Super Punch Out Decal Reproductions

There was a post on the forums about a month back of someone looking to do reproductions for some Nintendo Super Punch Out Decal / Sideart Stickers. At the time, I jumped in, thought it would be a fun short project that could help me get to know some more collectors.

The collector sent out polite emails to all VAPS members who had a Super Punch Out to see if any of them would be willing to help get a scan of the Super Punch Out sideart. As it turned out, one member had one NOS decal, un-applied and was open to getting it scanned. They took it to a local print shop to get a nice full oversize scan of the Super Punch Decal, it turned out nice. They sent me a copy, but the collectors decided that is made more sense to do the decal reproductions on their own and I didn’t feel that strongly about this game personally so that was fine. (I haven’t ever actually played Punch Out or Super Punch Out in the arcade, only Nintendo)

Here is what a smaller version of what that sideart Super Punch Out Decal piece looks like;

Super Punch Out Side Art Decal

There were two challenges with the artwork. The is a dot gradient of sorts on the swooping “Super” lettering, and the original artwork was screen printed on reflective material of sorts. Here is a closeup of the gradient.

Super Punch Out Side Art Decal Closeup

I had originally contacted Rich at This Old Game to get his input on how the gradient would be done. It doesn’t sound like the Super Punch Out decals will be made with him, however;

We are looking for people interested in buying a set (two decals, one for each side of the machine).

The decal in question is approximately 18″ x 10″ and is placed above the regular Punch-Out side art when converting to Super Punch-Out. It says “Super” on it and looks like this – http://maxim.skyphix.com/super.jpg

This illustration from the Super Punch Out manual shows where they are applied on the machine;

Super Punch Out Side Art Decal Placement

I have an NOS Super Punch Out decal that I scanned in at 600 DPI and vector traced. The NOS decal will also be used by the screen printer for color matching. The original Punch Out decal has portions that are a metallic silver-gray in color, and I was concerned about them being able to recreate that. I visited their place today to show them the decal and they showed me a piece they were doing for L.L. Bean which used a nearly identical metallic silver-gray ink, so that part should be no problem.

The Super Punch Out artwork will be screen printed (AKA: silk screened), 3 colors, with the black being halftoned to represent the gradients (which is how the original was done), onto white self-adhesive vinyl, and cut to the outside shape on a plotter.

When looking at the original, they noted that it was laminated, which gives it a glossy appearance. They showed me a piece they had done that was laminated in the same way, and the finish/gloss was identical.

The cost was originally estimated at $26 per decal, but with lamination, it was estimated at $27 per decal ($54 per set). I know it is a bit pricey, but it is a small run (minimum order of 24 pieces).

Anyone interested in buying a set for a Punch-Out or Super Punch-Out machine will only need to pay actual cost.

There was a tremendous response to the reproduction decals, which is awesome for them because they’ll both get a couple new sets of the Punch Out Decals as well as recoup some of their cost. Sounds like the order was placed on the 27th of this month, so the Super Punch Out Decals will probably be done sometime in December of 2007.

Update: 02.06.08

The Super Punch Out Decals were finished at the beginning of the year, around the second week of January 2008. Here is a photo of the final product. Not the best photo of the sideart decal, but it is a reflective material so what can you do?

Super Punch Out Side Art Decal Printed

They sold out in the pre-order with only about 10 sets of Super Punch Out art reproduced. Make sure not to miss out as Maximum Recoil is continuing his quest on reproducing artwork for this, his favorite game, by doing a limited fun on the “Duck Pull” artwork.

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I ordered a set, really looking forward to getting this so I can restore my Super Punch Out and place it next to my regular Punch Out. Someday I may even get an Arm Wrestling to complete the trilogy. Thanks for the writeup!

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Was wondering if you can provide me with purchasing info for the Super Punch-Out Decal. A prompt response is highly appreciated.


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Here is the original thread on the Super Punch Out Side Art. As of right now they are all sold out but if there is enough interest they might make another run. They are well worth the price, side by side with the original they look almost identical.

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Thanks Chris for replying to Robert.

MaximumRecoil on the Klov group forums was nice enough to work with Brendan to work on having this project reproduced. They chose to only do 10 sets total, for two reasons, first, it is a lot of work to package and properly send reproduction artwork to a bunch of arcade collectors…plus, I suspect they didn’t want to decrease demand by flooding the small market with supply.

They sold out pre-order on the Super Punch Out Decals pretty quick. Here is another thread on the Google forums.

What you might do is get in touch with Maximum Recoil, and see if he might give you a list of the guys who bought the artwork (a little unlikely, but worth a shot) A lot of guys just collect arcade game artwork without any intention of using it. You might be able to buy a set for a premium off of one of those guys.

Best of luck. Thanks for the interest on the Super Punch Out sideart.

Chris, did you ever get any photos of your set or two of artwork, either applied or not?

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I’d like to thank you both for the quick response.

The reproduction looks great!

Thanks again for the info guys!

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I’ll try to get some good pics of the art this weekend. They really are nice, I could not be more pleased with the product.

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Pictures of the decals have been posted in the thread on KLOV previously noted in this blog.

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Chris….thanks for the update…

Lol. I thought you were going to send me the photos of the Super Punch Out artwork to post here on my blog, but I must not have ever asked for that directly…

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You are more than welcome to take the pics of the KLOV thread and post them here if you like.

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