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Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« on: July 02, 2005, 12:54:08 pm »
Ok in my gameroom (well spare bedroom with arcade machine in) I want to put some arcade related bits in it.  i've got an outrun marquee which i'm going to put on the wall, a Taito ashtray (for coins) and I'm gonna get some flyers printed.

any other suggestions for cool arcade related stuff? there's not any room left for any more machines  ;)

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 10:24:55 pm »
80's movie posters and 80's knick knacks..........

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2005, 10:26:43 pm »
an old, small, coke machine
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2005, 10:47:53 pm »
i went with the sportsbar look.  Autographed memorabilia, and some neon signs.  I also added a slot machine(takes up minimal room), and a bartop.
At least the fans go to hockey games "for the love of the game"........to bad the players don't!

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2005, 04:20:30 am »
i like the idea of 80's movie posters. late 80's and early 90's would be good for me (that's my arcade era)

i think the scarface poster is essential

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2005, 11:45:12 am »
What about a good Star Trek movie poster  ;D
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2005, 04:21:32 pm »
nah i'm not into star trek

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2005, 04:55:52 pm »
Lot's of day-glo stuff in Miami Vice styles.
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2005, 02:19:47 am »
I like to keep a good supply of the late 70's early 80's handheld games around.  The one's made by Mattel and Bambino.  They have plenty at local flea markets, usually under a buck.  Last one I got was a Pac Man handheld for a quarter.
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2005, 10:58:03 am »
Damn, a quarter? I'm looking for a Galaxian to complete my collection.
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2005, 04:30:32 pm »
What about one of the great big 3d cardboard displays they put in movie theatres to advertise new films?

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2005, 03:56:07 am »
If I could re-create the arcades I remember and love, here's what I'd need:

-A beat-up payphone on the wall in the back corner.  A phonebook holder with no phonebook.
-A change machine with a dollar bill slot that rejects 1 out of 2 bills.
-A cardboard standup of an arcade attendant/change monkey.  Make sure he looks bored.
-Block out all the windows.  Put some can lights on a dimmer in the celing.  Don't turn the dimmer up.
-Gum in the carpet.  Dark carpet.
-Graffitti.  Not great big spraypaint stuff, just magic marker and knife work.
-A poster of a door in the back, opening on tiny room full of broken games & a fat guy watching a B&W TV.
-Signs everywhere prohibiting smoking, loitering, food, beverages, fighting, gambling, etc.
-Ciggarette butts, empty soda cups, empty candy bar wrappers.
-A trash can with a plastic lid that swings back so you can drop the trash in.  So full the lid won't swing.
-The change monkey should be standing right next to the garbage can.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2005, 05:01:58 am »
great ideas although I don't think the wife would be keen  ;D

I like the idea of having a cardboard cutout of a change monkey/the mona lisa.

a saw someone selling a full size change booth on e-bay a few weeks ago.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2005, 11:46:44 am »
Damn, a quarter? I'm looking for a Galaxian to complete my collection.


He's not talking about the Coleco arcade tabletops.  No one at a flea would sell those for a quarter.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2005, 11:58:18 am »
How about lightboxes for your spare marquees (if you have any)?


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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2005, 12:22:21 pm »

Oh, and depending on what ambience you were used to in your youth, you might need to hire some scumbag to walk around and whisper "pot, hash" as you're playing.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2005, 01:25:36 pm »
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2005, 02:23:13 pm »
If I could re-create the arcades I remember and love, here's what I'd need:

-A beat-up payphone on the wall in the back corner.  A phonebook holder with no phonebook.
-A change machine with a dollar bill slot that rejects 1 out of 2 bills.
-A cardboard standup of an arcade attendant/change monkey.  Make sure he looks bored.
-Block out all the windows.  Put some can lights on a dimmer in the celing.  Don't turn the dimmer up.
-Gum in the carpet.  Dark carpet.
-Graffitti.  Not great big spraypaint stuff, just magic marker and knife work.
-A poster of a door in the back, opening on tiny room full of broken games & a fat guy watching a B&W TV.
-Signs everywhere prohibiting smoking, loitering, food, beverages, fighting, gambling, etc.
-Ciggarette butts, empty soda cups, empty candy bar wrappers.
-A trash can with a plastic lid that swings back so you can drop the trash in.  So full the lid won't swing.
-The change monkey should be standing right next to the garbage can.



So that's the plan for all those games.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2005, 11:44:18 pm »
You're right ChadTower, I'm talking about the small LED games that fit in the palm of your hand.  I did get a Frogger tabletop for $7.00 once.  I also stumbled onto two large boxes of Atari 2600's at a flea market.  Got them both for $15.00.  After unpacking them I had 11 2600's (7 working right out of the box) and over a hundred games.  I took what I wanted and sold the rest on Ebay and made almost $600.00.  Flea markets are a gamers friend.  Look for the ones on college campus or at churches!
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2005, 01:55:01 am »
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005, 12:29:55 pm »
I've always wanted one of those giant fiberglass amusement park trashcan lids for my gameroom.  Shaped like a Clown or a Hippo or a Lion.  Anyone ever see these?  I've searched for places online and have looked on eBay but have never seen them.  I imagine some of those Arcade Graveyards places might have something like this...

Pee-wee's Playhouse or Neverland Ranch?

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2005, 12:46:28 am »
a glowing green exit sign

Duh, I forgot that one.  Only mine would have a burnt out bulb in it.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2005, 01:47:19 am »
Hey, Ray, I think I've got a Galaxian tabletop.  Condition Unknown. 

I'll have a dig through the closet if you're interested.

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2005, 10:45:56 am »
Hey, Ray, I think I've got a Galaxian tabletop.
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2005, 09:41:02 am »
Check out this bathroom at Game Junkie in West Chester, OH:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/toxickaty/21648229/in/pool-retrogaming/

I especially like the Mrs. Pac-man Bezel mirror!

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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2005, 09:32:23 am »
That is one cool bathroom

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2005, 04:51:50 pm »
If you're into the 80s scene my buddy put a room length shelf about 18" from the ceiling and placed a bunch of transformer figures, gobots, GI JOES, etc around the room.  I think it looks pretty cool and great way to display your toys!

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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2005, 10:20:04 am »
You need a gum ball machine.

I used Arcade Marquees for a border around the ceiling.

Also, they had signs like "new game" and "don't sit on the tables" etc in game rooms.



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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2005, 05:04:01 pm »
Seal off all the windows, paint the walls and ceiling black, splatter UV paint on the walls, and bust out the black lights! (That may be a little overboard, though.)


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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2005, 05:07:24 pm »
WTB: The Grid by Midway (2001), looking for 2 or more complete games, and large marquee

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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2005, 05:21:50 pm »
You need a gum ball machine.

I used Arcade Marquees for a border around the ceiling.


I have that too, I pulled a gumball machine of my route because some $#$@$@ jammed @#$@$ toothpicks in the lock.
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Re: Any suggestions for gameroom bits??
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2005, 06:58:52 pm »
A few weeks ago, we had bulky garbage pick-up day around here. In one of my neighbor's piles by the street, I spotted an old 10" fire alarm bell, very rusted but still cool. I took it home, got all the paint and rust off with emory cloth and naval jelly, and painted it fire engine red. I know have it hooked up to my pinball machine. ;D
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