New Wave Toys is set to release four new cabinets based on Don Bluth’s arcade classics Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. These include the Dragon’s Lair Overhaul Black Edition, Dragon’s Lair Overhaul Red Edition, Space Ace, and the Cinematronics Factory Space Ace cabinet.
The cabinets range in price from $149 to $169 and should be shipping out during the first quarter of 2023.
The first Replicade Dragon’s Lair machine came out last year after a few delays during the crowdfunding campaign. Since then, New Wave has made some changes, including a new processor for screen mirroring. The cabinets are made from solid wood, feature a rechargeable battery, and are pretty sweet all around. I’ve had my Dragon’s Lair machine for a while, and it makes a great display piece.
Dragon’s Lair Overhaul Black Edition is a redesign of our original 1/6th scale Dragon’s Lair x RepliCade with exclusive features and updates including: a more powerful processor to enable HDTV screen mirroring, individually numbered Cinematronics cabinet branding, Cinematronics raised letter metal coin door, black t-molding, mini prop replica of the commercial grade LDV1000 LaserDisc player used in Gen 2+ production runs of Dragon’s Lair, special Cinematronics packaging, plus a bonus Dragon’s Lair one sheet mini poster. Officially licensed by Digital Leisure and Dragon’s Lair LLC.
The Overhaul Red Edition has all the same features as the cabinet above, except this one features red t-moulding around the sides.
New Wave’s Space Ace Conversion Kit Edition is a 1/6th scale replica arcade cabinet that recreates the post-conversion Space Ace arcade cabinet. This RepliCade features: Space Ace marquee, side panel, and control panel cabinet art, an updated control panel with illuminated skill level buttons, a Cinematronics raised letter metal coindoor, red t-molding, a prop replica commercial grade LDV1000 LaserDisc player with prop Space Ace LaserDisk, and the Space Ace LaserDisc arcade game ROM running on the Daphne emulator. Officially licensed by Digital Leisure and Bluth Group Ltd.
This version of Space Ace recreation the Cinematronics factory dedicated cabinet. It will come with the same accessories from the standard version above.
New Wave Toys also teased the upcoming Vectorbeam mini aux TV addon. I’ve only seen this feature on one machine at a Chuck E. Cheese in the ’80s. It was a way to let people waiting to play the game easily know how you were progressing without having to crowd around the cabinet. It’s not clear if the TV will be an LCD screen that tries to replicate a CRT or not. Hopefully, we’ll know more soon.
Which Space Ace and Dragon’s Lair cabinets do you think looks the best? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
[Source: New Wave Toys]
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