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The SuperAuctions arcade calendar from now until June 2009

January 22, 2009

sauctionsIf you are an arcade collector or wish to start on that collection of yours, then one great place to go is to a SuperAuction, which are held at various locations all over the US throughout the year. If you are curious to know if one will be coming to your area anytime from now until June of this year, you can check out the SuperAuctions Amusement calendar page. There they detail upcoming events, listing times, places and even the kinds of games you can expect to find there. From arcade to redemption to pinball titles, it seems like they always have something worth grabbing at these auctions.In fact there is on happening next week where they are selling over 500 items in Tennessee, which is too far for me but should definently prove worthwhile to those who can make it.

(thanks ti Eric Wang for pointing this out)

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The SuperAuction that came and went in Brockton, MA

November 24, 2008

If you’re an arcade collector then one of things you always keep an eye out for are arcade auctions. They goodtiemsalways can be a good place to find some cool games. If you live in or near Brockton, MA then you had a chance this weekend to attend a pretty big auction where the arcade inventory was valued at at least a million dollars. The inventory comes from Good Time, who is needing to close their doors after IKEA wanted in and they couldn’t get the financing to get into a $25 million complex. I hate it when things like this happen – I’m going to have to move my own arcade very soon because they are rushing to make way for a sidewalk so people can enter the mall without having to make the long trip of 100 feet to get to the other nearby entrance.

Anyways, the Good Time auction on Nov. 8th attracted between 300 to 400 people who could enjoy the games on free play prior to them going to the auction block. They had a large collection of “classic arcade games, go karts and skee-ball” but there were no pictures in the report of the auction or information on how much many of the games went for, except that I found out that a Pac-Man cocktail cabinet went for $1000.

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Seen on eBay – Star Trek Arcade's Bridge Chair

April 25, 2008

A long time ago on Arcade Heroes we had weekly updates on interesting arcade-related stuff on eBay but we obviously haven’t been keeping up on that very well. But I just had to mention this – being both a fan of arcades and Star Trek, it was too good to pass up. I grew up watching Star Trek: TNG and honestly I like every single series (even Enterprise). To be honest Star Trek generally doesn’t bode too well when it comes to video games although the few arcade titles to be based on the original series were excellent, especially the vector Star Trek game by Sega. In addition to some upright ST cabinets, Sega also produced a few cockpit versions of the game which used this awesome bridge chair and it so happens that someone on eBay is selling just that – the chair with no game attached. If you need a bridge chair, this one costs much less than the Enterprise-E bridge chair that sold for roughly $52,000 a while back at that big auction in New York. Personally I’d rather get this with the arcade game too, but it’s still cool by itself.

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Seen on eBay – Star Trek Arcade’s Bridge Chair

April 25, 2008

A long time ago on Arcade Heroes we had weekly updates on interesting arcade-related stuff on eBay but we obviously haven’t been keeping up on that very well. But I just had to mention this – being both a fan of arcades and Star Trek, it was too good to pass up. I grew up watching Star Trek: TNG and honestly I like every single series (even Enterprise). To be honest Star Trek generally doesn’t bode too well when it comes to video games although the few arcade titles to be based on the original series were excellent, especially the vector Star Trek game by Sega. In addition to some upright ST cabinets, Sega also produced a few cockpit versions of the game which used this awesome bridge chair and it so happens that someone on eBay is selling just that – the chair with no game attached. If you need a bridge chair, this one costs much less than the Enterprise-E bridge chair that sold for roughly $52,000 a while back at that big auction in New York. Personally I’d rather get this with the arcade game too, but it’s still cool by itself.

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New arcade/video game auction website

March 26, 2008

A few years ago someone tried to create an auctioning website somewhat similar to eBay but it was completely dedicated to video games called BiDiots. I actually picked up a couple of cool items from that site before they shut down due to a lack of users (which was in part due to a lack of promotion). Now someone else is giving the video gamechuckwagon-dotcom_web1.jpg auction site idea a shot but this time it sounds like they are going to promote it a bit more and it already has more items up for auction than I ever saw at BiDiots(and this site just opened this week) so this is a good thing. Called Chasethechuckwagon.com (which I assume is based upon the fairly rare Atari 2600 game of the same name), the site has sections dedicated to Games, Arcade, Pinball, Systems, Vintage games and systems, memorabilia, jukeboxes and more. There is already one classic arcade game for sale there and a few other arcade-related items such as a marquee and “How to Win at Donkey Kong” manual. It would be cool to see this take off so we’ll keep an eye on it and see how it pans out.

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First details on Rochester Game Room Show Emerge

January 18, 2008

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The Rochester Game Room show is a local buy and sell event of all game room equipment including arcade games and pinball machines. You can also come just to play the games, they have entertainment for everyone. It is located in Rochester, NY. In addition to these items they have pretty much everything else you would want to buy for a home game room, a huge variety of items. They also have a pinball tournament hosted by P3.

I attended last years show and it was very good, it was everything it promised to be and I was not disappointed at all. Last year they had over 325 pinball and arcade games available for play so its quite a sizable show and it is totally worth attending. I will be attending the event this year and I will have full coverage for my readers when the show actually happens. I will also keep you updated with any further details. This year the show will happen in a new location with natural lights so bright overhead lights do not get in the way. This was a complaint of many guests and it has been addressed for this years show. Here are the details known about the show so far:

Date: April 11-13 2008

Location: Rochester Armory

900 East Main Street

Rochester NY 14605

Sign up on their email mailing list via their website to get updates on the show.

Rochester Game Room Show Website

P3 Pinball Tournament at Rochester

Want in on The Act?

November 27, 2007

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I have received word from Cecropia that a full cabinet as well as a kit are up on eBay for their cancelled coin-op title The Act. You have probably already seen the footage I’ve taken of the game and you probably know as well that these things are super rare. With only ten kits going up for sale and knowing that a few have already been sold demonstrates that there are only a few left. Getting the cabinet would be nice since it sports a unique design and a large LCD monitor but that will likely command a high price but that remains to be seen. Either way I have felt that the kit is worth it and I should be installing mine into a cabinet this next month. I’ll have to document that and post it for fun.
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