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The Unlikely Story of EM guy meets Gottlieb System 80 - The Amazing Spiderman
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The Unlikely Story of EM guy meets Gottlieb System 80 - Th...

I had just finished my first full pinball restore of a 1969 Williams Expo, inspired by you kind folk here at Pinside. I don't know whether to thank you or curse you. It was the toughest project that I have ever attempted and I am a former IT developer who has completed some difficult projects. The pinball restoration required learning new and diverse skills and the work had to be top notch. There isn’t a lot of room for error when cleaning, touching up, clear coating and otherwise attempting to rework period art on an old EM playfield. It required a lot of patience and   » Read the full story...

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My year in pinball

It’s funny how quickly pinball seems to develop from a simple hobby to a full-blown obsession for a lot of people. Over the course of the past year, I’ve become one of those obsessives.  But pinball’s not just a recent discovery for me… it’s   » more...

1990 Pinball Love Affair

1990 Pinball Love Affair

During the summer before high school way back in the early 1990s I fell in love with Pinball. The group of guys I hung out were a bunch computer nerds and metal heads. We loved driving around St. Louis in   » more...

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Pinball events

EPC 2015

Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) October 2—4, 2015

Pintoberfest 3 - Season of the ball (10 Spots left!!)

Pelham, NH (United States) October 3, 2015

Bat City Pinball Club Fall League

Austin, Tx (United States) October 4—December 6, 2015

Pinball Gallery Monthly Tournament

Malvern, PA (United States) October 6—December 1, 2015

The Whiterose Gameroom Show

York, Pa (United States) October 9—10, 2015

Pinball Expo

Wheeling, IL (United States) October 14—18, 2015

Pinball Life Explosion

Huntley, IL (United States) October 16, 2015

Pinball Life's 11th Annual Explosion Open House

Huntley, IL (United States) October 16, 2015

Autumn Pinball Party

Arnhem, GL (Netherlands) October 17, 2015

Open Pinball Antwerp

Kapellen (Belgium) October 17, 2015

Pinball news Headlines


Deep in the countryside south of the city of Graz we find a converted office block housing an amazing collection of machines which plays host to this year's Austrian Pinball Open.   Read on...


We head to the Polish city of Bytom for the Printimus Pinball Cup. Two long days of tough competition lead to the finals of the main, Classic, and side tournaments, with some surprises along the way.   Read on...


Pictures of the Pro and Limited Edition models of Stern's new Game of Thrones pinball are released and we've got them all in high-resolution, along with all the playfield features and game pricing information.   Read on...


A new attempt to beat the official world record for continuous pinball playing of 28 hours takes place this week in Vancouver.   Read on...


Game of Thrones is officially announced as Stern Pinball's next title, and there's teaser video to go along with it. Watch it here.   Read on...

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Robert Gagno, a pinball player with autism

Robert Gagno, a pinball player with autism

Robert’s Pinball Story written by Cristin Gasson & Joe Said Robert Gagno began playing pinball when he was 3 or 4 years   »

Surge Protectors.. Ya Right.!!

Surge Protectors.. Ya Right.!!

 Surge Protectors.. Ya Right.!! Just a note to those that think surge protectors are the Greatest things.. To trust one to   »

ReplayFX: My First Major Convention

ReplayFX: My First Major Convention

To think Kickback Pinball Cafe was great, ReplayFX is obviously the next best thing when it comes to playing on   »

Review of D&D Pinball - Tucson, AZ

Review of D&D Pinball - Tucson, AZ

My wife and I took a mini-vacation from the sweltering bustle of Phoenix metro and headed down to Tombstone, AZ   »

Review of The Game Preserve and LSPAM Visit - Houston, TX

Review of The Game Preserve and LSPAM Visit - Houston, TX

I went to visit my younger brother in Houston, TX in late June, 2015. Somehow, my rekindled admiration of pinball   »

Review of Replay Amusement Museum - Tarpon Springs, FL

Review of Replay Amusement Museum - Tarpon Springs, FL

I went to visit my mom and step-dad in the Tampa Bay area in mid-May, 2015. I had looked around   »

Belated Review of Zapcon 3.0 (2015) - Mesa, AZ

Belated Review of Zapcon 3.0 (2015) - Mesa, AZ

Zapcon is a two-day pinball and arcade event held in the Phoenix metro area. I only attended Zapcon 3.0 (2015)   »

$25 craigslist Got me started :0)

$25 craigslist Got me started :0)

  Hey everyone. I happen to hit craigslist my very first day looking and found an awesome 1990 Raiden. The   »

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Stern the pin

I just recently acquired a Transformers pin. I have two full size machines already and I have two Zizzles. I   »

Pinbot Circuits Activated

Pinbot Circuits Activated

Keeping an eye on the marketplace, I found a Jack*Bot. The seller told me that there was someone ahead of   »

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Stern Star Trek Pinball owners Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1110944828921919&type=1 All Stern,all ST owners welcome to post pics,ask questions etc.   »



2015-05-13: Opening ceremony of... http://www.phaeno.de/ausgeflippt/ http://www.pinballnews.com/news/germanymuseum.html ... in my birth town Wolfsburg. What a show enjoyed together with fascinated father and kids! Showing a lot   »