Archive for May, 2010

Classic arcade collecting in the local Franklin Daily Journal

Franklin Daily Journal PhotoWelcome to you folks who read the Franklin Daily Journal article about my hobby / passion for collecting arcade games.

If you are looking to learn more about the hobby please visit the official article page. Obviously, please browse around the website and drop me a line if you have any questions at all. Happy Gaming!

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4 of 5 collectors actually prefer flat to curved

“All the great arcade game reproductions have been done,” is a stigma shared by our small collecting community, and for 80%-90% of the large volume ‘numbers’ reproductions, this is true. But what if I told you that white Nintendo t-molding had never been reproduced? White t-molding is available, but the proof is in the pudding – in this case the details, and one collector has taken charge to make sure that ‘authentic‘ Nintendo molding is available in 2010. (more…)

This just in, popular ‘Mint’ arcade games CAN still be found

Found? More like tracked. Four years ago, nearly to the weekend, I was at a local Sherwin Williams picking up yellow paint to use on my newly acquired Pac-man arcade cabinet. With the backdoor in hand for color matching I met a girl who knew the significance of that piece of wood which started a dialog that led me to make some interesting finds. (more…)

Printed in all it’s purple glory

Started in February, and now finished in late May – Time Pilot ’84 control panel overlays are now available to restore you own machine. Take a look inside to see photos of the finished digital print from This Old Game. (more…)

Pole Position arcade cabinet for sale

Short and sweet – I picked up a nearly complete Atari Pole Position arcade game this week in Indianapolis. If you are in the surrounding suburbs and looking to purchase an arcade cabinet for a mame project, hybrid arcade game, or restoration please get in touch with me. (more…)

Slow and steady builds the bomb factory

What do the first Transformers movie, a 2,100 year old melon, and Daimler minus Chrysler all have in common with a certain game named Agent X? They all happened, or started, in 2007. Sometimes, the best things are worth waiting for – let’s hope that is the case with this reproduction artwork. Today, we finally have a progress update. (more…)

A newly minted pinball collector

About a month and a half of storage is about my max now-adays for any coin-op machine that I don’t plan to keep. I picked up that New World pinball in Indianapolis back the first week of April. This past weekend I sold that pinball machine to guy in Rockford, IL for which I can only say – it’s never to late to be bitten by the bug 🙂 (more…)