Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

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Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Tassadar » April 5th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Hoping there's someone stateside that has an unconverted Dinosaur King game. Bonus if its in northern IL, San Antonio, or around Orlando/St. Augustine.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » May 27th, 2017, 4:11 pm

I'd post up in the Wanted section in the Trading Outlet. Might get some bites there. I've only seen one Dinosaur King cab in the US and it was converted to a JAMMA Skycurser setup. Would love to get two myself to make a h2h setup.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby toltecnightmare » June 19th, 2017, 2:05 pm

There was one in Indiana about a year ago that some genius converted to a 60 in 1 :sick: (rest in pieces), but that's the only one I've ever seen for sale that was close enough to drive to (I live in Michigan). Wish I had a picture, because it, and its Galaga CPO needed to be in the gallery of ****.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » June 22nd, 2017, 4:27 am

toltecnightmare wrote:There was one in Indiana about a year ago that some genius converted to a 60 in 1 :sick: (rest in pieces), but that's the only one I've ever seen for sale that was close enough to drive to (I live in Michigan). Wish I had a picture, because it, and its Galaga CPO needed to be in the gallery of ****.


Curious, remember what he was selling it for?

Also, I've been looking at a lot of these kiddie/ terminal type cabs and it seems that there are a lot of other options other than the Mushi/Dino/L&B cabs. Seen quite a few cabs that have protruding CPs that would be worthy conversion candidates.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby toltecnightmare » June 22nd, 2017, 10:56 am

Hellfromabove wrote:
toltecnightmare wrote:There was one in Indiana about a year ago that some genius converted to a 60 in 1 :sick: (rest in pieces), but that's the only one I've ever seen for sale that was close enough to drive to (I live in Michigan). Wish I had a picture, because it, and its Galaga CPO needed to be in the gallery of ****.


Curious, remember what he was selling it for?

Also, I've been looking at a lot of these kiddie/ terminal type cabs and it seems that there are a lot of other options other than the Mushi/Dino/L&B cabs. Seen quite a few cabs that have protruding CPs that would be worthy conversion candidates.


Well he'd added a $45 60 in 1 board, so of course it was over a grand. I think it started at 1,200 and it was lowered to 1000 after a few months. "Brand new lcd" also. Yay...
:P Maybe in the Fort Wayne area?
I gave him credit for the CP, which looked professional, but it was painted a pinkish orange color, like coral or baby puke.

I'd be interested to learn of a few similar cabs, myself. I always thought one might look nice next to my Dreamcast kiosk.
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Postby Hellfromabove » June 22nd, 2017, 11:42 am

toltecnightmare wrote:I'd be interested to learn of a few similar cabs, myself. I always thought one might look nice next to my Dreamcast kiosk.

Honestly, anything with a protruding CP that has a 45 - 90 degree angle. Something like this:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r196047309
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby toltecnightmare » June 22nd, 2017, 11:52 am

Hellfromabove wrote:
toltecnightmare wrote:I'd be interested to learn of a few similar cabs, myself. I always thought one might look nice next to my Dreamcast kiosk.

Honestly, anything with a protruding CP that has a 45 - 90 degree angle. Something like this:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r196047309


Wow, those are cheap, too.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » June 22nd, 2017, 5:37 pm

toltecnightmare wrote:
Hellfromabove wrote:
toltecnightmare wrote:I'd be interested to learn of a few similar cabs, myself. I always thought one might look nice next to my Dreamcast kiosk.

Honestly, anything with a protruding CP that has a 45 - 90 degree angle. Something like this:

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r196047309


Wow, those are cheap, too.


Yeah, it's a decent price, but shipping it over will get pricey. Will need to bring over a container.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » June 22nd, 2017, 9:27 pm

Also, charging $1000 for a Mushiking is ridiculous, but if someone wants it enough they will pay for it. Honestly, a few hundred is more doable for something like that. Atst, there is demand for those cabs because everyone has seen conversion done with them and wants to do it themselves. However, as I pointed out, there are many other worthy conversion candidates out there and it really should not be limited to just the Mushiking cab model. Stray from the norm and you will definitely find something cheaper, more readily available, and maybe even better.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Flinnster » June 22nd, 2017, 10:34 pm

Yep I've looked at a lot of these types of things in my own quest for making a mini-arcade. But the issue to look for really is that a lot of the front facing panels are at a really stupid angle to be honest, they simply don't lend themselves well to traditional control panels. But even with this in the mind there are a ton of different cabs even just searching for the words ticket / rendemption / novelty etc.. and a lot of them can be saved for other purposes :)
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » July 31st, 2017, 12:47 am

I own one now! :awe:

As far as pricing goes, it seems like they are all over the place. One guy from the EC told me that he's seen gutted ones priced at $500 and sell instantly. However, those are EC prices as we all know. I really don't know what these would go for complete on the WC or EC... By basing the sale of a gutted one for $500 on the EC, I'd say that $700 - $900 for a complete one might be doable. More than likely it is probably due to the supply of the item. It doesn't seem like there were many imported in to the US. Like Aeros for instance, they go for over $1000 US all day in EU even in the worst of conditions. However, on the EC, they go for a bit less than that while on the WC they are almost everywhere and go for pretty cheap. If you're patient, you can probably find one for a couple hundred bucks or less.

As we all know though, if demand for the product is out there then people will pay w/e. Look at freakin' pins, not 10 years ago you could scoop w/e you wanted up for a couple hundred bucks. Now, everything is going for thousands. I'm not posting my thoughts on prices because I'm trying to sell mine or anything, all the cabs I have I am keeping for a good long while for personal projects.

What's everyone elses' thoughts on pricing for these?
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby crunchywasp » July 31st, 2017, 6:40 am

£50 tops.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Rossyra » August 1st, 2017, 9:04 pm

Would not give one a home for free.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby RoZioN » August 2nd, 2017, 9:06 pm

I paid 400 eur for mine, running mr driller now, with some extras.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » August 3rd, 2017, 9:42 am

So much hate overseas for this cab lol.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Johnnychaos » August 3rd, 2017, 12:01 pm

Hellfromabove wrote:So much hate overseas for this cab lol.


I think they look cool. which is why I've owned 4 over the years, but if you own a full size candy they never get played.

Their pricing is daft though. I can't think of any other cabs were gutting them, adding a few stickers and a new loom suddenly make them worth more.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Rossyra » August 3rd, 2017, 1:32 pm

It's not even a proper cab, it's a ticket dispenser. It's no better than a FOBT. :problem:
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby spmbx » August 3rd, 2017, 7:52 pm

I'd like one but not for what they go for in the US or europe. Last one i was offered was in the 600 range. **** that. In the end it's still a hackjob non-official "cab" so there is not even any "authenticity" nice and fuzzy feeling. In the end i just put down a 1084s monitor with a stick for a few tenners.
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Hellfromabove » August 3rd, 2017, 9:00 pm

I definitely understand where you're all coming from. I think these days there are a lot of people looking for a smaller form factor type of cab since they don't have much free space in their house to work with. Of course, everyone would love to own a Cute, but they are expensive and somewhat hard to come by. It seems that the Dinoking is a reasonable middle ground. One step up from just using a PVM and a supergun ;) .
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Re: Anybody in the US own an unconverted Dinosaur King?

Postby Rossyra » August 3rd, 2017, 10:17 pm

Except the picture quality from a PVM gapes the B-grade turdshooter in these.
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