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#21
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/9/20 19:46
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Dor-Si and/or mawa,

Is there a particular site online where one can buy one of these display cases? I have got to get myself one of these someday.
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#22
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/9/20 22:48
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Quote:

mawa wrote:
awsume collection and display dor si
and i feel great that i have inspired you to make a nice display for your Virtual boy collection.


Thanks! Discovering this whole community has made me more passionate about my collection. I used to keep everything all boxed up in the closet (other than my demo units), but what's the fun in that? I really like your display cases and don't have as much room as bigmak with his half room display (forgive my jealousy there), so I stole your display case idea instead. :)

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Benjamin Stevens wrote:

Is there a particular site online where one can buy one of these display cases?


Ben,

I don't know about mawa because I haven't been able to find anything quite as refined as his. Mine came from Craigslist after months and months of searching and sifting through all the garbage. I searched for the terms "display case," "display lock," and "glass curio" and finally came across this used retail display. I snatched it up for just over $100 + drive time, which is quite a deal vs. the cost of new. I just had to make sure mine had a lock to keep it safe from little monsters. Although...I am also curious where mawa got his because they are really nice.
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#23
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/9/22 13:49
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I am going to hide in a cave,from
shame.
Congratulations for your collections.
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#24
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/1 7:44
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I don't know about everyone else, but I'm tired of stalking EBay on a daily basis in hopes of finding some rare piece of Virtual Boy history. Instead I decided to cure my EBay frustrations and design my own VB signs (When I say "design," I mean copy/paste stuff from the interweb to incorporate in very basic designs on MSPaint and then forward off to the sign makers). The first of which is an acrylic 3-D sign with raised VB letters and an inset Nintendo logo with mirrored outlines. Pictures don't do this one justice due to lighting issues, reflections, angles, my ragged microfiber couch, etc. But I can say that it looks pretty slick in person. The mirrored VB logo is raised about 1/4 inch above the background (~.5cm for everyone outside US). I used my boxed Japanese VB as size reference. Sign is 2 feet wide x 12.5 inches (~61cm x 32cm)

I also have a lighted sign on order that I will update when it arrives, but it is more simplistic and will definitely be lower quality. I don't have high hopes for that one, but we'll see.

Oh, and I figured I'd slip in pics of my boxed 1995 E3 media kit which I recently acquired as well. Not sure if it's complete, but it seems pretty extensive. I don't think much else would fit in the Killer Instinct box either as it's pretty full. Note the 1995 Products book and the glossy look VB with black knobs and the words "AC adapter" marked out on the next page. Also included are press releases for the Nintendo Ultra 64 and Earthbound to top it all off. :)

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Edited by Dor-Si on 2012/12/1 8:03
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#25
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/1 11:09
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That acrylic 3-D sign looks beautiful!

The lighted sign sounds exciting. I hope the end result exceeds your expectations. :-)
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#26
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/1 11:37
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WOW, that sign looks so good! How much do you ask for it? :p
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#27
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/1 19:07
Nintendoid!
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WOW!

The sign is amazing. That will make your collection/gaming area look sweet, and draw you right in. I want one...I'll have to make some calls, excuse me.....
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Um, oh right, so that 1995 products book, makes the VB look sexy. I like it.
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#28
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/4 16:18
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TheForce81 wrote:

WOW, that sign looks so good! How much do you ask for it? :p


This one's not for sale! :) If you'd like one or would like to design your own, PM me and I'll give you the info for the company that made mine.

The price range is anywhere from a few bucks for key chain size versions all the way up to infinity and beyond for large versions. Mine was $120 plus shipping, but the price exponentially grows after that...similar to televisions. One could get a much more reasonable price for a smaller size.

For instance, the quotes I received were:
24" - $120 USD (mine)
31" - $280
36" - $455

The difference is due to the larger, more expensive machines needed to cut the designs and the oversize acrylic sheets that have to be ordered.

VB is the only thing I collect, so this is where I throw my money.
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#29
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/4 16:25
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Wow... I didn't want to ask, but I was guessing that your sign would have cost about $200.00. Looks like I was very close based on the quoted figures you gave. I guess $200.00 would be the price of a 27" one. ;-)
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#30
Re: Post pics of your VB Collection
Posted on: 2012/12/5 7:53
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My sign finally arrived as well so it's time to update my collection pics. Custom sign for my display case cap $45, viewing the collection with it...priceless.

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