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Agree with the above. Getting that amount of demand right off the bat is going to be quite difficult to do. It's better to set this up as something that will be a long-term investment for those who have a few more bucks to put towards something like this. As long as they're quality controllers, there won't be any problem with selling through the whole run once they're produced.

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E-mail sent. Definitely in for two. I'd gladly buy more if my funds allow it, but I know I can get at least a pair.

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Seeing how fast some homebrew releases sell out, I don't see there being trouble meeting the 250 mark if people have to buy two per order. 125 sales in that case? That seems easy to me.

 

My only concern would be the quality of these reproductions. I have used many third-party controllers over the years and few if any even come close to matching the quality of the original first-party versions. I'm not really interested in them if they don't match the quality of the originals (and it's not like there are that many good games that truly demand having the extra buttons).

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I'd be interested in a set, especially if you offer a couple of different colour schemes to match Jaguar, Atari STE and/or Falcon.

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Seeing how fast some homebrew releases sell out, I don't see there being trouble meeting the 250 mark if people have to buy two per order. 125 sales in that case? That seems easy to me.

 

My only concern would be the quality of these reproductions. I have used many third-party controllers over the years and few if any even come close to matching the quality of the original first-party versions. I'm not really interested in them if they don't match the quality of the originals (and it's not like there are that many good games that truly demand having the extra buttons).

I agree it has to be like the original or not at all

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Count me in for one.

As the first post states, controllers sold in pairs, minimum of one pair is required.

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Definitely keen for at least two, possibly for four. A couple of queries:

- Have you considered going the crowdfunding (Kickstarter) route? Yes there are pros (ha!) and cons, but transparency and tracking of updates is a definite positive. It doesn't magically guarantee delivery or anything like that for punters, but it can greatly widen the audience and ensure funds are delivered to the creators upon campaign completion date.

- Would it be possible to purchase just the boards? As I've mentioned before on AA, I made an 8 button arcade stick with spinner, keypad, and provision for autofire 20 or so years ago. It was easy enough to do but would be much easier and quicker to do with a replica pro-controller board. If the bare boards themselves were available to purchase, the likelihood of being able to produce quality self-contained arcade sticks in decent quantities for the Jag would be much easier. This is hypothetical of course ;)

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Definitely keen for at least two, possibly for four. A couple of queries:

 

- Have you considered going the crowdfunding (Kickstarter) route? Yes there are pros (ha!) and cons, but transparency and tracking of updates is a definite positive. It doesn't magically guarantee delivery or anything like that for punters, but it can greatly widen the audience and ensure funds are delivered to the creators upon campaign completion date.

 

- Would it be possible to purchase just the boards? As I've mentioned before on AA, I made an 8 button arcade stick with spinner, keypad, and provision for autofire 20 or so years ago. It was easy enough to do but would be much easier and quicker to do with a replica pro-controller board. If the bare boards themselves were available to purchase, the likelihood of being able to produce quality self-contained arcade sticks in decent quantities for the Jag would be much easier. This is hypothetical of course ;)

I thought about Kickstarter; however they take a large percentage of the total investment as a fee for using their service. The other issue there is those that sign up have to pay for the item before it is actually ready to ship. Thank you for you recommendation however. Yes I should be able to have spare parts available for sale if the project moves forward.

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I sent an email to a FB AA post. I hope it gets to you.

I was driving to work (don't judge me), when I saw it. lol

 

I have an interest in 2.

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-1 for going any kind of "crowdfunded" route. I'd be out then. Zero interest whatsoever.

 

Especially don't need annoying e-mail updates every few weeks with sumguy's ramblings of their snail paced mis-micromanaging:

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your patience all! Today, my dog got sick and we had to put him down. But good news, the glue we ordered months ago for the boxes finally came. Delay was out of our control as there was a tsunami near the plant where it is produced. To make matters worse, horses are in short supply.

 

Still looking for a source of non-magnetic staples and the special ink needed to produce the manual. The printer has already secured the red and blue inks, just waiting on the rest.

 

Few weeks later... Had a small hiccup with the molds. Turns out the fabrication shop produced them over spec, so now the internals won't fit. We will be selling these as "overruns" for you special collectards in order to recoup the expense. At your expense of course, but never mind that. Updates to come!

 

Another few weeks later... well, the printer finally got the rest of the inks and is now in the final stage of inserting it into his press. Don't suspect that'll take long, probably just another month or so. In the meantime, we're placing bids on those non-magnetic staples and hope to secure something soon. Just need to find a really long stapler next.

 

Several more weeks... great news! The printer was able to slather the inks into his press and has begun printing! Been having problems with the electricity in our shop though, so progress hasn't been so great securing an extra long stapler for the manuals. We've since switched operations to little Jimmy's mothers' basement, so hope to have WiFi set up soon there - but things are coming along!

 

Month goes by... Hey all, just wanted to give an update. Jimmy's mom came down with a bad case of the sniffles. While this in and of itself may not seem like a big deal, it has delayed the installation of the wireless router down in her basement. Hope to have that setup and configured soon.

 

2 months go by... okay, some big updates here! In the time it took to have WiFi set up at Jimmy's house, one of the team got a brilliant idea to have a generator installed at the shop for more consistent electricity while we save up for a contractor to repair. Have yet to find a really long stapler, but have since learned we can simply tap the staples closed with a hammer and needle nose pliers. Hardly leaves a mark into the paper! Printer says he's finished printing the manuals and will get them sent to us soon for stapling. Stay tuned for more updates! The project is really coming along now. We can feel it.

 

Couple of weeks later... well, some bad news here. Jimmy's mom passed away. Turns out it wasn't sniffles at all, but syphilis. But that's not what killed her! While following the internet providing contractor that finally showed up, down to the basement, she slipped on one of David's (another valued and experienced team member) leftover turkey pot pie tins and broke her neck on the way down. Visitation being held at McDuff's funeral home this Friday.

 

Few weeks later... okay, finally making progress here. Paper for the manuals received and we just got into stapling/hammering them, when Jimmy noticed something was wrong. Printer had not collated the pages correctly! But never fear... we've hired Jimmy's dad to cut the pages and tape things up in proper order. This minor hiccup will only delay the project by a few months, but hang tight as we want to do things right for you. Our valued and esteemed backers.

 

6 months go by... alright, manuals all finished, but we forgot all about the oversized molds! Fabrication shop got back to us with a retooled example, but it just sat there in Jimmy's mothers' basement all this time as we were all distracted by her death. We've put a rush on approval, so they can get to fabricating the new shells.

 

Few weeks go by... great news all! Fabrication shop finished with the newly approved run of shells and we're now ready to install the internals. The internals we haven't even begun to get bids for yet, but no worries... we hope to have word back within the next few weeks in time for the all important Columbus Day holiday. Stay tuned...

 

8 months later... After finally securing all of the pieces to assemble, one of our team (Jimmy of course) was served a C&D order due to some ages old copyright patent infringement, having to do with the proprietary spacing of plastic studs that secure and align the internals. Jimmy's dad has been busy drilling, screwing and reassembling all this time though, so won't be long now as we're in the final stages - ready for distribution!

 

Several months later and now fishing the updates out of my e-mail's 'junk' folder... we here at Blah Blah Blah Team (sans Jimmy, details to follow) regret to inform our backers that there will be a slight delay in shipment, due to a freak accident involving all of the assembled product. Everything was packed up and ready for shipment, when the generator supplanting the electricity we purchased blew up, and took the entire section of the shop with it. This section of the shop just happened to be where all the finished product was being staged for pickup by USPS contractors the very next day. So close! If only the generator could have waited to explode until after the product was picked up! Oh and Jimmy, sadly, happened to be in the vicinity of the explosion. So we're now down a valuable and previously extremely productive member of the team, but no worries... we all learned a lot from this experience and want to ensure that ALL of our backers will be upgraded to the Platinum level, where you are entitled to a free download of the generator explosion caught by our security cameras, as well as BOTH Jimmy's moms' AND Jimmy's very own Funeral Programs, to be forever cherished alongside your original Kickstarting funded collectible treasure. :)

 

 

 

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-1 for going any kind of "crowdfunded" route. I'd be out then. Zero interest whatsoever.

 

Especially don't need annoying e-mail updates every few weeks with sumguy's ramblings of their snail paced mis-micromanaging:

 

 

 

 

Thanks for your patience all! Today, my dog got sick and we had to put him down. But good news, the glue we ordered months ago for the boxes finally came. Delay was out of our control as there was a tsunami near the plant where it is produced. To make matters worse, horses are in short supply.

 

Still looking for a source of non-magnetic staples and the special ink needed to produce the manual. The printer has already secured the red and blue inks, just waiting on the rest.

 

Few weeks later... Had a small hiccup with the molds. Turns out the fabrication shop produced them over spec, so now the internals won't fit. We will be selling these as "overruns" for you special collectards in order to recoup the expense. At your expense of course, but never mind that. Updates to come!

 

Another few weeks later... well, the printer finally got the rest of the inks and is now in the final stage of inserting it into his press. Don't suspect that'll take long, probably just another month or so. In the meantime, we're placing bids on those non-magnetic staples and hope to secure something soon. Just need to find a really long stapler next.

 

Several more weeks... great news! The printer was able to slather the inks into his press and has begun printing! Been having problems with the electricity in our shop though, so progress hasn't been so great securing an extra long stapler for the manuals. We've since switched operations to little Jimmy's mothers' basement, so hope to have WiFi set up soon there - but things are coming along!

 

Month goes by... Hey all, just wanted to give an update. Jimmy's mom came down with a bad case of the sniffles. While this in and of itself may not seem like a big deal, it has delayed the installation of the wireless router down in her basement. Hope to have that setup and configured soon.

 

2 months go by... okay, some big updates here! In the time it took to have WiFi set up at Jimmy's house, one of the team got a brilliant idea to have a generator installed at the shop for more consistent electricity while we save up for a contractor to repair. Have yet to find a really long stapler, but have since learned we can simply tap the staples closed with a hammer and needle nose pliers. Hardly leaves a mark into the paper! Printer says he's finished printing the manuals and will get them sent to us soon for stapling. Stay tuned for more updates! The project is really coming along now. We can feel it.

 

Couple of weeks later... well, some bad news here. Jimmy's mom passed away. Turns out it wasn't sniffles at all, but syphilis. But that's not what killed her! While following the internet providing contractor that finally showed up, down to the basement, she slipped on one of David's leftover turkey pot pie tins and broke her neck on the way down. Visitation being held at McDuff's funeral home this Friday.

 

Few weeks later... okay, finally making progress here. Paper for the manuals received and we just got into stapling/hammering them, when Jimmy noticed something was wrong. Printer had not collated the pages correctly! But never fear... we've hired Jimmy's dad to cut the pages and tape things up in proper order. This minor hiccup will only delay the project by a few months, but hang tight as we want to do things right for you. Our valued and esteemed backers.

 

6 months go by... alright, manuals all finished, but we forgot all about the oversized molds! Fabrication shop got back to us with a retooled example, but it just sat there in Jimmy's mothers' basement all this time as we were all distracted by her death. We've put a rush on approval, so they can get to fabricating the new shells.

 

Few weeks go by... great news all! Fabrication shop finished with the newly approved run of shells and we're now ready to install the internals. The internals we haven't even begun to get bids on yet, but no worries... we hope to have word back within the next few weeks in time for the all important Columbus Day holiday. Stay tuned...

 

8 months later... After finally securing all of the pieces to assemble, one of our team (Jimmy of course) was served a C&D order due to some ages old copyright infringement, having to do with the proprietary spacing of plastic studs that secure and align the internals. Jimmy's dad has been busy drilling, screwing and reassembling all this time though, so won't be long now as we're in the final stages - ready for distribution!

 

Several months later and now fishing the updates out of my e-mail's 'junk' folder... we here at Blah Blah Blah Team (sans Jimmy, details to follow) regret to inform our backers that there will be a slight delay in shipment, due to a freak accident involving all of the assembled product. Everything was packed up and ready for shipment, when the generator supplanting the electricity we purchased blew up, and took the entire section of the shop with it. This section of the shop just happened to be where all the finished product was being staged for pickup by USPS contractors the very next day. So close! If only the generator could have waited to explode until after the product was picked up! Oh and Jimmy, sadly, happened to be in the vicinity of the explosion. So we're now down a valuable and previously extremely productive member of the team, but no worries... we all learned a lot from this experience and want to ensure that ALL of our backers will be upgraded to the Platinum level, where you are entitled to a free download of the generator explosion caught by our security cameras, as well as BOTH Jimmy's moms' AND Jimmy's very own Funeral Programs, to be forever cherished alongside your original Kickstarting funded collectible treasure. :)

 

 

 

Lol, so true. Don't worry no crowdfunding here, just trying to gauge interest. No one pays until they are ready to ship.

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