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#11
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/18 12:02
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Welcome to the community Vue.

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Attached is a recent Photo of myself :-)

That is awesome. You HAVE to have that set as your avatar pic.
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#12
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/18 14:50
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vuefinder83 wrote:

I specifically remember first hearing about the Virtual Boy from a NBC/BlockBuster video "Must See 3-D Sweepstakes " commercial...


Speaking of Blockbuster, that reminds me. My best friend of more than 20 years now remembers buying a Virtual Boy and some games at Blockbuster Video very shortly after the Virtual Boy's commercial failure, so it was probably in 1996 or 1997. It wasn't too long ago that I asked to see his Virtual Boy collection, and to my surprise, the VB rental case that was included with his purchase at Blockbuster was the extremely rare TravelMaster hard case. Little is known about it, but from what I gather, that case must have been received by Blockbuster stores before the more common one with the Virtual Boy logo. I don't remember any store besides Blockbuster that would allow Virtual Boy units to be rented out at the time, so I can't imagine that the TravelMaster case was actually intended for stores besides Blockbuster, but I'd be curious to know if anybody else remembers other stores besides Blockbuster having hard carrying cases for VB systems and/or renting out Virtual Boy systems and games.
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#13
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/18 21:48
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vuefinder83 wrote:

Cool, Happy belated Birthday Dude!

Thanks, picture him walking down the street holding a Blockbuster rental case :-)


Heheh, likewise!

Haha, that is an awesome idea. Looks like you have a nice collection.
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#14
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/19 18:41
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Joined 2015/3/28
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Dave_ wrote:
Welcome to the community Vue.

That is awesome. You HAVE to have that set as your avatar pic.

Thanks Dave_. I would love to make that my avatar, but im to dumb to figure out how to size it to make it fit. I'll figure it out sooner or later though.

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

the VB rental case that was included with his purchase at Blockbuster was the extremely rare TravelMaster hard case.


Ah yes, the TravelMaster hard case. There isn't much that I can tell you about this case, but check this out Ben...

I work for the school department, and about two and a half years ago or so,there was a very old elementary school in the Riverside section of East Providence that was set for demolition. Myself and a few other guys were called to go there and help salvage any old furniture and desks that could be donated to other schools. Well, imagine my excitement when I walked into the old music room of the school and saw 3 TravelMaster case's stacked on top of each other, yea I almost died...I opened up each case to take a peek inside and they were all filled with random speaker wires and stuff. I then asked my boss if i can keep the case's, but he said there were still teachers that were supposed to return to the school to gather the rest of their stuff and said it wouldn't be a good idea (agreed). Anyway, we didn't finish the job that day so we all had to return to the school the very next day,but this time I brought my Blockbuster rental case with me for comparisons, and they were all the same cases,only the foam in the TravelMasters were completely ripped out of them. I left a note with my cell # taped to the case's saying that i would buy them but I never received a call.

I did take alot of pictures of all the case's together. I'll have to search around for my old cell but when I find it I will definitely post the pics.
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Posted on: 2015/6/22 17:59
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vuefinder83 wrote:

I work for the school department, and about two and a half years ago or so,there was a very old elementary school in the Riverside section of East Providence that was set for demolition. Myself and a few other guys were called to go there and help salvage any old furniture and desks that could be donated to other schools. Well, imagine my excitement when I walked into the old music room of the school and saw 3 TravelMaster case's stacked on top of each other, yea I almost died...I opened up each case to take a peek inside and they were all filled with random speaker wires and stuff. I then asked my boss if i can keep the case's, but he said there were still teachers that were supposed to return to the school to gather the rest of their stuff and said it wouldn't be a good idea (agreed). Anyway, we didn't finish the job that day so we all had to return to the school the very next day,but this time I brought my Blockbuster rental case with me for comparisons, and they were all the same cases,only the foam in the TravelMasters were completely ripped out of them. I left a note with my cell # taped to the case's saying that i would buy them but I never received a call.


Wow... that's incredible. Was there evidence that foam had originally been in the cases and was later ripped out, or could it be that the cases never had foam for the Virtual Boy inserted into them? I'm wondering now if, perhaps, those cases were originally intended to hold other things, and once Southern Case learned that one of the types of cases they had already been making would be a perfect size for the Virtual Boy system, they simply converted one of their existing cases into a Virtual Boy system carrying case.
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#16
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/23 6:37
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vuefinder83 wrote:
I would love to make that my avatar, but im to dumb to figure out how to size it to make it fit. I'll figure it out sooner or later though.


This one should work if you'd like.

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#17
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/23 9:31
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Joined 2015/3/28
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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

Was there evidence that foam had originally been in the cases and was later ripped out, or could it be that the cases never had foam for the Virtual Boy inserted into them?


I remember remnants of glue and foam present under the Lids and bottom of the cases. I'll never be able to say for sure that these cases once housed Virtual Boys, but what I can say is these cases were identical to the TravelMaster case that was compared to the BlockBuster case on this site.

I only wish the owner called me, if not to sell me the cases, then so I could've atleast asked if they remembered where they came from.

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

I'm wondering now if, perhaps, those cases were originally intended to hold other things, and once Southern Case learned that one of the types of cases they had already been making would be a perfect size for the Virtual Boy system, they simply converted one of their existing cases into a Virtual Boy system carrying case.


Sounds possible to me.

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speedyink wrote:

This one should work if you'd like.


Thanks! I really appreciate that. I'll set it up soon.
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#18
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/25 2:15
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Joined 2012/3/13
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Welcome :)
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#19
Re: new member
Posted on: 2015/6/25 11:32
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Welcome Vuefinder83! ^^
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#20
Re: new member
Posted on: 2016/1/22 8:37
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Joined 2015/3/28
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Benjamin Stevens wrote:
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vuefinder83 wrote:

I work for the school department, and about two and a half years ago or so,there was a very old elementary school in the Riverside section of East Providence that was set for demolition. Myself and a few other guys were called to go there and help salvage any old furniture and desks that could be donated to other schools. Well, imagine my excitement when I walked into the old music room of the school and saw 3 TravelMaster case's stacked on top of each other, yea I almost died...I opened up each case to take a peek inside and they were all filled with random speaker wires and stuff. I then asked my boss if i can keep the case's, but he said there were still teachers that were supposed to return to the school to gather the rest of their stuff and said it wouldn't be a good idea (agreed). Anyway, we didn't finish the job that day so we all had to return to the school the very next day,but this time I brought my Blockbuster rental case with me for comparisons, and they were all the same cases,only the foam in the TravelMasters were completely ripped out of them. I left a note with my cell # taped to the case's saying that i would buy them but I never received a call.


Wow... that's incredible. Was there evidence that foam had originally been in the cases and was later ripped out, or could it be that the cases never had foam for the Virtual Boy inserted into them? I'm wondering now if, perhaps, those cases were originally intended to hold other things, and once Southern Case learned that one of the types of cases they had already been making would be a perfect size for the Virtual Boy system, they simply converted one of their existing cases into a Virtual Boy system carrying case.


Found another TravelMaster case in a school. Height wise, this one is just a little bit smaller than a BlockBuster or TravelMaster case. This one has different latches as well.

The ones mentioned in one of my previous post were the exact size of a BlockBuster case. (Wish I can find that damn phone)

Weird how I keep finding these cases in schools though.

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