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ColecoVision Custom Smurf Controller * Boxed controller *

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I was asked by the programmer of the New upcoming Smurf game to make a custom controller.

I am still in the planning stages and am doing an interest check. It will be a single boxed controller (one player game), most likely with a window like the Mario Bros. Controller set.

It will be blue with white fire buttons and have a replacement ball knob and straightened original ColecoVision cord with a replacement underlay. I am considering a controller box that will include a compartment for the cartridge. For simplicities sake, I will probably just offer the controller in it's own box and you can buy a boxed copy of the game to accompany it.

I want to make 15 of these so that it is worthwhile for all the design time I am going to have in making a custom box for it. I am not going to have this project be a long drawn out process like the Mario Bros. was. This will be a one time offering.
Basically I want to exactly 15 no more no less. More than likely 11 of these will be up for sale with 4 reserved for publisher, artist, programmer and myself.

I know that people like to see examples and finished products, but I need some serious interest in this before I go to the trouble and expense of making an example to post.

The price will be $70 plus shipping, more if it ends up including the game cartridge.

I learned from doing the Mario Bros. controller set that about half the people that say they are interested end up following through. If you want to send me an IM I will put you on a list, however you must be prepared to make payment/deposit in a timely manner upon request, or I will move down the list to the next person.

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Moderator please delete my post in the homebrew discussion forum.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/167605-smurf-custom-colecovision-controller/page__fromsearch__1

I placed it there by mistake.

Thanks

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HI Todd, you can mark me down for one![img]http://www.atariage.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/atariage/icon_thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Thanks everyone that has expressed interest so far. I have 5 people total. As I said, I would like to make 15 total with probably 11 of those available for sale.

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[quote name='the.golden.ax' date='Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:31 PM' timestamp='1281893483' post='2072990']
Dang! yes, please, I'd like some more sir. You do awesome work.
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Thanks AX. That makes 6 now.

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[quote name='Yurkie' date='Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:37 AM' timestamp='1281893826' post='2072999']
[quote name='the.golden.ax' date='Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:31 PM' timestamp='1281893483' post='2072990']
Dang! yes, please, I'd like some more sir. You do awesome work.
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Thanks AX. That makes 6 now.
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C'mon guys, all of us who bought the Mario controllers know how good these are...time to buy more. [img]http://www.atariage.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/atariage/icon_mrgreen.gif[/img]

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Here is a thread about the Smurf Homebrew game

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/167151-new-smurf-game-for-colecovision/page__fromsearch__1

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I have 7 people interested. I would really like to get at least 3 more. I was going over the numbers and I might make 20. 16 For Sale to anyone that wants one and 4 reserved for myself, artist, programmer and publisher. It is expensive and time consuming to make these. I really appreciate everyones support so far.

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[quote name='Yurkie' date='Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:31 AM' timestamp='1282876300' post='2081210']
Bump
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You should try to post on other forums too.

Not only atariage members are potential customers.

I saw for Ghost'n Zombie, most of (and a lot) request i have (after Gnz was soldout) are not from AtariAge members.

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I think that unfortunately for me, most people are holding out until they see the finished product. This really makes me appreciate the people that are supporting me up front. It would be really nice if I could get at least 3 more people to show interest now.

Youki if you would like to post on other forums and let people know that would be great.

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[quote name='Yurkie' date='Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:40 AM' timestamp='1282920013' post='2081443']
I think that unfortunately for me, most people are holding out until they see the finished product. This really makes me appreciate the people that are supporting me up front. It would be really nice if I could get at least 3 more people to show interest now.

Youki if you would like to post on other forums and let people know that would be great.
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Hi Yurkie, you can put me down for a second one, might as well have a pair. 2 to go I guess.

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Hi Yurkie, you can put me down for a second one, might as well have a pair. 2 to go I guess.
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Thanks cmart604.

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Would be very nice. I saw your Mario Bros controllers and those look really nice. (wonder if its still possible get those..). Where i could find information of new Smurf game? :lust: Edited by Mika73

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[quote name='Mika73' date='Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:46 AM' timestamp='1283244381' post='2084129']
Would be very nice. I saw your Mario Bros controllers and those look really nice. (wonder if its still possible get those..). Where i could find information of new Smurf game? :lust:
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[url="http://www.atomicfe.com/colecovision"]The video does not match with the final version[/url] but it gives an idea of what the game will be.

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I printed a sample box and tray yesterday, I need to adjust my dimensioning but the box is looking good, thanks to graphics provided by crapchute!

I am going to begin dyeing 10 controllers today.

If all goes well I will be ready to ship 10 controllers a week from today. I'll dye another 10 in later in the week.

I plan to have all the controllers I am going to produce shipped no later than October 1st. As I said before this is not going to be a drawn out process like the Mario Bros. controllers where.

With 3 people wanting 2 each and the other requests for 1, 14 are already reserved.

I will post pictures of a completed controller and box and tray in the next few days. If you want one of these please post a request or send me an IM.

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[quote name='Yurkie' date='Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:55 AM' timestamp='1283270115' post='2084277']
I printed a sample box and tray yesterday, I need to adjust my dimensioning but the box is looking good, thanks to graphics provided by crapchute!

I am going to begin dyeing 10 controllers today.

If all goes well I will be ready to ship 10 controllers a week from today. I'll dye another 10 in later in the week.

I plan to have all the controllers I am going to produce shipped no later than October 1st. As I said before this is not going to be a drawn out process like the Mario Bros. controllers where.

With 3 people wanting 2 each and the other requests for 1, 14 are already reserved.

I will post pictures of a completed controller and box and tray in the next few days. If you want one of these please post a request or send me an IM.
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Great news Yurkie, looking forward to these![img]http://www.atariage.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/atariage/icon_thumbsup.gif[/img]

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[quote name='Yurkie' date='Wed Sep 1, 2010 1:25 AM' timestamp='1283270115' post='2084277']
I printed a sample box and tray yesterday, I need to adjust my dimensioning but the box is looking good, thanks to graphics provided by crapchute!

I am going to begin dyeing 10 controllers today.

If all goes well I will be ready to ship 10 controllers a week from today. I'll dye another 10 in later in the week.

I plan to have all the controllers I am going to produce shipped no later than October 1st. As I said before this is not going to be a drawn out process like the Mario Bros. controllers where.

With 3 people wanting 2 each and the other requests for 1, 14 are already reserved.

I will post pictures of a completed controller and box and tray in the next few days. If you want one of these please post a request or send me an IM.
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Great to see this go ahead and looking forward to see the controller!

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