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Vendest
Posts: 7
Joined: January 29th, 2017, 2:51 pm
Location: Singapore

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Vendest » January 29th, 2017, 3:11 pm

Hi everyone, Vendest here from Singapore.

I started collecting arcade PCB's early 2016 expect for Neo Geo which I have for quite long now.
Built ny own supergun and using SCART RGB direct to a TV.
PCB I have right now: Killer Instinct, CPS1 w/ SF Hyper Fighting, SVC Chaos (PCB version), MVS 4 slots, ST-V, Naomi 1
Doing mods for consoles, minor PCB or cartridges repair, somehow handy with a soldering iron.

Well that's about it, hope to share more with the community on a few topics whenever possible :)

Thanks!
RastBrade
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Joined: January 29th, 2017, 9:05 am
Location: United States

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby RastBrade » January 30th, 2017, 11:39 pm

New here, fighting and racing game fan gradually becoming more interested in arcades and candy cabinets after playing on some candy cabs at Pax South.
Ioerror
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Joined: January 31st, 2017, 1:58 pm
eBay: Charlie2009charlie
Location: London

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Ioerror » January 31st, 2017, 2:37 pm

Quick hello from a person new to this expensive collecting hobby :-)
Cycl0ne
Posts: 20
Joined: February 1st, 2017, 1:54 pm
Location: Germany

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Cycl0ne » February 1st, 2017, 1:59 pm

Hi,
there. I just want to drop a "hello" here. Collecting since 9 years.
Tokyobuffoon
Posts: 2
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 3:08 am
eBay: Thakid845
Gamertag: Jus B Kaws
PSN: I_C_U_HATIN
Initials: JDW
Location: San Diego

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Tokyobuffoon » February 4th, 2017, 3:25 am

Hello all, I'm Jessie and I've been playing arcades ever since i was able to reach the buttons, I'm a big Capcom, and fighting game fanatic. I wish I would've started this hobby a long time ago, I just was never sure about it and moving so much in the military it kept me from buying cabinets. But now it's time and I'm too far behind lol.
ssephi
Posts: 10
Joined: February 4th, 2017, 7:02 pm
eBay: beautifulonewingedangel
Location: Liverpool

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby ssephi » February 4th, 2017, 7:18 pm

Hi I'm Gary, new to the forum and arcade collecting - Trying to build a nice Naomi setup for Rival Schools 2 in an old JP cabinet (New Blast City).
Inusuke
Posts: 1
Joined: February 5th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Aliases: Inusuke
Location: CAYENNE

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Inusuke » February 5th, 2017, 1:16 pm

My name is Manu, I'm french and I'm a big fan of arcade for a long time now. I have only one Astro but multiple pcb and other systems, It's a terrible disease.
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Sukebe
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Joined: February 5th, 2017, 7:22 pm
Location: France

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Sukebe » February 5th, 2017, 10:41 pm

Hi everybody !

I am john a french arcade fan since long time now.
I started to like touching the stick with my Amstrad.
Fan of Shmup and VS Fighting. I have some candy cab at home.
I also like the console PC-engine/Sega Saturn and Taito.

Happy to join you.

PS: I do not speak very good English I excuse myself in advance.
VeGaSDeViL
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Joined: February 6th, 2017, 10:30 am
eBay: Si2001
Location: Spennymoor (UK)

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby VeGaSDeViL » February 6th, 2017, 11:00 am

Hi all.

Just a hello and introduction. Long time lurker on the forum but decided to join up having secured my first candy caninet (Blast City). Purchased from Mo last year and after a good clean up from all the years of nicotine stains it's looking much nicer.

I'm someone who's always wanted a cabinet but never had the space or free cash to buy one. Bought my first house at the back end of 2015 and decided the living room would make an ideal spot. Made sure I got the idea into the girlfriends head before I bought the house so I had that base covered.

I'm rapidly approaching 40 (37 currently), I work hard in I.T. Supervising a small team of techs. Always had a keen interest in technology both old and new. Computing from the ZX Specturm days playing games after usually waiting 5-10 mins from them to load to my first console the Sega Mega Drive and the delights and wows of Sonic the Hedgehog (it really was an exciting Christmas that year).

These days I've got most of the modern consoles, and a garage stacked with everything from the Bandai Wonderswan Crystal, Super Famicom (never been used) Japanese Mega Drive, Japanese Dreamcast, UK Dreamcast with BBA, 2x Gameboy Advanced SP with retro fitted backlit screens, N64, PS Vita, Gameboy, DS Lite, DS XL special edition, New 3DS XL, Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo Gold (don't hate me - it's gone up in value), PlayStation, PS One, PS2 fat, PS2 Slim, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox original halo edition. There's probably more but that's all I can recall.

Anyway, back to the candy cab. I've loved the look of them ever since I was introduced to them at NERG back in 2013 when I saw a truely lovely looking New Astro City running Streets of Rage Remake. Amounts the sea of euro and US wooden cabs the candy ones just stood out as pure art for me. I knew at that point the one day I would have to have one. That day in 2016 came when I picked it up in the trusty Nissan Avenir (ex motor) with a boot so vast it swallowed the Blast City with ease. Currently I have a choice of using it with my Naomi board or my MGCD. Love them or hate them I am now considering purchasing a Pandoras Box 4s just to leave it as an old school cabinet for 2D games. Recently had my replacement metal control panel recovered at work by the kind chap in the printing dept with the original Blast City 2 player vinyl then had a clear cover placed over the top to protect it. Turned out great and much better than the rusting and rotting original. Next up is a full joystick and button refresh with some Sanwa goodies. Currently on the lookout for a nice marquee to replace the standard card holder one.

Anyway I was meaning to be brief but this turned into a novel. Thanks for everyone on here that's contributed to this great forum and knowledge base. It's certainly helped me massively with my purchases so far!

Si.
VeGaSDeViL
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Joined: February 6th, 2017, 10:30 am
eBay: Si2001
Location: Spennymoor (UK)

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby VeGaSDeViL » February 6th, 2017, 7:06 pm

VeGaSDeViL wrote:Hi all.

Just a hello and introduction. Long time lurker on the forum but decided to join up having secured my first candy caninet (Blast City). Purchased from Mo last year and after a good clean up from all the years of nicotine stains it's looking much nicer.

I'm someone who's always wanted a cabinet but never had the space or free cash to buy one. Bought my first house at the back end of 2015 and decided the living room would make an ideal spot. Made sure I got the idea into the girlfriends head before I bought the house so I had that base covered.

I'm rapidly approaching 40 (37 currently), I work hard in I.T. Supervising a small team of techs. Always had a keen interest in technology both old and new. Computing from the ZX Specturm days playing games after usually waiting 5-10 mins from them to load to my first console the Sega Mega Drive and the delights and wows of Sonic the Hedgehog (it really was an exciting Christmas that year).

These days I've got most of the modern consoles, and a garage stacked with everything from the Bandai Wonderswan Crystal, Super Famicom (never been used) Japanese Mega Drive, Japanese Dreamcast, UK Dreamcast with BBA, 2x Gameboy Advanced SP with retro fitted backlit screens, N64, PS Vita, Gameboy, DS Lite, DS XL special edition, New 3DS XL, Neo Geo AES, Neo Geo Gold (don't hate me - it's gone up in value), PlayStation, PS One, PS2 fat, PS2 Slim, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Japanese white Sega Saturn with 250 volt PSU swap, Xbox original halo edition. There's probably more but that's all I can recall.

Anyway, back to the candy cab. I've loved the look of them ever since I was introduced to them at NERG back in 2013 when I saw a truely lovely looking New Astro City running Streets of Rage Remake. Amongst the sea of euro and US wooden cabs the candy ones just stood out as pure art for me. I knew at that point the one day I would have to have one. That day in 2016 came when I picked it up in the trusty Nissan Avenir (ex motor) with a boot so vast it swallowed the Blast City with ease. Currently I have a choice of using it with my Naomi board or my MGCD. Love them or hate them I am now considering purchasing a Pandoras Box 4s just to leave it as an old school cabinet for 2D games. Recently had my replacement metal control panel recovered at work by the kind chap in the printing dept with the original Blast City 2 player vinyl then had a clear cover placed over the top to protect it. Turned out great and much better than the rusting and rotting original. Next up is a full joystick and button refresh with some Sanwa goodies. Currently on the lookout for a nice marquee to replace the standard card holder one.

Anyway I was meaning to be brief but this turned into a novel. Thanks for everyone on here that's contributed to this great forum and knowledge base. It's certainly helped me massively with my purchases so far!

Si.
galaga1982
Posts: 1
Joined: February 5th, 2017, 1:04 pm
eBay: bxmania
Initials: YSM
Location: INCHEON

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby galaga1982 » February 7th, 2017, 1:22 pm

Hi there,

My name is SUNG MIN, YOU.
I lived in South Korea and 48 years old. When I was young, teenager, I was always looking at CRT with envious eyes.
From Space race, Space invaders,Galaxian to Raiden...
Still I'm very interested in old school arcade gaming during 70's -80's. and I have been collecting arcade pcb for many years.
I'm not good at arcade hardware. But I'll do my best.
I hope to get a lot of support from you.
Thanks!
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Karnickel
Posts: 2
Joined: February 8th, 2017, 5:51 am
eBay: Kankii
Location: Switzerland

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Karnickel » February 8th, 2017, 6:19 am

Hi there

My name is Nico, i'm a 28 years old Sega Naomi collector from Switzerland . I'm lurking this Board for a while now and decided to register now. My collection of Sega Naomi is around 60+ games now. I'm looking to get a full Naomi set, but it's still a long way to go. I usually buy my stuff from ebay or Yahoo autions Japan but i found some interesting things here on the marketplace. Please be gentle :oops:

Thanks
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Zephir
Posts: 4
Joined: February 10th, 2017, 5:50 am
Location: Chile

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Zephir » February 10th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Hi, I'm Rafael.
Looking for some cabinet refurbish info. Nice to meet you guys o/
mariocoelen
Posts: 1
Joined: February 10th, 2017, 10:12 pm
Location: Netherlands

Its me the Mario :-)

Postby mariocoelen » February 10th, 2017, 10:27 pm

Hi my name is Mario and i am into this hobby for more than 30 years. I grew up with pacman and donkey kong.

I was here before but i think my account was deleted somehow. Anyway glad to be back :D

Regards Mario
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NEC
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Joined: February 11th, 2017, 2:17 am
Aliases: HardcoreOtaku, Otaking, HC_O
Location: Devon

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby NEC » February 11th, 2017, 2:58 am

Hi, new member currently residing in Devon, UK, originally from London.

Looking for advice to buy my first Candy Cab, I've never lived anywhere before where I've had the space spare but moving to new house soon that is spacious so for the first time have the option get a Candy Cab.

History related to arcades. Played various arcades in chips shops and cab ranks in the eighties and nineties, games like R Type, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II etc.. Went every now and then to big arcades like Funland in Soho Trocadero and Dreamland in Margate. Had a Supergun at some point with a MVS, had a wooden Jamma cab at one point. Then around 2000 ish I think, found out about Mame, then 2005 ish built a small PC specifically to play Mame and Emulators, got some nice sticks.
Went to Japan a few times prior 2012, loved the arcades there, loved the Candy Cabs, always wanted one.

History related to home video games. Had a Sinclair spectrum in the mid eighties, hated the thing, thougt it was ****. Then grey imports arrived around 89 and blew my mind to pieces! I was completely obsessed, PC Engine first, then Mega Drive, then Super Famicom and Neo Geo AES. I still play those systems to this day.

:D
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bloodhokuto
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Joined: June 24th, 2012, 4:20 pm
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Location: Kent

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby bloodhokuto » February 11th, 2017, 2:27 pm

NEC wrote:Hi, new member currently residing in Devon, UK, originally from London.

Looking for advice to buy my first Candy Cab, I've never lived anywhere before where I've had the space spare but moving to new house soon that is spacious so for the first time have the option get a Candy Cab.

History related to arcades. Played various arcades in chips shops and cab ranks in the eighties and nineties, games like R Type, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II etc.. Went every now and then to big arcades like Funland in Soho Trocadero and Dreamland in Margate. Had a Supergun at some point with a MVS, had a wooden Jamma cab at one point. Then around 2000 ish I think, found out about Mame, then 2005 ish built a small PC specifically to play Mame and Emulators, got some nice sticks.
Went to Japan a few times prior 2012, loved the arcades there, loved the Candy Cabs, always wanted one.

History related to home video games. Had a Sinclair spectrum in the mid eighties, hated the thing, thougt it was ****. Then grey imports arrived around 89 and blew my mind to pieces! I was completely obsessed, PC Engine first, then Mega Drive, then Super Famicom and Neo Geo AES. I still play those systems to this day.

:D



Welcome!

I wasn't very keen on the 8-bit era either. I still have bad memories of tapes not loading and awful graphics!

Videotronics on here has New Astro's for sale still I think;

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=34581&p=462924#p462924

I have only used a chap called Martin for deliveries, fair price and great service, although bear in mind that you will have to fit around his schedule.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=1142&start=220
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Looking to get a replacement foot panel for my Minicute.
If anyone sees one, let me know!
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DeadLocky
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Joined: February 12th, 2017, 10:10 am
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Gamertag: deadlock51
Initials: NOD
Location: France

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby DeadLocky » February 12th, 2017, 10:32 am

Hello,

My name is Nicolas, i'm french and i have a blast city (with naomi + switch for pc emulators) and a new astro city with mvs.

Salut tout le monde! Hello everyone.
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sergiopolog
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Joined: February 14th, 2017, 8:23 pm
eBay: sergiopolog0
Location: Spain

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby sergiopolog » February 14th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Hi, I'm from Spain, and I'm a big fan of SNK World!

Greets! :-D
Machinery
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Joined: February 14th, 2017, 2:19 am
Initials: AA
Location: Norway

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Machinery » February 15th, 2017, 2:05 pm

Hi
My name is André , 29 years old. Im from the cold north and the country is Norway. More exactly the town Trondheim in Norway. I have been interested in Arcade and consoles since i was born. Right now i own a lot of console based systems and i recently bought my self a Namco system 246 rev.b and a huge cabinet. I hope to get started on a project thread really soon and i hope i get somme followers on that. Game On ! Andrė 8-)
Deripsni
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Joined: February 17th, 2017, 12:46 am
Location: London

Re: Introduce yourself here!

Postby Deripsni » February 17th, 2017, 12:49 am

Hey. I'm Deripsni, I play a lot of old arcade games, looking at making my own barcade in the future!

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