E3 2019 IMPRESSIONS: New Wave Toys

Monday, July 1st, 2019

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I got to try out a lot of unique stuff at E3 2019, including the stuff on display from New Wave Toys. You may have thought I had my fill of miniatures and arcades from My Arcade, and you’d also be wrong. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t get enough of things that appeal to my nostalgia. Maybe my wires are crossed, but none of that changes how cool the stuff New Wave Toys had on display was.

New Wave Toys | Missile Command

Though I was already familiar with New Wave Toys because of their RepliCade lineup, I hadn’t actually managed to see any of it in person. That all changed at E3, and they had a whole lot of goodies on display. They had several mini cabinets on the showfloor, including Dragon’s Lair, Missile Command and Centipede. I also managed to get my hands on 1942, which was a hell of a lot of fun. It brought me back to when I used to spend way too much time playing the arcades around me.

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Besides all that cool stuff, they also had some other unique products. One looked like a change machine and was actually a USB device. But perhaps the coolest was a miniature of a man playing on a mini version of a multiplayer game, not unlike some Pac-Man setups from back in the day. The level of detail on all these machines is fantastic, and they really appeal to gamers of a certain age.

New Wave Toys | Centipede

I’m glad I finally found time to try out New Wave Toys‘ RepliCade lineup in person. If you love classic machines or just swimming around in your own nostalgia pool, be sure to stay tuned for their upcoming projects.

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About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.