#1 By: Boing Boing, June 29th, 2013 23:00
I don't think I ever saw a Paul Bunyan pinball table in the wild, but it's a beaut. June 28~Paul Bunyan Day READ THE REST
#2 By: Stefan Jones, June 29th, 2013 23:26
I love how they worked in a love interest for Bunyan, even if she's only big enough to tug on his lapels.
You could still find cute / innocent pinball machines in older arcades (the kind you'd find in Long Island beach towns) in the 70s. Old reliables that sat in a back corner next to "manual" first person shooters.
The OLDEST I pinball machine I remember was in an arcade in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. It was cutesy-bunny themed, and cost a nickel, which even then (1972?) seemed like an amazing deal.
#3 By: TimmoWarner, June 29th, 2013 23:34
I wonder what kind of magazines or other media this ad would have appeared in.
#4 By: Stefan Jones, June 29th, 2013 23:39
AMERICAN ARCADE OWNER and VENDING TYCOON QUARTERLY
But, seriously, there were / are actual trade journals for arcade owners:
#5 By: Jim Blank, June 29th, 2013 23:46
It's a playable table.
A talented fan community of artists, programmers, and pinball lovers create and recreate pinball. google: future pinball paul bunyan, and go from there.
I think they make some cool work.
#6 By: TimmoWarner, June 30th, 2013 00:23
I figured there must have been.
I really had my eyes opened at college where they got copies of "Institutions Monthly" or something along those lines. It was a magazine directed at places which served food to large numbers of people. Seeing ads that "regular people" weren't supposed to see was fascinating.
#7 By: jake0748, June 30th, 2013 01:56
I never saw one of these either. But back in the day, we never called them "pinball tables", but "pinball machines", maybe that was just a Midwest thing?
BTW- still really not liking the new comment system. Where is Antinous?
#8 By: Jeff Atwood, June 30th, 2013 01:56
Here it is in all its electromechanical action glory:
#10 By: David, June 30th, 2013 04:11
Six Flippers and no Babe?
Someone at Gottlieb evidently prefers dolphins to oxen.
#11 By: Rob Cruickshank, June 30th, 2013 09:58
The artist said to the art director, "I put in a babe, just like you said to".
#14 By: NESJumpman, July 1st, 2013 01:41
There are 6,751 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 5,790 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 91,476 machines (4,740 unique titles).
Owned - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our members.
Wanted - No members have added this machine to their wish list.
#15 By: Jeremy Wilson, July 2nd, 2013 07:06
Sorry to be "that guy", but it's a Pinball Machine, not a table.
The Manufacturers themselves refer to them as machines, and always have. I don't know where this "table" nomenclature came from but it is incorrect. Besides, they make terrible tables what with their slanted glass tops and all.
#16 By: Boing Boing, July 4th, 2013 23:00
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