FW 2021 : CANDY CABS
Derived from SNK’s first imported machines in the USA (the Neo “Candy” range), Candy Cabs is the western term commonly used for Japanese sit-down style arcade cabinets. The most popular candy cabs were made in the ’90s by Sega with the City series (Aero City, Astro City, Blast City, Versus City) and Taito with the mythical Egret series.
In our previous collection, we emphasised the fact that the absolute symbol of arcade culture i.e. game centers were slowly but surely dying even in Japan. To be honest it was a little depressive. So we tried in this new collection called “candy cabs” to show that japanese arcade culture is anything but dead. It is just reinventing itself around the globe.
Illustrated by Arthur Ortega, it pays a tribute to these mythical machines associating owners or candy cab lovers around the globe who realized their dreams owning a candy cab and perpetuating japanese arcade culture.
True to the idea of helping arcade owners struggling, we will donate to a selection of gamecenters the equivalent of 10 games played profit for every item sold.