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(Topic ID: 276087)

How bad are the classic Arcade decals?


By Clnilsen

60 days ago



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#1 60 days ago

I have a couple titles that, due to licensing, likely will never have cabinet decals remade. I also plan on doing restores of these machines in the future, and they are “keepers” for me.

Looks like the only hope for decals are the classic arcade ones on fleabay. I don’t need them right now, but wondering that if these are “pretty good” then maybe I should pick them up. I also note though that they are $250 a pop, so I’m not interested in throwing away money either.

Any one gotten these and been satisfied?

#2 60 days ago

You should be hoping for Pinball Pimp releasing Dungeons & Dragons cabinet stencils since that is in the same era of those games that were painted.

#3 60 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

You should be hoping for Pinball Pimp releasing Dungeons & Dragons cabinet stencils since that is in the same era of those games that were painted.

D&D is silk screened, defiantly not painted.

#4 60 days ago

I really liked the bad cats ones I used from CA

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#5 60 days ago

His colors can be pretty badly off. I bought a set of Whirl winddecals from him that were way off. As a bonus, if you return them, he will ban you from every buying from him again.

edit:
here is my experience:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/is-it-me-or-is-this-decal-not-the-correct-color

#6 60 days ago

Buy anywhere else but Classic Arcades. Poor quality. But I've had to bite the bullet on Playboy pop bumper caps. Only seller with them.

#7 60 days ago
Quoted from Clnilsen:

D&D is silk screened, defiantly not painted.

Dammit. I had a different game in my mind. Sorry. I got my hopes up too.

#8 60 days ago

@clnil

Quoted from Clnilsen:

I have a couple titles that, due to licensing, likely will never have cabinet decals remade. I also plan on doing restores of these machines in the future, and they are “keepers” for me.
Looks like the only hope for decals are the classic arcade ones on fleabay. I don’t need them right now, but wondering that if these are “pretty good” then maybe I should pick them up. I also note though that they are $250 a pop, so I’m not interested in throwing away money either.
Any one gotten these and been satisfied?

What cabinet decals are you looking for?

#9 60 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

@clnil

What cabinet decals are you looking for?

My projects will be Doctor Who An Dungeons and dragons. I wasn’t actively looking for them as right now they are fine, but both are firmly in the “on the future docket” category.

#10 60 days ago

Aren't Dr Who available from the 'overseas' seller?
I've had great luck with his stuff.

#11 60 days ago

Dont buy decals until you are ready to use them

#12 60 days ago

Decals are important but the cab prep is key.

#13 60 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Aren't Dr Who available from the 'overseas' seller?
I've had great luck with his stuff.

Not licensed

#14 60 days ago

Oh god, not this again...

#15 60 days ago

Nobody has them licensed. And never likely will. Would be fabulous if they did.

#16 60 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Oh god, not this again...

???

#17 60 days ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/afm-overlay-disapointed-pics-inside#post-5811500

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Note missing Statue ol Liberty and the other insert art missing.

#18 60 days ago
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#19 59 days ago

The debate of licensed vs. non licensed decals available from Europe...

#20 59 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

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You did a great job on that one.

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