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Title: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: DarthNuno on May 11, 2009, 08:03:23 PM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/cirqus.jpg)

Did you remember this picture  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/forforum/vierzon2009/vivi20.jpg)
(see the story right here (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=751.0)  ;) ;D)

YES !!! This is finally happens  :-*

Ok... here's the plot  :) :

Friday 8th of may 2009 :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_1.jpg)

This time, it's not gonna be a HUGE road trip... because I'm not very far from Paris  :-* Anyway, as usual, I'll have to calculate some stats  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_2.jpg)

Back to root... Darth Nunette will be a part of the story  :-* She was living in Paris before we meet each other.
This road trip is more than a road trip, so let's say it's gonna be a week end in Paris *features* a road trip  ;D 8)

On the road, here's Woinic, the biggest wild boar (razorback) in the world (14 meters long!)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_3.jpg)

... nothing special on the road... we are very close to Paris now... wanna meet Mickey by the way?  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_4.jpg)

Arriving in Paris... on its famous "boulevard périphérique" : it's a road that allow the cars to make a ring around the city, on its external border...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_5.jpg)

It's a little bit early for the meeting with the seller, so let's go inside Paris... it's time to eat ... let's go inside our favorite area : "Le treizième arrondissement" or "China Town"... Japanese food  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_6.jpg)

Note : Because it's a road trip about 'Voltaire'... I've the permission to put some French words here & there  ::) :P :D

Ok, let's go to the seller now... I set my nav car system... and it decides to make us drive in the heart of Paris... why not  8)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_7.jpg)

Hey? What's this?!!!  :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_8.jpg)

Opsss... sorry Honey... I just want a picture of the "L'Arche de Triomphe"  ::) ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_9.jpg)

This is "La Defense"  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_10.jpg)

Ok... we are very close from the seller now ... one more castle and...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_11.jpg)

...here we are  :)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_12.jpg)

The seller is extremely nice & kind... he explain me everything on this pinball  8) Everything has been cleaned recently.... see  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_14.jpg)

I'm very happy to finally find the BEST pinball I've ever see & play... I'm in love with this Cirqus Voltaire  :-*

Let's load this baby now  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_15.jpg)

Well... loading pinballs is not something I'm familiar with... Let's think first ... how to put a pinball into a car  ::) :P  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_16.jpg)

Fortunately, the seller is THE man for this ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_18.jpg)

Now, the worst part... money !!! I prefer not to do this, and I ask my wife to do it for me  :P ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_19.jpg)

Did you notice on the car? I love road trips ... always good surprises  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_20.jpg)

Deal done now  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_21.jpg)

Because this is not only a road trip, we are not going home now... let's go now to the Nunette's family house... but what to do with this valuable pinball inside my car during the week end in Paris ? Let's cover it at least...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_roadtrip_22.jpg)

Saturday... :

Wake up in Paris  :)

Impossible to get my car, because of the pinball inside  :? so let's take the car of the wife's family  ::) 8)

OK, it's time to meet a 'DLF' member 'Remi 75', in the shop where he's working with two associates... let's go to NEO LEGEND  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend1.jpg)

It's good to see arcade decorations like that  :-* :-* :-*... directly at the entrance of the shop  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend2.jpg)

Here's Remy  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend3.jpg)

Some GREAT items here... see this  :o :o :o  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend4.jpg)

100% original & working! Remy plugs it specially for me  :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend5.jpg)

NAMCO France proposes them to buy this Puck Man for a big amount of money, but they prefer to keep it  :-*  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

See this Space Invaders  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend6.jpg)

A lot of goodies :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend7.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend8.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend9.jpg)

...closer...  :roll: AWESOME :P :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend9a.jpg)

Of course you can buy here arcade parts, components, converters, ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend10.jpg)

...MVS, arcade boards, ...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend11.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend12.jpg)

 :P


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: DarthNuno on May 11, 2009, 08:04:48 PM
Of course, you can buy full size cabinet here... Hope you like Japanese cabs  ;)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend16.jpg)

A nice one  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend14.jpg)

And what about them  :P :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend15.jpg)

... very small but so cute  :-*

Remy & I  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend17.jpg)

Here how they deliver the cabinets to customers... with this  :shock:  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/neolegend18.jpg)

It was a nice moment these guys and I can tell you that shop is very cool. I hope to meet you again in order to discuss more  :-*
I'm very surprised about Remy ... he's young but he has a lot of interest regarding the laser disc games and also the classic cabinets in general  :-* By the way, the shop owns a SEGA's Time Traveler, but it was not located in the shop ... to big  ;D

Here's the website of neo legend : NEO-LEGEND ARCADE SHOP (http://www.neo-legend.com/)

Don't miss it if you go to Paris  8)

Ok, now we have one hour to spend before an other 'meeting'  8) Let's take a ride into the biggest arcade room in Paris : La tête dans les nuages  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end1.jpg)

...features a Galaxian TheaterLet's go Jungle Theater  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end2.jpg)

Two projectors :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end3.jpg)

There are a lot of games here, but the same than other moderns game room... so no more picture, except maybe this one :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end4.jpg)

It reminds me the good old time  :P

This evening, we meets friends too  :-*

This evening... it will be here ... in a Korean restaurant  :P

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end5.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end6.jpg)

The famous Korean BBQ  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end7.jpg)

Good choice of restaurant, well done Helene

Manu 'Kaneda' & Darth Nunette  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end8.jpg)

For the dessert... Haagen-Dazs power !!!  ;D

Tibo & Marie  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end9.jpg)

Hélène & Manu  :arrow:  :-* :-* :-*

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end10.jpg)

It was a great moment with all of you. My wife & I really enjoyed the evening ... and the food (well done for the choice)! We hope to meet you very soon (...and you are more than welcome to visit us in Belgium  :-* :-* :-*)

Sunday... the last day of the trip...

Thanks my Lord... my car is still there... with the pinball inside  :P  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end11.jpg)

OK, let's go back to Belgium ... bye bye Paris   8)

During the trip... well ... I know I shouldn't ... but ... MC DO' power!!!! (no burger king in France)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end12.jpg)

...and finally @ home. Here's the details  ::)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end13.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end14.jpg)

...740km driven only for the road trip...

OK, now let's unload the pinball... inside the Nuno's Lair v2  :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end15.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end16.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end18.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end17.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end20.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_end19.jpg)

I'm MORE than happy... This Cirqus Voltaire is the best pinball I've ever played!!! It sounds & looks AWESOME!!!

A MUST HAVE !!! Now playable in the Nuno's Lair in free play  ::) ;D  :-* :-* :-*

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Level42 on May 11, 2009, 08:51:16 PM
Wohooo congrats Bruno, that is one lo-ve-ly pinball !!!!

And that SI bezel looks very nice too !!! :D


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: scr33n on May 12, 2009, 05:39:01 PM
Great purchase Bruno !!!  :spaceace:

For me the best flipper on earth  :-* :-* I played with it only one time (here in Italy) it's fantastic ...

2nd place for Addam's Family
3th place for The Sopranos

PS: I followed an auction on ebay.it (for Circus Voltaire) a short time ago, sold for about 1600 euros  :shock: :shock: :o  No way  :?



Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Superully on May 12, 2009, 06:46:28 PM
PS: I followed an auction on ebay.it (for Circus Voltaire) a short time ago, sold for about 1600 euros  :shock: :shock: :o  No way  :?

man, those pinballs really ARE expensive - better not start collecting!   :wink:


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: DarthNuno on May 12, 2009, 07:10:53 PM
Story updated  ;) Check back the beginning of this topic  ;) 8)


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: funkycochise on May 12, 2009, 07:56:11 PM
Story updated  ;) Check back the beginning of this topic  ;) 8)
thanks for alla those details.
Seems that you enjoyed the meetings, you and your wife.
All those people are lovely.  :-*


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Ghost Soldier on May 12, 2009, 09:37:04 PM
Another excellent roadtrip and thank you for bringing us along.


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: vib_ribbon on May 12, 2009, 11:28:04 PM
nice to see what neo legend is about. thanks for sharing the photos.


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Maverick on May 12, 2009, 11:58:12 PM
HOO

I' ve seen Remy shop and found most the items I bought in Japan in years:

The Sega version (with gold border near the remote sensor) of the Lasercactive pioneer cld-a100 with the Sega pac (but not the Nec.. I bought that too in 2004!! :twisted:.. but got broke to have it  :evil:)

Buy Triad stone buddy and Vajira 2 (but need the Nec module)

Most Lasergames I collected between Lasercative and Palcom are great: the last one,

Esh's Aurunmilla!


The Ld of Akira normal version (I've got the Jap limited + criterion US version)


The firsts japanese super guns (from Mak Japan and Time Machine)


The Jap cabs: one of my passions (I've have collected the 1st model of all of them: Sega 26" Aero city)


Original SANWA Buttons (used in Sega Cab's)


Original Neo Geo Jap cart (they are usualy transparent and in different colors changing from the mono black carts of europe and US)


Then it's clear remy is Japan addicted as I do

So KEEP IT UP buddy!!


Mav

Ps= Remy do you remind the cable ??

Waiting to see to buy a Sega blast city from you but for a good price..  remember :wink:



Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Sonic 1992 on May 13, 2009, 08:58:03 PM
Congrats on your new pinball!  Circus is a lot of fun, This pinball was in our local movie theatre for years!  Heck, I think I played this pinball while waiting to watch Titanic!   :D

By the way, I always thought the girl on the backglass art looks alot like Paula Abdul!   ;D ;D ;D ;D



Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: ElPancho on May 14, 2009, 06:33:16 PM
Nice pin ! I'm sure you'll enjoy Cirqus a lot.

Love that candy store.

No, really love it.

*lol @ super geeks warning sign*


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: Level42 on May 14, 2009, 08:20:55 PM
By the way, I always thought the girl on the backglass art looks alot like Paula Abdul!   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Paula Abdul.......geez, talk about being stuck in the 80s ;)  :lol:  ;D

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


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: ombrenoire on May 24, 2009, 10:40:27 PM
It's a Castle of Maison-Laffite  ;)



Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: DarthNuno on September 13, 2009, 10:08:19 AM
Now, let's fix few problems.

Here's the list :

1. Most of the time, the specific green neon doesn't power up. And when it does, it looks like this  :-\  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_1.jpg)

2. The general illumination doesn't work in the low/right area of the pinball.

3. The left slingshot doesn't work.

Ok, back from USA with a brand new neon tube (see this topic (http://www.dragonslairfans.com/smfor/index.php?topic=806.0)) :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_2.jpg)

...yes, still in one piece after a such 'Air Trip'  :D

OK, I'll also put a brand new transformer (the previous owner of this pinball told me to replace the neon and transformer together). The new one is on the left  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_3.jpg)

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_4.jpg)

The main part of the new neon has the same size and shape than the original one, but the extremity is a little bit longer : a little bit more of glass  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_5.jpg)

Fortunately, it's not a problem... it fits the plastic ramp  8) Ok, power on  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_7.jpg)

YES! It works fine... and it glows like a powerful light saber  :D  :-* :-* :-*  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_8.jpg)


                                  VINCENT
                       You'll dig it the most.  But you
                       know what the funniest thing about
                       Europe is?

                                  JULES
                       What?

                                  VINCENT
                       It's the little differences.  A
                       lotta the same shit we got here,
                       they got there, but there they're a
                       little different.

                                  JULES
                       Examples?

                                  VINCENT
                       Well, in Amsterdam, you can buy
                       beer in a movie theatre.  And I
                       don't mean in a paper cup either.
                       They give you a glass of beer, like
                       in a bar.  In Paris, you can buy
                       beer at MacDonald's.  Also, you
                       know what they call a Quarter
                       Pounder with Cheese in Paris?

                                  JULES
                       They don't call it a Quarter
                       Pounder with Cheese?

                                  VINCENT
                       No, they got the metric system
                       there, they wouldn't know what the
                       fuck a Quarter Pounder is.

                                  JULES
                       What'd they call it?

                                  VINCENT
                       Royale with Cheese.

                                  JULES
                            (repeating)
                       Royale with Cheese.  What'd they
                       call a Big Mac?

                                  VINCENT
                       Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call
                       it Le Big Mac.


 ;D

...and because the 'metric system', I was so bored to have troubles while removing US screws [done in the US metric system], I bring back this from my USA trip  8)  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/cirqus_voltaire/cirqus_voltaire_neon_9.jpg)

Life will be more easier now  :P  ;D

OK the neon problem is fixed, now let's investigate about the General Illumination problem on the low/right part of the playfield .


Title: Re: :: Roadtrip :: Voltaire in Paris (Welcome To The Circus)
Post by: zebassprophet on September 14, 2009, 12:12:34 AM
such a good idea to have taken american tools
on my New black knight it's a plague to unloc all those screw

I'm looking for a complete voltaire report now ;)
maybe I will have one someday...
if I find it under 700€ that will surely ever happened^^

Great RT