I’m hoping MarkMan can chime in here and verify whether or not Madcatz shipped the sticks with the arrowed washers in the boxes because all reports from the Ebayers say that they didn’t come with them and that nobody else got them. I’ve asked 3 Ebayers and am waiting on more responses. I also am asking Capcom via their website to see if I can get Sven or Seth to give an answer. Why was this washer so heavily featured on online blogs (it was the secret picture Seth posted!) but not make it into boxes at Comic Con?
Directly from Capcom’s Blog at CapcomUnity.com:
Read the part that specifically reads the following:
“The Comic-con Edition SFIV Sticks use all of the same Sanwa Denshi sticks and buttons of the original SFIV tournament edition fight sticks. In addition to the new color scheme of buttons, side edges and the new artwork for the deck, there?s some other nice attention to detail like the Hadouken arrow movement dust cover for the stick shaft, etc.”
It then shows a picture of the washer up close which was that secret pic Seth used a while ago. Somebody should explain…
These sticks are becoming less of a limited edition and something that can be more easily replicated by the hour…
UPDATE: MarkMan confirmed over at NeoGaf that the hadouken arrow dust washer was just a prototype.