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Jan wrote: ↑March 21st, 2014, 1:24 pmthe clones are different in every way, beside most part of the Shell (?).
Taito licensed the Name "Vewlix" , nothing else. So a clone might be a Vewlix but not a Taito Vewlix.
Not sure about the clones that have the Taito Logo, they might have used original Taito Parts for them or they might be bootleg parts (or completly un-licensed Vewlix cabs), i don`t know.
In the end it dosen`t matter , Taito licensed the name for one reason only, to get atleast some money from the clone sales , thats all.
I'm confused. Yes I get that "official" Taito Vewlix are supposedly better than Chewlix clones and may or may not actually be made in Japan instead of China. That's not what I'm curious about. I'm curious as to whom Taito licensed "Vewlix" from and why? Wouldn't they just make their own cabinets? What is the point of licensing what is essentially an open-source design from China that they could copy on their own just like every Chinese vendor does?
Or was the above post inaccurate?