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Re: Hunt for Dragon Hopper?
Posted on: 5/7 23:56
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Problem Child wrote:

Some days ago I contacted Jim Wornell...


Neat! Too bad he hasn't had much to add to the story, but it's cool that he responded to you about it.
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Re: Hunt for Dragon Hopper?
Posted on: 4/30 2:17
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For Dragon Hopper, I'd be satisfied if just the whole original story of the game got released. It was probably written all out at some point, and just getting those notes would be great.
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Re: Blockbuster Virtual Boy "TRY IT!" Poster
Posted on: 4/23 1:52
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vuefinder83 wrote:
Here's a large 22" x 36" Virtual Boy double-sided poster...


I take it the other side looks precisely the same as this one?
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Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 4/19 14:42
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Very nice! I wonder how many more Midway Classics there will be?
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Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 4/5 3:23
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Yes, I have already had the Skee Ball in my collection for a while but I have not seen the Whac A Mole before. I'll keep my eyes open for one!
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Re: Rare(?) VB article and Yokoi interview?
Posted on: 4/1 2:36
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Thanks for sharing the article!

I can't read Japanese without translation software assistance, but one of the photos in the article caught my interest, so I translated its caption. The caption reads:

A Holmes-type stereo photo viewer made over 100 years ago.
There's a good reason why they have a similar shape.

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#7
Re: We need a VB music tracker!
Posted on: 2/23 20:42
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I am wondering if anybody has heard from M.K. lately and would be able to let us know if he is okay. I've tried e-mailing him at an address that he used to use, but I haven't gotten any reply. It is the only private contact method that I've ever had for him.

As one of the higher contributors toward his VB Music Tracker and Bombenleger game, I don't even care if he is not able to follow through with that project for some reason. Since he contributed so much to the Virtual Boy community free of charge, I would simply consider my support for that to go towards all of the other wonderful things that he did for us over the years.

I hope it is possible that we can find out that he is okay, so that we don't have to keep worrying needlessly. If something tragic did, in fact, happen to him, and we might never find out what, then that would be really heart-breaking.
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Re: Virtual Fishing Prototype ROM
Posted on: 2/18 23:59
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Nice acquisition! The cart certainly has a lot going good for it, and it strongly appears that what you got there came completely from a development team back in the 90's, so I'd consider it to be fully genuine, whatever designation one might want to give to the cart itself.

If you truly love collecting rare Virtual Boy items, I wouldn't worry about what others have to say about assessment of worth. An avid Virtual Boy collector has no choice but to put a higher value on a rare VB item than anyone else on the planet, who might be interested in the item available at the time, if he or she wants to add it to the collection.

Nintendo Power Issue # 80 indicates that THQ had plans to localize Virtual Fishing for the North American market. Perhaps that explains why the chips come from Texas Instruments. Maybe this was a cart that came from the development team localizing the game for the USA, who would have ordered their own separate EPROM chips and would have had all the development hardware available to them, along with access to the original source code. They could have simply made the cart quick for demonstration, before having done any work on translating or other changes to the code.
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#9
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 15:43
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Looks pretty "handy" :-)
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Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 1:11
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And here, I had already lost all hope...

Gotta make my way to Wal-Mart soon! :-)
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