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#1
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 4/23 17:47
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Complete copy of Virtual Bowling (authentic) up on the 'Bay currently:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143224161173
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#2
Re: Unseen internal mock up Virtual Boy box?
Posted on: 4/23 17:07
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Funny how the box is so small, I wonder what stage the design was at for them to make a box so small. Maybe just the size of a headset, which may have been intended to be on a headband at the time? It's definitely way too small to accommodate a headset and stand, that's for sure lol.
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#3
Re: MultiBoy 32
Posted on: 4/5 16:11
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Quick heads-up: Kevin's email address link in the OP includes a period at the end, which will be included in the address and prevent the email from sending. If you want to successfully email Kevin after clicking the link in the OP, delete that period! :D
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#4
Re: MultiBoy 32
Posted on: 3/5 23:48
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Interested for sure, will send an email when I have a bit of time.
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#5
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2/11 23:55
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Quote:

vuefinder83 wrote:
Quote:

jzagal wrote:
How do you know it's a fake box? Asking to avoid getting scammed myself...


Very easily! Just have a look at the flap on the very bottom of the box. It's folded in the same manner as the North American releases. Just compare this very copy with any other copy online and you'll see what I mean.


It would be a good practice to report these listings for counterfeit items (I just did :)), to help others from being duped out of $$.
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#6
Re: profiting eBay auctions
Posted on: 2/6 16:33
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Annnnd an auction just ended for an Uncle Tusk Virtual Lab for $889.00 US. Jesus people, what're you doing.
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#7
Re: profiting eBay auctions
Posted on: 2/6 16:17
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Quote:

GauBan wrote:
Just had a check on eBay and noticed that there are a number of auctions selling off items of for Uncle Tusks' hard work at some amazingly high prices.

Bound High - $1,199.99
Faceball Remastered - $1,199.99
Blox - $1,199.99
INSECTICIDE - $1,299.00
Virtual Bowling - $1,299.00


Yep, and worse yet, I know of at least collector who didn’t do his homework and got duped into buying “Virtual Bowling” :/

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#8
Re: Virtual Bowling: Unofficial Owner
Posted on: 2/6 16:10
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Quote:

KR155E wrote:
Good idea, HorvatM! So, according to the usercenter, 50 users own V. Bowling, 52 own V. Lab. Lists attached.


Excellent, thanks very much guys! These lists are very helpful, but it must also be taken into consideration that some of these collector's lists are not updated or current. (For example, I see the name of the collector who sold me their copies of the games is still registered on the site as owning them, so some may be double-registered etc etc). Still, a far better tool for approximation than a thread! Thanks again :)
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#9
Re: Virtual Bowling: Unofficial Owner
Posted on: 2/4 16:49
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Quote:

pinmagic wrote:
I have a mint CIB VBowl. It is rare, but I would have to guess that VLab is much more rare. It came out just as the VB was being yanked from retailers in Japan, and most were returned to the distributor. Besides, it's one crappy game, so it's not like anyone said, "you really need to buy this."


That's the thing, there is anecdotal evidence and guesses all over. If I had to guess I'd say Virtual Bowling was the rarer game (since I've seen it for sale more seldomly than I've seen VLab), but again it's just a guess. I want to try to accumulate some actual data, but I can see it's not going to be easy. At this point I don't know if either game had 20,000 copies produced or a single box of 20, and I'm trying to get a clearer picture of an approximation. Based on what I've seen in my several years of VB collecting and online research, it's still a total mystery to me.

So, so far we're at 3 confirmed owners! :p
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#10
Virtual Bowling: Unofficial Owner's Registry and Info Thread
Posted on: 2/1 21:20
Nintendoid!
Joined 2015/9/18
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Hey guys,

So I've done a fair bit of research online trying to get at least an approximate idea of how many (original, Japanese) copies of Virtual Bowling were released back in December of '95, and there doesn't seem to be any solid data anywhere.I'm not sure if it's been discussed here at length, all the old threads I dig through seem to be mostly just opinions and musings about which VB game may've been the rarest and how many copies of ______ game were released.

Over the past several years of near-daily online scouring for Virtual Boy items to add to my own collection, I've come to realize that Virtual Bowling really doesn't seem to appear all that often at all, and really the only official copy I've seen for public sale is that one that's been up on eBay forever (and still is as of this writing), in well-worn shape for $2,500-3,000.

I know a few other members here have original copies of Virtual Bowling, I'm asking that if you see this, could you please post in the thread to confirm your ownership of an original (OEM) Japanese copy of the game? I know this won't give me a great idea of actual numbers of the game produced, but like I said before, finding anything online or official from Athena has proven to be nearly impossible. Further, if you know of any information or resources online to shed light on the subject, I'd (and I'm sure many others would) appreciate it. Thanks!
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