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« Reply #3030 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.
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« Reply #3031 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.

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« Reply #3032 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.
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« Reply #3033 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.
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« Reply #3034 on: July 08, 2012, 01:58:05 AM »

That peaked my interest Famiac, I messaged you.
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« Reply #3035 on: July 08, 2012, 01:16:32 PM »

Find today:

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« Reply #3036 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.
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« Reply #3037 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
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« Reply #3038 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
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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!
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« Reply #3039 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
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« Reply #3040 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?
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« Reply #3041 on: July 09, 2012, 04:11:48 PM »

No one else commenting on my last find? No Sega guys here...?
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« Reply #3042 on: July 09, 2012, 05:00:33 PM »

No one else commenting on my last find? No Sega guys here...?

Definitely a cool pick up.  Shocked

I'd like to get some pre Mark III SEGA consoles some day.

Did it come with any games or the console box too?

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« Reply #3043 on: July 09, 2012, 05:25:12 PM »

Nope nothing, but it was cheap so I'm happy...  Smiley I may have bought some compatible games already. Huh
Yesterday one turned up with box...  Too expensive for me, but pocket money for you?.   Wink
The SG-1000 II is actually relatively affordable though. I have one boxed on the way soon.
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« Reply #3044 on: July 09, 2012, 05:32:16 PM »

Nope nothing, but it was cheap so I'm happy...  Smiley I may have bought some compatible games already. Huh
Yesterday one turned up with box...  Too expensive for me, but pocket money for you?.   Wink
The SG-1000 II is actually relatively affordable though. I have one boxed on the way soon.

No box is fine, I pick up loose consoles too if the price is just too good to pass up. I also only get boxed consoles if the price seems good or below normal market value.

You have might have compatible games already? lol, sounds very much like a collector to have so much stuff they're not sure.

The SG-1000 II is a cool looking machine. I like SEGA's retro styling. It captures the modern look better than some of the other consoles of its time.

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