What Better Place To Play With Q*bert Colorforms Than In An Arcade?

I’ve gone on and on so much about the Arkadia Retrocade you might think I was in fact a paid spokesperson, that is not the case of course even though I frequently am happy to share with you the retro items that have been added to the arcade’s collection. Most of the time thanks in no small part to the fans of the arcade, like the one and only Earl Green who donated this 1983 Q*bert colorform playset a couple of days ago!
Qbert - Colorforms
As you can see he kept everything in almost mint condition.
QBert - Colorforms 1
Qbert - Colorforms 2
Now granted trying to set up the Colorforms while playing the arcade game can be challenging but it’s worth it in the end.
Qbert - Colorforms 3

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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5 thoughts on “What Better Place To Play With Q*bert Colorforms Than In An Arcade?

  1. Aeryk says:

    I used to own a Ladybug arcade game. While nowhere near as cool as Q*bert, having the cabinet was cool decor. I don’t remember what I did with it, but I was young, dumb, and full of … Dumb.

  2. There isn’t a home that will not be fancied up with the addition of an arcade cabinet, Aeryk. I know it isn’t much in the way of comfort but at least you have the memories of the Lady Bug cabinet, my friend. :)

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Truly groovy Colorform action at the Arkadia, Vic buddy.
    Congrats to the donor for his choice destination.

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Well, I’ll tell ya Vic. At the moment, it’d be easier for me to package myself and go life-sized UPS cross-country.

    But it *will* happen.

    (mebbe not as an Adventure Square Surprise in your mailbox, all dehydrated and chewing on bubblewrap as I say ‘hello’)

    Once it does, I’ll probably be staying a bit and squatting between cabinets for a while, chasing Mouse Trap escapees back to their bezeled domains at night.

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