June 2018

We are in the fortunate position this month to have the esteemed Nicholas Baldridge of the “For Amusement Only: The E.M. & Bingo Pinball Podcast” sit in with us this month for tri-hosting duties as we run him through the (un)ceremonious wringer as we talk all things Pinball and the new publication “Coin-Op Carnival”.  If you’ve not heard of this publication, then please go check it out ( and then come back and listen to this episode.

If you’d rather just dive right in, then here’s the abridged version: Coin-Op Carnival is a joint venture with Nick and his co-creator Ryan Claytor (of Elephant Eater Comics) and is a 4-volume series that features interviews with E.M. Pinball game designer(s), an E.M. pinball game reviews, in-depth technical articles (E.M. tech explained, etc.), industry-related comics and more.  It’s great fun and it feeds the brain as well – we guarantee you’ll learn something about the early days of Pinball or Brent will give you your money back!

We also catch up on a bit of industry news, talk about a new arcade component reproduction that has literally been years in the making and lament the last call of Batman ’66 before Stern “shuts it down forever”.

All this and more in 81!

Episode 81 - Show Links

Here's a 'one-stop' shop for all the items we mentioned in this month's episode!
More Information
The Coin-Op Carnival!Books & PeriodicalsMain Site -

Nicholas Baldridge & the "For Amusement Only - The E.M. & Bingo Pinball Podcast -

Ryan Claytor & Elephant Eater Comics -

Coin Op Carnival Tour Schedule - check it out!

TOPcast - This Old Pinball's Online PodcastPodcast
The BitKit - FPGA JAMMA multi-arcade boardNew Products

The PokeyOne - Atari Pokey replacement!New ProductsDeveloped by David Shuman; sold at Hotrod Arcade (Chris Royalty)

Main site & to purchase -

Youtube video review from "Arcade Jason" -
RecBar 812

RetroShop is now an American Pinball Dealer!
Recbar is opening a new location in Southern, IN!
Stern Pinball - Last call for Batman '66Pinball
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