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Leonardo Biagi

Bandai Vectrex System box replica (and some games as well)

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Hello again!!!

I'm starting this topic to ask yet another box pictures. I just recently purchased a Bandai Vectrex and would like to make a replica box for it to keep it alongside my other vectrex (in which the box is also a replica that you guys helped me build). So, again, if any of you good souls with an original box could share some nice quality pics, I'd be forever grateful (even more) and share the files at my imgur for whoever needs it. My other Vectrex box is ready (actually I kept the first prototype, but I may have found a company that can make a better one for me with my art).

And to give an update on those who were waiting a reply from me to send some boxes, the conclusion is that is too expensive to even offer you (shipping alone is something around 50 dollars)...

Anyway, thanks again!!!

 

PS- And if anyone would have boxes from the games as well, I'd use it to replicate mine, any bandai vectrex game

 

Leonardo

 

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This is my prototype #1 (and only). The white lines is where the paper overlaps (I printed at home as a test so a had a size limitation, that's why there's a joint part)

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Already got it!!! Special thanks to Mr. "Chris Vectrexer Romero" for those excelent pics. I'll keep posting the results here and will make them available on my website. Thanks to those at least checked it here and had intentions to help.

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I know that maybe three or four fellow members may read this and even less follow my "work" around here. But for the people that do, they know that I started this project because of the absolute lack of good quality pics of console box. You can easily find for the new consoles, but for retro gaming it was nearly impossible (specially in this case for the Vectrex), so with the good help of the community I could do my work and make it available for whoever would want or need them. The feedback's been amazing and the motivation kept going and got me excited, the result was tens of different boxes and with lots more on the way. People've been using my art around (a couple of guys in Brazil and I've seen on facebook as well) without even saying hi or whatever, but that's ok because I'm doing it for the love of it and not money nor credit, but when I confronted someone and asked for a little bit of credit, I has to listen that the art was everywhere on the net for whoever wanted to use it (of course, after ll my work...) and even that I had no business nor right to ask for that credit (which is right, because it's not my art originally, it's just a well done replica), and even hear that I wanted money for it :( when it was crystal clear that it was specifically my art (My Vectrex has an inverted cartridge slot and a straight controller), it hurted a little, so as from now on. I'm only posting a low quality comparision of the art and still make it available for whoever wants it always for free, of course.

I'm really sorry you had the read this as I'm writing this for myself to take a little off my chest, but please know that I'm grateful for everything you've done for me, and hope to do a lot more.

Thank you for your patience and time.

 

Now to the art!!

 

 

Edit; Now that I posted it, I see I need to work on some stuff before it's ready

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It is your interpretation of the original artwork and is technically unique and can never be exact. Had you been commissioned to replicate it or touch it up, you would be compensated for the work. These people would not benefit with out your work and honestly replicating/touching up the artwork is the only legitimate act, since they are the ones infringing on trademark/copyright by selling the artwork/duplicating a product. Unfortunately, you don't have much recourse aside from flagging the listing should in appear on an auction site.

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It is your interpretation of the original artwork and is technically unique and can never be exact. Had you been commissioned to replicate it or touch it up, you would be compensated for the work. These people would not benefit with out your work and honestly replicating/touching up the artwork is the only legitimate act, since they are the ones infringing on trademark/copyright by selling the artwork/duplicating a product. Unfortunately, you don't have much recourse aside from flagging the listing should in appear on an auction site.

You said it! And very well put!

I guess I'll just continue doing this stuff and face whatever may come. After all, it's just for fun and the love of the games, and that's why almost most of us do it and joined this or whatever else community (helping each other, I mean). Thanks for reading and commenting. I promised not to bore you guys again by letting off more steam...

 

And the third side of the box is coming in a couple of days..

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And the third side of the box is coming in a couple of days..

 

Hi, how's it going? Working on a similar project - an euro box. I'm lucky that I have good pics, but struggling with fonts

 

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Hi Leonardo, thank you - no help needed now,

What about your project, did you finish the 3rd side?

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I bet there is lots of money to be made from reproduction boxes. I wonder why there isn't a dedicated company for this ? Don't have the money to put up ? Or is there a copyright issue ?

 

I recently got a repro Atari 2600 box, and it's just gorgeous. Would love a Vextrex box.

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Hi Leonardo, thank you - no help needed now,

What about your project, did you finish the 3rd side?

It's coming along, it's coming along.... I had to stop the project due to other projects, but I may be finishing it real soon...

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I bet there is lots of money to be made from reproduction boxes. I wonder why there isn't a dedicated company for this ? Don't have the money to put up ? Or is there a copyright issue ?

 

I recently got a repro Atari 2600 box, and it's just gorgeous. Would love a Vextrex box.

That's a good point you raise, sir. I guess, putting the copyrights aspect aside, it isn't a cheap project. I myself tried to make just one for myself and it turned out really expensive, almost to the point that It would be better getting a real one... There are two people I know of in Brazil that sells them, one makes with cardboard but the majority lack in quality of the art material and there's another one that makes them in mdf and they are really beautiful, but very expensive.

Would you mind sharing pics of that Atari 2600 repro box? I'm really curious now.

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That's a good point you raise, sir. I guess, putting the copyrights aspect aside, it isn't a cheap project. I myself tried to make just one for myself and it turned out really expensive, almost to the point that It would be better getting a real one... There are two people I know of in Brazil that sells them, one makes with cardboard but the majority lack in quality of the art material and there's another one that makes them in mdf and they are really beautiful, but very expensive.

Would you mind sharing pics of that Atari 2600 repro box? I'm really curious now.

 

I will put some pics up for you, a bit later. I was thinking of a large company with enough money to mass-produce repro boxes, which would keep the cost down. I guess it all comes down to who would be first to take the risk ? I would, if I had the capital, and backing.

I personally believe, after seeing empty old original boxes go for silly money on ebay, that this would indeed be quite a profitable project. You would require real high-quality artwork from the original boxes, as well as details and dimensions of the inner packaging, and included leaflets.

 

Good luck with your Vectrex Box, it looks great, so far.

 

Some pics of the repro 2600 box. My phone camera isn't the best, so the pics aren't the best quality.

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Some pics of the repro 2600 box. My phone camera isn't the best, so the pics aren't the best quality.

 

Thanks for sharig the Atari pics! Would you mind taking photos of the sides?

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That's a beautiful box...

I have the art of the Atari 2600 that I made for someone who requested it.

This one I printed myself and assembled guerilla style but I have no pics, but I'll take some and post it here.

 

 

 

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Thats very good, Leonardo.

 

Perhaps we should get a box-art thread going and start our own boxes ?

What printer did you print that box on ? And what materials did you use ?

 

By the way, that 2600 box came with new box inserts, newly printed leaflets and manuals, and a new box for the cherry power supply.

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I have the art of the Atari 2600 that I made for someone who requested it.

This one I printed myself and assembled guerilla style but I have no pics, but I'll take some and post it here.

Thanks! made it a heavy sixer :)

Love these mini boxes!

 

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