Hey guys. Sorry for the lack of posts…I’ve been working like crazy on ACTUAL work. I plan on working all weekend. Hopefully I can get my current project out and take a short break soon. In the meantime, here’s a video I spotted on RetroBlast.com. This is NOT the Mario I remember…someone has anger management issues!
This 404 error was SO great I had to frame it:
Anyone that has visited RGVAC or the KLOV.com forums in the past few months or so must know about this guy. I got taken by him as well. I ordered some chips back in early January and he refused to ship, reply, or issue a refund. Supposedly at one time he was a valuable resource, but he certainly isn’t anymore. I filed a claim with PayPal. They sided in my favor, but couldn’t obtain funds to give me a refund because he drained his PayPal account. This in my opinion is outright theft.
This was a regular occurrence for him the past 18 months or so. He would stop shipping orders for a couple of months, then come out from hiding with a lame excuse. He repeated this behavior on and off for awhile, and I should have known better than to order from him. What made it worse was that his site, up until very recent, was online – ready and waiting to scam others. Today however, I was greeted with the glorious 404 error you see above.
Other places to buy chips:
If you know of other good places to buy chips, please comment.
Hello there. Back in February, I got me some Pac-Man skates. Alas, they were missing laces. I figured it would be cool to put some Pac-Man laces in them, and finally found some on eBay:
I’m heading out now for my morning skate to Dunkin’ Donuts…wish me luck!
Oh, man…it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Guess time flies when you aren’t having fun. I should be able to post a little more frequently when my current work project is finally complete.
I picked up 3 marquees (well…2 marquees and a CPO). They were all advertised on eBay as marquees, and I snagged them for $20.
I *think* the Puck-Man is legit. I will sell it to you for $500. “The Climber” must be a bootleg of “Crazy Climber”, but I can’t find any more info about it. If you know anything more, please comment.
The DK CPO is in really good shape…it has some small scratches on the surface that I can probably buff out. That’s the only piece here that I’ll actually use on a game. I know have a cabinet, CPO, and sideart for that project. At some point, I’m going to buy a PCB, marquee, bezel, and new controls and put it all together.
Jeff at RotheBlog.com got some more info on the Moon Patrol bezel repro that Rich at ThisOldGame.com has been working on. It looks like its getting closer to being a reality. Awhile back I scanned in the bezel and vectorized it. Rich has been working to get it printed, along with a lot of other projects. See this page for an update.
…just like me! Checkout this lamp that I just got at FYE:
It was marked down to $4.88, and they had loads of them. I saw them before and almost bought one, but didn’t want to spend the money at the time. I went today to get a copy of There Will Be Blood, and spotted these again.
Here he is outside the confines of his cardboard/plastic prison:
It has 4 LEDs, and is brighter than I thought it would be. The light can be extended by pulling it straight up from the base. To retract it, you turn the whole top of the base. Here he is next to my new computer.
And finally, here he his chilling out in the darkness:
That is all.
I love surprises. Most people do, unless it’s one like “I’m going to stab you!!!!” or a fortune cookie that reads “food poisoned…you go bye bye”.
Well…this was one of those GOOD surprises:
I forgot that I won this on eBay. It’s an original artwork proof for the Aladdin Pac-Man lunch box made in 1982. I was surprised to see it stored inside an Aladdin envelope. Here’s a description of it from the eBay auction:
Up for bid is an original paper proof sheet for Aladdin Industries 1982 PAC-MAN lunchbox – front, back, and sideband. It is in perfect condition, bright and shiney, unfaded, no rips or tears. It is made of the same type of material that a poster is made of. It measures 22X32. It is dated 3/22/82. It has been folded to fit into a normal size file drawer. I found a bunch of these folded and in a file, I will be listing them over the next few days. This item has probably been in that file for 26years. Please ignore the camera glare in the photos – it looks like there is some fading – there is not. This item would look great framed.
I guess this was a proof to get the artwork approved by someone (Namco?) or maybe just to get it approved internally before releasing the final product. I’ve never seen one of these before. The seller also had a Dragon’s Lair one that sold for a little more than this one. If you know more about this, please comment.
Hey! I got a new computer this weekend, and I still don’t have it setup completely yet. I’m running Vista now instead of Windows XP and I feel like a newbie.
I figured I might as well update NoiseLandArcade.net while I was at it, so I just upgraded to WordPress 2.5.0. If you see anything screwy going on as a result, please let me know via a comment.
Greetings earthlings. I posted about this awhile back, but for those that didn’t see it I have a spare Popeye in the garage that I plan on converting to a minty fresh Donkey Kong.
Here’s the cabinet I’m referring to:
I’ve been wanting to buy parts for it for a long time, but never got around to it. I need more parts than I have $$$, so I was putting it off. Darin Jacobs at PhoenixArcade.com posted a sale in the RGVAC newsgroups, offering free shipping on select items from now through April 14th. I took advantage of it and finally got some DK sideart:
Now I just need a marquee, bezel, control panel, and PCB.
How do I know? Because I’m posting twice in one day!
I made a few small changes to the site. If you look that-a-way===>, you’ll notice that I’ve split the categories into 2 sections. Games, and Other Stuff. I figured it made a little more sense split into sections like that. I did have the games listed under “Our Games”, but doing that makes it difficult to categorize posts about games that we don’t own so I dropped the “Our”. When I obtain every game on the planet I’ll change it back to “Our Games”.
Another change is the addition of a Digsby Widget.
“What’s a Digsby Widget?” you might ask? To me, it sounds like the name of a “well to do” bachelor from Hyannisport. Hello! Nice to meet you! Digsby Widget, of the Hyannisport Widgets…pleasure to make your acquaintance.
In actuality, Digsby is a new multi-protocol IM client that I’ve been trying out. So far it seems to work pretty well. They give you the option of creating widgets which are basically flash based chat applications you can put on any web page. Any visitor (you, perhaps?) can now chat with me if I’m online by typing in that there widget, which appears in the navigation to the right, just below the Other Stuff category section. It’s not a chat room thing, so no one else will see what you type except for me, my cats, and an occasional wife.
I can sense your mouse moving that way now….I’m so excited….
If you want to download your own copy of Digsby, click the image above.