— QUICK HITS —
Hot Wheels: Josh Kugler Joins Hot Wheels Virtual Legends Tour Car Show
Last week Josh Kugler, Director of Software Engineering at American Pinball, joined the Hot Wheels Legends Tour to talk about Hot Wheels Pinball!! Josh talks about the popularity of the Hot Wheels license, creating a machine for both people new to pinball and hardcore hobbyists, and much more. Check out the full segment below (Josh’s segment starts at 1:24:00 in):
Winner to be Announced 11/14 on the Hot Wheels Legends Tour Virtual Car Show Finale!
Dead Flip to Stream Hot Wheels on Thursday with American Pinball
Jack Danger of Dead Flip will be streaming Hot Wheels this Thursday, and will be joined in chat by several folks from American Pinball, including Josh Kugler, Joe Schober, Michael Grant, and possibly Dave Brennan. Click here to tune in!
The Slow Mo Guys: How a Pinball Machine works in Slow Motion
The Slow Mo Guys shared an incredible video recently showing a Willy Wonka Pinball machine in super slow motion!! Check out the video here!
Last Week’s Poll Results
New Code: Elvira, TMNT, AIQ, Deadpool, Rob Zombie
Flip N Out Reveals New TMNT Topper
Flip N Out Pinball revealed Stern’s newest $1,000 topper for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – check it out:
Making of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Stern released the “making of” video for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – check it out:
JJP Guns N’ Roses Limited Editions on the Line
Jersey Jack Pinball shared a cool video of Limited Edition models on the production line – check it out:
Pinball News & Pinball Magazine Podcast: Interviews with Jean-Paul de Win and Jack Guarnieri
The Pinball News & Pinball Magazine Podcast interviewed Jean-Paul de Win and Jack Guarnieri, and gave an update on Dutch Pinball last week!
Jean-Paul de Win talks about his work on Guns N’ Roses, Jack Guarnieri talks about working with Slash, how GNR came to be, shares that Eric Meunier’s next title will not be a “remake” (after POTC and GNR both had previous pinball machines), and they share that Dutch Pinball is moving to a larger facility.
Homepin Announces Recent Developments
The Pinball Show Interviews Damian from Haggis Pinball
On if there is a new Haggis title in the pipeline:
Damian: Yes there is – there is one that has been in development for a good few months, maybe even six months now. That is something we’re looking to bring to market in early 2022. We have a couple other things up our sleeve that we’re hoping to realize in 2021…
Damian also talks about the recent stream with Melbourne Silverball, shares that there are about 25 of the 200 games sold so far, talks about the progress of the code, talks about the music in the machine, talks about the playfield finish, talks about Clan Haggis, shares that the typical build time is six weeks, and much more.
Rest in Peace
The pinball hobby lost two well known members last week:
Terry Ritchie (Who Dey on Pinside) passed away on November 2nd. You can view his obituary here. There is a Pinside thread where people are sharing memories of Terry here.
John Kosmal (Pinlicious on RGP, aka Koz) passed away on November 4th. You can contribute to a Scholarship Fund for his children here. There is a Pinside thread where people are sharing memories of John here.
— Cool and Crazy Stuff —
Ray-Ban Ad Features Pinball
They stole Steve Bowden’s idea!!
Black Knight Sword of Rage Street Art
Pinbalm – The Official Lip Balm for Pinball Players
LoserKid Pinball Podcast Flipper Code
How do I get TWIP in a pinball machine??
Other Quick Hits:
- Happy birthday Terry Dezwarte and Adam Schwartz!!
- November Stern of the Union!
- Kickstarter Stern 30 Year book is ready to ship!
- Article: Pizza restaurant stuns customers with tour of ‘secret’ back room: ‘Hold on, what?’
Team Pinball: The Mafia
Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus
Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies
Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival
Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé
Haggis Pinball: Wraith, Celts
Pinball Brothers: Queen?, Barry Oursler’s Original Theme?, Playboy?
Dutch Pinball: Bride of Pinbot 2.0, Bride of Pinbot 3.0 (on hold), The Big Lebowski (production/legal issues)
Silver Castle Pinball: Timeshock
Phénix Pinball: Goblin Contest
Pinball Adventures: Punny Factory, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!