One of the things that sets Great American Pinball apart from other retailers is our crazy cool shop. We have tons of pinball machines, pinball art, parts, a lifesize Creature from the Black Lagoon and the famous B9 Robot from Lost in Space. We have the largest selection of pinball machines in the Midwest and we encourage you to check out our selection of pinball machines online or If you’re in the Chicagoland area, be sure to check out our brick-and-mortar shop. Our friendly staff are always willing to talk pinball with customers.
Whether you’re new to the hobby or if you’re an old pro, you’ll find you fit right in at Great American Pinball.
Largest Pinball Shop in the Midwest
Great American Pinball is one of the largest pinball shops in the Midwest. Our showroom houses up to forty pinball machines. We even have arcade games as well.
While Great American Pinball keeps our working games up front, we also have a large number of pinball machines that we are working on in the back. If you are looking for a game that you don’t see online or at our shop, just ask! We don’t have enough room in our showroom for all the pinball and arcade machines that we have.
Great American Pinball tries to acquire as many great condition pinball machines as possible. This allows us to keep a great stock of new and used games at our disposal.
Custom Pinball Shop
While we are happy to sell customers their first new in box pinball machine, We also do a lot of custom work.
This custom work takes many forms. We sometimes like to add mods to our showroom games. This lets customers know that even a brand new game can be customized.
Check out our Stormtrooper edition Star Wars Pinball machine.
Or look at our Stay-Puft edition Ghostbusters.
Adding mods to a pinball machine is a fun way to make it unique. It can also be a way to show off a little bit about what makes you unique!
While we like modding new games, our custom work shows on our Custom Pinball Machines.
This is where the real fun begins. A few mods here or there is nice, but our Custom Pinball Machines are completely tore down and rebuilt.
Custom Indiana Jones Pinball Machine
Our custom Indiana Jones pinball machine is a work of art! We got the idea from the Imagineers at Disneyland. They took an Indiana Jones pinball machine and made a custom case for it. After seeing an image online, we knew we had to make one too!
Using an Indiana Jones that had been absolutely beat on, we decided to repair it. Handmade carpentry and a redone cabinet showcase the artwork.
The beauty of this machine is that the cabinet is only clear coated to show the natural beauty of the wood grain. We even created a custom stencil for painting the cobra decals on the cabinet. There are no stickers on this machine, only paint!
Custom Scared Stiff Pinball Machine
Scared Stiff is a pinball machine that many people love. It ranks #20 in Pinside’s top 100 pinball machines. We decided to create a custom pin out of one that would look beautiful.
The design of the cabinet is meant to mimic a crate which is on the original production Scared Stiff Game. We thought, it would be great to make it 3d! We actually made the cabinet out of planks to make it really look like a real crate. We also created custom stencils so we could spray the designs on the cabinet. We think the cabinet speaks for itself!
Custom Twilight Zone Pinball Machine
This one has probably been one of the most intensive projects we’ve done. It’s also one of the highest rated pinball machines available! Our Custom Black and White Twilight Zone was made as a nod to the classic show. The artwork on it was beautiful, but what better way to play this game than in the show’s original black and white theme.
We had a lot of help from a lot of people along the way, but it goes to show that the pinball community is awesome and always willing to help!
If you want to read more about our custom Twilight Zone Pinball Machine, check out our blog pages!