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« on: July 30, 2011, 10:15:39 PM »




A 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.  Cheesy Grin

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.  Angry Huh?



Still pissed about of the paperboy debacle we hit the road to Belgium.



Maybe a drink will calm me down a bit.  Wink



If that didn't help this nice windmill will.  Cheesy



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.









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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 10:26:33 PM »

looks mighty fine Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 10:54:27 PM »

Congratulations, the cab looks very nice. Too bad about the Papaerbioy, what a bummer. But still one nice score.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 11:29:04 PM »

Nice cab and great game, I guess you will have an easy fix on that Hanty 900. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 12:38:35 AM »

welcome to our exclusive club of proud pleaids owners! Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace

you have a nice collection of games in your gamroom: centipede, ms pac-man, pac-man - what else is there and (even more important) how many more cabs can you fit in? Wink

regarding that paperboy: what was so special about those stairs? why weren't you able to get it down with two guys?

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.

the art on mine was missing as well, thankfully bruno scanned it and i edited it into one large file ready to print! mine came out great arrow



if you need any help with the resto, just ask! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 06:10:28 AM »

Is that Pleiads a converted Midway cab? Looks really similar...
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2011, 09:23:52 AM »

Very nice Pieter !

too bad about the paperboy..

Also i am curiouse like ully what was the story with the stairs

@Ully, I know he has a blue DK there too  Kiss

you are getting a nice collection of real classics there  gyruss !
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2011, 12:14:56 PM »

Pieter's Pac is really RonaldReagan's Pac.

Great addition to the collection, I really like that cab and Pleiads is an underrated game.

Shame about the PB....I have had too SMALL stairs before (when picking up the Judge Dredd pinball) but never too BIG stairs  Grin Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2011, 12:26:59 PM »

Nice cab maybe its time I buy myself some upright classics

But more interesting: Roll Eyes
The shoot away do you know how much he wants for it?
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 01:39:00 PM »

Great catch! - love the sideart!  Space Ace
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 01:51:30 PM »

the cab was quite heavy and not easy too handle
the stairs was pretty long and a bit steep, the house was an old Amsterdam canalhouse, 17th century
plus the stairs were small because of an oldpeoples lift (dont know if you guys know that type of lifts) which made the place to stand less broad.

the cab can be brought down, but you got to be with 4 people. I asked for advice at a tv/washmachine store around the corner, and they said we were out of our minds for even trying. Should use a lift through the window, or hire a moving company.

the 'steekkar' was useless also he said. The cab would have definately fall down the stairs and be shaky because of the bumps it would get on the stairs.


it was definately a dissapointment
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2011, 05:41:18 PM »

And RR has not so good memories of moving cabs, even in not so tight places.... oppps oppps oppps oppps

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011, 11:18:08 PM »

Congratulation for this new *rare* cabinet and welcome to the very 'select' club of Irecsa Pleiads Owners Club  Grin

As Ully already said, don't miss this topic that includes the work done regarding your missing kickplate artwork  Wink arrow



Regarding your cabinet, it seems that a modification has been done, maybe following a broke or something... see the edge of your cabinet  arrow



it's cut on the edges. (first arrow)
It is a metal part that protect all the top of the side? (second arrow)

See the differences with my cabinet  arrow




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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2011, 10:56:09 AM »

Thanks guys!

@ Ully and Bruno: of course i saw your pleiads restorations, both look stunning! If i could accomplice half of it i would be very happy!  The front art looks great, i'll pm you some questions The Metal bars are places over the t-molding, i don't think anything is broken, but we'll see when i remove them.
At the moment i own the following cabinets: Donkey Kong, Ms Pac, Centipede, Red tent, Pleaids, Zero Hour Wall machine and i'm waiting on another classic cab to be delivered at my house. If i manage to get the paperboy i'll have room for 1 more cab.

@ Polderarcade: Check your pm's.

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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 11:59:57 AM »

Looking at the comparation i see some seriouse butchering  Shocked



It looks like they cut off the top Gyruss !
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