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 will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 until 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 (subject to change/grow):
The Big Lebowski Prototype
The Walking Dead Pro (Pinball Refinery Edition)
America’s Most Haunted
Trilogy – the pinball machine that dispenses beer
Lionman Caged – The Flying machine
Jurassic Park Evolved
Star Trek The Next Generation
Cirqus Voltaire whitewood
Jurassic Park – The Lost World
Bride of Pinbot
Stern Starz Vault Edition LE
Star Trek Pro
Swords of Fury (LIONMAN!)
Lord of the Rings whitewood
Pirates of the Caribbean
Star Wars Episode 1 (x2)
Simpsons (Data East)
Revenge From Mars
Many (but not all) of these machines will be for sale.
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 (subject to change). 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%.
Are you local and want to bring a game to sell and/or share during our show? We have room for 45 machines, but as you can tell from the list above we are running out of spots fast! All games will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Load in any time between now and Wednesday, Oct. 15th. Load out any time before Christmas! There is no charge to sell a machine at our show; we simply ask that it is set up and on free play during our show hours (noon to 6pm Friday, Oct. 17th).
-PLEASE READ- All persons who bring a game to the event this year will be issued an *all access* pass that allows entry into our new, exclusive hospitality suite!
Please call Terry at 847-515-3415 or e-mail him – email@example.com to make arrangements to bring a game.
I hope to see many of you here!!!