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#1
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: Today 1:14
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Wow, some really great collections here! I love seeing how other people display their stuff!

Quaze...speechless! 😮

I have some interior renovations going on in my place at the moment, so I've taken my entire VB collection away from it all so I'm not to get any drywall dust all over it. I took the opportunity to put together a picture of SOME of my VB collection (yes, there's more! 😉) minus my games. I have a really neat idea on a way for displaying everything, but it's gonna take some time to do. But when I'm all set, I'll definitely post a "grand reveal" picture.

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#2
Virtual Boy Stand Clamp Assembly Replacement Instructions
Posted on: 7/11 8:40
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Back in the day, if you broke something on your Virtual Boy stand, you couldn't simply go to a store and buy a new stand or replacement parts. Instead, you had to special order the parts directly through Nintendo themselves. You would've done this by searching for the Part Number and Part Name on the last page in your Virtual Boy's Instruction Booklet, which happens to be a Virtual Boy Parts List and Order Form. You could've ordered the parts directly over the phone, or by filling out the Order Form from the Instruction Booklet then mailing it to Nintendo.

Pictured below, is a kit for replacing the Stand Clamp. Nintendo mailed these out to consumers along with an Instruction Sheet to help make for easy replacement. Although the Stand Clamp and other parts for the VB aren't exactly THAT rare, what is rare are these Instruction Sheets that were mailed with the specific part ordered. This Kit is even complete with the original invoice.

This makes me wonder if there exist other Instruction Sheets for other parts of the Virtual Boy, like Eyeshade and Holder, and every other part mentioned in the Parts List and Order Form?

I couldn't find this Instruction Sheet anywhere here on the website, but it could be that it's just hidden deep somewhere.

Either way, here it is! 😁👍

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#3
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 7/4 21:08
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Galactic Pinball prototype VidPro card currently on ebay...

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Virtual-Boy-Gal ... SPSFirstClass!02115!US!-1
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#4
Re: Letter to Nintendo
Posted on: 6/22 12:45
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Quote:

speedyink wrote:
It was especially cool of them to mention those two games specifically.


Yeah, that is pretty cool! And a nice little piece to keep in the collection.

I'm curious to know though...what did they end up giving you for swag items?
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#5
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 5/26 2:48
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Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
I played a few of these games the other day while standing in line at a mall's anchor store. I wasn't impressed. Graphic and gameplay felt like cheap ports.


The ones available at Wal-Mart are way better than the ones found anywhere else.

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Lester Knight wrote:
But this Oregon Trail handheld, that has piqued my interest.


Yeah, everyone seems to really like that one. I've watched a few videos on it, and everybody has nothing but good things to say about it.

It even made it on an episode of the Ben Heck show, he managed to make it even more portable than it already is...

https://youtu.be/LHKZwiwu9cU

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:
They had better still release a proper version of Defender. I'm still worried about that.


To be honest...so am I. 😒
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#6
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 5/25 3:22
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There's even a Tetris one!

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#7
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 5/24 21:32
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Quote:

mawa wrote:
never know that vuefinder83
I will recieve next week a japan store stand will check iff mines also have that vuefinder83


You lucky son of a gun! :D

Yeah, definitely let me know. If I'm correct, the wire for the 3-D sign should come out from the bottom of the sign.

Keep me posted!
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#8
Re: Collecting Vintage VFD Tabletops and Handhelds
Posted on: 5/24 9:32
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Hm...looks like Ms. Pac Man could be part of the new spring release of Arcade Classics.

Hopefully WAl-Mart gets one with the full-color LCD screen.

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#9
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 5/24 6:53
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One thing that I've always found quite fascinating about the Japanese VB floor model displays, is the fact that they have two power cords (see above picture), one for the 3-D sign, and then the normal JPN AC Adapter for the Virtual Boy. This gives you the option to keep the sign's light on or off as you play the Virtual Boy.

The North American displays did not have the option to keep the light off as you played the VB. Instead, they have a built-in power outlet behind the rail that the AC Adapter plugs into. There's one wire that comes out of this built-in outlet, and once you plug that wire into an outlet, the 3-D sign will light up, and the Virtual Boy is ready to be powered on by the controller.

Pretty cool though, don't you think!? :)

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#10
Re: Morintari in hospital
Posted on: 5/21 3:19
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modeltfordman wrote:
Last year when my father had to under go two gallbladder surgeries I was at my wits end.(Not even remotely the same as a blockage, but scary)(Also the worst case that any doctor had ever seen) I hated the feeling not knowing what was going on and being helpless, but everything worked out and all the prayers from my church and online families helped get he and I through it.


I sure hope you and your father are still doing good. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of hope and faith for the most amazing things to happen :)

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vuefinder83 wrote:
For the future, if ever you do need a surgical procedure (which I pray you never do) then ask to be sedated with the Game Boy :D


Just in case nobody caught that reference... There exist an accessory for the Game Boy called the "PediSedate" that sedated children as they played a game. It was featured on an episode of AVGN, and at the end of the episode he kept yelling how he wanted to be sedated with the Game Boy.

https://youtu.be/i_T6Gz1rm20

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