I’ve been looking for a while where to buy either blank coins or arcade tokens in Australia but the only site I can find in general is arcade replay, are there any other sites I should be looking at?
Arcade replay is really the only place these days. Unless you can find a video arcade nearby that still uses tokens.
I’m about to go in and ask my local arcade if they have any left over from when they used it.
How bout this? http://na.suzohapp.com/gaming_products/coin_currency_supplies/42-0701-00
Not bad, ill give it a better look when I’m off my mobile, but thanks for the link!
Both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint make custom coins; but I suspect that they are only set up for country-sized orders.
It might be worth looking in to laser engraving/cutting.
I’ve been tinkering with the idea of buying token wholesale on the internet (for a much cheaper rate than 0.25 per) and then taking them to my local claw machine.
I’ve been tinkering with the idea of stealing from a local business. Could this be done or is it made more complex than it needs to be, to stop people like me from being dishonest pieces of shit?
A cursory look at a Token Distributor sites has about 5 different weights.
If you aren’t interested in the claw machine, it might be worth it just if you’re having a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese’s. Just give your own child the real tokens, and if the other kids get caught, pretend you don’t know them.
No. I used to work at CEC and there is an adjustment that the tech makes to modify the width/weight/radius etc…
I found a roll of tokens in my desk at work from a previous employee and I’m curious if they would work in another arcade’s machines.
Typically, this is done by size and/or weight. There will be elements of the machine that will evaluate the coin by one or both of these metrics to see if it is «valid» — it will return it if it is not.
Odds are, the tokens will work just fine as there aren’t that many people that make tokens and there isn’t much value in having unique tokens for each customer.
Tokens are just privately made coins. Yer not alone in askin’, and kind strangers have explained:
ELI5: How can vending machines tell the difference between foreign coins and domestic ones?
ELI5: How does a vending machine differentiate between different types of bills and coins?
Size, weight, and magnetism.
Go to an arcade, buy the tokens, and magically they only work at that arcade. Ok, I know it’s not magic, but how do the machines know what tokens are theirs? Also those generic eagle tokens that a lot of arcades use, can they be used at any arcade that uses them? This all assuming you can even find an arcade that still uses generic tokens, or tokens at all, these days. Same question with slot tokens, but I assume the answer will be the same.
Some machines have the ability to weigh an inserted token (this is why arcade tokens are so heavy) to make sure it is viable. Also, others judge the tokens by their size (this is why some arcade tokens are huge). Some machines implement both of these systems to ensure maximum security.
I’d love to have a bowl of blank or generic arcade tokens with my machine to use to run the credits for it, but I am having a bit of trouble finding any to buy in Australia. Is there a better site than arcade replay to order them from?
Problem is, most places will want a minimum order of 1,000 at least. Maybe if you have a local arcade, they might have a pile of tokens they’ve collected from other places they’d be willing to get rid of. I know as a tech, I’ve probably got two or three jars full of random tokens laying around from emptying my pockets at night. Good luck in your search!
Haha shit, I was looking for maybe 100 or so. Any arcade I can find in Sydney all just have their own card system you load up and swipe at the game. I’ll have another look and make a few calls maybe see if I can find.
Ebay has tokens, not sure if they fit what you’re searching for.
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