2016 Auction Dates

For anyone interested in arcade auctions, this is the AGS schedule for this year:

January 16: Winston-Salem, NC – Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
February 13: i ENTERTAINMENT – 2409 Avenue J, Suite D, Arlington, TX 76006
February 20: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center
March 12: Winston-Salem, NC – Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
April 9: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center
May 21: Winston-Salem, NC – Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
June 11: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center
August 6: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center
October 1: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center
November 19: Winston-Salem, NC – Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
December 10: Sevierville, TN – Sevierville Convention Center


For more info, check them out @ www.auctiongamesales.com

Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 115



Join us to a long delayed episode 115!  We discuss the Arkansas warehouse raid that we went on over the winter, a lot of new pin acquisitions, and other random things that have been going on.  We will also have a booth/table at Pinfest 2016 in Allentown PA on May 5th, and 6th, so stop by and visit us!! We also talk about the future of the show going forward.

This is the documentary on the final days of Williams pinball division.  A must watch!

Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball

The Piniwiki list of vehicles that a pin will fit in:


Pinfest 21016:


First Arkansas video, which we codenamed “Arkantana”


Second Arkansas trip video:


Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 114


Join us in this very special Thanksgiving episode as we give thanks to the wonderful people that allow us to have this amazing hobby, our wives!

Guests in this episode are:  Rick & Tara Taylor, George “G.W.” & Theresa Whittaker, Gene & Wendy Wills, and me, Marc, & my wife Shelley.  We also ask some questions to get a woman’s perspective on pinball, & the pinball hobby!


Check out the Amigos podcast!




L to R: Shelley & Marc Johnston, Rick & Tara Taylor, Theresa & George Whittaker, Wendy & Gene Wills


L to R: Gene, George, Daryl, Rick, & Marc


Lock is Lit Podcast Episode 113


In this episode, I invite my long time friend Ken Lilly on the show for conversations about about arcade collecting in the 1990’s, and of course pinball!  We introduce a new show segment, “Stupid Ebay Stuff”, and also welcome a behind the scenes episode editor/commentator, Vic, the podcast droid.


We have mentioned them before, but Holland Computers sells some good multicade boards:



This what we were talking about, when we discussed Omega Race:



Ken’s Games:






Flipper McCoys:



Ebay Auctions:


Police Force



Black Hole Ramp disk???



Michael Jordan pin:



Centaur 2 (never heard of it)


Lock is Lit Episode 112


Rick and I make a triumphant return to the studio in this epic episode filled with epic awesomeness!

New show segment “Pin O’ the Month” where we discuss the history behind Gottlieb’s 1981 Black Hole!

We also discuss a long distance trip to Pennsylvania to pick up a Hurricane pin, what else we have been up to, and what the future holds!


The best Black Hole pin in the galaxy, mine!


Joe Cicak’s original sketch for Black Hole:

The original Black Hole prototype:


Dragon’s Lair whitewood (the only pic I could find):


Critical Mass:


Critical Mass history, and rebirth:


Joe Cicak’s presentation A Pinball Expo 2006:


Your hosts Rick and Marc bring you the pinball podcast for idiots, by idiots.

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