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Some nice looking EM arcade came up on internet

By davideokills

4 years ago


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#23 4 years ago
Quoted from amkoepfer:

Im gunna like this thread!

Yeah, me too. I love this stuff but it's not as simple to search for as pinball.

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from davideokills:

It would be good to compile a list of search terms that people can use to find good stuff.
coin op/operated
vintage arcade/game
antique arcade/game
penny arcade
gun game

I usually search using some of those variations as well as:
Ball bowler, bowling machine, bowling game, skeeball, skee ball, Chicago coin, Genco, Exhibit Supply, Esco, Irving Kaye, Keeney etc.

#35 4 years ago

Here's a decent price on a Midway Target Gallery. Looks like it will need a backglass though.

greenbay.craigslist.org link

#39 4 years ago

I saw that. Look closer though. It's not a true Genco. It's reproduction made by Benchmark. It's still an interesting game at a nice price compared to original. I would imagine servicing the boardset in the future could be challenging. At least that's the impression I get from reading about their Ten Strike reproduction.

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#44 4 years ago

This one is kind of neat. I'm guessing it's a conversion to Shoot the Bear?
dubuque.craigslist.org link

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#50 4 years ago
Quoted from presqueisle:

Some good deals there, Alex. I so wish I had a place for that fortune machine! ARRRRGHHH

Thanks! About the same footprint as a Skill Roll. The only machine I have that my youngest daughter will miss. Her and her friends put a few dimes in it over the years. The nice thing is they read their fortune and then set them down. So you can recycle them.

#52 4 years ago

I did about a month back I think. It could fit, I just decided to move in another direction. Cleaning house a bit. Sold my beloved Jungle this weekend. Still feels sort of weird. Kind of liberating and sad at the same time.

#54 4 years ago

Not true I still have my 1933 Baby Leland. I'm sure at some point I will add another pin back in.

#56 4 years ago
Quoted from Mopar:

If you were closer Alex, I'd be interested in the Fortune also..
Wonder why it is that I got the impression that you just recently
picked up the Lucky Strike? (T)

Road trip! I did just pick up the bowler about month back. I have a few nibbles on it, but who knows, if it doesn't sell soon maybe I will start working on it. It's pretty cool with a lot of potential. For me dedicating the time is the hardest part.

#63 4 years ago

I have what I think is the first production Skee Alley. Aptly named. i doubt it's as fun as Kickapoo but it's got some charm.

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#65 4 years ago

When I say first production I mean first model. At least I am pretty sure it wasn't the first down the line.

Yeah, I have considered selling it a few times but my wife loves how it looks, and we went through hell to get it. There was another one right after named Shuffle-cade. It was the weirdest thing when I bought the Skee Alley I had it in the trailer at a restaurant in Indiana. My wife needed to use the bathroom (long story). Anyway this guy comes up and is like hey is that one of those shuffle games. I was like yeah? He was all excited to tell me he had one like it named Shuffle-Cade. He probably would have sold it but I didn't pursue it. I was on a tight budget and wanted to get back home. Anyway I have never seen another one (Shuffle-Cade) and thought it was weird there was two of these old timers in the same town.

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#75 6 months ago

Here's one I have never seen before. United made a lot of bowling machines but didn't know they made a wall game?
https://www.ebth.com/items/12598619-united-s-bowler-electric-arcade-game

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