Brad Baker is the creator of VP Cabs, a company in Fairfield, Ohio that makes virtual pinball machines. A virtual pinball machine looks like a traditional machine in arcades but it doesn’t have any moving parts and it comes with access to hundreds of games. Baker will pitch his niche business on Shark Tank. VP Cabs is “fully funded, debt free, American owned and operated” company. Cabs, by the way, is short for cabinets.
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This much fun and nostalgia doesn’t come cheap. In addition to producing each custom virtual pinball machine in about 4-6 weeks, VP Cabs makes four different machines (PC upgrades, audio upgrades, etc. cost more):
- The Vertigo $3495
- The Mini $3995
- The Classic $5495
- The Wizard $7995
VP Cabs customers might want to find a local retailer (available in 12 states) as average shipping costs $495. Shark Tank airs Fridays at 9pm on ABC.