I told you that this guy invented Moppet Video games!

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Mark McMasters

May 15, 2002, 3:32:07 PM5/15/02
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posted May 15, 2002 12:18 PM
During the begining of the Video Game boom my brother and I came up
with a idea for a small sized video game since I was short and
couldn't reach the games on the market with out a stool. We started
the Company Intreped Marketing/Moppet Video/Tong Electronics. I
designed the cabinets and did the programming. He built the cabinets
and did the wiring and electrical stuff. We though sales would reach
10,000 or more but we only sold 523 of the Leperchauns which we bought
the right to use the game from GPI as we worked on our own game
"Pirate Treasure" but sales of it were low as well as only 509 sold.
We were deap in the hole when ET Marketing agreed to buy us out in the
fall of 1982. All of the unused cabinets games from 1982 were
scrapped. They designed a new cabinet and format for the games and
used the games Desert Race and Tug Boat which I had almost completed.
They folded in early 1984. I wish I had never sold the company as I
had some good ideas. I recently aquried the rights from the current
owners which were doing nothing with them. and my New Partner Kyle
Scott Jr and I desided instead of creating new cabinets to use old
ones since so many are trashed. But there were few Orginal Moppets out
there so we decided to use Full Size Arcade cabinets and cut them to
size. Since GPI helped get our start with Leprechaun/Pot of Gold we
decided to use there cabinets. Below is a prototype of the Control
Panel in begining stages. We plan on reintrucing the Class of 1982
Reunion Leperchaun/Pirate Treasure as well as the Class of 1983
Reunion Desert Race/Tug Boat. We have some new ideas for games but
none we can discuss at this moment. If any one would like to help by
donating emptpty/non-working/or working Game Plan games please let me


Looking for any Game Plan (GPI) or Moppet Video Games or Parts Any



May 16, 2002, 3:26:58 PM5/16/02
Thnaks for this information about the elusive Moppet games!!! Never thought
they made so few of them...and many have in fact been converted....Todd
Todd from TNT Amusements...our address is 1310 Industrial Blvd. Southampton PA
18966...website: tntamusements.com email:tntqu...@AOL.com. Our phone
number is 215-953-1188 then press 0 to skip automation. We're open everyday
except Wed & Sun 10 to 8

Don Gesswin

May 18, 2002, 11:19:18 PM5/18/02
I Have a reallly nice condition moppet that had the Game Noahs Ark. It
is beautiful but does not have the board. I planned on putting a multi
jamma kit in it for my Son to use.
mac...@hotmail.com (Mark McMasters) wrote in message news:<ea9ec5a6.02051...@posting.google.com>...


Nov 13, 2016, 4:14:29 PM11/13/16
Hi Steven, just come across this. Total BS.
It was I that came up with the the range of kiddie size machines.
Century Electronics Ltd. supplied six cabinets to Tuni Electro Servuces in 1982.
Sailor Sam, Race Ace and Jumbo Pilot, three games written for kids with a badge dispenser. It was shown at AMOA show Chicago.
When Century sued Tuni for non payment they ripped the idea. End of.

So you did not invent the copy games known as Moppets.


Oct 16, 2018, 3:55:20 PM10/16/18
I'm interested in buyings the rights, specifically to Tugboat. Please email me at jmill...@hotmail.com if interested.
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