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New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/5 16:01

Joined 2010/8/5
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Long Time User (9 Years)
Hello all! I recently pulled my VB out of the closet to let my kids play with it and got curious to see if anyone in cyber-land was talking about it and much to my surprise, here you guys are! I bought my first VB when they came out in '95. Back then Blockbuster was renting the players and games, so I used to rent the games to play on it. When Blockbuster quit renting them they sold off everything and I bought a few games through them. I think that's where I got the storage case as well. There wasn't much interest in the VB back then, so I used to keep my eyes on eBay for cheap games and bought quite a few. I'm pretty sure I have all 14 US release games and know I have at least one Japanese game (maybe two), but I've got to get them all out to see what I have for sure as it's been many years since I looked at it all. I also ended up buying a 2nd VB, also in the plastic storage case. They were pretty cheap back then, so I figured I'd get an extra in case the first one died. I've got all the original boxes and instrux too, both for the VB and for all the games. I don't think I've touched any of it since 96 or 97, but I've got it set up and played it a bit last night when the kids weren't on it, so I'm taking a trip down memory lane :)
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#2
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/5 16:32

Joined 2008/11/10
Great Britain
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ContributorLong Time User (11 Years)
Hey, welcome to a top community.
I like your tale there, and owning one from original purchase, oh how i envy you, if i had live somewhere the VB was released i would have had one on day one, but back then importing meant upto $600 for it, and as i weren't working, not gonna happen.
I then forgot about it until a few years back, then i got one and not looked back.
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#3
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/5 17:05

Joined 2010/2/14
USA
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10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (10 Years)
Welcome! I'm envious of your collection. I was only 8 when VB was released and despite my whining my parents wouldn't give in and get me one. So 14 years later and I'm having my second childhood and bought up a VB and games.

So does your VB have any display issues, after sitting in storage for a long time?
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#4
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/5 17:31
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Joined 2003/7/26
USA
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Welcome, Tres!

I'm more interested in it as a development platform than as a collectible, but you do have what sounds like an excellent collection!

I bought my first one when Toys 'R' Us was closing them out. I think I paid $25. I got another a few years ago from a thrift store for only $5 (with a game and AC adapter!). I love it when they don't know how much something's worth

Later!
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#5
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/5 21:37

Joined 2010/2/14
USA
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10+ Game RatingsLong Time User (10 Years)
Quote:

RunnerPack wrote:
Welcome, Tres!

I'm more interested in it as a development platform than as a collectible, but you do have what sounds like an excellent collection!

I bought my first one when Toys 'R' Us was closing them out. I think I paid $25. I got another a few years ago from a thrift store for only $5 (with a game and AC adapter!). I love it when they don't know how much something's worth

Later!


I remember I went to get a VB from Toys R Us for that price on closeout, and they literally sold the LAST ONE minutes before I got there. I was CRUSHED
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#6
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/7 18:26

Joined 2010/2/15
Netherlands
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Long Time User (10 Years)
Welcome to Planet Virtual Boy, where fans old and new flock to talk about the VB! :P

I wish I had heard about the VB much earlier (I heard of it first like 2 years ago). They're rare now... Luckily svenk91 sent me a link where I can get one.
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#7
Re: New member, long time VB owner!
Posted on: 2010/8/8 5:02

Joined 2010/7/20
USA
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ContributorLong Time User (9 Years) Donator
Welcome to PVB! a very awesome place!

I'm one of the many friendly neighborhood VB freaks (if PVB is considered something of a Virtual neighborhood)

Me and my Virtual Boy welcome you (well, you do welcome him right Virty? )

Have a wonderfully red time!
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