NORTHWEST PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW 2018: FRIDAY

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      NORTHWEST PINBALL & ARCADE SHOW 2018: FRIDAY

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      We’re back at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Centre for the opening of the show at midday on Friday.

      Inside the main hall work was continuing on setting up all the machines and stands.

      The main show desk
      The main show desk

      The grand prize raffle machines for each day’s draw had arrived, along with the main Houdini prize for the draw on Sunday afternoon.

      The grand prize Houdini game
      The grand prize Houdini game
      Friday's main prize, a Pac-Man cocktail game
      Friday’s main prize, a Pac-Man cocktail game
      Saturday's prize Flash Gordon pinball
      Saturday’s prize Flash Gordon pinball
      Sunday's daily draw prize - an Asteroids upright
      Sunday’s daily draw prize – an Asteroids upright

      The show desk also displayed the many smaller raffle prizes as well as selling show souvenirs such as posters and shirts.

      Raffle items and show souvenirs
      Raffle items and show souvenirs

      Next door, Next Level Pinball Shop had a nice line-up of machines for guests to play.

      Next Level Pinball Shop's display
      Next Level Pinball Shop’s display

      Around the corner was the Nitro Pinball stand where the latest titles could be played.

      The Nitro Pinball stand
      The Nitro Pinball stand
      The Thunderbirds game was getting a lot of attention
      The Thunderbirds game was getting a lot of attention even before the show opened

      We had a sneak-peek inside Thunderbirds to see how it is put together.  It’s worth noting that this is still only a prototype game so various elements may change before production.

      Let's look inside
      Let’s look inside
      The display/speaker panel swings out of the way
      The display/speaker panel swings out of the way
      The control boards
      The control and audio boards
      Power supplies, a shaker motor and a bass speaker in the cabinet
      Power supplies, a shaker motor and a bass speaker in the cabinet
      There is a substantial playfield support bracket
      There is a substantial playfield support bracket
      Under the playfield
      Under the playfield

      Marco Specialties had an impressive collection of Stern Pinball’s latest titles, including nine Iron Maiden titles most of which were the Premium model.

      The Marco Specialties stand
      The Marco Specialties stand
      The Pro (left) and Premium (right) models
      The Pro (left) and Premium (right) models
      The Premium cabinet art
      The Premium cabinet art
      Some of the Iron Maiden games on the Marco Specialties stand
      Some of the Iron Maiden games on the Marco Specialties stand
      It wasn't all Iron Maiden though
      It wasn’t all Iron Maiden though

      We’ll be back shorty with more from the Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show, but you can check out all our reports at the main NWPAS page.

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