Capcom’s ‘1942’ and ‘1943’ Replicade Cabinets Are Coming!

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If there’s one thing I miss from the 1980s, it’s darkly lit arcades filled with cigarette smoke and blacklight posters. There was something magical about trying to get the top score on Pac-Man while your eyes watered up due to all the acrid smoke in the air.

Nowadays, you can recreate all that fun in your own home, kind of.

New Wave Toys is gearing up to launch two new 1/6th scale Replicade machines. This time around, they’ll be in the style of Capcom’s classic top-down shooters 1942 and 1943. An exact release date has not been confirmed, but look at those beauties!

Capcom | New Wave Games

What to expect:

  • Replica 1942 ROMSTAR/Capcom Lowboy Arcade Machine in 1/6th Scale (11 inches tall)
  • Plays the original 1942 and 1943: The Battle of Midway arcade games
  • Arcade Operator’s menu featuring customizable dip switches and cabinet settings
  • Miniaturized Control Panel featuring Mini Joystick 
  • Includes bonus 1943 Mini Arcade Stick for two-player gameplay. It also works with some USB-compatible modern console controllers
  • Plug and Play HDTV connectivity
  • Authentic wood cabinet construction
  • Illuminated Marquee
  • Diecast metal Japanese-style coin slot
  • Signature amplified multi-speaker audio reproduction with volume control
  • High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
  • High score saving with non-volatile memory
  • Built-in high-capacity rechargeable battery
  • Premium LCD color screen 3:4 aspect ratio (vertical orientation)
  • Officially licensed by Capcom
  • Limited Edition
  • 100-Day New Wave Factory Warranty
Capcom | New Wave Games

What to expect:

  • Replica 1943 Dynamo arcade cabinet in 1/6th scale (12 inches tall)
  • Plays the original 1942 and 1943: The Battle of Midway arcade games
  • Arcade Operator’s menu with customizable dip switch and cabinet settings
  • Miniaturized control panel with mini bat-top microswitch joystick and microswitch buttons
  • Includes bonus 1943 Mini Arcade Stick for two-player gameplay. Also works with some USB-compatible console controllers
  • Plug and Play HDTV connectivity
  • Authentic wood cabinet construction
  • Illuminated marquee & cabinet accents
  • Battle scarred metal coin door with security bar
  • Signature amplified multi-speaker audio reproduction with volume control
  • High-resolution cabinet art reproduction on quality 3M vinyl overlays
  • Yellow T-Molding
  • High score saving with non-volatile memory
  • Built-in, high-capacity rechargeable battery
  • Premium LCD color screen 3:4 vertical aspect ratio
  • Officially licensed by Capcom
  • Limited Edition
  • 100-Day New Wave Factory Warranty

New Wave Toys isn’t new to the scaled-down arcade machine game. A few years ago, they released Centipede, and it was a surprisingly well-done effort with a very accurate trackball. I was so impressed that when they announced a crowdfunding campaign to get a tiny Dragon’s Lair made, I jumped right on it. Now sold out, the beautiful recreation of Don Bluth’s masterpiece is sitting behind me in the studio.

These Replicade machines may not be ideal for long gaming sessions. They are, however, amazing display pieces and a fun way to relive the good old ’80s arcade days without spending a grand or so on a full-size cabinet.

I’d love to get APB, but the logistics of making the controls useable at that scale would be a right pain. What classic arcade games would you want to see replicated at this scale? Smash TV? NBA Jam?. Let us know in the comments.


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