November 11, 2019

There isn't enough space in the collection, so I have to make a painful and deep cut. The Apollo 13 is searching for it's next home. It's had a lot of changes since I brought it home two years back. It's been cleaned, LEDed (with some tasteful holdbacks,) LED OCDed, cu...

October 26, 2019

At a pinball expo/festival/zoo whatever, you have to have a method to your madness. At Texas Pinball Festival, I followed the career of George Gomez. At the 2019 Chicago Pinball Expo, I just took a lot of photos of a lot of things. 

Circus

This Gottlieb Circus was pretty...

October 13, 2019

 

As Dave was getting his Pistol Poker ready for the freeplay hall at Chicago Pinball Expo  (unless it sells first)  I was able to take a look at the machine. It is an excellent shooting game, with an interesting scoop in the middle of an upper playfield, a fun swe...

September 28, 2019

This pinball machine started out life exactly like 15,235 others, but ended up being one of a kind. It's got flippers, bells and lights. But that's where the similarities end. The twist at the end of this Twilight Zone is that it has lost its color. It's...

September 8, 2019

Picked up a Black Knight (1980) as a new project, and I am increasing my troubleshooting skills. I picked this up for my father's apartment. He worked as a bartender at Gala West (both Naperville and Carol Stream Illinois,) home of the Galaxy World arcade around 1981-1...

August 10, 2019

Alas, ye land lubbers, this fine Jersey Jack Pirates of the Caribbean be loaded with mods of all sorts. This machine made its debut at the 2017 Chicago Pinball Expo, and had issues that slowed early manufacturing. As a result, the line didn't run long and this excellen...

July 22, 2019

The Intermittent Infinite Multiball is a special mode in George Gomez' Johnny Mnemonic. Some of my friends posted some amazing scores on my Johnny Mnemonic. I started to notice that there was a multiball without a mode started. Here's the video... Story below. 

Almost l...

July 17, 2019

Since the last post, I lost a family member, went on a family vacation, had some work travel and did summer stuff. So, I have a lot to post about, but let's start with this weekend's acquisition of NBA Fastbreak, George Gomez' 1997 effort from Bally. I drove out to Ced...

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