The Hong Kong Dilemna ~ A Pac-Man Story
I'm always on the lookout for some more neons for the arcade, especially reasonably priced ones. Enter Ebay. I found a pacman neon at a good price on ebay. The catch? It was coming
from Hong Kong (that's China folks). Well, of course things can be made cheap in China but the problem is shipping. When ordering from China your package can take upwards of a month
to receive. Well, I can wait so I went ahead and purchased the neon. A month later it arrived, not in a box, but just the styrofoam packing wrapped in what looked like a black plastic
trash bag material. To make matters worse, without being inside a protective box, the styroam was crushed in on one side. I took pictures as I opened it (see last picture) and my fears were confirmed. The
"A" in Pac-Man and the "dash symbol" were broken. I sent pictures to the seller, and they asked if they could send me a part and have me repair it. I told them I don't repair neons, either
give me a full refund or send out another one.
Repair: Q*bert, You Are Not Playing With Power
After a few small gatherings including an after soccer team party, I noticed Q*bert was dead. Dead as a door nail, no power. This seems to be a common theme with this Q*bert every couple
of years, that the linear power supply takes a dump. To be fair, linear power supplies aren't designed to last forever. Engineers designed them to last a few years, just long enough to earn
enough money before being retired for the next popular arcade model. All early retro games ran off of linear power supplies, and many of my games have already been converted to use
the more reliable and modern switching power supplies. Well, if that's true, then why not Q*bert?
Rock Dad & The Vintage Vault Arcade - Episode 12: The End Game
Someone is kidnapping Rock Dad's kids. Who will save the day? Includes bonus outtakes after the credits so make sure you watch it until the end! Playing video games, music, family and robots. It's a Rock Dad life.
Church Gameday At The Vintage Vault Arcade
Its summer time, and that means game days! The Wesleyan Church youth group was able to come out and have a great time. Pizza, soda, candy, temporary tattoos and games! Along with the group favorites such as air hockey, Revolution X and Fix It Felix.
Rock Dad & The Vintage Vault Arcade - Episode 11: The Polymorph
Rob the bot is in trouble! Can Rock Dad save the day? Includes bonus outtakes after the credits so make sure you watch it until the end! Playing video games, music, family and robots. It's a Rock Dad life.