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THIS WEEK IN PINBALL – 9/19/22: James Bond 007 Release Delayed but Photos Leaked and MORE

James Bond 007 Pro
The Scoop

James Bond 007 Release Delayed and Leaked Photos

James Bond 007 Premium
James Bond 007 Pro

James Bond 007 Pro

James Bond 007 Pro

Pro Playfield

James Bond 007 Premium

James Bond 007 Premium

James Bond 007 Premium

Premium Back Playfield

Premium Bond on a Wand

Aston Martin DB5

Premium Rocket Area

Pro Rocket Area


Premium Side Cab

Premium Side Cab

What We Know Now:

  • Reveal Delayed due to the Queen’s passing until Thursday at 10am

  • Leaked photos from the IAAPA event in London: Learn more about this by watching Gonzo’s Pinball Flipperama video

  • Pro model: Dr. No

  • Premium model: You Only Live Twice

  • LE model: [Unknown]

  • Movies included: Diamonds Are Forever, You Only Live Twice, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Dr. No

  • Villains included: Blofeld, Largo, Goldfinger, Rosa Klebb, Dr. No

  • Henchman included: Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd, Oddjob, Grant, Prof. Dent, Irwin Wolfe

  • Bond Girls included: Tiffany Case, Aki, Domino, Tatiana Romanova, Pussy Galore, Sylvia Trench

  • The Aston Martin DB5 sculpt ejects the ball onto a wire form is on all models

  • Jetpack Bond in Premium model drops the ball onto a target

  • Registered Stern All-Access members will get a chance to purchase a limited number of LE games on the Stern Store at 10am CST on Thursday

Check out Cary Hardy’s reviews:


  • Possible price increases

  • Super LE: Rumored that Keith Elwin is making the single level fourth model for the 60th Anniversary version from a classic Stern game

Pinball Expo Coming Up In a Month

Pinball Expo '22

Pinball Expo is coming up soon and they have made some changes after some of the complaints from last year.

This is Spinal Tap Upcoming Release

This is Spinal Tap Pinball
This is Spinal Tap Pinball

Homepin is planning on releasing This is Spinal Tap some time in September. This is their second game produced after Thunderbirds.

  • Original Spinal Tap soundtracks

  • Cut video scenes from the original movie

  • Replica models of famous TAP guitars, “Mr Horsepower and Derek’s Famous “Double Bass”

  • Release Derek From the Fully Operation Pod Feature

  • Exploding Drummer

  • Optional Easy to install Official Spinal Tap Topper with Glowing Eyes and Animated Jaw

5 Years of TWIP!!

We missed an important milestone for TWIP back in July of this year. It has been over 5 years since our first weekly post back on July 10th of 2017. Thanks, Jeff, for all of the great content!

Repair and Maintenance Tips

Joe’s Classic Video Games puts out some really good videos about getting pinball machines back up and running. Here is a video they did recently on replacing the batteries with a button battery.

Make sure to check out the Latest Games and Rumors page.

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