Author Topic: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW  (Read 399 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« on: 21 February, 2018, 19:08:42 »
Just thought Id pop these up from July 2017
« Last Edit: 22 February, 2018, 08:14:45 by DaddyAl84 »
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #1 on: 21 February, 2018, 19:10:23 »
 ;D
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #2 on: 21 February, 2018, 19:11:28 »
 :)
« Last Edit: 22 February, 2018, 08:15:56 by DaddyAl84 »
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #3 on: 21 February, 2018, 19:12:36 »
..... a couple more.....
« Last Edit: 22 February, 2018, 08:16:51 by DaddyAl84 »
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #4 on: 21 February, 2018, 19:14:11 »
 :)
« Last Edit: 22 February, 2018, 08:17:39 by DaddyAl84 »
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline sulzerned

  • VIP
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1445
  • Location: birmingham
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #5 on: 21 February, 2018, 19:26:12 »
Nice to see that arcade still with some.lovely old pullers .great to see the nudge gambler there too

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #6 on: 21 February, 2018, 20:02:46 »
I do have a soft spot for Bally machines. The Gamesroom wouldn't be without its two!
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Cosmic Casino

  • VIP
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: Isle of wight
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #7 on: 21 February, 2018, 20:04:18 »
Hardy ever open. Owner lives on the mainland.
Only machine id be interested in playing is king kebab 😂
Thanks for sharing. Sure there are many enthusiasts who like these older games.

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #8 on: 21 February, 2018, 20:30:56 »
Its a shame its a seasonal arcade cos if I lived nearby I would like to pop in as and when it suits me but I do get the economics of it.

I enjoy many types of machine from the 60's to the 2000's and this place get my fill of the older games albeit they dont keep my attention as long as most of the later stuff does.

If you're not a big fan of the older games, I suppose their opening hours dont affect you. That said, there is a fair selection of 90's fruits for the size of the arcade. For me, this arcade is still a labour of love more than money. Its that alone that get my business when over there. Its just the same as with Reel Fruits and Mr P's.
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Cosmic Casino

  • VIP
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: Isle of wight
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #9 on: 21 February, 2018, 20:33:46 »
Its a shame its a seasonal arcade cos if I lived nearby I would like to pop in as and when it suits me but I do get the economics of it.


I enjoy many types of machine from the 60's to the 2000's and this place get my fill of the older games albeit they dont keep my attention as long as most of the later stuff does.

If you're not a big fan of the older games, I suppose their opening hours dont affect you. That said, there is a fair selection of 90's fruits for the size of the arcade. For me, this arcade is still a labour of love more than money. Its that alone that get my business when over there. Its just the same as with Reel Fruits and Mr P's.
definitely a labour of love.
I bet the older visitors love it.

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #10 on: 21 February, 2018, 21:02:09 »
Spot On! At the old age of 36 Im there. No toilet facilities though! You notice that stuff as you get on in life!
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline Cosmic Casino

  • VIP
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: Isle of wight
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #11 on: 21 February, 2018, 21:07:00 »
Spot On! At the old age of 36 Im there. No toilet facilities though! You notice that stuff as you get on in life!
You oldie 😂😂😂😂

Offline DaddyAl84

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2432
  • Location: Wolverhampton
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #12 on: 22 February, 2018, 08:23:52 »
Thanks again Kev, some great photos there

Isnít it refreshing to see so many oldies still in action today, great selection of one arms too.

Crane wise I love the old red ones to, are they Elaut? Like the one you have Kev



Offline sulzerned

  • VIP
  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1445
  • Location: birmingham
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #13 on: 22 February, 2018, 14:12:31 »
Just noticed the two pins too and one of those is the adams family !

Offline DaddyAl84

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2432
  • Location: Wolverhampton
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #14 on: 22 February, 2018, 14:39:46 »
The roulette too. Used to love this in my very young years. Donít really get the same buzz playing them now though

Offline Tommy c

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 636
  • Location: Manchester
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #15 on: 22 February, 2018, 15:09:49 »
Thanks for sharing the pics, good old addams family pin. Were loads of these about back in the 90's.

Offline Big Kev

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 1903
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #16 on: 22 February, 2018, 15:53:12 »
@ Al - yes, the cranes are Elaut Toppers. Also known as Cromptons cranes as I believe this firm had exclusive distribution rights in the early days. For me its the audio that I still love to this day. The attract music was so prominant approaching many arcades as a child because there were so many outside / upfront.......    'oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine.....'   da da der der, da da der der......... lol!  ;D
~~ THE GAMESROOM CROYDON ~~

Bringing Seaside Amusements Inland!

      www.retroamusements.co.uk

Offline DaddyAl84

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2432
  • Location: Wolverhampton
    • View Profile
Re: Playbox Amusements - Shanklin - IOW
« Reply #17 on: 22 February, 2018, 21:59:25 »
@ Al - yes, the cranes are Elaut Toppers. Also known as Cromptons cranes as I believe this firm had exclusive distribution rights in the early days. For me its the audio that I still love to this day. The attract music was so prominant approaching many arcades as a child because there were so many outside / upfront.......    'oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling Clementine.....'   da da der der, da da der der......... lol!  ;D

Knew you'd know the correct name Kev!

I'd love to own one some day, the girls would love it

 

Classic Reels - Dedicated to Classic Amusements