According to gaming experts, pinball is currently experiencing a strong comeback. That said, did you know that there is an actual pinball museum? It’s true. Located approximately 20 minutes from Palm Springs in Banning, California you’ll find the Museum of Pinball, a non-profit organization dedicated to reintroducing the joy of pinballing! The 40,000 square foot museum is home to over over 1,100 pinball machines and arcade games, both vintage and current. The curators of the museum want to see young people discover the excitement of an electronic game that doesn’t just appear on a screen. “We want to preserve the amazing history of the game and bring competitive pinball tournaments into the spotlight!” FYI: The best selling pinball machine of all time, with The Twilight Zone (1993) a close second, is designer Pat Lawlor’s, The Addams Family (1992) selling over 20,000 units! Wizard, based on The Who’s rock opera Tommy, was the first licensed theme pinball machine. Most expensive pinball machine? Punball: Only One Earth designed by William Wiley. It reportedly sold for a cool $125K.
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