Collecting consoles and video game cartridges
old Classic is not a hobby enjoyed by all. Children and adolescents now, many do not want to know anything that has inferior graphics to the islands of the last generation. Even those who had and played these classic video games in its infancy, some have dismissed them. I've heard reports of up to who played the classic console in the trash, which in the ideal world would be punished with the obligation to play ET. do Portal 2600 for two hours for five consecutive years.
But who saved his classic console has today a source of top fun. Even the graphics and sounds has its charm, since making music for the classic consoles was harder to do traditional music, with plenty of instruments. I had to make good music within the constraints of sound generator chips islands. It was so great composers as Yuzo Koshiro stood out. The same principle applies to the graphs. Draw something that could be identified with so few pixels was a real challenge.
The greatest value of classic consoles is sentimental. Play again a classic console brings back childhood memories, teens, or in the case of the newer simply gives you the opportunity to try something that is now part of history. But the monetary value also exists. The value of a classic console varies considerably from conservation status. Furthermore, items such as the original box, manuals and accessories can be the difference between a classic console worth tens or hundreds of dollars. Some even collect only for collecting, seeking to have complete collections, rare games, etc. even if they never go actually play most of these games. That is not my case, so much that I'm content with a Everdrive and an SD2SNES to play. But to admire those who do, I just have no money and space to make and keep such collections.
The fact is that most people I met are very careless with their video games and electronics in general. In my childhood was pretty asked to install video game colleagues and even strangers. Connect an RF cable to VHF antenna was not so difficult, not least because at the time people do not have anything connected to the VHF antenna connector in my region, simply because all open channels were in the UHF. But the fact is that people do not read the manual. But worse than not reading the manual is simply discard it. And many people do it: buy something novo, box strip, evil league and has been playing out the packaging along with all manuals and invoice. Must be why classic consoles “Full” They are so rare, and therefore more expensive.
But I did my part to preserve history, keeping and maintaining the boxes, manuals and accessories of my classic consoles at a level that is at least above average. Not that I want to sell them. This is definitely not in my plans unless it is an absolute and real need. I do not know what will become of them after I leave this world. Maybe my heirs have the same appreciation and they are passed from generation to generation, as if they were family jewels. Or maybe end up eaten by moths, or on eBay or, worse, in the trash. But as I said, I've been doing my part. 🙂
And to work with the community retrogamer I will show here some items, many of them rescued in recent cleanings and organizations, it was all a bit spread. I do not intend to mount a “Museum” here on the blog, even because I'm not a true collector, do not buy almost anything classic and most classic I have are the ones that have become classic in my hand, in other words, There are 20+ years with me. But if someone solve mount a virtual museum, my contribution is given. I only ask, of course, the blog to be quoted and linked.
To begin, box and some accessories Mega Drive III da Tec Toy (the same as shown on the inside in a previous article):
Wait for the next chapter in the saga, with some Master System Accessories.