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Author Topic: Arcade1up Clearance Sale  (Read 17317 times)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #600 on: February 04, 2019, 11:49:10 pm »
on a completely unrelated note, a 3rd party drop in Spinner replacement should be out this month

There's already one out. ;)

nice, good heads up.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #601 on: February 05, 2019, 06:36:00 pm »
on a completely unrelated note, a 3rd party drop in Spinner replacement should be out this month

There's already one out. ;)

nice, good heads up.

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a review of the unit here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,159506.0.html

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #602 on: February 16, 2019, 02:43:48 pm »
Some updates on the older cabinets, here's a review of a newer Asteroids cabinet.

reddit :
https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/comments/aran9v/i_got_a_version_20_asteroids_cabinet_here_is_a/

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I got a "version 2.0" Asteroids cabinet. Here is a list of the changes I discovered from launch cabinets, most are very positive!

Control panel, kick panel, and both side panels appear to have a thin plastic protective coating; this one has an ultra smooth and slippery surface that feels a lot different from the launch CPs. Upside is that you probably don't need the plexiglass protector anymore with this. Downside is 3/4 of the pieces with this finish I found an occasional hard "bubble," and also the artwork seems to pop a bit less as it adds a slight haze to it. I can't really take a good picture of this coating, but the difference between it and the original painted panels is significantly different in both look and feel - very little friction - feels slippery, doesn't feel like paint will come off at any moment, but a bit duller color.

The little white plug power cable holder which fills the hole in the back panel of the cabinet is now a slightly smaller black plug. I didn't find much difference, maybe just a part change.

The Arcade1up sticker on the top back panel now is now much smaller - it only takes up 1/4 of the right side of that panel, instead of a centered sticker that takes up 3/4 of the panel as was the case with the launch units.

The unit is packed differently; there are new kinds of packing foam employed and more pieces are individually wrapped in plastic instead of just being wrapped together. Pieces are now also in different boxes, for instance the marquee is packed with the monitor, facing outwards with no other wood near it; the original packing had the marquee amongst a bunch of smaller panels in a different box, with the face of the marquee up against more wood - which resulted in friction and scratches in transit. The infamous and useless gold stickers on the outside are gone, and this is definitely not a return as direct from Target.com and packed immaculately.

The monitor had a QC approved sticker on the back, which I don't recall from my previous 5 assemblies - maybe it was there but I don't remember it. The monitor is literally perfect - zero dead pixels, zero stuck pixels, zero light bleed. Note after buying 7 cabinets total, this is the *only* cabinet that had a perfect monitor - at the minimum virtually all of them have some amount of light bleed. The ribbon cable is now also taped to the back of the monitor for transit, which also is new I believe.

Since its Asteroids I will add its still the same old crummy spinner, though its a bit looser and easier to turn than the launch unit I returned - still has the detents and nowhere near a real spinner, but this is easily replaceable now with 3rd party alternatives. And the sound still lags with no high score saving - so they didn't change the electronics basics.


These changes overall add up to a much lesser chance of getting a damaged unit that will last longer over time without getting banged up. In fact, aside from the air bubbles possibly caused by the new plastic coating process this cabinet had by far the least damage, almost perfect in fact. I will probably ask for replacement CP as it has a chip under the sticker (didn't happen during shipping) and quite a lot of air bubbles - but many probably would be ok with what I got as its not super noticeable.


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sounds promising.


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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #603 on: February 16, 2019, 05:13:47 pm »
congratulations to Arcade 1UP, Tech Toy of the year 2018, from the Toy Association:
https://toybook.com/the-toy-association-awards-2019-toty-winners/



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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #604 on: February 16, 2019, 06:06:16 pm »
Oh, I call it a toy and some of yall get all bent...... :)
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #605 on: February 16, 2019, 09:22:40 pm »
Oh, I call it a toy and some of yall get all bent...... :)

Zing!

Im pretty sure when you are calling it a toy, you are putting some hot sauce on it. ;)

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #606 on: Yesterday at 07:05:38 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

There is a small fee for the encoder board for the 12-1 though.

more details on that at some point.

check out glens retro show channel for more details on youtube.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #607 on: Today at 09:32:52 am »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #608 on: Today at 04:34:56 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

That was a smart move by Randy.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #609 on: Today at 05:50:45 pm »
I bet he gets like 2, maybe 3, cases of beer with the profits.

Nobody cares about your hot takes on Arcade1Up cabinets.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #610 on: Today at 06:22:13 pm »
the third party spinner replacement should be out in another week or so,
$50, with links on amazon at some point.

We already have one from a trusted source.
https://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=86&products_id=412

it's good to have choices,
and these also will work with raspberry pi, pc's, etc, and
will also allow the trackball on the 12-1 to work.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #611 on: Today at 06:23:16 pm »
For those who wish to customize the graphics and menus on the
stock boards, BerryBerry has a method to convert the files now:




https://www.reddit.com/r/Arcade1Up/comments/asv44/how_to_convert_arcade1up_menu_screens_tofrom/

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #612 on: Today at 06:44:54 pm »
At this point, if the SF2 dropped back to $150 I'd get one just to mod it and have a cheap cab.
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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #613 on: Today at 07:33:39 pm »
At this point, if the SF2 dropped back to $150 I'd get one just to mod it and have a cheap cab.

I really think you'll be able to buy one much cheaper in no time. They made a ton of these and the novelty will run out sooner or later. I suspect we'll see these in the "haul away for free" category soon enough.

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Re: Arcade1up Clearance Sale
« Reply #614 on: Today at 11:25:53 pm »
Eh I dunno.  I think they'll most likely be played until they fall apart (which shouldn't take long) and hauled away in the trash. 

  
 

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