RETURNING IN AN AES CAPACITY SOON!
It's been awhile since my last update which wasn't much at all but I still have a lot to sharel!! This is the month for me to reveal something NOS (NEW OLD STOCK) for those of you who still visit this page... NEW to you but old to me because they sit unfinished for so long...|
LE GEEK has a new URL LE GEEK He like myself enjoys this aspect of the hobby BUT unlike myself continues to churn out great works!!
SNK VS CAPCOM CHAOS - REVISED, AGAIN!
(8-10-11)Almost a year later and Akuma's face covered just a bit too much of Ryu's face.
(10-27-10) A small mistake was made on the back of this image in regards to M.BISONS CAPE.Chun-Li's avatar covered part of his cape
and didn't look right so I corrected that.Download the image again if you want the image you see with the correction.
In previous updates I told you that the Fatal Fury Special portrait needs a serious makeover but had to put that on
hold after rediscovering SNKvsCAPCOM Chaos.I enjoy the game so much it inspired me to assemble a SHOCKbox image.
I went with aesthetics all the way on this one and included the text that is truly relevant imo. Everything else was a blurb of system play (I recommend you purchase the BRADY Guide) or anticipation hype.The screen captures were doing nothing for me either.
For those of you in the know about this game,enjoy the insert's aesthetics and for those of you who don't know ,you have to be a little intrigued.
DOWNLOAD SVC CHAOS IMAGE (PDF file @ 1.59 MB) I PLACED A VERY LIGHT BORDER AROUND IT'S PERIMETERS THAT SHOULD NOT BE CUT INTO.
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THE RED SHOCKbox . . . . RETURNS!
SouthTown-Homebrew is now (7-29-10) stocking the RED SHOCKbox! The RED BOX
hasn't been made since 2001 because it was cost prohibitive.but now after nine years I am assuming that
this is not the case any longer.Go there now and order up!|
Be on the look out for future creations by me. YES. I will be having something available in the future and I'll leave it at that.
SHOCKbox HERE! INSERTS HERE!
SouthTown-Homebrew is currently stocking the BOX so order now before they disappear again!|
Are you looking for new insert designs? I'm not going to make any promises because I have loose ends to tie up on this page here but I've been really wanting to piece together a Fatal Fury Special Insert as I feel the commercially used portrait does this classic no justice. I felt the same way about The King Of Fighter's '99 but later fell out of love with that image at the bottom of the page I was going to use.This won't be the case with Fatal Fury Special because I'll be assembling/combining different works.
In the meantime you should check visit
LE GEEK - SHOCKbox insert image exclusives!
His latest releases have been KARNOV's Revenge and Riding Hero and others are in the works.
I will update with more info sooner than usual!
Over the last two months,I've been flooded with inquiries in regards to availability and or re-release.|
Why the layoff? The layoff is due to intensive labor,rising costs across the board and most importantly trust issues which affects the integrity of the product.
Why not just accept Pre-Orders? I discontinued the practice of pre-orders several years back because I could not guarantee that the product would
arrive to me in the TOP condition the fans and myself have become accustomed to.
If I should ever decide to do another run,rest assure that I would have a handle on knowing the task would be handled properly. With that being stated, I will continue to assemble images for SHOCKbox and release them to the public as time permits.
Will I ever do another re-release? I am not sure BUT I have not dismissed the proposition.
Acid Free Semi-Gloss Stock VERSUS Glossy Tabloid Heavy Stock
What I have discovered is that over a period of time,the ink peels and flakes away from my images printed out on Acid Free Semi Gloss stock paper while the Images printed out on the Glossy Tabloid Heavy Stock remains a solid clean printout.|
Removal of your insert with Semi Gloss stock paper may be a chore too because I've had some encounters with printouts adhering (sticking) to the inner lining of the SHOCKbox display window causing your insert to tear leaving what remains hard to remove if at all possible without causing damage to the box.
With that being stated,I can no longer recommend using Acid Free stock.
I will expand and provide photos shortly.
Blazing Star Image Completed
Finally! My Blazing Star Image is complete,only being held back at the moment for a print quality evaluation. I am a big fan of the original AES Blazing Star layout on the back but had this strong desire to reveal the rest of Naomi and Karou's anatomy,free them from their cutoff if you will.Karou Yamazaki is relaxing on her ship,the Dino246.
More insert images will be released at a faster pace as we wind down here as I am now (95%) sure that the SHOCKbox will not return for a 9th year. I state 95% because there's always that possibility of accepting Pre-Orders which I've done on a few occassions with great success but really have no desire right now to do.
This image is two(2) megs in length. Download is closed here for this image.
(5-24 Updated) Title on front shifted to the right abit.
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What is an Imperfect Box?
The Imperfect Box is a SHOCKbox that has spots of wrinkling on the vinyl and or minor blemishes on the display plastic. These Imperfections are masked (not noticeable) with the use of an insert. SouthTown-Homebrew is the only online store providing you with professionally printed inserts along with the Imperfect Box.|
There is a very strong possibilty (85%) that the SHOCKbox will not return after the Imperfect Box sells out so take advantage of the discounted Imperfect Box while supplies last.
Southtown-Homebrew's Printing Service is in a class all by
I just received some sample inserts a few days ago from SouthTown-Homebrew and the quality is spectacular! It's hard to believe but these latest printouts surpass their previous efforts.|
With a new, more sophisticated printer on their premises and an upgraded selection of paper(acid free, semi gloss stock) it makes absolutely no sense to fire up your inkjet or
patronize any other establishment.SAMPLE
Dealing with printshops like a Kinkos or a Staples can be quite unpleasant at times.There are attendants/clerks who will deem your images as inappropriate and refuse your business or if you're lucky(WINK-WINK) they will refer you to one of their poorly maintained,costly,self-serve workstations that will yield you inaccurate results in most cases.
This is a predicament that may prompt you to follow the advice from others who suggest that you leave and return during a different workshift in search of that attendant who will accomodate you or you travel to a different branch entering with a convincing explanation if need be.
Yes,you will eventually come in contact with a no hassle attendant at Kinko's or Staples who will process your order but even then,their print quality falls short compared to what Southtown-Homebrew delivers.
Publisher: Movic/Atsuko Ishida - Copyright 1998
Hurawarii Orenji Peco / Flowery Orange Pekoe
Atsuko Ishida Illustrations 2
Language: Japanese / English
Size: 212 x 297mm (A4)
length: 120 Pages 96 Color 23 B&W
This publication contains eleven (11) pages of Money Idol Exchanger illustrations.
More details shortly.....
Other works include Shamanic Princess, Asuka 120%,Might Gaine, Magic Knignts Rayearth and Original.
|(12-23) I am waiting for two books to arrive anyday now. I'll snap photos and tell you why I had to have them.|
I have plenty to do in regards to updating this page and will get around to it soon enough. If you have any questions,please don't hesitate to e-mail me.
|(Originally posted 11-06, Updated 3-07) |
I have been persistent at trying to locate various physcial illustrations for quite sometime and all of the sudden out nowhere I happen to luck up and acquire two pieces that I had written off as never having a chance at obtaining. NEO Mr.Do! has some minor damage present but nothing Photoshop can't remedy. Maybe I should just write off two books I've been trying to get ahold of for quite sometime now so that they'll turn up unexpected as well.|
Nick_TH-Fury's website is down due to what appears to be his subsrciption running out. I am hopeful that this downtime will not be permananet.
This is just a note to self that I will scan an illustration for you guys that I really don't care for. Great game but baaaaaaaaaad front cover imo.
I don't beleieve I mentioned this but I now have the POCHI Y NYAA Poster(YAY!) along with some other pieces in my posession however there are like three to four works that continue to escape me.
(Originally posted August '06 ,Updated January 08)
You can expect a Pulstar insert created by me in the future. YES,It will happen!
I am updating today just to state that I have located a few more pieces of physical art. This physical art is a bit challanged ,meaning that their are some flaws present that render them not as collectable but salvageable to aide in recreating / assembling SHOCKbox covers. This physical art would include the two(2)MVS Kizuna Encounter Flyers and one(1)Aerofighters 3 Flyer (Characters).
When I recreate / assemble a new wave of covers for the SHOCKbox, they will not be identical but resemble their AES counterparts in most cases.
I have more topics to address,add new links,etc. but I'll save that for another time.
(Originally Posted May '06,Updated January '08)
There's that rare title above I was able to obtain. I removed the insert from it's AES hardcase for inspection and placed it into a SHOCKbox for safe keeping. (8-29-08)Blazing Star now resides in another household but I now have the High Res scan. A SHOCKbox cover will be in the making for Blazing Star soon as well as others.
I am contemplating on acquiring the prequel of this game but found this may not be necessary as I have a sufficient amount of physical art in my possession to create a very nice cover already.(8-29-08)
(5-18)I am waaay behind on updating and I still need to post photos. I've
already mentioned the release of the Super MVS Converter II, now enter
This website is dedicated to promoting arcade related homebrewed projects which would include HIGH QUALITY printouts for THE BOX.The term "High Quality Printouts" is an understatement so I urge you to use their services and see what I mean for yourselves.
Now in physical art gathering news , I was able to score a rare piece but it cost me that leg I mentioned in my last update. I will not mention the title until I have it in my hands.When it arrives,not only will I announce it,I'll provide a photo.
(5-8-06)I think I am going to have to date each update in the future as it makes for a good accurate reference.
Did you know that there is a new MVS-AES converter on the market? It's called the NEO SUPER MVS CONVERTER II and it's a real piece to behold.
It works with 100% of the SNK MVS library and I would recommend it to anyone. Pick up one at N-G.COM or ARCADESHOCK,whichever you prefer. I will snap a photo of this one as well and update later today.
I can't seem to locate a few illustrations / artworks that I've been searching for for quite sometime so I'm about to UP THE ANTE on acquiring a few that are within my grasp for an arm and a leg.If I am successful at obtaining them, I will post photos.
Remember the artsets I mentioned in an early update? Everything arrived in great shape and I added a few more since so I will post a photo of that this week.
(APRIL 06)Guess what?
I am still working on a couple of illustration acquiring deals,Hardrive space is now available. A full update will come shortly.
I hope to acquire those magazines I mentioned in the text below? Anybody have a NGF,issue no.1 for sale?
I've had sort of a "mixed results" couple of weeks since my last update.
The bad news is that those magazines I was about to feature have been sucked into a blackhole and it appears
that what would rank as one of my greatest finds is just fool's gold.
Anyway,things would pick up a little with me being able to secure the English MVS artsets of Twinkle Star Sprites and Nightmare in the Dark.
My large shipment (two parcels) of magazines continues to be MIA,appoximately 16 business days overdue from the time I should have received them.The sender will be sending me a full refund but I hold out hope that the magazines will arrive eventually. MORE LATER
The CRAZEARCADE archive is NO MORE due to overwhelming bandwidth cost. I just want to sincerely thank C.T.H for donating the space as long as he did and wish him nothing but the best.|
LoopyEddie's archive will pick up the slack and has just about every SHOCKbox cover released onto the internet.Plenty more inserts are planned for release including redos.
KOF '99 has moved up into my top three ranking in the series so It deserves a new ShockBox cover and I already know what Illustration I will be using for the front.
I am still in search of a few illustrations.
|One that continues to elude me
is the Pochi & Nyaa aka Pochinya (Sega Naomi) B2,group shot poster as you can see to your right. That SHOCKbox front
cover was created by a fan approximately a year and a half ago but never released to the public.
Open your parcel(s) carefully.Use your hand to gently brace the BOXES in place while clearing away some of the packing materials before removing them.
Dress up the display area with an original or custom made insert. All custom designed inserts are sized perfectly to fit the entire area of SHOCKbox.
E-mail me for the details.HERE
Place your Neo Geo MVS game cartridge inside (arrow up) to protect it from circuit corrosion.
E-mail me for the details.HERE
NEO-GEO.COM - Pay homage to the hardware and stick around for the drama.
SOUTHTOWN - HOMEBREW -YOUR BEST SHOCKBOX INSERT PRINTING OPTION AVAILABLE TODAY. PERIOD.
NEO GEO FAN CLUB Home of the NeoBiosMasta which is a Professionaly producedl BIOS MOD assembly by the one and only NeoTurfMasta that makes modding the bios of your MV1C,MV1B & NGCD a piece of cake!
NEO-BITZ Homebrew Games - This is home of the MOD specialist,Jeff Kurtz and his Popular *Component* Encoder,NEO-BITZ!The #1 Encoder selection for your MVS consolizing project.
Jeff Kurtz is a friendly,respected and trustworthy member of our community that has been on the scene for over 10 years now.
His E-mail is jkurtz01atgmail.com (replace the 'at' with an @)
JAMMA NATION-X - A Nice Store PLUS a Very Comprehensive DIY site covering topics pertaining to Neo Geo Modifications, MVS Consolization,Super Guns and a whole lot more! The owner,Xian Xi really did a great job.
REMEMBER!! DIY at your own risk!
Neo Geo MVS Scans -The goal of this wiki/project is to compile high resolution scans of Neo Geo MVS game boards and labels. ! Another
good MVS board identifying resource.
CRAZEARCADE - My old SHOCKbox Archive stomping ground and home of the R2N Encoder.
E-mail C.T.H first to make contact.
LOOPYEDDIE - Former Keeper of the largest SHOCKbox archive in existence and maker/designer of the legendary consolized MVS system. You may be able spot one at South-Town Homebrew in the future.
NEOCVERA - The King of SouthTown.
LE GEEK - SHOCKbox insert image exclusives!
NICK_TH_FURY - SHOCKbox inspiration Website.
| Matt Greer,a member of DHP back in '98 toyed with the idea of creating AES Homebrew Inserts for what are known as 'conversions'.|
Conversions are for the most part titles that were released exclusively for play on MVS hardware that are reconstructed for play on your AES hardware. Other conversion candidates are AES titles that were released in very low numbers such as Super Tag Battle and Metal Slug.
A former member of N-G.COM in '00 ,Trey aka Nick_TH_Fury is the first person to turn the Homebrew insert idea into a reality.Unfortunately as of 10-24-06, Nick_TH_Fury's website is no longer active but his flame will continue to burn bright.
KAZUYA UK - Great FUNsite!Covering many things NEW & CLASSIC from the world of SNK - SNKP.
This BBS is PRO! Vastly improved since the days of the SHOCKbox insert creating contest. I LIKE IT! Keep up the great work!
NEOGEO MVS Cart ID Site - Are you concerned about the authenticity of your MVS cartridge(s)?
Do you want to find out what a bootleg MVS cartridge looks like? This site is a Very helpful resource!
ARCADESHOCK - Now go purchase all the SNK and Capcom items you could want. Customer Service is Top Notch!
TAFA - FANTASTIC REFERENCE WEBSITE! Some of the scans here are SHOCKbox Insert friendly.
VGM - Great Reference Material.The Insert Images are Too Low Res to use which means these scans are not SHOCKbox Insert Friendly.
hardMVS - Your MVS Hardware Bible is just a click away.
As of 3-1-08 the hardMVS website is back online!
UNIVERSE BIOS - Mega Enhance your NEOGEO Experience Now!
SGR V3 - Park your JAMMA RIG here and talk shop.
The Super Gun Repository is closed down and the original link takes you to a very annoying advertisement so I disabled it.Hopefully SGR or a similar site will return in the future.
NEO BOMBERMAN'S CASTLE -
Great Dealer!There has been some downtime but hopefully this will change in the future.
SKYWAYPRO -A storefront based in Hong Kong with a Great Selection of NEOGEO merchandise for sale. SKYWAYPRO has been in business for five years or more now and their service is TOP NOTCH!
JAPAN GAMES NOW -A Storefront based in The United States with a broad Selection of NEOGEO Import merchandise for sale. My experiences with JGN have been wonderful and I'm sure yours will be too. E-mail him first as I am not sure this website is still active.
JROK -The Popular Opinion is that JROK produces the best Encoder for use in JAMMA RIGS aka SUPER GUNS on the market today. JROK is very reliable and has been around forever.
DHP Mailing List DataHaven Project was the NEOGEO.COM of the 90's dating back as far as '93 courtesy of Sean Goller aka DJ WIPEOUT.It's not seeing much activity these days but remains a good source of communication.Thankyou Sean for your MAJOR contribution to the NEOGEO scene.
NG:DEV-TEAM - Creators and Distributors of the unofficial AES SHMUP, LAST HOPE. An MVS version of LAST HOPE was discussed as a possibility.
channelmaniac - MVS MOBO REPAIR SERVICE.
His website is ArcadeCompnents
BUILD AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR NEOGEO LIBRARY SINCE 05-2000
E-mail me for the details.HERE