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Newbie question!
« on: November 30, 2020, 02:34:02 pm »
Hello All!

I'm a newbie to the arcade building/collection but long time player! I've come across Technos wwf Superstars arcade for sale. I'm told it is in working order except the coin opp. The marquee says wwe superstars but the bezel is from a double dragon machine. This would be my first time buying a machine and it would be for my own use in my man cave for many many years to come. My questions are... How much is this thing worth? Should I get it restored to double dragon or wwf superstars. I'm new to all this so any other information would be greatly appreciated! I've attached a picture. Please help! Thank you in advance!

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 06:19:33 pm »
Judging by the cabinet shape, it probably started life as Elevator Action... or some other Taito game of that era. Take a look at the attached graphic or do a search on Taito cabinets.

As far as what its worth...in parts alone... let's put it like this... to scratch build a cabinet, new parts would run you about $400-700. Wood, monitor, coin door, power supply, wiring, etc. Its also basically impossible to buy a new CRT these days.

If it were me,.I'd sell the WWE and double dragon stuff and restore it to any of the very cool old-school Taito machines... or I'd pass on it and scratch build something that I really want instead.
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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2020, 10:50:08 am »
I love the old Taito's. Never worked on one but they look great IMO

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2020, 10:55:21 am »
Their power supply looks like a bomb from an 80s movie.

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2020, 01:24:23 pm »
Their power supply looks like a bomb from an 80s movie.


Clip the green wire? THERE IS NO GREEN WIRE!
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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2020, 01:43:29 pm »
I just rescued a Taito cab that I am going to restore.

Front Line was a favorite of mine as a kid.

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 01:46:25 pm »
If it was in the Chicago area I would buy that cab for 500 bucks.

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 10:41:48 pm »
Any idea what the original Taito game was?

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 10:53:12 pm »
I've noticed Alpine Ski has similar lines below the control panel but they are white.

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 12:01:07 am »
Looks like it was originally an Elevator Action.

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Re: Newbie question!
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 09:25:59 am »
Yeah, the colored lines up front are the same as Elevator Action. Not sure if they also match any of the other Taito cabs tho.
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