TABLETOPS - HANDHELDS ('80s)

TOMY CAVEMAN
(1981)

Screen: VFD *
(My second electronic game)
Retail price: $ 44.99
TOMY LUPIN
(1981)

Screen: VFD
Retail price: $ 44.99
TOMY PUCKMAN
(1981)

Screen: VFD
(3 games,1 with broken case)
(My third electronic game)
Chip: NEC D553C160
(Amplifier ?)

TOMY TRON
(1981)

Screen: VFD
(Rare)
Black transparent plastic
case.
Retail price: $ 49.99
TOMY
WORLD CUP SOCCER
(1981)

Screen: Leds
Boxed
(My first electronic game!,
when I was 13 yrs old)

TOMY SCRAMBLE
(1981)

Screen: VFD
Retail price: $ 44.99
ALPS
ACTION RACER
(19??)

Mechanical
Boxed

TOMY
ATOMIC PINBALL
(1979)

Electromechanical pinball
Boxed
TOMY
BLIP
(1977)

Leds - Mechanical
(Very Common)
ENTEX
CRAZY CLIMBER
(1982)

Screen: VFD
(Ultra Rare)
AC adapter is 6V DC center pole +
CPU: Hitachi HD38820A38
Retail price: $ 49.99
GAKKEN
SPACE INVADERS
(1983)

Screen: VFD TENNIS
(19xx )

Screen: LCD

EPOCH
GALAXY II
(1981)

Screen: VFD
Boxed
(The 1-Channel Sound is
nearly identical to the
Galaxy II Arcade Machine)

EPOCH
GUERRE DES ASTRES
(1983)

Screen: VFD
Boxed
(Great sounds !)

COLECO
PAC MAN
(1981/1982)

Screen: VFD
(Uncommon)
(Sound is ...LOUD,
difficult gameplay.)
Paul Jaquays is the Co-designer of game play and
vacuum fluorescent display designer
(sold over 4 million units )
Retail price: $ 59.97

COLECO
GALAXIAN
(1981/1982)

Screen: VFD
(Rare)
(Sounds like the original
arcade machine, gameplay
is identical too,I love it ! )
Paul Jaquays is the project leader of game development.
GAKKEN
FROGGER
(1982/1983)

Screen: VFD
Boxed
(Same screen and gameplay
like Coleco's, one of my
favourites !)
GAKKEN
AMIDAR
(1981)

Screen: VFD
Pop up top cover.Cool design
Very similar to real arcade.
GRANDSTAND
POCKET PACMAN
(1983)

Screen: LCD
 
MGA
GHOSTBUSTERS II
(1992)

Screen: LCD
 
TOMY
TENNIS
(1980)

Screen: VFD BANDAI DRACULAJOH
(198?)

Screen: VFD
LANSAY
GALAXY 2000
(1982)

Screen: VFD MB
SIMON POCKET
(1980)

Screen: Leds

GAKKEN
JUNGLER
(1981)

Screen: VFD
Pop up top cover.Cool design

COLECO
DONKEY KONG
(1982)

Screen: VFD

COLECO
ZAXXON
(1982)

Screen: Double VFD

PARKER BROTHERS
Q*BERT
(1983)

Screen: VFD

TIGER
HEAD TO HEAD
TALKING FOOTBALL (1988)

Screen: LCD

TANDY
ALIEN CHASE
(1984)

Screen: VFD

* VFD = Vacuum Fluorescent Display, I love them !!

SPEAK AND SPELL, Release date : July,1978 by Texas Instruments in USA
WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

2 main units
(1 boxed)
Serial numbers :
2175604 - MTA1079 with US accent 1978
4289 with UK accent later model 1978-1980
Both assembled in USA.

2 modules and all manuals :
- Super Stumpers 4-6 (1979)
- Vowel Power (1978)

Integrated circuits: TMC0271, TMC0281, TMC0351, TMC0352
Display: VFD (8 alphanumeric)
Great learning toy,teaches spelling to kids.
Released in various languages,mine is an early Version 1 with US accent.
Speech data was stored in up to sixteen 128K ROM chips (TMC 0350).
Plug-in modules increased vocabulary.
Retail price: US 50 $
Appeared in movie: ET, The Extra-terrestrial.(..ET phone home ,ET phone home..... ;-) )

More infos here :
http://www.datamath.org/Speech/SpeaknSpell.htm

 

ATARI LYNX I and II,  Release dates : 9/1989 (I) and 1991 (II)

WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

3 consoles (one dead,  Lynx II), power adapter, original manual

GAMES (UNBOXED)
(1) AWESOME GOLF (Rarity: 4)
(2) BASKETBRAWL (Rarity: 3)
(3) BATTLE WHEELS (Rarity: 5)
(4) BLUE LIGHTNING (Rarity: 5)
(5) CALIFORNIA GAMES (Rarity: 4)
(6) CHECKERED FLAG (Rarity: 3)
(7) CRYSTAL MINES II (Rarity: 2)
(8) DESERT STRIKE (Rarity: 7)
(9) ELECTROCOP (Rarity: 5)
(10) GAUNTLET THE THIRD ENCOUNTER (Rarity: 4)
(11) GATES OF ZENDOCON X2 (Rarity: 4-5)
(12) HARD DRIVIN (Rarity: 5)
(13) HOCKEY (Rarity: 4)
(14) KLAX (Rarity: 2)
(15) NINJA GAIDEN (Rarity: 4)
(16) PACLAND (Rarity: 4)
(17) QIX (Rarity: 3)
(18) ROADBLASTERS (Rarity: 3)
(19) ROBO SQUASH (Rarity: 2)
(20) SCRAPYARD DOG (Rarity: 3)
(21) TODD'S ADVENTURES IN SLIME WORLD (Rarity: 2)
(22) TOKI (Rarity: 3)
(23) TURBO SUB (Rarity: 3)
(24) VIKING CHILD (Rarity: 3)
(25) WARBIRDS (Rarity: 4)
(26) XENOPHOBE (Rarity: 3)
BOXED
(1) TOURNAMENT CYBERBALL (Rarity: 1)
(2) HYDRA (Rarity: 2)
(3) STEEL TALONS (Rarity: 1)
(4) NINJA GAIDEN (Rarity: 4)

CPU:MOS 65SC02 processor running at up to 4 MHz (~3.6 MHz average), 8-bit CPU, 16-bit address space
RAM: 64 kb 120ns DRAM
Sound:4 channel sound (Lynx II with panning)
8-bit DAC for each channel
Video DMA driver for liquid-crystal display, 4,096 color (12-bit) palette,
16 simultaneous colors (4 bits) from palette per scanline (more than 16 colors can be displayed by changing palettes after each scanline)
8 System timers (2 reserved for LCD timing, one for UART)
Interrupt controller
UART (for ComLynx) (fixed format 8E1, up to 62500Bd)
512 bytes of bootstrap and game-card loading ROM
Suzy (16-bit custom CMOS chip running at 16 MHz)
Graphics engine
Hardware drawing support
Unlimited number of high-speed sprites with collision detection
Hardware high-speed sprite scaling, distortion, and tilting effects
Hardware decoding of compressed sprite data
Hardware clipping and multi-directional scrolling
Variable frame rate (up to 75 frames/second)
160 x 102 standard resolution (16,320 addressable pixels)
Math co-processor
Storage: Cartridge - 128, 256 and 512 kb exist, up to 2 mb is possible with bank-switching logic.
Some (homebrew) carts with EEPROM to save hi-scores.
Ports:
Headphone port (mini-DIN 3.5mm stereo; wired for mono on the original Lynx)
ComLynx (multiple unit communications, serial)
LCD Screen: 3.5" diagonal
Battery holder (six AA) ~4-5 hours
Initial price: US $189.95 for Lynx I and US $99 for Lynx II.

The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world's first handheld electronic game with a color LCD display.

(Informations taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Lynx )

 

SEGA GAME GEAR, Release dates : 1991 US, 1992 Europe

WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

Main Console, Carrying case, PAL TV Tuner, Master Gear Converter
Mint condition
GAMES
(1) GG 68 IN 1
(2) DESERT STRIKE
(3) AERIAL ASSAULT
(4) WONDER BOY
(5) SHINOBI II - The Silent Fury
(6) PUZZLE BOBBLE (Kids Gear JAP)
BOXED
(1) GALAGA 91
(2) JUNGLE BOOK
(3) SUPER BATTLETANK
(4) ALADDIN
(5) LION KING
(6) SONIC SPINBALL
(7) SONIC HEDGEHOG 2
(8) SONIC CHAOS
(9) DONALD DUCK
(10) PACMAN
(11) MSPACMAN

CPU:8bit Z-80 @ 3.58 MHz
RAM:24K
Resolution:160 x 146, 4096 colors (32 on screen)
Max Sprites:64, Sprite Size:8x8
Audio:4 channels - 3 voices and 1 noise
Screen Size:3.2 Inches TFT
Media:Cartridges
It is a portable Master System with more colors.
Consumes batteries quikly !
Info
According to SEGA GAME GEAR FAQ all game gears with serial number starting with a letter are incompatibles with the TV tuner....
Wrong ! My Game Gear works great with the TV tuner (See pics below)
My Game Gear's S/N : B31067384
My TV tuner's S/N: D20151711D (PAL Color)
TV tuner attached to Game Gear.No problems at all ;-) 68 in 1 MENU
Exerion ;-) Exerion ;-)

 

SEGA NOMAD, Release date : October 1995
WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

1 console, power adapter and rechargable battery pack

GAMES
(1) Cool Spot (Boxed)
(2) Sonic 2 (Boxed)
(3) TOKI (Boxed)
(4) Batman Returns (Cart only)
(5) Mortal Kombat 3 (Box only)
(6) Wonderboy in Monsterland (Boxed)
(7) Jurassic Park (Boxed)
(8) Batman (Boxed)
(9) Garfield - Caught in action (Boxed)
(10) Teenage Ninja Turtles (Boxed)
(11) Addams Family (Boxed)
(12) Dungeons and Dragons (Boxed)
(13) Thunder Force IV (Boxed)
(14) Altered Beast, US (Cart only)
(15) 6 in 1, US (Cart only)
(16) Vectorman, US (Cart only)
(17) Sonic 2, US (Cart only)

CPU: Motorola 68000 16 bit processor @ 7.67 MHz
Co-processor (Sound Controller): Zilog Z80 8-bit @ 3.58 MHz
Memory: 156KB total - 64 KB Main RAM, 64KB VRAM, 8KB Sound RAM. 20 Kb ROM
Display Palette: 512
Onscreen colors: 64
Maximum onscreen sprites: 80
Resolution: 320 224
Sound: Yamaha YM2612 6 channel FM, additional 4 channel PSG. Stereo sound. Also Texas Instruments SN76489 PSG (Programmable Sound Generator)
Display: Integrated STN LCD at 320 x 224 and  A/V Out
Power Rating: 9V 850mA (same as Genesis/Mega Drive model 2) (nearly 3 times the power consumption of a Sega Game Gear)
Initial price: US $180

The Nomad was never officially released in PAL territories such as Europe. Its codename during development was Project Venus, as per Sega's policy at the time of codenaming their systems after planets.

(Informations taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Nomad )

 

NINTENDO VIRTUAL BOY, Release dates : in Japan on 21 July 1995,in the USA on 14 August 1995
WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

4 units (3 good, 1 dead for spares)

Visors,ACs,googles,tripods and Lamp-O-Tron in mint condition, Flashboy
Serial numbers: VN101894515, VN106297472, VN102247761, VN102267028
GAMES
(1) MARIO's TENNIS (US - 3 loose carts - Mint)
(2) MARIO's TENNIS (JAP- Boxed - Mint)
(3) V TETRIS (Boxed - Mint)
(4) VERTICAL FORCE (HUDSON - US - Boxed - Mint)
(5) VIRTUAL LEAGUE BASEBALL (KEMCO - US - Boxed - Mint, 2 carts)
(6) RED ALERT (T&E SOFT - JAP - Boxed - Mint)
(7) WARIOLAND (Demo cart - Mint) Ultra Rare
(8) GOLF (Loose cart)
(9) MARIO CLASH (Loose cart)
(10) GALACTIC PINBALL (Loose cart)
(11) SPACE SQUASH (Jap -Boxed -Mint) Ultra Rare

CPU: 32-bit RISC (NEC V810 Part# uPD70732) @ 20 MHZ (18 MIPS) Clock speed
1 MB of DRAM and 512 of KB P-SRAM,1 KB Cache
Display: RTI (Reflection Technology Inc) SLA dual mirror-scan, high resolution LED displays
Each LED display has over 200 individual silicon lights that turn off and on to create the game images.
Resolution: 384 x 224 pixels for each eye,4 color with 32 levels of Intensity,
50.2 Hz Horizontal Scan Rate
Sound: 16bit Digital Stereo Sound,build-In Stereo-Speaker
Serial Port:8 Pin Cable,Bandwidth 50 - 100 KBit/second
Cartridge Specifications:
128 MBit addressable ROM space (4-16 MBit ROM used in released games)
128 MBit addressable RAM space(0 - 8 KiloByte RAM in released games)
128 MBit addressable expansion space(Unused in any games)
60-pin connector,Toshiba 'TC538200AFT' and 'TC5316200AFT' ROM chips in 16 Bit mode.
Power Supply:6 AA Batteries (9V) (ca. 4 hours play time) or AC Adapter (10V).
Original Price: 15.000 Yen in Japan (21/7/1995),US $ 179 in the USA (14/8/1995).


Nintendo stopped production of Virtual Boy by the end of 1996, not even a year after the VB's launch (both for Japan and the USA).
All infos are from :
http://www.virtual-boy.org/ and http://www.vr32.de/
Great Virtual Boy related sites indeed !
Althought I am a SEGA fan, I could not resist to have these red (robot shaped) systems.An amazing 3D experience !

 

ATARI 10 in 1.Released by JAKKS PACIFIC inc. (Christmas 2002)
10 Radical games from the days of Atari 2600 (PAL 58095)

Centipede
Breakout
Gravitar
Real Sports Volleyball
Pong
Yar's Revenge
Circus Atari
Missile Command
Asteroids
Adventure

Flash Back to the '80s ! Old school gaming at its best !
Requires 4 "AA" Batteries (not incuded).Just Plug it directly into any TV set and Play.
Got mine brand new and sealed.(14.99 EUR)

More info : http://www.jakkstvgames.com/

 

NINTENDO GAMEBOY ADVANCE SP*, Release date: February 2003 (* SP-ecial)

 WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

1 unit in mint condition (white alien skin), 2 power chargers (European and US)

GAMES
1) R-TYPE III (brand new and sealed)
2) PHALANX (brand new and sealed)
3)
SUPERCARD SD Flash card with 2 Gigs Kingston card (!)

CPU: 16.8 MHz 32-bit ARM7TDMI with embedded memory.
Memory: 32 kilobyte + 96 kilobyte VRAM (internal to the CPU), 256 kilobyte WRAM (external to the CPU).
Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels.
Color support: 15-bit RGB (16-bit color space using 5 bits depth per channel), capable of displaying 512 simultaneous colors in "character mode" and 32,768 simultaneous colors in "bitmap mode".
Backward compatibility for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games is provided by a 8.4MHz Z80 co-processor, while a link port at the top of the unit allows it to be connected to other devices via use of a Nintendo Game Link cable or GameCube cable.

(Infos are from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance)

 

SONY PSP (Release date : 11 May 2004 )
WHAT I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION ?

1 main unit (boxed) and brand new

Serial number : FC0772405 - PSP1004

Bios updated to ver. 3.50

Accesories : Metal case, 1GB memory card, USB cable, car battery charger, rubber protector and plastic screen protector.


GAMES

(1) FIFA 2007, ULES 00440
(2) WRC Rally Championship, UCES 00005/P
(3) Metal Slug Anthology, ULUS 10154
(4) Wipeout Pure, UCUS 98612
(5) Ultimate Ghosts 'N Goblins, ULAS 42073
(6) Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded, ULUS 10134
(7) Salamander Portable, VP031-A1 (ULAS 42090)

CPU: MIPS R4000 32-bit RISC @ 222 MHz (up to 333 MHz with bios ver. 3.50)
RAM: 32 MB main RAM and 4 MB embedded DRAM
Graphics chip: 166 MHz graphics chip with 2 MB embedded memory
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD, 480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
Maximum luminance: 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using battery pack)
Maximum luminance: 200 / 180 / 130 / 80cd/m2 (when using AC adaptor)
Sound: Built-in stereo speakers
Media: Memory Stick Duo Slot, UMD - Universal Media Disc (1.8 Gb)
Main Input / Output:
IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
USB 2.0 (mini-B)
Memory Stick Duo™
Infrared Port

 

R O B O T S

 

WITTLEY, THE ULTIMATE INTERACTIVE ANIMATED LEARNING TOY
Wittley is the sequel of Yano.
Yano is the story teller, Wittley is the teacher.
He is 12" tall and weights 2.50 Kg
Wittley makes facial expressions and he moves his head and arms just like a real person.
Produced by THE ORIGINAL TOYMAKERS, SAN FRANCISCO
Assembled in China
Got mine brand new from Ebay.

Look also the project ROBOTIC F.A.C.E.

" I come to life when I talk to you and I know when you respond to me too. My facial expressions, head movement and arm gestures makes me really seem to be alive. I make learning entertaining, easy and fun by playing games to teach about the Alphabet, Numbers, Time, Shapes, Colors, Body Parts and so much more."
Special Features:
1. Play 28 Games, Activity and Stories (while you have fun learning!)
2. SMART Interactive Activity TouchPad.
3. Easy to read LCD screen.
4. Slide in the activity you want to do
5. Requires 6 AAs and 4C batteries.
6. Facial features:
...Let’s Learn about all kinds of things. You’ll see me smile when I’m Happy
I know when you talk to me. I can get very excited when we play fun games together.
You can tell how I feel by looking at the expressions on my face.
Learning is very entertaining. We can play a light and sound game on my magical light up charm.
...
7. Learn: Numbers, Color, Alphabets, Vocabulary, Phonetics, Shapes, Counting, and Parts of the Body.
ALPHABET & STORIES
- Let’s have fun with the Alphabet
- Master the letters
- Have fun with phonics
- Learn how to spell
- Wittley takes you on Alphabet adventures
NUMBERS & TIME
- Have a blast with numbers and time
- Let’s learn numbers
- Be the Time Master with Wittley
- Simple Addition and Subtraction
- Wittley makes counting fun
SHAPES & COLORS
- Play fun games with shapes and colors
- Find the shape
- Look for the Color
- Learn the Parts of the Body
- Listen to a Wacky Story

Retail Price : US 40$ - 99$

 

R2-D2 Interactive Robot. Released by Hasbro (2005)

R2D2 stands over 15" tall, responds to over 40 voice commands, and navigates and patrols to find you on his own!
Other cool features: He rolls, spins, dances, plays music and multiple interactive games, he guards and protects your room, and actually has emotional responses to the mention of other Star Wars characters' names!
He also comes with a beverage holder and manipulator arm, motorized indoor-terrain treads, infrared location sensors, sound processing microphones, voice control system, sonar navigational technology, rotating dome, illuminating light beam, and an adaptable droid mood status indicator.
Requires 4 AA and 4 D batteries.Made by
Hasbro.

Got mine brand new and boxed from Ebay.

Please do not ask me questions like : " Will you sell me your ***** PCB / tabletop / computer ? " Sorry but can't sell. If I wanted to get rid of them I wouldn't have bought them myself in the first place. I'm not in this to try to make money off of people. I just collect them.


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