Atari® and New Wave Toys™ Announce Upcoming release of Tempest® for its Replicade Amusements™ Product Line
February 1, 2018
New Wave Toys, LLC, designer and manufacturer of premium retro electronics and collectibles, set to release replica classic Atari® arcade videogame Tempest® in miniaturized, 1/6 scale cabinets 
 
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 1 , 2018New Wave Toys, creator of premium collectibles for the videogame and pop culture enthusiast, announced today the upcoming release of the company’s second miniature arcade cabinet for its Replicade Amusements™ product line. Under its partnership with Atari®, New Wave will be releasing the 1980s arcade classic Tempest®, reproduced in 1/6 scale.
The Replicade X Tempest will feature the original arcade ROM housed in an authentically recreated wood and metal cabinet complete with Tempest’s iconic control system. The cabinet will also feature the game’s arcade artwork recreated in brilliant, high-resolution detail as taken directly from Atari’s in-house collection of original artwork.
Replicade is a collection of fully-playable, original arcade videogames housed inside 12” tall wooden cabinets that faithfully recreate the arcade experience in miniature sizes. Each cabinet features a blend of traditional design and materials infused with modern technology:
  • 3.5” LCD screen in vertical orientation (4:3 aspect ratio)
  • Lithium ion rechargeable battery
  • LED back lighting
  • Replicade high-performance chipset for smooth, lag-free gameplay
New Wave’s first cabinet Replicade X Centipede hit its Kickstarter goal in the first day, which funded over 340 percent of its goal at the end of the campaign.
“In our first campaign, we introduced arcade fans to our 1/6 scale Replicade machines and the response was phenomenal,” said New Wave Toys founder, Shilo Prychak. “Now, with our Tempest campaign, we are building on our promise to recreate an authentic arcade experience for your home.”
Replicade mini arcade machines will be produced in limited quantities to further encourage the collectability of these beautiful pieces of arcade art.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating again with New Wave Toys to add Tempest to the RepliCade line,” said Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari. “It’s gratifying to see the passion and attention to detail these guys bring to our classic arcade games.”
New Wave Toys also announced that it will be conducting a Kickstarter campaign to support the production of the Replicade X Tempest cabinets and enable pre-orders starting at the Early Bird pricing of $90. The campaign is now live at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/529306246/replicade-mini-tempest-arcade-machine-replica-12-t?ref=286ook.
Regularly priced units will be available for $160 directly from New Wave’s Amazon page after the conclusion of the crowdfunding campaign. Quantities allowing, Replicade units will also be available at select retailers worldwide beginning in mid-2018.
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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