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Goodbye, Robert

Pinball in Arizona,Pinball in Phoenix,Shop Notes 25 July 2018 | 1 Comment

We wanted to take a moment to pay respects to a good man, taken from us early this week, unexpectedly, and too young. Robert Whipp was well-known in the pinball community, hard to miss in how he stood above the crowd physically, but in personality too. Quick to smile and laugh and help you if […]

Hardbody Finds a Home

Shop Notes 1 July 2018 | Comments Off on Hardbody Finds a Home

We just finished a full shop job on this great pinball machine – a Bally Hardbody! This machine is the only machine endorsed by Rachel McLish, the first Ms. Olympia. Are you tough enough for Hardbody?

Sinbad Goes Home

Shop Notes 30 May 2018 | Comments Off on Sinbad Goes Home

We were really happy with how this Sinbad pinball machine turned out. It looked great! But we were happier still to send it on its way with a great group of people. Sinbad the Sailor has gone home to a VFW post in the east valley. Thank you for your service, and enjoy your machine!

This Game is Fantastic!

Shop Notes 14 May 2018 | Comments Off on This Game is Fantastic!

We just finished a full shop job on this Captain Fantastic pinball machine. It looks great now!  

A Winning Game!

Shop Notes 14 May 2018 | Comments Off on A Winning Game!

We gave this Jokerz! pinball machine a full shop job. This game turned out great! Check it out!

Wrong Hat!

Shop Notes 8 May 2018 | Comments Off on Wrong Hat!

We just finished a full shop job on this really cool Rocky & Bullwinkle pinball machine. Check it out!

Did We Feel Lucky?

Shop Notes 8 May 2018 | Comments Off on Did We Feel Lucky?

We just finished a full shop job on this Dirty Harry pinball machine. This was a fun game to play, and the machine looked great when we were finished with it. Check it out!

Packed Up And Ready To Go!

Pinball in Arizona,Pinball in Phoenix,Shop Notes,Zapcon 18 April 2018 | Comments Off on Packed Up And Ready To Go!

When you have fifteen machines to move, you start early! We’re bringing a full contingent of awesome games down to ZapCon this weekend at the Mesa Convention Center. That means packing up the truck was especially fun this year. Check it out!  

Indiana Jones Cleans Up

Game Restoration,Shop Notes 15 March 2018 | Comments Off on Indiana Jones Cleans Up

Our restoration experts just finished putting new decals on this Williams Indiana Jones pinball machine. It looks great now!

Shellacked!

Shop Notes 14 March 2018 | Comments Off on Shellacked!

File this under “seemed like such a good idea at the time.” And then never do it. Please don’t do it. Whatever you do, do not varnish or shellac your pinball machine instead of using clearcoat. Please. This has been a public service announcement on behalf of Firebird Pinball. Thank you for restoring your machines responsibly.