Crowdsourced Tech Database

by Kim Martinez

In an effort to keep pinball alive and thriving, we are crowd sourcing pinball techs from all over the world to compile their contact information into an online database. This is version 0.1 of this resource. This database connects the pinball community with techs to keep pinball games alive, playable, and fun. Troubleshooting is now a click away!*

Find a tech by accessing the beta version of our database by clicking here

(listed alphabetically by state)

Are you a pinball technician? Would you like your business to be listed? Click here to submit your information to our database so customers can find your business easily.

Be sure to include important information like zip code, phone number and any email addresses, social media or websites associated with your company – the more accurate and thorough your information the better. If you have a company logo, be sure to send a hi-res copy through our contact us email.  

  • When in doubt, reach out. If you have a modern game and the only result is a technician that specializes in older Electro-Mechanical games we still encourage you to reach out – They may know of someone to refer you to.
  • Did you have success with a tech from our database? Send feedback about your experience here so we may improve the information that we provide.
  • If you’re a tech who makes frequent orders with us, you may qualify for a commercial discount. The discount program begins at 2,000 USD spent in a year and goes up from there. Contact us to see about setting up an account. 

*Marco Specialties, Inc. is not affiliated with the referred individuals, so this database should be utilized at the customer’s discretion. Marco Specialties, Inc. accepts no responsibility or liability for any potential complications related to this information.

About Us: Everything Pinball

by Imoto Arcade

Marco Pinball has one mission: provide pinball machine owners one source for Everything Pinball.

Founded in 1985 and online since 1999, Marco has since grown to offer over 30,000 individual parts for thousands of pinball machines to customers around the world. With thousands of rare parts, large inventories of common parts, industry-leading fulfillment, and trusted customer service, Marco is the central pillar of the global pinball machine community. Customers ranging from first-time pinball machine owners to large pinball arcade operators find everything they need at Marco.

With direct relationships to hundreds of pinball component manufacturers worldwide, Marco parts come directly from the original factory whenever possible. Our dedicated team of purchasing professionals scour the globe for rare parts that are difficult to obtain.

As the pinball community grows around the world, Marco supports the pinball industry by sponsoring dozens of pinball shows, exhibitions, tournaments and other events every year.

Pre-Order GODZILLA – 70th Anniversary Edition

by Serene

The King of the Monsters is back in kaiju-fighting action!

Stern Pinball’s GODZILLA 70th Anniversary Premium Edition features a classy black-and-white color scheme, luxurious foil cabinet decals, exclusive backglass artwork, & a new ‘King of the Monsters’ challenge mode.


Owner/operator/router & have multiple locations? Let us know:
• Locations & contact numbers
• Quantities needed
• If it is a registered Stern Army location


As always – no deposit needed, free shipping to your local FedEx Hub, & the best customer support from the Marco Specialties team with over 38 years of pinball experience.

Email [email protected] or call +1(803) 957-5500 to pre-order your Stern GODZILLA 70th Anniversary Premium Edition pinball today!



Happy IndePINdence Day!

by Serene

Celebrate 4th of July with us… All weekend!
From July 3 – 8, snag yourselves some pinball goodies:

For orders over $99, get FREE domestic shipping or $10 OFF international shipping.
Use code PINDAY24 at checkout.


Take 10% OFF Pin-Buddy pinball cup holders – all colors are back in stock!


Product highlights:

PS-2518-A – PINSCORE Display PS-2518 Set A
77-PJ15 – Playfield Jacks V1.5
TL-PRO-K – Trough Lock – Stern PRO
TL-PRELE-K – Trough Lock – Stern PREMIUM and LE
New Arrival – JAWS (Stern) Accessories

Contact us at [email protected] or call +1(803) 957-5500 for any questions or concerns.


Pin-Buddy Cup Holders are Back in Stock!

by Serene

The Pin-Buddy™ Cantraption™ pinball cup holder securely babysits your drink when it’s your turn to play.

Accommodating most cup/bottle sizes, the reversible bracket fastens to pinball or arcade machines and allows for front, side, left, or right positioning. The Pin-Buddy uses existing leg bolts for mounting & includes 2 Phillips screws that are removable for easy cleaning.


All colors & models are back in stock, including the latest translucent red edition:

#77-PBY-GSK45-RT – PIN-BUDDY™ GAME SAVER CANTRAPTION™ 45° RED TRANSLUCENT

Or get ahold of our Pin-Buddy combination tool & hardware kit, which includes everything you’ll need to easily install your new favorite cup holder:

#77-PBY-KIT – PIN-BUDDY™ COMBO KIT

Watch our video on how to quickly set up one of these nifty game savers:

CLICK HERE TO SHOP or contact us at [email protected] / +1(803)957-5500 to place an order today!


Pinball Parts for Dad 🔧

by Serene

We’re celebrating all our Pin-Dads this weekend!
From June 13 – 16, take advantage of these pinball parts deals:

For orders over $99, get FREE domestic shipping or $10 OFF international shipping.
Use code PIN-DAD24 at checkout.


Take 10% OFF all PixlWav SPIKE 2 Speaker Lighting Kits and treat Dad to a truly immersive pinball experience.


Product highlights:

TOOL KIT & MAINTENANCE KITS NOW AVAILABLE
FREE SHIPPING WITH CODE

Contact us at [email protected] or call +1(803) 957-5500 for any questions or concerns.

Happy Father’s Day!


Order Stern’s John Wick Now!

by Serene

Get your hands on the latest Stern Pinball thriller – JOHN WICK. Email or call us and be amongst the first to contract the world’s greatest assassin!


Owner/operator/router & have multiple locations? Let us know:
• Locations & contact numbers
• Quantities needed
• If it is a registered Stern Army location


As always, no deposit needed, free shipping to your local FedEx Hub, and the best customer support from the Marco Specialties team with over 38 years of pinball experience.

Email [email protected] or call +1(803) 957-5500 to order your Stern JOHN WICK pinball today!



MarcoTV Stage Seminar Schedule at Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

by Imoto Arcade

Get ready for MarcoTV livestreaming all weekend long at Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

Join us in person at the Marco/Stern/Kingpin booth in the game hall or jump on twitch/youtube/facebook to hang out in the chat to get your learn on!

Watch on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/marcopinball

Watch on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/marcopinball

Watch on Facebook LIVE: http://www.facebook.com/marcospec

FRIDAY

6:30-7:30 PM: Getting Your Game On-location Ready & Operators Chat – Matthew Talley

  • Description: This session covers the essentials of preparing pinball machines for public play, including maintenance tips, setting your game up for your arcade, and ensuring durability for high-traffic environments.

8:00-10:00 PM: EM Reset Issues on Sonic Prospector – Matt Benzik

  • Description: David Volanzky, EM repair guru from the Pacific Pinball Museum joins us and delves into common reset problems with Electro-Mechanical (EM) pinball machines, and directs technicians Matt Benzik and Matthew Talley on how to solve this issue on a Sonic Prospector. Can we get this game back up and running for the show?!

10:30PM – 12:00AM – Pinbuilder Walkthrough with Annah Moore – Imoto

  • Description: An audience interactive workshop session. Annah Moore provides comprehensive walkthrough of the new Pinbuilder game on Steam, demonstrating how to design and prototype pinball machine layouts, integrate artwork, and simulate game physics. Let’s create a flippin’ game together!

Saturday

10:00-12:00 PM: PinTech LIVE Venom Deep Dive (screening)

12:00-1:00 PM: Flipper Rebuild Seminar – Matthew Talley

  • Description: Matthew from Lynn’s Arcade starts with the basics of flipper mechanics, common issues faced during rebuilds, and step-by-step guidance on completing a rebuild. Matthew will also be discussing how to LYNNS-IFY your games!

1:30-2:30 PM: How to Rebuild a Score Unit – EMs Mark Valuch

  • Description: Mark Valuch from Youtube Channel Mark’s Basement Arcade offers a practical guide on cleaning and maintaining stepper units in EM machines, including tools needed, step-by-step cleaning processes, and troubleshooting common problems.

3:00-4:00 PM: Homebrew Chat with the Makers

  • Description: A panel discussion featuring various homebrew pinball creators, sharing insights on design, electronics, and software development. Attendees will learn about starting their projects and the community resources available. Then head over to the Homebrew section to play the games!

4:30-5:30 PM: Skeleton Game Software – Matt Benzik

  • Description: An in-depth look at the Skeleton Game framework for developing pinball software. Matt Benzik will cover its capabilities, how to get started with programming, and examples of games developed using this software.

6:00-7:00 PM: Taylor Bancroft Presents Insider Connected Updates

Join us for an engaging seminar as Taylor Bancroft presents the latest updates on Stern Pinball’s Insider Connected, showcasing new features and improvements.

7:00-9:00 PM: PinTech LIVE JAWS Pro Deep Dive (screening)


Sunday

11:00-12:30PM: PinTech LIVE JAWS Premium Deep Dive (screening)

1:00PM-2:00PM: Arcade Owners & Operators Tech Chat

Arcade owners & operators Matthew Talley//Lynn’s Arcade, Michael Jacobson//Bad Penny, Adam Lam//Rewind Arcade, and Gar Nelson//The Garcade share their insights on running an arcade and operating games. They’ll discuss the challenges and successes of managing both classic and modern arcade games, strategies for building a gamer community, and the evolving landscape of the arcade business.

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