Friday, January 13, 2012

Neat Stuff On eBay - "Android" Vectrex Cartridge

Now there's something you don't see every day.

Here's an interesting little piece of video game history that's shown up on eBay - one of two Vectrex cartridges used in the 1982 movie "Android" to generate the vector effects.  In the film, they used actual Vectrex units built into a "control panel" to simulate the look of high-tech computer displays.  For a low-budget film, this was a pretty great way to cut corners on effects, and actually looked pretty good, to boot.  Not that the film was any good, mind you... it certainly was not.

More information about the movie and the Vectrex's starring role can be found here, and the auction in question can be found here.  If you're interested - well, this isn't something you're ever likely to see again.  Happy bidding, super-collectors!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Do Still Hunt, I Swear.

Guess what?  I'm still here.

Let's start off by repeating what was already said in the video - Fami-complex is a year old as of yesterday!  It's hard to believe it has already been a year.  So much has happened in so little time!

I'm sorry about the lack of content lately, aside from the regular review episodes.  I haven't had access to my car regularly, which means I haven't been taking my regular thrifting trips.  As a result, of course, I have less pickups and less new acquisitions to talk about.

But, I will, of course, update when I'm able to make it out.

Today's trip was a fairly successful one - I picked up Resident Evil 2 for the Playstation and Pro Wrestling for the NES at just under $5.  I overpaid for Pro Wrestling (which is at around $1), but Resident Evil 2 was a pretty good deal (at around $7).

The best deal, however, came from last weekend, when I hit up a new and unfamiliar Value Village, finding a Sega Saturn backup cartridge for just $2!  The official cartridge generally sells for around $50, so this is a steal.

Oddly enough, I'm most excited about Pro Wrestling, common and cheap as it is.  It's one of those games I played a ton as a kid and haven't touched since.  I always played as Starman.

Real men wear pink leotards.

I mean, just look at him.  So calm.  So mysterious.  Is he from Mexico?  What is his date of birth?  Did he accidentally throw his white costume in the washer with his red towels?  The world will never know.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

FamiComplex Video Reviews - Mappy Land

Mappy: Shown here contemplating the choices he's made.

FamiComplexTV's second season begins with Namco's Mappy Land!

Join me in celebrating FamiComplex's first birthday by watching a poor little police mouse struggle through a loveless marriage. No bonus.