I'm Arthur from the Netherlands and i have been working professional with pinball since i was 16.
In the early eighties i worked in an Arcade and since 1989 as a mechanic.
At about that point in time alot of pinballs went to the Eastblock and i decided to build my own collection before every pinball i enjoyed in the seventies and eighties were gone forgood.
In the end they didn't all dissapear but my collection grew more and more to the point it were around 200 and that number still stands today.
Since i've been around in the hobby very long i also collected alot of parts and pinball goodies too.Not anything like Mike Pachak ofcourse.
I'm still working in the coinop industry as a mechanic ,but pinball is out of the public eye at the moment although i'm hoping for an upswing. Now is the time.