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#4114920 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:13 PM

I should have clarified that certain categories on Amazon the fees can be between 20%-25% for selling a new unique listing that is not in Amazon's regular catalog (That includes the credit card fees). However sometimes for mainstream high price items items like TV's and Blu-ray players that is sold by dozen of different dealers the fees are around 10% under ideal conditions (but then one loses money on the set shipping price which makes the fees more like 15%). 


When it comes to EBAY in prior posts I have said months ago around 15% fee for EBAY and around a 5.25% PAYPAL fee which equals around 20% total (I should have clarified that instead of saying 20%).  


Also the fees might be cheaper for some high volume sellers.


However forget about small individuals and companies selling on EBAY for a moment. In the ideal world if this CollectorVision system was popular enough the creators of the system might be able to make a big contract with Amazon directly or Walmart directly. The more resellers of the video game system the more systems that could be sold.   

You're talking like we're making a NES Classic alike console, wich is clearly not the case here
Also, we're not in 1982 anymore, the Colecovision is not as popular as any Nintendo systems, heck, even Atari and Intellivision is more popular, even nowadays. 

Now, that being said, I've already been approached to sell the CollectorVision Phoenix on Amazon
Will it happens? ..... probably, but I highly doubt it will change anything at the end of the day 

And that's EXACTLY why we know what we are doing here, a brand new system for a very niche market!  

So no worries, we got it all covered ;) :) 

#4112901 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:54 PM

Thanks Robb for doing this, I really appreciate! 

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#4112107 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:58 PM

I think Bagman is discontinued, theyd have to pay for more carts, manuals and boxes, which might lose them money. The idea behind the bonus Roms is it might not cost them much, they would likely release them eventually and the Roms would still be fairly secure until they decide to release the rom.


We're going to release more rom files over the next year 

#4111862 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 PM

Thanks. So this could potentially be a situation like the retron 77 which was US Only?


No, it won't be US only

And we're probably (surely) be able to ship from either US or Canada 

#4108876 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:53 PM

I get that, but 720p won't add to the cost because the FPGA you are using supports it, so its just a matter of writing a scaler that supports 720p.  No, its not an easy task, but we know it can be done. 


But....   Have we ever said we would never do it :?

Like Brian mentioned, it's quite possible it could be added down the road  ;)  :) 

#4108843 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:22 PM

If we were going to add all the features I would like to have, the console price would be around $350-$400 (still without controller) 

I still think $200 is a rather cheap considering what's included (F18A, SGM, over 10 games included, exclusive pack-in cartridge) 


We're also going to have (VERY NICE) development tools included for programmers out there 

#4103781 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sat Sep 1, 2018 6:03 PM

Just a joke that it looks like a real product and not a chameleon scam board


Got it, stupid me :P 

#4103662 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sat Sep 1, 2018 3:37 PM


So the DB9's go directly to the control board with no converter. Just curious about how the FPGA handles it. PS/2 is more than fine with me. :)


Take a look at this picture ;)

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#4103646 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sat Sep 1, 2018 3:19 PM

Let's make this clear once for all 

We're NOT going to use USB instead of PS/2 
Reason being is this would boost the price of the system and we feel like the PS/2 port will serve the console very well 

Plus we already have to pay for the HDMI liscence (wich is rather expensive!), cause yeah, you've to pay for the HDMI lisence if you want your system to be 100% legal (I'm looking at you, ....NT!)   :twisted: 



#4102943 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:11 PM

A more updated look of the Phoenix

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#4101764 Starcom video, info?

Posted by retroillucid on Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:40 PM

The more I think about this game the more questions I have about its release (This is probably more targeted towards JF and Toby) since it is before my time.


Why were there only 30 copies released?  Were there just not as many people in the ColecoVision community back then?  Was it made just to be more "limited" and create a collectable?  It seems like a game like this could sell a lot more copies if released today.  Has the ColecoVision community really grown that much between 2012 - 2018?  I'm fortunate enough that someone here sold me their copy when I first started collecting but I kind of feel bad for people who are just getting into the hobby now and would like a CIB copy.  Do you think that at some point maybe CollectorVision will go back and re-release some of these back catalog titles, or maybe at least let someone else do a run of official "reproductions" of them?


I think it would be cool to have more copies of stuff like this available to newer people in the community or anyone who missed out on the first run, but that's just me...  It's a good game!  I wish more people could play it!


At that time, CollectorVision was a one-man operation

30 copies for the 30th anniversary of the Colecovision 


We're not going to make more of these, I would rather prefer to created a StarCom Plarformer and Shmup type game


Although, I'm going to release the rom file as soon as the Phoenix System is out, so people could at least give it a try  :) 


BTW: The box of the game was made to look similar to those StarCom toy box  

#4100736 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:42 AM

While I think it's great that the list already looks amazing and apparently it will continue to grow, please be sure to keep as many titles as you can limited to cartridge releases in your store so we can continue to repay you for your generosity by buying more CIB homebrews! You're already including 10 games, which is at least a $500 value based on the store prices.  And for that I thank you!   :-D  


No worries, we do have plenty of other projects going on  :) 

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#4099807 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:59 PM


Cool . By chance would that Zombie Near be that upgraded one that never made it out on cart ? 


Yep, it is!  :) 

#4099784 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:29 PM

Here's a sneak peak of some of the built-in digital games included with the CollectorVision Phoenix Video Game System

Even more to come!


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#4097744 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by retroillucid on Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:23 PM

Official announcement!

CollectorVision & Opcode have come to an agreement!

The SuperGame Module (SGM) is going to be built-in our system and officially lisenced by Opcode!

That mean, the CollectorVision Phoenix is going to support ALL ColecoVision games, including the SGM games!

More informations here: