bluejay Posted October 17, 2020 Share Posted October 17, 2020 (edited) I have a relatively big room to lay all my video game stuff in, but I don't have a nice glass shelf neatly display my stuff. So I resort to stacking my boxes inside closets and storing my games in shoeboxes. I plan on completely re-doing everything once I move back to Korea, with the nice locking glass case and big table and everything. So here's my desk. I have my Apple //e and Mac 512Ke set up, and a stack of Compaq laptops which are currently useless to me(an accident occurred which led to me wiping both my hard drives) a Tandy 200, a small pile of 90s Need for Speed CDROMs, a stack of textbooks and computer manuals, and my laptop which is mostly used for online classes via Zoom. Inside the drawer next to my table, my handheld stuff is stored. A Nintendo DS lite, a new 3DS XL, Flashback Portable, a Nintendo Switch(I bought it in late 2017 a few weeks after launch and I mostly take it in long distance trips), a Gameboy Color, and although you can't see it very much a Gameboy Advance. The small cubby in front contains various crap including some chargers, batteries, and a violin tuner. This little bottom section of a small shelf I have contains various manuals(CoCo, Apple, Commodore, Windows 3, Honda Civic, etc.), some interesting books, and a few textbooks. Here's my main video game corner, which is rather messy. It wasn't as messy before I got my 128, before I got my VIC-20 working, and before I was designing my Atari 5200 controller. Now it has all 3 of those on the floor along with a 1571 floppy drive, a C2N Datasette drive, a box of floppies, some cassettes, a notebook(used for designing graphics on my VIC-20) along with the other stuff. The wooden table I got from Goodwill a while back for $2.50, and I'm making good use of it. My CoCo 2 and PS1 sits on the lower part of the table and my CCR-81 recorder and 9" Toshiba TV sits on the top. I also have my Genesis 2(which I got from Goodwill for $5) on top of the TV. On the black table there's my 1702 Monitor(which came with the front cover thing) with my Colecovision on top(also used for Atari 2600 games using the Expansion Module; I couldn't fit my 2600 in my little corner) my NES, SNES, N64, PS2, and my iPad. All my Nintendo stuff is hooked up to the 1702(I don't have those switch thingies so I have to plug and unplug every time I want to play a different system) and my Playstations and anything that uses RF is hooked up to the Toshiba. Needless to say, the Commodore stuff is hooked up to the 1702. I actually have a 1902a monitor I got for use with my 128(and boy, what a setup it would have been; a C128, 1571, and 1902a!) but the CRT arrived a wee bit too shattered for use. What's in the shoeboxes, you ask? One's filled with 40 2600 cartridges, one is filled with some more 2600 cartridges, a few Colecovision cartridges, a few NES, SNES, and N64 cartridges. One's filled with various Atari and N64 controllers, and one has the rest of the junk I couldn't fit in the other boxes. It's not the most elegant way of storing things but it's better than nothing. I also have a little cabinet inside my bathroom which holds the stuff I don't need at the moment. My videotapes sit in here, because I don't have a VCR(I regret not buying that Sharp VCR from goodwill; it was a really nice one for $15), along with a few PS2 games, various video game boxes, my soldering iron, a bunch of video cables, and an old Casio pocket electronic diary thing. It's useless, but hey, it was only $5. This is where all my boxes go. some Commdore stuff to the right(that's an Okimate 10 printer between the C128 and 1571 box) along with a normal brown cardboard box containing my Super Comboy and Hanimex Pong clone, and to the left is a CoCo 2, Colecovision, and Atari Flashback 8 box stacked on top of each other. The cardboard box to the left of the box stack that you can kinda see contains both my Atari 2600s(one's a heavy sixer; the other's a Sears 4 switch) I also have this box of crap with a lot of proprietary video cables(Commodore/Amiga stuff that came with my 1902a), a Hayes ISA modem, a bunch of printer and modem cables, and a SimCity copy protection sheet, to name a few. My Compaq Portable IIs just sit on the floor. The pile of stuff on the left are the floppy and hard drives pulled from the machines; they're all broken and heavy so removed them(and there's nowhere to put them). I mainly use the one working Compaq for file transfers to my 1571 floppy using a XM1541 cable(thanks OLDCS1!) but the serial port is broken. I guess these beasts are falling apart. The little shelf behind my bed contains a few things. The lower of the long shelves contain whatever book I may be reading in bed(currently Origin by Dan Brown; it's a really great book). The upper contains an old B&W Sony Watchman(it was $7 from Goodwill. It works but it's useless so I use it as a display piece), a couple BTTF DeLorean scale models(one based off the one from the first movie; the other from the third), a handmade wooden toy car(a gift from a friend from his trip to Cuba) and a couple NDS games for no particular reason whatsoever. The right shelf has a bunch of books that's not really of much interest, except for the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records: Gamers Edition. I got it (again) from Goodwill, and it was interesting until I found out that the previous owner drew a dick on a picture of Nina Williams. On top of the shelf is a large Game Boy art thing I got from a clearance bin from a shop I can't remember, because I thought it'd go well with my actual Game Boy. I also have an old floppy Mavica(Thanks joeatari1!) and an old Polaroid 600 series which I (yet again) got from Goodwill. This isn't really related but I also have two large boxes full of diecast cars. The top one is a rather messy bunch of Tomica(it's a line of *very* popular matchbox size toy cars made by Takara Tomy, but it was never sold in the US since the 80s), and the lower box is more neatly arranged, but it's equally full of Tomica Limited Vintage stuff(a much more expensive version, mainly focusing on 50s-90s Japanese cars, but features some European cars as well). And about these Limited Vintages, they're tiny, 1/64 scale models(which means kei cars are the size of a large human thumbnail, and buses are as big as pencil cases) but they're incredibly detailed. I can't get it to show on camera, but that old Mitsubishi Galant has all the badges and stuff printed onto the paint; if you take a look at it with a magnifying glass, you see that it's exactly the same as on the real car. The interiors are also equally detailed for a car the size of a Hot Wheel. You can see the tiny eraser crumb sized gear lever and everything. I've put a paper clip next to it for comparison, but you won't see how small and detailed it is until you see it in person. And yes, they're very expensive at anywhere between $15 to $200 apiece, depending on whether it's an old Audi sedan or a huge bus. That's it for my video game, computer, and diecast car collection. I mean, technically I have a few more stuff that I couldn't be bothered to take a picture of, such as my Flashback 8 and my 1:18 scale 1967 Toyota 2000GT Race Car(which was also ridiculously expensive yet very detailed), but I mean, I don't want to have to stand on a stack of toilet paper to take it out from a shelf that's very high up to take it out. I don't imagine my collection would be increasing anytime soon, but as soon as I'm back from Korea(I'm leaving temporarily this Sunday for visa reasons) I plan on trading a few of my unneeded stuff for some stuff that I need/want more. Also, I might see some profit from selling my SD2IEC/35k RAM board! Anyways, I'll update this list once I find some more stuff to post. Edited October 17, 2020 by bluejay That shelf is actually behind my bed not above it 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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