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2011/04/09 10:17:28 (permalink)


I have decided that my daughter needs a pinball machine for her 3rd birthday. Either that or a scalextric set. 
Anyway, I'm talking about a proper arcade machine, not a toy, and was wondering if anyone had any experience of owning one? Are they more hassle than they are worth... the fact there there are more people advertising repair than sales suggests that this might be the case.
Any advice/experience appreciated.

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    Re:Pinball 2011/04/09 11:36:43 (permalink)
    No, but let us know how you get on - Ive always wanted my own pinball machine (I grew up in the days before video games!)

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    Re:Pinball 2011/04/09 13:50:22 (permalink)
    Never owned a pinball machine.....but had at least 6 scalextrix sets over the years.....unless its going to be permanently set up then its a faf on setting them up all the time but must admit they are fun and you can get some great courses and accessories.
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    Re:Pinball 2011/04/09 15:20:11 (permalink)
    My friend has had several pinball machines and when I lived with him we had The Simpsons pinball machine in the house.  First off all they're awesome.  So amazingly addictive buying a pinball machine is something that you'll not regret.  Throughout the ones I know he's owned Lethal Weapon was always having something wrong with it.  Bulbs went all the time and various other problems occured and he needed to call someone in to look at it.  Very expensive if you're calling someone in.  He had Dr Who aswell and as far as I know nothing ever went wrong with that and neither did anything go wrong with the Simpsons aside from the occasional bulb needing replacing.  I don't know how much you're looking to spend on a machine but as far as I know he always spent around £2000+.  Lucky 3 year old if that's your price range.

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    Re:Pinball 2011/04/09 15:22:27 (permalink)
    Id love a pinball machine, it would make my man-cave complete.
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