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Macca101010
31st January 2019, 05:06 PM
Is anyone from Australia considering going or actually going to this event in Texas?


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ajfclark
1st February 2019, 04:34 AM
Martymainframe?

JOKERPOKER
1st February 2019, 08:25 AM
Is anyone from Australia considering going or actually going to this event in Texas?


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Iím in if youíre paying for it. :lol

Would love to do this one day. Itís a bucket lister. ;)

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 08:30 AM
Iím in if youíre paying for it. [emoji38]

Would love to do this one day. Itís a bucket lister. ;)Haha I wish mate.

I've booked my flight so I'm a goer. If anyone else goes let me know [emoji4]

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JOKERPOKER
1st February 2019, 08:34 AM
Haha I wish mate.

I've booked my flight so I'm a goer. If anyone else goes let me know [emoji4]

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Hope you have a great time Dave. Got to try a lot of that Texan food too.

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 08:40 AM
Hope you have a great time Dave. Got to try a lot of that Texan food too.I'll do my best Scott, but my gut is already too big [emoji6]


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JOKERPOKER
1st February 2019, 08:44 AM
I'll do my best Scott, but my gut is already too big [emoji6]


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Just supersize it then. Texan BBQ. You won’t be able to resist. Sooo jealous mate. Remember pix or it didn’t happen.

Pinball’s not the food.........well maybe some food pix too. :lol:lol

Rawdon
1st February 2019, 04:09 PM
Just booked flight for TPF 2019.
Just wondering how many other Australians going over?
Due to late decision looking for accom for Thursday Friday and Saturday Night of event
as Hotel booked out.

Regards Rawdon

toads
1st February 2019, 04:32 PM
Just booked flight for TPF 2019.
Just wondering how many other Australians going over?
Due to late decision looking for accom for Thursday Friday and Saturday Night of event
as Hotel booked out.

Regards Rawdon

Hi Rawdon
I just moved your post over to this thread:)

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 04:36 PM
Just booked flight for TPF 2019.
Just wondering how many other Australians going over?
Due to late decision looking for accom for Thursday Friday and Saturday Night of event
as Hotel booked out.

Regards RawdonHi Rawson

That's 2 of us [emoji4] so far. Great to hear.

I'll be in touch with a PM.

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Pinballer
1st February 2019, 04:56 PM
Make sure you go to a Hard Eight Pit BBQ https://hardeightbbq.com it's well worth a drive!

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 04:57 PM
Make sure you go to a Hard Eight Pit BBQ https://hardeightbbq.com it's well worth a drive!Sounds great, got any other tips?

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Scottt
1st February 2019, 05:12 PM
Just supersize it then. Texan BBQ. You wonít be able to resist. Sooo jealous mate. Remember pix or it didnít happen.

Pinballís not the food.........well maybe some food pix too. :lol:lol

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Blacks Texan BBQ, HEAVEN



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Pinballer
1st February 2019, 05:41 PM
Sounds great, got any other tips?

Sure. Hire a car from the airport and drive yourself around Texas, very easy to do on an excellent road system. Download the Waze app to your phone and use it as a SatNav, it even has live traffic warnings and alternate route suggestions.

Visit the Dallas Book Depository Museum, get there BEFORE opening time to be one of the 1st in line to enter and you'll avoid the crowds and get the most out of what there is to see without all the people. Getting there early will also get you a car parking space right next door for a small amount and the ability to take photos of the grassy knoll and surrounds.

After that take the trolley bus tour that departs across the road in the centre of the Dealey Plaza. It retraces the steps taken by Lee Havery Oswald following JFK's shooting. Doing this afterwards you will recognise some of the areas depicted in the Muesum. Well worth the time and expense. Oh and don't buy the so called information packs some of the local negros will try and sell you for $20 or $30. The same stuff can be had much cheaper across the road from the actual Muesum, in the store where you buy your tickets to enter the museum.

I'd also highly recommend driving out to the Cidercade https://www.cidercade.com which has an excellent selection of inhouse brewed cider for you to drink and a boat load of pinballs, arcades and other games to play. Great way to spend a few hours or a full day. Different food trucks each day as well parked right outside the front door with good food.

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 05:44 PM
Sure. Hire a car from the airport and drive yourself around Texas, very easy to do on an excellent road system. Download the Waze app to your phone and use it as a SatNav, it even has live traffic warnings and alternate route suggestions.

Visit the Dallas Book Depository Museum, get there BEFORE opening time to be one of the 1st in line to enter and you'll avoid the crowds and get the most out of what there is to see without all the people. Getting there early will also get you a car parking space right next door for a small amount and the ability to take photos of the grassy knoll and surrounds.

After that take the trolley bus tour that departs across the road in the centre of the Dealey Plaza. It retraces the steps taken by Lee Havery Oswald following JFK's shooting. Doing this afterwards you will recognise some of the seens depicted in the Muesum. Well worth the time and expense. Oh and don't buy the so called information packs some of the local negros will try and sell you for $20 or $30. The same stuff can be had across the road from the actual Muesum, in their store where you buy your tickets to enter the museum.

I'd also highly recommend driving out to the Cidercade https://www.cidercade.com which has an excellent selection of inhouse brewed cider for you to drink and a boat load pinballs, arcades and other games to play. Great way to spend a few hours or a full day. Different food trucks each day as well parked right outside the front door.Awesome thanks for the info. All sounds great [emoji106]
Looks like I better start planning.

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GORGAR 1
1st February 2019, 05:46 PM
Enjoy guys I’m hoping 2020 please heaps of pics I love the pinball holiday threads :)

Pinballer
1st February 2019, 05:59 PM
Oh another thing well worthwhile is a visit to the Stockyards, especially when they take the longhorns out through the streets for the tourists to see. You could easily spend a few hours or a day there looking about. There is also an old restored train that makes journeys at selected times. Just don't eat at Riscky's Barbeque unless you are really hungry, or you want to sit in their outdoor area and watch the procession of cattle etc go by. That in itself is ok and you might even be persuaded by the all you can eat ribs on offer. Trust me those ribs aren't worth the effort, hardly any meat and lots of bones. Hard Eight Pit BBQ (where too much meat is barely enough) and others like it are so much better. Select something else on the menu at Riscky's Barbeque to eat instead.

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One last place well worth a visit is the Dallas Cowboys Football stadium. Well worth a visit and the cost of entry.

Ryza
1st February 2019, 06:35 PM
I didn't do the bbq place. But everyone that went there said it was good. So don't miss it!

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 06:43 PM
Thanks for the feedback boys, looks like I have plenty of great options [emoji4]

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Ryza
1st February 2019, 06:45 PM
Some seminars are great. But they will all be online. So don't waste time unless it's a new game reveal or someone you love that you want to ask them a question.

Make friends with a pin nerd that explain all the games you haven't played !

radirgyman
1st February 2019, 07:34 PM
You may as well visit the best city in the entire world - New York. You're going all that way so why not?

Macca101010
1st February 2019, 07:35 PM
You may as well visit the best city in the entire world - New York. You're going all that way so why not?Was lucky enough to go there last year, loved it.

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extendo
1st February 2019, 09:00 PM
I would like to know the exact walking distance Hooters will be from TPF, a map would be great also.

:cun:

- Con

Ryza
2nd February 2019, 06:47 AM
I would like to know the exact walking distance Hooters will be from TPF, a map would be great also.

:cun:

- ConNo hooters. It's called Wild pitch.

They just tell their employees to rock up in sexy lingerie

Don't forget to tip! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190201/b8db9034e2ae9acf58a6c502a679cdd5.jpg

Macca101010
2nd February 2019, 07:08 AM
And on the back of that extendo has booked his flight :)

extendo
2nd February 2019, 07:19 AM
No hooters. It's called Wild pitch.

They just tell their employees to rock up in sexy lingerie

Don't forget to tip! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190201/b8db9034e2ae9acf58a6c502a679cdd5.jpgSoooo gonna fix my hair for the occasion.

I know what I'll be tipping you yellow card hater you.

- Con

radirgyman
2nd February 2019, 07:50 AM
I would like to know the exact walking distance Hooters will be from TPF, a map would be great also.

:cun:

- Con

I met Vinnie Paul (rip) from Pantera at Hooters in Vegas.. Went there because they have the best Onion rings. :lol

extendo
2nd February 2019, 08:46 AM
I met Vinnie Paul (rip) from Pantera at Hooters in Vegas.. Went there because they have the best Onion rings. :lol

Love it, an experience of a life time that you will never forget mate.

- Con

radirgyman
2nd February 2019, 10:08 AM
Love it, an experience of a life time that you will never forget mate.

- Con

True.

"Radirgyman welcomes you to AA"

Ryza
2nd February 2019, 06:54 PM
Make sure you play all the shitters https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190202/410d9a76abe031b22584e465bf9e5632.jpg

Rawdon
3rd February 2019, 04:40 PM
Maybe a cut and colour myself!

Macca101010
3rd February 2019, 04:42 PM
Maybe a cut and colour myself!Geez you blokes are putting the pressure on me.

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Macca101010
14th February 2019, 07:06 PM
Looks like we have 6 of us going so far.

Any more late starters?

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razorsedge
15th February 2019, 04:34 AM
I'm pretty sure rodneypapish is going.

rodneypapish
22nd February 2019, 03:39 PM
I'm pretty sure rodneypapish is going.

Yes and am looking very forward to it, you should be coming too Razor!! The latest JJP to play maybe would be awesome. Anyone been to the six flags rollercoasters between Dallas and Fort Worth?

Macca101010
22nd February 2019, 03:44 PM
[QUOTE=rodneypapish;1227005]Yes and am looking very forward to it, you should be coming too Razor!! The latest JJP to play maybe would be awesome. Anyone been to the six flags rollercoasters between Dallas and Fort Worth?[/QUOTE extendo is keen to go there on the 21st if you're keen?

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rodneypapish
22nd February 2019, 04:04 PM
Thanks for that Macca! Will get in touch with Con. New to this overseas thing. Looks like you can order Color DMD and get free pickup at TPF. Will they charge me GST? Whats the best way to get a SIM card for data and phone calls? Is there any other essential pinball items i need to bring home in my bag?

extendo
22nd February 2019, 05:32 PM
Generally if you need anything you can order these items eg Colour DMD and have them bring it to TPF for pick up.

Titan rubber, mezel mods, comet leds just to name a few will bring to the show for pick up.

Data for mobile, free wifi and then use say Facebook or some free mobile applications for chatting and calling ya loved ones back here.

- Con

Macca101010
7th March 2019, 06:47 PM
2 weeks to go, getting excited.....will be interesting to see if extendo ever leaves Wild Pitch.

extendo
7th March 2019, 06:54 PM
Mate I cannot wait to taste the beer, who would like to come and taste the beer with us !144064

- Con

Michi
11th March 2019, 07:39 PM
Mate I cannot wait to taste the beer, who would like to come and taste the beer with us !
Occasionally, I really do wonder what the female members of AA think of posts such as this.

Michi.

extendo
12th March 2019, 04:44 AM
Hey Michi,
Occasionally, I really do wonder what the female members of AA think of posts such as this.

Michi. It's just a pic of 2 good looking girls who are being advertised online to promote the business.

I really hope that no one is offended by such picture, you are an admin take it offline if you have anyone complaining about this.

Other than that 8 days to go [emoji3]




- Con

Wotto
13th March 2019, 03:57 AM
It's just a pic of 2 good looking girls who are being advertised online to promote the business.
[emoji3]






Ok. Ok you have convinced me ....

kayakkingoz
13th March 2019, 04:22 AM
Hey Michi, It's just a pic of 2 good looking girls who are being advertised online to promote the business.

I really hope that no one is offended by such picture, you are an admin take it offline if you have anyone complaining about this.

Other than that 8 days to go [emoji3]



- Con

Looks OK to me. :unsure

Macca101010
19th March 2019, 05:39 PM
Ok so 4 of us are leaving tomorrow, can't wait.
Just gotta keep extendo under control.

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extendo
19th March 2019, 05:57 PM
Ok so 4 of us are leaving tomorrow, can't wait.
Just gotta keep extendo under control.

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Mate I have about 30 one dollar notes ready for the tipping, gonna see how long that lasts for lol


- Con

GORGAR 1
19th March 2019, 06:03 PM
Mate I have about 30 one dollar notes ready for the tipping, gonna see how long that lasts for lol


- Con

Heaps of pics please mate :) even the seedy ones lol

Enjoy the trip guys.

spudly
19th March 2019, 06:15 PM
Ok so 4 of us are leaving tomorrow, can't wait.
Just gotta keep extendo under control.

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Awesome to hear Macca101010 ... i reckon you're more excited than a kid on christmas eve. I hope you all have a great time.

extendo
19th March 2019, 06:22 PM
Heaps of pics please mate :) even the seedy ones lol

Enjoy the trip guys.

I will try and upload some clear ones lol

Cheers Pete, I drank so much water in the past few days because I know that I will be dehydrated so I am preparing my body for the shock effect.

We have a mate coming with us who has never been overseas and I told him there is free grog on the plane for international flyers, my mate is so excited however he still doesn't believe me that it's free lol

- Con

Macca101010
19th March 2019, 06:23 PM
Awesome to hear Macca101010 ... i reckon you're more excited than a kid on christmas eve. I hope you all have a great time.Bloody oath can't wait...

I'll ensure i get plenty of pics, especially the seedy ones [emoji6]

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GORGAR 1
19th March 2019, 06:27 PM
I will try and upload some clear ones lol

Cheers Pete, I drank so much water in the past few days because I know that I will be dehydrated so I am preparing my body for the shock effect.

We have a mate coming with us who has never been overseas and I told him there is free grog on the plane for international flyers, my mate is so excited however he still doesn't believe me that it's free lol

- Con

Yeah gotta love the free grog :) although our Virgin flight ran out 6 hrs in-not happy. Keep the thread going once there guys Iíll be following :)

extendo
19th March 2019, 07:02 PM
Yeah gotta love the free grog :) although our Virgin flight ran out 6 hrs in-not happy. Keep the thread going once there guys I’ll be following :)

Oh no, so what do we do when the grog runs out haha

- Con

GORGAR 1
19th March 2019, 07:02 PM
Oh no, so what do we do when the grog runs out haha

- Con

Try and sleep hahaha


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pinballaddicted
20th March 2019, 05:00 AM
Have fun guys!

oldhank
20th March 2019, 05:13 AM
So jealous

RGR
21st March 2019, 09:34 AM
Is there going to be any streaming for this event?

Macca101010
21st March 2019, 10:03 AM
Had a quick look whilst they were setting up tonight.
37NIB arrived.

144883144884

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oldhank
21st March 2019, 12:05 PM
Is there going to be any streaming for this event?

There shold be jack danger is going to be there

Macca101010
21st March 2019, 05:08 PM
Is there going to be any streaming for this event?https://m.twitch.tv/texas_pinball_seminar/profile


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Macca101010
22nd March 2019, 07:07 AM
We all enjoyed a great day at six flags. Roller Coasters were bloody great!
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extendo
22nd March 2019, 11:43 AM
We snuck into the venue tonight as they are still setting up and took a pic of the what's on at TPF.

We pigged out at Hard Eight and now feel like fat pigs...

Tomorrow it starts, can't wait. I can see crap loads of arcades and pins already setup in the main area, this place is bloody huuuuge144985144986

- Con

Chaza73
22nd March 2019, 03:55 PM
Keep up the good work boys.[emoji854]

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Ferro
22nd March 2019, 05:39 PM
Enjoy lads!!! What a ball!!!! [emoji13][emoji106][emoji482]


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Cooked71
22nd March 2019, 07:19 PM
We snuck into the venue tonight as they are still setting up and took a pic of the what's on at TPF.

We pigged out at Hard Eight and now feel like fat pigs...

Tomorrow it starts, can't wait. I can see crap loads of arcades and pins already setup in the main area, this place is bloody huuuugehttps://www.aussiearcade.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=144985https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=144986

- Con

Sh*t that looks good. So jealous. TPF is a must see event. Enjoy!!!!!


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spudly
22nd March 2019, 07:29 PM
The food looks awesome extendo .. but the knife and fork could use a bath.

Macca101010
22nd March 2019, 07:59 PM
It's TPF Day 1....woohoo.
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Ryza
22nd March 2019, 08:03 PM
Macca up at 6 and through the door at 7am!!!

extendo
22nd March 2019, 08:07 PM
Macca up at 6 and through the door at 7am!!!3...2....1... Waiting the world emoji champion of the universe and beyond for a response emoji....

- Con

Macca101010
22nd March 2019, 08:08 PM
Macca up at 6 and through the door at 7am!!!.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190322/8c6f84507bcd288c3ab7f2b01558d107.jpg

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Ando77
22nd March 2019, 08:27 PM
Came home 1/2 cut tonight and reverse read this thread , didn't see before.

Awesome stuff lads ! Wish I was there to party.

Enjoy TPF, Have fun, Stay safe and keep posting the awesome pics.

:023:

1.21 Gigawatts
23rd March 2019, 08:07 AM
JJP seminar live. https://www.twitch.tv/texas_pinball_seminar


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Koops
23rd March 2019, 09:01 AM
Hello Martin!

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Macca101010
23rd March 2019, 02:07 PM
Couple of pics from today. This place is unbelievable.
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Cooked71
23rd March 2019, 02:12 PM
Couple of pics from today. This place is unbelievable.
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How was Munsters LE Macca?


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JOKERPOKER
23rd March 2019, 06:22 PM
Macca101010 Thanks for all the pix Dave. Really appreciate the updates.
Looks awesome mate.

Macca101010
23rd March 2019, 06:50 PM
How was Munsters LE Macca?


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Basically agree with most.
1. Art is amazing, the backglass is stunning...but hey I'm a Franchi lover [emoji4]
2. Love the fast layout, shoots smooth as.
3. The code needs some work.
4. I loved the lower playfield compared to the pro, but the flippers down there need to be set to soft. Some premium machines weren't so was good to compare.

extendo
23rd March 2019, 07:15 PM
The premium didn't look as good in real life compared to the pics that have been posted.

The LE and Premium lower PF is meh, these little balls are used which doesn't really make me want to play that mode again.

Plays pretty good, a few things to do on the machine, only buy this machine if you have lots in ya line up.

Music and art is the best on this particular title, some random pics for the home boys 145075145076145077145078145079

- Con

radirgyman
23rd March 2019, 07:28 PM
Looks ok Con..

RGR
23rd March 2019, 10:49 PM
Comps:

https://www.twitch.tv/spacecitypinball

Macca101010
24th March 2019, 12:46 PM
Some more pics from another awesome day.

Also attended the TWIPY awards, they were pretty cool.


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RGR
24th March 2019, 05:19 PM
This is great viewing!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/400246925

newy16216
24th March 2019, 05:46 PM
Who is that Marco girl

emken
24th March 2019, 05:57 PM
Who is that Marco girl

I saw her first !!!!!!!

RGR
24th March 2019, 07:53 PM
Twipy awards:

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/400246769

Goto ~14:00

Noob-A-Tron
24th March 2019, 08:53 PM
Who is that Marco girl

**** her i did!

flynnyfalcon
24th March 2019, 11:20 PM
That Super Straight (?) clear machine looks amazing!!!!!

Brk_oth
25th March 2019, 12:45 AM
Huh, how did I not notice over the entire weekend that Antoinette had "Stern Munsters" written in her hair.



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extendo
25th March 2019, 04:49 AM
Big Lebowski, Batman car, Macca looking like a porn star and a few other pics to try and capture the atmosphere.145162145163145164145165145166145167145 168145169145170

- Con

radirgyman
25th March 2019, 05:00 AM
extendo Did you play the Big Lebowski?

Trons are going up!

GORGAR 1
25th March 2019, 05:00 AM
Hey Con looks like you and the crew had a great time thanks heaps for pics :) so do you recommend the show ? Worth the cost and huge effort to go there?

extendo
25th March 2019, 05:42 AM
Hey Con looks like you and the crew had a great time thanks heaps for pics :) so do you recommend the show ? Worth the cost and huge effort to go there?Hey Pete, awesome time here and took I my time to take it all in.

These guys who organised this show make it happen and pour everything into the show just so that we can enjoy it.

Everyone is super friendly and humble even when winning a prize from winning an award.

It's been surreal meeting the guys that I've heard and watched online. I've met all the Stern guys, podcasters, owners of the online stores that we buy mods from etc and took a bunch of pics with them.

Tickets for me cost 1500 with Qantas and a few grand in spending money. We are staying hotel which is located 3 mins away from the event.

If I was to do this again, I wouldn't change anything other than staying for a few more weeks. If anyone wants any tips or where we stayed then reach out to me or the other guys for information.

They love the Aussies and Macca's opening line was G'day I'm from Australia and I like this mod lol

If anyone can save 3K you should be able to do this trip and see this show.
radirgyman I did play the game mate, it's very cool and I can see this machine being reproduced.

- Con

Doug11
25th March 2019, 07:49 AM
Hey Pete, awesome time here and took I my time to take it all in.

These guys who organised this show make it happen and pour everything into the show just so that we can enjoy it.

Everyone is super friendly and humble even when winning a prize from winning an award.

It's been surreal meeting the guys that I've heard and watched online. I've met all the Stern guys, podcasters, owners of the online stores that we buy mods from etc and took a bunch of pics with them.

Tickets for me cost 1500 with Qantas and a few grand in spending money. We are staying hotel which is located 3 mins away from the event.

If I was to do this again, I wouldn't change anything other than staying for a few more weeks. If anyone wants any tips or where we stayed then reach out to me or the other guys for information.

They love the Aussies and Macca's opening line was G'day I'm from Australia and I like this mod lol

If anyone can save 3K you should be able to do this trip and see this show.
radirgyman I did play the game mate, it's very cool and I can see this machine being reproduced.

- Con

Nice report Con.

So was there any standout game you or macca played that blew your mind ?

Cheers Doug

extendo
25th March 2019, 09:45 AM
Nice report Con.

So was there any standout game you or macca played that blew your mind ?

Cheers DougFor Macca it's gotta be The Munsters because all I hear from him is this...The Munsters Translite is the bloody best I tells ya haha, wait I'll ask him now...he says his favourite game is The Munsters LE...suprise suprise lol

Just between you and me Doug, Macca has a man crush of Christopher Franchi so even he ever made a crap looking pin he would still buy it haha

For me it's a tuff decision, Alice Cooper was a game that stood out for me, why I hear you ask.

The shots on it, game play work well and having the owner stand next to me talking and explain on how to play the game made it so much more enjoyable.

Pins I didn't like was MBr, don't know why but I simply didn't connect with the game as it bored me.

I was also surprised on how much fun Munsters was actually, they had one LE on site and that was packed all the time, watching the people who played it always walked off with a smile.

- Con

Macca101010
25th March 2019, 10:09 AM
For Macca it's gotta be The Munsters because all I hear from him is this...The Munsters Translite is the bloody best I tells ya haha, wait I'll ask him now...he says his favourite game is The Munsters LE...suprise suprise lol

Just between you and me Doug, Macca has a man crush of Christopher Franchi so even he ever made a crap looking pin he would still buy it haha

For me it's a tuff decision, Alice Cooper was a game that stood out for me, why I hear you ask.

The shots on it, game play work well and having the owner stand next to me talking and explain on how to play the game made it so much more enjoyable.

Pins I didn't like was MBr, don't know why but I simply didn't connect with the game as it bored me.

I was also surprised on how much fun Munsters was actually, they had one LE on site and that was packed all the time, watching the people who played it always walked off with a smile.

- ConA Franchi man crush u say.......never. [emoji4][emoji4]

But hey peckerhead, even Sterns Mike Vinikour reckons the backglass is the best he's seen, and he's been in the industry for over 25yrs.
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Doug11
25th March 2019, 10:12 AM
For Macca it's gotta be The Munsters because all I hear from him is this...The Munsters Translite is the bloody best I tells ya haha, wait I'll ask him now...he says his favourite game is The Munsters LE...suprise suprise lol

Just between you and me Doug, Macca has a man crush of Christopher Franchi so even he ever made a crap looking pin he would still buy it haha

For me it's a tuff decision, Alice Cooper was a game that stood out for me, why I hear you ask.

The shots on it, game play work well and having the owner stand next to me talking and explain on how to play the game made it so much more enjoyable.

Pins I didn't like was MBr, don't know why but I simply didn't connect with the game as it bored me.

I was also surprised on how much fun Munsters was actually, they had one LE on site and that was packed all the time, watching the people who played it always walked off with a smile.

- Con

Its not worth asking Macca Con lol I knew what his byast opinion would be :lol but good to hear the game is a good player from both of you...looking forward to the LE.

Its pretty hard not to notice the man crush Macca has on Frenchi its bording on unhealthy :lol

I did not expect to hear you say Alice cooper Con ?? but good to see other manufacturers coming through.

What was the thoughts on Octoberfest ?

Cheers Doug

RGR
25th March 2019, 10:14 AM
http://www.twitch.tv/spacecitypinball/v/400566598

womens event

GORGAR 1
25th March 2019, 10:25 AM
Looks like a great show and well worth the trip. I enjoyed Expo in 2016 so I can only imagine how good TPF is, plus it would be great to stay on after for a week or so to have a look around. Like you said Con itís awesome wondering around seeing all these pinball legends. Are there that many games you can just walk up and play or is there a wait in the free play area? Will have to add this to the bucket list I think :)

Peter

extendo
25th March 2019, 05:35 PM
Looks like a great show and well worth the trip. I enjoyed Expo in 2016 so I can only imagine how good TPF is, plus it would be great to stay on after for a week or so to have a look around. Like you said Con itís awesome wondering around seeing all these pinball legends. Are there that many games you can just walk up and play or is there a wait in the free play area? Will have to add this to the bucket list I think :)

Peter

Book ya tickets asap as there are some great deals around now [emoji39]

Texas Pinball won the best Pinball expo for 2018 and this was much bigger and more fun so I can see them winning the TWIPY awards again.

Heaps of pins to choose from and play by walking right up to them, sure the new games are packed but generally we wait about 5 mins to play say a new Stern or a JJP game or even a AP pinball.

CGC wasn't as packed to my suprise as there was always a AFMr or a MBr free at times.

Me and Macca snuck in before it opened and dodged the security guards and took pics.



- Con

Macca101010
25th March 2019, 06:08 PM
I'm pretty sure rodneypapish is going.Oh that rodneypapish was playing Munsters and chuckling regularly..
I could hardly get a game [emoji16]145230

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cejay
25th March 2019, 07:07 PM
Oh that @rodneypapish (https://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=7008) was playing Munsters and chuckling regularly..
I could hardly get a game [emoji16]https://www.aussiearcade.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=145230

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Ball-hog rodneypapish!! What's he doing enjoying a Stern machine anyway :p LOL!

JOKERPOKER
25th March 2019, 07:21 PM
Book ya tickets asap as there are some great deals around now [emoji39]

- Con

How soon Con. When and where are the best deals.

GORGAR 1
25th March 2019, 07:30 PM
Book ya tickets asap as there are some great deals around now [emoji39]

Texas Pinball won the best Pinball expo for 2018 and this was much bigger and more fun so I can see them winning the TWIPY awards again.

Heaps of pins to choose from and play by walking right up to them, sure the new games are packed but generally we wait about 5 mins to play say a new Stern or a JJP game or even a AP pinball.

CGC wasn't as packed to my suprise as there was always a AFMr or a MBr free at times.

Me and Macca snuck in before it opened and dodged the security guards and took pics.



- Con

I just booked a USA trip for October as I still owe the wife a trip there as sheís never been so Iíll probably be doing TPF 2021 [emoji50] but definitely something I want to do as I enjoyed expo so much. Very much appreciate the advice and tips [emoji106][emoji106]

Koops
25th March 2019, 08:02 PM
https://youtu.be/PAWV2GJ3180?list=PLmLY-95hXuosKe_l-Kii9STviVjEUONaH


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emken
25th March 2019, 08:47 PM
https://youtu.be/5fkgFx-pTEQ At 1.28.10 . Head to head podcast nearly gets a TWIPY . WOW ! Up the Aussies .

blue95
26th March 2019, 07:11 PM
I just booked a USA trip for October as I still owe the wife a trip there as she’s never been so I’ll probably be doing TPF 2021 [emoji50] but definitely something I want to do as I enjoyed expo so much. Very much appreciate the advice and tips [emoji106][emoji106]

Will you still be there in November, I went to this one a few years back, was pretty good. http://www.arcadecenter.com/

GORGAR 1
26th March 2019, 07:31 PM
Will you still be there in November, I went to this one a few years back, was pretty good. http://www.arcadecenter.com/

Dam unfortunately no we return November 1st. Thereís so much to do in the USA hey youíd need a year to see everything lol. Cheers for link though.


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MrWol64
26th March 2019, 09:29 PM
Having been to TPF 2018, jealous and wrapped to see other folks made the long trip to TPF 2019. It’s worth the effort,.. the streets are wide, the event is loud, and buzzing, and you really do get to meet some industry legends (me = Pinbot nutcase, meets Barry Oursler, = every penny worth it). Throw a side trip to Las Vegas and go to the Pinball Museum to really experience a large list of pins.
We’re thinking TPF 2020 or 2021 revisit,.. Can’t wait.:D

extendo
30th March 2019, 07:25 AM
How soon Con. When and where are the best deals.
Before purchasing the plane tickets with Qantas I had macca1010 do all the hard work with the plane ticket pricing as he had 45 pages of bookmarks with deals. Qantas had a nice special so we all jumped on it and we wanted to support the Aussie airliner.

I can see next years show being even bigger and better,staying another week just so that I can see Trump build his wall or something lol

We could start another thread a few months before next years event and have a heap of AA guys and girls fly over and represent Australia :)



I just booked a USA trip for October as I still owe the wife a trip there as she’s never been so I’ll probably be doing TPF 2021 [emoji50] but definitely something I want to do as I enjoyed expo so much. Very much appreciate the advice and tips [emoji106][emoji106]
Gotta keep the boss happy mate, then you can work ya magic and drop the hey wanna goto TPF 2020 with the guys and pray that she nods with a yes I do lol

The hotel that we stayed in was fantastic and we have dinner and breakie included.

- Con

oldhank
1st April 2019, 05:00 PM
Who was wearing the Melbourne flipout pinball shirt?

rodneypapish
6th April 2019, 11:00 AM
That would be me. Hows that for a bit of exposure!


Who was wearing the Melbourne flipout pinball shirt?

oldhank
6th April 2019, 03:09 PM
That would be me. Hows that for a bit of exposure!

145800

oldhank
3rd September 2019, 05:55 AM
Anybody going 2020?

Timbo
3rd September 2019, 10:21 AM
Anybody going 2020?

Keen! Nothing sorted yet though. :)

Noob-A-Tron
3rd September 2019, 11:38 AM
Thinking about it but worried its to busy now.

oldhank
1st October 2019, 06:22 AM
Not long now until tickets go on sale

oldhank
3rd October 2019, 12:37 PM
Id like to do ten days over there 2 days in san Frisco 3 days in texas 2 days in Chicago and 3 days in ny

oldhank
20th November 2019, 05:27 AM
Whos responsible for those cool hide your beer Australian pinball shirts?

Macca101010
20th November 2019, 05:30 AM
Haha that was Rawdon

oldhank
20th November 2019, 05:40 AM
Haha that was Rawdon

I need one lol

Macca101010
20th November 2019, 05:41 AM
I need one lolHave a great time, and make sure you post plenty of pics [emoji106]

oldhank
20th November 2019, 05:49 AM
Haha that was Rawdon

I need one lol

Que200
26th November 2019, 04:30 PM
Anybody going 2020?

Just emailed about their block of rooms for 2020...

oldhank
26th November 2019, 05:09 PM
Just emailed about their block of rooms for 2020...

Cool beans

Que200
27th November 2019, 04:30 AM
Cool beans

Just got a response about the Embassy Suites, already sold out :(
Hello Jason. Here is the hotel page on the TPF website:
https://texaspinball.com/tpf/hotel/
I believe the Embassy is sold out, but there are several overflow hotels in the area. I also know there are many cancellations at the Embassy leading up to the show so you could also check back with them from time to time. Many of our visitors from down under (Haggis Pinball) prefer to stay at an Air B & B.
Regards,

- - - Updated - - -

Macca101010
27th November 2019, 05:43 AM
Just got a response about the Embassy Suites, already sold out :(
Hello Jason. Here is the hotel page on the TPF website:
https://texaspinball.com/tpf/hotel/
I believe the Embassy is sold out, but there are several overflow hotels in the area. I also know there are many cancellations at the Embassy leading up to the show so you could also check back with them from time to time. Many of our visitors from down under (Haggis Pinball) prefer to stay at an Air B & B.
Regards,

- - - Updated - - -We stayed at the Drury Inn and it was great.
Only a couple of minutes walk to TPF and included light breakfast and dinners.

oldhank
27th November 2019, 08:41 AM
It will be good if we could all stay in the same place that way way we could all booze on at night!

DAG
27th November 2019, 01:17 PM
It will be good if we could all stay in the same place that way way we could all booze on at night!

PISSHEAD...

oldhank
27th November 2019, 04:50 PM
PISSHEAD...

Im a orange juice fan too but it has to have plup aldi has a good one it has a black label nudie juice is pretty good too!

Darksoul
28th November 2019, 08:22 AM
If you get the chance, there are 3-4 things to have a good look at around Dallas:
Sixth Floor Museum/Dealey Plaza - JFK assassination
Geodome at sunet
Dallas Aquarium

Also go down to AT&T stadium - home of the Cowboys for great tour.

highlander2287
28th November 2019, 04:19 PM
I'm a cowboys fan. I've been to a game at AT&T. Can recommend a tour and even a game if you have the time. Great experience.

oldhank
28th November 2019, 06:03 PM
Not realy a sports fan keen for some bbq vido game museum looks good too ill be there for 6 days with my mate Quiet Dave

Que200
3rd December 2019, 11:32 AM
Just pulled the trigger on flights :D
Whaddya reckon, new thread for 2020?

Noob-A-Tron
3rd December 2019, 11:38 AM
very tempting

GORGAR 1
3rd December 2019, 11:41 AM
Just pulled the trigger on flights :D
Whaddya reckon, new thread for 2020?

Congratulations [emoji4] yes new thread with tons of photos Iíll be following with great interest mate.


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Que200
3rd December 2019, 11:42 AM
very tempting

(Insert Do it, do it! Gif here)

Noob-A-Tron
3rd December 2019, 11:44 AM
Que200 how long are you going for?

DAG
3rd December 2019, 11:50 AM
Not realy a sports fan keen for some bbq vido game museum looks good too ill be there for 6 days with my mate Quiet Dave

Where the **** did you find a quiet Dave....?
Did you hug the squeaky out of him?

Have you booked the Barn? Not sure of travel direction yet but put ya name down and it will get sorted somehow....

Que200
3rd December 2019, 12:07 PM
Que200 how long are you going for?

Hey mate, got 7 nights there 24-31 March so can visit a few other things :D

Noob-A-Tron
3rd December 2019, 12:14 PM
ok no worries will have a chat at Hasmans.

oldhank
3rd December 2019, 06:06 PM
Where the **** did you find a quiet Dave....?
Did you hug the squeaky out of him?

Have you booked the Barn? Not sure of travel direction yet but put ya name down and it will get sorted somehow....

Im not shure realy he just stands around awkwardly and doesnt say much kind of like me lol

Darksoul
5th December 2019, 10:24 AM
Remember guys, you could take out a credit card. Book the flights and room on it to go a long way to minimum spend and points. Maybe get 2 lounge passes throuwn in depending on the card.

Arcade King
5th December 2019, 10:33 AM
Or just go to the barn (https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/102696-The-Barn-2020-7th-and-8th-of-August?goto=newpost) instead.

oldhank
5th December 2019, 10:38 AM
Or just go to the barn (https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/102696-The-Barn-2020-7th-and-8th-of-August?goto=newpost) instead.

Why not both?

furballx
6th December 2019, 03:50 PM
Remember guys, you could take out a credit card. Book the flights and room on it to go a long way to minimum spend and points. Maybe get 2 lounge passes throuwn in depending on the card.

Yeah, come to the Barn ya clown...…………………………………………………