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RetroN 5 $129.99 with free shipping @ ThinkGeek - The RetroN 5 deals thread


#1381 Asmith906   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   2110 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 05:52 AM

I will only believe it when I see it in stores.



#1382 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4493 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 06:02 AM

How many of those actually work?

Where was that?
Any updates?

 

I am hoping to get mine from Amazon asap (had it preordered since it was cheap)



#1383 Navex  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 09:29 AM

That's a short distance delivery truck. in all likelihood they were packed more secure.



#1384 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3101 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:31 AM

That's a short distance delivery truck. in all likelihood they were packed more secure.


No, it's a conex box. One of those shipping containers loaded onto ships then lifted onto a truck trailer for final delivery. They were stacked like that when they left the factory in China or whichever Asian country they were packed in.

#1385 mitch079   Mumm-Ra shares with no one! CAGiversary!   12838 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

Palletized with plastic wrap is a waste of space.  Most boxed goods get shipped the way you see in that pic.

 

Basically you go all tetris and build a wall of boxes, wedging it in tight against the walls of the container.  Rinse & Repeat

I'm going to go with the way the big guys do it.

 

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#1386 Radewagon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Radewagon

Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:05 PM

I guess I'm doubling down on the Retron 5. Just bought Castlevania Bloodlines on ebay for 24.99.  Preordered a black Retron 5 hope it's not stuck in customs,I'll take that rumor with a grain of salt.

I'm also in for the black one. And wicked cool choice getting Bloodlines. Easily one of the most underrated Castlevanias out there. 



#1387 merobb   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 May 2014 - 10:46 PM

http://m.ign.com/vid...onsole-retron-5

I figure some of you may be interested in this. It's a good watch.

#1388 Radewagon   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   72 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Radewagon

Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:15 PM

http://m.ign.com/vid...onsole-retron-5

I figure some of you may be interested in this. It's a good watch.

 

For those who aren't on mobile:

Link



#1389 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3101 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 12:19 AM

Dear god that thing is amazing. I can't believe how good it can make a GBA game look on a big screen. 

 

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#1390 Drclaw411   I miss Cartoon Orbit CAGiversary!   3277 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:02 AM

Any day now...

#1391 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   14236 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:11 AM

That IGN video gave me a bit of confidence.
I had locked in a $99 preorder on Amazon, which I had forgot about. Prolly gonna let it go through now.

Just gotta hope the build quality is good...

#1392 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4493 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:20 AM

That IGN video gave me a bit of confidence.
I had locked in a $99 preorder on Amazon, which I had forgot about. Prolly gonna let it go through now.

Just gotta hope the build quality is good...

Same here, and the collection of games I recently bought/found



#1393 freakyzeeky   Trophy Ho CAGiversary!   3931 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

freakyzeeky

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:37 AM

http://www.ign.com/a...asing-this-week

#1394 bickle   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   846 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:44 AM

So do we like the Retron5 now or are we supposed to be mad still? I can't keep track.

#1395 Jiryn   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   4493 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 01:44 AM

FINALLY!



#1396 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   724 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

starscream615

Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:25 AM

I'm in tears

#1397 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5239 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Chrono Gear

Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:42 AM

So do we like the Retron5 now or are we supposed to be mad still? I can't keep track.

Depends. If you're an impatient d-bag then you are supposed to still hate it but now complain about the build quality since you've never touched it and know for a fact they will be garbage. If you have been waiting patiently like an adult, then you are happy to hear that it is (probably) releasing soon. I might have to pop out to Best Buy to buy some Amazon credit to pay for these things tonight. Just wish I knew for sure cause I'd rather just pick up the credit tomorrow on my way home instead of making a special trip.



#1398 SonictheHedgehog1337   CheapAssGamer4Life CAGiversary!   7579 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

SonictheHedgehog1337

Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:59 AM

Any details about the black console being delayed still? I wish I would have preordered both, but I only preordered the black one.

 

Apparently, a couple people are very very very very very confident that they will be getting black consoles in the near future... confident enough to risk their seller reputations. http://www.amazon.co...p_twister_child



#1399 Roninalchemist   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   598 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Roninalchemist

Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:30 AM

Wow...GBA games look very nice on the Retron 5....  Anyone else excited for playing Golden Sun on the big screen?!  I'm hoping the music is amazing also!



#1400 shivan128   CAG at heart CAGiversary!   3751 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:20 AM

This is good news!  Hopefully everyone who pre-ordered gets their's in a timely manner w/out DOA issues.  For me personally, I'll wait until the smoke clears and see how everyone feels first.  I love the concept of playing all these games on one console, but I'm still wary of the quality of the product.  Good luck everyone!



#1401 Brachabre  

Brachabre

Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

Let the ebay game prices go up! Time to sell off my collection :D  



#1402 airblade   MexiCAG CAGiversary!   688 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:55 PM

Wow...GBA games look very nice on the Retron 5....  Anyone else excited for playing Golden Sun on the big screen?!  I'm hoping the music is amazing also!

I never had the chance to play GBA, the main reason im getting a Retron 5, can't wait to play FFVI.



#1403 Wayne Cabana   Ding! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Wayne Cabana

Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

I'll believe it when my Amazon order updates with an actual shipping estimate. No sweat though, I've waited this long and I'm locked in at $76 so even if it's a few more weeks its all good. Looking forward to not needing to hook up my old consoles and crappy HDMI upscaler when I get the itch to break into my archives.



#1404 G3 Steve-O   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

G3 Steve-O

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:20 PM

When I get my system )hopefully next week) I will be doing a live broadcast of it on my PS4 cam.  Ill have the cam facing the TV with the REtron 5 in sight.  Ill be logged into twitch on my laptop to answer questions and so on.  I have nearly 100 nes games, about 15 super famicom games, and about 70 Genesis/SNES games (combined).  I only have 3 GB/GBC games.  Metal Gear Solid, GTA, nad GTA 2.  But I will still show them.

I have some very good games as well just to name a ew

 

 

 



#1405 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5239 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Chrono Gear

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:37 PM

When I get my system )hopefully next week) I will be doing a live broadcast of it on my PS4 cam.  Ill have the cam facing the TV with the REtron 5 in sight.  Ill be logged into twitch on my laptop to answer questions and so on.  I have nearly 100 nes games, about 15 super famicom games, and about 70 Genesis/SNES games (combined).  I only have 3 GB/GBC games.  Metal Gear Solid, GTA, nad GTA 2.  But I will still show them.

I have some very good games as well just to name a ew

This makes me curious how my collection stacks up against others. I have ~200 NES carts, ~150 SNES, ~50 GBA, ~20 GB/C,~30 Genesis and ~30 SMS. My collections aren't very large but I'd like to think they are fairly potent. My NES collection has a little bit of filler/lower quality titles but otherwise I've got some really great stuff in those lists.



#1406 gaypunk   Omni-Gellin CAGiversary!   154 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:45 PM

Image on facebook posted saying "June 6th" .......



#1407 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   724 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

starscream615

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:50 PM

Image on facebook posted saying "June 6th" .......


That's how long you have to return your broken one.

#1408 G3 Steve-O   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

G3 Steve-O

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:50 PM

This makes me curious how my collection stacks up against others. I have ~200 NES carts, ~150 SNES, ~50 GBA, ~20 GB/C,~30 Genesis and ~30 SMS. My collections aren't very large but I'd like to think they are fairly potent. My NES collection has a little bit of filler/lower quality titles but otherwise I've got some really great stuff in those lists.

I have been snagging up some ebay auctions, plus there are about 6 retro stores near me.  Farthest is 30 minute drive.  And all have good prices.  My best friend growing up (was just the best man in his wedding) lives 2 hours away and has an AWESOME retro store near him.  HE snags me 5-10 games whenever he comes to visit.  I have only been collecting since Late december.  I have some great games in my collection already.

 

MGS (GBC)

GTA and GTA 2 (gameboy)

Mario All Stars with SMW

Mario Bros/Duck Hunt

TMNT

TMNT 2 Arcade game

TMNT 3 Manhanttan Project

Ghostbusters

ARch Rivals

Back to the future

Bugs Bunny Crazy CAstle

Double Dragon 2

Road Rash 1, 2, 3

Friday the 13th

Goonie 2

Marble MAdness

Metal Gear

Metal gear 2 Snakes REvenge

NArc

Nightmare on Elm St

Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2

Paperboy

Rambo

RC Pro Am

Super C

Super Pitfall

Super Hang on

Killer instinct

 

 

Just to name some.   I have more on the way, got some ebay auction lots Im bidding on.  This obviously doenst include my PSX, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, and N64 games either.  



#1409 G3 Steve-O   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

G3 Steve-O

Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:54 PM

Oh, I forgot, I also have a nice RARE COMPLETE MINT copy of Madden 1993 Championship Edition.  One of the more rare sports games to ever be made.  It was a rental store exclusive ONLY which is printed on the box art.  It is the same as regular madden 1993 except it has ALL and ONLY old school teams.  66 packers, 77 steelers, 88 49ers, and the 85 bears.  DA BEARS!!

 

HAHa.



#1410 Wayne Cabana   Ding! CAGiversary!   200 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Wayne Cabana

Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

This makes me curious how my collection stacks up against others. I have ~200 NES carts, ~150 SNES, ~50 GBA, ~20 GB/C,~30 Genesis and ~30 SMS. My collections aren't very large but I'd like to think they are fairly potent. My NES collection has a little bit of filler/lower quality titles but otherwise I've got some really great stuff in those lists.

That the Retron 5 can play: 186 NES, 84 SNES, 45 GEN, 20 GBA, 35 GB/GBC