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:: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:41:31 PM »


Friday, 22nd of October 2010... a new adventure to come... for a very special game  :)

Here's the stuff for this journey :



A brand new T-Shirt of one the oldest video game on earth, GPS, batteries for my camera, wallet full of €€€, cans of diet coke , and a music CD especially made for this road trip, that includes :

- Slash 'Slash'
- Jimmy Hendrix 'Valley Of Neptune'
- Rihanna 'Rated R'
- Slayer 'World Painted Blood'
- Guns N' Roses 'Chinese Democracy' (live)
- Marty Friedman 'Tokyo Jukebox'
- Avenged Sevenfold 'Nightmare'


 8) :P

Very very cold these days : -4° C !



My car will use the 'Darth Vader' vision mode this morning  ;D  :arrow:



Ok, let's set the hyperspace to the Paul50s system... inside a country called Germany...



All systems clear... 5:52am... ready to go!



Caution on these small village roads...



First thing to do... put gas... I usually do that the day before the road trip, but fortunately, Luxembourg is on my way... so here's already a first stop :



WipeOut picture style...



After the Luxembourg border, here's the German one...



Are you sure we are in Germany? Yes Sir  ::)  :arrow:





Further evidence? See that BK sign...



...and, as always, I HAVE to stop here!



Mhhh....  :-\ ... 8h31am ... too early of course... closed! B plan ...croissants!  :arrow:



now crossing (der-die-das)? Rhein  :arrow:



...close to an other super structure?  :arrow:



Almost there...



I recognize the place  ;) :


« Last Edit: December 24, 2010, 10:51:28 AM by DarthNuno »

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 11:32:08 PM »
Inside the place... games already for sale here and there, but also new stuff from his last container :





See this very nice Kangaroo for example...





Fan of pinballs? Enjoy the place  ;D  :arrow:





Here's the latest pinball released on this day... AVATAR  :-*  :arrow:



...and the very first one (or one of the very fist ones) ... a kind of 'Graal' for pinball collectors  :arrow:



...talking about 'Graal', I'm here for this one 8)  :arrow:



PONG  :-* No need to say anything else... one word : PONG!  :-*  :arrow:



...and because I'm a real fan (who's wearing a Pong T-Shirt in 2010?) ...



...I can bring it back and add it to my ... well... *never ending* collection  ::) :P  8)

Loading time  :arrow:



...and after a nice moment -as always- with Paul (thanks again for bring that cabinet from US for me  :-*), it's time to bring back at home this Panini card number #2, who was missing in my Arcade Collection Book  ;D



...on the way back to home...



...this time I can make it!!! Burger Time King powâââ  :-*  :arrow:



I love to see traffic jam on the opposite way... hahah ... LOL ... Yehaw  ;D



I'm the King of the road on my side and ... and ... OPS?  :oops: :oops: :oops:  :arrow:



I'm stuck!!! It's my turn  :-\ See the data  :arrow:



15:35 ... 666 KM on the counter !!! The Number Of The Beast  :roll: :evil:

I'm wondering what could be the car inside that trailer  ::) ;D  :arrow:



16:42 ... 676 KM !!! I HATE TRAFFIC JAM  :twisted:

Ok, finally out of there...



Things are getting better... and even better when I realize I have an original PONG in my car  8)





Not so far from my home now...





Bye Bye Germany... welcome to Luxembourg...



Argh! Traffic Jam?! Not again...not here... so near from my home  :(



After so many KM, it's time to refuel the car ... Luxembourg is the best place for that in Europe  :-*
Hey see...an other collector ... nice car  8)  :arrow:



...and this is it! I'm at home. Let's check the data  :arrow:



3 country - 933 km - 13h35 on the road  8)

I'm too tired to do anything else now... and so I won't unload it the baby now... let's her sleep in my car for one night  8)  :arrow:



ZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 10:01:23 AM »
One day later... in the cold morning  :arrow:



Wake up darling... show us how beautiful your are  :P ...



...even after all these years  :-*  :arrow:





Nuno's lair V1 & V2 are full... but for you, I still have enough room in my living room... let's say here? Close to that other lady  ::)  :)  :arrow:



Finally together...



YES!!!  8)



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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2010, 10:11:34 AM »
...and two months later... hey...It's Christmas! The perfect time to release that -unpublished & exclusive- road trip and show you how to substitute a Christmas Tree by a cool Christmas Pong  :-*

I'll details later all about this cabinet, but in short : the game is working fine  :-* :-* :-* , except the potentiometer from the second player who need to been cleaned or replaced ... so nothing hard  ;D

Just for your eyes... no need to comment these pictures  :-*  :arrow:











































Merry "ArcadeLifeStyle" X-Mas to all of you  :-*


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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 11:42:26 AM »
wow über great addition to your collection. I wish our xmas tree was that cool :))

merry xmas all ;)

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 12:22:20 PM »
i've been waiting for this for a long time - knew this roadtrip was coming ;). what a giganto-fabulous addition to your collection, bruno! now you've got what i'm still longing for: computer space AND pong. don't you think it would look totally kickass if your computer space were yellow? what a sight that would be!

nevertheless, well done - must have cost you some serious bucks though, but totally worth it, especially since the game is working. i'll have to do some practice on my rally and then we can head off face to face: two old dudes, two white lines, one white block - PONG :spaceace:
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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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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2010, 12:31:48 PM »
Is there anything you haven't got?? What a great addition to your collection, congratulations!

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2010, 12:51:08 PM »
Love the pong-tree.  :-)
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 01:09:59 PM »
OMG  :o he has got a PONG !

Congratulations Bruno !

Please tell me you editted the fake snow on the pictures and did not spray it really there ...
or is it easy clean-able ?

(the fake snow that i remember we had here in holland kinda sticky & stinky  :D)


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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 01:46:06 PM »
Woohoo!!!! A PONG!!!

You must be the luckiest collector on earth right now... Happy Holidays!
LOOKING FOR: a license to print money.....

And a Pacman. And a Donkey Kong.

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 02:01:42 PM »
Awesome! Lovin' the Dragon's Lair Animation Cel too. Is that yours? Superb shot of Dirk!

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 02:07:57 PM »
Nice Christams tree, you have style Bruno! ;D
Merry Xmas!

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2010, 03:19:06 PM »
A very rare  and beauty cab ;D ;D ;D ;D
Happy Xmas with the new tree/cab  ;)

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2010, 03:48:56 PM »
Respect!
Great neighbour for that Computer Space.

I think it is good with the blue Computer Space. Yellow is the original indeed, but yellow and blue is a nice match too. I would love to have the white one some day...
Happy Christmas with the three of you!

Maybe you can make a Christmas barn setup with your cabs.

PONG as baby Jesus.
You and miss as Jozeph and Mary.
Computer Space, Star Wars and Dragons Lair as the three wise men.
Angels Mr and Ms PacMan
The rest of the cabs as sheep around it.

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Re: :: PONG by Atari :: The Road Trip / XMAS 'ArcadeLifeStyle' Tree
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2010, 04:33:01 PM »
ain't got no word !!!

after all this time
i keep on dreaming each time i see yours road trip !!

 :)  :)  :)

Let me say clearly

yes !!! it's official i'm jealous !!!!
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you are unstopable !!!!

Thank's to share this incredibly christmas gift !

i wish you and all your's a merry christmas Bruno
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