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Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Hi, looking for an original Astro or New Astro 2L8B aka Neo-Geo layout.

Must be in excellent condition (no rust, no repaints, no reproduction materials) or NOS.

Button & stick population doesn't matter.

Thanks in advance!
No longer looking for this, thanks everyone for the information.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Was there ever a genuine 2L8B astro city panel? I thought they was all either modified 2L6B, or repro?

I thought it was the naomi era where they started with genuine 2L8B panels. Obviously a Naomi panel fits on an astro, but it's just the overlay you would need to sort
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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I think you're right @DaveyD , also never saw a genuine one. Afaik there's only the 2L6B and 2L12B ones which are genuine.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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I don’t think there’s a Sega one. My Neo layout one is a licensed panel, presumably by Sanwa as it has mounts for JLF’s.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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I have a genuine 2L8B overlay on mine in the

_ 2 3 4
1

layout.

Not for sale, just saying.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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SuperPang wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 1:58 MP
I have a genuine 2L8B overlay on mine in the

_ 2 3 4
1

layout.

Not for sale, just saying.
Interesting, got a pic?
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Thanks for the info guys.

I swear in all my years have seen 2 versions, the A (or 1) on thumb version Pang is mentioning, and then one that is a straighter arc similar to the Egret 2 2L8B. If anyone has any reference photos to share that would be great.

To echo PhillV – I do believe it was a licensed panel. But I would assume it was Seimitsu over Sanwa. I have other NOS licensed panels and they are the same licensed Seimitsu panels with the lock-tight sealed screw-in buttons and LS-32s.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Sp33dFr34k wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 4:02 MP
Interesting, got a pic?
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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That's the one I have as well. The 4th button is slightly higher than on a 12B panel, otherwise the holes line up.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Here's a couple more. Not sure if either is official. The flatter E2 style might be a custom from a blank unpunched panel, as the buttons are very low on the CP. Other is a modded 6B panel I beleive
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That last one is probably the best angle of them all.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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dubs wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 10:52 MP
Hi, looking for an original Astro or New Astro 2L8B aka Neo-Geo layout.

Must be in excellent condition (no rust, no repaints, no reproduction materials) or NOS.

Button & stick population doesn't matter.

Thanks in advance!
In case of Sega cabs you are not looking for a "Neogeo" layout, what you want is a "Spikeout" layout, as @SuperPang said, there are 2L8B original panels, I had one too which I bought from a guy at the NG forums looooong time ago:

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But these were way more common on Blast City cabinets as the original Spikeout setup consist in 4 Blasts linked togheter.

phillv85 wrote:
July 31st, 2020, 12:01 MP
I don’t think there’s a Sega one. My Neo layout one is a licensed panel, presumably by Sanwa as it has mounts for JLF’s.
There are many cps which people usually think they are Sanwa when in reality those are Seimitsu licnesed, those come with mounting brackets for "Seimitsu VF" plates where you can also fit sanwa JLF's but true is that these are not made for that joystick in mind but for the Seimitsu LS-55/56 with the VF mouting plate.

True Sanwa licensed panels are quite rare, only way I know to identify a true Sanwa is to peel off the overlay and look for the elephant logo engraved at the corner.
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Cool, learnt something today :)

Good luck finding one ts!
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Cool, learnt something today :)

Good luck finding one ts!
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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wigsplitta wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:05 MP
Here's a couple more. Not sure if either is official.
Pretty weird layouts. I take it you don't have these panels? Second panel one is definitely hand punched, because the leftmost button hole is spaced farther than the rest. The first panel one is odd. Maybe something River Service had made? Although I've only ever seen their panels with their own overlays. The overlays mimic Sega ones, but are never branded as such.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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nem wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 12:27 MP
wigsplitta wrote:
August 1st, 2020, 5:05 MP
Here's a couple more. Not sure if either is official.
Pretty weird layouts. I take it you don't have these panels? Second panel one is definitely hand punched, because the leftmost button hole is spaced farther than the rest. The first panel one is odd. Maybe something River Service had made? Although I've only ever seen their panels with their own overlays. The overlays mimic Sega ones, but are never branded as such.
I’ve got the first one. It’s had the back resprayed due to rust, but my guess is it’s a Seimitsu panel looking at the mounts.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Do all the button holes have the notch at the top?
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nem wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 12:58 MP
Do all the button holes have the notch at the top?
Its only the later panels (NUC/NC/NNC) that have the notches at the top of the holes
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Had to check, but you're right. I thought they all had that notch, but nope. Blast panels also have that notch (at least the ones I have), but none of the Astro ones did.
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Re: WTB: Astro/New Astro 2L8B

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Might be too late, but there is one on YAJ right now:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d464452263
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