Mon, 22 September 2014
Join us as we invite our friends Marc Crouse, Roger Deem, and Gene Wills on to the show in our very first roundtable discussion. On this episode, we discuss our memories of arcades from our youth, our favorite games, and the current state of arcades today.
The wood repair glue Roger mentions.
Good representation of how much arcade games cost the operators nowadays.
$30,000 will buy you this!
Mon, 11 August 2014
In this episode, we talk a bit about how the Power Up Retro Video Gaming convention went, and also discuss how to use LED strips to liven up your pinball machine!
These are blue, but you can get them in any color. $8!!
This is the RGB kit we talked about.
Nice way to hook up more than one strip to a single 12v power source.
New sponsor! Check them out!
Sun, 13 July 2014
Many thanks to Ben Durfee for allowing Lock is Lit to interview him about the upcoming Power Up Retro Video Gaming Convention, in Huntington, WV on August 2nd!
Thu, 10 July 2014
In this episode, we finally announce the winner of our shooter rod contest, talk a bit about the upcoming Power Up Retro Video Game Convention in Huntington, WV, and we run down through a list of tools you will need to maintain your pins. When is a pin to far gone to save? We talk a bit about this, and much, much more in this fun filled episode!
August 2nd, from 12-5 in Huntington, WV
Need some cheap tools?
July 27th, 9am. Sounds like a fun time!
The circuit board holder mentioned in the show.
Sun, 8 June 2014
In this episode, we invite our good friend Gene Wills into the studio! Rick interviews his daughter, Emma "Russell" Taylor to get her views on pinball, we discuss the trip we took to Coin Op warehouse, and recap the pinball tournament Rick threw for his daughter's 7th birthday!!
Lloyd @ Coin Op has some great deals, but you have to act fast!
Your one stop shop for retro podcast needs!
Check out our sponsor Wizard Amusement. Nice custom shooter rods!
Wed, 28 May 2014
In this episode, we make a trip down to the Asheville Pinball Museum in scenic Asheville, North Carolina! Rick has some adventures involving shipping a pin from Florida to West Virginia, and we announce an exciting new contest!!!!!!
Many thanks to our new sponsor for providing us with a couple shooter rods, as well as one to give away! They also restore, service, and sell classic pinball machines! Check them out, and tell Mike Lock is Lit sent ya!
Located in downtown Asheville, right by the Grove Arcade (no, not THAT type of arcade). They have over 35 machines set on free play. $10 let's you play till you have blistas on yer fingas!
There are a lot of pinball podcasts out there, but this one is waaay above the rest. Tune in and listen to Rod, Gaz, and Pinball Stevie give you a down under take on pinball. They are only on episode 5, but they have the podcast thing nailed. It is also very interesting to hear about the pin scene in Australia. Soon as you finish up with our episode, go there!!
Need a pinball shipped? These are the recommended guys.
Wed, 7 May 2014
In episode 102, we gave you some ideas on where to buy your first pin. In this episode, we discuss things you need to bring with you when you go to pick up your pin, and also items to check before you even think about plugging your new pin in. Unfortunately, we also give you cave like voice quality, and laptop fan noise! We have been trying new ways to record the show with both of us in the same room, and we just haven’t got it down yet. Can’t blame the Yeti mics, just our idiocy. We do apologize, and bear with us, as it will get better…we hope.
Very good prices and good quality on LEDs! Check out Comet Pinball:
Florida area forum that has a pretty good pinball/arcade classifieds section:
For all of your retro video gaming needs in southern WV, check out PixelNation Retro Videogame Store!
Sun, 13 April 2014
Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 103
"The Pearisburg Incident"
In this episode, we update you a bit on new pins that we have purchased, and take you on a wild ride to a garage in Pearisburg. Oh my.
If you are interested in any of the pins/games that are mentioned in the podcast, please call Katy @ 1-260-267-5483. This is primarily her voicemail line, but leave her a message, and she will get back to you. Don't forget to let her know that Rick and Marc sent you. Thanks!
Also, thanks to our show sponsor, TJ's Fancy Caps!!
Tue, 11 March 2014
In this episode, we talk about where to find your first pin, and what to look for when you find it. Ebay, Craigslist, Online Forums, etc, it all gets covered in this hour long episode!
Sun, 9 February 2014
Welcome to the Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 101
In this episode, we will discuss why we decided to do a podcast, our pin history, and other super cool subjects!