Archive for the ‘ebay’ category

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.

[eBay – Star Trek Sega Arcade Game Prop – Large Bridge Chair] [Discuss on the Forum]

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.

[eBay – Star Trek Sega Arcade Game Prop – Large Bridge Chair] [Discuss on the Forum]

The Hot Seat Arcade system of the 1980s

January 8, 2008

Here is another obscure simulator to ponder. The Hot Seat was a motion based simulator produced in the mid 1980’s. This simulator did not come with any dedicated game, its intention was to be a multi-game simulator (in that you could install any existing arcade game in it) and turn that game into a motion simulator to generate more profits. It was made by a company called Balance Technology – Colorado Game Exchange out of Denver, Colorado. The examples mentioned in the article were Williams Blaster and Atari Star Wars and the simulator would be best used with flying or driving games.

I do not have any other information on this simulator other than the article but the article does mention the AMOA and is from November of 1984 so I can only assume if you were at the 1985 AMOA show you may have seen this simulator. There must have been at least 1-2 units of this simulator produced for the AMOA Expo but it is unknown if it even went to locations or into full production which is unlikely. I seem to remember a rumor about one of these popping up on ebay with Star Wars in it but I have never seen it myself on ebay.

I don’t know about you but the idea of Blaster or Star Wars in a simulator game sounds pretty cool to me! Here’s some pictures of the machine:

Hot Seat - Front Image

Hot Seat - Back Image

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.
[The Act Cabinet Auction] [The Act Kit Auction] [Discuss on the Forum]

ebay Listing Of The Week

July 16, 2007

CHASE HQ SITDOWN COCKPIT

As the guy says in the listing; “he’s never seen one of these on ebay before and some of you may not have even known it existed.” I would have to agree with him on both points there and it will be interesting to see what this gos for. Other good auction up on ebay this week are;

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Ebay Listing Of The Week

May 11, 2007

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Released in 1982 by Atari, this game did not do particularly well, mainly because many found the game too hard. The object of the game is to destroy enemy planets to make space a safer place for you to travel. While doing this you need to collect fuel units, because every time you use your thrusters and/or the tractor beam it uses up your fuel.

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The cabinet is in very good condition and is in full working order. At time of writing it will set you back £450, but you will have to pick it up yourself.

[Check out the auction here]

‘Soylent Green’ Computer Space game goes for big bucks on eBay

April 19, 2007

Here’s an interesting piece of arcade history that recently hit eBay: the Computer Space arcade game that was used in the 1973 Sci-Fi thriller Soylent Green. For those that are not aware of what Computer Space is, it was the first coin-op game ever made.

The auction garnered a bit of attention and the final bid ended up at a whopping $9,900 USD. How much would you pay for a piece of arcade history?

Soylent Green Computer Space Auction

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