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Limited Run Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future II - SHIPPING NOW!

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by DB537, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am now offering a limited run of Biff's matchbooks from BTTF II.

    I created a screen accurate version of the artwork about 6 years ago but wasn't able to find the correct matches for a replica.

    I have finally located a source for the matches. They are the exact size & color. For all international orders the matches will be treated with a flame retardant chemical so that they are non-flammable prior to shipment. I will include special instructions for customs agents so that they know that the matchbooks are non-functional movie props. The cover of the matchbook will be printed on glossy cardstock paper like the originals and the striking portion of the matchbook will be printed on the design, also not functional.

    The set of 3 is $26.99 shipped in the US, and you can order from my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/642679409

    Biffs1.jpg Biffs2.jpg Biffs3.jpg

    SHIPPED ORDERS:
    1. LTsmash1200 (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9300189843901073571925)
    2. MattgomeryBurns (×1 set, x1 85A set) (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9300189843901061184434)
    3. aeseven7 (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9300189843901061188432)
    4. kevincupp (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9300189843901061189194)
    5. jhk1976 (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9300189843901061190978)
    6. HanSewLow (x4 set) (PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9305589843901073580364)
    7. abastiensharp PAID/SHIPPED 9/22 - USPS Tracking #: 9305589843901061350351)
    3. Stoney (PAID 9/17 - SHIPPED)
    4. Ojobenito (PAID 9/20 - SHIPPED)
    5. ruscoe (PAID 9/21 - SHIPPED)
    6. OncleCharlie (PAID 9/21 - SHIPPED)
    7. doriang (PAID 9/22 - SHIPPED)
    8. Spiderstella (x2 set, x2 85A set) (PAID 9/12 - SHIPPED)
    8. EmmaInCandyland (85 set, 85A set, 1 Fading) (PAID 9/23 - SHIPPED)
    9. squeaks (PAID 9/27 - SHIPPED)
    10. Davidsjferguson (PAID 9/27 - SHIPPED)
    11. Onkelpsycho (PAID 9/28 - SHIPPED)

    INTEREST LIST:
    1. Roland (x2 85A set, + x1, + 1 random) (PAID 9/9)
    2. irrg
    3. Womble68
    4. Aldo The Apache
    5. Stormshadow (x3)
    6. el toro
    7.
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  2. Aldo The Apache

    Aldo The Apache Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I’m in


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  3. Stormshadow

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I would love 3 sets.....
     
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  4. Roland

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    That's great! :)

    Would you consider offering a set of six "Pleasure Paradise" matchbooks for the matchbook stand from Biff's office?
     
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  5. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Yes :thumbsup
     
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  6. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Awesome! :)

    I would be interested in:

    - a set of six "Pleasure Paradise" matchbooks
    - a set of three different matchbooks
    - and one extra matchbook (no matter which back side text), so I could display the front side as well

    Ten matchbooks in total.
     
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  7. OncleCharlie

    OncleCharlie New Member

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I'm in !
     
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  8. EmmaInCandyland

    EmmaInCandyland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Interested :)
     
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  9. squeaks

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    in for a set! looks amazing!
     
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  10. Ojobenito

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Interested in 1 set.
    Just for information. Did the real props have a real striking portion? If so, why getting rid of it if the matches are going to be treated to be non-flammable?
     
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  11. el toro

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Interested in a set of three.
     
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  12. LTsmash1200

    LTsmash1200 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Interested in the set of 3.
     
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  13. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I don't know if the original had them, but I'm leaving it off because it would add extra time and expense to the process, and I can't really see them in my screencaps from the movie. It will also be easier for me to ship them (especially for international buyers) if they don't have the ability to strike.

    I have updated the interest list. It's going to be limited to 20 people for now, but I may do more at a later time.
     
  14. Jintosh

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I was originally doing a run on these with actual matchbooks. I decided to cancel my run because of the issue with shipping matches.
     
  15. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    It's definitely a lot of extra work, but they can be treated and sealed so that they will be unable to ignite under normal conditions. I'll be doing tests to make sure they can't. I'll also have to type up a very detailed explanation of all this to include with the international orders to make sure they get delivered without any problems from customs.
     
  16. Womble68

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Great work I'm in for a set if you have space on the list. :)
     
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  17. Davidsjferguson

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Interested in a set of 3 please!
     
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  18. Onkelpsycho

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Put me down for a set, thanks...
     
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  19. Spiderstella

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Awesome I’m in! Not sure how many sets I want yet but I’m definitely in! Thanks :)
     
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  20. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Thanks! I've updated the interest list. 7 more spots available for the initial run.
     
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  21. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Bump! :)
     
  22. abastiensharp

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I'm definitely in.
     
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  23. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I'll have a prototype ready to show in about a week. The matches should arrive here in a few days, and I will need some time to properly modify them so they won't strike.
     
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  24. irrg

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Totally in.
     
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  25. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I'll have matches for these in a few more days. There was an unexpected delay from my source.
     
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  26. MattgomeryBurns

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Is it too late to request a set of 3, and an additional 3 Pleasure Paradise matchbooks?
     
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  27. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I'll add you to the list.
     
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  28. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Still available
     
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  29. Spiderstella

    Spiderstella Sr Member

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I’m already on the list but this is what I would like please.....
    - a set of six "Pleasure Paradise" matchbooks
    - 2 sets of three different matchbooks
    hope that’s ok please update your list,
    thanks again ;) I can’t wait
     
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  30. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Got it. Thanks! :thumbsup
     
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  31. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Bump! :cool
     
  32. doriang

    doriang New Member

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Count me in, I'm interested in a full set of three matchbooks :)
     
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  33. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Bump! :cool
     
  34. DB537

    DB537 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I finally received the matches for the Biff Matchbooks today after a very long delay in shipping from the seller.
    I put together a few very rough prototypes to make sure everything lines up correctly and looks right.

    I'm getting a printing company to do the matchbook covers. The paper and print quality will be much better than these.
    They will also have the 'Close Cover Before Striking' text on the inside, but I didn't include it on these test pieces.

    Biff-Matchbook-Rough-Prototypes.png
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
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  35. MattgomeryBurns

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I don't mind paying for a pre-order, just let me know the when and the where.
     
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  36. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Thanks! I'll have more info on it tomorrow evening. I'll probably set it up through Etsy.
     
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  37. Aldo The Apache

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Same I’ll pay early.


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  38. Ojobenito

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I can make the payment as a pre-order, too.
    My only fear is that the "Close cover before striking" letters are not accurate enough.
    Last time someone tried to make a run of this, got the wrong font, size, and spacing. Please put some test photos of that detail before making the final run, so we can give you some advices if necessary.
    I hope everything goes right with this run!!!

    As everything helps, here you have some original matchbooks for reference, so you can see the inside,too
     

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  39. ruscoe

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    You can put me down for a set of 3. Happy to pre-order too.
     
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  40. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I didn't post it yet, but I have gone over this detail and the font/measurements to make sure there are no issues.
     
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  41. Spiderstella

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    I’m also cool with paying early ;)
     
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  42. LTsmash1200

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I don't mind preordering either.
     
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  43. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    I had to redo some of the final tweaks to the design/layout when Illustrator crashed before I could save my last revision.

    I'll have the preorder page ready to go on Etsy sometime later today.
     

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  44. DB537

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  45. Ojobenito

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Honestly, and with all due respect, I think the spacing is wrong. If you see the photo of the original I uploaded, you can see there is more spacing between the letters than in your design. It's very clear, for example, in the ER letters in "cover" or in IKI in "striking". On the original, you have some space between those letters, while in your design they're almost touching with no space between them. I would say the spacing between the letters is (I hope you understand me) about the size of the width of the letters' lines in theat font. I mean, you should space the letters abouth the width of a capital "i" (a vertical line) of the same font used. (i don't know if I explained it properly)
     
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  46. DB537

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    Part of this is because it was a from a screenshot of a PDF, which tends to slightly distort some of the scaled vector text on screen for some reason.
    I did go back and modify it a little further though, because there were a few issues with the spacing. Here is a zoomed-in screencap to limit the distortion effect:

    Close-Cover-2.png
     
  47. EmmaInCandyland

    EmmaInCandyland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Biff's Matchbooks from Back to the Future Part II

    what will you do about the matches for oversea orders?
     
  48. DB537

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    They will be treated with a flame retardant chemical. I'll be testing this to make sure it's done right before I begin shipping. I will also be including special instructions for customs in all of the international orders so that they know that the matches are only a prop and will not ignite.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
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  49. Spiderstella

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    Hello I’m ready to pay/pre order, do I just add 4 sets to my cart and pay and then send you a message with what I want etc? Thanks
     
  50. DB537

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    Yes. Be sure to include your RPF name in the note so I can keep track of the list here. Thanks!
     
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