Not all arcades are dead: The story of one kid's DIY cardboard arcade

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Caine is not your average nine year-old boy. In his dad's used auto parts store in LA, he's constructed his own DIY cardboard arcade -- it's there now; you can totally go see it and play.

Seriously, the kid built his own claw machine! He's even devised a security system so that people won't rip him off when paying for a Fun Pass, which grants patrons 500 plays a month for $2.

But the problem was nobody was coming in to play Caine's games. His dad's shop wasn't in an area of LA with a lot of foot traffic, but a chance encounter with Nirvan Mullick lead to something special: an organized flashmob. Mullick filmed everything, creating a short film that is set to debut on October 28 at DIY Days at UCLA.

This kid is the best and why are you not watching the video already?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.