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    I've managed to track down both the Arc the Lad poster and Lunar: Eternal Blue poster. Thank you very much to everyone who responded!

    I would like to shift my focus now to the following posters. If you have any of the unconfirmed posters, please let me know, even if you're not willing to sell. If you have any of the confirmed posters you'd be willing to part with, please let me know as well!

    The posters:

    Shining Wisdom
    Albert Odyssey
    Raystorm
    Vay
    Popful Mail (do not know if this even exists)
    Elemental Gearbolt (do not know if this even exists)

    --Original Post--

    I need to waste my money.

    Working Designs offered free posters for both Lunar: Eternal Blue and Arc the Lad when you bought the strategy guide. I never sent in for them. I don't know why. I sent in for the others...

    Please sell them to me. I'll pay top price for them if they're still in good enough condition to be framed.

    Would also buy posters for Vay, Shining Wisdom, Albert Odyssey, Raystorm, or Elemental Gearbolt (if it exists).
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    Just a friendly good luck bump

    I've managed to find a handful of the Working Designs posters but if you'd been looking a couple years ago you would have been in luck since Kelly Knight was selling a bunch of duplicates they had at around $25 each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    Just a friendly good luck bump

    I've managed to find a handful of the Working Designs posters but if you'd been looking a couple years ago you would have been in luck since Kelly Knight was selling a bunch of duplicates they had at around $25 each.
    Thanks! But your post is another dagger in my heart.

    It amazes me that I bothered to fill out the form for Vanguard Bandits, but totally spaced on Lunar: EB. Out of curiosity, which do you have? I know I'm missing Shining Wisdom, but I'm not sure if they did mail order posters for their Turbo Grafx stuff, Vay, Popful Mail, Albert Odyssey, Iron Storm, Elemental Gearbolt, or any of the Spaz games (I've heard Raystorm exists, at least).

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    I have an Arc the Lad poster and a Lunar: TSSSC poster that I got from Kelly, but I haven't seen posters for their Turbo stuff before, and even only the Sega CD most of them (excepting Vay) only had pins for sale.

    It was a lot harder for me to track their promo merchandise after they stopped putting fliers into their games near the end of the Saturn era. I mainly had to reply on whatever I heard from my local Babbages clerks.

    I've used the web archive recently to find out most information that I can at this point since the site is gone, but here's a link to a snapshot from mid-2004. If you click on the Merchandise link on the left you can see that they had a lot of promo stuff available including posters for most of the games you mentioned. Also feel free to cry at the prices when you see what they were originally sold for

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    I have an Arc the Lad poster and a Lunar: TSSSC poster that I got from Kelly, but I haven't seen posters for their Turbo stuff before, and even only the Sega CD most of them (excepting Vay) only had pins for sale.

    It was a lot harder for me to track their promo merchandise after they stopped putting fliers into their games near the end of the Saturn era. I mainly had to reply on whatever I heard from my local Babbages clerks.

    I've used the web archive recently to find out most information that I can at this point since the site is gone, but here's a link to a snapshot from mid-2004. If you click on the Merchandise link on the left you can see that they had a lot of promo stuff available including posters for most of the games you mentioned. Also feel free to cry at the prices when you see what they were originally sold for
    Glad I got the Dragon Force poster off of their website years ago... and I guess I'm lucky to have the Sega CD Lunar: TSS & EB posters which they had already sold out of in 2004...

    But damn!

    I'm sure there are a number of people that just have these sitting in a shipping tube somewhere... For whatever reason, WD chose a non-standard size (36x26.5 instead of 36x24), which means it's custom framing or bust (or cut)... normally I wouldn't have even cared (all 7~8 posters I had were sitting in a tube for 10 years too!), but having recently rebuilt my collection room, I really want to actually put them to use! Here's where I'm at so far...

    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSCN1406.jpg (Lunar)
    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSCN1403.jpg (Dragon Force)
    http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/...1/DSCN1404.jpg (Your poster here!)

    I'm sure those mousepads & pins would've made for a pretty awesome display, too. That link was a good trip down memory lane.

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    Very awesome room! I love the candy cab + ottomans, I use something pretty similar to store all my controllers in my office. Looks like you've got a really solid collection of good titles, no filler games, and all best of all a nice set of Working Designs games

    I actually haven't hung any of my posters yet for the same reason, mine are still in tubes too waiting to be framed. They did a really good job on them too because they're not flimsy at all and printed on very nice paper.

    I'm personally a big WD dork as well but stuff seems to be harder to come by these days. I've almost collected almost all the variants (just missing a Silpheed, Raycrisis, and Thunder Force V variant), but I'm glad I started when I did because everything seems to cost more nowadays if it's got their logo on it ;P

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    I have managed to grab a few of the pins over the years. I also got the pair of Arc The Lad posters from Kelly Knight and a Dragon Force watch that I managed to find. The one thing that I have that I haven't seen for sale anywhere else is a black polo style shirt from Lunar Silver Star Story Complete for the PS1. IIRC you can see what the shirt looks like in the 'Making Of' video that comes with the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    Very awesome room! I love the candy cab + ottomans, I use something pretty similar to store all my controllers in my office. Looks like you've got a really solid collection of good titles, no filler games, and all best of all a nice set of Working Designs games

    I actually haven't hung any of my posters yet for the same reason, mine are still in tubes too waiting to be framed. They did a really good job on them too because they're not flimsy at all and printed on very nice paper.

    I'm personally a big WD dork as well but stuff seems to be harder to come by these days. I've almost collected almost all the variants (just missing a Silpheed, Raycrisis, and Thunder Force V variant), but I'm glad I started when I did because everything seems to cost more nowadays if it's got their logo on it ;P
    Sega Ages is the only individual title I'm missing from their library... collecting variants is a whole new level, haha (could probably make a cool display out of it, though). I'd be very tempted by an Elemental Gearbolt assassin case, but that's about as far as I'll go!

    The posters cost like 90 bucks each to frame (custom frame, custom cut glass)... I could've cut an inch off each short side and paid like 25 instead... but I just really didn't want to have them cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Yakapucci View Post
    I have managed to grab a few of the pins over the years. I also got the pair of Arc The Lad posters from Kelly Knight and a Dragon Force watch that I managed to find. The one thing that I have that I haven't seen for sale anywhere else is a black polo style shirt from Lunar Silver Star Story Complete for the PS1. IIRC you can see what the shirt looks like in the 'Making Of' video that comes with the game.
    This is the most recent auction for the Lunar Polo I've seen, but the asking price was really more than I felt comfortable paying for what was there.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190700644759#ht_720wt_1066

    I used to work in the machine embroidery business so I've looked into possibly reproducing the logos that were used for making the designs on these shirts but never saw much of a reason because it'd be way too expensive for just a one off personal shirt. If it were possible to get the original hi-res artwork re-printing the posters wouldn't be a big deal either, but I'm sure only Victor Ireland has any of those files now, and I don't even know if anyone is still able to legally make products at this point.

    The variant collecting has been a labor of love over the last couple years but the end is finally in sight! It's been a lot easier for me since I could build off the work that Dangerboy did, especially the weirdness with SLUS numbering. I've got a big shelf with all my WD stuff now but it needs to be organized a bit better so, like you said, it can make a cool display.

    PS-Sorry if I'm getting a bit off topic on your WTB thread

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    Bump with a slight change of focus! Thank you to all who have responded with info or sold to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    This is the most recent auction for the Lunar Polo I've seen, but the asking price was really more than I felt comfortable paying for what was there.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/190700644759#ht_720wt_1066

    I used to work in the machine embroidery business so I've looked into possibly reproducing the logos that were used for making the designs on these shirts but never saw much of a reason because it'd be way too expensive for just a one off personal shirt. If it were possible to get the original hi-res artwork re-printing the posters wouldn't be a big deal either, but I'm sure only Victor Ireland has any of those files now, and I don't even know if anyone is still able to legally make products at this point.

    PS-Sorry if I'm getting a bit off topic on your WTB thread
    Well, Nick has one more poster and I have one less. It is nice to see what the whole Lunar shirt looks like since mine looks like this:



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