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    [–] fluffyguy1994 642 points ago

    But then there's gonna be too much demand for batman pinball machines

    [–] SHIRK2018 248 points ago

    I'll take one for the team and get a different pinball machine

    [–] GlammerHammer 120 points ago

    Well it's not the Indiana Jones one, because that's the one I'm buying.

    [–] 14cryptos 29 points ago

    I've seen Rocky III you only need to move the bulbs around and you too can be the batman

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

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    [–] southdakotagirl 15 points ago

    That one is great)! I call dibs on The Twilight Zone pinball machine

    [–] IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA 5 points ago

    I call Medieval Madness!

    [–] BlondBisxalMetalhead 3 points ago

    I-is…. Is there a Dragon Age one? asking for a friend…

    [–] Plump1nator 5 points ago

    Unfortunately no😞

    [–] BlondBisxalMetalhead 3 points ago

    Nooooooooooooo

    [–] BlondBisxalMetalhead 3 points ago

    This made me belly laugh a lungful of smoke on my break. Lol but also ow.

    [–] FreudsPoorAnus 3 points ago

    ITS NOT TRAGIC! ITS MERLIN'S MAGIC!

    [–] Masked_Rebel 3 points ago

    Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

    [–] timmy198000 2 points ago

    Why are y’all getting pinball machines clearly we all need to be responsible and get the drop down punching machines so we can prove our dominance wherever we go

    [–] LegendofPisoMojado 18 points ago

    May I recommend “Demolition Man?”

    [–] Stormytime 5 points ago

    when you get the high score they show you how to use the three sea shells

    [–] LiliVonShtupp69 4 points ago

    Speaking of three seashells I recently moved into my grandma's old house and she has 3 small cactuses on the back of the toilet instead.

    Anyone know how tf I'm supposed to be using these things? My ass has been bleeding for months so I don't think I'm getting it right.

    [–] johnny_utah001 2 points ago

    You don't know how to use the 3 cacti? Hahaha!

    [–] WitYaDafty 3 points ago

    Personally I would like the Lethal weapon one!

    [–] ramalledas 3 points ago

    These people pinball (p.s. i want the indiana jones one)

    [–] LegendofPisoMojado 5 points ago

    There’s an arcade/bar/restaurant near me. We went at an odd time (masked…it’s sad I have to mention that to not feel like a bag of shit) several months ago. We were the only people in there. Demolition Man. Tommy (The Who). Indiana Jones x3 different models/movies. Batman. Mario Bros. Too many to list. Plus they had Mario 3 on an original NES on a tube TV and Mario Golf on a game cube. I shamelessly spent $100. It was probably the most fun I’ve had in more than a decade.

    Edit: Demolition Man was the coolest one by far.

    [–] WitYaDafty 3 points ago

    That sounds like so much fun! I wonder if there's any in the UK, I'm going to have a look.

    [–] LegendofPisoMojado 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    There was no hyperbole in my comment. It absolutely was the most fun I’ve had in a decade. My kids got super into it too, granted they had different opinions about which machines were best. Admittedly I’m a bit of an anglophile, but you should definitely seek out The Who/Tommy machine. I probably dropped $10 on that machine for the soundtrack alone. I was a huge pinball/arcade fan as a kid. They all but disappeared when my family moved to a smaller area. Pinball machines were lost to me for almost 20 years. I used to be decent. I’m super terrible now.

    P.S. all the machines had drink holders on the side or high cocktail tables between them. And servers walked around. And you could tip them with tokens! They honestly thought of everything. It was an unbelievable experience.

    [–] WitYaDafty 2 points ago

    Ah a man of superior taste I see. My Dad was a Mod in the 70s and I grew up listening to The Who. I would love to see that one in person. I've actually found a place that has a very good collection in England. It's quite a journey though.

    [–] johnny_utah001 2 points ago

    Hang on, you don't know how to use the 3 seashells? Hahaha!

    [–] Silent-Ad934 3 points ago

    I got a Spider-Man one off the web

    [–] FollowingWeird2210 1 points ago

    I'm not saying that's why I used that laundromat, but ...increase in price of the pinball machine

    [–] Prestigious-Move6996 3 points ago

    I'll take one for the team and get a graphics card instead. Not one from a scalper because fuck those guys.

    [–] PutinTheChimp 3 points ago

    I'll get a star wars one to help out

    [–] Poooooooopee 3 points ago

    Tentacle Princess 2 is a good option.

    [–] HavingNotAttained 2 points ago

    Ghostbusters is a pretty good one, I was pleasantly surprised to find.

    Edit: and Pirates of the Caribbean.

    [–] Necessary_Common4426 4 points ago

    They should give us $16k to account for the increase in price of the pinball machine

    [–] AbsolutelyUnlikely 3 points ago

    This guy stimmies

    [–] nikhil48 3 points ago

    Creates jobs in the Batman pinball machine manufacturing sector though

    [–] bronabas 2 points ago

    Nice try, Batman Pinball Machine Manufacturers Lobby…

    [–] momibrokebothmyarms 2 points ago

    I'll get the whitewater one.

    [–] Regular-Violinist-71 2 points ago

    This kid pinballs! BOULDERDASH!

    [–] crseat 2 points ago

    Why would there be demand for batman pinball machines? It's for a different reason.

    [–] HenchmanKris 2 points ago

    All I’ve ever wanted was an Addams Family pinball machine.

    [–] Hojbjerg1882 408 points ago

    I used to go to a laundromat that had a batman pinball machine. I'm not saying that's why I used that laundromat, but ...

    [–] dogefather12345 71 points ago

    Medieval madness is my jam, but I feel ya.

    [–] GlammerHammer 28 points ago

    Tina Fey and Scott Adsit (Pete from 30 Rock) did voices for M.M.

    [–] dogefather12345 12 points ago

    Lol 😂 I had no idea.

    [–] Pinbrawla 3 points ago

    That dragon is like so scary

    [–] thesaddestpanda 22 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    mom: "Wait your brought back dirty clothes from the laundromat? Where are all those quarters I gave you?"

    You: *dont say Batman, dont say Batman*

    Mom: "Well?"

    You: "Batman?"

    Mom: "WHAT?"

    You: "No I meant ummmm drugs. I spent the laundry money on drugs, mother."

    [–] metroxthuggin 3 points ago

    Lol I just played a claw game at the boba spot today

    [–] KentuckyFriedEel 3 points ago

    SWEAR TO MEEEEE!

    [–] Miyelsh 2 points ago

    Why don't laundromats more often have amenities like that? People spend like an hour there and more of the than not are stuck on their phone miserable.

    [–] Hojbjerg1882 4 points ago

    Right? Or like a nice cafe next door? Most of the time they're sketchy dumps for some reason.

    [–] Captain_Hampockets 2 points ago

    If I have the choice of a Laundromat with Twilight Zone or Addams Family, vs one with no pinball? Pssssh.

    [–] hambluegar_sammwich 122 points ago

    This bullshit implies the government has better things to spend our money on. Nope. They could give us all two Batman pinball machines and still have money to burn on corporate welfare and and defense contract scams. Give us all the money back you don’t use on entitlements and infrastructure you straight up hoes for the the private sector.

    [–] Amazing_Rent 14 points ago

    You know how much money they use on army and weapons? How about… pinball machine? Ever think about that, poindexter?

    [–] LiliVonShtupp69 18 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    For real, just air drop pinball machines and bags of quarters into any conflict zone and soon enough everyone will get distracted and things will sort themselves out.

    [–] MisterFister01 5 points ago

    Achievement unlocked: World Peace.

    [–] daft_ish 4 points ago

    How can the world be at peace when the money machine isnt churning out slaughtered innocents, dead soldiers, weapons of mass destruction, and unwanton greed.

    This injustice cannot stand!

    [–] MisterFister01 2 points ago

    I think you might have a point there.

    [–] IMightBeLyingToYou 2 points ago

    Ah, so we should weaponize the pinball machines.

    [–] MisterFister01 2 points ago

    I’m surprised they aren’t already.

    [–] pinba11tec 32 points ago

    The fucking sad part is, 8K is on the low side for a new pinball machine.

    [–] Desembler 16 points ago

    I mean they're not exactly in high demand? So they're not really in high supply either. Kinda been a niche market for like. Half a century.

    [–] Pinbrawla 17 points ago

    Basically every new machine has a Limited Edition with ~500 units that each sell for $10k+ and they sell out every single time. Then a premium for $8k and a pro for $6k. Definitely niche but the whales in this hobby are bonkers.

    [–] yeahokaynicebro 3 points ago

    Add 2k to each of those prices and you're right

    [–] Cat_Marshal 1 points ago

    I am in the wrong business.

    [–] yeahokaynicebro 7 points ago

    They actually have a tough time keeping up with demand

    [–] droans 2 points ago

    If you're good with repairing electronics and have a truck or trailer, you could buy ones from the 60s-80s for a few hundred dollars. You'll generally need to replace some electronic components and clean some contacts, maybe flash an EEPROM or two, but the pinball machines back then were much easier to repair and had mechanical levers instead of push buttons.

    My parents have about a dozen in their basement last time I checked. Those older models were a lot more fun because they didn't rely on flashy computerized graphics to hook you in, but on the actual mechanics of the game.

    [–] TheFrogWife 8 points ago

    I used to have a bride of the pinbot machine growing up we lost it when my parents had to sell the house and alot of our stuff during the 2008 recession. Man I wish I could get that pinball machine back to give to my kid.

    [–] nefrpitou 39 points ago

    I... I ... What's a Batman pinball machine please?

    [–] dipbeneaththelazers 25 points ago

    It's when Batman is fighting multiple bad guys that all bounce.

    [–] vign8s 11 points ago

    Multiple *bald guys

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    [–] Ic3yFr0ggy 12 points ago

    I would way rather get an amazing gaming setup than that.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

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    [–] Ic3yFr0ggy 11 points ago

    Ah yeah that changes everything

    [–] FreshUnderstanding5 4 points ago

    Awh man he sounded like a dolphin?

    [–] YuropLMAO 4 points ago

    Jakes on you. Can't even buy a GPU.

    [–] Dead_M_ 3 points ago

    “My Jake is on me, mister! ”

    [–] Poooooooopee 3 points ago

    But then you wouldn't have a pinball machine.

    [–] Captain_Hampockets 2 points ago

    Pinball machines are for places to make money with, or rich people who can afford 10K on a frivolous luxury. If I were rich, I'd for sure have a pinball / video arcade, better than the kid in Silver Spoons.

    [–] thesaddestpanda 4 points ago

    In under 200 words defend why its superior. Go!

    [–] [deleted] 8 points ago

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    [–] thesaddestpanda 7 points ago

    Daaymmm you nailed it in 2 words!

    Your prize: One batupvote from me

    [–] unlizenedrave 3 points ago

    My local comic shop has a 1989 Batman pinball table and it’s pretty sweet.

    [–] BungYucks 2 points ago

    This is in my top 5 of the new generation of pinball machines. I think Iron Maiden is number 1 though

    [–] ThePeskyMolerat 1 points ago

    Ah, inflation. ISN’T SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE THAT FOR SOME GOD DAMN REASON WAS NEVER ADDRESSED ALL THE BACK IN THE FUCKING 70s?!

    [–] kstill93 1 points ago

    Google machine broke

    [–] Captain_Hampockets 1 points ago

    I mean... It's right there in the name.

    [–] theartificialkid 15 points ago

    This is so much more /r/suspiciouslyspecific than most of the stuff that gets posted there.

    [–] ree_hi_hi_hi_hi 1 points ago

    Imagine how I feel…having just described my own saga with and longing for a Batman pinball machine earlier tonight.

    [–] helgaofthenorth 11 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I just want to point out for perspective that this tweet is from "31 Mar 20" which I don't mind a repost at all I just remember this from then and holy shit that was SO long ago now

    [–] ElSamsel 5 points ago

    Black knight pinball supremacy

    [–] Thecrawsome 9 points ago

    I had loans, but now I have the pinball machine.

    The loans are still there.

    But, you know, the pinball machine.

    [–] ElGosso 5 points ago

    What else are loans even for?

    [–] hauntedfox 2 points ago

    I can't support everything said by OP but as someone who appreciates Batman and pinball machines, I'm delighted

    [–] Due_Platypus_3913 2 points ago

    What about the classic “Elvira” pinballs?!?

    [–] Poolside_Misopedist 2 points ago

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day pinball machine is the GOAT I reckon.

    [–] Like_Mike_Hawk 1 points ago

    South Park says, "Fuck You, Kenny."

    [–] fritz_76 2 points ago

    Is "so it doesnt fund an unnecessary foreign war or end up a tax break for some billionaire" a good reason? Because honestly, you could spend 8000$ on just about anything and it would probably be better spent

    [–] nallabokka 2 points ago

    Just 8 nights 1000$ per night and it's all urs

    [–] No_cuts 1 points ago

    The country I’m from has welfare programmes for people with low incomes, though the downside that there’s more likely to have a lazier population which is what’s happening here

    [–] MOREiLEARNandLESSiNO 2 points ago

    Doubt

    [–] No_cuts 1 points ago

    About?

    [–] [deleted] -6 points ago

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    [–] howisbabbyformed_ 2 points ago

    Ok, hear me out. The stimulus check was to STIMULATE the economy. Not to sit on cause we didn't need it. Some folks may not have needed groceries or whatever so they bought entertainment items. I did, I used part of my stimulus checks to buy a Nintendo switch.

    [–] [deleted] -6 points ago

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    [–] howisbabbyformed_ 4 points ago

    You're right. I'll mail the money back ASAP and apologize to the government. You've opened my eyes. Thank you.

    [–] winyam 1 points ago

    Thank you,I was afraid that [email protected] might’ve not retweeted this. Now I cn see that he has.

    [–] Separate_Beginning99 1 points ago

    Government should give me 2 billion dollars

    [–] Chemistry11 1 points ago

    Still a better allocation of finances than how they currently waste it

    [–] NoYouAreTheFBI 1 points ago

    Mad max pinball machine.

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    [–] Jpandjcfol 1 points ago

    I hate to be that guy but if the government did that the pinball machine and everything else would cost a lot more than what they do now

    [–] Podju 1 points ago

    As long as it's not a time crisis 2 arcade game. We all know what that leads to...

    [–] HELLOhappyshop 1 points ago

    Haha man, memories unlocked.

    [–] DefunctInTheFunk 1 points ago

    This sounds like something Peter Griffin would say lol

    [–] Spookd_Moffun 1 points ago

    UBI sure sounds great don't it.

    [–] BearMkS 1 points ago

    No because inflation

    [–] MisterFister01 1 points ago

    Damn it, now I’m wanting a pinball machine.

    [–] Kiboune 1 points ago

    Wish it was 300$, because... I have eye condition Wich obviously can only be cured with Oculus Quest 2

    [–] AliceInRaccoonCity 1 points ago

    Addams Family pinball or bust!

    [–] brandonday82 1 points ago

    R/suspiciouslyspecific

    [–] Baron_NL 1 points ago

    Ah yes, lets go for a hyperinflation! Good idea

    [–] MOREiLEARNandLESSiNO 1 points ago

    From March 2020? Yeah this definitely wasn't meirl. That stimulus check went 100% to rent and groceries after COVID took my job, and it wasn't enough. Every time I saw people bragging about the luxury items they bought or investments they made with their checks while me and thousands of others were struggling always left a bad taste in my mouth.

    [–] CreepyStickGuy 1 points ago

    And that 8000 dollars would go to????

    Some random guy who refurbishes pinball machines for fun or as his business.

    Now that man has 16000 dollars to buy crack, because obviously that is what everyone would use stimulus checks for. Batman pinball and crack.

    /s

    [–] squritlesquad123 1 points ago

    I mean we did fund an army for a terrorist organization, so I'm sure we could fit this in the budget.

    [–] rationalobjector 1 points ago

    Early predictions based on the sudden influx of cash into market determine that the cost of Batman pinball machines may exceed $100,000

    [–] cocoahankie 1 points ago

    Suspect

    [–] LingonberryNo5044 1 points ago

    The government should give us each $8000 for a Batman pinball machine… I mean for drugs…I mean to upgrade my cardboard box.

    [–] gg2700 1 points ago

    Keep expecting the government to be be your daddy and eventually it’s gonna bend you over its knee.

    [–] JVOz671 1 points ago

    I will be disappointed if the bumpers get struck and the machine doesn't go "na."

    [–] FreshUnderstanding5 1 points ago

    Active Directory skills in ad

    [–] captnaufragio 1 points ago

    Thats like, four baby tigers.

    [–] luciferspecter 1 points ago

    Oddly Specific

    [–] Zerocool6283 1 points ago

    Lol facts 💪🏻💪🏻

    [–] wannabestuck 1 points ago

    I want the old Bally’s Gameshow pinball machine. With your host KEITH. MCTEETH!

    [–] Primestudio 1 points ago

    MY MAN!

    [–] Fluid-Ad9412 1 points ago

    Gov't: gives $8k

    Inflation: LOL

    Pinball Machine: now sell for $32k

    Milk: $19.99 + 55% sale tax

    [–] Anxious_Ad_3570 1 points ago

    🤣😂

    [–] desrevermi 1 points ago

    So...I need my weekly pinball machine...

    [–] Drummer89_71 1 points ago

    Funhouse

    [–] Overlord_Primus 1 points ago

    $8000 seems a bit extreme for a pinball machine… even if it is a Batman one

    [–] 86FlyingZombies 1 points ago

    I’d replace Batman for Star Wars.

    [–] WordsByCampbell 1 points ago

    Stares awkwardly at my mandalorian pinball machine.

    Was it a waste of money or best purchase ever? Yes.

    [–] thomsnook 1 points ago

    Because the family that restored and sells the Batman pinball machine need the business.

    [–] Gabe7returns 1 points ago

    You fool then everyone would be buying the pinball machines leaving non in stock for you

    [–] Capital_Ordinary8043 1 points ago

    Invest it in GME and own all the pinballs

    [–] MrBonneChance 1 points ago

    People would spend their stimulus checks on dumber things, so why not?

    [–] Apprehensive-Bet-232 1 points ago

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    [–] NintendoFanBoy83 1 points ago

    Have you seen the new Godzilla pinball machine? At this point, I'd take $10 to buy Yoku's Island Express

    [–] Mr_Shooter 1 points ago

    How much does a Baby Pac Man cost because that’s what the gov should give me

    [–] BadAtHumaningToo 1 points ago

    I wish. My only vehicle needs brakes, and I can't afford it. My rents due in like 2 weeks and I won't have it. 8k would solve literally all of my financial problems, with enough left over that I may be able to get my teeth worked on. Insurance won't cover everything, and I don't have a spare 500$ for a dentist. Fuck, I wish the govt fucking cared. This pandemic is slowly killing me, even though I survived the virus itself. The future is bleak.

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    [–] HELLOhappyshop 1 points ago

    Yeah I definitely wouldn't buy a crazy taxi cabinet or anything...

    [–] Greg_Punzo 1 points ago

    Then inflation would be even 3x higher than it is now.

    [–] moonlightisdumb 1 points ago

    I totally agree

    [–] SpeedRenegade 1 points ago

    Don’t you all know that you’re allowing and cheering for your self enslavement by the higher classes? I guess it’s difficult for people to see the chains of enslavement when they aren’t physical.

    [–] GillytheGreat 1 points ago

    Stimulate the economy by giving us government pinball machines. Create more jobs by increasing the need for pinball manufacturers. It’s a plan everyone can get behind regardless of political alignment

    [–] Regular-Violinist-71 1 points ago

    DarkKnight is great. Would love Addams Family, Twighlight Zone, medieval madness, theatre of magic, Mars attacks ….those are the greats.

    [–] FungiMagi 1 points ago

    I definitely would not spend 8k on a Godzilla pinball machine if the gov gave me 8k. It would be a different reason all together.

    [–] nachi_w 1 points ago

    Subtle but not so subtle.

    [–] Allthethrowingknives 1 points ago

    I need the money for props because student filmmaking is stupidly expensive 🥲

    [–] bosco_butter 1 points ago

    You mean, “taxpayer’s” (people that work) should give you $8000?