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Just wanted to let the Canadian members know that Space Invaders and Frogger tabletops by Excalibur are on sale at the Source (Radio Shack in the U.S.). Normally $35 now $4.96 -- I picked them up last week!

 

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.asp...product=6018642

 

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.asp...product=6018643

 

There are also some neat mini arcade cabinets of Super Breakout, Centipede and Asteroids on sale for the same price.

 

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.asp...product=6018470

 

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.asp...product=6018468

 

http://www.thesource.ca/estore/Product.asp...product=6018469

 

Hope I posted the links correctly...

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Ugh, the first two aren't available online. I realized that they ship to the US, but not the two I would really want. Oh well.

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rorysl, thanks for the heads up on the clearance sale. i picked up a few today. the guy even tried to sell me batteries. i shouldve whipped out my ole radio shack battery club card. thanks again, btw, there are not many left i had to drive a bit to find them, the local sources were sold out

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I've been trying to score an old Coleco tabletop for a while now. I second what was said about people in flea markets and thrifts having more 'net access and knowing what they have. I think they just Ebay 'em since I have never seen one in the wild. Prices on Ebay are high unless you're willing to take an item with some damage.

 

I did score one of the recent Excalibur Space Invaders ones at a flea market for four bucks a couple of weeks ago, though. The guy told me five, and I could barely contain myself to haggle, but saved one buck!

 

Kinda glad it was that cheap since the game is lame though, and I do mean lame. I understand the scaled-down level of the LED tabletops, but this is Space Invaders and it SCROLLS. Yes, SCROLLS. The playfield is actually two screens wide, with half visible at a time. In indicator at the top tells you which half you're currently on. Guess how many cheap deaths occur when you get hit by an invader's missile because of the scroll? TONS! GRRRR!

 

Yeah, it makes the game lame. It looks really great sitting on my shelf, though!

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I've been trying to score an old Coleco tabletop for a while now. I second what was said about people in flea markets and thrifts having more 'net access and knowing what they have. I think they just Ebay 'em since I have never seen one in the wild. Prices on Ebay are high unless you're willing to take an item with some damage.

 

I did score one of the recent Excalibur Space Invaders ones at a flea market for four bucks a couple of weeks ago, though. The guy told me five, and I could barely contain myself to haggle, but saved one buck!

 

Kinda glad it was that cheap since the game is lame though, and I do mean lame. I understand the scaled-down level of the LED tabletops, but this is Space Invaders and it SCROLLS. Yes, SCROLLS. The playfield is actually two screens wide, with half visible at a time. In indicator at the top tells you which half you're currently on. Guess how many cheap deaths occur when you get hit by an invader's missile because of the scroll? TONS! GRRRR!

 

Yeah, it makes the game lame. It looks really great sitting on my shelf, though!

 

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brx/tag/1080755606.html

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