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    Through a bit of luck at getting them offered to me at bargain prices and keeping my old systems I've managed to build up a decent collection of old consoles, computers and games. I was wondering if there are any other collectors among us and what do you have? This is my list starting with the newest system and working back:

    PS3
    Nintendo Wii
    PS2
    Nintendo Gamecube with Gameboy Player (the Gameboy Player is like a new system in itself)
    Nintendo 64
    2 UK PAL SNES and 1 US NTSC SNES with a Super Wildcard and Universal Adapter.
    Sega Mega Drive with Master System Adapter
    Nintendo NES Mario 3 pack. Got this boxed and in great condition for 6.
    Amiga A1200
    ST 520E
    Atari VCS and a 2600
    48k Speckie (need a tape deck and power pack for this)

    Handhelds:
    DSi XL
    DS Lite
    Gameboy Advance SP (not worth getting an Advance if it's not the back lit one)

    The only system I can't play right now is my Speckie, my mate found it in his mum's loft but there was nothing else with it. Although I have the Master System converter I would like to get a Master System again. An original though, not the horrible 2 that looks like a toy. I'd really like to get my hands on a Mega CD. The MK1 Mega Drive hooked up to the original Mega CD was always a nice looking set up. Both the MK2 MD and MK2 Mega CD were a bit cheap and crappy looking.

    If you ever played a US or Japanese Mega Drive or SNES in the PAL region you'll know how crappy the PAL system was for gaming. The screen being squished and the games running slower. MY American SNES is the best system I've ever bought. The Super Wildcard is an amazing invention. Mines is the 24Mbit but I've heard that later models went up to 40Mb. Mine has enough internal RAM to be able to load SF2 Turbo on to it. Being able to copy the cartridges on to 3.5 inch floppy discs was fantastic. I have about 120 SNES games on disc and about 30 cartridges.

    When me and my mates used to visit the pirate game dealers at the Barras Market in Glasgow there was a stall for SNES discs too and you could pick up a Wildcard for 230. I got mine for 100 but this was way after the pirate floppy disc game scene was over.

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    Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

    Growing up I had heaps of systems, sadly I never kept any of my original consoles/computers other than the Atari 2600 we had as a family in the 70s and the Megadrives we had.

    I did start collecting retro machines about 15 years ago and collated the following then:

    C64 with 1541 drive and heaps of software
    Amiga 1200 with 030 expansion and CBM monitor, again with heaps of software.
    Amiga CD32 with heaps of games.
    Amstrad CPC 464
    C128D

    I ran out of space and we were moving overseas so I got rid of all of the above, outside of eBay to collectors at bargain prices, real bargain prices. Wish I hadn't tbh.

    I never seem to get offered any consoles, i have a mate who's colleagues keep throwing them at him. I even found him a perfect condition SNES, with three controllers for AU$29 in a Cash Converters, I was more Sega than Ninty so thought he'd prefer it as he was after one for ages.

    So now all I have are the following:

    Atari 2600 (light sixer, the original one I had as a kid still) - with heaps of boxed games.
    Sega Megadrive
    Sega Megadrive 2
    AT@Games Megadrive (doesn't really count)
    Master System Adaptor for the MDs.
    Heaps of Plug n Play TV Games
    My original Donkey Kong Game and Watch I had as a kid.
    PSP - downloaded the Megadrive collection today and my one year old was playing Sonic, so proud.
    Original Xbox
    PS2 - my original from near launch and still working, in fact it is powering this Arcade table I made, using a HDD connected to the Network Adaptor and HDadvance with all the retro compilations on.
    Nintendo Gamecube

    and the not so retro:

    Wii (x2)
    Xbox 360
    PS3
    WiiU
    Xbox One
    PS4

    I pretty much concentrate my collecting on the Atari and Megadrive, although I did buy the C64 Cassette of Ghostbusters the other week, purely because I loved that game but don't have a C64 to play it on!

    I too would love a Master System, the original. I had one when they came out and the design is still a thing of beauty. I sold my one to get an Amiga 1200 back then. Oh and a 32X, i'd love one of those and a Colecovision, always wanted one of them.
    Last edited by Mulletino; 26-08-2016, 02:21.

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    • #3
      Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

      all i have is a bbc model b, and a grandstand games console. thats my retro stuff complete.

      i've got a ps1, x-box, x-box 360 elite and a x-box 1. thats my modern collection.

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      • #4
        Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

        Yes ive a snes
        a japanese snes
        a nes
        a gamecube
        commodre 64
        commodre 64c
        spectrum 128k
        n64
        spectrum 48k
        commodre 64 tape deck
        wii
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        games include
        super metroid
        mario 2 and 3 for nes
        yoshi's island
        zelda link to the past

        ocarina of time.
        And around 60 to 70 games between commodre 64 and the spectrum consoles.
        Streetfighter 2.

        And aro
        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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        • #5
          Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

          I've been quite lucky in my collecting. A mate of mine gave me the 520 STE with a monitor, HDD and a tonne of games, software and peripherals along with a 48k Speckie. Another mate gave me a Mega Drive as a replacement for the Ridge Racer disc that he somehow managed to destroy and that same mate also sold me an old Atari VCS with paddle controllers and games for 5 and an Amiga A1200 for 12. A mate who managed to acquire a Master System Converter whilst working for a Fedex distribution hub sold me that for a tenner. It was lovely, looked factory fresh and still had its shine after being a decade old. Another mate sold me a boxed Mario 3 pack NES for 6. He's exactly the kind of person you want to buy a console from, he hardly used it. If you bought one from me you'd get a well used machine.

          A US or Japanese SNES is a must have and they are pretty common. Once you've played the games on NTSC you'll never go back to PAL.

          A strange thing I've noticed with SNES games on Ebay is that anything Konami goes for silly money now. You can't get a cartridge only Turtles in Time for less than 40 now. Does my head in when I see 'Rare' on that game. It sold in the millions. Castlevania 4 is another that people are wanting daft money for now and it was a big seller. Once saw a boxed Mario World offered for 400. 400 just beacause it still had its factory cling film on it. I thought: Good luck mate, trying to sell the most common SNES game for 400. Why would you not use your games? I don't understand those nut jobs who get their games sealed in hard plastic and than whack a stupid price tag on it because it's VGA rated.

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          • #6
            Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

            Not a collector but I have a few of the usual items...

            Sinclair ZX81
            Spectrum 128k+2
            SNES (pal)
            Gameboy (1st version)
            Gameboy Advance
            etc

            But also still have one of these...

            Videomaster Visionscore

            And a handful of game/watch...

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            • #7
              Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

              ^ Nice collection for a non-collector!

              I also still have my Donkey Kong Game and Watch in its box.

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              • #8
                Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                Originally posted by Mulletino View Post
                ^ Nice collection for a non-collector!

                I also still have my Donkey Kong Game and Watch in its box.
                I remember really wanting the DK as a kid. I got 1 a wk pocket money at the time for cleaning dad's car etc, and I think the dual screens were about 25 or 26ish. It took a long time to save for, but I got one eventually.

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                • #9
                  Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                  Done this one in a thread before so i'll Copy n Paste,

                  COMPUTERS

                  ZX81 (16K RAM PACK, ZXPRINTER inc THERMAL PAPER)
                  ZX SPECTRUM 48K RUBBER KEYS (not working)
                  ZX SPECTRUM +
                  ZX SPECTRUM +2 (x2)
                  TI 994A (x2) not working
                  ATARI 800XL (NEEDS POWER SUPPLY)
                  ACORN ELECTRON
                  BBC MODEL B
                  SAM COUPE
                  DRAGON 32
                  ORIC ATMOS
                  COMMODORE 64 (BREADBIN SHAPE)
                  COMMODORE 64 (NEW SHAPE)
                  COMMODORE C16+4
                  AMSTRAD CPC464 (x2)
                  AMIGA 500 (x3)
                  AMIGA1200 (x2)
                  ATARI 520STFM
                  APPLE EMAC

                  CONSOLES

                  AMSTRAD GX4000
                  ACETRONIC MPU2000
                  ATARI 2600 WOODGRAIN (x2)
                  ATARI 2600 NEW SHAPE
                  ATARI 7800
                  ATARI JAGUAR
                  PHILLIPS CDI 450
                  AMIGA CD32
                  NINTENDO NES (inc ROBBIE ROBOT)
                  NINTENDO SNES
                  NINTENDO 64
                  NINTENDO GAMECUBE
                  NINTENDO WII
                  SEGA MASTERSYSTEM
                  SEGA MEGADRIVE (inc MASTERSYSTEM CONVERTER)
                  SEGA MEGADRIVE 2
                  SEGA 32X
                  SEGA SATURN
                  SEGA DREAMCAST (x4)
                  SONY PS1
                  XBOX origional

                  HAND HELD

                  SEGA GAME GAER
                  SEGA NOMAD

                  INTELLIVISION PLUG & PLAY 25 GAMES --- not really a retro console as such just a modern variant
                  SEGA PLUG & PLAY 20 GAMES --- not really a retro console as such just a modern variant

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                  • #10
                    Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                    Originally posted by spuggybridge View Post
                    Done this one in a thread before so i'll Copy n Paste,

                    COMPUTERS

                    ZX81 (16K RAM PACK, ZXPRINTER inc THERMAL PAPER)
                    ZX SPECTRUM 48K RUBBER KEYS (not working)
                    ZX SPECTRUM +
                    ZX SPECTRUM +2 (x2)
                    TI 994A (x2) not working
                    ATARI 800XL (NEEDS POWER SUPPLY)
                    ACORN ELECTRON
                    BBC MODEL B
                    SAM COUPE
                    DRAGON 32
                    ORIC ATMOS
                    COMMODORE 64 (BREADBIN SHAPE)
                    COMMODORE 64 (NEW SHAPE)
                    COMMODORE C16+4
                    AMSTRAD CPC464 (x2)
                    AMIGA 500 (x3)
                    AMIGA1200 (x2)
                    ATARI 520STFM
                    APPLE EMAC

                    CONSOLES

                    AMSTRAD GX4000
                    ACETRONIC MPU2000
                    ATARI 2600 WOODGRAIN (x2)
                    ATARI 2600 NEW SHAPE
                    ATARI 7800
                    ATARI JAGUAR
                    PHILLIPS CDI 450
                    AMIGA CD32
                    NINTENDO NES (inc ROBBIE ROBOT)
                    NINTENDO SNES
                    NINTENDO 64
                    NINTENDO GAMECUBE
                    NINTENDO WII
                    SEGA MASTERSYSTEM
                    SEGA MEGADRIVE (inc MASTERSYSTEM CONVERTER)
                    SEGA MEGADRIVE 2
                    SEGA 32X
                    SEGA SATURN
                    SEGA DREAMCAST (x4)
                    SONY PS1
                    XBOX origional

                    HAND HELD

                    SEGA GAME GAER
                    SEGA NOMAD

                    INTELLIVISION PLUG & PLAY 25 GAMES --- not really a retro console as such just a modern variant
                    SEGA PLUG & PLAY 20 GAMES --- not really a retro console as such just a modern variant

                    Forgot to add

                    XBOX 360

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                    • #11
                      Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                      ^ that's a mighty fine collection right there!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                        Wow, that's a healthy collection you've got there Spuggy. You got games for them all? The only system I have that I can't play right now is my 48k Speckie. I need a toploader tape deck, a power supply and I suppose a game would be handy too. Anyone clearing out any old Speckie parts lol?

                        You got anything decent for the GX4000? I've seen them on Ebay for 30 but I've heard the only games worth having are Pang, Switchblade and Robocop 2.

                        Seemed an odd move for Sir Alan to break into the console market with an 8 bit when the Mega Drive was available and the SNES was on the horizon. Chase HQ 2 is supposed to be good on the GX but apparently there are only 2 cartridges in existence and the last time one sold it went for 2000. One has appeared on Ebay a couple of times in the last few years but the seller keeps pulling the auction just before its closing time.


                        I was never a big fan of the LCD handhelds, I always felt they were a bit overpriced, especially when you could get some great Grandstand handhelds like BMX Flyer and Amidar for similar money and you could buy a power pack for them and use them in the dark. On Amidar it said 'LSI Screen'. I always wondered what that meant. Is it Light Segment Interactive? Love Sex intelligence?

                        The Tomy Tronic 3D games were good fun but in school you could never get a decent shot at the game because someone would always come along and cover up the light intake. The Space Invaders style one was the best, the driving one got a bit boring quite quickly.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                          I did have both an Acorn Electron & Commodore 128 but had to get rid of both due to parental pressure!

                          I still have a Playstation One & PS2.

                          My brother had a Firefox F7 from Granstand, I'm hoping my it's still at my parents house but they have a habit of disposing of things without warning!
                          The Trickster On The Roof

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                          • #14
                            Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                            Na never liked handhelds myself

                            for one thing screen was too small found it hard to see.


                            .
                            Originally posted by trip2themoon View Post
                            wow, that's a healthy collection you've got there spuggy. You got games for them all? The only system i have that i can't play right now is my 48k speckie. I need a toploader tape deck, a power supply and i suppose a game would be handy too. Anyone clearing out any old speckie parts lol?

                            You got anything decent for the gx4000? I've seen them on ebay for 30 but i've heard the only games worth having are pang, switchblade and robocop 2.

                            Seemed an odd move for sir alan to break into the console market with an 8 bit when the mega drive was available and the snes was on the horizon. Chase hq 2 is supposed to be good on the gx but apparently there are only 2 cartridges in existence and the last time one sold it went for 2000. One has appeared on ebay a couple of times in the last few years but the seller keeps pulling the auction just before its closing time.


                            I was never a big fan of the lcd handhelds, i always felt they were a bit overpriced, especially when you could get some great grandstand handhelds like bmx flyer and amidar for similar money and you could buy a power pack for them and use them in the dark. On amidar it said 'lsi screen'. I always wondered what that meant. Is it light segment interactive? Love sex intelligence?

                            The tomy tronic 3d games were good fun but in school you could never get a decent shot at the game because someone would always come along and cover up the light intake. The space invaders style one was the best, the driving one got a bit boring quite quickly.
                            FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                            • #15
                              Re: Old Console and Computers. Any Collectors?

                              Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                              I did have both an Acorn Electron & Commodore 128 but had to get rid of both due to parental pressure!

                              I still have a Playstation One & PS2.

                              My brother had a Firefox F7 from Granstand, I'm hoping my it's still at my parents house but they have a habit of disposing of things without warning!

                              It's horrible when you look back at all the good things you had to get rid of because your parents would hit you with something like "it's just taking up space, why keep it? You don't even look at it anymore".

                              I was about 10 when I gave up playing with my toys so my Dad gave away all my Star Wars and Transformers stuff. Although these were 1980s toys they wouldn't be worth anything today because I hadn't kept them good. When I got my Millennium Falcon it bugged me that despite it being quite a big ship you could only play with about half of the back section so I knocked out the cardboard bit that formed the inside wall that would open up the inaccessible bit of the ship and then of course never used it.

                              I've never seen a Commodore 128 in the flesh, is that the one that sort of looks like a smaller Amiga? When the shops were all stocking 8 bit tapes like C64, Speckie and 464 I don't remember seeing any tape games for the 128.

                              I remember Firefox was one of Grandstand's best games. It was almost like having an arcade game in your home. Was that the one that played similar to galaxian?

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