Ah, a fine 8-bit specimen and a rather quirky printer. Grab that shiny, almost new and definitely complete in its box Spectrum + complete with Sinclair ZX Printer via eBay and marvel at the completeness of the whole thing. Err, yes. Do that. Also expect to pay something close to 45-55£. UK only. Oh, and do find out more about said printer here.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Very simple really. Follow the link to a boxed Atari 2600 (VCS) with 117 games, bid and get yourselves a truly classic console, all necessary cables/leads, 3 joysticks, a pair of paddle controllers and the lovely and aptly named Video Game Storage Container. 27 of them definitive video games are boxed, everything has been tested and is working, and the seller only ships within the US. Bundled games include: Asteroids, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pitfall, Defender, Pole Position, Space Invaders, Super Breakout, Centipede and Gravitar.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
With less than 50 in existence, the Apple Lisa 1 is a *very* rare vintage computer and one that has achieved truly impressive prices on its previous eBay outings. The Lisa (Local Integrated Software Architecture) was released in 1983 and was the first commercial computer to come with a GUI and a mouse. It also happened to be the machine that paved the way for the Macintosh. Find out more here and here.
As for the Apple Lisa-1 auction, well, it's going to get really expensive and be really worth the effort. It is after all a pristine, working, Apple Lisa-1, that comes with System 1.0, an external ProFile 5MB hard drive, the built-in Twiggy Drives, a mouse, a keyboard and some applications. Seller ships to rich people worldwide.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Putty for the Amiga (released by System 3 in 1992) was a fantastic platformer sporting impressive graphics, great ideas and one of the most versatile 16-bit lead characters ever. Don't believe me? See what the magazines of the day were saying. Oh, and for a complete, boxed version of the game give this Putty (Amiga) auction a try. Seller ships worldwide.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Here's a pretty impressive discovery of Retro Treasures reader Brian R. (The Wise), that will only set you back 999$ and is available for all European, US, Canada, Japan and Australia residents that take their retro gaming needs really serious. Guess indy and homebrew coders might find it interesting too, as it's all about a N64DD development setup consisting of a N64 Development Dynamic Drive Unit, a special N64 with some wacky extra circuit boards, a manual binder, a Developmental Dynamic Disc Cart and a rather unofficial -but pretty useful for homebrew coders- dev CD. Interestingly a N64 Developmental Cart with a part build of a game is also included. Buy it via this Nintendo N64DD & N64 Development Dynamic Drive Dev eBay link.
Friday, November 14, 2008
And now for a completely straightforward post. If you want one of those TV thingies for your Sega Game Gear you can apparently buy one now over via this GG TV Tuner Pack offer. Seller sells worldwide and asks for a Buy It Now price of 14.99£, 22$ or 17 euros. Have fun not bidding!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Philips CD-i series should have been a huge success, but apparently it wasn't, as the CD-i was too much of an innovative product. Find out more about it here and here, and then try this CD-i 210 & games eBay auction. Seller ships worldwide and the console comes with its infrared controller, built-in MPEG capabilities, video module, manuals and all leads. Included software covers everything from games to movies and even a strip poker game.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Ahh, the younger and more affordable brother of the BBC Micro. A computer that almost had a chance against the Spectrum. The lovable and rather sleek 8-bit Acorn Electron. You can now grab it in a pretty complete package via this Acorn Electron eBay auction. The computer comes complete with its PSU, a tape recorder, all necessary cables, some excellent games in their lovely original boxes, the Electron User Guide and an introductory cassette. Seller ships only within the UK, and the average Electron (without datasette or games) sells for 10-15£.
Friday, November 7, 2008
A fantastic machine and the only home system with proper vector graphics, the Vectrex usually goes for a well deserved 140-150$. This particular Vectrex with games @ eBay also comes with Star Trek, Blitz, Space Wars and Spike, and seems to be shaping into quite a bargain. US only.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
It seems the US version of the Famicom was quite popular. How very shocking. Anyway. You could find out what the fuss was all about by bidding on this lovely NES & 10 Games & Game Genie eBay auction. Seller ships within the US only and I would expect the bundle to sell for something closer to 50-55$. Oh, and all three NES Super Mario games are included, as is the original Legend of Zelda, and classics like Contra, Tetris, Marble Madness and personal favourite R.C. Pro Am
Monday, November 3, 2008
When I actually bought my very own copy of Fallout in its lovely big game box (just like the one pictured above mind) I never thought I was getting something that would end up being truly rare. How wrong and utterly naive of me. For Fallout, you see, besides being a fantastic CRPG and when boxed in its original.. err.. box is one truly expensive PC game. Very rare too. For an impressive 1997 (PC) copy, do try your luck at this Fallout Big Box auction. Seller ships worldwide and if you're lucky you might grab it for less than 600$ (already got a 510$ highest bid at the time of posting!). Alternatively, and provided you care to actually play one of the best games to ever hit the PC, do treat yourselves to a vastly cheaper downloadable version of the game as provided by GOG.com.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Now, if you include loading times that's at least a couple hundred gaming hours on your trusted Speccy, and, frankly, that really is as good as it gets. So, go grab them 220 Spectrum games via eBay now and thank me later! I'll wait. Seller ships worldwide. Included, you will find such gems as Hungry Horace, Renegade, Target: Renegade, Ant Attack, Trashman, Star Wars, Football Manager, Dizzy, Atic Atac, 3D Deathchase, Moon Cresta, APB, Wheelie, Batman, Match Day, Dun Darach and Konami's Tennis.