SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- New from Mr. Pinball is the annual update to its Pinball List & Price Guide series. The 2010 volume is the 20th revision to the highly regarded reference work.
The Mr. Pinball guide is a detailed listing of flipper, bingo and baseball (pitch and bat) pinball games, identifying the games both alphabetically by name and chronologically by manufacturer. Each entry provides the game's release date, production quantity, play features and current value. Comprehensive in scope, the work includes more than 2,700 pinball games produced between 1947 and the present by more than 195 U.S. and foreign manufacturers.
The 2010 edition also is the largest to date, with 226 pages. In addition to updated price information, the book includes an analysis of price trends by major manufacturer and specific game; an amplified "All About Pinball Collecting" appendix, a list of the bodies of work created by pinball designers and artists and a thought-provoking list of game interrelationships (similar playfields and artwork, add-a-ball/replay and the like).
Special bonus sections detail 620 bowling and gun games, reviews of relevant books and references to magazines, websites and podcasts, repair resources and suppliers of games and parts, and more.
The standard print version features a convenient 5.5" x 8.5" format, spiral-bound to lie flat; it is priced at $23 plus $3.50 for shipping. It's available from GameRoom Magazine, Marco Specialties, Suzo-Happ Group, The Pinball Resource, For Amusement Only, The PinGame Journal, and Bay Area Amusements, along with Action Pinball, The Pinball Wizard, Big Daddy Enterprises, Mad Amusements and CanadaPinballParts.ca, or may be ordered directly from the publisher.
A digital version of the guide is also available. The files are in ASCII (plain text) format, tab-delimited, ready to export to word processors, spreadsheets and database programs. This electronic version also includes an abbreviated data set suitable for field use in PDA and other handheld devices.
Information about the 2010 Pinball List & Price Guide may be had from Mr. Pinball at 4805 Marabow Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-5419, tel. (801) 277-6296, or online at mrpinball.com.