Escapism Pinball is the leading restoration house for pinball machines in South Africa.
A 1972 Gottlieb King Rock gets its cabinet and playfield restored.
A Spirit of 76 gets a playfield transplant.
I've recently finished a Star Wars (Data East "92) where the cabinet was restored and the machine was serviced.
Examples of my work can be seen from my album page. Follow the links in the list.
At Escapism we care about Pinball and about people who care about Pinball. We encourage people to play pinball, and we offer an array of services to keep you up and running. I've never proclaimed that pinball machines are an investment but the good ones are getting more expensive and harder to find each day.
Like classic cars they become collectors pieces but they also require the owners to be able to look after them. To find out if your machine was a popular one visit the Internet Pinball Database and compare the production numbers with other machines of its era. Once you get into it you'll soon have a favourite designer (ours: Pat Lawlor, favourite graphics artist (ours: Christian Marche), and so on. At that point you will have been assimilated by the Borg and there's no turning back.
If you're new to the game have a look at my pinball maintenance guide.
Thanks for looking us up. Enjoy your visit.