Just Emailed an order, and Vectrex Mad I hope you got my thank you email for your amazing overlays, I hope you can make a complete set.
For what it's worth, I've been playing my Vectrex for almost 25 years without overlays. We got it the xmas of its release, and then the following summer all these games in Ziploc bags with manual and overlay but no box showed up in Acme Surplus (we lived in western Massachusetts, where Milton Bradley was, so a lot of their stuff showed up in surplus stores... Coleco too, I got a lot of spare CV controllers for a quarter each back in the day and some even worked). Then I went away to college and when I came back, all the stuff that had been in my desk had gotten packed away. My Vectrex was just a Minestorm machine, and stayed that way for 15 years until I got my first multicart. I never got around to searching the crawlspaces for them. My mom's gone now, and my stepdad is looking at selling their house, so we've been cleaning out the crawlspaces over the last year. They still haven't turned up, but almost my entire Odyssey2 collection did, as well as my dad's original Odyssey.
My Vectrex and Richard's multicart (and Sean Kelly's, and this one I got from a guy on ebay that requires you to choose games using jumpers) are here in my office now. I think from time to time about trying to make my own overlays using a color laser, transparency stock, masking tape and white spray paint (don't laugh, did an unrelated project that way 10 years ago and it came out great), or just ordering some from someone who makes them, but honestly, we almost never used the overlays "back in the day", just like we never bothered with those slide-in controller overlays on the Colecovision. I can always fire up MESS for the whole overlay experience, though emulation didn't have that "electron gun leaking into the speaker" sound last time I played them and an Xbox controller isn't quite a Vectrex controller.
So, still tempted, but I've been playing without them for my entire adult life. Knowing it would cost far more to make a whole set than it did to buy the multicart means I might never get around to buying them, but if someone ever finds a way to mass-produce them cheaply, I'll be all over it.
Edited by raindog, Sat Sep 3, 2011 12:09 PM.