Reminder: Attack on Wakeup Winter 2017 Sale ends 11:59pm PST January 2!

Happy New Year – it’s finally 2017!

Just wanted to send a friendly reminder that our  Attack on Wakeup Winter 2017 Sale is ending at
11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time zone) Monday, January 2. This newsletter includes a few notables we added since Friday.

Save 15%, Free US Shipping On Orders $60 and Up!

Starting Saturday at 10am EST, December 31 to midnight PST (3am EST) Monday January 2, the store will reopen with a major, storewide sale! Save 15% on many items including joysticks leversarcade pushbuttonsPCBs and hardwarewiringplexi and artwork servicestoysbooks and much more*! Best of all, US residents can score free shipping when their order subtotal reaches $60**.  International residents are not excluded from saving – shipping is discounted 25%*** as well.

Please note that orders that contain Fightsticks are not included in this free shipping discount, however, we do offer a discounted promotion for ones that do.  Read on…

All New Brook Sniper for $10 Off!

For those who not only enjoy fighting games, but also competitive FPS, you’re likely aware of the advantages of a mouse and keyboard input. That is harder to achieve through console, but Brook – developers of the popular
Super Converter series, plus Universal Fighting Board PCB – are here with a solution: The Sniper.

With the Sniper, there is no need for controller authentication across multiple consoles: Sony PS4, PS3, Microsoft Xbox One or Xbox 360. You also get bluetooth 4.0 support, firmware updateable via USB cable and a robust application that allows for keyboard macros and mouse sensitivity settings.

Universal Fighting Board Inside

For fighting game fans, the Sniper offers an incredible value as well. Via extra gamepad port in the back, you can make your PS4, PS3, XB1 or XB360 Fightstick compatible with any of these modern consoles. It’s like having the $90
Universal Fighting Board in very accessible device. No need to wire up buttons or joystick!

Now through January 2, save $10 on the
Brook Sniper Keyboard Mouse Converter. This deal won’t last long, so be sure to check it out!

Save up to $15 on Select Fightsticks

Fightsticks will also see a discount of up to $15.  Here’s the breakdown by brand:

  • Hori – Save $10
  • MadCatz – Save $15
  • Qanba – Save $10 (Does include Qanba Defender backpacks, does not include pre-order products)

Fightsticks get Discounted UPS Shipping for USA Residents

When you purchase a Fightstick from FA,
shipping your entire order plus Fightstick via UPS is just $15.95 for a limited time! Important: make sure to choose “Show UPS Rates” when viewing your shopping cart, or during checkout to see the discount.

Qanba Obsidian Pre-orders Units Available

Qanba Obsidian Pre-Order

We have just a few units left of the Qanba Obsidian for 
pre-order.  I’m afraid that the free shipping and backpack offer is no longer available, but you can still have the joystick shipped via UPS Ground for only $15.95.  Get one of the hottest Fightsticks for 2017 – a perfect mix of function and form.

Free Artwork, Plexi for MadCatz TE2+, TES+, Hori RAP, and Qanba Carbon, Free KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus with HRAP

Hori RAP v4 MadCatz TE2, TE2+ MadCatz TES+ Qanba Carbon

If you didn’t already know, you can normally 
save 50% on custom artwork and plexi when you order with select Fightsticks. Now through January 2, purchase either the Hori RAP v4 Kai (PS4™/PS3™) or RAP V Kai (XB1, XB360), MadCatz TE2+ (PS4™/PS3™), MadCatz TES+ (PS4™/PS3™) or Qanba Carbon (PS3/PC/Android) Fightsticks, and you can bundle FA Plexworks services for artwork or blank plexi absolutely FREE

If you’re planning to buy the 
Kowal Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Plate with your Hori Fightstick, you can get one for free now through January 2! This adds silky smooth octagonal control to the Hori Hayabusa, replacing the existing square gate.  Combined with the artwork and plexi, that is a savings of over $20!

To receive this discount, make certain to add your fightstick and artwork or plexi to your shopping cart. You’ll receive a reminder at checkout or cart.  The KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus is automatically included when you add the HRAP v4 Kai or RAP V Kai to your cart.

Orders Begin Leaving our Warehouse on Tuesday, January 3

In 2016, New Year’s Day happened to fall on a Sunday. In observance of New Years Day, the US Post Office does not ship on Monday, January 2.  

That said, staff will begin packing more than 300 orders that were placed since the Attack on Wakeup sale began. Orders will begin shipping on Tuesday, January 3.  Please note that we ask for at least 2-3 business days to process orders, sometimes more following holidays or big sales like ATOW.  If you ordered a custom artwork, we ask for at least 5-7 business days to process. You may see USPS tracking appear by email notification.  Because of the holiday observance, please allow at least 48 hours for tracking to appear on

A Small Business Milestone

As we enter our seventh year, I’d like to share a bit of news: Jenni called me over while in the warehouse to mention this, and I took a quick shot of the monitor on my phone.

Just recently, thanks to you, FA earned just over $1 million in revenue this year.  

It’s quite important explain that revenue and profit are two separate things – there are still plenty of costs associated with running a business, so profit is just a small part of revenue. By no means am I driving a splashy Mercedes in light of these numbers.  For a small 5-person business that is FA, however, this is encouraging.

Finally, I realize that other arcade parts stores that have existed longer than FA have likely reached this – perhaps they are laughing at this amount. It’s no matter to me – I’m glad that players like you enjoy shopping with us enough to make this a great year, and wanted to share with my utmost appreciation for your support.

For FA to continue, I think it’s important to think about additional ways we can serve you.  I have some ideas that I’m looking forward to sharing with you in the coming weeks.  Let’s hope that 2017 is a good year for each of us.  


Jaleel Beck

Final Boss

* Excludes pre-orders, Brook brand devices, and Fightsticks.  Fightsticks will carry their own discount.
** Free shipping offer not applicable to Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, but will receive a 25% discount. Fightsticks are excluded from free shipping discount.

*** 25% international shipping discounts are automatically calculated when requesting a shipping estimate at the shopping cart, or during checkout.  You will not see a notification of discount applied.