van wrote:I still can't wrap my head around all of the different versions that are out there.
What was available in the UK?
Just the TG16 itself with a grey case and AV output instead of RF. It wasn't properly released, seems a handful of shops were given some stock as a test release or something, though the fact there are some many brand new ones indicates it didn't sell well. I've never seen, or heard of anyone seeing, any out in the wild.
I wonder how rare they are.
Supposedly retro in general is pretty hard to come across in Korea as it is. You'd have to have Korean contacts or ability to use their auction sites, and even then it'll be a long wait for one to come up.
Some other obscure PC Engine variants:
Sharp X1 Twin, a Sharp X1 (8 bit predecessor to the X68000) with a PC Engine added in for good measure. God knows why though, guess the sharp/hudson chip aspect opened the door for such a thing.
Probably know about this, the PCE module for the Laseractive.
PC Engine Hibino - two unique PC Engines dropped into custom cases by a Japanese artist. Not much info about them, but they were official and made for a NEC event from what I can gather.
Not 3rd party or anything, but is cool:
The NEC PC-KD863G, a RGB CRT monitor with a PC Engine built in.