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    Post #1465 Videos of Pintastic Seminars Posted by hool10 (4 months ago)

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    #46 10 months ago

    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?

    #50 10 months ago

    I had a 24' car trailer few years back, now have a 14' cargo trailer. If I were closer I would help haul some for you. Anyone local that has a car trailer that would haul for a price for you? I would use a trailer with an E-Track system in place to ratchet everything down.

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    #94 10 months ago


    I'm interested in bringing several machines to sell. I wouldn't want to be in the outdoor flea market, so is my only other option the free play room?

    #96 10 months ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    Your options are:
    (1) Free play room with "For Sale" marked on the game cards - lots of perks if you do this!
    (2) Consign to the auction, where they will be on free play until auction time
    (3) Outdoor flea market (no electricity)
    (4) Take a booth in the vendor hall
    Is that enough options? In all 4 cases, you can tout what you're selling in online forums ahead of the show.
    .................David Marston

    Great info. Put me on a mailing list.

    #124 9 months ago

    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".


    #138 9 months ago

    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.

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    #179 9 months ago

    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.

    #185 9 months ago

    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?

    2 weeks later
    #215 9 months ago

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

    #226 8 months ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    From Instagram today!

    Sloppy scribbles? Wish I had that talent. Hat's off!

    #237 8 months ago


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

    1 week later
    #276 8 months ago

    Very impressive Gabe!

    #286 8 months ago

    Wow, there's a lot going on there. Looks great!

    1 week later
    #303 8 months ago

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

    #306 8 months ago

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

    #319 8 months ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    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.

    Yes, I too am on the lookout for a specific title. However listing games prior to the show will create "vacancies" and fewer machines for sale at the event.

    I plan on having several Gottlieb EM's for sale. But would rather enter them in the show for a possible sale. People travel great distances from what I saw last year, in the hopes of finding specific titles.

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    #342 7 months ago
    Quoted from dannunz:

    Pintastic gives away a huge amount of CASH and PRIZES to free play bringers. Check this out https://pintasticnewengland.com/game/

    Planning on adding to the list. Thanks Gabe.

    2 weeks later
    #404 7 months ago

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

    #407 7 months ago

    "Ardvark" (Allan Davidson) who sets up in the vendor hall, usually has play field glass. However, it's best to call him ahead of time to confirm if he has any in stock.

    #415 7 months ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Yep...that's certainly a picture that says, "Massachusetts."


    #454 7 months ago

    Beer Girl. I just found her.
    » YouTube video

    #509 6 months ago

    Where are we compared to last year for free play entries?

    #522 6 months ago

    Someone bring a Gottlieb Lucky Hand that I can buy.

    #566 6 months ago

    Some of what I'm bringing to "Free Play". And yes, they will be for sale.
    » YouTube video

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    #640 6 months ago

    What time Thursday, July 6 can we arrive to unload?

    2 weeks later
    #727 5 months ago

    Outstanding work on the posters. Should definitely make things easier for people this year.

    2 weeks later
    #1126 5 months ago
    Quoted from embryonjohn:

    Growing pains and in no way blaming Gabe. The show has been run very well and we are very happy with it.
    Couldn't agree more. Gabe is doing an amazing job. We're having a blast. How was anyone to know that some attendees would channel their inner Joey Chestnut and go into competitive eating mode.

    Very well said!

    #1216 5 months ago

    We witnessed small children climbing on top of machines as if it were a playground. Parents just standing there. Had to go over and be the "ass" to say your child can't be climbing on top of the machine. Was not impressed with how some people treat other peoples property. (That being a small percentage.)

    #1418 5 months ago
    Quoted from 1974DeltaQueen:

    "Almost " only counts in Hand grenades, Horse Shoes. Atomic Weaponry , and drive-ins.


    #1440 4 months ago

    And turn down the volume on your mic Gabe. The mic was blasting in the free play room so bad that you couldn't even decipher what was being said.
    I agree with no band. Car shows that have had loud music playing are a huge turn off. People want to be able to have a conversation. That was impossible when your announcements on the mic came over.

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