Sydneysiders have no (pin)balls in 2010

June 2, 2010

Last year’s inaugural Sydney Pinball Expo wasn’t perfect, but it generated morepinball coverage‘ in Australia, than anything else has in recent memory.

In recent months, the organisers have shared a few of their ideas for 2010. A larger venue, more exhibitors, international guests… but sadly, we’ll now have to wait till 2011.

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Expo wrapup – Michael Shalhoub in the hot seat

May 28, 2009

Now that the Sydney Pinball Expo has come & gone, J-OMG caught up with co-organiser Michael Shaloub to wrap up our coverage of the event.

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Sydney Pinball Expo – FULL auction results list

May 21, 2009

Thanks to Aussie Arcade member FurballX, we’ve got the full listing of results from last Sunday’s auction.
And the pics are courtesy of AA member Cruiserman. Thanks guys…

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The 1st Sydney Pinball Expo

May 20, 2009

I’d always thought it should happen, but Michael Shalhoub & Rian Gledson have made it happen. The first ever Sydney Pinball expo.

One town hall. Hundreds of pinballs on freeplay. And I was all out of gum…

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Classic arcade “wall decals”… with a twist!

March 19, 2009

Yep – posts at J-OMG are like buses.
Wait ages for one, then TWO arrive together! 😀

Now, you’ve probably seen “wall decals” depicting classic arcade characters before.
Mario, Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders…

But today we have one with a slight twist…

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World’s smallest “working” cocktail arcade game?

March 19, 2009

First of all, sorry for the short break in posting.
(As usual, I’ve been busy working on a number of large stories – that are all taking time!)

Now, back to a bite-sized post of retro/coinop goodness.

Like the world’s smallest “working” cocktail cab…

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Where’s the footage of the 24 pinball? Tell me now!

March 13, 2009

For the 24/Pinball fans, we’ve got a nice 10 minute clip of the game in action…

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Anyone for a “New in Box” Robotron cocktail/table game?

March 10, 2009

  1. Robotron is a very popular early 80’s arcade videogame.
  2. The cocktail (table) version is very desirable.
  3. One in good condition would be even more desirable.
  4. One that’s “New in Box” would be off the charts.

Of course, finding a “new in box” arcade game from 27 years ago would be impossible… wouldn’t it…?

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There’s a bomb in the pinball machine! Tell me where it is!

February 20, 2009

A quick update for 24/pinball fans wanting more pictures…

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Dammit! Tell me where the extra ball is… NOW!

February 12, 2009

My wife & I are big fans of 24, so we’re excited to see that pinball-maker Stern’s new machine is based on the show.

So far, all we’ve got is this photo of the machine, and a fairly detailed press release.

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