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  1. Here’s an unlikely update: Today I unearthed what is likely to be my most historically significant find ever: A NOS Vectrex Kiosk, complete in original box. At the time this thread was created (or shortly thereafter), I was the unlikely owner of not one, but two Vectrex Kiosk. Both of which were discovered by dumb luck. As luck would have it, I once again stumbled across a Vectrex Kiosk last night. The listing had a picture of a now familiar Vectrex Kiosk base, but mentioned that it also came with another kiosk that was “brand new in the box.” I communicated with the seller, and by 10:00 am this morning, I was on the road. After around 2 hours, I arrived at the seller’s home. My first question to him was “Did you or a family member once work for Milton Bradley.” I of course knew the answer had to be yes before he responded, and his reply confirmed my suspicion. He lead me to the first of the two kiosk, this one being the base pictured in the ad. He didn’t recall where the top portion ended up. He then told me that the second, new kiosk was located at his mother’s home two minutes down the road. He jumped in my truck, and we drove to his mother’s house. In his mother’s basement was a large box labeled “One Vectrex Arcade System, Floor Display, #3800, GCE.” That straps had been cut, but the contents within had been left untouched. Everything is packed tightly in the Kiosk and wrapped in protective film and padding. The plexiglass door still has its covering. Having left his home, I returned to my home with what is now my third and fourth Vectrex Kiosk. All found in the wild, and all found within two and a half hours from my home. There are a few collectors with museum quality collections that I will likely reach out to and see what the best thing to do with it is. I’m supremely confident that another NOS example will never be discovered at this point, especially given what the previous owner had to say about it. Here’s a link to both kiosk. Not sure how to embed the images, so if someone else would like to for sake of preservation, please do. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BYJXePvKLHEobkfS8
  2. Haven't gotten a ton of interest, but I figured I'd bump it up one more time. I would also be interested in trades for certain pinball machines, candy cabs, or unreleased prototypes. +/- Cash either way depending on the deal.
  3. Good question! I'm located in Watertown MA, just outside of Boston. Replied! For anyone wondering, you're more than welcome to come by and check out the kiosk in person before purchasing. I'll have beers in the fridge when you arrive.
  4. That's a great question. I'm not actually sure what he spent, but I could certainly ask him. I have two arcade cabs arriving tomorrow from Anaheim CA, and the combine shipping for both machines was something like $480. These machines are 220 lbs each, and are far more substantial than this kiosk. I don't know how much that helps, but that might give you an idea. The real reason I'm selling is due to me getting more and more into pinball machines. The cost has become prohibitive at this point, so I need to part with some other parts of my collection.
  5. As much as it pains me to say it, it's time to start purging my Vectrex collection. I have every American released game CIB minus the box for the 3D imager (and Mr. Boston of course). Everything is in fantastic shape. I constantly purchased duplicate titles until I upgraded to my standards. I've been lucky enough to have had two original kiosk come through my hands over the years. One kiosk was a bit rough, and it has since been sold to Rick Weis. The second kiosk is in really prime shape, and has been the cornerstone of my collection for many years. It comes complete with assembly manual, and it does not have any major flaws. The plexiglass still had the original protective tape on it when I received it. I sold my last kiosk on AA, and I'd like to do the same with this one, I would be willing to ship as long as the buyer sets everything up, but I would certainly prefer local pickup. I plan on letting the rest of my games go once the kiosk has sold. Here are some pics: Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or would like to see additional photos.
  6. Oh, no doubt about it. Keep in mind that this lot of prototypes may be new to me, but I've owned many hundreds of prototypes spanning multiple platforms over the years. Judging by the large number of prototypes and the labels present on some of the carts/pcbs, I wouldn't doubt that there's something interesting in the mix.
  7. Thanks for the information my good man! I've had a few other Vectrex prototypes come through my hands in the past, but nothing like the lot that I uncovered here. I previously owned a Cosmic Chasm prototype as well as a Star Trek prototype, but I have since sold/traded them off. I've owned nearly every Vectrex game in prototype form at this point. I'm in the process of working out a deal to sell the games in one large lot to a fellow Vectrex collector. I'm selling them for waaaaaaay less than I what I could get for them, but I know that they'll be appreciated more with this new owner. He's the same guy that I sold off the previous two prototypes to, and someone I know I can trust. He's also great when it comes to dumping roms and the like, so I know they'll be in good hands. I did something similar when I sold off my spare Vectrex kiosk to Rick Wies. I actually sold it to him for less than what he offered simply because I knew he's take wonderful care of it. I'll be sure to take/post pics here of all the games before I send them off though so everyone here can check them out. If you have any other questions on any of the titles, I'll do my best to answer them here. I'll also sign up for your Vec forum when I get the chance as I'm still an avid Vectrex collector with what I consider to be a substantial collection.
  8. I just fired it up, and it does not appear to be the 3D version unfortunately. I haven't had the chance to compare it to my retail copy and compare for differences yet, but I will have time to do so over the weekend.
  9. This is a cross-post from Digital Press. I've gotten some great Vectrex/prototype information from here in the past though, and I figure you guys would be the be the ones to know. I recently purchased a large lot of Vectrex prototypes and I'm trying to find out how early they are in relation to their production counterparts. I've done some digging but have only been able to find years in which games were released and not actual dates. One prototype in particular, Pole Position, is dated 8-15-83. I've seen it listed as being released in 1983, but no actual reference to the month/day in which it hit shelves. I have about 15 or so prototypes I'm trying to get release dates for, so any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  10. This was shipped out to Rick Weis this morning. Rick is such a great dude that I actually sold the kiosk for less than what he had offered. I'm just glad to see it go to a deserving home.
  11. Rick, I am willing to ship for the right amount of money, I would just prefer to avoid it if possible. I have some experience shipping arcade cabs, so I could get it done. If you're seriously interested feel free to shoot me a PM and we'll see if we can work something out.
  12. I should mentioned that I'm located just outside of Boston MA.
  13. Hello fine people of AA! As of this past Sunday, I became the proud owner of not one but two Vectrex kiosk. I have owned a Vectrex kiosk for a few years now, and I stumbled across a second example at a flea market this past weekend. I was able to get a good deal for it, take some parts to further complete my existing kiosk (doorknob and manual), and now I want to pass the deal along to someone that would love it as much as I do. I'm taking offers at the moment, and I am not looking for eBay prices (if I were, it would be on eBay). I would like to have the transaction take place locally as shipping would be a pain due to both the cost and care needed. Here are some pictures: As you can see, there are cracks that run along the right side, and there are plenty of chips and dents. It's an excellent kiosk, but far from mint. Feel free to send me a message with your location along with your offer. Thanks!
  14. Erik is a total rockstar and an absolute pleasure to do business with. He pays quickly, and maintains contact throughout the duration of the transaction. He's someone I trust, and someone I would share a beer with. No complaints here.
  15. We are capable of reproducing copies of Virtual Hampster, but we would never think to add it to our list of reproductions. Not only is the game not complete enough to warrant a release, the intellectual copyright holders have threatened legal action against anyone selling copies of the game. See this thread over on Unseen 64 for details http://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/07/virtua-hamster-sega-32x-unreleased/
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