Radofin Tele Sports IV

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Jul 162013
 

I got this Tele-Sports IV TV system courtesy of a member of UKVac.com. It’s a programmable cartridge console made by Radofin in 1981, complete with original box, controllers, manuals and a boxed Superstar cartridge game. The system is currently not working but I hope to get it up and running as soon as possible:

Radiofin Tele-Sports IV

Radiofin Tele-Sports IV

Amiga!

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May 272013
 

I’ve previously owned a number of Amigas, the last one being in 2001, which was a towered PowerPC 040 model with loads of hardware add-ons. It’s so good to own one again rather than just emulating one on a PC. This purchase came with a CF hard drive adaptor, and a PCMCIA 1gb sandisk. Something to play around with on a bank holiday weekend 🙂 Just need to spend some time setting it up properly now, and testing it out to make sure it works 100% It would also be good to get a memory expansion for it, but they look expensive on eBay. Maybe it was a bad idea selling all my stuff so cheaply back in 2001 🙁

Amiga 1200

Amiga 1200

Check out the original box, which features Comic Relief in 1993:

Amiga 1200 box

Amiga 1200 box

Pacman present from my wife

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Feb 262013
 

I got home tonight to find that my wife has bought me this awesome Pacman T-Shirt. Check it out!

Pacman T-Shirt

Pacman T-Shirt

Dragon 32 and other retro bits

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Apr 072012
 

Found this in my old house last week.  A Dragon 32 from 1982, and my very first computer:

Dragon 32

It’s not been powered up for about circa 25 years. So after a check of the plug, I fired it up with a cartridge, and to my amazement it still works!  Had a quick go on Cosmic Invaders, just to test it out of course:

Cosmic Invaders

Cosmic Invaders

Here are some other bits I came across:

A Grandstand Astro Wars from 1981. I’ve probably not used this for a good 20 years. Again I was massively surprised that it still worked…..and it’s a great game!

Astrowars

The earliest memory of a games machine was this Radofin TV system from 1980. I’ve not tried to power this up yet, but it needs a good clean. It must have been in the back of one of our cupboards for over 30 years

Radofin

Radofin