Interesting set. It looks like you're not interested in maintaining a particular/consistent spot progression; if I'm wrong and that is of interest, then methinks your spot pattern selection needs some tweaks.
As for what's in front of me, I like 1-100 and the 5k. While I like how the 500 looks on my monitor, I'm afraid that the blurple and blue offer little contrast when put next to each other(I have the color samples in hand - they're much closer together than they appear on screen, to my eyes), and the black isn't a whole lot better. I'm also not a big fan of the 1k, but that's just personal preference...I don't care for the spot color selections there.
The labels...I don't care for the numbers on the 25/100. I like how the 5000 looks, but I don't like that numeral style on the 1/5 (they look too plain), and the text above the number on the 5k starts to crowd the number itself. The most visually interesting are the 500/1k, but this is a case where form has taken over function. Someone could *easily* mistake the 500 for a 5 if they weren't careful. I'd have significant reservations about mixing numerals with text to make up the whole denomination, save for something like 1k or 5k with the two characters right next to each other...and even then, I'm not a huge fan.
I like the colors, spots and progression of 1-5-25-100.
500-1000-5000: I wouldn't reuse the color-combo black/yellow on a second and a third chip. Also, instead of a second blueish and a second reddish/orange chip, I'd mix in some other colors (many great options, like green, brown, lavender/purple, grey). Red/orange and yellow are present on five of your seven chips, while green is virtually non-existent. I'd rebalance the color-choices a bit. Spot progression from 1 to 500 is nice, but I don't like how it is continued with the final two denoms.
For the logo, I'd suggest making it much smaller, moving the logo towards the top or bottom, and leaving room for a denom. If you're set on having it take the whole label at least move it down a little bit; otherwise it throws off the aesthetic of the chip and makes it look more like an egg with all the negative space on one side of the label.
I actually preferred your original 1 better. I like the new 25, particularly if its primary purposes is to start a tournament set - it's a little less busy than the original 25.
I echo Stocky's sentiments that I think the hundo and 5k could use some tweaks. You say that you're trying to avoid green - I'm sure you have your reasons, and I'll not judge. I would suggest, then, at least employing purple and/or pink in your spot patterns somewhere. As it stands, the set as a whole comes off as entirely too red/yellow to me. You state this is by design, and ultimately you're the one that has to enjoy it, so take everything I say for what its worth - I'm not paying for the chip set, after all!
Wife-monster didn't like the 1 either, so this version we can agree on. The 5 I'm still not 100% on. I agree with you on the 25 Psypher, this version is less busy and I like it much more. The hundo is the "theme" chip of the set, the only thing likely to change on it is the shade of the yellow, depending on what I see when my color samples get here. the 500 I agree had to many repeated colors, this seems more fitting to me. The 1k I'm happy with, but may come up with something better. The 5k is probably my favorite chip, the only way I can see to improve it would be if a 4t16 or 4t18 edgespot was available.
The inlay is still totaly fluid, really just waiting on the artist to send me some mockups, I'd like it smaller and centered with denoms curved around it, but I'll wait and see what he throws my way.
Nice work. Have you considered the 3V12 for the 5? Just remembering what other people have said about the 4v12: that's a lot of edge spot and you loose a lot of the base color. If that's important to you. Also, just noticed, there's an awful lot of yellow (3/5 of the chips) in that set. But, get what you want! Really enjoying the halloween chip, and it's giving me ideas for my set! Thanks!
That's an awful lot of yellow. Definitely way too much for my tastes. Beyond that, the set looks pretty disjointed..... not much aesthetic flow. And those denominations are tiny.... and will basically be unreadable at the table. That might work with a set built of traditional colors, but not here....