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Hauntcade/Elvira at Pinball Expo!!
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Hauntcade/Elvira at Pinball Expo!!

In only a few short days it all begins!!! The dream of building a hauntcade and having my childhood star of all stars be there right alongside us (Elvira of course) has got me more excited than ever! HORRORHOUSE FEST, an event us evil maniacs at Bloodshed Deathbath conceived 7 years ago that combines a haunted house with a pinball tournament takes place for you all to witness! With the help of our generous sponsors and volunteers we have truly created some of the   > Read the full story...

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And so it begins...

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October 10th, 2019

When I was growing up in the mid 1970's, there was a kid named Keith who lived just up the road.  His dad had a pinball machine in their house.  I don't know for sure, but I think that was   > more...



October 5th, 2019

Welcome to our Pinside profile!  My wife, Brandi, and I reside in Manitoba Canada inside of an igloo for 6 months of the year.  To pass the time we have way too many hobbies, including: Collecting Canadian stamps and coins Driving vintage North American sports   > more...

Intimidated by Pinball

“Intimidated by Pinball”

September 13th, 2019

My wife and I purchased a summer home in 2008 and wanted it to be a place where we could decompress. We planned carefully as researched the location, type of home, etc. One of the things we knew we wanted was a house that   > more...

It begins....

“It begins....”

August 29th, 2019

Well probably like most everyone here I remember spending countless hours (and quarters) In the pinball halls back when I was young. I really loved the games, but honestly was never quite that good at it. I had a childhood   > more...

Thanks Reggie!

“Thanks Reggie!”

August 9th, 2019

     My dad owned a small, mid-Michigan burger joint called Mike’s City Dairy, which had a video game in the front, along with a juke box and a pinball machine in the back.  Being born into my family (7 siblings) entitled you to work in the   > more...

Late to the party, but glad I made it! (background of a millennial)

“Late to the party, but glad I ma...”

August 5th, 2019

Hey Pinside! I grew up on Nintendo, back in the early 90's, and kept gaming a large part of my identity ever since.  My first exposure to pinball was an MS DOS game with blocky 2-D tables and a ball that   > more...

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Nutten Special Tournament

Leesville, LA (US) October 12, 2019

Pinball Pete's Sunday FUNday 4

Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

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Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

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Ann Arbor, MI (US) October 13, 2019

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Ypsilanti, MI (US) October 14, 2019

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Baton Rouge, LA (US) October 19, 2019

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Hello and welcome back to our continuing coverage of this 35th annual Pinball Expo. While Wednesday features the kick-off Bumper Blast party, Thursday is the first full day of events and, as in previous years, that begins at 9am when the buses arrive to transport Expo attendees to the Stern Pinball factory tour. The Stern …   Read on...


Welcome to our coverage of this 35th Pinball Expo show. We are back at the Westin Chicago North Shore hotel in the city of Wheeling, around 15 miles north of Chicago’s main international airport, O’Hare. There is a lot taking place over the five days of the show, so we have split our reporting up …   Read on...


Hello and welcome to our coverage of this 35th annual Pinball Expo, being held at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, northwest of Chicago. This 35th show is a major anniversary and is being celebrated in many ways. You can expect to see reference to this in various events held during the five days, …   Read on...


It was twenty years ago Williams stopped making pinball machines. At that time I thought the days of playing pins on location were over for ever. It was bleak for finding a working pin on location for many years but now, due mostly to the popularity of barcades, pinball machines on location are plentiful in the Chicago area.   Read on...


Stern Pinball have revealed a new version of their 2017 release, Star Wars. The original Star Wars game featured artwork created by a number of different artists in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Creating a design which was acceptable to the licensor was a rather fraught process, so it’s a little surprising that Stern have sought to …   Read on...

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1969 Williams Suspense

1969 Williams Suspense

Hello, all I am new to the pinball world. I bought my first machine it is in okay shape but   >

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Howdy! You've reached the profile page of JediTiger. I am mostly a phone gamer as life is usually too busy to squeeze   >

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My brief history

I'm not that new here, my first Pinside account was from when the site was new but it went inactive   >

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Brief Intro

Not really a hard-core pinballer, I'm slowly learning to repair and maintain them.  My primary objective was completed when I got   >

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VFW shout out to Clay

File this one under accidental find.  A friend and I were going to take a road trip. He's a big car   >

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The Fun Continues

Never been big on home video games after Atari , but always loved pinball! After introducing my kid to pinball,   >

Diamond Jim Tyler

Diamond Jim Tyler

Hello.  I love this forum.  I am a professional magician by trade.  I've written several books on magic and created   >

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I'm back...back in the saddle again...

Just a quick (re)introduction: I have been into pinball all my life, but really got the bug when I bought   >

Where do I drop the ball in?

Where do I drop the ball in?

My daughters boyfriend came over before leaving for college. We had BAD CATS up and purring and asked him if he had ever   >

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Tim Stiles & Passion Party Music - Hip Hop - Seattle, WA

On top of being a pinball enthusiast for as long as I can remember, I'm also an established hip-hop artist in   >

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EM Machines & 455 Flasher Bulbs that do not Blink

Okay everyone... here is the question.  I wanted to add a few flasher bulbs to my 1975 EM Bally machine   >

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Flame Rekindled

Grew up with a Williams Alpine Club where 2500 was a free game, had to get used to Eight Ball   >

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