Official HORI RAP Premium VLX (VEWLIX) - VX (360); V3 (PS3) - Arcade Stick Thread

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7/8/10 update :
Real Arcade Pro. EX Premium VLX

Real Arcade Pro. 3 Premium VLX

ORDER HERE :
PS3

XBOX 360



FAQ :
What is it ?
A stick made by hori+taito modeled after the Taito Vewlix Cabinet itself, it is NOT a to-size replica of the arcade panel.
It is full Sanwa parts on stick and buttons, like the real panel.

How much is it ?
Currently it is $300 USD before taxes at the Hori usa store.

Can it be dual modded ?
Yes.

Can I swap out the JLF for a Seimitsu LS32?
Yes.


past info :
Coming to the USA this year via hori usa store?
EXCLUSIVE: Hori USA To Bring A NEW RAP Premium VLX In The US! ? SDTEKKEN.COM ? Tekken News Resource!

Still may be possibly available through Akihabara
Buy HORI Real Arcade PRO.3 Premium VLX (PS3?) - Play-Asia.com

Buy HORI Real Arcade PRO.EX Premium VLX (Xbox360?) - Play-Asia.com

2/1/10 Update :


The VLX along with standard turbo button features and storage compartment for cords, has a maintenance area to hold two buttons.
So you can switch to 7 or 6 buttons easily.



older info :

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??????? Lever unit ? : JFL-TP-8YT-SK (I'm assuming this is a typo for JLF)
??????? Button unit ? : OBSF-30
OBSF-24????????? OBSF-24 (start button)


28 572 Japanese yen = 316.406328 U.S. dollars as of 1/30/10

????????Pro.EX Premium VLX / xbox 360 /
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????????Pro.3 Premium VLX / PS3 /
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  • ThirteenThirteen Joined: Posts: 463
    DO WANT! Wait... is that thing $316???
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  • HalvieHalvie Joined: Posts: 801
    thank god they moved the stupid turbo buttons.... definitely want to pick one up now. is 3-28 the release date?

    Is it up for order now?? Will this only be available through the hori jp store?
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  • protomanSTiprotomanSTi aka paikman Joined: Posts: 1,620
    It seems like typical "limited" run through hori jp store..hopefully play-asia snags some of these!
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  • d_mentiad_mentia Joined: Posts: 203
    I need one of these.
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  • gbonhamgbonham Joined: Posts: 67
    Please HORI bring these to the states!!!
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  • KazujiroKazujiro PSN ID: Kazujiro XBLive: Kazujiro SRK Joined: Posts: 1,631
    thank god they moved the stupid turbo buttons.... definitely want to pick one up now. is 3-28 the release date?

    Is it up for order now?? Will this only be available through the hori jp store?

    Nevermind, lol.
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  • protomanSTiprotomanSTi aka paikman Joined: Posts: 1,620
    Feb . 3 is the pre-order date /product data.
    March 28th is when they technically should be delivered
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  • KyleKyle PS-14-Gangsta Joined: Posts: 4,722 mod
    The 360 colored buttons look horribly out of place. Otherwise do want.
    6-Button is cooler
    8-Button is dick

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  • protomanSTiprotomanSTi aka paikman Joined: Posts: 1,620
    Yeah fuck those buttons. I'll be swapping them with with OBSF's from my v3SA...well thats if pasia is gonna be selling these at all!
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  • gl0rygl0ry In Your Face Joined: Posts: 1,080
    The 360 colored buttons look horribly out of place. Otherwise do want.

    Hori does that with EVERY 360 stick. It's so annoying.
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  • protomanSTiprotomanSTi aka paikman Joined: Posts: 1,620
    Markman mentioned somewhere else before on the new TE-S thread that Microsoft requires the face buttons to be colored on sticks as well now.
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  • lazy912lazy912 Joined: Posts: 16
    Those do look really nice.... must resist..... okay fine, I want one.
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  • NAPNAP Joined: Posts: 784 ✭✭✭
    I would definitely be swapping out those hideous face buttons on the 360 version, but otherwise these things are downright sexy. Hopefully this doesn't end up being some ultra limited run that I will have no chance in hell of ever getting.
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  • LamchopLamchop Joined: Posts: 55
    looks amazing.
    common us release
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  • ChadChad Joined: Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭
    God damn it. I really don't want to buy this. I do however want to own it.
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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554 ✭✭✭
    That thing is way too damned long. Its needless.

    Just buy a TE if you want a quality vewlix style stick.
    "Power without perception, is spiritually useless and therefore of no true value"
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  • shichishichi srk fadc sleep Joined: Posts: 131
    That controller is more expensive than a gaming console. It's cool Hori's coming out with these new sticks and all, but it would be nice to have some released in the US as well. My TE Fightstick crapped out on me recently and I'm waiting as long as I can to see if the Hori RAP V3 SA comes out over here.
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  • gigabytegigabyte Joined: Posts: 566
    damn that stick is so expensive ..
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  • mdsfxmdsfx Joined: Posts: 1,721 ✭✭
    Way too expensive. I'm not even sure how they justify marking it up so high.
    OBEY THE JAM
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,132 mod
    God damn it. I'm ordering 2 of each platform. GGPO wallet.

    I'm happy though.

    Good shit Hori. I told ya'll it was comin in March ;)
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  • RayokarnaRayokarna The Shotgun Artist Joined: Posts: 31
    Yes, finally a release date. Now finding a way of getting my hands on one.
    God damn it. I'm ordering 2 of each platform. GGPO wallet.

    I'm happy though.

    Good shit Hori. I told ya'll it was comin in March ;)

    Could I send you the money to order one?
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  • HisNameIsLHisNameIsL Your best friend Joined: Posts: 514
    I'm glad they moved the buttons and stick to the middle. The way the prototype was designed was downright abysmal.
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  • networkingyuppynetworkingyuppy RandoMadness. Joined: Posts: 2,311 mod
    Yes, the stick is finally centered. I am getting this shit.
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  • panzeroceaniapanzeroceania Joined: Posts: 67
    so horistore doesn't do international orders? Damn, I hope playasia gets some of these. is there any other way to get em?
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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554 ✭✭✭
    Wow....you guys want to fork over $300+ w/shipping for a stick thats NEEDLESSLY honking big, will no doubt be a pain in the ass to carry around, and will NOT be any better than any other stock or custom Sanwa stick out there?

    Sheesh even if it were reasonably priced i couldn't justify something that huge. And hell if you really want a box that big, why not just take the time to BUILD your own, or have other custom box makers here build one for you, for much MUCH cheaper.

    Either way you slice it, that thing is simply= FAIL.
    "Power without perception, is spiritually useless and therefore of no true value"
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  • NotANoob81NotANoob81 Shinkiro Crackhead Eyes Joined: Posts: 853 ✭✭
    ^Let's say I had to have a box as "NEEDLESSLY honking huge" as this new Hori, where/who would I turn to, to build me one with Hori's plug and play, opening hinge and the overall fit and finish of a commercially made stick, all while being much MUCH cheaper?

    Another thing, members often complain about sticks being too large to carry aound, but I don't fuilly understand what they mean. If it's too big, go buy a shitty FS3 or Madcatz SE or upgrade your Huffy to a car and carry it in your trunk and stfu. It's kinda like the Hummer H1. Sure it's too large and impractical for most peeps' everyday use, so they don't/can't afford to buy one, but power to the people who can.

    My only problem with it is that I don't have it yet.
    Rocking a CRT display until something better comes along.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    I wonder if NCSX will get them...
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  • ibeatuibeatu 107 positive feedback gone :( Joined: Posts: 2,990
    Way too expensive. I'm not even sure how they justify marking it up so high.

    agreed i could just put a 1p panel on my hss-0130 lol
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  • RayokarnaRayokarna The Shotgun Artist Joined: Posts: 31
    If we couldn't get these sticks in somehow, would anyone be willing to make a case like this?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    agreed i could just put a 1p panel on my hss-0130 lol

    Wasn't that thing like $400 when it came out?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    agreed i could just put a 1p panel on my hss-0130 lol

    Wasn't that thing like $400 when it came out?

    And...the buttons on the HSS-0130 are soldered to the PCB. That thing used to be my favorite arcade stick, until I tried to mod one...
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  • mdsfxmdsfx Joined: Posts: 1,721 ✭✭
    Wasn't that thing like $400 when it came out?

    And...the buttons on the HSS-0130 are soldered to the PCB. That thing used to be my favorite arcade stick, until I tried to mod one...

    ?? Just unsolder them. That thing is cake to mod.
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  • panzeroceaniapanzeroceania Joined: Posts: 67
    @ True Grave

    I guess you aren't interested in arcade mounts?
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  • Digital-Digital- Bumrush Joined: Posts: 1,591
    If this thing was about 100 bucks cheaper it would be the TE killer. I want one badly but I can't justify spending that much for a stick.
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  • gigabytegigabyte Joined: Posts: 566
    I would get it if its 150 but 300-400 is just way over the board..
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  • RoboKrikitRoboKrikit nuclear Joined: Posts: 1,857 ✭✭✭
    Hori and MadCatz are gonna make me broke this year. Personally I blame MarkMan, because if MadCatz weren't churning out cool new sticks, Hori would probably be releasing more color variants of HRAPs, and I already have the willpower to resist those. :cybot:
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    ?? Just unsolder them. That thing is cake to mod.

    I've done two. And unsoldering them isn't a HUGE deal, but it's still considerably tougher than dealing with a Madcatz or even an HRAP. The last one I did, I just ripped everything out except the actual sticks and put in Sanwas and two Cthulus. Worked like a champ...
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  • bournbourn Joined: Posts: 15
    316 dollars is just the price before tax. I guarantee the price + shipping fee would be over 400 bucks for sure or maybe even around 500 bucks.
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  • muffinman943muffinman943 Joined: Posts: 175
    Gotta pick this up.. Im amped!
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  • d_mentiad_mentia Joined: Posts: 203
    protomanSTi, it's actually spelled "Vewlix"
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  • ThalnosThalnos cherry pie Joined: Posts: 68
    $300 is a bit...how should I say...steep?
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  • gl0rygl0ry In Your Face Joined: Posts: 1,080
    It's a nice stick, but no one really needs it at this time. The only purpose for these sticks is to saturate the Asian market because Madcatz hasn't really tried too hard there yet. I read something a while back stating that most top players in Japan had imported Madcatz TE sticks from the US. Looks like Hori just wanted to step up their game a notch to compete with Madcatz.

    The TE was designed so well that it basically covers everything already and there is nothing new or necessary to the Hori model. The only thing better in the stick would probably be the PCB. It's clearly not a good stick to take around... my TE stick fits perfectly in my lap/backpack/table, if it were any bigger it wouldn't fit. The price is also two or three times the cost.

    It's a nice collectors item.
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  • NotANoob81NotANoob81 Shinkiro Crackhead Eyes Joined: Posts: 853 ✭✭
    Kinda. This is a low production item and it's not really meant to penetrate any market as much as become Hori's halo or flagship product to increase buzz for the rest of Hori's line.
    Rocking a CRT display until something better comes along.
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  • protomanSTiprotomanSTi aka paikman Joined: Posts: 1,620
    protomanSTi, it's actually spelled "Vewlix"

    ahha derp yeah i made the post in a rush
    I would get it if its 150 but 300-400 is just way over the board..

    You can't even get the new HRAP V3SA right now for $150 to your door..(unless u get it local at that cali place)
    316 dollars is just the price before tax. I guarantee the price + shipping fee would be over 400 bucks for sure or maybe even around 500 bucks.

    Yeah I'm expecting about $400 shipped.
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  • masturfadermasturfader Fr:Russia with glove Joined: Posts: 1,421
    Im getting one for sure , maybe two...
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  • mkfightermkfighter Joined: Posts: 117
    I've been looking forward to this for awhile. Definitely getting one. I don't know if I can pull off two though that's a bit difficult to justify!
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  • FunkyFFunkyF Still Scrubby Joined: Posts: 300
    Wow, these sticks look very sexy. Hopefully they come to the US!
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  • mR_CaESaRmR_CaESaR Joined: Posts: 442
    This would look awesome on back to back "slim" design cabs :) ericleroi, planning on making another lot? ;) :D

    356.317 AUD before shipping is a bit rich for my liking though.

    tough it out with my "old" Round 1 dual modded TE's though. I still rate those as the BEST stick i've owned (i havent owned many though :D)
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  • HalvieHalvie Joined: Posts: 801
    Can't wait to get one of these sticks.

    The design changes look like exactly what I was hoping for. Having the turbo buttons in the new HRAP location along with the black boarder really improve upon what was initially shown.

    I don't really get why people think this stick is so overpriced, or where people think they are going to find a custom using an actual vewlix panel.

    On the Akihabara site the panel is going for over $300 by itself without shipping. I am sure Per's vewlix case cost him a hell of a lot more than $300-400 when all was said and done.

    If you want an HSS you are going to spend around the same amount as this stick, and you still would have to mod it and or change the panel.

    I have tried pm'ing all the really good builders on this site to get a custom like Per's made and was turned down by every single one of them.

    I'll agree that the stick is wide, but I don't think it is a deal breaker. It is only about six inches wider than the new HRAPS. I didn't find those to be anywhere close to too wide, so I don't think another six inches is going to be the end of the world. Also the hss-0130 is a lot wider. Believe just the panel itself is around 25 inches...already about 3 inches longer. You don't see threads about that stick filled with people complaining about the width.

    Also, people who are looking to get this most likely already have another stick and wouldn't be traveling with it anyways, so I don't see it as a problem.

    IDK, find me someone willing to make me a stick of Per's quality using a real vewlix panel for a decent price, otherwise I fail to see this being a rip off for someone wanting a vewlix replica stick.

    Just surprised we haven't seen anyone complain about not having enough wrist room...
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  • potspots Joined: Posts: 59
    wow, i cant wait for this. definitely picking one up!
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