Retro Video Games

Check Out The Funko Retro Video Games Mystery Minis!

Is there a better location to open up Funko’s new Retro Video Games mystery minis than the Arkadia Retrocade? From the arcade cabinet design of the packaging as well as the choice of iconic video games represented. I say it is in fact another example of why Funko is going to take over the world! So let us take a few moments and check out the Retro Video Games mystery minis!
Retro Video Games

First of all, the arcade itself didn’t pick up these blind boxes. These particular Retro Video Games collectibles all belong to Rhi, one of my co-workers at the arcade. Having said that…I will be totally shocked if the arcade doesn’t end up getting the full set.

Funko has yet to to fail to deliver the goods. With the likes though of Centipede, Q*bert, Dig-Dug, Frogger, and Mega Man. As well as our childhood icons from Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man, I think you’ll agree they knocked it out of the park.
Retro Video Games - Pac-Man

I would add that the Retro Video Games Mystery Minis are a bit larger than the typical Funko mini offering. They don’t quite reach three apples high, but these Concord grape soda bottles should prove my point.

Also of interest is that while they are certainly blind mini boxes. You will in fact not pull a Q*bert out of a Dig-Dug box, etc. I have to say I really love this. It will help in filling out your collections quite a bit.


Of the 12 boxes that Rhi opened last evening. I think it is safe to say that Centipede is one of my favorites. The sculpt truly captures the menace of the side art from that classic game.

In addition to the joy of seeing the Retro Video Games mystery minis opened. It was Earl Green that had the bright idea of comparing them to the classic Coleco Doney Kong PVC collectibles.

If you are ready to add Funko’s Retro Video Games Mystery Minis to your own collection. You can totally hop on over to Amazon right this second and place your order!

Q*Bert, previously known as @!#?@!

Q*Bert

Browsing around Youtube on my lunch break, I stumbled upon the “John’s Arcade Game Reviews and Tech” channel which has some really cool videos. Amongst them was this fascinating trip through the LA home and arcade of Koolmoecraig – a person who has some awesome machines, including a prototype Q*Bert Arcade game! Also look out for Sega’s Razmatazz arcade game (the sequel to Carnival) and lots more.

As someone who owns zero full size arcade games, consider me very jealous!

Q*bert – Your best new videogame buy for 1983!

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For no good reason at all, I decided to type Q*bert into Google Images today. The image above jumped out at me, not because of the pretty cool silhouette but because of the “just announced Q*bert TV series coming this fall…”.

I don’t recall seeing Q*bert on TV so a visit to Youtube was in order. Moments later and I’m confronted with CBS’s Saturday Supercade and YES, a small section of that was in fact Q*bert!

Thanks to this find, I’m certain to be posting something about Saturday Supercade in the near future. Until then, let’s see Who’s Who and What’s What in Q*bert Land, shall we.

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Topps Candy Arcade Games

Topps Candy Arcade Games

I found myself browsing the Toy Archive website recently and I happened upon these wonderful Topps Candy Arcade Games, released in the mid 80’s.

Donkey Kong and Zaxxon are both great games and I would have loved these cardboard replicas as a child! Obviously I needed to know more, and the internet served me well, delivering me to the CollectingCandy.com website which updated the list of released games to six, adding Q*Bert, Frogger, Centipede and Donkey Kong Jr. to the mix.

Topps Candy Arcade Games

I’m sure the “multi-colored coated bubble gum” was a good reason to buy at the time but for me it would have been the “graphics on each box [with] characters right off the video screen”!