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According to the conversation I just had with Iwan, it seems that there's no VCS' box scan around the net !

Only front or rear views.

I think that it will be a "good thing" for all those had lost their VCS' box...

Me, for example...

( I have a good way to build repro-boxes, and I'm goin' to do some for my loose cartridges... that's why ;)! )

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Are you asking for one, or just making a statement?

 

I have a box for a Sears Tele Games heavy sixer, but it is torn on the ends. Even so, I do not know how it would be scanned. Most scanners will only go up to legal size at the largest, and a VCS box is much larger than that.

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Yeah, I know it's almost impossible for "normal" scanners, BUT of course it could be done taking good "planar" pics with a camera: it would be never good as a real scan, but IF it's the only way...

I did it years ago for some vynil discs boxes: at that time I didn't have an hi-res camera (I think it was a 2Mpx at least... :ponder: ) but they were better than what I expected ;) !

 

SO

 

YES, if you ( ALL OF YOU owners of VCS'/2600s/JRs/5200/7800 boxes ) could do it... well, it would be VERY appreciate !

THNX :)

Of course if you need some boxes full-developement I can provide them !

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I would love a back scan of box for Frogger 2 as mine is totally ripped to pieces (the front still looks okish). Maybe someone here is kind enough to provide.

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Of course if you need some boxes full-developement I can provide them !

 

Yes it would be very good. There are a few loose games i'd like to see boxed again in my shelf.

 

Do you have an idea of prices and quality of the print work?

 

Please keep us informed.

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FroggerII rear scan isn't unfortunately available at the moment... my FrII cart is waiting it, too ;) !

 

Quality is very good ! The "almost-free" preview box that a cartonbox factory built for me is wonderful !

Prices ?

They told me that could be around 2-3 €uros per single box, but this is for "here"... I doubt that a Italy-to-U.S.A. shipping for a single box would be cheap... but if you want I'll ask postal service how much is.

Otherwise simply ask and I'll send you my works of course for free :)

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FroggerII rear scan isn't unfortunately available at the moment... my FrII cart is waiting it, too  ;) !

 

Quality is very good ! The "almost-free" preview box that a cartonbox factory built for me is wonderful !

Prices ?

They told me that could be around 2-3 €uros per single box, but this is for "here"... I doubt that a Italy-to-U.S.A. shipping for a single box would be cheap... but if you want I'll ask postal service how much is.

Otherwise simply ask and I'll send you my works of course for free :)

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Hehe, I thought there would be any request (PMs) |:) , but I still hear nothing about the "real" topic of this thread :sad: ...

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WOW !

... still no answer for my "simple" request... NO ONE has a shot of the heavy/light sixer box ???

:(

But I am so happy for those repro-boxes I just built !!!

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Not "professional" as others I've already seen "here", but I think they're good at all...

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There are numerous sites that have thousands of cart label and box art scans available for download. The Cover Project has a pretty extensive library freely downloadable.

 

Trouble is also going to be finding a large format printer available with a fine pitch DPI ratio for printing the VCS box. How do you plan to do that?

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A huge plotter could help...

I already have a friend who has a photolab and, of course, a giant plotter ;) !

Years ago he did all the repro-artworks for my Dragon's Lair cabinet, so I think he could produce an h-q printing for console box, too !

Maybe with adhesive paper to be attached to the "real" carton box !

 

_ numerous sites ??? ... still don't find any scan for ALL the VCS gox

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A huge plotter could help...

I already have a friend who has a photolab and, of course, a giant plotter ;) !

Years ago he did all the repro-artworks for my Dragon's Lair cabinet, so I think he could produce an h-q printing for console box, too !

Maybe with adhesive paper to be attached to the "real" carton box !

 

_ numerous sites ??? ... still don't find any scan for ALL the VCS gox

 

Why don't you just buy a box? :?

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What kind of cardstock do you use for those repro boxes? They look really good!

 

...other than the fact that they all have a noticeable white seam at all the edges. Is there not a means of printing them as foldable flats without the white seams?

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Wiz:

maybe in US it could be simple... not the same here. Do you have a cheap box to sell me, where cheap is intended "1 piece <= 10€uros" (shipping included, OF COURSE) ?

I don't think...

 

Cebus:

they used a "simple" 300gr. carton (gr. stands for "grams" in our decimal weight measurement), so it's not like the original but it sure can't be deformed with a simple slight or with a breath ;) .

I still don't put inside the "repro-carton slot" to place the cart, which I think (and it's 100% sure) it could "reinforce" all the box structure.

 

Tz101:

I repeat: they're NOT professional... I could have spent more for a pro-bending (I still dont't know HOW much...), which could avoid me to make a "light-cut" line with a simple cutter (and that's why you see the white line on every edge..).

But I'll think of it, for sure... just yesterday that printing-company told me they inserted the "VCScarts facsimile" in their product list :lust: ! So I'll ask them if they could do a kind of "creasing" for bending the edges of the boxes, making'em looking much more better than those I already built !

BUT

I could have to deny it if the cost will raise to more than 2-3 €/piece !

I have 80 loose carts... so make your counts...

1€/piece= 80 €uros (and it's ok)

2-3 €/piece= 160/240 € (!!!too much money!!!... even if I think of print some boxes now and some other in a second/third/fourth time!)

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... a gift for those with this rarity, if it doesn't have its "house" ;) .

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And I'm still hoping that ANYONE would like to post what I was and still looking for...

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Tz101:

I repeat: they're NOT professional... I could have spent more for a pro-bending (I still dont't know HOW much...), which could avoid me to make a "light-cut" line with a simple cutter (and that's why you see the white line on every edge..).

 

Have you tried scoring the intended fold with a 'bone folder' (it's a pointy but smooth piece of bone - they sell them at some art supply shops, or book binding business) or you could find something plastic like a disposable plastic knife - then you could fold without having to score the line.

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Have you tried scoring the intended fold with a 'bone folder' (it's a pointy but smooth piece of bone - they sell them at some art supply shops, or book binding business) or you could find something plastic like a disposable plastic knife - then you could fold without having to score the line.

 

I've still haven't tried it!

But sure I'm thinkin' of do it, like 2-3 other ways to reach the "original-like" bending.

 

Of coure the "1-pixel white lines" that you can see in the templates are made to define the edges, but I'm sure they would not be seen with a perfect bending.

 

P.S.

The Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6 "fanalone" in your avatar...

I'm italian, and a huge fan of classic cars, so I have to ask you:

"WHY THAT CAR ?"

Do you also know the best Fulvia driver ever ?

Of course he was ( he IS ... 'cause he's still alive :D ) italian..

The "DRAGON" Sandro Munari !!!!

:D

I owned since 2 years ago an Abarth 595ss [http://picasaweb.google.com/macdlsa/Abarth595ss#]...... yup, since me and my family had money issues and I was forced to sell it :sad: :sad: :sad: !!!

Many roadtrip with this fabulous little car... and many memories... re- :sad: & SIGH !

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What kind of cardstock do you use for those repro boxes? They look really good!

 

...other than the fact that they all have a noticeable white seam at all the edges. Is there not a means of printing them as foldable flats without the white seams?

 

I don't see you coming up with something better.

 

I think the boxes look really good! :thumbsup:

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P.S.

The Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6 "fanalone" in your avatar...

I'm italian, and a huge fan of classic cars, so I have to ask you:

"WHY THAT CAR ?"

Do you also know the best Fulvia driver ever ?

Of course he was ( he IS ... 'cause he's still alive :D ) italian..

The "DRAGON" Sandro Munari !!!!

:D

I owned since 2 years ago an Abarth 595ss [http://picasaweb.google.com/macdlsa/Abarth595ss#]...... yup, since me and my family had money issues and I was forced to sell it :sad: :sad: :sad: !!!

Many roadtrip with this fabulous little car... and many memories... re- :sad: & SIGH !

Very nice car you had - and in amazing condition! Too bad you had to sell it!

Did it have Cromodora or Campagnolo wheels on it?

This is my Fulvia HF - it's a Second Series HF, 1972 - not a Fanalone - but just as fun ;)

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They were Campagnolo wheels, for disc brakes, too (competition).

Your Fulvia is absolutely wonderful !!!

Cromodora wheels, white bounds, racing seats...

And that Impreza WRX ( model '95-99, I think... ) behind your car...

You sure are a rally fan ( like me ) !!!

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They were Campagnolo wheels, for disc brakes, too (competition).

Your Fulvia is absolutely wonderful !!!

Cromodora wheels, white bounds, racing seats...

And that Impreza WRX ( model '95-99, I think... ) behind your car...

You sure are a rally fan ( like me ) !!!

oh - it has rally spec campagnolo wheels ;)

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