A short post today. I’m a big fan of the Sega vector Tac Scan, but have never been impressed with the plain woodgrain converta-game cabinets. A collector in Virginia put together a custom Tac Scan cabaret including some cool custom sideart designed by another collector. Check it out.
When I was researching Glak’s licensed Mr. Do! back in 2008, I came across Brian French. He had told me a story concerning Glak Mr. Do! machines showing up in Cumberland Farms stores on the east coast. Tonight, I’m sharing that story with a photo showing a Cumberland Farms serial number.
If you’ve ever taken a look at Mr. Do! artwork, there are multiple versions of the marquee. One of those versions is yellow base / blue striped marquee with an illustrated Mr. Do! On one of the versions of this marquee, there is a notice about Glak’s license of Mr. Do! from Universal Co. Japan. Here are the photos.
If you’ve followed my progression of collecting arcade games over the years, you’ll know that I have a fascination for those games and manufacturers who were not well known and their history has largely been lost over time. One of those companies, Rhode Island based Omni Video / Glak, has been particularly fascinating due to their sorted legal past and the notable lack of identifiable branding to connect the company to their own cabinets.
Well – That was until I picked up these two games out of Maryland. There is no mistaking that these are Omni cabinets. And yes, the spelling of Figther is intentional, more on that in a bit.
In Sept. I was fortunate enough to pick up a small group of arcade games that included a Track & Field cocktail. For the majority of its life, this game has been in Indiana. Originally, the Track & Field was in an arcade in Lafayette IN, and the previous owner purchased it once it came off the floor keeping it in his own arcade for the last 20 years.
The game will be staying here in Indiana, here are some photos showing the excellent restoration work from the new owner.
In June 2015, I caught a Milwaukee Brewers game in beautiful Miller Park and before I made the trek back to Indianapolis, I picked up an empty Infinity 1 cabinet. Here’s a small photo gallery showing off the two versions of this cabinet.
This past month I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Janet and Greg concerning a small lot of four games they were looking to sell in preparation to list a home. It was a fun little transaction, it was fun to get to know Janet over the course of several weeks as we hauled the games out of the house.