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#151
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/13 13:14
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VectrexRoli2 wrote:
Is there some metal plate and velcro behind the "white box version" eye visor?


No, there's none of that, and you're right, it does sound like the work of whoever set up the kiosk and not Nintendo.


Should you ever open up that Virtual Boy would be interesting to know if there are also the grounding cables missing on the display units, like on the Mosaic versions.
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#152
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/14 15:57
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Should you ever open up that Virtual Boy would be interesting to know if there are also the grounding cables missing on the display units, like on the Mosaic versions.


Well, I definitely have no plans to ever try to open this system and analyze the inner contents, as I know from experience that there is no way that I will be able to open it without causing some wear and tear on the original screws holding it in place. Call me crazy or whatever, but I want to preserve the condition of absolutely every single part of this system as best as possible, including the original screws holding it in place. I don’t even plan to ever insert a cartridge into the system’s slot, so if this system is still a “virgin,” it will remain so indefinitely.
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#153
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/15 1:15
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Nice write up on an awesome find Ben! Its great to see that there are still some interesting finds to be had.
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#154
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/21 15:52
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Here are some neat items that I won in an Ebay auction recently. They are collectible caps that were made and distributed via Nintendo Power’s Super Power Club. This collection even includes two official Nintendo Power Super Power Club Caps binders to hold all of the caps in. There are 6 sheets in each binder, and each sheet holds 12 caps, so the first six sheets in the following photos are from the first binder that is completely full, and the 7th sheet is actually the first sheet of the second binder, which only contains the 4 known Virtual Boy Caps.

I don’t know how many caps were ever made and distributed via The Super Power Club, so I have no idea of how complete this cap collection is, but it consists of 76 caps comprising the following video games/characters/systems:

1. Super Metroid
2. Mega Man X
3. Mario Bros.
4. Stunt Race FX
5. Killer Instinct
6. Earthbound
7. Nintendo Mascots
8. Yoshi’s Island
9. Virtual Boy

The 4 Virtual Boy caps, namely those containing images for Galactic Pinball, Mario’s Tennis, Teleroboxer, and the Virtual Boy system itself, are the only caps that are optigraphics caps, where you can see different images on each individual cap, depending on the angle at which you hold the cap in relation to your eye. There are actually 3 images that can be seen in each cap: the image for the game or system, the standard Virtual Boy logo, and then the faint background image showing a different, circular logo for the Virtual Boy. If you look closely at the attached photo of these, you can actually see all 3 images at once because of the angle at which these were positioned when I scanned them. Earlier on this thread, I posted a picture of the 4 Virtual Boy Caps that I used to own but sold in the meantime, and the image for the game or system on each cap can be seen much more clearly in that previous picture posted.

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#155
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/22 0:05
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Very nice find Ben. They look in great shape too.
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#156
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/22 1:39
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Pogs! Damn those bring back memories..
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#157
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/26 16:07
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White-Box, Pre-Production Virtual Boy System with White-Box, Pre-Production AC Adapter Tap



Very interesting version,I dont now this before.
Thanks for sharing!

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#158
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/27 7:09
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Cool pogs, Benjamin!

Would it be possible to get a high-res photo of that round VB logo? I've been wanting one ever since I first saw a tiny version on DogP's site. Thanks in advance
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#159
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/27 14:50
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RunnerPack wrote:
Cool pogs, Benjamin!

Would it be possible to get a high-res photo of that round VB logo? I've been wanting one ever since I first saw a tiny version on DogP's site. Thanks in advance


Sure, I will try my best. The best scanner I have available to me is at my parents' house, so when I visit them this weekend, I will try to remember to take along the pogs/caps and make 600 ppi scans of them (the scanner's highest resolution), and I'll try to angle them so that the logo appears most visible, since no matter what the angle is, there will always be some image showing in front of the logo.

I am actually currently working on English translations for some of the articles in the Famitsu Magazines dealing with unreleased Virtual Boy games, and I was already intending to take my magazines to my parents' house to make better scans of those articles, so I will just need to remember to add the pogs/caps to what I'm taking with me this weekend.
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#160
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2015/1/31 22:59
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RunnerPack wrote:
Cool pogs, Benjamin!

Would it be possible to get a high-res photo of that round VB logo? I've been wanting one ever since I first saw a tiny version on DogP's site. Thanks in advance


I realize that it still isn't too clear, but I think it is the best I can do. Even looking at all 4 caps/pogs with my naked eye, I had to conclude that the circular logo looked the most prominent on the Mario's Tennis cap and that it also looked most prominent with the Standard Virtual Boy logo showing instead of the Mario's Tennis logo, and it's not possible to have neither logo showing over the circular Virtual Boy logo. Thus, this is the cap and angle that I chose as what would be best for highest resolution scanning for the circular Virtual Boy logo to be shown the best.

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