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Post by Malibu-ss on Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:24 pm

Not good news.................Taken from Pinside

After 35 years of being in the pinball business and almost 13 years of Pinball Inc manufacturing quality replacement ramps for pinball machines I have decided to retire from the ramp manufacturing business. It is time to pursue other projects, other interests and other matters.

There are currently six new projects which we are working on that I have promised to complete so I will continue until such time they are completed. I estimate these projects should be completed in 6 to 10 months, my goal is to be done by the end of 2014. We will attend two more shows this year, next months Allentown Show and the Chicago Expo.

At this time it has not been determined what will become of the ramp manufacturing business of Pinball Inc. There are options/offers being considered which may or may not continue the manufacturing of ramps. If this happens we will update with any development at the appropriate time. In the meantime current inventories will be sold as before but will likely not be re-stocked so as the inventory sells off the stock might be NLA unless other options with the manufacturing are determined.

It’s been a great experience and I enjoyed it immensely. In the 12 years+ we’ve shipped out over 30,000 ramps, over 5000 last year alone ( a new record). It’s a good feeling to know that we’ve help many people repair/restore their machines. The ramp business has allowed me to meet many great people in the community, many of which are now very close friends, for that I am forever grateful.

I’ve always wanted to go out on top and under my own terms and now’s the time. Regardless of the outcome of the ramp business, Pinball Inc (and I) will remain at some capacity in the Pinball community.

Thanks everyone!!

James Loflin
Pinball Inc.


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Post by Bay78 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:57 am

This **could** be VERY bad! I hope he works something out with someone to take it over. But...... at least were going to Expo and it's his last show. I can just imagine the kind of sales he's going to have.

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Post by Freezie on Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:12 pm

Panic ensues !!
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Post by Malibu-ss on Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:26 pm

GLENDALE, Arizona (July 19th, 2014) — Starship Fantasy is proud to formally announce that we have recently purchased the Ramp Manufacturing Division of Pinball, Inc. All Ramp products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. and will now be manufactured under the Starship Fantasy brand name. Larry Rosenthal founded Starship Fantasy in 1980, and in 2012 Starship Fantasy partnered with CPR (Classic Playfield Reproductions) to be their representative at Pinball Shows around the country.

Currently, all Ramps are being manufactured in Atlanta, GA. Production of all Current Ramp titles will be moved to Phoenix within the next 30 days. With this acquisition and the manufacturing being moved across the country to a new facility in Phoenix, we are doing everything we can to avoid any disruption in Manufacturing, Product Orders, and/or Customer Service.

Starship Fantasy carries the same commitment to the production of Quality Ramps that are better than NOS at a reasonable price point. Starship Fantasy is looking forward to serving the pinball hobby with Ramps of a high caliber and Customer Service that its customers have come to expect.

Starship Fantasy carries all the items you need to restore your pinball machine. Playfields, Plastics and Backglasses from Classic Playfield Reproductions, New Reproduction Ramps, PinCab Protectors, Plasma DMD Displays along with many other products.

Happy Flippin'

Larry Rosenthal, President
Starship Fantasy
6607 W Vista Bonita Dr
Glendale, AZ 85310-5740
http://www.starship-fantasy.com
larry@starship-fantasy.com
cell: 602-228-7333

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Post by prock on Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:12 am

Awesome news.. I was surprised I didn't hear anything about this sooner. Thanks for posting!
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