Time to answer your questions and concerns about the cabinets of existing Full Throttle customers.
The big challenge for us was to nail down a cabinet design, and its functionality, more than 3 years ago. Trying to future-proof a concept so long ago was a huge challenge. The commitment we had to give was that any Heighway game could fit into a Heighway cabinet.
Clearly, as a company, we want to make our products as good as they can be, and if we get the chance to make improvements along the way, then we will do our best to implement them.
This leaves us with a challenge if these changes give new customers a new experience and early adopters feel cheated. Clearly, we wnat all of our customers to be happy.
I have given this a lot of thought and as a company we will now consider 2 options:
1. We offer a vinyl or laminated Alien Pinball blade decal, or laminated graphic. It may, or may not, be possible to also light this with an EL panel kit.
2. We offer an inner cabinet ply carcass, with the recessed blade sides. I believe this could be flat packed (think Ikea) to save on shipping. The carcass would need to be assembled and everything related to the existing cabinet could then need to be swopped across to the new cabinet carcass, including the outer cabinet panels.
Both options are viable and the latter would also be financially viable, if customers are prepared to undertake the swap.
We will discuss both options and report back to you shortly.