We have decided to leapfrog our Banzai Run playfields (that used to be coming out in 6 weeks) over top of our Playboy playfields run, and make it the next CPR playfield release. We passed Banzai Run into clearcoat instead. Thus they will be coming out in 3 weeks instead of Playboy. This is due to another situation of duplicated playfield efforts in the repro world. While we do have a substantial preorder group to serve, we made enough that we're also going to throw them into our Store, for immediate public purchase as well. So regardless of preorder or not, these will be open-season a few days after we start the Preorder Mailouts, in that you won't have to wait for an email to proceed if you don't want to.
Since many cheer the concept of competition on the same item, then this is where (I guess) the rubber meets the road. Everybody interested is going to have a choice. So with choice comes differences (because it's not always apples to apples, folks).
The main choice is going to be whether to buy the digital printed version that's available "right now", or the genuine 15-layer spot-ink silkscreened version that's available in 3 weeks.
Not just silkscreened, but CPR's artwork is from the ORIGINAL WILLIAMS FILMS - so the *exact* Mark Sprenger artwork. Not a reprduction redraw.
We could get into differences in methodology, clearcoat, completely different gameboard wood stock, original or repro inserts, colors, etc... but we won't. It really just comes down to that main choice right now, really. We'll let the market decide. Some guys have been waiting years for this to happen, as it took quite a while to meticulously collect 100 names to justify/build this run and do it the uncompromising way. Some may say the "right way"
So we'll see what happens on this one.
The inactive ordering page can be viewed now, for anybody who wants to check out pricing and options for financial planning, when the page goes active:
As always, bundle-discounts will be in effect for anybody wanting to combo with Banzai Run plastics sets (laser-cut, not robot drillbit cut), or backglasses (which will include a new crystal clear acrylic inner liner).
No, the upper playfield was never part of the plan here, but maybe you can buy that elsewhere now. Easy fix.
Banzai Run will switch to the one-off digital printed model sometime after our rollout beginning in 2019, when we begin the "On-Demand / Made For You" playfield model, for all past CPR playfields all the way back to 2004. CPR will ONLY digital print playfields that are one-offs, not our master runs.
To the preorder group, and newcomers who will come aboard, thank you for supporting this playfield run.
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