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Coin Operated Boy Costume

CambielsCambiels Registered User new member
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So this costume is incredibly easy to put together with the exception of one single piece: The coin bit. It can seen on boy here and up close here. I want to have one made but have no idea where to go for something like this. I'm not looking for 100% accuracy either but really just need a relatively similar looking mechanism. Help?

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  • oldsakoldsak Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    scour local thrift stores. A friend of mine found a gumball machine in a thrift store which we used as a part of a project.

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  • wasted pixelswasted pixels Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    How much are you okay with spending on this? oldsak is definitely barking up the right tree, but finding an old gumball machine locally is something of a long shot. Your best bet would be to poach it out of something like this, but you're looking at spending a few bucks that way.

    I have some friends who buy and sell arcade machines (and components), I'll ask them where one could get a vintage-style mech panel, but I'd imagine buying the "real thing" would be fairly expensive... any coin-operated stuff put out before 1990 or so is pricey, just because it's a collector's market.

    Cool to see a Dresden Dolls fan around here.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    If it doesn't have to vintage, doesn't Target or WallMart have some plastic ones? Otherwise maybe try some place like Spencer's Gifts or other teenage-themed store.

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