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#1
Re: Virtual Boy VidPro Card Collection
Posted on: 12/16 23:39
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The Dragon Hopper card and some other Planet Virtual Boy materials made it on an episode of "Led By Pixels" by ItsaDogandGame.


https://youtu.be/BKgGBcWr_lI
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#2
Re: Unraveling the Virtual Boy Enigma article
Posted on: 12/16 23:16
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Looks like someone read this article and took the time to animate it in a video. I recommend watching it, has a lot of neat visuals.

Part 1. of the video - https://youtu.be/YXaejFAtzNQ

Part 2. of the video - https://youtu.be/zvpEuPncWfA
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#3
Re: Rare employees talk about DKC2 for the VB
Posted on: 12/16 23:03
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Yeah... Very interesting!

Thanks for sharing.
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#4
Re: Preproduction vs Retail VB Controller Comparison
Posted on: 12/13 9:49
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Splain wrote:
That's nice of you vuefinder. Thanks for the offer, I've got more controllers than I need right now, so I'm glad it's going to retronintendonerd.

Merry Christmas to all you who observe it!


No problem at all, Splain.

You have yourself a very-Merry Chistmas as well!
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#5
Re: Virtual Boy Retail Store Display Game Holder
Posted on: 12/13 9:42
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Check this out...

Pretty sure I also found the "Adjustable Game Pak Showcase Organizer (for all systems to include Virtual Boy"!

The first picture below is the actual description from the seller's ebay listing. He mentions the "Showcase" wich he referred to as "World of Nintendo cabinets", he even mentioned the "Adjustable Game Pak "Push System" Organizers".

This tray can hold 14 games... That's the entire North American release of Virtual Boy games in one single tray!

I'll post a link to the seller's ebay listing at the bottom, just in case anyone is interested in buying one for thee ol' collection. The trays will only fit the games if they're not encased in acrylic box protectors, so if you're okay with that, then these trays are an excellent way to display them, and at the same time creates more space for more VB stuff 👍

Also...


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vuefinder83 wrote:
Here's a game holder that would've been used in retail stores to hold various Nintendo games. The tray can hold up to 10 NES, Game Boy, or Virtual Boy game paks.


When I said the "Push System" can hold 10 Virtual Boy games, I was going by what the seller had stated in their items description. But as it turns out, the Push Systems can only hold 8 games.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-NES-me ... mes-ORIGINAL/132320457035

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#6
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 12/13 1:29
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KR155E wrote:

Good price! Also, I don't think I ever saw a US Virtual Boy game come with a Must See 3-D Sweepstakes leaflet before!?


Thanks... Yeah, normally none of the US VB games come with a 3-D sweepstakes entry form, and that's the reason why I made the purchase.

To the best of my knowledge, this is only the 2nd time that one of these entry forms ever showed up on ebay. The first one was in an auction that I won fair n square like 1-2 years ago. I believe the auction ended in the $80-something range, so when I saw this copy of Red Alarm with the entry form, I couldn't resist!

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retronintendonerd wrote:
Great score!


Thank you thank you!
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#7
Re: Preproduction vs Retail VB Controller Comparison
Posted on: 12/11 22:53
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retronintendonerd wrote:
Thank you! You're the best :D


Aw shucks... You're welcome :)
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#8
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 12/11 22:49
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I recently scored this "in box" copy of Red Alarm with everything included in the picture, and with a good buy-it-now price! 😉

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#9
Re: Preproduction vs Retail VB Controller Comparison
Posted on: 12/11 20:41
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speedyink wrote:
.. Since they were that concerned about it I wonder if they used cartridge locks too, similar to the ones included with kiosks.


I don't think these units were made to be demoed by the public like the kiosks were, so I'd say they probably didn't have any kind of cartridge lock. Who knows though, I could be wrong.

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..you can't exactly pocket a VB head unit..


Back in 1995, my "Paco jeans" had pockets deep enough to pocket a floor model display 😁

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retronintendonerd wrote:

Glad to see you're back and you took life back by the balls bud :) I'm actually still looking for a controller. If you still have it I'd gladly take it. I can pay for shipping too.


Cool, it's yours!
PM me your mailing address and I'll have it shipped out most likely tomorrow.
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#10
Re: Preproduction vs Retail VB Controller Comparison
Posted on: 12/11 1:06
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Whoa! Has it really been 2 months since my last post?!

Sorry for the late replies here, but shortly after creating this thread, life decided to smack me hard across the face with a bunch of Bullspit. But time heals all, and the BS is over... So now I'm back in the game! Woot woot.

I definitely have some catching up to do.

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Splain wrote:
I believe I had bid on that auction,...


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retronintendonerd wrote:
I almost bought that lot!


Are either of you guys still looking for a controller? I know it's now 2 months later but if you still are, then you can have the one that was pictured with the pre-production controller in the sellers ebay listing. Just send me a PM with your mailing info and I'll send it off to you as soon as I can. Free of charge, I'll even cover shipping.

First to respond, gets it!

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KR155E wrote:

DocAetzn also had such a pre-production controller, which also came with a pre-prod stand. Some images in here: www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=28432


Hmm...was that "pre-production stand" included with that pre-prod controller when DocAetzn originally acquired it? I only ask because I've always known it to be like this...

As we all know, both the Japan and North American Virtual Boys have the normal retail stands that we're all familiar with.

The Shoshinkai prototype Virtual Boys with the multi-colored-buttons had stands that have a circular adjustment knob like the one pictured in DocAetzn collection.

And the "pre-production" units with the black "IPD" and "Focus" buttons had stands that seem to have a feature that's not included with any other stand...

By observing the picture provided below, you'll notice that I circled what looks like a security screw featured on the side of the "release button". It looks like it's there to lock in the head unit. Screwing the screw all the way down would prevent you from pushing-in the button to release the head unit.

This is something I don't think I've seen anyone discuss before... It's quite interesting though.

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