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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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    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 at 02:21.

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    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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    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
    -----------------------------------
    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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    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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    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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    ^ Nice collection for a non-collector!

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

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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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