Wednesday, May 4, 2011

King of Pinball Machines: 100 games, 60-year obsession | Raw File|

Collector Porn: King of Pinball Machines Shares His Loot | Raw File|
King of Pinball Machines
"60-year obsession started with a game called Formation, a gift from a neighbor when he was 13.

Formation had no flippers, so the ball could be manipulated only be what Conger calls 'body English.' The term subsumes several techniques of exerting indirect force on the ball, including smacks to the side of the machine and pelvic thrusts that lift its legs slightly off the ground. If stranded on a desert island with just one game, he says, this would be it.

Today, Conger has more than 100 working games that date back to the 'pre-flipper' era that ended in 1947, with the debut of the of Humpty Dumpty."

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