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I've released an officially licensed model SEGA Mega Drive...

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:55 pm
by itsamemario
Thought you all might be interested in what I’ve been working on for 18 months. I managed to secure an official license and release the first in a collection of games console and home computer miniatures. This first one is the SEGA Mega Drive with more to follow if it proves popular enough.

It’s 1:2.3 scale and I’ve made sure that it’s as accurate as possible. Even the cartridge slot is spring loaded and will fit the supplied miniature Sonic cartridge.

I know some would prefer that it actually plays games but given how easy it is to play them on other systems I wanted to concentrate on paying homage to the aesthetic and getting it just right (without HDMI and USB ports getting in the way). I also liked the idea of having 15-20 miniatures all on display such as this Mega Drive, the Dreamcast, Vectrex, Amiga, PC Engine* etc without the large space requirement and in some cases the cost of buying rarer systems. The hope is to be the Funko of games consoles and home computers!

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Anyway, I’m really proud (and exhausted) so just wanted to share. This one is only available in Europe at the moment I’m afraid but I am working on fixing that. More images are here: https://retroelectromodels.com/product/ ... ale-model/

People have really loved them so far as you can see here: https://twitter.com/Malchedael_67/statu ... 5328691201

*Confirmation of the systems planned are under wraps for legal reasons but I am speaking to some of the largest (and smallest) games console manufacturers, past and present.

Re: I've released an officially licensed model SEGA Mega Drive...

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:19 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Looks pretty cool, I'd have guessed that was a pic of a full size console if I didn't know.

Re: I've released an officially licensed model SEGA Mega Drive...

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:52 pm
by itsamemario
Ha! That's actually been part of the problem! It's been getting a great response when people see it in real life as they can appreciate the scale and detail but online it's a bit more difficult to convey.

Re: I've released an officially licensed model SEGA Mega Drive...

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:59 am
by kiwimike
It's really cool, fantastic attention to detail. I would imagine people getting into these and collecting them

Re: I've released an officially licensed model SEGA Mega Drive...

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:38 pm
by SpecChum81
Yep, looks just like it!