Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 17 Dec 2013, 07:21

Super cheap Force card reader... starting bid at only 1Yen
EDIT (by admin): Sold for ¥6,000.

http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... n131456868
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 24 Dec 2013, 20:52

Here is a Naomi VMU adapter for ¥3,500. Interestingly, it is different from the actual PCB from the VOOT Ver.5.66 cab. Maybe something custom, or did any other Naomi games use the VMU? The cable is apparently from a DC controller.

NAOMI VM(ビジュアルメモリ)読み込み基板とケーブル
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 24 Dec 2013, 21:27

twistedsymphony wrote:Virtual On Force TERMINAL PCB... I don't think I've ever seen one of these for sale. starting at 10,000 Yen

could be a cheap way to get a working FORCE PCB you'd just need to do a rom swap.

EDIT (by admin): It sold for ¥10,500. Here was the link:
バーチャロン フォース ターミナルボード ジャンク基板
I don't remember seeing one of these, either, although someone (different seller than the above) parted out of these cabs in 2011 (see page 5 of this thread for the cab which sold for ¥50,000, and page 6 for some of the parts). I actually put in a bid on the control panel... IIRC a healthy bid of ¥15,000 (especially considering the exchange rate at the time)... and lost. :cry: Pretty crazy since it was a very basic panel (one stick, two buttons, and a start button), although it had sweet VOOT graphics.

This sold for pretty cheap, but the auction has "junk" in the title. So who knows. I'm a little bit surprised about it being a Hikaru board, though. I don't see the point to use such a high-end board for a simple card dispenser.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by Fredo » 25 Dec 2013, 05:26

MentholMoose wrote:Here is a Naomi VMU adapter for ¥3,500. Interestingly, it is different from the actual PCB from the VOOT Ver.5.66 cab. Maybe something custom, or did any other Naomi games use the VMU? The cable is apparently from a DC controller.
F355 Challenge cabs had a VMU slot so save replays and time records. But as it was a SEGA cabinet I would assume the slot would look the same as on a VOOT cab.

Perhaps it comes from a Namco Cyberlead 2 cab. It has both PS1 and Dreamcast memory cards slots. Two of each.

VMU-arcade compatibilty was clearly underused back in the days, or maybe by some obscure japanese arcade games. Today I bet it could have much more success, using USB drives or smartphones apps/bluetooth etc.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 27 Dec 2013, 00:09

Here's a vintage OMG mouse pad for ¥1,700.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 29 Dec 2013, 01:47

Seller busaikukamekichi has a complete single player VO4 arcade setup including a card reader starting at ¥100,000. EDIT: Sold for ¥130,000.
電脳戦機バーチャロン フォース Virtual-On Force Ver.7.7
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 12 Feb 2014, 05:56

I highly recommend the memorial box it's a pretty sweet looking package and includes a artbook and soundtrack that covers the entire history of the franchise.

There's a used one on YAJ for about 2000 Yen with no bids right now: http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... m121852831

If you've never bought from YAJ before I highly recommend Shopping Mall Japan for importing.

40,000 Yen "untested"
http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... r110814928

80,000 Yen 'tested"
http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k174247189


50,000 Yen card reader:
http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... n133150704

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 25 Feb 2014, 23:07

busaikukamekichi still has VO4 stuff. Here is a card reader starting at ¥50,000.
電脳戦機バーチャロンフォース用カードリーダー一式
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Also of potential interest is a set of DC Twin Sticks in the box and listed as new. Starting bid is ¥5,000.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 03 Mar 2014, 05:09

Two low priced Force PCB have popped up

20,000 Yen
http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h185554542

30,000 Yen
http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u63726600

both boot and play but have "unstable image"

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 14 Apr 2014, 20:42

Someone is selling a manual for the Versus City version of OMG. The starting price is a steep ¥10,000 so I don't expect it to sell.

セガ バーチャロン サービスマニュアル 希少
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 16 Apr 2014, 06:39

MentholMoose wrote:Someone is selling a manual for the Versus City version of OMG. The starting price is a steep ¥10,000 so I don't expect it to sell.
lol I think someone added 1 too many zeros...

I have a USA VO Twin manual, they're actually pretty hard to find and I've had countless OMG Twin cabinet owners contact me for information from it.... but I still wouldn't pay more than $10-$15 for one.

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 22 Jul 2014, 01:23

A reasonably priced VO Force PCB (30,000Yen) EDIT (admin): Did not sell.

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g142101943


also an EX Hori 360 twin stick with a starting bid at 1,000 Yen EDIT (admin): Sold for ¥9,500, although the condition was terrible (see pic).
http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... t375857348

I've seen these going pretty cheap lately a PS3 twin-stick sent for 9,000 Yen and the 360 sticks are going for around 12,000
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 28 Aug 2014, 05:15

VOOT 5.4 PCB just went up with a starting bid at 1Yen!!!

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/182905458

if I didn't already buy a pair of boards I'd be all over this.

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 29 Sep 2014, 07:42

I watch or YAJ VOOT auctions daily because I still want a full set of VOOT arcade sticks for my USA cab..

Saw a panel pop up late last week starting bit at 1Yen... it ended at over 40000Yen http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... n141018442

The same seller hat a NAOMI Cart, also starting at 1Yen... ended just over 20000Yen http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h192984194

It seems the price on these keeps going up and up and up. I don't know why. You can get the Hori Sticks on YAJ for 15000Yen now, you'd think any fans still playing would prefer the new console versions.

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 29 Sep 2014, 10:18

Wow I think ¥40,200 is the highest I've ever seen for a Versus City VOOT panel (w/ sticks). But keep in mind the exchange rate is pretty good now so that is only $367.57, so for US buyers it isn't much more (if at all) than a couple years ago with somewhat lower prices but a dramatically worse exchange rate. The ROM price is actually reasonable (especially in USD at $187.44) and probably reflects the fact that you can easily pirate Naomi games now.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by MentholMoose » 02 Oct 2014, 12:12

I haven't checked the pricing on the Saturn HSS-0130 lately. Here are the current auctions I can find.

This one is boxed and I don't see any fading on the housing, but it has been modded for mahjong PC games and the reserve price of ¥35,000 seems steep.
MAME バーチャスティックプロ 麻雀  ブラストシティ仕様
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Boxed but the housing is seriously faded. :cry: Starting price is ¥20,000.
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No box and modded for PS2. Reserve price is ¥21,800.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by Porcupine » 02 Oct 2014, 13:51

Assuming you used it regularly, how would you keep it from eventually yellowing like that anyway? Always play in a dark room at night? Or would simply making sure it's never in direct sunlight be enough?

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Post by MentholMoose » 02 Oct 2014, 16:24

Avoiding direct sunlight should be enough. For the example above you can really see that it is heavily yellowed on the right side, so that side was probably facing a window. The left side and (especially) the plastic under the in-strike card are unaffected and must have had less or no sunlight exposure.
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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 03 Oct 2014, 08:09

you can fix that with Retr0brite pretty easily:
http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/

I've used it, it works amazingly well. It wont prevent it from happening again though. the only way to do that is to just paint the damn thing.

On another note I can't believe someone put a Mahjong panel in one of these things and expects to get that much... those MJ panels are practically worthless since there are so many of them and nobody wants them.

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Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions thread

Post by twistedsymphony » 10 Aug 2015, 04:17

Same guy I recently bought my 2 twin stick panels from has another for sale: http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... r131186456

15000 starting bid with free shipping.

I got mine for 16500 and 18500 respectively so you might be able to get a good deal on this.

chances are you'll see another one go up after this, both of mine were player 1 style and this is a player 2 style panel, so he probably has another player 2 style panel after this one.

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