I was a little disheartened to hear about the licensing agreement with Cardillo. I'd hate to think any funds from this project in anyway are helping him make his next music video or feeding his dillusion that he can keep milking the brand and being a general a hole to the community.
But on the other hand, I get why it would be considered. It adds to the nostalgia and gives it a better market outside of AA where people might not be aware of the project based on the name/logo. And the licensed built in games also add some value to the console.
I was planning on buying/supporting both projects. And probably still will. But I'm not going to lie and say that the licensing agreement with Cardillo didn't make me think twice about this one. Because it certainly did.
I'd much rather see the product come out with its own name/logo and no built in games licensed from Cardillo than have any portion of the funds (no matter how small) go back to him.
Everything this guy said perfectly sums up my feelings 100% - There was absoultely no question in my mind that I would be supporting this project, buying more than one system for myself, and making sure I pointed everyone that came to the ColecoVision Fan socials to this new system as an option to extend their fandom for ColecoVision. But with Cardillo involved, even in a minor role, it makes me question wanting to do that. And while yes, I will still do that, I wish I didn't have to stop and think about it before doing so.
It's just unfortunate that the Coleco brand currently sits with such an absoultely horrible disgusting untrustworthy shady human when it could be in the hands of someone who could actually do amazing things with it.
Best of luck to you guys, CollectorVision, you still have my support, and while I don't agree with the decision to brand it as ColecoVision, I understand it. Let's just hope that brand eventually gets sold off to someone better and it will be a win-win for everyone.