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Crowdsourced Tech Database

by Aaron Hoyland

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…

James Bond Pinball with George Gomez on Exciting PinTech LIVE Special

by Imoto Arcade

Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30pm Eastern, George Gomez joins us on PinTech LIVE to deep dive into the Premium and LE models of 007 James Bond Pinball. We’re celebrating the release of James Bond 007 pinball, getting updates on the game launch, and exploring the mechanical features of the premium and LE. Interact with us in the chat and ask George questions about the game! And just like every PinTech LIVE special, we’ll be giving away cool Marco & Stern swag during the show!! (winners must be present to win) Don’t forget to look for the special 24hr free domestic shipping and $10 read more…

RESTORER OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2023

by Serene

WILLIAM DENT – RICHMOND, KENTUCKY Q: Where are you located, and how long have you been restoring/working in the pinball sphere?A: I live in Richmond, Kentucky, and I have been repairing and restoring pinball machines for about 15 years. I have been playing pinball since I was 7 years old. Q: What is your current project?A: I am currently doing a playfield swap on a Williams Whirlwind, and next in line is a Gottlieb Haunted House. Q: Do you restore games to sell or to keep?A: I occasionally restore to keep, but most of my restorations are done for pinball read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2023

by Serene

LAUREN CUGLIOTTA – JUPITER, FLORIDA Q: Where are you located, how long have you been around pinball and how long have you been working on games for?A: My name is Lauren Cugliotta, and I have been working in pinball for 3 years, and as a technician for 2. Q: How did you first get into the hobby?A: When I was a teenager, a pinball arcade called “The Pinball Gallery” opened up nearby my house. I learned all about the hobby when I would go there to play after school. Q: Did you jump right into repairing machines or did you read more…

PinTip: How to Install Leg Levelers on your Pinball Machine

by Imoto Arcade

Replace those old rusted leg levelers with new ones! Not only do they look nice, they’ll also help level your machine for the perfect gameplay. Kyle gives us some tips and tricks of the trade to make your leg leveler install easier. — (Coming soon… the PINJACK – “Save your back, use the PINJACK”: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/77-PINJACK) — Shop leg levelers at http://www.marcopinball.com: 3″ Standard leg levelers: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/LL3 2″ leg levelers (for older EMs): https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/LL2 Other leg leveler sizes/colors: https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=leg+leveler Don’t forget the jam nuts! 5/8″ standard jam nut: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4422-01117-00 9/16″ jam nut: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4422-01127-00 Need new legs?: https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/CABP-LEGS

LOCATION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2022

by Serene

BANK OF PINBALL – TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA Our Location of the Month for December is the Bank of Pinball at Terre Haute, Indiana. Priding themselves on being the “newest destination for pinball enthusiasts”, they have an extensive collection of machines that includes some of Stern Pinball’s best and most recent, with something for everyone to enjoy. They are currently focused on getting as many online-connected machines as possible with Stern’s Insider Connected and Scorbit. Some snacks and soft drinks are available so players can refuel after playing their favorite game. Q: When did you get into the pinball business?A: We have operated read more…

TECH OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2022

by Serene

PAUL DRABIK – CENTRAL NEW JERSEY Q: Where are you located, how long have you been around pinball and how long have you been working on games for? A: “Located in the middle of NJ about 25 miles outside of NYCity. Started as a player over 50 years ago when EM games were 10c / 3 for 25c. Working on games since mid-90s and started as a business WannaPinball.com in 2005 after losing my corporate job. It’s a full-time business.” Q: How did you first get into the hobby? A: “My family picked up our first machine in mid 90’s among read more…

Holiday Shipping Guide

by Imoto Arcade

MARCO HOLIDAY SHIPPING GUIDE We want to make sure your pinball gifts arrive in time for Christmas! ORDER BY*: DEC 12 for USPS Priority/FedEx Ground Shipping DEC 19 for FedEx 2-DAY Shipping DEC 21 for FedEx Overnight Shipping *These dates are for domestic shipping only

The Marco Guarantee

by Imoto Arcade

We’re excited to announce “The Marco Guarantee” In-stock orders ship from our warehouse in 48 hours or we will refund your shipping fees! Our goal is to give you the confidence that we are working hard to get your pinball parts to you as fast as possible so you can keep those games up and running. While we cannot guarantee any of our shipping carriers’ delivery speeds, we will make sure that we get your packages out our door quickly and efficiently!  If you have not received your shipping confirmation email within 48 hours after placing an order, please reach out read more…

Restorer of the Month – December 2022

by Serene

Q: When did you get into actually restoring machines? A: “I’ve been working on Pinball machines since about 2000, I restored my first game Star Gazer in 2013. I have a background in painting and restoring classic cars, and I thought I could bring the same level to Pinball. So I did, and at first my take on fit and finish was met with optimism, as no one at TPF had seen such work on a machine before.” Q: What is your current project? A: “Currently I am working on a Getaway for a very good friend of mine. I read more…