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I'm addicted and I can't stop!!!

My parents had a few Pinball machines at home when I was a young teenager - a Taxi and some other machine that I can't recall the name of.  I remember playing some, but never truly appreciated them for what they were.  I was a teenager and more concerned with girls and friends at that time in life.  Later, I ended up inheriting the Taxi machine and had it in our home for a few years.  We really enjoyed it, but then the machine started to have problems and had no idea who would fix them in our area.  Then came babies and Pinball was gone for good.  We ultimately   > Read the full story...

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February 15th, 2021

Hello Pinside!  Thank you for being such a great community full of awesome people.  My pinball story goes back decades.  I have always loved arcades,   > more...

This is my 53 year in the Pinball industry, and love it more than ever.

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February 4th, 2021

Hi Guys     I been in the Pinball industry since 1968, original based in Sweden and started as a parts provider in the European market.     I   > more...

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February 3rd, 2021

As an EM lover, I always had an eye on "modern" EM-style or early SS style machines. Hence I was really happy to get a   > more...



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Hello. I first posted last night with great excitement as I had finally gotten my HH machine working after years and years of storing it.   > more...

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“What a Ride!”

January 27th, 2021

     First game I can remember having an impact on me was Mata Hari. It was new and I'm pretty sure it was the EM version.   > more...

After years of dancing around it, I finally fell into the rabbit hole...

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January 16th, 2021

As long as I can remember, I've been intrigued by pinball.   Never super into it, but whenever I would come across one I would play   > more...

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The American Pinball hiring spree continues with today’s announcement that artist Jack E. Haeger has joined the parent company Aimtron Corporation/American Pinball as the new Art Director. Like other recent American Pinball joiners Dennis Nordman and Zofia Ryan, Jack has a long history in the coin-op business, but he will also be familiar to home …   Read on...


American Pinball’s recruiting drive continues with the appointment of Zofia Ryan as their new Senior Mechanical Engineer. Zofia Ryan has a long history of mechanical design for the amusement and gaming industries but is perhaps better known in pinball circles by her maiden name, Zofia Bil. She was the first female mechanical engineer at Williams …   Read on...


As one of the first in the UK to receive my copy of Keeping the Ball Alive – 30+ Years of Stern Pinball, Pinball News’s Editor, Martin, asked me if I would be interested in writing a review of the book. To fully appreciate this review first you need to understand the journey it has …   Read on...


Famed pinball designer Dennis Nordman has joined Palatine-based pinball company American Pinball as their new Senior Game Designer. Dennis has been working in pinball since he joined Bally in the early ’80s to develop new cabinet designs. He created the cabinet and tank moulds for the Rapid Fire ball shooter game before getting his first …   Read on...


At the end of last year’s review when looking ahead to 2020 we predicted, “This is going to be quite a ride“, and by just about any measure 2020 has been an extraordinary twelve months. What started out as a seemingly ordinary year soon turned into anything but. By mid-January the first tell-tale signs surfaced …   Read on...

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I started collecting 20 years ago and then got into pinball about 15 years ago i have 94 arcade games   >

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My wife and I made the three hour journey to see this "pristine" Time Warp.  "It's in the basement and   >

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Hello! I jist wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to pinside and all of the lovely individuals I have   >

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I recently found Pinside when I was looking to purchase pinball machines (used) that I was unable to find in   >

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Life long pinball fan

I have been playing  pinball from 11 years old,and was increasingly interested as I became older and found more machines   >

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Old guy finds youth....costs a lot.

About 6 years ago, I had a life event that caused me to re-evaluate a lot of stuff.   My kids   >

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how I got into pinball

When I was 9 we moved into a house in the suburbs and lived across the street from a guy   >

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Jurassic Park Premium Mods (Speakers & Armor Kit)

Just replaced the speakers of my Jurassic Park Premium with new Kenwood speakers just like the LE version. I added   >

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What I Learned from doing a pinball machine rental

What I Learned from doing a pinball machine rental I typically own one machine at a time and might trade it   >

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Route operator since 1973

Route company based in Eugene, Oregon, owned by Jerry Johnston, an AMOA member since 1978; Jerry was on the AMOA   >

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