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necro_nemesis wrote:
Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:14 pm
cait001 wrote:
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figured you would all enjoy this Creative Computing, 1982-09 pg 114 arcade price list
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via https://twitter.com/GameResearch_E/stat ... 2772061194
I applied an inflation calculator to Defenders $2,395 posted price and arrived at $7,147 in 2022 US dollars.
and people complain about Stern Pros! :D
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A while back I bought this 1978 magazine from Japan and now it's scanned and on the Internet Archive for all

http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... -boys.html
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I did another Arcade Exploration post, in case anyone wants to visit a 1973 arcade in Japan. This one took a LOT of research and digging.
http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... a-aka.html
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Laniel Automatic used games Feb 1977 in Canadian Coinbox
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I compiled links to over 70 pinball soundtracks you can listen to online
http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... racks.html
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Wow this is amazing! Thanks for the hard work.

cait001 wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:23 pm
I compiled links to over 70 pinball soundtracks you can listen to online
http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2022/ ... racks.html

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I posted about 2 months ago how I had been writing a new version of Bally Eight Ball. I finally released my code today so it is available. The game now has 6 goals to achieve and 2 special play modes based on progress. It is also here in the Projects areas:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27552&p=234326#p234326

Game play video: https://youtu.be/0LsdWJeuuog

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That's terrific!

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Sold my MMrRE and put a Star Trek Pro in it’s place temporarily.
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:ugeek: Today I had “Maaca Pinball Royalty” over for a visit, we chatted more than we played, Chris Silver is a super nice guy (believe it or not!)
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I released a new version of my Eight Ball Plus code.

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27552
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I finally finished a complete overhaul of my Gottlieb Spirit. Had it working 100% so I buried it in the lineup. As soon as I played one more game, I broke the plunger link.
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Finally some decent weather! Cutting a new playfield for Chicago Coin Bullseye Baseball. It’s simple enough, some pattern tracing router bits and Forstner bits and it is cut, painted grey on the back. I’ll seal it today and then I’ll be ready to start painting. Will be my second bare wood playfield all done with stencils and airbrush.
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Tried painting the coin door with Krylon silver hammered spraypaint -- it didn't give any hammered effect at all :FP:

I'll wait for it to cure, lightly sand and try Tremclad I guess. Had good success with Krylon products before but not this time.
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Started cleaning this up, it’s been a while since I worked on a game. Feels good.
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Starting to look a little cleaner…
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All done now.

Was blowing GI fuse, reflowed solder to the fuse holder and voilà !

100% working, clean and fast !
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backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
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Very nice !!!

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WARLOCK wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:28 pm
Very nice !!!
I've got the history exhibit ready, now just need a pinball show to display at! :FP:
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cait001 wrote:
Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:25 pm
WARLOCK wrote:
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Very nice !!!
I've got the history exhibit ready, now just need a pinball show to display at! :FP:
Indeed.

And the rest of us that you know; have the rest of the historical pinball machines.

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Just picked up a minivan full of new games from Montreal to put in the Ottawa Pinball Arcade and later for sale.
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Travel continues for delivering games to everyone.
I will update soon. Cheers. Salut. All the very best.

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Rob@PinballMedics wrote:
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:39 pm
Just picked up a minivan full of new games from Montreal to put in the Ottawa Pinball Arcade and later for sale.

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Just received a minivan 2/3 full of said new games from Montreal after going through a Gottlieb Rob Exorcism and Electronic Bulletproofing to put in the Ottawa Pinball Arcade and later for sale.

The Black Label process shall commence, and then onwards to the Killing Floor!
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Hosted TOPL on Monday night at Bluffs this week.
Hosted our regular Bluffs for every Thursday night forever.

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