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#31
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/1/16 21:58
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Below isn't the actual Mini Arcade Room that I envision, but it gives an idea of what it might look like. I would hope to design my own carpeting and wallpaper for the mini room, and of course I still need to get little figures to be playing the video games as well as pool, and whatever else I can add to it in the future.

Interestingly enough, the back of the box for the Mini Action Pool Table indicates that it was originally marketed by Wal-Mart, just like the recently released arcade cabinets. I can't find a copyright date on the box, but the seller indicated that it was originally sold back in the 1980's, so it is nice that Wal-Mart, all these years later, has also had mini arcade cabinets made, which really go along nicely with the mini pool table.

I've also decided to post a pic of my Basic Fun Blister Pack collection. Although these don't look right in my mini arcade room, boy are they a lot of fun to play.

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#32
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/1/17 7:49
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chicgamer wrote:

Are you saying that Snake Eyes and Scarlett wouldn't enjoy some arcade gaming? ;)


Lol... First picture. 😜

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chicgamer wrote:

I don't have any of these newer machines, but my brothers had a lot of the old electronic games (baseball, bowling, football, Frogger, etc.). I actually bought one for myself within the past year (Alien Attack) because I remembered enjoying playing the one my brother had.


Alien Attack is definitely on my "to buy" list of VFD games.

One VFD game that I highly recommend for anyone, is Astro Thunder (second picture). I'm telling ya, check out some videos of this game on youtube, this little machine works its ass off to keep you entertained, and does an amazing job with its multiple levels and game speeds. If anyone is only going to have 1 VFD game in their collection...let it be this one!

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Below isn't the actual Mini Arcade Room that I envision, but it gives an idea of what it might look like.


Looking good! That pool table really sets things off there, it really is perfect.

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I've also decided to post a pic of my Basic Fun Blister Pack collection. Although these don't look right in my mini arcade room, boy are they a lot of fun to play.


Yeah, and they actually have better sound than the Wal-Mart ones.

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#33
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/1/18 0:51
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vuefinder83 wrote:

Lol... First picture. 😜


Ha ha! Nice!

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vuefinder83 wrote:

One VFD game that I highly recommend for anyone, is Astro Thunder (second picture). I'm telling ya, check out some videos of this game on youtube, this little machine works its ass off to keep you entertained, and does an amazing job with its multiple levels and game speeds. If anyone is only going to have 1 VFD game in their collection...let it be this one!


I'll look that one up!
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#34
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/1/23 20:12
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Here's a neat lil tabletop that I found. Being a horror fan and a virtual fan, this kind of represents both of those with the theme and the color scheme.

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#35
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/1/24 7:35
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Mistanelsin wrote:
Here's a neat lil tabletop that I found. Being a horror fan and a virtual fan, this kind of represents both of those with the theme and the color scheme.


Nice! Epoch made some really great VFD games back in the 80s, and I intend on collecting them all :)
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#36
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/3/30 7:06
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Hey guys, check this out!

It's a portable mini computer game that plays "The Oregon Trail" (remember that game?!) on a unit designed to look like an old Macintosh computer! It's pretty cool, and it is manufactured by Basic Fun, the same company that has been making all the little mini Arcade Classics seen in this thread. But unlike the Arcade Classics that are exclusive to WalMart, this one is exclusive only to Target (according to the front of the box). Just thought to share it here.

These must be selling pretty good, since it was the last one on the shelf at my local Target. So if you want one, then go get one NOW... before you die of dysentery! 😝

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#37
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/3/30 7:19
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Bwahaha! This is awesome.
I kind of want to head to Target this weekend and pick one up. xD
How much are they going for?
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#38
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/3/30 7:22
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VirtuousRage wrote:
Bwahaha! This is awesome.
I kind of want to head to Target this weekend and pick one up. xD
How much are they going for?


This unit was actually a little more expensive than the Wal-Mart exclusives...I'm looking at the receipt right now and it goes for $24.99
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#39
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/5/24 9:32
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Hm...looks like Ms. Pac Man could be part of the new spring release of Arcade Classics.

Hopefully WAl-Mart gets one with the full-color LCD screen.

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#40
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2018/5/24 16:29
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Omg! I really want that Ms. Pac-Man, it looks amazing. I still find it amazing that Ms. Pac-Man was a fan hacking that was later purchased and turned into an official game.
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