Comet Pinball- Comet is all about lighting - huge selection of LEDs and specialty bulbs and lightning mods. "Our company goal is simply to find ways to bring to fellow Pinheads a superior collection of LED products to enhance their personal and collections. This creative customizing results in outstanding visual enhancements for gameplay."
Marco'sIS everything pinball with great customer service and super fast shipping. If they don't have it, they will tell you where you can find it. LEDs, playfield parts, coils, boards, electronics, cabinet parts - they have it all.
The Pinball Resource - Steve Young is definitely old school pinball - and that's a GREAT thing. Steve and his team KNOW pinball. If they don't have the part, you are unlikely to find it any where else. Ordering is done via email or phone only - no website orders. They have many, many more parts then are actually listed on the site.
Coin Taker is another very popular site for LEDs, but they have much more. Along with great customer service they sell machines, mods, electronics, ring kits, and much more.
Pinball Life is a small family run company with a LARGE WAREHOUSE of anything you need to get up and running again, plus a whole lot more. Great pop cap lights!
K's Arcade - Another great site for new boards, board parts, and board REPAIR! Drop Keith a line and see if he can get that board repaired before buying a new one.
Nabour's Novelty is a one-man shop that has been rebuilding pinball machines for the past 40 years and Tim is willing to share his knowledge and help any way he can. Great source for board repairs.
Pinrepair.com - "I've been repairing pinball games since the early 1990s. In that time I've written and documented more on pinball repair than probably anyone else on the planet. From the pinball repair guides at PinRepair.com, to seminars at all the major pinball shows across the country, to writing and editing for pinball magazines, to the subscription pinball repair site PinballNinja.com (with over 800 game repairs documented including over 400 with HD video), to DVDs on pinball repair (pinrepair.com/TOP), well you get the idea. I am also inducted into the Chicago Pinball Expo Hall of Fame in 2010, and received a pinball lifetime achievement award from the Pacific Pinball Museum in 2011 for pinball repair."
HomePinballRepair.com - "This is an introduction to pinball maintenance and simple repairs for new pinball machine owners. There are many repairs and checks that any pinball owner can do without any expertise. If you are a new owner or thinking about purchasing a pinball machine, then this site on pinball repair tips is for you."
There are so many great pinball websites out there - big & small - it's impossible to give a "bump" to all of them. Let's start with a few of the biggest and explain what each site focuses on, then we will provide list to a host of other sites. If you are looking specifically for pinball parts or repair help, please check my Parts & Repair page.
"Pinside is the absolute best web destination for all things pinball.Our large and thriving community is comprised of an incredibly diverse group of players, collectors, repair gurus, mod-makers, vendors, distributors, restorers, and all-around enthusiasts that have one thing in common: a passion and love for the silver ball. Pinside was created as a destination to discuss games, buy and sell, find tech help, and meet others. It has accomplished those things and, in the process, become a massive and invaluable resource of pinball information."
"The Internet Pinball Machine Database — also known as the IPDB — is a comprehensive, searchable encyclopedia of virtually every pinball machine ever commercially made. The database currently includes 68,937 images of 6,189 games, 4,714 other game related files, and links to other pinball websites, grouped by machine. The database also includes pitch & bat baseball games, cocktail table machines, bingos, and payout machines ... when they have a pinball theme. The data in this database has been laboriously gathered by the Editors over many years, from books, photographs, flyers, web sites, pinball manufacturers, collectors' personal records, and of course the pinball machines themselves. Most of the actual photographs in the database came from various collectors – over 2,445 different contributors to date."
PinWiki.comTHE place for everything pinball.
"PinWiki is a wiki designed for any information about pinball machines. Repair guides, history, and much, much, more is constantly being added to PinWiki." As it sounds, PinWiki is a Wikipedia type site that utilizies and encourages reader contributions to grow the encyclopedia of pinball information. Great source for repair guides and hard to find info.
"Between forums, podcasts, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, etc., it is hard to keep up with everything happening in the world of pinball. That is why we at TWIP headquarters set up this website, as a one stop shop to check out the latest rumors and news. Weekly posts go up every Monday which include noteworthy happenings in the pinball world, such as new games/rumors/mods, production and coding updates, pinball show reviews and announcements, results from competitions, notable pinball streams/videos/podcasts, and much more."
PinballOwners.comThe database of pinball machine owners and collectors worldwide! "If you own one or more pinball machines, sign up with us! In a few minutes you can have your pinball Collection on-line, browsable and searchable by hundreds of pinball fans from all over the world!" Truly an international collection of pinball owners. If you are looking to find that rare machine only sold in Italy, like Gottlieb's 1972 Texas Ranger, or just exchange pictures and repair notes Pinballowners.com is a great site.
"The goal of the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association is to create and promote the world’s greatest pinball tournaments, encourage friendly competition, and spread enthusiasm for pinball among casual gamers. Toward that end, we have built Pinburgh – Presented by eBay, the largest pinball tournament in history, worked alongside IFPA and Stern Pinball to create the Stern Pro Circuit, and have begun regularly broadcasting pinball-related coverage with the creation of our instructional tutorials, competition videos, and PAPAtv live streaming series." Also a great source of pinball "player guides" /game rule sheets.
"The objective of the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) is to elevate the awareness and visibility of pinball across the globe and generate media coverage and corporate backing to bring the sport of competitive pinball back into the spotlight." The IFPA manages and tracks player rankings and sets national and local tournament rules.
"The International Arcade Museum® (IAM) and Killer List of Videogames® at Museum of the Game® is the world's largest educational center focusing on the art, inventions, science, and history of the amusement, coin-operated machine, game, and videogame industries."