The New Asteroids x RepliCade Cabinet is the Perfect Collector’s Item
For many arcade fans and collectors, there’s no beating the real thing. Having your own collection of cabinets is in a league of its own; Not just for the entertainment value, but for the sensation of possessing the games from your childhood in one dedicated room in your home. While it’s true that you really can’t surpass the feeling of playing them in your local arcade with some buddies amid the cacophony of beeps and boops in the background, the focus of today’s blog post comes in at a close second.
Collecting cabinets is not for everyone, especially since it requires tons of space, and every piece can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousands, depending on the rarity. This is the reason why replica cabinets started getting produced, as ways for users to purchase their favorite games of yore and proudly display them in their homes. And because some are die-hard fans that can enjoy games no matter what size of screen they play them on, they can also enjoy a few matches in these small replicas.
The latest addition to the ever-growing lineup of replica arcade games is the Asteroids x RepliCade cabinet by New Wave Toys. This is a replica of the popular 1979 classic, Asteroids, in 1/6 scale. The game is fully-functioning and features enhancements to its vintage vector graphics visuals, as well as all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a replica of the original. In fact, this product is, in all but size, identical to the classic title, which makes it ideal for collectors. And the best part is that it only costs $119.99, which is a fraction of what a full-sized cabinet would cost.
Here’s the product summary from New Wave Toys’ official website:
- Replica 1979 Asteroids arcade machine in 1/6th scale (12 inches tall)
- Limited Production 40th Anniversary Edition
- High resolution screen optimized for vector enhancement
- Atari Owl Eyes metal coin door with storage compartment
- Plays the original Asteroids arcade game
- Arcade Operator’s menu featuring dip switches and cabinet settings
- High Score saving with non-volatile memory
- Atari cone Volcano buttons
- Professional reproduction cabinet art by Escape Pod
- Authentic wood cabinet construction
- Amplified mono audio with volume control
- Illuminated marquee & cabinet accents
- Built-in high capacity rechargeable battery
- Glow in the dark packaging
- Officially licensed by Atari
- 100 day New Wave factory warranty
Sadly, the Asteroid x RepliCade cabinet is currently sold out, but swing by their website to get a more detailed view of the product, and to see if they restock eventually so you can nab your own replica.
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