Looks interesting, and I like the cabinet. Amusing to see Berzerk and Frenzy in the background at the beginning of the video. Hopefully there will be a few of these to play at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo in October.
I agree with Robb on this, the Coleco and ColecoVision names by themselves are not going to sell this system. The ColecoVision Flashback is a great example of this. A self-contained "ColecoVision" console with 60-built in games, two controllers, and it even included overlays! Bearing the colorful ColecoVision logo and priced far less than this new CollectorVision system, and it had distribution in major stores and online retailers. And it still didn't succeed, which is obvious given it was only produced for a single year.
There are quite a few "clone" consoles out there for different platforms. Look at how many NES and SNES clones there are. How many of these NES/SNES clones actually contain "Nintendo", "NES" or "SNES" in their name? None, probably. Look at Hyperkin's RetroN consoles, several different consoles sharing that base name, names have nothing to do with the original consoles. Even the new RetroN 77 is an Atari 2600 console without "Atari" or "2600" in the name, and I'm sure Hyperkin will sell a ton of them.
I also agree with Robb that most enthusiasts who are "plugged in" to the ColecoVision scene, and those who will be the first to buy a new ColecoVIsion console, are either here on AtariAge or on one of the major ColecoVision Facebook pages or groups. They are the ones who will help spread the word about this system and help to make it a success. Given the "success" of the ColecoVision Flashback, I do think it will be difficult to sell a $200 system to the "masses" who long ago have moved beyond these old consoles we still admire. But there should be enough people outside the hobby who will be interested in a new, cartridge-based ColecoVision that will allow CollectorVision to sell a reasonable number of them. Especially if the larger gaming news websites pick up on it (and certainly some of them will).
I dont know the permissions setup on this forum software but it might be possible to let users delete their topics in just that free thread
or just once a quarter or half year or so a mod go in and delete the gone thread's ... not like they take up a bunch of space outside of images
IMO its not that big of a deal, its not like the other subforums where information is good forever, its just like the marketplace
Unfortunately, permission to delete posts and/or topics belongs to the user group the user belongs to, and is not fine-grained enough where I can specify which forums users can delete posts in. It would have to be a moderator or admin to come through periodically and clean them up. Like you said, it's not that big of a deal, and the space they take is not an issue at all.
Good idea. No way to subscribe though. Still, that should work just fine.
You would be able to subscribe to the forum, and anytime someone starts a new thread, you'll get a notification. You could also subscribe to individual threads if someone is posting items you are interested in. You can setup "View New Content" to view new posts from specific forums (such as all the Marketplace forums), but that's a bit of work since you'd want to change it back to how you normally use "View New Content"..
The new forum software we'll be running soon will let you create multiple filters for "View New Content", name them, and save them. You can then quickly choose exactly what you want to see. So you could setup "New Marketplace Posts" and just show posts from all the Marketplace forums. Or even a single forum such as "Free Games and More".