New Vectrex Wrap Available!

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Thanks to [www.vectrex.nl] for the heads up on a new wrap (skin) project for GCE/Milton Bradley's Vectrex that utilizes imagery from the popular homebrew games YASI and Protector.

I got on the pre-order list by contacting Michele Fiori via e-mail at his Website. For around $25, this limited production collectible will not only look great on your system, but no doubt also become quite valuable down the line. Sign up now as orders will start shipping soon.

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crcasey
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Of many things that vextrex

Of many things that vextrex people collect this may end up being one of the most unusual things.

I can not see myself putting this kind of side art on my Vectrex. BUT this is a classic type of detail that could be on an arcade system of this time. So classic art from any Vector games like Star Castle or even Astroids might be fair game.

While the Space Invaders' art style is a match to the YASI/Protector cart, is is far from the true vector origions of the vextrex art style. Alex did a GREAT job with making both of those games, and I will not downplay either of them. He made the system go beyond what it was ever ment to do.

But I guess I am a dot to dot guy.
Wrap me in vectors, not in scanlines.
And do the same for my stencil.

-Cecil

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Bill Loguidice
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You're right, Cecil. I do,

You're right, Cecil. I do, however, find it attractive and think it's fun. It's also not permanent (it's removable), so I figure why not. I actually have two Vectrex machines and I hope to someday get a third, so it's not a big deal slapping this skin on one of them (one is in near perfect shape, while the other one is not; I'll probably stick this on the "near perfect" one that I actually use).

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Mark Vergeer
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I have two vectrexes and

I have two vectrexes and could opt to sacrify one to sport this sideart, which is actually quite nice. But I feel it would devalue the device instantly. I'll keep one as a spare and one sits next to my consoles to play on.

MrCustard, you know of any nice easy to get by good quality homemade overlays for the Vectrex, I would love to have a multicard for my Vectrex. Vectrex emulation on the PC in the DOS era was actually quite good with an emulator sporting overlays etc, but on Windows I've yet to come accross the ultimate Vectrex emulator.

Vectrex scramble is a game that made my heart almost stop when I was but a wee lad when I spotted it the first time in the local toystore at the Thorbeckesquare in Alphen aan den Rijn in the early 80's.

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Bill Loguidice
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I checked into the

I checked into the permanence of this Mark, and apparently these are easily removable once applied. Since I have no plans of ever selling my Vectrex, I don't mind either way, but it's good to know that it is (supposedly) removable.

I think your best bet Mark might be to ask some of the homebrew authors how they do their overlays, get them done. I'm seen home jobs and even had some sent to me from Germany and was not happy with the quality, but the recent homebrew I got for "Spike's Circus", actually had a very good custom overlay come with it.

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