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The coming bull run

A pinball museum in Banning, Calif., closed, and its 1100 game cabinets are up for auction in Sept.

I suspect this event will push the home pinball hobby over the edge -- it was teetering -- into the sphere occupied by comic book, sports memorabilia, and automobile collecting. 

The Boom generation,  flush with capital and a bent for nostalgia, did its utmost to grow their fandoms into industries. This turned old-school collectors into headshaking cynics, but who needs those dinosaurs. It also meant their children couldn't experience collecting as fun; they've been flippers and brokers from the start, but they never knew any different. No harm, no foul.

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pinball: the worst day of my life

“pinball: the worst day of my life”

August 28th, 2021

September 1980. At age 14, I moved away from home and attended the Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey. Peddie is a small, co-ed college preparatory   > more...

The one that almost got away

“The one that almost got away”

August 5th, 2021

I have always loved pinball since I was young. Bring a child of the early 80s much of my youth was spent in arcades. There   > more...

My Pinball adventure

“My Pinball adventure”

August 4th, 2021

Well,  I guess my love of Pinball started when I was 9 when Dad gave me Microsoft Pinball Arcade for my birthday.  He and I   > more...

The Summer of Sing Along

“The Summer of Sing Along”

August 3rd, 2021

I lost my place on the San Francisco Peninsula last year, and moved in with family in the East Bay. The upside to that is   > more...

Buying and Selling Pinball On A Budget

“Buying and Selling Pinball On A ...”

July 12th, 2021

The Start Back in 2019, a friend of mine got me back into pinball, I have always owned a Gottlieb Flipper (1960), where I am actually   > more...

The one that started it all

“The one that started it all”

June 26th, 2021

My parents vacation house was a farm. Not all that exciting for a kid growing up with everything so far away. Mostly used for ski   > more...

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Pinball events

Asheville Knockout Tournament @ Level 256

Asheville, NC (US) September 19, 2021


Ann Arbor, MI (US) September 19, 2021

Akron Pinball Department IFPA League

Kent, OH (US) September 19—November 16, 2021

World’s Largest Collection of Pinballs & Games Up For Bid

Banning, CA (US) September 24—26, 2021

Rockland Pinball Open house / swap meet /BBQ

Nanuet, NY (US) September 25, 2021

Stern Army The Mandalorian PRO Launch Party

Fort Wayne, IN (US) September 25, 2021


Ann Arbor, MI (US) September 26, 2021

Fribourg Open 3

Fiaugères, FR (CH) October 2, 2021

Stern Army- The Mandalorian Launch Party and Flipping For Points

Harvard, IL (US) October 2, 2021


Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 3, 2021

Pinball news Headlines


Stern Pinball today revealed their latest ‘cornerstone’ pinball title, Godzilla. Cornerstone games are ones created in-house by the Stern design team, with three such games usually announced every year and each having three feature levels (Pro, Premium and Limited Edition). The playfield design for Godzilla is by Keith Elwin who previously designed Iron Maiden, Jurassic …   Read on...


As our earlier reports detailed, the Museum of Pinball’s collection of more than 500 pinballs and 900 video games was to be auctioned off over two three-day sessions at the Museum’s location in Banning, California. The auction was widely publicised, locally, nationally and even internationally. This was expected to bring large number of interested bidders …   Read on...


After the 2020 show had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, UKPinfest was back at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel for 2021. Held over the bank (public) holiday weekend at the end of August, UKPinfest is a pure pinball event featuring over 100 pinballs, a few vendor stands and multiple tournaments. It’s as much …   Read on...


After going ‘virtual’ in 2020 due to local government concerns about the spread of COVID 19, the eighth annual Southern-Fried Gaming Expo was held ‘in person’ at the Marriott Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Convention Center Atlanta near the Cobb Galleria Shopping Center. The SFGE 2021 logo was inspired by the mythic Phoenix bird rising from …   Read on...


Stern Pinball today revealed their online connectivity system designed to link their pinball machines to players, operators and Stern themselves. Launching in the next few weeks, Insider Connected expands the company’s existing Stern Insider Basic and All-Access programmes to allow players to log-on to their account at a supported Stern Pinball machine using a QR …   Read on...

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As a young lad hanging out with my paps in a bar, I discovered the game of pinball. He would take   >

Why pinball matters

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Pinball draws you in like no other classic game. The chaotic randomness of the ball interacting with bumpers, poorly timed   >

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White Water Prototype Pinball Machine

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