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#277162 29-Sep-2020 18:59
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The classic Casio BG-15 scientific calculator with boxing game from mid-late last century. Made in Japan, 1980-1982.

Collectors item, as evidenced on eBay eBay and Trademe.

In as new condition, no signs of wear, hardly ever used, seems to have spent most of its 40 years of life hidden away waiting for today.

Identical item Trademe Buy Now $225, eBay $NZ151 plus delivery.

Geekzone collector geeks price $120 incl overnight courier.













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  #2576101 29-Sep-2020 19:18
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PM sent in effort to recapture my youth....

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  #2576104 29-Sep-2020 19:21
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Sold now, thank you Geekzone.

(That didn't take long @ all, I knew there was collector geeks lurking here!)




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  #2576121 29-Sep-2020 20:05
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Certainly brought back some memories. I was at primary school last time I played this. I’m now 47.




 

 

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  #2576124 29-Sep-2020 20:28
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I had one as a kid, absolutely loved it. Goodness knows where it is now. I too am 47.

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  #2576140 29-Sep-2020 20:59
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My first calculator was a Casio CP801c (the b model had square root, missing on the c model). This was in 1975. Seems to be available on eBay for around US$ 25 plus shipping. Might try getting one.

 

Actually found this photo of this exact model with my birth year:

 





 

 

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  #2576163 29-Sep-2020 22:12
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From my hazy memory there was also some form of “space invader” variant that had numbers getting progressively closer that you had to defend against ...

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  #2576211 29-Sep-2020 22:30
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All the best to the new owner.great pickup!

 

 

 

My first scientific calculator was the venerable Casio FX-82. It was on the mandatory list for my science and maths classes so everyone at school had one. Then in my first year of university I upgraded to a Sharp EL-557. I would love to pick up another one of these in working order. I lost this one about 15 years into my career when I moved OS.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2576265 30-Sep-2020 08:15
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A friend had the boxing Casio, thought it was fantastic :D

 

 





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  #2576281 30-Sep-2020 08:36
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wellygary: From my hazy memory there was also some form of “space invader” variant that had numbers getting progressively closer that you had to defend against ...

 

I remember this one too!

 

I was born in '67 and never owned a calculator until I got to college and it was mandatory to have one for maths.

 

My father had a few old ones that I bet were thrown out when they moved house 12 years ago. I seem to remember one having little bulbs or something similar for the display.


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  #2576321 30-Sep-2020 09:06
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I purchased an HP 11C when they first appeared this replaced my beloved 41cx that succumbed to an unfortunate death under a car wheel. That was back when I was doing NZCE at CIT in 81, 40yrs ago.

 

The 11c is still on my desk right now, used daily as I am not allowed my mobile phone at my desk so cannot use the RealCalc RPN app on my phone.

 

The 11c still works perfectly, interesting to see younger office members look at my old calculator, first stunned by its age, then totally confused by RPN.

 

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  #2576323 30-Sep-2020 09:10
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wellygary: From my hazy memory there was also some form of “space invader” variant that had numbers getting progressively closer that you had to defend against ...

 

 

 

This was the original. I had one and loved it.  Never really got the boxing one 






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  #2576367 30-Sep-2020 10:32
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There's also the rare T version, featuring nothing other than more vibrant graphics - that was it, nothing else.

A fashion started by Holden's Commonwealth Games Special Edition Belmont perhaps? Didn't the Special Edition moniker come about because of a red & a blue body stripes? Other than that it was your standard poverty-pack Belmont, struggle-steer & all.




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  #2576369 30-Sep-2020 10:36
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Casio made such an enduring products back then... they really were a defacto standard

 

Here's my list of old products

 

my first calculator (i would have been aboout 8? maybe) pretty sure i tried to summon space ships with this.

 

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I though i was pretty cool with this calulator watch when i was around 11

 

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The obligatory secondary school issue fx82 in about '83 which was promptly lost

 

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then upgraded with the much flasherer lol fx411

 

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  #2576371 30-Sep-2020 10:39
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cyril7:

 

I purchased an HP 11C when they first appeared this replaced my beloved 41cx that succumbed to an unfortunate death under a car wheel. That was back when I was doing NZCE at CIT in 81, 40yrs ago.

 

The 11c is still on my desk right now, used daily as I am not allowed my mobile phone at my desk so cannot use the RealCalc RPN app on my phone.

 

The 11c still works perfectly, interesting to see younger office members look at my old calculator, first stunned by its age, then totally confused by RPN.

 

Cyril

 

 

Giving a millennial an RPN calc is always good for a chuckle....


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  #2576405 30-Sep-2020 11:18
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dimsim:

 

Casio made such an enduring products back then... they really were a defacto standard

 

Here's my list of old products

 

my first calculator (i would have been aboout 8? maybe) pretty sure i tried to summon space ships with this.

 

Click to see full size

 

 

We had about 4 of these growing up - wonder if my folks still have them.... probably.... :D

 

 





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