few weeks ago there was this ad on marktplaats for a Pleaids cabinet. Now i don't really like the US pleiads cab (http://youtu.be/cX2msnF5uzY
) but the Spanish/European version is definitely a work of art imo. So i didn't hesitate, called the seller and made him an offer, which he gladly accepted.
The cabinet is located in Neeroeteren, Belgium, about 2 hours driving from my house.
So why renting such a big van for just one cabinet??
The answer: Besides the pleiads, i was finally going to pick up the paperboy i got a few months ago. But when i arrived at the sellers place the 2 small stairs he told me about, weren't small at all!! Impossible to get the cabinet down with just 2 people. So this will have to wait or i'll have to let it go.
Still pissed about of the paperboy debacle we hit the road to Belgium.
Maybe a drink will calm me down a bit.
If that didn't help this nice windmill will.
So about 1.5 hours later we passed the Dutch border and the scenery chanced into something even more calm en peaceful.
After taking a look at the horses, we arrived at the sellers place. He used to be an operator of mechanical bulls, big inflatable castles, arcade games, etc. He owned lot's of cabinets and he even had that Nintendo clay shooting simulator, which he sold some time ago to a guy from Venlo.
Inside his warehouse i spotted this thing with a big Namco logo on it!
It's a Namco Shoot Away, non working but with an extra pcb. If somebody is interested in this please let me know, so i can give you his phone number.
After some small talk we loaded in the Pleiades and went on our way home.
When we arrived at my place, i removed the dust from the cabinet and this is what i got. You can see that the art on the front of the cabinet is missing.
Both sides are in okay condition but may need some touch-up.
The marque, bezel and cpo all look great!
The monitor definitely has issues, when i turned it on i got these red stripes
The went away after some time but the game is missing some colors.
The inside of the cabinet. Everything is still there, it just needs some good cleaning.