Preserving Sky Skipper
Nov27

Preserving Sky Skipper

With the US and UK reveals now behind us, we are free to focus our time and energy on the next logical step in the Sky Skipper project – preservation of the game artifacts so that future generations can enjoy this beautiful and wonderful game for years to come.  As arcade collectors, restorers and historians we have strived to make sure that Sky Skipper has been represented in the way we promised Nintendo of America that it...

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UK Reveal – Here’s the details!
Sep25

UK Reveal – Here’s the details!

OK everyone, it’s been fairly quiet the past couple of months as we have been busy preparing for the UK reveal of Alex’s Sky Skipper cabinet.  Work is progressing nicely and we are looking forward to sharing another weekend of fun and history around Sky Skipper.  Alex and Whitney will be there for the event, along with Olly Cottun and John Jacobson from John’s Arcade! The time/date/location info for the UK reveal...

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Let’s talk laminate
Jul02

Let’s talk laminate

Now that the US reveal event is behind us we are gearing up for the UK reveal event in October.  Alex is working on his cabinet as we speak and it’s a good time to take care of some housekeeping items.  The most often-asked question by everyone who has seen the cabinet in person or talked to someone who has is “How did you recreate the Nintendo finish on the Sky Skipper cabinet?” One word – laminate.  As soon as I tell everyone that I...

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US Reveal Recap!
Jun13

US Reveal Recap!

Months and months of anticipation, preparation and sweat equity were put to the public eye on June 10th, 2017 at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo – Sky Skipper was shown to the world and the reaction was overwhelming!

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T-2 Weeks?  Oh boy…
May26

T-2 Weeks? Oh boy…

Time waits for no man, and it’s holding true as we speak…
We are 2 weeks (TWO WEEKS!?!) away from the big US reveal event at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo in Atlanta, GA and the cabinet build is picking up at a pretty frantic pace…

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Sky Skipper flyer found in Japan!
Jan26

Sky Skipper flyer found in Japan!

For years, the only known complete flyer for Sky Skipper known to exist is the copy that Alex has in his possession, shown below.   Fast-forward to January, 2017 and on Yahoo Auctions in Japan, another flyer pops up for sale.  From the looks of it, interest in Sky Skipper has heated up a bit and there were likely more than a couple of people vying to purchase this rare piece of history on the game. Take a look at the proceeds of the...

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