Is Arcade in A Box out of business?


#1

Are they done forever? I’d really like to get one of their sticks, but searching across the internet comes up with nothing. :frowning:

What to do, what to do?

If they are gone, what do you guys recommend for a stick? Should I just stick with a Mad Catz TE2 coming at the end of this month? Anything superior to that out there?


#2

the ps3/ps4 VLX, if you can swing it. you can probably transition into a hrap body stick just as fine also, those sell for cheaper used


#3

Short answer: Yes.
Longer answer: To the best of my knowledge ‘Yes’ and they have been for quit a while (several years).

I’ve seen people re-selling their stuff occasionally on eBay but I have, on behalf of the #MAS_Preservation_Society, made inquiries with a builder who isn’t on SRK but who makes seemingly similar products. I have yet to hear back from them and if they don’t respond to my e-mail soon I may contact them via the dreaded telephone to see if they can swing the sort of products that SRK is looking for.


#4

Please keep me in the loop on what goes on with that.


#5

can I ask what makes it better than the Mad Catz TE2? It’s $100 more, but I’m not seeing the differences to make the price point valid? I know some people like the Hayabusa sticks more than the Sanwa’s - but what else is there?


#6

Size, weight, build quality, most of it is made out of steel, just about everything is much better on the VLX, it’s the closest thing you’ll have for a real Japanese arcade cabinet experience next to owning a arcade cabinet.
Only downside is if you travel with it a lot, it’s big.


#7

The only thing that was ever better is the now long since discontinued Sega HSS-0130, its a near replica of a Sega Astro City cab control panel

Yeah I know the Arcade never had 8 buttons, but…

The thing does accept actual Astro City/Blast City/Net City panels

http://www.oratan.com/images/xbox360_twinsticks.jpg


#8

Thanks for the suggestions guys, I went with a Mad Catz TE2 for two reasons:

  1. Layout is more my preference than the VLX.
  2. It’s lighter. I’m disabled, and carrying around a heavy stick isn’t an option.

#9

If you wanted a light weight stick, I wouldn’t go with ARCADE IN A BOX. Wooden sticks tend to have some weight to them.

Hummm, light weight sticks?
Off the top of my head, Mad Catz SE/TvC/Brawl if you can find it, The PDP Injustice stick, maybe the Hori Fightstick VX and V3 (they are more difficult to mod).
You still need a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) swap or dual mod if you want Xbox One or PS4 compatibility.


#10

Yes, they have been out of business for a long time.


#11

AIAB is my favorite stick, I have two of them. Would like to get another someday but they’re hard to find & not cheap. Best sticks ever IMO. RIP AIAB.


#12

Anyone else doing those Arcade in a Box / DreamArcade style sticks still? I’d love to order a few, but haven’t been able to find anything (other than X-Arcade, but didn’t like their stuff).


#13

I am taking orders for custom arcade sticks. Send me a PM with the details of your custom request for a price quote :slight_smile:


#14

If anyone out there is makin these bigger body arcade sticks, please message me.


#15

We have an Arcade In A Box Xbox 360 controller that my husband wants to sell. I’ll post it over in the for sale section for anyone that’s interested.


#16

Make sure you read the rules first. There are requirements you have to make before selling anything in the Trading Outlet


#17

AIAB was the best!!! That’s where I got my first stick, a Happ. Still works flawlessly to this day, 8 years later