Monday, January 27, 2014

Mustang Leak

Sorry but this is not a post to discuss how to fix a leak in yer Mustang so I apologize to all you fellas out there with car problems. NO, I'm here to let you all in on a little news that came out this past weekend.

Stern brought an early prototype of their upcoming release, Ford Mustang, to the NADA Convention in New Orleans this past weekend. A few individuals with the benefits of motion photography were able to capture some footage of this rare beast, THE MUSTANG

I'm not one to speculate much, especially on a video such as this one but the first thought that came to mind is that the art package is going with the standard Stern Photoshop look. That's a damn shame because I was under the impression that Camilo Pardo was going to be the art designer. We'll have to see what Stern has in store.

There is also what people are claiming to be another Wal-Mart toy in the form of the mustang model on the playfield. I understand the gripe when it comes to toys like the ones on X-Men but why build a custom mold and stuff for a car model when you can get some pretty dang good ones at Wal-Mart? Something else I'm thinking is... What if the cars are made to be interchangeable? The table pays tribute to all eras of Mustangs so what if you can switch out the default 'Stang for the model you like the most? That would be pretty neat!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pinball Update for January 2014

I have good news ... and bad news. The good news is that I found a couple of new machines in the city! The bad news is... a few of them aren't working. Still, it's nice to know there are a few more pinball machines out in the wild!

Let's start downtown at the Harborfront Centre Ice Rink. In the corner of the changerooms, you will find a Batman table!
The problem is that the right flipper doesn't work so you're stuck playing left-handed pinball. Not very much fun, mind you. It's a dang shame because the table is in good shape otherwise. The malfunctioning right flipper seems to be a recurring issue with Batman tables as I once had trouble with a finnickly flipper on Bar 918's Batman table. The weird thing is... it was the right flipper that was giving me trouble on that table.
The other issue is that since an ice rink is seasonal, you may only be able to play this machine during the winter.

Keeping in the theme of skating, over at the Hockey Hall of Fame, there is Bobby Orr's Power Play! My buddy Alex found this one which is good because I don't think I would ever step foot in the Hockey Hall of Fame except to see this table.
Look at all those Canadian flags! A very patriotic table for the Great White North.

Last but not least, let's hit up Disgraceland on Bloor. Head up the staircase at the back to the pool room and tucked away in the corner is a King Kool
Sadly, this table is out of order... It's a shame there aren't more pinball tables on Bloor St. I've always been curious about the area but since there really isn't any pinball, I don't spend much time around there. The only other machine I'm aware of is an out-of-order Terminator 2 at Bloor Bar Cafe between Dufferin and Ossington. What is it with T2 tables being out of order? The one at Wash-O-Mat in Peterborough was offline too.
Now, for some updates!