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The Canadian Pinhead Thread. What's Up?!


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    #1651 3 years ago
    Quoted from puck:

    Fully agree, should be intelligent, from the fans, and thoughtful. PM'ed yea.

    Very we'll put , your hired !!

    #1652 3 years ago
    Quoted from JoshODBrown:

    Regarding a letter/petition to propose Nitro Pinball as a potential new distributor opportunity for Stern pinball... We should probably get some interested parties together for a google hangout or something in the next week or two and see how we can make this happen. We'll absolutely need to coordinate, and whatever we write to Stern needs to be intelligent and present a good business case for them to take attention. Presenting the case to folks so they can understand what exactly they are signing is also important, so we want to make sure our goal is clear and concise and no excess verbiage for them to sift through before we capture their signatures.
    I don't mind helping get this started if someone hasn't already gotten a head start on it. I would be interested in hearing from anybody who helps organize pinball league nights in any location in Canada, or if you have a local pinball enthusiast group on Facebook, Pinball Players Anonymous support groups, or whatever! Fire me a PM, and let me know your email address, name, and where you are located, and whether you'd be interested in helping spread awareness for this effort within your local areas. once I've gotten some names We'll try to organize something where we can talk in real time and bounce ideas around.
    Also, if any of you are PR or communications people and would like to help us carefully craft our message, I certainly would appreciate the help.

    I think Tommy did mention news soon, previously after a stern/starburst remark, Im all for a petition and would sign it as well, however Im assuming it has more to do with a legal contract stern/starburst have otherwise it probably would have been done by now...

    #1653 3 years ago
    Quoted from JoshODBrown:

    Regarding a letter/petition to propose Nitro Pinball as a potential new distributor opportunity for Stern pinball... We should probably get some interested parties together for a google hangout or something in the next week or two and see how we can make this happen. We'll absolutely need to coordinate, and whatever we write to Stern needs to be intelligent and present a good business case for them to take attention. Presenting the case to folks so they can understand what exactly they are signing is also important, so we want to make sure our goal is clear and concise and no excess verbiage for them to sift through before we capture their signatures.
    I don't mind helping get this started if someone hasn't already gotten a head start on it. I would be interested in hearing from anybody who helps organize pinball league nights in any location in Canada, or if you have a local pinball enthusiast group on Facebook, Pinball Players Anonymous support groups, or whatever! Fire me a PM, and let me know your email address, name, and where you are located, and whether you'd be interested in helping spread awareness for this effort within your local areas. once I've gotten some names We'll try to organize something where we can talk in real time and bounce ideas around.
    Also, if any of you are PR or communications people and would like to help us carefully craft our message, I certainly would appreciate the help.

    I think Tommy did mention news soon, previously after a stern/starburst remark, Im all for a petition and would sign it as well, however Im assuming it has more to do with a legal contract stern/starburst have otherwise it probably would have been done by now...

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    #1654 3 years ago
    Quoted from klr650:

    Any Star Wars pins hitting Edmonton soon?

    Was talking to the techs at beercade last week and SW came up twice when discussing replacement machines.

    1 week later
    #1655 3 years ago

    Hey everyone,

    Just spreading the word about a unique pinball event in Calgary over Labour Day weekend (Sep 2-3) that we've dubbed the 'Silverball Rodeo'. Check out the full details on the pinside event or kijiji link below.

    In a nutshell it's a 'mini show' at our league homebase the Atlantic Trap and Gill (510 Heritage Dr SW). Going to have 20+ machines in for the weekend, with Saturday focused on the competitive side with the Stampede City Pinball Open 'Pinburgh-style' group matchplay tournament. All day qualifying with equal play for all participants, with big cash prizes and IFPA points on the line. Alberta competitive legends Dan Horne pingod and Derek Thomson bcrage88 will be in the mix so the competition is sure to be fierce. On Sunday we're running the tourney finals, but the main event is Rock & Roll Pinball that we're throwing in conjunction with a cool non-profit the Major Minor Music Project. Doors are open to the public from noon-last call with all machines on free play, a full bill of great 'pinball inspired' bands (think 70's classic rock), a couple of fun tourneys and a few other fun surprises. Bands kick off when our pinball champion is crowned. The Trap is kid friendly until 9pm, so the whole family can partake in the fun. And we're very proud to say we have the support of Nitro Pinball and are hoping the man himself Tommy Floyd FlipperFreak can make it out to join in the fun.

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    #1656 3 years ago

    I'm heading to Vancouver tomorrow and I'm looking for some good places to play pinball, family friendly locations would be a plus. I'm staying near the General Hospital. I've looked at the pinside pinmap and the Canadian Public Pinball Tracker but I'd just like some confirmation as some of the listings are a bit old.

    #1657 3 years ago

    Neither are family friendly but 12 Kings Pub and Pub 340 have good line ups. Pub 340 is pretty seedy, but they have both Star Wars and Dialed In plus other great games. I think they had Mars Attack, Tron, Game of Thrones, Star Trek plus a few others I don't remember. Haven't been to 12 Kings Lately but they usually have a decent line up.

    #1658 3 years ago
    Quoted from Darscot:

    Neither are family friendly but 12 Kings Pub and Pub 340 have good line ups. Pub 340 is pretty seedy, but they have both Star Wars and Dialed In plus other great games. I think they had Mars Attack, Tron, Game of Thrones, Star Trek plus a few others I don't remember. Haven't been to 12 Kings Lately but they usually have a decent line up.

    Awesome, thanks for the info, I'll definitely have to try and get to Pub340 to play some Dialed In.

    #1659 3 years ago

    12 Kings has a family section but the pins aren't in that room. The American has a decent lineup as well and I have a feeling they are family friendly at times. There's a coffee shop in East Van called Far Out that has an alright lineup of machines. Definitely family friendly.

    Go to places:
    Pub 340 (dive bar)
    12 Kings
    The American
    Lamp Lighter

    I'm not sure how long you're in town for but we have two weekly IFPA tourneys. Wednesday at the Lamp Lighter and Sunday at Pub 340. Both start at 7pm.

    #1660 3 years ago

    Do you know if the pinside pinmap is accurate for these locations? I'd definitely like to make it out on Wednesday for the tourney.

    #1661 3 years ago

    I just took a quick look and the pinside map is not up to date. This map has more current info. https://pinballmap.com/bc I forgot a couple other locations as well. Bimini has a solid lineup now and they have non IFPA tourney on Thursdays at 8pm. The Dirty Penny has freelplay on Wednesdays I believe. Never been cause I'm usually at Lamp Lighter on Wednesdays.

    #1662 3 years ago

    Calgary has Dialed In Le on location in the Station pub riverbend along with a new star wars and few others wow turning out to be a awesome location . Thanks To Richard !

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    #1663 3 years ago

    Hat's off to Calgary for winning the Alberta Challenge Cup 2017. bcrage88 will present the trophy to Calgary at the Silverball expo. Be there!

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    #1664 3 years ago
    Quoted from Lord_of_the_pins:

    Calgary has Dialed In Le on location in the Station pub riverbend along with a new star wars and few others wow turning out to be a awesome location . Thanks To Richard !

    Looks like a great lineup. So jealous. Now the burning question. Does pingod own shoes?

    #1665 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Looks like a great lineup. So jealous. Now the burning question. Does pingod own shoes?

    Nah... but I don't think any of the "Gods" do.

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    #1666 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    Looks like a great lineup. So jealous. Now the burning question. Does pingod own shoes?

    Yep,not in the summer though

    #1667 3 years ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    Nah... but I don't think any of the "Gods" do.

    My usual pose after a win,lol.

    #1668 3 years ago
    Quoted from pingod:

    My usual pose after a win,lol.

    No wonder I've never seen it...

    #1669 3 years ago

    Is there any place to play pins in swift current? Will be working there this weekend and possibly a few days next week. Also is there anywhere in swift to watch the mcgregor vs mayweather fight tomorrow night? Possibly the casino? Or a sports pub?

    #1670 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinhead306:

    Is there any place to play pins in swift current? Will be working there this weekend and possibly a few days next week. Also is there anywhere in swift to watch the mcgregor vs mayweather fight tomorrow night? Possibly the casino? Or a sports pub?

    There might be at a pool hall I'm not sure wich the name but they should have a x-men and transformers Le . Tmort will know .

    #1671 3 years ago

    Weekend special.. What's your top 5 games?!?! I was just checking the top 100..pretty biased list! Alien is at 32! Haha..dream theme for me but c'mon man!! There's not 32 of them in the wild yet!

    #1672 3 years ago

    I was just talking with a friend about the John Trudeau case and was wondering what other fellow Canadians think? Would/will you sell a game from your collection because it was made by a alleged monster? Seems that alot of people are and will be. Personally I don't play pinball for the designer so it wouldn't sway me to sell a game but i don't have kids either so would like to hear others thoughts on it?

    #1673 3 years ago

    Wait, there is more than one Trudeau I can bitch about now? JK

    #1674 3 years ago

    Moster Bash
    The Walking Dead
    Robocop
    Terminator 3
    King Pin

    ....
    Would like to play the following and I am sure they would make the top 5

    Houdini
    Dialed In
    Capcom Kingpin
    Big Bang Bar (virtual pin makes me think hell yea)

    Rollergames is in there.

    #1675 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    I was just talking with a friend about the John Trudeau case and was wondering what other fellow Canadians think? Would/will you sell a game from your collection because it was made by a alleged monster? Seems that alot of people are and will be. Personally I don't play pinball for the designer so it wouldn't sway me to sell a game but i don't have kids either so would like to hear others thoughts on it?

    The majority of people will not know who designed a particular pinball machine or that its of any significance at all. So many more people were involved in those projects, and perhaps this happening is a catalyst for us to try to appreciate the other talents that go into making a game. Lets use Ghostbusters as an example. Zombie Yeti's art is phenomenal! Dwight Sullivan did a great job at releasing a fairly complete base of code upon release. Theres a whole team of mechanical engineers and tooling people behind the scenes that work out all the logistics to make the machine physically operate. Their musicians and sound people, the marketing, the licensing people, the folks who assemble it, etc.

    I'm sure if you knew more about some people who design all of the every day things we use, and some of the stuff they potentially did, you'd maybe want to boycott lots of different products.

    I probably wouldn't seek out getting something on my Ghostbusters signed by JT now because of all of this, but i'm certainly not going to stop playing my pro. If i ever met Zombie Yeti, or Dwight, I'd certainly try to get my apron or translight signed still. Now for you guys with an LE... JT absolutely touched all of your playfields, and i'd say that makes the price tank hard. You are welcome to trade me your tainted LE for my pro.

    #1676 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Weekend special.. What's your top 5 games?!?! I was just checking the top 100..pretty biased list! Alien is at 32! Haha..dream theme for me but c'mon man!! There's not 32 of them in the wild yet!

    What about you Dee-Bow ?

    #1677 3 years ago

    My fav's are limited to the few I've played..
    1 metallica
    2 roadshow
    3 medieval madness
    4 white water
    5 dirty Harry

    But I want more time on judge dread soon.& wanna play:
    1 rocky&Bullwinkle
    2 lebowski
    3 Tommy
    4 scared stiff
    5 champs pub

    #1678 3 years ago

    Honourable mentions to fishtales, Johnny mnemonic and BK2K!! I'd be nervous to slap someone's Big bang bar around.. can't afford alien yet, and don't get to play any old EM's around here (although I want one of them too)

    #1679 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    Honourable mentions to fishtales, Johnny mnemonic and BK2K!! I'd be nervous to slap someone's Big bang bar around.. can't afford alien yet, and don't get to play any old EM's around here (although I want one of them too)

    There's been piles on kijiji Sask lately, might be able to get something to try out, might be fun getting one of those 70's EM's

    #1680 3 years ago
    Quoted from dirkdiggler:

    I was just talking with a friend about the John Trudeau case and was wondering what other fellow Canadians think? Would/will you sell a game from your collection because it was made by a alleged monster? Seems that alot of people are and will be. Personally I don't play pinball for the designer so it wouldn't sway me to sell a game but i don't have kids either so would like to hear others thoughts on it?

    I don't own any of his pins but it just dropped Judge Dredd off my wanted list. I will avoid his stuff in the future for sure. That being said I wouldn't hold it against anyone that owns his stuff.

    #1681 3 years ago

    I imagine there are kiddy diddlers who worked at car manufacturers, clothing companies, ..probably every line of work there is. How can you boycott a pin that someone only helped make..it takes an entire team..not just one doood.. to each their own but don't know how that's gonna make a difference... I'd be willing to take someone's judge dredd off them if they can't morally live with it in their line-up!

    #1682 3 years ago
    Quoted from northerndude:

    There's been piles on kijiji Sask lately, might be able to get something to try out, might be fun getting one of those 70's EM's

    I been checking them out on there too.. not paying big bucks for one but will grab one when the $$ is right! Can't see it sticking around too long so don't wanna over pay

    #1683 3 years ago

    EMs have a certain charm to them. That being said, some are better than others, and everyone is personal taste.

    Good luck finding them, I have a couple I may part with as well.

    #1684 3 years ago

    What did you guys think of Strikes and Spares(bally)? I see u owned one Meegis.There's one in town here for sale. I messaged the gent and hopefully gonna go take a look if he gets back to me..

    #1685 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    What did you guys think of Strikes and Spares(bally)? I see u owned one Meegis.There's one in town here for sale. I messaged the gent and hopefully gonna go take a look if he gets back to me..

    Fun game. Had a minty one got a while. That era of Bally play very similar to each other. Fun to rip spinners.

    #1686 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    What did you guys think of Strikes and Spares(bally)? I see u owned one Meegis.There's one in town here for sale. I messaged the gent and hopefully gonna go take a look if he gets back to me..

    Excellent game. Beware, this seller is still posting pictures of other people's machines and a Future Pinball virtual table. Starting to think this is a scam...

    #1687 3 years ago
    Quoted from klr650:

    Excellent game. Beware, as covered several posts ago, this seller is still posting pictures of other people's machines and a Future Pinball virtual table. Starting to think this is a scam...

    I thought that was another dunkin donuts cup..dammn

    #1688 3 years ago

    Tech required in Northern Manitoba to service TWD, Metallica, Mustang, Star Trek, Iron Man & AC/DC.

    3 of the 6 are “Out Of Order”. The playfields are incredibly dirty, a good service is needed on each of them (Code updates, a good Clean, New Rubbers, Balls and Mechanical Repairs).

    3 hours east of Thompson, MB.

    Contact tommy@nitropinball.com

    Thx, T

    #1689 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I imagine there are kiddy diddlers who worked at car manufacturers, clothing companies, ..probably every line of work there is. How can you boycott a pin that someone only helped make..it takes an entire team..not just one doood.. to each their own but don't know how that's gonna make a difference... I'd be willing to take someone's judge dredd off them if they can't morally live with it in their line-up!

    Well said. I can enjoy my Judge Dredd and not support the piece of shit behind it. Separate the artist from the art. I wish you luck in finding a Judge Dredd...because mine sure ain't moving hah!

    #1690 3 years ago
    Quoted from aeonblack:

    Well said. I can enjoy my Judge Dredd and not support the piece of shit behind it. Separate the artist from the art. I wish you luck in finding a Judge Dredd...because mine sure ain't moving hah!

    Damn u!! Hahah..u know I want that bad boy!

    #1691 3 years ago

    I'm done shopping for pins off people's collection lists!! Negotiating power goes out the window!

    -1
    #1692 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dee-Bow:

    I imagine there are kiddy diddlers who worked at car manufacturers, clothing companies, ..probably every line of work there is. How can you boycott a pin that someone only helped make..it takes an entire team..not just one doood.. to each their own but don't know how that's gonna make a difference... I'd be willing to take someone's judge dredd off them if they can't morally live with it in their line-up!

    "kiddy diddlers" ? Very classy bud, clearly you don't have kids.

    -1
    #1693 3 years ago

    Yes I do. WTF would me having kids have to do with some creepy old man having child porn on his computer? Terrible logic. I don't refer to them with any class. If they act on those urges they are in fact kiddy diddlers/rapists. Plus, he hasn't been convicted yet. Stay classy pinsider!

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    #1694 3 years ago

    Stay classy? Please sell me your game designed by a sick person, really has nothing to do with him. Glad you set your bar so high.

    #1695 3 years ago

    I've never heard of the man until this story came out. I want Aeonblack's JD because he pimped it out with custom music and when we talked (8months ago) it sounded like it was in nice condition. Honestly never bought or desired a pin because of one of the designer's name on the card. I don't even read the rules on those cards, never mind random names. This isn't like buying a John Wayne Gacy painting. Old men pinsiders sure like to argue about weird shit!

    #1696 3 years ago

    Hey guys I'm in the Guelph area this week. Is there any events going on that I could check out?

    #1697 3 years ago

    I love all these PMs I'm getting from pricing experts that my TWD HUO pro is not worth more than $6000 and that I should be thankful for getting such incredible offers. What's with the serious douchebaggyness???

    #1698 3 years ago

    Douches are gonna douche. I hate price policing. If you don't like the price, keep it to yourself, the market will decide if something isn't worth what is being asked.

    #1699 3 years ago

    I got a message " I'll give you $7500 for your Hobbit, Jersey Jack sucks and there games are basically worthless". That's Kijiji for yeah.

    #1700 3 years ago

    Worst is my twd is up for trade....

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