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LOCATION OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER

SILVERBALL MUSEUM – ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY Our Location of the Month for November is the Silverball Museum at Asbury Park, New Jersey. Open since 2010, this original location boasts 135 machines & is looking at a 50% expansion in the near future. The Silverball Cafe (located within the arcade) offers classic boardwalk treats: Pizza, Jersey Shore Fries, Cluck U Chicken, Nathan’s Hot Dogs, Funnel Cakes, Salt Water Taffy, Ice Cream & more. This establishment is BYOB. Silverball Museum also opened a second location at Delray Beach, Florida in 2016. This retro arcade houses 100 machines & is kitted out with a read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – NOVEMBER

Meet our Tech of the Month, Michael McKenna. Nominated by Chris Doyle from the Alamo City Pinball League. Chris writes: “Mike is the lead tech for What’s Brewing? Coffee Roasters maintaining our 38 machines as well as running his own repair company, MJM Amusements, on the side from his main job working as a civilian for the Air Force. He is often on the Marco PinTech Livestreams. Here is an article from last year on him. Long story short, pinball in San Antonio would not be where it is right now without this man! Thank you.” Q: How did you read more…

Free Shipping for Orders to Houston Arcade Expo!

Are you coming to Houston Arcade Expo 2022? Call in or email us your parts order and we’ll bring it to the show for you! Get those oversized items hand-delivered to you at the show!: Playfields Playfield Glass & Backglasses Legs Side Rails Toppers Translite Frames Bulk Parts/Orders Call us now at 1-803-957-5500 or email [email protected] to put in an order. Free Shipping to Houston Arcade Expo 2022 order deadline: Large Items by Nov 3rd Small Items by Nov 8th

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Halloween Shipping Deals are here!

FOR ORDERS OVER $99: Free Domestic Shipping &  $10 Off International Shipping COUPON CODE: BOO-NUS22 Codes are CASE-SENSITIVE, use all caps to activate! Domestic orders receive USPS/FEDEX GROUND shipping. For International orders, input code on International Checkout Page. Offer valid until 10/23 @ 11:59PM PT

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The Art of LEDs – Warm, Cool, Sunlight Whites

We are excited to partner with Comet Pinball, the leading purveyor of LEDs in pinball machines. Comet Pinball has a massive, and growing, inventory of LED bulbs and matrix units to bring pinball machines to life. Now available on our website: Comet Pinball’s 2SMD Frosted Lens PREMIUM LEDS in both bayonet & wedge based sockets: WARM WHITE: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base SUNLIGHT: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base COOL WHITE: Bayonet Base or Wedge Base “You might not know it, but the first question you should ask when putting LEDs into your machine is: which white should I choose? At Comet read more…

James Bond 007 Pinball Feature Matrix

Download Full Resolution PDF Here contact us today to reserve your Stern pro or premium machine!Call 1-803-957-5500 or email us at [email protected] More Details: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts-blog/007 Stern’s James Bond 007 cornerstone pinball machine will highlight film footage and iconic music from the films that built the 007 legend: Dr. No, From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), and Diamonds Are Forever (1971).  Players are immersed into the world of espionage in this action-packed pinball experience, tackling assignments, teaming up with key allies, and stopping SPECTRE’s villainous schemes. Gather gadgets from Q Branch as pinballs get ejected through the roof of a custom sculpted read more…

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2022 Recap

by Hunter Hite Join me as I recap the Marco team’s visit to the eighth-annual Southern-Fried Gaming Expo in Atlanta as well as my first game convention experience. It’s Thursday July 14th, bright and early.  We finished putting the final touches on loading up our hauler.  We left our home base in Lexington, SC for the drive down to Atlanta to the beautiful and absolutely massive Cobb Galleria Convention Center.  I was walking into the empty main hall wondering just how they’re going to manage to fill this place up, when the vendors started arriving.  Trucks and vans were being read more…

Stern Pinball Announces James Bond Pinball

Designer: George Gomez The iconic, genre-defining franchise has been immortalized by Stern and features the original Bond, Sean Connery. Players will experience James Bond’s most famous assignments in this action-packed pinball adventure, immersed into the world of espionage, tackling assignments, teaming up with key allies, and stopping SPECTRE’s villainous schemes. Along with Pro, Premium and Limited Editions, Stern will also release a special James Bond 007 60th Anniversary Limited Edition pinball machine featuring all seven James Bond actors. You know the name, you know the number… contact us today to reserve your Stern pro or premium machine!Call 1-803-957-5500 or email read more…

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Stern Pinball’s Insider Connected Updates with George Gomez and Taylor Bancroft

On Thursday, September 8th at 5pm Eastern, Stern Pinball’s George Gomez and Taylor Bancroft will join us on PinTech LIVE to discuss all the new and amazing updates to the Stern Pinball Insider Connected™ platform! Our PinTech LIVE series is available on multiple streaming platforms. Subscribe/Follow now to get instant notifications on when we go LIVE! TWITCH.TV http://www.twitch.tv/marcopinball FACEBOOK LIVE http://www.facebook.com/marcospec YOUTUBE LIVE (watch past shows here!) http://www.youtube.com/marcopinball Stern Pinball continues to expand its award-winning Insider Connected platform with new features to enjoy at home and on location.  With an easier to use mobile ID card and Home Team system that will automatically log read more…

Soda City Comic Con 2022 Re-cap

by Audrey Hacker Our most recent Pinball show took place at Marco’s own hometown of Columbia, South Carolina at Soda City Comic Con 2022! The show took place from August 20-21st, and included meetings with actors from horror & science fiction films, cosplay contests, various vendors, but most importantly.. a Pinball Arcade! The team set up over 60 pinball machines at the show and set all the machines to free play for the weekend, making Arcade Alley look fabulous!  Bang Back Pinball Lounge brought Stern Pinball’s Stranger Things, and the set was transformed into the Upside-Down.   Stern Pinball and Marco read more…