Recent Arcade Forum Topics

  • Cool custom sideart for Tac Scan – 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. Tac Scan Sideart Daryl, a collector out […]
  • Glak connection to Cumberland Farms – 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. Glak games in Cumberland […]
  • Mr. Do! licensed by Glak – Photos – 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. […]
  • Space Guerrilla and Moon Figther from Omni, Inc. – 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 […]
  • Beautiful restored Track & Field Cocktail – 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 […]
  • Pac-man Cabaret – Valuation Example – Tonight, let’s do a brief review of the condition and pricing for a Pac-man cabaret for sale in Westchester, NY. Pac-man Cabaret – A brief introduction The original Pac-man arcade game came in three flavors from Midway when it was released in late 1980 – Upright (standard), cocktail and cabaret (referred to as mini-myte). Here […]
  • Infinity 1 – “The game with 1,000 Faces” – 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. What is Infinity / “InfiniFy” 1? First, let’s take a look at […]
  • The tale of Two cabarets…and Two Shmups – 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 […]
  • Journey Sound Mod (Part 1) – This was some excellent content that was originally published on Coinopspace.com by Rich Lint. Rich Lint owns This Old Game, the best source to get quality reproduction artwork for classic arcade games. Don’t Stop Believin’! The first part of the Journey sound mod has been kid tested and mother approved. Journey Sound Mod Part 1- […]
  • Universal game row in the making – Over the last year, a number of regional groups on Facebook for arcade collecting have been gaining steam and are a becoming a great source for finding games, parts and making new connections. Occasionally monitoring Facebook over the last two months has led me to add three Universal arcade games to my collection. Two more […]