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#41
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 15:35
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/10/2
126 Posts
ContributorLong Time User (13 Years)
My case has something Iíve never seen on any other VB Blockbuster case - itís a metal plate around the handle thatís designed so that, when you pull up on the handle, it locks in place against the case, and two ďlipsĒ 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 wonít 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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#42
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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#43
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 2:11
PVB Elite
Joined 2011/4/27
USA
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And here, I had already lost all hope...

Gotta make my way to Wal-Mart soon! :-)
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#44
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 1:25
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
398 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
Thanks, I'd appreciate that.
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#45
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 1:22
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
398 Posts
Long Time User (4 Years)
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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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#46
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
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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#47
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
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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#48
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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#49
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/17 15:30
Nintendoid!
Joined 2013/9/9
USA
102 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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#50
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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