TEXAS PINBALL MUSEUM

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      Just before this year’s Texas Pinball Festival, we had the opportunity to visit the new Texas Pinball Museum which opened its doors in the city of Midlothian eight weeks earlier.

      We were shown around by Kim and Ed Vanderveen who own and run the Muesum.

      Ed and Kim Vanderveen
      Ed and Kim Vanderveen

      The Museum is located out-of-town on a light-industrial park in the unit nearest the road.

      On entering the Museum, you come to the lobby where there is seating and the entry desk.

      How to enjoy the Museum
      How to enjoy the Museum
      Batman keeps watch over the Museum
      Batman keeps watch over the Museum

      Entry to the collection costs $10 for adults or $7 for kids under twelve-years-old. At present the Museum is only open on Saturdays, but Ed and Kim hope to expand that soon to include Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons too.

      Museum opening times and entry costs
      Museum opening times and entry costs

      Once into the Museum there are twenty-six pinball machines and a few other amusement games to play. The pinballs range from the oldest – a 1974 Dolphin by Chicago Coin – to the newest – a 2018 Deadpool from Stern.

      Games in the Museum's collection
      Games in the Museum’s collection

      The games are arranged along the side and back walls, with a back-to-back row in the centre of the room.

      A row of older machines, all in great condition with some lovely restorations too
      A row of older machines, all in great condition with some lovely restorations too
      Machines at the end of the row
      Machines at the end of the row
      The back row of pinballs
      The back row of pinballs
      The front row of machines
      The front row of machines

      Here are the twenty-six pinballs available to play.

      • Harley Davidson (Bally)
      • Indiana Jones (Williams)
      • Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern)
      • The Avengers (Stern)
      • Deadpool (Stern)
      • Terminator 2 (Williams)
      • The Addams Family (Bally)
      • Dr. Dude (Bally)
      • Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally)
      • NASCAR (Stern)
      • Capt. Fantastic (Bally)
      • Diner (Williams)
      • The Amazing Spider-Man (Gottlieb)
      • Black Rose (Bally)
      • Space Mission (Williams)
      • Sharpshooter (Game Plan)
      • Cherry Bell (Sonic)
      • Dolphin (Chicago Coin)
      • Hi-Deal (Bally)
      • Galaxy (Stern)
      • Sorcerer (Williams)
      • Doctor Who (Bally)
      • The Incredible Hulk (Gottlieb)
      • Judge Dredd (Bally)
      • The Lord of the Rings (Stern)
      • Deadpool (Stern)
      Deadpool is currently the newest game in the collection
      Deadpool is currently the newest game in the collection
      The rear of the front row
      The rear of the front row

      Our visit was right before the Texas Pinball Festival, so a couple of the backglasses (Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings) had been removed so they could be signed by the actor John Rhys-Davis who was a guest at the show.

      There is a Pac-Man video and an Ice Cold Beer skill game to play too
      There is a Pac-Man video and an Ice Cold Beer skill game to play too
      There is also a Super Hang-On in the back corner and an Asteroids in the other corner
      There is also a Super Hang-On in the back corner

      The final pinball cabinet is from Kosmic Khaos which was a concept shown at the Texas Pinball Festival 2017. Only a cabinet and some conceptual artwork exists at this stage. It may be developed further, but probably not for a while.

      A multi-game cabinet and a Gorf sit next to the Kosmic Khaos cabinet
      A multi-game cabinet and a Gorf sit next to the Kosmic Khaos cabinet

      If refreshment is needed then a vending machine in the lobby serves snacks and soft drinks. If anything more is required then a short trip back into town takes you to numerous eateries.

      Ed and Kim plan to increase the amount of pinball-related artwork and memorabilia on the walls, as well as add information about the games in the collection. The TPF show has been their focus recently, and the Museum’s office also acts as an office for the show during the run-up. A few of the Museum’s regular exhibits, such as a Safecracker, had been taken out so they could be at the show but would return shortly.

      Midlothian is about 30-minutes by car south of central Dallas. If you are visiting the city on a Saturday then it is well worthwhile making the trip to play the machines at the Texas Pinball Museum.

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