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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
H.G.S. ELECTRONIC Telesport
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...
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTER  SYMBOLICS 3600
This scientific computer had characteristics which were incredible. It had a 170 MB hard disk, when other computers used 10 MB hard disks! It was designed to make CAD or artificial intelligence applications. It used a graphic interface very similar to the Macintosh one (!) and was sold with a mouse. Several languages were supplied with the computer: Lisp, C, Fortran and, InterLISP (developed by Xerox). It used a custom CPU, the 68000 was used to run the keyboard, the mouse and to boot ...
ATARI  Video Pinball (Model C-380)
In 1977, a new type of ball and paddle system was launched: Video Pinball. This game also existed in the arcade under the same name, hence the home versions sold by Atari (Video Pinball, model C-380) and Sears (Pinball Breakaway, model 99713). There even was a japanese version, the Epoch TV Block. These systems were designed around a more advanced chip than the PONG-in-a-chip devices, possibly a microcontroller (beli...
MOTOROLA  WDR-1-Bit Computer
This is a homemade and nicely built training computer, and probably one of the rare computers in the world based on the 1-bit (yes, one bit) Motorola MC14500 processor. This machine was conceived en sold in Germany by DATANorf Hard and Software in kit or ready-built forms. Originally, the MC-14500, also called Industrial Control Unit (ICU) was a CMOS processor designed for controlling simple industrial devices and making binary decisions based on successive single bit information. ...
MICRODIGITAL TK EXTended
TK Extended was a local version of PC-XT, launched by Microdigital in 1988. To minimize the technological gap between American and Brazilian models, the manufacturer offerred an upgrade card, named Cometa 286 (Comet 286), which goal was to replace the processor with a 7.15 MHz 20286 Intel processor, and also a 20287 math co-processor. This model marked the end of Microdigital, the same manufacuter of TK family, which included Sinclair ZX-81 (TK-85...
INTERTEC  HEADSTART
Thanks to Michael Hoyle for this information: The HeadStart had two models. HeadStart VPU and HeadStart ATS. The VPU was an impressive machine. It was a portable or a desktop machine. Notice the picture has a smaller keyboard that snapped on the front bezel and a handle on the back. No customers ordered the portable version. The VPU had a Z-80 and an 8086 and could support up to 1MB RAM. Inside the computer consisted of three circuit boards. Two (over the top of ...
AUDIOSONIC PP-800
Hehe, this one is tweetie's personnal pong... This pong is identical in shape to many others european pong of that time. ...
ELECTROMAGNETICA Jet
We have few information about this computer. The Jet was a Romanian Spectrum clone computer built in a telephone case! You can see the handset housing and the numeric keyboard replaced with black plastic masks. The keyboard was made of printed pieces of paper inserted in transparent key-caps. This system has been deeply modified by the user(s). Zeno Mateescu, who owned a JET, reports: The whole computer was more a HC-85 clone...
NEC  PC 8001
In 1979, the NEC PC-8001 was an excellent machine, offering 8 colors when most of its competitors were still monochrome. There is even a (low) graphic resolution of 160 x 100 dots. It could display capital and small letters. The PC-8001 had great success with Japanese businesses, where it was widely used. At the time, NEC claimed that the PC-8001 represented at least 45% of their home japanese market. This is when the PC serie from NEC and MZ serie from Sharp started competing! The base sy...
APF Match
A nice woodgrain panel. Same system as the Match SD01c...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Jason
9/19/2021
PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY CORP  SOL - 10 / 20
Built the Sol 20 kit back in the late ''70s and bought a used one in the ''80s. They are both long gone, but I would love to add one back into my S-100 collection.

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.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DRAG RACE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - dragster - motorbike
VOODOO CASTLE (VIC-1918)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - adventure - Scott Adams adventure games - text interface - text only
CANNON FODDER (02763-00162)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Sensible Software (developer), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (publisher) - 1995
 game - real time strategy - war
CONCENTRATION MATCH (MG-202)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - 1978
 game - memory game - mind games
TIMEPARADOX
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
ROULETTE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - casino - gambling - roulette
RAIDEN (J9005)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Fabtek, Imagitec Design (developer), Seibu Kaihatsu - 1994
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
VOLLEYBALL
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - sport - volleyball
NFL FOOTBALL (PA2045)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - american football - nfl - sport
SNAKE
Exidy Sorcerer
Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. - year unknown
 game - eat them all - snake game
MEMORY MATCH (VIDEOCART-15)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - mind games
BEDLAM (VT3305)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
SLOT MACHINE (VIDEOCART-22)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - slot machine

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
8-page US advert #1

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
Proud father

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Victor ad #2 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.S. advert (1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
1978 brochure #8

MSI
6800

 
Menta & Softy advert...

DATAMAN DESIGNS
Menta

 
UK Advert, April 198...

CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS
Z 88

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
German advert

MORROW DESIGNS
Micro Decision

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
Italian ad #3

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
U.S. advert (1977) #...

POLYMORPHIC
POLY 88

 
UK brochure #2

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
Philips french adver...

PHILIPS
VG 5000

 
French ad (oct. 83)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
French ad (dec.1983)

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
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