Star Wars cockpit marquee glass films

Just over a week and a half ago a Star Wars cockpit glass marquee sold on ebay for $182.50! Wow. Quite a bit of demand for an original piece of glass in great condition. With shipping that is over $200.00 for this one piece of artwork. Wonder if the winner saw my post about the Star Wars films and that eventually these pieces will be reproduced. (more…)


Mappy Color Separations Finished

Hot day outside. Good day to sit in the basement and work on vector arcade game artwork. Simple and easy, not like the Pengo control panel artwork separations, the color separations for the Mappy kickplate artwork were quick and to the point. (more…)


Midway Mappy Kickplate Artwork

Mappy Kickplate Artwork - Mappy Character After I finished up with the final details of the Atari Football reproduction sideart, that freed me up to tackle a much smaller project, Goro and Mappy artwork for the Mappy kickplate (Here are some small images of both of them). Eventually, This Old Game will do reproductions of these characters and they are simple enough that over the course of last night and tonight I was able to vectorize both. (more…)


Value of NOS Mappy and Food Fight bezels

There have been a couple of auctions on eBay over the past two weeks that have gotten arcade game collectors attention. There were of course the two different classic Atari Computer Space games that both went for over $10,000, and there were also the NOS (new old stock) Bally Mappy and Atari Food Fight bezels that were found in an old operator’s warehouse in California. The final price of the Mappy bezel was $271.55 ($255+$16.55 shipping), and the Atari Food Fight was $277.05 ($260.55+$16.55 Shipping)! Wow! How can one brand new, mint condition piece of any arcade game bring so much coin? Well, let’s look at it a little bit.

Brand New Food Fight Bezel 4

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Mappy cocktail artwork

Jeff Waldron was nice enough to save and give me some artwork he had laying around from a Mappy cocktail. I like Mappy quite a bit, (thank you Jakks TV Games) and enjoy the artwork so it is nice to know that I have the cocktail glass underlay as well as two control panel overlays in case anyone ever wants to make reproductions or just needs scans for any reason. (more…)


Arcade Artwork: Getting committed buying collectors for your reproduction project

For all of the great arcade websites that exist for collectors to interact and collaborate, I have not come across many articles that I would consider a “primer” series stepping a potential future collector through the process of having arcade artwork reproduced. There are a lot of small nuances and skills that go into a run of reproduction artwork and we are going to try to cover all of the main points in this series. (more…)


Arcade Artwork: Researching past arcade reproductions

For all of the great arcade websites that exist for collectors to interact and collaborate, I have not come across many articles that I would consider a “primer” series stepping a potential future collector through the process of having arcade artwork reproduced. There are a lot of small nuances and skills that go into a run of reproduction artwork and we are going to try to cover all of the main points in this series. (more…)