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NathanAllan
November 27th, 2009, 05:52 PM
This thing is pretty neat and seems fully functional. The lid has what looks like score marks on the inside from a soldering iron, which is odd but at least they're on the inside.

http://picasaweb.google.com/nathan.dkassandra4/UntitledAlbum#5408980845347414466

There is no way to tell it's on but for the bleeps and bloops comign from its on-board speaker. I think I want to install a power LED and maybe do some other cool things to it. Well, unless it's rare and then I'll keep it like it is. I have a broken TeleGames Pong that I can do all that to.

Looks really neat, like someone took a prefab project box and put all the parts in it. But it only looks that way, it's a custom case (well, not so much custom as made by a factory not from a prefab enclosure).

Very cool little gadget! Any idea when it is from?

/edit Just saw, 1976.

http://www.pong-story.com/mypongs.htm

There sure have been a lot of different PONG type consoles made. According to the list I found, it was supposed to come with a pistol. Odd, no games seem to call for it..?

offensive_Jerk
November 27th, 2009, 08:24 PM
I had one like that many years ago.

NathanAllan
December 4th, 2009, 09:54 AM
Turns out it is not that rare of a console, just rare here in this town. It also works great, I got batteries for it to test and played handball with my stepson for a few minutes.

Really is a neat looking machine.