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Is this cabinet legit?
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:28:33 am »
Hai experts,

I Can buy this cabinet.
The seller tells me it is legit.

Can someone confirm this?
I would love to buy my first arcade.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 09:42:16 am »
The cabinet does not look like one I have ever seen..

http://www.puckman.net/cabinets.html

With that said I am not an expert either. No idea about the PCB.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 10:14:30 am »
Thank you for this Quick reply!
I hope someone Can tell Its the real deal or a false cabinet;-)

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 10:45:13 am »
Puckman was Namco. Pac Man was Midway in the US. I don't think a Puckman PCB should say Midway on it. That being said, there was all kinds of shenanigans with licensing and bootlegs back then. Is the text on the bezel and control panel in English or Japanese?

This thing looks all kinds of fishy. You could still buy it. Is the monitor good? Does it play well? How much are they asking for it? Do you have more pics?

The cabinet is the wrong shape, and the sideart is definitely not legit.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 10:49:40 am by Mike A »

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 10:56:07 am »
The ask 500 euro.
Condition is mint.
Not yet played on it.

The story is. This was the first batch to europe.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 11:00:13 am »
That is a Midway PCB. The story sounds wrong. The reason the cabinet is mint is because it is new. Look at the condition of the PCB and then look at the cab. That PCB is NOT mint.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 11:03:36 am »
If everything works well I would pay 300 USD for it. Offer 250 USD for it. Tell him the low offer is for the made up story.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 11:04:05 am »
That is a Midway PCB. The story sounds wrong. The reason the cabinet is mint is because it is new. Look at the condition of the PCB and then look at the cab. That PCB is NOT mint.

From the looks of it it could be one of the Namco new releases (ie. the pacman/galaga reunioin or Namco Pac-Mans Arcade Party, etc.) that they are releasing outside the US - the formfactor seems about right (thinner than older machines) - but not sure if they are using Midway branded PCB in them or not. :dunno

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 11:05:47 am »
The PCB looks old and worn. It is probably a bootleg.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 11:10:45 am »
Again no expert but dont look right to me.
Most pac man cabs I have seen have the monitor tilted back pretty far, Almost horizontal.
Plus as Mike said the artwork etc is not correct.

No idea if the board is legit or not, You could do a google search and compare it to known legit boards to see if its a bootleg.

Either way 500 seems high to me.

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 12:46:14 pm »
Its super you all reply so quick!

I have been on Google for 2 days now, and not finding legit about this model.

I think the only good thing is meaby the crt;-)

I will make a 2 hour drive to check iT out. Pictures are sometimes beter then the real deal.

Again, Thanks for your replies!
I will keep you informed about the outcome.

Greets
Ger

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 01:02:35 pm »
Looks like some Chinese import.  But hey, it's clean and works.


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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 01:49:21 pm »
Looks like some Chinese import.  But hey, it's clean and works.


True enough :)

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Re: Is this cabinet legit?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 02:03:53 pm »
Yeah if you can get it at a good price it would   make a good first cab/project but I wouldn’t go nuts on it.

  
 

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