Arcade Cabinets For The Little Ones, The Really Little Ones
By Jonathan Poet
Are you 1/12th the size of a normal human being? Or maybe you're trying to create some sort of diorama of an early 1980s mall for your dolls, but keep getting stuck on how to populate the arcade. Or maybe you just want to pose your 6-inch action figures waiting in line for a chance to play Joust. You're going to love Retro Heart.
Handmade in the UK, Retro Heart offers scale models of vintage aracde cabinets and pinball machines. (I know what you're first question is, and the answer is: No, they don't play. They're static models.) About 6 inches tall, each mini arcade cabinet is made from modeling wood and exact-scale graphic decals printed on vinyl. They also have simulated screens, coin doors and joysticks.
Prices range from about $25 to $41, except for the sit-down Star Wars model.