Jersey Jack Pinball has been responsible for many industry firsts, including LCD screens, LED lighting, camera integration, online connectivity, and other innovative technologies. Their previous releases, The Wizard of Oz, The Hobbit, Dialed In!, Pirates of the Caribbean, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Guns N’ Roses: Not in this Lifetime were all deluxe machines and really shined. The new Toy Story 4 is no exception. It should be good, because it was designed by Pat Lawlor, a veteran pinball designer responsible for Earthshaker, FunHouse, Twilight Zone, and the best-selling pin of all time, The Addams Family. Rumor has it that Lawlor is retiring, so Toy Story 4 may just be his swan song.

Lawlor has made our favorite toys come to life. Play pinball with Woody, Jesse, Bo Peep, and other Toy Story favorites, as Tim Allen narrates the game-callouts while reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear. An exclusive performance of Randy Newman’s popular tune, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is also featured in the game.

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Michael Thomasson is one of the most widely respected videogame historians in the field today. He currently teaches college level videogame history, design, and graphics courses. For television, Michael conducted research for MTV's videogame related program Video MODS. In print, he authored Downright Bizarre Games, and has contributed to nearly a dozen gaming texts. Michael’s historical columns have been distributed in newspapers and magazines worldwide. He has written business plans for several vendors and managed a dozen game-related retail stores spanning three decades. Michael consults for multiple video game and computer museums and has worked on nearly a hundred game titles on Atari, Coleco, Sega and other console platforms. In 2014, The Guinness Book of World Records declared that Thomasson had “The Largest Videogame Collection” in the world. His businesses sponsor gaming tradeshows and expos across the US and Canada.  Visit