Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 20, 2017, 04:47:53 PM
Home Famicom World Search Calendar Login Register

+  Famicom World
|-+  Misc.
| |-+  Other Gaming (Moderators: manuel, MaxXimus, The Uninvited Gremlin, L___E___T)
| | |-+  Finds (All Others)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 200 201 [202] 203 204 ... 280 Print
Author Topic: Finds (All Others)  (Read 1175982 times)
stealthlurker
AV Famicom
****
Posts: 443


« Reply #3015 on: July 07, 2012, 06:21:58 AM »

Price is great!

I'm after a Japanese unit myself, finding one at the right price is taking a while though.


Got that too.  Wink




.
Logged

Frank_fjs
AV Famicom
****
Gender: Male
Australia Australia
Posts: 435


« Reply #3016 on: July 07, 2012, 07:58:18 AM »

Out of interest, why get both? I'd be happy with just one. Smiley

P.s. I missed it before but nice rental VB also.

Funny how prices have changed. I remember the 32X being cleared out for $30 from major department stores when it failed.
Logged
The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3017 on: July 07, 2012, 12:21:48 PM »

Virtual Boy was to ahead of its time but with people now interested in 3DS, new interest and collectability had sprung itself into Virtual Boy. Thank you, Gunpei Yokoi for imagining and designing one of the most creative pieces of videogame equipment ever!

Also people sell just the virtual Boy carrying case for $40 on eBay and a loose Virtual Boy without games sells for $60-70. So yea, your $30 investment is about $100+.


Rest in Peace, Gunpei Yokoi
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
fredJ
Sharp C1
*****
Gender: Male
Sweden Sweden
Posts: 1295


Let's dance


WWW
« Reply #3018 on: July 07, 2012, 02:34:14 PM »

I would honestly describe the game value to be like 40 hours max. The thing is better NOT using, than using....  Undecided I mean it looks cool.
Logged

Selling  Japanese games in Sweden since 2011 (as "japanspel").
blog: http://japanspel.blogspot.com
Frank_fjs
AV Famicom
****
Gender: Male
Australia Australia
Posts: 435


« Reply #3019 on: July 07, 2012, 02:53:36 PM »

I would honestly describe the game value to be like 40 hours max. The thing is better NOT using, than using....  Undecided I mean it looks cool.
Exactly why I refuse to spend big money on one. If I can't track one down at a low cost then I'm happy to leave it out of my collection, I'm much more of a player than a hoarder anyway.
Logged
stealthlurker
AV Famicom
****
Posts: 443


« Reply #3020 on: July 07, 2012, 03:18:02 PM »

Virtual Boy was to ahead of its time but with people now interested in 3DS, new interest and collectability had sprung itself into Virtual Boy. Thank you, Gunpei Yokoi for imagining and designing one of the most creative pieces of videogame equipment ever!

Also people sell just the virtual Boy carrying case for $40 on eBay and a loose Virtual Boy without games sells for $60-70. So yea, your $30 investment is about $100+.


Rest in Peace, Gunpei Yokoi

Are you talking about these homemade cases for about $40? It's just not the same imho.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Virtual-Boy-Custom-Hard-Case-Storage-/150802188441?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item231c82c899




Post Merge: July 07, 2012, 03:20:33 PM
Out of interest, why get both? I'd be happy with just one. Smiley

P.s. I missed it before but nice rental VB also.

Funny how prices have changed. I remember the 32X being cleared out for $30 from major department stores when it failed.

In terms of "collection" purposes, for the past few years I've been focusing on japanese versions of games/systems.

.
Logged

The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3021 on: July 07, 2012, 04:11:04 PM »

Nope, thats not the one I am talking about one was blockbuster yesterday and it was listed $40 buy it now.  There is also a ultra inflated one listed but thats been relisted over and over and wont ever sell.

Also if you have the right games, you can infinitely enjoy Virtual Boy. Wario Land is 40 hours+ fun all on its own, its like original SMB... you can play it time and time again and still have fun. Red Alarm, Panic Bomber, Teleroboxer, Vertical Force, Mario's Tennis, Mario Clash, Golf and Jack Bros. also give you many hours.

Unfortunately, there are also duds on VB like Water World, Baseball, Galactic Pinball, Tetris, and  Nester's Funky Bowling.

Then theres games, that I have never looked up or anything such as Virtual Bowling, Space Squash, Space Invaders, SD Gundam Dimension War, Innsmouth no Yakata, Virtual Fishing, and Virtual Lab
 
Honestly, its all in the games you like. If you truly enjoy VB games, like most people whom own one then you will never truly stop enjoying it.
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
famiac
Twin Famicom
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 828


« Reply #3022 on: July 07, 2012, 07:13:28 PM »

I can do repairs on the display if you need.
i made a virtual boy flash cart too so all the expensive titles are one order from jameco away.
Logged

member #844 and 565
The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3023 on: July 08, 2012, 01:58:05 AM »

That peaked my interest Famiac, I messaged you.
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
fredJ
Sharp C1
*****
Gender: Male
Sweden Sweden
Posts: 1295


Let's dance


WWW
« Reply #3024 on: July 08, 2012, 01:16:32 PM »

Find today:

  Cheesy
Logged

Selling  Japanese games in Sweden since 2011 (as "japanspel").
blog: http://japanspel.blogspot.com
The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3025 on: July 08, 2012, 01:31:27 PM »

How much did the SG-1000 run you fredj?
They are like Sega's version of Atari 2600.
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
fredJ
Sharp C1
*****
Gender: Male
Sweden Sweden
Posts: 1295


Let's dance


WWW
« Reply #3026 on: July 08, 2012, 02:39:02 PM »

It wasn't that much actually. Around half of what I expected, and not too different from your VB.
I read up on the SG1000 and while they are hard to find, they haven't really been considered collectors items, because the second version is superior. But they have become very hard to find, unless you are lucky.
That's how it is with many of these earlier consoles, such as TV-games from the 1970s, Epoch, Intellivision, Pong, Bandai stuff. Can be hard to find, but not necessarily expensive. Interesting, no?
Personally I would prefer these cheap, good looking, fun stuff rather than boring expensive collectors item.  Cheesy
« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 02:45:54 PM by fredJ » Logged

Selling  Japanese games in Sweden since 2011 (as "japanspel").
blog: http://japanspel.blogspot.com
The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3027 on: July 08, 2012, 03:16:42 PM »

True, everyone collects certain things; I personally wouldn't have any use for SG-1000 as I already own Atari 2600. But yea, it's cool looking.
VB isn't just a collectors piece though, it's also a interesting gimmicky gaming system with a good handful of fun games and numerous homebrew games that can be play on Flash carts.

Virtual Mario Land
Mario Kart Virtual Cup
BLOX
BLOX 2
SIMON
Yeti3D
And many many more, most of which are better then games that were officially released. So don't count VB out just yet, it's homebrew scene is big!
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
fredJ
Sharp C1
*****
Gender: Male
Sweden Sweden
Posts: 1295


Let's dance


WWW
« Reply #3028 on: July 08, 2012, 03:23:23 PM »

Oh, I love the Virtual Boy, for sure. I have one and have two more on their way. As long as I don't play on it.  Crazy
It is Game & Watch I don't like.  Tongue
Logged

Selling  Japanese games in Sweden since 2011 (as "japanspel").
blog: http://japanspel.blogspot.com
The Uninvited Gremlin
aka Dreammary
Global Moderator
FamicomBox
*****
Gender: Male
United States United States
Posts: 2756


Would you trade that cookie for this key?


« Reply #3029 on: July 08, 2012, 03:54:19 PM »

I would honestly describe the game value to be like 40 hours max. The thing is better NOT using, than using....  Undecided I mean it looks cool.

I figured you did not like it, because of this comment; so why own more then one?
Logged

I am also a member of these forums:
Dreammary (NintendoAGE.com, AtariAGE.com, PlanetVB.com)
Pages: 1 ... 200 201 [202] 203 204 ... 280 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!