Flyers / Brochures
A pinball flyer is a sales brochure created by the manufacturers to advertise and promote the arrival of their latest machine. They usually show a colorful picture of the machine and sometimes a close-up of the playfield. The older flyers were typically in black and white. They are also a great reference tool as they usually describe many of the features and details of the game. The manufacturers were always certain this “new and improved” model would become the biggest money-maker of all time! Some brochures were mailed out to game operators, but most were typically handed out at trade shows or from game distributors.
Some people collect coin-op flyers just like any other collectable item such as automobile brochures or movie posters, etc. Others want the flyers for the games they own to frame and hang on the wall next to their prized machine. I like collecting them for fun. Not only are they historically noteworthy, but they’re also simply nice to look at. You would be amazed at how much you can learn about the machines from reading the brochures. Our goal is to build as complete a collection as possible and share it with the public.
Our collection of brochures numbers over 450 dating from the early 1950’s through the mid 1980’s. Look for more to come!