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New Amiga 1200 case kickstarter campaign launched

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Maybe it's that I don't see the point of this kickstarter.

That's the beauty of Kickstarters. If there is no point, they don't succeed, and noone gets hurt :)
added on the 2015-08-07 10:28:42 by Gargaj Gargaj
jmph, "cashcow" does not necessarily imply a high sales volume, it's rather about the return on investment :)
added on the 2015-08-07 11:06:54 by havoc havoc
lol, they want 125k and aren't even at half of that with 13 days left? Damn son, good luck!
added on the 2015-08-07 11:09:19 by okkie okkie
Well, the only one that would be worth buying for me, is transparent version. I bet it would look awesome with black keys (and maybe some LED light inside).

Anything else you can achieve with simple paintwork. And for really low cost.
added on the 2015-08-07 11:53:10 by AceMan AceMan
Hi Guys,

I'll answer all of your quite simply:

The point of our Kickstarter is to build new A1200 casings. Thats it !
New casings = new Amiga computers !
(Of course, an old one get a new life in a new case as well)

We've launched this KS to make NEW cases. Thats the main point.
If you don't like our initiative, we respect that.

- Some peoples want unbroken, unscratched and clean cases.
- Some peoples dont just want "Paint Jobs", they want the real deal.

@ okkie
We dont "want" 125k, we need to reach this goal to build the 3x new molds to manufactures the cases. Thats it. 90K minimum for the molds, without productions costs, modeling costs or R&D!
Beside "lol", you could actually support us with a case ;)

"Anything else you can achieve with simple paintwork. And for really low cost"
Sure. Do it mate. If this satisfy yourself it's perfect.

Again, if every Amiga fans that i've seen on all forums, instead of just trying to pull our initiative down, just actually supported our campaign with the 20Eur pledge or even 1 case, we've been near our goal already !

This is your one chance to get new cases!
All existing cases have more than 20 years old.

These new cases are
- 100% compatible with jens Amiga 1200 Reloaded Motherboard
- 100% compatible with all existing Amiga 1200 motherboard revisions
- having multiple enhancements
- available in multiple colors as well as in Transparent
- are supporting Raspberry Pi as well as Keyrah adapter
*I doubt you can achieve those with "simple paintwork" ;)

We're also working on new keyboards and new key caps.

added on the 2015-08-07 12:23:02 by Amenophis Amenophis
Beside "lol", you could actually support us with a case ;)

I appreciate the sentiment but what would he do with it?
added on the 2015-08-07 12:29:11 by Gargaj Gargaj
Gargaj: sure, no harm no foul =)

Amenophis: I'm sorry, I knew I should have kept my big piehole shut when I originally posted, but I was just genuinely puzzled... like a little baby gazing at an old telephone.

That said - a custom case for my/our A1200s would indeed be a Quite Nice Thing! Best of luck with the kickstarter.
added on the 2015-08-07 12:46:21 by farfar farfar
Thanks for breaking it down, good luck reaching your goal!! And yeah, i never owned an amiga in my life, so the case would not be very useful, but I hope for all of you it gets hit!
added on the 2015-08-07 13:29:03 by okkie okkie
Well, Okkie, it's right about time then :>
The new case might be a nice start ;)
added on the 2015-08-07 14:33:06 by AceMan AceMan
W0t ! A new Scoopex "Generation Ahead" special edition ?! Oo


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Wow! I can't wait for the Red Sector Inc. special edition!
added on the 2015-08-07 20:22:06 by reed reed
Nice, Scoopex <3
added on the 2015-08-08 08:03:13 by SnC SnC
Well fuck me silly, I thought I was cracking a joke but there already IS a Red Sector Inc. special edition, which (among other things) includes an "RSI VIP Groupmember Chat IRC Invitation" :D I stand corrected!
added on the 2015-08-08 10:02:21 by reed reed
I just saw that they support Raspberry Pi with the Amiga 1200 keyboard. This is somehow interesting imo. Even though nothing beats real hardware.
added on the 2015-08-08 10:17:13 by SnC SnC
Well fuck me silly, I thought I was cracking a joke but there already IS a Red Sector Inc. special edition, which (among other things) includes an "RSI VIP Groupmember Chat IRC Invitation" :D I stand corrected!

I legit thought you ordered one, hence :D
added on the 2015-08-08 12:46:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
"RSI VIP Groupmember Chat IRC Invitation"

added on the 2015-08-08 13:32:19 by Serpent Serpent
Serpent, you ain't getting one, for laughing :)
Unless you buy a case ofc.

Seriously we just played the game best we could here to help the Amiga community (it was Inreaching after all and Amiga is a big thing for most of us).

When you think of it, somebody typed it easy for you but not all grasp its reality :

no KS=no molds=no cases=no new cases for reloaded=no new Amiga users in future

So the real question is : do you really want to revive the Amiga so there exists newcommers, because 20 euros is cheap ot pitch in for such dream imho.
I'm holding off my order until they make a NEXTEMPIRE edition with a police car key fob.
added on the 2015-08-08 13:47:41 by break break
IE^n : pledge for a case and I promise you'll know more about NE than the sum of "I want to fit in" lemmings commenting Rush Hour. Seriously ><
no new Amiga users in the future, eh?
added on the 2015-08-08 14:34:22 by farfar farfar
Well, you understood correctly I assume : since there is a discrete (finite) amount of cased A1200 lying around, a new user will only acquire one through someone selling it (thus parting from use base himself) .

I guess the exact right wording, if you insist to play on words, would be something along the likes of :

no KS=no new molds=no new cases=no new cases for reloaded=no Amiga user base increase

Notice above coined "Amiga user" differs from "Amiga fan".

Just fork out the 20 bucks already, cheapo ;)
I'm holding off my order until they make a NEXTEMPIRE edition with a police car key fob.

Phil here,

We're not against that at all, and if you tell us that 30x NEXTEMPIRE Special Edition cases are going to be pledged because you know all your buddies want one, we'll do it !

As i have don't have any clue on how to get in touch with the guys from NE, show my message to their leader. We're good to do their case ;)

We like ALL scene groups, and if there is room for RSI and SCOOPEX edition, there is room for NE edition as well.

You can contact me through our FB page:

The most important here, is that we reach our KS goal to be able to make new molds !
Thats the absolute most important thing here.
With these molds you're going to have new cases, and from your groups name !

One more thing:
If any of RSI or SCOOPEX wants to manufacture again cases after their scene name with other colors or just because they want 1 case for each of their team members, we'll do it. Because they've supported us so nicely and being awesome people.
Who else in the galaxy will be able to do give you that ? ;)

I think scene people are all awesome, despite the santa barbara stories.. because to be such creative people you have to be huge, guys ;)

You've noticed i've found the Bold shortcut hehe
added on the 2015-08-08 14:47:59 by Amenophis Amenophis
added on the 2015-08-08 14:53:32 by farfar farfar
Haha :D
added on the 2015-08-08 15:18:58 by stijn stijn
added on the 2015-08-08 15:23:33 by dipswitch dipswitch


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