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#11
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 22:12
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
121 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (13 Years)
I don't think you can find Spy Hunter or Defender on the WalMart site using ANY keywords, including the exact title they use on their site - "Games Spy Hunter Mini Arcade Game" and "Games Defender Mini Arcade Game". But if you use the UPC to search, they come up:
Spy Hunter: 885561096408
Defender: 885561096026
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#12
Repair guides for Nintendo's TV Game series?
Posted on: 1/18 19:58
Virtual Freak
Joined 2007/4/14
Canada
51 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
Not VB related, but I know a lot of you have insane Nintendo collections and are technically savvy, so I'm hoping someone can help me out with this one.

I've recently picked up a couple pre-Famicom Nintendo systems — specifically Color TV Game 15 and Color TV Game Block Kuzushi.

Both are are in pretty decent working condition, but their RF signals seem weak and I'm worried about leakage from 40-year-old electrolytic caps.

I'd like to recap them, and to do that I'm obviously going to have to open them up. I'm a little confused about exactly how to go about disassembling them, though, since they have a bunch of faceplate switches and knobs that seem like they will have to removed somehow. I don't want to start yanking on things indiscriminately.

Has anyone ever run across a decent iFixit-style teardown guide for these systems? Even if it's in Japanese, as long as there are good photos I can probably work with it.
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#13
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 17:00
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
121 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (13 Years)
Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:
Looks pretty "handy" :-)

Don't quit your day job! ;)
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#14
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 16:43
PVB Elite
Joined 2011/4/27
USA
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Looks pretty "handy" :-)
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#15
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 15:35
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
121 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (13 Years)
My case has something I’ve never seen on any other VB Blockbuster case - it’s a metal plate around the handle that’s designed so that, when you pull up on the handle, it locks in place against the case, and two “lips” grab the ridges in the case, preventing it from falling open. This was clearly a back-up to prevent disaster if someone went to pick up the case without snapping it closed. The only downside is that the handle won’t fold down far with it in place, so I usually remove it. I just put it back on for these pics.

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#16
Re: Building some repro carts
Posted on: 1/18 14:21
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/12/5
USA
18 Posts
Just wanted to post a few pics of the programmer screen. Its a tiny OLED, but its very clear.

Sorry some of the pics are sideways. They are coming off my phone that way.

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#17
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 2:11
PVB Elite
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And here, I had already lost all hope...

Gotta make my way to Wal-Mart soon! :-)
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#18
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 1:25
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
394 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Thanks, I'd appreciate that.
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#19
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 1:22
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
394 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Quote:

Benjamin Stevens wrote:

They had better still release a proper version of Defender. I'm still worried about that.


Ben, look... The wait is finally over!!!

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#20
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 1/17 21:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
Canada
159 Posts
Collection Top10Long Time User (4 Years)
Quote:

speedyink wrote:
Lol, $1500


Haha, I think I bought this same shirt less than a year ago for less than $100 shipped.
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