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Members Get Discounts!

Available to all members: Get 10% off Arcade Parts purchases from Retro Active Arcade! 


When you sign up for our subscriptions for the first time, you will receive a 10% discount code to use on Arcade Parts from our online store. For each consecutive month your subscription is active, you will receive a 5% discount code.*


*all discount codes are one time use and valid for one (1) month. Excludes Arcade Machines.

Build An Arcade Machine From Start To Finish


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  • Exclusive discounts
  • Tools needed for the job
  • Design & Layout
  • Build Techniques
  • Choosing Material
  • Finishing Tips & Tricks
  • Installing components
  • How to apply decals
  • Installing t-mold
  • Priming & painting
  • JAMMA vs. MAME
  • Wiring all components
  • Power and electrical
  • and much more!