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#1 fdr4prez ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2018 10:48 PM

I was searching eBay for some more Jakks plug-n-play joysticks and paddle systems when I stumbled on two listings for a pre-order Blaze Joystick that looks very similar to the Jakks version, and a pre-order for a Blaze Handheld unit.

 

http://blazeretro.com/

 

 

The ebay listings say they are from Australia.  If you go to their site and click "read more", they sell through a UK site.

 

Unfortunately, their site says "This product is only available to purchase outside of the US/NA regions"

 

Overall they are more pricey than the older Jakks version, but there are more games included.

 

They have some neat t-shirts, too.

 

Has anyone heard of these guys before?

 

 

 

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#2 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 12:07 PM

I was searching eBay for some more Jakks plug-n-play joysticks and paddle systems when I stumbled on two listings for a pre-order Blaze Joystick that looks very similar to the Jakks version, and a pre-order for a Blaze Handheld unit.
 
http://blazeretro.com/
 
 
The ebay listings say they are from Australia.  If you go to their site and click "read more", they sell through a UK site.
 
Unfortunately, their site says "This product is only available to purchase outside of the US/NA regions"
 
Overall they are more pricey than the older Jakks version, but there are more games included.
 
They have some neat t-shirts, too.
 
Has anyone heard of these guys before?
 
 
 
blaze-joystick.jpg
 
blaze-handheld.jpg


Yeah the portable is something that people preordered quite a while back. I think it was suppose to come out in December of last year, then February, and I think most recently June.

It is another example of an Atari product not making the light of day. I wouldn't preorder until it makes it out. The joystick I have no clue.

#3 Jumpman1981 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:04 PM


 The joystick I have no clue.

 

The Stick did come out, and from what I've heard it's your standard Plug and Play, nothing spectacular but gets the job done. 



#4 fdr4prez ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:01 PM

 

The Stick did come out, and from what I've heard it's your standard Plug and Play, nothing spectacular but gets the job done. 

 

The site says pre-order and stock will be in August.

 

I am curious on how awkward it would be to use the secondary fire button on top of the stick.

 

Unfortunately they don't want to ship to US/NA region, and the price is kind of high.



#5 Tanooki OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:01 PM

I don't know if this is coincidence or not, but in the UK blaze was the overriding seller branding name put on some atgames devices such as the SMS/GG combo unit and some earlier of the genesis stuff too.  I haven't kept up with it having no reason but it was that many years ago, so maybe it's the same group doing their old shell over some common guts.

 

Just a little proof -- https://segaretro.org/Blaze_Europe


Edited by Tanooki, Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 PM.


#6 sflimey OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 8, 2018 7:34 PM


Just got my Blaze Atari 2600 handheld, powered it on, played a game and then of course broke out the screwdriver. Heres pictures of the internals.

 

 

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Has an unexposed micro usb connector. Once I get home I'll hook it up and see what I get.


Edited by sflimey, Thu Nov 8, 2018 7:35 PM.


#7 sflimey OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 8, 2018 8:43 PM

The USB port is wired up enough to power the device. Attaching it to both a Mac or PC does not show it as a mountable device though.



#8 foft OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:40 PM

I just got the joystick. Its based on the allwinner F1C100.

http://dl.linux-sunxi.org/F1C100/

Will have to work out how to load other software... Has anyone here tried yet?

#9 foft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:50 AM

Not looking promising for hacking!

See the notes on f series here:
http://linux-sunxi.o...nner_SoC_Family

Will have to try to find Melis rtos info...

#10 foft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:51 AM

Although: https://www.phoronix...NIV-ARM9-Kernel

https://github.com/Icenowy/sunxi-jtag

Edited by foft, Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:00 AM.


#11 teller OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:36 PM

I can mount the ATARI handheld on windows 10 while powered with batteries via usb-micro slot. The device is called "ProtectExecuter". The drive is only 60kb big and inside there is a file called "setting.bin". I opened that file with HxD and there is the following text:

d:\apps\

While USB attached on the display there is a text in chinese which means something like "usb not connected...".

 

setting.bin

https://www.dropbox....v6g/setting.bin

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Edited by teller, Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:32 PM.


#12 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:54 PM

It's on Amazon, decent price:
https://www.amazon.c... retro handheld

later
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#13 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 2:41 PM

I just bought one, I like it a lot, looks very neat.

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#14 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:28 PM

And..I bought this.

 

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