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Old 05-31-2023, 09:02 AM   #1
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Konami Quarter Arcade Cabinets

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EXCLUSIVE • TMNT Quarter Scale Arcade Cabinet
https://officialkonamishop.com/colle...arcade-cabinet

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COWABUNGA! Get ready to join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on an epic adventure! The 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game is the ultimate game for any true TMNT fan and Numskull Designs are proud to present it as a fully playable, highly detailed, authentic quarter-scale replica of the original cabinet!

With its classic 2D graphics and intense action, this game will transport you back to the golden era of arcade gaming.

Choose your favourite Ninja Turtle - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, or Raphael - and fight your way through hordes of enemies to rescue April O'Neil from the clutches of the evil Shredder. Each turtle has their own unique moves and abilities, so choose wisely to maximize your chances of success.

Take on the Foot Clan in a variety of locations, from the streets of New York City, the sewers beneath it and on to the final battle in the Technodrome! Use the Turtles’ signature weapons to defeat your foes or unleash powerful special attacks to take out multiple enemies at once.

Four-player co-operative gameplay gives you the chance to team up with friends and family to take down Shredder and his minions! With its fast-paced gameplay, memorable soundtrack, and challenging levels, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game will keep you entertained for hours. Whether you're a long-time fan of the Turtles or new to their world, this game is sure to satisfy your craving for classic arcade action.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and team up to save the day as the world-famous heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quarter Scale Arcade Cabinet

Official licensed product: ¼ scale replica of Konami’s original 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade cabinet
Fully playable replica using the original TMNT arcade ROM
Realistic replica – made from wood and everything from the artwork, shape and buttons matches the original cabinet
Light-up marquee
Four-player simultaneous play
4x front USB ports (hidden behind the coin doors) allow the use of USB gaming controllers (sold separately)
High-quality: made for durability, playability, and portability
6” TFT screen with 4:3 ratio featuring a new CRT lens screen cover
Original sound positioning via 3W built-in speaker with volume control
Saves top 10 high scores
Powered via USB-C (cable included)
Internal rechargeable lithium battery
Quarter Arcades #10: tenth in the series
Quarter scale accessories (sold separately): wallpaper, carpet & wall stickers – build your own miniature arcade!
Dimensions Height: 17.5” (44.5 cm) x Width: 9.2” (23.4 cm) x Depth: 9.4” (24 cm)
This product will ship from California, US in Q3 2023
Delivery in December 2023
EXCLUSIVE • TMNT – Turtles In Time Quarter Scale Arcade Cabinet
https://officialkonamishop.com/colle...arcade-cabinet

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Step back in time with the 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time arcade game! Join the turtles as they travel through time to save the world from their arch-nemesis, Shredder. This classic arcade game boasts stunning graphics and action-packed gameplay that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Numskull Designs are proud to present it as a fully playable, highly detailed, authentic quarter-scale replica of the original cabinet!

Choose your favourite Ninja Turtle and battle your way through the streets of New York City, a pirate ship, ancient Japan, and even the prehistoric past! With each level, you'll face new challenges and enemies, but with the Turtles' martial arts skills and signature weapons, you'll be able to take on anything that comes your way.

Featuring four-player co-operative gameplay, you can team up with friends and family to take down Shredder and his minions. With easy-to-learn controls and exciting boss battles, the Turtles in Time arcade game is the ultimate throwback gaming experience that's perfect for all ages.

So why wait? Grab some friends and get ready to join the heroes in a half-shell on their epic adventure through time in this classic TMNT arcade game!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Quarter Scale Arcade Cabinet

Official licensed product: ¼ scale replica of Konami’s 1991 Turtles in Time arcade cabinet
Fully playable replica using the original arcade ROM
Realistic replica – made from wood and everything from the artwork, shape and buttons matches the original cabinet
Light-up marquee
Four-player simultaneous play
4x front USB ports (hidden behind the coin doors) allow the use of USB gaming controllers (sold separately)
High-quality: made for durability, playability, and portability
6” TFT screen with 4:3 ratio featuring a new CRT lens screen cover
Original sound positioning via 3W built-in speaker with volume control
Powered via USB-C (cable included)
Internal rechargeable lithium battery
Quarter Arcades #11: eleventh in the series
Quarter scale accessories (sold separately): wallpaper, carpet & wall stickers – build your own miniature arcade!
Dimensions Height: 17.5” (44.5 cm) x Width: 9.2” (23.4 cm) x Depth: 9.4” (24 cm)
This product will ship from California, US in Q3 2023
Delivery in December 2023
And to borrow the famous 1995 line from SCEA President Steve Race...
"299"
[plus ninety-nine cents and taxes and $29.99 standard shipping rate]

Looks like SO much... fun?
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As a toy diorama, I'm sure they are great.
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Old 05-31-2023, 09:41 AM   #2
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300 for that? I hope they don't sell a single one.
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Old 05-31-2023, 11:22 AM   #3
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300 for that? I hope they don't sell a single one.
Plus taxes (where applicable) and $29.99 standard shipping rate.

Yeah... a tiny dedicated "console" that plays only ONE game, so if you wanted both arcade titles, you'd have to buy two.

It's inexcusable when you remember that the comparable hardware made by competitors do way more at higher quality for a significantly lower retail price. Inflation is a reality but the SNK NeoGeo Mini retailed for 11,500yen in 2018, then Sega's Astro City Mini and Astro City Mini V retailed for $129.99 in 2020 and $159.99 in 2021, respectively. And each one of those things had between 20-40 games with HDMI support.

Konami really should have just gone with their own classic arcade mini running all their in-house titles and a few licensed incentives like TMNT. Even then, $299.99 would be expensive, but perhaps more justifiable.
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Old 05-31-2023, 02:05 PM   #4
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Plus taxes (where applicable) and $29.99 standard shipping rate.

Yeah... a tiny dedicated "console" that plays only ONE game, so if you wanted both arcade titles, you'd have to buy two.

It's inexcusable when you remember that the comparable hardware made by competitors do way more at higher quality for a significantly lower retail price. Inflation is a reality but the SNK NeoGeo Mini retailed for 11,500yen in 2018, then Sega's Astro City Mini and Astro City Mini V retailed for $129.99 in 2020 and $159.99 in 2021, respectively. And each one of those things had between 20-40 games with HDMI support.

Konami really should have just gone with their own classic arcade mini running all their in-house titles and a few licensed incentives like TMNT. Even then, $299.99 would be expensive, but perhaps more justifiable.
The only thing I can really say is that this couldn't happen if there weren't addicts and sheep buying it. This is also how I feel about people who buy new toys from vintage molds. Buying the same $#!( over and over instead of hunting down originals and all the while complaining about capitalism and going on about how socialism would be better.

It's simple. Just don't buy this stuff.
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Old 05-31-2023, 03:40 PM   #5
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You know... three years ago TinyArcade gave us a comparable-looking "Fully functional working miniature version of the orginal full size arcade" for a retail price of $23.99:
https://www.target.com/p/tiny-arcade...s/-/A-79804432

Yes, it looks, sounds, and plays like trash (plus it only lets you play as Donatello and only in about 3-4 stages). And I think it's probably sold-out from all major retailors, so who knows what it goes for on the aftermarket?
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Old 05-31-2023, 09:37 PM   #6
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I have the tiny arcade and the tiny pinball. They are nice shelf pieces. I would get the quarter arcade size since I like the iconic art on the machines, but only maybe for $30 each.
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I have the tiny arcade and the tiny pinball. They are nice shelf pieces. I would get the quarter arcade size since I like the iconic art on the machines, but only maybe for $30 each.
I am a fan of Tmnt Boardwalk Arcade pinball! This one, right?
https://turtlepedia.fandom.com/wiki/...rdwalk_Arcade)

It does adapt the basic gameplay of the Data East unit and I’m shocked they used the Paul Faris backglass art. Not comfortable to hold or play at length, and I am concerned about pixel rot but very impressive for what it is at the price point. Back in the 90s something like that would have been real popular alternative to the lcd electronic handheld market!
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You know... three years ago TinyArcade gave us a comparable-looking "Fully functional working miniature version of the orginal full size arcade" for a retail price of $23.99:
https://www.target.com/p/tiny-arcade...s/-/A-79804432

Yes, it looks, sounds, and plays like trash (plus it only lets you play as Donatello and only in about 3-4 stages). And I think it's probably sold-out from all major retailors, so who knows what it goes for on the aftermarket?
Exactly. And look at the price of entry on those. That's how you make a cult classic piece.
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Look, they are offering accessories now (plus a Kevin Eastman signature option):
https://www.justgeek.com/pages/quart...ource=facebook
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Wow! I came across this on Youtube and I was triggered to think about it. I do already own the original games and have the 1UP arcade cabinet. So at $300 I think I'll pass.
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That's highway robbery.

Nobody should buy that crap when you can get the Cowabunga Collection for 40 dollars or less. They're neat display pieces but not for 300 bucks each.
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i remember the first arcade game but not the 2nd.
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Old 12-10-2023, 08:05 PM   #13
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I saw one of these at a place called Foxwoods several years ago. It was “The Arcade Game” one. I’m not sure if it’s still there, but it was fun getting to play as Michelangelo on it for me.
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Video review!

It DOES look cool, I must admit:


But the gameplay still looks miserable, even if you break out your own USB gamepad, there's no option for an alternate HDMI output, so you just play on the small screen.

I have a New Wave Toys Space Ace mini-cabinet, and it's a ton of fun but the simplistic QTE gameplay is more suited to a restricted control setup (plus it retailed for half the price of Konami's offering and came with free shipping as a Black Friday Deal).

Edit: ‘nother vid with unboxing. I would be a big fan if they sent me a free product sample too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMlKIY1AFqU
That packaging seems like it should have way more interior protective padding. New Wave Toys does food work on that end, from what I’ve seen.
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