I think we need our own shame thread.
Let me start with this
You can follow the thread here
It's so horrific that the podium is actually crying tears of blood from the shame.
Just saw this over on AO. Poor Pony II - absolutely destroyed. Just look at the LED fans ffs.
WTF is with all the holes?
Sweet baby jesus
Here's the full thread if you'd like to witness the horror.
The really sad thing is that after he cleaned it up, it looked really well.
He then goes and destroys it!
Check out the anger in the last comment
just wow is all I can say.
Why didnt you just build your own instead of destroying a nice original cabinet?
You should be ashamed of yourself,you turned gold into a turd.
btw your a laughing stock in the arcade community
What a nice first post.
Whereas the others are saying it's 'beautiful', 'looks amazing'... Strange bunch that think it looks good. Horrendous what he's done to the poor candy.
Yeah, bit over the top alright. You can be horrified without being an arse.
Although the fact that someone would sign up to a website to go on a rant about what he did just shows the stupidity of the modifications.
A lot of folks in the US see candy cabs as generic junk or don't really know what they are. I specifically remember reading a thread where someone was ruining a Jaleco Pony II 19 (with a value of about €2000) and one of the responses was something like - 'and it's only a little generic cabinet, so you don't need to feel guilty about Maming it!'
Oh dear, by post 9 on that thread I was like:
I left a post there myself, trying to be just a little more positive about it but pointing out the folly of his/her work.
I wonder if they will take it well?
Seems that previous poster was banned for suggesting that the cab work was a bad idea, although his language was slightly more colourful than that.
Unfortunately this poor Pony can't be saved, but it's nice to even make folks aware of the potential value of these things (both monetary and historical, it's it's not like the world is full of Pony IIs!)
I have to say **** that lad.
that was the first time I've ever been properly angry at a picture of a mame cab.
he deserves every bit of abuse thrown at him imo!
Apty named "grounds for divorce"
If my SO ever made a monstrosity like it they'd most certainly be divorced