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Funhouse 2.0 - Rudy's Nightmare - kit review

Funhouse 2.0 - Rudy's Nightmare - kit review

This story starts in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was November 2021. My pinball buddy Marten has an acquaintance there who wanted to sell his collection of four Bally/Williams 90’s games in one deal. We negotiated a nice price and made the long drive of 500 miles and an impossible flight of stairs to pick up the games out of a basement. All in all it was a great road trip,

One of these games was to be mine: a 1990 Williams Funhouse.   > Read the full story...

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How I got involved with Pinball

I remember playing pinball when I was little. My mom and dad stood me up on a chair and taught me to use both buttons. However, I didn't play often as I was often interested in other arcade games such as Time Crisis II or Tekken 3. That would all change when I met someone who would change my life forever. I will be referring to him as TickleFeather369. He was the manager of the Klamath Fish Hatchery at the   > Read the full story...

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Finding my dream Pinball Machine

“Finding my dream Pinball Machine...”

July 22nd, 2022

Well, it finally happened.  Through the wonderful people on Pinside I have now obtained my dream pin, the Spirit of 76. The journey to this machine   > more...

That Dude from Youtube

“That Dude from Youtube”

July 16th, 2022

Some of you might recognize me from my Youtube channel, Wiggles' Arcade, but in case you don't I post a lot of pinball and arcade   > more...

Son of the atomic bomb...the sacred beast of the apocalypse has arrived!

“Son of the atomic bomb...the sac...”

July 3rd, 2022

It was delivered Monday June 27th, 2022 @ 11am EST... I'm surprised that I've stepped away from it long enough to write this Pinside story.   > more...

 God Bless John Wayne and pinball!

“God Bless John Wayne and pinball!”

June 8th, 2022

In the mid 70's, my dad found a pinball machine and brought it home. A 1963 Gottlieb "Flying Chariots". It was a little rough. As   > more...

Pinball, where have you been all my life?!

“Pinball, where have you been all...”

June 4th, 2022

Do you rememebr the old Time Out arcades that popped up in malls back in the 80s?  The summers of my youth were spent with   > more...

Rossmoor Bowl

“Rossmoor Bowl”

May 25th, 2022

I was one of those odd kids who liked to bowl. And no, I don't mean just at some friend's birthday party once and a   > more...

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Wayne Neyens, the most prolific pinball designer of all time, has died just one day after celebrating his 104th birthday. Wayne was in a hospice with his two daughters, Patty and Phyllis, in attendance when he died on Saturday 30th July. Wayne’s life in pinball spanned five decades and saw enormous changes across the industry …   Read on...


After our first reveal of their prototype game at at pop-up store in London in September 2021, Swedish pinball company, Pinball Brothers, have today officially announced the launch of their Queen pinball machine. The title is to be produced in two versions. The standard Champions Edition will cost US$9,295 while the Rhapsody Limited Edition costs …   Read on...


Eastside Bowl started out as the shell of a 94,000-square-foot former K-Mart department store. For the founders of Eastside Bowl?Chark Kinsolving, Tommy Pierce, and Jamie Rubin?that gleaming white empty building was the perfect space to execute a modern vision inspired by their past. ?We are steeped in 1973,? says Rubin, who formerly owned the beloved East Nashville restaurant Family Wash. ?It?s my partner Chark?s favorite year in music, and I?m right there with him, so we?ve used that as our theme.?   Read on...


It had been three years since the previous Swavesey Pinball Weekend could take place, but the enforced break had only strengthened the desire to spend a sunny weekend at a pub in the English countryside, eating, drinking and playing pinball. The Swavesey Pinball Weekend is a uniquely small-scale event which is only possible thanks to …   Read on...


First, there was the Arcade, which eventually evolved into the Barcade, and now there is the Super Arcade + Bar. Since November 2020, Game Terminal has been an excellent example of this most recent iteration of the arcade experience. You might even want to call it an ‘Uber Barcade’. Considerable work was invested to make …   Read on...

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Tropic Isle

Tropic Isle

Tropic Isle playfield I painted for a friend.

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Well. I Like pinball.  So, I bought a bunch for my basement. Now I go down there much more often.

My personal paint job on Baywatch and my own personal mods to Baywatch and to nascar

My personal paint job on Baywatch and my own personal mods to Baywatch and to nascar

Just wanted to show off my mods and paint job to my personal current lineup I am in York pa   >

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Pinball was once a dream!

Owning a Pinball machine these days would cost an arm and a leg! I'm just thankful I have a steady   >

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June 2022

Fun news I am buying a CNC machine and will have it here by the end July. I have made the   >

Oh, my BALLS!

Oh, my BALLS!

In an open email to Stern: "Open letter to anyone at Stern,  Perhaps you don't understand my situation here. I live in   >

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Savior of the Universe!

Hi everyone, While I have always loved pinball, I am a complete newbie when it comes to the greater community. i recently   >

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Hey there

Got into pinball back in 2002.  My dad owns the Twilight Zone and Pirates, i own the BSD.

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In the back of my mind I've wanted to get a pinball machine.  I fell in love with a Target   >

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Just Joined Up

Hi Pinside Community. Just became a member. I am from Melbourne - Australia Loved Pinball growing up and always took the oportunity   >

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Profile/background story

I've been playing pinball since I was a kid, back in the late 70s.  I live in a very small   >

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First pinball machine

My dad bought me a pinball machine when I was a teenager.  It was Circus, made by Bally ('73).

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