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Paperboy Cabinet
« on: October 20, 2010, 11:31:26 AM »
I have the option of buying an original Paperboy cabinet, its pricey ($990), cant decide. Trouble is it is just down the road so the seller would deliver it for free.

Always wanted one, but never played one, so no idea if I will go right off it after a week or two.

Hmmmm
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 12:17:44 PM »
I love the arcade version of paperboy - really enjoyed playing in my youth!
If I had the money and the room I would buy one personally.

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 12:25:54 PM »
depends what it's worth. After all, if you can "rent" it for a bit, no harm done  ;)
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 03:27:07 AM »
Hard to tell what they are worth, basically they are worth what someone will pay for them on any given day. If I had to sell it in a hurry I would probably struggle, if I was not pushed for a quick sale I would probably get back what I paid.

I got a bit off the ebay price and free delivery so I went for it, my chances of finding one so close to me again would be next to zero. Have never heard of one even in this country before. There almost certainly were some here in the early 80s but as shipping cabinets here was expensive the vast majority of cabs got stripped and reused, so early cabs with controllers that were only ever used for one game tended to die young.

Here it is...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150507491839&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_5283wt_1140

The next month or so is going to be very tight in my playroom, this one is going to have to stand in front of the other two.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2010, 03:56:32 AM by Womble »
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 08:19:51 AM »
Nice one Womble, it looks in good condition too.
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 08:48:08 AM »
Looks great Womble, not seen one (even over here) with the original 'handlebar' controller before !!  :o

Have fun  :)

Not tempted with the Frogger  ;)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Sega-Frogger-Video-Arcade-Game-Machine-Great-Cond_W0QQitemZ150507493636QQcategoryZ170241QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DDLSL%252BPSSI%252BSI%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%252BUCK%26otn%3D20%26pmod%3D150507491839%252B150507491839%26po%3D%26ps%3D63

How simple can it get, just a joystick, not even a fire button !!  ;D

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2010, 08:53:21 AM »
That frogger is rough looking, very frankencab, looks like a tv in a crate with a sticker on the side.

Can't decide if I was barking to buy the paperboy, excited about getting it tho.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2010, 06:57:47 AM by Womble »
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 06:59:03 AM »
Woohoo - its here, and is already in pieces :)

Doing a bit of preventative maintenance the monitor chassis, I need parts from afar tho so its out of action for a while :(
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 12:03:56 AM »
Who wants some Paperboy Arcade prawn?



Up front



Round the back, a whopper of a PCB, well 3 PCBs actually, certainly aint JAMMA!



All original goodness.



It lives!!!! Blurry picture is my fault, not the machine's :)

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 09:27:12 AM »
Bloody hell you need some fish with all those chips!!

Nice cab, never seen one before

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 10:06:38 AM »
looks brand new, good purchase

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 04:27:28 PM »
There ain't half a few chips on there !!

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 10:11:00 AM »
Overall looks a good PB machine, seen a few over time and nice to see one with bars in good condition and no nest of spiders in the bottom. Only thing little concerned about is the JAMMA PSU that is fitted. These machines run via a transformer brick (in the bottom) notable by the big blue cap and then the voltages got to the AR which is the board on the bottom of the back door with the large black heatsink. This is the regulator/audio board and has a notorious "sense" circuit on it for the +5v line, supposedly self adjusts, and usually goes wrong and the only time I have seem a JAMMA psu added is to bypass this circuit and feed 5v directly to the gameboard and is basically an Op bodge. Shouldnt affect the workings but does detract from the originality... plenty of info on the net about AR1/2 boards etc and also a mod you can do on the board sense line.

Apart from that looks good and with a little TLC should become a mint machine.

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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 12:04:22 PM »
Yeh the ARIII reg section is doing nothing in this cab. The original psu is missing, would like to replace it but it may be uneconomical to find an original down under.
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Re: Paperboy Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 12:04:07 AM »
Found out where my Paperboy came from...

Luna City Arcade in the US, apparently one of the worlds largest private arcade.

And here he is...



It has a tiny nick on the control panel artwork and on some of the you tube videos you can see the cab there has the exact same nick on it :)

Check out the other photos..

http://lunacityarcade.com/photos.htm
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