I’m going to try my best and start keeping everyone informed on new Penny machines that become available throughout the Universe Studios resorts. I must be a glutton for hard work and long hours.
I’ve always been a Disney Fanboy at heart, it’s my favorite vacation spot and now that we live in Florida I had a Disney annual pass within hours of crossing over into the state. I would never say I get tired of Disney as it’s a true passion for me, the movies, stories, characters, parks, resorts and pressed coins are all things I’m completely obsessed with. But Orlando is the Theme park capital of the world so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to spread out a bit and see what others may be interested in as well.
My last trip to Universal had been earlier this year during a quick trip (at that time) down from Jersey to Florida doing some house prep before our move later that summer. I raced through both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure trying to document all the machines and jump on a few rides in between. After almost 6 months since my last trip I thought it would a good time to check on if anything had changed. As luck would have it I found a new machine. Shortly after you walk into Universal Studios you come across a store called Silver Screen Collectibles which in the past primarily specialized in Betty Boop merchandise. However more recently an area of this store had changed over to a small little cat.
Hello Kitty seems like a strange choice, but even though the picture above doesn’t show it that place was pretty packed with people later on in the day. Must be more popular than I thought.
As with a lot of new machines I’ve been coming across lately this store has a new 8 Design penny machine. Touch screen and just like the other machines it supplies penny sized zinc tokens.
Now as you can tell from my above ignorance of Hello Kitty’s popularity I really have no idea who any of these characters are. But I’m making an educated guess that they are all part of the Hello Kitty universe. Each coin does list the name of the character and my daughter thinks they all “look soooo cute”. So I’ll take that as a stamp of approval on this new set.
With all the Hello Kitty merchandise in that store I don’t see this machine leaving any time soon but you just never know. I’ll keep checking back at these parks to make sure and document any more new machines.
Click here to see my YouTube channel video on this machine