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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 ...

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BANDAI WonderSwan
The WonderSwan was developed by Yokoi Gunpei (known as the father of the Nintendo Game Boy). A low price point and extremely low battery consumption is considered to be the original vision of Yokoi. Sadly, Yokoi died in a car accident before seeing a completed WonderSwan. Most of the games for the WonderSwan were based on Japanese Anime series. The system had no success outside of the Japanese domestic market, mainly beacause it was not ditributed and marketed efficiently. One of the system'...
ICL  Personal computer
In the early 70s, the British government whished an English computer company could compete with the world major manufacturers. Some years later, the ICL company became one of the larger manufacturer of computers in Europe and did really compete with U.S. companies. In 1980, before the ICL Personal Computer was born, the company met serious financial problems, the English government paid several million pounds and ICL asked the British RAIR CIE to provide the ICL-PC hardware. This ICL Personal ...
SANYO  PHC-25
The PHC-25 was released at the same time as the PHC-10 and the PHC-20, 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 and PHC-20 were even really sold, as very few were ever found. The PHC-25 was the only model of the line to have been sold with moderate success....
UNIVERSUM Color TV-Multi-Spiel 4010
A classic looking German pong with colour video and 10 built-in games, including 2 shooting games (similar to the PC-501 "Supersportic" cartridge for SD-0x0 systems). This system was sold in Europe by the "Quelle International" German mail order company under its own hi-fi and video equipment brand, Universum. All labels and manuals are written in German. As there is no gun, the shooting games (one and two players) are played with the joysticks. Holes are provided in the case for two gun ...
MOS TECHNOLOGY  TIM
The TIM (Terminal Interface Monitor) was a MOS Technology Inc's build-it-yourself 6502 development system that was launched before the KIM-1. When a computer fan ordered a TIM from MOS Technology in Norristown, Pennsylvania, he got a MCS6530-004 (1k TIM monitor program in ROM), and a manual (15 sheets of 11x17 folded & stapled in the middle) containing a suggested schematic, the TIM monitor commands, and listing. He had to provide himself with various components...
SHARP  AX 286
Very little information about this japanese computer. It is a PC compatible laptop. It has no floppy disk drive built-in but a 20 MB hard disk inside. It was also called MZ 8376 (Perhaps it is the last member of the MZ series ?)....
SOUNDIC Victory MPT-02
The Soundic Victory MPT-02 is a clone of one of the first home videogame systems, the RCA Studio II (see this entry for more info). In opposition to the Studio II, the Victory MPT-02 has detachable controllers. Those controllers are composed of 10 buttons labeled from 0 to 9. More surprising, the Victory MPT-02 is the only Studio II clone system to offer alternative joysticks: real ones, with a stick and a fire button... more practical for action games. ...
S.H.G. Black Point (FS-1003/FS-2000)
This is a typical system using catridges based on the different chipsets developped by General Instruments in the late 70s. Each GI chips was able to generate several games, ball games for a start, then later car racing, motorcycle, submarines, tanks and shooting games. The system has two detachable controllers with one analog joystick and one fire button each. The control panel is composed of 10 buttons to select the different games offered by each cartridge (10 being the maximum). Difficult...
ATARI  FALCON 030
The Atari Falcon 030 is the successor of the Atari 520 STe and the Atari TT 30. It keeps some features these machines : The graphic modes (320 x 200 / 16 colors, 640 x 200 / 4 colors, 640 x 400 / 2 colors, 320 x 480 / 256 colors and 640 x 480 / 16 colors) and the sound chips (the old Yamaha PSG and the two 8 bits PCM channels of the STe). Two new graphic modes have been added : a "small" 256 colors SVGA (640 x 480) and a tru...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-5036A
The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab was designed by Hewlett Packard to be a learning tool for acquiring the basics of microprocessor operations. It was also used to help students, technicians and engineers understand how to repair faulty microprocessor-based systems. Mounted in a brief case, the HP 5036A provided both the hardware and software basics and vital troubleshooting information needed to solve hardware problems. The board held a 8085A CPU, 2 KB ROM and 1 KB RAM. Displays for the Address...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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.

A T
9/12/2021
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
@Gary - I can''t find any ready-to-buy replacement PSUs, but it''s possible to build one yourself - see http://www.mtxworld.dk/memorum/viewtopic.php?f$9$t$76


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PINBALL JAM FEATURING POLICE FORCE AND ELVIRA AND THE PARTY MONSTERS (PA2055)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Midway, Williams - 1992
 game - pinball
ARMOR ATTACK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
ZOOP (J9109E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Hookstone (developer), Viacom International - 1996
 game - puzzle
EXOA II - WARROID
Sharp X1
ASCII - 1984
 game - duel - platform
SOCCER
Arcade
RamTek - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
BIORHYTHM (TV MYSTIC SERIES) (18V700)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - biorhythm
GOLGO 13 (G-1014)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Saito Production, Sega - 1984
 game - shooting gallery
OTHELLO
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - board game - mind games - othello
PANZERSCHLACHT (710)
MBO Tele Cassetten System
General Instruments (developer), MBO (publisher) - year unknown
 game - duel - maze - tank
SPACE SQUADRON (7)
MPT-03 and Arcadia systems
UA Limited (publisher) - 1982
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
PLAYERS CHOICE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - hockey
BOWLING
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up
SPACE WAR (TV ARCADE I) (18V400)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
First advert - Nov.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
£149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
French advert #4

MATRA HACHETTE
ALICE

 
French advert #2

PIZON BROS
Visiomatic 101

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
Advert #2

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert #1

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
8-page US advert #1

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
UK brochure #2

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

DATA SOFT
PCS 80

 
COMPUSTAR network

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Amiga posters

COMMODORE
AMIGA 1000

 
Your Computer articl...

SANYO
PHC-20

 
Promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
Show bag

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
German advert #3

COMMODORE
C64

 
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