This past weekend I managed to catch up with an old friend and former writer here at the 'Yard - the artist formerly known as Father Krishna. FK, as we would occasionally refer to him, was part of the team from around 2007 - 2010 but due to personal reasons decided to take a hiatus from writing about Sega's lovely box of tricks. FK will be making a long overdue return to the Junkyard in the near future, but that's not the reason for this post. When I arranged to meet him, FK said he had a gift for me and I wasn't really sure what to expect. Imagine my shock and delight when he presented me with this bad boy:
I was warned that the console may not work as it hadn't been turned on for a number of years, but upon getting it home and hooking it up to the nearest TV I found that it roared (beeped) to life as if it had just come off the production line and played every game I threw at it flawlessly. There were also several save files on the VMU dating back to 2006 - a snapshot in time from games of yore.
Facebook group and was quite overwhelmed when a fellow collector and member of the group named Martin offered to send me a clear bottom half of the Dreamcast shell to make it match the two-tone styling of the controller. He also threw in a green rumble pack too to complete the package - completely free of charge. A few days later, the shell piece arrived and I set about removing the innards of the green Dreamcast, cleaned the dusty internals and then transplanted them into the clear shell. Here's the result: