Archive for February, 2012
You may have noticed that the bundles that were available sold out quickly. While I am very excited that they sold so fast (within 24 hours), it saddens me to know that I am turning other Neo Geo Pocket people away. If that’s the case for you, maybe head over to the forum and rant about how much you want one.
Seriously though, that brings me to my final point of the post. More units are nearly complete. Maybe they’ll be ready in a week or two. I’m thinking that 6-8 bundles might be available then.
It seems that I’m getting more and more comments/emails/contact lately, and that’s great. Keep them coming, and add the new Freeplaytech Forum to that list of ways to contact me and other NGPC freaks. I appreciate you guys mentioning this on other sites/forums/Facebook/Twitter/etc. I know that I am not making enough to satisfy demand, but I’m trying to figure out ways to ramp up supply. The more demand goes up, the more that will push me toward better production.
Well, I hadn’t intended to do this, but I got some requests for pre-sale bundles. I don’t want to sell units I don’t have, and I don’t want to offer this as a service only to people that talk to me about it. I’d prefer to keep everything available to the general public on a first come first serve basis.
So, I do have units ready. They are almost ready to go out in the mail. I’m just waiting for a couple very small pieces. If you want to purchase one of these knowing that they might not ship out immediately (I’m thinking 2 weeks if things go very poorly), then head over to the purchase page and buy a bundle.
Oh, and please note that this set of cartridge cases are slightly different than the cartridges I had previously. These ones are Neo Turfmasters (a good game), but they are without the translucent plastic protective case that cartridges often come in.
This is just a quick “heads up” post. I have about 6 bundles almost ready to go. I’m just waiting on some parts to arrive, and then I can assemble them. They’re all soldered up and ready to go. I just need to finalize them when the parts arrive.
I have another batch (of about 6) that are mostly ready. They just need a bit more soldering work.
Hopefully the parts will arrive in the next few days and I can make these units available.
I have now pretty much run through my supply of NGPC sockets needed to build the Linkmasta. These are one of the parts that I make by hand. The issue is that I don’t have a good workshop for cutting/grinding/milling these plastic parts. My father and I made the last batch in his workshop. He’s gone, and won’t be back for a few months.
So, my plan is to stop building these bundles for a while after this next batch is sold. I will focus on some new ideas and projects I have.
I will be sure to make another post when I put the bundles up for purchase. I just wanted to give you a status update, as things have gone slower than expected (which seems to be normal).