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« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2012, 09:44:48 PM »

So, what's inside? Smiley
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« Reply #76 on: February 10, 2012, 11:30:46 PM »

So, what's inside? Smiley

i guess it's time to reveal - but first the story behind the deal!

more than three months ago, bruno posted a le bon coin space wars ad on the forum. space wars are already damn rare in europe, but this one was a version noone had ever seen before - a spanish version created by sonic. although i'm a huge fan of the original cab design, the artwork on the spanish version simply rocks! i was thrilled from the first moment i laid my eyes on that cab, but of course there was a downside to it: it was located in freaking southern france, in perpignan to be more precise, almost 1200 kilometers from my place. because of that, a roadtrip was out of the question. i got in touch with the seller nevertheless, but was told that the cab had been sold to someone else already, so i quickly forgot about the game (did i really?). move forward two months ... a few days before christmas the ad popped up again on "le bon coin". once again i contacted the seller and asked what had happened. obviously the original buyer did not pick up the cab, so i immediately seized the chance to grab it the second time around. there was only one problem: how the heck should i get the game up here to germany?

i got in touch with kevin "hatster" from southern france who's a good friend of dave the deliveryman (the guy who transported the 20+ nos monitors around europe) and asked if he would be heading up north anytime soon. the answer was YES! dave had planned a trip to england in late january / early february, so i asked christophe (the space wars seller) if it would be ok for him to keep the game until then and he agreed - he even agreed on a lower price Smiley.

some days later, when i got back from a relaxing day in the sauna, i read about the closing and the cab sellout of the arcade barn in the uk!



although i was sad to read that such a great arcade had to close down, i also saw the opportunity to get some more games i was looking for. i would probably not have gone for them if i hadn't known that dave was going to get some games from the arcade barn for kevin anyway and therefore i asked him if he had enough space in his van to squeeze in a few more games besides the space wars. once again, the answer was YES!

my initial plan was to ask rav if i could have the games stored at his place for a later personal pickup, but i also asked dave if it would be possible to transport the games directly to my place in germany. i guess three times a charm, his answer was YES! Smiley

after a week on the road, it is finally time to open up dave's van (one more note in advance: the robby roto on the left is not for me) arrow



as i've said before, there are no pictures of the actual unloading process because noone was around to take pics (well, who is at 10 o'clock in the morning on a weekday?). therefore, here's game number two already at its (current) location inside a storage. ladies and gentlemen, may i present to you ... arrow



here are those two games side by side - isn't it a wonderful sight?



but we're not done yet because there's another game in dave's van which needs to be unloaded!



to further my atari system 2 collection (which already consists of paperboy and championship sprint) i got myself an APB - All Points Bulletin. and because i didn't want the cabinet to stand around at by itself in the storage Wink, i put it right next to my space invaders arrow



my austrian friend alex got himself a dedicated frogger in pretty good nick (with a willis cpo installed) which of course i will store for him until a later personal pickup!



all the games are working (or at least they were before they were hauled all across europe) - it's "only" a matter of cosmetics now (and a gameroom Tongue)!

i have to thank dave and especially kevin for arranging the pickup / delivery and for all those live updates i received during dave's way up north to england and down south again to germany! this deal would not have bene possible without you!!! Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #77 on: February 11, 2012, 02:30:29 AM »

YES, VERY happy that you saved that Space Wars !!!!! I LOVE that cabinet and artwork !!!
I forgot is it anywhere near workinng ?? Cinematronics vectors are pretty hard to fix...thats for the top guys WinkWink

RallyX is nice to have. The mouse race version on the VIC-20 was the very first homecomputer game I ever played at thr Firato electronics fair in the early 80s....

Hope you can make some more pics (inside and out) of the SPace Wars !!

APB I once played when the Atari Lynx was new but I didnt really understand it back then...arcade versions are always better....  Confrats !!!
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« Reply #78 on: February 11, 2012, 09:48:41 AM »

Nice adds Ully, especially that beautiful Space Wars.
Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? Cheesy
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« Reply #79 on: February 11, 2012, 09:59:32 AM »

YES, VERY happy that you saved that Space Wars !!!!! I LOVE that cabinet and artwork !!!
I forgot is it anywhere near workinng ?? Cinematronics vectors are pretty hard to fix...thats for the top guys WinkWink
Hope you can make some more pics (inside and out) of the SPace Wars !!

thx andré! i just HAD to save it, at least i wanted it up here and not down in southern france in some garage. i've already talked to andreas about it, if i decide to sell it, he will gladly take it out of my hands. from what christophe told me, it is working, but he said something about the screen being wobbly. his english was not the best, so i honestly didn't understand 100% what he was trying to tell me Cheesy.

here's a couple more pictures christophe sent me, left side looks much better than the right side, the inside looks pretty clean. i will head over to the storage again today and check out those boards. i can't take better pictures from the outside for now because it's pretty cramped right now - i really have to re-arrange the games inside the storage, but i will wait until the temperatures have reached acceptable levels - like 42° Wink.

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don't you just love the coin door with the sonic logo and the front art?



marquee and bezel



bezel and control panel. unfortunately - as you can see - someone scratched his initials into the panel, but i'm pretty sure it can be fixed!



cabinet's left side - in pretty good nick



cabinet's right side - more damages to the art than on the other side Cry



a first glance inside



the pcbs



looks identical to the cinematronics version (picture courtesy of andy's arcade Cool)



spanish inspection sheet inside, it says that the machine was produced in 1978! i love details like that Kiss

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« Reply #80 on: February 11, 2012, 10:09:15 AM »

Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? Cheesy

if we move the harvester out and park it in the street ... A LOT!!! Grin

but of course this is not going to happen. as i've said, i need to do some re-arranging when it's warmer and then i can squeeze in a few more (i'd say 10 - 15). patrik is already planning on building a second level for the games, but honestly i have (and really want) to slow down a bit, i've bought too much stuff in december and january with the closing of arcade barn, the archer bulk buy and the ship raid. i just can't resist, i'm too weak Tongue

i'm planning on taking a month off from the hobby, going on holidays in june (haven't been away for three years) and let everything settle down a little bit - i might eventually sell a game or two ... Wink
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« Reply #81 on: February 11, 2012, 10:54:32 AM »

Yeah, this must be a licensed version, everything looks very original. Only difference I see that they moved the heat-sinks from the monitor outside to the inside.

Indeed I love sheets and little things like that !
You can see that this sheet was normally for pinball machines Smiley And it was initially apparently intended for another country than France, since they marked it out....

That kickplate artwork is brilliant indeed !

The right side seem to have faded a lot....but even if you don't restore anything on the outside, it still looks great !
I would remove the game PCB's at least and store in your home....this is no "average" hardware....
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« Reply #82 on: February 11, 2012, 10:57:06 AM »

Did you notice the weird place for the "type plate":

Top left corner in front of the bezel, don't forget to make a macro-shot of that Smiley Wonder if it says "licensed from" or anything....
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« Reply #83 on: February 11, 2012, 11:11:28 AM »

hahaha, you crazy German! Congratulations.
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« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2012, 11:42:53 AM »

hahaha, you crazy German! Congratulations.
+1000!!!!  Grin Grin Grin  Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
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« Reply #85 on: February 11, 2012, 11:55:59 AM »

You should open an arcade barn with such a collection.  Smiley
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« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2012, 12:01:19 PM »

so Ully, how many cab's do you have atm, or are you afraid to talk about it? Grin Wink
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« Reply #87 on: February 11, 2012, 12:06:24 PM »

No....he just lost count.... Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #88 on: February 11, 2012, 12:35:13 PM »

Nice adds Ully, especially that beautiful Space Wars.
Your Storage seems like almost full to me, how many cabs you have there? Cheesy

I was thinking the same  Grin

is there still space for more ?

Anyway, great catches Ully!
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« Reply #89 on: February 11, 2012, 12:54:12 PM »

it was located in freaking southern france, in perpignan to be more precise, almost 1200 kilometers from my place. because of that, a roadtrip was out of the question

You disappoint me on that point...  Roll Eyes  Grin

Seriously, that SW rocks! Although I already have an (empty) Cinematronics Space Wars, I've also requested to the seller more details about that cabinet. But I would not be reasonable to own two! I'm happy it's someone from the 'club' who own it now, congratulation  Smiley
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