Numskull has announced two new 1/4 scale classic arcade cabinets, and they’re on the pricy side. Coming next year are two of Taito’s greatest and most influential titles: Space Invaders & Space Invaders Part II. The mini cabinets almost perfectly replicate the original machines’ features, right down to the Pepper’s Ghost effect. It comes at a price, though. For each 17″ tall arcade cabinet, get ready to shell out $339.99.
The two machines are available for pre-order at the Big Bad Toy Store and should arrive around August 2023. Previously, the company had released near-perfect miniature replicas of Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and other NAMCO titles. I owned a couple of these and found them to be worth the cost at the time, around $200-$250. This newest price point is a bit much. The construction is solid, and the cabs make great display pieces. However, you can pick up a used or even new Arcade1UP machine for the same price.
Take a trip back in time and relive the halcyon days of the arcades with Taito’s seminal coin-op classic, Space Invaders – brought to you by Numskull Designs as an authentic, carefully engineered replica! The only difference between this fully playable, extremely realistic arcade cab and the original is that it will conveniently fit into your home or office! A completely new and re-engineered ¼ scale cabinet manufactured in wood to match the original arcades from the 1970s.
- Official Taito product: ¼ scale replica of the original Space Invaders arcade cabinet
- Fully playable cabinet using the original arcade ROM
- Includes mirror screen with “Pepper’s ghost effect”, based on the original cabinet
- Realistic replicas – everything from the artwork, shape and buttons match the original
- High-quality: Made for durability, playability, and portability
- Comes in collector’s packaging with original artwork
- Includes an internal rechargeable lithium battery, 3W speakers and more
- Dimensions Height: 17″ (44cm) x Width: 6.5″ (16.6cm) x Depth: 8.8″ (22.5cm)
- Shipping from the factory in June 2023 for delivery July / August 2023
- Includes official Space Invaders Part II collectors coin