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Understanding the Production Differences of Pinball Games
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Understanding the Production Differences of Pinball Games

The following provides detailed information of understanding the differences when a game is produced. Production category effects the ultimate value of the game along with trend collectability, age, and condition.  The most currently discussed game is Medieval Madness remake (MMr) however there are MANY other examples of the same type of manufacturing in the history of pinball.  If an owner is a player, these terms may have no meaning or value whatsoever, but if a person is a true collector this information is very important.  Manufacturers and advertising has a tendency to “muddy the waters” for sales and profit generation.  This can lead to a lot of confusion from potential buyers whether   > Read the full story...

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Tim's Pinball Mods

“Tim's Pinball Mods”

October 16th, 2016

My name is Tim Carrillo. Ever since I was a kid I loved playing video games in the local arcade. There was also a small selection of pinball  machines that I would occasionally play but never really understood what to do   > more...

For the love of the silver ball

“For the love of the silver ball”

October 10th, 2016

I have been thinking for some time, trying to pinpoint exactly what it was for me that made Pinball so attractive.  To that end I have been thinking about my earliest exposure to pinball (that I can remember) along with   > more...



October 9th, 2016

I remember the days when it seemed there was an arcade in every shopping centre. I grew up in the eighties; for me a time of innocence, when all I had to worry about was whether I had enough pocket   > more...

My 3D printed pinball machine

“My 3D printed pinball machine”

October 6th, 2016

Hi All,             I thought that you would be interested in my fully 3D printed pinball machine. It was created in conjunction with the filament suppliers, 3dFilaPrint for display at the 2016 TCT show at the   > more...

I've always loved Pinball

“I've always loved Pinball”

October 6th, 2016

As a young child growing up in the 1980s we didnt have alot of home video entertainment. Sure I had my Hot Wheels cars, Legos, GI Joe figures and such. But when it came to entertainment as its thought of   > more...

Mesmerized by Rudy

“Mesmerized by Rudy”

September 23rd, 2016

A long ago boyfriend had a friend who was a pinball hobbyist and I spent an amazing afternoon playing his Funhouse machine, and it was true love (with the game not the boyfriend). Quite a few years later my hubby,   > more...

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Westminster, MD (US) October 27—November 3, 2016

Domino's Pinball Launch Party and Tournament

Buffalo, NY (US) October 29, 2016

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24 Hour Final Battle at The Sanctum

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Orlando, Fl (US) November 11—13, 2016

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The 32nd Pinball Expo show kicks off tonight with the Bumper Blast dinner, ahead of four more days of total pinball immersion. We are here to bring you all the news as it happens.   Read on...


Coming to Chicago for Pinball Expo? There are loads of great places to play pinball all around the city, and Dan Marquardt presents his annual round-up of the best of them.   Read on...


We are in Manchester, UK for the set-up, opening and first day of the Play Expo gaming show featuring the Northern Lights Pinball team's collection of games.   Read on...


The annual Belgian Open Pinball tournament has moved to a new home but the popular mix of quality games and top-notch competition remains, drawing more than two-hundred-and-twenty players to the city of Sint-Niklaas.   Read on...


It's deja vu all over again as players and collectors turn to games they fondly remember from their youth, as Gene Goodman explains.   Read on...

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