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By dannunz

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    Well the start of 2017 is TM and the push for PINTASTIC will begin. Here is the current draft of our 2017 promo card. If you are a vendor and would like to help destribute cards with in your ordered I would love to send you out a package.

    If you are in the New England area and did not receive a package last year send me a PM and I will get one to you this year to destribute in your local area. If you got a package last year you are already on the list.

    If you would like to get on the card and spo for PINTASTIC please shoot me a PM. Thank you everyone for all the hp and support in making PINTASTIC a great event!

    Happy New Year
    Gabriel D'Annunzio

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    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    As always, I'm there...I'm Pintastic's biggest fan (and official Pintastic Pain in the Ass!).

    Yes boob you still own that title.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    Sounds great can't wait. Maybe I'll bring a Pinball Magic and try and sell it to you!!!

    Whoops, spoke too soon, never mind. (this guy scares the beejezus out of me)

    PInball Magic is the game that has gotten away from me for a few years. Would love to add it to the collection.

    #12 3 years ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    Yes, my favorite pinball show...can't wait!

    Thank you for that!

    #16 3 years ago
    Quoted from Radagast:

    Looking forward to the show for the third year in a row! Any chance of bringing back pin-golf this year alongside the main tournament?

    That is totally up to the Sanctum crew. They have complete control of the tournament. I can tell you that the tournament will be back in the vendor hall this year.

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    Looking forward to another overdose of pinball and seeing the changes from years 1 & 2.
    Planning on staying overnight again, as last years experience was totally worth it
    Are there any room specials?

    Yes rooms are booking $109 a night. Ask for the Pintastic pinball room block. You need to reserve your room in our block or you won't be able to get into the after party. Thanks

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from DaWezl:

    Hotel room booked for Thurs/Fri. Any reason to book Weds night as well? (I live close enough that getting there isn't an issue, lol, but social stuff is worth the trip!)

    If your going to book another night I would book Saturday night as well. Game room is open till 2am Saturday. We still had 130 games in free play at 10pm Saturday nighy and the beer was flowing.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    Mass Rising is damn tasty!
    Hoponius Union and Smoke & Dagger are also pretty good beers.
    Would love to see these at Pintastic

    Actually tree house brewery is building a huge state of the art facility 2 miles away from the show location. It will be opening next month. I'm sure this will be a afternoon trip for many people that come to Pintastic this year.

    #30 3 years ago

    Cool quick interview of yours truly at Pintastic 2016 on our facebook page. Check it out PintasticNewEngland on facebook

    #33 3 years ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Wow..I have not been staying on top of Treehouse timelines.... Awesome...So many great craft breweries now, good times! One thing to correct from last year, there was zero, I mean zero, advertising at the show for the craft beer that was being offered....Not one sign to be seen, someone dropped the ball on that one on their part or the shows....

    I agree. I was told by both the hotel and rapscallion brewery that they would post sinage. Neither did it was a bummer because it was a great deal I had worked out. Five and six dollar craft brew drafts is un herd off at a show. I could have made a ton more profit but I wanted to do something special for everyone who comes and makes Pintastic what it is. This year will be even better with similar pricing and BEER GIRLS! I'm not kidding.

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    #36 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Beer Girls cool.
    What about the Flea Market Tumbleweeds? Any hope or is it a list cause ?

    I dont think its a lost cause. I like to think its a work in progress.

    One thing I am going to do is give outdoor flee market vendors no reason not to come. I am lowering the cost of a out door flee market spot from $120 to $85. You get one weekend pass with your out door spot. So its basically a free spot. I hope this works!

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    #40 3 years ago
    Quoted from Milltown:

    Thinkin about bringing a few,games .. since I'm 15 minutes away.. I can definitely put some cards in my shop.. and spread the word ..

    Thats awesome man thank you! I PM you for more info.

    #43 3 years ago
    Quoted from Pinballmike217:

    How about renting a bigger trailer. That should be far cheaper than renting a truck.

    Great idea Mike! Trailer rentals are usually unlimited millage also.

    #47 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I also am looking forward to the July event. It will be my second, and can say that I have the "pinball bug". I have 2 recommendations for the show.
    1) Have a live demonstration on play field restoration. Demonstrate the sanding, repainting, refinishing techniques. Maybe some beat up play fields could be donated for such an event. Might also be a good plug for someone that does it as a business.
    2) Beer girls! A couple blonde german girls in Octoberfest garb with big... mugs. Would we need bouncers for this?

    Well I do have beer girls lined up this year!

    As for #1 I do think this is a great idea and I tried to line it up last year. Let me bring it up in Wednesday team conference call and we will discuss it.

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    #53 3 years ago

    Here is the 2017 Pintastic promo poster! Joel De Guzman did an amazing job creating this custom play field just for the show. So much detail went into the art and shading. Everyone on our promo mailing list will get 6...13" by 19" and 6...8" by 12" of these in their promo packages. Hang them up in your local public areas and help spread the good word. Thank you

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    #56 3 years ago
    Quoted from halflip87:

    That is gorgeous! Hell, I want one to hang up in my game room! I'm glad the auction is coming back, btw, that was really cool and unique last year. Can't wait to get my VIP pass again this year...

    Send me your info and I will get you out a promo package. You get a poster for free only catch is you need to hang the rest up around your local public areas. Make sure you ask permision first please.

    #57 3 years ago
    Quoted from Number41:

    I've had a blast working on this poster! It's been a long time coming and I'm glad to see it finally out there - hope everyone likes it! Looking forward to meeting more Pinsiders at the show and if you put one up in your game room, let me know!

    Joel will be available at the show to sign this brauty don't hesitate to ask him!

    #59 3 years ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    That's a great poster. This year's promotional design has been incredible!

    Thank you! Its been fun working with Joel he can transform my ideas into art. We are lucky to have him.

    #61 3 years ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    The poster is great looking but is very busy as a promotional poster. You need a poster that non-pinheads are going to see and get the important info quickly. It's a great ego piece but not sure it will drive traffic in the way you hope. Not a dig on the artist.

    I think the logo pulls you in than you stop and take another closer look at the details.

    #65 3 years ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    Any word on if the hotel has been/is going to renovate since last year? Remember reading somewhere that was in the plans before the next show.

    They are making improvements but a full renovation is not happening yet.

    #67 3 years ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    That's disappointing...but I'm assuming the gigantic liquor store next door is still open! I'm STILL drinking the cheap booze I got there. (no joke, a 1.75 of Jack Daniel's costs about half what it does in NYC. Looking forward to stocking up again).

    Yes they are open and ready for you guys. Don't forget the huge tree house brewery that will be opening this year. Their new pavilion will surely be a place to visit.

    #69 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Any pics of the beer girls yet? I mean that's certainly a determining factor in my attendance also is the site accepting free play reg yet? If so please post a hyperlink.

    No pictures of the beer girls yet lol.

    We are in the process of revamping the game registration process. It will be a new state of the art system. Stay tuned it should be ready soon.

    #72 3 years ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    I would like opinions on some other hotels nearby if anyone has any suggestions. I loved being at the hotel at the show, but if the rooms are the same I'm out. Sorry Gabe, I know you get a kickback, but I'll buy a Superpass again and bring a game. I did all 3 things last year. 2/3 ain't bad...

    It's not a kick back from the hotel. The whole pricing structure of the event is based off of people staying at the hotel. So if everyone ends up staying at other hotels and traveling to the show than the show will be in jeopardy.

    Hey I understand and I'm trying to make everyone happy. I had a opertunity to move the show to a 4 star hotel. Yes the rooms were very nice but their alcohol policy's were very strict and restrictions on the convention center were going to make things very expensive. Also room rates would have gone from $110 currently to $190. So please take these things into consideration thanks

    #74 3 years ago
    Quoted from Madmax541:

    Agree like location but not the hotel rooms.
    Stayed there the first year, but didn't stay the second.
    Will look for other accommodation.

    I spoke to my contact at the hotel and they are making some improvements. They are in the process of replacing all the older TV's with flat screens. So far 55 new flat screen tv's have been installed.

    #80 3 years ago

    You guys are awesome! We are full speed ahead right now. I'm so excited about this years show guys, so much going on! So many great people involved with Pintastic. From volunteers to sponsor and vendors it's all good and I'm pumped up.

    #82 3 years ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    I never made it to the show yet but I really am going to try this year and am hoping to bring a big load of stuff for the flea market if I can pull it off. I have several friends that absolutely love the show but the past couple years my schedule just didn't allow me to make the trip.

    Well this year a flee market spot is only $85 and it includes one weekend pass to the show so it's basically a free spot. I want to pack the out door flee market this year.

    #84 3 years ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    Lucky. I think it was 8 from DC... three of which you are either approaching/traversing/leaving the NYC area. No easy flight options from here to there either. Too far to drive; too close to fly. Ugh. But a fun show indeed.
    -visit to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync adapter kit

    Hey Rob have you looked into flying into Hartford international airport? Pintastic is a 45min drive from that airport. Direct all Heighway.

    #85 3 years ago

    Final pintastic promo card is at the printer!

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    #89 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Another bump just because I wore my awesome Pintastic golf shirt to work today. Can't wait to buy my new summer shirt lineup this year!

    What a shirt it will be....more info soon.

    #93 3 years ago
    Quoted from rkahr:

    I checked last year and it was not good. Right now however, BWI to Hartford on Southwest is $54 each way. The Groupon hotel special of $59 a night seems to end in April but they'll probably extend it soon. July doesn't work for me this year but hopefully seeing this type of crazy-low airfare sparks broader interest in committing to travel! BTW, I've seen similar bargains flying to Love field for TPF...
    -visit to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync adapter kit

    You can only get into the after party if you book your room under the pintastic room block for $110 a night. Just an FYI

    #97 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Great info. Put me on a mailing list.

    You can sign up for the mailing list on the front page of our web site

    Thank you for bringing a bunch of games. If you put them in free play for sale you get a ton of perks and a chance to win over $3000 in cash and prizes.

    #100 3 years ago

    Come see my custom BOZO the crazy clown inside my Metallica premium at Pintastic 2017! Notice his shirt. Amazing transformation MacLean from Pinside did on my sparky!

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    #105 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dooskie:

    I've never been to one of these events. I was told that between Allentown and Pintastic, Pintastic would be better for a newbie like me. I want to bring a game for the free play area. What do I need to do?

    Keep an eye on the Facebook page and web Site. We will have a new game registration page on the web site up and running soon. Lots of great perks for people who bring games. Thank you very much.

    #111 3 years ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    Does the hotel have better in room wifi and non purple water in the bathrooms now?

    The hotel has made some inprovments on the wifi service I was told. This is the first I'm hearing of purple water.

    #117 3 years ago
    Quoted from ejacques:

    Opinions needed on my Williams SkI Club...not a lot of these out there apparently, which is one reason I'm considering bringing it. I'm certainly willing to shop it out and bring it....but then there's the playfield. It's seen much better days.
    Worth it or leave it home?

    Wow that looks very cool. People love the older games and if it's rare than even better.

    #122 3 years ago
    Quoted from hawkeyexx:

    I'm going to bring 3 or 4 games for the free play area. Who do I need to inform what games I have to bring. Thanks

    Thanks man that's awesome! The game registration page will be live by the end of this week. That's were you would go to register games for free play.

    #125 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    What about rates for vendor area booth's? What is the cost to enter machines for free play? (If any)
    Also, how do you arrange the games in "free play"? Is it first come first serve, or do you have a method for arrangement?
    I may bring machines for free play as well as "project machines".

    Indoor Vendor area booths are $185 for the weekend. You get 2 weekend passes with that purchase.

    Their is no cost to enter games in free play. Actually we give you a free pass as long as your game is in free play. You also get entered into all the raffles were you can win part of $3500 in cash and prizes. Put over 8 games in free play and you get a limited embroidered hat and a $50 gift certificate to the on site restaurant.

    #126 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    What about rates for vendor area booth's? What is the cost to enter machines for free play? (If any)
    Also, how do you arrange the games in "free play"? Is it first come first serve, or do you have a method for arrangement?
    I may bring machines for free play as well as "project machines".

    The free play coordinator Dave M usually arranges the games by era. Em's and wood rail along the back wall and newer games to the middle with a good mix on the edges.

    #127 3 years ago

    Coming to Pintastic 2017 VIP Overnight Lounge! More info soon.

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    #130 3 years ago
    Quoted from eabundy:

    Will the beer girls be in there?

    The beer girls will be roaming around.

    #133 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Can I be a beer girl? I've got the boobs.

    Won't you be busy in your kissing booth?

    #139 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I just went online for curiosity to check room availability. It shows no rooms available for those days. So I just spoke to the front desk and did book a room under the Pintastic room block. If you are going, it's best to call them.

    Yes please make sure you book under the Pintastic pinball room block at $110 a night. Don't get left out of the host hotel. Year 1 it sold out over a month before the show. Second year I bumped up the rooms by 80 rooms and we still sold out a month before.

    #140 3 years ago

    Pintastic 2017 is very excited that our poster and T-Shirt will be designed by an amazing artist!

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    #142 3 years ago
    Quoted from hool10:

    Oh my God WOOOW! Is he coming to Pintastic too?

    yes he will be at the show as long as his sced permits.

    #143 3 years ago
    Quoted from mudflap:

    Sorry, my girlfriend was into some kinky stuff. We were bathing in wine. You must of been below me.

    I guess Pintastic attracts all kinds of people lol.

    #146 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    I like to try and try being the key word to keep a lot of games from an era together. It makes it a little easier for players....that being said I also try to keep owners games does simplify things a bit.....

    You did a great job last year thank you!

    #148 3 years ago
    Quoted from hawkeyexx:

    I'm happy I can bring my games and meet everyone that chats on the Northeast forum. I went Pintastic last year for the first time and wanted to purchase a couple pins to play with friends and family members

    So you purchased some pins this year?

    #150 3 years ago
    Quoted from DarkTruth:

    Room booked this morning. Looking forward to a great show. Keep up the fantastic work Gabe and crew.

    Thank you! The Pintastic crew is an amazing bunch of people.

    #152 3 years ago
    Quoted from hawkeyexx:

    We purchased 5 pins since last July.
    DE Simpsons Striker Xtreme South Park Comet and Cyclone

    That's great you got the bug congrats.

    #155 3 years ago

    VIP 3 Day Super Passes are on sale now! This year they are limited to 100. Here is what you get with the super pass.
    ....1hr early access to the show all 3 days.
    ....entry into the after party including a free dinner buffet.
    .....hand drawn Zombie Yeti t-shirt
    .....hand drawn Zombie Yeti poster VIP designed 1"3/4 enamel key chain
    .....custom lanyard and badge with your name
    .....exclusive access to the VIP over night lounge (featuring games from the vendor hall and Gabes collection)

    Go to to purchase them while they last.

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    #160 3 years ago
    Quoted from Frogman:

    Can't wait. What is the age range for a kids ticket? I couldn't find it on the site. Thanks.

    Sorry its 12 and under thank you

    #164 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    I think I am still a VIP right????

    You are a staff member.

    #165 3 years ago

    Just an FYI guys you need to call the host hotel at 508-347-3246 and ask for the "Pintastic pinball block" in order to get a room at the hotel. If you try online they are sold out you have to call. Its $110 a night remember you cant get into the after party Friday night if you are not staying in the hotel. Plus if you want to be in the middle of all the late night action you will want to be staying at the hotel. Thank you.

    #167 3 years ago
    Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

    I always book as soon as it possible. But. now I can't remember if I did for this year already sometime last year or not yet..... that's the problem with booking so early

    Well if you don't book early you won't get a room. The hotel will surely sell out earlier than last year.

    #169 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Hotel room booked! Me, my wife, my avatar...the usual crowd again this year. Looking forward to the abuse...

    Nice we are going to have boobies at the show again this year!

    #171 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    I booked last year lol

    Ok that's early enough lol

    #173 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    you would know I booked right after you did. 24 hour VIP lounge may need a sleeping area for the people keeping an eye on it...

    The hotel will be providing someone at the door checking for lanyards and badges from 10pm to 6am but I have a feeling the sanctum crew will be in their late into the night a specially if I get the massage girl in their like I want.

    #176 3 years ago
    Quoted from Toyguy:

    Massage girl? :-O

    Yes that's one thing I'm working on. How nice would it be to get a massage after a long day of being on your feet?

    #180 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    What about classic EM shooting games? Any members care to bring any and display them? Or are these not allowed to this show? They seem like they can be a bear to work on.

    All pinball and arcade games are aloud. An old EM shooting game would be very cool.

    #182 3 years ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    I'm sorry but that's a poor excuse. Every hotel I go to for a work conference has hundreds of people using wifi to do a variety of things and they can maintain a proper internet connection. There is NO excuse other than being cheap and not wanting to fix the issue!

    The hotel wifi was upgraded late 2015. But their are 2 separate systems. Your free wifi you get in your hotel rooms is only meant to work strong in the rooms. The convention hall has a separate wifi that people need to pay for on a daly basis. I'm sure it's like that so vendors don't get free wifi to use for business usage.

    #184 3 years ago
    Quoted from HoneyBadger:

    Yes but the problem was the wifi was NOT working well in the rooms!

    Ok I will look into that. Do you remmember your room number?

    #186 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Another request you should make Gabe, is the condition of the public restrooms near the free play area. This was mentioned earlier in the year regarding the show. The restroom was a disgrace, and hotel management really needs to step up their game.
    Are we heading towards handing out latex gloves in the free play area?

    That will be taken care of this year. We have a dedicated hotel staff member keeping up with the rest rooms during the show. I addressed that long ago.

    #188 3 years ago
    Quoted from markp99:

    More paper towels, please. That was just gross in there.
    Hopefully dedicated staff will improved this aspect of an otherwise excellent weekend.

    Yes sir!

    #191 3 years ago

    VIP 3 day super pass tickets have been selling fast! We have sold 48 out of 100 VIP ticket so far and we are still 4 months away from show time. Don't hesitate buy them now.

    Please don't forget to reserve your room at the host hotel as well.
    Thank you

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    #194 3 years ago
    Quoted from Langless28:

    What is everyone's opinion on the best day to go do the following(s)?
    1. Buy a pin.

    2. The least busy day to play lots of pinball.
    3. Take advantage of the swap meet area and get some good parts/playfields.

    1. Friday is the best but all days you can find good deals.

    2. Thursday evening and if your a VIP than any day for one hour earlier and over night in the VIP over night lounge.

    3. Friday morning

    #196 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Have I mentioned recently how much I love this show? Can't's always a great time. And my daughter, husband, their baby and dog are all coming. 3 generations of Boobs. (Is that gonna hurt ticket sales?)

    Like I always say the more boobs the better!

    #202 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    I'm wondering if the 4th of July being so close will decrease or increase the attendance ?

    As far as I can tell people are buying 3 day VIP passes for their whole family at the same time. Lots of them, so I'm thinking they are planning a vacation around the show. The 4th of July is moving closer each year to the show and in 2019 we will be forced to move it one week back or forward. Will see how it all plays out.

    #204 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    You'll have to adjust like Ivan does because Mother's Day is usually lurking on the same weekend as Pinfest

    We are not just working around the 4th of July. Their are other local events that need to be considered. Mostly the Brimfield fair were a that whole area gets taken over by antique crazies. Right now its the week after Pintastic. So we are waiting for them to make a move and they will soon.

    I don't think Ivan ever changes the Allantown show dates. Its always the first weekend in May I believe.

    #214 3 years ago


    As of today we only have 7....10' by 10' booth remaining out of 55 booths in the vendor hall. We still have one premium booth and one standard booth left in the free play room. If you want to end at Pintastic 2017 please do not hesitate reserve your spots today. Go here to reserve.

    #216 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I plan on bringing several EM's for free play. Hope to see some classics there.

    I think New England collectors pride them selves on what EM games they bring for free play. They are not just old beat up machines. Most of them the last 2 years have been mint restored pieces.

    Of course we will be running our best in show competition again for bragging rights. This year we will be having some more custom awards. Should be very cool.

    #219 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    Do it!
    BoP 2.0 in Free Play would be the shiz!

    BOP 2.0 was in the vendor hall last year on free play

    #221 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    I know but vendor hall closes early

    Maybe I can get him to wheel it into the VIP lounge.

    #224 3 years ago

    From Instagram today!

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    #230 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mfsrc791:

    I was going to guess magic girl but the not nib throws me off...hmmmmmm

    Since Zombie Yeti will be at the show I wanted to get a MG their for photo purposes only. Still working on it.

    #233 3 years ago

    Only thing I can see from that picture is it's a blue cabinet.

    #236 3 years ago


    Once again we will be offering huge incentives to people who bring games for free play. Over $4000 in cash and prizes will go to free play bringers.

    When registering if you want access to the new VIP over night lounge you need to register at least one game that will not be for sale and will be on the floor till the end of the show.

    So click below and check out our new game reg. Page that is now linked directly to the Pinside data base to easily find your game when reg. It's very high tech!

    #238 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Just registered 3 machines. GREAT job on the web design!!! Who does your work?

    We have added a few new people to the team this year. Joel Guzman is our new graphic designer. Also Andy Stevens is our new programmer. Of course Gerard is still over seeing the whole web site design and operation. We are very lucky to have so many talented people on our team.

    #240 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Don't you have a flight to catch?

    TM at noon. I get to enjoy the show their is no rush.

    #243 3 years ago
    Quoted from eabundy:

    how about a 50/50 charity tournament on those?

    Good idea Eric.

    #246 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mfsrc791:

    Anyone know if multimorphic is going to make it this year?

    I will be talking to them at Texas. Do you think people want to see what they are working on?

    #248 3 years ago

    I am at the airport jumping on a plane to the Texas Pinball Festival! Why do I do it every year? So I can bring the best speakers, vendors and most unique games to Pintastic! That's Why.

    #250 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    He's not lying. He gets me to Pintastic every year.

    Your a super VIP!

    #253 3 years ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    After a very successful time at TPF, we are going to have a booth at Pintastic.
    Anyone recommend a nearby hotel or two?
    Also, if anyone is bringing a hobbit or woz, we have some lighting mods we can supply for free if you are willing to display them in your game.
    We also have some under Cabinet lighting we can give away for some modern sterns (non spike) and a few BW games Like funhouse and sttng. Contact me for info.

    We are very excited that You guys will have a booth at Pintastic 2017. Your just the type of vendor the New England collectors are looking for.

    Please book your room at the Sturbridge host hotel. Ask for the Pintastic block. Get ready for a awesome time you guys will fit right in! Great products, great prices from a great company, we welcome you with open arms!

    #254 3 years ago

    Pintastic was well represented at Texas pinball festival this weekend. It's nice to see people walking around wearing Pintastic shirts. Ed has done an amazing job with TPF!

    I spoke to many vendors, sponsors and great pinball people. I was stopped multiple times be people saying "hey are you Gabe the guy that runs Pintastic?" What a great feeling and I got nothing but praise about what we are doing.

    Stay tuned for more exciting news coming up soon. Our guest line up for 2017 is shaping up nicely.

    #255 3 years ago

    Hey everyone make sure you book your rooms by calling the hotel and asking for the Pintastic Pinball Block at $110 a night. If you try and book online the hotel is sold out. We have rooms available reserved for our patrons.

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    #257 3 years ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Question...I noticed "craft beers" is mentioned on flyers etc...So, is it Treehouse Brewery as mentioned before? If so, if that was in the flyers people who are not into Pinball would have come just for Treehouse beers, as the lines are hours at a time.. I know last year there was zero signage for the Brewery that attended, I didn't even know they were there...

    No, tree house is still under construction. We will have Rapscallion beer flowing again this year. They will have a good amount of signage at the venue this year. We will have their flagship honey IPA $5 a pint and Munich dark a German-style dark lager at $6 a pint.

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    #259 3 years ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Darn, that stinks...It's their new brewery that's under construction, the original is still chugging along... If anyone wants to make the drive down the street to Treehouse be prepared to wait a few hours...
    Good to hear at least one local brewer will be representing!

    While your enjoying 3 days of Pinball awesomeness be sure to take a break and go visit all 4 great breweries with in 10min. of Pintastic. But please make sure you have a designated driver!

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    #261 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    I drank a lot of their IPA last year and I'm looking forward to trying their Munich

    The Munich is very good and it's unexpected how smooth it goes down. I had a few yesterday.

    #264 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Awesome. When are you picking me up?

    I'm thinking about having a free shuttle going on Saturday.

    #268 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Or I could just drive 35 miles to the show
    Ok you listed the beers. Now how about the beer girls !

    I'm sill working on the beer girls. Worst case the boob will have to put a dress on lol.

    #274 3 years ago

    Pintastic 2017 show map! Joel did amazing job as always. This year we are implementing our new "Icon" system. You will see these corresponding icons on all Pintastic banners and in the program to guide you to find things easier. Vendor hall is filling up fast.

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    #277 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Very impressive Gabe!

    Thanks guys but I can take no credit for the map. Joel and Guerard deserve all the credit. The lay out yes that is all me and I hope this creates more traffic for vendors.

    Remember if vendors don't do well it does not make sense for them to come to the show. So please hold off till show time if you can to spend your hard earned cash. Show them we appreciate them Thanks Gabe

    #279 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    It should since some very nice games will be in the vendor hall......

    Yes 2 circles 12 games will be from my collection. All with color dmd, titan rubbers, pin blades from tilt and Pingraffix, Cointaker led's and some with rock custom pinball light kits.

    The other circle will be provided by Dave M. B0P 2.0....pinball magic, woz, funhouse and others

    #283 3 years ago
    Quoted from Langless28:

    Can we start a WTB/ whats going there for sale thread? I have my heart set on bringing home my 4th pin this year!

    Please do not start a wtb or for sale thread. The free play list will go live in the next 2 weeks. That list will be updated every day. It will list if the game will be for sale or not. Thank you.

    #285 3 years ago

    Ripleys came out beautiful. All purple titan rubbers, Cointaker led"s and a led OCD board. Next is the color dmd. Play it at Pintastic 2017!

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    #289 3 years ago
    Quoted from Lermods:

    thanks to all those who responded, I think we are going to have a GB premium on free play in our booth. i'll get in touch with those who responded and give out some free mods for their games at the show.

    That's awesome. Lots of our vendors will be offering incentives to people who bring games to the show. More on that soon.

    #291 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    thinking about opening it up to a vote for Which machines, other then BOP2.0 and Pinball Magic go to the show.

    That would be cool make it interesting. Try not to over lap on my 12 games that will be in their.

    #293 3 years ago

    She is smoking hot in color lol. Another 13 color silk screened shirt! I must be crazy.

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    #295 3 years ago

    We are looking for a few good men and woman that would like to volunteer to help at Pintastic 2017. Please go here and register. We are looking for everything from people watching for wrist bands to vendor hall and free play set up and everything in between. With out volenteers Pintastic would not be possible. So get some cool swag and help Pintastic grow. Thank you! Gabe

    #297 3 years ago
    Quoted from Krakatoa:

    Volunteered the last 2 years and just signed up to volunteer again. Looking forward to another great show!

    Thank you!

    #300 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Volunteered two years ago and caught a shifty woman and her two spawn trying to sneak in the back door. Escorted her to the ticket counter to pay the full fare.
    And THAT'S the only reason Gabe likes me, if anybody was wondering.

    No.....I like you because you are you. Don't change a thing!

    #301 3 years ago

    Don't be left outside looking in! Get your VIP 3 day super passes now. We only have 25 left.

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    #304 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Curious how the "Free Play" registration is going. What's the capacity for that room? (Machines)

    It's going slow and steady. We do need games so please register before June 1st if you want to get 2 tickets per game in the free play give away.

    Free play room will hold 186 games

    Vendor hall free play holds 30 games

    #305 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gerry:

    Hey men. How is this show for the EM guys. TIA

    Big EM presence. Last 2 years the whole back wall of free play was EM's and our set up crew keeps eras apart so you can here the EM' very cool.

    We also have 3 EM restorers that have booths.

    #307 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I already registered several for free play. I may add more, but my lower back can only take so much.

    Ask a friend or 2 to help you. We want you to enjoy the show as well.

    #311 3 years ago

    Outdoor Flee Market vendors needed!!! This year I lowered the out door vendor spots to $85 for a 15' by 20' spot. With that spot you get one vendor badge that will give you access to the whole show all 3 days. So it's basically a free spot. I don't know what else I can do. Let's fill it up!

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    #315 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gerry:

    Oh, and will there be excessive drinking involved ?
    I HOPE so...

    We have a full bar and Rapscallion beer on tap for $5 and $6 a pint. Not to mention the biggest liquor store in New England right next door. Oh and don't forget we have a all night VIP lounge this year. We party hard at Pintastic brace yourself.

    #317 3 years ago

    Pintastic VIP overnight lounge and vendor hall sneak peak video series game #1

    #321 3 years ago

    We are so blessed to have Zombie Yetti doing the 2017 Pintastic poster and T shirt. It's getting close to being finished. Come to Pintastic and have him sign your poster.

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    #322 3 years ago

    Updated Pintastic show map. The vendor hall is sold out currently unless someone cancels. We still have a few spots left in free play and in the hall. Plenty of out door space left as well. If you want to set up a booth don't wait till the last min. Thanks this year is really shipping up to be huge! Speaker line up TBA next week!

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    #324 3 years ago

    Pintastic 2017 hotel update. As of today rooms available at the host hotel are.
    Thursday night 47 rooms. Friday night 105 rooms. Saturday night 38 rooms. Please reserve your rooms soon. Remember you must call the hotel at 508-347-3246 and ask for the Pintastic Pinball Room Block!

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    #327 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    How are there that many rooms for Friday??? They must've heard that was the night I was coming.

    Originally I had 230 rooms blocked off for Friday.

    #328 3 years ago

    Pintastic VIP overnight lounge and vendor hall sneak peak video series game #2

    #337 3 years ago

    Pintastic gives away a huge amount of CASH and PRIZES to free play bringers. Check this out

    #350 3 years ago

    Anyone have any suggestions to make the VIP lounge more cool? Please keep the ideas PG-13 lol

    #352 3 years ago
    Quoted from mattmarr:

    Besides all the sweet games you are bringing, what do you already have going on in there?

    We are going to have 2 big couches in the back. I think we will have a DVD player and one big speaker pointing at the couches running pinball movies.

    I am also working on a massage girl who wants to set up in their doing massages. I'm having a little trouble finding anyone but I have a few good leads this week.

    #359 3 years ago
    Quoted from Quint:

    Black lights.
    Some of the best arcades I frequented, used black lights to "enhance" the experience.

    Ok good idea a few games at Texas has black lights over them and they looked very cool. I will look into the lighting in that room.

    #365 3 years ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    I have a seminar idea. What about how to build a 60 in 1? I know that's more video but I'm sure a lot of pinball people would be interested in it.

    Great idea! I can have Dave Marston get in touch with you to set it up. If anyone wants to put together a panel on any type of pinball or video game repair or anything else shoot me a message. We are open to ideas.

    #370 3 years ago
    Quoted from hawkeyexx:

    How many spots are left to bring pins for free play? I want to bring 3 but I do not have a way to deliver all 3. Thanks

    Plenty of room left. Please start registering games guys.

    #373 3 years ago
    Quoted from docquest:

    I could bring a ps4 with the VR setup if people want that as a little break from playing pinball. Watching someone else play a scary VR game is almost as fun as playing it yourself. Its funny watching them freak out and get scared and scream like a little girl.

    That would be cool. Always wanted to try one.

    #375 3 years ago

    Pintastic 2017 Special Guests are....

    #381 3 years ago
    Quoted from mainelycoasters:

    Looks like a list of people I am looking forward to seeing.

    Yes get your stuff ready to get signed. Everyone will be very accessible.

    #382 3 years ago

    VIP Lounge lighting will be provided by Rock Custom Pinball!

    The lighting is the same that is provided on their awesome under cabinet light kits. Not only will it be able to do black lights but we will be able to change the color to what ever we want. Infinite colors all with the hand held remote. How cool is that!

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    #384 3 years ago

    Pintastic Game Registration

    Please remember to go here and register your games before June 1st to receive 2 tickets into our free play raffle! Remember we are giving away over $3,000 in cash and prizes to people who bring games for free play. We have also added more incentives to people who bring more than 5 games.

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    #386 3 years ago

    WOW 33 different vendors so far are coming to Pintastic 2017!!
    Go here to see the amazing line up of vendors that are coming to Pintastic 2017 so far. Room is getting very tight and we still have 2 months till show time.

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    #394 3 years ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    Someone to MC the night. Create a more social atmosphere, maybe a fun game show for goofy prizes and free drinks. It is very insulated and clicky and does not really create an environment to meet and greet. It is free grub and go. Sorry you asked.

    Your referring to the Friday after party. That is different than the new VIP lounge.

    #396 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gerry:

    Gabe, i hope ur ready...
    i think the puke pit is gonna come in handy

    Heavy partying will commence in 57 days lol

    #398 3 years ago
    Quoted from ejacques:

    Gabe - How's the VIP lounge work out for people bringing games for Free Play? Sounds like if I bring one game not for sale that stays there all weekend I'm in? Is that correct?
    (I'm likely bringing at least five anyways)

    Yes when you register your game it will ask you if your game will be in free play till 10 pm Saturday night. If you answer yes you will get a lanyard and badge with your name on it and with a badge you will have access to the VIP lounge.

    Pretty cool right?

    #400 3 years ago
    Quoted from ejacques:

    Yes...very cool. If it is listed for sale and the purchaser doesn't touch it until Sunday I assume its still ok?

    As long as it's their till Saturday at 10pm you are all set. Thank you!

    #401 3 years ago

    TIME IS RUNNING OUT to get 2 ticket per game registered before June 1st. Dont wait!


    – For every Pinball machine and Arcade game (limited to the first 40) put into the FREE PLAY area you get one give away ticket entered into the free play giveaway. If your game had been registered before June 1 2017 you would have gotten two tickets per game. Here you can win one of 10 prizes on both Friday and Saturday; that’s 20 total prizes. All prizes are valued between $75 and $100 including $100 cash each day. (This free-play giveaway is in addition to the thank-you drawing described above!) You can only win one prize per day in the free play give away. Go here NOW!

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    #403 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    How about playfield glass vendors? Missed out in 2015 and Allentown pieces had a logo on them that I didn't care for.
    And updates on the beer wenches please , I'm not opposed to skating above PG 13 pics either

    Mayfair will be set up in full force. If you are looking for a specific glass contact them and they will bring it.

    I'm still working on the beer girls. They are not wenches be nice please.

    #408 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Um, "Beer Girls" are daughters of Dad's like some of us.

    Beer girls are not looking good at this time. If anyone has any leads send me a PM. Thanks

    #411 3 years ago

    Pintastic VIP overnight lounge and vendor hall sneak peak video series game #3 WARNING you may experience a seizure while playing this game!

    #412 3 years ago

    Lots to do at Pintastic other than pinball! If your family gets sick of playing pinball all day well they can lay out on the beach and take a dip in this naturally fed lake that's connected to the hotel.

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    #422 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    I got 3 replies for Beer Girl on Worcester CL, I'm more than willing to screen first then give the best candidates to Gabe to pick from.


    #428 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Re Beer Girls: I forwarded our first applicant's contact info to the person hiring . She's willing to bring us beers and she's not 250 with Leprosy , so we got that going for us .

    I like your determination. How should the beer girl work? Will she be taking orders and bringing us beer while we play pinball?

    #432 3 years ago

    Well this is why I'm rethinking the concept of a beer girl. What will she actually do? I was thinking she could have samples of Rapscallion at the beer counter but I don't want it to be weired.

    #435 3 years ago
    Quoted from halflip87:

    Don't beer companies typically employ their own "brand ambassadors" to attend events like these and hand out samples? If you really want a beer girl, the companies would be the people to ask.

    Rapscallion does not do that kind of promotions they are a small brewery. Sounds like it's not going to work. But I will contact them and see if they have any ideas.

    #443 3 years ago
    Quoted from shacklersrevenge:

    I'm not everyone, and I'm not offended by it, so you misconstrue the word ''offended'' with what I was trying to make people aware of. Some people don't need or want to go to gentleman's clubs, or have wives that are down for picking them up at one, just as some people don't hate clowns with a passion.
    My point was, what are we really trying to promote here? A family show or something else? Offended has nothing to do with it, it's about taking a step back and thinking about everyone and not just yourself because you want it to be.
    Gabe knows he can do what he wants, it's his canvas, I'm just one voice.

    Pintastic has always been family oriented by day and adult oriented after 8pm. If the beer girls are their it will be after 8pm

    #444 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mocean:

    I've already encouraged some male and female college students to attend *as players*. This whole creepy and stereotypical obsession with "beer girls" makes me rethink that decision.
    If that's what some people really want, I suggest they find some shady place to get lunch. No reason for everyone to ultimately pay (in ticket prices) for something that a (hopefully large) segment of the attendees has no interest in supporting.

    Ticket prices are not going up. This is something that will be added If I see it's feesable. It's not going to be creepy at all. They would only be handing out samples of beer and taking pictures with people. It's all in good clean fun.

    #449 3 years ago

    Two sided Beer Glass New for this year! Get yours only $5 each at the show!

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    #453 3 years ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    The closer we get to the show the more excited I am getting. It will be our first pinball show and it is looking to be an awesome time, hoping to finally meet some of the Pinsiders who have been helping me out with the various issues on my EM's.

    I will be very busy at the show but please be sure to stop me and say hi!

    #455 3 years ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    Beer Girl. I just found her.
    » YouTube video

    You guys are killing me. Screening girls as we speak. It's looking very promising.

    #458 3 years ago
    Quoted from Taxman:

    Oh hell yes. These are 16oz thick wall? I use these for everything. Of course most things are beer.
    Don't order too few. I'll take 6 min. If there in boxes of 12 probably.

    Well I only ordered 140 of the glasses so when they are gone there gone till next year. So get them early and tuck them away.

    #460 3 years ago
    Quoted from MulderItsMe:

    Me: "Yes, sweetheart, I *will* be playing pinball the *whole time*."
    Her: ..grumbles..
    Me: "But hey, look at this."
    Her: "OMG They have a beach?!?!"

    Dont forget I have negotiated the pool and hot tub staying open till 12 midnight both Friday and Saturday night.

    #462 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Well I'm getting 2. If I don't get 2, your drinking buddy will be VERY unhappy.

    Yours are reserved!

    #465 3 years ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Looks like you might want to increase that order on the glasses, Gabe. Those things will be presold before the show even starts. Worst case, you order too many and just sell the remainder the following year.

    Already sent them an email

    #468 3 years ago

    I bumped the glass order to 280 that should be enough.

    #470 3 years ago

    coming soon woman's pink logo shirts!

    #474 3 years ago
    Quoted from DadofTwins:

    or you buy the "super" 3 day pass correct?

    Correct but Friday night is sold out unless you book under the pintastic block. Plus the show needs people to book under the pintastic block to make the show possible. Thank you for understanding.

    #479 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Thanks LTG. Looking good for EM's so far.

    We always have a strong EM presence.

    #482 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    I got some peeps interested in coming up to the show . The first thing I mention is the craft beer

    Only the craft beer

    #491 3 years ago
    Quoted from CFoote:

    Anyone have a No Fear they may consider selling in the northeast or could bring to Pintastic. I am getting bored for a new, reasonably priced title...let me know.
    On-topic, I am really looking forward to Pintastic this year, it was a great show last year, and I know a lot of effort/work is put into the show by its organizers. thank you again.

    Thank you! We are really trying to raise the bar each year. Remember this is only year 3 and lots has changed from year one. We are listening to everyone's suggestions.

    #495 3 years ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    Have more people reserved flea market spots so far this year? Always looking for more crap I don't need

    So far we have only 3 flee market vendors but it's still early.

    #496 3 years ago
    Quoted from DadofTwins:

    The show really is one of a kind. My kids have asked multiple times over the last year if we were going to come back this year. They had a blast. Thanks for the effort.

    Lots of people asked me the first 2 years why we bring in all the family entertainment and spend so much money on it. I strongly feel that if we don't get a younger generation to fall in love with pinball early the hobby will eventually die out.

    #500 3 years ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    Back off man, I know it was a joke. But I will buy you a beer when I get to the show.

    He doent drink but you can buy his wife a beer lol

    #503 3 years ago

    New entertainer this year Saturday only 1pm to 7pm Bending Gravity Entertainment. Eric is amazing and he will blow your mind with his crazy double yo yo tricks and Saturday night fire show out in the flee market area.

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    #505 3 years ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    Yo yo dude ! Too bad you couldn't get the E