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General Chat => Dragon's Lair / Space Ace => Topic started by: DarthNuno on July 20, 2006, 12:18:30 AM



Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: DarthNuno on July 20, 2006, 12:18:30 AM
Thanks to Mike to share with us his Dragon's Lair impressive collection  :o

...few words from Mike :

"I am from Long Island NY USA I am 31 years old.
 I am married with a daughter that is 2 and another one on the way.

My hobbies are Bluth games and collectibles its nice to talk to people that have the same interest.

My dragons lair 2 is all original, my dragons lair has Sony high tech card with a Sony Lpd 2000. The space ace is one of my cabinets that i built : I took measurements from the dragons lair and built a space ace.

I have a wood shop in my garage that finally paid off ;-)  its also running a Sony high tech card with the lpd 2000.

 I am always on the look out for dl and sa collectibles..."

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Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: arcadefever on July 20, 2006, 11:01:57 PM
that is a very impressive collection  :shock:

great stuff ...


Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on July 22, 2006, 03:56:51 AM
Hi
      Thank you very much I have been  interested in dragons lair since I was a little boy. I have been collecting for a couple of years now I am always on the look out for Bluth collectibles. I hope you enjoy the pictures

thanks for looking
Mike Ryan


Title: Mike's Gamesroom
Post by: namfreak on July 30, 2006, 11:04:56 PM
Mike,
Your collection is awesome! Love your gamesroom and your display of collectibles!

If you ever want to sell any of your Dragon's Lair coloring book duplicates....... Contact me!

namfreak(uk)


Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on August 03, 2006, 03:36:01 AM
Hi Namfreak
                        Thank you very much. What is your e-mail address mabe we can make a trade.

thanks
mike r


Title: Mike's gamesroom
Post by: namfreak on August 04, 2006, 12:07:27 AM
Hi Mike,
You can contact me at:
richardsonj74@hotmail.com

Kind Regards
James (namfreak - uk)


Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: FINNY(uk) on November 23, 2006, 07:21:15 PM
Hi Mike,

Nice collection mate, I liked the story of the DL2 being too big for the entrance, glad you got it in, it looks superb.

regards
-Jas


Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on December 17, 2006, 05:04:10 AM
Hi Jas
         Sorry I didn't  post sooner my daughter was borm on november 14 and it has been very busy.  Thank you very much for the nice words. Yes is was a very fun filed day in many ways when my dragons lair 2 arrived. I have since purchased a cliff hanger. When I told my wife the first thing she said was will it fit LOL. I see that you are having a euro meeting at you house. I would love to be there. Your collection is unbelievable.

Thanks again
Mike r


Title: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mightypirate on May 30, 2007, 06:10:21 PM
Oh my Goodness !!!
That's not a collection, that's a Temple...
Superb ! I cannot believe my eyes, everything is so ordered...
Really breathtaking !
best regards Mike
and...
thank you to welcome me inside the community !

Mighty Pirate


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: DarthNuno on January 12, 2008, 05:02:37 PM
Update.

Well I finally had some time to take some pictures, I hope you enjoy them.
 
I hope to add all versions of Dragons lair and Space ace to my collection. I finally finished collecting all the U.S.A. versions, the cut corner Leland was the hardest version for me to find. I found it about 2 months ago. My wife bought it for me as a early Christmas present :)  it needed some restoration. I finished it a couple of weeks ago, I now need to find a set of side art so it will be complete. I am now on the search for the euro versions, wish me luck!!


                  ~Mike Ryan~

Here's the new pictures ...  ~Enjoy~

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Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: jomm on January 12, 2008, 06:30:56 PM
Verry impressive collection, it's one most of us can only dream of. I wish you all the best on your quest for the eu-cabs.  :wink:


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: FINNY(uk) on January 13, 2008, 12:45:37 AM
Mike,

That is looking fantastic, keep up the great work mate.

Your UK Friend
-Finny


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Sonic 1992 on January 13, 2008, 01:29:09 AM
Outstanding!!!  Great work!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I never see SA '91's any more....   Great find!!!


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on January 13, 2008, 03:33:28 AM
Hi Guys,

            Thank you very much for the nice words. I very much enjoy sharing my collection with the community. 

             Jason is helping me find the euro versions, so hopefully I will have another addition to my collection very soon.

              I look forward to another wonderful year with you all.
              Thanks again
              Mike   ;D


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: stefanocsw on January 13, 2008, 12:00:41 PM
Hi Mike,


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: stefanocsw on January 13, 2008, 12:16:18 PM
Hi Mike,
Your collection is awesome!!
Your Cliff Hanger machine is in mint condition after your restoration and I love this game :)
I keep the eye out for you for a euro/Sidam version...
Thanks you for all parts that you have sold to me
Best regard to you and your family

Stefanocsw

P.S. if you want to see my Sidam Dragon's Lair in action, click on this Youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DYDG1QfsaQ


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: DarthNuno on January 13, 2008, 01:48:53 PM

P.S. if you want to see my Sidam Dragon's Lair in action, click on this Youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DYDG1QfsaQ

Very nice  :P ... fully working (I presume ?) & including the extra monitor on top for the crowd  :-* Beautifull  :P


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on January 13, 2008, 03:12:03 PM
Hi Stefano,


                WOW!!!!!!! your sidam Dragons lair looks awesome!

                 How have you been? I wanted to e-mail you but I couldn't find your address. Its very nice to hear from you. Thank you for the nice words about my collection.

               
 
                 Keep in touch my friend
                 Mike


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: stefanocsw on January 13, 2008, 07:08:21 PM
Hi guys!
Thanks for your nice words about my Sidam DL.
Yes, the machine is fully working with all original hardware, included
original Philips laser player and extra Space Ace board and disc with no rot.
The second monitor is originally shipped by Sidam with cabinet in 1984.
I have played this unit in italian arcade until 1995, then I bought it.

Kind Regards
Stefanocsw.


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Moon Jump on January 20, 2008, 06:46:56 PM
God, I can't believe somebody on Long Island has a collection like this. I'm from Holbrook and I didn't even know there was a Cliff Jumper machine in the state of New York.

Hey Mike, you wouldn't happen to know if any of your Dragons Lair 2 machines is the one they used to have at the Smith Haven Mall in Time Out? I just remember playing it for the first time with the HUGE banner rather then the smaller banner and the digital display.

Keep up the good work with the rest of your collection!


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on January 20, 2008, 10:12:41 PM
Hi Moon Jump,

                      WOW!!! it's a small world, I live in Holtsville. Do you collect laser games?

                       I have a funny story about time out in the Smith Haven mall. I would always go there and play the 91 Space ace. My wife who was my girlfriend at the time didn't mind because she would shop at the mall while I was playing. Anyway, we walked into the mall, she started shopping and I made my way to time out(on the other side of the mall) When I got there it was like a sign from GOD!!!!! A for sale sign on the 91 SA $400. I could have sworn a ray of light was shinning on it from the Heaven hehehe.I plead with the guy to hold it for me but he wouldn't. I remember it like yesterday, O don't worry it wont sell (yea-right) I go running out of the arcade in search of my wife. I don't have my truck with me that day so I have to go home for it. I looked for some time (believe me I thought of leaving her but I couldn't) I finally get home,get the truck make it back and the 91 ace was gone.............. the worker looked at me and  said SORRY MAN, sorry man those words still ring in my ears today.

 Well that's my Smith Haven Mall story but no none of my Dragons lair 2 arcades are from time out. I did finally get my hands on a 91 space ace though.

Thank you for the nice words about my collection.
                      Talk to you soon
                      Mike


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Moon Jump on January 21, 2008, 06:47:54 PM
Heya Mike. Since I still live at home with my folks I don't have any room for any arcade games. I own a 2 Slot Neo-Geo board that I got from the Tri-County Flee Market but nothing with the laserdisk games.

Last May when I went to FunSpot up in New Hampshire and I played their Dragons Lair and Space Ace (Both were running on Daphne,because they died out years ago) and I loved playing them again so much I went right to Digital Leisure and got 20th Anniversary CD Rom they came out with just so I could play it at home without blowing though money just to see the end.

I tried to write to Don Bluth's website if he did sketches like how Chuck Jones did before he passed away and I didn't get an answer back. I've looked at a lot of different conventions for any Dragon's Lair and Space Ace artwork but their WAY too rich for my blood. One dealer at Otakon had Dirk's death with the pile of skulls.

Be sure to check out my website. My friends and I do arcade reviews. We're in the process of getting a new camera so the videos will come out better. I'd love to do a tour of your arcade just to show people all of the different versions of the game as well as all of the kick ass collectibles you have.


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on January 30, 2008, 11:39:58 PM
Hi Moon Jump,

                     I am sorry! I thought I responded to this post, I guess I didn't. I was looking at the new post from Bruno today and seen I never responded.
 
                    I did check out your site very cool keep up the good work. I would love for you to come over to check out the collection and take some pictures. I am in the process of looking for a Euro Dragons lair now, I will keep you posted. You can e-mail me at mikmichkay@aol.com

Again, Thank you for the nice words about my collection
Mike  ;D


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: amadama on March 10, 2008, 08:05:14 PM
Wow, you've been a busy guy Mike! Congrats with the upgraded collection. BTW: My DL2 is still in my garage!
Talk to you soon,
Alex


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on March 14, 2008, 03:49:23 AM
Hi Alex,

           It is nice to hear from you, how have you been my friend.

           I am sending a e-mail now
           Regards
           Mike


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: DarthNuno on February 05, 2009, 10:17:45 PM
UP!  8)


...and the entire Mike's collection can be seen on a dedicate page, right here  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/mike_collector.jpg) (http://www.dragons-lair-experience.com)

Impressive!!!  :shock: :)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: logan on February 06, 2009, 09:40:02 AM
Fu*kin' Impressive!!! WOW!  :o :o


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Sonic 1992 on February 06, 2009, 05:19:27 PM
Impressed to the MAX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :shock:

Gorgeous Collection!  A+++++++++++++++++  ;D

I hope to be able to add SA & SA 91 to my collection also!  :D

Great Work Mike!!!  :spaceace:  :spaceace:  :spaceace:


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Dexter on February 06, 2009, 09:34:37 PM
Mike's collection is amazing  ;D

I want to add a Dedicated Space Ace and a SA 91 to my collection too


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on February 07, 2009, 02:04:39 AM
Hi Guys,

              Thank you very much for the nice words about my collection, it makes it all worth it. I very much enjoy sharing my collection with you all. Yes, the dedi Space Ace is one of my favorite cabs ( I guess you can tell) to be honest though, I have sold one since the picture. I am now looking to add the Euro and Australian  DL/SA cabs as well. If I can help you in your quest on finding anything please let me know.

              I haven't had a chance to post everything on the site yet, I will be posting more soon www.dragons-lair-experience.com

              Thank you again guys,
              Regards
              Mike


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Dexter on February 07, 2009, 05:38:22 AM

the dedi Space Ace is one of my favorite cabs ( I guess you can tell) to be honest though, I have sold one since the picture.


Should of been sold to me  :'(  but it's all good  :wink:


I am now looking to add the Euro and Australian  DL/SA cabs as well. If I can help you in your quest on finding anything please let me know.


I'm on this one, did you get the two private messages on this board ? Heard nothing back.........?



Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on February 07, 2009, 01:17:41 PM
Hi Dexter,

             No, I am sorry my friend. I didn't realize there was a message in my box. I am sending you a PM now.

Regards
MIke  ;D


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Maverick on February 09, 2009, 11:09:27 PM
Great Mike,

Nice to see you've uploaded an entire site with your collection

Hope you'll achive your missing cabs

If I've got one more I'll email you back

Mav

I send you a PM with some hints


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: mike ryan on February 10, 2009, 04:09:34 AM
Hi Maverick,

                Thank you, I very much enjoy sharing my collection. I cant tell you how many nights  I stay up just stared at the computer, looking at other peoples Dragons lair/Space ace collections. I love the feeling when you see a collectable or piece of art you never seen before, I am drawn to it.

Bruno made this possible for us, he put together a great site, with great people. We all get to post and share our stuff here, I just hope my collection can reach people in the way others reached me.

Thanks again Guys
Mike


Title: Re: [Collector] : Mike from USA (Long Island NY)
Post by: Orrimarrko on March 31, 2009, 05:35:50 PM
Absoutely fabulous collection Mike!

I think that between you and Finny, you've got everything pretty much covered.

I was wondering if you have any suggestions for someone in the states who is looking for a DL cab.  (An original, not a made from scratch one.)

Since you seem to have a lot of luck finding them (4 inverted SA dedicated cabs!), I thought I'd ask.

Again - fantastic collection man; I love seeing all of the different items and cab types.

Great job with the site as well.

Orri~