Dragon's Lair Mini Arcade

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Marriott_Guy
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Dragon's Lair Mini Arcade

Postby Marriott_Guy » October 28th, 2020, 11:13 am

These 'mini' replicas seem to be popping up everywhere. That said, I think they are pretty cool and great for display / nostalgia purposes. Here is one of the latest I have seen : the Dragon's Lair mini arcade machine. This thing is fully operational and is a mere 12" tall. The unit even has the mini Laser Disc player (and DL disc) that would reside in the housing that powered the game experience. Check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZy-1L2zTE0

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This is made by a company called New Wave Toys (https://newwavetoys.com/. They also have a few other items like this (Asteroids cab, Tempest cab, etc.). Not sure if I want to go down this road from a collectors perspective, but they are really cool IMHO. Anyone else getting the itch to start collecting these mini / replica type devices?

Terry

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Re: Dragon's Lair Mini Arcade

Postby ActRaiser » October 28th, 2020, 11:37 am

Funny! I watched a youtube review of this yesterday. It even hooks up to a TV with HDMI out. I've got no interest in actually buying it but it is still awesome. I love that there's an actual mini Laser Disk player and disk for you to insert into it. And it even has a tiny plastic pretend remote control for the disk player. That's crazy cool. And the LCDs up top for score work as well.

Their website has something that I thought was pretty neat.

https://newwavetoys.com/products/artcad ... ed-edition

It's a book about arcade artwork. It's sold out but looks like a real high quality coffee table book. I signed up to be alerted when it comes back in stock.

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Re: Dragon's Lair Mini Arcade

Postby Jascott72 » October 28th, 2020, 12:29 pm

If they REALLY wanted to be cool and arcade accurate, it should come with an additional monitor to place on top of the cabinet! ;)


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