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Re: Virtual Boy repro stands, faceplates and visions
Posted on: 2016/7/25 10:03
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Interesting...I suppose you could run some black thread through it to fold the extra material over, but you shouldn't really have to on a brand new item. Does it feel like the original otherwise?


Well, the thing is the material the repros use is pretty similar, it should feel almost identical. In fact, the size and shape of the repro eye shade is perfect, it lays flat on top of the original and is shaped the same with no overlap or anything.

Because the holes are not in the right spot on the repro, the shade gets pulled inward. If you look at the pic of it installed on my virtual boy in the above post you will see how it pulls away from the top of the shroud, it does this all the way around, the edges are angling in more than the original. The fabric is tighter and sharper on the cheeks and forehead, it feels nowhere near as good are the original.

I used a soldering iron to burn a new holes through the fabric using the original as a template and it is much better now, but you shouldn't have to deal with that on a new product.

I informed Hyperkin of the problem and they are looking into it, suggesting that there may be different versions of the shade for different virtual boys (there isn't afaik) and that theirs was a 1:1 replicate of the one they have...


The stand is great though, especially for the price.
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#2
Re: Virtual Boy repro stands, faceplates and visions
Posted on: 2016/7/25 9:16
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I have more problems than you describe.

My reproduction Eye Shade holders are completely covering up the nose hole area, see pic.

It's hard to breath and fogs up the VB, the original ones don't cover that area.

The last holes one the outside edges of the foam are in the wrong spot on the reproduction.

TOP PIC ORIGINAL WITH PROPER GAP
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#3
Re: Stone Age Gamer-Hyperkin-Stands-Visors
Posted on: 2016/7/21 7:45
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I received and posted some pics of the Hperkin stand and Eye Shade Repros here. I am having a problem with the Eye Shade lining up on the original. Perhaps they have noticed the problem and are fixing it?
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My opinion of Re: Virtual Boy repro stands, faceplates and visions
Posted on: 2016/7/21 7:23
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I received my replacement stand and Eye Shade from Hyperkin today. I am pretty happy with the stand. The Eye shade however is driving me nuts. The holes don't line up at the same places as the original VUE-010 Eye Shade. I didn't order a replacement holder from Hyperkin thinking I wouldn't need it, but perhaps their EyeShade Holder lines up different than the OEM Nintendo one.

Ive attached pics of the stand and repro eye foam as well as the misaligned hole on the unit on the repro eye foam. Anyone order both the eyeshade and holder from Hyperkin? Does their reporo eye shade fit that one okay?

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