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« on: October 29, 2010, 08:26:05 PM »


Today was a fantastic day. I could now pick up my favorite device, a crystal castles from atari. Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
I have long searched for this cab, and had already before more than a year contact with the seller. Unfortunately he did not sell then the cab, or only for too high a price. after I month before a phone call with the seller, then we can agree on a price, and he is still very high. but I just could not say no, because this cab is found very rarely from a German compilation. ensure the cab is in a beautiful state in the German language.

Here is an overview of the current tour within Germany:
Trollenhagen <-> Göttingen


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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 08:47:54 PM »

WOW!  Smiley Road trip please!  Kiss Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 09:08:38 PM »

We started early by 5:30 clock.

the navy says 454 km x2.




The sun rises over berlin...




berlin in back, the sun has risen. a beautiful day!



hey, a gauselmann truck. on the same way like me...



oooppps, a crash on the autobahn A2. puh, but not with me. Tongue



the destination is now very close...



a final tunnel...


and we are punctual clock 10 at the sellers home. wow what a great villa.  Shocked


ok please open the gate, mister seller. Cool
YYEEESSSS, what a beauty!!!  Kiss




a short functional test and put the cab fast to the car. before the seller is still mind. lol




The seller is an interesting older man with a lot of money. He invited us to his villa for a coffee and showed us his treasures, vintage stuff from US and also german machines like this...



and finally....
3 fantastic old german cars!!! Porsche & Mercedes Benz in mint condition!



(the man in this pic was not the seller, that´s my daddy. Wink )

After a beautiful time with the seller we go drive soon at home...



many cars and roadworks on the autobahn, and it´s friday... Undecided




16 clock.
we are at home after 10,5 hours and 908 km.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 09:18:06 PM »

ok, finally unloaded the cab, and put it in his new home...



my son is immediately smitten and plays and plays and plays... Grin




he are in bed now, and the father can now plays and plays...

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 10:01:54 PM »

Wow that one seems to be in _very_ good shape !!!

Congrats, it really fits well next to the Millipede !
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 12:11:47 AM »

is it a europe build? ore a import? Very nice cabinet!
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 12:19:50 AM »

what a great catch, toralf! you've been talking about this for quite a while - and now you finally have it. congrats, looking fabulous next to that millipede! Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 10:21:00 AM »

pff what a catch! One of the most amazing arcade cabinets I think. For instance, just underneath the Marquee, it's really 3D  Shocked
I saw one at Paul's 50's place and it's so beautiful. The color schemes on the sideart are so fresh  Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 12:28:23 PM »

thanks guys. Wink

yes, the cab is in pretty good condition. the seller has buy them private in the late 1980s from a german coinop business.

my cab is built in usa, but especially FOR EUROPE (germany). on the factory labels stands 220 volt! I think that CC-Cabs was not built in Ireland, the europain cabs was all imported in 1983 or so to europe.
or does anyone have other information, or a cc cab with a label from ireland?
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 01:31:43 PM »

Great catch! I had the opportunity to buy one recently, but i had no more free space  Cry

Anyhow, the machine was not is good conditions as yours
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 05:13:12 PM »

That's one beautiful cabinet you got there!
Congratulations, I like the Escher style (http://www.bloggen.be/artiest_escher/archief.php?ID=81582) gameplay and site art a lot.


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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 05:28:10 PM »

Even If I'm not a big fan of the game itself, this cabinet is one the most beautiful one, congratulation!
This is not a common game, well done and thanks for sharing this story with us  Kiss

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 11:22:48 AM »

My deepest congratulations time pilot!!! Exclamation
This cab is really of piece of art imho.

And... I have to confess I bought that crystal castles from Paul a few weeks ago.  Roll Eyes
I had been drooling over it on ebay for so long and members here recently encouraged me to make a lower offer.
...and Paul made me a very sweet deal indeed!
I asked him for a long time storage because I haven't any room for it at the moment.
Sadly no roadtrip then, because Paul ships for so cheap, but I'll post pictures here when I'll receive it.
I like it better when there is a story behind the cab I buy (meeting the owner like you did and so on...)
but I couldn't resist buying it straight from Paul because it's not an easy one to catch.

And yes: I bought this game 75% for the cabinet and 25% for the game itself!

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 11:24:51 AM »

And yes: I bought this game 75% for the cabinet and 25% for the game itself!

congrats, chris! CC is definitely in my top 3 must-have-list. i don't understand why CC doesn't get that much love, i think the game rocks big time, is absolutely challenging, has a lot of secrets to discover, great graphics and one of the best cabinets around. this game ranks 10 out of 10 for me!!!
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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 12:22:31 PM »

My deepest congratulations time pilot!!! Exclamation
This cab is really of piece of art imho.

And... I have to confess I bought that crystal castles from Paul a few weeks ago.  Roll Eyes
I had been drooling over it on ebay for so long and members here recently encouraged me to make a lower offer.
...and Paul made me a very sweet deal indeed!
I asked him for a long time storage because I haven't any room for it at the moment.
Sadly no roadtrip then, because Paul ships for so cheap, but I'll post pictures here when I'll receive it.
I like it better when there is a story behind the cab I buy (meeting the owner like you did and so on...)
but I couldn't resist buying it straight from Paul because it's not an easy one to catch.

And yes: I bought this game 75% for the cabinet and 25% for the game itself!


Smart. You could easy fit a centerpide or millipede board in there and still have blast! thats what i would do becaus of the space isue.
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