I had a CWC 203. I gutted the cabinet, put in a WG trisync I picked up from an op. I disposed of the korean PSU. Was the biggest damn power supply I'd ever seen, didn't want to chance plugging it in.
I think I actually removed the innards from a MAS supernova and used that for the cabinet wiring, including the switching power supply. The plastic control panel that came with the cabinet was weird. I think it would only accept samducksa buttons and sticks, which were crap.
I wound up cutting a new CP insert piece out of MDF. With a Last Blade 2 large marquee cut as a cheap overlay.
I love this story. I've not seen many candies in NA, so the sightings and stories are exciting. Lol @ DPRK power supply.
There are a bunch of knockoff cabs making it over.
Xiongba's are the most common I've seen. They're ripoffs of the sega cabs.
Rock Cabinets were in for a while, they're out of china. Coinop was pushing these cheap for a bunch of years.
Were you seeing these @ auction, on location, or both? I would geek the hell out to find one of these in my travels...
They're relatively rare at auction around here, mostly because arcade ops are dying out and just unloading old cabs. You'd more likely see a blast with a fishing kit installed.
I've seen them on location and at the bigger arcades. (NYC/PHL)
Quick question(s): you ever convert a Blast Fishing? Is it just a matter of just slapping on a new, populated CP?
Seems like it could be an inexpensive way to a Blast City.