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Reproduction Aprons


By brenna98

4 years ago



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#751 26 days ago

You know I had the apron all drawn in CAD a few years ago ready to start the ball rolling on manufacturing these. I approached the owner of the copyrighted artwork. Then it was announced on Pinside that someone else was going to make these so I backed off. I don't want to invest a bunch of money on tooling just to compete in a niche' market. Plus I don't really make much money at manufacturing repop pinball parts. It's a hobby to me.

Well it looks like I should have went ahead and made these myself if the production has stopped for some reason with tons of buyers looking for them.

I need a Fathom apron for a current project!

#752 26 days ago
Quoted from Gatecrasher:

You know I had the apron all drawn in CAD a few years ago ready to start the ball rolling on manufacturing these. I approached the owner of the copyrighted artwork. Then it was announced on Pinside that someone else was going to make these so I backed off. I don't want to invest a bunch of money on tooling just to compete in a niche' market. Plus I don't really make much money at manufacturing repop pinball parts. It's a hobby to me.
Well it looks like I should have went ahead and made these myself if the production has stopped for some reason with tons of buyers looking for them.
I need a Fathom apron for a current project!

I need a Fathom too. Probably could use a second Centaur at some point down the road (or the owner of the machine might). And will be getting a EBD soon that will also need one.

I sure wish these were still manufactured.

#753 26 days ago
Quoted from Gatecrasher:

You know I had the apron all drawn in CAD a few years ago ready to start the ball rolling on manufacturing these. I approached the owner of the copyrighted artwork. Then it was announced on Pinside that someone else was going to make these so I backed off. I don't want to invest a bunch of money on tooling just to compete in a niche' market. Plus I don't really make much money at manufacturing repop pinball parts. It's a hobby to me.
Well it looks like I should have went ahead and made these myself if the production has stopped for some reason with tons of buyers looking for them.
I need a Fathom apron for a current project!

They never made the black apron for the 1984 EBD...would love to see you take over production and get those made along with the rest! Following...

#754 26 days ago
Quoted from Gatecrasher:

You know I had the apron all drawn in CAD a few years ago ready to start the ball rolling on manufacturing these. I approached the owner of the copyrighted artwork. Then it was announced on Pinside that someone else was going to make these so I backed off. I don't want to invest a bunch of money on tooling just to compete in a niche' market. Plus I don't really make much money at manufacturing repop pinball parts. It's a hobby to me.

Well it looks like I should have went ahead and made these myself if the production has stopped for some reason with tons of buyers looking for them.

I need a Fathom apron for a current project!

Go for it. Nobody is stopping you.
Planetary pinball has all remaining stock, including Fathom. While you're there, you can inquire about getting a license to make aprons.
Best of luck to you.

#755 26 days ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Go for it. Nobody is stopping you.
Planetary pinball has all remaining stock, including Fathom. While you're there, you can inquire about getting a license to make aprons.
Best of luck to you.

To be fair you should officially say you're done with the apron business. Just so people know what to expect or not expect.

#756 26 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Basement:

To be fair you should officially say you're done with the apron business. Just so people know what to expect or not expect.

ok, I guess I wasn't clear enough in past posts. I, Brenna98 am no longer making aprons with merfeldma
We're not in the same geographic location anymore, so it doesn't make sense. Plus, I work for American Pinball now; which takes up most of my time.

That said, merfeldma can do whatever he wants; should he decide to make some aprons in the future.

ALL remaining stock of aprons is with http://www.planetarypinball.com/
Do Not send me a PM asking if I have stock; the answer is NO.

#757 25 days ago
Quoted from brenna98:

ok, I guess I wasn't clear enough in past posts. I, Brenna98 am no longer making aprons with merfeldma
We're not in the same geographic location anymore, so it doesn't make sense. Plus, I work for American Pinball now; which takes up most of my time.
That said, merfeldma can do whatever he wants; should he decide to make some aprons in the future.
ALL remaining stock of aprons is with http://www.planetarypinball.com/
Do Not send me a PM asking if I have stock; the answer is NO.

thank you for what you did make

#758 25 days ago
Quoted from brenna98:

Go for it. Nobody is stopping you.
Planetary pinball has all remaining stock, including Fathom. While you're there, you can inquire about getting a license to make aprons.
Best of luck to you.

You don't need a license to make the aprons or any other parts that do not include any copyrighted artwork.

#759 24 days ago

I think most post 70’s aprons, including EBD, Fathom and TAF have copyrighted content such as the Bally name logo. You can be sure PPS will enforce it.

#760 24 days ago

gatecrasher I would love a few blanks or powder coated blanks

#761 21 days ago
Quoted from jj44114:

I think most post 70’s aprons, including EBD, Fathom and TAF have copyrighted content such as the Bally name logo. You can be sure PPS will enforce it.

You can make all the aprons you want as long as you don't decorate them with copyrighted artwork.

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#762 9 days ago

So ... we are interested in getting more aprons with artwork into the world. We have the prints, and we have sources to make them, and possibly some tooling as well (needs to be checked). But, at this point the artwork is best applied somewhere near where they are made (likely Chicago Area), and that needs to be figured out. We can continue with Matt if interested or find another way. Currently we have some quality issues with some of the product that we have, so we need to get that sorted out first. Anyone with any ideas on this let us know.

#763 9 days ago

I really like the magnetic ones. Hope still one will come out with great original artwork for Creature of the Black lagoon.

#764 9 days ago
Quoted from PPS:

So ... we are interested in getting more aprons with artwork into the world. We have the prints, and we have sources to make them, and possibly some tooling as well (needs to be checked). But, at this point the artwork is best applied somewhere near where they are made (likely Chicago Area), and that needs to be figured out. We can continue with Matt if interested or find another way. Currently we have some quality issues with some of the product that we have, so we need to get that sorted out first. Anyone with any ideas on this let us know.

I'd love to help out but these days, I don't want to have to work all that much.

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#765 9 days ago

Rick, email sent. Short message to everyone, I would love to continue producing these lovely aprons which are stronger, more durable than the originals. Once Rick and I can figure out the logistics so I can bring more games out faster we can be back in business.

Quoted from PPS:

So ... we are interested in getting more aprons with artwork into the world. We have the prints, and we have sources to make them, and possibly some tooling as well (needs to be checked). But, at this point the artwork is best applied somewhere near where they are made (likely Chicago Area), and that needs to be figured out. We can continue with Matt if interested or find another way. Currently we have some quality issues with some of the product that we have, so we need to get that sorted out first. Anyone with any ideas on this let us know.

#766 9 days ago

It would be amazing if y’all could offer the shooter gauges for sale separate from the aprons instead of having to buy them as a combo. I only need the gauge and don’t wanna drop $119 for a gauge I need and an apron I don’t need.

#767 8 days ago
Quoted from mr2xbass:

It would be amazing if y’all could offer the shooter gauges for sale separate from the aprons instead of having to buy them as a combo. I only need the gauge and don’t wanna drop $119 for a gauge I need and an apron I don’t need.

Sell the apron to offset cost iam sure it would sell!

#768 8 days ago
Quoted from merfeldma:

Rick, email sent. Short message to everyone, I would love to continue producing these lovely aprons which are stronger, more durable than the originals. Once Rick and I can figure out the logistics so I can bring more games out faster we can be back in business.

Cheers to that. My Flash Gordon apron from Merf was a flawless work of art. I wouldn’t hesitate to upgrade all my classic Bally aprons, starting with Future Spa.

#769 8 days ago

Bride of Pinbot would be awesome!

#770 8 days ago

Paragon please.

#771 8 days ago

I need a cftbl .
Operators who put their stickers in this location are a holes.

Is there a way to remove them without taking some of the artwork with it?
Previous attempts I’ve made have resulted in at least some damage.

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#772 8 days ago
Quoted from freddy:

Sell the apron to offset cost iam sure it would sell!

We will certainly propose that as we get going on some additional stuff ...

#773 8 days ago

I'll raise my hand for Embryon!

(FWIW, I am a graphic designer by trade and would be willing to help re-create layouts if needed).

#774 2 days ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

I need a cftbl .
Operators who put their stickers in this location are a holes.
Is there a way to remove them without taking some of the artwork with it?
Previous attempts I’ve made have resulted in at least some damage.[quoted image]

I believe that is a paper sticker from TNT. If so, smear peanut butter on it and let it sit a while. The oil will let you scrape the paper portion and some of the adhesive off. Then I'd switch to goo gone, the thicker gel version until you get all the adhesive removed. I don't see any reason to replace that apron if the the sticker is all that is bothering you.

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