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HIT THE START BUTTON: It all starts with the start button. Welcome to a whole different world. The lights flash, the clinking, clanking and clattering collection of physical parts send you off on a path to keep a metal sphere alive   » Read the full story...


In 2013, I embarked on a journey to make a home-grown version of WhizBang's brilliantly conceived Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons (WNBJM).  I let the reins go free on Nellie. Her gallop   » Full story...

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Pinball anottomous

I started playing pinball back when I was moving irrigation pipe one summer during junior high school or high school. There was a Capt. Fantastic at a bowling alley, not much to do in the   » Full story...

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Hello Pinside.   I'm fairly new to Pinside, and very new to the hobby. I've been creeping around the forums here for a few months, posting occasionally, learning all the things. Keeping my eyes   » Full story...

Kickback Pinball Cafe: My First Williams/Bally Experience

Kickback Pinball Cafe: My First ...

On my trip to Pittsburgh last weekend, I had the opportunity to stop by one of the two pinball locations I wanted to go for: Bradish Street Pinball Parlour or Kickback Pinball   » Full story...

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