Arcade1Up Selected as Finalist for Prestigious Toy of the Year Awards

Tastemakers, LLC. is thrilled to announce that Arcade1Up, is a finalist for “Tech Toy of the Year” for the 2019 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards given by The Toy Association.

“We are very proud to be recognized by The Toy Association, which reviews hundreds of products,” said Scott Bachrach, CEO, Tastemakers, LLC. “Arcade1Up is not just a product but a true time capsule, taking you back to the best of simplest times.”

“Each and every one of the TOTY finalists have brought smiles, laughter, and learning to children around the world. From innovative tech toys to classic games, these items represent the ‘best of the best’ in the world of toys and games,” Ken Seiter, EVP Marketing Communications, The Toy Association.

Arcade1Up machines stand at just under 4ft, each housing different classic arcade games, which come with immersive full-color hi-resolution displays and sounds. The cabinets also have an original joystick and control buttons. Additional add-ons include a stool and riser– fully equipping users for endless hours of gaming!

The current Arcade1Up lineup has six types of cabinets this season with 2-4 different in games each. The cabinets are seen as low as $299 apiece and have the following games:

  • Atari®️’s Centipede®️ Cabinet:
    Centipede®️, Millipede®️, Missile Command®️, Crystal Castles®️
  • Atari®️’s Asteroids®️ Cabinet:
    Asteroids®️, Tempest®️, Major Havoc®️, Lunar Lander®️
  • Midway’s Rampage Cabinet:
    Rampage, Defender, Joust, Gauntlet
  • Capcom’s Street Fighter II Championship Cabinet:
    Street Fighter™II Championship Edition, Super Street Fighter™II The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter™II Turbo
  • BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Galaga™ Cabinet:
    Galaga™&©1981, Galaxian&©1979
  • PAC-MAN™ & © 1980 Bandai NAMCO Entertainment Inc Cabinet:
    PAC-MAN PLUS™ & © 1982 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

The winners of the TOTY Awards will be selected by ballots cast by consumers, toy retailers, media and Toy Association members. Consumers can vote for their favorite products of the year at now through January 6th, 2018.

About Tastemakers, LLC:
Founded in 2011, Tastemakers, LLC. has made their name by leading industry trends with their innovative, high quality products. Distributed in 50 countries worldwide, they focus on global product development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Their latest venture, Arcade1Up, is currently leading the retro video game trend with their ¾ scale licenced arcade cabinets.

About The Toy Association / /
Founded in 1916, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. The Toy Association leads the health and growth of the U.S. toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $107.5 billion, and its 950+ members drive the annual $26.5 billion U.S. domestic toy market. The Toy Association serves as the industry’s voice on the developmental benefits of play, and promotes play’s positive impact on childhood development to consumers and media. The organization has a long history of leadership in toy safety, having helped develop the first comprehensive toy safety standard more than 40 years ago, and remains committed to working with medical experts, government, consumers, and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play.

As a global leader, The Toy Association produces the world-renowned North American International Toy Fair and Fall Toy Preview; advocates on behalf of members around the world; sustains the Canadian Toy Association; acts as secretariat for the International Council of Toy Industries and International Toy Industry CEO Roundtable; and chairs the committee that reviews and revises America’s widely emulated ASTM F963 toy safety standard.

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