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#376 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 6, 2017 8:52 AM

That Tempest is pretty sweet. I could do without the COLECO™ logo, though. :lolblue:



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Posted Thu Jul 6, 2017 8:56 AM

I could do without the COLECO™ logo, though. :lolblue:

 

That Coleco logo represents a GOOD Coleco not the current Coleco.  ;)



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Posted Thu Jul 6, 2017 9:13 PM

For the drama.....:P

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 8:16 PM

So here was another cart I picked up recently...

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The German version of "Super Cross Force."  Inside the box was a US version of the cart.  Not sure if there ever was a German version or not (NIAD's rarity guide doesn't say for this game like it does for Flipper Slipper) and it didn't come with a manual.  Still, sort of a neat version of the game to have!



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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 6:49 AM

So here was another cart I picked up recently...

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The German version of "Super Cross Force."  Inside the box was a US version of the cart.  Not sure if there ever was a German version or not (NIAD's rarity guide doesn't say for this game like it does for Flipper Slipper) and it didn't come with a manual.  Still, sort of a neat version of the game to have!

 

Until recently, I owned the German version of Flipper Slipper and provided NIAD with the info about my copy.  It too came with a US cartridge like your Super Cross Force, but it did also come with a full colour German manual.  I photographed the box and scanned the manual before I sold it but haven't cleaned the manual scans up.  Here are a few images anyway.

 

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 12:57 PM

Unboxing & Playing Sydney Hunter!



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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 2:13 PM

Unboxing & Playing Sydney Hunter!

 

Thanks!

Great video!  :cool:



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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:37 PM

So last night I was looking for some old photos of Walt Disney World and ended up coming across two pictures of me in my office at Virgin Games in the early 1990s.  You can clearly see what system I am showcasing in these photos and it just reminds me of how long I've been collecting for this system!

 

Sadly everything you see in these photos I sold when I flip-flopped from working on the west coast to the east coast (I took all my collection with me including about 30 arcade machines) and then back to the west coast again (by this point I was jaded and "checked out" with the games business and sold it all) and I didn't start collecting again until about a couple of years ago.  The very first post in this thread has the whole story....

 

Here I am proudly holding up the crown jewel of my collection and the system I would continue to be most interested in from childhood until today!

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This would apparently be me... um... biting a ColecoVision controller.  I'm not sure why, but if kids these days can be licking Nintendo Switch cartridges, why can't I bite a ColecoVision controller?   :P

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Part of me is sad to look at some of these photos and see the things I had in my collection that I sold. I also had 5 arcade games in this office as well that would have been behind the photographer: Space Invaders Deluxe, Star Castle, Donkey Kong, Tron, and Robotron and my office looked AWESOME with all the lights off and all the glow from the arcade machines.  Sad that I have no photos of that at all...

 

Ahh, those were the days...



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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:05 PM

Cool pics.  Did you take those pics with a 110 camera or something?   :)  Did you have an Adam computer too?



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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:14 PM

Cool pics.  Did you take those pics with a 110 camera or something?   :)  Did you have an Adam computer too?

 

I don't remember what kind of camera it was.  I honestly don't even remember these photos being taken!  But I most certainly do remember that office since it was my last one at Virgin and I was in it for a couple of years.  I did have an ADAM as well, but it would have been at home.  



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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 6:48 PM

Look what came in today!  This was a custom painted ColecoVision Expansion Module #3 shell painted black to match the original ColecoVision system!  It looks AMAZING!  Huge thanks to Milli Hicks for this! I love the silver painted Data Drive covers also.  The whole thing just looks how the ADAM Expansion Module *SHOULD* have looked from the beginning.  I'm not sure if this is something he's going to make more of, but i hope he does because it looks super cool!  

 

On a side note, this was my first time completely taking apart any ADAM hardware other than swapping out drives and it was super fun and easy to do!  I think it took me about an hour from start to finish getting everything moved over.  I'm sure someone with more experience can do it much quicker, but it wasn't difficult at all.  

 

He also did the keyboard and the controller holder.  Now I just need to find some keyboard stickers for the keys.  Shouldn't be too difficult to find.

 

Again, super huge thanks to Milli!  This really looks FANTASTIC! GREAT JOB!

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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 7:49 PM

fantastic.


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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:17 PM

Should be able to get some razor thin die cut adhesive letters and numbers for that keyboard on the cheap too. That would top it all off nicely.


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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:19 PM

Should be able to get some razor thin die cut adhesive letters and numbers for that keyboard on the cheap too. That would top it all off nicely.

 

That's the plan!



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Posted Thu Sep 7, 2017 8:40 PM

That looks quite nice indeed.  :)


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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 9:38 PM

Millie showed off this black Exp. Mod. #3 Memory Console and Keyboard in the Coleco ADAM Facebook Group and everyone was quite impressed with it as well. The only color choices that I question are the Data Drives and the Keyboard Keys... I think he should have gone all black with those as well.

 

A great option to use for discolored plastic components.



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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 9:52 PM

Millie showed off this black Exp. Mod. #3 Memory Console and Keyboard in the Coleco ADAM Facebook Group and everyone was quite impressed with it as well. The only color choices that I question are the Data Drives and the Keyboard Keys... I think he should have gone all black with those as well.

 

A great option to use for discolored plastic components.

 

I see your point with the data drives.  Having all one black unit would look cool, too.  I like the keys how they are though.  As it might look weird to have an all black keyboard, and at least now I'll get the stickers to put on the keys to make them look better.  Then again, I do have an all black Dell keyboard and it looks good, too.  Still, overall I really like this and think it's most like what the EM #3 should have looked like from the beginning! 



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Posted Fri Sep 8, 2017 9:57 PM

I have an all black HP keyboard, so I used that as a basis to form my opinion. Still looks cool and good luck with the key labels, especially some of the specialized keys... probably a custom job will be needed.



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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:08 PM

Some thoughts and gameplay on Sydney Hunter:



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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:25 AM

Some thoughts and gameplay on Sydney Hunter:

Everyday I try to win, but I fail too, lol.


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