I have no doubt His E2 side art was amazing. I backed this project on the basis of screen printing, as I've gone down the sticker path before and it just isn't as nice as the original screen print method.My opinion is his releases are in most of cases better than originals
Hello Arcade fans! I would like to chime in on this topic.
My contribution and involvement to this reproduction are non profitable to me. I simply want this made.
As I refurbishing Japanese cabs, certain parts are hard to come by. One could argue that those parts are the finishing touches that makes these machine look pristine again.
Asking ahead of production to finance such parts is partly aimed to be as close to those original parts. Injectionmolds, as the original parts had been made back in the days, wasn't aimed for low production numbers and creating this for less then 100 parts is not profitable. As I saw the screen prints form TR-S, I can say I have no doubts this will be the "Only Repo" that will be close to original parts. I mean they are indistinguishable to their originals.
Every Egret owner knows how difficult it is to get hold of original parts, especially the LOM. It is fair to say ~220$ is cheap!
The original Egret 2 Lom, didn't age well (brittle, very fragile and colours are fading) It needs replacement. As neither Sega or Taito ever made these to last for that many decades.
The TR-S guys are the only ones that would approach this the right way. That said I was arguing that the original parts are faulty in my opinion and there might be a different approach to injection molding.
Why not upgrading? Does it has to be exactly like the original?
Bear with me. If it would look exactly the same from the outside (where is seen) but would be carved out (milled) of a solid block of opal plastic and screen printed. This way it won't bend, crack and could also be used as a light diffuser. Also it would be held in place without using stickers or glue.
What are your thoughts on this? Do we want a exact original reproduced or a reproduction that looks identically but made differently?
Please do not cancel, just wait a little more time. You are the only one I know who can do this repro!I told injection mold
People paid for injection molded product. That's it.
The thing is
if we cannot collect enough preorders, then i will refund all payments. That's it
it is not at the end of the world if i won't make this project happen.
I don't like when people gives some bad examples about the trust.
if people believe and trust, we can make it. If not, no problem. Easy to cancel
Having seen other artwork from Hursit, I am hesitant to believe it. The artwork on the Cutes is not arcade quality (very thin shoddy stickers), and even simple things like the CAPCOM logo are incorrect. And that's been vectorized all over the internet for decades. There was not an attention to detail then, and it's curious to have a sudden expectation that there would be now.As I saw the screen prints form TR-S, I can say I have no doubts this will be the "Only Repo" that will be close to original parts. I mean they are indistinguishable to their originals.
I'd say 98% of owners don't /need/ this replaced and have never considered it to be an issue. If you DO need one, yes, they're awful to find now.Every Egret owner knows how difficult it is to get hold of original parts, especially the LOM. It is fair to say ~220$ is cheap!
I don't mean to be rude, but do you have any experience with injection molded parts being brought to market? And screen printing on weird curved plastic pieces? And the artwork in the past has been hit or miss. If it were metal, I'm sure no one would question because it is in your wheelhouse and you've got some proven experience.I don't like when people gives some bad examples about the trust.
This is how the Cute project went too. So 2 projects where what was promised was not what was delivered. Which of course is going to make people wary of project 3. And thank you @bagheera369 for finding the words to say a lot of the things I've been thinking surrounding this.I personally had my experience when I asked SPECIFICALLY if spare gears and wearable parts for the Forgotten Worlds Spinners would be available, to ensure the units would be repairable, in case of a bad part, or wear.....and was told that spare parts would definitely be available. Then, after money was taken, and spinners were being shipped, that "yes, definitely" turned into "i'm sorry, no".
I didn't pay 500$ for a pair of spinners that couldn't be repaired if things went wrong, so I sold mine, unused, still in box, almost immediately.
Rewrite, I can't respond to those other works you refering to. I have two Sega Astro City's and two Egret 2 side-art stickers made by TR-S ~in my own opinion, not only are they well made but screen printed in the right colours with dot rasterisation. Non of those you can find even close to what others are selling.
Frankly, I do not seen any contribution from either of you. Sounded more like complaining. And let me guess, it's just a guess, you both have not placed any orders, didn't ya? No one gets forced to buy anything, so what's the struggle? Pre-order or get refunded. READ THE TITLE of this post: