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    Aquarius Computer, Odyssey 2, PS3, Switch, plus some other systems

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  1. Yeah, I can try to get you some. I’d like to dump it soon eventually as well, I just haven’t really gotten around to it.
  2. Yeah I used to see them pretty often a couple years ago but they don’t really appear anymore. Good that you got one!
  3. Geekvintage as a whole is no longer being maintained by top dog. That being said, the entire serial number database is archived on the Wayback machine here: http://web.archive.org/web/20190112215714/http://www.geekvintage.com/mattel-aquarius-serial-number-db.php I personally have had plans for a while now to attempt to make a “database 2.0” that would include these archived SNs. If I ever get around to that, then I’ll post here about it. Though, I do know someone who’ll probably end up getting around to it before I do.
  4. Yeah... I'm kinda kicking myself for not going after it. Would've been a very nice addition to my Aquarius Collection.
  5. Oh! That's some unreleased software that was supposed to be accompanied by some special hardware. So, it doesn't really do much. The intended purpose is for it to allow your Aquarius to control other electronics in your house, like for example, lighting. Someone modified a TRS-80 Plug N Power device to work with the other, dumped, prototype, and it actually functions!
  6. I joined AtariAge specifically to talk about the Aquarius because as you know, there aren't very many communities for it. It's also my personal favorite system to collect for. So, I think it's about time I show off my Mattel/Radofin collection. It's not a complete collection, but it's got quite a few rare and obscure pieces. I am, however, only missing three more carts. First off, the Aquarius computer it self. This particular Aquarius is the Mattel variant, but I've also got a Radofin variant (not pictured). Next up, my Aquarius related literature and the Aquarius value pack. All of the items pictured here took quite a bit of time to find. With those out of the way, here's some more hardware. The Mini-Expander is practically brand new, which is always nice. Pictured are also two Data Recorder variants. The standard Mattel recorder, and the Kronos Europea variant. Now, we'll get to some more of the exciting stuff, starting with the 4-Color Printer (and of course, the regular printer). I looked for this printer for many, many years, and I finally won an auction back in December! Very happy to have crossed that one off my list. It's mostly complete. It's got the printer itself, manual, and (obviously) the box. It is however missing the styrofoam, printer connection cable, and pens. I'm not too pressed to get those though given the rarity of the actual 4-Color Printer. Next, my Aquarius cassette tapes. This is one of my favorite parts of the collection. The artwork on these are very nice, and they're quite a challenge to find (though, not as hard to find as some of the cartridges). I've got most of the Add-On Electronics tapes. I believe I'm only missing a few of that companies releases. For me, the star of the photo would be the Diamond Mine cassette. I only know of one other copy (which I believe belongs to Stupus). Of course, we did also get a new Aquarius Homebrew (Aquariworm), which is nice to see more life in the system. Anyway, here's the group picture. Next, the Memory Modules, and the big-box Aquarius software. The 32K was extremely difficult to find, similar to the 4-Color Printer. The big-box software also has a Radofin-variant of FinForm. I know technically the Modem isn't software, but it's box is a similar size to the others, so I figured I'd include it in this photo. Next up, the games and misc. software. The most notable pieces here are Zero-In, Melody Chase, and the Command Console prototype. Everything is CIB, however the Zero-In and Melody Chase are missing controller overlays (Keyboard overlays are present though). I'm alright with that though. Also pictured are the excellent Aquaricart and Unofficial 32K Memory! As for Radofin variants, the Astrosmash duplicate is a Radofin variant. So, that's my Aquarius collection! I'm far from done with system, and I'm always looking for more Aquarius items. My goal is to have a complete worldwide Aquarius cartridge set (currently missing 3 carts), and as many cassette tapes, hardware, and literature as I can find. Let me know what you think!
  7. Anyone know what the deal is with this Aquarius’s serial number? It appears to just be a 0. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Mattel-Electronics-Aquarius-Computer-in-Original-Box/274411888173?hash=item3fe4391e2d:g:rQwAAOSw3e1e-Qjg EDIT: very rare Aquarius, it’s the 6th one made now that I look at it closer. Also, the keyboard is red, but that maybe a user modification.
  8. I can’t tell you I bought it new, but I can tell you that they were indeed released in the states. Along with my 32K Memory, I received a New Worlds sales sheet, in which the customer wrote notes about many products. They wrote down the Bentley Industries address in California, and the rest of the notes detail various things about Aquarius items they had asked Bentley about. From the notes I can tell you when this order was placed, 32K Memory, and Space Speller were available to order from Bentley. Melody Chase, Chess, Extended Basic, Zero-In are all mentioned on the sales sheet, but there’s no notes written by the customer for those, so I can’t tell you if they were available. I doubt they were ever available at a retail store though. I think it’s probably mail-order only.
  9. Looking good. (Though, I’m not sure how much the picture of actual worms fits on the front of the cassette)
  10. I figure I'd like to update this occasionally as we get new information, and try to keep it the most up to date list around. So, here's version 2.0, with some new additions. As with the other one, if you have missing info, please let me know. Enjoy. Aquarius Computer Collecting List 2.0.xlsx
  11. Are you still offering BL-Bird on cartridge? I would be interested (especially if the price mentioned in the forum is still the case.)!
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