Dear all, given the current drama related to boutique pin makers, I wanted to share some good news: Quetzal Captain Nemo #1, initially expected at my home on November 29 (this year!) should be delivered soon. The machine will be delivered at my door step by its creator and maker, Antonio, making a special trip together with his wife. Classy ! This will be my first NIB! Expect a party mixing French and Spanish people speaking a language we call English.
I am a bit superstitious, so I will add it to my collection the day I can play it at home. Will give some periodic update of the final countdown (and pictures when ready !).
I pre-ordered mine in Spring 2012… 30 months ago. Here is a screen shot save I made at that time when I registered. I played an early prototype in Madrid in September 2012, but have not played it since. Can't wait!
If you imagine that the wait can be frustrating for the buyer, imagine how frustrating it must be for the maker. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong… and some did. You don't like preorders – good. But without them Nemo would never have become a reality. As many other cool projects.
Kudos to those who embark on the insane task of making a new pin starting from scratch! Nemo is the ultimate boutique pin with a total run of only 14 machines, assembled 2 at a time in his garage by Antonio and his wife (she must hate pinball now! ).
This should be the second boutique maker who succesfully deliver its product. Spooky / Ben Heck were amazingly efficient with America Most Haunted. I am sure others will soon follow.
Antonio has a website (which could be updated more often, I must say): if you are interested in this project, have a look there: http://www.quetzalpinball.com or check the thread Antonio started 2 years and seven months ago on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/captain-nemo-by-quetzal-pinball
Post edited by jlm33: add to edit the countdown