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Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« on: August 08, 2018, 11:51:06 am »
Looks like the retro nostalgia market continues.

http://www.numskull.co.uk/pac-man-quarter-size-arcade-cabinet/

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-Official Bandai Namco Entertainment product: 1/4 scale playable replica of the original 1980s PAC-MAN arcade cabinet.
-Quarter Arcades #1: First of the series – collect them all to build your own miniature arcade!
-Releasing as a ‘Collectors Edition’: Limited to only 10,000 units worldwide.
-Includes exclusive ‘PAC-MAN’ coin and ‘Collectors Edition’ packaging: – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
-Realistic replica: Everything from the artwork, shape, wooden shell and buttons are precise replicas.
-High-quality: Made for durability, playability, and portability, playing the original arcade ROM.
-Measures: 16.92 inches Tall by 8.27 inches deep by 6.3 inches wide
-Pre order now to get early bird pricing.

I know we don't post about every single min-cabinet found at Target and such, but this one is playing the original arcade ROM. And boasts a "perfect" scaled replica of the big cabinet.

Looking at the pictures, Galaga, Ms Pac-man, and Galaxian are next in the series.

In the one pic, the LCD looks way too bright, but that might be just the camera.

Preorder price is £149.99 (about $193.29 US.)

Probably not something I'd get, but I posted about it anyway. Who knows? Maybe someone can hack this to play multiple games on a single unit.





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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 12:11:11 pm »
Looks adorable, but needs a 4 in 1 multipac.  Original Pacman gets boring.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 12:20:11 pm »
Price is a bit too high for what it is - though Since they are only producing 10,000 I'm sure they'll sell them all. Think the arcade 1up design is a better value at $299 for the 3 or 4 games and larger cabinet design but these will make nice desktop displays for those with the cash to spare. Hopefully the joystick is a 4 way instead of 8 way and that it actually works properly at that price.

Guess this could be why Arcade 1Up isn't doing any of the Namco Titles -- ( namco probably signed some sort of exclusive for these for a certain time period). 

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 12:53:17 pm »
I've already got a keychain PacMan cabinet that cost $15.


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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 12:59:01 pm »
Looks adorable, but needs a 96 in 1 multipac.  Original Pacman gets boring.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 02:16:10 pm »
Guess this could be why Arcade 1Up isn't doing any of the Namco Titles -- ( namco probably signed some sort of exclusive for these for a certain time period).

All the companies are probably licensing their arcade stuff to different companies. All the manufacturers will be fighting over exclusive rights.
Still waiting for Donkey Kong cabinets. Nintendo would probably make them themselves. Actually, it would probably be a cardboard Labo cabinet kit for the Switch.
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 02:37:18 pm »
It cracks me up how people make stuff and you guys’ first thought is how do I add 2000 more games to it....
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 02:41:38 pm »
That's kind of the point of this forum, bro.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 03:08:47 pm »
Wonder what size the screen actually is - if the thing is 6.3" wide must be a pretty small display -- Also are they battery powered ? ( Looks like a micro sd connection on the back but wonder if there are batteries inside or if it needs to be plugged in all the time.)  :dunno

It cracks me up how people make stuff and you guys’ first thought is how do I add 2000 more games to it....
At least no one has asked if a RPI will fit in there yet !!

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 03:21:11 pm »
I've already got a keychain PacMan cabinet that cost $15.

I have one too... that thing is awesome. I also have a Galaxian.
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 03:28:47 pm »
That's kind of the point of this forum, bro.

Sad but true
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 03:33:26 pm »
That price is outrageous.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 03:50:13 pm »
I've already got a keychain PacMan cabinet that cost $15.

I have one too... that thing is awesome. I also have a Galaxian.

Prefer the Space invaders one myself !

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2018, 05:08:04 pm »
Wonder what size the screen actually is - if the thing is 6.3" wide must be a pretty small display -- Also are they battery powered ? ( Looks like a micro sd connection on the back but wonder if there are batteries inside or if it needs to be plugged in all the time.)  :dunno

It cracks me up how people make stuff and you guys’ first thought is how do I add 2000 more games to it....
At least no one has asked if a RPI will fit in there yet !!

One video I saw (from RGT 85) says it has a 5 inch TFT screen and an internal battery. Dunno where to find the official info for that though.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2018, 06:53:23 pm »
That price is outrageous.

not to me it isn't.

it's actually cheaper than i thought.

i paid $150 for a limited edition pac-man watch, so this is a bargain.

for those that want cheaper options, there's always the myarcade version coming out later
this years (that has multigame), the portables, and the miniarcade versions.

the myarcade version should be arcade perfect in play (just not the controls), or screen though.

the single player standalone is the NES version unfortunately.




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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 07:42:24 pm »
^ is that batstick just hovering above the d-pad?

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 08:06:39 pm »
It looks like it's supposed to screw in there....

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 08:30:26 pm »
^ is that batstick just hovering above the d-pad?

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2018, 08:32:35 pm »
Looks like an LCD, deal breaker right there!
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2018, 08:51:59 pm »
Looks like an LCD, deal breaker right there!

i'm pretty sure every mini arcade has an LCD, this one, and the original one.

the myarcade will probably be around $100 or maybe $75, not sure.

Their current data East myarcade cabinet is around $60 or $70.

For these pricepoints, what do you expect?

Even replicade, which looks awesome, uses LCD's.





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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 02:34:05 pm »
Will these be sold on Amazon at some point?

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 04:48:29 pm »
It looks like it's supposed to screw in there....

here's a better picture, with the gamelist.



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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 06:00:54 pm »
For the first time in my life, I'm thinking, "there are too many affordable and readily available retro arcade cabinets."


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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 06:15:28 pm »
For the first time in my life, I'm thinking, "there are too many affordable and readily available retro arcade cabinets."

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 06:25:37 pm »
When Toys R Us closed I picked up a Bad Dudes in almost the exact same form-factor.  It is actually a nice little unit.

It looks like it's supposed to screw in there....

here's a better picture, with the gamelist.



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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2018, 05:30:27 am »
I miss the days when everyone was making their own minis.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2018, 05:58:08 am »
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2018, 06:13:56 am »
^ is that batstick just hovering above the d-pad?

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2018, 04:26:19 pm »
I saw those minis at WalMart yesterday.  I think they were like $25.  Yes, the bat stick screws into the D-pad.

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2018, 05:24:21 pm »
I saw those minis at WalMart yesterday.  I think they were like $25.  Yes, the bat stick screws into the D-pad.

that is for the standalone single game units,
which are the NES versions.

the multigame ones are double that or more,
and use the arcade roms where applicable.

for the namco unit, several of the games were
genesis versions:
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pac panic -> pac attack
rolling thunder 2,3
splatterhouse 2

dig dug 2 was never a dedicated unit,
but an upgrade kit, and the NES version
had more levels on it.

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2018, 08:17:08 pm »
here's a couple of reviews of the 1/4 sized pac-man, and they look and sound great,

but the controls don't look very good:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrKAYiC_AM



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FkTRJqYSpE



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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2018, 08:47:28 am »
The real challenge is finding coins small enough to fit in the slots   :angry:

But, in all seriousness, this mini-pacman would probably look pretty cool on your desk at work. Just don't let anyone see the LCD screen or you'll lose all your cred.
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2018, 09:07:35 am »
Yeah, well, good luck finding a CRT that small.  :P

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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2018, 03:27:31 pm »
i'm perfectly happy with my hallmark ornament.




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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2018, 03:08:12 pm »
more information from the gamescom 2018 in germany about the namco multi myarcade unit,

here's a selection screen:



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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2018, 03:20:06 pm »
^What's up with the screen ratio?!?

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« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2018, 03:54:00 pm »
^What's up with the screen ratio?!?

nothing. its vertical for once.

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« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2018, 05:11:40 pm »
^What's up with the screen ratio?!?

nothing. its vertical for once.

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Yeah, that's nice for once, but why is it so loooooooong?

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« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2018, 05:32:36 pm »
It’s because they cheaped out and used a regular 16:9 LCD instead of a 4:3. Obviously the former is easier to get right now as opposed to the later.
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Re: Official 1/4 scale Pac-Man cabinet
« Reply #39 on: August 31, 2018, 02:22:20 pm »
Yeah I worry about the future of the hobby because of that.  Crt's are already almost impossible to get ahold of unless you rebuild a junker and 4:3 lcds are almost gone as well. 


I guess the eventual solution will be to crop out part of the lcd with the bezel and hack in custom resolutions that don't use the rest of the screen.  That'll work for some cabinets, but not all. 

  
 

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