New site, first inventory

We’re moving everything around, in case you haven’t noticed. This week saw the bringing on-board of a whole new set of folks, and the introduction of both this new blog, and our new Website. Again, both are relatively rudimentary, but I believe you will all agree that this is a vast improvement over the previous site!

Speaking personally, for a moment, I have to say, the best part of this whole experience for me was being forced over to my storage locker to dig through my collection. With all the hub-bub of getting this organization running, I’ve had little time to remember all the cool stuff I’ve squirreled away over the years. Because we’re using some of that stuff in our booth at GDC, I had to go and dive into the pile today. Nothing was terribly photogenic, but we’ll begin cataloging it very soon after GDC. Suffice it to say, all of this stuff will be going to the museum, and my initial donation will include the following in-original-box items:

  • Beta Apple Pippin with beta software. A less pretty Pippin will be at GDC.
  • Atari VCS, though there is one after-market sticker on the box…. doh!
  • Turbo Grafx 16 CD add-on with carrying case.
  • Unless someone donates $10,00, that signed, sealed copy of Pathways Into Darkness will become MADE property
  • A whole mess of Playstation RPG collections, like Arc the Lad, and Lunar…
  • Magnivox Odyssey 3000 (Another Laney College flea find)
  • A whole mess of NES and SNES carts in-box, including Mario RPG!
  • Big stacks of manuals for lots of Nintendo console games
  • Non-boxed PowerGlove and U-Force
  • A lovely Ms. Pac-Man TV dinner tray, no box
  • My personal collection of back issues of Computer Gaming World and MacHome Journal
  • Taskmaker (I bet only Flargh knows what this is.
  • An Apple Lisa
  • A Mac LC prototype, number 73 I believe. Came from AOL offices.
  • ET for Atari in-store standee.

And then there are the storage boxes full of carts. All manner of carts for all manner of systems. And, oh yeah, lots of loose systems. And due to my extensive experience back in the day with the old-school Macintosh platform, the MADE is going to begin life with a nearly complete collection of that machine’s library. This, coupled with the many wonderful and exotic things ya’ll have pledged to donate when we open, we’re going to have a huge library of things to put in display cases. Does anyone know how to get cheap display cases?

So, if you’re thinking of donating devices and ephemera, we have very few handheld games, and very few publications. Both of those things will be a high priority acquisitions because of the ease of storage and presentation.

Thanks again for all of your support. Please feel free to email the list and ask what you can do to help.


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