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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 ...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
SALORA Manager
The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001. However, it had some differences compared to the original: • It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring, • The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters Ä, Å and Ö, • Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari...
NEC  Compo BS/80
These Compo 80/BS systems (BS stands for Basic) are in fact based upon the NEC TK-80 board system. There are a kind of "all-in-one" offer with a TK-80 board, a plastic case, a real keyboard, a tape-recorder or a numeric keypad and several other boards... The Compo BS/80A has a remote controled tape-recorder built-in (1200 bauds) whereas the BS/80B must use an external tape-recorder (300 bauds). A weird feature is that you have to use a key to unlock the sys...
DIDAKTIK Kompakt
The Didaktik Kompakt was the last model made by Didaktik Skalica. The Didaktik Kompakt is a Didaktik M with a built-in 3.5" disk drive(720 KB). It has standard connectors for joysticks and printer and a built-in parallel interface using i8255 as in Didaktik Gama. The amount of internal ROM was doubled, 16 KB for the Spectrum BASIC interpreter and 16 KB for the MDOS operating system. All other fe...
ACORN COMPUTER  System 1
This 6502 modular system was the first computer produced by Acorn in 1979. It was basically the same type of computer as competitors offered at that time (KIM-1, MK14, Nascom, etc...) : a 6502 or Z80 CPU (in this case, a 6502) mounted on a simple "naked" board, with a one-line display and a hexadecimal keyboard. The System 1 is no exception : it featured an eight-digit seven-segment LED display,...
ATARI  FX-1 Sparrow
In 1991, Atari planned to replace the old STe computers. They realized then the "Sparrow Card", which was a development card plugged into the 68000 slot of an Atari 1040 STe. The "Sparrow Card" had one of the main feature of the future FX-1 / Falcon 030 computers : it was a dual CPU board. It used a Motorola MC68030 and a Motorola DSP 56K. The "Sparrow Card" used a 16 MHz 68030, a 16 MHz 68882 (ar...
TOSHIBA  HX-20 / HX-21 / Pasopia IQ
This is a classic MSX 1 computer, quite similar to the HX-10, except that the shape is different and there are two cartridge slots. Its special feature seems to be a primitive word processor software built-in ROM. You need a separate Kanji ROM cartridge for it to work. Does someone know the other differences? In its native country (Japan), the HX-20 was also named Pasopia IQ to fit in the Pasopia family developped b...
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...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
The Superboard II, also called Model 600, was quite the same board as the british clone Compukit UK-101. It came in only ready built version and did not featured neither power regulation on board - User had to build or buy a 5V external power supply - nor RF modulator to display on a standard TV, but only a composite video output. A 40 pin IC socket allowed an expansion board and OSI bus to be connected, giving access to memory expansion (up to 64 KB...
HITACHI  AH-200
The Hitachi AH-200 is the same MSX 1 computer as the H2 but without the built-in tape recorder. ...

   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
TROY AIKMAN NFL FOOTBALL (21942)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Telegames (developer), Tradewest, Williams (publisher) - 1995
 game - american football - nfl - sport
GIRL'S GARDEN (G-1037)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game -
THE TOWER OF DRUAGA
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game -
QWAK!
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - duck - hunting - lightgun
SEA WOLF
Arcade
Midway - 1976
 game - naval battle - shoot them up - submarine
CASINO POKER (VIDEOCART-25)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - card game - casino - poker
DAI-PACMAN
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ALIEN VS PREDATOR (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Activision, Images Software - year unknown
 game - first person shooter - prototype
HAUNTED HOUSE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game -
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
SPEED RACE
Arcade
Taito - 1974
 game - car - racing
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
SUPER PONG
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
TOUGHMAN CONTEST (32X) (T-5001B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Electronic Arts (publisher), High Score Productions (developer), Visual Concepts (developer) - 1995
 game - boxing - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
Promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
French advert (july ...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

ROCKWELL
AIM 65

 
F.D. unit advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Prof80 advert

CONITEC
Prof80

 
8-page US advert #2

COMPAQ
Portable III

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
First U.S. advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Promo picture

TELEVIDEO
TS-803

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French brochure back

ORIC
ATMOS

 
US brochure (verso)

SANYO
MBC-1000

 
1976 price list

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
US advert, July 1985

APPLE
MACINTOSH Plus

 
ACE 1000 advert(1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
1978 brochure #1

MSI
6800

 
US ad. May 1983

LOBO DRIVES INTERNATIONAL
MAX-80

 
UK brochure #2

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
French advert #1

ITT
3030

 
Neo-Geo advert

SNK
Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES)

 
Japanese advert

PANASONIC
FS A1 WX / WSX

 
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