Update to my doings.
Above you see an image of “ready to send” – Vectorblades.
I said I would make 100 – in the image you see 97 – strangely that is more than I planned.
See: I already sent out 7 copies to beta testers and other people I promised copies to (VectrexMad! I had totally forgotten you, shame on me – you’ll get a copy!!!).
Also – not seen are 6 “limited” editions.
So – all together I made 110.
As mentioned I might make a few more – but none of the next “versions” will be completely complete.
My first item is gone – and I won’t do new ones. The Vectorblade PIN:
I still have overlays, instructions, diaries, pcbs and boxes. I am running short on inlays, flash and NAND chips. I’ll order some supplies and in a months or so I’ll make another small batch of about 20. After that my “over ordering” of stuff will be eaten up, and Vectorblade will truely be finished.
Each of the following things I did more than 100 times:
– solder a pcb
– burn flash
– insert pcb in card, and shut the thing
– insert card in vectrex and test
– glue the boxes
– cut bubble wrap for pins
– put the pin in bubble wrap
– insert overlay in protective sleeve
– insert overlay, diary, tray, pin, instruction and cartridge in box
– close the box very carefully
– straighten the box protector
– remove plastic cover from box protector
– put box in box protector and carefully close the thing
– cut bubble wrap for boxes
– wrap box in bubble wrap and apply sticky tape
– unfold the postage packages
– but bubble-wraped box in package
– carefully close the package
I don’t want to do this anymore! 🙂
I googled “random number” – and google offers a random number generator. I used that one to determine randomly who is chosen.
If a number was doubled, I skipped it. I drew 97 “numbers”.
I will send all of the “chosen” ones an email, with my paypal account.
Only accepted Payment option:
- Paypal friends/family
(If not trusting – add the charge to your price, otherwise I will refund and the next on the list will get a chance to receive a VB)
- face to face in Düsseldorf (Germany)
80€ for the game plus postage.
I will use DHL, current charges I looked up:
(500€ insurance + tracking)
(actually all prices end with 0.99 cent, I rounded 1cent!)
- Germany: 5€
- EU/GB: 14€
- USA: 53€
- Canada: 38€
- Norway: 30€
If you live in another not mentioned country – pls contact me, and I will figure out the postage costs.
Please include your full name and address (and country) – otherwise I can not send the package.
Include the Alias/Nick from the table you used, when you emailed me, so I can check off payments.
If I do not hear back from you within 2 weeks time (from my email), I will assume that you lost interest, and I will randomly determine a person from the original “interest” list – and ask if he/she still is interested.
If the postage costs are too high or for any other reason you do not want a copy of Vectorblade anymore, just say so. It is totally fine with me I will hopefully find another person who might still be interested :-).
For all of you “missing a yes”.
I am sorry you missed out. I dearly wish people to play Vectorblade – I just cannot (or do not want to) produce more.
After I sent out the 97 games – I will release everything into the public domain. Packrat has shown interest in producing Vectorblade, so perhaps it will be available in due time. Or you chose to build one on your own.
I myself will produce – as said – a couple more… and I am sure sooner or later someone will put one on ebay…
(a YES in front means YES you can buy a Vectorblade)