Red Donkey Kong to Radarscope: Part 1

This is a big one for me. Ever since I started collecting Nintendo arcades I have been “obsessed” with the history of the games and how each new game came about. The big story of how Donkey Kong came about (covered in one of my previous posts) always intrigued me and ever since I’ve always…

Purchases (Mar’-Apr’ 19)

I seem to be posting nothing but purchases at the moment (I’m aiming to get back to restorations very shortly), but it seems things tend to all pop up at once. Very shortly after my last post, a cab I’ve lusted after for a while came up via our friendly American supplier, Ken. A Nintendo…

Purchases (May-Jul ’18)

I know it’s been a little while since my last ‘purchases’ post. It’s not through a lack of purchases, more a lack of time! The people that know me, know I take A LOT of photos. I started this to try and help me deal with my horrendously bad memory, but also handily gives me…

Donkey Kong from Radarscope Conversion (TKG2)

Nintendo’s entry into the arcade scene in the US didn’t get off to a great start. After the success of Nintendo’s shooter Radarscope in Japan, an order of 3,000 cabinets was made and delivered to the newly created Nintendo of America. Unfortunately, due to the time taken to build and deliver this order, the hype…

Purchases (July-August)

I’m going to keep these to two month posts I think to account for the “dry spells” and reduce the possibility of a very short post! So as promised, in this post we have some quite unusual items that I’ve acquired (I know! More unusual than HeliFire I hear you say!). The first item was…