New Wave Toys recently released their latest limited edition RepliCade X, Tempest. For those unfamiliar with RepliCades, they are fully playable 12-inch tall replicas of original arcade cabinets. This Tempest released is officially licensed by Atari and accurately mimics the original arcade cabinet play, art and sound.
Tempest x RepliCade Now Available and Shipping for $119! Come check out more details of our fully playable authentic 1/6th scale arcade cabinet at https://t.co/Nj4K8vGWQR! #newwavetoys #replicade #tempest #coolgameplayvideo pic.twitter.com/vMCo2IgzhS
— New Wave Toys (@NewWaveToys) January 26, 2019
Key Features of the RepliCade X Tempest include:
- Arcade-accurate sixth-scale replica Tempest machine
- Plays the original Tempest arcade game
- Mini Rotary control with swappable spinner caps
- Wood cabinet construction
- Illuminated marquee & cabinet accents
- Amplified-mono audio reproduction
- Diecast metal coin door with storage compartment
- Hi-res cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
- Built-in rechargeable battery
- Hi-res screen optimized for vector graphics
- Limited edition
- Officially licensed by Atari
New Wave Toys has been a pioneer in the arcade replica business, with their RepliCades accurately mimicking every aspect of the original arcade cabinets and boasting a great look and feel that allows the pieces to look great on a shelf. Their products have quickly become a collector’s dream piece.
The company takes their work seriously and boasts that they are, “dedicated to recreating the authentic arcade experience in 1/6-scale with a high-quality wood cabinet in perfect profile, illuminated marquee and cabinet accents, original control schemes, die cast metal coin door, and cabinet artwork professionally reproduced by EscapePod.”
New Wave Toys last released Centipede and is planning to release Street Fighter II next. The MSRP is $119.99 and can be purchased through their website.
Have you checked out a RepliCade before? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!
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