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Ms. Pac-Man Cocktail restoration

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

I was just getting into the hobby and was amazed by the incredible restorations I saw on RGVAC and BYOAC. I couldn’t believe the attention to detail shown in some of the restorations. The step by step tutorials really got me itching to try my hand at a full restoration. Fate would provide me with some free time in the summer of 2001, so I decided to try my hand at fixing up a Ms. Pac-Man CT. (more…)

Stocked up on Token Mechs

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

It wouldn’t be right to have my arcade run on anything but tokens. My fondest memories of the old Aladdin’s Castle located at the HIP (Harlem Irving Plaza), was putting in my dollar and getting a handful of tokens. Those cool, custom Aladdin’s Castle tokens. Most of the time it was just 4, but I remember the specials when you’d get 6! Those were the days. A smelly, smokey game room, flashing lights and arcade sounds and the token machine plinking out tokens in the background. It just didn’t get any better. (more…)

Phoenix Cabaret added to collection

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

I got an opportunity to trade my project centipede cabaret for a project phoenix cabaret. Now you might be saying that I got a crappy deal, but I had very little into the centipede as it was from a bulk buy, I already have a multipede in a millipede cab and phoenix was one of the first games I played as a kid. (more…)

Building a stand for my Rowe BC150 changer

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

I had been on the hunt for a decent change machine at auctions, on eBay and  Craigslist.  I went and looked at a few, but most of the time they are really beat and not working and I really didn’t want another project.  I finally found this one from an ad off Craigslist and bought it for about $200, fully working. (more…)

Black Light carpet bites the dust!

Monday, September 15th, 2008

My poor blacklight carpet has survived two major floods in the basement.  The first time it was still rolled up during the final days of construction and didn’t get that wet.  The second time it had been newly installed and required professional cleaning and drying with new pad.  It wasn’t so lucky the third time around.  With record rainfall here in the Midwest my poor carpet didn’t stand a chance! (more…)