That place is not great for retro, but if you are looking for last gen console (i.e. Xbox. PS2 right now), it is a goldmine. Too many games are faded from staying in the sun too much.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
|Heavy Sixer on Craigslist Seattle|
I drove and met the original owner who was clearing hid dad's garage. The console has been in storage for 30 years it sounds like.
I got what I saw on the picture, a heavy sixer in nivce condition with a box that has the chess piece on it. But I wanted to check the joysticks, I opened the box, and saw the marvelous Cx-10 joystick, loaded with springs. It makes a nice click click on every direction, and the fire button has to be depressed deeply. I asked the owner, but apparently, there was no game in the garage, which I found strange seeing how cleanly the console was kept. And I saw 3 carts in the box when I fully opened it at home. Lose carts though, not too nice, but they must be from the first run. There was a coupe of catalogs from early 80s inside the box, so they might have bought more games, they are supposed to contact me if they find some.
|Heavy Sixer Chess box|
Not I have an older one I won on ebay, but that doe snot come with complete rays, CX-10s or the chess piece, so it is going back to eBay.
|Heavy sixer chess box !!|
|Heavy sixer box, back|
|It has the complete cardboard trays inside. Heavy sixer atari 2600|
|Cx-10 Atari in tray|
|And the paddle controllers|
|Atari game catalogs|
|First edition (c) 1977 of the manual and a $5 voucher from 1981.|
|Atari Cx-10 joystick|
|Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer serial number. Made in Sunnyvale, CA|
|Back of my heavy sixer|
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Powell's book store
Video game Wizzards
Some small scavenging hunt in Portland, I stopped by Videogame Wizards (http://www.vgwpdx.com/). They have some Atari area things, but most of their games are newer. The numberof games cramped in that tiny store is impressive and most of their prices aregood. I ended up getting a Dreamcast for $30 and Space Channel 5 for $5.
|Powell's Book Store |
1005 W Burnside St, Portland · (503) 228-4651
Not too shabby. Powells in Portland has a store dedicated toscience and half of it is full of computer stuff. Not much in term of retro,but check out these cool machines they have on the top of their shelves.
|Apple IIe and LIsa at Powell's Portland|
|Next at Powell's Portland|
|IBM and other computers at Powell's Portland|
Video game Wizzards
Video Game Wizards
Also a lot of older Dvds in the store, I guess there aresome collectors for these too.
|Many connected systems|
|Aqua Blue N64 nice|
|Piles of N64 games|
|More stuff in the back|
|Systems in shelves|
|GBA carts, hundreds|
|PlayStation, NES games|
|Sega master system|
|Many many gameboy carts|