Friday, 14 August 2009

Mega Drive/Master System Stand: I'm nuts.

Chalk this up as one of the craziest Sega related purchases I have ever made. The game shop I bought it from said they paid £600 for this back when the Mega Drive was the best selling format at the shop (15 years or so ago I'd imagine), and I got it for the starting bid of £50 one morning a week ago on a whim on eBay.





My dad picked it up all the way from Chester yesterday (he does a delivery job driving all over the country, so he picked it up while he was up that way), just in time for the consoles' 20th Anniversary since it's American 'Genesis' (ick) launch. To say it's big would be an understatement, it's 190cm tall and 56cm across, so about the size of our freezer. At first it looked a bit like the Leaning Tower of Pisa until this morning I figured out that you have to twist each shelf around until they lock in place. It's currently sitting in a room that isn't used much because there is no way it's going up those stairs, and there probably isn't anywhere to put up there anyway.


It has a big square weight at the bottom so it doesn't fall over, and Sega logo stickers on every side. It's not really much to look at until you fill it up with games though, right?




I have just over 100 Mega Drive and Master System games in all, and this thing can hold up to 140 (160 if you include the very top, though they'd probably fall off when you turn it up there). But enough talk, more photos! Click to enlarge yadda yadda..



11 comments:

Barry the Nomad said...

HOT HOT HOT! It's like having a gaming shop in your own house. Being roughly $80 is a great deal!

Anonymous said...

That thing is awesome, you lucky guy!

Brandon said...

Wow. Just... Wow.


I want one and I don't have a Mega Drive.

TwoHeadedBoy said...

So, not only do you get Alien Soldier for 33p and a Multimega for £6.50, but now THIS???

How do you do it?
It's beautiful, yes sir.

Smindas said...

Okay. Now you've gone too far, haha ;P

The GagaMan(n) said...

I really have! XD

Supersonic789 said...

I hate being born in the prime of the Sega enterprise, because by the time I can remember crap, its all over and I didn't even get to do crap. Anyways, I have a fierce envy for all those Mega Drive games, and after I read your article about Sega World and how you got to go on it, I'm like DAMN IT. I HATE BEING SO YOUNG. So when I get to see it, or rather if Funland is still up by then, I'm going to try and gibe the owner a hefty bribe to let me see the old Sega World in it's entirety.

Espiox said...

Was this from GameZone by any chance?

The GagaMan(n) said...

Funnily enough Espiox, it was!

Espiox said...

I can't believe that thing was on eBay. I have fond childhood memories of this exact spinner (I bought my copy of Sonic 8bit off it!).

The GagaMan(n) said...

Haha wow, the exact one? That's amazing. i recall seeing one of these here in Southend back when i was a kid, though i could be mistaken as my memory of game shopping as a kid is pretty fuzzy.