On the way back from Lancaster PA and the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network DaWife and I took a Detour towards Philly to visit the Internet’s premire Pinball/arcade machine salesman Todd Tuckey
As you can see we gave no advance notice so we had no idea what would be going on or even if he would be in, all we knew was we were showing up during business hours and Todd likes to sell things so we figured our odds were OK to find him there, we did.
Todd’s game area which he rents out for parties is rather cool and very kid friendly with crawl holes connecting different rooms (little kids and childish people like me absolutely LOVE crawl holes not to mention a nice collection of both pinball and arcades games to play that are also all for sale.
He also ran an old Popeye cartoon episode from the 50’s which was a remake of a 30’s feature which he had on actual film, which is what primitive man used to use to show movies before the digital age. I haven’t been able to find this version on youtube so this is likely the only place you’ll see it.
I had my primary camera for the video but the batter started flashing and my spares where somewhere in the car so I cut that video short. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that I remembered that I had my backup camera around my neck so I started filming the work area and Todd showed me some of the machines he was working on.
As I mentioned in my Pintastic piece on him what can be lost in the comedy and the showmanship from Todd videos is the amount of work that goes into these machines in terms of electronics, in terms of art, even in terms of basic cleaning. Todd has the type of practical knowledge that would be invaluable for young folks today, he’s a lot more than just an internet showman.
Speaking of being an internet showman His latest video is up and it shows some of the machines from my visit that he was working on completed and ready to ship
If I ever do a book on American Success Stories Done, Todd Tuckey will have a chapter.
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