— What Else is Happening in Pinball —
Pinburgh Sells Out in Seconds
Pinburgh – the largest pinball tournament in the world – sold out in seconds again this year! After recently announcing their expansion to 1,000 competitors this year, tickets went on sale Saturday at noon. Pinburgh takes place August 1st – 3rd. Only 157 days away!
Joe Kaminkow Comments on Harry Potter Pinball
Last week, someone on Facebook asked for the millionth time Why is there no Harry Potter pinball? Which they have a good point because really, WHY ISN’T THERE. Anyway, this time Joe Kaminkow, licensing extraordinaire, chimed in with the following comments:
TWIP reached out to Joe to ask for more information. When asked if he could give more information, he simply replied “nope”. When asked if he thought a Harry Potter pinball machine would happen someday, he responded “Yes”. Joe Kaminkow is currently doing a Harry potter game at Zynga.
TWIP Pin Stadium Winner – Monthly Giveaways
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Batman ’66 Minor Villians Cheat Sheet
Pinsider Ben1981 out of Austria shared an awesome Minor Villians Cheat Sheet for Batman ’66 – check it out!
ColorDMD Announces Support for Capcom and Big Bang Bar
Buffalo Pinball Article: Bouncing Community Support One Tournament at a Time
Our friends Nick and Kevin at Buffalo Pinball were interviewed and featured in an article last week – check it out here!
Straight Down the Middle: Munsters Review
Our friends Zach and Greg at Straight Down the Middle announce a new SDTM team member and a new review format – check it out!
Louisville Arcade Expo This Weekend
The Louisville Arcade Expo is THIS weekend – get more information here!!
Pirates of the Caribbean Troubleshooting Guide
Pinsider zaphX set up a POTC Troubleshooting guide – Check it out here!
Chicago Gaming Company Deals at Texas Pinball Festival
— Cool and Crazy Stuff —
In probably the most idiotic story we’ve ever covered on This Week in Pinball, last week we learned about Cowboy Pinball. You play Cowboy Pinball by getting into a rodeo arena with about a dozen other people, stand and try to stay inside a small circle, while trying to grab a $100 bill from between the horns of a 2,000 lb. pissed off bull. This story was covered extensively in many different articles – here is one from USA Today. Not surprisingly, people got hurt, so viewer discretion is advised.
Also, who in the **** thinks doing that is a good idea??
Woman Assaults Police Officers and Bites EMT after Losing Money in a Pinball Machine
This was a heck of a week for the Crazy section of TWIP. This story you just have to read for yourself.
Bike Powered Pinball Machine
Imagine how ripped we would be if we had to do this every time we played.
Fricken smarty-pants kids and their cool ideas.#pinball Credit FB: kezes-lábas játszóház
Powered from peddling, flippers are the handbrakes?! :O pic.twitter.com/dnvIP9jTlz— ◉ DEAD FLIP (@Dead_Flip) February 20, 2019
High Speed Rethemed into a Toyota Supra Theme
After the Super Bowl Commercial, Toyota recently showed off a Toyota Supra Themed pinball machine – check out the article on Pinball News here!
Sesame Street Virtual Pinball
Marco Shares Price Sheet for Stardust Circa 1971
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