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Flynn Lives!

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

If you’re an arcade collector or just a fan of the classic game, you already know about the much anticipated Tron Legacy, sequel to the Disney film Tron. The hype has been building for some time, but as opening day gets closer the viral marketing campaign continues to grow. Take a look at this…

ENCOM badge

This was the reward for completing the Arcade Aid challenge and guessing all 56 video games hidden throughout the city. I managed to get about 47 without help, not too bad. The ENCOM employee badge arrived in about a week and has an employee ID number, scan code and cool holographic sticker. For a give away item, this thing is fantastic. Yes, I’m a Tron fan and will wear this proudly. (more…)

Willis Tron cpo

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Tron control panel overlay by Willis was a decent attempt at capturing the feel of the original cabinet design in an aftermarket product. A step up from some of the random artwork jumbles commonly seen in bootleg artwork, this cpo was produced by Willis in 1983 with quality materials and an attention to detail. While the artwork is vaguely similar to the original overlay, there are some notable differences. (more…)

Reproduction Tron Handle comparison

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The recent release of reproduction Tron handles has caused quite a stir in the collecting community. NOS handles are difficult to find and command a premium when they do pop up for sale. The fact that Randy over at GroovyGameGear is selling his “factory original” reproductions for a mere $24.95, with a trigger and top screw, is a big deal.

Reproduction Tron Handle

I ordered two handles on Sunday and received them today via USPS, pretty quick. Do the handles meet collectors exacting standards? How do they compare to an original or a previous reproduction handle? Let’s find out. (more…)