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#1
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Thread™
Posted on: 2/13 18:47
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A Virtual Fishing prototype cartridge recently sold on eBay.

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#2
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 2/11 18:33
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Continuing their line of edutainment video games, Basic Fun releases Carmen Sandiego.

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#3
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/24 7:29
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pinmagic wrote:
LOL - I think you're way overthinking this!



I think you can't "handle" what I'm thinking! 😉

JK, bro...

Perhaps we can finish discussing this handle in the future in a separate thread, I feel bad for going way off topic here in Schwanck's thread.
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#4
Re: Are misprints common?
Posted on: 1/24 7:01
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Yamagushi wrote:
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clonecman wrote:
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vuefinder83 wrote:
these misprints aren't common, but they do happen. I have a Wario Land demo cart that has white along the tops of the letters on the Virtual Boy logo where there shouldn't be.


I wonder if all Wario Land demo carts have this error? Mine does as well, and every one currently on ebay has this same error.


I was gonna say, I believe they actually all have that same error. Mine does as well, and when I was looking around and noticed it, I never found one that didn't.


At the time I had posted that, I didn't know that the misprint was something that was present on all the Wario Land demos. But if they were all printed on the same press that wasn't properly calibrated, then it makes sense that they would all have the same misprint.

I haven't seen one without it since I started paying attention to it like over a year ago.
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#5
Re: Are misprints common?
Posted on: 1/22 20:28
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I was browsing a site that specializes in documenting misprints and other errors associated with the printing process for video game labels and such...

https://iamerror.gamehacking.org/?page=home

These two VB misprints made it onto that site.

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#6
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/22 20:18
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What's interesting is that it looks like the unique handle wouldn't be able to fit the security bar that's pictured on pinmagic's Blockbuster case, as it appears to be too thick. That would mean, for whatever reason, they weren't too worried about having accidental spillage on these cases with the unique handle. Perhaps these were intended for the managers of Blockbuster and were not intended to be rented out to the public like the cases with the standard handles that fit the security bar were...🤔
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#7
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/19 9:09
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Schwanck wrote:
The case has two matching bar code stickers on the top inside of the case.


Yeah this is something that I've seen on a lot of rental cases and head units from Blockbuster, even cases with the standard handle will have these same stickers on them.

Also, sorry for knocking your thread off track. I think it was a neat idea that you decided to make these tags, they're quite rare and I've only known about them for a few years now...

https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... t_id=33446#forumpost33446

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pinmagic wrote:
My case has something I’ve never seen on any other VB Blockbuster case - it’s a metal plate around the handle that’s designed so that, when you pull up on the handle, it locks in place against the case, and two “lips” 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 won’t fold down far with it in place, so I usually remove it. I just put it back on for these pics.


My very first rental case had that same security feature on it as well. It's a hefty little bar that adds an extra lb to the case. It's rare as well, and was probably removed from a lot of these cases for the same aggravation you stated.

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vuefinder83 wrote:
Over the years, I've noticed that some VB Blockbuster rental cases are equipped with a handle that's different than the others...


Check this out, I ended up finding a picture of one of these "unique" handles on an old SD card.

It actually looks like it has a more comfortable grip than the standard handles.

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#8
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/18 1:25
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Thanks, I'd appreciate that.
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#9
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 1/18 1:22
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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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#10
Re: Blockbuster Case Rental Tags
Posted on: 1/17 9:29
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Over the years, I've noticed that some VB Blockbuster rental cases are equipped with a handle that's different than the others (most have the handle pictured below). These are pretty rare as I've only ever seen about 4 maybe 5 in over ten years of collecting.

You have one of these cases with the unique handle...

Mind posting a couple pictures of it?

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