Category Archives: Retro Video Games

VINTAGE ELECTRONIC FOOTBALL GAME

sears electronic football

This Sears brand Offense Defense Football 1980 vintage electronic handheld video game is barely used and complete in original box with all packaging and instructions. It is a re-branded version of the Entex Football 3, identical except for the new cream-color shell and the text. It is amazingly clean, looks brand new, and has been tested and works. A slight glitch I noticed was the power off/auto/manual switch sometimes needs a slight jiggle to turn the game on, and it happens with both the auto and manual settings. Once it's on, it stays on. I tested the read more

APPLE MACINTOSH PLUS COMPUTER

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This warm gray platinum color vintage Apple Macintosh Plus is from May of 1987, still works great and is complete with additional software titles and extras.

The original retail price for this complete Macintosh Plus package was $2,599.00...that's over $5,000.00 today by inflation standards!

The Macintosh Plus, grandchild to the original 128k Apple Macintosh, has a "blazing fast" 1MB of memory and is upgradable to a whopping 4MB! PC World listed the Macintosh Plus at number 4 on its list of top 25 personal computers of all time, and it was the longest selling Apple computer, staying on the market for over 5 years. This particular system is in excellent condition. Included is everything listed in the original packing slip (save for the keyboard cable, which is a brand new replacement...thank you eBay!). Along with the processor unit with built-in 9" screen and power cord, the set includes the keyboard with phone handset-style cord, mouse controller, SCSI 3.5" external floppy drive, System Tools disk, Macintosh Tour disk, Utilities disk with instruction manual, full-length Macintosh Plus user manual with separate quick-start guide, warranty card, packing slip and advertisements/brochures. In addition, this Macintosh Plus includes the original Mac Paint software (100% complete in box with sealed instruction manual!), Mac Write software with instruction manual, and an Apple software sampler disk. There are also some non-original disk software copies, including Mac Draw, Super Paint, Cricket Graph, and, last, but not least, the action-packed video game classic Dark Castle, which was made available in just about every computer and game console format in the mid '80s. Disks are stored in a handy Disk File 3 with custom Apple logo sticker. An Apple ImageWriter printer was purchased later, but was lost sometime after storing the computer away. The original instruction manual, power cord, and attachment cord still remain and will be included just for fun. Finally, there are a series of disks that may or may not have data on them. We don't know which program opens them, and the error message just calls them unreadable and gives an option to format them. Two of them are labeled Entertainment Games Disk 1 and 2, so I was especially disappointed to see this error message when I inserted them (someone with a bit more knowledge or free time than me should be able to figure it out). The rest of the software has been individually tested and is all working perfectly (there are plenty of actual screenshots below). Cosmetically, this Macintosh Plus is in beautiful, museum quality condition. There are a couple of faint scuffs here and there, but nothing at all that detracts from the appearance. There is only one real flaw with the entire system...the battery compartment. The rear of the unit has a small compartment that, when opened for the first time in 25 years, revealed a gross 4.5v battery. You may wonder, as I did, why in the world is there a battery in the first place? Well, it powers the internal clock (!), but probably not now, because the one terminal is corroded and the other terminal snapped off with when the battery was removed. It in no way affects the performance of the computer, but, if desired, someone with intermediate electrical skills should be able to fix it. This Macintosh Plus is surprisingly fast, familiar and easy to use and a fun way to get back to your computing roots! This model is now sold, but other working Macintosh Plus computers can be found on eBay! read more

KAYPRO II CP/M COMPUTER with MANUALS SOFTWARE PRINTER ETC.

kaypro II portable computer

Following the Osborn I, the Kaypro II was the world's second portable computer, manufactured in 1982 by Non Linear Systems. It used a CP/M 2.2 operating system (and loyally continued to use it long after all the other manufacturers went DOS). The Kaypro II was actually the first computer released by Kaypro, and was given the "II" because of the current popularity of the Apple II...ridiculous, but true. It is technically a "portable" computer meant to be carried around like a suitcase, and after the first laptop was released, this fell into a new category called "luggable". It quickly crushed the competition upon its release, but was, in turn crushed by the IBM PC and the Mac, and finally dissolved completely in 1992. The Kaypro II really is a piece of computing history. read more

MC HAMMER LCD VIDEO GAME

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CAN YOU KEEP UP WITH THE LEGEND OF RAP?! This super-rare MC Hammer U Can't Touch This LCD video game from Tiger Electronics is still sealed in the original package! This vintage LCD handheld was manufactured in 1991, and I think it should be in the running for one of the most ridiculous video games ever. Here's the description from the back of the box (possibly written by someone whose first language was not English): You're jamming, you're rapping, you're moving to the beat with the one and only MC Hammer. Can you keep up with the legend of rap? Can you possibly create some dance steps of your own that Hammer himself would be proud to call his own? You have three modes of dance action to choose from...so rap to the beat and beat the rap and do your moves! The game is brand new inside the blister pack. The clear plastic packaging has yellowed from age and has a couple of cracks in the sides. The game is a standard Tiger-size game measuring 5 inches x 4.25 inches x 1 inch. read more

WICO COMMMAND CONTROL JOYSTICK KEYPAD FOR ATARI 5200

wico command control keypad

This vintage Wico command control numeric keypad for the Atari 5200 video game system is guaranteed to give you "arcade fever" when used in conjunction with the popular Wico analog joystick model 50-1043. It works just like the standard Atari 5200 keypad and is designed to hold the plastic game overlays. It also has three separate buttons for game start, reset and pause. It is in flawless condition and does not appear to have been used. The original box is included, but does show moderate damage. "arcade owners pay thousands of dollars for games with Wico controls. Doesn't your Atari 5200 deserve the same quality?" Apparently, a few folks thought so, because this Wico Command Control sold at auction to the highest bidder. read more

Heiwa Vintage Pachinko Machine

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Heiwa Sumo Wrestlers Vintage Pachinko Machine

From one of the largest Japanese manufacturers of pachinko games, this Heiwa vintage pachinko machine has a very colorful design of two Sumo wrestlers and is equipped with a color LCD animated display. It is probably one of the cooler retro-looking vintage pachinko machines you will come across today, and is truly an electro - mechanical work of art unto itself. The graphics jump across the room and smack you! This Heiwa vintage pachinko machine includes approximately 160 Japanese marked parlor balls. The pachinko machine was professionally wired for a standard 110 household outlet. This Heiwa pachinko game has one major problem: the electronic box that controls the throttle is missing! There is just an empty space with loose wires and connectors. The pachinko game will not shoot the balls without this piece of equipment. Otherwise, it's in excellent cosmetic condition (besides some dust) and it still powers on. Date of manufacture is unknown, maybe late '80s Heiwa? Fortunately, someone was apparently able to restore this missing part, because it sold after a few weeks. It really is no wonder, as this vintage pachinko machine has beautiful, bold colors and intricate graphics. It would look great just sitting around with the cute little cartoon graphics displaying on the LCD screen, the loud and crazy plastic parts and the simply stunning graphics. read more

VTECH COMPUTER INSTRUMENT

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VTECH COMPUTER INSTRUMENT 

THIS VINTAGE 1981 VTECH LESSON ONE ELECTRONIC LEARNING AID HAS TEN DIFFERENT LEARNING ACTIVITIES PROGRAMMED AND A SEVEN-DIGIT LED DISPLAY. IT INCLUDES A MELODY MAKER MUSIC PROGRAM AND IT COULD CERTAINLY BE A CANDIDATE FOR TINKERING AND CIRCUIT BENDING. A CIRCUIT-BENT LESSON ONE WOULD MAKE A GREAT EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT. THE ITEM WAS BARELY USED AND IS STILL IN BEAUTIFUL CONDITION WITH NO VISIBLE WEAR. IT HAS BEEN STORED IN IT'S ORIGINAL BOX FOR DECADES AND INCLUDES THE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOK AND VTECH ELECTRONIC TOY CATALOG. RUNS ON 6 "C" BATTERIES OR CAN BE POWERED BY OPTIONAL UNIVERSAL AC ADAPTOR. read more

NISHIJIN PACHINKO MODEL B VINTAGE 1970s

nishijin pachinko model b

This vintage 1970s Nishijin Pachinko machine is an all original Model B Super DX.

We found this vintage Nishijin pachinko machine, titled My Life, covered in filth at a VFW yard sale.

We loved the weird gardening theme, and since it had some original pachinko balls inside, we knew we had to rescue it (despite its size and weight!). We dragged it home and began to meticulously clean decades of dust and cigarette tar out of the many cracks and crevices. We thought we would need to replace the ugly wood slats that hold the machine upright, but we learned that these slats are original...added to the imported Japanese machines at the reconditioning factory before being sold to consumers.we then focused on the interior. All the mechanisms on this Nishijin pachinko were jammed up, and there was a cut electrical cord wired to the lighting system. After finding a couple of helpful websites and a couple of great youtube videos, we were able to reset the mechanisms properly. We also learned that these vintage pachinko machines are usually wired to run on one of those big 6 volt flashlight batteries. After a trip to Radio Shack to buy fresh bulbs, fuses and battery, we had all the mechanisms, lights and bells operating smoothly. The restoration was a complete success…the designs were still colorful and the backing board was still bright and clean. The game showed some wear and tear, but overall still in excellent condition. Included were 251 vintage pachinko balls in at least eight different varieties and the original Pachinko Palace cardboard ball box that collects balls at the bottom rear of the machine. We believe this pachinko's title is My Life and it has an unusual design of a gardener with a white beard watering his psychedelic flowers. His bow tie spins, too! The unit measures 32 inches x 20.5 inches. We included a four page instruction manual, a reprint of the original 1975 operating manual from Pachinko Palace. It was sold and shipped to Illinois…an awesome machine ready to play right out of the box! Manual vintage pachinko machines can be very economical if you want to try fixing one up like we did. Even fully restored models are cheap when you consider the hours of entertainment and attractive décor it provides. Nishijin pachinko machines are available on eBay. read more