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by davemerrill
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

I went and checked Google and that store ("Players Choice?") in the North Myrtle Beach Mall is still there, and I think a new arcade opened up there as well? That's a pretty good store, lots of everything. Interesting in how a shop like that shows how Japanese animation has become such a part of Am...
by davemerrill
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

as the malls of America hollow out, the niche retailers are going to move in - how long before we get our own Nakano Broadway, a mall full of model kit stores, DVD sales, old books and magazines, video games, collector's toys, and comics? This was my plan for the Galleria - the mall that got turned ...
by davemerrill
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

I went and checked Google and that store ("Players Choice?") in the North Myrtle Beach Mall is still there, and I think a new arcade opened up there as well? That's a pretty good store, lots of everything. Interesting in how a shop like that shows how Japanese animation has become such a part of Ame...
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

I do miss the great arcades in seaside resorts like Myrtle Beach SC, though. Old games, new games, 10 tokens for a dollar, noise and lights and music and people until the wee hours of the morning, just sleazy enough to be exciting. They still got a seaside arcade next to the Gay Dolphin along the s...
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

DKop wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:42 pm
Can do.
thanks, I appreciate your discretion.
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Jared Nandin, creator of the Vintage Anime Fans FB Group
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: RIP Jared Nandin, creator of the Vintage Anime Fans FB Group

You know, I was thinking I'd never met him in person, but if he was at AWA and hanging out with you, then I probably did? It's a tragic loss. He was rich in friends, that's for certain.
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: virtual AWA
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: virtual AWA

please don't distribute copies of Anime Hell, thanks.
by davemerrill
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Arcades before video games were a mix of pinball, Skee-Ball type games, "strength testers," pinball, mechanical target games, pinball, mechanical driving games, and various attempts at using movie footage in game play like Wild Gunman. And lots of pinball. Not to mention one or two coin-op pool tab...
by davemerrill
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

Speaking of Pac Man fever, weren't there video games at the arcades before Pac Man? You know, Space Invader, Battlezone, etc.? I wonder if Pac Man was the same deal as with modern-day "streaming-friendly" games like Among Us and Fall Guys--being just as fun to watch as to play? Also, does anyone he...
by davemerrill
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Other Japanese cultural imports?
Replies: 39
Views: 2260

Re: Other Japanese cultural imports?

In terms of the car market, anime series like Initial D have driven up the value and market for its series iconic Toyota AE86. What was once a beater 3 door hatchback in the 90's and 2000's are now highly sought after sports cars for its full customizable aftermarket upgrades. The thing is Toyota h...