Posted tagged ‘ebay’

eBay oddity of the day: Sega Flash Beats

March 21, 2010

Long, long ago when Arcade Heroes first started, Matt (the owner of the site) used to post regular updates about cool arcade related stuff he would find on eBay. I have been terrible in keeping that initial tradition alive as I don’t use/check eBay very often anymore.  I too often come across things I want to buy and I then end up spending more than I originally planned I as I keep finding those cool “things”.

But as I was looking around today I came across something unique enough that it’s worth a post here. I am sure that music game fans are already familiar with this game but I have never seen nor heard of these before today, a device called Flash Beats by Sega. I am not exactly sure when these were made but they look like they are a recent game. According to the auction: “[Flash beat is] a musical game requiring fast reflexes, the tubes inside the machine light up as the music plays, players need to hit the corresponding yellow buttons at the right time to send the lights back and forth to each other – get light past other player to score.”

It actually sounds like a fun two player game and the cabinet looks nothing short of awesome in my humble opinion.  I would pick it up (I love weird/unique stuff like this) as it’s actually not terribly far from where I live but there is always that little nagging issue of having enough money to drop on it. 😉

Here is a video I found of the game in demo mode.

See the auction here: “Very Rare – Sega FLASH BEATS Arcade Game”

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SFIV Vewlix cabinet on eBay – how “real” is it?

September 15, 2009

Not satisfied with building your own arcade cabinet for SFIV and you want the real, “official” thing? Then this auction on eBay is for you. The seller apparently won this through streetfighter4arcadecabinetGamestop/Capcom’s sweepstakes by pre-ordering SFIV on the PS3. He says that it is still on the crate and currently the bid is going for $5000 (although the reserve has not been met yet) but he seems to think that these are worth $15,000 a piece so the reserve might be a way off from being reached.

I do have to question something about this one – why does it have an Xbox 360 inside as opposed to the Taito Type X2 board that the arcade version game is supposed to be running on? The cabinet looks authentic but without the TypeX2, it looks to me that Gamestop/Capcom shortchanged the winners of this contest by giving them something that was modified from the actual arcade version of the game. Anyone else want to comment on this?

[Via TechEblog] [SFIV Vewlix cab auction] [Discuss on the Forums]

SFIV Vewlix cabinet on eBay – how "real" is it?

September 15, 2009

Not satisfied with building your own arcade cabinet for SFIV and you want the real, “official” thing? Then this auction on eBay is for you. The seller apparently won this through streetfighter4arcadecabinetGamestop/Capcom’s sweepstakes by pre-ordering SFIV on the PS3. He says that it is still on the crate and currently the bid is going for $5000 (although the reserve has not been met yet) but he seems to think that these are worth $15,000 a piece so the reserve might be a way off from being reached.

I do have to question something about this one – why does it have an Xbox 360 inside as opposed to the Taito Type X2 board that the arcade version game is supposed to be running on? The cabinet looks authentic but without the TypeX2, it looks to me that Gamestop/Capcom shortchanged the winners of this contest by giving them something that was modified from the actual arcade version of the game. Anyone else want to comment on this?

[Via TechEblog] [SFIV Vewlix cab auction] [Discuss on the Forums]

Geometry Wars home arcade cab for sale on ebay

July 15, 2009

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If you own an Xbox 360 then chances are you have heard of Geometry Wars. GW is based upon a couple of classic arcade titles, like Tempest and Robotron 2084 and graphically pulls some of it’s theme from the great vector games of old. So naturally, you would think that someone would undertake the effort to build an arcade cabinet for the game – which they have. Obviously it is not coin-operated as the game was not developed for that feature (unfortunately) but from the looks of this home-made cabinet that is on eBay Australia, it is a perfect fit. The auction has a few days left so if you have a bit of cash (and even more in case you live outside of Australia to pay for shipping costs) then you can enjoy this for yourself.

[Via JustOneMoreGame] [auction on eBay] [Discuss on the Forums]

Want to own an arcade? Get one on eBay!

February 11, 2009

(Thanks to Jarett Waite for the tip)

I get e-mails fairly often from people looking into starting their own arcade business and I think that it’s greatfantworld that so many people want to get into the business. The problem is however, that it takes an awful lot of work to get any business going and arcades are certainly no exception to that rule. One option any budding entrepreneuer could consider however is purchasing an existing arcade business, where all of the painful startup tasks have likely been resolved already. Such is the case with a place called Fantasy World in Abilene Texas, where the owner states “…having fulfilled my dream of owning an arcade, I’m ready to move on.”  Instead of just closing down however, he wants to let someone else take charge and go with it, which is admirable and so he has listed the business on eBay. The benefit of course is that the games are there already and a brand name has been established and on top of that, he reports : “Oh, and the sales, the highest they’ve been in our nearly 6-year history.  January came in 78% above last January!”

If it sounds tempting, check out the link here.

[Discuss on the Forums]

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.

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