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To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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Tiny Arcade - Miniature Playable Arcade Machines

Ten year old me would think these were the most amazing things ever made…and thirty-odd years later, I’m still inexplicably drawn towards them. Miniaturised fully-functional arcade machines that are almost too small to play, well you can count me in.


Available from Amazon US:
Space Invaders
Pac-Man & Space Invaders can also be found on Amazon UK. 
Note - if you are thinking of importing these to the UK - not all Amazon resellers send outside the US.  I used a store called -importcds (if it doesn't default to them, look in the 'Other Sellers'  drop-down box in the right-hand column). 
Be careful not to confuse these with the various non-playable replicas and inferior games from other manufacturers. These Tiny Arcade machines are made by a company called Super Impulse and as yet they only make the four machines shown. 
I anticipate I'll get lots of comments stating the 8-Bit Guy did videos on these and whilst he has done a video about mini table top arcade games - they are a lot bigger than these and are made by a different manufacturer. He's a patron on my channel as am I on his, so we get to chat about these things sometimes, and I checked before I started making this video that I wasn't repeating something he'd already covered. Here is a link to his video
UPDATE - I have been informed (in the comments) that these are also available in the UK through the retail chain Menkind, they stock two of the range of four machines (Pac Man & Space Invaders). You can also find them in the store Red5 in the UK (which MenKind owns). 

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Reader Comments (3)

hi matt, this is very unrelated but what happened to the Inside the STAR WARS Episode IV 40th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack Box Set video,? i didnt end up finish watching it

December 6, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermattw

You can definitely get these at Menkind - £25 each - ouch.

December 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Oops, I forgot to update the list of retail stores here (I'd done this on youtube a few days ago) - I copy it across to here, thanks.

December 7, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan
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