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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2019, 10:33:43 pm »
Thatís hard-core. I just lifted a bunch of tokens from a now-defunct family fun center

Can I get me some family fun center tokens shipped to me? howmanyhowmuchuwant?

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2019, 10:45:57 pm »
Thatís hard-core. I just lifted a bunch of tokens from a now-defunct family fun center

Can I get me some family fun center tokens shipped to me? howmanyhowmuchuwant?

You come to Zapcon again, and I'll give you 10 lbs of random tokens.
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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2019, 10:55:37 pm »
Thatís hard-core. I just lifted a bunch of tokens from a now-defunct family fun center

Can I get me some family fun center tokens shipped to me? howmanyhowmuchuwant?

Pm me your address, brotherman
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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2019, 11:43:03 pm »
Save a few tokens for olí boy opt. Just a few, as a momento, I donít use tokens in my setup but Iím a fricken hoarder. :P

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #44 on: July 19, 2019, 04:27:56 am »
Thatís hard-core. I just lifted a bunch of tokens from a now-defunct family fun center

Can I get me some family fun center tokens shipped to me? howmanyhowmuchuwant?

You come to Zapcon again, and I'll give you 10 lbs of random tokens.

10 lbs! Holy sheeeat!  Neph, I'd love to make the trip again and play some more pinball with ya.  Things are a mess for me at the moment on various fronts, we'll see.

I can see the headline now "Australian wearing clown pants filled with 10 lbs of tokens detained by US customs"  :o

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #45 on: July 19, 2019, 07:55:36 am »
I can see the headline now "Australian wearing clown pants filled with 10 lbs of tokens detained by US customs"  :o

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #46 on: July 19, 2019, 08:28:46 am »
I thought you were a Kiwi. >:D

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2019, 10:40:49 am »
Things are a mess for me at the moment on various fronts, we'll see.

Is she hot?

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2019, 11:00:00 am »
So I was browsing eBay and saw that old Aladdin's Castle tokens are selling for a few dollars each now. Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. I know I have a bag of them stashed away somewhere.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2019, 11:02:15 am »
I spent a ton of time in Aladdin's Castle in the Springhill Mall. My mom would dump me off there while she shopped.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2019, 11:33:44 am »
I always liked that Chuck E. Cheese put the year in their tokens. Have a few of those dating from back into their early years and up until they phased out tokens completely.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2019, 11:53:14 am »
I spent a ton of time in Aladdin's Castle in the Springhill Mall. My mom would dump me off there while she shopped.

30 tokens for $5 when I was a kid.  Between that and a calzone chewed very slowly I was good for a solid 3 hours for $10.  Nowadays you'd have a parent arrested for that.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2019, 12:00:54 pm »
Yeah. My brother is 3 years younger than me. When he ran out of tokens he would go find my mom in the mall and ask for more money. The two of us would go to the food court and get cheese fries and share a coke. Nobody ever questioned us or any of the other young kids roaming freely in the mall.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2019, 04:41:23 am »
Well, yeah. We went to the mall, or the movies, or......  To be even about it, while nothing bad happened, there were older kids in some of those places who would act mean.

I think I have a CEC token or two somewhere. I don't recall seeing the date. I will have to look for them....

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2019, 06:38:31 am »
Yeah, there might be exceptions, but they dated them since the beginning.

https://www.showbizpizza.com/tokens/77-82/index.html

 In some cases, they apparently even customized them for location:


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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2019, 11:27:16 am »
I spent a ton of time in Aladdin's Castle in the Springhill Mall. My mom would dump me off there while she shopped.

30 tokens for $5 when I was a kid.  Between that and a calzone chewed very slowly I was good for a solid 3 hours for $10.  Nowadays you'd have a parent arrested for that.

Pretty much the same here but they also had 80 for $10 - So always had to decide if the lunch was worth buying or skipping it and getting a bunch more play time !!

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #56 on: July 20, 2019, 01:22:33 pm »
Mine was also 100 for $20.  I guess for the math impaired.
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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2019, 03:44:38 pm »
I just got a shipping notification for my tokens.

I think I just peed a little. :woot

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2019, 05:04:51 pm »
Living the dream.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #59 on: July 30, 2019, 05:10:06 pm »
I would like your post, but promises remain undelivered. So here is a useless comment filling more of the forum. :cheers:
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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2019, 05:16:50 pm »
I would like your post, but promises remain undelivered. So here is a useless comment filling more of the forum. :cheers:

Maybe there were some technical issues or something?

@ Mike A - They look great Mike!

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2019, 06:34:52 pm »
Perhaps. But a little communication goes a long way.
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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2019, 06:37:18 pm »
Nice!  That logo looks awesome struck in tokens.  Congrats!

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2019, 10:56:51 pm »
Bitchin!  Iím definitely doing this once I get a few machines together.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2019, 08:04:46 pm »
I looked at getting tokens made...
Yikes!!!!

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2019, 09:44:10 pm »
Yeah. Nobody ever accused me of being too attached to my money. ;D

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2019, 09:06:35 am »
I will be mailing out tokens this week. Ond, this means you.

I will be heading up your way before wintertime Vigo. I will just bring them with me.

Arroyo and Yotsuya, I am heading out your way in December. I will bring them with me.

Opt, sorry our schedules won't synch up for December. I will bring some to Zapcon.

Nephasth. I have a big package heading your way soon.  :o I will throw some in there.

As for anyone else, I will bring a bunch to Zapcon too.

Show up, do a sexy dance, and if I approve you can have a token.



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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2019, 11:35:52 am »
Opt, sorry our schedules won't synch up for December. I will bring some to Zapcon.
Yeah, sorry bro. Birthday weekend back in my home country is looking better and better these days. Safer.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2019, 02:17:25 pm »
I'll only allow them to be used in the as yet to be built CRT cabs, in your honor. :cheers:

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2019, 02:28:41 pm »
They are only made of brass. I don't think they will last that long.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #70 on: August 08, 2019, 03:41:03 pm »

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #71 on: August 08, 2019, 05:03:33 pm »
These are on my list of "Top things to look forward to".   :applaud:

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #72 on: August 08, 2019, 06:49:37 pm »
Awesome! Thanks Mike, looking forward to it!!

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« Reply #73 on: August 08, 2019, 06:58:36 pm »
 :woot :woot
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« Reply #74 on: August 08, 2019, 11:34:57 pm »
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« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2019, 12:27:50 am »
...Show up, do a sexy dance, and if I approve you can have a token.
I knew there'd be a catch. Eh, it's not like the girls at the pool were all that into me anyway. What have I got to lose?

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #76 on: August 09, 2019, 05:13:04 am »
Nice. ;D

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2019, 06:30:06 am »
The tokens look superb Mike and I love the sentiment behind them mate.

Great work!


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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #78 on: August 09, 2019, 06:40:47 am »
Thanks.
It wasn't any work for me though.

Vigo came up with the name and Ond designed the logo.

I was just the guy willing to blow a bunch of cash to get it done.

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Re: Alpha Centuri Tokens
« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2019, 06:54:38 pm »
Yeah, sorry bro. Birthday weekend back in my home country is looking better and better these days. Safer.

Staying home is safer all round.....