Pretty neat little haul I got off ebay recently:
The guy was pretty specific in his description that he didn't test anything, and that buyers should probably only be buying them for parts. The two Gameboys are what caught my eye, as well as the SNES pad (I already own both SNES versions). I figured that the bundle could be worth the risk, as long as I got it for a reasonable price.
Red "Play It Loud" GameBoy: Tested and works, although the screen has a vertical line in it. No biggie, since I'll probably just end up swapping the screen out with one of my working DMGs and backlighting it anyway. Good condition on this one.
Red GameBoy Pocket: Tested and works, although it doesn't have a battery cover. Again, no biggie, since I have a non-working GBP that I bought at the flea market recently, and that does have a battery cover. The green casing fits over the red's guts quite nicely.
SNES Mini: No cables, and quite dirty. Swapped out the console with one I already had set up and the thing works just fine. Wish I could have looked into the future and seen this ebay listing, because I bought an SNES Mini for $60 just recently. Oh well, now I have a spare.
SNES Original: No cables, and the power port is broken. No way for me to test it until I fix that, but I'm in no rush since I have two other working Super Nintendos now.
SNES asciipad: This apparently works all right. I don't have any games that would benefit from a turbo pad like this, but for the time being I'll just hold it and pretend I'm Dave White.
Two Crappy SNES Games: Who cares if they work?
Total shipped: $41.35
MrMatthews, how many Game Boys/Pockets do you have? I'm not criticizing, I'd love to collect all the colors. I'm just curious.
You know who else loves Sega....
I don't take that as criticism. I have a silver one, a (now) working green one, and a (now) empty red shell with a non-working PCB that doesn't actually count.
As for the original GameBoy, I think I have about ten gray ones that run the full gamut: some are in perfect working order, a couple that have been modded, and quite a few that have been completely disassembled. Oh, and the red one now - I plan to get the other colors eventually.
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The ASCII Pad is awesome.
Informal poll: Which would you rather have simply for the sake of having?
-"Play it Loud" GameBoy
-"This is Cool" Saturn
Definitely the "This Is Cool" Saturn.
I would have voted for a "Play it Loud" Gameboy, specifically an Orange one. I was never crazy about the "This is cool" Saturn, as I'm not fond of see-thru consoles, although the see-thru "Glacier" GBA looks pretty good.
I would definitely say "Play It Loud," if for no other reason than the fact that I'm generally creeped out or turned off by people or products that go out of their way to tell you they are cool. With the "Play It Loud" slogan, Nintendo is showing a certain amount of confidence in the fact that you already think the GameBoy is cool. Sega, however, clearly didn't trust that consumers were going to arrive at the "correct" judgement of the Saturn and attempted to tell gamers what they're opinion should be.
But hey, that's just how I see things based on those two slogans. I was interested in neither the GameBoy or the Saturn at the time, so I don't know how cool or effective either phrase was back in the day.
I choose the "this is cool" sega saturn, I didn't pay too much attention to the play it loud gameboys during the 90s. I don't even remember seeing a colored gameboy other than black or grey until the pocket came out.
I have made many board game purchases recently. It's easiest just to show my entire board game collection.
About 60% of the games here were purchased over the last month. I received a huge bonus from work this year and went crazy.
Also, is your Clue US with knife and wrench or abroad with dagger and spanner? I'm sure you'll get enough queries from others about X-Men the boardgame.
I don't have the Green Things game you mentioned; don't know that I've heard of it until now. The Clue is US. That X-Men game is strange. I got it for my birthday back in '96 -only tried to play it once or twice- it's nothing special really.
In the pictures are three Model 1 Genesis systems (VA3, VA6.8 and VA7), three 3-button controllers, one 6-button controller, some SCART accessories, a Model 1 AC adapter, a towering pile of sports games (I purposely requested them), Thunder Force 3 CIB, Monster World CIB, Phantasy Star IV cart only and Shining Force cart only.
Those 5 way scart splitters work as they should? I mean, they don't fuck the image quality?
I'm considering to buy one but I'm still afraid of losing quality...
Vote for a new Mega Drive/Genesis game here:
It is finished!
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