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Post by russgalleywood » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:26 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
russgalleywood wrote:Oh, just remembered I have a four disc (5.25) set of US gold games for the Amstrad PC512, the games are Bruce Lee, Dambusters, PSI-5 Trading and Tag-Team Wrestling. Again, I have no idea where I got it from!
It might have come bundled with the machine itself but I don't have an Amstrad to play them on, probably not that rare actually....

And lastly, two of my most treasured gaming possessions are my Amiga Infocom games, Wishbringer and HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy, both of which came with interesting extras in the box such as 'Don't Panic' glasses!
Again, not rare but special to me.
I remember getting the fluff , but not the glasses
They are only made of black cardboard actually!
Also comes with a microscopic battle fleet....in a bag.
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Post by Panic Button » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:20 pm

My favourite retro item is my Poliarte light sculpture from 1970:

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Reminds me of a low resolution explosion - or a micro city and very retro-futuristic in a Space 1999 kinda way!

My favourite retro gaming item is probably my Romtec Colorvision tabletop game. The Colorvision was one of the first cartridge based electronic games and the cartridges are as rare as dragon's teeth to get hold of. A unit with 4 cartridges recently sold on ebay for £260...

Other fav's include my Issue Zero of Crash magazine which I picked up at a ZX Microfair at Ally Pally - promoting the first issue. And I'm also very fond of my Vectrex with it's funky screen overlays.

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Post by sscott » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:02 pm

My Nintendo Wii - very rare! (well at the moent)
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Post by luzur » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:08 pm

must be my SSI Chronicles of Osgorth: Shattered Alliance complete boxed game :)

its quite rare and i got it quite cheap on ebay :)

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Post by learnedrobb » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:37 pm

My rarest item would be my GameBoy Light.
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Post by andy vaisey » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:50 pm

Not very rare, but I do enjoy the company of my AR VI cart on my my C64 and I know a few people who would like one...

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Post by rupert » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:48 pm

Panic Buttonthat art work is amazing! I really love it :D


My rarest retro gaming item is a prototype cover for Air Rescue on the SMS.
in the picture below it's the one on the right. It looks to me like an actual photograph of a toy/ model helicopter. The flames are in the text box but on the normal released version the artwork has flames in the main picture, quite an interesting item..

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Post by bonerlaw » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:09 pm

Oh, how I lament this so often!

My favourite retro item EVER was a limited edition copy of Castlevania SOTN, which I sold for a tenner as a hard up student!


GUTTED!!!! .................STILL!!!
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Post by 1500graham » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:14 pm

The best Xmas present i could have asked for, pre Speccy of course, the old AstroWars! (Complete with battery cover). :o


Oh yes & my 64 original of Bombjack. :wink:
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Post by SirClive » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:30 pm

Astro Wars :) , is it still as good as it was? Am tempted to get another.
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Post by 1500graham » Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:59 pm

SirClive wrote:Astro Wars :) , is it still as good as it was? Am tempted to get another.
Yes it is & they seem fairly robust too so you'll probably pick one up that works really well.
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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:21 am

While not wildly rare, I'd have to say certain items of my Mega Man collection would be my rarest items such as:
Complete in box copies of 7, X2 and X3 (For whatever reason, apart from Mega Man X all of Capcoms Snes MM games are really hard to find - complete and go for quite a price)

Mega Man (Gamegear) - The game itself is uncommon but can be found, but getting a complete copy was nearly impossible for me to get, I finally got1 this year though!

Rockman Special Box (Playstation) - A special boxset of MM 1-6 for the Playstation, these don't turn up very often and when they do they tend to be price at £150! next to GG Mega Man this is my favorite item in my collection and the real joy was I got it FACTORY SEALED for only £46!
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:37 am

bonerlaw wrote:Oh, how I lament this so often!

My favourite retro item EVER was a limited edition copy of Castlevania SOTN, which I sold for a tenner as a hard up student!


GUTTED!!!! .................STILL!!!
D'oh!

Everyone makes mistakes - I flogged my SNES to buy a guitar!

It's still sitting in the cupboard at my Mum's house. :oops:
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Post by Emperor Fossil » Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:57 am

andy vaisey wrote:Not very rare, but I do enjoy the company of my AR VI cart on my my C64 and I know a few people who would like one...
Such a great little cartridge. I have one of those and no c64. Even though I technically have no use for it, I just can't bring myself to sell it.

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Post by sirclive1 » Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:24 am

rarest / most treasured bits n bobs would be

a Christmas card of Tim Stamper.

a nintendo 64 camera.

my original zx spectrum (still works).

the lords of midnight hand drawn map (a one off !)
Luxor the moonprince - Doomguard Slayer

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