There aren’t many working Bandai Vectrex demo consoles in Australia, or anywhere else. But one was sold on eBay this week, and it was sold in Australia for a hefty $4450.
The retailer has a lot of quirky Japanese stuff, from vintage meccano sets to nobu-style masks and pachinko machines. But one of the rarest items was a working Bandai Vectrex store demo cabinet, complete with the Armor Atttack and Mine Storm game cartridges.
All images: eBay (u/ogkyo)
The entire cabinet is 1.31m tall and 20kg heavy, with the game cabinet itself shaking out to be 57cm x 47.5cm x 45cm. It’s not known precisely when this cabinet was manufactured, but the Vectrex was released in late 1982 in North America only to be discounted two years later.
There’s no footage of it working in action, but if you’re the buyer – or know the person who is – get in touch!