"You bought WHAT??" The Tehkan mini-cabinet!!

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"You bought WHAT??" The Tehkan mini-cabinet!!

Postby Sparky » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:44 pm

So... yeah... ever had one of those evenings where you see something and say "wow... that is a funny cabinet. Never seen one. I MUST HAVE IT!"? Well yeah... I had that last night. LOL

So our local Newfoundlander, Linkage, posts a cab on Facebook... "come and get it, or goes to the trash" he says. Well, I looked at the pics and was instantly intrigued. I must admit, I am not 100% in tune with the Japanese cabinet market, so no surprise that I had never seen this.
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Admittedly... it doesn't look like much. LOL But... it is interesting. So I zoom in on the pics and I see "TEHKAN" on the right-side corner of the marquee. Hmm... Japanese. So I do a 10 minute research and find out that these cabs are considered one of the ancestors of the candy cabs. Most of the ones out there that are still alive are in arcade muséums in Japan.

Here is an image from the Natsuge Museum in Tokyo:

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Link is here: http://gaming.moe/?p=1315

So... who the fuck is Tehkan?? Well... a few years after producing these cabs, they were known as TECMO. And at this point, every owner of an NES is nodding in approval. LOL

So yes... I threw some coin Ralph's way and decided to save this little gem. Why? I will answer that with questions...

- How does a Japanese cab end up in Newfoundland?
- What does it look like Inside?
- Why the hell not?
- Would this be a great cab for my kids?

So, the journey begins... well... for this cab anyways. From Ralph's place to Day & Ross, to my place, and maybe to a gameroom show at some point.

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Postby OTTOgd » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:31 pm

Wow, that is so cool. And that's a 19" monitor, right?

Natsuge Museum is nifty. The row of cocktails is nice but single-player gameplay, I'm guessing.

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Postby Sparky » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:14 pm

OTTOgd wrote:Wow, that is so cool. And that's a 19" monitor, right?


Domo arigato!


Well, I will find out soon enough!

But man, I love it... almost 20 years as a collector and 40+ as an enthusiast, and I STILL find stuff I have never seen before!!

It's gonna feel like Christmas when I pick this up! LOL... I know... crazy... it should be trash... but I still love it.
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Postby TwilightZone » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:50 am

What a great looking cab! And neat history, too. I've never seen anything like it. And like you said....how did it end up in Newfoundland? Looking forward to hearing more about it when you get it.
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Postby cait001 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:03 am

thanks for saving it!

yeah these things look super cute, like a Star Wars droid http://ikotsu.blogspot.com/2011/03/tehk ... binet.html
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Postby Sparky » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:21 am

cait001 wrote:thanks for saving it!

yeah these things look super cute, like a Star Wars droid http://ikotsu.blogspot.com/2011/03/tehk ... binet.html


I am grateful to get the chance!

Funny side note, I will never forget the first time I saw the interior of an arcade cabinet. The first thing that comes to mind is "what... that's it??". It is really just a big box for nothing. So to see a cab minimizing the space by maximizing it's use is quite cool. Hence why I always liked caberets. Cocktails are cool too, but they do use more floor space. So to see this little guy is brilliant. I find that the height is great so you can sit on a stool, chill out and play, all the while the angle of the screen gives the opportunity for people behind you to see the gameplay.

I can understand why this didn't catch on much in North America, land of the "Think Big" mentality, but I still love this format.

Cocktails, caberets and mini-cabs like these are becoming slowly extinct. The craze for these cabs died out in the mid-80's here. But they still fit my "1981" vibe I am aiming for in the gameroom.
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Postby cait001 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:21 am

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COUNTERTOP: 1933 Exhibit Supply Select-Em, 2004 Apollo 1 Arepachi (CRアレパチ アポロ1号), 2016 Thunder Dragon Z (CRサンダードラゴンZ), 1932 Gottlieb Cloverleaf, 1964 Wulff Rialto (out for repair), 2015 Ranma 1/2 (CRA羽根らんま1/2R), Sammy Miracle Hustler Arrangeball, Glory Ball Deluxe (out for repair), スマートボール (Smart Ball) (lent), 1934 PAMCO Contact Master, 1936 Bally Challenger (lent), 1934 Rock-Ola World's Series (out for restoration), 1934 Bally Signal Jr, 1950 Culp Bridge Ball, 1964 Daiwa Pachinko, 1972 CC Mini-Baseball (loan), 1975 Satomi Arrangeball, 1930 Fields Five Jacks, 1931 Pace Base Ball, 1931 Pace Whiz Ball, 1932 Bally Goofy, 1978 Haiwa Pachinko
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Postby OTTOgd » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:56 am

Ha!*

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Postby Linkage » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:00 pm

Couple of the Ontario guys were familiar with them, but I'm in the same boat - only one Ive ever seen.

There was a bunch here at one point, I've seen several generic marquees that fit them.

Glad someone could save it, will be a nifty little addition when restored.

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Postby hyann » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:59 pm

Wow, I understand why you jump on this one, really cool!
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Postby Fifty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:23 pm

This is pretty neat.

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Postby gmaranda » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:56 am

Nice find Sparky!

Have fun restoring it.

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Postby Sparky » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm

Sit-rep! The machine is on it's way soon!! Looking forward to see this thing live!
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Postby Mrhide » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:26 pm

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Postby Sparky » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:43 pm

Mrhide wrote:dibs!


... second dibs. I got a PM from OttoGD months ago. But yes, if he passes, I will PM you.

And no, the price will not implicate any dick-eating. LOL
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Postby Sparky » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:55 pm

The questions remain.... many should be answered once I get it...

- What game is/was in it? I suspect either Bomb Jack or Swimmer. Who knows.
- and if empty, what should I put in it? OttoGD is screaming for Arkanoid. LOL Would be nice. But I already have a Firefox/Major Havok cab mamed with Arkanoid in it...

Suspense....
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Postby Mrhide » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:28 pm

Sparky wrote:And no, the price will not implicate any dick-eating. LOL


Yum! :lol:
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