After I finished up with the final details of the Atari Football reproduction sideart, that freed me up to tackle a much smaller project, Goro and Mappy artwork for the Mappy kickplate (Here are some small images of both of them). Eventually, This Old Game will do reproductions of these characters and they are simple enough that over the course of last night and tonight I was able to vectorize both.
Hopefully I will finish the separations tomorrow night for the Mappy kickplate artwork and that is one more project I can scratch off. These characters will be easy to reproduce, and may be some simple reproductions that Rich tackles as time allows. They will be printed individually in a set and you can then apply them on your cabinet, positioning them separately.
I wouldn’t think there would be a huge demand for Mappy kickplate artwork. I know I have read a couple of times about the lack of consistent demand for the oversize Mappy marquees that Phoenix Arcade printed. However, Darrin farms things out to a printing company in Chicago (Central Decal) so he has minimum quantity requirements for reproductions. At least with Rich, once the up front film cost is laid out, reprinting cost is minimal. Surely there are a handful of collectors out there with cabinets that have lockbar holes piercing the artwork.
Funny how things shake down. These scans of the kickplate artwork are from a Mappy machine that Joe Magiera had in Chicago for a brief bit that I was also mildly interested in buying. Quickly, Joe sold it to Chris Moore, and Chris sold it to Rich and Rich had it shipped all the way out to Oregon! It wasn’t until it got all the way out to Oregon that I got the scans back. Just kind of funny.
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- Mappy cocktail artwork
- Update on the Mappy Kickplate Reproductions
- The “thrill” of printing – new repro project finally hits the press
- Mappy Color Separations Finished
- Agent X / Cloak & Dagger Kickplate Artwork Film Updates