Show’s over, and I’m back home winding down. Quite a fun shindig this year – I was awake for the whole thing, probably moreso than I’ve ever been for one of these. (Not that the show isn’t interesting, but I usually never have anything like enough sleep.
Here’s some pictures and descriptions for your amusement and/or edification.
Classic toys, classic handhelds, classic consoles, and classic arcade games (running on a now-classic Playstation) at the PDF booth.
The Famicom got a LOT of attention, and someone offered to buy it about every 10 minutes. I don’t really know how to handle stuff like this – I don’t want folks to walk away disappointed, but I’m not looking to sell either.
Lots of offers to buy the mini-arcades too, and even one inquiry about the mighty joystick. 😆
Atari Video Music blasts its colorful graphics across the room – no one was safe, and a LOT of people took the opportunity to play with it.
Donkey Kong toys and a Ralph Baer-signed prototype cartridge.
At my third table, I invited AltairBoy (aka ubikuberalles) to set up his collection of vintage Altair computers, and it was a sight to behold.
There was a timeline of Altair history set up, along with a version of the old Star Trek mainframe game.
The display material and vintage computer magazines added a lot to the Altair table.
In honor of the Star Trek game playing on the Altair, I brought this sign, which normally hangs on the door to my game room. (Believe it or not, somebody wanted to buy that. The sign, that is, not my game room.)
I was feeling pangs of inadequacy at the sight of this sealed-in-plexiglas display of classic computer paraphenalia.
Another Altair spills its guts.
There was a terminal next to the Altair 8800 so folks could interact with the machine without all the switch-flipping.
Behind the scenes of the PDF display – enough wires there for ya?
There was a very nice selection of classic arcade machines – original Frogger, Xevious and Star Wars cabs, and one of the nicer MAME machines I’ve seen.
And boy were they busy!
I had never seen one of these mini-Tank II games before.
Alas, poor Star Wars – the flight controller started the day in delicate shape, and I don’t think the general show patrons treated it gently throughout the day. By the time I got to it around 3pm or so, it was virtually unplayable.
But the Galaga machine next door got plenty of lovin’.
A packed house.
Video Game Collector Magazine always runs a neat display, and Shawn is always a heck of a nice guy to run into at these shows.
Bustin’ out the Dreamcast lovin’ at Josh Reiner’s table.
I think this was the only time there wasn’t someone sitting at Max & Dustin’s table playing some games all day.
Our “island neighbors” at Game Crazy had some sweet hardware with ’em.
Jeff Cooper always has the market cornered on classic gaming memorabilia and knick-knacks – I spent a lot of money here!
DP forum member “mezrabad” and his son get ready to take the tournament challenge.
C-128 and Amiga CD32 goodness at “icbrkr”‘s table.
Brian (icbrkr) uses his awesome powers of persuasion on Kent: “No, these are not the droids you’re looking for. Yes, you do need a Sun Sparcstation. In fact, you look like you need two or three…”
The amazing C-One at Brian’s table – that’s no PC running emulation. That’s a real Commodore. 😯
At the other end of Brian’s table, a Coleco Telstar says “BUY ME.”
So is this – a GP32 running Commodore 64 emulation at Flack’s table.
If emulation doesn’t do it for ya, here’s an SX64 doing the real thing.
The real star at Rob’s table was his outstanding new book, “Commodork.” I was amazed he had any copies left – I really should’ve gotten two, as Kent promptly confiscated mine. 😆
AltairBoy shows SteveW the finer points of navigation in the 23.66748E+th century on the Altair.
Steve “MegaManFan” Juon takes on Moon Cresta with my mighty PS1 arcade stick.
Mr. Roboto got lots of attention…
…and so did Spider-Man and Shark Hunter! (Whoever KBOBHI is, they were on fire! 😆 )