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Arcade Collecting => Arcade1Up & Similar => Topic started by: skyblast on January 19, 2020, 08:15:27 pm

Title: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: skyblast on January 19, 2020, 08:15:27 pm
Just thought I'd share. A big thank you to Szabo's Arcade for the artwork. Raspberry pie. 19 inch monitor.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: Titchgamer on January 20, 2020, 02:01:11 am
Looks great except one thing thats bugging the hell outa me...

That sloped neo-geo text gotta go!!

Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: leapinlew on January 20, 2020, 09:49:57 am
Looks real good! I'll agree with the slopped text needing to go. In fact, I think one of those x-gaming arcade doors would be nice looking in this cabinet.

My favorite piece is how well a 19" fits in there. Very cool.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 20, 2020, 04:53:46 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: yotsuya on January 20, 2020, 04:56:32 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?

I assume the people doing these conversions donít have the time, resources, knowledge, confidence and/or desire to do the woodworking part.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: leapinlew on January 20, 2020, 05:46:52 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?

I assume the people doing these conversions donít have the time, resources, knowledge, confidence and/or desire to do the woodworking part.


Based on some of the posts of the people nervous to put together the original product, I would say you are correct.

My Gorf conversion turned out nice. I did save some time/money on converting versus building as I was able to re-use some components. For my space, the smaller cabs work, while a full size wouldn't. So I would say a cabaret may be more fitting than a full size for comparisons sake. I think for many people though, the arcade1up might be their first exposure to what's possible with arcade games. They caught the nostalgia bug and using what they know as their base.

I can't confirm it for sure, but I'm wondering if the rising prices I'm seeing in my local Craigslist is a result of more people interested in full size machines. The pricing in St. Louis seems to start at 1k for most dedicated machines.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: yotsuya on January 20, 2020, 05:51:23 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?

I assume the people doing these conversions donít have the time, resources, knowledge, confidence and/or desire to do the woodworking part.


Based on some of the posts of the people nervous to put together the original product, I would say you are correct.

My Gorf conversion turned out nice. I did save some time/money on converting versus building as I was able to re-use some components. For my space, the smaller cabs work, while a full size wouldn't. So I would say a cabaret may be more fitting than a full size for comparisons sake. I think for many people though, the arcade1up might be their first exposure to what's possible with arcade games. They caught the nostalgia bug and using what they know as their base.

I can't confirm it for sure, but I'm wondering if the rising prices I'm seeing in my local Craigslist is a result of more people interested in full size machines. The pricing in St. Louis seems to start at 1k for most dedicated machines.

Actually, based on some conversations with KLOVers, itís more ďif theyíll pay $400 for one of those toys, theyíll pay way more for the real thing...Ē, so sellers are adjusting accordingly.

Whatever works for the buyers of these. More power to them! Joe Szabo and EscapePod must be making cash hand over fist selling art for these.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: leapinlew on January 20, 2020, 07:05:16 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?

I assume the people doing these conversions donít have the time, resources, knowledge, confidence and/or desire to do the woodworking part.


Based on some of the posts of the people nervous to put together the original product, I would say you are correct.

My Gorf conversion turned out nice. I did save some time/money on converting versus building as I was able to re-use some components. For my space, the smaller cabs work, while a full size wouldn't. So I would say a cabaret may be more fitting than a full size for comparisons sake. I think for many people though, the arcade1up might be their first exposure to what's possible with arcade games. They caught the nostalgia bug and using what they know as their base.

I can't confirm it for sure, but I'm wondering if the rising prices I'm seeing in my local Craigslist is a result of more people interested in full size machines. The pricing in St. Louis seems to start at 1k for most dedicated machines.

Actually, based on some conversations with KLOVers, itís more ďif theyíll pay $400 for one of those toys, theyíll pay way more for the real thing...Ē, so sellers are adjusting accordingly.

Whatever works for the buyers of these. More power to them! Joe Szabo and EscapePod must be making cash hand over fist selling art for these.

Seems legit. Itís like we are saying the same thing!
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: yotsuya on January 20, 2020, 08:48:37 pm
It turned out really nice, but I just don't get the point of these conversions.  The internals, the controls the screen and the artwork have all been replaced.... why not spend another $100 on wood, go to jakobud.com, download some plans and cut out a full-sized neogeo cab?

I assume the people doing these conversions donít have the time, resources, knowledge, confidence and/or desire to do the woodworking part.


Based on some of the posts of the people nervous to put together the original product, I would say you are correct.

My Gorf conversion turned out nice. I did save some time/money on converting versus building as I was able to re-use some components. For my space, the smaller cabs work, while a full size wouldn't. So I would say a cabaret may be more fitting than a full size for comparisons sake. I think for many people though, the arcade1up might be their first exposure to what's possible with arcade games. They caught the nostalgia bug and using what they know as their base.

I can't confirm it for sure, but I'm wondering if the rising prices I'm seeing in my local Craigslist is a result of more people interested in full size machines. The pricing in St. Louis seems to start at 1k for most dedicated machines.

Actually, based on some conversations with KLOVers, itís more ďif theyíll pay $400 for one of those toys, theyíll pay way more for the real thing...Ē, so sellers are adjusting accordingly.

Whatever works for the buyers of these. More power to them! Joe Szabo and EscapePod must be making cash hand over fist selling art for these.

Seems legit. Itís like we are saying the same thing!

Well, itís not actual interest as much as itís speculation. Itís not that the A1Upers are buying, itís that the sellers are gambling that they will pay.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: leapinlew on January 20, 2020, 10:03:45 pm
Gotcha.

To be fair, prices have been creeping up for a while. I assume someone is buying them.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: yotsuya on January 20, 2020, 11:26:28 pm
Gotcha.

To be fair, prices have been creeping up for a while. I assume someone is buying them.

Around here, we call that dude Barcade Trent.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: skyblast on January 20, 2020, 11:35:20 pm
I waited and waited for the cheapest A1up cab I could get.  Found one for $149 on sale at Walmart, $40 for riser.  Paid $150 for artwork...$100 more in other things.  Also this is not my first rodeo.  Three scratch builds since 2008.  A1up was just for kicks.

As you can see in the background I used to own a real deal NeoGeo but man are they huge.  I recreated it A1up style.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: pumaconcolor on January 21, 2020, 06:29:33 am
 Pretty sweet job on the Neo Geo!  Whenever anyone wonders "Why not the 'real' thing?" I say that I'm an apartment dweller and I want a light little cabaret that I can actually move myself.  I'm not hiring an army to move a beast in and out of apartments every few years.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: skyblast on January 21, 2020, 09:31:57 am
Pretty sweet job on the Neo Geo!  Whenever anyone wonders "Why not the 'real' thing?" I say that I'm an apartment dweller and I want a light little cabaret that I can actually move myself.  I'm not hiring an army to move a beast in and out of apartments every few years.

Me too.  Two arcade machines, small room on the fourth floor, in the city.  Can't wait to own a home with a garage.
Title: Re: Arcade1up NeoGeo
Post by: brained on January 24, 2020, 03:25:22 pm
Just thought I'd share. A big thank you to Szabo's Arcade for the artwork. Raspberry pie. 19 inch monitor.

That's an awesome looking machine. Actually is making me get one for the same purpose...