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wildinindiana
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I have THE!!! TRON Arcade w/ Elusive TRON Token. Dont Believe ME! Check it out!

on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 4:20 PM
Hey there tron fans. So, as it says, I have THE TRON ARCADE. Here is the story. I bought this machine a while back. I purchased it from a college kid that received it in high school for doing some work around his house. So anyway, once I got it home, I opened it up to check it out and clean out all the loose change in the bottom. After swiping about 12.00 in change from the bottom, I took a last swipe and wedged under a wooden cabinet brace was a coin. Once I dug it out, it was what looked like a chrome coin. One side said Bally's Aladdin's Castle, the other side, TRON! This sparked my interest. I blogged about the machine with the serial number because I exhausted all resources with Bally (which only makes casino gaming and workout gyms), Williams (which is now gone), and NAMCO (which bought out Bally's Aladdin's Castle but kept none of their records). After some time, I got an email from a guy who had the service records for my TRON with my serial number. He was a maintainence technician at the flagship Bally's Aladdin's Castle. When this machine was retired, he got first dibs and bought it. He told me that this spacific machine was used in a huge hoopla TRON opening at Bally's Aladdin's Castle with Bally's Execs, Disney Execs and Believe it or not 3 of the actors in the movie including Jeff Bridges. There were a handful of those coins made for them and they were Bally's property and Disney did not want the TRON insignia used for anything for cash gain unless they received royalties. So the coins after they hit the machine for the photo op were gathered in the back to be disposed of. After the nights festivities him and 2 other techs went through the machines to check them out, make sure they were in good running order and remove all the coins, for the next day. Of course not all of these coins were destroyed but he said with the final count there were only 9 missing before being sent to Ballys folks to be destroyed. He actually told me that him and the two other techs snatched one of them apiece. But he long since lost his. It makes since, because when I opened the back up, you could eat off of the boards and monitor. It is unbelievably clean. But, that is the story on my TRON ARCADE, and this is why I say it is THE TRON ARCADE!! I have had many offers on this machine, or just the coin, or both together and I guess I would sell it if I got the right price, but I just havent gotten it yet. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will do so. Hope you all enjoy.



 
ShadowDragon1
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 4:31 PM
Please post a pic of the coin?

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wildinindiana
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 4:35 PM
Hopefully this works gonna try to post pics of my coin





 
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 5:05 PM
wildinindiana Wrote:how do i post a pic on this site

Upload your pictures to a site like
www.imageshack.us and put the URL in [ img] and [ /img] tags (without spaces).

And cool story, by the way.


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ShadowDragon1
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 5:05 PM
oops, someone already answered, nevermind. lol

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wildinindiana
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 6:51 PM
Sweet!! Got it!! Ill Post some pics of my machine. When I got it none of the lights worked at all. All but one of the ballasts I had to replace, I replaced it anyway though. All lights and ends also. You dont even want to know what I paid for the machine though. I stole it!









 
wildinindiana
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 6:58 PM
Also, here are some pics of the inside that believe it or not, I opened it up, looked, crapped, put the cleaning supplies back in the closet, and closed it again!












 
ShadowDragon1
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on Wednesday, October, 13, 2010 7:20 PM
Awesome.

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on Tuesday, October, 19, 2010 11:22 AM
GREAT machine!


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LUCKYMAN
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on Monday, December, 06, 2010 9:24 PM
wildinindiana Wrote:Hey there tron fans. So, as it says, I have THE TRON ARCADE. Here is the story. I bought this machine a while back. I purchased it from a college kid that received it in high school for doing some work around his house. So anyway, once I got it home, I opened it up to check it out and clean out all the loose change in the bottom. After swiping about 12.00 in change from the bottom, I took a last swipe and wedged under a wooden cabinet brace was a coin. Once I dug it out, it was what looked like a chrome coin. One side said Bally's Aladdin's Castle, the other side, TRON! This sparked my interest. I blogged about the machine with the serial number because I exhausted all resources with Bally (which only makes casino gaming and workout gyms), Williams (which is now gone), and NAMCO (which bought out Bally's Aladdin's Castle but kept none of their records). After some time, I got an email from a guy who had the service records for my TRON with my serial number. He was a maintainence technician at the flagship Bally's Aladdin's Castle. When this machine was retired, he got first dibs and bought it. He told me that this spacific machine was used in a huge hoopla TRON opening at Bally's Aladdin's Castle with Bally's Execs, Disney Execs and Believe it or not 3 of the actors in the movie including Jeff Bridges. There were a handful of those coins made for them and they were Bally's property and Disney did not want the TRON insignia used for anything for cash gain unless they received royalties. So the coins after they hit the machine for the photo op were gathered in the back to be disposed of. After the nights festivities him and 2 other techs went through the machines to check them out, make sure they were in good running order and remove all the coins, for the next day. Of course not all of these coins were destroyed but he said with the final count there were only 9 missing before being sent to Ballys folks to be destroyed. He actually told me that him and the two other techs snatched one of them apiece. But he long since lost his. It makes since, because when I opened the back up, you could eat off of the boards and monitor. It is unbelievably clean. But, that is the story on my TRON ARCADE, and this is why I say it is THE TRON ARCADE!! I have had many offers on this machine, or just the coin, or both together and I guess I would sell it if I got the right price, but I just havent gotten it yet. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will do so. Hope you all enjoy.


wow what a bunch of bull... readem and weap>>



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wildinindiana
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 11:00 AM
LUCKYMAN Wrote:
wildinindiana Wrote:Hey there tron fans. So, as it says, I have THE TRON ARCADE. Here is the story. I bought this machine a while back. I purchased it from a college kid that received it in high school for doing some work around his house. So anyway, once I got it home, I opened it up to check it out and clean out all the loose change in the bottom. After swiping about 12.00 in change from the bottom, I took a last swipe and wedged under a wooden cabinet brace was a coin. Once I dug it out, it was what looked like a chrome coin. One side said Bally's Aladdin's Castle, the other side, TRON! This sparked my interest. I blogged about the machine with the serial number because I exhausted all resources with Bally (which only makes casino gaming and workout gyms), Williams (which is now gone), and NAMCO (which bought out Bally's Aladdin's Castle but kept none of their records). After some time, I got an email from a guy who had the service records for my TRON with my serial number. He was a maintainence technician at the flagship Bally's Aladdin's Castle. When this machine was retired, he got first dibs and bought it. He told me that this spacific machine was used in a huge hoopla TRON opening at Bally's Aladdin's Castle with Bally's Execs, Disney Execs and Believe it or not 3 of the actors in the movie including Jeff Bridges. There were a handful of those coins made for them and they were Bally's property and Disney did not want the TRON insignia used for anything for cash gain unless they received royalties. So the coins after they hit the machine for the photo op were gathered in the back to be disposed of. After the nights festivities him and 2 other techs went through the machines to check them out, make sure they were in good running order and remove all the coins, for the next day. Of course not all of these coins were destroyed but he said with the final count there were only 9 missing before being sent to Ballys folks to be destroyed. He actually told me that him and the two other techs snatched one of them apiece. But he long since lost his. It makes since, because when I opened the back up, you could eat off of the boards and monitor. It is unbelievably clean. But, that is the story on my TRON ARCADE, and this is why I say it is THE TRON ARCADE!! I have had many offers on this machine, or just the coin, or both together and I guess I would sell it if I got the right price, but I just havent gotten it yet. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will do so. Hope you all enjoy.


wow what a bunch of bull... readem and weap>>


Read what and weap... lol... The tech I talked too said there were 9 missing when he made the count. Then they went off to somewhere else someone else swiped some. I understand that your dad was a tech there too. That just means that he was a bigger thief than the other 2 techs. I now have 1 token, I know one other guy that has 1 token, You have or had 5 or possibly 7 depending on if you are wanting to sell one at the moment. Either way, the story that the technician told me holds up and yours does not. Even if you had 7 + my 1 + and the other 1 = 9. I dont believe that is all that is out there, but noone else has come forth with another one and this would be the best time to come out with one. Until they do, that is all that is out there. I point everyone to this link to see this guys lies. He told everyone that there were only 5 of these tokens in existance and he had them all. Then he guaranteed that you would never find one anywhere else. Of course he was selling one at the time. Nothing like a good ol' sales tactic of LIEING! Lol. First he said there were only 5 in existance to sell the token and then after he sold the token, he tried to discredit the story the Technician told me by saying he already sold 2 and still had 5 of them. Which if true proves him a liar and a thief and still does not discredit my technicians story. Infact it backs mine up. I ask you all to look at his own blog to sell one of his tokens to prove his lies from his own mouth. Here is the link:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?p=1433804


 
DaveTRON
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 12:51 PM
wildinindiana Wrote:Hey there tron fans. So, as it says, I have THE TRON ARCADE. Here is the story. I bought this machine a while back. I purchased it from a college kid that received it in high school for doing some work around his house. So anyway, once I got it home, I opened it up to check it out and clean out all the loose change in the bottom. After swiping about 12.00 in change from the bottom, I took a last swipe and wedged under a wooden cabinet brace was a coin. Once I dug it out, it was what looked like a chrome coin. One side said Bally's Aladdin's Castle, the other side, TRON! This sparked my interest. I blogged about the machine with the serial number because I exhausted all resources with Bally (which only makes casino gaming and workout gyms), Williams (which is now gone), and NAMCO (which bought out Bally's Aladdin's Castle but kept none of their records). After some time, I got an email from a guy who had the service records for my TRON with my serial number. He was a maintainence technician at the flagship Bally's Aladdin's Castle. When this machine was retired, he got first dibs and bought it. He told me that this spacific machine was used in a huge hoopla TRON opening at Bally's Aladdin's Castle with Bally's Execs, Disney Execs and Believe it or not 3 of the actors in the movie including Jeff Bridges. There were a handful of those coins made for them and they were Bally's property and Disney did not want the TRON insignia used for anything for cash gain unless they received royalties. So the coins after they hit the machine for the photo op were gathered in the back to be disposed of. After the nights festivities him and 2 other techs went through the machines to check them out, make sure they were in good running order and remove all the coins, for the next day. Of course not all of these coins were destroyed but he said with the final count there were only 9 missing before being sent to Ballys folks to be destroyed. He actually told me that him and the two other techs snatched one of them apiece. But he long since lost his. It makes since, because when I opened the back up, you could eat off of the boards and monitor. It is unbelievably clean. But, that is the story on my TRON ARCADE, and this is why I say it is THE TRON ARCADE!! I have had many offers on this machine, or just the coin, or both together and I guess I would sell it if I got the right price, but I just havent gotten it yet. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will do so. Hope you all enjoy.


I think this is great that you got one of the original machines used in the Bally Tournaments for TRON, but I happen to know for a fact that machine #3 is sitting in Disney's archives in Burbank. It was probably the one they used in the new film. When I worked at Disney Interactive on TRON 2.0 we had it in our offices for a while and I personally worked on the machine to get it running again. The tag inside was Unit #3 from Bally.

There were many machines used in the Bally Tournaments, so your purchase is still a cool one for that aspect, but it is not "The TRON Machine".

DaveTRON

 
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 1:55 PM
This is totally rad. I used to live at Aladdin's Castle arcade.

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LUCKYMAN
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 1:58 PM
hey dummy, do you really think there was only one aladdins castle???

the tokens were given out at ALL aladdins castle arcades (some 40+ stores) when the tron game first came out..., my dad worked at store #44 in the granite run mall in media, PA.. Ok so your bullshit story about jeff bridges and such is sooo bull... Also my dad didnt STEAL the tokens, he was allowed to take them along with other goodies as pictured above. The story about only 9 missing, has nothing to do with the ones i own

stop telling people that these were only given out at 1 loctation... your tech guy is full of crap also....

by the way heres my dads jacket from when he worked at aladdins castle:


!!!!PWNED!!!!!!!

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DaveTRON
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 2:15 PM
LUCKYMAN Wrote:hey dummy, do you really think there was only one aladdins castle???

the tokens were given out at ALL aladdins castle arcades (some 40+ stores) when the tron game first came out..., my dad worked at store #44 in the granite run mall in media, PA.. Ok so your bullshit story about jeff bridges and such is sooo bull... Also my dad didnt STEAL the tokens, he was allowed to take them along with other goodies as pictured above. The story about only 9 missing, has nothing to do with the ones i own

stop telling people that these were only given out at 1 loctation... your tech guy is full of crap also....

by the way heres my dads jacket from when he worked at aladdins castle:


!!!!PWNED!!!!!!!

Awesome, thanks for sharing that shot!

Oh, the three stars who were at the main Bally TRON Tournament were Cindy Morgan, David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner. I have photos of them. Don't recall seeing Jeff at any of those events in the photographic record anyway. Can anyone confirm his appearance? I could ask Cindy I suppose.


DaveTRON

 
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 2:45 PM
DaveTRON Wrote:Oh, the three stars who were at the main Bally TRON Tournament were Cindy Morgan, David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner. I have photos of them. Don't recall seeing Jeff at any of those events in the photographic record anyway. Can anyone confirm his appearance? I could ask Cindy I suppose.


Np,... yes i do believe there was a tron tourny back in the day where they had the 3 stars or whoever from the film... but these tokens were for ALL stores not just for some tounrament... This dude makes it look like he has some rare tokens that got destoyed back in the day...

YES they are rare and i have said that... you dont see them at all, even from known token collectors that i know havent seen these..

it just so happens this guy finds one in a machine he bought (which is very cool by the way he should consider himself lucky) Blogs about it, some guy writes back to him stating he use to OWN that particular game, tells him some outlanderous story about tokens being for that special event then being destroyed and this gull-a-bull believes every word he says with no prove at all except his word/......


now that is funny!!

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LUCKYMAN
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 2:59 PM
Now for something worth reading...

rich over at thisoldgame.com has reproduced cpo's for the upright Discs of Tron. If you own one, deffinitly buy one from him. These are for a limited time, so once they are sold out they will not be made again. These are so nice they look and feel like the original, very well done

heres some pics of it insatlled on my DOT:




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and DISCS OF ARCADE OWNER!
- USERS WROTE US, A USER EVEN WROTE YOU!

 
LUCKYMAN
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 3:10 PM
By the way heres a ticket that was in the TRON SOUNDTRACK.. good for 2 TRON TOKENS at ANY Aladdins castle arcades or speedway

FRONT


BACK



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DaveTRON
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 5:43 PM
LUCKYMAN Wrote:Now for something worth reading...

rich over at thisoldgame.com has reproduced cpo's for the upright Discs of Tron. If you own one, deffinitly buy one from him. These are for a limited time, so once they are sold out they will not be made again. These are so nice they look and feel like the original, very well done

heres some pics of it insatlled on my DOT:



will these work on the sawed off sit down unit too? That's what I have.


DaveTRON

 
LUCKYMAN
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on Tuesday, December, 07, 2010 6:17 PM
no, you need the enviromental one.. he sells that one also.....

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