Was recommended to post to this forum from another member. Hopefully i picked the right sub forum for this post, if not mods please feel from to move it if possible. Hope you guys dont mind checking out my latest find!!
The imagination machine 2 is an unreleased console from the late 70s made by the company APF electronics. They started out in calculators before trying to compete in the video game market. Their first console/home computer was The Imagination Machine with an add on console. These are very hard to find and are rarely seen out in the wild.
A follow up release was planned, which was called The Imagination Machine 2. It contained the home computer and console inside one unit, but never released as the company went out of business before the IM2 went into mass production. Through my research I have only found two other known IM2 consoles to exist, but could not find a current location for them.
I was lucky enough to find and be able to purchase this amazing lot directly from the family of the president of APF Electronics, Steven Lipper. It contains the console, a bunch of games, two floppy drives, the BB-1 add on with cartridges, some demo games, 4 controllers, tv box, rf cables, tons of floppys, and some manuals, including whats most likely the only one still around, the IM2 Manual! I was also able to purchase one of their first calculators, the APF Mark-210. The one i got was a sample unit the company used, it was complete in the box and in basically mint condition.
I was able to test everything and it appears mostly everything is working correctly. Some small issues but nothing that i think can not be fixed.
I am a collector myself, but this is something that's a little far back then i like to collect for, so i am definitely thinking of selling this to someone who will give it a good home and appreciate it. I would prefer a private sale but will go the ebay route eventually if needed. Please feel free to PM if interested.
I have added an imgur album of pictures of everything and youtube linked 3 quick videos of it working. Please pardon the video quality as i usually don't make videos like this!