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Tag: Arcade

DIY Portable Skee-Ball Machine Doesn’t Dispense Tickets

DIY Portable Skee-Ball Machine Doesn’t Dispense Tickets
If there’s one game I always loved playing at Chuck E. Cheese’s when I was a kid, it was Skee-Ball. There’s just something so satisfying about rolling those balls down the ramp and into one of…

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Handheld Packs 260 Games for $35

Retro-Bit Go Retro! Handheld Packs 260 Games for $35
Retro gaming handhelds and compact consoles are starting to gain some serious mainstream popularity these days. But some of the cheaper systems out there either only run pirated ROMs, or come only with bad homebrew copies…
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Arcade 1UP 3/4 Scale Arcade Cabinets Let You Live Your Ricky Schroder Dreams

Arcade 1UP 3/4 Scale Arcade Cabinets Let You Live Your Ricky Schroder Dreams
One of the shows I liked back in the ’80s was Silver Spoons with Ricky Schroder. It didn’t have an awesome talking car or a jacked dude that turned green if you made him mad. What…

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet

Go Back to the Arcade with the Pong-inspired OriginX Cabinet
Back in the day, most of the games in arcades were stand-up cabinets, but a few were sit down table style games. I don’t remember ever seeing wall mounted arcade games back in the day, but…

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play

Tiny LEGO Arcade Cabinets: Insert Brick to Play
If I had a Bitcoin for every quarter I dropped into an arcade machine back in the 1980s, I would have been on the top of Forbes’ list of wealthiest people. Alas, my coins are long…

Holy Whack-a-Molé: Check out this Working Mini Whack-a-Mole Game

Holy Whack-a-Molé: Check out this Working Mini Whack-a-Mole Game
You may or may not be aware of this, but there is an entire market for miniature dollhouse sized things of all kinds. You can buy tiny food for your dollhouse dinner table, arcade cabinets, and…

Fools Paradise Wolfool X Figure Sees Wolverine Taking a Much Needed Arcade Break

Fools Paradise Wolfool X Figure Sees Wolverine Taking a Much Needed Arcade Break
Last year, boutique toy maker Fools Paradise released Lowfool vs. Lowfool, a pair of figures that depicted Superman and Batman playing against each other on arcade machines. The second batch of Lowfool vs. Lowfool features an…

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere
For those of you who have been following Technabob over the years, you know I love classic arcade games. I’ve even go so far as to have a custom-fabricated “Basement Invaders” arcade machine built for my…

These Wall-Mounted Arcade Cabinets Save Quarters and Space

These Wall-Mounted Arcade Cabinets Save Quarters and Space
I’ve got a pretty slick custom arcade cabinet in my man cave, but it really takes up quite a bit of space. Original arcade cabinets needed all of that room for a big CRT monitor, multiple…

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets
I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built…

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa
I spent a significant portion my spare time playing games at arcades back in my youth. These days, I enjoy playing classic arcade games on a custom-built MAME cabinet I have in my mancave. But for…

This Mid-Century Modern Arcade Cabinet is Living Room Friendly

This Mid-Century Modern Arcade Cabinet is Living Room Friendly
If you’ve always wanted an arcade cabinet in your house, but your significant other doesn’t like the idea of an upright cabinet sitting in the corner of your living room, the solution is here. This handcrafted…

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS

Mario Kart VR is Only Landing in Japan… And that’s BS
Bandai Namco is doing something super awesome and super annoying at the same time. It’s opening a VR arcade that will have VR version of Mario Kart complete with little karts you can sit in. The…

Tiny Arcade: World’s Smallest Playable Arcade Cabinets

Tiny Arcade: World’s Smallest Playable Arcade Cabinets
As a child of the ’80s, you can bet I love my arcade games. Traditionally, I prefer them on the big cabinets that used to consume my dollars back in the day. If you want something…

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid

Legend of Zelda Barrel Arcade Machine: If Donkey Kong and Link Had a Kid
This barrel-shaped Legend of Zelda themed arcade cabinet is not only fun to play, but a great piece of home decor too. It comes from Redditor LetsbuildsomeShit. He is living up to his name big time…

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome

These Arcade Game Shadow Boxes are Simply Awesome
Do you love classic arcade games, but don’t have the room (or the cash) for an arcade cabinet in your living room? These fantastic pieces of arcade-inspired wall art are the next best thing. Each one…
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