Space Shuttle Has Blasted Off

Shop Notes 11 December 2018 | 0 Comments

We just sent this great Space Shuttle pinball machine on its way to its new home. This machine looked amazing when we were finished with it. Check it out!

Williams came out with Space Shuttle in 1984 and produced around 7,000 of the games. (IPDB)

The game turned out to be a huge hit, and is credited with saving Williams from bankruptcy.

This machine was showing a little fade on the cabinet, but otherwise the paint was in great shape.

The playfield, however, was blown out completely. We took a big breath, then sanded it down and installed a hardtop.

This turned out to be a great choice! With just a little preparation and forethought, this turned out looking amazing.

We installed a new space shuttle too, and a few other custom touches.

We also installed Cointaker LEDs throughout the machine.

Enjoy the game, Jordan!

Flash Gordon Is Better Than New!

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We just finished a playfield restoration on this Flash Gordon pinball machine. The cabinet was in amazing shape to start with. Now this game looks even better than new. Check it out! For sale!
$4200

Bally came out with Flash Gordon in 1981 and produced around 10,000 of the machines. (IPDB)

The game is based on the movie that came out just beforehand, which of course follows the exploits of the eponymous 1930’s comic book character.

This game wasn’t in bad shape, but we knew we could make it even better. Cue a few minor touchups and then a couple of coats of nice, shiny, automotive clearcoat.

Check out that beautiful shine on that playfield now!

This game got a full shop job while we were perfecting the playfield. We added a few custom touches, including Super Bands and silicone rings.

Check out those beautiful new drop targets. You can see their reflections perfectly!

We were happy to get this game back to its original glory. We did a full LED conversion while we were at it, installing Cointaker LEDs throughout.

The upper playfield also got some love. Look at the beautiful shine up here too!

This game is ready to go home today. Ground-floor delivery is available.

It’s Creepy and It’s Kooky…

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Are you singing the theme song yet? You will be when you check out this awesome Addams Family pinball machine. This game is in amazing shape and it looks extra beautiful with its full LEDs and custom touches. Someone is going to have a great Christmas!

Bally came out with The Addams Family in 1992, and produced more than 20,000 units. It’s gone on to be one of the most popular games ever made. (IPDB)

The game came out a year after the movie version of everyone’s favorite oddball family, starring Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia, among others.

This game has been fully shopped and fully checked mechanically. Everything works 100% and looks amazing!

This game has new rubber bands, balls, and more, including Super Bands for the flippers.

The machine comes fully outfitted with Cointaker LEDs.

There’s a brand-new topper on this game, too.

Enjoy the game, Travis and family! SOLD!

We Love the Smell of Clearcoat in the Afternoon

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Since the weather finally turned from absolutely searing horrible to amazingly pleasant, we decided it was time to pull out the spray gun and clearcoat. Check out the Big Boss in action!
(And, btw, both these games will be for sale soon!)

We use an automotive clearcoat to seal our playfields, administered only by this highly trained professional.

This Flash Gordon restoration has been a long time coming. We’re excited to get it back together!

Check out that gloss! This game will get put back together ASAP and be ready for sale.

The other playfield is for a Space Shuttle that got an overlay. You’ll be shocked at how amazing it looks. Pictures coming soon for that one!

Jokerz! Wild

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We just finished a full shop job and mechanical fix on this Jokerz! pinball machine. It turned out great!
Check it out!

Williams came out with Jokerz! in 1988 and produced around 5,400 of the games. (IPDB)

Jokerz! stands in a long line of card-themed pinball machines, but added a feature that definitely set it apart.

On their final turn, players can double their score. That makes for some interesting challenges!

We gave this game a full shop job and installed Cointaker LEDs throughout.

We pulled everything off the playfield, to be tumbled, buffed, washed, polished, or otherwise cleaned.

We added some custom touches, too, including Super Bands, and color-coded post sleeves.

Check out the new upper playfield! That made this game look so much better. Thanks for reading to the end!

This LOTR Was Remarkable!

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We recently said goodbye to this amazing Lord of the Rings pinball machine. This game was Home Use Only, with only 505 plays on it. We shopped it and put in new rings and LEDs, and it looked amazing.
Check it out!

Stern came out with Lord of the Rings in 2003, and produced around 5,100 machines. (IPDB)

This game came out the same year as the third installment of Peter Jackson’s cinematic trilogy, based, of course, on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien works.

The game appeals to fans of Middle Earth and players of all skill levels, with its many toys and modes that touch on the best parts of Tolkien’s world.

We gave this machine a full shop job, tearing everything off the playfield to be thoroughly cleaned and polished. We added blue silicone rings when we put it all back together.

We added a few more touches to this one too, including Super Bands and blue post sleeves.

We also installed Cointaker LEDs throughout.

We miss this one already. Enjoy the game, John!

These Shirts Are the Best!

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We were lucky enough to pick up a couple of shirts from our friend’s new arcade. The Electric Bat officially opened last month in Tempe. If you haven’t checked it out yet, make your plans today. And get a shirt. Then you’ll be cool like the Big Boss.

Say cheese! This thing even glows in the dark. (The shirt too.)

Look how happy this shirt can make you! And you’ll be better at fixing pinball machines too! (Statement is possibly true, confirmed only by very small testing sample.)

Check out our earlier visit to the Bat! We hope to get back again soon! See you there!

A Rare EM NOW ON SALE!

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We don’t usually work with older machines. But sometimes, they’re worth it. Check out this way cool King of Diamonds machine. Bonus time: It’s on sale now!
$2750 — that’s $250 off!!

Gottlieb came out with King of Diamonds in 1967, and produced around 3,200 of the games. (IPDB)

The game features eight rollovers, five bullseye targets and, definitely the coolest part, a carousel with targets that feature ace through deuce.

We usually stick to solid-state games, but we couldn’t resist this one. It’s in great shape, and it plays really well too!

We’ve given the game a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield to be washed, polished, buffed, tumbled, or otherwise cleaned.

We installed LEDs as well.

Here’s a shot of that awesome carousel, restored to its original condition.

Take this great classic home today! Ground-floor delivery is available.

Extreme Pinball!

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We just said goodbye to this awesome No Fear: Dangerous Sports pinball machine. This game is always fun to play, with its fast-paced, ramp-heavy action, and it looks amazing now. Check it out!

Williams came out with No Fear in 1995, and produced around 4,500 of the games. (IPDB)

The theme comes of course from the No Fear line of clothing, energy drinks, and other EXTREME products, and the game urges players to complete a number of modes based on extreme adventures.

So you’re not just playing pinball, you’re a cliff-climbing, water-skiing, downhill-skiing, car-racing, all-around cool person when you play this game.

We gave this machine a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield to be polished, washed, buffed, tumbled, or otherwise cleaned.

We also installed Cointaker LEDs throughout for a beautiful glow.

We added some custom touches too, including color-coded post sleeves, Super Bands, and more.

This game has been checked mechanically, and works 100%! This game is guaranteed to play great.

Plus, it comes with a talking skull, with awesome red eyes. What more could you need?

Enjoy the game, Brian! It suits you perfectly!

Flash Gordon Is Looking Fine!

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We just finished installing a brand-new playfield in this Flash Gordon pinball machine. This game looked so much better when we were finished with it.
Check it out!

Bally came out with Flash Gordon in 1981 and produced around 10,000 of the machines. (IPDB)

The game is based on the movie that came out just beforehand, which of course follows the exploits of the eponymous 1930’s comic book character.

Our customer’s game had seen some better days, with a playfield that was totally blown out in spots.

We were happy to help get this game back to some of its original glory. Check out the full LED conversion we did while we were at it.

But here’s the biggest difference: Check out that beautiful shine on that new playfield.

We moved everything over to the new playfield, fixed some mechanical errors, and added a few custom touches, including Super Bands and silicone rings.

This playfield was so nice! We touched up the spinners a little bit too.

Check out those perfect drop targets! So clean!

Enjoy the game, Ethan! And, folks, you can check out the game at O’Connor’s Pub, 2601 W. Dunlap Ave., within a few weeks. Make sure to play a game for us!