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JMatt94

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#204935 23-Oct-2016 22:17
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An elderly friend of mine has a Dick Smith Wizzard game console/PC, that had been sitting in his draw untouched for the last 15 or so years. I'm fairly positive it's all in working condition, because I think I was the last person to play it when I was around 6 years old! It looks immaculate and definitely has all the cables/power supply/manual/Cartridges/Tapes, unfortunately no box.

 

Does anyone know much about these, or has one? Are they rare and where could I get an item like this valued? It's a very cool piece of kit with all the iconic Dick Smith branding on it.

 


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  #1656749 23-Oct-2016 23:20
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Bit of googling dug it up.

 

http://ultimateconsoledatabase.com/others/dick_smith_wizzard.htm

 

Which is basically a DSE PAL rebadge of this it seems: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VTech_CreatiVision

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #1656764 23-Oct-2016 23:52
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Thanks for the links. I can't find anywhere how many of these were made or how desirable these units are, but I guess these wouldn't have had a big following with the very small game list. Although I'm sure a collector of retro games would still pay a reasonable sum.

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  #1656773 24-Oct-2016 01:03
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They have some info here http://www.theoldcomputer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=850 . But who is going to buy it? There would be a lot of old crusty computers out there. I have one from about 82 which is in  a cupboard. They do deteriorate though over time. Rubber breaks down and goes hard etc oxidation of components etc, so very liekly it doesn't work. You would need to test it well before selling it , as anyone paying good money will want it working perfectly. Otherwise it is  museum material.




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  #1656781 24-Oct-2016 07:53
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I still have a VZ300 that works

 

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