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I hear you are a man of good...taste

Nice to meet you.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Just for clarification, despite my pinside name, I am not affiliated in anyway with the SDTM show (which is great) or the team.  I picked it because it illustrates my struggles as quite possibly the worst pinball player on planet earth, especially given my love for it.  Well, I am sure there is a child in new guinea somewhere that has never played pinball before that I could school in a game of BSD, but, that is only if he has two house balls.  I wish you could change your username to prevent any potential confusion, but I can't.  

I began life on this rock   > Read the full story...

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a place that still exists

“a place that still exists”

November 26th, 2017

I was one of the arcade kids when I was young. My parents had divorced and my mom worked full time to support us at a Montgomery Wards in a small mall in Michigan. In that mall was an Aladdin’s   > more...

Adania: Origins

“Adania: Origins”

November 9th, 2017

Once upon a time, in a snowy midwestern college town, a teenage girl was wandering around after school, possibly semi-stalking a classmate that she had a bit of a crush on who may have worked at a local game arcade   > more...

Creation of a “Pinball Frankenstein” (Pinball Documentary Story)

“Creation of a “Pinball Franken...”

October 24th, 2017

Sometimes restoration, the story, and pinball history is more interesting and entertaining than playing and owning a title within itself. What is a “Pinball Frankenstein”? From trash to treasure, another pinball adventure story of time, patience, and hard work. My history of   > more...

Horrorhouse Fest 2017!!!

“Horrorhouse Fest 2017!!!”

October 11th, 2017

Beyond excited to talk to you about the only known haunted house with a pinball tournament in it... Horrorhouse Fest! This year we have been lucky enough to land our favorite sponsor yet, Pinside.com, and we're here to let you   > more...

Lady Unicorns, they exist!

“Lady Unicorns, they exist!”

September 24th, 2017

Alrighty kids, With all the horrible things going on in this turbulent world we live in. It is good to be reminded that there are super frikkin' awesome people out there. This is such a story. I captained a pinball league team   > more...

My Comeback

“My Comeback”

September 22nd, 2017

In the mid-90s, my wife and I bonded by playing pinball together in the couple of arcades that were around at the time in State College, PA. Funhouse was our main pin, so years later when we had moved to   > more...

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Classic Pinball and Video Game Arcade Holiday Auction

Anaheim, CA (US) December 9, 2017

Official TNA WI Launch Party

Madison, WI (US) December 9, 2017

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Auckland, Au (NZ) December 9, 2017

Bavaria Flipper Turnier

Frankenmuth, MI (US) December 15—16, 2017

Chicagoland TNA launch party

Chicago, IL (US) December 16, 2017

First State December Duel 12/16/17

Milford, DE (US) December 16, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Launch Party

Plano, TX (US) December 16, 2017

NITRO PINBALL Annual Xmas Open House

Abbotsford, BC (CA) December 16, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy launch party - Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH (US) December 16, 2017


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Pinball news Headlines


The Retrovolt arcade provides a return to the pre-redemption days of wholesome family amusements with its twenty-three pinballs and assorted classic video games, as John Brothers reports.   Read on...


If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...


If nothing else, you've got to admire the name. But fortunately there a lot more to like about this Georgetown pinball arcade/bar, including a fine selection of both games and refreshments.   Read on...


We've covered the Silver Ball Planet before thanks to our roving reporter John, but now Stefan Riedler from RS-Pinball has visited and updates the game selection while providing detailed instructions on how to get there.   Read on...


Another update to an earlier review sees M.G. Brown visiting Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, Indiana where he takes the opportunity to check out some local delicacies.   Read on...

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help needed

who has the love of football who has a pinball machine that needed a new set of plastics i am   >

Pinball in Apt? YES!! and more.

Pinball in Apt? YES!! and more.

Living in Uptown, Minneapolis. Moved from a 4,000 + square ft home in the suburbs to an apartment in the city.   >

first pin

first pin

My father considered pinball to be a waste of money, and would not give me the dime needed to play.   >

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Just Getting Started

So I just got back into playing pinball a couple months ago.  I hadn't seen a pinball machine in years   >

Sure Shot pin water damaged,playfield redone different

Sure Shot pin water damaged,playfield redone different

My dad had two of these in coops,,one got water damage,I restored one and am operating it on tokens in   >

Steel Balls

Steel Balls

I don't guess I qualify as a pinballer in the true sense of things. I started a supply business years   >

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1970's Bally Machines

Collector of Bally machines of the 70's. All with Dave Christensen artwork, several for sale.



IG: RebySky SC: RebyHardy I love DIY projects, photography, video games & pinball.

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Barcade: The Original Arcade Bar

Barcade® is a combination bar and arcade with a focus on classic video games and American craft beer. There are locations   >

I started playing pinball when I was about eight years old , I used to go to the local 7-Eleven get

I started playing pinball when I was about eight years old , I used to go to the local 7-Eleven get

started playing pinball when I was about eight years old , I used to go to the local 7-Eleven get   >

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How I got here...

It was 1982, and my parents just bought a foreclosed home in Coram, NY, a small town of Levitt tract   >

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