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   LATEST ADDITIONS
RCA System 00
The System 00 is an early computer constructed by Joseph Weisbecker around 1971-72, when he was working at RCA. His goal was to conceive an educational computer able to play games, so that children could easily experience and understand how a computer works. This idea later evolved in FRED systems, COSMAC computers and Studio II game system. All logic circuits in the System 00 utilize 7400...
BANDAI TV Jack 1000
The TV Jack 1000 was the first system from a line of consoles released by Bandai and quite popular in Japan in the late 70s. This particular model was released in Japan in 1977. The TV Jack 1000 offers 4 classic games of that era: Hockey/Football, Tennis, Squash and Practice. It is powered by a Texas Instruments TMS1955NL chip which is a clone of the famous AY-3-8500-1 from General Instruments. A color chip ( SN75499N) add colours to the display....
HINO ELECTRONICS CEFUCOM 21 / Multipurpose SLAP Computer
The CEFUCOM 21 is a very strange computer ! It was built around a Sanyo PHC-25 to be used as a computer-aided teaching and learning system (to learn English for example). A tape recorder is built-in the left side of the plastic case. The tape deck can read data on one channel and audio on the other. This feature is used by the system to output audio instructions at the same time as its loads data programs into the computer. The tape deck can also be used indep...
SANYO  PHC-20
The PHC-20 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-20 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today. Most pictures found on the net come from press articles from the 80s. PHC stands f...
SANYO  PHC-10
The PHC-10 was released at the same time as the PHC-20 and PHC-25, in 1982. Sanyo wanted to offer a perfect line of products for computing initiation. These three models were supposed to be complementary. But despite high hopes, they just were flops and it's not clear if the PHC-10 was even really sold, as only one or two were found until today, excepts for press pictures from the 80s. PHC stands for "Personal Home Computer". The PHC-10 was the entry-level sys...
SHEEN Sheen 2001 Home Video Center
The Sheen 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. This family of consoles released around 1982, includes many sub-categories depending on the cosmectic plastic case used, the motherboards version and above all its cartridge slot type. That's why all these systems are "software" compatible, but not "cartridge" compatible. The Sheen 2001 Home Video Centre was marketed in Australia. The other systems using the sam...
ORMATU ELECTRIC BV Video Spelcomputer 1001
The Ormatu Video Spelcomputer 1001 (product code SD-290) is exactly the same system as the ITMC SD-290 (see this entry for more info). This particular version was marketed by Ormatu in the Netherlands and in Finland (?)....
ITMC Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05
The Vidéo Ordinateur MPT-05 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Interton VC-4000 or the Radofin 1292 to name a few. Though, the Interton VC-4000 is the maybe most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licence...
TERAK CORPORATION 8510 Data Processor
The Terak 8510 is a complete stand-alone micro-computer based on DEC's LSI-11 chipset (16-bit !), in other words, it si a PDP-11 compatible. It was one of the first high-end microcomputers and among the first desktop personal computers to offer a bitmap graphics display. It was capable of running a stripped version of UNIX version 6. It was the first personal machine on which the UCSD p-System was widely used. Various universities in the USA used it in the late 1970s through mid-1980s to teac...
TOSHIBA  Visicom 100
This beautiful but obscure Japanese system was released in january 1978. It's basically a clone of the RCA Studio gaming system, one of the first videogame console of all time (released in january 1977). Made by Toshiba, this beauty was also based on the RCA 1802 micro-processor, and its video counterpart, the CDP 1861. However the main difference with the Studio II is that the Visicom 100 offers colour display thanks additional hardware. Another nice difference, is that unlike the Studio ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ATARI  PC
Just after the Atari ST series, Atari decided to launch a series of PC compatible systems. The PC-1 was the first model. It used the shell of the Atari Mega ST4 and its mouse. It held 512 KB of RAM, an optional 20 or 23 MB HDD, but didn't have ISA extension slot, to use a PC card, an expansion box was necessary. However, the PC-1 had Parallel, serial and mouse ports built-in as well as an universal video interface allowing either colour CGA and EGA or Her...
SHARP  X68000 ACE / ACE HD
The X68000 Ace and Ace HD were the successor of the X68000 and had the same characteristics. They had a new motherboard and a new version of the operating system (1.01). Notice that the earlier models of the X68000 series didn't use SCSI hard disk interface, but a Sharp interface derived from the SASI protocol (Shugart Associates Systems Interface) launched by Shugart associates in 1980....
COMMODORE  SX/DX 64 - Executive computer
The SX/DX 64 is the "laptop version" (though hardly portable) of the C64. This computer has a built-in 5" color screen (just about enough for the eyes), a detachable keyboard with new functions, and one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives (the famous 1541), depending on the model. The DX-64 and the SX-100 (SX-64 with black & white monitor) were first announced in January 1983 but the SX-100 never made it to the shelves and was replaced by the SX-64 later that year....
NEC  PC Engine Duo RX
Exactly the same as the PC Engine Duo R, but with a slight blue hint to the case and the six button gamepad included. ...
MERA-ELZAB Meritum
This Polish computer was first introduced in fall 1983. As pretty much every sophisticated piece of hardware from the Eastern Block, it was copied from a western computer. The ROM is based on the TRS-80 model II, so the Meritum can be considered as a TRS-80 clone. It was mainly used in schools and is considered as the precursor of the polish computing industry as it was the first computer to be produced in Poland. In fact the Meritum is not entirely Polish ...
COMMODORE  VIC 20
The VIC-20 – a "family" version of the PET series (using the same microprocessor and Basic language) – was the first computer to sell more than one million units. Once dubbed the MicroPET during the 1980 Computer Electronics Show, it later became known as the VIC-20. VIC referenced the VIC-I (Video Interface Chip) chip used for graphics and sound. There does not seem to be any obvious rationale behind the usage of the number 20, other than the fa...
EPOCH Cassette Vision
The Cassette Vision is a japanese console released on the 30th June, 1981 by Epoch Co. This is for sure an obscure system as little is known about this console. It was one of the first cartridge system released in japan and ha d almost no real competitor until the launch of the fabulous Nintendo Famicom in 1983. It was however clearly a low-end and cheap system. The graphics are very basic and blocky. The overall aspect of the games and cartridges (size and plastic boxes), is strangely...
COMMODORE  C64 Aldi
Externally, the C=64 Aldi had same case colour as a standard C=64 but the keyboard was light grey, like the future C=64G and C=64C. Internally, the motherboard was redesigned to minimize production costs, most of the TTL chips were removed, replaced with a new MMU chipset. First releases of this board had some compatibility problems with C=64 peripherals - they lacked the 9V user port voltage, ...
VECTOR GRAPHICS  Vector 3 (VIP)
The Vector Graphics VIP was also called Vector 3 because it was based around the Vector 3 terminal which had an integral 72 key keyboard and 12" video screen. The unit had a six slot S-100 bus board which came with a Z80A processor board fitted with 56 KB RAM. The board also had a serial interface and three 8-bit parallel I/O ports. The VIP configuration originally came out with a 340k Micropolis Floppy Disk drive. Later this was a 640k Tandon hard sectored floppy drive. Not shown c...
SEGA Game Gear
In 1991 Sega entered the handheld marked with its Game Gear console to compete with Nintendo's popular Game Boy. The hardware was pretty much a direct copy of Sega's 8-bit Master System technology which was just dramatically reduced in size to fit the handheld case. There was also an adapter called Master Gear which enabled you to play SMS games on your GG. The only real difference between the Master System and the Game Gear is that the GG has a color ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Zaius
9/17/2021
SEGA Dreamcast
The only console I ever pre-ordered. 9/9/99!

Zaius
9/16/2021
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Keyboard Component
@Christian - I remember this being advertised before then C64 existed so I would say no... :)

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MARK-8 Minicomputer
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the Mark-8 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. I missed my chance to buy it from David Larsen in 2015. Since then, I couldn''t find it elsewhere. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have a Datapoint 2200 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
WANG LABORATORIES Wang 2200
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have a Wang 2200 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the MCM 800 to offer.

Achim Baqué
9/12/2021
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 70 / 700
Hi, I am a vintage computer collector. Please contact me (E-Mail via my website) if you have the MCM 70 to offer.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
IRON SOLDIER (J9026E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Eclipse Software (developer) - 1994
 game -
GATE OF LABYRINTH
Sharp X1
Dempa, Ymcat - 1987
 game - role playing game
INVASION
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - strategy
PRO FOOTBALL (VIDEOCART-24)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - american football - sport
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Rebellion (developer) - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
WIPEOUT (606)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
ELIMINATION!
Arcade
Kee Games - 1973
 game - ball and paddle
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
HYPER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
COMBAT (CX2601)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - tank
WIPEOUT GAMES (4)
Bandai TV Jack 5000
Bandai (publisher) - 1978
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
GOAL KICK
Arcade
Sega - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
UK advert, Oct. 1983

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
French advert

XEROX
820

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
UK advert (july 1984...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Advert (july 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert (nov.1...

AMSTRAD
GX 4000

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
8-page US advert #5

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
1977 advert

IMSAI
8080

 
U.S. advert (1982)

AVT ELECTRONICS
Comp 2

 
Printers advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
MITS brochure #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Popular Electronics

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
First ad.

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
VP

 
Second 6502

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
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