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Playfield Swaps - Considerations for New Collectors

Playfield Swaps - Considerations for New Collectors

This topic recently came up again, and I will share some thoughts, and fundamentals. There were a lot of intriguing questions, but I will make it simpler. If a person is already saying to themselves while looking at this article,TL;DR, I   > Read the full story...



Who knew - Bingo Pinball!

“Who knew - Bingo Pinball!”

April 5th, 2017

My eBay feed said "Classic Pinball Machine for sale - cheap" - I was on the lookout for another project pin, something to spend my winter months rebuilding and eventually playing, so I   > Full story...

Been lucky with pins

“Been lucky with pins”

March 31st, 2017

Like many, my pinball experiences began in my friends' basements.  When I was about 12 years old, one of my neighborhood friend's dad got a pinball machine and we would play it in   > Full story...


Story in local paper.

“Story in local paper.”

March 30th, 2017

Mathew Russell descends the worn wooden steps into his Strathcona County basement and into the age of the arcade. Around him are 42 modern and classic pinball and video games, garishly coloured wood   > Full story...

Maybe the slowest start to the hobby ever

“Maybe the slowest start to the h...”

March 23rd, 2017

I got my first pinball machine, a Black Knight, as an anniversary present from my wife.  That was almost 20 years ago, I do not know the exact date.  Now Black Knight was always   > Full story...


Dad, Atlantis, and the Porch

“Dad, Atlantis, and the Porch”

March 18th, 2017

When I was a kid, my dad's customer paid off an overdue invoice with a pinball machine.  It was the majestic Gottlieb Atlantis (1975) with its beautiful aquatic artwork and challenging ruleset.  Space   > Full story...

Diving into the Past, A Pinball Survival Story

“Diving into the Past, A Pinball ...”

March 15th, 2017

As a pinball collector and historian, I always look for opportunities to save games from the "dreaded landfill destruction" that were prevalent back in the 1980s and 1990s, both EM and SS   > Full story...


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