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Finally Finished My Virtual Boy Collection! Yes, another "completed collection" thread :p

Jan 11 at 4:10:06 PM
Quazonk (71)
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Hey dudes, I just received my 2nd-run English translated copy of SD Gundam Dimension War from NA user Retro_Dan_Gaming (excellent quality release!), and it was the cherry on top of a few-years-long collection that prompted me to make this thread.

I started collecting for the Virtual Boy about 4 years ago. It had been on my radar ever since its original release in 1995 when I was in junior high, but my family didn’t exactly have extra money kicking around for super-niche video game systems at the time and I knew it, so it went on my mental “someday” list where it stayed for many years. When I started “seriously” collecting a few years back, I was in a game store in Edmonton that had a beaten-down old Virtual Boy behind the display glass. I practically had to wipe the nose and hand prints from the glass when I first saw it. I’m kind of a stickler for condition and this thing was beaten to death so I left it where it was, but the seed was planted.

Shortly after that I found a VB in good shape online, snapped it up and quickly fell in love with it. I’ve long had a penchant for the quirky and obscure, and there aren’t many things in the history of video gaming that can hold a candle to the Virtual Boy in this regard…this probably explains why the N64 is my other gaming love, nostalgia mixed with that “black sheep” factor that appeals to me so much.
I was initially chasing a cart-only set (I collect cart-only for NES/SNES/N64, CIB for everything else) which took a surprisingly long time to complete, probably again due to my high standard for condition. Once the set was complete, I enjoyed it and was satisfied with what I had for a while, but in the back of my mind I kept wanting to start a CIB set since the library was so small. You can probably guess where this is all going, given the “snowball down a hill” nature of collecting  

Fast forward some time later, and I’ve finally put the finishing touches on a complete all-regions (NTSC/Japanese/unlicensed) VB library. It’s probably the last full set I’ll complete for at least the next few years, and I’m glad that we still have members of our community who are producing new high-quality homebrews for it with some regularity, so it’s not like this is "the end” of my VB collecting.

Huge thanks to Rdools, Garakuta, JimmysEddy, Lucrecio, Retro_Dan_Gaming, UncleTusk and especially BigMak for all the help in putting this collection together!

I’ll update this thread later with more pictures of individual items, for now enjoy a high-res shot of the fully-assembled collection  




 

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Edited: 01/13/2017 at 12:40 PM by Quazonk

Jan 11 at 4:14:49 PM
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So sick man! Congrats! Definitely the best Virtual Boy Collection i've ever seen!

Jan 11 at 4:23:52 PM
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Nicely done and congrats on the milestone.

Jan 11 at 4:26:07 PM
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Is that the permanent home? Excellent display

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Jan 11 at 4:32:23 PM
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That looks awesome, very well laid out. Love the aesthetic and such  

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Jan 11 at 4:32:57 PM
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Wooo! Lookin' great man! Congratulations!

Jan 11 at 4:34:33 PM
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That looks awesome man!

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Jan 11 at 4:51:49 PM
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Whoa

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Jan 11 at 4:57:28 PM
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You definately have a nice setup for the collection. Looks sharp. Congrats!

Jan 11 at 5:02:53 PM
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Impressive! I wasn't even aware there were unlicensed games for the system.

Jan 11 at 5:29:14 PM
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Congrats, and CIB too. This is a dream of mine, too, so its great to see the end result. What was the hardest title to come by for you?

Jan 11 at 6:01:27 PM
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I'm usually not "extremely" impressed with Virtual Boy collections. But I am with yours :-). Well done and nicely displayed!

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Jan 11 at 6:05:28 PM
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Well done! Your neck must be killing you.

Jan 11 at 6:11:07 PM
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Amazing VB collection and I never thought I would ever say that about a VB collection.

Jan 11 at 6:13:20 PM
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Great collection and dedication!

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Jan 11 at 6:43:38 PM
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What, no rental case? Just kidding, awesome collection! I always think of VB as such a small thing because I have a stack of a dozen loose US games but your beautiful display makes it look so substantial!

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Jan 11 at 6:45:56 PM
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Originally posted by: DefaultGen

What, no rental case? Just kidding, awesome collection! I always think of VB as such a small thing because I have a stack of a dozen loose US games but your beautiful display makes it look so substantial!

Thanks for the kind words guys! *insert "feels good man" meme* You'll see a bunch of the accessories/odds and ends in the pictures I was talking about posting a little later ;P
 

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Edited: 01/11/2017 at 11:29 PM by Quazonk

Jan 11 at 6:47:50 PM
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Originally posted by: Allegro

Congrats, and CIB too. This is a dream of mine, too, so its great to see the end result. What was the hardest title to come by for you?


Honestly it was hunting down titles in the condition I wanted that was the true challenge. I got extremely lucky with a few connections with members here, and most of the high-end titles all came from the same couple of people  

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Jan 11 at 6:51:58 PM
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Congrats on the completed set. It looks very nice!  

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Jan 11 at 7:14:12 PM
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Originally posted by: BertBerryCrunch

Is that the permanent home? Excellent display

It is for as long as I live in this house, the VB gets its own wall  
 

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Jan 11 at 7:27:18 PM
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Wow Jordan... looks great. Congrats

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Jan 11 at 8:21:55 PM
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Fantastic, congrats .I've always been interested in the VB for that reason too.

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Jan 11 at 9:10:55 PM
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That top shelf is the best!

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Jan 11 at 9:47:09 PM
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Very nice!!!

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Jan 11 at 11:02:38 PM
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Do I see a variant on a Wario game?  

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