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Arcade-accurate 1/6th scale replica Tempest Collector’s Edition. Wood + Metal construction. Mini Spinner. Modern tech.
Arcade-accurate 1/6th scale replica Tempest Collector’s Edition. Wood + Metal construction. Mini Spinner. Modern tech.
1,320 backers pledged $164,093 to help bring this project to life.

Tempest Delivery Date Update + First Look at Packaging

Posted by New Wave Toys (Creator)
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Hey everyone,

Let's get into the updates:

Tempest Delivery Date Update

Another Pic of the Screen!
Another Pic of the Screen!

Last week we updated you all on our Tempest screen trials and tribulations. Happily, that saga ended well, and we now have a suitable screen for Tempest x RepliCade that can handle the beautiful vector graphics without any issues. However, this exercise has delayed our production schedule – not only in the time spent sourcing the right screen, but also in the design (the new screen is larger than originally planned so we need to tool up a few new parts) and tooling of the machine itself.

We now have a revised schedule from our factory and, barring further obstacles, we can now tell you that we expect to be shipping Tempest from China in early November, with delivery out to you all by early December. We know this is later than the August ship window we originally planned, however please be assured that Tempest x RepliCade is now up to our standards.

First look – Tempest Collector Packaging

First Look at the Packaging!
First Look at the Packaging!

We are excited to share the first test print of our Tempest packaging with you all. Still many changes to come, but it’s coming along great!

Insert Coin Key Chain

Insert Coin Key Chain
Insert Coin Key Chain

We will be shipping the Insert Coin Key Chain at the end of the month to backers who backed the Insert Coin Key Chain Tier!

Thank you everyone for your patience and support.

New Wave Toys Team

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    1. Missing avatar

      Malban on

      Hi,
      I backed this project so to get a Tempest replicate.
      Just this moment I received a parcel with "Centipede" replicade.

      This is not what I wanted - and payed for.
      How should I proceed to get the thing I backed for?

    2. Richard Hallock on

      Is the pink trim on the machine (shown on the package) just to make the design stand out more on the box?

    3. John Yeo Jr on

      Just received the CENTIPEDE game. I gotta say, I no longer have any worries about this project anymore. You know what you're doing, it showed in the work, and I'm looking forward to getting TEMPEST. Keep up the phenomenal work!!

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      Tracey Stephen on

      Guys, it's my fault. I've had just a string of bad things happening for the past 5 days and I looked here to see a bit of good news to cheer me up and well, you see what happened. I caused time to rewrite itself to cause this delay. I apologize. But at least it will rock and maybe be here by Christmas.

    5. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Louis! We will keep you all in the loop! Thanks for the support!

    6. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Jeff! We agree that making a fantastic product that is authentic is our number one goal for the RepliCade line!

    7. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Wendell for your patience and support!

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      Louis Rodriguez
      Superbacker
      on

      Hello there guys, thank you for the update. No worries on delay; glad you guys are taking the time to make this the best product you can. Just continue to keep your backers in the loop with updates (Good news, Bad news, Work arounds, Shipping dates, etc.) and you will find most of us are very understanding. Keep up the good work.

    9. Jeff N
      Superbacker
      on

      This is the right way to build a new product -- make it great, delivering late, if necessary. A fantastic product will turn every backer into a Replicade collector, and we'll be back for more.

    10. Wendell on

      If it means a bigger better screen, what's a few more months wait?

    11. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Jeff!

    12. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Hey Lawrence,

      Haha nicely done, sometimes you got to take the shot when it presents itself! Thanks for your patience and support!

    13. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Jon! We put a lot of work into sourcing and working with the screen (so many that just weren't good enough), so we are glad that you like it!

    14. Jeff Richards
      Superbacker
      on

      Looks fantastic. Great work!

    15. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Thanks Josh!

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      Lawrence Zappulla on

      I was just about to ask why the T molding was red in the photo on the box, then I saw the replay to Josh's post. Whew! The packaging looks great. I'm looking forward to the next delay in December. :P Sorry, I couldn't resist. Seriously, I appreciate that you are taking the time to get it right and deliver a quality replica.

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      Jon Walker on

      Awesome and please take your time, I'd rather get a perfect one a year late than a buggy one now :)
      Also very happy and impressed with the work that went into the screen. When you first announced Tempest, that was the first concern I voiced on the Centipede thread, as I was very wary of vectors on a tiny LCD. Looks like it will be pretty good though, good job on that!

    18. Josh Mathews
      Superbacker
      on

      Thank you for giving us a clear date of when we should be receiving them! That makes me more than happy to see! I am glad everything is going well and that the product is up to your standards!

    19. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Hey James, we are working very hard to make that happen! Thanks for your support and patience!

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      James Trombacco on

      Hoping to have it in time for Christmas. Wasn’t really expecting it in August because there is always something unexpected causing a delay with this type of thing. I would rather have quality than have it quick

    21. New Wave Toys 2-time creator on

      Hey Josh, don't worry we will! Was just a good picture for the test print.

    22. Josh Hamman on

      Please change the color of the t-molding on the box art too! Still no idea why you guys tried to make it red. :)