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Custom Buffy

July 2, 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer custom machine.  Looks like a re-themed Swords of Fury (LIONMAN!) with an LCD screen as a bonus.


July 2, 2015

Pitchfork Music Festival

July 2, 2015

Shows the making of a customized Creature from the Black Lagoon to promote a French Music Festival. Very cool!

STERN’s Making of KISS Pinball

July 2, 2015

California Extreme! July 18-19

July 2, 2015


July 18-19, 2015

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Saturday 11am – 2am

Sunday 11am – 9pm


Just two more weeks until the monster California Extreme show and tournament!  If you’ve never been, you really owe it to yourself.  There will be over 500 pinball and classic video games, seminars, a massive tournament and tons of fan activities.

If you’re a little stretched for cash, consider volunteering to earn your entry!  Details here.

Like last year, I’ll be running some just-for-fun side tournaments, such as split-flipper and one-handed.  I’ll announce these events over the PA system at the show once I know the schedule of the other tournaments, but you can assume around 1 – 2 PM, and again around 4 – 5 PM.

KISS Pinball Launch Partty Tomorrow 6/27

June 26, 2015

Tom Collins will be hosting a KISS pinball launch party in Oakland.

There will be a KISS cover band.  Doors open at 5 PM!

2519 San Pablo Ave, Oakland



And Spooky Pinball’s Next Game is…

June 16, 2015

This year there’s been a lot of action and drama coming out of the boutique pinball market. The notable ones are:

Zidware and Skit-B have collapsed altogether, and the lawsuits are starting to fly.  Zidware is particularly nasty, with some in it for over $20,000!

Heighway Pinball and Dutch Pinball are still afloat, but have not yet actually shipped games.

Planetary Pinball and Spooky Pinball have both shipped games. Planetary produced the Medieval Madness remake and Spooky produced America’s Most Haunted.

There are other boutique makers out there but not much news has come out of them recently, good or bad.   At any rate, it’s very impressive that Spooky got a game out the door given the current body count in the boutique market.

So, what does a pinball company do after making a pinball game?  They make another pinball game, of course.  Spooky’s next game will be ROB ZOMBIE!


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