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The Pinball Book: A Guide to Classic Pinball Machines from the 80's and 90's
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The Pinball Book: A Guide to Classic Pinball Machines from the 80's and 90's [Format Kindle]

Kevin Strasser

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From Kevin Strasser, The Editor of The GameRoom Blog

Remember pinball machines? Remember when arcades filled with arcade games and pinball machines were commonplace? They are quickly becoming harder and harder to find out on location in the public domain. Times have changed.

Have you ever thought about having your own pinball machine? Something to play whenever you want? Wouldn't that be fun for you and your family?

Today there is a thriving community of pinball collectors who voluntarily refer to themselves as Pinheads.

To Pinheads used pinball machines, especially those from the 80's and 90's are hotter than ever. Values for these classic machines have steadily increased over the past 15 years. In fact, many pinball machines have easily out-performed the stock market.

The Pinball Book is your guide to collecting classic pinball machines. Specifically this book covers the games from the 80's and 90's, back when pinball ruled the arcade scene and before manufacturers started cost-cutting, making cheaper quality machines, removing features from games, or discontinuing pinball production altogether.

The 80's and 90's was the classic era of modern pinball and the greats are all featured in this book. Everything from Pin*Bot to Twilight Zone to Revenge from Mars — the coolest and most groundbreaking games are all here.

The Pinball Book will help you with questions such as:

* What pinball machines are worth collecting?
* What pinball machines deliver the most bang for the buck?
* Which pinballs should you avoid?
* What are the best pinball machines ever made?

Even more, the book is also a buyer's guide with a suggested price for each game and added help for you before the buying your game.

Condition is everything in the pinball market, so you need to be educated before getting in over your head. Learn in detail game-specific problem areas to inspect before buying.

The Pinball Book is written by Kevin Strasser, the editor of The GameRoom Blog. Kevin is a passionate pinball collector and has been collecting pinball machines for over 15 years.

So get ready to jump into the amazing world of classic pinball machines. Just hit that start button and let's go!

PS: Warning! Once you read this book you will be very likely to buy a pinball machine. Pinball machines are like potato chips -- you cannot just stop after one! have been warned.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 8040 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 172 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : The GameRoom Blog; Édition : 1 (1 octobre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B009KZCR7U
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Book 27 novembre 2012
Par Scotty B. - Publié sur
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This was an interesting book with lots of information on the selected tables. I just wish there was more of it. I loved learning the history of each table, and thought the section on what to look for when buying each was great to have. I'm not a pinball collector, but I do love the game.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Good information, seems unfinished 19 mars 2014
Par S. Heckard - Publié sur
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If you're considering purchasing a pinball machine, this book has good information on what to look for on certain games. It focuses on mostly Williams/Bally games, which is not uncommon since they are the most valued in market.

This book assumes you have knowledge of what to look for, overall, in sizing up a machine and just need a few pointers here or there on what to watch out for. There is pricing information presented, but it's a range and there's no information on what makes a machine command the high or low price in the range (it just refers to the low end as needing work, and the high end as in good condition). As other commenters have said, pricing information is outdated the minute it is printed so I wouldn't buy this solely for that. What would be useful, and probably wouldn't get outdated as quickly, would be values on common replacements. For example, to replace a ramp costs this amount and it is something you should factor into your buying decision.

The meat and potatoes of this book are the buying checklists. This is definitely worth the $5 if you are looking to purchase a specific game. However, my complaint is that this could go farther. It would be nice to have pictures of the flaws to look for (like, say, magnet burn). Even if there was just a generic glossary at the beginning that had a picture of each common wear item it would be helpful for somebody new to the market.

The bottom line is that I feel like this book would be helpful to somebody who just needs that extra push about knowing what to look for in a used game, but not very helpful to those new to buying pinball machines. This a good collection of information that could be made more useful with a few tweaks.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Short but good 15 mai 2013
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This was fairly short, but I consider it a good reference to have on my phone, especially when I go look at used pins. It give you a rundown on which items/parts of the playfield generally wear, so that you know what to check for. I'd buy it again.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great read 22 novembre 2012
Par Terry Bromell - Publié sur
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Well put together - factual and to the point. Enjoyed the reading experience. A valuable guide for the pinball enthusiast.
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