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This is a little blog about pinball and arcade video games. There’s an old version at that lingers on for unknown reasons.

In particular, a friend has said nice things about the coin door identification guide. I mean, one friend, and just the once, but it was very kind. You may find that useful, although PinWiki is a lot more organized and complete.

What does TY-FFASI mean?

I’m sure it was just a typo.

Who is to blame for this site?

Tim Showalter with considerable, and occasionally involuntary, help from friends.

Aw, c’mon, what does TY-FFASI mean?

It’s something that appears on the Data East/Sega solid-state flipper parts, and I needed a domain name, so here we are.


According to legend, and Clay’s repair guide, it means, “Take your f—ing flippers and stick it”. Apparently they were getting sued by Williams at the time over flipper designs at the time.