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-Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« on: October 29, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »
Today was a fantastic day. I could now pick up my favorite device, a crystal castles from atari. :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:
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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Re: -Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 07:47:54 PM »
WOW!  :) Road trip please!  :-* :-* :-*

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 08:08:38 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. :P



the destination is now very close...



a final tunnel...


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


ok please open the gate, mister seller. 8)
YYEEESSSS, what a beauty!!!  :-*




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. ;) )

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



many cars and roadworks on the autobahn, and it´s friday... :-\




16 clock.
we are at home after 10,5 hours and 908 km.

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Re: -Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 08:18:06 PM »
ok, finally unloaded the cab, and put it in his new home...



my son is immediately smitten and plays and plays and plays... ;D




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


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Re: -Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2010, 09:01:54 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 29, 2010, 11:11:47 PM »
is it a europe build? ore a import? Very nice cabinet!

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 11:19:50 PM »
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! :-*
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 09:21:00 AM »
pff what a catch! One of the most amazing arcade cabinets I think. For instance, just underneath the Marquee, it's really 3D  :o
I saw one at Paul's 50's place and it's so beautiful. The color schemes on the sideart are so fresh  :o :o
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Re: -Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 11:28:23 AM »
thanks guys. ;)

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, 12:31:43 PM »
Great catch! I had the opportunity to buy one recently, but i had no more free space  :'(

Anyhow, the machine was not is good conditions as yours
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 04:13:12 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, 04:28:10 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  :-*

Of course  :arrow:



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Re: -Road Trip- Bentley Bear and his Castles
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 11:22:48 AM »
My deepest congratulations time pilot!!! :!:
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.  ::)
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!!!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 12:22:31 PM »
My deepest congratulations time pilot!!! :!:
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.  ::)
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.