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 Post subject: Interest Check: Mattel Aquarius
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:08 am 
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On store shelves in June 1983 and discontinued only 4 months later; Meet the sleepy Mattel Aquarius.

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It was bought second-hand, and has been sitting in my closet for several years. Still in plastic, and lightly used (if at all), it certainly represents the model well. However, I think it would be better-suited to a more passionate collector, or even a museum curator. 8)

So if you dig obscure vintage computers, low-bit graphics, Mattel products or are just enamored with anything that houses a Zilog Z-80, drop me a note!



Pending interest, function will be confirmed, pictures updated/added and a proper "sales" thread will be created before anything is made official.

Until then, feast your eyes on this groovy bit 'o tech:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Bright_Black/Cool%20Video%20Game%20Stuff/MAS1.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Bright_Black/Cool%20Video%20Game%20Stuff/MAS2.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Bright_Black/Cool%20Video%20Game%20Stuff/MAS3.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Bright_Black/Cool%20Video%20Game%20Stuff/MAS4.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i283/Bright_Black/Cool%20Video%20Game%20Stuff/MAS5.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Interest Check: Mattel Aquarius
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:14 am 
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That is kinda cool did it have built in games with it.
Or was it like the atari 800 with small carts.


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 Post subject: Re: Interest Check: Mattel Aquarius
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:18 am 
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That's... beautiful. :shock:

Dang, I love me some Mattel. Wish I had the cash; I'd grab that in a heartbeat.

Good luck with the sale bump!


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 Post subject: Re: Interest Check: Mattel Aquarius
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:13 pm 
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cookie monster wrote:
That is kinda cool did it have built in games with it.
Or was it like the atari 800 with small carts.

No built-in games (as far as I know). It does have a bit of MS BASIC in ROM to do simple programming. However, all the games ran from its small doorstop-shaped carts. 8)
http://www.youtube.com/mattelaquarius

Opa Opa wrote:
That's... beautiful. :shock:

Dang, I love me some Mattel. Wish I had the cash; I'd grab that in a heartbeat.

Good luck with the sale bump!

Thanks! It's a pretty niche machine, so it may be around if you're still interested later.

In the meantime, I'm open to price suggestions. I'm not looking for triple-digits, but need to be able to cover safe shipping and a bit for my next game purchase. :)


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