(PART 2)


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:






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





     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



     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



     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



     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



     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



     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



     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



     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



     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



     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


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



     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



     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-





     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:








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,


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!