Posted on Nov 21st 2007 at 02:41:07 PM by (Pop Culture Portal)
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Slowly but surely I have been setting up my new Room of Doom (or as a friend of mine calls it the "Geek-a-Torium") for the past several months (picts. coming soon!).

In the largest room of our house, my comics, games, and assorted other long forgotten relics of my childhood have been stored away, virtually forgotten for the past 5+ years.  Now that we live in a house big enough for me to have my own abode, I have been slowly opening each dusty box, waiting to see what I find inside.

One particular box I came across a few days ago was my huge collection of arcade tokens, which I had truly forgotten about.  I stayed up 'til 2am looking through what I could before I collapsed from exhaustion.

One of the little gems I found was this very early Chuck E. Cheese token from 1982.  I was 14 at the time and I remember getting this token out of the changer at Showbiz Pizza.  Back in the day, Showbiz was an excellent place to go play games (saw my first Dragon's Lair there)...nothing like what Chuck E. Cheese's is now.  The Showbiz here was temporarily shut down and became Chuck E. Cheese a few months later sometime back in 1985.  My friends and I used to call it Up-Chuck Cheese's...Showbiz pizza was so much better...there was a pizza buffet and you could order beer!

Anyway, I've held on to this particular token for 25 years and thought I'd share it.  The pictures are of the same coin, but just showing the front and back.  I'll see what other goodies I can find and post them later.


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It's from 1982, but it looks like it's from 1882. Nice find! And nice Day of the Tentacle theme you got going on here!

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