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danox574
09-08-2007, 08:47 AM
Hello everyone,

I appreciate the kind words from everyone when dub announced our partnership on Southtown. I actually stopped collecting Neo when I got tired of lusting after KOF '98 because it was unaffordable to most, and found my way back to the scene just a few years ago. Like many of you, I found Southtown through Neo-Geo.com and placed a few orders myself, and dub and I later became friends.

Now, Southtown has openend it's website again. There are no changes, and as of today, in stock items are available and inserts as always are available for download. Inserts, T-Shirts, and AES protectors are in stock. Our priority was getting the store open to make the archive of shockbox art available to everyone, so we felt that was more important than making some of the planned changes.

Around the end of the month, BigBear's shockboxes will be in stock. Razoola's UniBios 2.3 will be available for purchase in the coming days. A few non-Neo related items are planned to be added to the store (some of which are aimed at other classic collectors, hopefully teaching them about the Neo games!), some Atomiswave accessories are planned (such as a Stereo harness, and one other surprise accessory), Naomi parts, and several other items are coming to the store. ideally, non-US customers should be able to get a proper shipping amount, because we want to speed the order process and checkout for all customers.

We have most of what we need to make a few consolized systems available through the store. However, we have a shortage of controllers, so if you have joysticks or pads and have an interest in obtaining some Southtown goodies, please let us know. We can arrange a trade for merchandise or purchase them. Consolized systems will not be built to request or specific configurations. They will be made available as the parts happen upon us, and each configuration will be unique, so keep an eye out!

We're always available to answer your questions and assist with your Neo (and now other) collecting needs! The main contact for the store is now southtown@mac.com, and that has been posted on the site as well.

Here's looking forward to my new relationship with southtown and serving the community with an archive of the inserts, quality printing services, and many more products we hope you'll enjoy over the coming months.

-Dan
http://www.southtown-homebrew.com

galfordo
09-08-2007, 11:10 AM
Placed a t-shirt order to get you guys started.

FalcomAdol
09-08-2007, 11:11 AM
Brilliant :D

I expect to have an order in sometime in the next couple weeks.

Sundance
09-08-2007, 11:18 AM
I'll be buying some more inserts soon. Are you guys going to be getting more MotW's Red T-shirts in soon?

N80G80
09-08-2007, 11:41 AM
are you guys gonna bring candycabinetcity back as well??

galfordo
09-08-2007, 11:58 AM
I'll be buying some more inserts soon. Are you guys going to be getting more MotW's Red T-shirts in soon?

Yeah, I'd be interested in those as well.

gleason
09-08-2007, 03:56 PM
I'm definitely going to several shock boxes once they are in stock. :)

danUK
09-08-2007, 03:58 PM
awesome news, i want to get a big order of shockboxes in a few months

good news for the community

:)

Murray
09-09-2007, 03:05 PM
I'll be buying some more inserts soon. Are you guys going to be getting more MotW's Red T-shirts in soon?
Seriously, I'd buy a second one of those. And a Neo Geo logo shirt, if they were to become available in medium again.

I also plan to make an order once shock boxes are available again.

OldSchoolGamer
09-09-2007, 03:27 PM
Sweet! Glad to see you guys are back on your feet and still going on with the site. I have a bunch of MVS carts comming in that will need shockbox's and inserts so I will be placing an order for shockbos's and inserts once you have them in. :)

Neocloud
09-09-2007, 07:55 PM
Nice NeoGeo T-Shirt, but it would be great if you ad some Medium size, not all NeoGeo fan wear "XXL" :P

Ruell
09-09-2007, 11:24 PM
sweet I know where to go next paycheck for a shirt

jeff bogard
09-10-2007, 02:38 AM
are you guys gonna be getting more shirts? or at least more sizes?

peace, and glad to hear you guys are back!!!

loegan43
09-11-2007, 01:01 AM
Great website, ordered several inserts and I too would definitely be interested in seeing candycabinetcity.

danox574
09-11-2007, 09:27 AM
Good news -- the original maker of the shirts, including the Garou Red tees, has been chatting with me and we are in the process of working out timing to restock *all* of the shirts, in all sizes, and keep them available! I appreciate all the interest on this and we will announce here when they are available.

Shocks are coming, and I'll let everyone know when we have them as well...

-Dan

BeaglePuss
09-11-2007, 09:57 AM
I will most definitely be putting in an order for shock boxes once they are available again.

danox574
09-15-2007, 09:58 AM
Southtown-Homebrew is now offering CPS2 battery swaps! We install a battery holder so you can self-maintain your batteries without every paying for another swap, and even include a free T-20 Security bit so you can change your battery at whatever intervals you wish.

http://southtown-homebrew.com/index.php?cPath=199

More to come! (Shockboxes still arriving soon!)

Tehcno
09-15-2007, 11:52 AM
Why no Medium size for the shirts? Or at least Large?

Ukyo
09-19-2007, 09:36 AM
i just recieved a new batch of inserts in the mail; i must say that the quality is even better than on your old equipment, hands down. nice work, and thanks for the included letter concerning the various paper stock you experimented with.

danox574
09-19-2007, 07:06 PM
i just recieved a new batch of inserts in the mail; i must say that the quality is even better than on your old equipment, hands down. nice work, and thanks for the included letter concerning the various paper stock you experimented with.

Thank you for the posting -- we're pretty happy with what we're turning out and we're even more happy that you like it.

RED Garou shirts are the next to be restocked, in ALL sizes. Tehcno, your medium or largeness will be well satisfied with the selection we have coming.

Unibios 2.3 is in stock, as well! They just arrived.

-Dan

Shito
09-19-2007, 11:01 PM
Hi there STH staff!

First, it's nice to see you back on track! :)

Second, here is my need. I'm a collector of JPN AES only, and I still need a few JPN-style inserts for my converts. I have converts just for originally unreleased AES titles (see links in sign).

Namely, I need insert for Captain Tomaday, FlipShot, Musashi Ganryuuki, Bang Bead, Puzzle de Pon! R.

I surfed throught your site and I could not find anything that meets my needs, YET...

...I was just wondering...

I noticed many inserts on your website are re-worked one from another. Are those some kind of 'open source' piece of graphic? If so, and if possible, I was just thinking to go and try to edit myself some of them to create JPN style stub at least. Of course the JPN style insert I would create would also be donated to your site. After that, I would pay for a full service (printing, cutting, shipping to Italy) possible adding to my order some of your uber-cool goods (those t-shirts are lovely!).

Do you think that's possible?

G.

galfordo
09-19-2007, 11:08 PM
Thank you for the posting -- we're pretty happy with what we're turning out and we're even more happy that you like it.

RED Garou shirts are the next to be restocked, in ALL sizes. Tehcno, your medium or largeness will be well satisfied with the selection we have coming.

NICE. :buttrock:

Clessy
09-20-2007, 03:05 PM
Does this mean if I actually upload inlays they will actually post for once?

I've been trying to upload my atomiswave inlays forever so I could order some damn prints of them and it never works worth shit.

Muzzle
09-21-2007, 03:51 AM
I have a question.

If I order 10 inserts (for MVS shockboxes) and 3 shockboxes (because I already have 7 without inserts at home). And I order 10 times the insert cutting service.

Will all 10 inserts be cut on the right size to insert in my shockboxes if I order this way? Or do you have to order 10 inserts, 10 shockboxes and 10 times the insert cutting service for this to work?

Please answer my question so that I can order as soon as you have new shockboxes in stock. :-).

Oh and how much is shipping to The Netherlands?

danox574
09-21-2007, 10:16 AM
Shito:

The artwork used in virtually all of the inserts came from SNK official electronic art for the web, or scans from AES, MVS, marquees, flyers, etc. Screenshots sometimes come from MAME captures or similar. Each artist assembled their own art. We don't maintain the original photoshop, multi-layer documents, so in the PDF's we have, if part of the art is obscured by logos, we can't recover it for you. You can look at the creator of the artwork that you need parts of to make an AES insert, and if they're on this forum, they may be able to provide you the original layered photoshop document, and you can extract the art in whole from there that they originally used. Some original contributors are MIA.

Eric's away, but I'll ask him if any of his old archives contain original documents that may maintain art for any of those pieces and see what we might be able to do.

We can definitely print anything to whatever scale we need to fit the box and complete the visual impact of your collection, and I think your downloadable AES contributions for conversions will be very, very appreciated.

Galfordo:

Yes, no doubt nice. I'm adding one to my personal wardrobe as well, I can't wait...

Clessy:

The upload function has a size limit (about 10MB) and once we get them, there's a little process associated with the optimizing and putting them out for download and on the site. That process has not been paid enough attention to in recent months (part of the reason I'm here). We do have a Knights of Valour AW insert that originally came in during April that we found in the 'bin'. The process is manual, though, they won't go on the site until we process them and we're going to catch up and get faster at doing this.

I'm going to send you a PM this weekend. I will arrange for a place for you to send the files to right away, no matter what the size, and we'll get you some prints of the stuff for sure. I'll arrange it.

Muzzle:

Prints can be cut and shipped ready for insertion into a shock, so 10 prints, 3 shocks, and 10 cuts will result in your getting 3 prints already put in the three shocks, and 7 prints in a stiff, protected envelope, cut and ready to insert. When we cut, we cut to the edge of the artwork, so if the artwork is not official size, it may need very small adjustments, but if you stick with the 15.2x9.203 inserts from the site, they'll drop right in.

If you email southtown@mac.com we'll email you back as soon as the shocks arrive.

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Muzzle
09-21-2007, 11:52 AM
Thank you for your reply. Can you tell me the shipping costs to The Netherlands as well :-)?

danox574
09-21-2007, 01:43 PM
Sorry, I missed that. It's actual Priority Mail International shipping, we provide the packaging and everything else. Figure shockboxes are about 4oz ea, the inserts are actually just a hair less than 1oz, so 3 shocks, 10 inserts, probably 3lbs with packaging, about $28, but that's pending an actual packaging and weighing.

Today, the store is only calculating the US flat rate of $6.50 for insert orders, any additional shipping, we send a Paypal invoice to the buyer to make up the difference.

We want to get that corrected before the shocks are in, but time is at a premium, so the store may or may not automatically calculate your shipping cost, but if you get a 'Table Rate' $6.50, you'lll see the notification on the checkout screen that additional shipping costs may be required.

Mattroid
09-21-2007, 02:09 PM
Awesome news. I'm looking forward to shocks and such as well as some shirts.

Any word on the mvs labels?

danox574
09-21-2007, 02:35 PM
If you're talking about the MVS end-cap labels, we have the sheets of 10 in stock. MVS Cart cases are in the mail, I got the shipping notification today.

Mattroid
09-21-2007, 02:44 PM
yeah, that's what I was talking about. I looked yesterday but must have missed the add to cart button. Freaking weird :spock: no idea how I missed that :conf:

Clessy
09-21-2007, 10:53 PM
Clessy:

The upload function has a size limit (about 10MB) and once we get them, there's a little process associated with the optimizing and putting them out for download and on the site. That process has not been paid enough attention to in recent months (part of the reason I'm here). We do have a Knights of Valour AW insert that originally came in during April that we found in the 'bin'. The process is manual, though, they won't go on the site until we process them and we're going to catch up and get faster at doing this.

I'm going to send you a PM this weekend. I will arrange for a place for you to send the files to right away, no matter what the size, and we'll get you some prints of the stuff for sure. I'll arrange it.


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Ah thanks man. The pdfs I upload where rediculously huge. If you have ea shock boxs I will defanitly need more of those for all these atomiswave carts I have.

Also if the printing quality is even better now I will probably re order the first 2 incerts I got.

Lastly the print size is slightly off on your ea shock box size for atomiswave. I had to cut them to make them fit in the shelve which made the spine not line up right =/

Muzzle
09-23-2007, 02:23 AM
One more question for future orders. If I only need inserts, how much is shipping to the Netherlands?

This time I will order 2 shockboxes and about 9 inserts + cuttingservice. I hope the shockboxes will arrive soon :-).

tomboy2k3
09-26-2007, 08:48 AM
Is the Neo-Geo Logo T -Shirt only in Size XXL? Want that Shirt in Size L.
Can I get it in this size?

danox574
09-26-2007, 11:27 AM
Muzzle:

We use trackable shipping methods, so $19 to the Netherlands via International Priority Mail is pretty much the only method that works, even just for inserts. Believe it or not, we make a 2-3 lb. package quite often with 10-12oz of anti-bendable packaging and then 80lb cover stock paper, but we charge all 'insert only' orders at the 1lb. rate for international shipping.

Tomboy2k3:

No, not right now. The maker is re-producing and re-stocking one shirt type at a time, starting with the red Garou: MOTW shirt. That once will likely be weeks down the road.

Sega Naomi wiring harnesses are in stock!
Battery holders for doing your own CPS2 swaps are in stock!
Jeff Kurtz's clear MVS replacement shells are in stock!

http://southtown-homebrew.com/products_new.php


SHOCKS ARE DUE SATURDAY, possibly FRIDAY. If you've emailed us, we will notify you when they are posted in the store. If you want notification of shocks arriving, just email us at southtown@mac.com and we'll let you know when the store is ready to take your order.

The store is still doing flat rate shipping, so large shockbox orders are likely to need a small additional shipping charge. We are working with a contractor to add true shipping calculations to the store, but it's just not quite there yet...soon...

68k
09-26-2007, 12:01 PM
This is great news Dan! You guys have killer service and prices, the best around! And we don't have to resort to buying shockboxes from xmods @ 3 for $55!

Muzzle
09-28-2007, 07:24 AM
When the new shockboxes come in, do I need to buy them right away because otherwise they will be sold out? Or do you think they last a few days :-).

I even saved all the inserts I need in my shopping cart already :p .

danox574
09-28-2007, 07:38 AM
We will have plenty of Shocks to go around.

In the US, we use M/D/Y date formats traditionally, so your wait is much shorter than you think, that date is this Sunday, September 30, 2007.

I actually have tracking numbers for two lots of Shockboxes on their way to me. They should arrive Saturady, but may arrive Monday.

Most likely, I will open the store up for Shockbox orders on Saturday, but be aware your shipments may not go out until Tuesday if the boxes don't arrive until Monday.

Muzzle
09-28-2007, 07:42 AM
Hey,

I am aware of the date format used in the US. :-)

You were mentioning that for international orders you send an additional invoice for the shipping costs. How does this work exactly?

How many days will it approximately take to arrive in The Netherlands?

Thank you for all your quick answers. This will be my first order at your store, but I am already sure that you will provide great service! This is how every store owner should answer questions. Thanks a lot.

danox574
09-28-2007, 08:50 AM
Sorry, I woud have suspect you knew that but if they date is appearing in the wrong format somewhere on the site, let me know so I can get it corrected.

As of today, the store will charge you $6.50, which is the flat US shipping rate for inserts of any quantity. But, after you order, and we package to determine weight, we will figure out what additional shipping you need and send a Paypal invoice for the remaining amount. Alternatively, if you give us the # of shocks and your address, we'll weigh everything out and you don't have to use the store interface, we can do it through email or a PM. Just stacking up empty shocks and a box on the scale will allow us to do a good estimate for you.

About 10 days is our Priority Mail shipping experience to all parts of Europe. We are told 5-7 days, but they haven't been getting there in that time.

Muzzle
09-28-2007, 10:30 AM
My order will be 4 shockboxes and 11 inserts + 11 cutting service. I know this for sure now.

I will just order through the site, but if you can give me an estimate of the shippingcosts that would be great :-).

danox574
09-29-2007, 02:58 PM
We gots shocks

http://southtown-homebrew.com/index.php?cPath=170

Neo Alec
10-02-2007, 12:38 AM
The only thing I'm interested in are the shirts, and I'd like to see more of the previous ones made available again, in more sizes. I used to wear XL back when big clothes were cool, but I wear L now, and there aren't any in stock. I'd love to be able to order all three of the shirt designs someday.

FairlanePhantom
10-04-2007, 11:37 PM
Any idea on a new video encoder shipment?

danox574
10-05-2007, 12:51 AM
Unfortunately, Jeff Kurtz is in the process of some personal things that don't allow him to provide stock right now. When he settles in to a more normal groove, I hope to stock them, but right now, that is not possible...

FairlanePhantom
10-05-2007, 12:59 AM
Damn. Then can someone help with the dimensions of the RGB/S/C board?

danox574
10-05-2007, 01:09 AM
Dimensions? I have one here of my own, do you need literally the size of it? I can give you any information you need about the encoders.

FairlanePhantom
10-05-2007, 05:08 PM
Yeah, I need the length and width and height. Obviously don't need that for wiring, just need to know how much space I'll have to make for it in the unit.

Kazuki Dash
10-05-2007, 07:26 PM
The only thing I'm interested in are the shirts, and I'd like to see more of the previous ones made available again, in more sizes.
Seconded.

danox574
10-16-2007, 11:56 PM
More items coming in...

http://homepage.mac.com/dmowczan/webphotos/forsale/pink30.jpg

http://southtown-homebrew.com/index.php?cPath=201

mightygstyper
11-27-2007, 11:02 AM
hi there i was wondering for the consolised mvs's do i need to supply my own mobo or do you guys just have em in stock from time to time? if you guys do consolise mobos do you know what a ruff estimate would be to consolise a 2 slot mobo?

Forgot to add i i was wondering what the estimate would be if i supplied my own mobo i have an extra 2 slot would like to consolise.

Lashujin
11-27-2007, 08:16 PM
do you have t-shirts in non fat ass size?

Piccolo_DBz
11-27-2007, 09:23 PM
I just bought 4 cases with Mark of the wolves, SS1, SS2 and Baseball stars2 inserts (w/ insert cutting on all 4). Damn do they look nice. Keep up the great work guys, I'll be back to buy more cases and inserts for sure! :multi_co:

Ajax
11-29-2007, 01:28 PM
Shirts are in the works. We are doing a run of the Garou Ts in red first. They will be available before Christmas. So far, we can only do what we have previously done. That is, Neo Geo logo, Garou logo and K' logo. A few people were interested in making art for shirts. If you are, shoot it over to me and I'll take a look at it. Thanks everybody. Sorry it is taking so long.