Homepin Thunderbirds Pinball Distribution

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Homepin Thunderbirds Pinball Distribution


By highwaygames

9 months ago



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#1 9 months ago

Highway Games is pleased to announce our association with Homepin and a new worldwide distribution team which is forming to serve customers around the world. In today's post we want to announce a number of agents on where to purchase your machines. Already established agencies including;

AUSTRALIA
Highway Entertainment (www.highway.net.au)
Pinball Warehouse (www.pinballwarehouse.com.au)
Balls'n'All (www.ballsnall.com.au)

USA
Great American Pinball (www.greatamericanpinball.com)

CANADA
Nitro Pinball (www.nitropinball.com)

New agents will be also be announced in these coming days and posted in this topic. If you would like to join our distribution team, please contact sales@highwaygames.com for more information.

Also, come and visit the Homepin & Highway Games Team at the upcoming Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo in Guangzhou China (3rd to 5th April) in Hall 5.2, booth J320 - hope to see you there.

#2 9 months ago

Im looking forward to playing this, glad to hear its almost done.

2 weeks later
#3 8 months ago

Pinball Heaven joins the team, and is our official UK agent. Please contact Phil at;
www.pinball.co.uk
sales@pinball.co.uk
Tel 01772 816677

Thunderbirds Pinball will be shown at UK's only dedicated pinball event, UKPinfest (August 25-26th), for more details on this event please visit;
http://www.ukpinfest.com/

#4 8 months ago

PinballSTAR Amusements joins our USA distribution team. Please contact Joe at;
http://pinballstar.com/
Tel 570-357-0042

#5 8 months ago

AUSTRIA AGENT
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RS-Pinball e.U.
+43 699 10 87 86 01
office@rs-pinball.at

www.rs-pinball.at

Stefan is one of the first to have a Thunderbirds Pinball machine and hopes to show it at the following events;

- 13/14 April Austria Comic Con in Wels (Austria)
- 21/22 One More Time in Munich (Germany)
- 28/29 German Pinball Open in Hamburg (Germany)

Please contact Stefan directly for more information about the events and to order Thunderbirds.

#6 8 months ago

Looking to join the distribution Team or be one of the first to play the finished Thunderbirds Pinball?

Come to one of the largest amusement machine events, the Asia Amusement & Attractions (AAA) in Guangzhou China and chat with Highway Games and the Homepin team as we demonstrate the Thunderbirds Pinball machine. The show starts on 3rd April and finishes 5th April. If you would like to arrange a special demonstration/private meeting during the event, please contact our sales team at sales@highwaygames.com.

Hope to see you at the show!

4 months later
#7 4 months ago

Thunderbirds Pinball will be on display at the following events;

AUGUST

14-16th of August 2018
Australasian Gaming Expo
ICC Sydney Darling Harbour,
NSW, Australia
Booth#741

25-26th of August 2018
Pinfest UK 2018
Mercure Daventry Court Hotel
Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, UK

SEPTEMBER

22-23rd of September 2018
Pinfest Australia
Club Macquarie
458 Lake Rd, Argenton
NSW 2284, Australia

OCTOBER

12-13th October 2018
York Fairgrounds and Expo Center
Memorial Hall East
York, Pennsylvania 17404, USA

17-20th October 2018
Pinball Expo 2018
The Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, Illinois 60090, USA

Other shows/events we will be posting shortly, especially in Italy, France, Austria and Germany.

1 week later
#8 3 months ago

PinballSTAR will also be looking into getting Thunderbirds at maybe a reveal party in Philly at Pinball Gallery in the future along with some other shows even if we aren't actively a vendor at the show. We'll work to get the game out there for all to see, play, and enjoy...

Interested in getting one ? $ 250 refundable deposit. Games are in production and shipping now... Email Joe at Sales@PinballSTAR.com

#9 3 months ago

New Italy agent joins our team;

FARO GAMES COM s.r.l.
www.farogames.com

Please contact with Giulia & Marcello for product information for Italy market.

#10 3 months ago

This weekend you can play the Thunderbirds pinball in Austria at the location of RS-Pinball e.U.

It will be the premiere in the German speaking countries at the "FlippArena Summer Ending Pinball Tournament".

The machine has been picked up last week Friday on Linz Airport and unboxed on Saturday after the Local League.

https://www.facebook.com/rspinball/videos/1764974296932683/

you can find more information on www.rs-pinball.at and on www.flipparena.at

Very soon the machine can e ordered and the final pricing will be fixed.

#11 3 months ago

Thunderbirds was very well received at the Australasian Gaming Expo and worked well throughout. Thanks for all who visited.

https://www.intergameonline.com/coin-op/news/australia-is-pinball-heaven

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#12 3 months ago

Pinfest UK is on tomorrow, 25th-26th August at Mercure Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, UK. Chat with our UK agent, Pinball Heaven who will be displaying Thunderbirds Pinball during the event. Also, catch Homepin's Mike Kalinowski during his seminar as well as during Pinfest UK where he can answer questions about Thunderbird and new game development.

http://www.ukpinfest.com/

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#13 3 months ago

Updates from Pinfest UK;

Thunderbirds Gameplay part one
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/301378856

Thunderbirds Gameplay part two
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/301411256

Mike Kalinowski guest speaker;
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/302077421

#14 3 months ago

Thunderbirds pinball will be Pinfest Australia (Newcastle), which is in an all new location this year. The event will run over two days and will include guest speakers: Gary Stern, CEO Stern Pinball, (speaking 10.30-11.30am Saturday) Steve Josifovski, CEO of Arcooda (speaking 12.30-1.30pm Saturday) and Mike Kalinowski, CEO of Homepin and manufacturer of Thunderbirds (speaking from 2.30-3.30pm Saturday). All proceeds from the event will go to local charities.

Saturday 22nd September, 2018. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 23rd September, 2018. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Club Macquarie Function & Accommodation Centre
458 Lake Road, Argenton, NSW 2284, Australia

For more information on the event or to reserve seats for any or all of the three seminars, visit Newcastle Pinball Association's Facebook page;
https://www.facebook.com/NewcastlePinballAssociation/

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#15 3 months ago

Thunderbirds Pinball at Vancouver FlipOut Pinball Expo September 7-9, 2018;

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/307575457

#16 3 months ago

GERMANY - Thunderbirds Pinball will be on display by RS-Pinball at the following 2 events;

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German Comic Con Munich, 15. – 16. September 2018, MOC Munich
Address: Event Center Munich, Hall 1-3, , Lilienthalallee 40, 80939 Munich

Date:
Saturday, 15.09.2018 9:00 – 18:00hr
Sunday, 16.09.2018 9:00 – 17:00hr

http://www.germancomiccon.com/de/muenchen

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Mistfest 2018 Organized by the City of Vienna
Garage Hernals and Technic Center of the MA48, Wien 17, Richthausenstrasse 2
Booth number 61

Date:
Saturday, 22.09.2018 9:00 – 18:00hr
Sunday, 23.09.2018 9:00 – 18:00hr

https://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/ma48/beratung/mistfest.html

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For further information, please contact Stefan - http://rs-pinball.at/

2 weeks later
#17 74 days ago

Thunderbirds was well received at Pinfest 2018, with consistent crowds throughout the event. Thanks to all who visited! Here are some comments from the event:

“Played Thunderbirds and it is so much better than it was in the prototype stage last year. The game is no longer so brutal that you can't enjoy it and is now fun to play.”

“I played the production model thunderbirds (the one on the right) and loved it”

“I played both thunderbirds, fun game, but that ramp seemed a challenge to get up”

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#18 62 days ago

so,.. highwaygames .. whats the word on when we find out when the TAG's are gonna be shipped to Australia etc. I'm worried an email has slipped through and I missed it.

#19 61 days ago
Quoted from mrWol64:

so,.. highwaygames .. whats the word on when we find out when the TAG's are gonna be shipped to Australia etc. I'm worried an email has slipped through and I missed it.

Hi mrwol64, at the present moment current forecasts are in January for container shipments to Australia. Our Australian branch has been waiting to make announcements as we are waiting for the goods to be available for shipping. We are continually following up on this and will make announcements as soon as we can.

#20 61 days ago

ITALY - Thunderbirds will be on display by FARO GAMES COM SRL at the Roma Amusement Show
Dates: 16 - 18th October
Times: 10am - 6pm
Address: Fiera di Roma, via A. G. Eiffel traversa via Portunese, 00148 Rome

For more information, contact Giulia at http://www.farogames.com/

#21 61 days ago

USA - Thunderbirds will be on display by Great American Pinball at the Chicago Pinball Expo

Dates: 17 - 20th October
Times: 6pm - Midnight, 10am - Midnight Saturday
24 Hour Game Hall starts Thursday 6pm and continues until Midnight Saturday
Address: The Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090

For more information, contact Mike at https://www.greatamericanpinball.com/

#22 60 days ago

USA - Thunderbirds will be on display by PinballSTAR at the White Rose Gameroom Show.

Dates: 12 - 13th October
Times: Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 6pm
Address: York Fairgrounds and Expo Centre, Memorial Hall East, York, Pennsylvania 17404

For more information, contact Joe at http://www.pinballstar.com/

1 month later
#23 27 days ago

Chrisco Australia has joined the Australian team. They are offering a payment plan on purchases, and Thunderbirds Pinball is a leading product in their 2019 catalogue.

You can contact them here: https://www.chrisco.com.au/ContactUs/

2 weeks later
#24 11 days ago

Industry charity, The Light Fund, has raised over GBP5,000 at its recent industry lunch event. ITV donated a Thunderbirds Pinball machine for the raffle, and it was won by Samuel Alexander.

You can find out more here: https://www.thunderbirdspinball.com/n/itvs-donated-thunderbirds-pinball-machine-helps-raise-gbp5000-light-fund-1599/

#25 11 days ago

Nice gesture and all up for charity and helping those in need

but

interesting that a game can be donated but games can not be issued to the guys that were the founding supporters of this project when you have Homepin arguing over who pays what import taxes

so how is the acrooda digital pin going being made by homepin?

#26 11 days ago
Quoted from swinks:

Nice gesture and all up for charity and helping those in need
but
interesting that a game can be donated but games can not be issued to the guys that were the founding supporters of this project when you have Homepin arguing over who pays what import taxes
so how is the acrooda digital pin going being made by homepin?

Please read the post more closely - it was ITV who donated this machine to charity. This machine was the one that Homepin was contractually obligated to supply ITV as part of our Thunderbirds licence. It is also the same machine that was sent to the Daventry Pinfest 2018 to maximise the value from this one machine.

As ITV is currently building new offices, and they won't be completed for some time, ITV chose to donate their machine and it is this one that raised 5,000GBP for charity.

#27 8 days ago

And my #002 game has finally made it (apparently) to oz but seems to have been shipped out to someone else by "accident". At this stage after over 5 years of waiting, I now have no game and no refund. disappointed is an understatement.

#28 8 days ago
Quoted from railways:

And my #002 game has finally made it (apparently) to oz but seems to have been shipped out to someone else by "accident". At this stage after over 5 years of waiting, I now have no game and no refund. disappointed is an understatement.

that is crap considering they are saying it is in stock

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#29 8 days ago

it is 5,4,3,2,1 day today.

as Homepin made the announcement to make this machine
5 years
4 months
3 weeks
2 days
1 hour (around 8 / 9am)

ago

#30 8 days ago

So Highway , how is it that you stuffed up Jeff's 0002 machine and sent it elsewhere ?
Also how does it work and what kind of shenanigans are you pulling when someone who pre-ordered YEARS after us initial customers is contacted by you and can get their machine "conveniently" squeezed into the container that has now arrived in Australia .
You need to do everything possible to get this shit show over and done with .

#31 8 days ago
Quoted from railways:

And my #002 game has finally made it (apparently) to oz but seems to have been shipped out to someone else by "accident". At this stage after over 5 years of waiting, I now have no game and no refund. disappointed is an understatement.

God I hope it all works out b4 xmas Jeff

#32 7 days ago

well a guy who only paid a deposit got his last week in Australia and paid the balance.

so the trick is never pay in full as there is no incentive to get you the game when the carrot of new money is waived

Get ya $7k out today and you can own one

I know another guy who just shipped one back from the USA to Australia as it was cheaper that buying it Here.

#33 7 days ago
Quoted from railways:And my #002 game has finally made it (apparently) to oz but seems to have been shipped out to someone else by "accident". At this stage after over 5 years of waiting, I now have no game and no refund. disappointed is an understatement.

Jeff, this is very wrong by you. You asked Highway Entertainment a number of times to sell your #002 machine before the goods were shipped out of the factory warehouse. The machines which are being advertised on Highway Entertainment were/are pre-order cancelled orders – similar to Pope and others, we found new buyers when customers no longer wanted their cabinets. For people who are complaining about these advertisements (and indeed telling people not to purchase these machines) you are actually hurting pre-order customers. Jeff's machine has been sold a few times over but at the last minute there is a problem as people such as Wayne/Mr Pinball (people should see this for what it is - a competitor who continues to post false information so that he can sell his pinball machines) convince buyers that the product either does not exist or is not good (virtually everyone who has received their machine has been very happy with their order).

When Jeff's machine arrived into our warehouse we treated this machine as a "general sales" machine and this was indeed shipped to another customer – the mistake was that we should have shipped XXX but we sent #002. There were 2 machines in the warehouse and the storeman took the closest machine – this should not matter, as the machines were scheduled for sale. A few days after this shipment you reached out to our office and said you now wanted the machine back. After checking the warehouse, we told you about the problem, and that we have another cabinet (new in box) in the warehouse and you can take this immediately - but you wanted the #002 game. Over the weekend our office reached out to you to mention we will try to get this cabinet back or work on an alternative solution, and today we will again reach out to you. We feel disappointed that you are not telling the full story here – in fact, we had another pre-order customer who was chasing us to purchase your machine (this customer contacted us randomly and told he had been chatting with you directly about purchasing your machine). Please understand, we would have never shipped the machine if you had not told us you wanted it sold.

Customers (Homepin direct customers) in Australia have been receiving their machines slowly. We totally understand everyone wants their machines immediately and we are trying our very best to make it happen.

#34 7 days ago

UPCOMING EVENT
-----------------------
Thunderbirds will be making an appearance at the following event:

IFPA Hohoho Christmas Pinball Open 2018
December 7 - December 9
Bulls and Balls
In den Straußwiesen 4
36039 Fulda
Germany
https://www.facebook.com/events/2202779756673809/

#35 6 days ago
Quoted from highwaygames:

Jeff, this is very wrong by you. You asked Highway Entertainment a number of times to sell your #002 machine before the goods were shipped out of the factory warehouse. The machines which are being advertised on Highway Entertainment were/are pre-order cancelled orders – similar to Pope and others, we found new buyers when customers no longer wanted their cabinets. For people who are complaining about these advertisements (and indeed telling people not to purchase these machines) you are actually hurting pre-order customers. Jeff's machine has been sold a few times over but at the last minute there is a problem as people such as Wayne/Mr Pinball (people should see this for what it is - a competitor who continues to post false information so that he can sell his pinball machines) convince buyers that the product either does not exist or is not good (virtually everyone who has received their machine has been very happy with their order).
When Jeff's machine arrived into our warehouse we treated this machine as a "general sales" machine and this was indeed shipped to another customer – the mistake was that we should have shipped XXX but we sent #002. There were 2 machines in the warehouse and the storeman took the closest machine – this should not matter, as the machines were scheduled for sale. A few days after this shipment you reached out to our office and said you now wanted the machine back. After checking the warehouse, we told you about the problem, and that we have another cabinet (new in box) in the warehouse and you can take this immediately - but you wanted the #002 game. Over the weekend our office reached out to you to mention we will try to get this cabinet back or work on an alternative solution, and today we will again reach out to you. We feel disappointed that you are not telling the full story here – in fact, we had another pre-order customer who was chasing us to purchase your machine (this customer contacted us randomly and told he had been chatting with you directly about purchasing your machine). Please understand, we would have never shipped the machine if you had not told us you wanted it sold.
Customers (Homepin direct customers) in Australia have been receiving their machines slowly. We totally understand everyone wants their machines immediately and we are trying our very best to make it happen.

Hmm, No this is not very wrong of me and I appreciated the email your office sent me this after noon. I've totally supported Highways endeavours to help support and solve this continuing saga. We have chatted and emailed about this a few times and while I am frustrated, I welcomed and applauded Highway for wading in to help.
Since Highway is the worldwide distributor I thought back in August following Petes eventual sale I'll go the same way as I'm over it.
My only proviso was I didn't want the game sold in OZ as it would cause a shitstorm. Sell it overseas that way none of the preorders will be played favourites.

This current problem has arisen because the game had landed in OZ ( I wasn't informed and found out 2nd hand news). The mystery buyer who wanted to see the NIB actually here in OZ before he ponied up any money, which given the history I'd do the same thing myself seemed to have vanished.
It would seem that you had no luck with the mystery buyer and now knowing the game was here and wanting some sort of closure I offered to cancel the consignment , pay the outstanding GST and freight and pick it up and I'll deal with the thing myself.
It should be of no importance what I do with my property which I paid for 5 and a 1/2 years ago.
Your office replied fine, pick it up and do with it what you will via email on the thursday and I said no prob, I'll pick it up today monday 3/12.
Got a phonecall on Friday 30/11 stating I can't pick it as its been shipped to someone else.
Seems to me that your office was out of sync with one and other.
#002 was already shipped and gone elsewhere before I even knew it was in OZ.

I've been pretty patient but more details have come to light today and over the weekend but that's another chapter.

#36 6 days ago

Sorry I but missed the bit where you say the game was sold a few times over?? Unaware of that but thanks for letting me know.

#37 6 days ago

people such as Wayne/Mr Pinball (people should see this for what it is - a competitor who continues to post false information so that he can sell his pinball machines) convince buyers that the product either does not exist or is not good

Homepin Has no Competitor Mike has Stated Many Times, how can a game we sell $5,000 AUD more compete with the Thunderbirds sales

There seems like a lot of Demand for the games overseas no problem selling them, Australians are probably cancelling orders as its a clusta F*^7 distribution arrangement

#38 6 days ago
Quoted from railways:

Sorry I but missed the bit where you say the game was sold a few times over?? Unaware of that but thanks for letting me know.

Jeff, please contact the Australian office and try to get a solution. As we said before, you told us to sell the machine and it seems you were trying to sell the machine to other buyers. We already contacted you earlier today to give you options so please let us know what you want us to do. We are getting pretend buyers (customers who are pre-order Homepin direct customers) as well as genuine inquiries - until everyone receives their machines this issue will keep going, and as we said, we are doing our best to get machines settled.

#39 6 days ago
Quoted from Ballypinball:

people such as Wayne/Mr Pinball (people should see this for what it is - a competitor who continues to post false information so that he can sell his pinball machines) convince buyers that the product either does not exist or is not good
Homepin Has no Competitor Mike has Stated Many Times, how can a game we sell $5,000 AUD more compete with the Thunderbirds sales
There seems like a lot of Demand for the games overseas no problem selling them, Australians are probably cancelling orders as its a clusta F*^7 distribution arrangement

Please go and pedal your poison elsewhere. You have nothing to do with Thunderbirds Pinball or the distribution of this machine. We understand you are upset not to distribute the product, but let it go. This topic is for distributor news, trade events, and customer help.

#40 5 days ago

VICTORIA AUSTRALIA - NEW AGENT
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Forward Amusements Pty. Ltd.
4/21 Lindaway Place, Tullamarine, VIC, 3043
Phone: (03) 8376 6150
owen@forwardamusements.com.au

Owen can help with all Victorian inquiries and has a demo machine in his showroom on display. Please give him a call to arrange appointment/inspection.

#46 5 days ago

Alright you knumbskulls....knock it off!

#47 5 days ago

Wayne, you are embarrassing yourself. Let it go. Everyone's got an opinion, and we certainly have heard yours, but please peddle it elsewhere - most people can see what you are trying to do. Your not a customer, your not a distributor, your a competitor. Homepin distribution "is" happening with a professional distribution network in Australia and across the world.

As we said in this topic, its for distributors, and guide on where customers can view the machines worldwide.

#48 5 days ago

ok another thread coming to punches, everyone is a liar but everyone is telling the truth. Why oh why aren't lawyers and law suits in place yet if sabotage and lies are on the table. That should stop all the bickering and name calling I would think and someone might even get a nice cash pay out from it if they are genuinely being damaged on the business front

#49 4 days ago
Quoted from embryon:

Why oh why aren't lawyers and law suits in place yet if sabotage and lies are on the table.

There's a well known maxim in law - He who seeks judicial equity must come with clean hands.

#50 4 days ago

Pull her up T2

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