort depending the circumstances. The Flipper might find a $2500 pin for $500 and sell it accordingly or maybe buy a $3500 pin and relist it next the next day for $3750.

The Destroyer: These guys are the worst. They won't clean or wax the playfield. They might even store/transport a pin in an unfavorable environment. This might be out of ignorance or because they are just plain cheap.

The Parter: The Parter would buy a machine and evaluate that its worth more to sell it piece by piece.

The Artist: That's the ass hat that keeps painting cabinets white or black because its old or doesn't match the décor.

Bally Row: Nothing wrong with the Bally Row guy. He might not like a game in particular, but will buy it because its the same size and shape of all the other pins in the lineup. There's also the Gottlieb Guy and Mr. Williams.

The Themer: Only collects games that are space related, horror, sports and so on.

The Piecekeeper: The Piecekeeper just can't throw anything out. He might need that worn out sleeve or cracked flipper one day.

The MacGuyver: He can repair a machine with a paperclip and hot glue. The MacGyver might have redesigned the laws of physics as he somehow rewired a pin as well.

The Regretter: He's bought the same game 2 or even 3 times because he regrets selling it in the first place.

The Detailer: Prints labels and wraps coils as per original. ;)

The 1990s Guy: He just can't get over the fact that a DMD is not worth $600 anymore.

Captain Clueless: He lives across the street from the 1990's guy and believes his EM is worth $3700 on KIJIJI.

Mr. Indifferent: He's just happy to play whatever is in front of his credit pushing finger.

Any way you look at it, in one way or another we all fit in one or more of these demographics to some extent. Some of them have good qualities and some not so favorable. I'm just putting a name to most of the quirks. Can you think of any others?
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Black Hole, Elektra, Stellar Wars, 8 Ball Deluxe LE, Timeline, Silverball Mania
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Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire (x2), Vector, Bally Playboy, Tropic Isle, Beat the Clock, Blue-Chip
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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby Guard » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:48 am

Can't Stop Man - he's got no room, and very little cash left, but "OMG, LOOK WHAT JUST CAME UP ON KIJIJI ".
PINS- Target Alpha/ Fire Queen/ Volley/ Tee'd Off/ Rollergames/ Star Trip/ Flip Flop/ Combat/ Flash Gordon/ Capt.Card/Bluenote/ Space Shuttle/Strange Science/Far Out/ Genesis/Bally Circus / Bally Beat The Clock/ Spanish Eyes/ Outer Space/Bronco

RIP- Sinbad/ Supersonic

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby chumpchange » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:56 am

Chris you nailed it with this list !
Here are a couple:
The Monopoliser : Holds on to multiples of same title in hopes of creating a market shortage.
The Profiteer : This works well with the monopoliser that creates a shortage of a title then demands outrageous prices.
I think it's safe to say we all want that special pinball machine not because it always plays great or has a great title or even a "limited" run but for the feeling of being young again and remembering it from our youth.
Not sure what the next generation will have a chance but pinball was always good to me.

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby steamfitter » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:13 am

What about
The Doctor ; the guy that looks for machines that need work , has to sell a machine to make room for his new patient
Pins: Evel Knievel, Mars God of War , Black Hole , bally star trek ,Devil's Dare , Lost World , Police Force
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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby Murphelman » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:31 am

The Rotator: The guy whose lineup changes more than his underwear. (Might be me)
Own
Stern: Iron Maiden, Deadpool, Star Wars
Williams: Shadow, Twighlight Zone
Data East: Robocop, Jurassic Park (Babysitting)
Bally: Judge Dredd, Elvira
Gottlieb: Genie, Deadly Weapon

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Baywatch, T3, Transformers, X-Men, Future Spa, Wild Fyre, Paragon, Metallica, GnR



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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby Azatotht » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:07 am

I am The Owner ... of this crazy forum... :lol:

And I probably fit both The 1990s Guy and Mr. Indifferent now :FP: :mrgreen:
I am the monster that breathing men would kill.
I, am Dracula... (and you're not!)

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby Sparky » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:48 pm

The Hoarder: Kind of... I just HATE selling.

The "True" Collector: Yup... I see myself here.

The Piecekeeper: Yeah... a bit of me here... but do you know how many people I have helped out with obscure parts? LOL

The Regretter: He's bought the same game 2 or even 3 times because he regrets selling it in the first place? YUP. I have owned 6 Genesis pins and 4 Big Games.

Mr. Indifferent: He's just happy to play whatever is in front of his credit pushing finger... Yup. Kind of goes with the second one. And this is how you discover hidden gems.
Now playing in Sparky's Power Station: Way too much shit...

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby butch » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:09 pm

Murphelman wrote:The Rotator: The guy whose lineup changes more than his underwear. (Might be me)


think im in your categorie.............. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:35 pm

Nicely stated thread everyone...
I am currently NOT properly definable...

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby WARLOCK » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Excelsior!

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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby YellowMustard » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm

upgrader, detailer, regretter for me... funny list!!!
Pins:DrWho, STAWARS DE, :FP: :FP: :FP:

gone but not forgotten: EFTLW, Secret Service, Gorgar, Elektra, Medusa, CENTAUR, FIREPOWER, ANDROMEDA(2), HS II The getaway, BSD(2), THE SHADOW, SPACE SHUTTLE, SM, X-MEN (shakered), GRAND PRIX (Italian reimport), Tales From The crypt, BSD(2), Nitro Ground Shaker, Harlem Globetrotters, INDY500, THE SHADOW (2), Twilightzone, RESCUE 911, Stern Playboy, BOP, Roadshow, highspeed


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Re: Collector Quirks

Postby Chris Silver » Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:02 am

How about:

The Loaner: Lends out pins to buddies especially to hide them from his wife.
And
The Loner: The guy who doesn't associate with anybody and has an unknown amount of pins.
Pins: Lightning, Af-Tor, Embryon, Black Hole, Elektra, Stellar Wars, 8 Ball Deluxe LE, Timeline, Silverball Mania
Vids: Double Dragon 619-1
Gone: Space Station, Top Score, Flash Gordon, Solar Fire, Haunted House, Fire (x2), Vector, Bally Playboy, Tropic Isle, Beat the Clock, Blue-Chip
WTB: Punk!, Black Knight, Spirit, Fathom, Split Second, Nine Ball, Medusa
Its better to have played and lost than never to have played at all.



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