Toronto, Canada, October 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Everything old is new again and consumers can’t seem to get enough of retro. They are flocking to current box office films remade from originals that entertained movie goers decades ago. They tune in every week to hit TV shows inspired by old classics such as Hawaii Five-0, and listen to top 40 songs on their iPods, performed by modern artists but originally penned by songwriters who ruled the radio airwaves many moons ago.
In keeping with the trend, there’s another retro pastime that’s made a steady comeback recently – pinball.
It wasn’t that long ago when pinball machines could be found almost everywhere. These mechanical marvels with their flashing lights and ringing chimes would lie in wait, hidden in the shadows of bowling alleys, bars, pool halls, and pizza joints beckoning anyone who walked nearby to slip in a quarter and play a game. Some called it the lure of the Silver Ball, referring to the metal ball that is propelled up onto a wooden playfield packed full of pop bumpers, drop targets, kick-out holes and, of course, flippers.
One of the enduring traits of pinball is the artwork that was screened onto playfields and display glasses that also served to show players their score. Little did they know it at the time, but the talented artists who penned these masterpieces were literally creating time capsules with their artwork for each game, capturing moments in time from simpler days long ago.
To celebrate these artists’ work for all to enjoy, Arcade Novelties offers a selection of t-shirts, apparel, and gift items featuring authentic pinball machine artwork from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. With themes that range from space travel to old westerns, these classic game titles inevitably bring back fond memories with the older crowd that grew up during the golden years of pinball, while also appealing to a younger generation who have become enamored with retro-cool fashion.
With the Christmas gift-giving season already gearing up, shoppers looking for gift ideas that offer something uniquely retro will find the biggest selection of pinball merchandise sold online exclusively at www.arcadenovelties.com.
About Arcade Novelties:
Arcade Novelties is a unique online retail destination that specializes in reproducing genuine licensed pinball game artwork on t-shirts for men, women, and kids, casual apparel, home and office accessories, and gift items. Its products are available exclusively at www.arcadenovelties.com