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Arcade Defender rises in price due to the success of Avengers: Infinity War

Groot uses the portable version in the Marvel movie

After a long wait, Avengers: Infinity War has already celebrated its first week in movie theaters, breaking all records at the box office. In addition to being a blockbuster, the Marvel movie also caused the Defender portable arcade to rise in price on eBay.

If you have not yet seen the movie, we should warn you that you will read small but significant spoilers right away, so we recommend you move forward with care. On the other hand ... why do not you still see Avengers: Infinity War?

In the film, we can see that the teenage version of Groot spends most of the time playing Defender, a portable version of the arcade with the same name that was on sale in the 80s. The popularity of Avengers: Infinity War helped that This machine became the interest of the fans, which in turn caused prices to increase.

According to different eBay auctions, those who are interested in this machine must pay up to $ 250 USD for a new version. For its part, the items used are between $ 100 USD and $ 70 USD, which many consider a fortune considering that the article debuted in stores in almost 40 years ago.

The defender is a side-scrolling shooter that was created by Williams Electronics and was inspired by the arcade hits of the late 70s such as Space Invaders and Asteroids; The portable version that appears in the film was released in 1982 by the Entex company. The story does not explain why the teenage version of Groot has this machine, but it is more than evident that Peter Quill / Star-Lord is involved in the matter.


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