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Pinball Heaven at the Ideal Home Show

Pinball Machines at Olympia London

Taking place between 18th March and 3rd April, the Ideal Home Show is the UK’s premier interior design event showcasing everything from eco builds to smart technology. With over 500 exhibitors at London’s Olympia, Pinball Heaven were thrilled to be asked to take part.

“The organisers approached us to see if we would like to install pinball machines into the Duke’s Head pub for the duration of the exhibition and we were happy to be able to say yes,” said Pinball Heaven’s Managing Director, Phil Palmer.
“A key focus of my business is to promote the pinball culture to a wider audience and what better way to do this than to have our pinball machines showcased at one of the UK’s busiest exhibition venues during the Ideal Home Show.”

Whoa Nellie and Spiderman Vault

After discussions with the organisers, who had decided to go for a retro feel, Pinball Heaven have donated Whoa Nellie and Spiderman Vault, two games which Phil thinks will suit the Duke’s Head location.

Pinball Heaven Supporting the Katie Piper Foundation

In supplying the machines, Pinball Heaven are also helping to support the Katie Piper Foundation, the Ideal Home Show’s charity partner for the second year running, who work tirelessly to make it easier for people to live with burns and scars. Each machine costs just £1 to play, with 100% of the money raised donated to the charity.

Phil said, “I am pleased to be able to work with the event organisers to support such a worthwhile charity and I hope people visiting the show enjoy playing the games we have supplied.”

You can find more information about the Duke’s Head Pub by visiting the Ideal Home Show website http://www.idealhomeshow.co.uk/ and, if you want to support the Katie Piper Foundation, their website is http://katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/

Whether you want to look at pinball machines for sale or you simply want to talk to the most knowledgeable pinball machine experts in the UK, just get in touch as we are always happy to talk all things pinball!

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Spider-Man Vault Edition Pinball Machine To Hit The UK Soon

Stern Pinball have recently announced the release of its brand new Spiderman Vault Edition pinball machine, an update to the classic pinball machine inspired by the Marvel Universe comics and, of course, Pinball Heaven will be bringing this exciting new pinball machine to the UK. However, before we let you know when you can get your hands on it, let’s hear a bit more about what you can expect.

With the original Spider Man pinball machine being one of the most popular pinball machines around, Stern’s challenge has been to keep the features that everyone loves yet bring a brand new interpretation to pinball fans around the world. Stern Pinball assure us that the new Spider-Man pinball machine retains the same amazing gameplay of the original but has several updates in two major areas.

The first is all about the look and sound of the new pinball machine and includes:

  • New art package, including: cabinet, back glass, decals, and playfield plastics, designed based on images from the actual Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man comics library
  • Custom-moulded toys specifically designed and decorated to capture the Ultimate Spider-Man art style (Doc Ock, Sandman, Venom and Green Goblin)
  • Exciting animation and dot matrix video art designed around the Ultimate Spider-Man comic art
  • All new custom speech and sound effects for all characters
  • New mode event themes based on the Ultimate Spider-Man Universe
  • Webslinger themed laser-cut side armour in black powder coat with contrasting colour inserts
  • Two new music tracks plus the original score

The second set of updates is all about improvements to durability, based on research of the original game’s field experience; these include:

  • Steel plastic protectors at the Sandman and in the pop bumper area
  • VUK opening playfield protectors at Doc Ock and the Sandman
  • Stainless steel playfield protector beneath the webslinger in the pops
  • All stainless steel webslinger ball guides
  • Improved ramp guards
  • Optimisations to the design of anti-ball trap plastics and ramp covers.
  • Improved wire form ramp mounting details
  • Anti-wear Doc Ock playfield magnet assembly
  • All LED playfield lighting

As a result of these brand new changes, the Spider-Man Vault Edition pinball machine looks set to be an exciting edition to the Stern stable.

Of course, as the UK’s largest and most trusted pinball dealer, Pinball Heaven will have the Spider-Man Vault Edition available in the UK from April 2016. If you want to pre-order, just call us on 01772 816 677 or just get in touch via the web. (Yes, alright, we just couldn’t resist getting that in somewhere!)

Whether you want to look at pinball machines for sale or you simply want to talk to the most knowledgeable pinball machine experts in the UK, just get in touch as we are always happy to talk all things pinball!

Uk based Pinball Heaven specialise in pinball machine parts, providing pinball machines to buy and rent with thousands of parts available in stock