All this overtime I've been working at my day job - coupled with the research I did for an article on the subject - led me to decide that it was finally time for me to have a Famicom.
So, rather than grab a cheap, beat up console with no AC adapter and a third-party RF switch, I decided to go all out for the real deal.
Hello there, you beautiful piece of history.
A boxed Family Computer, missing only the manuals and inserts. The box is in fairly great condition when you consider that it's probably from 1983-1985. It is nearing its thirties, you'd think it'd be in as bad of shape as I am.
This is the most exciting thing I've seen all year. No, really.
The box contains the system and an original RF switch and AC adapter. I haven't been seriously looking for very long, but nearly every one I've found has one or both of these replaced with a Hori third-party equivalent.
Old, but still gorgeous.
It'll need some cleaning to get that white look back - it's old and quite dirty. The original protective film is still over the front label, but as you can see, it's starting to peel off.
I'm sure she'll clean up beautifully.