This Old Pinball Restoration Videos
"This Old Pinball" (TOP) repair & restoration DVD videos cover pinball and other coin operated arcade games. Mechanical, electronic, and aesthetic restoration is covered. The videos are hosted by the infamous "Shaggy" and "Norm" (of This Old House TV fame?) Who is "Shaggy", you ask? Well he's a nutbar (is that his *real* hair? yea sure, duh) originally from Rochester, NY who likes restoring coin operated games. Norm, the never-seen camera man, is Shaggy's creative sidekick with a Bostonian accent and a knack for woodworking. Their pinball repair videos have been reviewed in several magazines, including Gameroom Magazine and the Pingame Journal. "If you like your serious pinball repair laced with madcap humor, then this and the other TOP videos are for you" (Pingame Journal, issue #85/86).

The majority of the money from the TOP video sales goes to Tim Arnold's non-profit "Las Vegas Pinball Collector's Club". Also known as the "Pinball Hall of Fame" (PHoF). They have been saving to buy or lease a building in Las Vegas where approximately 200 working vintage pinball machines from the 1930s to the 1990s will be displayed & operated. And the dream has come true - as of January 2006 th PHoF is now open in Las Vegas! And as of November 2009 the PHoF has bought a new building, doubling its size. The proceeds after rent, electricity, etc will be donated to the Las Vegas Salvation Army.

Video Pricing.
All the following video prices include shipping! Note all orders can take up to a week for us to process. Sometimes we're very fast, other times we're backed up. Note starting March 1, 2013, the U.S. Postal service has increased postage costs. Over the years we have absorbed all rate increases, but this last one, well, it put us over the edge. Therefore we had to increase the price of the TOP DVDs. Sorry!

    For United States orders:
    $9 each*, sent "First Class mail". Please allow 3 to 14 days for shipping.

    For Canadian orders:
    $15 u.s.d. each*. Please allow 7 to 28 days for shipping. Yea it's that slow. Unfortunately Canadian Customs is hell, they move even slower than us. It used to be cheap to ship to Canada too, but that all changed during 2013.

    For Overseas orders:
    $18 u.s.d. each*, sent air mail. Please allow 7 to 28 days for shipping. Certain parts of the world are really slow (South America), others some what faster (U.K.) Note the U.S. Postal service has dramatically increased the cost for international shipping. That's why the overseas price is so high. Sorry!

* Paypal is available for TOP video purchases, using cfh@provide.net for the Paypal payment email address. Cost of videos via Paypal is $0.50 additional per video (Paypal charges us for their service).

Or send cash or check (personal checks are fine!) payable to 'Pinball Hall of Fame':

    Las Vegas Pinball Collector's Club
    2620 S. Maryland #241 PMB
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

All DVD videos are NTSC format with no region code, two hours. These videos are all in fun and contain TONS of information on game restoration and repair, and the money goes to a good pinball cause. Any questions or comments, email:
cfh@provide.net

Question: Why do you guys take so long to release a new video?
Answer: It's all Norm's fault. Really it is. Blame him.

The TOP video #8 is available. This video is a bit different and interesting, and covers EM (electro-mechanical) ball bowler and shuffle alley restoration and repair. Trailer for TOP#8 is available for your online viewing pleasure.

TOP#7 Info and On-line Trailer Video. The TOP7 video, "Banzai Wars", has a streaming two minute teaser sample video available for view in your browser.

Shaggy and Norm worked on this video for two years, and it's available for your eyes! The popularity of 1980s and 1990s pin games has really skyrocketed, so Norm and the Shagster felt it was time to do a video about restoring these great games. Covered is repair and restoraton of Williams System 11 (1985 to 1990) and DataEast (1987 to 1995) pinball games. Though much of this information could certainly be applied to other brands and eras of pin games. Note TOP7 has some language and suggestive content that is not intented for kids.

Of course the purchased videos are much higher quality than the web video teasers.

N O W   AVAILABLE: "This Old Pinball" (TOP) Video Videos
(by Shaggy & Norm)

These videos are repair/restoration oriented, and are $9 each including shipping.
Now Available:
TOP #1 - "EM Pinball Repair & Restoration" 1964 Gottlieb World Fair. Updated/Improved plus new material.
TOP #2 - "Hardball in Detroit" EM pinball/baseball repair & restoration, 1960 Official Baseball.
TOP #3 - "Lost in the 'Zone" Restoring 1993 Bally Twilight Zone. Updated & Improved, New Material.
TOP #4 - "Pinball Ain't Dead, It Just Smells Funny" 1990s Williams WPC repair.
TOP #5.1 - "The Black House/Haunted Hole" Fixing Gottlieb System80 games - PART ONE, Haunted House.
TOP #5.2 - "The Black House/Haunted Hole" PART TWO: Continuation of above, Black Hole, Coin-op Auctions.
TOP #6 - "White Guys Can't Jump" Manikin arcade games (Genco 2 Player Basketball, Ten Strike, etc).
TOP #7 - "Banzai Wars" 1985-1990 Williams System 11 and DataEast repair/restoration.*
TOP #8 - "Turkeys, Shots & Blows" EM ball bowler & shuffle alley repair/restoration.

No more new This Old Pinball (TOP) videos will be produced in the future.
(though the current line-up of videos listed above are still available!) Due to time,
contract, and budget constraints, Shaggy and Norm have officially retired.

If there's a problem with a recently purchased TOP video, call 702-IFixPin (10-6 P.S.T.) for a replacement.
 
Purchase Suggestions (or "Which Should I Buy?"):
If repairing/restoring newer 1990s pinball games, both TOP#3, TOP#4 and TOP#7 are good
choices (the material covers most 1990s pinball games). If repairing/restoring older EM
(Electro-Mechanical) games from the 1950s to 1970s, TOP#1, TOP#2, TOP#6 and TOP#8
are best (note TOP#2, TOP#6 and TOP#8 are basically general EM game repair and
restoration). For 1980s solidstate pingeeks, TOP#5.1 & TOP#5.2 is your best bet.
Of course at $9 each, buy them all, as it is hard to go wrong!

If there's a problem with a recently purchased TOP video, call 702-IFixPin (10-6 P.S.T.) for a replacement.
 
 
Reviews of the "This Old Pinball" (TOP) Videos.
The TOP#5.1 & TOP#5.2 video was reviewed in the April 2002 #91 issue of Pingame Journal:
"This Old Pinball is at it AGAIN!", and in the May 2002 Gameroom magazine:
"You get more than you deserve for the pittance they charge for BOTH videos."

The TOP#4 video was reviewed in the Summer 2001 Pingame Journal #85/86:
"After watching this dynamic duo work their way through the process ... one may think, 'If these two can do it without having parts left over, so can I!'"

The TOP#3 video was reviewed in the July 2001 Gameroom Magazine:
"I URGE YOU to get a copy of this video NOW... This thing ought to have a $50 price tag. And it would still be cheap."

The TOP#2 video was reviewed in the September 2001 Gameroom Magazine:
"I think they're absolutely friggin' crazy for selling their videos at six dollar each including shipping... Get the video. You must own it."

The TOP#1 video was reviewed in the May 2001 Gameroom Magazine:
"In truth these are a couple of serious guys who hobbiests would be wise to observe as they offer sound restoration advice and practices... and all through their deliberate wisecracks and dim witted observations, the viewer will come away with a mile high pile of restoration techniques and expertice that is rarely available under one roof. From polishing and buffing, to playfield strip down, to pop bumper assembly rebuilding, to cabinet repainting, to parts tumbling - it is an absolute goldmine."

The Pingame Journal also reviewed the new & improved TOP#1 in the June 2002 issue:
"TOP #1 never looked so good!"

 
 
 
 
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