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008: Tim Moyers - Near Flawless Custom Restorations of Pinball Machines

10/31/2016
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In this episode, David interviews Tim Moyers, a psychotherapist, professor, and private collector of pinball machines with a passion for custom restorations that have to be seen in person to be fully appreciates. Over the past year, Tim has created two masterpiece machines for his own collection, and he welcomes others to play them at private events in his home. First, The Getaway by Williams, and then a Bally Frontier. Watch the short video in the show notes before listening to the...

Duration: 00:55:52


007: Billy Mitchell - He's Hotter Than His Sauce

10/16/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Billy Mitchell, the legend of retro video games. Among his many achievements, Billy is known for earning the first perfect score of 3,333,360 points on the original Pac-Man arcade game in July 1999. Best known to the broader public for his appearance in the 2007 documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters", he has been cast to play himself in the upcoming scripted feature film "Launch the Ball". Billy also owns the Rickey's World Famous...

Duration: 01:15:59


006: Lonnie McDonald – A Knight’s Crusade to Joust Buzzards in All 50 States

10/10/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Lonnie McDonald, the World Champion of Joust, who played for 24 hours in the early 1980's and received this acclaimed designation from the manufacturer of the game, Williams. In 2011, after a 27-year hiatus from playing Joust, Lonnie initiated a “Joust Tour” to play 100 Machines in 100 weeks all to 9999999, and he's on the verge of playing Joust in all 50 states. In addition, he is the Founder and President of TCG Group and holds the prestigious...

Duration: 01:00:36


005: Kalan Harvest - What It Takes to Run an Underground Arcade

10/3/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Kalan Harvest, co-owner and operator of Arcade 2084 in Anaheim, California. He shares how the underground arcade speakeasy got started and what it takes to run it on a weekly basis as well as his shift from competitive pinball to video games. MORE INFO: www.LaunchTheBall.com

Duration: 00:48:39


004: Joel West - His Quest to Play Frenzy for 100 Straight Hours

9/27/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Joel West, a legend in the classic gaming community, having been featured in the infamous 1982 LIFE magazine photo spread featuring video game superstars. He is the first player to hold five simultaneous Twin Galaxies records, and he appeared in the 2007 documentary feature film, Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. MORE INFO: www.LaunchTheBall.com

Duration: 01:05:14


003: Richie Knucklez - The King of Arcades

9/20/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Richie Knucklez, owner of a well-known arcade in Flemington, New Jersey. He has a strong following in the retro video gaming community based on his appearance in various documentaries including The King of Arcades (2014), Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) and Nintendo Quest (2015).

Duration: 00:54:24


002: Don Johnson - Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show

9/13/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview Don Johnson, founder of the Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show, about last weekend's event. We hear how he got started with his collection of games and what led to the beginning of the show. Don't miss him share about his own "launch the ball" experience toward the end of the interview as well as who he plans to pass on the mantle of leadership to in the future. More info: www.launchtheball.com

Duration: 00:46:50


001: John Weeks - How He Collected 1100 Pins and Vids

9/5/2016
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In this episode, Imoto and David interview John Weeks, the founder of Museum of Pinball and Arcade Expo, about his first experience playing pinball in 1975, why he closed his arcade in the 1980s, and how he collected over 1100 pinball machines and video games. More info: www.launchtheball.com

Duration: 01:12:50