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10th Annual Pinball Life Explosion Event Only 1 week Away

By pinballlife

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    Pinball Life Explosion Open House Information

    Date - October 17th
    Day - Friday
    Time - Noon to 6:00pm
    Address - 11912 Oak Creek Parkway, Huntley, IL 60142

    We are once again holding our annual open house during the Chicago Expo!
    Come on out for free pinball, food, music, and beer. That's right, FREE BEER!

    Please, please, please be a responsible drinker if you plan on driving back to Expo from Pinball Life.
    A designated driver is strongly recommended. No one will be over served.

    Ryan Claytor of Elephant Eater Comics fame illustrated our shirts for us this year, and they could not have turned out any better!
    Check it out here! - http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=3541

    Event is listed in the *Events* section of Pinside here – https://pinside.com/pinball/events/pinball-life-explosion-open-house-2014

    Event info is regularly updated on our web site here - http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=catalog&parent=274&pg=1

    In 2013 we expanded. Our original 3000 square foot location is now 7500 square feet! Our official address is still 11930 Oak Creek Parkway, Huntley, IL 60142, but we connected to the adjacent warehouse space to the south of us (same building). This year (same as last year) you will enter the open house on the OPPOSITE SIDE of our building. The door address reads 11912, “Pinball Life - Regional Office”. You will see signs directing you to the correct location.

    No purchase is required to attend our open house!

    WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PRE-ORDERING if there are any parts you plan on purchasing. Due to the long checkout line in previous years, we are revising our “Take a Number” system to enter the warehouse section and purchase parts (not the 4500 square foot food, beer, and free play section which is accessible to all for the duration of the event). Wait times to *shop* should be significantly reduced compared to last year. Again, PRE-ORDERING would save you the most time. E-mail your parts list to margaret@pinballlife.com stating that your list is an Expo Pre-Order and we’ll have your order ready to go when you arrive. Pre-orders can be placed through Tuesday, Oct. 14th, but not after this date as we will have no time to prepare them once the event is that close. Spend your time playing pinball, eating, and drinking, not messing around with pinball parts!

    All sales during the Expo open house are cash-and-carry. We have no way to process a CC at our warehouse.

    Here is a partial list of show specials:

    Dot Matrix Displays - $145.00
    Williams/Bally WPC-era Chrome Leg Sets - $40.00
    PinGulp Drink Caddies - $9.00
    Collapsible PinGulp Drink Caddies - $9.00
    Standard Playfield Glass - $20.00
    Widebody Playfield Glass - $25.00
    WPC/WPC-95 Backglass Glass - $15.00
    Williams/Bally WPC-era Stainless Steel Lockdown Bars - $50.00
    Williams/Bally WPC-era Widebody Stainless Steel Lockdown Bars - $80.00
    Metal Cabinet Protector Sets - $12.00
    PinGuard Cabinet Protector Sets - $12.00
    125-piece White & Black Rubber Ring Kits - $25.00
    Standard Pinballs - $0.50
    Ultra Gloss Pinballs - $1.00
    BriteButton Illuminated Flipper Button Sets - $25.00

    More specials will be posted at Pinball Life on the day of the show!!!

    As is the case every year, all items in our warehouse will be sold at discount prices.
    Discounted prices only apply to customers who are in attendance at our open house.

    This year's lineup of games (almost final):
    The Big Lebowski Prototype (American Release Party!!)
    The Walking Dead Pro (Pinball Refinery Edition)
    Trilogy (a pinball machine that dispenses beer!)
    Wally's Medieval Madness
    America's Most Haunted
    Lionman Caged! - the flying machine
    Cash Grab Pinball (to see it is to believe it)
    Slayer (Custom built machine with pop bumper flippers!)
    Monster Bash
    Jurassic Park Evolved
    Iron Man
    Star Trek The Next Generation
    Metallica Pro
    Orbiter One
    Swords of Fury
    Lost In Space
    Bride of Pinbot
    Cirqus Voltaire Whitewood
    Lord of the Rings Whitewood
    Stern Starz Vault Edition LE
    No Fear
    Flash (x2)
    Playboy (Stern)
    Terminator 3
    Star Trek Pro
    Mustang Pro
    AC/DC Premium
    Star Wars Episode 1
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Data East Simpsons
    Scared Stiff
    Elvira and the Party Monsters
    Police Force
    Jurassic Park, The Lost World
    Revenge From Mars
    Sonic Faces
    Gilligan's Island
    Demo Man
    Starship Troopers
    Many (but not all) of these machines will be for sale.

    We are at game capacity and can not take any more games. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who is bringing a game (or games) to our event this year! I hope you enjoy the hospitality suite we have built for you!

    This year we are holding not 1, but 2 1-ball tournaments. The tournament games will be played on Mustang Pro and The Walking Dead Pro. The prize pot for each tournament starts at $250 and 100% of the entry fees ($1.00 per play) will be added to the payout. Payout schedule is: 1st place - 50%, 2nd place - 30%, 3rd place - 20%.

    I hope to see many of you here!!!


    #2 4 years ago

    This is killing me. Why do I have to miss Expo this year???? Sorry I won't be able to attend your blowout Terry. It sounds GREAT.

    #3 4 years ago

    Final pin count: 51. Same as last year! The space seems to only hold that number of games no matter how you try to slice it.
    The place is really shaping up now; only 3 days to go.......

    #4 4 years ago

    Please throw some pics up on event day if someone has time. Would love to see how it all pans out.

    Much Success Terry.


    #5 4 years ago

    This is awesome Terry. Wish I could attend. Good luck and have fun everyone.

    #6 4 years ago

    Looking forward to the party, just paid for my order last night and saved close to $100 from the already regular low prices!

    #7 4 years ago

    Can someone please post photos / video of the custom Slayer machine? Very curious what that's all about.

    #8 4 years ago

    Day of the party bump!! Can't wait to head out to see Terry and have a blast.

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