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Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« on: July 18, 2010, 05:36:57 PM »
I've found a 1992 promotional video of a Namco Wonder Eggs theme park in Japan.
There are 3 scenes where you can see the Galaxian³ , model GH-28 (28 players!!! see this post).  :arrow:

From the outside :


The players:




See the complete promotional video (in Japanese)  :arrow:



Now, because I do not understand Japanese, I'm more sure what is the localization of this specific theme park (there were several Namco Wonder Eggs theme parks over Japan) : Osaka? Tokyo?
So It's maybe not the GH-28 model on the video? It may even be the GM-16 ?

I hope our Japanese friends here may help us to identify the place and the model ?   :-*


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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 12:26:01 PM »
Now, because I do not understand Japanese, I'm more sure what is the localization of this specific theme park (there were several Namco Wonder Eggs theme parks over Japan) : Osaka? Tokyo?
So It's maybe not the GH-28 model on the video? It may even be the GM-16 ?

I hope our Japanese friends here may help us to identify the place and the model ?   :-*

It's GH-28. There were GH-28 and GT-6 at Wonder Eggs, but there has not been GM-16.
And Wonder Eggs was only at Futakotamagawa.

We could play this GH-28 first at "The International Garden and Greenery Exposition,Osaka,Japan,1990" (Tsurumi-ku, Osaka, Japan : Apr 1,1990 - Sep 30,1990)
And it improved and moved to "Namco Wonder Eggs" (Futakotamagawa, Tokyo, Japan : Feb 29,1992 - Dec 31,2000)

« Last Edit: July 24, 2010, 01:14:36 AM by Tom#2-JP »
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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 10:33:14 PM »
Thanks for the additional infos  :-*

I thought they were several 'Wonder Eggs" parks because of these different cards  :arrow:



or



WonderEggs2... WonderEggs3?

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 03:10:34 AM »

I thought they were several 'Wonder Eggs" parks because of these different cards  :arrow:

WonderEggs2... WonderEggs3?


All of them were at the same place, Futakotamagawa, Tokyo, Japan.
They have renewed it twice, the name has changed along with it.

WE : Feb 29 ,1992 - Jul 6 or 7? 1996
WE2 : Jul 20, 1996 - Mar 31, 1999
WE3 : Apr 3, 1999 - Dec 31, 2000
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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011, 04:19:19 PM »
I found an *extend version* of the Namco's Wonder Eggs theme park promotional video.

It includes 30 seconds of Galaxian³ (GH-28 model) new footage ... hurray  ;D  :arrow:



...but also few seconds about what *I presume* will become the Ridge Racer full scale attraction  8)  :arrow:



..and other various arcade games... can you name them  ::) ;)

Here's the video :arrow:



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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 05:02:47 PM »
And an other one, with external view of the beast  :o  :arrow:



Wow! See the artwork on the top of the Galaxian³ logo  :o  :-*



The Tower of Druaga  :arrow:



The full video  :arrow:



 8)

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 06:13:00 PM »
So THAT's what you're building in your garden atm?  ;)

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2011, 07:51:02 PM »
Fabulous  8)  Thanks for the uploads!

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2011, 05:07:01 PM »
I found an *extend version* of the Namco's Wonder Eggs theme park promotional video.

It includes 30 seconds of Galaxian³ (GH-28 model) new footage ... hurray  ;D  :arrow:



...but also few seconds about what *I presume* will become the Ridge Racer full scale attraction  8)  :arrow:



..and other various arcade games... can you name them  ::) ;)

Here's the video :arrow:



 :spaceace:



Ummm....
This is a promotion video of WanderEggs,but some parts of movie are from EXPO'90.
from 0:00-0:58 -> G3 & Tower of DRUAGA at EXPO'90
2:38 -> DRUAGA @ WonderEggs
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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2011, 05:20:30 PM »
Many thanks for the additional informations Tom#2-JP  ;)

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2013, 09:26:58 PM »
Found the park brochure, including the G3  8)  :arrow:











Now I've to find them in a bigger size  :oops:


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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2013, 01:00:21 AM »
http://www.tsp.ne.jp/~netanker/day/select/we3final/daywonder1231.html

Here's a small link I found with someones own account on the Wonder Eggs 3 theme park.
The site is entirely in Japanese (in which I got a headache from reading some of it... :ghost:) but it provides a few links to some images and videos (which I have not checked out).



I also found this image from the official NAMCO web site (archived) about the Wonder Eggs 3 closing.


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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 12:40:19 AM »
Thanks to Google Earth, I located a satellite image of the Wonder Eggs Theme Park:


This shot was taken in 1997.


By the year 2000, the theme park was closed down and apparently demolished. There would be nothing but a patch of empty land for the next 7 years (eventually turns into a parking lot in 2007).

By the year 2010, construction begins on the former Wonder Eggs Theme Park site. What used to the the magical Wonder Eggs 3 is now either a work complex or apartments (can't tell from photos maybe apartments...).


This photo was taken back in 2012. Well, its too bad for such a good theme park to go, t least they made used of the land for something nice other than a parking lot. ::)

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 06:27:05 PM »
Very interesting! Thx for this  8)

I didn't know Google Earth gives the possibility to go back in time? Amazing!

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Re: Wonder Eggs - 1992 promotional video ...feature Galaxian³
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2013, 08:36:58 AM »

The site is entirely in Japanese (in which I got a headache from reading some of it... :ghost:) but it provides a few links to some images and videos (which I have not checked out).


in 2001 or so, Web page in Japan was mostly text.
in the days of analog modem (56k) , could we get a 5MB file from the server easily and quickly? ???
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