THIS WEEK IN PINBALL – 6/14/21: RIP Jaap Nauta, IFPA Coming Back, and PinClash

RIP Jaap Nauta | TWIP Reader Survey | IFPA Announces Competitive Pinball Returning | Results: What is your favorite magic themed pinball machine? | Poll: Your main reason for playing competitive pinball is... | PinClash | Homepin Teases Thunderbirds Topper | Abe Flips: Drop Catch | Stern Behind the Scenes Elite Pinball Toppers | Rob Berk Interview | Pinball Comics | Sea of Pinball | Stern Pinball in GQ | Pinball in the new Ford Maverick | Upcoming Pinball Events

Rest in Peace Jaap Nauta

Late yesterday Dutch Pinball shared that co-founder Jaap Nauta passed away after a battle with cancer. Rest in Peace Jaap.


The Scoop

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IFPA Announces Competitive Pinball Returning

Last week the IFPA announced that sanctioned events will be returning August 1st – check it out!!

The IFPA President Josh Sharpe was also interviewed on Pinball Profile last week to discuss the decision.

Check out the Episode here!


Your main reason for playing competitive pinball is...

Last Week’s Poll Results


PinClash: Avengers Infinity Quest

Congrats to Zach McCarthy on winning PinClash on Saturday!

Click here to watch PinClash if you missed it!!


Homepin Teases Thunderbirds Topper


Abe Flips: Drop Catch


Stern Behind the Scenes Video


Elite Pinball Toppers: Indiana Jones Topper

Yesterday we learned information and saw an image of the next topper from Elite Pinball Toppers from Kaneda’s Pinball Podcast – it is a very cool interactive topper for Indiana Jones! For more information on this topper you can visit https://elitepinballtoppers.com.


LoserKid Pinball Podcast: Rob Berk Interview



High quality pinball apparel!

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Stern Pinball in GQ


Pinball in the new Ford Maverick


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Upcoming Pinball Events

Nov 05

Midwest Gaming Classic

November 5 - November 7
Nov 18

Pintastic New England

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - November 21 @ 6:00 pm EST

  • The Mandalorian
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Star Wars Comic Edition Pin
  • Avengers Infinity Quest
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Jersey Jack Pinball
  • Guns N’ Roses
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dialed In!
  • Hobbit
  • Wizard of Oz
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Chicago Gaming Company
  • Monster Bash Remake
  • Attack From Mars Remake
  • Medieval Madness Remake
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Spooky Pinball
  • Rick and Morty
  • Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle
  • Total Nuclear Annihilation
  • Jetsons (contract game)
  • Dominos (contract game)
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American Pinball
  • Hot Wheels
  • Oktoberfest
  • Houdini
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  • Ranger in the Ruins (uses Cosmic Cart Racing module)
  • Heist (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cosmic Cart Racing (P3 Game Kit)
  • Lexy Lightspeed (P3 Game Kit)
  • Cannon Lagoon (P3 Game Kit)
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  • Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland
  • Fire & Brimstone
  • Food Truck
  • Merlin’s Arcade
  • The Who
  • Gladiator
  • Yukon Yeti
  • Machine Age
  • Barry Oursler Black Hole Revision

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Haggis Pinball
  • Fathom Revisted
  • Celts

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  • Alien

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Team Pinball: The Mafia

Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus

Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies

Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival

Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé

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, Elements, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!

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