Mighty Marquee Review
Brightly lit, crisp images, and customizable.
Take it anywhere with the USB charger.
Backlit printing more difficult than explained.
Does not come with mini-tripod.
Marquees might have been a thing of the past, but Dumpsty’s Mighty Marquee is bringing them back in a fun, nostalgic way with this customizable mini-display. These mini-light boxes measure 9 x 3 x 2 inches, so they’re not going to be overwhelming on a desktop table but they might need to be bigger if you’re planning to use them like the bigger marquees of the past in your gaming room.
Dumpsty claims that these lightboxes are easily customizable and accessible. I had always loved the marquees of the 80s, so this was right up my alley. I also needed to add more personalization to my gaming room, so I decided to purchase a Mighty Marquee for myself and see how well it performed.
Bright and Crisp Display
It’s standard for the Mighty Marquee to come with your choice of three marquees. The styles you can choose from are classic arcade (ex. Pac-Man, Asteroids, Donkey Kong), fast food (ex. Krispy Kreme, Subway, Taco Bell), studio (ex. Applause, On Air, Now Showing), and popular quotes.
Being a huge gamer who loves old-school games like Centipede, Rampage, and Mario Bros., I went with the classic arcade pack of Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, and Galaga. I placed it on top of a display table that had some of my favorite gaming figurines and gave it a go.
My initial reaction: the lighting is impressive. The marquees don’t look like a cheap trick—a flimsy piece of paper on top of a backlight—but they actually look like the marquees from the past, full of bright colors that pop. Despite its miniature size, it immediately made a difference in my room.
You can create your own marquees with a backlight film sheet and a color printer. Chances are that you are going to want to purchase a custom-made design because the ones that I created really did not pop like the ones that came with the Mighty Marquee.
It could be the quality of my printer, but there is a high probability that you will have a similar problem if you’ve got any standard printer released in the past few years. If it were easier to create your custom marquee or order your custom marquees, it would definitely raise the bar for this lightbox display in my eyes.
Take it Anywhere
Like the marketing implies on Dumpsty’s website, the Mighty Marquee is easy to grab and go. Its lightweight design means you don’t have to lug around a heavy piece of equipment, and it has a USB charger to boot, so keeping it powered is super easy.
There is even the option of using a USB battery so you can take it on the go, and not have to plug it in at all. This is an incredible option. Unfortunately, the Mighty Marquee package I bought did not come with this, and you’ll have to buy it extra.
Eye-Catching Display at a Fair Price
The display draws your eyes in. I wished that once again it came with more accessories, like the mini-tripod featured in the pictures. Even without the tripod, the display brings back a strong nostalgic feeling and will draw anyone into your gaming room or your gaming station.
The price is reasonable too at just $59. I believe it might be in their interest to offer an additional package that comes with batteries, plus the mini-tripod, because displaying the marquee at the right angle can be tricky without it.
Bottom Line – Add an Attention Grabbing, Nostalgic Feel to Your Gaming Room
This is one piece of your gaming room that instantly draws attention. Your friends will immediately remark over how cool it is. Put a classic game like a Galaga marquee in and it will burst with color, immediately adding a decorative feel to your room or gaming station.
Even though it doesn’t come with extra accessories, I was still very pleased with it. It did its job and it did it well.
The possibilities are much more than what’s available in the standard marquee packs as well. The fact that you can order your own custom marquees is an added bonus. I could see this being implemented well, for example, maybe you could feature your competitive team’s logo or slogan.
The Mighty Marquee might be all about cool aesthetics, but that’s fine, because I have to admit, it does look cool with its bright and colorful display. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to personalize their gaming station or room.