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I grew up in Queens, NY during the late 70's, early 80's in what was the height of the arcade craze. I was fortunate to have a 3,000 sq.ft. arcade called "Super Amusements" within a 15 minute bike ride from home. It was the most amazing place to a young kid. My friends and I would meet at whoevers house was closest to Super "A" as we came to call it and made the pilgrimage to what was the "Mecca" of all Saturday destinations.
The amount of quarters, allowances, birthday money, etc.. that poured into these machines was unfathomable. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Robotron 2084, Defender Stargate, Frogger, Dig Dug, Zoo Keeper, Elevator Action, Tempest, etc... were there in all > Read the full story...
December 18th, 2019
My father had an antique shop in San Telmo neighboardhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since I was born (1971!). He was somewhat special in that field by then as he mostly has mechanical antiques. Toys, cameras, film projectors, phonographs, jukeboxes. All > more...
December 14th, 2019
Pastime Pinball, a museum arcade featuring more than 60 top-rated pins from the 1950s to present day, opened November 29th in Manchester Center, Vermont. The curated collection, which includes tables from every major American manufacturer, is presented in chronological order > more...
Hi all, My name is Bart, 47 years and based in Holland. I just purchased my 5th pinball machine in time. >
I'm always interested in hearing how others got into pinball because inevitably we've ended up in the same place (having >
Started playing pinball at the "Boy Blue" ice cream shop with my teenage friends in Thiensville, Wisconsin, early 70's, 2 games >
Growing up in the 70's in Australia, there wasn't much choice of fast food, Fish & chips or Chinese but >
My journey starts in 1973 when I was seven on holidays in Europe with my family. In a hotel on >
Visited Gothenburg in November this year. Visited a place/ bar called Zamenhof. The place had a really nice lineup of >
I'm a clinical social worker who cherishes friendship, traveling music, monster movies, and pinball. I married my best friend, Alice, >
My mother decided to go back to the local college to finish her degree when I was in elementary school. >
On top of being a pinball enthusiast for as long as I can remember, I'm also an established hip-hop artist in >
November 20 & 21, I was able to attend the IAAPA 2019 Convention in Orlando Florida. There were many of >
When I was seven or eight, my mom took me to visit her friend. Naturally, I was bored. One of >
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