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Young Pinhead, Aspiring Designer
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Young Pinhead, Aspiring Designer

My first encounter with pinball was a complete accident. None of my family members had ever even played pinball, with the exception of my Mom, who used to play as a kid at her local skating rink. This was back around 2016, and I was eight or nine years old. I had never seen pinball machine in my life, and my parents didn't allow me to play video games, so I had zero experience with any sort of arcade game. 

I   > Read the full story...

FUN CITY USA; A sandbox for technicians
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FUN CITY USA; A sandbox for technicians

In 1965; as a pimple faced 15 year old in Keansburg New Jersey’s amusement park; I walked up to the owner / operator of Fun City USA Mr. Bob Falk; and asked: “Can you use any help here in your arcade”? Bob smiled and replied “Well what can you do kid”? Of course knowing all there is to know in the world at 15 I replied “Anything”! His reply was “Well, I must hire myself someone who can do anything;   > Read the full story...

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Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forces with SSB: Pinball Epiphany

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August 31st, 2022

Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forces with SSB: Pinball Epiphany (Ft. Wayne, IN) The producers of "Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany," a short movie made by, for and   > more...

A Half Century of Pinball

“A Half Century of Pinball”

August 23rd, 2022

I first played electromechanical pinball machines on vacation at various resorts in Cass Lake Minnesota. In High School I played games at several local arcades   > more...

How it all started

“How it all started”

August 21st, 2022

My husband started his pinball hobby about 16 years ago. In July 2006 it started off with a Bally Monte Carlo. He restaurated it completely.   > more...

Finding my dream Pinball Machine

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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!

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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...

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The two James Bond machines featured in our earlier report from Christie’s are currently part of the James Bond 60th anniversary celebrations taking place at the British Film Institute in London where they are available for the public to play. As a result, we can bring you some addition pictures of the Premium model and …   Read on...


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the appearance of Ian Fleming’s James Bond character on the silver screen in the movie Dr. No. There are numerous ticketed events being run to celebrate the longevity and global success of the franchise, and Pinball News attended one such held at Christie’s auctioneers in central London on …   Read on...


SS Billiards is one of the, if not the, oldest full-time and continuously operating amusement arcade-only establishments in the entire United States. This year sees the Golden 50th Anniversary of SS Billiards under the same ownership. Both feats are the achievements of the sole owner/operator, Lloyd Olson. Lloyd marked these accomplishments by throwing a once-in-a-lifetime …   Read on...


After cancelling their earlier launch due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Stern Pinball today officially announced details of their latest James Bond 007 cornerstone title. The George Gomez-designed game will initially come in three versions – the traditional Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models – with the Limited Edition restricted to 1,000 machines. …   Read on...


After months of development and teaser images, Taiwan-based Homepin’s much-anticipated This is Spinal Tap game has debuted at the Pinfest show in Newcastle, Australia. Pictures from the show were posted by Tony (‘Pinball_Syd’) on the Pinside thread about the game and are used with permission of Homepin head, Mike Kalinowski. This is the first public …   Read on...

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Hello there!

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Munsters Black & White Premium

So I'm totally new to Pinside, though I've read lots here before to kinda learn many new things related to   >

Cap off your Game!

Cap off your Game!

Are you are wanting to improve performance of a machine that has sluggish or weak flippers, jets, etc or lights   >

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I tried to add this to my own story but there's no option (as here) to publish it. So I got   >

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Not a very important story

This is just my short story as to how i got into pinball, the first time i can ever remember   >

Tropic Isle

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Tropic Isle playfield I painted for a friend.



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   >

Pinball was once a dream!

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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