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All Things Vectrex (or, "The Vectrex Guy Has Left the Building")

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Yes you heard it...the reproduction overlay guy is closing out his collection!

 

Fear not...I'll still make overlays for those who request them from www.vectrexoverlays.com.

 

I'm debating selling my entire Vectrex collection in one swoop....here is what it includes:

  • Vectrex System - great condition
  • Two Controllers - both in great condition (one has a tighter spring than the other but even the "looser" spring is still very responsive)
  • Reproduction Light Pen from RecycledGamer
  • 3D Imager in excellent condition
  • MineStorm color wheel
  • VecMulti microSD card "Multicart" pre-loaded with almost every Vectrex Game you can think of
  • A complete set of 43 reproduction overlays (made by yours truly....still selling for $6.99 a piece at www.vectrexoverlays.com)
  • The last remaining reproduction kiosk display unit (also made by yours truly....originally sold for $400 a piece...only 9 more in existence)

So there it is....I'd love to hear your feedback on what you think a collection like this is worth, whether you think I'm crazy for letting it go, whether you want to buy it or know somebody who does....and how in the world you think I should ship a collection like this LOL!

 

Thanks for everybody's support of my overlay endeavor....it's been real, it's been fun, it's been real fun.

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I am glad you will continue selling reproduction overlays, I will be wanting to order some in the future.

It is sad to see a member of the small vectrex community leaving, though. Your kiosks look quite amazing!

Might I inquire to your reasoning behind selling it all off?

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I've recently acquired another 1980s "icon" that is demanding my attention these days....

My poor Vectrex collection has taken a back seat to this:

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I am glad you will continue selling reproduction overlays, I will be wanting to order some in the future.

It is sad to see a member of the small vectrex community leaving, though. Your kiosks look quite amazing!

Might I inquire to your reasoning behind selling it all off?

Thanks for the compliment! The kiosks were a really fun project...but turned out to be pretty cost prohibitive in the end. They took quite a long time to complete and the materials alone ended up costing over 60% of the selling price....factor in my time (while holding down my regular 9 to 5 job) and it turned out to be, once again, a labor of love.

 

Don't get me wrong...I'll always be a contributor to the Vectrex community through helping out those looking for repro overlays...I just can't operate it like a "business" with quick turnarounds on orders, etc. I just feel wrong owning this great collection of Vectrex items that so many people have difficulty tracking down...and it's all packed away in boxes for safe keeping right now.

 

To be honest...if I choose not to sell this collection, it will be because I've given it a new home in my office.....but that brings up a whole other issue of whether I trust such a collection to sit in my office unattended during the evenings and weekends.....can you tell I'm torn on what to do?!

 

...plus the price(s) have to be right for me to part with it...we all know what these things are worth and I'm not "urgently" trying to unload this...

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So I've gotten a couple inquiries. Thank you for that!! Here is where my mind is on the lot...

 

 

Based on recent eBay sales:

  • Vectrex System w/one controller - $250
  • Extra Controller - $65
  • Repro Light Pen - $20
  • 3D Imager - $450
  • VecMulti SD Flash Cart - $80
  • Kiosk $450
  • 43 Overlays @ $6.99/ea. - ~$300
  • TOTAL = ~$1,615

If purchased all together, I'm thinking of offering it for an even $1,500.

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Well I'm looking for a Vectrex now but I'd hate to see you give them up. I'd rather the people who own several start releasing them back to the market.

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