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#21
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 1/17 19:05
PVB Elite
Joined 2013/6/17
Canada
1186 Posts
Top10 Poster10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (6 Years)
Lol, $1500
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#22
Re: Building some repro carts
Posted on: 1/17 16:04
VB Gamer
Joined 2018/8/16
30 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Thank you very much Dr Honda for your response. I really appreciate it because Actually I was not aware about all differences between repro and original. Thanks!! 😊
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#23
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/17 15:30
Virtual Freak
Joined 2013/9/9
USA
98 Posts
10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (6 Years)
sure I wont be able to in a few days but I do have this photo on me. The case has two matching bar code stickers on the top inside of the case.

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#24
Re: Building some repro carts
Posted on: 1/17 15:08
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/12/5
USA
18 Posts
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BigDen wrote:
Very nice work! But on the other hand: I see there a danger for collectors who look for the originals from a collecting prospective. How is it possible to see the difference to original carts? I mean, the label looks really like the original on the picture. Even the quality-logo exists. This could also lead to people trying to fool others when these appear on eBay... 🤔 Maybe I am a bit sensitive, but this was in my mind.


Sure... I understand. There are already tons of repro carts for other systems on ebay, and it is getting harder, and harder to actually spot them. But in this case... the red boards are a dead giveaway... and it actually says "Reproduction" on the top right corner of the board. With that said... sure, someone else (over seas) may decide to make up some and pass them off as real. But it's going to take an investment to make the shells and end connectors for a VERY small market of people.

Oh... one last thing... yes, the board is a giveaway... but the vast majority of Nintendo games have a couple numbers physically stamped into the label. With the VB, it's middle right. Any good picture will show those.

But... as with any "Collecting"... you have to know what you are looking at, and if it's real or not.

Fyi... Here's VB, GBA, and Pokemon Mini carts, all with stamped numbers. The only games I've come across (with a good label) that don't have the numbers, were usually the "Pack-in" games.

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#25
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 1/17 14:58
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
121 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (13 Years)
Well, there have certainly been more than 2 on ebay, so I'd chalk that up to hyperbole. (I also own one.)

Not sure why "Sega" is in the title, other than to try to garner more views.
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#26
Re: Building some repro carts
Posted on: 1/17 13:14
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/12/5
USA
18 Posts
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Ethan.Snyder98 wrote:
Very cool and impressive work! Especially like how that label looks, from the photo it looks nearly like the original. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this!


Thanks. The label worked out better than I thought. Originally I was just going to print it with an inkjet, and cover it with packing tape for a glossy finish. But when I was cleaning up from Christmas, I was looking at a few pictures in my kid's room, and thought how nice they looked. And it was of those "Duh" moments that the Sprocket printer is the ideal tool. (They go on sale at best buy for $50)

As far as what to do with this... well... just play some games. It's not 100% original work, and Mellott is going to make some very nice flash carts.

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mellott124 wrote:
Nice job on the carts! Glad it all worked out.
Impressive on the programmer as well.


Thanks, your boards really helped. Right now, I'm waiting on a few SRAM chips. Once they show, I can build the 3D Tetris cart. I got lucky on the donors. The local used game shop had some Tennis carts, and sold them to me for $8 each. I got 4 from him.

The programmer still needs some work. I want to clean it up, and make it more manageable. FYI... my cart plug is a cart turned around, and I use "Ultra Fine Needles" to make the connections, They are sharp, and will insert to the target cart easy. They are 0.50mm and stiff. I tried to use stainless wire first, but it was too bendy.

The up side to this programmer, is something I asked you about with the one you built. This one is self contained. The USB cable is just for power in that picture. SO, once I Get it cleaned up... it will be battery powered, and fully standalone !! I will do a separate thread on it later... but it may be a while... work is picking up, and I will be traveling more.
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#27
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 1/17 11:27
VB Gamer
Joined 2018/8/16
30 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Nintendo Virtual Boy shirt allover print. Regarding seller there were only two seen in the market:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RARE-19 ... 6f-492c-bcce-f9101299d4e8

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#28
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/17 9:29
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
394 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Over the years, I've noticed that some VB Blockbuster rental cases are equipped with a handle that's different than the others (most have the handle pictured below). These are pretty rare as I've only ever seen about 4 maybe 5 in over ten years of collecting.

You have one of these cases with the unique handle...

Mind posting a couple pictures of it?

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#29
Re: Minor crushing in a sealed box
Posted on: 1/17 9:12
VB Gamer
Joined 2018/8/16
30 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Aaah, you‘ve been the one. :-) I‘ve been watching this item as well :-) Unfortunately I cannot help you with your request.
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#30
Minor crushing in a sealed box
Posted on: 1/17 7:12
VB Gamer
Joined 2019/10/13
40 Posts
I just recently got this sealed Waterworld box, and it's in fantastic condition with no openings to the seal, however there is unfortunately some crushing on the corner of the box. Does anyone know of a way to unfold the box without opening up the seal? Just wondering if anyone had ever encountered something like this before, as it's not a common problem. Thank you for any suggestions!

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