Quoted from Skypilot:
Let see, in the last year .....TAF, TAFG, Dr Dude, Scared Stiff, WCS. Those are just the titles I personally know that PPS has had made. Not scanned but silk screened. Care to venture the cost to run a set of licensed, accurate cabinet art? BTW they don't al cart that stuff. Each title ships on a pallet.
Even if he owns the rights, Rick doesn't have all the films. That was the case with WCS. I spent endless hours creating them from scans to make them as accurate as possible. While he did do a few color readjustments, he pretty much took what I had done since the films did not exist. While I had done this for my personal game and my restore, I hadn't envision selling them. I had sent the files to a few large format printers for quotes. However they got into the hands of a printer that does all the silkscreening for Rick. Since he knew he was looking for a good WCS print they got made without my knowledge. Long story short, Rick and I made a mutual agreement that benefited both of us and everyone can enjoy the WCS decals.
Some people portray Rick as a douchebag, but I can understand where he is coming from. If we all fronted $$$$ to own the rights we would pursue people that infringe upon these rights. From my dealings with him, he speaks business, we agreed to terms and both parties followed suit. I'm sure he deals with bullshit on a daily basis so some people should cut him a bit of slack. Is he always on the right side, perhaps not, but without him you guys would be stuck with BS parts made from who knows who.
With that said, it would be nice if Rick outsourced some of the stuff that he can't get to so people could enjoy new silkscreen decals that are not available. There would be a lot less RetroRefurbs if he took that avenue.