I just realized that I never really mentioned how I got my arcade collecting illness. Boy, are you in for a treat.
I mentioned a few years ago to my Wife (girlfriend back then) that my two favorite arcade games were Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga, and that it would be cool to have one of those in the house someday. So…on Christmas of 2003 she got me this:
Now, this was very cool and all, but I was not yet stricken with the bug causing me to fill up every square inch of available space in my house and garage with arcade stuffs. It stood alone in our living room for almost 3 full years.