PINBALL EXPO '94
By Russ Jensen
As they have had at the past several Expos, there again was a coin machine auction on Saturday. While the majority of the items auctioned were pingames, there were also other machines such as jukeboxes and video games.
In addition, there were also a few pinball backglasses offered for sale, mostly from more modern solid-state pins. The glasses sold included: Bally's FUTURE SPA (1979) which went for $25; Bally's SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN (1977), $50; Data East's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1990), $100; Bally's EVEL KNIEVEL (1976), $75; and Williams' HOT LINE (1966), selling for $60.
After the glasses were auctioned off the interest turned to games. There were row after row of pingames with virtually no walking room in between the rows, making pre-inspection very difficult. Although I did not bid on anything for myself, I did get to briefly participate in the "auction action".
It seems that my good friend Neil Jamison from Wichita Kansas, who was a bidder in the auction, had to leave for about a half hour to attend to some business in the Exhibit Hall. Neil asked me if I would use his "paddle" and bid on a few items for him if he didn't return before they came up for bid.
Neil then told me which games he wanted to bid on and the maximum dollar amount to bid on each one. Well, as luck would have it, the games did come up before he got back and I had the rare treat of bidding in an auction using someone else's money.
The first of these games (a United "bingo") was bid up past Neil's maximum. The last two, however, I was successful in buying for Neil as they went within his preset limits. They were Bally's COUNTY FAIR bingo from 1959, and a rare United "World War II conversion" called BRAZIL, converted by United in 1943.
The BRAZIL, by the way, Neil was purchasing on behalf of my good friend and ace pingame collector Richard Conger of Sebastopol California. This made it especially exciting for me helping Richard obtain another "conversion" for his collection. I really did enjoy the thrill of auction bidding, especially when it didn't cost me a dime!
The following is a chronological listing of just a small sample of the pingames sold at this auction:
. . . . . . PARTIAL LIST OF PINGAMES AT THE AUCTION NAME MANUFACTURER YEAR SELL PRICE HI-BOY MILLS 1938 1850 BRAZIL UNITED 1943 110 SURF QUEENS BALLY 1946 475 SHOO SHOO WILLIAMS 1951 160 COUNTY FAIR (BINGO) BALLY 1959 110 MISS ANNABELLE GOTTLIEB 1959 475 FUN TIME (BINGO) BALLY ? 195? 45 SINGLE COIN (BINGO) BALLY ? 195? 55 LANCERS GOTTLIEB 1961 135 EGG HEAD GOTTLIEB 1962 425 WORLD FAIR (BAD GLASS) GOTTLIEB 1964 350 ALPINE CLUB WILLIAMS 1965 90 APOLLO WILLIAMS 1967 145 SET UP (AAB) WILLIAMS 1969 60 TRAIL DRIVE BALLY 1970 285 ROLLER COASTER GOTTLIEB 1971 195` NIP-IT BALLY 1972 525 OUTER SPACE GOTTLIEB 1972 120 WILD LIFE GOTTLIEB 1972 115 CHAMP BALLY 1973 130, 180 HEE HAW CHICAGO COIN 1973 95 BIG INDIAN GOTTLIEB 1974 230 FLIP FLOP BALLY 1974 265 SKY JUMP GOTTLIEB 1974 150 TRIPLE AUCTION WILLIAMS 1974 140 BIG BEN WILLIAMS 1975 125, 135 OLD CHICAGO BALLY 1975 575 OUT OF SIGHT GOTTLIEB 1975 150 SPIN OUT GOTTLIEB 1975 140 SUPER SOCCER (BAD GLASS) GOTTLIEB 1975 55 TRIPLE STRIKE WILLIAMS 1975 80, 105 CAPTAIN FANTASTIC BALLY 1976 395 GRAND PRIX WILLIAMS 1976 200 NIGHT RIDER BALLY 1976 210 PLAYBOY BALLY 1976 575 SPACE MISSION WILLIAMS 1976 140, 185 SPACE ODYSSEY WILLIAMS 1976 90 VOLLEY GOTTLIEB 1976 125 LIBERTY BELL WILLIAMS 1977 135
Another Expo "tradition", which has occurred for the past several years, was the designers, artists, and authors autograph session. This year, as in the past, I was invited to participate.
I sure felt proud to be in the midst of such great pinball personalities. I got to sit next to my "Expo friend" for the past several years, pinball artist from the 1960's Jerry Kelley, a real fine and interesting fellow indeed!
After the session ended, we were all presented with a gift from show producer Rob Berk. This year it was a necktie with a pinball related design. I hadn't worn a tie for many years, but I decided to wear it during the Saturday evening banquet, which I did.
THE BANQUET Saturday night, as always, was the night of the Expo banquet. The banquet program began this year with Canadian pin fan Aaron Benadit doing a "name that voice" contest. He would give "quotes" from various pingame "speech tracks", also imitating the sound of the game's voice. The audience was asked to identify the games.
After that, Aaron presented a tribute to Expo producer Rob Berk. This was followed by an "Expo trivia" contest, in which Rob asked people from the audience to answer various questions about past Expos.
The first question asked was who was the first Expo exhibitor to sell out his entire booth? Rob finally had to give the answer as being Merit Industries who sold pinball backglasses for a low price ($10 each, I believe) at the first Expo in 1985.
Another question which no one could answer was which attendee was once found with McDonald's french fries in his toolbox; Rob telling us it was Tim Arnold. Rob then asked and answered the question who was the first Flip-Out tournament winner - the answer being Steve Engle.
Someone from the audience was then able to answer how many Expos were held at Holiday Inn, the correct answer being three. Rob next asked what year was Steve Kordek presented with TRIPLE ACTION, Genco's first flipper game, a game he himself had designed? Someone correctly answered that it was in 1991.
When Rob asked which Expo speaker gave the most "X-rated" talks, the easy answer of Harvey Heiss was given by the audience. It was next asked what year Wayne Neyens was toasted? When someone from the audience answered "every year", Rob had to agree.
Rob next asked the name of Steve Kordek's daughter who once spoke at a banquet and what year that was? When no one could answer he said it was Donna and in 1986. When he next asked who the most animated Flip-Out player was, many answered that it was Rick Stetta.
The next question was who had accumulated the most "air miles" coming to Expo's? The audience quickly figured out it was Gary Flower from England. When next asked who the first Expo banquet speaker was, and how long he talked, the name of Alvin Gottlieb was easily answered. As to the length of his speech, Rob had to tell us that it was two hours and fifteen minutes.
When we were next asked the identity of the Expo attendee who got a job in the pingame industry, the audience responded "Jon Norris", giving him a cheer. When asked who designed Williams' BARACORA, the audience finally responded that it was Steve Epstein and Roger Sharpe.
After Rob asked which banquet speaker was interrupted the most times and finally answered himself that it was Gary Stern. Rob concluded by asking who once gave a banquet talk on Atari prototypes? The audience answered that it was Dan Kramer. That ended the "pop quiz".
Following the trivia quiz, Former Expo seminar presenter, Todd Tuckey from TNT Amusements of South Hampton, Pennsylvania, conducted another short audience participation quiz. He showed slides of the cabinet artwork from several solid-state pingames, asking the audience to identify the games.
After Todd's quiz one of the featured events of the banquet occurred - the Charity Auction. The proceeds from the auction were to go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All of the items auctioned off, by the way, were donated by Expo Exhibit Hall Exhibitors and pingame manufacturers.
We were told that the auction would consist of 25 items plus a new TALES FROM THE CRYPT pingame autographed by the factory designers, artists, etc. The auctioneer was the same one who presided at the pingame auction earlier in the day.
Examples of the items auctioned, and the prices they went for, are as follows:
FIREBALL backglass $180 Expo T-shirts $20 Expo shirt and jacket $75 Expo sweat shirt $30 GORGAR T-shirt $75 ELVIRA poster and photo $50 TOMMY calculator $55 FIREBALL calculator $35 NAGS bumper cap set $35 Packet of 29 pinball flyers $35 Expo Seminar audio tapes $60 Pinball book (LURE OF THE SILVER BALL) $30 FIREBALL pillow $30 LASER WAR custom jacket $175 Dave Christensen art glass $200 Tool Kit $45 CROSSTOWN reproduction backglass $150
A couple more items which went for considerably higher prices were:
A day at the Sega pinball factory with Joe Kaminkow and lunch with company President Gary Stern - $170
A set of 5 I.C. chips from the Data East TOMMY pingame, one of which was signed by Pete Townsend of "The Who" - $375
A rare EARTH SHAKER backglass - $495
The premier auction item was the brand new Data East TALES FROM THE CRYPT pingame which was autographed by "everybody at the factory". After vigorous bidding it was finally sold to Expo Exhibit Hall Chairman Mike Pacak for a whopping $3,300. All in all the auction made over $5,000 for it's worthy cause.
At the conclusion of the auction Data East (now Sega) chief designer Joe Kaminkow was introduced by Rob Berk to give the banquet speech. This resulted in a good round of applause.
Joe's talk was to include a video tape with side narrations by Joe as well as other comments. Joe began by quipping that he had been offered $2,000 not to speak. He then told us jokingly that he was ready to go for the 2 hour 15 minute speech record previously mentioned.
After remarking that he was going to try to make his presentation short, sweet, and interesting, Joe told us that he was excited to do this. He then remarked that their special MICHAEL JORDAN pinball sold for $20,000 a copy. Joe then told us that he was going to show a video giving some of their company's history - especially showing some of the custom games they had produced.
He next commented that the past year had brought about some "interesting transitions" at Data East, terminating with the recent take-over by Sega. Joe next told us there was a couple of things he wanted to mention.
The first Expo in 1985, he then commented, was attended by himself along with Ed Cebula when they were both working for the now defunct pinball company Game Plan. By the time the second Expo was held, he told us, they both had gone to work for Gary Stern at the newly formed Data East Pinball, naming some of the games they had both designed.
Joe then mentioned the fact that Ed had recently both retired and gotten married. This drew a round of applause from the audience.
At that point Joe told us that there was much "royalty" in the pinball business, mentioning the Gottlieb family, Harry Williams, and the Stern family as examples. Gary Stern, he then remarked, has "the bluest blood of any", then briefly outlining his father Sam Stern's history. Gary was then applauded.
On a more personal note, Joe briefly told of his own history with pinball. He said that his father was a game distributor in Boston and that he himself became an "enthusiast" early in life. Joe then told of playing pins during college, specifically remembering Bally's 1980 game FATHOM as one of his favorite games at the time.
Joe next told us that when he was first married the backglass art of Bally's LOST WORLD was hanging on their living room wall. He next told us that Williams designer Larry DeMar was a Godfather to his children. He then remarked that pinball has been good to him, both psychologically, and bringing good memories.
At that point Joe began telling of his Expo remembrances. He first said he remembered the JOEY BUTTAFUOCO game that was designed during a past Expo "design your own pinball" session. He next told of remembering his boss Gary Stern's banquet speech at a past show.
After saying that he remembered hosting several plant tours at past Expos and serving their famous cup cakes, he then told of another "design you own pinball" game (PINBALL OLYMPICS) at another past Expo
Joe then told of him remembering showing then new designer Jon Norris how to make a "whitewood" game prototype. He then reminisced about the special game, BABY IN THE HOLE, they constructed from the prototype produced by old-time Genco designer Harvey Heiss. He quipped that he thought Harvey would have a heart attack when first shown the game.
Joe next told of Tim Arnold once blowing a circuit breaker in the Exhibit Hall when using a toaster to make toast for visitors to his Expo booth one year. His final remembrance was of Dan Kramer's marathon banquet speech in 1989 on the history of D. Gottlieb and Co.
He then remarked that if Dan Kramer's speech had not been prematurely terminated because of the lateness of the hour, he might have captured the record held by Alvin Gottlieb for the longest banquet talk. ( I remember that event very well as that was the year my wife attended the Expo with me.)
Joe next told us that he really enjoyed seeing his kids playing both the old and new pingames at the Expo. He then told about his 6-year-old, Katie, thinking that the mechanical monkey in Gottlieb's 1966 pin CENTRAL PARK was the greatest thing she had ever seen. Joe then commented that what those in the industry were doing today is making games for generation after generation to enjoy.
The comment was then made by Joe that there are lots of people in the room who are involved in the making of pingames. These people, he continued, are not only the designers, but others who are involved in creating and marketing the final product, adding that it's no longer "a one man sport".
At that point Joe asked all those involved with producing and selling pingames to stand up, jokingly adding - "even the Williams people". He then said that he would bet that some of those standing were not involved in that way at the time of the first Expo in 1985, mentioning such people as Pat Lawlor, Jon Norris, and himself. He then remarked that the industry always brings in "new blood".
Joe next told us that some game designers refer to the factory as "game jail" because sometimes it feels like they "live there" while coming up with a new game. But, he continued, the people in his industry really enjoy making games and then coming to Expos to see others enjoying the fruits of their labors. He then remarked that those people are always trying to come up with new and exciting game features.
We were then told of a fellow named Lewis Boseberg who had recently passed away. Joe commented that probably many of us did not know of him but that he was a writer on games for trade publications such as PLAYMETER and REPLAY.
At that point Joe quoted from one of Lewis's past articles in which he made the following comments:
"Many years ago Gottlieb used the slogan 'As American as Baseball and Hot Dogs' on it's pinballs. Today when you think of things that are '100 percent American' (such as Mom's apple pie, and Yankee Doodle Dandy) you should include 'the American flipper'. Just as Detroit is the 'Motor City', Chicago means 'pinball'".
Joe then told us that his company's new FRANKENSTEIN pingame will be dedicated to the late Lewis Boseberg.
Joe next told us that he wanted to shift to "the crazy part of pins". He then remarked that their company had done a lot of crazy things since they started in business.
We were then told that they had put together a video which he was going to show which he said contained some things we had never seen before. Joe then said that after the tape was over he would tell of how some "Hollywood people" are involved with pins, commenting that some people who once played pinball now run movie studios.
Well, when they tried to play the tape there was some sort of problem which had to be corrected. While that was being done Joe began his "Hollywood comments".
After telling us that both Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams owned pins, we were told that the cast of the musical "Tommy" has Data East's TOMMY pin, and that the music played by that game was actually recorded by them. Joe next told us that Hugh Hefner has many pingames including the two different PLAYBOY pins which have been produced.
Joe next "dropped" some more names of pin owners including: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Whoopie Goldberg, Joe Peshi, William Shatner, and Leonard Nimoy. He then told us that Jack Nicholson has two of their BATMAN pins (one for his main house and another for his beach house).
We were next told that Stephen Speilberg went out and bought a JURASSIC PARK game before he received one from their factory because he just couldn't wait. After mentioning the fact that Arnold Schwarzenegger owned two pins, Joe named Harrison Ford and Mark Hammel as also being pin owners.
As for sports figures, Joe told us that Frank Gifford and Michael Jordan were both also pin owners. He next said that the "Crypt Keeper", of course, had their new TALES FROM THE CRYPT game.
Joe next told us that "Slash" of the rock group "Guns 'N Roses" loves pinball and that he called their plant asking for some "pinball terminology" to use during the making of the group's next record album. We were then told that the title song from that album, "Viva Ball", was about pinball. Finally, Joe mentioned that Jodie Foster and James Garner also owned pingames.
At that point the video was finally ready to be played. The first sequence on the tape was concerned with their PLAYBOY pin. On this Hugh Hefner himself made the remark, in jest, of course, "now we know what we're going to do on our honeymoon".
The second sequence was shot during the filming for the photographic backglass for Data East's 1988 pin SECRET SERVICE. It was taken at 2 AM in Wisconsin's state capitol of Madison. Joe told us that the Capitol Building lights had been turned off and someone had to wake the Governor to ask if they could be turned on for a pinball machine photo session.
Next we saw the "Old Crypt Keeper" himself touting their TALES FROM THE CRYPT pin. His repartee included the ghoulish remark that "this is the story of game players who don't 'slay by the rules'". This was followed by a clip concerning their special edition MICHAEL JORDAN pin of which it was said there were only 250 in the world!
The next sequence concerned Data East's "one of a kind" game OPERATION DESERT STORM which featured "Scud" missiles and Saddam Huesain drop targets to shoot at. Next we saw some promotional material for the TOMMY pin which featured the well-known "Pinball Wizard" song.
The following two sequences were promotions for Data East's action pins LAST ACTION HERO (1993) and STAR WARS (1992). This was followed by a bit on JURASSIC PARK (1993). The latter included a comedy skit by two people, apparently imitating George Burns and Gracie Allen, which included a comical reference to "the book being better than the movie, but the pinball being better than the book."
The last promotion on the video was for their recent GUNS 'N ROSES pin which featured a lot of Rock music. When the tape was over Joe made the comment that his 5-year-old son uses rubber bands to simulate the gold chains the band's leader, "Slick", wears.
At that point Joe told a story about TV producer Aaron Spelling's wife wanting to buy a custom pingame to present to her husband for Christmas. He told us that when he quoted her a price estimate of $175,000 Mrs. Spelling replied "I'll take two!" - one for our home and one for his office.
Joe next told how she wanted the cabinet to match the marble in their house - a 70 pound sample of which she had shipped to their factory by Federal Express. As a result, Joe then told us, his wife Kim was given a small part in Melrose Place. That drew a round of applause.
To end his presentation, Joe commented that every year Rob Berk and Mike Pacak try to improve the Expo. He then presented Mike with a SONIC HEDGEHOG video game made by Sega. That drew a big round of applause.
After that, Joe remained on stage and made a presentation to both Expo producers Rob Berk and Mike Pacak from Sega Pinball. This drew a standing ovation. Following that, Rob thanked Joe for his talk and video.
After presenting several awards to Joe Kaminkow and Donal Murphey for letting the Expo visitors tour their respective plants on Thursday, Rob introduced the people seated at the front table. These included his new wife Brigitt, his mother, and Exhibit Hall Chairman Mike Pacak.
At that point another "Expo tradition" occurred. Rob asked all in the audience to stand up. He then asked all for whom this was their first Expo to sit down. Then those who had attended only two shows, etc.; until only those of us who had attended all ten Expos remained standing. Rob then told us who were standing that we would receive a free "10th Anniversary Expo Jacket" after the banquet was over.
After that another Expo tradition of the past several shows occurred. John Wyatt from the British Pinball Owner's Association came up on stage to make that organization's "Best Pingame of the Past Year" award.
John began by praising Rob Berk, Mike Pacak, and their "crew" for presenting another great show. He then announced that their nomination of the best pingame to come out since the last Expo was Williams' INDIANA JONES - THE PINBALL ADVENTURE. Roger Sharpe accepted the award because neither of the game's designers, Steve Ritchie or Doug Watson, were present.
After that Mike Pacak got up and made presentations to the pinball tournament scorekeepers and assistants. Rob then thanked his staff and all the show's seminar speakers.
Rob next called up several pinball magazine publishers (both past and present) to receive special plaques. They included: Jim Shelberg of "PinGame Journal"; Jim Tolbert who published "Amusement Review" in the late 1970's; John Wyatt of the English Pinball Owner's Association's "Pinball Player"; and Steve Young and Gordon Hasse who once published the great "Pinball Collector's Quarterly".
Rob then called Steve Kordek up on stage. Steve was there to divulge this year's inductee into the "Pinball Hall of Fame", another Expo event began a few years back. Steve announced that this year it was none other than retired Gottlieb designer Wayne Neyens, drawing a standing ovation.
Wayne thanked Rob for being chosen for the honor and then credited Steve Kordek for his great work over the years. Rob then quipped that Wayne should "get back to designing".
Next on the agenda was Mike Pacak presenting the "Best Exhibit" awards. This year the honor went to Jim and Judy Tolbert for their "For Amusement Only" booth. The runner up was Steve Young's booth, Mike remarking about the "neat aprons" Steve and his helpers wore.
This was followed by the announcement of the winner of the banquet costume contest. As happened last year, banquet attendees were told they could dress up as their favorite pinball machine if they so desired. This year's winner was a person dressed as PHARAOH.
We next had the award for the best restored pingame in the Exhibit Hall. The winner this year was the Gottlieb's SQUARE HEAD (1963) pin beautifully restored by Herb Silvers. That drew a round of applause.
After that Rob allowed producers of other "pin shows" to tell about their upcoming events. Dave Marston first told about their 5th annual "New England Pinfest" which was scheduled for April 30, 1995 in Connecticut. Dann Frank from Phoenix, Arizona next told of his 2nd annual "Wild West Pinball Fest" also scheduled for the same weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Rob Berk next got up and remarked that this was really an exciting Expo. He then talked about the many foreign visitors this year from such far away places as Japan, Germany, Italy, and England. Following that, Rob made a presentation to his co-host Mike Pacak, Mike then thanking Rob for it.
At that point Mike thanked all the Expo exhibitors for making the Exhibit Hall such a success. He then reminded everyone that the hall would be open all night after the banquet so people could play the games.
The next banquet event was the annual raffle giving away a brand new pinball machine. The game to be given this year to the lucky winner was Bally's WORLD CUP SOCCER.
Before the drawing Rob Berk told us that the "raffle box" (from which the lucky ticket was to be drawn) was donated by Exhibit Hall exhibitor Steve and Laura Engle's Mayfair Amusements. Rob then told us that his wife Brigitt would draw the winning ticket.
The ticket was then drawn and the lucky number announced. After a few moments a round of applause was heard signifying that the winner had been found.
Rob was heard to remark that "someone different" had won the game this year. He was apparently referring to the fact that Tim Arnold of Las Vegas has won several times at past shows, due to the fact that he usually buys a fair percentage of the tickets.
I (nor anyone else at our table) did not see who the lucky winner was. But I'm sure he was happy to win a game who's retail value is around $3,000!
When the raffle was concluded the date of Pinball Expo '95 was announced. We were told that next year's show would be held October 26 through 29, 1995
The last thing to happen before the banquet came to a close was Rob Berk announcing several "Expo marriages" which had occurred during the past year. He first told of his own wedding to his new wife Brigitt.
Other "pin weddings" paired up Richard Shapero from Louisville Kentucky with his new wife Wanda, Ed Cebula (recently retired from Data East) with his lady Sarah, Pennsylvania collector Bob Speiler with Gabriel, and Mike Pacak's son Lonnie and his wife Patty. And last, but not least, we heard of the marriage of Jim Tolbert to his lady Judy. There was also a cake provided by Rob to celebrate these happy unions.
When the banquet was over Rob told all of us who had attended all 10 Expos to come up to the stage to get our souvenir "10th Anniversary jackets". Mike Pacak handed out the jackets according to our size. After we put them on PinGame Journal publisher Jim Shelberg took some photos of our group.
After that, we too joined the people who went to the Exhibit Hall for some more pinball playing and visiting with fellow pin- fans.
THE EXHIBIT HALL
As it was at all of the past nine Expos, the Exhibit Hall was really the "heart" of the show. It was the place to meet and visit with old and new "pin friends", a place to shop for both pingames and associated parts and paper, and a place to play pinball until your heart's content on games both old and brand new.
In addition, the hall was the place for all those "wizards" who were interested in competing to try and win a brand new pingame to try their luck and skill in the qualifying rounds of the annual "Flip-Out" pinball tournament. This year again, by the way, the Exhibit Hall actually consisted of two large rooms literally crammed with pingames and associated paraphernalia.
If you wanted parts or paper you were in luck as the usual great dealers were present. As you entered the hall directly to your right was Mike Pacak's booth selling many pinball flyers as well as other printed materials (books, etc.). Not only that, but Mike had available for viewing large notebooks full of some rare items from his vast brochure collection.
Steve Young was also there as usual with his large selection of reproduction and new pinball parts and literature at his "Pinball Resource" booth. Then there was Steve and Laura Engle's Mayfair Amusement "pinball supermarket" with a wide variety of parts, paper and backglasses (new-old-stock and reproductions).
Also there was Herb Silvers' "Fabulous Fantasies" booth selling his great reproduction backglasses, displaying his latest release the "porno version" CAPTAIN FANTASTIC glass. And, of course, Jim and Judy Tolbert's "For Amusement Only" booth selling their usual fine assortment of games, parts, and paper.
Scattered throughout the hall there were also several other dealers selling pingames, such as Mark Weyna from Des Plains, Illinois among others. Mark had the only pins from the 1930's at the show I believe.
One of the main attractions to many in the Exhibit Hall were the many pingames available for playing. Games of many eras were available, although most were from the 1970's, 1980's, and the current decade. The latter included many of the latest pins displayed by the current manufacturers.
And, of course, there was the long line of brand new Data East MAVERICK pins which were used by the many pinball "wizards" competing in the tournament. The winner of that, by the way, would receive a brand new pingame.
The following is a chronological listing of the pingames on display in the Exhibit Hall:
PINGAMES AT PINBALL EXPO '94 NFS - NOT FOR SALE NAME MANUFACTURER YEAR PRICE Unknown ? 1932? - CLOVERLEAF (PAYOUT) GOTTLIEB 1932 - JIGGERS GENCO 1932 295 WORLD'S FAIR JIGSAW ROCKOLA 1933 NFS TIME PAMCO 1935 - COMMODORE CHICAGO COIN 1939 - ABC BOWLER GOTTLIEB 1941 - BIG PARADE EXHIBIT 1941 NFS CAPTAIN KIDD GENCO 1941 - HUMPTY DUMPTY GOTTLIEB 1947 - JACK 'N JILL GOTTLIEB 1948 250 PUDDIN' HEAD GENCO 1948 350 GLOBETROTTER GOTTLIEB 1951 NFS WATCH MY LINE GOTTLIEB 1951 650 WILD WEST GOTTLIEB 1951 NFS CHINATOWN GOTTLIEB 1952 1000 CORONATION GOTTLIEB 1952 - CROSSROADS GOTTLIEB 1952 NFS FLYING HIGH GOTTLIEB 1953 - MARBLE QUEEN GOTTLIEB 1953 NFS SKYWAY WILLIAMS 1954 700 GYPSY QUEEN GOTTLIEB 1955 NFS SOUTHERN BELLE GOTTLIEB 1955 - HARBOR LITES GOTTLIEB 1956 - KINGS WILLIAMS 1957 NFS STRAIGHT FLUSH GOTTLIEB 1957 - BRITE STAR GOTTLIEB 1958 NFS CARNIVAL QUEEN (BINGO) BALLY 1958 650 GUSHER WILLIAMS 1958 NFS ROTO POOL GOTTLIEB 1958 - HI-DIVER GOTTLIEB 1959 - LIGHTNING BALL GOTTLIEB 1959 - SINGLE COIN (BINGO) ? 195? - MELODY LANE GOTTLIEB 1960 - WORLD BEAUTIES GOTTLIEB 1960 - ACAPULCO (BINGO) BALLY 1961 700 SHOW BOAT GOTTLIEB 1961 - 3 COINS WILLIAMS 1962 250 COVER GIRL GOTTLIEB 1962 NFS KING PINS WILLIAMS 1962 NFS MARDI GRAS WILLIAMS 1962 75 RACK-A-BALL GOTTLIEB 1962 550 TROPIC ISLE GOTTLIEB 1962 NFS VAGABOND WILLIAMS 1962 NFS BIG DEAL WILLIAMS 1963 NFS HOOTENANNY BALLY 1963 - SQUARE HEAD (AAB) GOTTLIEB 1963 NFS BOWLING QUEEN GOTTLIEB 1964 NFS HARVEST BALLY 1964 - PALOOKA WILLIAMS 1964 - WING DING WILLIAMS 1964 - WORLD FAIR GOTTLIEB 1964 - BUCKAROO GOTTLIEB 1965 795 FUN CRUISE BALLY 1965 - LOOP THE LOOP BALLY 1965 400 SKYLINE GOTTLIEB 1965 - CENTRAL PART GOTTLIEB 1966 NFS CROSSTOWN GOTTLIEB 1966 - HOT LINE WILLIAMS 1966 250 HURDY GURDY GOTTLIEB 1966 800 ICE REVIEW GOTTLIEB 1966 700 ICE SHOW (AAB) GOTTLIEB 1966 NFS MAYFAIR GOTTLIEB 1966 - SUBWAY GOTTLIEB 1966 750 APOLLO WILLIAMS 1967 395 DERBY DAY WILLIAMS 1967 400 FRIENDSHIP 7 WILLIAMS 1967 NFS KICKOFF WILLIAMS 1967 500 SUPER SCORE GOTTLIEB 1967 - DAFFIE WILLIAMS 1968 395 FOUR SEASONS GOTTLIEB 1969 400 GRIDIRON WILLIAMS 1969 400 MIBS GOTTLIEB 1969 575 PADDOCK WILLIAMS 1969 300 SPIN-A-CARD GOTTLIEB 1969 - TARGET POOL GOTTLIEB 1969 - TARGET POOL GOTTLIEB 1969 195 ROTO WILLIAMS 1969 500 4 MILLION BC BALLY 1970 - AQUARIUS GOTTLIEB 1970 425 BASEBALL GOTTLIEB 1970 350 DOODLE BUG WILLIAMS 1971 400 FOUR SQUARE GOTTLIEB 1971 - HI-SCORE POOL CHICAGO COIN 1971 - KLONDIKE WILLIAMS 1971 NFS PLAYBALL GOTTLIEB 1971 - TWO THOUSAND ONE GOTTLIEB 1971 450 FIREBALL BALLY 1972 - GRAND SLAM GOTTLIEB 1972 425 HONEY WILLIAMS 1972 - NIP-IT BALLY 1972 NFS OLYMPIC HOCKEY WILLIAMS 1972 400 SUPER STAR WILLIAMS 1972 400 DARLING WILLIAMS 1973 - HOT SHOT GOTTLIEB 1973 450 JACK IN THE BOX GOTTLIEB 1973 450 KING PIN GOTTLIEB 1973 400 PRO FOOTBALL GOTTLIEB 1973 350 TRAVEL TIME WILLIAMS 1973 400 AIR ACES BALLY 1974 425 BON VOYAGE BALLY 1974 400 SKYLAB WILLIAMS 1974 - STRATO FLITE WILLIAMS 1974 350 TWIN WIN BALLY 1974 450 300 GOTTLIEB 1975 500 BIG BEN WILLIAMS 1975 400 DYN-O-MITE ALLIED LEISURE 1975 - FREEDOM BALLY 1975 225 PAT HAND WILLIAMS 1975 100 SHARPSHOOTER GAME PLAN 1975 400 OBO WIZARD BALLY 1975 - BLUE CHIP WILLIAMS 1976 400 CAPTAIN FANTASTIC BALLY 1976 950 EVEL KNEIVEL BALLY 1976 400 FANDANGO PLAYMATIC 1976 - PIONEER GOTTLIEB 1976 - PLAYBOY BALLY 1976 600 SPACE MISSION WILLIAMS 1976 450 SUPER SONIC BALLY 1976 400 VOLLEY GOTTLIEB 1976 - BIG HIT GOTTLIEB 1977 395 EIGHT BALL BALLY 1977 395 KICKER GOTTLIEB 1977 - LIBERTY BELL WILLIAMS 1977 - LOST WORLD BALLY 1977 400 MATA HARI BALLY 1977 400 PINBALL (SOLID-STATE) STERN 1977 75 POWER PLAY BALLY 1977 NFS STRIKES AND SPARES BALLY 1977 NFS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS GOTTLIEB 1978 - CONTACT WILLIAMS 1978 350 DISCO FEVER WILLIAMS 1978 400 DRAGON GOTTLIEB 1978 150 EYE OF THE TIGER GOTTLIEB 1978 NFS JOKER POKER GOTTLIEB 1978 - LUCKY SEVEN WILLIAMS 1978 395 MIDDLE EARTH ATARI 1978 - PARAGON BALLY 1978 400 SILVERBALL MANIA BALLY 1978 - SINBAD GOTTLIEB 1978 NFS STAR TREK BALLY 1978 725 STARS STERN 1978 375 CHARLIE'S ANGELS GOTTLIEB 1979 - FLASH WILLIAMS 1979 - GORGAR WILLIAMS 1979 NFS METEOR STERN 1979 375 SPECTRA IV VALLEY 1979 - STELLAR WARS WILLIAMS 1979 400 BIG GAME STERN 1980 150 CIRCUS GOTTLIEB 1980 - EIGHT BALL DELUXE BALLY 1980 550 FATHOM BALLY 1980 700 FIREPOWER WILLIAMS 1980 600 GROUND SHAKER BALLY 1980 500 BLACK HOLE GOTTLIEB 1981 - CATACOMB STERN 1981 495, 550 CENTAUR BALLY 1981 - JUNGLE LORD WILLIAMS 1981 400 LIGHTNING STERN 1981 - MEDUSA BALLY 1981 NFS PHARAOH WILLIAMS 1981 400 SPECTRUM BALLY 1981 895 VECTOR BALLY 1981 NFS VOLCANO GOTTLIEB 1981 - BMX BALLY 1982 NFS RAPID FIRE BALLY 1982 400 WARLOCK WILLIAMS 1982 NFS CENTAUR II BALLY 1983 600 FARFELLA ZACCARIA 1983 - FIREPOWER II WILLIAMS 1983 650 LASER CUE WILLIAMS 1984 400 FIREBALL CLASSIC BALLY 1985 675 SORCERER WILLIAMS 1985 - GOLD WINGS GOTTLIEB 1986 700 HIGH SPEED WILLIAMS 1986 800 MOTORDROME BALLY 1986 650 STRANGE SCIENCE BALLY 1986 750 BIG GUNS WILLIAMS 1987 1000 F-14 TOMCAT WILLIAMS 1987 950 HARD BODY BALLY 1987 600 LASER WAR DATA EAST 1987 - SPRING BREAK GOTTLIEB 1987 500 ROBO COP DATA EAST 1988 NFS SWORDS OF FURY WILLIAMS 1988 - TIME MACHINE DATA EAST 1988 1095 BLACK KNIGHT 2000 WILLIAMS 1989 - EARTHSHAKER WILLIAMS 1989 - JOKERZ! WILLIAMS 1989 1295 TRANSPORTER BALLY 1989 1295 BUGS BUNNY'S BIRTHDAY BALL BALLY 1990 - DEADLY WEAPON GOTTLIEB 1990 NFS DINER WILLIAMS 1990 1295 MOUSIN' AROUND BALLY 1990 1295 NIGHT MOVES INT'L CONCEPTS 1990 - PHANTOM OF THE OPERA DATA EAST 1990 NFS SIMPSONS DATA EAST 1990 1295 GILLIGAN'S ISLAND BALLY 1991 1950 HOOK DATA EAST 1991 1395 MACHINE - BRIDE OF PINBOT, THE WILLIAMS 1991 400 MICHAEL JORDAN DATA EAST 1991 NFS SUPER MARIO BROTHERS GOTTLIEB 1992 1950 TEE'D OFF GOTTLIEB 1993 NFS CORVETTE BALLY 1994 NFS FREDDY (A NIGHTMARE) GOTTLIEB 1994 NFS GUNS N' ROSES DATA EAST 1994 NFS RESCUE 911 GOTTLIEB 1994 NFS RICHIE RICH DATA EAST 1994 NFS ROAD SHOW WILLIAMS 1994 NEW WORLD CUP SOCCER BALLY 1994 NFS
And that's a brief discussion of the many pinball games, parts, and paper available in the Expo Exhibit Hall.
Well, there you have it, a run-down of all the exciting events, etc., available to attending "pin-heads" at the 10th edition of Pinball Expo in 1994. I must say I really enjoyed this Expo as I have been able to attend all nine previous shows and I hope to be able to attend Pinball Expo '95 to be held October 26 through 1995. Hope to see you there!
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