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Creation of a “Pinball Frankenstein” (Pinball Documentary Story)

October 24 - Creation of a “Pinball Frankenstein” (Pinball Documentary Story)

Sometimes restoration, the story, and pinball history is more interesting and entertaining than playing and owning a title within itself. What ...


Things 'NOT TO DO' To A Pinball Machine

July 6 - Things 'NOT TO DO' To A Pinball Machine

Repost of an article with the original document compiled by Russ Jensen and David Gersic in October 1996 written by Tim ...


The Impractical Guide to Living with Pinball Machines

June 20 - The Impractical Guide to Living with Pinball Machines

"If you know how many pinball machines you own, you don't have enough." - Unknown Things to consider as owners embark into ...


Playfield Swaps - Considerations for New Collectors

April 6 - 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, ...


Diving into the Past, A Pinball Survival Story

March 15 - Diving into the Past, A Pinball Survival Story

As a pinball collector and historian, I always look for opportunities to save games from the "dreaded landfill destruction" that ...


Understanding the Production Differences of Pinball Games

October 24 - 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 ...


Who are “YOU” in pinball?

April 18 - Who are “YOU” in pinball?

Dedicated from an article written by Chris Munson, one of the original organizers of the the EARLY days of the ...


The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective

December 25 - The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective

The Progression of a Pinball Addict - A Historical Perspective (Originally posted rec.games.pinball, February 2 2003 by "The_Black_Knight" ) The bottom line ...


The Washington State Pinball Stronghold

September 25 - The Washington State Pinball Stronghold

"The Black Knight Rides Again"! http://www.pinballowners.com/xtheblackknightx I am one of the original "Old Guard" pinball collectors from the early 90s that was ...




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