1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Hello From Pinball Bazaar UK

Discussion in 'Members of The Revolution!' started by pinballbazaar, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. pinballbazaar

    pinballbazaar New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norwich
    Good morning and hello from the UK and the Pinball Bazaar - whilst this is a long way from anywhere Canadian based, I always enjoy looking over the forums, especially for any mods or items that I think I could help to stock the Bazaar with. The UK has a small pinball modding community and I hope to see the mod community here too, if anyone wants to point me to some relvant posts that would be great.

    A bit about me

    In my relative short interest in the hobby, I have had a fair number of games. It started with a laser ball that needed its board repairing, this was only 4 years ago, since they I have owned a number of games.

    Currently Own

    Batman 66, Monster Bash Remake, Iron Maiden, The Walking Dead (again) - Currently seeking a GB PREM/LE

    Games I have owned

    No Fear, Laser Ball, World Poker Tour, Iron Maiden (another one: P), Bride Of Pinbot, Scared Stiff, Earth Shaker, Star Trek (Stern), Tales From The Crype, Travel Time (EM), Dialed In !, Strange Science, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Taxi, Attack From Mars, Demolition Man, World Cup Soccer '94, The Shadow, The Walking Dead, SpiderMan, Deadpool, Jurassic Park 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lord Of The Rings.

    I have recently set up the Pinball Bazaar also, as in the UK we find it very hard to get pinball mods and items easily, with all of the recent changes on UK VAT and bringing products around the world, it seemed like a good idea. My wife (Katie) is also running this as we think about our second child, it seemed like a good idea to set it up. I am not here to sell anything to AUS, so please don't worry, but always welcome feedback if anyone on here wants to have a look over the site as a pinhead and give some feedback. Making a way in business is always hard, so feedback always appreciated.

    I thank you for your acceptance of me onto this forum - I hope to add something from a UK perspective and keep in touch with things over the pond as they say over here.

    All the very best,
    James and Katie - The Pinball Bazaar
     
    #1
  2. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Delhi Ontario
    Best mod for new Sterns is the quiet fan. (in my opinion).
    Invisiglass is another option I am always contemplating.

    There's a place in Michigan called 'The Refinery' they will by a pro or premium and then mod them up and resell them as 'refinery edition'
    They make some damn pretty modded machines.
     
    #2
    Steve Pons likes this.
  3. pinballjah

    pinballjah Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Toronto
    Welcome to the forum, if you have any cool mods you think some members would like for their pins, post some pictures. Although shipping to Canada from the UK would likely be extremely costly.
     
    #3
  4. pinballbazaar

    pinballbazaar New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norwich
    Cheers buddy, the best from the UK is the Indiana Jones topper.

    DSC07006.JPG

    DSC07015.JPG

    Also there is a cool guy that does the TWD crate mod and spike plunger mods.



     
    #4
  5. Steve Pons

    Steve Pons Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2017
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Always wondering where to pick up invisiglass in Canada... Any sources for it you know of?
    (as well as the quiet Stern fan!)

    Thanks!

     
    #5
  6. Mike Gratton

    Mike Gratton Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2019
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Ottawa
    Player 1 for the glass. Last time I checked it was about 400$ taxes in.
     
    #6
    Steve Pons likes this.
  7. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Delhi Ontario
    I would suggest doing repair in the community. A good way to find out what is out there.
    Ad in the local buy and sell.
    I have seen may decent mods that were just some piece of tourist crap.
    Plungers are pretty easy.

    With the tariff you are going to have to hunt closer to home.
    Parts could get pricey fast.
    At least CPR is Canada.

    My sis in laws dad did route repair in the UK. Machines get much dirtier (higher voltage) More slots than pins out there in pubs.
     
    #7
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2020
  8. pinballbazaar

    pinballbazaar New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norwich
    Ablsolutely right @BMHouze - the slots are huge here in pubs and bars, pinball has had the worldwide resurgance, but they have made it more into peoples homes than into the pubs and bars just yet. It is starting to turn, but it is slow and COVID has hit operators so so hard.

    We do the Ninja pinball balls and the polaris balls and I know that the distributor is in touch with the Ball Baron who supplies me these, would you like me to get in touch with the distributor and put him on to the forum? I could link him into PinMonk as well I am sure...

    By the way these are the balls they are stocking - really great quality especially the Ninja

    https://pinballbazaar.co.uk/product-category/ball-baron-pinball-balls/
     
    #8
  9. BMHouze

    BMHouze Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Delhi Ontario
    I am thinking shaker for Heavy Metal next.
    If I ever hear back that it is supported.
    No quiet fans until warranty is done.
     
    #9
    pinballbazaar likes this.
  10. pinballbazaar

    pinballbazaar New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Norwich
    FF546A82-A89A-4695-848B-505CAC0EDFBC.jpeg

    A little news :p
     
    #10

Share This Page