Sunday, July 29, 2012

Live retro hunt @ Star-lite swap meet in Tacoma

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Found my second Heavy Sixer, in the wild this time

Heavy Sixer on Craigslist Seattle
Last weekend I found this post on Craigslist Seattle with a photo of a heavy sixer in box, a box with the chess piece no less !!! I texted right away asking for availability and price and got a text back, how does $50 sounds ? Sweet. I might have been bale to get it for less, but I was not going to risk having somebody bid over me and I wanted to be fair, so $50 was good.
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
I have seen many of these on eBay, except, I did not want to pay $200+ prices. I am glad I fund one by myself, just browsing for some stuff on CL.

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

Portland videogame hunt

Powell's book store
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

(503) 771-6440
9712 SE Foster RdPortlandOR
Some small scavenging hunt in Portland, I stopped by Videogame Wizards ( 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.

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
Genesis carts
NES carts
GBA carts, hundreds
PlayStation, NES games
More playstation
Sega master system
Many many gameboy carts
Dreamcast games