Last of the pre-game clutter cleaning

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There it is, the last of the stuff I need to begin going through the video games. Like everything else, it’s buried in clutter. At the time I bought my NES I figured the best place to keep the controllers would be in the NES box. While the console remains on my shelf with a dust cover and the ergonomic controller was stored with the games, the regular controllers and the Zapper were left in the box until I wanted to use them.

However, as you can see it is not a pain to get them. Space has become a priority and I have a storage box I can put those controllers into. First I need to dig my way to them, though. Sometimes you have to clean in order to clean, if that makes any sense. So let’s get started.



Organizing some more game stuff


Truly I am the court jester of article titling.

I said I had more of these. Ignore the 8-tracks, they won’t be going anywhere because they’re not mine. When the other cabinet from last week was too full, I stuck a few things in here, but now that I have some room I can put them all together. This required me to take the LaserScope out, but once I review it, I’m going to sell it off anyway (you’ll see why when I get to it) so I can stuff it in an unused corner for now.

So what are we pulling out of there?


Organizing my games


This time we’re talking video games. Look at the mess. These are my old NES video games, along with some other items, that have been sitting in a cabinet for years, unplayed. I plan to go through these games and clear things out but a former co-worker has first crack at any NES games I’m planning to get rid of. Any neither of us wants will go to eBay) (I just opened an account–look for “ClutterReporter” and keep an eye on the sidebar to the right of this article, I’ll have stuff up by the end of the month.) However, this such a mess that it would be a pain trying to go through them, so before I review them, I have to organize them.


Toy Report: Tomy Pocket Games

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Tomy was a Japanese company that put out a lot of toys and games. I say “was” because a few years ago it merged with another Japanese toy company, Takara, to form Takara Tomy. In the days before handheld gaming systems, handheld games came in analog format. You had games filled with water where you pressed a button and tried to get a ring or ball into the right spot. Then you had the Tomy Pocket Games. While they started coming out in 1975, it appears that it wasn’t until the last 70’s and early 80’s that it really became popular.

Above you see the four I still have. (Actually I had one more, a game called “Time’s Up“, but the timer broke and the game became unplayable. That was pretty fun. Get the ball through the maze or at least into a scoring spot before the time ran out and the ball became stuck.) My tripod broke before taking these pictures, so this is the best one of the group. Luckily I found a site that has better pics of most of them, so click the links for those.