Bespoke Arcades

Month: May 2019

A Big thanks to the NEC security staff

In a nutshell, I bought 4 boxed consoles from our pal Rich @Retroactive whilst exhibiting at the NEC for Insomnia64. I was well chuffed- got a great deal on a boxed Saturn, SNES, Megadrive and NES and put it behind our arcades on the stand.

Then I noticed someone had half-inched my SNES, pretty bummed out I spoke to “Sarge” at security. He had the determination of a T-800 and Alex Murphy’s sense of justice with an obvious military background.

I showed him a photo of what was taken and he then sprung into action, talking on his radio and to be honest I had little hope of seeing the SNES again. After all the details were taken, I popped off the stand to drown my sorrows in a Flat White. But when i returned- there he was with the SNES under his arm and the perps were taken care of.

Made my day and I bought him a well deserved Mocha to say thanks. Rich said i’ll never be seeing that again, happily he was wrong thanks to the stalwart team at the NEC.


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And here is the SNES along with all the other consoles taking pride of place in our workshop. A boxed console isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for life 🙂

P.S. Word of warning- if you are going to nick something,  probably shouldn’t be a big yellow box which there is only one of in the whole show which is surrounded by security cameras…