— What Else is Happening in Pinball —
Last week Pinball Paparazzi shared this image on Facebook with the caption “Deadpool proto topper spotted.” Check out the image here:
That image was pulled from the image below, which was shared by George Gomez on Facebook:
We don’t know yet if that is the actual topper – we will find out soon(ish)!
Jack Danger Talks about Being Stern’s Global Ambassador
Jack Danger interviewed with The Nerd Element about how he became a Pinball Global Ambassador – check out the interview here!
Homepin Drama Continues
Homepin shipped out their first batch of Thunderbirds last week…to Canada. This made many of the early Australian backers and pre-orderers of Thunderbirds upset, as they have been paid in full for nearly five years in some cases and still do not have a machine. Mike spoke out on Pinside about these complaints in his own “Mike way”, pouring gasoline on the fire. We hope these first supporters of Homepin will soon get their machines.
A dedicated pinball event will be held the UK for the first time in three years! It will be held in Daventry, a central location for the whole of the UK, on August 25th and 26th.
Looking forward to a great event!
Canadian National Exhibition Pinball Championships
This coming weekend we’ll also see the second ever Canadian National Exhibition Pinball Championships, which are taking place in Toronto!
The main tournament is free with CNE admission, side tournaments are an additional fee. Here is a link to the CNE’s site about the pinball portion.
Check it out!
Buffalo Pinball Summer Open
Congrats to Adam Becker who won the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open! The tournament had quite a bit of news coverage, including this cool video!
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— Cool and Crazy Stuff —
Breaking Bad Pinball Machine
Someone is creating a custom Breaking Bad pinball machine – check out pictures here!
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Plays Pinball
Matteo Salvini, the Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, is playing Ghostbusters – he shared it in this Facebook post.
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- Happy 50th birthday Charlie Emery!
- Iron Maiden new code!
- Article: Hands on with Iron Maiden!
- Article: Arcade Bars are on the Rise!
- Stern coffee table book update…
- Video: A Brief History of Pinball
- The 2018 New York City Pinball Championships Women’s Final is now up on YouTube!
- Article: The Wizard of aahs Pulling Back the Curtain to Reveal the Master Behind the Pinball Expo
- Pinball Magazine #5 has been sent to the printer – should be available in September
- Special When Lit Podcast will be interviewing Steve Ritchie soon!
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