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Memories Make Objects Valuable


RickR

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The other day, I was cleaning out drawers upstairs, which were full of our kids' school stuff.  Old papers and art and various supplies and books..  Out came this purple box, which I assumed was a pencil box. 

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But when I opened it, nope!  It's a Nyko Gamoboy game case.  And that writing on it?  That's my wife's handwriting.  It all came flooding back to me like a sharp zoom!  My oldest child's first game system was a Gameboy Color.  We learned pretty quickly that if he took it to a friends home or on vacation, he could potentially lose or leave behind a game.  So this was the solution.  Just make sure each game is in the case before you leave.

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Anyway, the memories here, probably only valid to myself, my wife, and probably our now-grown-up son, are priceless.  My next step is to find those old original games (I hope we still have them) and put them in the right slots.  Then this becomes a most prominent piece of my Gameboy collection.

 

 

 

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Very cool item @RickR! Now that I see this I remember selling these Nyko cases at Toys R Us during the Game Boy Color era. When I first saw it in your post I thought it was a TurboGrafx-16 Turbo Booster Plus, and remembered these cases always used to remind me of those even when they were new.

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game cases make nice accessories for handhelds. Jack Tramiel cut corners wherever possible but the lynx pouch and carrying case were very high quality and most of them still hold up today at 35 years old. this looks like a nice organizer for game boy.

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21 hours ago, Justin said:

Very cool item @RickR! Now that I see this I remember selling these Nyko cases at Toys R Us during the Game Boy Color era. When I first saw it in your post I thought it was a TurboGrafx-16 Turbo Booster Plus, and remembered these cases always used to remind me of those even when they were new.

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The GBC was indeed from Toys R Us, which was our go-to for GB games at that time.  I'm sure the Nyko case came from there. 

Oh how I'd love to have one of those Turbo Booster Plus!  I'm using RF output with my TG-16.  It looks pretty good that way, but composite would be better.

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On 8/19/2023 at 5:17 PM, RickR said:

I've got the Lynx pouch!  It is very nice quality. 

 

That's what I use.  Very nice pouch.  And if you turn the games just right you can fit a lot of games in those two pockets.  Now that I think about it you can take more games than you can battery oower.  That makes sense.

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