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#1 Melissa Melville OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:45 PM

Atari Row with a Dash of Neo Geo
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My Baby, the original Space Invaders upright made by Taito and later licensed to Midway. This was only sold in Japan and the UK.
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You like Hairy Apes? I got Hairy Apes!
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We just sold this, but it is a true classis and programmed by Mr Steve Jobs back when he slummed it at Atari ;)
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Console photos to come when I get them a bit more organized.

Edited by Melissa Melville, Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:46 PM.


#2 Mxyzptlk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:33 PM

Awesome collection. I am most amazed by the Space Invaders cab. I don't think I have ever seen one like that. :thumbsup:

Edit: OOP's I did not see where you said it was only sold in the U.K. and Japan when I first looked at the post.

Edited by Mxyzptlk, Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:36 PM.


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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:46 PM

Nice Cabs!

I could spend all day there!:love:

#4 Melissa Melville OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:58 PM

Yeah, I am a huge SI geek and this is one of my most treasured possessions. I have been trying to hunt down the Part II the brother to our SI deluxe and have it shipped here from the UK.

My console collecting has kind of take a back seat to my upright collecting as of late. For the last year I have been trying to open a barcade in the old warehouse where my office is currently housed. So I have been focusing a lot on acquiring enough uprights to keep potential clientele happy.

It has been slow going and now thanks to building management may not happen :(

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:48 PM

Your also halfway there to having one of my favorite games ever ...Marble Madness.

#6 Melissa Melville OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:07 PM

Your also halfway there to having one of my favorite games ever ...Marble Madness.


I don't think I could ever do that to a Road Blasters :) RB is one of my favorite driving games of all time. Actually just thinking about it makes me want to go to the office and fire it up.


I was offered me a Marble Madness yesterday, but it was a wee bit out of my price range. It's such a fun game to play on an upright!

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Posted Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:34 PM


Your also halfway there to having one of my favorite games ever ...Marble Madness.


I don't think I could ever do that to a Road Blasters :) RB is one of my favorite driving games of all time. Actually just thinking about it makes me want to go to the office and fire it up.


I was offered me a Marble Madness yesterday, but it was a wee bit out of my price range. It's such a fun game to play on an upright!

If you don't mind me asking, what were they offering to sell it for? And did it work?

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:24 AM

Yeah, I am a huge SI geek and this is one of my most treasured possessions.

Yes, I can imagine. You have a nice collection but that upright was my favourite as well (the artwork looks familiar to me on the side from when I used to play it).


Your also halfway there to having one of my favorite games ever ...Marble Madness.

Yeah, that was a great game to play.

#9 Melissa Melville OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:07 AM

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I was offered me a Marble Madness yesterday, but it was a wee bit out of my price range. It's such a fun game to play on an upright!
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If you don't mind me asking, what were they offering to sell it for? And did it work?
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He has it listed on the boston CL right now for $500. I think one of the trackballs needs to be rebuilt which is another $20 and about 30 minutes of time.

I haven't seen them come up too often. I have a friend in VT with one as well, but that is in his special lineup.

I am not sure if you are on KLOV, but some MM parts came up in the last two weeks. Control panels, etc. It's generally cheaper to buy whole though.

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:34 AM

Great arcade you got there! Is FLYNN your real lastname?? :D

Ciao, Carlo

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:31 AM

Where are these cabinets located? It looks like a school?

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:31 PM

Where are these cabinets located? It looks like a school?


An old button factory/DOD building in western, MA

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:43 PM


Where are these cabinets located? It looks like a school?


An old button factory/DOD building in western, MA


With that, is this your place of business?

#14 Melissa Melville OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:30 PM



Where are these cabinets located? It looks like a school?


An old button factory/DOD building in western, MA


With that, is this your place of business?


Sort of, I am closing up my business at the end of the month. I do fulfillment for cartoonists and toy designers and work out of this warehouse. It's 500,000 square feet and houses a few hundred different studios and offices.

The DOD owned it in WWII and stored jeeps and munitions there. The elevators and hallways are big enough to fit a Willy's jeep.

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:22 PM




Where are these cabinets located? It looks like a school?


An old button factory/DOD building in western, MA


With that, is this your place of business?


Sort of, I am closing up my business at the end of the month. I do fulfillment for cartoonists and toy designers and work out of this warehouse. It's 500,000 square feet and houses a few hundred different studios and offices.

The DOD owned it in WWII and stored jeeps and munitions there. The elevators and hallways are big enough to fit a Willy's jeep.


Ever been to Funspot?

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:14 AM

Cool collection! I see you have all 3 Donkey Kongs. Very nice! :cool: :D

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:48 PM

Marry me.


In all seriousness though, amazing collection! I can't wait till I have room one day to start collecting cabs. Wish I had girls like you around where I live ;)

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:46 PM

Good work! Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man are hopefully on the horizon. :)

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Posted Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:32 PM

Wonderful collection, thank you so much for sharing it with us here on AA! I hope you are able to open up your barcade at some point, even if it isn't where you would like it to be.

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