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'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / Fitter 'Restoration' - Artwork
« on: October 31, 2021, 03:18:42 PM »
Hey folks.

Been a long time since I've posted here.

I was fortunate to find a Fitter up just outside of Hamilton, ON from a gentleman who used to live in the Netherlands and brought the cabinet with him to Canada when he emigrated.

The cabinet has the more generic stars Zaccaria bezel, and a Comidar overlay.  No original artwork outside of the sides of the cabinet (no marquee, bezel or overlay)

We're so fortunate that Paul Swan has contributed so much from his restorations - that the scans are at least available to work from.

So - Initial questions are three fold:

* Has anyone already reproduced artwork for this game?
* (If not) Is anyone willing to lend a hand if needed - color matching, or possibly temporarily lending unused pieces for color matching, matching dimensions?
* Longshot - If anyone has any artwork they'd be open to sell, drop me a PM

I don't think I'll find artwork, so will likely have it made.  I've worked with a local (to Indianapolis, IN - USA) shop previous to reproduce Universal Snap Jack overlays and instruction cards that were reverse, UV printed and laser cut.  I know I can reach out to them again.

I could make a couple of sets of artwork for folks that are interested.  NOTE - A long ways off.  Got the game yesterday, haven't even seriously looked Paul's scans yet to assess what is needed.

Looking forward to hearing thoughts / feedback.


'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / WTB: Universal Zero Hour boardset
« on: June 03, 2020, 04:11:38 PM »
Hey all,

I picked up a Zero Hour two weeks ago in decent shape - but the only thing it is missing is the boardset. Its my understanding these may be a bit hard to find.

If any of you have one that you'd be willing to part with please let me know.  Given the distance, a 'trade' may be hard - but I may have some things of interest to work out a trade as well.  From my own perspective, I know it can be hard to part with some things.

I did reach out to Marco already, as he is THE Universal guy - I'm checking on all possible avenues.

This is Universal cabinet #9 for me, this isn't a game I plan on selling anytime soon - FWIW.

'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / White Universal T-Molding is here!
« on: March 08, 2019, 02:57:04 PM »
The small batch run of completely flat, White Universal reproduction T-Molding arrived this week! Here is the original interest thread on Klov.

The specs on the dimensions of the t-molding:

- 27/32" Wide
- 1/16" Thick

This will typically work in the following list of Universal machines that have used white t-molding.

- Cheeky Mouse
- Cosmic Alien
- Cosmic Guerilla
- Cosmic Monsters
- Cosmic Monsters II
- Devil Zone
- Galaxy Wars
- Magical Spot

Attached is a profile drawing illustrating the tmolding dimensions, and here is an album showing the t-molding installed in my Cosmic Guerilla and Magical Spot.

Universal T-Molding Photos - Installed

All prices do not include shipping, add shipping on top:

1' - $3.00
1 Foot sample, good for testing before purchasing an entire set

18' - $29.00
This is enough to cover a machine + extra where the tmolding stops at the marquee

26' - $36.00
This is enough to cover a machine + extra where the tmolding wraps down the entire back side of the machine.  On the machines I've seen, each side takes about ~7' in the front, and an additional ~5' feet to run from the top of the bracket down the back of the game.  ~12 ft ea. side in total.

Important Notes
All sales are final.  I will not be accepting any returns.

The construction of the Universal machines can vary widely, as the folks who tested the t-molding initially can attest.

Before placing an order, make sure to do the following:

* Measure the t-molding in your machine to ensure the 27/32" size is what you have on your machine
* Confirm how the channels are cut on your machine - to marquee, to the top, around the back - to know the length of tmolding you need

If you are still unsure, please purchase the 1' sample and do a test before purchasing an entire set.  

Contact Me
I will be launching a store in the coming week to take orders.  In the meantime, send me any requests at and I'll do my best to answer any questions.

Arcade Lifestyle / Formula 2000 - Arcade Game?
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:43:09 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of an arcade game called Formula 2000?  Wanting to understand if it was an actual arcade game, or if Formula 2000 was some sort of other coin-op piece of equipment or gambling machine.

If you've heard of the game and can confirm whether it is indeed an arcade game - please drop a note.

'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / WT: Olympia Caterpillar Parts
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:41:54 AM »
I picked up an Olympia Caterpillar cabinet just over two years ago from a gentleman on the east coast, and I'm finally making moves to do something with it.

The game needs - most everything.  I realize it would be a long shot to surface parts.  A marquee would be nice, a control panel would be my top priority or a panel that could work and be converted.  I don't expect I'll be able to fully restore it, even putting a Centipede in the cabinet would be a decent middle ground.

If anyone has parts that is willing to step forward / consider selling, please let me know.  Like I said, long shot, and I don't get to post here that often so most folks don't know me all that well.


'Business' Area : Buy/Sell/Trade / WTB: Space Chaser Marquee
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:58:51 AM »
I have a nice Space Chaser here in the States, with a marquee in poor condition.

I would really like to track down a nicer looking marquee - Does anyone have an extra they would part with?

Arcade Lifestyle / Zaccaria Quasar - Need of parts
« on: February 08, 2012, 01:14:31 AM »
Good evening,

I have wanted a Zaccaria cabinet for awhile, and I might have the opportunity to pick one up - a Quasar.

I dropped Andre an email, and he was nice enough to email me back.  He suggested a couple of guys here are the experts on Zaccs (Bela, PaulSwan, Etienne), and might be able to point me in the right direction.

The cabinet was converted (hideous) into a Ms. Pac-man.  Almost as bad as that Pac-man Computer Space ;)

It needs a marquee and control panel.  It also needs a boardset, but I am most concerned with the possibility of finding a cpanel at this point.

If any of you folks have time, please point me in the right direction. 

Arcade Lifestyle / Ping: Jay Gallagher
« on: November 19, 2011, 07:47:01 PM »
Chris and I are taking a roadtrip (Chicago / Indianapolis) to GA (Georgia), and would love to stop by and see Jay's tremendous collection....or just hear some stories if there isn't time to see the games in person.

You may have gotten our other messages and aren't looking for visitors.  That is totally understandable.  Just wanted to exhaust all options.

That's 3pm EST, 9/26....or this may be 9/27 for some of you.  Not completely sure.  For example London, I believe this would be somewhere around 8pm there?

Pop over to to chat live with Cameron Silver, who developed Scared Stiff, Cirqus Voltaire, and worked on the doomed Pinball 2000 Star Wars Episode I machine (Love it or not) at Williams right before they closed their doors.  Some of you have seen the Tilt - The Battle To Save Pinball...Cameron was one of the interviewed designers.

Information about the Cameron Silver Chat;

And the thread where you can ask questions for Cameron;

This is another live Creator Chat in the series at  We've already had live chat sessions with Owen Rubin, Tim Skelly and Jeff Kulczycki (Donkey Kong 2 creator), Steve Wiebe, Brian Colin, John Carpenter, Rusty Dawe, Warren Davis and Alan Murphy.  In the upcoming months we hope to be talking with one of the creators of Tron - Bill Adams and eventually another star from King of KONG.  Periodically check out the "EVENTS" page for more info:

Hope to see some of you over there...


Alan Murphy, who had a hand in developing APB, Gauntlet, and Indiana
Jones Temple of Doom at Atari, is going to be doing a live chat at today (August 8th) at 3pm EST.  Alan has worked in the
gaming industry for quite some time, working for both Sega and EA and
even helped port / develop a number of games for Atari's 2600 and 5200

For a full list of the console games, as well as a link to his full
game creation credits, visit the event posting.

The hope is that we'll have specific questions about the games he
worked on, remote details, thoughts about the development, whatever it
may be....but coming from collectors who love those specific games he
developed.  Submit all your questions here;

For a little more about Alan, if you haven't heard of him, and even
his work on Atari console games, check out my post;

Also would like to hear feedback afterwards if you attend, how it can
be better, and who you might like to see in future chats;



This Tuesday night, March 31st 2009 Brian Colin will be chatting with arcade collectors about his place in the history of coin-op games.  Brian worked for Midway Games where he was the principal designer, artist and animator on the following games;

    * Rampage
    * Zenophobe
    * Star Trek Voyager
    * Zwackery
    * Arch Rivals
    * Sarge

And other arcade games that he helped create, (but was not the principal designer) include;

    * Discs of Tron
    * Spy Hunter / Spy Hunter II
    * Demolition Derby
    * Kozmik Krooz'r
    * Jump Shot
    * And many more

The session will be an hour long from 9:00-10:00 EST and any member at can participate.  If you would like to join in the chat session, just log in to the following link and check "Will attend" in the RSVP box;

It is a moderated chat, which means you need to submit your questions to the event thread and we will ask the creator to make sure things stay organized. You can submit those questions here;

This is another live Creator Chat in the series at  We've already had live chat sessions with Owen Rubin, Tim Skelly and Jeff Kulczycki (Donkey Kong 2 creator).  In the upcoming months we'll see King of Kong star - Steve Wiebe, Pinball creator John Carpenter and more will be joining us as well.  Check out the "EVENTS" page for more info:

Hope to see some of you over there...



This Wednesday night, February 4th 2009 Tim Skelly will be chatting with arcade collectors about his place in the history of coin-op games.  Tim worked for Cinematronics and Gottlieb, having a hand in creating some well revered games such as;

    * Star Hawk
    * Sundance
    * Solar Quest
    * Warrior
    * Rip-Off
    * Armor Attack
    * Star Castle
    * War of the Worlds
    * Reactor
    * Insector
    * Screw Loose

The session will be an hour long from 9:30-10:30 EST and any member at can participate.  If you would like to join in the chat session, just log in to the following link and check "Will attend" in the RSVP box;

This will be the first live Creator Chat event at  Also upcoming this month are live chat sessions with Owen Rubin
(creator/project leader for Major Havoc, Space Duel and more) and Jeff Kulczycki (Donkey Kong 2 creator).  Check out the "EVENTS" page for more info:

Hope to see some of you over there...


All the rest / New Arcade Game Forum -
« on: January 18, 2009, 09:24:52 PM »
Come and join us at a brand new classic arcade game forum at It's kind of like MySpace, but only in how it works, not the type of people that are there or how it looks.

Tighter integration with photo galleries, specific user groups that have galleries and photos together, one massive section for videos related to gaming, customizable profiles with full graphics for your own profile page, and integrated blogs where you can essentially have your own hosted, searchable blog for free.

There is group specifically for Laser Disc collectors.  The DLF site is amazing...there certainly will always be more guys here...but if you join my can chat with like minded guys here;

Drop by and say hello. Not looking to spam this group, just looking to info others of a really great new site. If you don't like it, you don't have to join.

Thanks for reading.


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