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Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:14 am
by Shou
Stock #s at Taito Station Akiba from a couple hours ago:

Darius: Sold Out
Darius II: 13
G Darius: 26
Syvalion: 30


They have 100 of each for each day so there will be more tomorrow.


...and I doubt anyone knows which PCB I am talking about :)

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:24 am
by Gaijin Punch
Shou wrote:...and I doubt anyone knows which PCB I am talking about :)


Distopia?

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:38 am
by Pyongyang
Gaijin Punch wrote:Should I go down there tonight? Will it be worth it?


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:(

p.s: I bet Mr. Shoes is buying a one-off bootleg hentai Qix clone*. :D

*and if it's Lightning Savour I will cry myself to sleep tonight. :(

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:47 am
by Macaw
Shou wrote:I've got to meet an arcade manager later to see about dumping a board where only 1 exists in the whole world so I don't think I am going today.


This nigga

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:23 am
by Shou
Nah, nothing like those games, it's an event only version of a fighting game which has significant graphic changes.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:38 am
by Greatsaintlouis
D'oh, completely forgot the thing was yesterday. Not that it really matters, because I was sprinting to finish the final paper of the term in time to make last train, so it's not like I had time. Plus, a couple of the assholes in my department thought it was a great idea to buy an electric shaved ice maker and bring it to the study room and start grinding the fuck away while people are trying to finish said fucking paper, so by that time my patience with large groups of people was shot anyway. Oh well.

Now that I've got nothing better to do than sit around and sweat, though, I'd love to try and swing some sort of Tokyo area meet-up if others are done, once GP gets back from his smelly hippie drum circle.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:19 am
by Shou
STV spotted buying up the Darius 1 posters today. Apparently he has about 16 of them.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:29 am
by Pyongyang
If that's true, I wouldn't be surprised. How did he get so many though...? :x

2 days left of the fair too. I wonder how many he will end up with...

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:16 am
by Gaijin Punch
Proxy people I'm sure.
16? Excessive.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:34 am
by Pyongyang

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:15 pm
by Macaw
wtf 10k lol

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:18 pm
by Pyongyang
BAH! It's just not fair...so I bought this instead, which arrived this morning. :D

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B2 ThunderForce V poster (the art is the first post card you see in the photo above) and a collection of Thunderforce glossy art cards. ;)

It's still not my beloved Darius :( , but TecnoSoft are just awesome so it's all good. Need to find a B2 frame now though! :cry:

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:03 pm
by rcantor77
Pyongyang wrote:BAH! It's just not fair...so I bought this instead, which arrived this morning. :D

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B2 ThunderForce V poster (the art is the first post card you see in the photo above) and a collection of Thunderforce glossy art cards. ;)

It's still not my beloved Darius :( , but TecnoSoft are just awesome so it's all good. Need to find a B2 frame now though! :cry:



Very nice Ian... you know I have a soft spot for the Thunder Force series, so I like this very much.

That actually arrived quite quickly then too.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:30 am
by Pyongyang
Yep. 3 days EMS, fastest yet I think!

Talking of Darius posters price gouging, here's another auction on YAJ. Seller wants a minimum of ¥18,000 for the set now. I wonder if it's STV as the same seller sold the same set last week...

http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u53254738

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:32 pm
by Macaw
Btw what does Syvalion have to do with Darius :roll:

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:08 pm
by Pyongyang
It's loosely linked with the Darius games. In Darius Burst for example, one of the bosses turns in to the main character (the metal dragon) from Syvalion during the boss battle.

Also there are some bits littered throughout the game that look like they came from other Darius titles, the 'nucleus' items look like they belong in Metal Black. An orange tinted Silver Hawk ship appears in Level 5 of the game too, at this time it also shows you helping to save the people on the planet Darius.

There's a few other bits of trivia that tie the series together, although it's odd really because the game was actually made by the bloke that made Bubble Bobble. :? I would have understood better perhaps if it was made by the Darius team.

Still cool though! :)

More info:

http://darius.wikia.com/wiki/Syvalion

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:28 pm
by CIT Seven Force
Also, not mentioned in the Darius Wiki, but the boss Galst Vic in Darius Force is an enemy character in Syvalion.

Here's the afforementioned cameo:

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Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:04 am
by Shou
Sorry guys, I had a chance to pop by one of the Taito arcades yesterday right before it starting pouring out and picked up 1 Darius 1 poster. There was no line but I couldn't carry more than that without it getting soaked.

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Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:39 am
by Pyongyang
Nice work Mr. Shoes! What was the fair like? Anything to see and do, or was it just a 'queue up for posters and that's it' kind of fair?

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:47 am
by Shou
Pyongyang wrote:Nice work Mr. Shoes! What was the fair like? Anything to see and do, or was it just a 'queue up for posters and that's it' kind of fair?


It's not a fair as such, you go to the counter and buy them, that's it.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:08 am
by Pyongyang
Ah that is a bag of crap! Was the game centre attendant not even dressed up in some sort of really amateur-looking King Fossil mascot costume? :(

Or, when you were next in line, and you approached the counter an alarm went off and all the monitors in HEY! would flash with:

WARNING!
A New Customer Mr. Shoes Is
Approaching Fast!


That would have been cool. :(

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:31 am
by Shou
Pyongyang wrote:Ah that is a bag of crap! Was the game centre attendant not even dressed up in some sort of really amateur-looking King Fossil mascot costume? :(

Or, when you were next in line, and you approached the counter an alarm went off and all the monitors in HEY! would flash with:

WARNING!
A New Customer Mr. Shoes Is
Approaching Fast!


That would have been cool. :(


I actually had to go searching for the attendant to buy them...

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:59 am
by Macaw
Wow thats a cool Darius box. I guess that alone is whats gonna make these posters always keep big tymer value.

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:36 am
by CIT Seven Force
Yep, we all know how much arcade fanboys love cardboard boxes! ;)

Re: Taito Classic Posters Fair

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:41 am
by Pyongyang
...and BAM! there goes STV with the price gouge! :o

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w89862415