A Retro-Futuristic Arcade Cabinet That Plays Equally Retro Games

The internet is full of plans for building your own old-school arcade cabinet that can play all the classic games you grew up with. But with just a single image, Love Hultén makes a strong case for buying one of his beautiful Pixelkabinett 42 cabinets instead of trying to build one yourself.

The bad news is that Hultén’s latest creation is expensive—like crazy expensive—at just shy of $4,200. But that buys you a level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that few are capable of in their basement workshops. Standing on four rocket nozzle-inspired feet, the stylishly green Pixelkabinett 42 is adorned with a glowing planetarium on the front, and has a lovely ash and American walnut finish.


The display can be flipped-down for easy storage, and to protect the arcade’s joysticks and buttons when not in use. And because only 50 of them are being hand-made, there is room to customize yours if you must have one for your game room. By default it comes installed with a JAMMA PCB board featuring a handful of classic video games baked in, but you can also opt for a full-on PC inside if you’d rather use MAME or another emulator of your choice. [Love Hultén]


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