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Were YOU a pinball kid?

Were you a pinball kid?

Do you light up when you see an old pinball machine?

I must say, I got excited when I saw this vintage pinnie at a café in Bris-Vegas.


It was funny – there was a mum with her daughter at another table and I could tell the mum was getting exited at showing her daughter the joys of pinball. I’m sure  the mum was more exited than the daughter.

I’m definitely going to bring my son to this café –  because he is always asking me about how things were “in the olden days”.

I can’t wait for him to experience the joys of pinball – the lights, the sounds, the physicality of operating the flippers!

Plus, I might stand a chance at beating him at this old-school game. He is sooooo good at his home video games.

We went to a great 80s exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and my  son couldn’t believe that dad’s generation used to have to visit milk bars of corner shops to play video games.

pinball close up


southside school desk

This café Southside in Brisbane seemed to be into re-purposing and recycling  as well as retro – using old school desks and café tables – and even an old door as a café bench!

school desk cafe table

door bench

Warning – if you are going to play retro pinnies you have to come prepared.

This old machine only takes 2 x 20c pieces – not $1 and $2 coins like more modern machine! I love it when even the prices are retro!


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