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JUNE TECH OF THE MONTH: UPKICK PINBALL

Meet our Tech of the Month, David and Elizabeth Dronet from Upkick Pinball! They offer pinball repair and restoration in Houston, Texas and they consider themselves ambassadors to the sport of competitive pinball. Together they work, play, and compete. Upkick is their way to spread their love of pinball by helping others get their machines looking and playing great again! Through the Space City Pinball League we have met several local competitors who also enjoy repairing machines.  Our community is fortunate to have people like Brian Foytek and Erich Stinson who selflessly give their time and talent to pass along read more…

Stern Pinball Machines Back in Stock

Looking for a great new Stern Pinball™ title to add to your collection? Contact us today! Currently available for purchase: Beatles Platinum <–click for more info Deadpool Premium Godzilla Pro Heavy Metal <–click for more info Led Zeppelin Premium <–click for more info — Mandalorian Pro <–click for more info Mandalorian Premium <–click for more info — Rush Premium Star Wars Comic “Pin” <–click for more info —— Give us a call at 1-803-957-5500 or email us at [email protected] to place an order for your new Stern Pinball™ machine!

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Crowdsourced Tech Database

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 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 read more…

MAY LOCATION OF THE MONTH – RECBAR

This Month’s “Location of the Month” is Recbar and they currently have about 70 pinball machines and about 60 arcade games at their J-Town location. (70 pins and 100+ arcade games and at Recbar 812 and will have around 30 pins and 30 arcade games at Tilty Bob’s in Lexington) They are a full service bar and restaurant. They have one of the best bourbon selections around with over 200 bourbon offerings available. Their food menu focuses on great shareable appetizers including their well known totchos. (Tater tot nacho varieties) They also offer burgers, sandwiches, tacos with a twist, salads and read more…

MAY TECH OF THE MONTH: THE PHIL’S PINBALL

Meet Phil Forrester Jr., located in Greenville, South Carolina. He, along with his dad (Phil Sr.) own and operate The Phil’s Pinball. We mainly refurb and rent pinball machines. We do some sales as well. We service mainly Upstate South Carolina and the surrounding areas. Phil says: “I got my start in pinball 4.5 years ago refurbishing a Gottlieb Charlie’s Angels with my dad. We caught the bug and have been working on machines ever since! Now we enjoy not only repairing them but playing them.” I dove head first into repair. The refurb, transformation, and bringing things back from read more…

Mother’s Day Deals are Here!

Get your pins ready for Mother’s Day! (Sunday May 8th)There is no better way to spend Mother’s Day than playing pinball with your PIN-MOM!Surprise her this year with cool gifts from Marco Pinball. Codes are CASE-SENSITIVE, use all caps to activate! Domestic orders receive USPS/FEDEX GROUND shipping. Make sure to click the “USPS Priority” option to get your shipment before Mother’s Day! For International orders, input code on International Checkout Page. Offer valid from Sunday 5/1/22 – Tuesday 5/3/22 at 11:59PM PT  

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APRIL LOCATION OF THE MONTH:

FORT WAYNE PINBALL WIZARD’S WORLD ARCADE This Month’s “Location of the Month” is Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard’s World Arcade. They are located at 14613 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46818 where they currently have 136 Pinball machines. And, their team is presently working toward expanding the collection to well over 200 pinball machines before their big Wizard’s World War tournament in June.  In 2021 Fort Wayne was excited to host 108 players, gave away a brand New Stern Pinball machine, along with loads of cash prizes. Mike is set out to build a World Class Championship Pinball Venue that host read more…

APRIL TECH OF THE MONTH: RYAN MCNAMARA

Meet Ryan McNamara, located in Burbank, Illinois working under Midnight Arcade Repair & Service who has been repairing and tech-ing for 15 years now. Q: How did you first get into the hobby? Did you jump right into repairing machines or did you learn under someone else? Not one to mince words, Ryan said: “Worked for an old family friend and learned from others. “ Q: Some techs have a particular aspect they really enjoy working on or they have a specialized set of skills (ie: boards, EMs, new Sterns, restoring cabinet art, etc) — do you specialize in something? or read more…

Texas Pinball Festival 2022 Recap

For the first time in three years at the embassy suites in Frisco Texas with over 50 vendors, 25 events and  400 pinball machines, the Texas pinball festival was back…and is back. Stick with me and we’re going to relive the excitement of this terrific show. I love the potential of an empty hall. The ability and the hard work it takes to fill a space with over 400 pinball machines, merch booths and humans is really admirable and astonishing. The Marco crew arrived to a very empty hall on Thursday, very early in the morning with an empty space read more…