Vintage Arcade Cabinets Can Cost Thousands. Build a Replica for $249.
Matthew Kitchen | wsj.com A few years ago, in a late-night fit of nostalgia, I scrolled eBay in search of that same cabinet. The sole result: one beaten to hell and barely operational for nearly $3,000. I tacked on $300 for shipping and whatever it might cost to get its mechanics running smoothly and...my wallet loudly objected. It seemed my days wielding pitchfork-like Sai as the “cool but rude” Raphael were definitively over. Then I stumbled on the build-your-own-replica-ca