Highway Games, the amusement industry online resource and distributor, will distribute the first officially licensed pinball table from Homepin, Thunderbirds, based on the classic puppet science fiction series from the 1960s.
Homepin was founded by Australian Mike Kalinowski in 2013, with its manufacturing facility based in Shenzhen, China. The factory is managed by Australian electronic engineers with a combined industry experience in excess of 85 years. The company also manufactures a wide range of replacement PCBs.
“Thunderbirds is our first branded pinball table and it has been a labour of love for the team at Homepin, as we have been working on it for four years,” said Kalinowski. “I watched the series as a kid in Australia, so it’s has been especially thrilling to create the first pinball table based on the title. I am very pleased to have Steve and the team at Highway Games for distribution and support.”
Thunderbirds immerses players in all the action of the International Rescue team, featuring authentic character voices and original music. The playfield includes Tracy Island with its retracting swimming pool and palm trees, which combined with the animated panels and authentic artwork on the backbox, create a retro effect with modern twists. With the ultimate aim of defeating International Rescue’s nemesis The Hood, the multi-gameplay of this machine makes it suitable for both novice and experienced players.
“As Australians, we too grew up watching Thunderbirds and we are very excited to work with Mike from Homepin to set up a profession distribution network for this great title across the world, both for the coin-op and the home markets,” said Steve Josifovski, CEO of Highway Games. “Mike and his team have spent years meticulously creating every piece of Thunderbirds, we are very happy to be associated with it.”