Arcade collectors, show off your machines

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#1  Edited By EVILfunkster

These are my current cabinets...

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Atomiswave Jamma cab, mostly houses Neo Geo stuff but since my MVS motherboard has died, I have Progear and Street Fighter Zero 2 on rotation.

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My first cab, Sega Universal Cabinet.  Mostly has Gigawing 2, Project Justice or Capcom Vs SNK in it.
 
Previous machines include a dedicated Killer Instinct 2 Midway cab, a Jaleco Pony MK2 Jamma and an Electrocoin Neo Geo MVS cab which I looked after for a year for a friend.   I'd love a Pinball or two and a dedicated driver but I'm pushing my luck with these two in my current place.
 
What have you got?
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#2  Edited By zanzibarbreeze
@EVILfunkster: I love how that second one is right next to your bed (or somebody's bed).
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#3  Edited By EVILfunkster

Yeah, my fiancée didn't like the thought of having them both in the lounge so I had to tuck one away in the corner of the bedroom, it's kind of my bedside table now. 

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#4  Edited By StupidGamer

I'm constantly rotating stuff between my game room and garage, but I'll show a few pics of how it's looked recently. 
 
Semi-current pinball lineup. I have another 10 pins or so, but I rotate them to keep the lineup feeling fresh. I'll be moving The Simpsons Pinball Party down to go alongside the Spider-Man later this weekend. 
  
 
 
Close look at my MAME that I built. Has a 27" screen, trackball, spinner, 4-way stick, and two Happs Perfect 360 joysticks. I wired the LEDs myself, but you can but illuminated buttons now. 
 
  
 
Just a few random pics from the arcade room.  I've played with the lighting a bit, that's why it varies in some pics. Lately I've kept it mostly blue inside.
 
 
  
  
   
    
  
 
A couple of restoration pics on my Punch-Out!!. I need to take a final "after" shot now that I've replaced the sideart, installed new glass, rebuilt the base, re-capped the monitors, installed new t-molding, and put the thing all back together.
 
    
   
 
I have literally hundreds of photos of other machines, both pinball and arcade. It's a crazy addictive hobby to buy and restore these things.

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#5  Edited By Goldanas

I'm incredibly jealous. 
 
Some excellent cabinets on display here.

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#6  Edited By luce
@StupidGamer said:
" I'm constantly rotating stuff between my game room and garage, but I'll show a few pics of how it's looked recently. 
 
Semi-current pinball lineup. I have another 10 pins or so, but I rotate them to keep the lineup feeling fresh. I'll be moving The Simpsons Pinball Party down to go alongside the Spider-Man later this weekend. 
  
 
 
Close look at my MAME that I built. Has a 27" screen, trackball, spinner, 4-way stick, and two Happs Perfect 360 joysticks. I wired the LEDs myself, but you can but illuminated buttons now. 
 
  
 
Just a few random pics from the arcade room.  I've played with the lighting a bit, that's why it varies in some pics. Lately I've kept it mostly blue inside.
 
 
  
  
   
    
  
 
A couple of restoration pics on my Punch-Out!!. I need to take a final "after" shot now that I've replaced the sideart, installed new glass, rebuilt the base, re-capped the monitors, installed new t-molding, and put the thing all back together.
 
    
    I have literally hundreds of photos of other machines, both pinball and arcade. It's a crazy addictive hobby to buy and restore these things. "

 Its beautiful..
 Its beautiful..
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#7  Edited By lead_farmer
@StupidGamer: Oh man, Strikers Plus!  I am quite jealous right now. 
Also, that Metal Slug machine is pretty damn cool.
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#8  Edited By StupidGamer
@lead_farmer: The Metal Slug cabinet is actually a 4-slot Neo Geo candy cabinet. I'm going to upgrade it to a larger cab soon, but I've really liked this model of candy cab. A local seller has one of these that I'm going to get. I just need to shuffle stuff around first. 
 
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#9  Edited By GideonAmos

wow @StupidGamer, that's some great collection! Out of curiosity, how much did all those machines costs you?

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#10  Edited By StupidGamer
@GideonAmos: I added it up once and it made me cry a bit inside. I actually posted the rough total in a thread here, I'll find it and post it later. 
 
Also, to the OP, that Atomiswave cab is downright gorgeous.
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#11  Edited By Goldanas
@StupidGamer said:
" @GideonAmos: I added it up once and it made me cry a bit inside. I actually posted the rough total in a thread here, I'll find it and post it later.  Also, to the OP, that Atomiswave cab is downright gorgeous. "
Totally. Stack up a Taitio Type X2 next to that puppy, and it'll be a Goddamn work of art.
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#12  Edited By gearhead

Hold on a sec, I have to pick my mouth up from the fucking floor...

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@StupidGamer said:
" I'm constantly rotating stuff between my game room and garage, but I'll show a few pics of how it's looked recently. 
 
Semi-current pinball lineup. I have another 10 pins or so, but I rotate them to keep the lineup feeling fresh. I'll be moving The Simpsons Pinball Party down to go alongside the Spider-Man later this weekend. 
  
 
 
Close look at my MAME that I built. Has a 27" screen, trackball, spinner, 4-way stick, and two Happs Perfect 360 joysticks. I wired the LEDs myself, but you can but illuminated buttons now. 
 
  
 
Just a few random pics from the arcade room.  I've played with the lighting a bit, that's why it varies in some pics. Lately I've kept it mostly blue inside.
 
 
  
  
   
    
  
 
A couple of restoration pics on my Punch-Out!!. I need to take a final "after" shot now that I've replaced the sideart, installed new glass, rebuilt the base, re-capped the monitors, installed new t-molding, and put the thing all back together.
 
    
    I have literally hundreds of photos of other machines, both pinball and arcade. It's a crazy addictive hobby to buy and restore these things. "
This is amazing...how much did this run you?
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#14  Edited By EVILfunkster
@StupidGamer said:

    
I just sold my Strikers 1945 Plus to pay the bills.  Your MVS cab is fucking hot too.
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#15  Edited By EVILfunkster

I'd like to see the recently purchased Giant Bomb cabs in here too.

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#16  Edited By StupidGamer
@chocolaterhinovampire: Feel free to add it up...just don't tell me (or my wife) the total! ;) 
 
Pinballs
  • Bride of Pinbot - $1200
  • Twilight Zone - $3600
  • The Addams Family - $3100
  • Lord of the Rings - $2700 (got a steal on this one!)
  • Attack From Mars - $4200
  • Spider-Man - $3200
  • The Simpsons Pinball Party - $2700
  • The Simpsons - $900
  • Revenge From Mars - $1800
  • World Cup Soccer - $1200
  • Fish Tales - $1100
  • Super Mario Bros. Mushroom World - $600
  • Jurassic Park - $1100
  • The Getaway: High Speed II - $1400
  • Taxi - $600
  • Hurricane - $800
  • Jackbot - $1200
  • Indiana Jones The Pinball Adventure - $3400
  • OXO - $250
 
Arcade Machines 
  • Tron - $500
  • Street Fighter II: Champion Edition - $300
  • Ms. Pac Man - $600
  • Donkey Kong - $300
  • Spy Hunter - $400
  • Star Wars - $800
  • Neo Geo 4-slot in a candy cab w/ about 20 MVS carts ~ $1000
  • APB - $350
  • Pleaides - $200
  • Ikari Warriors - $100
  • Punch-Out!! - $400
  • Bubble Bobble - $200
  • MAME machine (built from scratch) ~ $900    
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#18  Edited By StupidGamer

Best places to buy, in order of preference for me are: 
 

  1. Local classifieds. We have a killer one here on KSL.com (right now a Street Fighter: Champion Edition is listed, actually along with some great classics)
  2. Craigslist, but always ask for pics before heading out if the drive is longer than a few miles
  3. Word of mouth through other collectors    
  4. Forums/Newsgroups and post a want to buy thread with your location and budget. Here's an awesome one:  http://forums.arcade-museum.com/
  5. eBay

I use eBay as a last resort option for something because pictures can be somewhat misleading. If you can't inspect it personally before committing to buy, it's a brave move to buy a machine. You can use eBay to search within a certain radius from your zip code, however. That's great if the seller will let you come see the machine before bidding. 
 
What area are you located in? I could probably find you a machine without too much effort.
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#19  Edited By HitmanAgent47

Awesome, I want to get a killer instinct cabinet. However you ppl should of researched MAME32, might be...cheaper. (that's all i'm saying)

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#20  Edited By NekuSakuraba
@StupidGamer: Wow, I am interested in getting one now! Do you think I will have luck in Australia? seeing as you get your from the US how hard would they be to find here?
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#21  Edited By StupidGamer
@NekuSakuraba: I know of a few Aussies that collect, but many of them resort to building MAME cabinets if they can't find what they're looking for. Shipping a game down to Australia is really cost prohibitive, but there should be some floating around if you look around a bit, especially for some of the popular titles of the past.
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#22  Edited By NekuSakuraba
@StupidGamer said:
" @NekuSakuraba: I know of a few Aussies that collect, but many of them resort to building MAME cabinets if they can't find what they're looking for. Shipping a game down to Australia is really cost prohibitive, but there should be some floating around if you look around a bit, especially for some of the popular titles of the past. "
Thanks, I will definitely keep my eye out for one! ^__^
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#23  Edited By Shenanigans19
@StupidGamer:
wow that is awesome. Not only do I not have room in my house for anything like those, my wife would kick me in the throat if I brought one home
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#25  Edited By Julmust

StupidGamer you're my hero.

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Just Awesome!
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#27  Edited By thehexeditor

God, I need to visit some of your houses.

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#28  Edited By VicRattlehead

its like looking at some really awesome porno... this thread needs marked nsfw
 
i really wanna buy/build a cabinet, looking at these threads makes me hella jealous

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#29  Edited By Phog_of_War

I'd kill for that APB machine.
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#30  Edited By zepp

It's threads like this that make me wish I had more money. That's one awesome arcade collection you got there StupidGamer.

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#31  Edited By Jared

@StupidGamer: Wow, that's a very nice looking game room, those cabinets and pins look awesome! Are those LED's I spot in your LOTR and Spiderman pins? I own a LOTR, Twilight Zone, Star Trek TNG and F14 Tomcat, I was thinking of adding LED's to a few of them.
 
Oh, I've been looking at buying either Simpsons Pinball Party or Spiderman for my next pin, which one would you recommend? I like games with deep rule sets and I heard that Simpsons is the deepest (keep hearing more then LOTR which scares me, haha), yet I also enjoy the speed and flow of Steve Ritchie games, so Spiderman is tempting as well.
 
Thanks!