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PAX AUS 2018 Challenge Coin -50% Sold.

fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin ManNewcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
edited September 17 in PAX Australia
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What is a PAX Challenge Coin? Click here for details.
Last year's thread (this OP will be frequently updated with the latest info on design/ordering/etc).


Ok here's the final production art:

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There's 2 Mario images on the bottom there to show how the coin will look before and after the black printing is applied to the jar.

Unfortunately to do this they had to remove the smaller detail from the jar on the regular coin, or it was going to cost an extra $65 to stamp a separate die.

Orders are now open!:

http://bit.ly/PAXAUS2018Order


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Also please note that the cost per coin has been raised this year by $2 USD each:

- Regular Coins now cost $7 USD each.
- Colour Coins now cost $8 USD each.

It sucks, but production costs have going up at the factory apparently.
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Production Artwork:
Production Artwork (click for big):

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Gonna see if I can get them to make the vegemite jar on the colour coin look like vegemite and not peanut butter, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with that.

Please check it for typos/correct dates/any other issues you can find. The size/thickness/type of metal all seem correct and match last years coin.

Design:
I think Luna Park would be appropriate as they actually have a "Penny Arcade" inside of it:

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And I can now reveal that @Sammy.Sam of Dino Timecop Force has illustrated the art for the gaming side this year; "Mario Discovers A New Power Up":

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Question, do we prefer a red or green mushroom?

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I think the green 1up looks better myself.


Let me know what you guys think.



Also I've personally paid @Sammy.Sam a small sum for his work, but if you like his art feel free to chuck a few dollarydoos towards his paypal at: [email protected]

OP content here:
Gotta get this going, and unlike last year I don't have many ideas for either side, so if you have a photo you'd like to submit or a suggestion let's hear them!

We need something gaming related for the face side, and an image representing Melbourne for the back.

Here's a couple of photos I've taken that we could potentially use for the location side:


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AMCI building (if you've taken a better photo of this building please submit it).

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What's this artwork called again?


As usual we need to get moving on this, so please suggest ideas and submit any photos you have sooner rather than later.

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  • vonhistvonhist Mr Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    How about the faces of Tycho and Gabe?

    qazerboi
  • branblesbranbles Registered User new member
    I'll throw out something meta for the gaming side.

    ahny4rz1jue6.jpg

    For the location side, i know a tram was used in '15 but what about using the tourist tram? It could come up really nice in colour.

  • Dark KingDark King Registered User regular
    I know I suggested this last year, but it bears repeating (IMHO) - the Royal Exhibition Building.

    https://museumsvictoria.com.au/reb/

    3078912217_2ce533d33d.jpgRoyal-Exhibition-Building-Melbourne-I by Ken M, on Flickr

  • Tangram11Tangram11 Registered User new member
    Exhibition building is pretty good.

    Also the Arts Centre spire is an icon:
    ArtsSpire1.jpg

    qazerboi
  • DevereauxDevereaux Registered User regular
  • UseR2006UseR2006 MelbourneRegistered User regular
    Since it is PAX Australia, why not go with something from somewhere other than Melbourne for a change?

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  • qazerboiqazerboi Registered User new member
    How about we go with this....42wocivcaeep.jpg

  • branblesbranbles Registered User new member
    edited August 20
    Another idea for the gaming side, there where a bunch of Australian DOS/MAC games made for schools in the 80's/90's. I used Wanted Ned Kelly becasue that's the one I remember playing but there were others like Goldfeilds or Crossing the Mountains.

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    branbles on
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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Sorry I've been MIA the last week, some catch up:
    branbles wrote: »
    I'll throw out something meta for the gaming side.

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/zo/ahny4rz1jue6.jpg

    My only issue with that is we used a meeple on last years coin. Also it might be a little too meta. :P
    Dark King wrote: »
    I know I suggested this last year, but it bears repeating (IMHO) - the Royal Exhibition Building.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3225/3078912217_2ce533d33d.jpg

    Looks a little too similar to the Flinders Street Station from the 2016 coin (well, it will once it's converted/simplified to the coin design).
    UseR2006 wrote: »
    Since it is PAX Australia, why not go with something from somewhere other than Melbourne for a change?

    This is occasionally suggested, but the tradition of the US coins is for it to be the host city, and also if they ever move AUS to another city (say Sydney) it's handy to have those options available (ala the coat-hanger).
    Tangram11 wrote: »

    I don't hate it, but once that is shrunk down the image will be 95% sky. Unless you think we could crop it to just the main building?
    Devereaux wrote: »

    What does everyone think of Luna Park? I think that would look pretty great on a coin. Also think the AMCI building would be a cool design.

    Basically I think we need to mix it up a bit from previous coins that just had "front of building / sky".
    branbles wrote: »
    Another idea for the gaming side, there where a bunch of Australian DOS/MAC games made for schools in the 80's/90's. I used Wanted Ned Kelly becasue that's the one I remember playing but there were others like Goldfeilds or Crossing the Mountains.

    https://us.v-cdn.net/5018289/uploads/editor/ma/uxmb9dr3pq6w.jpg

    That's an interesting idea. Do you have any other examples?


    Another idea I've had is getting an artist I know to do a design maybe featuring something like Mario coming to Australia for a holiday, or maybe he used his hat to capture the plane over here, lying on a beach, something like that. If anyone thinks that might be a good idea, or has a better idea around the same subject let us know.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    What about mario hat/eyes on a jar of vegimite, having possessed it?

    We just got a PA Mario Odyssey pin set, so I think it's still relevant.

    RILMS
  • branblesbranbles Registered User new member
    edited August 24
    author wrote:
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    branbles wrote: »
    I'll throw out something meta for the gaming side.

    My only issue with that is we used a meeple on last years coin. Also it might be a little too meta. :P
    Well it doesn't NEEED to be meeple, just need someone more artistic to do the design though ; ). It really was a joke though for the sake of kicking things off. Also glory to the sweet roll.
    Devereaux wrote: »

    What does everyone think of Luna Park? I think that would look pretty great on a coin. Also think the AMCI building would be a cool design.

    Basically I think we need to mix it up a bit from previous coins that just had "front of building / sky".
    I also think luna park would look pretty cool.
    branbles wrote: »
    Another idea for the gaming side, there where a bunch of Australian DOS/MAC games made for schools in the 80's/90's. I used Wanted Ned Kelly because that's the one I remember playing but there were others like Goldfields or Crossing the Mountains.

    That's an interesting idea. Do you have any other examples?

    Here's another concept in the same space. It's the title screens from Goldfields and Wanted Ned Kelly in an old beige box but I can't find much else asset wise from anything else. I did find the manual from Crossing the Mountains but it looks more like a book than a game.

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    Another idea I've had is getting an artist I know to do a design maybe featuring something like Mario coming to Australia for a holiday, or maybe he used his hat to capture the plane over here, lying on a beach, something like that. If anyone thinks that might be a good idea, or has a better idea around the same subject let us know.
    This sounds like a good thread to pull, Mario is always in style.
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  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    If you like the game on a PC design I would suggest a Microbee PC85 as it was an Australian company that designed and built the system.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited August 28
    I think Luna Park would be appropriate as they actually have a "Penny Arcade" inside of it:

    fAWDdSu.png


    And I can now reveal that @Sammy.Sam of Dino Timecop Force has illustrated the art for the gaming side this year; "Mario Discovers A New Power Up":

    U5TgeY0.png

    Question, do we prefer a red or green mushroom?

    OMJjd2I.png

    I think the green 1up looks better myself.


    Let me know what you guys think.



    Also I've personally paid @Sammy.Sam a small sum for his work, but if you like his art feel free to chuck a few dollarydoos towards his paypal at: [email protected]

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  • Tubby2877Tubby2877 Addicted Pinner Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    The green helps to counter all the red of mario and the fire flower. Also luna park is a great option

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • SennoSenno AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Go with the green mushroom.

  • agentcooperagentcooper Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Yeah looks great! Green is good :P

    Let's trade: https://www.pinnypals.com/pals/agentcooper
    "Damn fine pins!"
    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • limedragonflylimedragonfly Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Green mushie and Luna Park FTW!

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • PDP11PDP11 Registered User regular
    Green mushroom is better. First thing that came to mind when I saw the Luna Park design was Batman's Joker.

    fishfishmonkeyhat
  • qazerboiqazerboi Registered User new member
    I think the green mushie works best & Luna Park is brilliant.
    I'll be up for two of each type of coin once we have a form.

  • johnhqldjohnhqld Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User new member
    Definitely Green Mushroom

  • KamelonKamelon Canberra, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Green mushroom for sure - too much red otherwise. Luna Park sounds good! Awesome work as always, Fish!

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  • Tangram11Tangram11 Registered User new member
    Luna Park and Green Mushie. All good.

  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    Green mushroom - for the reasons stated above.
    Luna Park looks good too!

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Ok art has been submitted with the green mushie and Luna P.

    Now we play the waiting game/Hungry Hungry Hippos.


    I'll get the order form sorted next.

    qazerboiCapt Wasabi
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 5
    Click for big:

    c29aEZfl.jpg

    Gonna see if I can get them to make the vegemite jar on the colour coin look like vegemite and not peanut butter, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with that.

    Please check it for typos/correct dates/any other issues you can find. The size/thickness/type of metal all seem correct and match last years coin.

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 7
    So the only change I've asked for was this:
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    But it's looking like the only way we can achieve that on such a small element is to print the black/white parts over the top of the coin. This will increase the cost of each colour coin by another 50 cents, but I think it will probably be worth it.

    I'm just waiting on updated production art to see what it will look like and then I can show you guys.

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  • NorthLight36NorthLight36 Registered User new member
    How do we order and pay for these, by the way? They're awesome!

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    @NorthLight36 I'll have the form ready this weekend, but it won't go live until I confirm the new cost of the colour coins.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 12
    Ok here's the final production art:

    CJddpVxl.jpg

    There's 2 Mario images on the bottom there to show how the coin will look before and after the black printing is applied to the jar.

    Unfortunately to do this they had to remove the smaller detail from the jar on the regular coin, or it was going to cost an extra $65 to stamp a separate die.



    Orders are now open!:

    http://bit.ly/PAXAUS2018Order

    fishfishmonkeyhat on
    RILMS
  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    We’re sitting on about half of each lot of coins sold right now, fyi.

    RILMSCapt Wasabi
  • CryadisCryadis Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User new member
    Got one of each. Thanks for organising this again this year :)

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    fishfishmonkeyhatCapt Wasabi
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