TR Fight Stick & Beharbros Working To Bring Custom Dreamcast Console Shell To Market

There is a market for custom Dreamcast console shells, and we all know it. The standard white ones yellow like crazy after a few years, and even with a nice peroxide bath they still go yellow again in time. Yes, there are the black special editions such as the R7 and SEGA Sports models; and there are the official and unofficial aftermarket coloured console shells, but they now fetch silly money on certain auction sites, so for the average Dreamcast gamer they aren't a viable option.
We recently ran an article here at The Dreamcast Junkyard asking whether a new run of official coloured console shells from SEGA would be a viable money spinner, and the general consensus was a deafening yes, but obviously no-one at SEGA gives a flying toss what we - or the Dreamcast fan base - has to say, so it obviously fell on deaf ears. Fret not though, as somebody else has heard the aforementioned call.
SEGA says "no!" - or rather...nothing.
Enter TR Fight Stick, a firm known for creating top quality custom fight sticks. Working in conjunction with Beharbros, the fine people behind the Akura, Toro, Hanzo and Gekko Dreamcast display adapters, TR Fight Stick might well have the answer to all of you custom Dreamcast console shell needs.
TR Fight Stick have previously created - as the company name may suggest - a range of high quality, metal-cased custom fight sticks and arcade cabinets. Their pedigree is pretty much confirmed at this point, and if you need any proof of this please feel free to visit their website and take a look. That they are working with one of the Dreamcast community's most highly regarded hardware creators on this project fills us with optimism.
We spoke to Yunus Emre Soğukkanli from TR Fight Stick to get the low down on this exciting new project. Here's what he said:

"My regular job is as a stunt coordinator and action director, but game consoles - and especially arcades - are my lifestyle. It's a special hobby for me. I've always made arcade stuff for myself as a hobby. But this year I decided to produce things for other people, simply because so many people ask me to sell my projects to them. So I produced the TR Fight Stick, and people loved it.

"I love the Dreamcast and I've always wanted to build a good quality Dreamcast shell. I think it will be a good introduction to my work for other people. I will produce it in both metal and wood. It will be look better and be more effective in terms of colour degradation and heat transfer I think."
- Yunus Emre Soğukkanli - TR Fight Stick

We can't wait to see how this project pans out, and that Beharbros is also involved fills us with a lot of confidence. BBS Products are always of the highest quality and if SEGA won't step up to the plate and give us genuine replacement shells for our consoles at a reasonable price, we hope TR Fight Stick and Beharbros can step in to their shoes.

It's probably worth noting that it does look (at this point, anyway) that this mod is only for Dreamcasts without an optical drive, but hopefully this will change in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled for further developments on this exciting project.
What do you think? Will you be in the market for one of these console shells? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter or in our Facebook group.

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11 comments:

jon lee said...

take my goddamn money

Unknown said...

I'll take two ✌️

Lee Ashcroft said...

Hi Tom,

I'm always in the market for anything Dreamcast related. With this exciting news and the soon to be released DCHDMI and Xeno Crisis and hopefully the officially licensed Wireless controller. I'm going to be poor and have no money for electricity to be able to play on it. Is anybody looking to create a battery powered Dreamcast anytime soon? ;)

Kuromi Bunnyboi said...

Very neat. I would love to see how they come out and/or if they have disc capabilities.

jesse blah said...

I'd buy one, depending on price. I'd love a case like this with my gdemu.

RetroButton said...

Instant buy! That will be the case for my GD-Emu DC. ;-)

hoogafanter said...

Looks awful honestly, I dont see the appeal at all...

DCGX said...

I agree, hoogafanter. Maybe I'm a DC purist, but if the DC doesn't look like SEGA's DC, it's just not a DC to me.

Unknown said...

I dont like this at all ! go old style, this is to much mini pc and does not have the DC appeal at all ...

Casper Egas said...

Reaaally ugly. I'd rather bleach mine again, that works pretty good.

Chris Unwin said...

Looks interesting. Are there any plans to allow the use of the DCHDMI?