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I've been fascinated with pinball machines since I was 5 years old in the late fifties and someone left a free ball on a game in the restaurant my mother and I were at. i pulled back the plunger and sent the ball flying, the lights started flashing and it started making all kinds of lovely sounds of bells and dings. On tiptoes I used both hands to push the buttons as fast as I could, like I saw the big men do. Very soon the ball went down the side without hitting it once with the flippers. However, I was rewarded with more noise and the sound of coins dropping » Read the full story...
"The Lord of the Rings initially started without a Balrog toy. George Gomez had the idea of having a cave wall toy swing open, and move to the side upon ball hits. The cave wall would reveal a cave troll inside, to which players would bash for points. The idea was scrapped."