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Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game you have seen in the background?

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#615 4 years ago

At the beginning of Rocky he carries a drunk into a bar and there's a pin against the wall. The cabinet appears to be a Lucky Ace but the back glass doesn't match. Thoughts?

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#680 4 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Nitro Ground Shaker visible for about two seconds in 2005's War of the Worlds.

Good spotting. I've seen that movie a dozen times and never noticed.

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#689 4 years ago

Richie Cunningham next to a nip it on happy days. Pic paused on Weezer video.

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#704 4 years ago

Spotted what looks to be a transformers on a episode of Tanked. Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida.

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#708 4 years ago

Game: Unknown??

Band (Jet) performs on backglass throughout video. I'm sure someone will recognize the cab and playfield.

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#741 4 years ago

Incredible Hulk buried in some guys collection on pickers

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#794 4 years ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

I think I might have mentioned before when I started thread but not sure, funny thing as I am watching movie now on AMC. There is another pinball machine in the bar they always meet at as well, hard to see what it is and not a real clear shot unless try to pause it.

I've seen goodfellas close to 100 times and never noticed the Captain Fantastic in the social club till last night's amc airing.

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#897 3 years ago

Pin in progressive insurance commercial

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#923 3 years ago

Golden Girls was the bomb back in the day. No love for Bea Arthur?

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#953 3 years ago

Wife spotted Rudy in the trailer for Insidious 2. Got her trained well. Lol

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#1067 3 years ago
Quoted from setzkor:

Where does this "Liquidator" have his shop... He seems to be liquidating a lot of pins

Store is called Direct Liquidation. Located in Burnaby, BC Canada

Show ran from about 2013 to 2016. In just about every episode you see some pins in the background. One episode had John from John's jukes buying a Haunted House.

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#1120 3 years ago

No screen grabs but there's a pinbot and a few others in the latest Cialis commercial.

Also looks to be a future spa? in Jim and Charles' apartment on season 2 of Brockmire.

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#1140 3 years ago
Quoted from northerndude:

What channel/show is this on?

It's on daily on oln. Even though I'm sure I've seen every episode a half dozen times I still get a kick watching Jeff screw his buddies over. Because of it the show had a limited lifespan. They tried to spin it off with him traveling around "on the go" but only made 1 season.

Quoted from ImNotNorm:

It's a great show.

Can't wait for my next trip to Vancouver area. Direct liquidation is a must stop for the wife and I.

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#1179 3 years ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Was watching "Tanked" this morning and they were tasked with turning a Stingray pinball into an aquarium. The client wanted the pinball to be playable after it was turned into a fish tank.
The Tanked guys ended up smashing the backglass at the shop and even Tim from the Pinball HOF made a cameo. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I've been hooked on this show for years and there's a ton of pin spottings. They definitely have a rct in the shop (seen in many episodes)
The pin episode definitely came with 2 backglasses. Gotta create drama right? Just like every car fix up show at some point says "I don't know if we're going to make the deadline"

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#1210 3 years ago

new budwieser ad has a bar scene with what looks like a corvette and lotr? i'll snap a pic next time i see it.

#1219 3 years ago

NFL network morning show has a NFL bears pin

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#1262 2 years ago

Commercial for new Discovery channel show, Vintage Tech Hunters. The guy with the hair used to be a video game reviewer on Reviews on the Run.

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#1278 2 years ago

The middle one could be a Jackbot?

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Left one, defiantly Space Shuttle, right one does look to be Rescue 911, but the one in the middle isn't Congo.
And if you look closely, there is a fourth pin partially visible to the left of Space Shuttle:
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#1282 2 years ago

There's a Big Deal and Mari Hati in Vince Vaughn's office in the movie Be Cool.

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#1298 2 years ago

The Black Hole in Strange Brew has been mentioned before but what game is beside it?

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#1305 2 years ago

There's a thread where the company defended their work. Good on them charging them $400 for leds!

The whole show was basically them finding the highest ebay listing they could find on any item and making it the value. Price pumping to a whole new level.

Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Someone want to tell them it's a $900 game?

Quoted from Eightball88:

Did anyone catch the episode of Vintage Tech Hunters (I think that’s what it’s called) where they bring a Gorgar they bought from a bowling in for a shop job? I think they claimed they could flip it for $3500 (seemed a bit steep to me).

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#1447 2 years ago

Couple movies I've seen recently. Not sure if they've been mentioned already?

The Toy with Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason. The kid has a Volcano, Haunted House and a Mars God of War in his bedroom

The Rose with Bette Midler. Towards the end of the movie she stops at a honky tonk bar and there's a unidentified pin in the background.

#1450 2 years ago

This is a awesome link! Thanks

#1455 2 years ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Ok...im going back to watch "the Toy"
Lol. I never noticed. Of course, i probably havent watched it in 30 years.

Same here. It used to air around the holidays when I was a kid. When I saw it on the guide I had to pvr it.

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#1477 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Has anyone mentioned the GTB Pro Football in Dan Patricks office at his new studio/mancave on directv audience channel show. Next to previously mentioned dale earnhart nascar and nba fastbreak pins.

DP got a new pin? Wish we could get audience network up here in Canada. The new man cave looks pretty awesome.

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#1526 2 years ago

Saw Tracy Morgan has a NBA Fastbreak on a episode of Tanked

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#1542 2 years ago

I still chuckle everytime I see this

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#1561 2 years ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Saw this in the movie "Deadpool". Anyone know what this is?[quoted image]

Gotlieb Circus. It's one of the super widebodies along with star race.

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#1581 2 years ago

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but I recently watched one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, Porky's. There's a Buccaneer and another pin beside it in the whore house and what looks to be a nip it later in the flick.

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#1680 1 year ago

Spotted a Gotlieb Wild Wild West in a macklemore vid, Pawn Shop

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#1701 1 year ago

The NFL Networks morning show today had a segment where they had pinball wizard by The Who playing and were comparing Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson. Had the typical bells and chimes going. That's the reason i looked upped while it was on in the background.

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#1754 1 year ago

Roller Disco and a Delta Queen in Road House

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#1778 1 year ago
Quoted from bob_e:

On TV is on TV
Last night durring a, Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching.
So in the background in the Boarsnest, I guess, is a Gottlieb Jungle or Wild Life.[quoted image]

That's a Gottlieb Jungle cab

Quoted from PinballPunk:

Watching Dukes of Hazard season 1 ep 1 earlier and noticed three machines in the background.[quoted image][quoted image]

Freedom, Captain Fantastic and Lost World

It's been a while since I've watch Dukes but I think there's a couple more pins in the opening episode?

#1781 1 year ago

Wife is watching Better Call Saul and kept saying there's a pin. Finally got up to snap pic of hs2

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#1841 1 year ago

Uncut Gems is on Netflix btw

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#1865 1 year ago

No pictures but I was watching the news and they were interviewing the owner of Pink Cadillacs Malt Shop in Saskatoon. They're giving away free meals while being closed to the public for Covid19. During the 2 minute segment sat proudly in the background was my buddies Rocky and Bullwinkle.

#1873 1 year ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

Saw this machine (is it Nightrider?) in a ZZ TOP documentary on Netflix.[quoted image]

LW3

#1878 1 year ago

I've watched the Bourne identity probably 20x over the years and never noticed this before. Looks like a pin or two in the diner Jason and Marie stop at?

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#1892 1 year ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Just do a word search for the thread. As long as people type the name of the show when posting then it shouldn't be too hard to see if somethings been posted before.

That's what I do. Quick search to see if been mentioned before. Either movie title or game

#1899 1 year ago

Police Academy has been mentioned before but no one has named all three games. Always funny watching a pin going down the street

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#1912 1 year ago

I just posted the Roller Disco and Delta Queen in Roadhouse a page back. As The Huemanatee suggested earlier, try the search bar

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#2011 1 year ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Keep seeing this online casino ad on TV. Play Ojo is the name of the casino. I believe they are UK based.
Here's the ad...found it on YouTube.

Man am I sick of seeing this commercial. Every time I flip on sctv news channel it comes on

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#2047 1 year ago
Quoted from Rolls-Royce:

"Stone Cold"(1991) Brian Bosworth and Lance Henriksen.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Show your tits sign. Lol

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#2149 1 year ago

Wife is watching a movie called Thank God It's Friday. I see a gottlieb Volley and another couple games at Jeff Goldblums disco

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#2165 1 year ago

2015 Nintendo Quest

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#2183 1 year ago

I'd happily pay $10 for those backglasses.
I think someone was trying to score some backglasses cheap.

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#2205 1 year ago

T2 in Nintendo Quest: Power Tour, episode 5

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#2206 1 year ago

Opening credits of Have A Good Trip Adventures in Psychedelics on Netflix

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#2259 1 year ago

The Politician on Netflix. I spot WPT, TF, Playboy, Acdc, rbion, Kiss, rct and not sure what newer stern between acdc and rbion.

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#2286 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but I recently watched one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, Porky's. There's a Buccaneer and another pin beside it in the whore house and what looks to be a nip it later in the flick.

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#2292 1 year ago

That is one sexy looking juke there. Not sure what year but the 200 button and glass makes me think a Seeburg. Late 50s?

#2296 1 year ago
Quoted from AlexF:

1957 Seeburg VL200

I had a 51 Seeburg. Love curved glass. I'm bidding on a working 36 Wurlitzer at auction ending in a few days. Getting out if my budget though. Quickly shot up to $3200 cdn

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#2300 1 year ago

Joust in deadpool has been mentioned but pingeek also mentions Haunted mansion. Looks like a volcano possibly beside Vanessa?

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#2320 1 year ago

Thought this was pretty cool. Watching antiques roadshow and a still print of a Marilyn Monroe movie called Bus Stop has a old Black Gold wood rail

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#2341 1 year ago

S1:E1 High Score

Godzilla, Dr. Dude and a rare Jacks to Open at a arcade in Japan with the Pacman creator.

There's another Dr. Dude earlier in the episode as well with the Missle Command add on pack guys.

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#2344 1 year ago

Thanks to my wife and her excellent skills she figured out this 1962 Chicago Coin Sun Valley on the latest American Pickers episode. S12 E19 Georgia Wonderland

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#2346 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

What was the name/theme of this episode so I can look up the episode number...

Edited post with episode number

#2355 1 year ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

North Dallas Forty....is Nolte looking at the women or the pins???
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Brunette in the pink top

#2380 1 year ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

What was the name/theme of this episode so I can look up the episode number...

So turns out the episode of american pickers that had the Sun Valley was called Moonshine and Motors.

Georgia Wonderland has a Big Show and a Big Brave

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#2410 1 year ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:The Liquidator. The guy loves his pins.
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Too bad the show ended in 2015. That's when I was getting back into the hobby. In the 90 episodes I bet there's 30 pins to be spotted. The John jukes appearance stands out for me

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#2430 11 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I am thinking the pin against the wall might be GTB Street Fighter II.
what do you guys think?
Notice the placement of the Gottlieb Logos and the white leg kick on the center left and arm of the female fighter on the right
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Yup, first thing I noticed was it was a Gottlieb. Wasn't sure on title tho. Ryu's white leg is dead giveaway

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#2483 11 months ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

The next episode of Jack and Ozzy Show on AXS TV....commercial
Looks like he might be playing Shrek? What are the games?
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Far left looks like Family Guy

#2485 11 months ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Why would you have Shrek AND Family Guy when it's literally the same game just reskinned...?

Theme draws people in. A non pinhead wouldn't even realize they're the same.

The Orange on the head and big yellow blob in the middle makes me 95% sure it's a Family Guy.

#2487 11 months ago

American Pickers The lost tapes, part 1.

Mike and Frank's first pick. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a Bobby Orr Power Play

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#2488 11 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

American Pickers The lost tapes, part 1.
Mike and Frank's first pick. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a Bobby Orr Power Play
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Same episode. Bally Playboy

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#2491 10 months ago

Mick Jagger video, God Gave Me Everything. 2001

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#2565 9 months ago

Unidentified pin in Mystic Pizza?

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#2921 5 months ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

You forgot to mention the Haunted House next to it.

There's a episode where John from John's Jukes comes down and buys it. I want to say it was $1800 back in 2014 or so but been a few years since I've watched the show.

#2931 4 months ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Watching an old YouTube clip of Norm MacDonald on the Dan Patrick podcast on 14/05/2014.
A Dale Earnhardt Jr and NBA pin.
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They've been mentioned a few times. He also added a Pro Football a couple years back when the show moved into the new mancave.

I really need to get VPN or some other ip blocker so I can watch Peacock. Just not the same on the radio and you miss the live lookins during breaks.

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#2947 4 months ago

Evil Kinevil and Bally Kiss on WWE's Most Wanted Treasures, Brutus the Barber Beefcake episode

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#2948 4 months ago

Check out the mini replica Royal Rumble and WWF Superstars amongst a guys collection on WWE's Most Wanted Treasures Jake the Snake episode

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#2962 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I’m assuming this is Stern KISS LE pin in Paul’s interview in “Biography: KISStory” on A&E.
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Spoiler alert! Lol. The wife and I are watching the MTV bio and kisstory is next

#2980 3 months ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Yet they pulled out that dumbass castle thing with the telephone stories.
There was tons of other good stuff in that guy's collection too. It went on forever, and a lot of it was neatly organized, not just piles of junk. A lot of it you could just catch a glimpse in passing like the pinball machines. I get it, the script called for them to focus on Oddfellow stuff, that's fine. But I think it would be a more interesting show for a collection like this if they went through the whole thing and bought the whole wad for their supposed antique stores. Like, offer that lady $100,000, or $500,000, or whatever it comes out to, and send in a semi and take the whole lot.

I do that at garage/estate sales when I'm first there if I see a bunch a stuff that would make it worth while. Make a offer to buy everything. Worked a few times. I have a free dump so no extra cost for the junk that I can't sell or give away in the free pile at yard sales

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#2993 3 months ago

Commercial for some show called holey moley? Looks like a wipeout spinoff. Moving flippers

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#3009 3 months ago

Your my boy blue

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#3042 61 days ago
Quoted from canea:

PS1 Silent Hill (1999) - Not a movie, but was made into one later!
Backbox on that Medieval Madness is a LITTLE unusual, don't you think, Harry?
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Never made it that far into the game. I can remember renting it from blockbuster, walking around in a screen of fog for hours and turning it off thinking anything is better then playing this pos. Can't believe they made multiple Silent Hills.

#3044 60 days ago

Not sure if it's been mentioned but pixels has a bank of games in it including a Flash