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Mr. Bland's Handhelds

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I reached a collecting goal of mine, pretty proud and wanted to share. I posted on the Lynx forum but thought I'd share over here too... since this is the place for it....

 

I don't have a room to store and display my collection (4 boys take a lot of room) so I had to lay claim to some shelves. Wife is pretty patient with me, not too much fuss over the public display.

 

Here is an overview:

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As you can tell I am really into handhelds. The main reason these days is that I love retro-gaming but am always so busy I never have a chance to sit and play. My chances come mostly in the car, or at Tae Kwon Do class, or any of the dozens of other things I find myself running my boys off to. Down times at work can be some fun momments too.

 

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My Lynx I, my first Lynx purchase. I love this device. It feels good in my hands, screen looks great, just a good solid device. I really only use the Lynx II for the flash cart or for multiplayer games.

 

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My Marlboro Lynx. I have mixed feeling on this one. I love the history and rarity, but I wish they had done a better job making them. It looks like red paint with sticker letters. When I first saw one I thought for sure it was a fake but after a little research it turns out they really did just do a shoddy job making them.

 

Here without too much ado is the rest of my Lynx games.

 

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I keep the games themselves separate in a binder. Origanally I kept them all in GameBoy cases in a backpack, but that didn't work very well. So I copied Smeghead and put all the carts in baseball cardholders with velcro to seal the tops.

 

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If there is anything you want to take a closer look at, I'll pull it out and retake a photo of what ever you are curious about.

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Here are my other handhelds. These I just keep the games that my boys and I enjoy playing, the Lynx is the only one I went all out on.

 

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Well that's it for now. Thanks for looking,

 

Mr. Bland

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awesome Lynx stuff, love the PITS

you got the battery pack with the Nomad?

Thanks, yes I have the battery pack. That thing chews through batteries fast. Fortunately I have an endless supply of free batteries (a lot of one time use devices at work that I recycle batteries from).

 

I really enjoy the Nomad, I think Sega did a nice job designing it. My favorite feature is the ability to plug in a regular Genesis controller for second player action. There have been a lot of Street Fighter competitions on that thing. The TV connection is also a nice feature that I don't use much.

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Thanks, I am going to have to come up with some more shelf space soon (I hope). I am looking for an Entex Adventure Vision, I have been reading up on it and I think I like it almost as much as the Lynx (sacrilege :-o ). Hopefully it won't cost my first born son to get.. who would I play with then??

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I reached another milestone, all boxes and manuals :D Thought I would celebrate with some pics. I have a couple of new additions too.

 

Overview of standard boxes

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Closeups

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The boxes with plastic still on them I had a very hard time with the glare.

 

Here are some VHS type cases. The one on the right is one of my new additions, nothing to brag about but something different.

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And some large box variations,

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Here are some plastic cases. I believe these all originate from Video 61

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CD cases, I think most of these are from Songbird Productions

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I had a real hard time photographing these. The only way to reduce the glare to an acceptable levels was to shoot at an angle.

 

Here are some hard orange cases, I know at least some of these are produced by Lars

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These are my favorite cases, Lynxman is responsible for at least a couple of these

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Another new new addition

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Now I did already have Bitchy, but I had only the cart. So I traded that one away and got this complete one.

 

Another new addition

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This is one that was produced by Nimtene when Yastuna 2 was first released

 

This is the cart for "Lynx invades Japan" in the VHS type case

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I have a couple new handhelds too

 

Virtual Boy

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and the Entex Adventure Vision

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well this one I can't provide a picture of yet. Afraid it is off for repairs, hopefully I'll have it back in mint condition soon (fingers crossed)

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Well the Entex Adventure Vision it turns out is unrepairable, I am in the process of trading it for use as parts. That was a bit depressing, but I have some really fun additions to my collection that more than make up for it.

 

I have several I want to share with you guys, so I'll save the best for last. First up are some game watches:

 

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my 5 yr old son asked for a new Mario game for Christmas, problem was that we already had every Mario game made... or so I thought. I remembered these game watches from when I was younger and bought him the Mario Bros 3 watch on the far left. Once I got started though I couldn't stop so I bought the seven yr old the Donkey Kong watch (second from left) the 3 yr old the Game Boy watch (it is a racing game) and me the Tetris watch.... Oh who am I kidding they are all for me, but I'll let them play with them ;)

 

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Here is a photo of all my watches so far:

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So here is a "new to me" Super Nintendo Console...

 

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or is it?

 

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So this is a portable Super Nintendo that is still fully functional as a home console. I had the Portable Retro Duo already but I hated the poor build quality, so when I ran across this I snatched it up. It is built nice and solid, beautiful screen and while I haven't teasted the full life of the batteries, they seem to last forever. Ergonomics aren't ideal, but what do you expect when it is a home console by day portable by night?... or maybe that is actually the other way around...

 

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Here is my SNES collection so far:

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Street Fighter is the one that gets the most play time. My seven year old can really kick some butt!

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Now here is what I am excited about. My Vectrex!! 25 games (26 counting the builtin game), 20 original overlays, 3 controllers, 1 dust cover and the 3-D imager. Only thing I'm really after now for it is the light pen.

 

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Some close-ups :D

 

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Well that's it for now. I have some exciting additions coming up, but I probably won't have them in my hands for a couple months yet.

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Awesome sauce!! I have never even gotten to play a Lynx before, but I see one in my future. First of all, the one game I have to have every single version of is Klax and I see there are three variants to find. What the heck kind of game is Bitchy?

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That's some great stuff, Mr. Bland. Thanks for sharing!

 

Thanks for looking :)

Awesome sauce!! I have never even gotten to play a Lynx before, but I see one in my future. First of all, the one game I have to have every single version of is Klax and I see there are three variants to find. What the heck kind of game is Bitchy?

 

Glad I could be of some assistance with your Klax collection ;)

 

Now is a great time to get into the Lynx! Some fun things are coming up, several homebrew games are in the works, a new LCD screen replacement mod is in the works, and Checkered Flag is in the HighScoreClub this month... what more could you ask for??

 

Bitchy is a homebrew adult (scantily clad, not nude) puzzle game that was released as part of a contest. It was made by Rygar, the biggest Lynx fan I know of. His collection radiates with the kind of glory to which mine will never attain :lust:

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This collection is beautiful! Definitely one worth bragging about. Such a cool collection for a guy named MrBland ;)

Thanks, it is as fun as it is beautiful ;)

I like the japanese atari lynx boxes. Do you have more of those?

I like them a lot too. It is neat to see the graphical differences which I guess are based on cultural preferences. Unfortunately those are the only ones I have. The Japanese version are real hard to come by.

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That Donkey Kong watch... do you remember where that came from? In the mid 90's, there was a cereal box promotion for something similar. I sent some box tops and a check early on, but it was sent back with a letter explaining they were out of them by that time. :(

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So here is a "new to me" Super Nintendo Console...

 

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or is it?

 

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So this is a portable Super Nintendo that is still fully functional as a home console. I had the Portable Retro Duo already but I hated the poor build quality, so when I ran across this I snatched it up. It is built nice and solid, beautiful screen and while I haven't teasted the full life of the batteries, they seem to last forever. Ergonomics aren't ideal, but what do you expect when it is a home console by day portable by night?... or maybe that is actually the other way around...

 

Ha! I love it, partly because of it's sheer impracticality as a portable.. Does the screen run still when you output it to a TV? Does it have a real power supply or battery only? (OH and can you use a controller while using it as a "portable"? Or is it the controls on the bottom only?)

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That Donkey Kong watch... do you remember where that came from? In the mid 90's' date=' there was a cereal box promotion for something similar. I sent some box tops and a check early on, but it was sent back with a letter explaining they were out of them by that time. :(

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It is a Nelsonic game watch. I believe I saw them for sale in Kmart back in the day. I've bought two more I need to post, Qbert and Zelda. I love these watches. When it comes to actual gameplay the best is Tetris.I actually spent an enjoyable hour waiting in the doctor's office playing my watch :)

Ha! I love it, partly because of it's sheer impracticality as a portable.. Does the screen run still when you output it to a TV? Does it have a real power supply or battery only? (OH and can you use a controller while using it as a "portable"? Or is it the controls on the bottom only?)

There is a switch to turn the screen off when you hook it to the tv, it has rechargable battery packs and a power supply. All the controller ports work both as a console and a portable. The player one slot disables the built in controller when you plug in a controller.

 

It is definitely not a pocket portable, but my boys and I use it in the car all the time. As stated before though it is not very ergonomic and can be a real pain if you try to use the "shoulder" buttons.

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