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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.┬áThank you for restoring your machines responsibly.

It Really is a Scream

Shop Notes 9 March 2018 | Comments Off on It Really is a Scream

We just finished a full shop job on this awesome Addams Family pinball machine. This game is always great, and the owner of this one requested some really cool custom touches that made it even better. Check it out!

Pinball 101

Pinball in Arizona,Pinball in Phoenix,Shop Notes 5 March 2018 | Comments Off on Pinball 101

We had the great pleasure of playing teacher to an awesome group of young adults last week, when students from a home-school co-op visited us in the shop to learn about building pinball machines. Check it out!

This Game Rocks!

Shop Notes 28 February 2018 | Comments Off on This Game Rocks!

We just finished a full shop job on this Rock Encore pinball machine. We hadn’t seen this game before — it’s a kit conversion that Gottlieb put out from the factory. Check out more below!

What a Super Game!

Shop Notes 16 February 2018 | Comments Off on What a Super Game!

We always like working on Super Mario Brothers! This game is super! Our customer brought this one to us with the cabinet already finished, so we shopped the playfield and added some special touches. Check it out!

Firebird Junior in the House

Shop Notes 16 February 2018 | Comments Off on Firebird Junior in the House

We had a special assistant in the house this week. Max lent us his pinball skills! He even let us take some pictures.