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New Machine Manufacturers

By BMore-Pinball

9 years ago


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    #1 9 years ago

    Seems like there is a flood of new machines being produced.
    I thought I would start a list of the ones I know of.
    If I missed any, let me know.

    - Stern: www.sternpinball.com
    - Jersey Jack: www.jerseyjackpinball.com
    - Retro Pinball: www.retropinball.net
    - John Popadiuk: www.pinballinventor.org
    - Skit-B: www.skitbpinball.com
    - Quetzal Pinball: www.quetzalpinball.com
    - Marsaplay: www.marsaplay.com
    - Whizbang: http://whizbangpinball.blogspot.com/
    - Tilt Warning Customs: www.tiltwarning.com
    - Heighway Pinball: http://www.heighwaypinball.com/
    - Multimorphic http://www.multimorphic.com/
    - Dutch Pinball http://www.dutchpinball.com/
    - Riot Pinball http://riotpinball.com/
    - Spooky Pinball http://www.spookypinball.com/
    - Homepin http://www.homepin.com/abouttag.html
    - Silver Castle http://www.silvercastlepinball.com/
    - Pavlov - Kill Bill - http://pavlovpinball.com/

    New Pinball Tech.
    - Pinball Controllers: www.pinballcontrollers.com
    - Multimorphic http://www.multimorphic.com/

    #2 9 years ago

    Nice list! maybe this could be a sticky?

    #3 9 years ago

    Whoa, I had no idea about Retro, Skit, and Quetzal! I'll look those up. And another motion for a sticky.

    #4 9 years ago

    Can't wait to see some pics of the Predator populated playfield!

    #8 9 years ago

    Added 2 more
    Didn't know about marsaplay and forgot whizbang

    #9 9 years ago

    looking at the new marsaplay pinball, do i see a big lcd screen in the backbox and leds on the playfield?... does that mean they are the first one to come out with this?

    one thing for sure, stern can't say they are the only pinball manufacturer.

    #10 9 years ago

    It is the only maker of arcade-quality pinball games in the world and is located just outside Chicago, Illinois.

    What an EGO

    #11 9 years ago
    Quoted from beatmaster:

    looking at the new marsaplay pinball, do i see a big lcd screen in the backbox and leds on the playfield?... does that mean they are the first one to come out with this?

    Yes. I believe they were first company to mass produce a pin with an LCD display in the backbox. Don't know about the LED's.

    #12 9 years ago

    added http://tiltwarning.com/ to the list

    #13 9 years ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    Yes. I believe they were first company to mass produce a pin with an LCD display in the backbox. Don't know about the LED's.

    First with an LCD, probably. First with LEDs, no. First with all LEDs, probably.

    It's too bad they pretty much didn't do anything at all with the display, though (as I gather from reading pinball news' review). I would go so far as to say their horrible use of it makes kittens cry.

    1 week later
    #14 9 years ago

    Hey, thanks for adding us to your list here! We actually go by Tilt Warning Customs, and our debut show back in 2009 was called Funland. The whole concept was cooked up as a promotion for the PAPA 12 World Pinball Championships.

    These days we're mostly focused on collaborating with artists to create hand painted one offs, art conversions. Currently we've 3 games in various states of progress, and are actively seeking out more artists with whom to work. Stay tuned, for sure.

    Peace.

    -Dave

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    #15 9 years ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    Seems like there is a flood of new machines being produced.
    I thought I would start a list of the ones I know of.
    If I missed any, let me know.
    - Stern: http://www.sternpinball.com
    - Jersey Jack: http://www.jerseyjackpinball.com
    - Retro Pinball: http://www.retropinball.net
    - John Popadiuk: http://www.pinballinventor.org
    - Skit-B: http://www.skitbpinball.com
    - Quetzal Pinball: http://www.quetzalpinball.com
    - Marsaplay: http://www.marsaplay.com
    - Whizbang: http://whizbangpinball.blogspot.com/
    - Tilt Warning Customs: http://www.tiltwarning.com
    New Pinball Tech.
    - Pinball Controllers: http://www.pinballcontrollers.com
    Post edited by BMore-Pinball

    Marsaplay thanks you for mention us in your forum, we try to innovate in the world of pinball, not compete with anybody and we can not compare with anyone because our products are very different, a technology that we improve every day, always looking for the best to protect the parts of the pinball.
    We try to introduce our products in this market, and although the starting was not very good, we know that any beginning is complicated and more New Canasta being our first project, but it is much more defined now, we have eliminated all the failure that originally gave us, and now we are focusing to make it known, while we are thinking of new models to expand our product catalog.
    During the EAG Expo 2012 London we presented a prototype of the Zoopark Marisali, our fully electric pinball for kids and using the same technology as New Canasta, today we have completely finished it and we are selling it very well in many European countries.
    I hope you bear with us, we try to do the best we can and will continue to innovate for you.
    a greeting
    Marsaplay
    [email protected]

    #16 9 years ago

    Glad to have You at pinside Marsaplay and good luck in your business.

    #17 9 years ago

    A new pinball company in the UK is in the stages of getting started with production estimated to start early 2013 and it is unknown the quantity of pins being made.

    The first pin is going to be called - Circe's Animal House.
    "For those not familiar with the mythology, Circe was a Greek goddess of magic, who used her powers and knowledge of drugs and herbs to concoct mystical potions which transformed those who drank them into various animals."

    To read the first write up go to
    http://www.pinballnews.com/games/circe/index.html

    To stay informed head to the web site below and register so can be keep up to date
    http://www.heighwaypinball.com/

    As for the design, it looks good and the ramps look cool

    #19 9 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    Whoa, I had no idea about Retro, Skit, and Quetzal! I'll look those up. And another motion for a sticky.

    Here's a Video I made of a Retro Pinball King of Diamonds at the Pinball Hall of Fame last month:
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xreh6q_king-of-diamonds_videogames

    (I' also saw this game at the L.A. Auto show a couple of years ago).

    #20 9 years ago

    Is it just jersey jack that will have production runs closer to stern?

    #21 9 years ago

    I have one to add please. When I attended the Michigan pinball expo there was a game called, Whoa Nellie, Big Juicy Melons"!

    http://www.mipinball.com/?p=1800

    The art is spectacular!

    ***Update*** Ok I am a goof. You already have it under the Whizbang URL listed. I will go crawl back into my hole now, bye

    #22 9 years ago

    Pinballdad, no issues!

    #23 9 years ago

    http://www.multimorphic.com/

    A spinoff of PinballControllers.com, they'll be manufacturing an improved version of the P^3.

    #24 9 years ago

    You can read the Heighway story here, go Andy!!!! http://www.pinballnews.com/games/circe/index2.html

    #26 9 years ago

    Nice list

    3 months later
    #27 9 years ago

    Very interesting. Its nice to see so much interest and new company's.

    #28 9 years ago

    I wonder how many of these machines will see production. Hopefully all of them, but that is probably wishfull thinking.

    1 month later
    #29 8 years ago

    Very cool to see so many people getting back into the production side of the industry, well maybe not big run production outside of Stern and JJP but regardless it's great for the industry/hobby!

    1 month later
    #30 8 years ago

    Spooky Pinball LLC can be added to that list

    #31 8 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballfantexas:

    Spooky Pinball LLC can be added to that list

    Are they manufacturing a machine ?

    #32 8 years ago

    Heighway pinball with full throttle

    #33 8 years ago
    Quoted from fattrain:

    Are they manufacturing a machine ?

    Yes first Title is called "Pinball Zombies From The Grave"

    #34 8 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballfantexas:

    Yes first Title is called "Pinball Zombies From The Grave"

    Is this for real?? Do you have a link to this info? This would be right down my alley if Elvira #3 is never gonna happen.

    #35 8 years ago

    It's real, been listening to the podcast. Quite a leap he is taking here. I guess now we must all wait to see who will be the first to fail. Surely we can't go from one to ten pinball makers and all survive. Bad management is bound to get someone.

    How can we as hobbyists and collectors ensure we do not end up in a Wayne/MM situation? How do I make sure I don't get burned - and by burned I mean send money to a company that never produces product and cannot repay me ?

    edit: other than the obvious "never pre-order" answer please

    #36 8 years ago

    There is only one pinball company. You guys aren't really serious are you. Love that list though, what a hoot. Take 5 mins to look up half these sites. Let me know what you see.

    #37 8 years ago

    And in my eyes making a couple hundred machines for the super pinhead or those on the inside isn't much of a pinball company.

    #38 8 years ago
    Quoted from GOLFIN365:

    And in my eyes making a couple hundred machines for the super pinhead or those on the inside isn't much of a pinball company.

    Your point is what exactly???????

    #39 8 years ago

    Guess i stuttered

    #40 8 years ago

    Empty sites, asking for your money and giving you nada. Making 30 machines isnt a company, thats a hobby.

    #41 8 years ago

    If he's doing it for profit, it's still a business, whether "your eyes" see it that way or not. Now if you want to argue about economies of scale, that's an entirely different animal.

    #42 8 years ago
    Quoted from rommy:

    It's real, been listening to the podcast. Quite a leap he is taking here. I guess now we must all wait to see who will be the first to fail. Surely we can't go from one to ten pinball makers and all survive. Bad management is bound to get someone.
    How can we as hobbyists and collectors ensure we do not end up in a Wayne/MM situation? How do I make sure I don't get burned - and by burned I mean send money to a company that never produces product and cannot repay me ?
    edit: other than the obvious "never pre-order" answer please

    You can minimize your risk by investing in the companies that either have a solid history of making games, i.e. Stern, or a company that is very open about the development of their product, i.e. Skit-B Pinball, JJP, Quetzal, etc.

    In the end, the only way to truly protect yourself 100% is to wait for a physical machine, see it in person, play it and then buy it.

    Marcus

    #43 8 years ago
    Quoted from GOLFIN365:

    Empty sites, asking for your money and giving you nada. Making 30 machines isnt a company, thats a hobby.

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with creating 30 machines as a hobby. It's a noble thing in my opinion. These guys could have easily just created one machine for personal use.

    I just don't expect all of them to become real players in the pinball manufacturing world.

    However, all it takes is for ONE to be successful to change the landscape. And competition is a beautiful thing!

    Marcus

    #44 8 years ago
    Quoted from rommy:

    How can we as hobbyists and collectors ensure we do not end up in a Wayne/MM situation? How do I make sure I don't get burned - and by burned I mean send money to a company that never produces product and cannot repay me ?

    Read the Spooky Thread!

    The amazing thing about them is that THEY ARE NOT TAKING DEPOSITS! They are doing it the old fashioned way: they will build the machines first, *then* take your money!

    #45 8 years ago

    Best of luck to Spooky Pinball. Love to see 3 or 4 viable pinball companies making production machines.

    #46 8 years ago
    Quoted from Xerico:

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with creating 30 machines as a hobby. It's a noble thing in my opinion. These guys could have easily just created one machine for personal use.

    Noble? Really? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any of them are doing it for charity. Noble would be building cheaper, yet still fun games targeted at the location market (like Stern has always done). Going after the home market hardly seems noble to me.

    I know some of the Euro guys are going for the location market. Haven't seen one of them on location around here yet.

    10 months later
    #47 7 years ago

    Dutch Pinball
    They are starting, and there 1 machine is calling "the Big Lebowski"
    Check it !!!
    http://www.thebiglebowskipinball.com/

    10 months later
    #49 6 years ago

    The honorable RobT from SoCal recently started a crisp fresh new thread on this.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/list-of-all-current-pinball-companies-and-forthcoming-titles
    I'd recommend closing this one out or marking it "resolved".
    -mof

    #50 6 years ago

    What about Silver Castle Pinball? They are building Timeshock.

    https://www.facebook.com/silvercastlepinball

    --Luke

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