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BBB Neon sign


By Pinballlew

1 year ago



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#151 1 year ago

Any chance of a fourth round? Interested in one in green and purple.
Thanks
Al

#152 1 year ago
Quoted from Deadlander:

Any chance of a fourth round? Interested in one in green and purple.
Thanks
Al

Unfortunately these will no longer be offered. Thanks everyone.

#153 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

Unfortunately these will no longer be offered. Thanks everyone.

I appreciate you taking these on. I love mine. Sorry others won't be able to enjoy too. But, things come to an end. Hope it's your choice and not a lawyer's.
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#154 1 year ago
Quoted from indy5mike:

Mine is still showing preshipment. Will i get it?

Mine has been showing pre shipment since June 16th, hopefully that is normal?

#155 1 year ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Mine has been showing pre shipment since June 16th, hopefully that is normal?

Mine showed that for about a week. It's now on the way.

#156 1 year ago

OK quite a few PM’s and even some emails from people asking if I will order these behind Rick’s back. The answer to that question is that I will not.

This adventure has been about supplying a product for your gameroom for the fun of it. I love Neon and wanted to share something that I had made for my own personal use to spread that love of neon to others.

Rick called me and was nice on the phone and informed me that I was infringing upon his IP rights. He was respectful and if anything I reacted poorly in a knee jerk reaction kind of way. I'm unsure even if the signs violate any copywrite or falls into fair use. One thing Rick said that made sense to me is that I don’t which is true, so I won't be organizing anything unless it is legal. When I offered these I figured the rights were in limbo and nobody owned them but I didn’t really look into it or even really think about it. I was supplied with a link that Illinois Pinball has the copyright. Rick claimed to me over the phone that everyone knows that he bought the rights.

There is rumour that Illinois pinball only bought the rights to manufacture Capcom games for a limited amount of time. So maybe the rights rest with Capcom still, who knows.

I pulled the BeeR neon as well because possibly that might not be legal and infringe on the Simpsons rights? I really don’t know to be honest but I am not willing to take a chance for something that really is not worth it. I am not on here to get in a cross with anyone or involve my family in a legal battle. I have an original sign that I designed for myself coming and think would look great in a gameroom being sent to me now. I will make it available if there is demand.

Maybe someone in the Trademark/Copyright field can chime in here. Would the BeeR sign be infringing on anyones rights? I was going to offer up a Star Wars related sign but unsure if that is legal or not so unless I learn that it is ok I won't be pursuing it besides the one I had made for my personal use. I am no way going to fight with Disney, heck I like their parks and want to visit them LOL. I also am a fan of the Remakes of MMr, AFMr and future titles. Hopefully there is some insight into BBBr being made in the future. I hope there is.

So to everyone enjoy your LE BBB neon sign -Lew

2 weeks later
#157 1 year ago

Rick has never provided any proof that he owns the Capcom license. The "everybody knows" line is a bunch of BS. Prove it Rick, until then you're just spewing your caustic litigious attitude hurting the hobby.

#158 1 year ago

It looks great! Thanks for taking on this project.

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#159 1 year ago

My USE THE FORCE sign. Pictures don't do the sign justice color wise.

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#160 1 year ago

I finally mounted mine. Trimmed excess metal framing and did a direct mount with no chain, no wires exposed.

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#161 1 year ago

If someone would like a Purple and Green one, please contact me. I ended up buying another with the original colors to go with my BBB. I would sell it for what I paid plus shipping. Please PM me.

#162 1 year ago

Pm sent

#163 1 year ago

Sold pending payment.

#164 1 year ago

That's a shame you can't do these anymore. I have only just seen this thread.

1 month later
#165 1 year ago

Are these still for sale?

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#167 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

Are these still for sale?

Nope because Rick cried like a 2 year old that dropped their ice cream.

#168 1 year ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

Nope because Rick cried like a 2 year old that dropped their ice cream.

..........BOOM!

#169 1 year ago
Quoted from MinusWorlds:

Nope because Rick cried like a 2 year old that dropped their ice cream.

Well that's a load of BS. If anyone wants to sell their purple green one I'd pay a good price. Jake

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#170 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

Well that's a load of BS. If anyone wants to sell their purple green one I'd pay a good price. Jake

Whats a good price. PM me if you would like.

#171 1 year ago

What were these selling for when available?
I actually ran across one at an antique / specialty mall local.
Just curious.

#172 1 year ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

What were these selling for when available?
I actually ran across one at an antique / specialty mall local.
Just curious.

$150, Yes he's a pinsider on here that placed it in the antique mall. I believe he sold it though.

#173 1 year ago

#174 1 year ago
Quoted from Nevus:

It looks great! Thanks for taking on this project.

If anyone has one in similar colors I would pay 2x what they paid to buy it. I was late to the party unfortunately. TIA.

#175 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

looking for green text and purple rings, If anyone has one in similar colors I would pay 2x what they paid to buy it. I was late to the party unfortunately. TIA.

#176 1 year ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

What were these selling for when available?
I actually ran across one at an antique / specialty mall local.
Just curious.

That's really funny one of them made their way to a specialty mall...
Too bad I never saw this thread till now, but I want to commend pinballlew for that fabulous work he's done and the wonderful neon he's provided the community! I am a fan of neon too and if I even see one of these floating around I'll sure buy it. I wasn't aware designing your own neon signs was so reasonable. I won't claim it's easy, but the prices were a lot better than I ever thought they were! Thanks for all your hard work and generosity towards the community!

On a side note: Has replacing broken neon tubes become more affordable??? I have one of those Budweiser guitars that has at least 5 broken tubes and I figured it would cost hundreds to fix. I have some other broken neon signs too...

#177 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

On a side note: Has replacing broken neon tubes become more affordable??? I have one of those Budweiser guitars that has at least 5 broken tubes and I figured it would cost hundreds to fix. I have some other broken neon signs too...

Take it to a neon sign shop and find out.

A lot of labor involved, so affordable probably doesn't enter into it.

LTG : )

#178 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

$150, Yes he's a pinsider on here that placed it in the antique mall. I believe he sold it though.

yep I have it now....just waiting on BBBrr or whatever they will call it.

#179 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Take it to a neon sign shop and find out.
A lot of labor involved, so affordable probably doesn't enter into it.
LTG : )

I don't know where to even find one?? Do they exist anymore??

#180 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Do they exist anymore??

Phone book. Internet search for neon signs in your city.

https://www.yellowpages.com/saratoga-springs-ny/neon-repair

Try craigslist too.

LTG : )

#181 1 year ago
Quoted from LTG:

Phone book. Internet search for neon signs in your city.
https://www.yellowpages.com/saratoga-springs-ny/neon-repair
Try craigslist too.
LTG : )

Thanks for the help! I didn't think the sign company would do repair work, but I guess they're the most sensible people to ask. I'll give 'em a shot!

#182 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Thanks for the help! I didn't think the sign company would do repair work, but I guess they're the most sensible people to ask. I'll give 'em a shot!

Yes Lloyd has the right answer, like usual.

#183 1 year ago

Well, I missed the boat on this. I didn't think it would get shut down so quickly.

Anyone have an extra or decide they no longer want theirs please PM me.

#184 1 year ago
Quoted from jake35:

If anyone has one in similar colors I would pay 2x what they paid to buy it. I was late to the party unfortunately. TIA.

Wow, i would part with my never removed from the box for $300 plus shipping!

#185 1 year ago
Quoted from indy5mike:

Wow, i would part with my never removed from the box for $300 plus shipping!

Yeah, so would I. My only problem is if it gets broken during shipping getting the pieces to fix it.

#186 1 year ago

hAbo, I hope you find one. You own the actual machine and therefore, should have this sign.

#187 1 year ago

As mentioned, talk with a local shop and have one made. I found one near me and while not 150, it wasn't 400 either.

#188 1 year ago
Quoted from dsuperbee:

As mentioned, talk with a local shop and have one made. I found one near me and while not 150, it wasn't 400 either.

and it will be with the regular sized tubes and, if you get the right shop, you can get a better power supply (transformer).

#189 1 year ago

Being in the sign business, nice neon work. And anyone who wants one for their own use. Take a good picture, call a local electrical sign company. Ask if they still have a neon plant, and if not they will know who in your area does. Then take the picture, and the size you want the piece to be, to the local sign company and they can give you a quote to build it. The smaller company's, that still have a neon plant, will be more affordable than the larger companies that focus on big signs. Same for repairs, find a smaller local sign company with a neon plant.

Oh, and regarding copyright, if you just have one made for your own use, unlikely anyone will chase you for copyright infringement.

#190 1 year ago

Well the activity in here has sparked lots of interest in this sign again and I have received quite a few PM's. instead of answering individually, I don't plan on handling anymore neon at the moment. It was quite a logistical nightmare that does take lots of time. It was enjoyable in lots of ways but also taxing in others. If you would like to have any neon made for your own use I would suggest what others have suggested by going to a local sign shop and having one made. I might decide to organize more neon signs in the future but as of now, As they say in Shark Tank....I'm Out.

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#191 1 year ago

Thanks to Player1 for selling his neon to me. Super easy to deal with.

Gorgeous by the way!

3 weeks later
#192 1 year ago

If anyone has a purple and green version that they think they want to part with send me a PM.

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#193 10 months ago

Now on eBay ....

ebay.com link » New Big Bang Bar Beer Neon Light Sign 24 X20

#194 10 months ago

Get in before the c&d

#195 10 months ago

24x20 that’s a monster!

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#196 3 months ago
Quoted from Pinballlew:

Well the activity in here has sparked lots of interest in this sign again and I have received quite a few PM's. instead of answering individually, I don't plan on handling anymore neon at the moment. It was quite a logistical nightmare that does take lots of time. It was enjoyable in lots of ways but also taxing in others. If you would like to have any neon made for your own use I would suggest what others have suggested by going to a local sign shop and having one made. I might decide to organize more neon signs in the future but as of now, As they say in Shark Tank....I'm Out.

They are all over ebay if anyone wants one.

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#197 3 months ago

Looks like China found out what the meaning of the sign was.
I bet after the seller didnt reorder they did some research.

#198 3 months ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Looks like China found out what the meaning of the sign was.
I bet after the seller didnt reorder they did some research.

yeah glad they did too. I didn't get in on this when offered and the ones that were willing to part with theirs wanted crazy money (like 3x what they paid). Glad I waited.

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