The Start of TNT Amusements in Bucks County, PA
Todd Tuckey began a Video Game route in 1979, installing games in stores in the Philadelphia area. He also worked full-time at Temple University Student Activities Center of Philadelphia where he ran 2 arcade game rooms and the movie theater. But, by 1984, the arcade video boom was over, and left were dozens of games with nowhere to sell or place them.
Todd placed arcade games and pinball arcade machines outside his home in Northeast Philadelphia in late August, 1984 with big for sale signs on them — and dozens of customers came! Every Friday and Saturday until Christmas of 1984, games were sold for $100 up to $600 each on an as-is cash and carry basis. During the week, unsold games were covered with plastic and kept outdoors, sometimes as many as 90 games lined the long driveway! With almost 500 arcade games and pinball arcade machines sold from his driveway, Todd realized there was a big demand for commercial quality games, pinball arcade machines and arcade video games for home use. Todd quit his job at Temple and resumed sales full-time in January 1985 from his garage, and then he rented his first showroom in October of that same year.
In November, 1986, with sales climbing and storage space expensive, TNT Amusements purchased the current building in Bucks County, PA. The new showroom of 2,000 square feet was divided into multiple rooms with connecting doorways, lit with neon lights, creating a maze-like space that’s fun to explore.
Private Arcade Parties for Philadelphia and Bucks County at TNT Amusements
In 1988, a customer suggested renting the space for his son’s party, giving the idea of private party rentals of the entire showroom. Since no other party facility can offer the unique concept of just one party per time slot plus the “FREE PLAY” feature on all the games, our party rentals book solid week after week. With the extensive collection of arcade games for sale, arcade video games, foosball tables and pinball arcade machines, TNT Amusements has become a popular private party place in Philadelphia and Bucks County for people of all ages.
Top of the Line Repair for Arcade Games & Pinball Arcade Machines
As each year passes, the average age of these classic machines gets older, requiring more and more extensive rebuilding. Pinball arcade machines need even greater rebuilding. With many of the older pinball arcade machines, TNT sometimes puts two games together to produce one excellent one. Only the BEST in arcade games and pinball arcade machines are for sale! We now INCLUDE LED lighting on all our Pinball Machines we sell at NO extra charge!
Over the years, we have developed a very thorough overhaul procedure for each game. We perform many factory updates along with several dozen checkpoints that are sometimes fogotten about or unknown to others. (Many Arcade Video Games require an additional $500 to $1000 in parts and labor while Pinball Machines and Shuffle Alleys may require $1200 to $1800 in extra expenses!! We rationalize this expense easily – it reduces service calls to a few or none. Our FREE Over-The-Phone Service solves 90% of many problems you may experience over the years and our generous Trade-In policy that is guaranteed in writing allows customers to upgrade their games from time to time without the annoyance of selling their games privately to strangers.
Dedicated to 100% Customer Satisfaction in Philadelphia, Bucks County and the World!
At TNT Amusements, our #1 priority has been and will always be our customers and their satisfaction. Before you get your arcade games and pinball machine you have ordered, we will provide to you a YouTube Video showing the finished machine and all that we have done to it for your final approval! We have over 1000 videos posted on YouTube to show the level of excellence we do to our machines!
As we enter our 36th year of business and offering arcade games for sale, we have expanded our showrooms to include Bowling Shuffle Alleys, Skeeball, Air Hockey, and Jukeboxes. We now have the largest used game showroom in the world with over 100 pieces on display in a 4,000 square foot area. Our number one sales reference is STILL word of mouth from our customer base of over 12,000 families.
Our full size arcade video games, shuffle alleys, CD and 45rpm jukeboxes, pinball machines and more are not only available to Bucks County, Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County and Montgomery County, but also WORLDWIDE! Since we have the most extensive amount of video arcade and pinball arcade machines for sale in the county, we figured why not make TNT Amusement arcade products available to everyone in the world? We can ship to almost any seaport in the world for just $600–including packing, power conversion, and insurance!