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#1
Re: Virtual Boy Big in Dubai
Posted on: 2010/3/20 21:15
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Wow, that's like something I might day dream about; walking into a game store in 2010 and finding brand-spanking-new Virtual Boys for sale!

Ever since I missed out on buying a new VB at Toys R Us back in 1996 for $20 I've had this burning regret that's been with me ever since. I don't collect games any more but I would still love to make up for that mistake by purchasing a brand new Virtual Boy and that is why I still have not purchased a Virtual Boy: I won't accept anything less than brand new. But then again, even though I say that I'm not exactly willing to part with $500+ for one.

That article mentions that this forgotten shipment was nearly thrown out!! What a close call!

But even though this shipment got lucky, you think this is the only forgotten shipment of VB's that was just sitting around to be discovered? Somehow I don't think so. I'm very certain that somewhere out there was another shipment or two of however many Virtual Boys that were not lucky enough to be discovered and that have probably been disposed of by store owners that didn't know what they had.
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#2
Re: Starting my own Virtual ebay store
Posted on: 2010/3/20 20:54
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I do quite a bit of selling on eBay and have personally never had problems shipping to other parts of the world and I always offer as low a price as possible to international buyers. Some sellers on eBay are just incompetent.
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#3
Re: Bound High Rom
Posted on: 2009/12/19 5:12
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...but would it really kill the owners of unreleased betas/full games to, y'know, maybe post a video or two of the game in action? Like maybe 30 seconds or so? I highly doubt posting a video of Dragon Hopper in action would destroy the game's value, so what gives?
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#4
Re: official price guide to collecting classic video games by David Ellis mentions VB
Posted on: 2009/10/7 6:44
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It is rather annoying when the Virtual Boy is referred to has a failure simply because it didn't sell well. Ok, so it did give one a head-ache once in a while but I think a distinction needs to be made between sales failure and over-all hardware/software failure, because despite the very small software library the Virtual Boy still achieved--at least from a gamer's point of view--the most important goal a game console can achieve: it was fun.

Now excuse me while I go back to work on a time machine that will take me back to late 1995 when Toys R Us was liquidating Virtual Boys for $30... sigh...
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#5
Re: real world toy...
Posted on: 2009/9/30 6:52
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Wait, so game machines are not considered real world toys? :(
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#6
Re: What?!?! I have 10,000$ within my reach?!?!?
Posted on: 2009/9/30 6:48
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Sorry for the late response, that's what happens when you travel near the speed of light for just a few minutes--entire months fly by.

Bummer that you didn't win man. :( The winning game is probably destined to become just another piece of shovel-ware for a certain white game console with motion controls.
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#7
Re: Large Store Display Found!
Posted on: 2009/5/17 0:12
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Quote:

jojobean wrote:
i think ups may have an option to come to your house and pick up/package something, in addition to shipping it. if not ups, i know there are other places that do. you could probably get someone on ebay to go with that if you set it up. but then again, we're talking about a massive shipping bill. i dont have one of those things but i'm lucky enough to work in a building that has one. if i ever get an itch i can just go look at it and not have the need to buy one.

What kind of building could possibly still have one of these around? :o Are you by any chance working at a Toys R Us in 1995? ;P
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#8
Re: Large Store Display Found!
Posted on: 2009/5/14 19:29
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DogP hit the nail on the head about shipping... unfortunately I'm in the same boat as KR155, can't seem to find one of these stands locally.

I found a couple over time on eBay but the sellers wouldn't even bother shipping them due to the weight, and I wasn't about to drive across the country for it. As for value, that is really hard to pin down... I personally would value a VB display that is in excellent condition for about $600.
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#9
Re: Video game documentary. Watch the virtual boy part
Posted on: 2009/4/7 13:24
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And like it I did, thanks for posting. :)
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#10
Re: Bound High Video Footage
Posted on: 2008/9/4 5:54
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Quote:

NamelessPlayer wrote:
I can't believe I didn't notice that earlier! We could always use more sound from all these unreleased games; screenshots tell a good deal about what it looks like, but show us nothing about how it all sounds.

(If only whoever owned a prototype of you-know-what would post a video like this on YouTube...)

Unfortunately, if what I heard about the owner is true then it's unlikely we'll see anything at all unless the game changes owners. And apparently, even that isn't likely to happen sooo.....

Quote:
Also, the video is quite flickery; it could be the camera making it more exaggerated, but that flicker is probably why people get headaches from playing the VB too long.

I think it also has a bit to do with the frame rate the camera is recording at. I know for sure when I played that VB that it doesn't appear that flickery to me; it actually looks seamless to my eyes.
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