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#281
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/29 12:56
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VN90000057[5] ext w/rectangle usa retail??? Under investigation


That one is very interesting, can you provide a photo?
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#282
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/29 15:37
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vuefinder83 wrote:
here are mine

VN10001267[5] usa white box demo unit
VN90000057[5] ext w/rectangle usa retail??? Under investigation


Is the white box demo unit like the one pictured in this thread?http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb ... SC&type=&mode=0&start=150

Please do share pics of the VN90000057[5] unit.
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#283
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/29 21:30
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Hey guys, im trying to load pics on here but im not sure what
im doing wrong. I hate to make myself look retarded but im
really not so tech savvy, please hang in there, ill get the
pictures up soon as i figure this out...thanks for your
patience.
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#284
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/30 4:05
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Well here it is, next to a normal serial #.here are the differences i could find between them.
1) the barcode,letters and the numbers are bigger in size
2) the sticker itself is a bit more rounded on the corners
3) its hard to see in the pics but there is old sticker residue
In the corners not fully covered by the rounded sticker,
indicating there was once a different serial# at one point.
4) out of all my other vb units with ac adapters made in jpn
this one came with an ac adapter made in china with different
textured plastic.

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#285
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/30 4:08
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Heres what the seller of the unit sent to me when questioned
about the serial

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#286
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/30 15:48
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vuefinder83 wrote:
Well here it is, next to a normal serial #.here are the differences i could find between them.
1) the barcode,letters and the numbers are bigger in size
2) the sticker itself is a bit more rounded on the corners
3) its hard to see in the pics but there is old sticker residue
In the corners not fully covered by the rounded sticker,
indicating there was once a different serial# at one point.
4) out of all my other vb units with ac adapters made in jpn
this one came with an ac adapter made in china with different
textured plastic.


When you say you have an ďAC AdapterĒ made in China, do you mean the adapter itself, which plugs into a wall outlet, or the tap which plugs into the VB controller? If itís simply the adapter, then it would make sense since any Super Famicom adapter can work in a VB, but if it is a tap, that would be remarkable.

I just canít imagine anybody hoaxing a serial number like this, especially given the history concerning how it was originally acquired and then sold again to you, and I donít think the sticker residue would necessitate that another serial number was removed. It could just be that this one was put on a little sloppily, which one might expect to happen early on in a production run with the first units being made. One might also expect the style of the serial number and bar code to change very early on in a mass production run, too, after the first few units were made, which would explain the differently sized barcode, letters, and numbers. I have to conclude that you have the 57th Virtual Boy made in the VB mass production run, which makes the ď9Ē very interesting, especially since this is the first unit Iíve ever seen that falls within the first 100 units mass produced. It makes me wonder if the first 100 units or so might have first numbers ranging from 1 to 9, and then after that, the rest all begin with 1 for a specific reason. What that reason might be, I can only speculate, but I wonder: if a total of 10 million VB units had been made, perhaps those other numbers from 2 to 9 would have started to appear on new units after each million mark had been reached.
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#287
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/30 15:59
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Joined 2014/1/3
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Quote:

vuefinder83 wrote:
Well here it is, next to a normal serial #.here are the differences i could find between them.
1) the barcode,letters and the numbers are bigger in size
2) the sticker itself is a bit more rounded on the corners
3) its hard to see in the pics but there is old sticker residue
In the corners not fully covered by the rounded sticker,
indicating there was once a different serial# at one point.
4) out of all my other vb units with ac adapters made in jpn
this one came with an ac adapter made in china with different
textured plastic.


Very interesting find. If the tap its self is different but an official Nintendo product then I would go along with this serial number being official. I doubt as well that it is a fake but possibly one that wore off or was unreadable so a shop owner might have made their own to scan for inventory? Only problem I see with that is why use an official-ish style serial number?.
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#288
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/30 23:04
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Just had another thought. Has anyone ever sent in a console for repair directly to nintendo? Perhaps the service center relabled them after repairs were made? It would be interesting if thats the case and you open it up to find out its been soldered.
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#289
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/31 1:15
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Interesting discussion. Just wanted to say that the Code39 barcode also checks out. It's a mystery to everybody.

cYa,

Tauwasser
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#290
Re: Virtual Boy Serial Number Inventory
Posted on: 2015/3/31 8:02
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My SN# is VN900006102 purchased at a New Orleans area Sears in early 1997.
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