The Return to Pinball

By Bixford

October 27, 2023

This story got featured & frontpaged on October 30, 2023

35 days ago

Hi Everyone,

Started out in video games in the 80’s (and still play) but always had a draw to pinball and then in 1995, I saved my money for an Adams Family pin which I loved and cherished for years. Then marriage, kids and work got in the way and when I had to move out of state for my job, I loaned the machine to my brother which eventually ended up in storage and remained for nearly 15 years or more. I finally drove back to where he lived and picked up the machine from my brothers (inoperable, dirty, and completely neglected). I’ll limit my comments about my brother for all of you but in truth, it was a great way for me to get reacquainted with pinball. I spent hours replacing components, updating lights, replacing with LEDs among hours and hours of troubleshooting and fixes to finally breath life into the system “It’s Alive!”

I now own 2 rigs and I’m looking to buying my first NIB “Stranger Things Premium” later this month. For those into Japanese literature, I leave you with a simple Hiku I feel perfectly resonated with me, hope you enjoy!

Silver ball in play,

Bouncing, ringing, flashing lights,

Arcade symphony

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26 days ago

Nice haiku! I remember writing a bunch in grammar school. Simple and elegant. Welcome back to pinball.

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