Blog and book about Nintendo toys and games from the mid 1960s to the early 80s. From before Mario. (+ occasional transgression into things more recent)

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Nintendo shop signs from the second half of the 1980s. These would be placed next to a Disk Writer station, with a warning to only use genuine disks (instead of pirate versions also in circulation) and instructions on replacing the labels before and after writing a new game.
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Check out this video I made of the original 1976 Nintendo Duck Hunt in action
Nintendo's 1976 Kôsenjû Duck Hunt (光線銃 ダックハント) is a incredible feat of electro-mechanical engineering. It projects flying ducks on the wall, that drop when you hit them with the light gun, so when you hit the moving light target with the light beam from the gun!
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Nintendo's 1976 Kôsenjû Duck Hunt (光線銃 ダックハント) is a incredible feat of electro-mechanical engineering. It projects flying ducks on the wall, that drop when you hit them with the light gun, so when you hit the moving light target with the light beam from the gun!
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It even makes a quaking sound when the duck is hit!
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Check out this post to find out how the Kôsenjû Duck Hunt (光線銃 ダックハント) actually works: blog.beforemario.com/2012/10…
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Interested in an instant Nintendo Kôsenjû SP (光線銃SP) collection? Check out these auctions by the same seller. auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/…
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Surprising auction outcomes, part 2: Super Mario64 RPG plushes (a sweepstake at the time?) These Mallow and Boshi sold for a whopping 2,351,000円 and 711,000円. That's US$21K and US$6.5K. If you're interested, a Yoshi is still up for grabs, starting at a million yen.
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* Super Mario RPG plushes (of course, not 64)
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Update: not a sweepstake, but a UFO catcher thing (back in 1996, for an apparently very limited time)
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70年代 家電量販店が中心だった頃の電気街秋葉原
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Just redeemed these two lovely key chains through LEGO VIP and My Nintento Store. LEGO x Nintendo = <3
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The full story about THAT Nintendo Game & Watch
Un Game & Watch ultra rare découvert récemment ! Mais est-il authentique? La réponse... piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=vT3EP1M4…
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Video in French, with subtitles in English. Just switch on CC.
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History repeating...
Replying to @famitsu
Nintendo My Car Race (マイカーレース, ca 1965) blog.beforemario.com/2012/03…
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Beforemario retweeted
@omakebooks @conkerax, J'ai reçu les feuilles de papier, reliées et avec des trucs imprimés dessus ! 📘📕 yay !
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Thank you @FlorentGorgesFR for all the information you dug up so far, looking forward to the video with the full story!
Replying to @ffdek
Je suis en train de réaliser une vidéo qui donne tous les détails sur ce Game & watch. Les infos qui circulent proviennent de mes sources.
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