Next up from Thomas White comes this rather impressive PAL Dreamcast floor mat (being used as a duvet here. To be honest, I've slept under far worse things). And below that you'll find a pretty rare white box Yukawa Dreamcast, a variant which was only supplied to Toyota dealerships:
Speaking of rare things, how about the Ascii pad? How about four of the blighters in various colours? Well you're in luck, as Ren Guard supplied the following image for us all to get jealous about:
Do you know anything about this oddity? Or how it could be that a Capcom game was pressed onto a Midway disc? If so, let us know!
Moving on, how's this for a cool piece of magazine publishing history? It comes from Chris Powell (of SEGA Nerds fame), and is the very Dreamcast console used by Next Generation magazine writers to review games on.
Next Generation was a fairly popular US-based multi-format magazine that closed in 2002, so if you have any copies from around the time of the Dreamcast's reign, the chances are that the games covered were played on this very console!
Sticking with Dreamcast hardware (of sorts), here are a couple of interesting items from John Smith. First we have a fully packaged Dream Movie VCD player and remote control unit:
Speaking of the Treamcast, more than a couple were offered up in the thread. If you don't know what a Treamcast is, it's an all-in-one Dreamcast with a screen that most definitely isn't a Dreamcast...but comes in its own carry case and is compatible with Dreamcast games. Here are a couple from Rubén Vaquer Montes, Lincoln Ho, Rhys Bateup and Eddie Bogarde (in that order):
Dreamcast-shaped clone consoles here at the Junkyard, but here's one from Anna Fröhling that I hadn't seen before:
Next up, here's a trio of Dreamcast-branded bags and carry cases that were available in the US, supplied by Nathan Steward:
I asked Sean for more information on the 'Townsend Centre,' but he wasn't totally sure. Here's what he said: "I wish I could give more information on the jacket, other than its physical appearance. Black outside with the infamous orange inside. Sega patch on the arm and the DC logo on the chest. Heavy duty zippers and pockets on the inside, too. Even came with pocket pen protectors. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine. If I had to guess, Townsend Center was a sector of Sega and this was an employee gift. But I really don't know. I bought it off eBay. No name brand either. One name brand tag on the arm next to pen/cigarette pack stash, but it's very small."
On the subject of jackets, here's an official Sega one from the launch of the Dreamcast in the US, which is owned by Mike Mayu:
It looks very similar in style to my own Sega Europe jacket, complete with blue swirl which was also manufactured by apparel firm Cobles:
Incidentally, this is the one that was featured on UK Resistance many, many moons ago!
There were several watches on show too, with examples of the chunky metallic Dreamcast watch, again from Sean Hampton and Rhys Bateup respectively:
Then there's this beautiful replica of the Timex watch worn by Ryo Hazuki in Shenmue, supplied by Conlett White, who also has a rather impressive collection of related Shenmue paraphernalia and wearables:
Sticking with the Shenmue theme, here's Thomas White (assisted by his brother) showing off his impressive collection of NAOMI and Shenmue-related items and games. If you look closely you can also see a HMV Dreamcast preview VHS tape hiding at the bottom of the image:
Moving back to hardware and software, and more specifically stuff signed by internet celebrities, here's Tom Blake's US Dreamcast kiosk, which was autographed by none other than James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd:
Third party VMUs are very common items when it comes to Dreamcast collecting, but what about a third party VMU...with a screen? There aren't many of these about, but here's one such article from DCJY writer Mike Phelan:
And on the software side of things, here are a couple of very uncommon discs relating to Dreamcast software development. First up, the Loop Checker from Trevor Stokes:
And here's a superb example of the lesser-spotted Dreamcast Middleware Conference Demo Disc Part 2 from Eric Fradella:
If I listed all of the peripherals, dev kits, special edition software and consoles, carry cases, action figures, stickers, key rings and God knows what else, this post would literally be as long as a very long thing. So I'm going to leave it there for now. A huge thanks to everyone who submitted images, and if you want to see more (or indeed, add your own) then by all means head over to our Facebook group and get involved!
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