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Killercabs has secured a pretty stonking line up of rare japanese arcade cabinets that have just arrived in the country from Japan. They are currently in freight down from London to Southampton where they'll be unpacked and prepared for sending out to buyers. This is a big order so there are a fair few cabs thyat are as yet unsold.

They will be released in a steady trickle onto ebay over the coming weeks so, if you want to pay a far lower price than what they'll get to on ebay, this is your thread...

These cabs have all been shipped in from Japan and, unlike previous orders, none are HK candy copys. Rather these are all the real deal proper Sega made sit down cabinets. The components are all japanese and are simply the best money can buy.

Here is the list of machines we have coming in:

6x Astro City in Superb condition

3x Super Neo 29s in VGC

3x Capcom Impress- arcade quality.

1x Jaleco Pony mk4 IN VGC

1x Aero City Table: complete and good condition

1x Pony Mk 3: old and in game centre condition

18x Aero City - game centre condition but with brand new 2 player 6 buttons CPs, new transformers, looms and plugs (basically completely reconditioned bar the metalwork).

I own an Astro City cab- universally considered to be Sega's finest sit down arcade machine- It's preferable to the naomi cabs in my opinion (I prefer sit down candy cabs).

The astro city has a rotatable monitor and features both 15htz and 24htz 29" nanao monitor and sanwa sticks. Basically this is the ultimate cabinet and these are still to be found in the majorty of Tokyo arcades as the cabinet of choice for fighters and shooters.

We have six astro citys that have been handpicked from japanese arcades. These are the best condition astro city's you are likely to find. To our knowledge there are only three astro city cabinets currently in the UK. This will bring the total to 9.

If you want an Astro then the price is £599. These cabs are practically like new so are well worth the asking. Additionally they will not lose any of that value. We anticipate any astros that are put on ebay will sell for considerably more than this figure.

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Here is a picture of my cab

The Aero citys are slightly older cabs than the astros and, at a slightly smaller size and with a more manageable monitor, these are a fantastic entry point into the world of Japanese arcade gaming. They have all the same components (monitors etc) as the Astro city and are of the highest build quality.

Unbelievably, we are selling these at £299- less than even a Hong Kong copy.

Here is an official arcade flyer from Sega extolling the virtues of the astro and aero city. The dimensions are all available from the KC main site site: www.killercabs.com

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If you are interested in any of the other cabinets listed above then e-mail Tony at tj@killercabs.com and he will guide you through it all. Cabinets can either be picked up direct from KC in Southampton or Tony can arrange for shipping to anywhere in Europe at cost price.

Killercabs is a collection of japanese arcade gaming enthusiasts and there are no big profit margins involved in this at all. I don't get any money from this- we all just have a passion for these cabs and, seeing as until a year or two ago it was virtually impossible to get one in the UK- its great fun to be helping people source the unattainable.

Any mark up on these cabs is simply to cover costs of running the site and business for Tony.

Everyone wins...

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That pic was taken before I got my 6 button Control Panel- which is now installed.

A lot of punching was going on but, before I got my 6 button cp, I could still reach the final boss in SFA3 on standard setting... ;)

In terms of VF4. A b revision board requires a naomi 2 set up and an astro conversion lead. the whole set-up would cost second hand around £400-450.

There are plenty of places that can sort you out. KC included...

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That pic was taken before I got my 6 button Control Panel- which is now installed.

A lot of punching was going on but, before I got my 6 button cp, I could still reach the final boss in SFA3 on standard setting... ;)

In terms of VF4. A b revision board requires a naomi 2 set up and an astro conversion lead. the whole set-up would cost second hand around £400-450.

There are plenty of places that can sort you out. KC included...

Is that cab included then?

Not that it really matters. No way would my Mrs let me get away with having an arcade machine. :o

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No- fraid not. VF4 is still a very popular title in mainstream arcades let alone for home users so a complete kit along with a naomi 2 set up is going to still be pretty expensive on its own.

On the plus side, a naomi 1 set up costs less than £100 nowadays and most of the disks such as Cpacom vs snk, guilty gear X etc can be had from 30-40 each.

In terms of the wife thing- I got around it by letting her (my missus not yours obviously) come up with a list of twenty tasks (a la hercules) that I had to complete before I was allowed to bring an arcade machine home. These included washing up for a week, a bunch of new shoes and other such menial activities. It was well worth it though.

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Ah I think I see now. So the cabs are just that. Cabs. They have no innards so to speak.

For example if i wnated to run a jamma board I'd have to purchase the relevent stuff to put in the cab to run it.

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These are jamma cabs- they have all the wiring to run jamma games straight from the PCB- You would need to buy the appropriate PCB that you're after and then it would plug in and play.

Specific hardware systems such as naomi and naomi 2 are, naturally jamma compatible, but you need an adapter to run them and then the games to run on the naomi hardware.

Likewise with neo-geo games you need an MVS motherboard which plugs into the jamma connector on the cabinet and then MVS carts to play in the motherboard.

its a little complicated but once you get your head around it it makes sense.

JAMMA is basically the arcade standard. It wasn't until the early nineties that companies like SNK (with MVS), Capcom (with CPS) and Sega (ST-V) started making console type jamma compatible systems to run in the cabs. these utlilised the companies own hardware and meant they could do more impressive things than just a standard jamma board.

it also worked out as cheaper for arcade operator and creators alioke- Its a lot easier to make a cartridge to run in specific hardware than to keep creating large hardware independent PCBs for every new game. Does that make sense?

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Yep I think I see now.

So for your Sf alpha 3 board you had to get the cps2 stuff and the Alpha 3 board and that pluged into the equipment that was already there?

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The price for the Astro's is hugely dissapointing, There seems to be a constant supply of them hitting distributors now and suppliers in the states are pricing them at around $350 a piece.

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The price for the Astro's is hugely dissapointing, There seems to be a constant supply of them hitting distributors now and suppliers in the states are pricing them at around $350 a piece.

OK- I've e-mailed Tony about this and he has said that if you post him a link of one for $350 then he will happily ship one in for you.

Like I said in the thread KC is not a profit making outfit. These cabs are just over cost so as to pay for admin and time.

If you can find a simarly specced, quality and priced astro in the US then by all means let KC know and we will ship it in for you at cost.

I susupect, however, that you are talking cobblers.

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The price for the Astro's is hugely dissapointing, There seems to be a constant supply of them hitting distributors now and suppliers in the states are pricing them at around $350 a piece.

Thats not particularly fair, i tried to find an astro cab this time last year and it was a very frustrating process. You could see the price of the cabs on Japanese/US websites at a similar price to what you say, however finding a cab in the UK was impossible. I think the price that KC is quoting them at is more than acceptable when you take into account the various overheads they'll incur getting the cabs back here, then converting them to run ok in the UK etc etc.

I wish that KC had been going this time last year when i was looking for a cab.

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OK- I've e-mailed Tony about this and he has said that if you post him a link of one for $350 then he will happily ship one in for you.

Like I said in the thread KC is not a profit making outfit. These cabs are just over cost so as to pay for admin and time.

If you can find a simarly specced, quality and priced astro in the US then by all means let KC know and we will ship it in for you at cost.

I susupect, however, that you are talking cobblers.

You only have to look at the various well known American distributors to see the prices, Arcadeinfinity etc. To call it coblers is just plain ignorance and lack of foresight on your behalf.

If Killercabs are a non profit making outfit then why do the prices they give continually rise each time you enquire about a product the closer it gets to the freight release? In the twelve months I've been asked to keep informed the prices have risen by £150, The cabinets are in plentiful supply as parlours in Japan are outfitting with new cabinets like the Egret 3 so prices if anything should be lower/stablised.

Its utterly pointless getting them to order small amounts from the states from the retailers as the crate and freight cost is not cost effective for singular units.

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You only have to look at the various well known American distributors to see the prices, Arcadeinfinity etc. To call it coblers is just plain ignorance and lack of foresight on your behalf.

If Killercabs are a non profit making outfit then why do the prices they give continually rise each time you enquire about a product the closer it gets to the freight release? In the twelve months I've been asked to keep informed the prices have risen by £150, The cabinets are in plentiful supply as parlours in Japan are outfitting with new cabinets like the Egret 3 so prices if anything should be lower/stablised.

Its utterly pointless getting them to order small amounts from the states from the retailers as the crate and freight cost is not cost effective for singular units.

Just post a link already. :(

I mean, would that be:

http://www.arcadeinfinity.com/

where there's no "shop", no PRICELIST, and THIS lovely little gem:

Due to unexpected currency fluctuations, Japanese Yen to US Dollar exchange rates are locked in a fixed 100:1 exchange rate. Prices in this website are listed in US dollars using the 100:1 Yen to Dollar exchange rate.

Currency negotiations are not accepted and will not be entertained.

come on, give us a link! :lol:

ps. the forums shit too. all questions, no answers + lesbians

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Ok- I'm certainly not going to get into a debate here. But I will say this.

I am just someone who bought a cab off KC last year and enjoyed the whole experience so much that I thought I'd help out.

I really don't understand what you're doing. KC isn't a shop or a business- its a collection of individuals who import japanese cabs for themselves and their friends in order to keep the shipping costs down and make the whole venture affordable.

If it were so easy to get these cabs for less then why isn't anyone doing it? Why the hell aren't you organising it yourself? The less we pay the better for everyone so if you have some links why don't you contribute rather than criticise?

Just becuase you are frustrated you can't buy a cab for the price you are willing to pay- don't take it out on Tony and cast aspersions on what is essentially a group of people trying to help each other out in enjoying a specialist hobby together.

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I don't generally use the forums, as it's a free country and where my own concern is the topic of converation I rarely feel it's appropriate to have a view.

However, on this occasion I have been forced to make a simply post.

That we are expensive - fair comment, that's your opinion.

There are companies that sell the same model cheaper in the US - fair comment.

That we hike up prices leading up to an incoming container - Totally unfounded, absolutely untrue. What's more, if you have evidence of this from any previous shipment, any sales receipt, any quote for two identical units showing such a difference or indeed *ANY* evidence to substatinate what you have said above - speak now. Killer Cabs is my concern, and I particularly careful about both how I run it and the continued good name.

If you cannot substantiate what you say, I would urge you to be a little more selective about your comments.

With that said, I am happy to accept an apology, move on and help you source a cheaper unit. The unit in question was home owned in Japan and never saw a game centre. I had to arrange shipping from the owners home to my agent, then from the agent to the port. Then I had to have it packed professionally and shipped to the UK with all the associated costs, No - it wasn't cheap and yes it may seem a lot to pay. The new owner will be getting a fantastic cab for the extra £70 or so they might be expected to pay on a bulk ordered game centre batch 'as is'.

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Initial K, play fair mate. What exactly are you trying to say. Tony and co are providing a superb service here with a rather unique passion for customer satisfaction over profit. Your statement about price hiking is simply not true. Different orders incur different costs and this all sounds like a bit of sour grapes because you fancy haggling over prices that simply couldn't be lower.

Use some common sense here. Coinopexpress for example. The biggest in the US list at $420 for an astro and quote $600-1200 for one unit or $150-250 in a freight order for shipping to the US. Add on extra to the UK, bank/Paypal fees, import duty and still you could end up with any old piece of tat. Yes £599 is a premium for a cab but you won't find better condition Astros anywhere. Add to that the fact we're in the UK and KC is not a business on that scale.

Minty Astro's aside, look at the deal on those Aero's and explain to me how they're even doing it :(

As a previous, and now returning customer I couldn't be happier with Killercabs and I hope they're around for a long time. We're very lucky to have such a service. Best thing I ever bought and I hope anyone else out there considering it joins the club because they absolutely will not regret it.

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Hey legendary.

Yes a modded Xbox in a cab is possible- as is, naturally, any console.

You can either do it youself or buy a kit. Mr-Megalo, a user on neo-geo.com and the naomi forums has a modded xbox running in one of his many cabs. There's enough community support around that if you wanted to try it you would be guided through the process.

Alternatively you can buy a jamma game box- I have one of these and its simply plug in and play. You can add mame/ cps/ mvs titles via your pc/ mac just like on a chipped xbox and there are no messy cables etc... the jamma connector feeds straight into the box and you're off :(

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Alternatively you can buy a jamma game box- I have one of these and its simply plug in and play. You can add mame/ cps/ mvs titles via your pc/ mac just like on a chipped xbox and there are no messy cables etc... the jamma connector feeds straight into the box and you're off :rolleyes:

Any chance of some photos/links of this? Also, where can these be purchased, for how much? etc, etc :(

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100 GAMES IN 1 -game board with power supply /set 10 VERTICAL GAMES 298

400 GAMES IN 1 -game board with power supply /set 10 HORIZONTAL GAMES 308

These are the prices we got from cosmicco.

We might have bougth all the 400-in-one's tbh =P ( since there are 10 listed as in stock )

However i dont think there should be a problem, just send an email to them.

Oh, that was USD btw, but im sure you can convert.

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you can buy through killercabs too- I think if you place an order they can have them within the week.

Contact tony for more details.

My one is great. I'll post some pics later. You can add games to just by putting the drive in a mac/PC and adding titles to the games directory with the art and a loading screen. Simple as.

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you can buy through killercabs too- I think if you place an order they can have them within the week.

Contact tony for more details.

My one is great. I'll post some pics later. You can add games to just by putting the drive in a mac/PC and adding titles to the games directory with the art and a loading screen. Simple as.

Thanks for the advice. I'm now swapping a few emails with Tony.

They no longer do separate horizontal and vertical models. Instead they do one beast that supports everything.

Their currently device supports almost 1000 games, and costs £349.

I think this'll be getting added to the collection very soon indeed!

Rob

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