Arcade-in-a-Box Thread, Take 2


#1

[LEFT]I am currently not excepting any new orders. In order to “reset” the business I will be creating arcade sticks with parts I have on hand to purge inventory. I may start making custom sticks again once this purge is done. I am grateful for the many years of serving the fighting game community. I will still be fixing and honoring all warranties. Thank You, Ed Farias - Owner[/LEFT]

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#2

Being as I am not familiar w/ Arcade In a Box, I thought this was a supergun thread. :frowning: Put one inside your stick, ftw.
-ud


#3

I used to make a Super Gun (title Jamma-in-a-Box) but stopped several years ago. Sorry.


#4

Interested to see how AiB is going to respond to the increased level of competition these days.


#5

I’m not sure what you mean by how I am going to respond?


#6

Well, with all the other folks stepping their games up (Project Giantsword, B15, eTokki, etc.) I just wanted to see how you guys would respond to the increased comp. I mean, competition is no good unless it forces folks to level up.


#7

He just did. These are great Ed! Thanks for the post.

I doubt anyone listed has moved 2500 sticks. Maybe B15. : )


#8

I think he means there is a lot of competition have you looked through “check out my arcade stick thread”


#9

You have a point there.

Anyway, curious about the more technical details. What PCBs are being used and what’s the wiring inside like?


#10

I use the Etokki boards, I have for about a year now and I have a good relationship with Ryan (Laugh).

I understand what you were asking, but in my opinion I don’t think I am in direct competition with true custom stick builders. I never have never thought of AIAB that way. Yes we offer some custom options, and custom artwork. That is where it ends. I don’t stray from my list of options, which I believe helps me keep my costs down. I think I may actually be the only stick maker that doesn’t use the Viewlix layout. I guess that could be good or bad. :slight_smile:

Anyway, AIAB has always been about classic arcade feel and look and I don’t plan on changing that. I have gotten so much positive feedback from customers over the last 4 years I really don’t think I have too. There are certain things that seem to be common with every stick out there now and they are things I don’t really like, so I will stay different. I don’t like the 8 button viewlix layout, and I don’t like plexiglass. Plus I am one that still prefers American style buttons and stick :).


#11

Eff Vewlix! Sega 4 lyf.


#12

I have to agree with that, which is why my curved close layout is a the Astro City, Blast City layout.


#13

See. You guys got to be friends after all. AiaB is an OG that came before the SFIV resurgence. He deserves respect.


#14

Sega layout is too curvy for me. I can’t get my hands to the necessary position. I have a belly that prevents my elbows to get close enough, you know… :smiley:


#15

I’ve always wanted to get an Arcade-In-A-Box, from the photos and review videos I’ve seen, they look like such well constructed, classy sticks. I like the new default artwork too, it looks cool.


#16

For the record, all the Skull Girls sticks I have done for them are the curved wide layout. I have spoken to Mike Z on several occasions and he loves them. Some of the changes I did make were as per his suggestions.


#17

I’m not a fan of the look of the bottom wrap of t-molding, but cool to see you still proudly waving the Happ flag. :slight_smile:


#18

It’s not Happ, it’s IL. I will never proudly wave a Happ flag anymore :). I do sell sanwa too, just so happens this was the stick I took pictures of.


#19

Tomato, tomato. I should have said ‘traditional American style’ to be PC about it. I’ve seen your work quite a bit over the years. Just saying it’s good to see you still out there. :slight_smile:


#20

Well honestly I am not sure how much longer I will be out there. I struggle daily with the thought of shutting down the stick building and just focusing on other things.

I have a feeling my time has come and gone as a stick builder. I am very happy to have accomplished what we did. When SFIV launched and Madcatz ran out of their first run of sticks, we were pushing out 30-40 sticks a week. Our queue hovered around the 300 mark for months. We filled a void at the time. Now, there so many options and competing is just very difficult now.