No Quarter: Pinball Wizards Play South Florida

It's all flipper arms and extra points as the Florida Arcade and Pinball Exposition hits Dania Jai-Alai -- and there's a high score for the taking at every machine.

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Phil Mann reacts as he plays a pinball machine during The Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo at the Dania Jai-Alai Sports Entertainment Complex. Either that, or he's The Terminator.
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Or, just possibly, Mann was getting a load of these ladies. The largest convention of its kind in the state, "The APE" is a 4-day long gathering featuring a large assortment of coin-operated pinball, videogame, and other gameroom equipment from yesteryear.
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All games at the APE are set to "freeplay," which means: no quarters! Even Elvira looks good at that price. The convention runs through Sunday, and admission is $12.
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The Six Million Dollar Man is among approximately 400 pinball games from the 1950s to the present set up at Dania Jai-Alai.
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APE-goer Brian Dominy is pretty into his game...
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...but Jeffrey Neumann nabs style points for his horizontal half-plié -- and cell phones stored in his socks.
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Kevin Unger gets intense as he plays an old favorite, but who can blame him? The APE holds a week-end long "get the highest score, take the game home" contest.
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Hands were a-blurrin' as some fast and furious pinball went down on Friday.
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Believe it or not, women like Alexis Garrison can be found at the APE.
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Still, a Playboy pinball machine may be as close to one as some attendees get. (Just kidding, bro.)
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The Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo at the Dania Jai-Alai Sports Entertainment Complex is open Saturday from noon to 1 a.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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