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Title: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 06, 2014, 05:28:19 PM
now that i've "let off some steam" (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=5601.0), i'm trying to get back on track and perhaps something will help me do so that i've been trying for six years now: FINDING A FREAKING DRAGON'S LAIR!!!

the guys who were already there a few years ago (how many of those are still around?) might remember our really young impatient member GermanCoasterBoy. he had found a dragon's lair cab in germany which he restored with the help of his father, but never got it working. here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=448.0) is the original thread! he didn't have the patience (and the knowledge) to get it working, that's why he decided to sell it. first he wanted 2500 euros for it to get himself a CONGO pinball, but of course he didn't get that amount of money. he then put it on ebay (but in a wrong category) where it sold for around 600 euros if i remember correctly. i think it was matteo from italy who bought it eventually, but it took him a while to send the money, so i got contacted by our beloved GermanCoasterBoy telling me if "the Italian dude" hasn't paid by tomorrow, i could come pick it up for 500 at the weekend. of course i wanted to give matteo the chance to do so, because he had rightfully bought it, but i was ready to jump into my car and head out - especially because the seller's location was pretty close by. unfortunately (for me), matteo came through and got the cabinet for pretty cheap. good for him, bad for me ...

to cut a long story short, this was the closest (and the cheapest) i had ever come to owning a dedicated Dragon's Lair. i had it running once with an original laserdisk and an amiga using software and an adapter from a small german company (here's the link (http://www.oliver-kilb.de/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/LDG.pdf) to their flyer, but it wasn't what i was looking for eventually.

with that being said: john did it, so why can't i ? :P

please help me find a dedicated dragon's lair cabinet (best case: running on original laserdisk hardware)! i don't mind doing roadtrips, i don't mind dropping a few bucks, i don't even mind that andr thinks the game sucks :D, i just wanna have that FREAKING GAME!!!

enough said, bring it on guys!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: ckong on August 06, 2014, 06:46:40 PM
Try KLOV. And then use a container transport. Could be delivered to your door.   :)  ;)


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: italiandoh on August 06, 2014, 07:00:23 PM
It wasn't me. I never bought a complete arcade game from outside Italy. Just parts.

Matteo


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 06, 2014, 07:05:42 PM
Try KLOV. And then use a container transport. Could be delivered to your door.   :)  ;)

Damn, you beat me, i was going to post that  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 06, 2014, 07:35:46 PM
Damn, you beat me, i was going to post that  ;D ;D

hehe, i was going to post that MYSELF later, but it was obvious that this would come eventually  :D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 06, 2014, 07:38:05 PM
It wasn't me. I never bought a complete arcade game from outside Italy. Just parts.

Matteo

do you know who got it? dragon's lairs don't come in hoards in europe!


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: italiandoh on August 07, 2014, 09:34:52 AM
Sorry, I don't know.
Bye,

Matteo


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: old school on August 07, 2014, 04:09:08 PM
A friend of mine
"Spectroman" who is on this forum found a DL2 Cab two month ago in south of France 1Hour drive from his home..

Lucky guy..

patience is a long road...
i'm still waiting too

my advice...

1) ask on this forum

(done)  ;D

if no  answer...

2) go for a container
 ;D

i know the hunt is a huge part of the hobby but some cab are too hard to find.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 07, 2014, 04:32:02 PM
A friend of mine
"Spectroman" who is on this forum found a DL2 Cab two month ago in south of France 1Hour drive from his home..

probably the one that was advertised on leboncoin


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: old school on August 10, 2014, 12:20:00 AM
I think so

 :D
by the way are you looking for a Dl or Dl2 ?


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: lesoleil70 on August 18, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
Don't click this link.

No...I mean it.

Seriously, this is worse than when the dad shot yellow dog on Old Yeller. Scarred for life.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragons-Lair-II-MAME-JAMMA-Cabinet-/271568872972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f3ac4260c (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dragons-Lair-II-MAME-JAMMA-Cabinet-/271568872972?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f3ac4260c)

Some positives though, I bet you can have a bitchin' game of TMNT on this baby ;-)



Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Thwocker on August 18, 2014, 11:47:25 PM
This guy has one (and a nice Tempest... Mmmm):

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Original-Tempest-Spielautomat-aus-den-80er-/201151700921?pt=Automaten&hash=item2ed5935fb9


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 19, 2014, 11:22:51 AM
This guy has one (and a nice Tempest... Mmmm):

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Original-Tempest-Spielautomat-aus-den-80er-/201151700921?pt=Automaten&hash=item2ed5935fb9


talked to him. he wants 4000 euros for the DL. Seriously.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Alpha1 on August 19, 2014, 11:28:54 AM
Speak to a guy called Maverick in Italy. Matteo might know him. He has maybe 4 or 5 DL and SA cabinets.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 19, 2014, 12:17:24 PM
Speak to a guy called Maverick in Italy. Matteo might know him. He has maybe 4 or 5 DL and SA cabinets.

uh... would love to get a DL, too.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Thwocker on August 19, 2014, 03:25:43 PM
This guy has one (and a nice Tempest... Mmmm):

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Original-Tempest-Spielautomat-aus-den-80er-/201151700921?pt=Automaten&hash=item2ed5935fb9


talked to him. he wants 4000 euros for the DL. Seriously.

OUCH!     :o


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 19, 2014, 04:29:46 PM
This guy has one (and a nice Tempest... Mmmm):

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Atari-Original-Tempest-Spielautomat-aus-den-80er-/201151700921?pt=Automaten&hash=item2ed5935fb9


talked to him. he wants 4000 euros for the DL. Seriously.

OUCH!     :o

actually i dont blame him. he seems to be a nice guy and he bought both cabs in the states. he had to pay shipping for them... and he was not able to share a container with others. in fact he thought he was the only guy in germany interested in arcade machines and he does not know that people like us exist. :)
his offer for tempest and dl was 6000 euros for me. i guess that comes close to what he did pay back then when he bought them in the us.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Level42 on August 19, 2014, 06:17:33 PM
Speak to a guy called Maverick in Italy. Matteo might know him. He has maybe 4 or 5 DL and SA cabinets.
Ahhhh, good old Maverick.....Yeah I remember him ! He got kicked from this forum years ago IIIRC.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Thwocker on August 19, 2014, 06:26:28 PM
his offer for tempest and dl was 6000 euros for me. i guess that comes close to what he did pay back then when he bought them in the us.
OUCH OUCH   :o


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Level42 on August 19, 2014, 07:14:36 PM
He's going to get to feel much more OUCH when he realizes he's never ever going to get that amount of money...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 19, 2014, 08:13:47 PM
He's going to get to feel much more OUCH when he realizes he's never ever going to get that amount of money...

i don't think he hopes to get that amount after we talked. he wanted me to make an offer but i told him that he should not sell it to me. i am sure there are fans out here in europe that will pay good money for a dl that is located here. i have all the time in the world. i simply wait till John gets bored with his machine (in three of four weeks, John? ;) :) ;) )...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Thwocker on August 25, 2014, 12:42:50 AM
well, looks like he got what he wanted for his Tempest:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=201151700921&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565

A whopping 2310

 :o


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Laszo on August 25, 2014, 11:48:21 AM
well, looks like he got what he wanted for his Tempest:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=201151700921&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2565

A whopping 2310

 :o

Pfff that's not funny anymore. If this hobby is going in that direction then I 'm going to enjoy what I'f got and that's it  ???


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Luigi on August 25, 2014, 11:55:39 AM
2.3k for Tempest? Seriously?  :o


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 25, 2014, 02:16:58 PM
2.3k for Tempest? Seriously?  :o

blew me away yesterday. i was in contact with the seller when the auction started and he was hoping for 2000... but i was totally surprised that it really reached this level.
well... he is a nice guy and the machine seemed to be in good condition.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: ckong on August 25, 2014, 03:31:45 PM
2.3k for Tempest? Seriously?  :o

It is a great game ...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 25, 2014, 03:33:16 PM
2.3k for Tempest? Seriously?  :o

It is a great game ...

it is... but I would not have bought mine for that price.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: johnsarcade on August 25, 2014, 04:40:50 PM
You can do it!!! GREAT GAME!

Are the Atari ones easier to find in Europe? Or do you want a Cinematronic one?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/14692245432_33e879d59b_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Muerto on August 25, 2014, 05:45:12 PM
Great pic! - its rare to see the man behind the camera!  :spaceace: :spaceace:
Hope youre up and feeling great again! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: DarthNuno on August 25, 2014, 10:47:16 PM
Are the Atari ones easier to find in Europe? Or do you want a Cinematronic one?

Well, the Atari ones are really hard to catch. And it's not especially a matter of money...it's just that the few owners of these ladies just don't want to sell them.
It would be more easy for someone who really want a Dragon's Lair to import a Cinematronic one via the Love container for example... I see quite often Cinematronics for sale on ebay US.
But finding an Atari one is of course not impossible...I'm sure there are still few of them hidden and waiting to be discovered... last example the TWO Atari cabinets (Space Ace) on this topic (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=5637.0)


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on August 26, 2014, 08:40:03 PM
Great pic! - its rare to see the man behind the camera!  :spaceace: :spaceace:
Hope youre up and feeling great again! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

I catched this pic during the chat some episodes ago, it looks like John spend some time in the sun  ;D




Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Laszo on August 27, 2014, 12:26:13 AM
Great pic! - its rare to see the man behind the camera!  :spaceace: :spaceace:
Hope youre up and feeling great again! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

I catched this pic during the chat some episodes ago, it looks like John spend some time in the sun  ;D




Oh no let's not start the zwarte pieten discussion.. It's still august :P


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 29, 2014, 09:30:46 PM
where is MY dragon's lair, guys? don't want to wait another six years ...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on August 29, 2014, 09:48:35 PM
where is MY dragon's lair, guys? don't want to wait another six years ...

if i get one i promise to sell it to you in... let's say... 4 1/2 years... ;)


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 29, 2014, 09:51:55 PM
if i get one i promise to sell it to you in... let's say... 4 1/2 years... ;)

go play with yourself your games  :P


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2014, 10:08:45 PM
In fact, I promise that as soon as I get a DL I will GIVE it to you right away Ully..... ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 29, 2014, 10:19:39 PM
In fact, I promise that as soon as I get a DL I will GIVE it to you right away Ully..... ;D ;D ;D

chances of YOU getting a DL are as high as ME getting a pinball machine ;D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Level42 on August 29, 2014, 10:23:41 PM
In fact, I promise that as soon as I get a DL I will GIVE it to you right away Ully..... ;D ;D ;D

chances of YOU getting a DL are as high as ME getting a pinball machine ;D

You NEVER know....maybe I find a dark warehouse somewhere and the owner says....please sir, please...I want a decent price for every cab here, but you can have the DL there for FREE. It is complete, the Atari version (which is even more "fun" because it has no indicating lights), has a perfectly working LD player and there is even a spare LD player in the cab....I just cleaned and restored it but....sir.....please take it for FREE :)

yep....that is very possible....you never know....so if that happens....I promise......you will get that game man !  ;D ;D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on August 29, 2014, 10:26:45 PM
You NEVER know....maybe I find a dark warehouse somewhere and the owner says....please sir, please...I want a decent price for every cab here, but you can have the DL there for FREE. It is complete, the Atari version (which is even more "fun" because it has no indicating lights), has a perfectly working LD player and there is even a spare LD player in the cab....I just cleaned and restored it but....sir.....please take it for FREE :)

yep....that is very possible....you never know....so if that happens....I promise......you will get that game man !  ;D ;D

;D i made a hardcopy of that posting ...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: synonym9 on July 07, 2015, 08:11:09 PM
 
[/quote]
I'm sure there are still few of them hidden and waiting to be discovered... last example the TWO Atari cabinets (Space Ace) on this topic (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=5637.0)

[/quote]

......and I still have both of them beause the first guy that was interested had big eyes but empty pockets and for another guy I wait since months to get a list of games he have to trade.

Additionally I got less to zero time for the second Space Aces to sell at the moment as I have bought a bunch of new games from all around the world.

Karate Champ
Atari Canyon Bomber and
Tempest (from the US where my friend is for the next year who comes back with a container)

SEGA Super Hang-on and
Afterburner DLX from Germany (I am not looking forward to the transport and my mother will totally freak out when I bring it at her garage.

Killer Instict 2
ZZZ Galaxia
and a Cyber Cycles twin from Salzburg/Austria (not after one of that games but they was so cheap I could not resist, I gave the KI2 and ZZZ to my friend who is in the USA...for his kind service.

Virtua Figther
Assault
Berzerk
Alca Flying Circus
Williams Arctic Gun and
Frogger are the last standard sized games from the place I discovered last year (so it took me around a year to clear the lot), the rest are some huge DLX-cabs and cockpits

I can say that the last year made me a bit arcade-lazy as I collected well over 50 machines in a year and space becomes an issue more and more....but whom do I tell that, you know that better then I do.



Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Level42 on July 08, 2015, 12:10:29 AM
Ready to sell me the Tac/Scan yet ?


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: synonym9 on July 08, 2015, 02:26:54 PM
Ready to sell me the Tac/Scan yet ?

Not sure yet, but you can have a japanese Galaxian  :D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 08, 2015, 03:23:14 PM
Ready to sell me the Tac/Scan yet ?

Not sure yet, but you can have a japanese Galaxian  :D

"have" ??  as in "Free" ??


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: synonym9 on July 08, 2015, 03:31:32 PM
Hahahahha, I can not even sell it if I don't want to wake up with a Horses head laying next to me.
If I ever sell it, it only can go to the godfather, so I promised.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on April 26, 2016, 03:46:13 PM
eighth anniversary coming up - still looking for a dedicated dragon's lair ...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on April 29, 2016, 12:22:41 PM
eighth anniversary coming up - still looking for a dedicated dragon's lair ...

mpf... so i guess germany needs at least two available cabs in the future. :D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on April 29, 2016, 01:53:44 PM
eighth anniversary coming up - still looking for a dedicated dragon's lair ...

mpf... so i guess germany needs at least two available cabs in the future. :D

Found someone who seems to have not just one, but TWO! However, i haven't been able to convince him to sell yet. If I succeed, i'll let you know!


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on April 29, 2016, 01:54:54 PM


Found someone who seems to have not just one, but TWO! However, i haven't been able to convince him to sell yet. If I succeed, i'll let you know!

wtf? in mainland europe? woha...


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on April 29, 2016, 02:46:31 PM
wtf? in mainland europe? woha...

jupp!!!


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: leeram on September 11, 2016, 12:30:16 AM
I have a dedicated Dragon's Lair, and a Space Ace (DL conversion). They aren't for sale though, well, not for less than 10,000 each, plus a packet of jaffa cakes. :-)



Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on September 11, 2016, 12:42:32 AM
I have a dedicated Dragon's Lair, and a Space Ace (DL conversion). They aren't for sale though, well, not for less than 10,000 each, plus a packet of jaffa cakes. :-)



why would they be worth that much? does don bluth live in one of them?


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: leeram on September 11, 2016, 09:02:46 PM
They are worth that much to me, hence them not being for sale. If someone offered me 10k I wouldn't say no!  ;D


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Tyrem on September 11, 2016, 09:15:38 PM
They are worth that much to me, hence them not being for sale. If someone offered me 10k I wouldn't say no!  ;D

but why bother mentioning it then? besides that... no one would anyway. they are worth a lot... but definately not 10k. not even both.


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: DarthNuno on December 10, 2016, 05:36:31 PM
COW has a project DL cab for sale, still available at this precise moment for 395$



Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Superully on December 11, 2016, 02:56:55 PM
SOLD  :'(


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: old school on October 26, 2018, 07:15:03 PM
Dig it up from the grave

sorry my friends but MY wait is over

hope you will find one.


(http://www.lejrs.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Capture-décran-2018-10-26-à-19.16.54.png)




cheers


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: Andreas_AUT on October 27, 2018, 05:19:37 PM
Gz, from Pauls ?


Title: Re: Superully's Quest to find a Dragon's Lair - six years is enough ...
Post by: old school on January 03, 2019, 07:37:52 PM
No found it in USA was converted in fisherman's bait

;)