(Topic ID: 139884)

Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum


By chuckwurt

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by EchoVictor
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    #51 2 years ago

    man i watched youtube videos about this place for an hour just now. never heard of it before. now i'm obsessed. some of those machines look amazing!

    #52 2 years ago

    ClickonDetroit.com has a nice article and video. His son will be keeping the museum open and the dream alive.
    Howie

    #53 2 years ago

    RIP Marvin. I've been going there for at least 20 years and Marvin was always a kind and gentle person. If you ever made eye contact with him while you were there or chatted with him, he always thanked you for coming. Just an all around nice guy. He will be missed.

    #54 2 years ago

    Great pinball area and a collection of unique mechanical and animatronic machines. You can even buy a DVD of the place when you are there that has a video of many of the machines on it in operation for those that can't do it all.

    Here is hoping that his son, Jeremy, keeps the place going!

    #55 2 years ago

    it's definitely a "one of kind" place that I can guarantee that you can visit 20x or more and still find things that you didn't see before

    and marvin was just like his place, a "one of a kind". I've never met someone as engaging or passionate about their business. and given the number of years that he had been running things, you were best to set aside a good amount of time to sit and chat with him (great stories)

    for those who have never been to marvin's, there are many "one of kind" items that he had specifically created for his place that you will not see anywhere else on planet earth

    marvin, you will be sorely missed, but not forgotten

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    #56 1 year ago

    For those of you wanting to play Houdini Marvin's has had it for a few weeks now, and GotG pro as well

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pale_Purple:

    For those of you wanting to play Houdini Marvin's has had it for a few weeks now, and GotG pro as well

    Sweet, ive wanted to play both of those. Maybe ill make it up on saturday!

    #58 1 year ago

    Did they get longer legs for the Houdini ?

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pale_Purple:

    For those of you wanting to play Houdini Marvin's has had it for a few weeks now, and GotG pro as well

    Thanks for the heads up!

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from TenaciousT:

    Did they get longer legs for the Houdini ?

    yes, the "kiddie size" front legs are gone

    #61 1 year ago

    They also have SWpro and the LE AFMr but the latter was out of order the last time I was there.

    #62 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pale_Purple:

    They also have SWpro

    That's a SW Prem (with the hyperloop). I updated their pin list on the pinmap a few weeks ago.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/46-marvin-s-marvelous-mechanical-museum-farmington-hills-mi

    #63 1 year ago

    Whoops, thanks for the correction. Did they have a pro at first and then upgrade or am I losing my mind? (Didn't play it just looked but it is possible my mind is gone ha)

    #64 1 year ago

    The hyperloop was there from the start, so that's a premium from the start. Not much else difference between pro and premium except for the translite.

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    #65 1 year ago

    Haven’t played it myself but they got a standard JJP Pirates last week

    #66 1 year ago

    A true must visit place. After years of going there i still spot stuff for the first time on the walls / ceiling / side of some games.

    #67 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pale_Purple:

    Haven’t played it myself but they got a standard JJP Pirates last week

    They also have a Deadpool Pro a few spots down.

    Marvin's is an awesome place to play!

    Later,
    EV

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