Pinball Magazine No. 3 is finally here: 260(!) full color glossy pages packed with interviews with the people that make pinball happen.
Issue 3 has a few Special, which are sort of interwined. There's several stories on KISS themed pinball machines and other KISS pinball related rarities, but there's also a lot more: pinball designer Jim Patla's career at Bally is discussed, as well as Kevin O 'Connor's and Tom Nieman's years at Bally. Jody dankberg and John Borg discuss the new KISS game from Stern.
When it comes to non-KISS related content: Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies talks about his pinball passion, Jack Guarnieri discusses current development on Hobbit and WoZ, there's several restoration features, interviews with Pinball Creative from the UK (EM restoration), Pinball Dreams from Germany (custom games and mods), Pavlov Pinball editor Paul Rubens, a whole section of four articles on French PCB manufacturers, Freddy's Pinball Paradise and much much more.
Pinball Magazine No. 3 contents:
- 260 glossy full color pages (it’s more like a book...)
- Almost everything there is to know about KISS-themed pinball machines (total KISS-related content is about 88 pages)
- Former pinball designer Jim Patla discusses his entire career at Bally Pinball, including lots of new details on his 1979 KISS pinball design as well as other games
- Former Bally Marketing and Licensing Director Tom Nieman talks about his years at Bally, inventing the licensing model, lots of details on Bally’s KISS marketing campaigns and much more
- Pinball artist Kevin O’Connor discusses his years and games at Bally, including the artwork he did for KISS and lots more. This article features unique sketches and artwork!
- Stern’s Director of Marketing and Licencing Jody Dankberg discusses their current KISS game
- Stern Pinball designer John Borg discusses his new KISS design
- 9-page pinball review of Stern’s KISS by Pinball News
- 2 Bally KISS restoration features
- Very rare Gene Simmons painting from 1982 by a well-known pinball artist
- Barenaked Ladies leadsinger Ed Robertson talks about his pinball passion
- The French Connection: four articles on French manufacturers of replacement printed circuit boards that will enhance your game
- Showtime: Festi’Flip, Europe’s biggest pinball show
- Museum: Freddy’s Pinball Paradise, location to play and game distributor
- Plus articles on Jersey Jack Pinball (USA), Project Pinball Charity (USA), Pinball Creative (U.K.), Pinball Dreams (Germany), Pavlov Pinball (U.K.), Who’s Working On What?, Show Diary,and lots more
Pinball Magazine No. 3 can be ordered in the Pinball Magazine webshop: http://www.pinball-magazine.com/shop/
The magazine will also be available in limited quantity at Pinball Expo