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  1. 9 hours ago, vrocko said:

    Good grief! 30+? Well did you at least sell them or give them to others so they can enjoy them like the rest of us? Wow I just couldn't imagine having that many but you are the Songbird founder so you probably had access to many and may have used them for development, modding, testing, etc.  


    He has been a vendor for well over 20 years, so it could have been inventory stock back when they could be had for $30 NIB.


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  2. Bought a loose G1 Megatron from someone here at AA like 8 years ago, as well as a G1 Shockwave in the box.


    I also have the Masterpiece Megatron, have never taken it out of the box.


    But that robotic Optimus Prime - I am so tempted by that, holy cow it looks awesome!


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  3. Guess I should have an Atariage badge or something - I ran into Dauber a few times because I recognized him, but sorry @frankodragon that I didn't run into you, or @Nateo, that I also know I met at past shows. 


    Oh, and also thanks Carl @Songbird, as he let me pick up my Asteroite order in person, since he had them there.


    Great time overall, my CoCo ran for another 20 hours without incident, not bad for a 35 year old machine!



  4. On 4/24/2022 at 1:13 PM, Turbo-Torch said:


    Lol.  I have a nephew who's only 4 years younger than me.  I remember being at his birthday party when he was turning 13.  He was expecting an NES, but my sister and brother-in-law cheaped out* and bought got him a 7800 instead.

    The look on his face was priceless when he unwrapped it.  He was always a super nice kid and it was one of those deals where he was trying his best to look excited and appreciative while not crying at the same time.  His friends' smiles turned to instant frowns as the giftwrap came off.

    Sorry, no SMB for you, you get Pole Position II instead woohoo!  



    That's similar to my first time seeing a 7800.  A cousin got it for Christmas, when we already had NES at home.  "What the heck is this, a new Atari?  It kind of sucks!"  I don't think I knew the 7800 existed when we already had an NES.


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  5. Atari 2600 owning kids (like me) saw Super Mario Brothers, Zelda and others, and were completely blown away.  It was an amazing graphics and sound improvement.  I was even familiar with with Colecovision and Intellivision games, and the Nintendo was way better than all of them.


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  6. 31 minutes ago, BassGuitari said:

    This thread is older than Private Eye was when this thread was created.


    I need to lie down.

    My favorite "old" fact is to say Star Trek the Next Generation is way older than the original series was when TNG came out.  (67 vs 87)


    But in relation to the topic, I found this doc that I saved years ago, not a map, but maybe it is helpful.  I've never tried it.  Pretty sure I got it here, it's dated 2009.




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  7. 9 hours ago, sm3 said:

    I recently installed one in a CoCo3. Works great! Just be aware you have to cut 2 resistors on your PCB for it.

    I think they were capacitors, if I remember my upgrade process with an original board 30 something years ago...  :)

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