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Recent Arcade Forum Topics

  • What’s it worth? Smash TV Boards – In this edition of valuing your arcade games & parts, its several recent eBay auctions for Williams Smash T.V. PCBs and the final sales prices. Williams Smash T.V. – Auction Data Over the last several years the interest in Williams Smash T.V. has increased, but I have noticed that over the last 2-3 years the […]
  • What’s it worth? Bally Midway Journey Boards – Upright Journey machines have always commanded a notable following and demand from collectors and non-collectors alike, but over the last several years the prices for parts have definitely risen. Here is some recent auction data from eBay that provides some comps on what just a working Journey boardset may be worth. eBay Results – Working […]
  • Cosmic Monsters Sighting – Bip Bip Bar in Denmark – Quick post this evening with some photos of a Cosmic Monsters at an arcade bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. Cosmic Monsters in Denmark In searching through arcade photos on Instagram I came across the Bip Bip Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. They’ve got a working Cosmic Monsters in the red ship Universal cabinet commonly associated with Galaxy […]
  • What’s it worth? Atari Assault Joystick – In continuing to research costs for piecing together an Atari Assault, here is some auction data on what to expect to pay for the unique joysticks for this game. Value of an Atari Assault Joystick A nice set of the correct joysticks for an Assault are a must. There are a number of Assault cabs […]
  • “Cosmic Monsters II” in San Antonio, Texas – It’s always cool to see an upright Universal Cosmic Monsters here in the US, one surfaced last July in San Antonio TX after sitting in a storage unit for ~20 years. Cosmic Monsters II in a Galaxy Wars Cabinet This “Cosmic Monsters” was part of a lot of 100+ games that were available in an […]
  • What’s it worth? Atari Assault Boardset – Atari Assault is a blast, I’ve been researching lately into what it would cost to add one to the collection or worst case, piece one together. For readers who may be working on a restore, this is the first in hopefully a series of posts of recent auction data to gauge what parts to an […]
  • Auction Results: Universal Cosmic Monsters Cocktail – I’m always keeping an eye out for Universal arcade games, and came across this auction for a Cosmic Monsters cocktail that ended this evening. As prices are always changing, a quick post this evening to share the results from that auction to help those looking to appraise their own machine. Universal Cosmic Monsters Cocktail There […]
  • Universal Magical Spot, with a nice midwest backstory – In August of 2017, a collector just outside of Cincinnati OH came across a complete Universal Magical Spot a couple of miles from his home. Here are some photos of the game and a little bit about its backstory. The Magical Spot with (possibly) a single owner When Adam picked up the game in Aug. […]
  • Feeling Lucky! Picked up a Universal Galaxy Wars – I had some tremendous luck befall me the first week of December and picked up a complete, working Universal Galaxy Wars. Here’s the brief story of how the seller contacted me with a couple of photos. Contacted about the Galaxy Wars via “VAPS” In 11 years of this nutty hobby I’ve been lucky enough to […]
  • 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 […]