REVIEW : RYAN CLAYTOR AND NICK BALDRIDGE : COIN-OP CARNIVAL #1 BOOK REVIEW : VIDEO
The inaugural issue features an interview with Wayne Neyens, game reviews (Gottlieb’s Mystic Marvel, Williams’ Space Pilot), E.M. Tech (Relays), a product review, Comics, and more!
Illustrations by Ryan Claytor with articles written by Nick Baldridge and Ryan Claytor.
Coin-Op Carnival #1 is 64-pages in length, measures 5.5″ x 8.5″, and features full-color illustrations on every page.
Price is $15 plus shipping
In this video, we do an overview of a book created by Ryan Claytor and Nick Baldridge called Coin-Op Carnival #1. This is the first book in a four part series from the duo. The book focuses on the workings of electro-mechanical pinball machines and also contains a great interview with Wayne Neyens of Gottlieb fame. Wayne worked with Gottlieb for years creating over 150 machines. Presently, Wayne is at the young age of 100 years old.
The book showcases Ryan’s great artistic and writing talent as with Nick’s brilliant mind about the EM technology and processes of pinball machines and arcade games. The two make a great partnership combining their great talents and putting it down on paper.
I am not a huge EM fan, but this book does draw you in with its stellar artistic flair added with great information about the electro-mechanical era. As I read the book, I wanted to learn more about the workings of the older games and what made them function. Also learning about Wayne’s history at Gottlieb was very entertaining and interesting.
Also please visit the Coin-Ops website to read more about Nick and Ryan.
Also, pick up some merchandise to help the guys fund the series of books coming in the future. T-shirts and lapel pins are available to purchase. Nick and Ryan are also on a book tour sharing stories and meeting fans in the pinball hobby. I will include the tour’s schedule below.
I highly recommend the book for any pinball enthusiast. Again, its great art and well crafted verbiage makes this book a must have.
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