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#1
Re: FS: My entire VB collection is up for sale on eBay.
Posted on: Yesterday 4:44
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Very interesting, thank you for the insight. It's cool to hear recollections of how various stores displayed these. I don't recall the stores in my area even going as far as busting out the SNES pads, they literally just didn't advertise it. I remember kiosks for SNES, N64, Dreamcast, but absolutely nothing for the Virtual Boy.
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#2
Re: FS: My entire VB collection is up for sale on eBay.
Posted on: Yesterday 1:33
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No worries. I am curious though, you mention a cardboard sign, are you talking about the tall one in your auction?

My thought is maybe EB cheaped out when the VB came out, if they were using SNES Mouse pads and a portion of the VB display signage, rather than buy an actual VB display.
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#3
Re: FS: My entire VB collection is up for sale on eBay.
Posted on: 2/14 22:30
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Quote:

Dirt Ronin wrote:
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When VB was on the retail shelves in the US, the video game retailer Electronics Boutique would display the VB unit on their counter tops using the gray hard plastic tray and two sided cardboard sign. Thus its being listed as that. I never knew it was previously the SNES mouse pad. Thanks for pointing that out!


That's funny, I guess if they had it kicking around why not.

You might want to clarify in your listing though, there is an actual Virtual Boy display base exclusive to Japan that routinely goes for $1000+.
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#4
Re: FS: My entire VB collection is up for sale on eBay.
Posted on: 2/14 4:44
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What's up with the SNES mouse pad? Is that the "grey plastic store display base"?
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#5
Re: Price check for VB counter display
Posted on: 2/12 2:51
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Damn bigmak, what has happened to retro collecting? $600 is actually something I could achieve saving and spending on something like that. This multi thousand business for some items is just flatout out of my price range.

Oh well, the way it goes, and at least getting in when I did I was able to get a collection I'm happy to have :)
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#6
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2/12 2:44
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Yeah everyone should report listings like this. I would, but it's US shipping only, and being in Canada and eBay changing things so it flat out doesn't seem to let me see items that don't ship here. Everyone with a US ebay, though, please report this listing!

Repros like this are awful, it just pisses me right off that people are willing to put all sorts of effort into ripping other people off. I want to give that person a good smack upside the head.
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#7
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2/9 20:43
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I suppose it mostly depends on the content of the rom chip, but dev carts are still cool to have, regardless of what's on it. They're also not the cheapest things to obtain usually.

Final versions are obviously of less interest but you never know what may be tucked away in there, and even final versions can tell a story of the history.
My what appears to be final version of Lemmings for example it dated like a year before the games release. Going through my Nintendo Powers reveal that the game indeed was supposed to release much sooner. What happened? I dunno, still a mystery :)
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#8
Re: Spotting Repros
Posted on: 2/8 22:27
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Yeah there are some that are made to look basically identical to the real deal. It's unfortunate, but there is a market for them.

It might be at the point where you should probably ask for pictures of the inside of the box before buying a high profile game. I can easily tell my repros from original Nintendo boxes just by opening them. At least the card stock they use is different.
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#9
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2/3 4:59
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Nice, like that sign!

Finally got around to finishing that video I was gonna make on that GBA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW_D2lhPeHE&t=43s
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#10
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2/2 9:42
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It's a good price because of everything that's there. That's a nice package deal someone got, especially because this stuff is hard to come by.
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