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Look at these! Japan’s Wave Corporation has been releasing several different miniature arcade cabinets (here and here, for example). These Astro City cabinets, however, are my favorite.

The level of detail in these 1/12 scale models is incredible.

Illustration for article titled Model Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Gloriously Cute
Image: Wave
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Illustration for article titled Model Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Gloriously Cute
Image: Wave
Illustration for article titled Model Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Gloriously Cute
Image: Wave
Illustration for article titled Model Japanese Arcade Cabinets Are Gloriously Cute
Image: Wave

*applause*

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The Astro City cabinets are priced at 3,200 yen ($29) each and will go on sale in Japan this August.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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