Had a cool custom come in for a customer. Too bad they never came out with a Fight Club arcade game. Closest thing would probably have to be Pit Fighter, hah. Thanks to Wesleybeth for the pics!
Had a customer recently send us images of this Dungeons and Dragons Light box and it looks great! Also, we must note that Dungeons and Dragons is the best 4 player side scroller of all time. So much replay value! Thank you to Keith S. for the photos.
Explanation below from the man himself:
“I used one 1X10 inch 8 foot long pine board. And 3/4 inch plywood piece for the back. I cut 3 pieces 2 and 7/8 wide for the sides and the bottom and one piece 2 and 9/16 wide for the top. I put the sides onto the plywood back using glue and pocket holes. Then glued 1/8 thick plywood 3/16 inch from the top to form a “rail” for the glass and marquee to slide on. Then got strips that protruded 1/8 inch wider than the boards to make a frame to go on the top of the box. Drilled a hole in the back and using U shaped nails to hold it down used a string of 5050 led lights to the back although I think 3850 led would probably work to since I used a good a lot of the strand. Slide a piece of glass along between the frame and the top piece I cut 3/16 inch shorter than the other than the sides and the bottom. Then slid the marquee over the glass piece.”
For one reason or another, every 1945 marquee we’ve ever seen has either been cropped down a considerable amount, or printed on crappy paper and then laminated. We FINALLY found a good clean full sized marquee and very quickly scanned and cleaned it. One of the best shoot em ups of all time. Check it out in our store HERE, and peep below for a play through:
Finally found a good scan of Raiden Fighters JET thanks to Lawrence W.
One of the more rare shmup boards, which regularly goes for over $500 on ebay. Probably one of our favorites growing up, but jeez, what a quarter eater. Check out the play through below, and click HERE to buy one in our store.
Just had a customer volunteer to make us some light boxes. Big thanks to Richard Ivey for producing the cutest light boxes we have ever seen. He is also working on a Gunsmoke light box we are incredibly excited to see! Keep it up!
Our next mystery marquee hails from the 80s. Semi popular game that is rarely seen now-a-days.
First person to email us at arcademarquee….at….gmail….dot….com or through our contact page with the correct answer receives $5 cash mailed to their door.
Answer: CLICK HERE
Congrats to Matt S. for the win, and that oh so glorious $5.
Something about a clean Dynamo CPS2 Big Blue that is just sooo pretty. Matt’s cabinet recently installed ArcadeMarqueeDotCom’s Big Blue marquee and plexi and well, look at it! In addition to the clean cabinet and marquee, Super Street Fighter II Turbo is an excellent game, probably one of the best fighters from the era. Kudos to you Matt, and thanks for the photos. Check out the marquee and plexi combo in our store HERE.
With the popularity of Pandora’s Box, we have created another arcade marquee specifically for the conversions out there. Just remember, if you have a unique arcade and it is in good shape, please consider keeping it original as opposed to converting. Chances are it will be worth more in the future, and converting cool dedicated cabinets is almost always a damn shame.
Check the marquee out in our store HERE.
Had this request from Steve S. Was a bit strange due to the size being poster as opposed to marquee, but thought it would be fun to indulge. Turned out awesome from the looks of it. Steve threw it in what looks like a commercial display light box, and is sure to be displayed in a cool location at his place. Cheers Steve!