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June 9, 2011 AT 12:00 am

Really really old arcade machines…

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Really really old arcade machines


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6 Comments

  1. I remember those at a zoo my parents used to take me to when I was a kid! Those little wax animals were treasured posessions. I can almost smell the machine now. Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

  2. They have one of these machines in the basement (near the cafe) of the Field Museum in Chicago. It still works and will make a small plastic dinosaur in a couple of minutes. It is really cool!

  3. Can anyone tell if the “Love Tester” type machines were completely random or did they actually use some kind of input from the handle you’re supposed to hold? Tried Google, but couldn’t find any info about what’s inside.

    It would be interesting to make a small replica. Like those tabletop arcade cabinets.

  4. There are a dozen or two of these working in the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit.

  5. wow – i remember one of these puppies at the GreenAcres mall out in Valley Stream LI when I was a kid. Think I got an injection molded Santa….

  6. I cannot express how wonderfully primal the experience of a Mold-a-Rama is.

    Not sure if it was from being at the zoo in summer as a child. Or maybe it was watching it happen before my eyes. But probably it was the all these plus the smell. My God the smell. So good, like crayons.

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