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LOCATION OF THE MONTH – JULY

ARCADE DUNGEON – ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO Our Location of the Month is Arcade Dungeon, a pinball gem located in Alamogordo, New Mexico and is owned by Daniel Humm. They are open exclusively on Friday and Saturday from 5PM – 10PM on a purely volunteer basis. They currently have 12 machines and growing. In fact, that’s our motto; “With your help, every quarter will go toward the acquisition, restoration, and maintenance of classic arcade games.”. Q: When did you get into the pinball business? A: It was never our goal to be in the pinball business, actually. Brent and I (Daniel) read more…

Fathers Day Deals are Here!

Whether working on games or spending time together playing them, a Pinball Dad is a silent hero that works endlessly in hopes to create those lasting memories. Thank you to all the Pin-Dads out there. Show him you care by getting him pinball parts and accessories for Father’s Day! For Orders Over $99: Free Domestic Shipping &$10 Off International Shipping COUPON CODE: PIN-DAD22 – CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW – 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 Father’s Day! For International orders, input 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…

Show Game Deals are Here!

Show Game Deals are Here!! Bring home the game of your dreams from a pinball show at great new cost! Email us at [email protected] or call 1-803-9570-5500 to speak to one of our Sales Reps. Traveling to any one of these shows listed below? Contact us to reserve a Show Game and receive tons of show perks! MIDWEST GAMING CLASSIC – MILWAUKEE, WI GOLDEN STATE PINBALL FESTIVAL – LODI, CA NORTHWEST PINBALL SHOW – TACOMA, WA SOUTHERN FRIED GAMING EXPO – ATLANTA, GA CALIFORNIA EXTREME – SAN JOSE, CA SODA CITY COMIC CON – COLUMBIA, SC HOUSTON ARCADE EXPO – read more…

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Technician of the Month – March 2022

MARCH TECH OF THE MONTH: MATTHEW MANDARANO Meet Matthew Mandarano, located in North Carolina working under Carolina Pinball Repair and a full time technician at Abari Game Bar located at in Charlotte, NC. He re-found this hobby in 2011 and began repairing machines in 2013. I would seek them out and put some quarters in any pin I came across. While my contemporaries were playing TMNT, The Simpsons, X-Men, Mortal Kombat, etc. I was the weird kid in the corner playing the pinball machines. Q: How did you first get into the hobby? “My best friend’s dad was big into read more…

Restorer of the Month – February 2022

This month’s laborer of love is Randy Walker – located in Maryville, TN between Knoxville, TN and the Smokey Mountains. A long time repair tech, Randy has begun to delve deeper into the restoration side of this hobby. I have only been doing [repair/restoration work] professionally for 3 years. Before that is was just for myself and a few friends Q: When did you get into actually restoring machines? A: “Well, I have been repairing and restoring pins for about 30 years. But I have only been doing it professionally for 3 years. Before that is was just for myself read more…

INDISC 2022 Recap

This year, the return of It Never Drains in South California (INDISC for short) created so much excitement that the Thursday Targeted Matchplay with 120 available spots sold out in less than 30 seconds. The hole created by the loss of Pinburgh has left many pinball players and enthusiasts scrambling to fill that spot with other events and shows – which INDISC has provided! This year the venue changed to the Convention Center in Riverside, CA and was run in conjunction with the Festival of Fights (an FGC weekend event ran in the larger ballroom next door). There was a read more…