Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by rvr67michael » 15 Jun 2009, 10:09

So if anyone actually liked the sticks and wanted them, here's what Hori sent to me about getting them shipped direct from them:
info@hori.co.jp wrote:申し訳ありませんが、弊社のインターネットショッピングサイトでは、どの商品も日本国外への発送は行っておりません。
I am sorry, any commodity doesn't send it out out of Japan on the shopping our Internet site.
They even "translated" it to English for us, how kind!

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Knoxximus » 15 Jun 2009, 11:53

rvr67michael wrote:So if anyone actually liked the sticks and wanted them, here's what Hori sent to me about getting them shipped direct from them:
info@hori.co.jp wrote:申し訳ありませんが、弊社のインターネットショッピングサイトでは、どの商品も日本国外への発送は行っておりません。
I am sorry, any commodity doesn't send it out out of Japan on the shopping our Internet site.
They even "translated" it to English for us, how kind!
I guess they don't want teh moniez. :?
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by MentholMoose » 15 Jun 2009, 12:16

Are they in fact accepting pre-orders now?
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Dreamcazman » 15 Jun 2009, 13:40

A lot of Japanese companies only accept pre-orders from Japan. (ie. They don't ship overseas)

Sega used to do it from their online store as well.

I shudder to think what the freight costs would be to ship that thing, depending how heavy it is, but I don't think you'd get much change from $50 if they airmail it.

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Testament/Seven7 » 15 Jun 2009, 19:03

http://www.tenso.com/en/landing/

Would this not work for pre-ordering/shipping? I know it's good for YJA and other japanese auction sites, I wonder if it would work for this?
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by MurderDeathKill » 15 Jun 2009, 20:36

Knoxximus wrote:
rvr67michael wrote:So if anyone actually liked the sticks and wanted them, here's what Hori sent to me about getting them shipped direct from them:
info@hori.co.jp wrote:申し訳ありませんが、弊社のインターネットショッピングサイトでは、どの商品も日本国外への発送は行っておりません。
I am sorry, any commodity doesn't send it out out of Japan on the shopping our Internet site.
They even "translated" it to English for us, how kind!
I guess they don't want teh moniez. :?
Maybe they just don't want our filty, imperialist western U.S. Dollars?

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by wraith88 » 17 Jun 2009, 14:06

MentholMoose wrote:Additionally, the Hori sticks are way too plain (who am I kidding, they are just ugly!). The matte black doesn't work for me at all. The should at least use an Xbox 360 color scheme.
You mean something more along the lines of this? Betcha Hori would've gotten a few more pre-orders with this bad boy ;) Oh well one can always dream...

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Dreamcazman » 17 Jun 2009, 14:58

Now that's something I would buy!

Is that a real creation or just photoshopped?

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by feixaq » 17 Jun 2009, 16:20

That definitely looks photoshopped to me, though I have to say that would be a really nice twin stick setup and something I would buy too (except maybe it should have a wider base).

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Purple-Tamjin » 17 Jun 2009, 17:26

Dreamcazman wrote:Now that's something I would buy!

Is that a real creation or just photoshopped?
I agree! Little Temjin plushie totally sold me. I think it's Shopped it just doesn't look smooth enough to not be.
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Mkz717 » 17 Jun 2009, 17:56

I like it =P But i believe that there is use of photoshop.

repeat... I like this sticks =)
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by MentholMoose » 17 Jun 2009, 19:20

The colors, Xbox Live logo, and extra buttons are Photoshopped. It is similar to my modded arcade Twin Sticks.
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Testament/Seven7 » 17 Jun 2009, 19:24

Ok, it's photoshopped, but I like it ^^

Seriously, had HORI done that instead, i'd put $300 for it, i'd be selling valuables right now on ebay...Seriously, for a photoshop, that is something worth at least $300, maybe more.

The plushie, if i'm not mistaken, is the TEMJIN 707 that used to be avalable in UFO catchers....anyone know if they still do that? I know one or two pop up on ebay every now and then...
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by wraith88 » 18 Jun 2009, 04:27

Testament/Seven7 wrote:Ok, it's photoshopped, but I like it ^^
Yeah - that one and this

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were posted a few months back on one of the 2ch.net threads during a more innocent time when everyone was speculating about if and when there would be an official XBLA twin stick controller. Be careful what you wish for?

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On a more serious note, the grips are a big concern for the fanbase.
http://www29.atwiki.jp/oratanbeginners/pages/241.html

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If I'm interpreting this web-translated Japanese correctly, one arcade tried to replace original grips with this Sanwa model in a machine, but the machine started losing money so they changed it back to the original grips. Also it seems that Saturn/DC grips could be transplanted onto the Sanwa shaft (as seen in the pic above) which can only be attached at the bottom hole of the shaft. There were unconfirmed reports that this was tried and that the grips were unstable and they cracked.

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by MentholMoose » 18 Jun 2009, 06:38

It's not too surprising that players want the real grips, especially at that price!!!
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by NeoTechni » 19 Jun 2009, 14:06

I emailed Hori too, they also turned me down.

Which is retarded cause I probably hold the world record on owning their stuff. I even have the FF-X2 tiny bee controller

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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Knoxximus » 19 Jun 2009, 21:10

Now those mock ups are things that I could get behind! :P

Why didn't Sanwa just make the grips like the original? I guess Sega holds a patent for the design? That blows.
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Re: Official Twin Sticks displayed on Hori site

Post by Dreamcazman » 20 Jun 2009, 02:29

I can understand peoples desire to have the correct grip. As much as I love Sanwa gear, them sticks don't look very comfortable, especially after a long play session. For the premium price you're paying, you'd expect the real deal!

It might be possible to use the VO grips on the Sanwa sticks, either swap the whole shaft (if possible) or drill another hole in the Sanwa shaft to accommodate the top bolt as long as it's long enough.

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