Information
Name: Lazer X Lotos Eaters Year Made: Unknown
Arcade: Lazer X City: Des Moines
State: Iowa Country: USA
Category: Laser Tag Token
Search Tags: 1995 Intersphere Lotos Eaters AllPlay Manufacturer Closed



History
On January 17 1995, Robert Todd Ferson incorporated Intersphere USA, L.C. and based the company in Des Moines, Iowa.1 Intersphere USA owned the USA distribution rights of the Intersphere laser tag system created by Intersphere Holland.1 On April 18, 1996 Intersphere USA, L.C. filed for a trademark on “Laser X”, which was later cancelled. 1 From what I can tell inorder to promote Laser X and his friend's band, the Lotos Eaters, Todd Ferson had these tokens created. 2 Intersphere USA, L.C. was dissolved on September 5, 2006.1

Thanks to a helpful site visitor named Waith, we know that this token was used by Lazer X in Des Moines, Iowa. They were open from 1996 to 2001.3 Lazer X was located in the northwest corner of Merle Hay Mall, adjacent to the food court.3, 4 Nine years after closing Lazer X opened on the 3rd floor of AllPlay, located in downtown Des Moines.3, 5 AllPlay closed in December of 2012.6


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Sources
  1. "Intersphere" Laser Tag Museum. June 8, 2016. Web. June 8, 2016.
  2. MOSS, COREY. "The Lotos Eaters are lappin' up the fame" Iowa State Daily. April 19, 1996. Web. June 8, 2016.
  3. Waith. " Lotos_Eaters/_Laser-X_Tokens". Message to ArcadeToken.net. January 25, 2017. Email.
    These tokens were from a lazer tag/arcade complex in Merle Hay Mall in
    Urbandale/Des Moines, Iowa.
    
    3800 Merle Hay RD # 990 was the address. IIRC they were open from 1996-2001.
    The business name and equipment was re-used to open in downtown Des Moines
    in 2010 as part of All-Play, but has since closed again.
  4. "For Your Information" Iowa State Daily. October 28, 1997. Web. January 30, 2017.
  5. "Lazer X Des Moines" Twitter. January 1, 2010. Web. January 30, 2017.
  6. "ALLPLAY DES MOINES" UrbanDSM. January 30, 2017. Web. January 30, 2017.


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Revisions
  • June 08, 2016 - Token Posted.
  • January 09, 2017 - Added "Manufacturer" Tag.
  • January 30, 2017 - New Information found. Added information about Lazer X at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, Iowa.




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