Arcade Raid Gone Wrong: Cinematronics Sundance

Let sleeping dogs lie: Avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference. So goes the proverb. There’s an argument in classic arcade collecting circles, that if you do let the proverbial dog lie, you will end up with a pretty mundane…

Arcade Raid: The Duke of Lancaster Ship

Regular readers of this blog will have seen me reference “Arcade Raids” in previous articles. This might create images in your head of hooded gangs of arcade collectors breaking into warehouses in the middle of the night to stealth-steal a stash of classic arcade cabs. As exciting as that would be, the reality is somewhat…

Abandoned Arcades: The Long Goodbye

It’s hard to put a figure on the number of classic arcade machines that are still around. As you will have read on this blog, those cabinets not in the safe hands of restorers and collectors today, are likely to have met a grim fate at some point. When machines came to the end of…