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General Chat => Galaxian Theater => Topic started by: DarthNuno on January 18, 2009, 10:55:28 AM



Title: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 18, 2009, 10:55:28 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/museumjapan.jpg)

   Our Japanese friends are lucky : Check out this auction/sale featuring some nice collectibles items... inside an arcade museum!
Wanna play Galaxian≥ or Starblade  by the way? Let's fly to Japan!


Some pictures from the auction  :arrow:

Magazines...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction1.jpg)

Vintage tabletop electronic games :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction2.jpg)

Models :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction3.jpg)

unidentified stuff  :oops: ... but it's about XEVIOUS (Japanese Team, please help me  ::) :P)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction4.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction6.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction5.jpg)

WOW... did you see the Galaxian(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/Themes/default/images/post/G3.gif) cap  :-* :-* :-*

Project Dragoon mouse pad  :P :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction9.jpg)

Stuff about the famous O.R.B.S. 'cabinet' that should play a new Starblade game "Star Blade: Operation Blue Planet"... presented at the
AM Show 2001 but finally never released  :-[ (check the 'old' page I've done about it right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/outsidethelair/starblade/starblade)) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/auction8.jpg)

That auction has been done right here...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum1.jpg)

...it's a museum : games + explanations  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum2.jpg)

A Time Traveler, up & running :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum6.jpg)

I recognize the place (make a search on 'Galaxian Theater in Japan')  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum3.jpg)

...a beautiful Starblade...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum4.jpg)

...in front of a beautiful Galaxian Theater (GT-6)  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum5.jpg)

A lot of lucky people... I wanna see that place with my own eyes... I'm coming  :)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum7.jpg)

More pictures are available in the original context (Japanese) : The auctions (http://vat-patimon.com/archives/2009/01/post_227.html) and the  Japan Museum (http://vat-patimon.com/archives/2009/01/post_226.html)  :)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: petieken on January 18, 2009, 01:09:10 PM
OMG!! All those cool items on that auction page!!  :o :o
That museum is arcade heaven!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on January 18, 2009, 10:57:13 PM
Oooohhhhh, that Puckman with an original Namco Galaxian right next to it !!!!

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/Smileys/donkey_kong/bow2.gif)

By the way, there's an original Puckman (Namco !) for sale in Holland !!!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Zorg on January 19, 2009, 05:55:13 PM
OMG.

I have to get in touch with the museum owner or staff....  seeing this puckman drive me crazy :D


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on November 22, 2009, 11:34:42 PM
Some movies of museum there.

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1243559248

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO0j9Awq8Sw


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on January 17, 2010, 11:45:14 AM
I'll be visiting Japan in a couple of months, do you guys know where this museum is located??


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 17, 2010, 07:39:29 PM
I'll be visiting Japan in a couple of months, do you guys know where this museum is located??

Following the Ikke interview (right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=442.0)), I would say this place is located in the 'Kawasaki' city, not too far from Tokyo.

I plan to go to Japan in few month, I also need the information  ;)

I'll drop a message to Ikke for the address, buy maybe some Japanese friends here can tell us?  ;)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on January 18, 2010, 10:05:26 AM
Thanks for dropping the message. When are you going and what are you going to see??


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: sunamusement on February 05, 2010, 05:25:37 PM
Yeath, all the machines look fantastic !! 8)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on March 31, 2010, 01:25:56 PM
Bruno, do you have some more info about the museum? I'm going in one month :D


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: ckong on March 31, 2010, 07:42:26 PM
I'm going in one month :D

 :o You lucky bird!  I want to go to Japan someday, visit all those great arcade halls which you still find in Tokyo and Kyoto, filled with rows and rows of candy cabs.

Business or pleasure?


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on March 31, 2010, 08:23:31 PM
That must be a holy place for you Erik seeing your candy love.

For me, Fun Spot is calling me every day....it may happen this summer ! :D


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on March 31, 2010, 08:26:55 PM
Bruno, do you have some more info about the museum? I'm going in one month :D

Nope  (I've forgot) :oops: Maybe you can drop him a private message (he's registered on this board).



Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on April 01, 2010, 10:16:49 AM
Pleasure, 3 weeks so any tips from you guys are welcome. I'll drop our Japanese friend a PM.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on April 24, 2010, 03:18:26 AM
The next "The Museum" (Warehouse of Arcade Game Museum Project) open time is from noon to 6:00 pm each day on May 3 and 4.

The next schedule of opening "The Museum" has not been decided yet.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: funkycochise on April 25, 2010, 01:49:24 PM
Pleasure, 3 weeks so any tips from you guys are welcome. I'll drop our Japanese friend a PM.
I hope it's not too late : I did a trip to japan last automn.

There are also many taito game center in all the mains quarters of Tokyo (shinjuku, akihabara, asakusa, shibuya, ueno)
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/ocrf_p9130026-[800x600].jpg)
the one from akiba. Impossible to miss it.

In facts you don't really need to look for game center as they are plenty of them. More difficult is to find "root" rooms, with real oldies of the 80ie. Moreover, Credits there are usually cheaper : Y50 insted of Y100

Don't miss to go to Namco tower in Kyoto
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/ohhv_arcade_kyoto_namco_wondertower-[800x600].jpg)
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/8yze_arcade_kyoto_namco-[800x600].jpg)

Even if it isn't a "top notch" game center, there are many rare cabs there.

Advices for gaidjins :

1. Don't be afraid to ask for your path in the subway, the guards there usually speaks a bit english. Sometimes, some stations don't display western fonts.

2. Usually, coin operated machines, like those in the subway or in ramen shops, works after you put money inside. It seems obsvious now but especially with screen operated machine, we are used to choose what we want and pay after.

3. For arcade shops, you should have a good obstinacy to find them. They are often hidden in the stairs of the buildings.
The only clues are some things like this on the ground floor :

(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/0q4i_p9240009-%5B640x480%5D.jpg)
Looking at the mailbox :
(http://img1.uplood.fr/mamu/636d_p9240010_640.jpg)

By the way, people in these shops don't speak a single word of english.
It might also be a general rule for whole japan.
So if you are looking for some precises things, prepare a printed list in katana fonts.
You'll be lucky if you find someone speaking english.

Arcade stores : mak, gfront, try

4. Have no hesitations to by used thnigs, there are many shops for this, it's always in almost perfect condition.

Used stuffs shops : Traders, mandarake, Mr Potatoe.
And as always, don't hesistate to climb in the stairs, You may fall on very interesting shops.
I remember one at the beginning of akihabara, selling xrgb upscaler.

5. For brand new Gears, Have no hesitation by buying in duty free, the shop should be allowing it (like Yodobashi camera in akiba)

Addtitional Tip :  Last, but most important : 7 Eleven stores have Automatic Cash Dealer (ATM) that takes Visa card.
Apart from several selected banks, this is the only easy way to get cash over there.
It's by far the best way to get money, as 7 Eleven are almost always open and they are everywhere.

I recommend All Nippon Airlines (ANA) as service is top notch for an affordable price.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on May 11, 2010, 07:07:04 PM
Thanks for the tips and it`s not too late ;D ;D
I`m planning to see Ikke and his museum this Saturday :shock:
Maybe, if I have some time left I`ll also be able to visit gforce.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 12, 2010, 06:00:53 PM
Woow! I want this picture :

gyruss & Ikke, and of course...as a background... the Galaxian Theater  8)

Have a lot of fun... and take a lot of pictures  ::) :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on May 13, 2010, 12:58:08 AM
All bow for the greatness of our Japanese friends ! The people who brought us SO many fabulous games !

Look at that Taito tower, just HAVE to love it ! I want to go there !!!!
Maybe when my son's a bit older....

O Gyruss, if you find one of those (or both) I wouldn't mind if you take them home in your cabin luggage:
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/museumjapan/museum2.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


If not possible, take a SHITLOAD of pictures !


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Superully on May 13, 2010, 01:05:58 AM
those two games look just great. what are those signs to the left and the right of the cabinets? are those some kind of instruction cards?


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on May 13, 2010, 01:44:13 AM
Huh ? Don't you recognize arcade flyers ?

Tssssss....


http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=2065


http://www.arcadeflyers.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=2965


These are great to have printed (did it with an on-line photo store) to hang on your wall. I've done a number of them of all my games....


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Superully on May 13, 2010, 08:36:34 AM
obviously my attention was drawn away by that beautiful games ;) i THOUGHT it was the flyer on the left and on the right some kind of instructions or information about the games as i'd seen that in some other museum before. but i agree with you: shame on me!  :-[


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on May 13, 2010, 10:06:00 AM
 ;) ;) ;)

Does remind me: I have to have these things printed of my new games, Berzerk and Ms.Pac ! :D


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Ronald Reagan on May 13, 2010, 01:51:01 PM
that Galaxian looks awesome. Really nice green colors


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on May 14, 2010, 02:48:19 PM
We are going to visit Ikke and Tom tomorrow, I`ll take lots of pictures ;D I have also visited the Namco Tower and will post pictures as soon as I get back.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 14, 2010, 05:51:06 PM
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Have fun!!!!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on May 16, 2010, 01:53:01 PM
Yes, we did it!! We visited the great museum and played the fantastic Galaxian Theater and a lot of other great cabinets. We also talked to Ikke and Tom and other members of the Galaxian team, very kind and warm people who were so nice to open the museum specially for us. So Ikke, Tom and all the others, thanks for a really great day!!!!!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 16, 2010, 07:29:14 PM
Arg! I can't wait to ready this story and see the pictures!  :P
Regarding the GT6, I'm curious to see how is the setup now : Dragoon? Zolgear? ... or 'PSone' custom setup for Dragoon/Gourb?  :P
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Level42 on May 16, 2010, 09:39:58 PM
Wow, that is great that the Japanese members here did that for you ! This forum rulez !  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on May 17, 2010, 05:25:53 AM
We played Dragoon AND Zolgear, they were so nice to switch the boards! The also had the Psone laying around but we didnt play that. Yes indeed very kind of them, as said before the showed us a very warm welcome. Pictures will follow soon!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 23, 2010, 02:57:31 PM
Yes, we did it!! We visited the great museum and played the fantastic Galaxian Theater and a lot of other great cabinets. We also talked to Ikke and Tom and other members of the Galaxian team, very kind and warm people who were so nice to open the museum specially for us. So Ikke, Tom and all the others, thanks for a really great day!!!!!

In the name of Crom or for the love of God... pictures in high resolution + Full HD movie in 3D (subtitled in French, English and Japanese of course) .... of this *awesome* story pleeeeeaaaaaasssssssss!!!  :o :o :o  ;)  :-*


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on May 27, 2010, 02:52:53 PM
(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/1192/imag1917.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/imag1917.jpg/)

hahaha, just teasing ;) I will post the story when I have more time..


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on May 27, 2010, 06:43:41 PM
hhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa ! (heart attack!)  :o

OK, no problem... take your time and write a great story  :-*


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on June 12, 2010, 04:56:36 PM
*bump*  ::) :P ;)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on June 16, 2010, 02:43:26 PM
Yes, I know, too little time and too many pics, but I haven't forgotten.  :-\


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Equites on June 24, 2010, 11:00:46 PM
Oops


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Equites on June 24, 2010, 11:03:00 PM
I'm visiting Tokyo from July 3rd and REALLY want to visit this place. May be the last chance I get to play a real Galaxian≥ again.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on June 25, 2010, 02:36:43 PM
Hi, what you could do is sending a pm to Tom#2-JP. The museum isn't open everyday but like one day a month.

If possible you should really visit the museum, great games and also very nice people.
I could provide you with more info how to get there because that's a little complicated.

And you should buy the book Arcade Mania, really interesting and fun to read when you visit Japan.

Have fun!


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on June 26, 2010, 12:30:34 AM
I am confirming the opening day to the Museum Master now.

At the ordinary year, the Museum is opened 1-2day(s) in July, closed in August (because of very unbearable hot and sultry),
opened in September.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Equites on June 29, 2010, 11:59:08 PM
Tom#2-JP do you know what days in July the museum is open? Thanks.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on July 02, 2010, 06:55:31 PM
Tom#2-JP do you know what days in July the museum is open? Thanks.
The opened schedule is undecided at present.

For me to be answered surely at present is not to open the Museum on July 3 and 4.

The opening date of the Museum is fixed for about two weeks ago usually.
So, the Museum might be opened as a possibility somewhere from July 17 to 19, 24, and 25.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: Tom#2-JP on July 07, 2010, 05:45:44 PM
The next "The Museum" (Warehouse of Arcade Game Museum Project) open time is from noon to 6:00 pm each day on July 18 and 19.


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 18, 2010, 05:35:39 PM
The next "The Museum" (Warehouse of Arcade Game Museum Project) open time is from noon to 6:00 pm each day on July 18 and 19.


I hope all the *lucky* visitors will enjoy the place... and the Galaxian Theater  :P
Do not hesitate to provide a link if some reports of that event is published somewhere, even in Japanese  ;)


(http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/1192/imag1917.jpg) (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/imag1917.jpg/)
hahaha, just teasing ;) I will post the story when I have more time..

*bump*  ::) :P :-*


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: nicolas le jardinier on July 19, 2010, 08:37:36 PM
Hi,

Yes, a report will be great

 ;)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: gyruss on July 19, 2010, 09:12:42 PM
Here is another teaser   ;D

(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/8223/imag1911.jpg) (http://img180.imageshack.us/i/imag1911.jpg/)

Just kidding  ;)

I have just uploaded the photo's, maybe tomorrow or the day after I will make a report. Hold your horses, it will be there soon.  ;D


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on July 19, 2010, 09:16:01 PM
I have just uploaded the photo's, maybe tomorrow or the day after I will make a report. Hold your horses, it will be there soon.  ;D

Yeeeeeessss !  :-* :-* :-* We stay tuned ... but not too long this time  ::) ;)


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on September 16, 2010, 06:24:32 PM
Thanks to Gyruss, the story is now available on this topic... Do not miss it!!!  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.dragonslairfans.com/news/Japan_Arcade_Museum.jpg) (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=1975.0)

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Auctions - Arcade Museum & GT6 ... in Japan!
Post by: DarthNuno on January 12, 2011, 11:23:34 AM
...and two more *high resolution* pictures from that incredible place  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_museum_1_small.jpg) (http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_museum_1.jpg)
(click on picture for high def!)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_museum_2_small.jpg) (http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/G3/various/galaxian3_museum_2.jpg)
(click on picture for high def!)

 :spaceace: