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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…

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2022 Recap

by Imoto Arcade

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

by Imoto Arcade

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…

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

by Imoto Arcade

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…

COMING SOON!

by Imoto Arcade

Upcoming shows we are attending, come by our booth to say hello! Houston Arcade Expo in Houston, TX on Nov 11-13th – Now open 7 days a week! Mon-Fri 9AM-6PM ET Sat-Sun 9AM-5PM ET – Watch PinTech LIVE every Thursday at 3pm Eastern You can catch the livestream at: twitch.tv/marcopinball facebook.com/marcospec youtube.com/marcopinball – Happy Flipping!

Soda City Comic Con 2022 Re-cap

by Marco Specialties

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…

Stern Pinball Machines Back in Stock

by Imoto Arcade

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 Pro Godzilla Pro Avengers IQ Pro <–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!

Skill Shot Baby – A Pinball Movie

by Imoto Arcade

The launch of the “Skill Shot, BABY!” (SSB) project is already underway this summer. James and cinematographer Imoto Harney are gathering actors and crew and will be filming a sample scene from the completed screenplay that will be the catalyst to excite the pinball community about SSB and get the feature film funded and produced. “This is where pinball enthusiasts can get directly involved, both through our Kickstarter and even possibly as actors in the short,” James told us. An SSB Kickstarter campaign launched on July 29, offering pinball fans a chance to help fund the SSB short film and, in return, read more…

LOCATION OF THE MONTH – JULY

by Kim Martinez

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…

Coil Substitutions and Equivalents

by Steve Midgette

We get a lot of questions from people asking about coil substitutions.  Let’s preface by saying we always recommend replacing a coil with the same part number as the original. Remember, a weak flipper probably won’t be fixed by replacing the coil with a stronger one, and changing to a non-factory recommended coil can cause damage to plastics, drop targets and ramps. Click “Read More” at the top right for more information.