The World’s Only Bill Paxton Pinball Machine


His name is Benjamin Heckendorn and this is what he’s doing in his offtime:

Building the world’s only and fully working pinball machine meant to honor the film career of Bill Paxton. Twister. Aliens. True Lies. Frailty. The Dark Backward. Weird Science. The Terminator. The man is worthy — nay, OWED — a pinball machine to his geek greatness.

Heckendorn has been working on his custom pinball machine since 2005; he is considered an expert game modder and so has a bunch of other projects on the go at any given time but now Heckendorn hopes to have his BPP game ready for playing next year

The question is what arcade or gaming center will pick up this delightful piece.  Personally I think it would be absolutely incredible to own this thing.  Just for the sheer amount of questions I would receive when someone enters the den I don’t have.

“What the hell is this?”  “Why it’s the world’s only Bill Paxton pinball machine of course!”


  • Madison

    That’s great. And come to think of it, Paxton has had a LOT of sweet roles…

  • IcemanD

    If it should go anywhere (a big if) it should go to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

    In other news: The Pinball Hall of Fame is an awesome place to kill an afternoon.

  • Madison

    @ IcemanD

    I did not know the place existed. I’m gonna have to check that out next time I’m in Vegas.

  • IcemanD

    @ Madison: It’s a little ways off the strip (about a 20 minute bus ride down Tropicana from the Excalibur). Well worth the visit though.

    I must of played 50 different machines. Brought back a LOT of childhood memories.

  • Josh

    Ben Heck is an internet celebrity. Pretty much any major console modification or controller modification you see, it’s done by him. All the PS3 and 360 laptops? Yup, him. Engadget has made the man a geek celebrity. I’m honestly surprised you called him by his full name. I can’t remember the last time he was called by his full name. It’s weird. lol

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