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#1
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/1 23:10
Virtual Freak
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Just came across this line of games. Good reviews on Youtube. They're larger than the Walmart games, and they have a headphone jack and USB port, so you don't need batteries. Note that, though they use the arcade graphics in some ads, they're actually NES ports.

These are 6" cabinets, but the manufacturer says, in the Burgertime Q&A on Amazon, that they're coming out with a 10" Burgertime that uses the arcade version, not the NES.

https://myarcadegaming.com/collections/mini-arcades
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#2
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2017/12/27 23:49
Virtual Freak
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For those who plan to keep their games sealed in the box, you may want to reconsider. The batteries provided are GP brand "heavy duty" batteries. I replaced mine immediately with a brand name alkaline, to minimize the chance of leakage over time. They go back in the box easily, so if you take a little care in opening them, it shouldn't be noticeable.

BTW: WalMart may be restocking some of these. The website only lists 3 of the titles (for some strange reason) - it appears that 2 were just restocked. (This morning, Qbert said "1 left", and Frogger said "2 left". Now, it doesn't say that.) But Centipede is still listed as OOS.
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#3
Happy Holidays!
Posted on: 2017/12/24 22:50
Virtual Freak
Joined 2006/10/2
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Whatever you celebrate, hope you have a great holiday!
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#4
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2017/12/22 0:50
Virtual Freak
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It's interesting that they use such a variety of technology for these games - some have 80s style static LEDs, and some have the latest active panels that look like a TV screen. Wonder why that is.
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#5
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2017/12/18 23:34
Virtual Freak
Joined 2006/10/2
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Actually, many (all?) of the Arcade Classics are widely available at stores like JC Penney, BB&B, Amazon, Toys R Us, and others. But Wal-Mart may have an exclusive on the nice box packaging - all the others sell the games on blister packs.

Even more cool, IMHO, are the new Tiny Arcade games. They're substantially smaller than the Arcade Classics. They look like the original arcade cabinets, and even the marquee lights up. They're fully playable, tho it's hard, cause they're so small. The tiny screen is very bright and clear, and pretty good definition, considering. Here's a link to some of them (all sold out) at Toys R Us. There are actually 6 or 8, IIRC.

https://www.toysrus.com/search?q=tiny%20arcade

BTW: some people on ebay sell these modded with switches in back to play 4 different games in the one cabinet.
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#6
Re: Rare employees talk about DKC2 for the VB
Posted on: 2017/12/16 21:15
Virtual Freak
Joined 2006/10/2
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Interesting!
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#7
Interesting Article on Nintendo UK Site
Posted on: 2017/11/25 16:37
Virtual Freak
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This has probably been posted before, but I did a quick search, and didn't see it.

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Iwata-Asks/ ... s-Virtual-Boy-229419.html
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#8
Re: Looking for good VB poster ideas.
Posted on: 2017/11/25 16:35
Virtual Freak
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Nice stuff, but aren't the legs on backwards?
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#9
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2017/11/9 0:35
Virtual Freak
Joined 2006/10/2
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Doesn't appear to have the footplate.
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#10
Re: New here, got a few questions.
Posted on: 2017/11/5 1:47
Virtual Freak
Joined 2006/10/2
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Welcome! Not sure about official rules of the board - I would say the only real rule is "don't be a jerk." ;)

Yes, you can post your services - maybe in the Marketplace forum? As for posting pics directly, I would assume you use the "attach file" section below your message.

Looking forward to your contribution to the site!
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