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Subject: Hori's Real Arcade Pro: Special Addition 2
Hori's Real Arcade Pro joysticks are real top-of-the-line controls, with genuine arcade parts.  Sometimes.  The original and most of the subsequent releases used slightly smaller parts much like most arcade-style sticks in Japan, but some - the special ones - used real ones.

There are two special sticks in the line: Special Edition, and Special Addition, each using genuine parts from one of Japan's top two arcade control manufacturers, Seimitsu and Sanwa Denshi.     Typically they're available for a very limited time and then, mere weeks after release, your only hope for buying one is from an auction somewhere at 50-100% above the original $90 cost.

This is one of the special ones: the Hori Real Arcade Pro Special Addition 2.  Check it out:

[Image: /grafx/Hori RAP2SA.jpg]

The price is up to $100 now, but that doesn't stop me from wanting one.  A lot.
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Me, I want the Arcana Heart joystick more.

[Image: http://www.hori.jp/products/ps2/controller/arcana_st/images/arcana_st_web_11.jpg]

Too much for me really, and they're sold out anyway.
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Member since May 2011 · 2485 posts · Location: Brisbane
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I love the AH stick, it's ultra sexy.  You can get 'em on yahoo now and then for a reasonable price, and I tell ya I've been tempted to do exactly that.

BTW I love how you grabbed the image from the Hori site, got one small sliver of it, and your post looks awesome for it.  =D
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