Archive for Street Beat

Operators Name Best-Earning Machines of 2010

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Although he was just a kid at the time, Joseph Peluso remembers Pac Man Fever. “When this business first started, Pac Man was really big,” said Peluso, manager of Game Time Amusements in North Bergen, N.J. “You could put a video game in a pizza place and it would bring in $200 dollars a week.” […]

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Bulk Vending:
Why Inexpensive Prizes Will Always Draw Customers

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Bulk vending machines earn the loyalty of customers with their fun and inexpensive merchandise. Representing only 1 percent of the vending industry, bulk vending machines remain popular attractions at bowling centers, restaurants, mini-malls and movie theaters. As owner of Rick’s Vending for 21 years, Rick Krikorian locates bulk vending machines in four counties throughout central […]

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Driving Toward Profits: How to Choose the Right Vehicles for Your Vending Business

September 15, 2010 No Comments

How to Choose the Right Vehicles for Your Vending Business

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Will That Be Paper or Plastic?

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Amusement and Vending Machine Companies Discuss the Benefits of Paper versus Cashless Systems

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Why For Street Operators, Photo Booths Are a Solid Option

August 1, 2010 No Comments

In recent years, rentals for events have generated the bulk of profits to be garnered from photo booths. However, a subtle shift is occurring, with interest in street locations picking up speed as operators seek alternatives to video games, redemption machines and the like. Photobooth Services in Redmond, Wash., now has photo booths in 40 […]

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Inside the Ever-Changing Business of Jukebox Vending

August 1, 2010 No Comments

When Joan Jett sang about putting another dime in the jukebox, it might as well have been the Stone Age. Jukeboxes have evolved at a rapid-fire pace within the last two decades to catch up with technological innovations, namely digital music and Internet connectivity. Today’s jukebox vendors, most of whom also distribute video games and […]

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Feiloli Debuts Asian Version of Cotton Candy Factory at GTI Expo

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Feiloli Electronic Company of Taiwan, co-maker of the Cotton Candy Factory with United States-based VendEver, debuted the Asian version of their popular machine at the GTI Expo in Taipei, to large crowds of attendees. The machine was launched first in the United States at Amusement Expo in March. (For more information, circle 248 on card.)

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Bandai Namco Invests in New Division

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Bandai Namco has announced the formation of a new international Prize Merchandise division, which will be based in London. Alan Smith, who has extensive experience working across the toy, licensing and leisure sectors, is heading up the division. (For more information, circle 250 on card.)

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Street Beat Shop Talk

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Tony Shamma, vice president of sales for American Vending Sales in Elk Grove, Ill., has learned some valuable lessons from TouchTunes, a digital jukebox manufacturer, when it comes to attracting and keeping business. He spoke exclusively with Tourist Attractions and Parks. Tourist Attractions & Parks: What’s the most popular request from clients when it comes […]

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LAI Games Teams Up with Imaging Spectrum to Bring Low-cost Photo Booth Paper to Operators

August 1, 2010 No Comments

LAI Games, a leading manufacturer of coin-operated games and photo booths, has teamed up with the digital imaging experts at Imaging Spectrum, Inc. to offer low-cost paper to the operators of their line of photo booths. The low price per print results in higher profits for operators through decreased operating costs. (For more information, circle […]

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Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

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Spectrum Sports
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