Quoted from PACMAN:
Yep. I'm pretty sure (not positive) CPR bought the other one from Lloyd and that's the one they are using to re-draw the art - and why they started the pre-sale. I'm curious what theirs looked like up close.
I can clarify, if this is a rumor is out there.
No, we didn't buy an NOS specimen for SI. Nor Paragon. Nor TAF.
The reason those three preorders popped up is because of the original films. No redraws required. Everyone can thank PPS, because with their purchase of IPB, these are amongst some of the first movements of putting the IPB hoard to work. Would have never happened if these were still buried in a leaky warehouse in Bloomington, being sat on.
The widebody stuff has been avoided for years by the Art Team, even Master Yoda Stu. It's not just that they're bigger layouts to recreate physically, but the level of artwork Bally used was complete insanity on SI and Paragon. It would be like trying to redux Centaur or Fathom artwork from scratch. A trillion individual vector pieces to create. Thus we never made a move to invest in any widebody-capable equipment until the artwork was under PPS control.
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