Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Candy Pinball

For gumballs and/or jawbreakers
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I plunked the quarter into the machine not knowing what flavor was in store for me. A little green ball fell into the line of fire. I thought to myself how that could be lime, mint or a yummy sour apple. Eh, what the hell, either way it looks good to me I mused as my hand pulled back the pin. There it was as it shot across the board bouncing off of many things and racking up points. As I passed my first thousand points a ticket came out of the machine. I could either keep playing and win tickets to redeem for prizes or too late I just missed the last shot as it went between the two flippers.

Game Over flashed the machine as the little green ball was deposited to a place where I could pick it up.

As I picked it up I read the words, 'twist off.' Upon twisting the ball its clear plastic carapace came apart revealing the shiny green gumball inside.

I guess I had forgotten how much I really liked the flavor of lime gumballs. Yummers.

sartep, May 31 2004

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       In Stores Now! Get Your Candy Pinball Machine Today!
DesertFox, May 31 2004
  

       If you hit one of those store a ball / give back another ball somewhere else traps, you may be able to change flavors in mid-play!
jutta, May 31 2004
  

       TILT! Loss of gumball (+)   

       I'm all for anything that makes me feel better about losing.
tchaikovsky, Jun 01 2004
  

       the tickets for those cheap prizes mount up if you "win".
dentworth, Jun 01 2004
  

       you walk by the pinball machine, and you see a generous-sized man playing it. you say to yourself: "oh, he weights like... what? a ton? Seems like he ate lots of that candy. Yup, he must be a real looser."
sweet, Jun 01 2004
  

       Or a winner, if the tickets are redeemed for prizes which also happen to be candy. I'd be flattered if someone played that game enough to win an actual big ticket item.
sartep, Jun 01 2004
  

       Actually this is baked, not quite exactly as described above but I've seen a gumball dispenser on a pinball-type aparatus. But instead of a ticket you could get more gumballs in the playing field.
swimr, Jun 01 2004
  
      
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