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Offline swinks

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Hidden Pinball Museum in Japan
« on: April 07, 2016, 09:20:00 AM »
well if you go to Japan here is a video you need to check out as a really nice collection of pinballs for public access.

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 10:03:31 AM »
Wow! They all look like just out of the box. Superb.
If you don't remember the 70s then you were on drugs.
If you remember playing pinball in the 70s you were having a good time.
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Re: Hidden Pinball Museum in Japan
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2016, 06:55:31 AM »
There are called The Silver Ball Planet with plans to add a few more around Japan - pinball is growing again over there

https://www.facebook.com/silverballplanet/?hc_location=ufi

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Re: Hidden Pinball Museum in Japan
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2016, 10:53:28 AM »
Awesome place. Went last year.
Was so impressed I travelled from Kyoto to go again the next day.
They have such a great range, both by decade and manufacturer. Cheap too!
Will be going back again this year hopefully.
I disagree pinball is making a comeback in Japan. Both days I visited there was only a handful of customers, and they were US travellers & expats. I think the local market is pretty dead.

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Re: Hidden Pinball Museum in Japan
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2016, 03:05:12 PM »
I disagree pinball is making a comeback in Japan. Both days I visited there was only a handful of customers, and they were US travellers & expats. I think the local market is pretty dead.

Noticed the same when I went there. Majority were European origin players.

The machines really need a redemption/payout option addon since Pachinko "gambling" machines are the big drawcard over there with the local populace.

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Re: Hidden Pinball Museum in Japan
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2016, 07:10:23 PM »
The machines really need a redemption/payout option addon since Pachinko "gambling" machines are the big drawcard over there with the local populace.

Yep, you're spot on there.