estimated* PRODUCTION START DATE IF ...

PAID IN FULL: 28-36 weeks

estimated* PRODUCTION START DATE IF PAID WITH A ...

25% DEPOSIT: 14 MONTHS

50% DEPOSIT: 13 MONTHS

75% DEPOSIT: 11 MONTHS

* The above listed estimated build start dates are best estimates only, based on the information available at the time and are subject to change without notice.

Current wait TIME & production list

Every arcade system I offer is completely customizable and made-to-order. Current production times are based on an orders payment method as well as the number of arcades/orders currently in line. Please view the list below to estimate lead time based on your desired method and amount of payment.

 

CURRENT production WAIT list

NOTE: The following dates listed in the EST. Build Start Date section are a best estimate as to when your arcade is expected to BEGIN production.  I alone build each arcade that leaves my shop from start to finish and I base these dates on my current work load. Please be aware that as my work load changes, dates may change unexpectedly and without notice. 

Customer Name
Order #
Model Purchased
Current Status
Est. Build Start Date
Joe Schrowang
10080
The Zeus
Finalizing Production
Gregory Dudey
10083
The Ares
Finalizing Production
Taylor Adams
10086
The Tyche IV
Finalizing Production
David Perry
10087
The Centurion
In Production
James L. Burke
10088
The Tyche
In Production
Martin Larson
0001200
The Ares
Pending Production
02/15/2021
Senega Iles
10089
The Praetorian
Pending Production
02/15/2021
John Jameson
10090
The Spartan
Pending Production
02/15/2021
Kevin Michael Rosen-Quan
10091
The Kratos
Pending Production
02/15/2021
Ernest Wilson
10092
The Praetorian
Pending Production
02/15/2021
Clint Pousson
10094
The Tyche
Pending Production
02/28/2021
Ernest WIlson
10095
Upright Stand
Pending Production
02/28/2021
Kimberly Alfaro
10096
The Tyche
Pending Production
02/28/2021
Chandler Brown
10099
The Spartan
Pending Production
02/28/2021
Jake Smith
0001205
The Zeus
Pending Production
02/28/2021
Nancy Edsel
10103
The Ares
Pending Production
03/03/2021
David Schoenemann
10105
The Zeus
Pending Production
03/04/2021
John Gemetti
10106
The Tyche IV
Pending Production
03/12/2021
William Zacek
10107
The Centurion
Pending Production
03/22/2021
Kristin Mateja
10108
The Zeus
Pending Production
03/25/2021
Roger Oda
10109
The Tyche IV
Pending Production
03/31/2021
Sean Duane
10110
The Orion
Pending Production
04/09/2021
James Slaughter
10111
The Orion
Pending Production
04/23/2021
Marcelo Oliveira
10112
The Zeus
Pending Production
05/28/2021
Ryan Parsons
10013
The Cerberus IV
Pending Production
06/05/2021
Steven Parker
10014
Limited Edition Pac-Man
Pending Production
06/20/2021
Chris Love
10115
The Tyche IV
Pending Production
06/28/2021
Giuseppe Panepinto
10116
The Cerberus IV
Pending Production
07/02/2021
Amy Woods
10117
The Helios
Pending Production
07/09/2021
Tom Dewberry
10118
L.E. Pac-Man Upright
Pending Production
07/16/2021
Zak Druzba
10119
The Tyche
Pending Production
07/19/2021
Alexander Hunter
10120
The Tyche IV
Pending Production
08/17/2021
Alberto Varajas
10121
The Zeus
Pending Production
08/31/2021
Jeffrey Butler
10124
The Cerberus IV
Pending Production
10/20/2021
Gaven Meadows
10126
The Zeus
Pending Production
11/20/2021
Michael Gilberto
10127
The Tyche
Pending Production
11/21/2021
Calli Cohn
10129
The Cerberus IV
Pending Production
12/21/2021
Tammy Tomlinson
10130
The Tyche IV
Pending Production
12/24/2021
Ryan Budds
0001209
LTD Edition TMNT
Pending Production
02/15/2022

Production FAQ

 

Frequently asked questions

Why is your production lead time so long?


Since I started Playtime Arcades, I've been a single person running the entire operation. I alone designed, built, and maintain this website. I also soley maintain and run the businesses administrative side. And, most importantly, I single-handedly design, build, program, test, support and ship each and every arcade sold. Needless to say, I've got my hands full. I do understand that my wait times are not ideal and I aim to one day offer significantly shorter build times in the near future.




What does the est. build start date column mean?


This listed date shows the estimated* date that an order is scheduled to begin both the artwork design phase as well as the physical fabrication phase.




Can the est. build start date change?


Yes, my estimated build start dates can absolutely change without notice and is not intended to be used as a guaranteed date for your arcade to begin production. That being said, there have been times when the listed dates have changed due to occurrences such as unforeseen equipment failure, supply delays or backorders, custom hardware requests, or (most commonly) last-minute customer requests and changes on orders being produced prior to yours. Although these times are subject to change, I do everything in my power to complete all previous orders before I begin production on the next.




How long do your arcades take to build once in production?


Once production starts on an arcade/order, the design and build phase can usually take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to complete. However, this time can change or extend depending on the complexity of the build or if multiple arcade units/orders are in production simultaneously.




I want my arcade sooner. Can I pay for priority production?


To keep my production line fair and my paying customers happy, I do not accept requests for priority production. It would be unfair to accept money to bump waiting customers down in line for the benefit of another. This is a non-negotiable policy of mine.




I don't want to pay in full, can I order with just a deposit instead?


Orders require a minimum of 25% down of the total cost to be placed. Although physical production on an arcade/order doesn't begin until some time later, all custom parts and supplies are usually purchased immediately. Going the route of requiring a minimum depost ultimately helps prevent potential situations where an on the fence client may back out of an order, leaving me footing the bill for their custom parts bill and without work for their allotted production time slot.




What do the order statuses mean?


  • Pending Production orders are on hold for previous builds to complete before production can begin.
  • Awaiting Customer Response orders are awaiting response from the customer on matters such as artwork design approval or payment for any after sale add-on's or requests.
  • In Production orders are currently being designed and/or built.
  • Ships on or before orders are in the last stages of being built and/or tested before being packed and shipped to the customer. An estimated ship date should be accompanied by this status.
  • Awaiting Carrier Pickup orders are completed builds awaiting scheduled pickup via the shipping carrier (usually within the next few business days).





Playtime Custom Arcades Production FAQ