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Title: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: TimePilot on September 06, 2010, 08:24:21 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/missilecommand.jpg)

Now I will present my current roadtrip once here. The track is short for my standards, 350 km away. (x2)

(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/1713/braunschweig.jpg)
overview

(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/2735/1005264.jpg)
(http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/9918/1005267v.jpg)
I started at 6 am, of course, in the dark. While it was quickly clear, but unfortunately it was also foggy:
(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/124/1005269.jpg)
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2103/1005271.jpg)
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8814/1005272f.jpg)
very very foggy...
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5498/1005274d.jpg)
the sun rises, and behold my favorite villa in the addams family style shines in the sunlight in the town of Fürstenberg.
(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7223/1005275.jpg)
here it goes to the village Himmelpfort, the German home of Santa Claus. Children loves it ... and I also. ;D ho ho ho ;D
(http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2245/1005280.jpg)
meanwhile arrived in Berlin, an old vw beetle cabriolet front of us.
(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/4426/1005281q.jpg)
Unfortunately, many construction sites on the limitless autobahn. ...and windmills ...
(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2037/1005282.jpg)
Here we cross the big river ELBE
(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9536/1005283i.jpg)
a side view of ELBE at 150 km/h
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2475/1005286.jpg)
The direction is right.  :D
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7549/1005287w.jpg)
left of the picture you can see the former border between East Germany and West Germany in Marienborn.
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3919/1005289zf.jpg)
clock time by 10 am, we arrived in braunschweig, and voila, here is the object of desire:
Missile Command "Cabaret".
(http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4416/1005290j.jpg)
Unfortunately, I was shocked, because it lacks three conebuttons and the back wall.
a small price negotiation because of the missing parts and behold, I can with more money home. a good deal. but the cab has to be restored.
(http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/5484/1005291.jpg)
and now put it into the car. wow, so many space... ;D ;D ;D
(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7724/1005292.jpg)
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/2776/1005293w.jpg)
a stop on the way home in marienborn, the memorial of the division of germany:
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1223/1005295q.jpg)
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8640/1005297.jpg)
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5362/1005298.jpg)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5554/1005299.jpg)
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/6066/1005300q.jpg)
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/2660/1005301n.jpg)


(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/9534/1005302.jpg)
the names of many cities in sachsen-anhalt are often similar at the end.  :o ;D
(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6651/1005304.jpg)
back in my homeland, here is the view of the Tollensesee, one of the many lakes here in
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2176/1005305.jpg)
and here in my hometown "Neubrandenburg", the city with the four gates.
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7979/1005306.jpg)
3:30 pm, back home. after 9hours and 30 minutes and 720 km. the road trip is over.


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: TimePilot on September 06, 2010, 08:31:03 PM
and here few pics from the missile command in his new home. :)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2241/1005307l.jpg)
(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/7681/1005308.jpg)


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: scr33n on September 06, 2010, 08:41:08 PM
Nice roadtrip and nice cab  :spaceace: thanks !!!

... I love the sticker on the back of your car  :-* :-* :-*

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/4416/1005290j.jpg) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/1005290j.jpg/)

Congrats!!!


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2010, 09:11:02 PM
+1 !

Shame you weren't around a bit sooner, I sold my MC cabaret some time ago which was nearly completely restored...

Also, please put the game name in the subject of the first posting so we can search for it etc...

Thanks :)



Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 06, 2010, 09:11:24 PM
Nice catch !
congrats and thankx for sharing the story!


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: TimePilot on September 06, 2010, 09:21:41 PM
thanks for the congrats. :D

+1 !

Shame you weren't around a bit sooner, I sold my MC cabaret some time ago which was nearly completely restored...

Also, please put the game name in the subject of the first posting so we can search for it etc...

Thanks :)



this is really sad, a restored mc cabaret was a better deal then this, but now its not to change.  :(

Now i search for a another similar cabaret cab, the "asteroids".


the game name i have put in the subject. ;)




Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: Superully on September 06, 2010, 09:34:16 PM
congrats on that catch and thx for sharing the roadtrip with us. i hadn't heard of that memorial "marienborn" before, but it looks like a place well worth a visit when you're in the area.

i have played the missile command cabaret at andre's place (when he still had it), but somehow i had the feeling that i am too tall for that cabinet. i had to "go down" a little bit to see the entire screen PLUS i think the trackball is too small - they should have used the bowling ball from the full upright. nevertheless, a nice catch. missile command is a great great game, hopefully my replacement opto boards will be arriving soon so that i can enjoy it again!


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: Level42 on September 06, 2010, 09:48:04 PM
PLUS i think the trackball is too small - they should have used the bowling ball from the full upright.
Mmm, how do you suppose they would have mounted that in a small CP like that ?  ;D ;D

The trackball itself is probably the best Atari (2.25") built though. The all-metal set-up is simply awesome....but I can see your point about the bigger size TB.


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari "mini"
Post by: baritonomarchetto on September 07, 2010, 03:22:31 PM
... I love the sticker on the back of your car  :-* :-* :-*


I didn't notice that sticker, good eye scr33n! Great catch TimePilot!


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: TimePilot on September 09, 2010, 06:06:14 AM

i have played the missile command cabaret at andre's place (when he still had it), but somehow i had the feeling that i am too tall for that cabinet. i had to "go down" a little bit to see the entire screen PLUS i think the trackball is too small - they should have used the bowling ball from the full upright. nevertheless, a nice catch. missile command is a great great game, hopefully my replacement opto boards will be arriving soon so that i can enjoy it again!
you have right Ully, the "big brother" was the better solution to play the game and it was very beautiful. but i had not enough space in my gameroom, and so was that the "cabaret" cab the best solution.

the graphic from sticker i have from a member of german arcade forum. it shows 2 similar cabs, has anybody knows which cab this was?
a tip: it has to do with this topic...  :lol:


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: scr33n on September 09, 2010, 08:30:19 AM
the graphic from sticker i have from a member of german arcade forum. it shows 2 similar cabs, has anybody knows which cab this was?
a tip: it has to do with this topic...  :lol:

Mmmmmm ..... Missile Command upright cab ??


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: DarthNuno on September 09, 2010, 08:40:28 AM
Thanks for the story  :)

Yes, the perfect sticker for this road trip  :D

Homepage now!  8) :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/missilecommand.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: TimePilot on September 09, 2010, 11:17:15 AM
Yes absolutely right, it's missile command upright cabs on the sticker. ;)

Thanks DarthNuno, that is incredible, very very nice graphic. :spaceace:


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: Level42 on September 09, 2010, 10:27:43 PM
Totally love the Arcade '82 artwork on your wheel cover !!!!

Do you have the graphics file for it ? Would be cool to have some stickers printed like it...because I don't have an extra wheel outside of my car....always wanted a nice, decent sticker on the car. This is perfect !


Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: liquidx on September 10, 2010, 01:22:18 AM
Totally love the Arcade '82 artwork on your wheel cover !!!!

Do you have the graphics file for it ? Would be cool to have some stickers printed like it...because I don't have an extra wheel outside of my car....always wanted a nice, decent sticker on the car. This is perfect !

I'm guessing it's from here?

http://lowrez.spreadshirt.de/en/arcade82 (http://lowrez.spreadshirt.de/en/arcade82)

There's a 'make your own product' area which has stickers.



Title: Re: -Road Trip- Atari Missile Command "cabaret"
Post by: TimePilot on September 10, 2010, 09:20:03 AM
yes, the graphic was from Roland (alias "nexus" in the arcadezentrum.de forum). he makes many different arcadeshirts, bags and many more. his shop was lowrez.spreadshirt.de

he has send me the arcade82 graphic as .eps file, but the graphic has a different color than my stickers.

@Level42: please send me a pm and give me your mail. I will send you the file, if you want this. ;)