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2016 Pinball Expo : Trip Report


By labnip

3 years ago



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#852 2 years ago

what he said, too ^^

#853 2 years ago

Anyone else catch Gary Stern's license plate??

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#854 2 years ago
Quoted from ViolinSteve:

Anyone else catch Gary Stern's license plate??

Yeah, I parked right next to him

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#855 2 years ago
Quoted from APB_Enterprises:

We had 48 more games than last year, if you want to pull out Rob and Mike's games it brings it to 24 more than last year.

That's fantastic and I'm happy to be wrong! It was a great show this year.

I guess my mental benchmark is my first expo a couple years ago when there were so many games that an overflow room was used to fit them all.

#856 2 years ago
Quoted from Lame33:

That's fantastic and I'm happy to be wrong! It was a great show this year.
I guess my mental benchmark is my first expo a couple years ago when there were so many games that an overflow room was used to fit them all.

That was a great year. I loved having to set up the overflow room, and would have loved to hit that bench mark again.

Thanks for attending.

Andrew

#857 2 years ago

list of games at Expo game room (not vendor hall and not tourney area):

A.G. Football >> sold, headed to Austin, Tx
AC/DC Pro
Airport
Attack from Mars
Bad Cats
Bad Girls
Bank Shot
Batter Up
Big Hit
Big House
Black Jack * 2
Black Sheep Squadron
Bow and Arrow * 2
Champion Pub, The
Checkpoint
Congo
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Cue Ball Wizard
Demolition Man * 3
Doctor Who
Dracula, Bram Stoker's * 3
Dragon
Evel Knievel
F-14 Tomcat
Fathom
Fireball Classic
Firepower
Flash
Flip Out '91
Funhouse
Gilligan's Island
Grand Prix
Haunted House
Hearts and Spades
High Roller Casino
High Speed
Hokus Pokus
Joust
Jungle King
Klondike
Last Action Hero
Lectronamo
Lethal Weapon 3
Lightning
Little Chief
Lost in Space
Medieval Madness
Metallica Premium
Metallica Pro
Mini Cycle
NBA Fastbreak * 2
New World
Nitro Groundshaker
No Fear * 2
No Good Gofers
Old Chicago
Olympic Games*
Operation Thunder
Paragon*
Pat Hand
Pharaoh
Pirates of the Caribbean
Playboy (DE)
Polar Explorer
Poseidon
Rack 'Em Up
Raven * 2 << "she's hot"
Ready Aim Fire
Rollergames
Royal Guard
Safecracker
Satin Doll
Sharkey's Shootout
Ship Ahoy
Silverball Mania
Simpsons Pinball Party, The
Sinbad * 4
Six Million Dollar Man * 2
Sorcerer
Space Jam
Spanish Eyes
Spider-Man * 2
Spirit
Star Light
Star Trek Pro
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Stargate
Stars
Tag Team Pinball
Team One
Teed Off
Terminator 3
Ticket-Tac-Toe
Time Fantasy
Typhoon
USA Football >> sold, headed to Austin, Tx
Varkon
Vortex
Warlock
Whirlwind
World Poker Tour * 2
X-Men Pro
Zig Zag

#858 2 years ago

My ideal show would be some new & old games to play... many vendors that sell new & used parts... CoinTaker, Marco, Pinball Resource, Pinbits, Comet & others that make mods etc. Also a big area where people could buy & sell pinball maches would be nice.

Is there a show that may be similar that's 7 hours driving distance from Fargo ND?

#859 2 years ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Got pics of Wrlgley Field!

Yep.

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#861 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

Sorry about that grand slam homie!

0-2 count against a .216 hitter and Blanton throws a gopher ball right over the plate! arrrgghhh.

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#862 2 years ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

My ideal show would be some new & old games to play... many vendors that sell new & used parts... CoinTaker, Marco, Pinball Resource, Pinbits, Comet & others that make mods etc. Also a big area where people could buy & sell pinball maches would be nice.
Is there a show that may be similar that's 7 hours driving distance from Fargo ND?

The VFW show in Ann Arbor, MI in May has 350+ different games kept in great shape. Many Chaperones walking around keeping an eye on things and fixing anything that needs to be fixed. Maybe only a couple that are brought in for sale, not many venders, but definitely a show to PLAY PINBALL! A different kind of show than the Chicago Expo. Might be more than 7 hours for you, but only about a 10 minute drive for me!

#863 2 years ago

I'm not a sports fan. So I just think of that as the place the Blues Brothers list as their address.

#864 2 years ago

Nice list!
I think you missed Mars trek tho.
Thought I saw a pic of that (I wasn't at expo)

Quoted from labnip:

list of games at Expo game room (not vendor hall and not tourney area):
A.G. Football >> sold, headed to Austin, Tx
AC/DC Pro
Airport
Attack from Mars
Bad Cats
Bad Girls
Bank Shot
Batter Up
Big Hit
Big House
Black Jack * 2
Black Sheep Squadron
Bow and Arrow * 2
Champion Pub, The
Checkpoint
Congo
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Cue Ball Wizard
Demolition Man * 3
Doctor Who
Dracula, Bram Stoker's * 3
Dragon
Evel Knievel
F-14 Tomcat
Fathom
Fireball Classic
Firepower
Flash
Flip Out '91
Funhouse
Gilligan's Island
Grand Prix
Haunted House
Hearts and Spades
High Roller Casino
High Speed
Hokus Pokus
Joust
Jungle King
Klondike
Last Action Hero
Lectronamo
Lethal Weapon 3
Lightning
Little Chief
Lost in Space
Medieval Madness
Metallica Premium
Metallica Pro
Mini Cycle
NBA Fastbreak * 2
New World
Nitro Groundshaker
No Fear * 2
No Good Gofers
Old Chicago
Olympic Games*
Operation Thunder
Paragon*
Pat Hand
Pharaoh
Pirates of the Caribbean
Playboy (DE)
Polar Explorer
Poseidon
Rack 'Em Up
Raven * 2 << "she's hot"
Ready Aim Fire
Rollergames
Royal Guard
Safecracker
Satin Doll
Sharkey's Shootout
Ship Ahoy
Silverball Mania
Simpsons Pinball Party, The
Sinbad * 4
Six Million Dollar Man * 2
Sorcerer
Space Jam
Spanish Eyes
Spider-Man * 2
Spirit
Star Light
Star Trek Pro
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Stargate
Stars
Tag Team Pinball
Team One
Teed Off
Terminator 3
Ticket-Tac-Toe
Time Fantasy
Typhoon
USA Football >> sold, headed to Austin, Tx
Varkon
Vortex
Warlock
Whirlwind
World Poker Tour * 2
X-Men Pro
Zig Zag

#865 2 years ago

Or did you call it "Spanish eyes"?
That would be a good alternate title for her...

Quoted from Badamack:

Nice list!
I think you missed Mars trek tho.
Thought I saw a pic of that (I wasn't at expo)

#866 2 years ago
Quoted from KingBW:

The VFW show in Ann Arbor, MI in May has 350+ different games kept in great shape

I love the VFW, it's a different show. If you just want to play a ton of pinball from every era, without terrible crowds (because ticket count is controlled), absolutely a great show. Part of the fun of expo is that it's typically a show where the latest titles are revealed for the first time (as shown by JJP, Heighway, Stern, American Pinball *cough cough*), not to mention a huge homebrew section that just keeps getting bigger every year.

#867 2 years ago

Random row of Sinbads. Posting this pic in every thread for the next 24 hours.
Labsnip yer a great dude man...good to meet ya.
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#868 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I love the VFW, it's a different show. If you just want to play a ton of pinball from every era, without terrible crowds (because ticket count is controlled), absolutely a great show. Part of the fun of expo is that it's typically a show where the latest titles are revealed for the first time (as shown by JJP, Heighway, Stern, American Pinball *cough cough*), not to mention a huge homebrew section that just keeps getting bigger every year.

I agree. It was my wife & my first time at the Chicago Expo this year and we thought it was great. We went to more than half of the seminars, fit in as many parties as we could (not the Stern extravaganza though), saw many things that we "want" to buy in the vender areas, and played a little pinball in when nothing else was happening. A great time. Many thanks to all those involved in coordinating the show and seminars. In describing it to others, it was kind of the "Comic on of Pinball".

Nothing was mentioned about the Pinball Life "parties" with pins there. Anyone got pics of how that went? We want to know if we missed something good there this year. We just couldn't fit in the timing for the side trip.

To the venders ... you will still make some future sales from many people just because you were there and we got to see your products first hand. I have many things on my wish list now, besides just pins. I need a lottery ticket.

#869 2 years ago

Pinball life did have a party ,it was just scaled back (no alcohol and lighter food ) .I went griday afternoon. There was still plenty of games to play ,including an Americas Most Haunted , a beautiful Rob Zombie and a few games set up with bangerjay's pinball olympics devices .

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#870 2 years ago

Let me just sum up Expo in one word :
Scott Danesi is mf awesome.

#871 2 years ago

Trilogy is kinda awesome too. What the back of the shirt in small print says.

#872 2 years ago
Quoted from Badamack:

Nice list!
I think you missed Mars trek tho.
Thought I saw a pic of that (I wasn't at expo)

We had a Mars Trek in the tourney area. Might have been 1 in game play room too?

#873 2 years ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Random row of Sinbads. Posting this pic in every thread for the next 24 hours.
Labsnip yer a great dude man...good to meet ya.

Hola, cool to meet ya finally.

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#893 2 years ago

I dunno bout that Gryszzz dude tho....

--Jeff

#894 2 years ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

I dunno bout that Gryszzz dude tho....

That guy is an asshole!

#895 2 years ago
Quoted from labnip:

Stoof that followed me home:

who did you steal that dog from? or was there a booth giving them out?

#896 2 years ago

Love my new shirt from Expo!

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#897 2 years ago

Ed Robertson and some A-hole in a beer keg .

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#898 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

who did you steal that dog from? or was there a booth giving them out?

that's my automatic floor mop. just have to feed it each day.

#899 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Ed Robertson and some A-hole in a beer keg .

Looking sweet Doug!

rd

#900 2 years ago
Quoted from Msch:

Anyone who is buying a stern at 15k is beyond dumb. Just because you can afford it doesn't make it worth it. If stern sold you a $10 bill for $100, you'd buy it.

I don't know about that. The Stern $10 BILL SLE is awesome. I bought 2 but I'm keeping one NIB as an investment. Should be $130 by Christmas.

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