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Nexgen (NEW) Lucky Bees Poker Chips - Giant Inlay Review

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Reviews' started by Stevo, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2005
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    <center>Giant Inlay Lucky Bees Poker Chips
    by Stevo
    Manufacturer: Nexgen
    Retailer(s): PersonalPokerChips.com
    Average Price: Not sure yet, guessing about $.15-$.25 per chip
    Material: Slugged Plastic Chip

    These are the newest Lucky Bee chips from Nexgen. They differ from earlier Nexgen offerings in that these chips allow a much larger area for labels. Indeed, these chips would appear to accommodate a label of about 1 and 1/4 inches.​
    • Allows for great customization with large inlay area
    • Really nice looking new edge-spot colors
    • Very reasonable price for a nice mid-range chip
    • A little slick with not much contact between chips
    • Edge-spot patterns don't vary if you are into that sort of thing
    • Still metal slugged
    These are a brand new chip so I have not been able to price them. My guess is that they will be in line with most Nexgen chips, anywhere from around $.15-$.25 per chip, depending upon where you get them from.​
    These chips feel pretty much like all the other Nexgens. They are sort of a hard plastic which disguises the metal slug beneath. They interestingly appear slightly thinner than normal Nexgens. They are very similar in size and feel to the Casino Royale chips with the exception that the Royales use a softer plastic.

    I only had a small sample set of these to work with but they are a little slick. I have had sets of the original Nexgens and the original lucky bees. I would put these chips around the slickness of the original lucky bees. They are by no means dice chips, but they are not Paulsons either. I would imagine that 20 chip stacks would have no problems whatsoever but would be concerned with table bumps going much higher than that.

    These have the standard metal slug, Nexgen sound. Kind of a thud more than a clank. Very little metallic noise. Sort of a deep, muted clack.​
    I like the colors Nexgen used on these chips. Looks are a personal thing, but I can see a great cash set using the white, blue, red and yellow chip. The tourney colors are ok, I'm not a huge fan of the green chip and although the black and purple chips are very different in terms of edge-spots, I can see someone having trouble differentiating between them in a dark room.​
    These are probably as secure as you want them to be. You can buy them anywhere (unsecure) but with a custom label or hotstamp (I assume you can do this as you could hotstamp older Nexgens), these should have all the security you would need.​
    They are hard-plastic, metal-slugged chips. They should last you a lifetime with normal use.​
    Reviewers Comments
    These are a new, middle of the road chip offering from Nexgen. There is a little less contact between the chips due to the giant inlay and the chips appear slightly thinner than other slugged chips I have seen. That said, the new colors really are great and go together well. The opportunity to utilize the recessed area for a larger-than-normal inlay is a new idea and it should give people a lot of options. If I were currently in the market for a middle-line, customizable chip, these would be on my short list.​
  2. Turner Profit

    Turner Profit Creativity Alliance

    Sep 27, 2007
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    Brooklyn, NYC
  3. philhutchings

    philhutchings Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2007
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    I can add that adding a label to these chips should be easier for everyone than the 1 inch recess on the old chips. Most office supply stores do not carry 1 inch printable labels but they do carry 1.25 more often so you could at least be able to pick up what blank labels you want to print yourself.
  4. notsponsored

    notsponsored Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2007
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    Feeling and sound: Looks like thios chips isn't state of the art.
    I would apreceate, always to compare chips in the reviews with well known chips, like Paulson chips.

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